Ingo Miller

Ingo Miller


ICBM Terramare
Schleusenstraße 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven

Ingo Miller

Research assistant

employed since Jan 2021 as Research Assistant

Project: Ecotoxicological experiments exposing corals of different life stages to UV filters and related lipophilic and hydrophilic compounds in acute and chronic assays in order to compose representative protocols as a basis for internationally recognised standardised tests which are currently lacking for corals. Furthermore, I’m working on the implementation of analytical methods for the determination and quantification of UV filters in seawater samples in order to verify exposure concentrations from toxicity tests.

Research Interests:

Shark ecology, spatial ecology of sharks and teleosts, coral reef ecology, coral settlement, ecotoxicology



2017 – 2020: Master of Science in Marine Environmental Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg: Ecotoxicological tests of UV filters and related compounds on scleractinian corals of different life stages on Guam, USA

2019: Semester abroad at James Cook University Townsville, Australia; Courses taken: Life history and Evolution of reef corals; Ecology and Evolution of Reef Fishes; Marine Biogeography

2014 – 2017: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management, Justus Liebig University Giessen: Uptake of low density polyethylene (LD-PE) microplastics in stony corals and effects in marine ecosystems

Research Projects:

2020: Research Project at Environmental Biochemistry ICBM-Terramare: Quantification of UV filters in seawater samples from ecotoxicological experiments using UPLC-MS

08/2019 – 11/2019: Master thesis project at University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Guam, USA: Ecotoxicological tests of UV filters and related compounds on scleractinian corals of different life stages on Guam, USA

2018 – 2019: External Research Project at James Cook University Cairns, Australia and Biopixel Ocean Foundation: Tracking sharks at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

2016: Work placement at the Department of Environment and Nature Conservation of the City of Wetzlar: Assessing and mapping ecological state of local creek for implementation of management strategies as per EU water framework directive (EU-WRRL)


  • Coral Ecology: Experimental work with juvenile and adult scleractinian corals as well as coral larvae; cultivation of juvenile and adult corals; coral settlement and recruitment; chemical exposure stress experimental design; reef restoration; exposure of adult corals to microplastics
  • Environmental Chemistry: Determination of UV filters and other lipophilic compounds using UPLC-MS; liquid-liquid extractions; determination and quantification of polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAH) in microplastics and seawater; Soxhlet extractions
  • Shark Ecology: Field work experience in catching and fitting coastal sharks with satellite and acoustic tags for passive tracking; tracking data analysis using R, home range behaviour, migration; fitting rays with acoustic tags for passive tracking
  • Data analysis: R; QGIS; ArcGIS; Matlab
  • Certified Scientific Diver (KFT & ESD)
  • Dive Instructor (PADI)

Conferences & Workshops:

Moeller M., Pawlowski S., Nietzer S., Miller I., Kellermann M., Petersen-Thiery M., Schupp P.J. (2020, online): Systematic Toxicity Tests with Corals of Different Age Classes – First results of Coral Larvae Tests. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 30th Annual Meeting, Dublin, 3—7 May 2020; Poster Presentation

Coral Assisted Evolution Symposium (2019) – Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS)


2019: PROMOS research thesis scholarship

2019: Fernweh research project scholarship

2019: University of Oldenburg Mobility Grant

2018: University of Oldenburg Mobility Grant


English: fluent

German: native


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