Sven Matern

Research assistant

Research focus

Biodiversity and ecosystem services in little gravel pits

Curriculum vitae

Since 2016:

  • Research assistant at the Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (IGB) for the Gravel-Pit-Projekt    

2012 – 2015

  • Masters in  „Marine ecosystems- and fisherie science“ at the University Hamburg  

main focus: 

  • Populationsdynamics of used ressources 
  • Ecosystem-Management and environmental politics
  • Fishery science
  • Ecophysiology & Aquacultur  
  • Masterthesis: „Spread of invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) and food competition with native black goby (Gobius niger) in the Western Baltic Sea”      

2008 – 2011

  • Bachelor in „Biology“ at the University in Cologne  

main focus:

  • Ecoologie
  • Biodiversity  
  • Bachelorthesis: „Diet analyses of monkey goby (Neogobius fluviatilis) in the Lower Rhine“


Important scientific discoveries and associated papers

Borcherding, J., Dolina, M., Heermann, L., Knutzen, P., Krüger, S., Matern, S., van Treeck, R., Gertzen, S. (2013). Feeding and niche differentiation in three invasive gobies in the Lower Rhine, Germany. Limnologica, 43 : 49-58