Apr 2020: New paper published showing that in about a third of the global ocean thermocline deoxygenation emerges prior to warming.
Mar 2020: Giving a virtual seminar for the Zurich Actuarial Society about the IPCC SROCC
Feb 2020: Giving lecture about Climate Change and Facts at FHWN Olten [ Link]
Feb 2020: Attended the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego. Chairing a session on ocean extremes and prresented recent work on
marine heatwaves and potential predictability of marine ecosystem drivers.
Feb 2020: Presenting remotely marine heatwaves research to students in Pete Raymonds class at
Feb 2020: Outreach talk about climate change for Kulturgesellschaft Ebikon [ Link]
Jan 2020: Giving lecture about the ocean and their role in the climate system at the Volkshochschule Zürich [ Link]
Jan 2020: Interview for Swiss Radio SRF about new record in ocean heat content [ Link]
Jan 2020: New paper shows vulnerability of marine mammals to global warming. Published in Scientific Reports [ Link]
Jan 2020: Mentioned in the news: Story about the northeast Pacific 2013-2015 marine heatwave and the mass starvation of seabirds
Dec: Short visual summary on the findings of the IPCC SROCC with emphasis on the Mediterranean Sea [
Dec 2019: Invited speaker at the Ministerial Segment of COP21 to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona
Nov 2019: New paper out in GRL: 27 simulations of 15 GCMs are integrated to near equilibrium. All models simulate a higher equilibrium warming than predicted by using extrapolation methods
Nov 2019: New article by the German
government featuring our recent papers on ocean acidification [ Link]
Nov 2019: In the news: Commenting on the Venice floods in Swiss Television [
Nov 2019: Wrote editorial in Physik unserer Zeit: Kalter Winter und global Erwärmung - ein Widerspruch? [
Nov 2019: Presenting key findings of IPCC SROCC at University of Bern together with William Cheung [
Oct 2019: Presenting remotely IPCC SROCC Chapter 6 results to students in Rebecca Ash class at East Carolina University.
Oct 2019: Giving an outreach talk for
Oct 2019: Giving keynote at University of Innsbruck on main findings of IPCC SROCC [
Oct 2019: ZECMIP documentation paper published in GMD [
Oct 2019: Attending Kick-off Meeting of
H2020 Project COMFORT in Bergen on tipping points in the ocean
where I am co-leading WP2 on 'Dynamics, extremes, early warning indicators, and reversibility'
Oct 2019: Giving invited talk at 'Estimating the impact of climate change on Living Marine Resources: Sources of and constraints on uncertainties in climate models' workshop at
Sep 2019: Extended Radio Interview in
Echo der Zeit about IPCC SROCC
Sep 2019: Interview with FAZ [
Sep 2019: IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and the Cryosphere in a changing climate has been approved. Was a lead author on chapter 6 about Extremes, Abrupt changes and Managing Risk
Interview with Uniaktuell about the upcoming IPCC SROCC [
Sep 2019: Talking at Rendez-vous Science [
Aug 2019: When will we observed significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? New paper published in Nature Climate Change [
Link][ Press Release]
July 2019: New paper on the "mechanisms of millennial-scale atmospheric CO2 change in numerical models simulations" published [
July 2019: THEODOR KOCHER PRIZE: I will be the recipient of the 2019 Theodor Kocher Prize of the University of Bern (more information will become available
July 2019: Going to speak at Innolab [
June 2019: New ZECMIP documentation paper published in GMDD [
May 2019: My recent AMS 2019 presentation about marine heatwaves highlighted in the March issue of BAMS [
May 2019: Giving a seminar at the
Evolutionary Biology Institut of the University of Basel.
April 2019: Giving three outreach talks for Egger Holzbau, Kiwanis Solothurn and CVP Schlierbach
April 2019: Sitting on a panel to discuss proposal writing organized by
April 2019: Wrote a short summary/commentary about a recent paleo Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation study. Published today in
April 2019: Mentioned in the news: Das passiert durch die Erderwärmung im Ozean [
April 2019: Two talks at
EGU on Monday 16:15 and on Thursday 17:00.
March 2019: Talking about predictability of marine ecosystem drivers at C4MIP workshop in Barcelona
March 2019: Talking about marine heatwave at the
March 2019: Talking about ocean under stress at
Physik am Freitag at University of Bern.
March 2019: Talking about Climate Change to the Swiss Engineering Society in Baden.
March 2019: Attending the
LAM4 of the IPCC SROCC in Kazan, Russia.
Jan 2019: New feature article in
Science highlights our marine heatwave study
Jan 2019: Participating at expert workshop on remaining carbon budgets
Jan 2019: Presenting latest marine heatwave work at AMS 2019 and UBC Vancouver.
Nov 2018: Talking about climate change and the oceans at Berufsbildungszentrum Olten.
