Living with the oceans.

Contributors WOR 2

> Many experts have contributed their specialized knowledge to the compilation of the World Ocean Review 2013. In particular, scientists working together on questions related to the development of our seas in the Cluster of Excellence ”The Future Ocean” participated in the present work
Contributors WOR 2
Dr. Malcolm Beveridge
Director of Aquaculture and Genetics at WorldFish. His research interests include aquaculture and fisher-ies and their impacts on poverty and hunger and on the environment. Beveridge is currently engaged with colleagues and partners in developing pro-poor aquaculture value chains in Africa, Asia and the Pacific as part of the CGIAR Research Programs on Livestock and Fish and on Aquatic Agriculture Systems. He is also researching into how the rise of aquaculture is impacting on food and nutrition security. > web
Dr. Anthony Charles
Interdisciplinary marine and coastal re-searcher at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, and Principal Investigator of the global Community Conservation Research Network. A. Charles engages in research that seeks broadly to improve the governance, management and economics of fisheries, coastal and marine social-ecological systems. His particular re-search interests include fishery sustainability and resilience, governance of small-scale fisheries, adaptation of coastal communities to uncertainty and climate change, human dimensions of ecosystem-based marine management, impacts of marine and coastal disasters, and the role of participatory and community-based ocean governance. > web
PD Dr. Ulf Dieckmann
Theoretical biologist and leader of the Evolution and Ecology Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. His research focuses on fisheries-induced evolution, sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity and speciation, various model-based analyses in the field of spatial and evolutionary ecology, as well as inves-tigations on the conditions of cooperative behaviour in human and animal populations. > web
Dr. Heino O. Fock
Marine ecologist at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries in Hamburg. His specialties are the assessment of fish stocks, evaluation of environmental implications in fisheries, and deep-sea ecology. His interests in these areas include determination of the fundamental conditions for sustainable use of fisher-ies and ecosystem services. > web
Dr. Rainer Froese
Fisheries biologist at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel. His specialties are fisheries biology, population dynamics, aquatic biodiversity, biogeography, and fishery management. Together, he and Daniel Pauly developed the FishBase database ( Since 1990 he has been its project leader and coordinator. R. Froese was also a founding member of “Species 2000” and of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), which was a part of the “Census of Marine Life” project. He is presently coordinating various projects with the goal of producing the first global atlas of life in the ocean ( > web
Dr. Matthias Keller
Agrarian engineer in the Fisch-Informa-tionszentrum e. V. (FIZ – Fish information centre registered association). M. Keller is also the director of two other fishery science institutions and is chairman of the working group “Markets and International Trade of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture” in the European Commission. M. Keller is the author of the handbook “Fisch, Krebs- und Weichtiere” (Fish, crustaceans and molluscs) published by Behr’s-Verlag. > web
Dr. Ulf Löwenberg
Fisheries biologist; presently working as the leader of a project for sustainable management of fishery resources in Mauretania on assignment for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ, the German federally-owned international development company). He has been active in the field of fisheries for 30 years and has conducted numerous assignments abroad on behalf of German and European development institutions. He has been involved in numerous studies as an independent expert for public and private contractors. > web
Dr. Gorka Merino
Specialist for bioeconomic modelling of fisher-ies at the Spanish research centre AZTI-Tecnalia. He is primarily involved with aspects relating to the maximum sustainable exploitation of fish stocks. His scientific research has also focused on the interaction of economic and environmental drivers and their impact on the sustainability of marine resources. G. Merino worked at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) until the end of 2012. > web