Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries

Secretariat

Marie Austerhoff
Institut für Ostseefischerei

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199
of@thuenen.de of-sekretariat@thuenen.de


Dr. Patrick Polte

Dr. Patrick  Polte
Address
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone
+49 381 66099 103
Fax
+49 381 66099 199
E-Mail
patrick.polte@thuenen.de

Fields of activty

  • Coordination of the Ruegen- Herring Larvae Survey (RHLS) (within the EU- Data Collection Framework DCF)

Research interests

  • Recruitment ecology of Western Baltic herring
  • Role of inshore transitional waters as nursery areas for marine fishes
  • Ecological functions of habitat complexity and –diversity

Scientific background

Since 03/2016: Scientist in EMFF-pilotproject herring recruitment

2010 - 12/2015: Senior scientist at the Thünen Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2007 - 2010: Post-doctoral research fellow at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle, USA

2005 - 2007: Post-doctoral research fellow at the Alfred Wegener-Institute for Polar- and Marine Research (AWI), Wadden Sea Station Sylt

2001-2004: Dissertation at the AWI- Wadden Sea Station Sylt/University of Bremen. Titel: “ Ecological functions of intertidal seagrass beds for fishes and epifauna in the Wadden Sea“

1993 - 2000: Undergraduate studies in biology at the Johann Gutenberg University Mainz and the Carl v. Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Grade: Diploma-Biologist

Publications (Thünen)

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  1. Polte P, Gröhsler T, Kotterba P, Nordheim L von, Moll D, Santos J, Rodriguez-Tress P, Zablotski Y, Zimmermann C (2021) Reduced reproductive success of Western Baltic herring (Clupea harengus) as a response to warming winters. Front Mar Sci 8:589242, DOI:10.3389/fmars.2021.589242
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  2. Polte P, Gröhsler T (2020) 2019 Western Baltic spring spawning herring recruitment monitored by the Rügen Herring Larvae Survey. ICES Sci Rep 2(60):1041-1043
  3. Silas MO, Mgeleka SS, Polte P, Sköld M, Lindborg R, de la Torre-Castro M, Gullström M (2020) Adaptive capacity and coping strategies of small-scale coastal fisheries to declining fish catches: Insights from Tanzanian communities. Environ Sci Pol 108:67-76, DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.012
  4. Beggs S, Damme CJG van, Giraldo C, Holah H, Huwer B, Kloppmann MHF, Loots C, Polte P, Rohlf N, Werner M (2020) ICES Working Group on Surveys on Ichthyoplankton in the North Sea and adjacent Seas (WGSINS; outputs from 2019 meeting). Copenhagen: ICES, 33 p, ICES Sci Rep 2(17), DOI:10.17895/ices.pub.5969
  5. Kaljuste O, Kloppmann MHF, Kupschus S, Lordan C, Boois IJ, Clark D, Clausen Lotte W, Hansson M, Jech M, Kellner J, Polte P, Storr-Paulsen M, Wieland K (2020) ICES Workshop on the Realigning of the Ecosystem Observation Steering Group (WKREO). Copenhagen: ICES, 24 p, ICES Sci Rep 2(14), DOI:10.17895/ices.pub.5965
  6. Nordheim L von, Kotterba P, Moll D, Polte P (2020) Lethal effect of filamentous algal blooms on Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) eggs in the Baltic Sea. Aquatic Conserv 30(7):1362-1372, DOI:10.1002/aqc.3329
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  7. Moyano M, Illing B, Polte P, Kotterba P, Zablotski Y, Gröhsler T, Hüdepohl P, Cooke SJ, Peck M (2020) Linking individual physiological indicators to the productivity of fish populations: A case study of Atlantic herring. Ecol Indic 113:106146, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106146
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  8. Polte P, Gröhsler T (2019) 2018 Western Baltic spring spawning herring recruitment monitored by the Rügen Herring Larvae Survey. ICES Sci Rep 1(2):929-933, DOI:10.17895/ices.pub.5460
  9. Moll D, Kotterba P, Jochum KP, Nordheim L von, Polte P (2019) Elemental inventory in fish otoliths reflects natal origin of atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) from Baltic Sea juvenile areas. Front Mar Sci 6:191, DOI:10.3389/fmars.2019.00191
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  10. Dodson JJ, Daigle G, Hammer C, Polte P, Kotterba P, Winkler G, Zimmermann C (2019) Environmental determinants of larval herring (Clupea harengus) abundance and distribution in the western Baltic Sea. Limnol Oceanogr 64(1):317-329, DOI:10.1002/lno.11042
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Publications (previous)

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  1. Polte P, Buschbaum C (2008) Native pipefish Entelurus aequoreus are promoted by the introduced seaweed Sargassum muticum in the northern Wadden Sea, North Sea. Aquatic Biol 3(1):11-18, DOI:10.3354/ab00071
  2. Polte P, Asmus H (2006) Influence of seagrass beds (Zostera noltii) on the species composition of juvenile fishes temporarily visiting the intertidal zone of the Wadden Sea. J Sea Res 55(3):244-252, DOI:10.1016/j.seares.2005.11.004
  3. Polte P, Asmus H (2006) Intertidal seagrass beds (Zostera noltii) as spawning grounds for transient fishes in the Wadden Sea. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 312:235-243
  4. Polte P, Schanz A, Asmus H (2005) Effects of current exposure on habitat preference of mobile 0-group epibenthos for intertidal seagrass beds (Zostera noltii) in the northern Wadden Sea. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 62(4):627-635, DOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2004.09.031
  5. Polte P, Schanz A, Asmus H (2005) The contribution of seagrass beds (Zostera noltii) to the function of tidal flats as a juvenile habitat for dominant, mobile epibenthos in the Wadden Sea. Mar Biol 147(4):813-822, DOI:10.1007/s00227-005-1583-z
  6. Schanz A, Polte P, Asmus H (2002) Cascading effects of hydrodynamics on an epiphyte–grazer system in intertidal seagrass beds of the Wadden Sea. Mar Biol 141(2):287-297, DOI:10.1007/s00227-002-0823-8
  7. Schanz A, Polte P, Asmus H, Asmus R (2000) Currents and turbulence as a top-down-regulator in intertidal seagrass communities. Biol Mar Medit 7(2):278-181