Nov 2018: Interview in Zeitung D'Region [
Nov 2018: Our marine heatwave study highlighted in
Nov 2018: Speaking at the symposium of the Swiss Society for Meteorology.
Nov 2018: Giving a NOAA webinar about marine heatwaves on Nov. 15. Check out
Nov 2018: Mentioned in the news: Story about ocean heat content changes:
Oct 2018: Mentioned in the news: Story about ocean oxygen decline:
Sep 2018: Mentioned in the news: Story about coral reefs:
Aug 2018: New paper out in Global Change Biology showing that local actions through effective fisheries management can reduce the probability of those species' extinction risk by as much
as 63 percent [
Link][ Media release]
August 15 2018: Our marine heatwave paper released in Nature.
We show that marine heatwaves have increased in recent decades and will increase further in terms of frequency, intensity, duration and spatial extent.
Full access (read only): here
Nature podcast (starts at 06:28):
Media release University of Bern:
Media coverage: Tagesanzeiger, Blick, SDA, NYTIMES, PHYS.ORG, E arther, Carbonbrief, AXIOS, Le Parisien, Correio
Brasiliense, Klimareporter, Forbes, and others.
Jul 2018: Attending LAM3 of IPCC SROCC in Lanzhou, China.
Jun 2018: Giving a talk at U Liverpool. Thanks Ric for hosting me!
Jun 20 8: New paper coming out soon on 'Opportunities for climate-risk reduction through effective fisheries management'.
Jun 2018: Giving talk at the Nereus Annual Meeting.
Jun 2018: Giving a talk at Princeton University.
Jun 2018: New paper out in ESD showing that sea level, ocean acidification, regional warming and ocean circulation are very different under an overshoot pathway at 2100, despite hitting
the 1.5°C target for surface warming [
Jun 2018: Talking about changes in marine heatwaves under global warming at ECCWO.
Jun 2018: Convening a session about ocean extremes at
ECCWO in Washington DC.
May 2018: Giving seminar talk about marine heatwaves at Institute for Geography at UBern [
May 2018: New paper out that shows how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic and Pacific continental shelves
Link][ Lay Summary1][ Lay Summary2][ Lay Summary3][ Lay
Apr 2018: Organized WCRP Grand Challenge workshop on carbon-climate feedbacks at University of Bern
Apr 2018: Mentioned in the news: Der Golfstrom schwächelt [
Tagesanzeiger / Süddeutsche Zeitung]
Apr 2018 Mentioned in the news: Marine heat waves have become more likely over the past century [
Apr 2018 New paper accepted by James Morley et al. on 'Projecting shifts in thermal habitat for 686 species on the North American continental shelf'.
Feb 2018 New Paper out by Ana Franco contrasting the impact of future CO2 emissions on the extent of acidification in the Humboldt Current System.[
Sandra Striegel won 'Young Academics Support' grant from the University of Bern. Congratulations!
Feb 2018 Comment about 'Emerging risks from marine heat waves' published today in Nature Communications.
Feb 2018: Attended the IPCC SROCC LAM2 in Quito. Was very exciting!
Jan 2018 New paper out in JGR that quantifies the equilibrium climate sensitivity using multi-millennial simulations of the GFDL models.
Nov 2017: New paper submitted showing how the climate system differs when achieving the 1.5°C limit by rapid emissions reductions versus when we overshoot this limit. [
Nov 2017: Presented my OceanX project at the
Oct 20 7: New paper out about drivers of continued surface warming after stoppage of carbon emissions:
Aug 2017: Gave a talk about ocean extremes at
ICDC10 in Interlaken.
Aug 20 7: Selected as a lead author on chapter six of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate: see for details
Aug 2017: Mentioned in the news:
Aug 2017: Starting my
new position as SNF Assistant Professor at University of Bern. Very much looking forward to it.
June 20 7: New paper accepted in GRL. We show that hiatus-like decades may occur despite warming of the tropical Pacific and that the global ocean heat uptake tends to slow down
during hiatus decades
June 2017: Got invited to talk at the
OCB summer workshop.
June 2017: Together with
Gruber, I will talk at the IBP Friday Seminar: Warming up, turning sour, losing breath.
May 2017: I will give a seminar in Reto Knutti's group at ETH Zürich.
Mar 2017: Giving a talk for the Obwaldner Bürgergemeinden.
Feb 2017: The SNSF awarded a SNSF professorship to me!
Link2. I will start my new position at the Climate and Environmental Physics Division at the University of Bern in
Feb 2017: Interested in a lay-summary of our fish paper? Here is the
Dez 20 6: Limiting global warming to 1.5°C substantially improves fish catch potential.
Link to our new study published in Science.
Dez 2016: My ETH Blog entry has also been published on the
bluewin.ch sustainability blog.
