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Gerhard Herndl Gerhard Herndl

Department of Marine Biology
University of Vienna
Althanstrasse 14
1090 Vienna
Austria
gerhard.herndl@univie.ac.at
+43(0)1-427776431
fax +43(0)1-4277876401

Research Interests

Professional Experience

2009-now Chair and Head of Division Bio-Oceanography at the Dept. of Limnology and Oceanography University of Vienna, Austria
2009-now Adjunct Senior Scientist Royal Netherlands Inst. for Sea Research, Netherlands
1997-2008 Dept. Head of Biological Oceanography Royal Netherlands Inst. for Sea Research, Netherlands
1994-199 Assistant Professor University of Vienna, Austria
1988-1989 Post Doctoral Position at Scripps Institution of Oceanography Univ. of California at San Diego, California
1983-1994 Research Biologist University of Vienna, Austria

Academic and Professional Honors

2014 Hutchinson Award of ASLO
2013 Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2012 Most cited Aquatic Biologist of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Labjournal, April 2012)
2011 Wittgenstein Prize of the Austrian Science Fund
2011 Recipient of an European Research Council: Advanced Grant
2011  Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2006 2006EurOceans Roland Wollast Awards for Scientific Achievements

Service to the University

2014-2016 Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna
2014-2016 Deputy Head of the Department of Limnology & Oceanography from
2013-now Head of Division Bio-Oceanography
2009-2013 Head of the Department Marine Biology
2009-2013 Director of the PhD program of the Faculty of Life Sciences
2012-now Director of the Faculty Center of Ecology
2009-2012 Vice-Director of the Faculty Center of Ecology

Synergistic activities:

2014-now Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST, Saudi Arabia
2014-2016 Member of the Organizing Committee of the ASLO meeting in Granada, Spain
2014-2016 Member of the Science Steering Committee of IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research, co-sponsored by SCOR and IGBP
  Member of the international Organizing Committee of SAME-11, SAME-12, SAME-13, SAME-14
2012-2013 Member-At-Large of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
2013-now Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2011-2013 Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2012-2015 Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
2008-2014 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Sea at the Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany
2005-2008 Member of the IMBER/SOLAS working group on Carbon Research from
2005-2010 Member of the Steering Committee of the International Census of Marine Microorganisms (ICoMM) as part of the Census of Marine Life (CoML)
2008-2012 Member of the SCOR working group: The Microbial Carbon Pump in the Ocean
2006-2010 Associate Member of the SCOR working group: Role of viruses in marine ecosystems
2003-2005 Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Marine Facilities of the Dutch Science Foundation
2001-2007 President of the Microbiology Section of CIESM (Commission of the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea)

Manuscript reviewer

Among others for: Nature, Science, Nature Reviews Microbiology, PNAS, The ISME J, Environ. Microbiol., Biogeosciences, Limnol. Oceanogr., Molecular Ecology, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., Aquat. Microb. Ecol.

Grant reviewer

Among others for: NSF Biological Oceanography, ESF, NERC, DFG, ERC