Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Kolja Beisiegel

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Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 3409
+49 381 5197 440

I left the institute end of August 2019.

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„I have started my PhD in 2015 with the aim to better understand diversity patterns and the spatial heterogeneity of reef assemblages in the Baltic Sea. The focus is on hard-bottom associated epibenthic fauna and vegetation within MPAs in the German exclusive economic zone. I will use a range of approaches, including common sampling by grab, dredge and SCUBA diving, as well as novel high-resolution seafloor imagery with a passive towed platform.”

Research interests:


  • Benthic community analysis

  • Temperate rocky reef ecology

  • Marine conservation

  • Monitoring of hard-bottom assemblages

  • Seafloor imagery and image analysis