Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Alexander Darr

Alexander Darr
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 3450
+49 381 5197 440


  • Monitoring and assessment of benthic communities and habitats following the requirements of the water framework directive (WFD, the habitat directive and the Marine Strategy (MSFD)

  • Classification and mapping of marine habitats

  • Taxonomy and autecology of macrozoobenthos (e.g. Mollusca, Crustacea)

  • Impact of anthropogenic or natural stress on benthic communities and habitats

  • Function of benthic communities

  • Interdependencies between species and communities and their surrounding abiotic and biotic environment

  • Times series of macrobenthic data

  • Habitat suitability modeling (Random Forests, MARS, CART, GLM, GLM for zero-inflated data)

  • Red lists of endangered marine habitats

  • Neobiota

  • Quality management systems (analytics group)