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Jörn Thomsen

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Research area

  • Research unit "Experimental Ecology"


My research focuses on the adaptation potential of marine animals to the ongoing acidification of the oceans. In order to answer this question, we are conducting field studies and laboratory experiments where we keep mussels for several generations under conditions of the future ocean and perform crossing experiments. From these results we will be able to assess and quantify the adaptation potential.


Tel.: +49 431 600-4466

Research activities

Invasion of Mediterranean mussels into a warming Baltic Sea: will hybridization with local mussels impact emerging aquaculture enterprises?