Dr. Christian Bock
Senior Scientist

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany

My Research Interests

We use non-invasive multi-parameter imaging techniques for an integrative understanding of climate and anthropogenic induced changes in the energy metabolism of marine organisms, in particular those inhabiting the polar regions. This includes investigations on the cellular-, organ- and organismal level to obtain a holistic picture of the organism's response to environmental changes. My research focus lies in the understanding of energy fluxes, metabolism and acid-base regulation of extremophile organisms under exercise and environmental change.

My Objectives in CoastCarb

Train researchers on metabolomics based on NMR spectroscopy. Study the ecophysiological responses of key benthic taxa to single and combined (neutral, synergic or antagonistic) environmental stressors under different climate change scenarios across WAP and SP. Relate ecophysiological responses of benthic key species to environmental change.