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Tobias Schaffeld

Tobias Schaffeld

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016 – 2020: Doctor rerum naturalium

    Bioacoustics

    University of veterinary medicine, Foundation, Hannover, Germany

    Thesis title: Effect of anthropogenic underwater noise on harbour porpoise hearing in areas of high ecological importance

    Summa cum laude

  • 2011 – 2015: Master of Science,

    Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management;

    University of Vienna, Austria,

    Thesis: ‘Impact of set-net fisheries on avifauna and marine mammals in the German Baltic Sea – Analysis of accidental bycatches’

  • 2007 - 2011: Bachelor of Science,

    Biology,

    Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Thesis: ‘Analysis of the foraging behavior of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in selected areas of the Baltic Sea by static-passive-acoustic monitoring’

Student assistant

  • Since July 2020: Research Scientist at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
  • February 2016 until June 2020: Doctoral candidate at Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
  • Since 01/2015:  Student Assistant at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
  • 2013 – 2014: Student Assistant at Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock, Project: Testing new acoustic harbour porpoise anti-bycatch devices in the German set-net fisheries
  • 2011 - 2012: Student Assistant, German Oceanographic Museum, Stralsund, project: “Acoustic monitoring of harbour porpoises”
  • 2010: Student Assistant, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany Tutor in the course „Biology for physicians”
  • 2010: Intern, German Oceanographic Museum, Stralsund, Germany

Main research activities

  • Static-passive-acoustic monitoring
  • C-PODs
  • Influence of noise on the behaviour of harbour porpoises

Awards and grants

  • Rodney Coates Award (2019), 2nd prize for the best student presentation. Schaffeld, T., Ruser, A., Schnitzler, J.G., Woelfing, B., Baltzer, J., Siebert, U. (2019). “Effects of multiple exposure to pile driving noise on harbour porpoise hearing during simulated flights – a risk evaluation tool (Poster and Talk)”. Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Den Haag, the Netherlands.
  • Grant of the “Gesellschaft der Freunde der TiHo“ for giving a talk and presenting a poster entitled: “Effects of multiple exposures to pile driving noise on harbour porpoise hearing during simulated flights a risk evaluation tool” at the „Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life”, Den Haag, the Netherlands.
  • Grant for presenting a poster entitled: “Living on the bright side – Harbour porpoises don’t like rain” and attending the “BioAcoustic Summer School (SeaBASS)” from 5.-10.06.2016 in Syracuse, USA.

 

Complete list of presentations

Anschrift
Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum
Kontakt
Tel.:+49 511 856-8164
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