Marine Ecology

Benthic Ecology

- Structure and Dynamic of Life on the Sea Floor


Contributions to the Mid-Term Research Foci:

1) Chemical Ecology

- Defence against grazing

- Fouling and anti-fouling

- Regulation of defence

2) Ecology of Stress

- Non-biotic stress: climatic change, boundary constraints

- Biotic stress: competition, grazing, epibiosis, and invasive species

3) Ecophysiology

- Abiotic Effects on physiological processes

- Ecological consequences of physiological processes

4) Large Scale Projects

- Kiel Benthic Mesocosms ==> Webcams

- Training and Research Program GAME



Head of the Research Unit: 

Prof. Dr. Martin Wahl
GEOMAR | Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Standort Westufer
Düsternbrooker Weg 20 
24105 Kiel

Phone: +49-431 600-4500
Fax: +49-431 600-1671

Personal Assistant / Office Management:
Gabriele Barth
Phone: +49 431 600-4401


Peer-reviewed publications of the research unit Experimental Ecology  Benthic Ecology (since 2004)