Dr. rer. nat. Henk-Jan T. Hoving

Head of Emmy Noether Junior Research Group

'The role of pelagic foodfalls in subsidizing deep-sea bottom communities in a changing ocean'

Research division 3: Marine Ökologie
Research Unit: Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes

 

 

Office:
Room: A 50
Phone: +49-431 600 4566
Fax: +49-431 600 4553
E-Mail: hhoving(at)geomar.de

Address:
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel
Germany

 
 
 

 

 

 

Career / Education

  • 2017-present Head of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group 'The role of pelagic foodfalls in subsidizing deep-sea bottom communities in a changing ocean'
  • 2013-2017  Future Ocean Postdoctoral fellow at GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany. Mentors: Dr. U. Piatkowski and Prof. Dr. A. Körtzinger
  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, California, USA. Mentor: Dr. B.H. Robison.
  • 2009-2010 Honours College Coordinator, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,  University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2008-2009 Lecturer (in Marine Biology and Invertebrate Zoology), Department of Ocean Ecosystems, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2008  PhD Biology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2002  MSc Biology, specialisation Marine Biology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

  • Emmy Noether Junior Research Group awarded by the German Research Foundation
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Cluster of Excellence 'Future Ocean', funded by the German Research Foundation
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Monterey bay Aquarium Research Institute funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Rubicon Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Scientific interests

  • Deep-sea biology
  • Ocean technology in particular biological in situ observations
  • Exploration
  • Biological carbon pump
  • Life history strategies and sexual selection
  • Pelagic invertebrates including cephalopoda and gelatinous zooplankton

Expeditions

  • 2018 R/V Poseidon  POS520 17 days investigating pelagic communities in Cape Verde waters using manned submersible JAGO, PELAGIOS, Multinet, CTD and eDNA collection. Chief Scientist Dr. H.J.T. Hoving
  • 2017 R/V Maria S. Merian MSM61 9 days Investigating pelagic communities of macrozooplankton and nekton at time series station CVOO, Senghor seamount and mesoscale eddies. Deployment of seamount observatory. Chief Scientist Dr. B. Fiedler
  • 2017 R/V Meteor M138, 33 days, Cruise for SFB754 project. Deployment PELAGIOS for investigating vertical ecological zonation of the oxygen minimum zone off Peru. Chief Scientist Prof. Dr. Bange.
  • 2016 R/V Western Flyer 7 days MBARI Midwater Ecology Expedition Monterey Bay. Chief scientist Dr. B.H. Robison
  • 2015 R/V Maria S. Merian, 19 days, from Las Palmas, Spain to Mindelo, Cape Verde. Deployment of PELAGIOS, responsible for GEOMAR team (5 students and 1 technician) Chief scientist Dr. B. Christiansen
  • 2015   R/V Meteor, 38 days from Mindelo, Cape Verde to Recife, Brazil. Deployment of PELAGIOS. Chief scientist Prof. Brandt
  • 2015   R/V Walther Herwig III, 16 days from Dakar, Senegal to Mindelo, Cape Verde. Mesopelagic trawl sampling. Chief Scientist Dr. H. Fock
  • 2015   R/V Western Flyer, 10 days La Paz to La Paz, Mexico. MBARI Midwater Ecology Expedition Gulf of California, pelagic ROV surveys. Chief scientist Dr. B. Robison
  • 2014   R/V Sonne 10 days from Kiel to Las Palmas. ROV seatrial cruise, Chief scientist Dr. F. Abegg
  • 2014   R/V Western Flyer 7 days MBARI Midwater Ecology Expedition Monterey Bay Chief scientist Dr. B. Robison
  • 2014   R/V Nereus in Kosterfjord, Tjärnö, Sweden, 4 day trips, deployment of towed camera during fieldcourse ‘Cutting edge observational technology in marine biogeochemistry’,
  • 2014   R/V Alkor 7 days GEOMAR’s Baltic Sea fisheries survey, testing towed camera system, Chief scientist Mr. B. Von Dewitz
  • 2013   R/V Littorina 4 day cruises testing towed pelagic camera, Chief Scientist Dr. H.J. Hoving
  • 2010-2013 R/V Western Flyer; 10 cruises of 1 week MBARI Midwater Ecology Cruises. pelagic ROV surveys, deployment autonomous camera system, midwater trawls Chief scientist Dr. B. Robison.
  • 2012-2013 R/V Rachel Carson 2 day trips ROV collections for Monterey Bay Aquarium husbandry. Chief scientist Dr. H.J. Hoving
  • 2012   R/V Western Flyer 10 days, La Paz to La Paz, Mexico. MBARI Midwater Biology Expedition Gulf of California, pelagic ROV surveys, deployment autonomous camera system, midwater trawls Chief scientist Dr. S. Haddock.
  • 2011   R/V Wacoma 7 days New Port to New Port, Oregon. Chief Scientist Training Cruise (funded by NSF): in charge of midwater trawl sampling in Astoria Canyon.
  • 2008-2011    R/V Point Lobos 17 day trips MBARI Midwater Ecology. pelagic ROV surveys. Chief scientist Dr. B. Robison.
  • 2006   R/V Dorada 18 days Stanley to Stanley (Falkland Islands). Deep-sea survey for Patagonian toothfish. Chief scientist Dr. A.I. Arkhipkin.
  • 2005   R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen 21 days. Cape Town to Walvisbay. Survey for deepwater hake Merluccius paradoxus: Deep-sea bottom trawls. Chief scientist. Dr. T. Strömme. 
  • 2004   R/V Algoa 21 days. Cape Town to Cape Town. Survey for the common squid Loligo reynaudii: Bottom trawls, squid jigging, plankton sampling. Chief scientist Dr. M. Lipinski
  • 2002   R/V Algoa 21 days. Cape Town to Cape Town. Survey for the common squid Loligo reynaudii: Bottom trawls, squid jigging, plankton sampling. Chief scientist Dr. M. Lipinski

