Professor Ulf Karsten

In 1988-1990, as a PhD student at the University of Bremen and in close cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute, I conducted research on the ecophysiology of Antarctic green algae under the aspects of temperature and salt tolerance as well as sulphur metabolism. As a postdoc and after my appointment to the University of Rostock, I initially focused on the Arctic, and between 1997 and 2007 I participated in 7 marine biological expeditions to Spitsbergen and also led some of them. Since 2014 I have also been investigating polar soil crusts as part of an SPP project, and this summer I led a terrestrial expedition to Spitsbergen.




Professor Ulf Karsten
Universität Rostock
Angewandte Ökologie und Phykologie

Albert-Einstein-Str. 3
Raum 001
18059 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 498-6090
Fax: +49 381 498-6072

Brief CV

Since 2014 Overall coordinator of the DFG priority programme Antarctic Research
Since 2000 Professor for Applied Ecology at the Institute for Biological Sciences, University of Rostock
1998-2000 Researcher at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
1996-1997 Research associate of the Biological Institute Helgoland
1995-1996 Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, research stay at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
1993-1995 Postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen
1992-1993 DFG guest researcher at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
1991-1992 DFG postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Marine Botany of the University of Bremen
1988-1991 Research associate at the Department of Marine Botany, University of Bremen
1998 Habilitation at the University of Bremen; venia legendi for the field of “Botany”
1990 Doctorate at the University of Bremen
1981-1988 Diploma degree programme in Biology at the University of Bremen

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