Senckenberg am Meer Wilhelmshaven

Meiobenthic Arthropoda

 Kai Horst George

Dr. Kai Horst George 



Lennard Viertel
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg

Bachelor thesis 2019
A new species of Cerviniinae Sars (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from Tierra del Fuego (Chile), with remarks on its systematics



Dr Hiroshi Yamasaki

Post-doctoral research project 2016-2019
Seamounts as potential "stepping stones" for the dispersal of meiofauna - comparative taxonomic, faunistic, and biogeographic studies of the Kinorhyncha from different seamounts and islands of the north-eastern North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea (DFG-Gz: GE 1086/20-1)
In cooperation with Dr Birger Neuhaus (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin)

  Former staff
 Marco Büntzow

Dr Marco Büntzow
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Research and doctoral project 2004-2008
Comparative community analysis and taxonomic studies on the harpacticoid fauna from Sedlo and Seine Seamounts
(DFG projects GE 1086/4-1 to GE 1086/4-3)

 Christina Folkers Christina Folkers
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Diploma Thesis 2006
Community analysis of the sublittoral harpacticoid fauna (Copepoda, Crustacea) of the Western Baltic Sea
 Stefan Koller Stefan Koller
University of Frankfurt/Main

Diploma Thesis 2009
Investigation of the taxonomy and appearance of the Zosimidae Seifried (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) of the Great Meteor Seamount (North-eastern Atlantic)
Lena Menzel

Dr Lena Menzel
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Diploma Thesis 2006
Systematics of the Mesocletodes abyssicola-group (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Argestidae) including the description of five new species from the Angola Basin (South Atlantic)

Research and doctoral project 2006-2008, 2010
Comparative studies of the phylogen, distribution, and biogeography of the Argestidae Por, 1986 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the deep sea of the South Atlantic
(DFG projects GE 1086/6-1, GE 1086/6-2, and GE 1086/11-1)


Jana Packmor

Jana Packmor
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Research and doctoral project 2011-2014
Faunistic and taxonomic investigation of the harpacticoid fauna of Madeira and first comparison with seamounts of the "Madeira Hot Spot Track"
(DFG project GE 1086/14-1)




Karin Pointner Karin Pointner
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Master Thesis 2013
Faunistic comparison of the Harpacticoida (Crustacea, Copepoda) from the plateau of the Great Meteor Seamount (north-eastern Atlantic Ocean) with particular consideration of interstitial groups

Research and doctoral project 2013-2017
The Great Meteor Seamount (Northeast Atlantic): "stepping stone" or "trapping stone"? Quantitative investigation of the distribution, diversity, and origin of the benthic harpacticoid fauna (Crustacea, Copepoda) of the seamount plateau
(DFG project GE 1086/15-1, until September 2016)

Katharina Schröder
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg

Bachelor thesis 2017

A new species of the genus Laophontodes T. Scott, 1894 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Laophontodinae) from the Gulf of Aqaba
In cooperation with Dr Thomas Glatzel, Carl von Ossietzky-University, Oldenburg

 Markus Schulz

Markus Schulz
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Bachelor thesis 2006
Ancorabolus chironi sp. nov., the first record of a member of the Ancorabolus-group (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Ancorabolidae) from the eastern Mediterranean


Tabea Riedl

Tabea Riedl
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Bachelor Thesis 2014
Faunistics and distribution of selected harpacticoid families (Crustacea, Copepoda) of the coast line of Madeira (Portugal)

 Jessica Wiest

Jessica Wiest
Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Bachelor thesis 2012
Meteorina mystica sp. nov., a new species incertae sedis of the Idyanthidae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Guinea Basin (eastern Atlantic)