Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Marie Austerhoff
Institut für Ostseefischerei

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

Dr. Kristina Barz

Dr. Kristina  Barz
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 133
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of Activity

 Homepage Fischbestände Online

Research Interests

  • Communication of scientific advice to the public
  • Consumer and society
  • Marketing, trade and certification

Scientific background

Since 2010: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2007 - 2010: Scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany, especially development of an optical plankton analyzer and a multi-sensor carrier system

2006 - 2007: Post Doc at the AWI (GLOBEC program synthesis phase, research on scyphomedusae, mysids and other zooplankton)

2002 - 2006: Ph.D. Position at the AWI, titel of thesis: „Influence of pelagic invertebrate predators on the zooplankton in the Baltic Sea and North Sea“

2000 - 2001: Biologist in Ecotoxicology at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

1999: Volunteer Position: US Geological survey (USGS) Biological Resources Division, Alaska (work on chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta))

1998: University teaching position, University of Hamburg, Germany

1991 - 1997: Studies of Biology at the University of Hamburg,  Major: Zoology, Minors: Hydrobiology/Fisheries and Conservation, MS Thesis (diploma) included the identification of parasites in sticklebacks. The parasites were used as indicators of stressed systems in the Baltic Sea (In German)

Publications (peer reviewed, Thünen)

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  1. Hirche H-J, Barz K, Ayon P, Schulz J (2014) High resolution vertical distribution of the copepod Calanus chilensis in relation to the shallow oxygen minimum zone off northern Peru using LOKI, a new plankton imaging system. Deep Sea Res Pt 1 Oceanogr Res Paper 88:63-73, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.03.001
  2. Schulz J, Peck M, Barz K, Schmidt JO, HansenFC, Peters J, Renz J, Dickmann M, Mohrholz V, Dutz J, Hirche H-J (2012) Spatial and temporal habitat partitioning by zooplankton in the Bornholm Basin (central Baltic Sea). Progr Oceanogr 107:3-30, DOI:10.1016/j.pocean.2012.07.002

Publications (peer reviewed, previous)

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  1. Schulz J, Barz K, Ayon P, LüdtkeA, Zielinski O, Mengedoht D, Hirche H-J (2010) Imaging of plankton specimens with the lightframe on-sight keyspecies investigation (LOKI) system. J Eur Opt Soc 5(10017s):1-9
  2. Barz K, Hirche H-J (2009) Ecology of mysid shrimps in the Bornholm Basin (Central Baltic Sea). Helgol Mar Res 63(4):317-326, DOI:10.1007/s10152-009-0160-0
  3. Schulz J, Barz K, Mengedoht D, Hanken T, Lilienthal H, Rieper N, Hoops J, Vogel K, Hirche H-J (2009) Lightframe on-sight key species investigation (LOKI) : the art of imaging minute plankton species on-the-fly. In: Oceans 2009 - Europe : Bremen, Germany, 11-14 May 2009 ; [International Oceans '09 Conference and Exhibition] / IEEE. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE
  4. Barz K, Hirche H-J (2007) Abundance, distribution and prey composition of scyphomedusae in the southern North Sea. Mar Biol 151(3):1021-1033, DOI:10.1007/s00227-006-0545-4
  5. Barz K, Hinrichsen HH, Hirche H-J (2006) Scyphozoa in the Bornholm Basin (central Baltic sea) - the role of advection. J Mar Syst 60(1-2):167-176, DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2006.01.002
  6. Barz K, Hirche H-J (2005) Seasonal development of scyphozoan medusae and the predatory impact of Aurelia aurita on the zooplankton community in the Bornholm Basin (central Baltic Sea). Mar Biol 147(2):465-476, DOI:10.1007/s00227-005-1572-2
  7. Peters C, Becker S, Noack U, Pfitzner S, Bülow W, Barz K, Ahlf W, Berghahn R (2002) A marine bioassay test set to assess marine water and sediment quality - its need, the approach and first results. Ecotoxicol 11:379-383
  8. Zander CD, Reimer LW, Barz K, Dietel G, Strohbach U (2000) Parasite communities of the Salzhaff (Northwest Mecklenburg, Baltic Sea) : 2, Guild communities, with special regard to snails, benthic crustaceans, and small-fized fish. Parasitol Res 86:359-372
  9. Zander CD, Reimer LW, Barz K (1999) Parasite communities of the Salzhaff (Northwest Mecklenburg, Baltic Sea) : 1, Structure and dynamics of communities of littoral fish, especially small-sized fish. Parasitol Res 85:356-372

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  1. Gascuel D, Druon J-N, Barz K, Döring R, Goti L, Kreiß C, Dorrien C von, Kraak SBM, Stransky C, Borges L, Jung A, Villasante S, Absil C, Afonso O, Cozzolino M, Dewals J-F, Di Natale A, Gieseler JS, Grati F, Gomez S, et al (2021) Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) - Criteria and indicators that could contribute to incorporating sustainability aspects in the marketing standards under the Common Market Organisation (STECF-20-05). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 123 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, DOI:10.2760/211065
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  2. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2017) Nordsee-Kliesche [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 03.11.2017]
  3. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2017) Ostsee-Kliesche [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 03.11.2017]
  4. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2016) Kliesche (Yellowfin sole) östliche Beringsee und Aleuten [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 10.11.2016]
  5. Barz K, Zimmermann C (2016) Pazifischer Kabeljau im Golf von Alaska [auf: Fischbestände online] [online]. Rostock: Thünen-Institut für Ostseefischerei, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 21.11.2016]

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