Publications

  • Liu H, Sticklus J, Köser K, Hoving HJT, Ying C, Hong S, Greinert J and Schoening T (2018) TuLUMIS - A tunable LED-based underwater multispectral imaging system. Optics Express 26(6) 7811-7828

  • Christiansen S, Hoving HJT, Schütte F, Hauss H, Karstensen H, Körtzinger A, Schröder S, Stemmann L, Christiansen B, Picheral M, Brandt P, Robison BH, Koch R, Kiko R. (In Press) Particulate matter flux interception in oceanic mesoscale eddies by the polychaete Poeobius sp. Limnology and Oceanography

  • Hoving HJT, Bush SL, Haddock SHD, Robison BH. 2017 Bathyal feasting: post-spawning squid as a source of carbon for deep-sea benthic communities. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20172096 New York Times Youtube

  • HJT Hoving, BH Robison (2017) The pace of life in deep dwelling squids Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 126: 40-49
  • Merten V, Christiansen B, Javidpour J, Piatkowski U, Puebla O, Gasca R, Hoving HJT (2017) Diet and stable isotope analyses reveal the feeding ecology of the orangeback squid Sthenoteuthis pteropus (Steenstrup 1855) (Mollusca, Ommastrephidae) in the eastern tropical Atlantic. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189691
  • HJT Hoving, SHD Haddock (2017) The giant pelagic octopus Haliphron atlanticus feeds on gelatinous fauna. Scientific Reports 7 (44952) Youtube Spiegel
  • Fernandez-Alvarez FA, Hoving HJT, Gilly WF, Villanueva, R. (in press) The journey of Humboldt squid sperm. online Reviews in Fisheries and Fish Biology 10.1007/s11160-017-9498-6
  • A. Purser, Y.  Marcon, HJT Hoving, M. Vecchione, U. Piatkowski, D. Easone, H. Bluhm, A. Boetius (2016). Association of deep-sea incirrate octopods with manganese crusts and nodule fields in the Pacific Ocean. Current Biology 26 (4): 1268–1269 Spiegel  Science
  • HJT Hoving, BH Robison Deep-sea in situ observations of gonatid squid and their prey reveal high occurrence of cannibalism. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 116: 94-98 New Scientist
  • Jereb et al (2016) The deep water squid Octopoteuthis as the single species of the genus occurring in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 163 (9): 192
  • Videler, JJ, Haydar, D, Snoek, R, Hoving, HJT, Szabo, BG. (2016) Lubricating the Swordfish head. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 1953-1956
  • Hoving HJT, Laptikhovsky VV, Arkhipkin AI & Marian JEAR (2016) Mating tactics in a sub-Antarctic deep-sea squid. Polar Biology 39: 1319-1328
  • Hoving HJT, Laptikhovsky VV, Robison BH (2015). Vampire squid’s reproductive strategy is unique among coleoid cephalopods. Current Biology 25 (8): 322–323  Science Magazine New York Times
  • Hoving HJT & Lipinski MR (2015). Life history aspects of the oceanic squid Ancistrocheirus lesueurii Férussac et d’Orbigny, 1839. Journal of Natural History 1-7
  • Hoving HJT, Perez JA, Bolstad KS, Braid HE, Evans AB, Fuchs D, Judkins H, Kelly JT, Marian JE, Nakajima R, Piatkowski U, Reid A, Vecchione M, & Xavier JC (2014). The Study of Deep-Sea Cephalopods. Advances in Marine Biology 67: 235-359
  • Hoving HJT, Laptikhovsky VV, Jurgens E, & Lipinski MR (2014). Fecundity, oogenesis and ovulation pattern in Lycoteuthis lorigera from the South East Atlantic. Hydrobiologia 725 (1), 23-32
  • Hoving HJT, Zeidberg L, Benfield M, Bush S, Robison B, Vecchione M. (2013) First in situ observations of the deep-sea squid Grimalditeuthis bonplandi reveals unique use of tentacles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Nature News National Geographic Science Magazine Nature Highlights Youtube
  • Hoving HJT, Gilly WF, Markaida U, Benoit-Bird KJ, West-Brown Z, Daniel P, Field J, Paressenti L, Liu B, Campos B (2013). Extreme plasticity in life history strategy allows a migratory predator (jumbo squid) to cope with a changing climate. Global Change Biology New Scientist
