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Prof. Tatiana Ilyina


Prof. Tatiana Ilyina

Earth System Modeling

Head of Department

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1833

Phone alternative: +49-(0)40-42838-7402

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Professional Experience

since Aug. 2023Professor (W3), Head Modeling the carbon cycle in the Earth systemUniversität Hamburg
since Aug. 2023Head of Department Earth system modelingHelmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
since 2010Group Lead of Ocean Biogeochemistry GroupMax Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
2006–2010Postdoctoral ResearcherDepartment of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA (incl. leave to work at DMI)
2008–2009Research Scientist (8 Months)Center for Ocean and Ice, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark


Habilitation (2022)OceanographyUniversität Hamburg, Germany
Dr. rer. nat. ( 2006)OceanographyInternational Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, Universität Hamburg, Germany
M.Sc. (2002), B.Sc. (2000)MeteorologyRussian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Selected Professional Activities

The World Climate Research Program (WCRP):

• co-Chair, Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM), since 2022
• Member, Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Panel, since 2023
• co-Chair, WCRP Grand Challenge on Carbon Feedbacks in the Climate System, 2016-2022
• Interim panel member, WCRP Earth System Modelling and Observations Core Project (ESMO), 2021-2023

Met Office Hadley Centre Science Review Group (SRG), since 2019

External Review Board, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, October 2019

Scientific Steering Committees:

• co-Chair, Coupled Climate Carbon Cycle Model Intercomparison Project (C4MIP), since 2023 (member since 2013)
• Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP), since 2019
• Global Carbon Project (GCP), Future Earth, SSC affiliate, since 2017

Editorial engagement:

• Editor of Geophysical Research Letters, 2015-2019
• Co-Editor of Biogeosciences Special Issue "Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry - in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer", 2017-2019

Coordinator of the Project PalMod - a paleo modeling initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - Phase II (2018-2022) and Phase III (2023-2026)

Director of the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, 2012–2014

Zukunftsforum Ozean, Konsortium Deutsche Meeresforschung, since 2020

German National Committee of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, 2018-2024