Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

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Research Interests

    I am interested in the biogeochemistry of the ocean, especially in nutrient input for phytoplankton and  material transport towards the deep sea. In order to identify the processes involved, I work with sediment trap material and bring it together with current-meter and CTD data. I also use satellite observations, i.e. chlorophyll-a, sea surface temperature and salinity, precipitation, and dust to set in-situ findings from the ocean into a broader context.


    Current project - EU-ATLAS project

    Within the ATLAS project we are working on improving our understanding of complex deep-sea ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean. The aim is to monitor, model, and predict shifts in deep-water ecosystems in the face of climate change.



    at present: postdoc in ATLAS project working on material transport to cold-water coral mounds off Ireland (Rockall Bank)

    2013 - 2018: PhD student (NIOZ) in DUSTTRAFFIC project.

    Thesis: "Saharan dust deposition in the equatorial North Atlantic Ocean and its impact on particle export fluxes"

    2010 - 2013: MSc at the University of Bremen with specialisation in Isotope Geochemistry

    • 2012 - 2013 Student Research Assistant at the Isotope Geochemistry Research Group
    • September/October 2011 Geoscientific Project at the University of Florida
    • 2010 - 2012 Student Research Assistant at the Hydrology/Geochemistry Research Group

    2006 - 2009: BSc at the University of Münster with specialisation in Sedimentology and Hydrogeology


    Research cruises

    • Februar - March 2019, RV Pelagia (64PE450), cold-water corals in a low oxygen zone off Namibia
    • March - April 2016, RSS James Cook (JC134), Dusttraffic IV Transatlantic Fluxes of Saharan dust
    • January - February 2015, RV Pelagia (64PE395), Dusttraffic III Transatlantic Fluxes of Saharan dust
    • November - December 2013, RV Pelagia (64PE378), Traffic II Transatlantic Fluxes of Saharan dust


    Honors & Awards

    • ISAR Travel grant (ICAR VIII, International Conference on Aeolian Research in Lanzhou, China)
    • DUST2014 Poster Prize
    • DICE Travel grant (workshop on "The Role of dust in Climate Change: A Biogeochemistry perspective" in Las Cruses, Chile)



    Korte, L. F., Pausch, F., Trimborn, S., Brussaard, C. P. D., Brummer, G. J. A., van der Does, M., Guerreiro, C. V.
    Schreuder, L. T., Munday, C. I., Stuut, J. B. W.: Effects of dry and wet Saharan dust deposition in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences Discuss. 2018: 1-20.

    Schreuder, L. T., Stuut, J. B. W., Korte, L. F., Damsté, J. S. S., Schouten, S.: Aeolian transport and deposition of plant wax n-alkanes across the tropical North Atlantic Ocean. Organic Geochemistry 115, 113-123, 2018.

    Korte, L. F., Brummer, G. J. A., van der Does, M., Guerreiro, C. V., Hennekam, R., van Hateren, J. A., Jong, D., Munday, C. I., Schouten, S., and Stuut, J. B. W.: Downward particle fluxes of biogenic matter and Saharan dust across the equatorial North Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6023-6040, 10.5194/acp-17-6023-2017, 2017.

    Guerreiro, C. V.,  Baumann, K. H., Brummer, G. J. A., Fischer, G., Korte, L. F., Merkel, U., Sá, C. de Stigter, H. Stuut, J. B. W.: Coccolithophore fluxes in the open tropical North Atlantic: influence of thermocline depth, Amazon water, and Saharan dust, Biogeosciences 14(20): 4577-4599, 2017.

    Van der Does, M., Korte, L. F., Munday, C. I., Brummer, G. J. A., and Stuut, J. B. W.: Particle size traces modern Saharan dust transport and deposition across the equatorial North Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13697-13710, 10.5194/acp-16-13697-2016, 2016.