Dr. Tobias Dolch

Dr. Tobias Dolch

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Coastal Risks and Sea-Level Rise Research Group

Tobias studied Geography with the study focus “Ecology and Environmental Science” at the University of Bonn and at Monash University, Melbourne. After his studies he had worked for the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde before he went to the Wadden Sea Station Sylt of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in 2004. He is still working for the Wadden Sea Station Sylt where he also did his PhD and obtained this degree in Physical Geography in 2008. Tobias works in coastal ecology and focuses on the analysis of morphodynamics and habitat changes (especially of seagrass beds) in the Wadden Sea (not surprising considering the institute’s name).

Since 2011 he is teaching at the University of Kiel and is affiliated to the research group “Coastal Risks and Sea-Level Rise”.

SCHUERCH, M., DOLCH, T., REISE, K. and A.T. VAFEIDIS (2014): Unravelling interactions between salt marsh evolution and sedimentary processes in the Wadden Sea (southeastern North Sea). In: Progress in Physical Geography 38 (6), S. 691-715, doi:10.1177/0309133314548746.
VARJOPURO, R., ANDRULEWICZ, E., BLENCKNER, T., DOLCH, T., HEISKANEN, A.-S., PIHLAJAMÄKI, M., STEINER BRANDT, U., VALMAN, M., GEE, K., POTTS, T. and I. PSUTY (2014): Coping with persistent environmental problems - Systemic delays in reducing eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. In: Ecology and Society 19(4), S. 48.
SCHUMACHER, J., DOLCH, T. and K. REISE (2014): Transitions in sandflat biota since the 1930s: effects of sea-level rise, eutrophication and biological globalization in the tidal bay Königshafen, northern Wadden Sea. In: Helgoland Marine Research 68, S. 289–298.
DOLCH, T., BUSCHBAUM, C. and K. REISE (2013): Persisting intertidal seagrass beds in the northern Wadden Sea since the 1930s. In: Journal of Sea Research 82, S. 134–141.
THIELTGES, D.W., DOLCH, T., KRAKAU, M. and R. POULIN (2010): Salinity gradient shapes distance decay of similarity among parasite communities in three marine fishes. In: Journal of Fish Biology 76, S. 1806–1814.
DOLCH, T. and K. REISE (2010): Long-term displacement of intertidal seagrass and mussel beds by expanding large sandy bedforms in the northern Wadden Sea. In: Journal of Sea Research 63, S. 93–101.
VAN DER GRAAF, S., JONKER, I., HERLYN, M., KOHLUS, J., FOGH VINTHER, H., REISE, K., DE JONG, D., DOLCH, T., BRUNTSE, G. and J. DE VLAS, J. (2009): Seagrass. Thematic Report No. 12. In: MARENCIC, H. & J. DE VLAS (Hrsg.): Quality Status Report 2009. WaddenSea Ecosystem No. 25. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Group, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
DOLCH, T. and H.C. HASS (2008): Long-term changes of intertidal and subtidal sediment compositions in a tidal basin in the northern Wadden Sea (SE North Sea). In: Helgoland Marine Research 62, S. 3-11.
LOEBL, M., DOLCH, T. and J.E.E. VAN BEUSEKOM (2007): Annual dynamics of pelagic primary production and respiration in a shallow coastal basin. In: Journal of Sea Research 58 (4), S.269–282.

Dr. Tobias Dolch

Geographisches Institut

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Ludewig-Meyn-Str. 14

24098 Kiel


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