Current Group


PhD students

Fabian Wolf: Kiel University / GEOMAR on the “Extreme events – effects of heat waves and upwelling events on benthic communities of the Baltic Sea, and possibilities for their mitigation” (Extremereignisse – Auswirkungen von Hitzewellen und Auftriebsereignissen auf bodenlebende Artgemeinschaften der Ostsee, sowie Möglichkeiten zu deren Minderung) (PhD, 2018 – 2021)

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Jahangir Vajed Samiei: Kiel University / GEOMAR on the “The neglected role of environmental fluctuations as modulator of stress and driver of rapid evolution“ (PhD, 2017 – 2021)

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Ola Mohamed Nour: Kiel University / GEOMAR on the “Impact of elevated temperature and different salinities on the brush-clawed shore crab Hemigrapsus takanoi“ (Co-supervision: PhD fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (PhD, DAAD, 2016 – 19)

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Bachelor and Master students and internships

Lucinda Kraufvelin: Åbo Akademi University “Prolonged non-tidal desiccation events as potential drivers of shallow-water benthic communities” (main supervisor, Master 2020)


Laura Hennigs: Oldenburg University “Physiological responses of Cerastoderma glaucum to short term temperature fluctuations” (supervision together with Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Master, 2020)


Tatjana Liese: Kiel University “Evaluation of new aquaculture methodologies for the Baltic Sea cockle Cerastoderma edule, in an environmental change context” (co-supervisor, Master, 2019)


Katja Seebass: Osnabrück University on the “The role of hypoxic upwelling in mitigating the negative impacts of marine heatwaves in an important marine predator” (main supervisor in collaboration with Fabian Wolf, Bachelor 2019)