  • Hoving HJT & Robison BH (2012) Vampire squid: detritivores in the oxygen minimum zone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1747) 4559-4567 New York Times National Geographic Youtube
  • Hoving HJT & Vecchione M (2012) Mating Behaviour of a deep-sea squid revealed by in situ videography and the study of archived specimens. Biological Bulletin 223 (3) Youtube
  • Bush S, Hoving HJT, Huffard C, Robison BH, Zeidberg L (2012) Brooding and sperm storage by the deep-sea squid Bathyteuthis berryi Roper 1968 (Cephalopoda: Decapodiformes). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 92(7) 1629-1636
  • Hoving HJT, Bush S & Robison BH (2012) A Shot in the Dark: Same-Sex Sexual Behaviour in a Deep-Sea Squid. Biology Letters: 8 (2) 287-290 BBC News National Geographic New York Times
  • Bolstad KSR & Hoving HJT (2011) Spermatangium attachment sites and late-life deterioration in onychoteuthid females (Cephalopoda; Oegopsida). Marine Biodiversity Records 4(e5), 1–6.
  • Hoving HJT, Lipinski MR & Dam, L (2010) The male reproductive strategy of a deep-sea squid: sperm allocation, continuous production, and long term storage of spermatophores in Histioteuthis miranda. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67 (7), 1478-1486
  • Hoving HJT, Lipinski MR, Videler JJ & Bolstad K (2010) Sperm storage and mating in the deep-sea squid Taningia danae Joubin, 1931 (Oegopsida: Octopoteuthidae). Marine Biology 157, 393-40
  • Hoving HJT & Lipinski MR (2009) Female reproductive biology and age of the deep-sea squid Histioteuthis miranda from southern Africa. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66, 1868-1872
  • Hoving HJT, Nauwelaerts S, Van Genne B, Stamhuis EJ & Zumholz K (2009) Spermatophore implantation in Rossia moelleri Steenstrup, 1856 (Sepiolidae; Cephalopoda). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 372, 75-81
  • Hoving HJT, Lipinski MR & Videler JJ (2008) Reproductive system and spermatophoric reaction of Octopoteuthis sicula (Ruppell, 1844) from southern African waters. African Journal of Marine Science 30 (3), 603-612
  • Laptikhovsky VV, Nigmatullin ChM, Hoving HJT, Onsoy B, Salman A, Zumholz K & Shevtsov GA (2008) Reproductive strategies in female polar and deep-sea bobtail squid genera Rossia and Neorossia (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae). Polar Biology 31, 1499–1507
  • Hoving HJT, Laptikhovsky VV, Piatkowski U & Onsoy B (2008) Reproduction in Heteroteuthis dispar: sepiolid adaptations to an oceanic lifestyle. Marine Biology 154, 219-230
  • Laptikhovsky VV, Arkhipkin AI & Hoving HJT (2007) Reproductive biology in two deep-sea squids. Marine Biology 152, 981-990
  • Hoving HJT & Laptikhovsky VV (2007) Getting under the skin: autonomous implantation of squid spermatophores. Biological Bulletin 212, 177-179
  • Hoving HJT, Lipinski MR, Roeleveld MAC & Durholtz MD (2007) Growth and mating of southern African Lycoteuthis lorigera (Steenstrup, 1875). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17(2-3), 259-270
  • Hoving HJT, Goud J, Gittenberger E & Videler JJ (2006) A male giant squid, Architeuthis spec. (Cephalopoda, Architeuthidae) from the Fladen Ground in the northern North Sea. Basteria 70, 153-160
  • Hoving HJT, Roeleveld MAC, Lipinski MR & Videler JJ (2006) Nidamental glands in males of the oceanic squid Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (D’orbigny, 1842) (Cephalopoda: Ancistrocheiridae)- sex change or intersexuality? Journal of Zoology, London 269, 341-348
  • Hoving HJT, Venter JD, Worst DE & Lipinski MR (2005) Adaptation of an immunodot assay for multiple prey identification of squid paralarvae in field trials. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. 85, 1499-1501
  • Hoving HJT, Roeleveld MAC, Lipinksi MR & Melo Y (2004) Reproductive system of the giant squid, Architeuthis in South African waters. Journal of Zoology, London 264 (2), 1-17

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