Sebastian Neun


Schleusenstrasse 1 26382 Wilhelmshaven

+49 4421 944-209 | intern: 8209

Sebastian Neun

Sebastian Neun

Research Focus

My research focuses on the role of light for phytoplankton at both individual and community levels. Considering light as a multidimensional and variable resource, I investigate the effects of varying light intensity and color on plankton dynamics in freshwater environments, combining laboratory, mesocosm, and field experiments.


Plankton Dynamics – Trophic Interactions – Photosynthesis – Light intensity and spectrum – Environmental Variability


Phytoplankton response to fluctuating light intensity and spectrum II – How fluctuations in the multiple dimensions of LIGHt shape phytoplankTON (LIGHT-ON). DFG (German Research Foundation) funded project.

Selected publications

Neun, S., Hintz, N.H., Schröder, M., and Striebel, M. (2022). Phytoplankton Response to Different Light Colors and Fluctuation Frequencies. Frontiers in Marine Science 9. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.824624

Short CV

M.S., Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, 2020-2023

B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, 2017-2020

(Stand: 28.02.2024)  | 
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