Universität Hamburg (UHAM)

Description of the organisation

The Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science (IMF) at University of Hamburg (UHAM) conducts interdisciplinary research in all fields of marine science with a focus of understanding the functioning of marine ecosystems under climate change and fisheries exploitation. IMF is member of the German Science Foundation Cluster of Excellence in Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CLiSAP) and the UHAM Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) that unites the expertise of oceanographers, meteorologists, marine biologists, geophysicists, geologists, soil scientists, geographers and biogeochemists, as well as researchers in the business and social sciences.

Expertise particularly relevant for the project

The IMF department on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Management lead by Prof. Dr. Christian Möllmann is analysing climate and fisheries effects on the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems with the goal to develop better ecosystem-based management strategies. Members of the working group are significantly involved in Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) development within the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES). The research group has a special focus on the analysis of ecosystem regime shift including the identification of drivers and mechanism leading to abrupt ecosystem change including tipping points. The methodological portfolio of the group includes advanced, non-linear statistical and process modelling approaches.

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