Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB)
Understanding the diversity of life and the complex interactions with the environment remains one of the great challenges to science and society alike. In our struggle to mitigate the consequences of global change, the need to close the knowledge gaps in the global causes and consequences of biodiversity variation has been recognized at high political level such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) or in national biodiversity strategies.
However, for marine ecosystems we still lack a general understanding of the response of biodiversity to climate change and anthropogenic impacts on the environment, of the consequences of this response for marine ecosystem functions and services, and of the conservation and management strategies alleviating these consequences. To meet these challenges at a level of international excellence and thereby transform marine biodiversity research in Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and Oldenburg University (UOL) established in May 2017 the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB).
Affiliated Marine and Wind Energy Environmental Documents
|Generalized changes of benthic communities after construction of wind farms in the southern North Sea||Coolen, J., Vanaverbeke, J., Dannheim, J.||Journal Article||Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind||Habitat Change||Fish, Demersal Fish, Invertebrates|
|Integration of sustainability, stakeholder and process approaches for sustainable offshore wind farm decommissioning||Spielmann, V., Brey, T., Dannheim, J.||Journal Article||Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind||Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment|
|Marine stepping‐stones: Connectivity of Mytilus edulis populations between offshore energy installations||Coolen, J., Boon, A., Crooijmans, R.||Journal Article||Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind||Habitat Change||Invertebrates|
|Low genetic connectivity in a fouling amphipod among man-made structures in the southern North Sea||Luttikhuizen, P., Beermann, J., Crooijmans, R.||Journal Article||Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind||Habitat Change||Invertebrates|