Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1992
    Studied biology at Giessen University and marine biology, ecophysiology, biological oceanography at Kiel University, Germany

  • 1992 – 1997
    Research associate (PhD) at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde (IOW), Germany

  • 1996
    Doctorate at the University of Rostock, Germany

  • 1997 – 1998
    Research associate (Postdoc) at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK

  • 1998
    Research associate (Postdoc) at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde (IOW)

  • Since 1999
    Research Scentist at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Head of the research group Ecophysiology of pelagic key species

  • 2010
    Habilitation at the University of Bremen, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Full Professor for Biodiversity and Biological Processes In Polar Seas at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

  • Since 2017
    Member of the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Selected publications

  • Sales G,. Deagle BE, Calura E, Martini P, Biscontin A, De Pittà C, Kawaguchi S, Romualdi C, Meyer B, Rodolfo Costa R, Jarman S. KrillDB: A de novo transcriptome database for the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba). In: PLoS One 12(2), 2017 e0171908

  • Fuentes V , Alurralde G , Meyer B, Aguirre G , Canepa A , Wölfl A-C , Hass HC , Williams GN,

  • Schloss IR Glacial melting: an overlooked threat to Antarctic krill. In: Nature Sci. Rep. 6, 2016. doi: 10.1038/srep27234

  • Deagle BE, Faux C, Kawaguchi S, Meyer B, Jarman S. Antarctic krill population genomics: apparent panmixia, but genome complexity and large population size muddy the water. In:

  • Molecular Ecology, 2016. doi: 10.1111/mec.13370

  • Meyer B, Martini P, Biscontin A, De Pittà C, Romualdi C, Teschke M, Frickenhaus S, Harms L, Freier U, Jarman S, Kawaguchi S. Pyrosequencing and de novo assembly of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) transcriptome to study the adaptability of krill to climate-induced environmental changes. In: Molecular Ecology Resources 2015. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12408

  • Groeneveld J, Johst K, Kawaguchi S, Meyer B, Teschke M, Grimm, V. How biological clocks and changing environmental conditions determine local population growth and species distribution in Antractic krill (Euphausia superba): a conceptual model. In: Ecological Modelling 303, 2015. S 78-86

  • Meyer, B. et al.: The overwintering of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, from an Ecophysiological point of view - A Review – In: Polar Biology, in press, 2011.

  • Teschke M, Wendt S, Kawaguchi S, Kramer A, Meyer B (2011) A circadian clock in Antarctic Krill: An endogenous timing system governs metabolic output rhythms in the euphausid species Euphausia superba, PLoS One 6(10): e26090. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026090

Selected projects

  • BMEL-Projekt KrillBIS: Krill stock assesment in the Southern Ocean, 2016 – 2019

  • BMBF-Projekt PEKRIS: The performance of Krill vs. Salps to withstand in a warming Southern Ocean, 2016 – 2019

  • MWK-Projekt POSER: Population shift and ecosystem response – Krill vs. Salps, 2016 – 2020

  • HGF, Helmholtz Virtuelles Institut PolarTime: Biological timing in a changing marine environment – Clocks and rhythms in polar pelagic organisms, 2013 – 2018

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)

  • Senate commission of oceanography of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Reviewer von Limnology & Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Deep Sea Research I+II, Marine Biology, Molecular Ecology, Polar Biology, Science, Fisheries Management and Ecology, Journal of Plankton Research, Journal of Marine Systems, Ecology & Evolution

  • Reviewer von BMBF, DFG, NERC, NSF, NRF, RCN


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