Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Viola Liebich, Maya Bode, Simon Jungblut
    Pages 1-6 Open Access
  3. Tina Dippe, Martin Krebs, Jan Harlaß, Joke F. Lübbecke
    Pages 7-23 Open Access
  4. Veloisa Mascarenhas, Therese Keck
    Pages 41-54 Open Access
  5. Laura Käse, Jana K. Geuer
    Pages 55-71 Open Access
  6. Jan David Brüwer, Hagen Buck-Wiese
    Pages 73-82 Open Access
  7. Brigitte C. Heylen, Dominik A. Nachtsheim
    Pages 83-107 Open Access
  8. Jonas C. Geburzi, Morgan L. McCarthy
    Pages 109-124 Open Access
  9. Hannah S. Earp, Natalie Prinz, Maha J. Cziesielski, Mona Andskog
    Pages 125-144 Open Access
  10. Katarzyna S. Walczyńska, Maciej K. Mańko, Agata Weydmann
    Pages 145-153 Open Access
  11. Camilla Sguotti, Xochitl Cormon
    Pages 155-166 Open Access
  12. Francisco R. Barboza, Maysa Ito, Markus Franz
    Pages 167-178 Open Access
  13. Thea Hamm, Claudia Lorenz, Sarah Piehl
    Pages 179-195 Open Access
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 197-251

About these proceedings


This open access book presents the proceedings volume of the YOUMARES 8 conference, which took place in Kiel, Germany, in September 2017, supported by the German Association for Marine Sciences (DGM). The YOUMARES conference series is entirely bottom-up organized by and for YOUng MARine RESearchers. Qualified early career scientists moderated the scientific sessions during the conference and provided literature reviews on aspects of their research field. These reviews and the presenters’ conference abstracts are compiled here. Thus, this book discusses highly topical fields of marine research and aims to act as a source of knowledge and inspiration for further reading and research.


Tropical and subtropical oceans Arctic and Subarctic oceans Ocean optics Ocean color remote sensing Phytoplankton Omics Cephalopods Marine Top Predators Marine invasive species Tropical aquatic ecosystems Polar ecosystems Ecosystems dynamics Microplastics in aquatic habitats Coastal ecosystem restoration Early-career conference Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Jungblut
    • 1
  • Viola Liebich
    • 2
  • Maya Bode
    • 3
  1. 1.BreMarE – Bremen Marine Ecology, Marine ZoologyUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM) e.V., Biozentrum Klein FlottbekHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM) e.V., Biozentrum Klein FlottbekHamburgGermany

About the editors

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.

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).

Maya Bode 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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