My scientific back-ground: Carbonate geologist specialising in coral reef sedimentology with strong integrative and inter-disciplinary approach.
I conducted research programmes in coral reef growth, paleo-climatologic studies using corals in the recent past and the Holocene, as well as present human impacts on coral reefs of the Red Sea, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. I have extensive field work experience in these regions, both land- and ship-based and worked in close contact with intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental agencies. I have a strong interest in raising public awareness for environmental issues related to the coastal and marine environment and climate change.
I work as independent consultant in project development and training in coral reef monitoring and management. I am co-ordinating and organising activities of Reef Check Europe and I am chairman of the Reef Check association in Germany (www.reefcheck.de).
Past activities include work as project coordinator of the International Year of the Reef Germany, co-ordination of international research programmes (e.g. Indonesian-German programme for co-operation in Marine Sciences and Geosciences, EU research projects in the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea). I also worked on the analysis of international climate policy at the Advisory Council on Global Change to the German Government (www.wbgu.de).
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Seemann J., González C.T., Carballo-Bolaños R., Berry K., Heiss G.A., Struck U., Leinfelder R.R. (2013) Assessing the ecological effects of human impacts on coral reefs in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, doi:10.1007/s10661-013-3490-y