Susanne Schäfer

Susanne Schafer

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Susanne Schäfer is an Associate Researcher at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI) for the GoJelly Project and a PhD student at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany.

Susi completed her Bachelor and Master studies at the Christian-Albrechts-University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. She concluded her Master thesis in the framework of GAME (Global Approach by Modular Experiments) at Madeira Island, Portugal. In 2016, Susi started her PhD project, which focuses on non-indigenous species and their distributional shifts due to temperature changes and extreme events. Therefore, she analyses temperature data to describe general temperature trends and extreme events at Madeira Island and runs Mesocosm experiments on marine invertebrates. Since 2019, Susi is a Research Fellow in the GoJelly project, takes care of jellyfish cultures and conducts ecological trials on different life stages of jellyfish species. Furthermore, she is a member of the scientific diving team of MARE and assists with monitoring and underwater visual censuses (UVC).

Main Research Interests

Marine Benthic Ecology; Experimental Ecology; Stress Ecology; Biological Invasions; Biogeography; Non-Indigenous Species; Climate Change; Extreme Events; Temperature Experiments; Temperature Analysis; Mesocosm Setups; Scientific Diving; Seagrass Monitoring.

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk