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Britta Schmidt

Britta Schmidt

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 10/2018:  research assistant at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
  • 05/2017-09/2018: scientific assistant at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW), Foundation University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover

Education

  • Since 10/2018: doctoral candidate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)

    Title: “Comparative evaluation of the impacts of anthropogenic pollutants on the health status of key species in the Gulf of Bothnia (Halichoerus grypus and Pusa hispida botnica).”

  • 10/2015-09/2017:  M.Sc. Marine Biology University of Rostock 

    Title of the thesis: “Investigations of the reproduction biology of Seals from the North andBaltic Seas”

  • 10/2012-09/2015: B.Sc. Biology Philip-University of Marburg

    Title of the thesis: “Does land-use have an impact of insectivorous birds in Marburg and the surrounding area?”

Practical experience

  • 25.02.2020 Marine Mammal Observer Training Course (MMO) certified by JNCC
  • 26.02.2020 Protected Species Observer Training Course (PSO) certified by BOEM/BSEE
  • 10.-12.8.2018: Whalfish Professional Development Course. Theme “Marine Research Techniques and Conservation”  Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland
  • 04/2016-05/2016: Field trip, Helgoland
  • 07/2014: Field trip, Poland
  • 03/2014-04/2014: Student apprentice, NABU-Münsterland, Münster

Research focus

  • Variation of bone mineral density (BMD) in marine mammals
  • Reproduction biology of marine mammals and their population dynamics
  • Post mortem investigations and health monitoring of stranded marine mammals

Publications

Schmidt, B.; Sonne, C.; Nachtsheim, D.; Wohlsein, P.; Persson, S.; Dietz, R.; Siebert, U. (2020) Liver histopathology of Baltic grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) over three decades

In Environment International 145 (2020) 106110

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106110

 

Schmidt, B.; Sonne, C.; Nachtsheim, D.; Dietz, R.; Oheim, R.; Rolvien, T.; Persson, S.; Amling, M.; Siebert, U. Variation in skull bone mineral density of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) from the Gulf of Bothnia and West Greenland between 1829 and 2019

In: Environment International 143 (2020) 105968

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105968

 

Schmidt, B., Sonne, C., Dietz, R., Oheim, R., Rolvien, T., Nachtsheim, D., Persson, S., Ameling, M., Siebert, U., 2019.Variation in ringed seal (Pusa hispida) bone mineral density from 1897-2018. In: Poster, abstract book

2nd World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 9th to 12th December, S. 638

https://www.wmmconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WMMC-Book-of-Abstracts.pdf
 

Müller, B.: Investigations of the Reproduction Biology of Seals from the North and Baltic Seas In: poster, abstract book

The 32nd Conference European Cetacean Society, La Spezia, Italy, 6th to 10th April

2018, S. 103
www.europeancetaceansociety.eu/sites/default/files/27253%20ABSTRACT%20BOOK_LOW%20RES.pdf

Anschrift
Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum
Kontakt
Tel.:+49 511 856-8170
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