You, Me & HIFMB - Stories of Science and the Sea

In every episode, a new guest takes a seat across from Jan-Claas Dajka and talks to him about current research projects, curious anecdotes as well as paths, detours and companions in the (not only) scientific career. Jan is interdisciplinary postdoc in marine ecology and marine governance at HIFMB. Chatting with ecologists, geographers, bioacousticians, mathematicians and many more, he shows the interesting and diverse personalities behind the transdisciplinary research at HIFMB. The Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB) is a research institute located in Oldenburg. It researches marine biodiversity and its importance for the function of marine ecosystems. In doing so, it develops the scientific basis for marine nature conservation and ecosystem management.

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Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Today, we hear from Merdeka, a PhD-student in the former Marine Political Ecology Group that is now part of the Marine Governance Group. He reports on his recent manuscript about tin mining by Indonesian divers and how he switches the perspectives in his writing to highlight topics that are otherwise forgotten about. Merdeka also reflects on what it is like to have children as a PhD student and how much he likes his neighbours in Oldenburg. 

Monday Aug 07, 2023

In a thunderous summer episode, we hear from Anna Roik - postdoc at HIFMB. Her work is centered around harnessing the microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi and their genes) on corals. She transplants the microbiome of more heat resistant corals onto that of heat susceptible ones to boost their resilience in the face of climate change. 

Tuesday Jun 06, 2023

Jasmin Groß and Elena Schall - both representatives of the Postdoc-Team a the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - bring a hot topic to the podcast: the recently proposed law reforms surrounding the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz". This is a "Law on Fixed-Term Contracts in Higher Education and Research" and it is due for a change. Jasmin and Elena will present to us what is included in this change and why it has gotten a lot of negative backlash.
As a timestamp: The recording was done in May 2023 and does not discuss the most recent events in the week of the 5th of June 2023. #IchbinHannah

Monday May 15, 2023

Mita Mahato is an artist who uses art to communicate environmental issues - especially via the use of comix - yes with an X! As our artist in residence in collaboration with the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Mita reflects on the work she has done during her time with us.

Monday Apr 24, 2023

HIFMB postdoc Dorothee Hodapp is working on biodiversity change and is giving us insights into her recently published study in Global Change Biology. Here, she shows how climate change disrupts core habitats of marine species and predicts their ranges up to the year 2100. She further shares her recipe for successfully blending family life with two kids with a gapless CV in academia and her recent move into a permanent position in the sciene-policy interface. 

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