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Tobias Lipsewers

Guest Researcher

Tobias Lipsewers

Marine Ecosystems Modelling

PhD student


phone:+358 295 251 787

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Marine Research Centre

Address: Building EE, Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2, Viikki Campus, Helsinki




Current tasks

Currently, I am doing my PhD in Kristian Spilling´s project C_FLUX_II, which focusses on the effect of changes in phytoplankton community composition during the spring bloom on biogeochemical cycles in the Baltic Sea.


In 2009 I completed my BSc degree in Applied Biology at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany). In 2011 I was awarded the degree of MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Rostock (Germany). After that I did an internship in Marine Virus Ecology at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ) on the island Texel (The Netherlands) for 6 months. Since August 2013 I am doing my PhD at SYKE Merikeskus in the unit “Marine Functional Biodiversity and Ecosystem Modelling”.

Tobias Lipsewers

Research topics

Phytoplankton community composition during the Baltic spring bloom

Phytoplankton identification and enumeration by traditional and modern methods (Microscopy & qPCR)

Quantification of heterotrophic bacteria and phytoplankton by Flow Cytometry

Interactions between phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacteria

Data validation

Quality control

Statistical analyses

Method optimization

Scientific publications

Lipsewers T. & Spilling K. 2018: Microzooplankton, the missing link in Finnish plankton monitoring programs. (PDF)





Published 2017-09-04 at 17:09, updated 2018-04-10 at 11:29

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