Daniela Pieck

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment  (» Postal address)

ZfMarS, EG 044 (» Adress and map)

+49 4421 94 41 85  (F&P

Daniela Pieck

  • Project management
  • Spiekeroog Coastal Observatory (SCO)
  • Data quality assurance and management
  • Optical measurements of biogeochemical parameters
  • Student supervision
  • Coordination and implementation of various research campaigns

Curriculum vitae

since 07/2023

Research associate, project Underway data, DAM (German Marine Research Alliance), working group Marine Sensor Systems, ICBM, University of Oldenburg

since 09/2011

Engineer in the working group Marine Sensor Sysems, ICBM, Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Engineer, research group DynaCom (since 01/2019):
Spatial community ecology in highly dynamic landscapes: from island biogeography to metaecosystems. (DFG-NGL, DynaCom, FOR 2716)

Engineer, working group Marine Sensor Systems (part time, 01/2018 - 12/2018):
project management, organization Summer School, student supervision. (HH)

Engineer, third-party funds project BEFmate (03/2014 - 12/2017):
Biodiversity – Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems. (MWK-VW, BEFmate, VWZN2930)

Engineer, third-party funds project AquaPAK (09/2011 - 02/2014):
New optical sensors for the detection of PAH in oil-water mixtures. Subproject: Development of evaluation methods and technical testing of sensors. (BMBF Verbundprojekt, KMU-innovativ: Optische Technologien, 13N11963)

Engineer, third-party funds project DOMsense (09/2011 - 02/2014):
Development of an online method for the determination and characterization of dissolved organic substances in water using fluorescence spectroscopy. (ZIM-BMWi, FuE Kooperationsprojekt, KF 2866501DF1)

10/2017 - 09/2019 Studies Environmental Engineering (M.Eng), part-time, University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Master thesis: Wave conditions influencing salt marsh extent on the island of Spiekeroog, working group landscape ecology, IBU, University of Oldenburg

10/2006 - 04/2011

Studies Environmental Engineering (Dipl. Ing. (FH)), University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Diploma thesis: Optimization of a UV-photometer detection of nitrate and other dissolved substances in coastal waters, department Marine Physics and Sensor Systems, Bremerhaven


