The 2006 Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper (YSOPP) Award is awarded to Marius Müller for the poster/PICO entitled:
Cell cycle of Emiliania huxleyi under enhanced atmospheric CO2 and its relation to calcification (Müller, M.N.; Antia, A. N.; LaRoche, J.; Riebesell, U.)
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As PhD student at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) Marius is working in the Marine Biogeochemistry department under supervision of Ulf Riebesell. Currently he is involved in the project Casiopeia (founded by the ESF) which focuses on calcium isotope fractionation during biomineralization. His research is concentrated on biogenic calcification in coccolithophores. He has investigated the linkage between calcification of one specific phase in the cell cycle of coccolithophores and the effect of ocean acidification. Now he is studying the influence of the Mg/Ca ratio of seawater and changing environmental conditions on Ca isotope fractionation during calcification. The reviewers appreciated the enthusiasm of Marius and his interest in explaining the project in a clear way. He was very engaged and thoughtful in his response to questions.