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biologist , research scientist

Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf, German research scientist, biologist. Marie Curie fellow, European Union, since 2006. Fellow: Deutsche Wasservereinigung (life).


Diploma in Biology, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1994. Doctor of Science, University Greifswald, Germany, 2000.


Vol. Institute Ecology NIOO, Yerseke, Netherlands, 1995. Phd student University Greifswald, Germany, 1996—1999. Biologist Institute Ecotoxicology, 1999.

Postdoctoral researcher University Greifswald, 1999—2000. Research fellow University Dundee, Scotland, 2000—2002. Research assistant University Stuttgart, Germany, since 2002.


  • Achievements include demonstration of the de-coupling of the pelagic food chain by different impacts of Ultraviolet on phytoplankton and zooplankton. First investigations of the benthic algae in estuarine areas of southern Baltic Sea, Germany, showing their significance for self purification of the highly eutrophicated Bodden. First successful attempts to localise blue-green algae toxins intracellular to clarify their possible origin and function.

    First investigations on physico-chemical and biological sediment properties to determine sediment stability of highly contaminated riverine sites with regard to possible risk of erosion, e.g. floods. Research in clarification of the reason for the worldwide seagrass decline.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: Deutsche Wasservereinigung (life).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, reading, photography.