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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Casper Kraan

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 229

Research Interests

  • Development of methods and indicators to assess fishing impacts on benthic ecosystems
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries
  • Using multispecies distribution models to determine developments in species communities or traits across changing seascapes
  • Functional biogeography


  • Processing of VMS-data within the DCF
  • Modelling fishing impacts on benthic ecosystems

Educational background and employment

  • Since 2020: Marine Scientist at the Institute of Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • 2019: Postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Research at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB), Oldenburg, Germany.
  • 2016-2018: European Marie-Curie fellow at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine research (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • 2012-2016: Global Marie-Curie fellow at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Hamilton, New Zealand, in cooperation with the University of Freiburg, Germany.
  • 2011: Postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2010: Doctoral thesis at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Royal NIOZ), Texel, The Netherlands.
  • 2002: MSc Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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