Name Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner
FB2 Biologie Chemie
Am Handelshafen 12
Phone +49 471 4831 1307
Fax +49 471 4831 1149
E-mail [email protected]
Position Full Professor
2005 – Professor (W3) and Section Head in Integrative Ecophysiology at AWI and Bremen University.
1995-2005 Professor (C3) and Head of Research Group / Section in Integrative Ecophysiology at AWI and Bremen University
1992-1995 DFG Heisenberg fellow at Lovelace Medical Foundation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and AWI
1990 Habilitation in Zoology at HHU Düsseldorf
1985-1987 Max-Planck- and DFG-Research associate at Max-Planck-Institute for experimental Medicine, Göttingen; Acadia University, Wolfville, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1983 - 1985 Hochschulassistent 1. Phase, HHU Düsseldorf
1983 PhD in Zoology – Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster; Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Fields of interest
Effects of climate warming, ocean acidification, hypoxia on marine animals and ecosystems:
1. Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms limiting tolerance and biogeography in invertebrates and fish. Cellular and whole animal energy budgets in various climate regimes. Molecular mechanisms of adaptation and limitation.
2. The concept of oxygen and capacity limited thermal tolerance (OCLTT) as a matrix integrating temperature, oxygen and CO2 effects on marine animals and ecosystems.
3. Roles of climate oscillations in evolutionary history
Awards, patents, etc.
2015: elected Co-chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, WGII
2013: 27th Plymouth Marine Lecture and silver medal, 28. November 2013
2013: Science Board Best Presentation Award, PICES conference, Nanaimo, CA
2012: Nomination as Member, Core Writing Team, IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report
2012: W.F. James Professor of Pure and Applied Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
2010: Nomination as Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC AR5, chapter Ocean Ecosystems
2010: Offer of appointment Personal Chair and Director Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland
Numerous invited contributions and keynotes
Editorship Biogeosciences: "Oceans in a high CO2 world" (Guest Editor): 2009, 2012 –
Marine Biology (Associate Editor Physiology): 2007 –
Journal of Thermal Biology (Co-Editor): 2012 –
Faculty of 1000 editorial board member (Ecological physiology): 2009 –
Scientific advisory boards and committees
2013: International Advisory Board, CCMAR, Faro Portugal
2012: Elected Member, Board of referees: Physics, Chemistry and Biology of the Oceans, DFG
2012: International Advisory Board, Micro-B3 (Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) EU 7FP Large Scale Research program
2009-2014: Steering committee member, European Marine Biological Resources Center (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures)
2009 – present: BMBF program: BIOACID. Biological impact of ocean acidification (co-coordinator)
2005-2010 : Convenor Thermal Biology Group, Society for Experimental Biology
2004, 2008, 2012: Co-organizer “Oceans in a high CO2 World” conference series
2004-2010: Co-organization Annual meetings, Society for experimental Biology