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Gerhard Boenisch

Scientific Data Manager
room: C2.004 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576277
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: boenisch(at)bgc-jena.mpg.de


Education:

PhD in Physics, University of Heidelberg, 1991.


Research Interests:

I am managing data for various scientific projects and laboratories and design, develop and manage databases.


Current Projects:

  • TRY
  • BGI Data Portal
  • various laboratory databases

Memberships:

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • TRY Steering Committee

Peer-reviewed publications:

Bayer, R., P. Schlosser, G. Bönisch, H. Rupp, F. Zaucker, and G. Zimmek, Performance and blank components of a mass spectrometric system for routine measurement of helium isotopes and tritium by the 3He ingrowth method. Sitzungsber. der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Jahrgang 1989, 5, 241-279, Springer Verlag.

Bönisch, G., Spurenstoffuntersuchungen zur Tiefenwasserbildung und -zirkulation im Europäischen Nordmeer, Doktorarbeit, Univ. Heidelberg, 152 Seiten, 1991.

Bönisch, G., J. Blindheim, J. L. Bullister, P. Schlosser, D. W. R. Wallace, Long-term trends of temperature, salinity, density, and transient tracers in the central Greenland Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 102, NO. C8, pp 18,553 - 18571, 1997.

Bönisch, G., and P. Schlosser, Deep water formation and exchange rates in the Greenland/Norwegian seas and the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean derived from tracer balances, Progress in Oceanography, Vol. 35, 29-25, 1995

Griffin, B. J., K. E. Kohfeld, A. B. Cooper, and G. Bönisch, Importance of location for describing typical and extreme wind speed behavior, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22804, doi:10.1029/2010GL045052, 2010

Kahl T, Wirth C, Mund M, Bönisch G, Schulze E-D: Using drill resistance to quantify the density in coarse woody debris of Norway spruce. European Journal of Forest Research DOI 10.1007/s10342-009-0294-2, 2009

Kattge J, S Díaz, S Lavorel, IC Prentice, P Leadley, G Bönisch, E Garnier, M Westoby, PB Reich, IJ Wright, JHC Cornelissen, C Violle, SP Harrison, PM v. Bodegom, M Reichstein, BJ Enquist, NA Soudzilovskaia, DD Ackerly, M Anand, O Atkin, M Bahn, TR Baker, D Baldocchi, R Bekker, C Blanco, B Blonder, WJ Bond, R Bradstock, DE Bunker, F Casanoves, J Cavender-Bares, JQ Chambers, FS Chapin, J Chave, D Coomes, WK Cornwell, JM Craine, BH Dobrin, L Duarte, W Durka, J Elser, G Esser, M Estiarte, WF Fagan, J Fang, F Fernández-Méndez, A Fidelis, B Finegan, O Flores, H Ford, D Frank, GT Freschet, NM Fyllas, RV Gallagher, WA Green, AG Gutierrez, T Hickler, S Higgins, JG Hodgson, A Jalili, S Jansen, C Joly, AJ Kerkhoff, D Kirkup, K Kitajima, M Kleyer, S Klotz, JMH Knops, K Kramer, I Kühn, H Kurokawa, D Laughlin, TD Lee, M Leishman, F Lens, T Lenz, SL Lewis, J Lloyd, J Llusià, F Louault, S Ma, MD Mahecha, P Manning, T Massad, B Medlyn, J Messier, AT Moles, SC Müller, K Nadrowski, S Naeem, Ü Niinemets, S Nöllert, A Nüske, R Ogaya, J Oleksyn, VG Onipchenko, Y Onoda, J Ordoñez, G Overbeck, WA Ozinga, S Patiño, S Paula, JG Pausas, J Peñuelas, OL Phillips, V Pillar, H Poorter, L Poorter, P Poschlod, A Prinzing, R Proulx, A Rammig, S Reinsch, B Reu, L Sack, B Salgado-Negret, J Sardans, S Shiodera, B Shipley, A Siefert, E Sosinski, J-F Soussana, E Swaine, N Swenson, K Thompson, P Thornton, M Waldram, E Weiher, M White, S White, SJ Wright, B Yguel, S Zaehle, AE Zanne and C Wirth (2011) TRY – a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17:2905–2935.

Kattge, J., K. Ogle, G. Bönisch, S. Diaz, S. Lavorel, J. Madin, K. Nadrowski, S. Nöllert, K. Sartor, and C. Wirth. 2011. A generic structure for plant trait databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2:202-213. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00067.x

Ludin, A., Weppernig, R., Bönisch, G., and Schlosser, P., Mass spectrometric measurement of helium isotopes and tritium. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Technical Report 1997.

Michaelis, W., G. Bönisch, A. Jenisch, S. Ladage, H. H. Richnow, R. Seifert and P. Stoffers, Methane and 3He Anomalies Related to Submarine Intraplate Volcanic Activities, Mitt. Geol. Paläont. Inst. Univ. Hamburg, Heft 69, S. 117-127, 1990.

