At work on the CCGS Amundsen in Baffin Bay 2013
I am a PhD candidate in oceanography under supervision of Prof. Louis Fortier and Prof. Marcel Babin in the Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (CERC in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier) at Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
For my PhD I work on the spatiotemporal variability of mesozooplankton and their coupling with primary production. To reach my study goals I am utilizing a new optical underwater imaging system (Lightframe Onsight Keyspecies Investigation, LOKI) and machine learning algorithms. I developed an automatic species recognition model down to the developmental stage of species which can reliably turn images into taxonomic information. Furthermore I work on how lipid content of copepods is linked to migration behaviour.
For my final M.Sc. thesis project I worked on spatial predictive modeling of pan-Arctic zooplankton. I used present time and future environmental data to predict zooplankton parameters like depth distribution and presence/absence into the future (max. year 2100). Future data was taken from the Canadian Earth System Model 2 (CanESM2), 5th generation IPCC data.
Other research interests are described briefly on the research page or are documented in my CV.
Ph.D. Candidate in Oceanography
Université Laval, Canada
Master of International Nature Conservation (M.I.N.C.)
University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA; University of Lincoln, New Zealand; University of Göttingen, Germany
Bachelor of Biology
University of Göttingen, Germany