Nicolas Gruber

portrait Prof. Nicolas Gruber

Institut für Biogeochemie und Schadstoffdynamik (IBP)
ETH Zürich
CHN E 31.2
Universitätstrasse 16
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 03 52
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 633 60 43
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 16 91
E-mail: nicolas.gruber(at)
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Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 03 52
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 633 60 43
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 16 91
E-mail: nicolas.gruber(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Member, IMBER/SOLAS joint carbon working group: Member,
CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean implementation panel
Chair, Oxygen on Argo planning group
Advisory Board KlimaForum, GFA NCCS

Key Publications of Nicolas Gruber (up to ten) :
Sarmiento, J. L. and N. Gruber, Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 526pp, 2006.

Gruber, N., and J. N. Galloway (2008), An Earth system perspective on the global nitrogen cycle, Nature, 451, 293-296.

Gruber, N., M. Gloor, S. E. Mikaloff Fletcher, S. C. Doney, S. Dutkiewicz, M. Follows, M. Gerber, A. R. Jacobson, F. Joos, K. Lindsay, D. Menemenlis, A. Mouchet, S. A. Mu ?ller, J. L. Sarmiento, and T. Takahashi (2009), Oceanic sources, sinks and transport of atmospheric CO2, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB1005, doi:10.1029/2008GB003349.

Gruber, N., (2011) Warming up, turning sour, losing breath: Ocean biogeochemistry under global change, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 369, 1980-1996, doi: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0003.

Gruber, N., Z. Lachkar, H. Frenzel, P. Marchesiello, M. Munnich, J. C. McWilliams, T. Nagai, and G.-K. Plattner (2011), Eddy-induced reduction of biological production in eastern boundary upwelling systems, Nature Geoscience, 4(11), 787-792.

Gruber N., C. Hauri, Z. Lachkar, D. Loher, T. L. Frolicher, and G.-K. Plattner (2012). Rapid progression of ocean acidication in the California Current System, Science, 337, 220-223, doi:10.1126/science.1216773.

Landschützer, P., N. Gruber, A. F. Haumann, C. Rodenbeck, D. C. E. Bakker, S. van Heuven, M. Hoppema, N. Metzl, C. Sweeney, T. Takahashi, B. Tilbrook, and R. Wanninkhof, The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink, Science, 349(6253), 1221-1224, doi:10.1126/science.aab2620, 2015.

Haumann, F. A., N. Gruber, M. Münnich, I. Frenger, S. Kern. Sea-ice transport driving Southern Ocean salinity and its recent trends, Nature, 537, 89-92, doi:10.1038/nature19101, 2016.

Yang, S. and N. Gruber, The anthropogenic perturbation of the marine nitrogen cycle by atmospheric deposition: Nitrogen cycle feedbacks and the 15N Haber-Bosch effect, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30, 1418–1440, doi:10.1002/2016GB005421, 2016.

Landschützer, P., N. Gruber, and D. C.E. Bakker, Decadal variations and trends of the global ocean carbon sink, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30, 1396–1417, doi:10.1002/2015GB005359, 2016.

Frölicher T. L., E. M. Fischer, and N. Gruber, Marine heatwaves under global warming, Nature, 560(7718), 360–364, doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0383-9, 2018.

Gruber N., P. Landschützer, N. S. Lovenduski, The variable Southern Ocean carbon sink. Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci., 11(1), 159–186, doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-121916-063407, 2019.

Gruber, N. et al., The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO2 from 1994 to 2007, Science (80-. )., 363(6432), 1193–1199, doi:10.1126/science.aau5153, 2019.

Expertise of Nicolas Gruber:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Process Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereOcean
Topic CryospherePolar Ice Sheets/ Sea Ice
Topic BiosphereBiodiversity
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Carbon Cycle
Biogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Nutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Topic EcosystemsMarine Ecosystems
Spatial ZonesCoastal Zone
Open Ocean
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Analysis

Specialties of Nicolas Gruber:
Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate, Carbon Cycle

Last update: 11/27/20
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