Markus Franz

FB 3: Marine Ökologie
FE Experimentelle Ökologie Benthosökologie


Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel

Research interests

Hard-bottom communities of the Baltic Sea

  • What are the main drivers of the taxonomic and functional diversity?

  • Provision of ecosystem services under future global change scenarios

  • Environmental conditions of shallow water habitats at the SW Baltic coast




  • Ito, M., Scotti, M., Franz, M., Barboza, F.R., Buchholz, B., Zimmer, M., Guy-Haim, T., Wahl, M. (2019): Effects of temperature on carbon circulation in macroalgal foodwebs are mediated by herbivores, Mar Biol, (12) 166. Link
  • Ito, M., Franz, M., Barboza, F.R. (2019): Pathways to link biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: from monitoring to complex interactions studies, Communitiy Ecol, (2) 20, 10-109. Link
  • Franz, M., Lieberum, C., Bock, G., Karez, R. (2019): Environmental parameters of shallow waters in the SW Baltic Sea, Earth Syst Sci Data, (3) 11, pp 947-957. Link
  • Franz, M., Barboza, F.R., Hinrichsen, H.-H., Lehmann, A., Scotti, M., Hiebenthal, C., Molis, M., Schütt, R., Wahl, M. (2019): Long-term records of hard-bottom communities in the southwestern Baltic Sea reveal the decline of a foundation species, Estuar Coast Shelf Sci, (219), pp 242-251. Link
  • Pansch, C., Scotti, M., Barboza, F.R., Al-Janabi, B., Brakel, J., Briski, E., Buchholz, B., Franz, M., Ito, M., Paiva, F., Saha, M., Sawall, Y., Weinberger, F., Wahl, M. (2018): Heat waves and their significance for a temperate benthic community: A near-natural experimental approach, Glob Change Biol, (24) 9, pp 4357-4367. Link
  • Barboza, F.R., Ito, M., Franz, M. (2018): Biodiversity and the Functioning of Ecosystems in the Age of Global Change: Integrating Knowledge Across Scales. In: Jungblut, S., Liebich, V., Bode, M. (Hrsg.). YOUMARES 8 – Oceans Across Boundaries: Learning from each other. pp 167-178. Online: Link
  • Barboza, F.R. & Franz, M. (2016): Die Biodiversität der Ostsee: Erkenntnisse der Vergangenheit und Perspektiven für die Zukunft. In: Lozán, J. L., S.-W. Breckle, R. Müller & E. Rachor (Hrsg.). Warnsignal Klima: Die Biodiversität. pp. 13-16. Online: Link