Marine Ecology

The Research Division has four Research Units: Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes, Experimental Ecology, Marine Microbiology and Marine Natural Products Chemistry


Head of the Research Division:

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reusch
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20 
D-24105 Kiel
Phone: +49-431 - 600-4550
Fax: +49-431 - 600-4553
e-mail: treusch(at)

Assistant / Office Management:

Cornelia Rüther
Phone: +49-431- 600-4551
Fax: +49-431 - 600-134551
e-mail: cruether(at)


Press releases

RD3 Seminar

GEOMAR West shore building, Düsternbrooker Weg 20


Thursday 19 October, 2017 - 1:15 Uhr - lecture hall, westshore building

Dr. Maria Garcia-Altares Pérez,
Leibniz insitute for natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena (host: L.Pita Galan, MI)
Natural products from the microbial world: monitoring by mass spectrometry


Thursday 23 November, 2017 - 1:15 Uhr - lecture hall, westshore building

Dr. Andy Booth, SINTEF Material and Chemistry, Trondheim/Norway
(Host: J. Javid, EÖ-N)

Titel: t.b.a.


Thursday 12 April, 2018 - 1:15 h - lecture hall, westshore building

Prof. Hinrich Schulenburg, CAU Kiel (host: D. Tasdemir; MN)

Seminars within RD3 and RUs

RD3 News Archiv

The Underwater Vision Profiler during a trial in the Kiel Fjord. The UVP provided crucial data for the new study. Photo: Rainer Kiko, GEOMAR

Marine Snowfall at the Equator

GEOMAR team publishes a detailed picture of the biological particle flow into the deep sea along the equator

A special basin for jellyfish of the Kiel Marine Organism Culture Center in the Aquarium GEOMAR. As part of GoJelly, a new breeding pool for jellyfish is to be developed based on previous experience. Photo: Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful!

GEOMAR coordinates European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products

Pipefish in an aquarium. Photo: Uli Kunz,

The riddle of male pregnancy

GEOMAR scientist awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant

Stockfish on the Lofoten islands. Dried cod from Northern Norway is still supplied to Southern Europe and Africa. It was a hanseatic trade good which guaranteed high profits during the Middle Ages. However, the new study shows that the trade with cod from the Lofoten islands goes at least back to the Viking Age. Photo: Petr Šmerkl, Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

Cod from the Lofoten Islands Ended up on Plates in Haithabu

International scientists prove early long-distance food trade

FSBI president Iain Barber congratulates Dr Rainer Froese. Photo: Dr Sulayman Mourabit

Le Cren medal for FishBase

Fisheries Society of the British Isles honors the world's largest database for marine organisms

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