Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Gerhard Herndl

Gerhard Herndl

Full Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences since 2013

  • Department für Meeresbiologie, Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften, Universität Wien


Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Marine biology
  • Oceanography
  • Ecosystem research
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental research



Selected Memberships:

  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography ASLO
  • Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research IMBER

Selected Prizes:

  • Wittgenstein-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF
  • ERC Advanced Grant
  • G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Roland Wollast EurOceans Award for Excellence in Ocean Research

Selected Publications:

  • Herndl, G. J.; Reinthaler, T. (2013) Microbial control of the dark end of the biological pump. Nature Geoscience, Bd. 6, S. 718-724.
  • Swan, B. K.; Martinez-Garcia, M.; Preston, C. M.; Sczyrba, A.; Woyke, T. et al. [..] (2011) Potential for chemolithoautotrophy among ubiquitous bacteria lineages in the dark ocean. Science, Bd. 333, S. 1296-1300.
  • Jiao, N.; Herndl, G. J.; Hansell, D. A.; Benner, R.; Kattner, G. et al. [..] (2010) Microbial production of recalcitrant dissolved organic matter: long-term carbon storage in the global ocean. Nature Reviews Microbiology, Bd. 8, S. 593-599.
  • Agogué, H.; Brink, M.; Dinasquet, G. J.; Herndl, G. J. (2008) Major gradients in putatively nitrifying and non-nitrifying Archaea in the deep North Atlantic. Nature, Bd. 456, S. 788-791.
  • Sogin, M. L.; Morrison, H. G.; Huber, J. A.; Welch, D. M.; Huse, S. M. et al. [..] (2006) Microbial diversity in the deep sea and the under-explored "rare biosphere". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Bd. 103, S. 12115-12120.