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Miriam von Thenen, PhD

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Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 158
+49 381 5197 105


  • Marine spatial planning
  • Ecosystem services
  • GIS analyses & tools (e.g. SPACEA)


since 06/2023     Tenure-Track scientist at Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
2021-2023     PostDoc at Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
05-09/2021     Scientist at Rostock University
2017-2021     Scientist at Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Reasearch Warnemünde
2017 - 2020     PhD at the department of planning at Aalborg University Copenhagen
      Thesis: "Integrating the Ecosystem Service Concept into Baltic Sea Marine Spatial Planning - Mussel Farming as an Example"
2014 - 2016     MSc in biology with a focus on marine science at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense
      Thesis: "Agent-based modelling (ABM) of eelgrass seed dispersion in shallow estuaries"
2010 - 2014     BASc in coastal- and marine management at the van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands)
      Thesis: "Adaptation to sea level rise induced flooding on the Baltic Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein: A comparison based on stakeholders’ perspectives", in cooperation with the Coastal Risks & Sea-level Rise Research Group at Kiel University