Head of working group Ecophysiology of pelagic key species.
Head of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute PolarTime:
Biological rhythms and clocks in polar pelagic invertebrates
Physiology and ecology of key invertebrates such as krill, calanoid copepods,amphipods, gelatinous plankton (e.g salps, jellyfish).
- The impact of endogenous clocks on their life
- Their adaptability/performance to environmental
stressors due their physiological and genetic
- Their role in biogeochemical cycles.