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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Hielscher

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 142
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

Food Webs and Diversity under Global and Regional Change:

  • combined use of trophodynamic tracers (stable isotopes, fatty acids) to study food web interaction (key fish species).
  • effects of stable isotopes fractionation processes on trophic enrichment.


Educational background and employment

  • since 2012: Research officer at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries since
  • 2009: Doctoral studies in Biological Oceanography
  • 2009-2012: Scientific employee at Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI), Island of Helgoland, Sektion Ökologie von Schelfmeersystemen, Doctoral student in BMBF/EU Project MarinERA (189570): Marine phylogeographic structuring during climate change: the signature of leading and rear edge of range shifting populations.
  • 2008-2009: Scientific employee at Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften Kiel, Abtlg. Evolutionsökologie mariner Fische im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts „Nachhaltige Ernährung mit Marinen Organismen – NEMO"
  • 2002 – 2007: Studies at Christian-Albrechts-Universität (Kiel), with degree in Biology (Diplom-Biologie).
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