Pinguin in the Antarctic

Christina Braun

Institute of Ecology and Evolution | Professurship for Ecology | Polar and Bird Ecology group
Pinguin in the Antarctic
Image: Hans-Ulrich Peter
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
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Professur für Ökologie
Christina Braun
AG Polar- & Ornitho-Ökologie
Christina Braun
Room 506.2
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena

Research Interests

  • Monitoring of seabirds and seals in the Antarctic
  • Expansion of flowering plants and monitoring of introduced non-native species in the Antarctic
  • Consequences of the current climate changes in the Antarctic
  • Monitoring of environmental impacts of human activities
  • Distribution of marine debris and other anthropogenic material and their impact on seabirds and seals
  • Environmental management and risk analysis

Curriculum vitae

  Engagement and Education
Since 03/2012

Scientific Employee at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Faculty of Life Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

10/2008 to 11/2010 Scientific Employee at the Institute of Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Parental leave: 11/2010 bis 02/2012
01/2008 to 04/2008

Advanced training for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) bei codematix GmbH Educational Centre Jena

12/2003 to 12/2006 Scientific Employee at the Institute of Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Parental leave: 12/2006 bis 12/2007

11/2002 to 12/2002

Scientific lecturer on a ship voyage of Polar Star Expeditions in the Antarctic
2001 to 2003

Collaboration on the map cadastre at the Thuringian State Institute for Environment and Geology (work contract)

08/2000

Internship landscape planning in Chemnitz

05/1999 to 07/1999 Internship environmental education in the Biosphere reserve Vessertal
10/1996 to 11/2003 Study ob biology (Diploma) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena with mayors ecology, phytopathology and microbiology
  • diploma thesis in the field of ecology on the subject of "Parental investment and morphometrics of the Wilson's storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) on King George Island, South Shetland-Inseln, Antarctic"

Field research / field trips

  Field research / field trips
Scince 12/2000 13 field stays lasting several months auf King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic (Bellingshausen station (Russia), Jubany/Carlini station (Argentina), Great Wall station, (China))
07/2002 to 08/2002 ecological excursion to the Lake Baikal, Russia
07/1999 to 08/1999 botanical excursion to Switzerland

Publikationen

In press

2022

Kuepper, N.D., Böhm, L., Braun, C., Bustamante, P., Düring, R.-A., Libertelli, M.M., Quillfeldt, P. (2022): Persistent organic pollutants and mercury in a colony of Antarctic seabirds: higher concentrations in 1998, 2001, and 2003 compared to 2014 to 2016. Polar Biology 45: 1229-1245

Braun, C., Grämer, H., Peter, H.-U. (2022): Monitoring der klimabedingten Veränderungen terrestrischer und mariner Ökosysteme in der Maxwell Bay (Antarktis). Im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts, Texte 269/2022, Dessau-Roßlau.

2021

Braun, C., Esefeld, J., Savelieva, L., Peter, H.-U. (2021): Population decline of the cape petrel (Daption capense) on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Polar Biology 44: 1795-1801

Prater, I., Hrbacek, F., Braun, C., Vidal, A., Meier, L., Nývlt, D., Mueller, C. (2021): How vegetation patches drive soil development and organic matter formation on polar islands. Geoderma Regional 27: 200429

2020

Braun, C., Rümmler, M.-C., Esefeld, J., Peter, H.-U. (2020): Überwachung der klimabedingten Veränderungen terrestrischer und mariner Ökosysteme in der Maxwell Bay (King George Island, Antarktis). Im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts, Texte 143/2020, Dessau-Roßlau

2019

Mustafa, O., Braun, C., Esefeld, J., Knetsch, S., Maercker, J, Pfeifer, C., Rümmler, M.-C. (2019): Detecting Antarctic Seals and Flying Seabirds by UAV. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences IV-2/W5

2018

Parnikoza I., Rozok A., Convey P., Veselski M., Esefeld J., Ochyra R., Mustafa O., Braun C. , Peter H.-U., Smykla J., Kuhakh, V., Kozeretska I. (2018): Spread of Antarctic vegetation by the kelp gull: comparison of two maritime Antarctic regions. Polar Biology 41: 1143-1155

