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Simon Jungblut

Dr. Simon Jungblut

Simon is the Project Coordinator of the EU-funded project FACE-IT and responsible for the project management as well as outreach and social media activities.

He has a background in marine zoology, ecology, and ecophysiology and wrote his PhD thesis and several papers about the ecological and ecophysiological comparison two crab species, one of them (Hemigrapsus sanguineus) being invasive in Europe. Simon also worked on the feeding ecology of the rocky shore snail Littorina littorea, the at-sea distribution of seabirds and marine mammals, the parasitology of oysters and mussels, and the medical treatment of jellyfish stings.

In his spare time, Simon co-organizes different activities of the International Conference for Young MArine REseachers ICYMARE, an initiative of the Bremen Society for Natural Sciences NWV. ICYMARE organizes an annual conference and a monthly Online Forum, all in a bottom-up fashion by and for marine early career researchers. Within the NWV, Simon is the head of the Association for Marine Sciences, which will organize the NWV Ocean Chat and other marine research related public events in the future. In this context, Simon recently became member of the national German Decade Committee, which oversees and coordinates the German activities related to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 - 2030).

Academic record

2020 - 2024    Post-Doc as Project Manager of the EU-Project FACE-IT at the University of Bremen, Germany. Dept. of Marine Botany (Prof. Dr. Kai Bischof)

2019 - 2020    Post-Doc position (50%) as Conference Manager for the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2021) at the University of Bremen, Germany, Dept. of Marine Ecology (Prof. Dr. Christian Wild)

2019 - 2020    Post-Doc position (50%) as Scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, Dept. of Functional Ecology (Prof. Dr. Thomas Brey)

2014 – 2018    PhD candidate at the University of Bremen, Germany, Dept. 02 (Biology/Chemistry), Marine Zoology (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hagen) and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, Functional Ecology (Dr. Reinhard Saborowski). Thesis: “Ecology and ecophysiology of invasive and native decapod crabs in the southern North Sea”

2011 – 2013    Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC) at University of Bremen, Germany, University of Oviedo, Spain, and University of Ghent, Belgium. Thesis: “Role of Scavenging on Growth, Behavior and Reproduction of the Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea)”

2008 – 2011    Bachelor of Science in Biology (specialization Marine Biology) and Chemistry at the University of Bremen, Germany. Thesis: “Macroparasites in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) of the East Frisian Wadden Sea, with focus on copepods”


Journal articles

Gimenez L, Exton M, Spitzner F, Meth R, Ecker U, Jungblut S, Harzsch S, Saborowski R, Torres G (2020) Exploring larval phenology as predictor for range expansion in an invasive species. Ecography 43: 1–12. doi: 10.1111/ecog.04725

Jungblut S, McCarthy ML, Boos K, Saborowski R, Hagen W (2018) Seasonal lipid storage and dietary preferences of native European vs. invasive Asian shore crabs. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 602:169-181. doi: 10.3354/meps12712

Jungblut S, Boos K, McCarthy ML, Saborowski R, Hagen W (2018) Invasive versus native brachyuran crabs in a European rocky intertidal: respiratory performance and energy expenditures. Mar Biol 165:54. doi: 10.1007/s00227-018-3313-3

Jungblut S, Nachtsheim DA, Boos K, Joiris CR (2017) Biogeography of top predators seabirds and cetaceans – along four latitudinal transects in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Res II 141:59-73. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.04.005

Jungblut S, Beermann J, Boos K, Saborowski R, Hagen W (2017) Population development of the invasive crab Hemigrapsussanguineus (De Haan, 1853)and its potential native competitor Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) at Helgoland (North Sea) between 2009 and 2014. Aquat Invasions 12:85-96. doi: 10.3391/ai.2017.12.1.09

Hoffmann FR, Jungblut S, Holst S, Kappertz G, Berlitz P, Ohmann T (2017) Therapieoptionen bei Vernesselungen durch Quallen an deutschen Küstengewässern. Notfall Rettungsmed 20:403-409. doi: 10.1007/s10049-016-0227-9

Joiris CR, Falck E, D´Hert D, Jungblut S, Boos K (2014) An important late summer aggregation of fin whales Balaenoptera physalus, little auks Alle alle and Brünnich´s guillemots Uria lomvia in the eastern Greenland Sea and Fram Strait: influence of hydrographic structures. Polar Biol 37:1645-1657. doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1551-5

Pogoda B, Jungblut S, Buck BH, Hagen W (2012) Infestation of oysters and mussels by mytilicolid copepods: differences between natural coastal habitats and two offshore cultivations sites in the German Bight. J Appl Ichthyol 28:756-765. doi: 10.1111/jai.12025 


Edited books

Jungblut S, Liebich V, Bode M (2018) YOUMARES 8 – Oceans across boundaries: Learning from each other. Proceedings of the 2017 conference for YOUng MARine RESearchers in Kiel, Germany. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-93284-2

Jungblut S, Liebich V, Bode-Dalby M (2019) YOUMARES 9 – The Oceans: our Research, our Future. Proceedings of the 2018 conference for YOUng MARine RESearchers in Oldenburg, Germany. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-20389-4