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Antonia Klöcker

Telefon: 41282209
Avdeling: Dyphavsarter og bruskfisk

I am a PhD student at in the Deep-water and cartilaginous fish working group at IMR. I want to better understand the environmental and biological processes that shape the distribution, abundance, and movement patterns of animals and their implications for conservation and management. In my dissertation project I investigate these dynamics in three cold water shark species in Norwegian waters, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), porbeagle (Lamna nasus) and spurdog (Squalus acanthias). To learn more take a look at my website.


Methodologically, I combine existing fishery-dependent and independent occurance data and satellite tracking with high-resolution oceanographic models and zooplankton density predictions to generate models predicting distributions of the focal shark species in Nordic waters. These distribution models facilitate a holistic view of how fisheries overlap with shark habitats and space-use. Further, predictions into the future provide insights into how shark distribution and thus interaction hotspots with human activites are likely to change under global warming scenarios. By communicating our results to fisheries, spatial management and the general public, we hope to provide the required knowledge to the leverage change urgently needed in the UN Decade of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration.

Curriculum Vitae

2022 - 2025         PhD Candidate, Institute of Marine Research, NOR

       2021              Visiting Scholar, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC), IT

2020 - 2021         Research Assistant, ETH Zürich, CH

2019 - 2020         Schuhman Traineeship, Research Service of the European Parliament (EPRS), BEL

2018 - 2019         M.Sc. Marine Ecosystem Managment, University of St Andrews, UK

     2017               Intern, Secretariat of the UN Convention of Migratory Species (CMS), GER

     2016               Erasmus+, Glasgow University, UK

2015 - 2018         B.Sc. Geography & Political Sciences, University of Heidelberg, GER

2014 - 2017         B.Sc. Biosciences, University of Heidelberg, GER

     2014               Abitur, GER

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