Nov 20 6: Our paper about the implications of the Paris Agreement for marine fisheries has been accepted for
Nov 2016: Invited attendee at the
Grand Challenge on Carbon Feedbacks in the Climate
System kick-off meeting
Nov 20 6: Guest speaker at GEOMAR SFB754 PhD and postdoc retreat
Seminar talk at University of Basel
Sep 2016: My ETH Blog entry about marine heatwaves is online!
Aug 2016: New study published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles entitled "
Sources of uncertainties in 21st century projection of potential marine ecosystem stressors"
Jun 2016: New Paper out:
Tambora eruption and its effect on climate and the carbon cycle.
Will be giving a seminar at MPI on June 8.
News and Views article in Nature Climate Change published.
May 2016: Markus Hofmann, Portrait: 'Tausend Jahre im Blick':
Die Zeit. 4. Mai 2016 [ PDF]
April 2016: Our paper by
Carter et al. shows that ocean acidification-related alkalinity trends in the ocean can be detected earlier
using salinity-normalized alkalinity.
Mar 20 6: Do CMIP5 models overestimate volcanic-indued cooling after volcanic eruptions? No, according to our new study by
Lehner et al.
Panel member at Jorge Sarmiento's symposium
New paper out! We explore the skill in projecting the occurrence of exploited species and distribution of observed
Talking at Ocean Sciences
Meeting in New Orleans about confidence and uncertainty in projections of potential marine ecosystem stressors under climate change.
Feb 2016: Session convener at Ocean Sciences Meeting entitled '
Ocean heat and carbon uptake and storage: Observations, mechanisms, and feedbacks'
Jan 20 6: To improve our understanding of future changes in living marine resources and the resulting risk of impacts to ecosystems and societies under changing ocean
conditions, the new study, published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science,synthesize knowledge of how to address different sources of uncertainty by drawing from climate model inter
comparison efforts [
Jan. 16: Good start into the new year! Paper about 'Structural uncertainty in projecting global fisheries catches under climate change' has been accepted for publication in Ecological
Dec 2015: 3 Talks at AGU Fall meeting in San Francisco:
Invited Talk 1, Talk 2, Talk 3.
Dec 2015: New paper about 'Sources of uncertainties in 21st century projections of potential marine ecosystem stressors' submitted.
Nov 2015: New paper about "Building confidence in projection of the response of living marine resources to climate change" has been accepted for publication in ICES Journal Marine
Nov 2015: New Southern Ocean heat/carbon CLIVAR newsletter published.
Here it is.
Oct 2015: Paper about radiative forcing, ocean heat uptake and climate sensitivity just published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere.
Check it out.
Aug 2015: Great
Ars Technica article about our recent ERL paper. Thanks Scott Johnson!
Aug 2015: Paper entitled: Sensitivity of radiative forcing, ocean heat uptake and climate feedbacks to changes in anthropogenic greenhouse gases and aerosols" accepted
and online available.
July 2015: Reply to comment to our Physics Today Southern Ocean paper published.
TCRE/2°C paper published in ERL!
June 2015:TCRE paper accepted for publication in Environmental Research Letters.
June 2015: Paper about emergence of multiple ocean ecosystem drivers published in Biogeosciences
Apr 2015: New paper
about the relationship between global warming and cumulative carbon emissions submitted.
Apr 2015: Talking about volcanic eruptions and the carbon cycle
Feb 2015: New master thesis opportunity available.
Jan 2015: New review paper about Upwelling in the Southern Ocean published
in Physics Today
New paper about emergence of multiple ocean ecosystem drivers
in a large initial ensemble with and earth system model submitted to Biogeosciences Discussions. Dec 2014:
The new CMIP5 heat/carbon paper is highlighted in the recent Nature Climate Change issue.
Talk and poster presentations at AGU Fall Meting 2014 in San Francisco: Topics include (i) Time of emergence in multiple ocean ecosystem stressors, (ii) Recovery of deep ocean
circulation in a warming climate, (iii) Continued global warming after CO2 emissions stoppage
Talk at Physcial Oceanography and Climate Seminars at NOC Southampton.
New paper about anthropogenic carbon & heat uptake by the ocean
accepted for Journal of Climate.
Talking about regional ocean heat uptake and transient climate change at Latsis Symposium ETH
BEST PAPER AWARD: The paper 'Ongoing global warming after CO2 emissions
stoppage' has received the Best Paper award of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University.
Talking about new insights into irreversible climate change at IAC, ETH Zürich,
Feb 2013: New paper about ongoing global warming after a stoppage of CO2 emissions published in
Nature Climate Change ( press release ETH Zurich & Princeton University)
Talk and Poster presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2013 in San Francisco
Talking about irreversible climate change at KUP, University of Bern,
Talking about new insights into cumulative carbon emissions and irreversible climate
change at NOAA GFDL, Princeton, US.