2017

Braun, C., Esefeld, J., Peter, H.-U. (2017): Monitoring zu den Folgen von lokalen Klimaveränderungen auf die Schutzgüter der eisfreien Gebiete der Maxwell Bay (King George Island, Antarktis). Im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts. Texte 25/2017, Dessau-Roßlau

Braun, C., Hertel, F., Peter, H.-U. (2017): Environmental Management – The Fildes Paradigm, In: Dodds K., Hemmings, A.D. & Roberts, P. (eds.): Handbook of the Politics of Antarctica. Edward Elgar Publishing: 351-367

Yao Y., Wang X., Li J., Yang J., Cao S., Peng F., Kurbatova L., Peter H.-U., Braun, C. , Li C. (2017): A network for long-term monitoring of vegetation in the area of on Fildes Peninsula, King George Island. Advances in Polar Science 28(1): 23-28

2016

Krietsch, J., Esefeld, J., Braun, C., Lisovski, S., Peter, H.-U. (2016): Long-term dataset reveals significant declines in breeding success and high fluctuations in the number of breeding pairs in two skua species breeding in the Maritime Antarctic on King George Island. Polar Biology 39: 573-582

2014

Braun, C., Mustafa, O., Nordt, A., Pfeiffer, S., Peter, H.-U. (2014): Environmental Situation and Management Challenges for the Fildes Peninsula Region. In: Tin, T., Liggett, D., Maher, P., Lamers, M. (eds): The Future of Antarctica: Human impacts, strategic planning, and values for conservation, Springer: 169-191

2013

Peter, H.-U., Braun, C., Janowski, S., Nordt, A., Nordt, A., Stelter, M. (2013): Aktuelle Umweltsituation und Vorschläge zum Management der Fildes Peninsula Region. Im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts, Texte 02/2013, Dessau-Roßlau

2012

Braun, C., Mustafa, O., Nordt, A., Pfeiffer, S., Peter, H.-U. (2012): Environmental Monitoring and Management Proposals for the Fildes Region (King George Island, Antarctica). Polar Research 31: 18206

2009

Gladbach, A., Braun, C., Nordt, A., Peter, H.-U., Quillfeldt, P. (2009): Estimation of feeding frequencies by periodic weighing of chicks: evaluation by video-observation of burrownesting Wilson’s Storm-Petrels (Oceanites oceanicus). Emu 109: 316-320

Gladbach, A., Braun, C., Nordt, A., Peter, H.-U., Quillfeldt, P. (2009): Chick provisioning and nest attendance of male and female Wilson´s storm petrels Oceanites oceanicus. Polar Biology, 32: 1315-1321

Gladbach, A., Büßer, C., Mundry, R., Quillfeldt P. (2009): Acoustic parameters of begging calls indicate chick body condition in Wilson’s storm-petrels Oceanites oceanicus: Journal of Ethology, 27 (2): 267-274

2008

Peter, H.-U., Braun, C., Mustafa, O., Pfeiffer, S. (2008): Vögel der Antarktis – Ökologische Langzeitstudien auf der Fildes Halbinsel (King George Island). Meer und Museum, Schriftenreihe des Deutschen Meeresmuseum, Band 20: 143‑156

Büßer, C., Hahn, S., Gladbach, A., Lorenz, S., Nordt, A., Quillfeldt, P., Schmoll, T., Peter, H.-U. (2008): A decade of fundamental ecological research on storm-petrels at the Tres Hermanos colony, Potter Peninsula, King George Island. Reports on Polar and Marine Research 571: 168-175

Peter, H.-U., Büßer, C., Mustafa, O., Pfeiffer, S. (2008): Evaluierung des Gefährdungsgrades der Gebiete Fildes Peninsula und Ardley Island und Entwicklung der Managementpläne zur Ausweisung als besonders geschützte oder verwaltete Gebiete. Im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts, Texte 09/2008, Dessau-Roßlau

2007

Pfeiffer, S., Büßer, C., Mustafa, O., Peter, H.-U. (2007): Tourism Growth and Proposed Management Solutions in the Fildes Peninsula Region (King George Island, Antarctica). Tourism in Marine Environments 4: 151-165

2004

Büßer, C., Kahles, A., Quillfeldt, P. (2004): Breeding success and chick provisioning in Wilsons storm-petrels Oceanites oceanicus over seven years: frequent failures due to food shortage and entombment. Polar Biology 27 (10): 613-622