Dr. Onur Kerimoglu

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1540
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2020
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Kerimoglu, O., Hofmeister, R., Maerz, J., Riethmüller, R., and Wirtz, K. W.: The acclimative biogeochemical model of the southern North Sea. Biogeosciences, 14, 4499-4531, doi:10.5194/bg-14-4499-2017

Nasermoaddeli, M. H., Lemmen, C., Kösters, F., Stigge, G., Kerimoglu, O., Burchard, H., Klingbeil, K., Hofmeister, R., Wirtz, K. W. Large-scale effect of macrofauna on suspended sediment concentration in a shallow shelf sea (southern North Sea). In review

Bruce et al. + 54 co-authors. A multi-lake comparative analysis of the General Lake Model (GLM): Stress-testing across a global observatory network. In review

Taherzadeh, N., Kerimoglu, O., Wirtz, K.W.. Can We Predict Phytoplankton Community Size Structure Using Size Scalings of Eco-Physiological traits? Accepted for publication by Ecological Modelling

Lemmen, C., Hofmeister, R., Klingbeil, K., Nasermoaddeli, M. H., Kerimoglu, O., Burchard, H., Kösters, F., and Wirtz, K. W.: Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (MOSSCO v1.0) – a flexible and multi-component framework for coupled coastal ocean ecosystem modelling, Geosci. Model Dev. Discussions, in review. doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-138

Kerimoglu, O., Jacquet, S., Vinçon-Leite, B.,  Lemaire, B.J., Rimet, F.,Soulignac, F.,  Trévisan, D., Anneville, O. (2017) Modelling seasonal and inter-annual variation of plankton groups in Lake Bourget. Ecological Modelling 359, 415-433. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.005

Kerimoglu, O., Eisele, A., Grage, A., Große, F., Kreus, M., Lenhart, H.J., Leujak, W., van Beusekom, J., Wirtz, K., (2017). Numerical modelling of the response of coastal zones to changes in nutrient loadings: scenario analysis. Technical Report. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. Geesthacht

Wirtz, K., Kerimoglu, O. (2016) Autotrophic Stoichiometry Emerging from Optimality and Variable Co-limitation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:131 doi:10.3389/fevo.2016.00131

Straile, D., Kerimoglu, O., Peeters, F. (2015) Trophic mismatch requires seasonal heterogeneity of warming. Ecology 96: 2794-2805 doi:10.1890/14-0839.1

Anneville, O, Domaizon, I., Kerimoglu, O., Rimet, F. and Jacquet, S. (2015) Blue-green algae in a “greenhouse century”? New insights from field data on climate change impacts on cyanobacteria abundance. Ecosystems 18: 441-458 doi:10.1007/s10021-014-9837-6

Jacquet, S., Kerimoglu, O., Rimet, F., Paolini, G., Anneville, O. (2014) Cyanobacterial bloom termination: the story of the disappearance of \textit{Planktothrix rubescens} from a large restored deep peri-alpine lake (Lake Bourget, France). Freshwater Biology 59: 2472–2487 doi:10.1111/fwb.12444

Kerimoglu, O., Straile, D., Peeters, F. (2014) Modeling the spring blooms of ciliates in a deep lake.  Hydrobiologia 255, 231–246 doi:10.1007/s10750-013-1551-4

Kerimoglu, O. and Rinke, K. (2013) Mixing in polymictic water bodies under varying hydrological and meteorological conditions. Water Resources Research 49, 7518-7527 doi:10.1002/2013WR013520

Kerimoglu, O., Straile, D., Peeters, F. (2013) Seasonal, inter-annual and long term variation in the relative importance of top-down vs. bottom-up limitation of primary production. Oikos 122,223-234. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20603.x

Peeters, F., Kerimoglu, O., Straile, D.(2013) Implications of seasonal mixing for phytoplankton production and bloom development. Theoretical Ecology 6, 115-129 doi:10.1007/s12080-012-0164-2

Kerimoglu, O., Straile, D., Peeters, F. (2012): Effect of cell size on phytoplankton competition for nutrients and light in incompletely mixed systems. Journal of Theoretical Biology 300, 330-343 doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.044

Straile, D., Kerimoglu, O., Peeters, F., Jochimsen, M. C., Kümmerlin, R., Rinke, K., und Rothhaupt, K.-O. (2010) Effects of a half a millennium winter on a deep lake; a shape of things to come? Global Change Biology 16, 2844-2856 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02158.x

I am broadly interested in plankton dynamics and relevance of such on functioning of aquatic ecosystems. I employ deterministic modelling as a tool to synthesize the available information on the numerous physical, chemical and biological processes involved, as well as a medium to formulate and test hypotheses. My current research activities include:

  • Functional group modelling
  • Adaptive trait based modelling
  • Theoretical analysis of trophic interactions and adaptive processes
  • Model coupling, eg., physical-benthic-pelagic
  • 1-D and 3-D model setups of lakes and marine systems


Since 2013 Postdoc, Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

2012-2013 Postdoc, INRA CARRTEL, Thonon-les-Bains, France

2011-2012 Postdoc, Zentrum für Umweltforschung Magdeburg, Germany


2008-2011 PhD. Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany

2006-2008 MSc. Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

2000-2005 BSc. Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.