Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199

Dr. Uwe Böttcher

Dr. Uwe  Böttcher

Retired since October 1st, 2017

Fields of activity

  • Acoustic survey of pelagic fish species (e.g. herring and sprat) in the Baltic Sea
  • Active member of the ICES Baltic International Fish Survey Working Group (WGBIFS)
  • Management of the database  of the international Baltic acoustic survey data (BIAS, BASS)
  • Scientific assessment of potential impacts of human activities such as exploration of oil and gas, sand and gravel extraction and offshore wind farms in the German EEZ in the North Sea
  • Biological investigations on biodiversity, species protection and the rational use of living marine resources
  • Geo Data Infrastructure Germany (GDI-DE), Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)

Research interests

  • Hydroacoustic stock assessment
  • Marine spatial planning
  • Protection of endangered species and natural environments

Scientific Background

1992-2017: Senior scientist at the Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries in Rostock.

1987-1991: PhD studies at the University of Rostock. Doctoral thesis title: „Grundlagen einer Miesmuschelaquakultur in der Mecklenburger Bucht“ (in German).

1982-1984: Postgraduate correspondence course at the Humboldt-University Berlin "Engineer for the fish health service".

1980-1991: Scientist and project manager at the Institute of offshore fishing and fish processing  in the department of aquaculture and coastal management.

1975-1980: Diploma studies at the University of Rostock (Ecology and marine biology). Thesis title: „Umsetzversuche mit Mytilus edulis L. in die Darß-Zingster Boddenkette und Untersuchungen zum Bestand von Mytilus edulis“ (in German).


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  1. Winkler H, Böttcher U, Gröhsler T (2011) Zur Nahrungsbasis mariner Säugetiere in der südlichen Ostsee. Meer Museum 23:41-52
  2. Böttcher U, Götze E, Drenckow M (2009) Annex 6.3: Survey report - cruise no. 312 of RV "Walther Herwig III" 5-26 May 2009. ICES WGBIFS Rep 2009:116-136
  3. Thiel R, Winkler HM, Riel P, Neumann R, Gröhsler T, Böttcher U, Spratte S, Hartmann U (2009) Endangered anadromous lampreys in the southern Baltic Sea: spatial distribution, long-term trend, population status. Endang Species Res 8(3):233-247, DOI:10.3354/esr00222
  4. Hinrichsen HH, Kraus G, Böttcher U, Köster FW (2009) Identifying eastern Baltic cod nursery grounds using hydrodynamic modelling: knowledge for the design of marine protected areas. ICES J Mar Sci 66(1):101-108, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsn207
  5. Böttcher U, Götze E, Drenckow M (2009) Survey report for cruise no. 312 of RV "Walther Herwig III" 05 - 26 May 2008. In: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ed) Report of the Baltic International Fish Survey Working Group (WGBIFS). Copenhagen: ICES, pp 76-98
  6. Pedersen SA, Fock HO, Krause J, Pusch C, Sell AF, Böttcher U, Rogers SI, Sköld M, Skov H, Podolska M, Piet GJ, Rice JC (2008) Natura 2000 sites and fisheries in German offshore waters. ICES J Mar Sci 65(9):155-169, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsn193
  7. Thiel R, Riel P, Neumann R, Winkler HM, Böttcher U, Gröhsler T (2008) Return of twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède, 1803) to the Southern Baltic Sea and the transitional area between the Baltic and North Seas. Hydrobiologia 602(1):161-177, DOI:10.1007/s10750-008-9293-4
  8. Götze E, Böttcher U, Stepputtis D, Gröhsler T (2007) Baltic Acoustic Spring Survey (BASS) in 1999-2005. ICES WGBIFS Rep 2007:191-198
  9. Gröhsler T, Böttcher U (2007) Dorsch - das Problemkind der Ostsee. In: Löser N (ed) Meer und Küste - Deutsche Ostsee. Warnemünde: EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland eV am Leibnitz-Institut für Meeresforschung Warnemünde, pp 24-25
  10. Böttcher U, Götze E (2007) Survey report cruise no. 288 of RV "Walther Herwig III" 16.5.-06.06.2006. ICES WGBIFS Rep 2007:325-339

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