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Dr. Janine Felden





+49 421 218-65598


+49 421-218



Cognium, Raum 0450

Janine Felden

Main Interest

  • Integration of multidisciplinary scientific data into public accessible data bases such as PANGAEA
  • Project coordination and management
  • Investigation of marine benthic biogeochemical cycles focusing on the global carbon cycle
  • Benthic process in Arctic Sediments
  • Ecology of deep sea ecosystem including cold seep and hydrothermal vent habitats

Research Projects

since 2015 BMBF project "German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure"de.NBI
since 2013 DFG programm "German Federation for Biological Data" GFBio
2012 - 2014 EU 7th framework program "EUROpean Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis & INtegration" EuroBasin
2009 - 2012 EU 7th framework program “Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas” HERMIONE
2005 - 2009 EU 6th FP IP “Hotspot ecosystem research on margins of Europe’s seas” HERMES
2005 - 2008 “Methane turnover rates, methane-oxidizing microorganisms and their metabolism” MUMM2

Curriculum Vitae

since 2012Scientist; project and data manager at the World Data Center for Earth Science PANGAEA; MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences; Bremen University
2009 - 2012Postdoc; data management in the EU 7th framework program HERMIONE; biogeochemistry and in situ technology; HGF-MPG Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology; Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association and Max Planck Institute for marine Microbiology; Bremen
2005 - 2009PhD; Biology; Max Planck Institute for marine Microbiology and Jacobs University; Bremen
2003 - 2005M.Sc.; International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology; University of Bremen; Bremen
2002 - 20033rd year of Aquatic Bioscience; University of Glasgow, Scotland
2001 - 2003Graduate Student, Biology; University of Bremen; Bremen
1999 - 2001Undergraduate student; Biology; University of Bremen; Bremen


  • G. Mayer, C. Quast, J. Felden, M. Lange, M. Prinz, A. Pühler, C. Lawerenz, U. Scholz, F. O. Glöckner, W. Müller, K. Marcus, M. Eisenache (2017): A generally applicable lightweight method for calculating a value structure for tools and services in bioinformatics infrastructure projects, Briefings in Bioinformatics, bbx140, https://doi.org/10.1093/bib/bbx140.
  • Diepenbroek, U. Schindler, R. Huber, S. Pesant, M. Stocker, J. Felden, M. Buss, M.Weinrebe (2017): Terminology supported archiving and publication of environmental science data in PANGAEA, Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 261, Pages 177-186, ISSN 0168-1656, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.07.016.
  • Donis, D., McGinnis F., Holtappels M., Felden J., Wenzhoefer, F. (2016): Assessing benthic oxygen fluxes in oligotrophic deep sea sediments (HAUSGARTEN observatory), Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 111, Pages 1-10, ISSN 0967-0637, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.11.007.
  • Felden, J., E. Ruff, T.F. Ertefai, F. Inagaki, K.-U. Hinrichs, F. Wenzhöfer (2014): Anaerobic methanotrophic community of a 5346 m-deep vesicomyid clam colony in the Japan Trench. Geobiology, doi:10.1111/gbi.12078
  • Torres-Valdes, S.; S. Painter, A.P. Martin, R.J. Sanders, J. Felden (2014): Data compilation of fluxes of sedimenting material from sediment traps in the Atlantic Ocean. Earth System Science Data, 6, 123-145, doi:10.5194/essd-6-123-2014
  • Felden, J., Lichtschlag, A., Wenzhöfer, F., de Beer, D., Feseker, T., Pop Ristova, P., de Lange, G. J., Boetius, A. (2013): Limitations of microbial hydrocarbon degradation at the Amon mud volcano (Nile deep-sea fan). Biogeosciences, 10, 3269-3283, doi:10.5194/bg-10-3269-2013
  • Boetius, A., Albrecht, S., Bakker, K., Bienhold, C., Felden, J., Fernández-Méndez, M., Hendricks, S., Katlein, C., Lalande, C., Krumpen, T., Nicolaus, M., Peeken, I., Rabe, B., Rogacheva, A., Rybakova, E., Somavilla Cabrillo, R., Wenzhöfer, Frank; ARK-XXVII/3 Shipboard Scientific Party (2013): Export of algal biomass from the melting Arctic sea ice. Science, 339, 1430-1432, doi:10.1126/science.1231346
  • Grünke, S., A. Lichtschlag, D. de Beer, J. Felden, V. Salman, A. Ramette, H.N. Schulz-Vogt, and A. Boetius. 2012. Mats of psychrophilic thiotrophic bacteria associated with cold seeps of the Barents Sea. Biogeosciences. 9:2947-2960.
  • Grünke, S., J. Felden, A. Lichtschlage, A.-C. Girnth, D. de Beer, F. Wenzhöfer and A. Boetius 2011. Niche differentiation among mat-forming, sulfide-oxidizing bacteria at cold seeps of the Nile Deep Sea Fan (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Geobiology 9.
  • Felden, J., F. Wenzhöfer, T. Feseker and A. Boetius. 2010. Transport and consumption of oxygen and methane in different habitats of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano (HMMV). Limnology and Oceanography 55, 2366-2380
  • Lichtschlag, A., J. Felden, V. Brüchert, A. Boetius and D. de Beer. 2010. Geochemical processes and chemosynthetic primary production in different thiotrophic mats of the Håkon Mosby mud volcano (Barents Sea). Limnology and Oceanography 55, 931-949.
  • Lichtschlag, A., J. Felden, F. Wenzhöfer, F. Schubotz, T. Ertefai, A. Boetius and D. de Beer. 2010. Methane and sulfide fluxes in permanent anoxia: In situ studies at the Dvurechenskii mud volcano (Sorokin Trough, Black Sea). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 5002-5018.
  • Girnth, A.C., Grunke, S., Lichtschlag, A., Felden, J., Knittel, K., Wenzhofer, F., de Beer, D. and Boetius, A. 2010. Novel, mat-forming Thiomargarita spp. thrive on a sulfidic fluid outflow at the Amon mud volcano (Eastern Mediterranean). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74: A335-A335
  • Boetius, A., T. Holler, K. Knittel, J. Felden and F. Wenzhöfer. 2009. The seabed as natural laboratory: Lessons from uncultivated methanotrophs. In S. Epstein (ed) “Uncultivated Microorganisms”. Springer Verlag, Microbiology Monographs, pp. 59-82.

