Rosina Grimm



Phone: +49-40-41173-193

Fax: +49-40-41173-298

Room no. 117


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




Ocean in the Earth System


Research Group

Sea Ice in the Earth System

Research Group associations: Ocean biogeochemistry, Ocean Physics

Research Interests

  • Ocean and terrestrial biogeochemical cycles 
  • Carbon cycle
  • Past and future climate change
  • Sea-ice biogeochemistry


  • Grant, K.M., Grimm, R., Mikolajewicz, U., Marino, G., Ziegler, M., Rohling, E.J. 2016. The timing of Mediterranean sapropel deposition relative to insolation, sea-level and African monsoon changes. Quaternary Science Reviews (140), 125-141.
  • Grimm, R., Maier-Reimer, E., Mikolajewicz, U., Schmiedl, G., Müller-Navarra, K., Adloff, F., Grant, K.M., Ziegler, M., Lourens, L.J., Emeis, K.-C., 2015. Late glacial initiation of Holocene eastern Mediterranean sapropel formation.  Nature Communications 6, 7099 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms8099).
  • Rysgaard, S., Wang, F., Galley, R.J., Grimm, R., Notz, D., Lemes, M., Geilfus, N.-X., Chaulk, A., Hare, A.A., Crabeck, O., Else, B.G.T., Campbell, K., Sørensen, L.L., Sievers, J., Papakyriakou, T., 2014. Temporal dynamics of ikaite in experimental sea ice. The Cryosphere (8) 1469–1478.
  • Schmiedl, G., Adloff, F., Emeis, K.-C., Grimm, R., Maier-Reimer, E., Mikolajewicz, U., Möbius, J. and Müller-Navarra, K., 2014. Holocene climate dynamics, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem variability in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Springer Briefs, VII, 137 p.
  • Adloff, F., Mikolajewicz, U., Kucera, M., Grimm, R., Maier-Reimer, E.,  Schmiedl, G., Emeis, K.-C., 2011. Upper ocean climate of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea during the Holocene Insolation Maximum – a model study. Clim. Past (7) 1103-1122.
  • Grimm, R., T. Behrens, T., 2010. Uncertainty analysis of sample locations within digital soil mapping approaches. Geoderma (155), 3-4, 154-163.
  • Grimm, R., Behrens, T., Märker, M., Elsenbeer, H., 2008. Soil organic carbon concentrations and stocks on Barro Colorado Island - Digital soil mapping using Random Forests analysis. Geoderma (146), 1-2, 102-113.
  • Baillie, I., Elsenbeer, H., Barthold, F., Grimm, R., Stallard, R., 2007. Semi-detailed soil survey of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. BCI soil report. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

Curriculum vitae


Since 07/2012: Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany




05/2008-07/2012: Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

01/2010-04/2010: Visiting student at the University of Ravenna/Bologna, Italy; Host: Prof. Dr. Nadia Pinardi (funded by the SPP INTERDYNAMIK of the German Research Foundation)

09/2008-07/2012: Member of the IMPRS on Earth System Modeling


Ph.D. thesis

Simulating the early Holocene eastern Mediterranean sapropel formation using an ocean biogeochemical model [link]




10/2001-04/2008: University of Potsdam, Germany, Department of Geoecology, Diploma Geoecology

02/2005-10/2005: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, Field survey for my Diploma thesis and member of the soil survey of Barro Colorado Island Natural Monument



Diploma thesis

Soil-landscape modeling of Barro Colorado Island with special emphasis on soil organic carbon and clay mineralogyInitiates file download [link]