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Dr. Karin Boos

Postdocs

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+49 421 218-63035

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+49 421-218

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NW 2, Raum A2080

General scientific interests

  • Feeding ecology in ophiuroid echinoderms
  • Structural morphology and taxonomy in ophiuroids
  • Marine ecology, marine benthic invertebrate biology
  • Marine bio-invasions
  • Experimental and behavioral ecology in the field and laboratory
  • Statistical analyses (using R)
 

Current research

  • Functional morphology of teeth in brittlestars (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea)
  • Morphological description and documentation of the inner and outer microstructure of teeth, associated papillae and oral/dental plates in different brittlestar species
  • The role of grazing in brittlestars
 

Curriculum vitae

CurrentAssociate Scientist at GLOMAR, MARUM, University of Bremen (Ocean & Life)
2010-2014Scientific researcher at Avitec-Research GbR in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany (consultance office on the effects of offshore wind farms on migrating birds, statistics and data processing)
2009Scientific researcher at the Helgoland Marine Station (BAH) in the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany (Marine bio-invasions)
2009Dotor rerum naturalium at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany: “Mechansims of a successful immigration from north-east Asia: population dynamics, life history traits and interspecific interaction in the caprellid amphipod Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935 (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in European coastal waters”
2005-2009PhD work at the Helgoland Marine Station (BAH) in the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) with Prof. Dr. H.-D. Franke and Dr. L. Gutow including doctoral studies at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Scotland, U.K. with Dr. E.J. Cook
2004-2009Short-term employments by the State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas, Schleswig Holstein, Germany
2003-2004Diploma thesis at the Helgoland Marine Station (BAH) in the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany with Prof. Dr. H.-D. Franke: “Ecological Studies on ophiuroids from the German Bight”

Publications

Aumüller, R., Boos, K., Freienstein, S., Hill, K., Hill, R. (2013) Do migrating birds avoid offshore wind turbines? A method to investigate and analyze reactions of diurnally migrating birds to offshore wind farms (in German). Vogelwarte 51: 3-13.
Boos, K. (2012) Tooth morphology and food processing in Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, 1789) and Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). In: Kroh, A. & Reich, M. (Eds.) Echinoderm Research 2010: Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Echinoderms, Göttingen, Germany, 2-9 October 2010. Zoosymposia 7, 111-119.
Boos, K., Ashton, G.V., Cook, E.J. (2011) The Japanese skeleton shrimp Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935 Crustacea, Amphipoda) in European coastal waters. In: Galil, B.S., Clark, P.F., Carlton, J.T. (eds.) In the wrong place - alien marine crustaceans: distribution, biology and impacts. Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology 6, pp. 129-156.
Aumüller, R., Boos, K., Freienstein, S., Hill, K., Hill, R. (2011) Description of a bird strike event and its causes at a research platform in the German Bight, North Sea (in German). Vogelwarte 49: 9-16.
Freienstein, S., Aumüller, R., Boos, K., Hill, K., Hill, R. (2010) Massenkollision im Rotlichtmillieu? Vogelwarte 48: 341-342.
Boos, K., Gutow, L., Mundry, R., Franke, H.-D. (2010) Sediment preference and burrowing behaviour in the sympatric brittlestars Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839 and Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 393: 176-181.
Gutow, L., Giménez, L., Boos, K., Saborowski, R. (2009) Rapid changes in the epifaunal community after detachment of buoyant benthic macroalgae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 89: 323-328.
Cook, E.J., Jahnke, M., Kerckhof, F., Minchin, D., Faasse, M., Boos, K., Ashton, G. (2007) European expansion of the introduced amphipod Caprella mutica Schurin 1935. Aquatic Invasions, 2: 411-421.
Gutow, L., Leidenberger, S., Boos, K., Franke, H.-D. (2007) Differential life history responses of two Idotea species (Crustacea: Isopoda) to food limitation. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 344:150-172.
Michel, K., Nauwelaerts, S., Stamhuis, E., Boos, K. (2007) Is the Japanese skeleton shrimp Caprella mutica a filter feeder? I. Head morphology and kinematics. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 146: 125.
Nauwelaerts, S., Michel, K., Stamhuis, E., Boos, K. (2007) Is the Japanese skeleton shrimp Caprella mutica a filter feeder? II. Mechanics. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 146: 126.
Ashton, G. V., Boos, K., Shucksmith, R., Cook, E.J. (2006a) Rapid assessment of the distribution of marine non-native species in marinas in Scotland, Aquatic Invasions, 1: 209-213.
Ashton, G. V., Boos, K., Shucksmith, R., Cook, E.J. (2006b) Risk assessment of hull fouling as a vector for marine non-natives in Scotland, Aquatic Invasions, 1: 214-218.
Boos, K., Franke, H.-D. (2006) Brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) in the German Bight (North Sea) - diversity and distribution during the past 130 years. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86: 1187-1197.
Boos, K., Franke, H.-D. (2004) Abundance and distribution of ophiuroids off Helgoland, German Bight (North Sea). In Heinzeller, T. & Nebelsick, J.H. (eds). Echinoderms: München. A.A. Balkema, Leiden, The Netherlands; pp. 157-158.