Dr. Rebecca Lauerburg
My research interests focus on the interactions between fish population dynamics and ecosystem changes at biotic and abiotic levels. Especially the growth of juvenile and adult fish, selective mortality and adaptation to changing conditions lay in the centre of my attention. I applied otolith microstructure analysis to study growth and survival patterns of juvenile Baltic Sprat (Sprattus Sprattus) and otolith macrostructure analysis to link growth rates of adult Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) to temperature in the North Sea. Currently I am working in the FACTS project to quantify and qualify the effects of forage fish availability on growth, condition and reproductive potential of whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in the North Sea ecosystem.
2008-2010 Master of Science in Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science at the Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science
Master thesis: "Using otholith macrostructure to reconstruct the growth history of North Sea cod (Gadus morhua)"
2005-2008 Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Hamburg
Bachelor thesis: "Survival and Growth Patterns of Baltic sprat (Sprattus sprattus balticus) 2006 in the Arkona Sea"
PhD-student at the Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science in the EU-Project FACTS under the supervision of Jens Flöter and Axel Temming.
Selected oral and poster presentations
R.A.M. Lauerburg, Keyl F, Kotterba P, Floeter J, Temming A (2013): Sex-specific food intake in North Sea Whiting (Merlangius merlangus). Poster 1.3. ICES/NAFO Symposium Gadoid Fisheries: The Ecology and Management of Rebuilding 15-18 October 2013, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
R. A.M. Lauerburg, C. Möllmann, A. Temming, G. Kraus, T. Brey and P. Grønkjær : Predator-prey interactions in the North Sea: Linking Cod (Gadus morhua) growth and forage fish availability. Oral presentation at the ICES/ PICES Symposium on Forage Fish Interactions, 12–14 Nov 2012. Nantes, France
R. A. M. Lauerburg, C. Möllmann, A.Temming, G. Kraus, and P. Grønkjær: Growth history of North Sea cod (Gadus morhua): suggestions for future Scenarios. Oral presentation at the ICES ASC 2012. Bergen, Norway