Dr. Andrea Franke

Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
Forschungseinheit: Marine Evolutionsökologie


Raum: A 20
Telefon: +49 431 600-4579

Email: anfranke(at)geomar.de


GEOMAR | Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel


  • Since 2020  Postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB)
  • 2019  Scientific project manager (projects: Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy at                   the Horizon 2020 Innovation Action EuroSea at GEOMAR)
  • 2017 - 2018 Scientific coordinator for the Future Ocean Strategic Research Initiative "Ocean Health"
  • 2012 - 2016 PhD thesis (GEOMAR, project: FineAqua): Immunostimulation in early life stages of European sea bass
  • 2011 Research assistant
  • 2009 - 2011 Biological technical assistant (environmental impact studies)
  • 2007 - 2008 Diploma thesis (GEOMAR): Impact of ocean acidifcation on the embryonic development and the condition of newly hatched herring larvae 
  • 2005 - 2006 Semester abroad at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2004 - 2008 Graduate studies (Fisheries Biology, Zoology and Toxicology) at Kiel University
  • 2002 Internship at the University of Puerto Rico (coral diseases) http://www.springerlink.com/content/725528ku53532546/
  • 2000 - 2003 Undergraduate studies (Biology) at Kiel University


  • Ocean Health
  • Fish health (immunological control of fish diseases)
  • Fish early life stages (and their immunocompetence)
  • Climate change (ocean acidification)


  • Franke A, Blenckner T, Duarte CM, Ott K, Fleming LE, Antia A, Reusch TBH, Bertram C, Hein J, Kronfeld-Goharani U, Dierking J, Kuhn A, Sato C, van Doorn E, Wall M, Schartau M, Karez R, Crowder L, Keller D, Engel A, Hentschel U and Prigge E (2020) Operationalizing ocean health: Toward integrated research on ocean health and recovery to achieve ocean sustainability. One Earth 2, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.05.013
  • Pita L, Rix L, Slaby BM, Franke A, Hentschel U. The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems. Microbiome 6(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0428-1.
  • Franke A, Roth O, De Schryver P, Bayer T, Garcia-Gonzalez L, Künzel S, Bossier P, Miest JJ and Clemmesen C (2017) Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate administration during early life: effects on performance, immunity and microbial community of European sea bass yolk-sac larvae, Sci Rep 7: 15022 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-14785-z
  • Franke A, Clemmesen C, De Schryver P, Garcia-Gonzalez L, Miest JJ and Roth O (2017) Immunostimulatory effects of dietary poly-β-hydroxybutyrate in European sea bass post-larvae, Aquac Res. 00, 1-11 https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13393
  • Petereit C, Hinrichsen HH, Franke A and Köster FW (2014) Floating along buoyancy levels: Dispersal and survival of western Baltic fish eggs, Prog Oceanogr 122, 131–152
  • Franke A and Clemmesen C (2011) Effect of ocean acidification on early life stages of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.), Biogeosciences 8, 3697–3707 http://www.biogeosciences.net/8/3697/2011/bg-8-3697-2011.pdf


  • Franke A, Roth O, De Schryver P and Clemmesen C: Does poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate stimulate the immune system of European sea bass larvae?, Aquaculture Europe, 2015 (Best Student Poster and AquaTT Lindsay Laird Poster Award)
  • Franke A, Roth O, Bossier P and Clemmesen C: Early stimulation of the immune system of an important aquaculture species: Probiotic application in European sea bass juveniles, 1. International Conference of Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 2013
  • Franke A, Clemmesen C and Krug S: Does elevated CO2 affect the early life stages of fish?, 32nd Annual Larval Fish Conference, 2008


  • Fishery surveys with RV "Alkor"
  • Research cruises with RV "Alexander von Humboldt" and RV "Littorina"