Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 8116 102
Fax: +49 381 8116 199

Dr. Christian von Dorrien

Dr. Christian von  Dorrien
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 8116 106
+49 381 8116 199

Fields of activity

  • Head of research area Fisheries & Environment
  • Head of IT-department
  • Advice to BMEL concerning fisheries management in protected areas and implementation oft he Marine Strategie Framework Directive (MSFD)
  • Contributions to expert working groups oft he International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), e.g. Advisory Committee (ICES-ACOM)
  • Contributions to working groups for the implementation of the MSFD in Germany
  • Project coordinator PAL
  • Member of the Steering Board of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)

Research interests

Fisheries management in protected areas; ecosystem based fisheries management; fisheries indicators; fisheries ecology; alternative management approaches; data base development

Scientific background

Since 02/2004: Senior scientist at Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries (until 2007 Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei, since 2008 Thünen Institute)

2002-2003: Education as software and database developer (cbm Bremen)

1997-2002: Policy officer for marine fisheries at WWF (Bremen)

1993-1997: Scientist at the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT, Bremen); Coordination of field research in a two years german-brasilian research project in Recife (Brazil); Foundation of the Contact Office Tropicoast at the ZMT

1993: Promotion (Dr. rer. nat) at Kiel University (Ecology and respiration of arctic benthic fish species) in fisheries biology

1990-1992: Scientist and PhD student at the Institute of Polar Ecology at Kiel University, two multi-monthly sea going research cruises to the Arctic

1989: Diploma (Dipl.-Biol.) at the Institute of Polar Ecology at Kiel University (Ichthyoplankton in relation to hydrographie and zooplanktion in the Weddell Sea)

1985-1989: Studies of fisheries biology, physical oceanography und zoology at Kiel University

1983-1985: Studies of biology at Bielefeld University


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  1. Chladek J-C, Kindt-Larsen L, Culik B, Conrad M, Dorrien C von (2017) Listen to your PAL! Innovative alerting device significantly reduces western Baltic harbour porpoise bycatch : Poster for European Cetacean Society Conference 2017. Hamburg: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 1 p
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 2133 kb
  2. Culik B, Dorrien C von, Conrad M (2016) Porpoise Alerting Device (PAL): Synthetic harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) communication signals influence behaviour and reduce by-catch. BfN Skripten 451:150-155
  3. Kraak SBM, Dorrien C von, Krumme U, Nordheim L von, Oeberst R, Strehlow HV, Zimmermann C (2016) The discard ban and its impact on the MSY objective - The Baltic Sea. In: Research for PECH Committee - The discard ban and its impact on the maximum sustainable yield objective on fisheries : workshop. Brussels: European Union, pp 137-194
  4. Culik B, Conrad M, Schaffeld T, Dorrien C von, Kindt-Larsen L (2015) Deploying Porpoise Alerting Device (PALfi) in Baltic and North Sea Gillnet Fisheries [Poster]. In: 29th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 23rd to 25th March 2015, University of Malta, Malta . Msida: University of Malta
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  5. Culik B, Dorrien C von, Müller V, Conrad M (2015) Synthetic communication signals influence wild harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) behaviour. Bioacoustics 24(3):201-221, DOI:10.1080/09524622.2015.1023848
  6. Stepputtis D, Zimmermann C, Krumme U, Dorrien C von (2015) Technical measures in the Baltic Sea - an alternative to over-regulation and the brace-and-belt approach : in-depth analysis. Brussels: European Parliament Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, 42 p
  7. Kock K-H, Dorrien C von (2014) Die Fische des Nord- und Südpolarmeeres. In: Lozán JL (ed) Warnsignal Klima : die Polarregionen ; Gebiete höchster Empfindlichkeit mit weltweiter Wirkung. Hamburg: Wiss Auswertungen, pp 160-168
  8. Probst WN, Rau A, Diekmann R, Dorrien C von, Seidel H, Fock HO, Kraus G, Stelzenmüller V (2014) Eine Thünen-Evaluierung von fisch- und fischereibezogenen Indikatoren der EU Meeresstrategie-Rahmenrichtlinie (MSRL). Hamburg: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 106 p, Thünen Working Paper 25, DOI:10.3220/WP_25_2014
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  9. Miethe T, Bastardie F, Dorrien C von, Nielsen JR (2014) Impact assessment of a fisheries closure with effort and landings spatial analyses: a case study in the Western Baltic Sea. Fisheries Res 157:170-179, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2014.04.004
  10. Miethe T, Gröhsler T, Böttcher U, Dorrien C von (2014) The effects of periodic marine inflow into the Baltic Sea on the migration patterns of Western Baltic spring-spawning herring. ICES J Mar Sci 71(3):519-527, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst166

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