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Dr. Bianca Unger

Dr. Bianca Unger

Curriculum Vitae

  •  2016-2019: Doctoral Thesis „Marine Debris in the North- and Baltic Seas: spatio-temporal distribution patterns and its occurrence in marine mammals“
  • Since 01/2013 Research associate at the ITAW
  • 10 - 12/2012 Research assistant at the ITAW
  • 06 – 08/2012 Internship at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (Germany) at the department for coral reef ecology
  • 10/2011 – 03/2012 Guest auditor at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (Germany)
  • 04/2010 – 07/2011 (Working on) Diploma thesis „Quantitative morphology of the lungs in gymnophthalmid lizards“ with a research period of four month in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
  • 08 – 09/2009 Excursion to western Canada; Topic „Ecology of western Canada“  
  • 08/2008 Excursion to Roscoff, France (Station Biologique de Roscoff)
  • 2004 – 2011 Studies of Biology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn; Examinations in: Marine Zoology, Palaentology und Physics
  • 08/2003 – 02/2004 Language school in Bournemouth, Great Britain

Focus of work

  • Marine conservation and management of marine mammals in German waters
  • Distribution of marine debris in German waters and consequences of macro- and microplastics in marine mammals


  • Grant of the “Gesellschaft der Freunde der TiHo“ for presenting a poster entitled “Marine debris findings in dead stranded marine mammals from German Waters“ for the conference of the „Society for Marine Mammalogy“, 13.-18.12.2015 in San Francisco.
  • Grant of the “German Academic Exchange Service“ (DAAD) for giving a talk entitled “ Marine debris in harbour porpoises and seals from German waters“ on the “Sixth International Marine Debris Conference” (6IMDC), 12.-16.03.2018 in San Diego.

Complete List of publications

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
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