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Wortmann Ulrich G.


University of Toronto Department of Earth Sciences

22 Ursula Franklin St., Toronto Ontario, Canada M5S 3B1

Office#: ESC3127 Tel.:  416 978 7084 

e-mail: uli.wortmann@utoronto.ca


My research interests straddle marine geology, chemical oceanography, paleoceanography, and modeling. I am interested in the global interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics on various timescales. Investigation of these tightly coupled systems requires an interdisciplinary approach, involving a multitude of methods. Stable isotope geochemistry and numerical modeling are versatile tools in Earth System Science and the cornerstone of my own research. I currently serve as the University of Toronto’s Liason to the Canadian Consortium for Ocean Drilling (which represents Canada within the international  IODP-Program) and I am a fellow at UofT’s Data Science Institute. To get an idea of what my group is doing, check out this talk, you can also find me on github and there is also a podcast where I discuss some cool research of colleagues of mine.

Recent Undergraduate Projects


Research Opportunities

Do you have a Marine Geology/Oceanography/Paleoceanography background, and an interest in data science/modeling? Are you looking for M.Sc. or a Ph.D. project? I mainly use python based models to understand how changes in the biogeochemical cycles of carbon and sulfur affect ocean chemistry. My group tackles questions like, how do glacial/interglacial sea-level changes affect marine productivity? How does climate change affect oxygen availability in the ocean? My research team is a small, welcoming group committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. All positions are fully funded.

Note however the department’s application requirements and deadlines https://www.es.utoronto.ca/programs/graduate/how-to-apply/


Selected student-led publications:

My UofT’s Discover Research page

For a list of my publications click here