Living with the oceans.

Authors and Contributors

Contributors WOR 5
Dr. Daniela Storch
Integrative ecophysiologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven. Her expertise is the ecophysio­logy of marine animals and their various developmental stages. She leads various projects in which she, along with her staff and colleagues, investigates which life stages are most sensitive, how adaptive these life stages are to environmental changes, and the degree to which the distributions and biodiversity of marine ­animals are influenced by these life stages. > web
Dr. Nicola Wannicke
Microbiologist at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald). She studies the interactions between cold atmospheric plasma and plants. Until recently she worked at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) in the working group on the marine nitrogen cycle where she studied the impacts of ocean acidification on cyanobacteria. In addition, she investi­gated the changes in growth rate and nitrogen fixation in typical Baltic Sea species such as Nodularia spumigena as well as their generation of toxic substances. > web
Dr. Ralf Weisse
Meteorologist and head of the Coastal Climate department at the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG). His research interests deal with marine climate and its variability. His specific areas include storms, storm surges, wave motion and regional sea-level changes and their effects. > web
Prof. Dr. Christian Wild
Leader of the marine ecology group and the working groups on marine ecology and coral reef ecology at the Department of Biology and Chemistry of the University of Bremen. Prior to this he was a contact person for coral reef topics at UNESCO in Paris, and worked as group leader for early career scientists at the LMU in Munich. His most important project for the future is the organization of the International Coral Reef ­Symposium in Bremen for the first time, in the summer of 2020. > web
Dr. Anna-Katharina Wöbse
Environmental historian and research associate at the Institute for Biology Didactics of the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. She studies questions regarding the relation­ships between humans and nature, international environmental diplomacy, and the visualization and medialization of natural and environmental conflicts. Her current research project is to bring into closer focus the history of European wetlands, from the Wadden Sea and the North Sea to the Camargue. > web
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff
Fisheries ecologist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen and professor of marine synecology at the University of Bremen. After comple­tion of his PhD at Kiel University in 1985 he established the fisheries biology programme at Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile), and subsequently was instrumental in the establishment of the ZMT in Bremen. Here he developed the first international and interdisciplinary master’s study programme of the University of Bremen (International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology, ISATEC), with its orientation to the management of tropical ­coastal systems. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as scientific director of the marine department of the Charles Darwin Station on the Galapagos Islands. His primary research themes are in the areas of population dynamics and fisheries of aquatic resources and in the trophic modelling of coastal ecosystems. > web
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Ziemek
Biologist at the Institute for Bio­logy Didactics of the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. His research interest is the history of the region on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein and behavioural patterns of the people there. In cooperation with the Foundation for Nature Conservation (Königswinter) he investigates in particular the origins of sustainability conservation concepts and works on their further development with consideration of climate change. > web