Dr. Marius Becker

wiss. Mitarbeiter

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R.10b
Telefon: 0431 880 7148

Research interests

 I'm working on sediment transport in estuaries, mainly based on field data, collected at estuarine sites in Northern Germany. I'm specifically interested in the interaction between sediment-induced stratification and estuarine flow, for example in the highly turbid Ems estuary. Next to typical shallow water instruments, e.g., hydroacoustic profiling devices, I'm using optical methods to obtain information on size and structure of suspended particles.



Fettweis M, Riethmüller R, Verney R, Becker M, et al. (2019) Uncertainties associated with in situ high-frequency long-term observations of suspended particulate matter concentration using optical and acoustic sensors. Prog. Oceanogr. 178 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079661118302003

Forsberg PL, Ernstsen V, Andersen TJ, Winter C, Becker M, Kroon A (2018) The effect of successive storm events and Seagrass coverage on sediment suspension in a coastal lagoon. Continental Shelf Research.

Becker M, Maushake C, Winter C (2018) Observations of mud-induced periodic stratification in a hyperturbid estuary. Geophysical Research Letters.
Winter C, Lefebvre A, Becker M, Ferret Y, Ernstsen V, Bartholdy J, Kwoll E, Flemming B (2016) Properties of active tidal bedforms. Marine River Dune Dynmaics, Bangor University, Van Landeghem K, Garlan T, Baas J (eds).

Kwoll E, Becker M, Winter C (2014) With or against the tide: the influence of bedform asymmetry on the formation of macroturbulence and suspended sediment patterns. Water Resources Research.

Hebbeln D, Wienberg C, Wintersteller P, Freiwald A., Becker M, Beuck L, Dullo C, Eberli PG, Glogowski S, Matos L, Forster N, Reyes-Bonilla H, Taviani M and the MSM shipboard scientific party (2013) Environmental forcing of the Campeche cold-water coral province, southern Gulf of Mexico. Biogeosciences Discussions.

Becker M, Schrottke K, Bartholomä A, Ernstsen VB, Winter C, and Hebbeln D (2013) Formation and entrainment of fluid mud layers in troughs of subtidal dunes in an estuarine turbidity zone. Journal of Geophysical Research

Kwoll E, Winter C, and Becker M, (2013) Intermittent suspension and transport of fine sediment over natural tidal bedforms. In: Coherent Structures in Flows at the Earth's Surface. Venditti, J. G., Best, J., Church, M. and R. J. Hardy (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, London.

Winter C, Becker M, Ernstsen VB, Hebbeln D, Port A, Bartholomä A, Flemming B, and Lunau M (2007) In-situ observation of aggregate dynamics in a tidal channel using acoustics, laser-diffraction and optics. Journal of Coastal Research

Schrottke K, Becker M, Bartholomä A, Flemming BW, Hebbeln D (2006) Fluid Mud dynamics in the Weser estuary turbidity zone tracked by high resolution side-scan sonar and parametric sub-bottom profiler. Geo-Marine Letters

Schwarzer K, Stattegger K, Vital H, Becker M (2006) Holocene coastal evolution of the Rio Açu Area (Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil). Journal of Coastal Research

Schrottke K, Bartholomä A, Becker M (2005) Bed mobility in the Weser estuary turbidity zone. Hydro International

Int. conference talks

Becker M, Maushake C, Wolk F, Gemmrich H, Winter C (2018) Feedback of mud-induced periodic stratification on flow structure and turbulence in a highly turbid tidal river. Talk. OSM, Portland

Becker M, Maushake C, Grünler S, Winter C (2017) Evaluation of ship-based sediment flux measurements by ADCPs in tidal flows. Talk. EGU, Vienna

Becker M, Winter C (2017) Mud-induced periodic stratification in the hyperturbid Ems estuary.  Talk. INTERCOH, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Becker M, Maushake C, Winter C (2016) Acoustic particle properties and impact on estuarine sediment flux measured by ADCPs. Poster. ECSA, Bremen

Becker M, Winter C (2015) Enrichment of mud in troughs of large dunes in the turbidity zone of the Weser estuary, North Sea, Germany. Poster. RCEM, Iquitos, Peru.

Becker M, Winter C, Grünler S, Maushake M (2015) Fluid mud transport in the Ems estuary. Talk. Ems-Scheldt workshop, HWK, Delmenhorst.

Becker M, Maushake C, Winter C (2014) Tide-driven turbulence production versus sediment induced stratification in a hyper-turbid estuary. Poster. Fluid Mud Workshop by HR Wallingford, Oceanology, London

Becker M, Schrottke K, Bartholomä A,  Ernstsen VB, Winter C, Hebbeln D (2013) In-situ observations of tide-driven, estuarine fluid mud dynamics. Talk. RCEM, Santander



FK Senckenberg, Weser and Ems, 2004 - 2017
FS Heincke, North Sea, German Bight, 2012 and 2018
FS Alkor, Baltic Sea, Fehmarn Belt, 2012
FS Porsild, Greenland, Disko Bay, 2013
FS Côtes de la Manche, France, Seine estuary, 2018