Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation
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Hans-Otto Poertner


Personal details

Title:Prof. Dr.
Institute:Universität Bremen
Email:Hans.Poertner@awi.de
Phone:+49 471 48311307
Nationality:German

Summary of CV:

Hans Pörtner (° 1955), full professor at Bremen University and Alfred-Wegener-institute (Germany) is a specialist in marine animal ecophysiology. Since 1993 he is coordinating the Integrative Physiology Section (30 persons) (www.awi.de). He is teaching e.g. Invertebrate and Fish physiology, Marine Ecology, Integrated ecophysiology in the Bachelor/Master Biology, Master in Marine Biology. He is promoter of 7 ongoing Ph.Ds (10 defended in the last 5 years). In total he has more than 200 refereed publications on the molecular to physiological bases of ecological processes/of ecosystem functioning, on the role of “climate factors” (temperature, carbon dioxide, oxygen) in evolutionary history and in climate change impacts on marine ecosystems. He has been involved in many (inter)national research programmes (e.g. CLICOFI, BIOACID, EPOCA).

Participation in Projects:

RECENT PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS
EPOCA (European project on ocean acidification), international cooperative projects such as joint project with British Antarctic Survey, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

RECENT PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROJECTS
POLMAR

Publications:

  • Pörtner H.O.(2010) Oxygen and capacity limitation of thermal tolerance: a matrix for integrating climate related stressors in marine ecosystems. J. Exp. Biol. 213, 881-893.
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  • Pörtner H.O., Schulte P.M., Wood C.M., Schiemer F. (2010). Niche dimensions and limits in fishes: An integrative view. Illustrating the role of physiology in understanding ecological realities. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. In press.
  • Kassahn K., Crozier R.H., Pörtner H.O., Caley M.J. (2009) Animal performance and stress: responses and tolerance limits at different levels of biological organisation. Biol Rev. 84, 277-292.
  • Pörtner H.O., Farrell A.P. (2008) Physiology and climate change. Science 322, 690-692.
  • Pörtner, H.O., Knust R. (2007) Climate change affects marine fishes through the oxygen limitation of thermal tolerance. Science 315, 95 - 97.


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