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Dominik Nachtsheim

Dominik Nachtsheim

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 08/2018: PhD student (Dr. rer. nat.) at the ITAW: “Foraging ecology and behavioural impact of anthropogenic activities on harbour seals”
  • 10/2014 – 09/2016: International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+) at the University of Bremen, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland) und Ghent University (Belgium). Master thesis: “Winter foraging hotspots of Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea”
  • 10/2011 – 09/2014: Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Bremen, specialization in Marine Biology. Bachelor thesis: “Distribution and diving behaviour of crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) in the Weddell Sea”
  • 05/2010 – 07/2011: Community service (“Zivildienst”) in the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre/ Wadden Sea National Park Visitor Centre Norden-Norddeich

Professional experience

  • Since 10/2017: Research associate at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Büsum
  • 04/2017- 09/2017: Research assistant at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Büsum
  • 10/2016 – 03/2017: Guest scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven as well as BreMarE – Bremen Marine Ecology, Marine Zoology, University of Bremen
  • 12/2015 – 02/2016: Participation in research expedition PS96 on-board RV Polarstern and field campaign ANT-Land 2015/2016. Cape Town – Cape Town; Project: “Seal research at the Drescher Inlet (SEADI)”
  • 08/2014 – 10/2014: Participation in research expedition PS87 on-board RV Polarstern; Tromsø – Bremerhaven. Project: “At-sea distribution of seabirds and marine mammals”
  • 03/2014 – 04/2014: Participation in research expedition PS83 on-board RV Polarstern; Cape Town – Bremerhaven. Project: “At-sea distribution of seabirds and marine mammals”
  • 11/2013 – 02/2014: Student assistant at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven. Section: Polar Biological Oceanography
  • 08/2012 – 02/2013: Student assistant at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven. Project: “Role of scavenging on growth, behavior and reproduction of the common periwinkle (Littorina littorea)”

Internships

  • 02/2013 – 03/2013: SOS Dolfijn in Harderwijk (The Netherlands)
  • 06/2008: Zoo of Osnabrück

Teaching

  • 01/2017 – 02/2017: Course “Biology of marine organisms: marine invertebrates”, University of Bremen
  • 10/2016 – 02/2017: Course “Structure and function of invertebrates”, University of Bremen
  • 2013 – 2016: Excursion “Habitat Wadden Sea”, University of Bremen (WiSe 2013/2014, WiSe 2014/2015, SoSe 2015, SoSe 2016, WiSe 2016/2017)

Focus of work

  • Satellite telemetry studies on marine mammals in the North and Baltic Sea as well as in the Antarctic
  • Habitat modelling approaches
  • Aerial surveys for marine mammals in the North and Baltic Sea

Publications

A complete list of publications is available here

 

Anschrift
Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum
Kontakt
Tel.:+49 511 856-8159
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