Katja Fennel


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Department of Oceanography

Email: katja.fennel@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4526
Mailing Address: 
Room 2634, 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., Hu, J., Laurent, A., Marta-Almeida, M., Hetland, R., Sensitivity of hypoxia predictions for the Northern Gulf of Mexico to sediment oxygen consumption and model nesting, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 118, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20077 (2013)
  • Fennel, K., The role of continental shelves in nitrogen and carbon cycling: Northwestern North Atlantic case study. Ocean Science 6, 539-548, doi:10.5194/os-6-539-2010 (2010)
  • Fennel, K., Brady, D., DiToro, D., Fulweiler, R., Gardner, W.S., Giblin, A., McCarthy, M.J., Rao, A., Seitzinger, S., Thouvenot-Korppoo, M., Tobias, C., Modelling denitrification in aquatic sediments. Biogeochemistry 93:159-178 doi:10.1007/s10533-008-9270-z (2009)
  • Fennel , K., Wilkin, J., Levin, J., Moisan, J., O'Reilly, J., Haidvogel, D., Nitrogen cycling in the Mid Atlantic Bight and implications for the North Atlantic nitrogen budget: Results from a three-dimensional model. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 20, GB3007, doi:10.1029/2005GB002456. (2006)
  • Fennel , K., Follows, M., Falkowski, P.G., The co-evolution of the nitrogen, carbon and oxygen cycles in the Proterozoic Ocean. American Journal of Science 305:526-545 (2005)


  • Canada Research Chair II in Marine Prediction (2006-present)
  • Co-editor in Chief, Biogeosciences (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Affiliation with University of Maine, Maine (2008-present)
  • Adjunct Affiliation with Rutgers University (2006-2008)
  • Adjunct Affiliation with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Maryland (2012-present)