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Michael L. Zettler - CV

born 1966 in Templin

resident in Kröpelin


married:  Anja Zettler (geb. Himburg)

children: Johanna Anike (geb. 2005)

                 Konstantin Julius (geb. 2007)

                 Johannes Filius (geb. 2008)


Academical education and practise

1988-1993    Study of biology (Diplom) at the University of Rostock

1993-1996    phD in Marine Biology at the University of Rostock

1996-1997    Research Scientist at the University of Rostock

1997               Officer of nature conservation at Naturschutzbund Deutschland

1998-              Research Scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research


Area of research

·        Spatial and temporal development and changes of macrozoobenthos in North and  Baltic Sea

·        Functional relationships of benthos and environment

·        Modelling of physical-biological relationships

·        Indication of ecological quality status in terms of European WFD

·        Habitat mapping and identifying of Natura 2000 habitats

·        Macrozoobenthos in the Benguela upwelling area (Namibia, Angola)


Duties of Institute

·        Leader of working group Macrozoobenthos

·        Monitoring in terms of Helcom and Ospar in order of BSH


Contributions to national and international organisations

·        Member of ICES Working Group “Benthos Ecology Working Group” (since 1999)

·        Assistant Editor of the journal “Mollusca” (Dresden) (since 1999)

·        Editorial Board of the journal „Lauterbornia“ (Dinkelscherben) (since 2000)

·        Leader of the working group “Malakologie Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” (since 1998)