Research Profile

  • What are the effects of climate change on key functions (e.g., biodiversity, energy and matter fluxes) of marine ecosystems?
  • What is the significance of these changes for ecological goods and services that the oceans provide for man?
  • How can scientific knowledge on these issues be best transferred to other stakeholders and the general public?

These are key questions that our research group is addressing, with focus on marine seabed ecosystems in the Arctic, North Sea and Antarctic.

Our basic approach is to develop, implement and utilize ecological information systems and spatial models, to explore the impact of environmental factors on the variability of ecosystem functions in space and time.

In addition, we build customized information products for the knowledge transfer to other stakeholders (decision-makers, industry, schools).

Research Group

Henrike Andresen
Jan Beermann
Lisann Bierbaum
Kerstin Beyer
Thomas Brey
Jennifer Dannheim (Deputy Head)
Brigitte Ebbe
Dario Fiorentino
Dylan Griffith
Manuela Gusky
Kerstin Jerosch
Alicia Jones
Paul Kloss
Casper Kraan
Melina Nalmpanti
Hendrik Pehlke
Dieter Piepenburg (Head)
Katharina Teschke
Maryam Weigt
Alexa Wrede