  • Rinke, M; Lõhmus, K; Pieck, D; Maraun, M and Scheu, S (2023) Channelling of basal resources and use of allochthonous marine carbon by soil arthropods of the Wadden Sea salt marsh. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 706:57-71. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14245
  • Yong, J; Moick, M; Dewenter, J; Hillebrand, H; Kröncke, I; Lõhmus, K; Pieck, D; Rohde, S and Moorthi, S (2022) Spatial and temporal patterns of microphytobenthos communities along the marine-terrestrial boundary in the German Wadden Sea. Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:956092. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.956092, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2022.956092/full
  • Zielinski, O; Pieck, D; Schulz, J; Thölen, C; Wollschläger, J; Albinus, M; Badewien, TH; Braun, A; Engelen, B; Feenders, C; Fock, S; Lehners, C; Lõhmus, K; Lübben, A; Massmann, G; Meyerjürgens, J; Nicolai, H; Pollmann, T; Schwalfenberg, K; Stone, J; Waska, H; Winkler, H (2022) The Spiekeroog Coastal Observatory: A scientific infrastructure at the land-sea transition zone (southern North Sea), Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 (February), DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.754905
  • Lukats, D; Berghöfer, E; Stahl, FT; Schneider, J; Pieck, D; Idrees, MM; Nolle, L; Zielinski, O (2022) Towards Concept Change Detection in Marine Ecosystems. OCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto, 2021, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.23919/OCEANS44145.2021.9706015
  • Lange, G; Bininda-Emonds, ORP; Hillebrand, H; Meier, D; Moorthi, SD; Schmitt, JA; Zielinski, O; Kröncke, I (2020) Elevation gradient affects the development of macrozoobenthic communities in the Wadden Sea: A field experiment with artificial islands. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 523, 151268, doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2019.151268.
  • Waska, H; Greskowiak, J; Ahrens, J; Beck, M; Ahmerkamp, S; Böning, P; Brumsack, HJ; Degenhardt, J; Ehlert, C; Engelen, B; Grünenbaum, N; Holtappels, M; Pahnke, K; Marchant, HK; Massmann, G; Meier, D; Schnetger, B; Schwalfenberg, K; Simon, H; Vandieken, V; Zielinski, O; Dittmar, T (2019) Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Pore Water Chemistry in the Inter-Tidal Zone of a High Energy Beach. Frontiers Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00154.
  • Zielinski, O; Meier, D; Lõhmus, K; Balke, T; Kleyer, M; Hillebrand, H (2018) Environmental conditions of a salt-marsh biodiversity experiment on the island of Spiekeroog (Germany). Earth System Science Data 10(4): 1843-1858, doi: 10.5194/essd-10-1843-2018.
  • Balke, T; Lõhmus, K; Hillebrand H; Zielinski O; Haynert, K; Meier, D; Hodapp, D; Kleyer, M (2017) Experimental salt marsh islands: A model system for novel metacommunity experiments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (198, A), 288-298, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.021.
  • Beck, M; Reckhardt, A; Amelsberg, J; Bartholomä, A; Brumsack, H-J; Cypionka, H; Dittmar, T; Engelen, B; Greskowiak, J; Hillebrand, H; Holtappels, M; Neuholz, R; Köster, J; Kuypers, M; Massmann, G; Meier, D; Niggemann, J; Paffrath, R; Pahnke, K; Rovo, S; Striebel, M; Vandieken, V; Wehrmann, A; Zielinski, O (2017) The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: A cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low water-line. Mar Chem 190, 2017, 35-50, doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2017.01.001.
  • Cembella, A; Zielinski, O; Anderson, D; Graeve, M; Henkel, R; John, U; Kattner, G; Koch, B; Krock, B; Meier, D; Richlen, M; Tillmann, U; Voß, D (2016) ARCHEMHAB: Interactions and feedback mechanisms between hydrography, geochemical signatures and microbial ecology, with a focus on HAB species diversity, biogeography and dynamics - Cruise No. MSM 21/3 – July 25 – August 10, 2012 – Nuuk (Greenland) – Reykjavik (Iceland). MARIA S. MERIAN-Berichte, MSM21/3, 49 pp., DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie, ISSN 2195-8483. doi:10.2312/cr_msm21_3.
  • Frank, C; Meier, D; Voß, D; Zielinski, O (2014) Computation of nitrate concentrations in coastal waters using an in situ ultraviolet spectrophotometer: behavior of different computation methods in a case study a steep salinity gradient in the southern North Sea. Methods in Oceanography 9: 34-43. DOI 10.1016/j.mio.2014.09.002

Research cruises / Field campaigns

R/V Heincke


HE345 (German Bight): Student-training, diploma thesis


HE370 (German Bight): Student-training


HE392 (German Bight): Student-training

08/2014 - 09/2014

HE431 (Norway, HABCYST): Oceanogr./bio-optics


HE448 (Norway, LightHAB): Oceanogr./bio-optics

02/2018 - 03/2018

HE503 (German Bight, COD): Bio-optics


R/V Maria S. Merian

07/2012 - 08/2012

MSM21/3 (Greenland/Iceland, ARCHEMHAB): Oceanogr./bio-optics


MSM32 (Bremen-Southampton, Transit): Installation AquaPAK

06/2017 - 07/2017

MSM65 (Greenland, GreenHAB II): Oceanogr./bio-optics


MSM97/2 (North Sea/Norwegian Sea, DAM Underway): Bio-optics


R/V Sonne

05/2016 - 06/2016

SO248 (New Zealand - Alaska, BacGeoPac): Bio-optics

01/2017 - 02/2017

SO254 (New Zealand, PoriBacNewZ): Bio-optics


R/V Otzum


Ot0512 (Elbe estuary, DOMsense): Sampling, bio-optics


Ot0513 (Elbe estuary, DOMsense): Sampling, PI


Ot0515 (Swinplate, BEFmate): Sampling, PI


Field campaigns

04/2014 - 04/2021

Various field campaigns: Pore water sampling/lander deployment on Spiekeroog

04/2014 - 04/2021

BEFmate and DynaCom field campaigns (bi-/monthly) on Spiekeroog: Coordination, administrative formalities, and permission processes

08/2018 - 08/2018

Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School; Part Spiekeroog: Student-training, organization, adminitrativ formalities and permission processes

04/2021 - 08/2023

Coordination, administrative formalities, and permission processes for the DynaCom field campaigns (without fieldwork)

09/2023 - 09/2023

Dismantling of experimental plots of research DynaCom on Spiekeroog


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