Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Lorenz Meire

Guest researcher
Phone number
+31 (0)113 577 300
Location
Yerseke
Function
Guest researcher

Expertise

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Glacier-Ocean interaction
  • Ecosystem modelling

Research interests

My main research interest is the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global biogeochemical cycling and local ecosystems. By combining physical, chemical and biological oceanography, the goal of my research is to understand how ocean-glacier interaction drives the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and what the impact is on the physical oceanography and carbon cycling of Greenland fjord systems. I address these topics by oceanographic field work in Greenland’s fjord combined with mathematical modelling.

Marine terminating glacier in Greenland (Lorenz Meire)

Short CV

I hold a master degree in Environmental Engineering (2009), a master in Master in Marine and Lacustrine sciences (2011) and a PhD in Marine science (2016). A list of my scientific output/achievements can be found here.

 

 

NIOZ publications

  • 2018
    Boone, W.; Rysgaard, S.; Carlson, D.F.; Meire, L.; Kirillov, S.; Mortensen, J.; Dmitrenko, I.; Vergeynst, L.; Sejr, M.K. (2018). Coastal freshening prevents fjord bottom water renewal in Northeast Greenland: A mooring study from 2003 to 2015. Geophys. Res. Lett. 45(6): 2726-2733. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL076591
  • 2017
    Burdorf, L.D.W.; Tramper, A.; Seitaj, D.; Meire, L.; Hidalgo-Martinez, S.; Zetsche, E.-M.; Boschker, H.T.S.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2017). Long-distance electron transport occurs globally in marine sediments. Biogeosciences 14(3): 683-701. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-683-2017
    Carlson, D.F.; Boone, W.; Meire, L.; Abermann, J.; Rysgaard, S. (2017). Bergy Bit and Melt Water Trajectories in Godthåbsfjord (SW Greenland) Observed by the Expendable Ice Tracker. Front. Mar. Sci. 4: 276. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00276
    Meire, L.; Mortensen, J.; Meire, P.; Juul-Pedersen, T.; Sejr, M.K.; Rysgaard, S.; Nygaard, R.; Huybrechts, P.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2017). Marine-terminating glaciers sustain high productivity in Greenland fjords. Glob. Chang. Biol. 23(12): 5344-5357. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13801
  • 2016
    Meire, L. (2016). Biogeochemical cycling in a subarctic fjord adjacent to the Greenland Ice Sheet. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent/NIOZ: Gent. 199 pp.
    Meire, L.; Meire, P.; Struyf, E.; Krawczyk, D.W.; Arendt, K.E.; Yde, J.C.; Juul-Pedersen, T.; Hopwood, M.J.; Rysgaard, S.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2016). High export of dissolved silica from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(17): 9173-9182. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL070191
    Meire, L.; Mortensen, J.; Rysgaard, S.; Bendtsen, J.; Boone, W.; Meire, P.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2016). Spring bloom dynamics in a subarctic fjord influenced by tidewater outlet glaciers (Godthåbsfjord, SW Greenland). J. Geophys. Res. 121(6): 1581-1592. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JG003240
  • 2015
    Burdorf, L.D.W.; Malkin, S.Y.; Seitaj, D.; Meire, L.; Cook, P.L.M.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2015). Long distance electron transport by cable bacteria in marine sediments: a global phenomenon, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 28
    Krause-Jensen, D.; Duarte, C.M.; Hendriks, I.E.; Meire, L.; Blicher, M.E.; Marba, N.; Sejr, M.K. (2015). Macroalgae contribute to nested mosaics of pH variability in a subarctic fjord. Biogeosciences 12(16): 4895-4911. dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4895-2015
    Meire, L.; Sogaard, D.H.; Mortensen, J.; Meysman, F.J.R.; Soetaert, K.; Arendt, K.E.; Juul-Pedersen, T.; Blicher, T.E.; Rysgaard, S. (2015). Glacial meltwater and primary production are drivers of strong CO2 uptake in fjord and coastal waters adjacent to the Greenland Ice Sheet. Biogeosciences 12(8): 2347-2363. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2347-2015
    Sørensen, H.L.; Meire, L.; Juul-Pedersen, T.; de Stigter, H.; Meysman, F.J.R.; Rysgaard, S.; Thamdrup, B.; Glud, R.N. (2015). Seasonal carbon cycling in a Greenlandic fjord: an integrated pelagic and benthic study. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 539: 1-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11503
  • 2013
    Meire, L.; Soetaert, K.; Meysman, F.J.R. (2013). Impact of global change on coastal oxygen dynamics and risk of hypoxia. Biogeosciences 10(4): 2633-2653. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-2633-2013