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. Patrick Polte

Dr. Patrick  Polte
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 103
+49 381 66099 199

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. Stybel N, Haller I, Polte P, Lempe F (2013) Engagement für nachhaltige Entwicklungen and Küsten und im Meer. Fischerei Fischmarkt MV(4):37-40
  2. Paulsen M, Hammer C, Malzahn AM, Polte P, Dorrien C von, Clemmesen C (2013) Nutritional situation for larval Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.) in two nursery areas in the western Baltic Sea. ICES J Mar Sci 71(4):991-1000, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fst168
  3. Polte P (2013) Ruegen herring larvae survey and N20 larval index. Working Document WKPELA. Benchmark Workshop on on Pelagic Stocks (WKPELA): 4-8 February 2013. Copenhagen: ICES, 10 p
  4. Polte P, Worsoe Clausen L (2013) Stock components and early life cycle ecology of Western Baltic spring spawning herring - prospects of recent research results with potential implication for stock assessment strategy. Working Document WKPELA9. Benchmark Workshop on on Pelagic Stocks (WKPELA): 4-8 February 2013. Copenhagen: ICES, 13 p
  5. Heiler J, Hammer C, Kotterba P, Polte P (2012) Die vertikale Verteilung von Heringslarven im Greifswalder Bodden. Inf Fischereiforsch 59:25-29, DOI:10.3220/Infn59_25-29_2012
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  6. Beyer S, Goni O, Polte P, Kotterba P, Zimmermann C, Hammer C (2011) Herring recruitment ecology: Looking at the youngest : ICES CM 2011/H:45. Rostock: IOR, 1 p
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  7. Polte P, Beyer S, Kotterba P, Hammer C, Oeberst R, Zimmermann C (2011) Identifying recruitment bottlenecks in the early life history of Western Baltic herring (Clupea harengus, L.) : ICES CM H:45. Rostock: OSF, 1 p
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  8. Oeberst R, Polte P (2011) Regional change of seasonal temperature regimes do exceeds the prognosed global climate change effect in inshore Baltic ecosystems - implications for fisheries management. Rostock: OSF, 37 p
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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