Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Heike Schwermer, Fanny Barz, Yury Zablotski
    Pages 21-43 Open Access
  3. Pradeep A. Singh, Mara Ort
    Pages 45-56 Open Access
  4. Thomas Luypaert, James G. Hagan, Morgan L. McCarthy, Meenakshi Poti
    Pages 57-82 Open Access
  5. Elham Kamyab, Matthias Y. Kellermann, Andreas Kunzmann, Peter J. Schupp
    Pages 121-157 Open Access
  6. Lars-Erik Petersen, Matthias Y. Kellermann, Peter J. Schupp
    Pages 159-180 Open Access
  7. Philipp Laeseke, Jessica Schiller, Jonas Letschert, Sara Doolittle Llanos
    Pages 195-209 Open Access
  8. Santiago E. A. Pineda-Metz
    Pages 211-223 Open Access
  9. Stephan Ludger Seibert, Julius Degenhardt, Janis Ahrens, Anja Reckhardt, Kai Schwalfenberg, Hannelore Waska
    Pages 225-242 Open Access
  10. Liam Lachs, Javier Oñate-Casado
    Pages 243-260 Open Access
  11. Tobias R. Vonnahme, Ulrike Dietrich, Brandon T. Hassett
    Pages 261-277 Open Access
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 299-370

About this book


This open access book summarizes peer-reviewed articles and the abstracts of oral and poster presentations given during the YOUMARES 9 conference which took place in Oldenburg, Germany, in September 2018. The aims of this book are to summarize state-of-the-art knowledge in marine sciences and to inspire scientists of all career stages in the development of further research. These conferences are organized by and for young marine researchers. Qualified early-career researchers, who moderated topical sessions during the conference, contributed literature reviews on specific topics within their research field. 


Citizen Science Marine Research Marine conservation Ocean Governance Anthropocene Marine biodiversity Restoration Ecology Microplastics Echinodermata Holothuroidea Sea Cucumbers Chemical Ecology Sponges Squid Cuttlefish Benthos-Pelagos Antarctic Shelf Land-sea transition zone Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Jungblut
    • 1
  • Viola Liebich
    • 2
  • Maya Bode-Dalby
    • 3
  1. 1.BreMarE - Bremen Marine Ecology, Marine Zoology, University of Bremen, Bremen, GermanyAlfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  2. 2.Envio MaritimeBerlinGermany
  3. 3.BreMarE - Bremen Marine Ecology, Marine ZoologyUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

About the editors

Dr. Simon Jungblut is a marine ecologist and zoologist. After completing a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at the University of Bremen, Germany, he studied the international program Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Universities of Bremen, the University of Oviedo, Spain, and Ghent University, Belgium. Afterwards, he completed a PhD project entitled: “Ecology and ecophysiology on invasive and native decapod crabs in the southern North Sea” at the University of Bremen in cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven and was awarded the doctoral title in natural sciences at the University of Bremen in December 2017. Since 2015, Simon is actively contributing to the YOUMARES conference series. After hosting some conference sessions, he is the main organizer of the scientific program since 2017. 

Dr. Viola Liebich is a biologist from Berlin, who worked on invasive tunicates for her Diploma thesis at the Alfred Wegener Institute Sylt. With a PhD scholarship by the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, Hamburg, and after her thesis work at the Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Hamburg, and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, the Netherlands, she finished her thesis "Invasive Plankton: Implications of and for ballast water management" in 2013. For three years, until 2015, Viola Liebich worked for a project on sustainable brown shrimp fishery and stakeholder communication at the WWF Center for Marine Conservation and started her voluntary YOUMARES work one year later. In 2017 she also became elected member of the DGM steering group. She is currently working as a self-employed consultant on marine and maritime management (envio maritime).
Dr. Maya Bode-Dalby is a marine biologist, who accomplished her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and her Master of Science in Marine Biology at the University of Bremen, Germany. Thereafter, she completed her PhD thesis entitled „Pelagic biodiversity and ecophysiology of copepods in the eastern Atlantic Ocean: Latitudinal and bathymetric aspects“ at the University of Bremen in cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven and the German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB) at the Senckenberg am Meer in Wilhelmshaven. She received her doctorate in natural sciences at the University of Bremen in March 2016. Since 2016, Maya is a board member of the German Society for Marine Research (DGM) and actively contributes to the YOUMARES conference series as organizer of the scientific program.

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