Mike Jan Smykala


Schleusenstrasse 1 26382 Wilhelmshaven

04421 / 944-207|8207

Mike Jan Smykala

Mike Jan Smykala

Research Focus

My research focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of microbial communities in the back barrier tidal flats of the East Frisian Island of Spiekeroog. Biomass, community composition, and trait-based changes in response to environmental perturbation and extreme events, like heatwaves or storms, are studied.


Functional Traits – Microbial communities – Microphytobenthos – Biodiversity – Heat waves


Spatial community ecology in highly dynamic landscapes: from island biogeography to metaecosystems. DFG (German Research Foundation) funded project.

Short CV

M.S., Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, 2019-2022

B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, 2016-2020

(Changed: 03 Aug 2022)