Use of coastal and estuarine food web models in politics and management: The need for an entire ecosystem approach to prevent crises


Aim of the workshop

The course aims to increase the understanding of food web model indicators. We will discuss and share ideas how to improve food web modeling and how to apply its various results to integrated ecosystem-based management.



25th Sept. 2017 – 27th Sept. 2017



Registration is CLOSED 

Please contact Dr. Ulrike Schückel or Dr. Sabine Horn to sign up for the workshop.



Wadden Sea Station on Sylt of the Alfred- Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung.



The course is on a volunteer basis and has no further expenses out of accommodation and travel.



Sylt is a popular holiday island and September is still an attractive month for tourists to come here. We therefore recommend booking an accommodation as soon as possible.
Students are welcome to stay in our guesthouse “Möbius”. For more information please contact Annabell Mitzel.

Further possibilities for accommodation close to the institute could be found here.



Invited speaker

  • Prof. Dr. Dan Baird (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Torsten Berg (MariLim, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Stuart Borrett (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Victor de Jonge (University of Hull, The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Dr. Brian Fath (Towson University, USA)
  • Dr. Nathalie Niquil (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France)
  • Dr. Ursula Scharler (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)


Contact persons