Zeynep Erdem

Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 421


  • 2004 - 2008 B.Sc. Engineering Geology, Faculty of Mines, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

  • 2008 - 2011 M.Sc. Climate and Ocean Sciences, Eurasia Institute of Earth Systems, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

  • 2012 - 2016 Ph.D. in Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel

Research Interests

  • Paleocenaography and Paleoclimatology
  • Marine Geology, Sedimentology 
  • Oxygen Minimum Marine Environments
  • Micropaleontology; Benthic Foraminifera


  • 2009 Turkish R/V Arar, Bosphorus Outlet Area Black Sea, Geological and Geophysical Studies (HYPOX)
  • 2010 Turkish R/V Yunus EC ESONET Sea of Marmara Demo Mission
  • 2010 German R/V M.S.Merian Leg15/1, Bosphorus Outlet Area Black Sea, Geological studies (sediment sampling) (HYPOX)
  • 2010 Italian R/V Urania, Geophysical and Geological studies in Sea of Marmara
  • 2010 & 2011 ICDP: PALEOVAN Field work (Lake Van, Turkey) & Laboratory (Bremen, Germany)
  • 2013 German R/V Meteor Leg 94, Caribbean Sea, Geological studies (sediment sampling)

Linked projects

ERC Long chain diols as novel organic proxies for paleoclimate reconstructions
Stefan Schouten
European Community - European Research Council
Project duration
2 Jan 2014 - 1 Apr 2021

Linked publications

  • 2016
    Doering, K.; Erdem, Z.; Ehlert, C.; Fleury, S.; Frank, M.; Schneider, R. (2016). Changes in diatom productivity and upwelling intensity off Peru since the Last Glacial Maximum: Response to basin-scale atmospheric and oceanic forcing. Paleoceanography 31: 1453–1473. dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016PA002936