Baltic Sea Research Foundation Award 2021
PhD thesis in cooperation between University of Hamburg and Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries wins prize of Baltic Sea Research Foundation 2021
On August 10, 2021, the dissertation of Dr. Steffen Funk from the Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery Sciences was awarded the prize of the Baltic Sea Research Foundation. Unfortunately, a public award ceremony had to be omitted this year due to the pandemic.
In his work, which was the result of a cooperation between the University of Hamburg and the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, junior scientist Dr. Steffen Funk took a closer look at the spatial distribution of cod in the western Baltic Sea, their diet and growth. To this end, a transdisciplinary approach used the ecological knowledge of local set net fishermen from Schleswig-Holstein to reveal seasonal distribution patterns of cod in the western Baltic Sea as well as their seasonal habitat preferences. (more info)