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)


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Mussels of the species Perna perna originally live in Europe, Africa and South America, but have invaded North American waters. As part of the global GAME experiment, they were examined in Brazil Photo: Felipe Ribeiro

Travel Stress can Train Bioinvaders

International study identifies a new potential driver of invasion success in marine species

Mnemiopsis leidyi. Photo: Cornelia Jaspers/GEOMAR, DTU Aqua

Currents propel the spreading of invasive jellyfish

Scientists present first comprehensive inventory of Mnemiopsis leidyi in Europe

The Baltic Sea can be regarded as a model area for changes in the world ocean. Graphics: Christoph Kersten, GEOMAR.

The Baltic Sea as a Time Machine

A small sea as a model region for the global coastal ocean

Herring larvae along with copepods, which  belong to the zooplankton. Photo: Solvin Zankl,

Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

New studies show complex effects of carbon dioxide on fish population

The key antioxidant ingredient for the new Estonian cosmetics line is Furcellaran, a polysaccharide obtained from the Baltic red alga Furcellaria lumbricalis. Foto: Terje Atonen

New algae-based cosmetics developed

Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance Consortium led by GEOMAR achieves the first marine bioproduct success

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