Kristin Kaschner, Ph.D.
Evolutionary Biology & Ecology Lab
Institute of Biology I (Zoology)
Hauptstrasse 1
D-79104 Freiburg
Phone: ++49 / 761 / 203 - 2566

Kristin Kaschner’s main research interest is the application and development of large-scale habitat suitability modelling approaches to investigate potential impacts of anthropogenic activities on marine mammals.

Current projectstop


"Whales-eat-fish” Project (July 2007-April 2009; 2010 - no cost extension)
Examining the impacts of whales on commercial fisheries in tropical ecosystems - Co-Principle Investigator;
in collaboration with Arizona State University, Tempe, US & ISMER, Rimouski, Canada.
Funded by Lenfest Ocean Program
dot AquaMaps (December 2004 – on-going)
Producing standardized range maps for currently 9,000 species of fishes, marine mammals and invertebrates - Model development
Funded by MARA, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, INCOFISH, Sea Around Us, and Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorals.
dot FishBase & SeaLifeBase (2000 – on-going) - Collaborator & data contribution
dot Sea Around Us Project (1999 – on-going)
Past projectstop


FMAP Project (2007)
Mapping global biodiversity of marine mammals under current and future climate scenarios
Post-doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


ERMC Project (2006-2007)
Environmental risk mitigation capability sonar – developing an automated tool for assessing the potential impact of underwater noise on marine fauna
Research Fellow, CREEM, St.Andrew’s University, St. Andrews,UK

dot Projekt MINOS+ (2005)
Investigation harbour porpoise density and occurrence in the North Sea
Research Fellow, FTZ, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
dot Sea Around Us Project (1999-2004)
Modelling and mapping resource overlap between marine mammals and fisheries on a global scale
PhD thesis work, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Funded by Pew Charitable Trusts, HSI, DAAD, UBC graduate fellowships

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