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

Maria E. Pierce

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 118
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of Activity

Development of an agent-based ecological model of Baltic cod populations

Research Interests

  • Modelling of ecological systems
  • Bioenergetics of aquatic organisms
  • Abiotic habitat structures

Scientific Background

Since Aug. 2016: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

Since 2015: External scientist at the Modelling and Simulation Group at the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering of the University Rostock

2013 – 2015: Master course „Aquaculture and Sea Ranching“ (M.Sc.) at the University Rostock. Masters thesis: „Modelling Baltic Cod behavioural responses to hypoxia: towards an agent-based model“

2009 – 2013: Bachelor course in Physics (B.Sc.) at the University Rostock. Bachelor thesis: „Characterization of the spotsize of focused light beams“


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  1. Wilsdorf P, Pierce ME, Hillston J, Uhrmacher AM (2019) Round-based Super-individuals - balancing speed and accuracy. In: ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS 2019), 03-05 June 2019, Chicago, IL, USA. pp 95-98, DOI:10.1145/3316480.3322894
  2. Pierce ME, Krumme U, Uhrmacher AM (2018) Building simulation models of complex ecological systems by successive composition and reusing simulation experiments. In: Rabe M, Juan AA, Mustafee N, Skoogh A, Jain S, Johansson B (eds) Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2018), 9-12 Dec 2018, Göteborg, Sweden. pp 2363-2374, DOI:10.1109/WSC.2018.8632262
  3. Pierce ME, Warnke T, Krumme U, Helms T, Hammer C, Uhrmacher AM (2017) Developing and validating a multi-level ecological model of eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Bornholm Basin - a case for domain-specific languages. Ecol Model 361:49-65, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.07.012
  4. Pierce ME, Warnke T, Helms T, Uhrmacher AM, Krumme U, Hammer C (2015) Individual-based cod simulation with ML-Rules. In: Yilmaz L (ed) Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, December 6 - 9, 2015, Huntington Beach, CA. Piscataway, NJ: Omnipress, p 2

Presentations and Posters

Pierce ME (2018) Methods, Modellers and Fisheries Scientists – Building Bridges. In: Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2018), 09-12 Dec 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Poster)

Pierce ME (2017) Wir bauen uns einen Dorsch. Kommunikationswettbewerb – Rostock‘s ELEVEN. (Presentation)

Pierce ME, Warnke T, Helms T, Uhrmacher AM, Krumme U, Hammer C (2015) Individual-based cod simulation with ML-Rules. In: Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2015), 6-9 Dec 2015, Huntington Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings, published by IEEE, Electronic ISSN: 1558-4305, pp. 3192-3193. (Poster)