Scientific Advisory Board & Staff
Position: University of Vienna, Department of Marine Biology, Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Science
Fields of interest: Marine ecology, especially of benthic systems, seagrass meadows, mangroves, sulfidic habitats; meiofauna, especially nematodes, symbioses between bacteria and animals.
Position: University of Tübingen, Full Professor in Animal Evolutionary Ecology
Fields of interest: Evolution of reproduction, in particular the differences between hermaphroditic and separate sex systems, function and mechanisms of red fluorescence in marine fish, education in evolutionary biology and marine biology.
Position: University of Vienna, Department of Paleontology, Museum of Natural History in Vienna
Fields of interest: Palaeoecology, taphonomy and actuopalaeontology of invertebrates (mainly molluscs), diversity and ecology of coral reef associated molluscs (Red Sea and Indian Ocean). shell beds and skeletal concentrations (mainly miocene of Central Europe), epifauna assemblages and suspensionfeeder bioherms
(Northern Adriatic Sea).
Position: Suez Canal University Ismailia, Faculty of Science, Lecturer in Marine Science.
Fields of interest: Coral reef fishes, fish ecology, fish biology.
Position: Cytologie und Evolutionsbiologie
Zoologisches Institut und Museum.
Fields of interest: Biodiversity, biogeography and taxonomy of marine animals (focus on infralittoral and upper sublittoral macrozoobenthos: among that especially Mollusca, Crustacea, Polychaeta, Echinodermata and Pisces, structure and evolution of sense organs (compound eyes, sensilla) in anomalan crustaceans as well as of the nervous system and associated sense organs of pelagic and benthic Chaetognatha.
Position: University of Stuttgart, Biological Institute, Department of Zoology, Assist. Prof & Head of the Study Group Aquatic Invertebrates
Fields of interest: Marine biology & marine ecology; ecology, biology and taxonomy focusing on sponges (Porifera) and corals (Cnidaria), symbiosis between microorganisms and sponges, natural bioactive products, aquaculture, bioDIVERsity and scientific diving.
Position: University of Vienna, Department of Theoretical Biology,
Junior Researcher, University Lecturer
Fields of interest: Ecology; morphology and molecular genetics of reef, coral-associated fish in particular and genetics of reef-fishes.
Position: Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Departement Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, Researcher, Lecturer.
Expert in marine and coastal environment, evaluation, conservation of the biodiversity and sustainable development.
Corresponding member of the French “Academie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer”.
Fields of interest: Biological oceanography, marine ecology/high seas, coastal, tropical and insular environment, coral reef ecosystem, marine protected areas.
Position: University of Vienna, Department of Marine Biology
Senior Researcher and Lecturer
Fields of interest: Soft bottom benthos, anoxia, sea turtles, coral reef ecology, marine debris, taxonomy.
Position: Coordinator Science & Research
Fields of interest: Biology, Behavioral Ecology, in particular interactions and game theory in resident coral reef fishes.