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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Arne Schröder

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 389

Research Interests

  • Spatio-temporal dynamcis of size-structured populations and communities
  • Trait-based interactions among individuals and populations
  • Behavioural traits in fish and zooplankton
  • Daily vertical migration of aquatic organisms
  • Mathematical population models and statistical analysis of non-independent data


Educational background and employment

  • 2018 – 2021: Scientist at Department of Biometry and Environmental Systems Analysis, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (GER)
  • 2014 -2017: Marie-Curie- und IGB-Fellow at Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (GER)
  • 2012 – 2013: NERC-Scientist at Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • 2009 – 2012: Swedish Research Council Fellow at Department of Aquatic Ecology, University Lund (SWE), und Department of Ecology and Evolution, University Leeds (UK)
  • 2002 – 2008: PhD student at Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University Umeå (SWE)
  • 2001 – 2002: Trainee at Department of Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology, Syngenta AG Basel (CH)
  • 2001: Diploma in Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (GER)


Peer-reviewed journal articles (not Thünen-Institute)

  • Würtz S, Schröder A & Wanka K (2021) Probiotics in fish nutrition – Long-standing household remedy or native, species-specific nutraceuticals? Water 13:1348-1367
  • Arlinghaus R, Laskowski K, Alós J, Klefoth T, Monk CT, Nakayama S & Schröder A (2017) Passive gear-induced timidity syndrome in wild fish populations and its potential ecological and managerial implications. Fish & Fisheries 18:360-373
  • Schröder A, Kalinkat G & Arlinghaus R (2016) Individual variation in functional response parameters is expained by body size but not by behavioural types in a poeciliied fish. Oecologia 182:1129-1140
  • Arlinghaus R, Alós J, Klefoth T, Laskowski K, Monk CT, Nakayama S & Schröder A (2016) Consumptive tourism causes timidity, rather than boldness,syndromes: A response to Geffroy et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:92-94
  • Liess A, Rowe O, Francoeur SN, Guo J, Lange K, Schröder A, Reichstein B, Lefébure R, Deininger A, Mathisen P & Faithfull C (2016) Terrestrial runoff boosts phytoplankton in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon, but these effects do not propagate to higher trophic levels. Hydrobiologia 766:275-291
  • Schröder A, van Leeuwen A & Cameron T (2015) Empirical support for different types of positive mortality effects. A reply to Abrams. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30:180-181
  • Schröder A, van Leeuwen A & Cameron T (2014) When less is more: positive population-level effects of mortality. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29:614-624
  • Schröder A (2013) Density- and size-dependent winter survival of late Chaoborus flavicans larvae. PlosOne 8:e75839
  • Reichstein B, Schröder A, Persson L & de Roos AM (2012) Habitat complexity does not promote coexistence in a size-structured intraguild predation system. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:55-63
  • Schröder A, Persson L & de Roos AM (2012) Complex shifts between food web states in response to whole-ecosystem manipulations. Oikos 121:417-427
  • Schröder A, Persson L & de Roos AM (2009) Culling experiments demonstrate size-class specific biomass increases with mortality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:2671-2676
  • Schröder A, Nilsson KA, Persson L, van Kooten T & Reichstein B (2009) Invasion success depends on invader body size in a size-structured mixed predation – competition community. Journal of Animal Ecology 78:1152-1162
  • Schröder A, Persson L & de Roos AM (2005) Direct experimental evidence for alternative stable states: A review. Oikos 110:3-19

Peer-reviewed book chapters

  • Schröder A (2008) Inference about complex ecosystem dynamics. in: New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration. Hobbs, R. and Suding, K. (eds.), pp. 50-62, Island Press, Washington DC, USA.


  • Dormann CF & Schröder A (2021) Marine Ecology Notes – Open Textbook Library
  • Beck A, Cheeseman M, Evan C, Levene B, Paragreen J, Reeve H, Schröder A, Spencer S (2014) NO PICNIC: Explorations in art and research. – AND Publishing, ISBN 978-1-908452-43-6

Book reviews

  • Schröder A (2022) Predator Ecology: Evolutionary Ecology of the Functional Response by JOHN P. DELONG, Oxford University Press – Basic and Applied Ecology 59:17-18
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