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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Matthias Schneider

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 353
+49 471 94460 199

Research interests

  • Biodiversity, taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of marine fishes (especially deep-sea and reef fishes)
  • Impact of different fishing gears and practices on benthic habitats
  • Climate change effects on distribution, habitat use and ecology of fishes
  • Invasive species and their impact on marine ecosystems


  • NOAH2: North Sea - Observation and Assessment of Habitats

Educational background and employment

  • since 2018: Scientist at the Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven
  • 2016–2018: Fisheries biologist at MariLim Aquatic Research GmbH, Schönkirchen
  • 2010–2016: Lecturer/Scientist at the field station Elba (Italy) of the HYDRA-Institute for Marine Sciences AG, Munich
  • 2005–2010: Scientist at Senckenberg Research Institute and Nature Museum, Frankfurt a. M., Dept. Marine Zoology, Section Ichthyology
  • 2004: Biologist at MariLim Aquatic Research, Kiel
  • 2002-2004: Scientist under the project „Ecology and use of reef organisms in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea – Recirculating systems for rearing and cultivation“ at the Leibniz-Institute for Marine Sciences, Kiel, Dept. Fisheries Biology
  • 2001–2002: Scientific consultant for the HYDRA-Institute for applied Hydrobiology, Constance
  • 2001: Diploma at the Institute for Marine Science at the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel. Thesis: „Experimental food web manipulations in the Mediterranean phytal“
  • 1994 – 2001: Studies of Biology at the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel. Main subject: Biological Oceanography; subsidiary subjects: Zoology, Physical Oceanography
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