Julia Stefanschitz

Doctoral researcher

RD 3: Marine Ecology
Marine Evolutionary Ecology

Working Group: Deep-Sea Biology

Office 1.510
GEOMAR ENB / building 5
Phone: +49 431 600-2067

E-Mail  jstefanschitz@geomar.de

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel



Research Interest

I investigate environmental DNA (eDNA) and use metabarcoding to unravel fish and cephalopod communities in the Deep Ocean and their role in trophic interactions with a heavy focus on deep-diving cetaceans. Additionally, I use deep-sea observation systems with low-light cameras and optical lures to film deep-sea pelagic fauna, in particular cephalopods.