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Dr. Lotta C. Kluger

Senior Researcher with focus on Sustainable Development and Environmental Governance

Research projects

Social-Ecological Tipping Points of the Northern Humboldt Current Upwelling System, Economic Repercussions and Governance Strategies (Humboldt-Tipping)
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  • Tropical ecology, biodiversity and conservation
  • Small-scale fisheries management
  • Effects of environmental variability (e.g. ENSO) on human dimension of fisheries
  • Sustainability in (tropical) marine social-ecological systems
  • Food web modelling and network analysis (social, ecological, social-ecological)

Peer-reviewed publications

Herrón P, Kluger LC, Castellanos-Galindo GA, Wolff M, Glaser M (2020). Understanding gear choices and identifying leverage points for sustainable tropical small-scale marine fisheries. Ocean and Coastal Management: 105074. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.105074

Kluger LC, Scotti M, Vivar I, Wolff M (2019). Specialization of fishers leads to greater impact of external disturbance: evidence from a social-ecological network modeling exercise for Sechura Bay, Northern Peru. Ocean and Coastal Management Volume 179, 1 September 2019, 104861. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104861

Kluger LC, Filgueira R, Byron C (2019). Using media analysis to scope priorities in social carrying capacity assessments: a global perspective. Marine Policy 99 (2019) 252–261 DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.042

Kluger LC, Kochalski S, Aguirre-Velarde A, Vivar I, Wolff M (2018). Coping with abrupt environmental change: The impact of the coastal El Niño 2017 on artisanal fisheries and mariculture in North Peru. Accepted for publication, ICES Journal of Marine Science DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy171

Kluger LC, Taylor MH, Wolff M, Stotz W, Mendo J (2018). From an open-access fishery to a regulated aquaculture business: the case of the most important Latin American bay scallop (Argopecten purpuratus). Reviews in Aquaculture doi:10.1111/raq.12234

Castellanos-Galindo GA, Cantera J, Valencia N, Giraldo S, Peña E, Kluger LC, Wolff M (2017). Modeling trophic flows in the wettest mangroves of the world: the case of Bahía Málaga in the Colombian Pacific coast. Hydrobiologia 803: 13 doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3300-6

Castellanos-Galindo GA, Kluger LC, Tompkins P (2017). Panama’s impotent mangrove laws. Letter to Science 10.1126/science.aam6909

Kluger LC, Filgueira R, Wolff M (2017). Resilience estimations in the context of ecological carrying capacity for ecosystem-based management of bivalve aquaculture sites. Ecosystems 10.1007/s10021-017-0118-z

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Taylor MH, Barriga Rivera E, Torres Silva E (2016b). Changes in community structure and trophic flows following the implementation of mass scallop culture in Sechura Bay, Peru. Marine Ecology Progress Series 547: 121-135 doi: 10.3354/meps11652

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Taylor MH, Tam J (2016a). Carrying capacity simulations as a tool for ecosystem-based management of a scallop aquaculture system. Ecological Modelling 331: 44-55 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.002

Kluger LC, Kochalski S, Müller MS, Gorris P, Romagnoni G (2015). Towards a holistic analysis of social-ecological systems (SES) in the marine realm. Conference proceedings, YouMaRes VI Conference, September 2015, German Society for Marine Research - Working Group on Studies and Education.

 

Non peer-reviewed publications

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Mendo J (2017). Estimando niveles sostenibles en la acuicultura de bivalvos en la Bahía de Sechura (Norte del Perú). ZMT Policy Brief Series (2017/1). doi: 10.21244/zmt.2017.005

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Mendo J (2017). Estimating sustainable levels of scallop bottom aquaculture in Sechura Bay (Northern Peru). ZMT Policy Brief Series (2017/1). DOI: 10.21244/zmt.2017/002

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Taylor MH (2014). Carrying capacity simulations as a tool for ecosystem-based management of a scallop aquaculture system, p. 38-39. In: Steenbeek J, Piroddi C, Coll M, Heymans JJ, Villasante S, Christensen V (eds.) Ecopath 30 Years Conference Proceedings: Extended Abstracts, pp. 38. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 22(3). Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia [ISSN 1198-6727] 237 p.

 

Proceedings

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Mendo J (2017). Estimando niveles sostenibles en la acuicultura de bivalvos en la Bahía de Sechura (Norte del Perú). ZMT Policy Brief Series (2017/1). doi: 10.21244/zmt.2017.005

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Mendo J (2017). Estimating sustainable levels of scallop bottom aquaculture in Sechura Bay (Northern Peru). ZMT Policy Brief Series (2017/1). DOI: 10.21244/zmt.2017/002

Kluger LC, Wolff M, Taylor MH (2014). Carrying capacity simulations as a tool for ecosystem-based management of a scallop aquaculture system, p. 38-39. In: Steenbeek J, Piroddi C, Coll M, Heymans JJ, Villasante S, Christensen V (eds.) Ecopath 30 Years Conference Proceedings: Extended Abstracts, pp. 38. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 22(3). Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia [ISSN 1198-6727] 237 p.

 

Books, book chapters

Taylor MH, Kluger LC (2018). Aqua- and Mariculture Management: A Holistic Perspective on Best Practices. In M. Salomon & T. Markus (Eds.), Handbook on Marine Environment Protection (pp. 659–682). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60156-4_34

 

Thesis

Kluger LC (2016). Ecological and socio-economic feasibility of scallop bottom culture in Sechura Bay, Northern Peru. PhD thesis, University of Bremen. First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff, University of Bremen. nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00105619-19

Kluger LC (2012). Interspecific facilitation – The effect of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus on sympatric benthic fauna. Masterarbeit, Universität Bremen. Erstbetreuerin: Dr. K. Diele, Edinburgh Napier University.

Kluger LC (2009). The puzzlebox as feeding enrichment for common marmosets (Callithrix geoffroyi). Bachelorarbeit, Universität Bremen. Erstbetreuerin: Prof. Dr. U. Dicke, Universität Bremen.

Since 2019
Senior researcher at artec Sustainability Research Center, University of Bremen.

Since 2017
Senior researcher at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen.

2015
Research stay at Fisheries and Ocean (DFO), Canada.

2013 - 2016
Researcher at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen.

2010 – 2012
Master (M.Sc.) studies (“International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology”, ISATEC) at the University of Bremen.

2010 and 2012
Research assistant at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen.

2010
Intern (fisheries biology) at the Charles Darwin Foundation at Galapagos, Ecuador.

2010
Intern (mangrove ecology) at the Caravelas Field Station in Caravalas, Brazil.

2006 – 2009
Bachelor (B.Sc.) studies in biology (minor in chemistry) at the University of Bremen.

2005 – 2007
Volunteer (Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr, FöJ) at the zoological garden “Zoo am Meer” in Bremerhaven.

 

Contact

University of Bremen
Sustainability Research Center
SFG
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 7
28359 Bremen

mail address:
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28334 Bremen

Tel. +49 (0) 421 / 218-61814
Fax +49 (0) 421 / 218-9861814

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