Dr. Silke Laakmann

HIFMB Focus Group Marine Molecular Ecology

Email Silke Laakmann
Phone +49(471)4831-2566
Address Helmholtz-Institut für Funktionelle Marine Biodiversität
Ammerländer Heerstraße 231
26129 Oldenburg
( Room HIFMB-1)

Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository


In the context of the key research goal of the HIFMB for assessing and better understanding spatial and temporal patterns of marine biodiversity including all organisms from the smallest to largest, the HIFMB Focus Group on Marine Molecular Ecology helps to estimate marine metazoan biodiversity and their changes by using novel molecular tools. With this, we evaluate biodiversity data on selected marine communities, single taxonomic groups or target organisms to be compared or supplemented to traditional methods assessing biodiversity and spatial and temporal patterns in the field and to analyse ecological trade-offs.

Research interests

Marine Biodiversity
Integrated taxonomy of marine metazoa
Zooplankton ecology