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Moritz Sonnewald

Dr. Moritz Sonnewald

Researcher

B2.4: DOGGER BANK (NORTH SEA): A LONG-TERM STUDY OF CLIMATE-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE EPIFAUNAL COMMUNITY

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I work in the field of marine zoology, ecology & environment. Working together with BIK-F, I studied and interpreted the changes in epibenthic species composition at the Dogger Bank in the course of a long term study. The challenge was to correlate the faunal changes in a biotope containing approximately 200 species with changes in the environment, especially in climate.

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Since 2014 Project Coordinator of the Red Sea Biodiversity Research Cooperation of The King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Senckenberg Research Institute & Museum of Natural History, Frankfurt, Germany

2013 – 2014 Scientific employee at the Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Curation of the insitutional collection database within a  project of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

2008 –2012 Dissertation at the Senckenberg Research Institute, in cooperation with the the Research Centre for Biodiversity and Climate, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Subject: Long-term monitoring of the epibenthos of the Dogger Bank (North Sea) and correlation with environmental parameters.

2007 – 2008 Diploma thesis „Long term study of the Biodiversity of decapod Crustaceans and accompanying fauna in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North Sea: 2007 vs. 1986, 1987 und 1990.”

2002 – 2008 Studies in biology at the Goethe-University,  Frankfurt a. M. Focus on ecology, physiology and evolution of the animals.

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