Polarstern Shipboard Scientific Party, Breakthrough in Arctic Deep Sea Research: The R/V Polarstern Expedition 1987, EOS, Trans. AGU, 69 (25), 665, 676-678, 1988.

Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, M. C. Todd, B. Heinold, G. Bönisch, B. Laurent, and A. Macke (2009), Meteorological processes forcing Saharan dust emission inferred from MSG-SEVIRI observations of subdaily dust source activation and numerical models, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D10201, doi:10.1029/2008JD010325.

Schlosser, P., D. Bauch, R. Fairbanks and G. Bönisch, Artic river-runoff: mean residence time on the shelves and in the halocline, Deep Sea Research, Vol. 41, No. 7, 1053-1068, 1994.

Schlosser P, Bayer R, Bönisch G, Cooper LW, Ekwurzel B, Jenkins WJ, Khatiwala S, Pfirman S, Smethie WM, Pathways and mean residence times of dissolved pollutants in the ocean derived from transient tracers and stable isotopes, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT    Volume: 238    Special Issue: Sp. Iss. SI    Pages: 15-30    Published: SEP 30 1999  

Schlosser, P., G. Bönisch, M. Rhein and R. Bayer, Reduction of deepwater formation in the Greenland Sea during the 1980s: Evidence from tracer data, Science, 251: 1054-1056, 1991.

Schlosser, P., G. Bönisch, B. Kromer, K. O. Münnich and K. P. Koltermann, Ventilation rates of the waters in the Nansen Basin of the Arctic Ocean derived from a multi-tracer approach, Journal of Geophysical Research, 95, 3265-3272, 1990.

Schlosser, P., G. Bönisch, B. Kromer, H. H. Loosli, B. Bühler, R. Bayer, G. Bonani, K.P. Koltermann, Mid 1980s distribution of tritium, 3He, 14C, and 39Ar in the Greenland/Norwegian seas and the Nansen Basin of the Arctic Ocean., Progress in Oceanography, Vol. 35, 1-28, 1995.

Schlosser, P., B. Kromer,B. Ekwurzel, G. Bönisch, A. McNichol, R. Scheider, K. von Reden, H.G. Östlund, J.H. Swift, The first trans-Arctic 14C section: comparison of the mean ages of the deep waters in the Eurasian and Canadian basins of the Arctic Ocean, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B 123, 431-437, 1997.

Schlosser, P., B. Kromer, G. Östlund, B. Ekwurzel, G. Bönisch, H.H. Loosli, R. Purtschert, On the 14C distribution in the central Arctic Ocean: Implication for Deep Water Formation, Radiocarbon, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1994, 327-343

Smethie, W.M. Jr., Schlosser, P., Hopkins, T.S., and Bönisch, G., Renewal and circulation of intermediate waters in the Canadian Basin observed on the SCICEX-96 cruise. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 1105-1121, 2000.

Verheijen, LM, V Brovkin, R Aerts, G Bönisch, JHC Cornelissen, J Kattge, PB Reich, IJ Wright, PM van Bodegom (accepted) Impacts of trait variation through observed trait-climate relationships on performance of a representative Earth System model: a conceptual analysis. Biogeosciences

Wallace, D. W. R., P. Schlosser, M. Krysell and G. Bönisch, Halocarbon and tritium/3He dating of the water masses of the Nansen Basin, Arctic Ocean, Deep Sea Research, 39, 435-458, 1992.

Proceedings and Extended Abstracts:

Schlosser, P., D. W. R. Wallace, J. L. Bullister, G. Bönisch and J. Blindheim, New results from long-term tracer observations in the Greenland/Norwegian and Labrador seas, published in the Proceedings of the ACCP meeting held at Princeton, NJ, in May 1994.

Schlosser, P., B. Kromer, G. Östlund, B. Ekwurzel, G. Bönisch, H.H. Loosli, Ventilation times of the deep waters in the Arctic Ocean derived from 14C and 39Ar data, published in the Proceedings of the ACSYS Conference on the Dynamics of the Arctic Climate System held at Göteborg, Sweden, in November 1994.

Schlosser, P., Bönisch, G., Bauch, D., Ekwurzel, B., Kromer, B., Wallace, D.W.R., and Bullister, J.L., Tracer studies of the circulation and freshwater balance in the Greenland/Norwegian seas and the Arctic Ocean. IAPSO Proceedings, 19, 124., 1997.

Smethie, W.M.Jr., Schlosser, P., Mensch, M., Bönisch, G., Bayer, R., Frank, M., Ekwurzel, B., Khatiwala, S., Circulation of Atlantic-derived intermediate water in the Arctic Ocean, Arctic Forum 2000. The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS), Fairbanks, AK p10. 2000.

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