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Institute of

SF Sea Fisheries

Dr. Karl-Michael Werner

Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
+49 471 94460 369
+49 471 94460 199

Research Interests

  • Trophic fish ecology
  • Fishery management & fishery sustainability
  • Stock assessments & political advice
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Impact of fishing on the marine environment
  • Population dynamics of north Atlantic fish stocks


  • Conducting stock assessments in ICES
  • Scientific fishing quota recommendations for the EU
  • Coordination and lead of the annual monitoring survey for cod and redfish in Greenland waters
  • Advice to BMEL and EU in relation to aspects of fishery sustainability

Educational background and employment

  • Since January 2021: Research scientist at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • 2016-2020: PhD student at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries and the University of Hamburg. Supervisors Heino Fock and Christian Möllmann
  • 2015: Scientific employee at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) Bergen
  • 2013-2014: Technichal assistant at the University of Bergen
  • 2013-2015: Master of Science in fisheries biology and fisheries management at the University of Bergen. Master thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Audrey Geffen on the fisheries, biology and ecology of European hake in Norwegian waters
  • 2012: Research visit at the Pennsylvania State University
  • 2010-2012: Bachelor of Science in Environmental studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
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