- Climate change
- Human impacts
I'm a marine ecologist intrigued by the effects of climate change and multiple anthropogenic stressor effects on marine ecosystem services, amongst others biodiversity, food provisioning, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration. My study sites include Arctic and Antarctic shelf seas under rapid climate change, but also the heavily used North Sea (with effects of Offshore Windfarm developments in particular). I combine field sampling and in situ measurements with laboratory experiments and modelling to unravel carbon budgets in benthic food webs and shed light on the fate of carbon in marine ecosystems in future climate scenarios. My research is situated at the intersection of marine ecology and biogeochemistry.