Research Cruises

Month/Year Ship - Cruise Research Topic - Projects Area
09-10/2017 RV Polarstern ARK-XXXI/4 Greenland ice sheet/ocean interaction - GRISO Northeast Greenland Shelf
04-05/2015 RRS James Cook JC120 metal-rich nodules - EU Project MIDAS (Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation) Pacific - Clariton Clipperton Zone
08-09/2012 RV Polarstern ARKXXVII-3 IceArc (Sea ice - ocean - seafloor interactions in the changing Arctic) Central Arctic Sea
07/2011 RV Polarstern ARKXXVI-2 “Hausgarten” – arctic deep sea observatory Artic Sea
10/2010 RV Maria S. Merian MSM16/2 cold seeps (HMMV); LOOME recovery HERMIONE/ESONET Barents Sea
07/2010 RV Polarstern ARKXXI-2 “Hausgarten” – arctic deep sea observatory Artic Sea
11/2009 RV Maria S. Merian MSM13/4 cold seeps - HERMIONE Eastern Mediterranean Sea
06/2007 RV Polarstern ARKXXII-1b cold seeps (HMMV) - MUMM2; HERMES Barents Sea
02/2007 RV Meteor M72-2 cold seeps - MUMM2; HERMES Black Sea
11/2006 RV Meteor M70-2 cold seeps - MUMM2; HERMES; Mediflux Eastern Mediterranean Sea
06/2006 RV Yokosuka YK06-06 cold seeps - MUMM2 Japanese Deep Sea Trench
04/2006 RV Meteor M67-2b cold seeps (asphalt volcanism) - MUMM2; RCOM Southern Gulf of Mexico
09/2005 RV Alkor 267 cold seeps - MUMM2; MarTech North Sea
05/2005 RV Meteor M64-2 Hydrothermal vents (Logachev field) - SPP 1144 South Atlantic - Midatlantic Ridge