Christina Henseler


Professional interests

The importance of local habitats for the structural and functional biodiversity of fish and invertebrate communities in coastal ecosystems

My PhD project will focus on fish communities in different coastal habitat types and their link to benthic invertebrates taking into account the possible consequences of this connection for ecosystem functioning. Thereby, the structural and functional biodiversity of fish and invertebrates comprising abundance, number of species and biological traits will be taken into account and related to the respective habitat characteristics. Furthermore, the impact of a shifting environment (caused by eutrophication, climate change, invasive species and harvesting of marine resources) on faunal communities in their habitats and on coastal ecosystems in general will be assessed. Field work will be conducted in the Åland archipelago situated at the entrance of the Bothnian Sea in the northern Baltic Sea.

This study is part of the MARmaED - project (Marine Management and Ecosystem Dynamics under Climate Change) funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (The European Union's Horizon 2020).

Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
Variation in growth, morphology and reproduction of the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in varying oxygen environments of northern Benguela (2018)
Anne Gro Vea Salvanes, Henrik Christiansen, Yusra Taha, Christina Henseler, Maria Larsen Seivåg, Olav Sigurd Kjesbu, Arild Folkvord, Anne Christine Utne-Palm, Bronwen Currie, Werner Ekau, Anja K. van der Plas, Mark J. Gibbons
Journal of Marine Systems
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Predator and prey: the role of the round goby Neogobius melanostomus in the
western Baltic
Daniel Oesterwind, Christiane Bock, Anja Förster, Michael Gabel, Christina Henseler, Paul Kotterba, Marion Menge, Dennis Myts, Helmut M. Winkler
Marine Biology Research

Last updated on 2018-11-10 at 16:31