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Dr. Donata Banyte

Address Pohligstr. 3, 50969 Köln
Room 3.160
Phone +49 (0)221 470-7301
Fax +49 (0)221 470-5161
Mail dbanyte(at)uni-koeln.de


Research Topics

  • Alzheimer's disease spread through the neural network
  • Abyssal water upwelling in the global ocean
  • Weakly stratified bottom boundary layer in the abyssal ocean
  • Physics and biogeochemistry of mid-depth oceanic oxygen minimum zones
  • Oceanic turbulence, tracer release experiments





  • Neurodegeneration Forecast (present)
  • Geothermal heating in the Panama Basin (OSCAR, 2015-2018)
  • Simulating the spatio-temporal variability of the OMZs from the Holocene to the Anthropocene (Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean, 2013-2015)
  • Guinea upwelling tracer release experiment (GUTRE, 2010-2013)





Banyte, D., M. MoralesMaqueda, D. Smeed, A. Megann, R.W. Hobbs, and S. Recalde. (2018),Geothermal heating in the Panama Basin. Part II: abyssal water mass transformation, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123.https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC013869


Banyte, D., M. MoralesMaqueda, R.W. Hobbs, D. Smeed, A. Megann, and S. Recalde. (2018),Geothermal heating in the Panama Basin. Part I: hydrography of the basin, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123.https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC013868 

Banyte, D., Smeed, D. A., & Morales Maqueda, M. (2018). The weakly stratified bottom boundary layer of the global ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 123.https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC013754


Brandt, P., Bange, H. W., Banyte, D., Dengler, M., Didwischus, S.-H., Fischer, T., Greatbatch, R. J., Hahn, J., Kanzow, T., Karstensen, J., Körtzinger, A., Krahmann, G., Schmidtko, S., Stramma, L., Tanhua, T., and Visbeck, M. (2015). On the role of circulation and mixing in the ventilation of oxygen minimum zones with a focus on the eastern tropical North Atlantic, Biogeosciences, 12, 489-512


Banyte, D., Visbeck, M., Tanhua, T., Fischer, T., Krahmann, G., & Karstensen, J. (2013), Lateral diffusivity from tracer release experiments in the tropical North Atlantic thermocline,  J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2719–2733


Fischer, T., Banyte, D., Brandt, P., Dengler, M., Krahmann, G., Tanhua, T., and Visbeck, M. (2013), Diapycnal oxygen supply to the tropical North Atlantic oxygen minimum zone, Biogeosciences, 10, 5079-5093.


Banyte, D., T. Tanhua, M. Visbeck, D. W. R. Wallace, J. Karstensen, G. Krahmann, A. Schneider,L. Stramma, and M. Dengler (2012), Diapycnal diffusivity at the upper boundary of the tropical North Atlantic oxygen minimum zone, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C09016