Podcast "You, Me & HIFMB – Stories of Science and the Sea"

Every two weeks, a new guest takes a seat across from Jan-Claas Dajka and talks to him about current research projects, curious anecdotes as well as paths, detours and companions in the (not only) scientific career. Jan is interdisciplinary postdoc in marine ecology and marine governance at HIFMB. Chatting with ecologists, geographers, bioacousticians, mathematicians and many more, he shows the interesting and diverse personalities behind the transdisciplinary research at HIFMB. The Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB) is a research institute located in Oldenburg. It researches marine biodiversity and its importance for the function of marine ecosystems. In doing so, it develops the scientific basis for marine nature conservation and ecosystem management.

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Amelie Luhede – Interdisiciplinary Facilitator in Decision Making

In this one, we have interdisciplinary PhD student Amelie Luhede. She splits her PhD between the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Bielefeld and HIFMB to combine aspects of economics and environmental management. Through he

In this one, we have interdisciplinary PhD student Amelie Luhede. She splits her PhD between the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Bielefeld and HIFMB to combine aspects of economics and environmental management. Through her quite young career, Amelie has switched fields often and has thus learned to appreciate switching perspectives in environmental planning. In her recent project, she is taking on the perspective of the decision makers and applies the economic concept “Value of Information” to find out how much it’s worth to gain information in a management decision. She applies this concept to a variety of systems in Northern Germany and (surely soon) beyond.

Erschienen: 27.04.2022
Dauer: 33:48

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Amelie Luhede – Interdisiciplinary Facilitator in Decision Making"


Ravi Ranjan – on Competition, Coexistence and Cold Winters

Today on the HIFMB Podcast, we have postdoctoral researcher Ravi Ranjan – a community ecologist working on complex models that explore the generation and maintenance of diversity. Ravi has a strong maths-background and applies it here to multi-species

Today on the HIFMB Podcast, we have postdoctoral researcher Ravi Ranjan – a community ecologist working on complex models that explore the generation and maintenance of diversity. Ravi has a strong maths-background and applies it here to multi-species competition in phytoplankton communities. We talk about the history of species competition models, his move from India to Michigan, PhD programme differences between the USA and Europe, his work on snow leopards and much more.   Intro and outro supported by the wonderful voice of Dr. Kimberley Peters and sound effects from quicksounds.com and pixabay.com.

Erschienen: 13.04.2022
Dauer: 41:37

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Ravi Ranjan – on Competition, Coexistence and Cold Winters"


Kimberley Peters - About Fortune, Failure and Something Special

In this episode, Jan-Claas Dajka interviews Prof Kimberley Peters, Professor for Marine Governance at HIFMB. She gives us insights into her vision for her newly formed Marine Governance group at the institute and dives (pun intended) into her most recen

In this episode, Jan-Claas Dajka interviews Prof Kimberley Peters, Professor for Marine Governance at HIFMB. She gives us insights into her vision for her newly formed Marine Governance group at the institute and dives (pun intended) into her most recent book publication, the Routledge Handbook of Ocean Space. Through that, she discusses the value of publishing books vs. papers. She also opens up about the role of failure and fortune in an academic career and enriches the conversation with personal anecdotes from her life. A true storyteller at work!   Intro and outro supported by the wonderful voice of Dr. Kimberley Peters and sound effects from quicksounds.com and pixabay.com.

Erschienen: 30.03.2022
Dauer: 42:23

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Kimberley Peters - About Fortune, Failure and Something Special"


Alica Ohnesorge - Species Detective Without Sorrow

In our second episode, Jan-Claas Dajka interviews biological oceanographer Alica Ohnesorge. Alica is a PhD-student in her final year and works on eDNA, a powerful method that collects DNA from seawater samples rather than from organisms themselves. With

In our second episode, Jan-Claas Dajka interviews biological oceanographer Alica Ohnesorge. Alica is a PhD-student in her final year and works on eDNA, a powerful method that collects DNA from seawater samples rather than from organisms themselves. With this method, Alica is able to tell which organism has been present in the water column at a given time. She discusses the undeniable pros of the method but also how it is sometimes overestimated. In her relatively short academic career, Alica has worked in a broad background and she affirms how a good dose of bravery can lead to working in diverse places including Barbados, Australia, Seychelles, China and Denmark.   Intro and outro supported by the wonderful voice of Dr. Kimberley Peters and sound effects from quicksounds.com and pixabay.com.

Erschienen: 16.03.2022
Dauer: 39:46

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Alica Ohnesorge - Species Detective Without Sorrow"


Josie Antonucci Di Carvalho – Snake Milker and Plankton Harmoniser

In our first episode of the HIFMB-Podcast, Jan-Claas Dajka interviews ecologist Josie Antonucci Di Carvalho. Josie works on the harmonisation of how phytoplankton is sampled in the German and Dutch Wadden Sea and we discuss her recent work in this EU-fu

In our first episode of the HIFMB-Podcast, Jan-Claas Dajka interviews ecologist Josie Antonucci Di Carvalho. Josie works on the harmonisation of how phytoplankton is sampled in the German and Dutch Wadden Sea and we discuss her recent work in this EU-funded subsidy programme called “INTERREG”. Josie also has an exciting career path that led her out of and back into academia as she has a tonne of experience in working with wildlife stations in Brazil, her homeland, and Germany, where she lives now.   Intro and Outro supported by the wonderful voice of Dr. Kimberley Peters and sound effects from quicksounds.com and pixabay.com.

Erschienen: 01.03.2022
Dauer: 41:15

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Josie Antonucci Di Carvalho – Snake Milker and Plankton Harmoniser"


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