Katja Fennel

Departmental Chair, Professor



Email: katja.fennel@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1435
Mailing Address: 
Room 3633, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Biological oceanography
  • Physical oceanography



  • Diploma – University Rostock, Germany
  • PhD – University Rostock, Germany


  • Fennel, K., M. Gehlen, P. Brasseur, C.W. Brown, S. Ciavatta, G. Cossarini, A.M. Crise, C. Edwards, D. Ford, M.A.M. Friedrichs, M. Gregoire, E. Jones, H.-C. Kim, J. Lamouroux, R. Murtugudde and C. Perruche, Advancing marine biogeochemical and ecosystem reanalyses and forecasts as tools for monitoring and managing ecosystem health, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:89 https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00089 (2019).
  • Fennel, K., and Testa, J.M., Biogeochemical controls on coastal hypoxia, Annual Review of Marine Science, 11, 103-130, https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-010318-095138 (2019).
  • Fennel, K., Alin, S., Barbero, L., Evans, W., Bourgeois, T., Cooley, S., Dunne, J., Feely, R. A., Hernandez-Ayon, J. M., Hu, X., Lohrenz, S., Muller-Karger, F., Najjar, R., Robbins, L., Shadwick, E., Siedlecki, S., Steiner, N., Sutton, A., Turk, D., Vlahos, P., and Wang, Z. A.: Carbon cycling in the North American coastal ocean: a synthesis, Biogeosciences, 16, 1281-1304, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1281-2019, 2019.


  • CMOS President's Prize (2023)
  • Killam Professor (2019 - 2024)
  • Ian Morrison Scholar, Horn Point Laboratory (2018)
  • Canada Research Chair II in Marine Prediction (2006 - 2015)
  • Co-editor in Chief, Biogeosciences (2013 - 2021)
  • Adjunct Affiliation with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Maryland (2012 - 2023)
  • Adjunct Affiliation with University of Maine, Maine (2008 - 2011)
  • Adjunct Affiliation with Rutgers University (2006 - 2008)