Institute of

Sea Fisheries




Herwigstraße 31

27572 Bremerhaven

Telephone: +49 471 94460 101

Fax: +49 471 94460 199

Dr. Maik Tiedemann

Dr. Maik  Tiedemann

Research interests

  • Distribution and dynamics of ichthyoplankton
  • Taxonomy of fishes and their early stages
  • Diversity
  • Ecosystem approach
  • Upwelling regions


  • Ecosystem Approach to the management of fisheries and the marine environment in West African waters (AWA)

Educational background and employment

  • Since 2013: Scientist at the Thünen Institute for Sea Fisheries, Hamburg
  • 2010: Assistance at Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Bremen: Mangrove ecology
  • 2009 – 2014: Expeditions with several research vessels (Walther Herwig III, Solea, Tridens, Thalassa)
  • 2009 – 2012: Master in Marine Biology at the University Bremen. Thesis: Spawning grounds, biodiversity and community structure of fish larvae of the Celtic Sea: A spatial analyses
  • 2008: Internship/Voluntee: Gobabeb Training and Research Center, Namibia: Desert ecology and environmental education. Schutzstation Wattenmeer, Hooge: Wadden Sea ecology and environmental education. Thünen Institute for Sea Fisheries, Hamburg: GSBTS and IHLS
  • 2005 – 2008: Bachelor in Biology at Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
  • 2003: Galapagos-Project, Ecuador – Development assistance and nature conservation