Dr. rer. nat. Jamileh Javidpour

GEOMAR Helmholtz- Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
Experimentelle Ökologie - Nahrungsnetze
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel

E-Mail: jjavid(at)geomar.de


Career Highlights

Coordinating a Horizon 2020 project (GoJelly, TB of 6 million €), recommended patent (Flow2Vortex), over 3000 magazines, newspapers, radios and TV interviews, teaching activities and coordinating middle-sized research cruises (ALKOR and POSEIDON)


2013-2018Staff Scientist at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Department of Food Web Ecology.
PI of the research group “Jellyfish Ecology” at GEOMAR
2010-2013 Postdoc position (funded by DFG) at GEOMAR
2009-2010Scientific Site-Coordinator of MESOAQUA (Network of leading MESOcosm facilities to advance the studies of future AQUAtic ecosystems from the Arctic to the Mediterranean) at GEOMAR
2001Curator at the Natural History Museum, Tehran, Iran


2004-2008PhD at Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IfM-GEOMAR), University of Kiel, Germany. Funded by Iranian scholarship program. Supervisors: Prof. Ulrich Sommer, Prof. Maarten Boersma.Thesis: Ecological assessment of the Ctenophore Invader Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Western Baltic Sea.
1998-2002 MSc in Marine Fish Biology at Tarbiat-Modarres University, Tehran, Iran. Supervisor: Prof. Wosughi. Thesis: Taxonomic Identification of Fish and Fish Larvae of the Iranian Museum of Natural History.
1993-1997BSc in Biology (Zoology), Gorgan University of Agricultural & Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran.
1992High school degree in Mathematics and Physics

Recent Publications

  • Filipa Paiva, Andrea Barco, Yiyong Chen, Alireza Mirzajani, Farrah T. Chan, Velda Lauringson, Miguel Baltazar-Soares, Aibin Zhan, Sarah A. Bailey, Jamileh Javidpour and Elizabeta Briski (2018) Is salinity an obstacle for biological invasions? Global Change Biology, accepted.

  • Katharina Tissy Bading, Sarah Kaehlert, Xupeng Chi, Cornelia Jaspersc, Mark Q. Martindale, and Jamileh Javidpour, Food availability drives plastic self-repair response in a basal metazoan- case study on the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz 1865, accepted by Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 16419 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16346-w.
  • A. Lischka, T. Lacoue-Labarthe, H. J. T. Hoving, J. Javidpour, V. Merten, C. Churlaud, P. Bustamante, High cadmium and mercury concentrations in the tissue of the orange-back flying squid, Sthenoteuthis pteropus, from the tropical Eastern Atlantic, under Rev by the “Science of the Total Environment”.
  • Merten V, Christiansen B, Javidpour J, Piatkowski U, Puebla O, Gasca R, et al. (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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189691

    Tamara Shiganove, Fabien Lombard, Martin Lilley, Viacheslav Krememetsky, Dror Angel, Bella Galil, Delphine Bonnet, Floriane Delpy, Ulrich Sommer, Jamileh Javidpour, Juan Carlos Molinero, Melek Isinibilir Okyar, Alenka Malej, Epaminondas Christou, Loanna Siokou, Macarena Marambio, Veronica Fuentes, Zinaida Mirsoyan, Nurcin Gülsahin, Adaptive strategies of Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 in different environments of the Eurasian Seas, Progress in Oceanography, accepted with minor corrections.

  • Eduardo Ramirez-Romero, Juan Carlos Molinero, Matthias Paulsen, Jamileh Javidpour, Catriona Clemmesen, Ulrich Sommer, Modeling the top-down control in the plankton community by the scyphozoan Aurelia aurita: application in a neritic ecosystem (Kiel Fjord), accepted with major revision by MEPS.
  • Jaspers et al. Ocean current connectivity propelling secondary spread of a marine invader across western Eurasia, under Rev. by Global Ecology and Biogeography.

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