Dr. Julian Lilkendey

Project Manager (AANChOR)

Department: Ecology
Working Groups: WG Fisheries Biology

Phone: +49 (0)421 23800 - 67


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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6., Main Building
28359 Bremen
Room: 1102 (1st floor)

Research interests

- Identification of parameters that drive structuring and productivity in marine fish populations
- Investigations on the importance of the dynamics of exploited fish populations for the biodiversity and function of coastal and oceanic ecosystems
- Adaptations of marine fishes to challenging environmental conditions
- Impacts of local anthropogenic stressors on fish populations
- Reproductive ecology of fishes
- Fish behavioral ecology


Peer-reviewed journals

[16] Campbell, M., Lilkendey, J., Reid, M., Walter, R., Wijenayake, K., Zhang, J., Sabetian, A. (2021) Tracing changing life histories of tāmure (Chrysophrys auratus) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, through otolith chemistry. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-021-01362-9 [part of the topical collection Fishing Over the Millennia]

[15] Trnski, L., Sabetian, A., Lilkendey, J. (2020) Scaring Nemo: Contrasting effects of observer presence on two anemonefish species. Journal of Fish Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14492 [open access; data available https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.914226]

[14] Pisternick, T., Lilkendey, J., Audit-Manna, A., Dumur Neelayya, D., Neehaul, Y., Moosdorf, N. (2020) Submarine groundwater springs are characterized by distinct fish communities. Marine Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12610 [open access; data available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.921340]

[13] Huong Hoang, L., Lilkendey, J., Sabetian, A. (2020) The effects of generation on ova fatty acid profile in brood Giant Kokopu Galaxias argenteus. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2020.1760323

[12] Sabetian, A., Cullen, D., Huong Hoang, L., Lilkendey, J. (2020) Diversified bet-hedging explains the batch effect in New Zealand snapper Chrysophrys auratus. Aquaculture, 522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735135 [data available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.910018]

[11] Lilkendey, J., Pisternick, T., Neumann, S. I., Dumur Neelayya, D., Bröhl, S., Neehaul, Y., Moosdorf, N. (2019) Fresh submarine groundwater discharge augments growth in a reef fish. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 613. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00613 [open access; data available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897645]

As Döring

[10] Baldé, B. S., Döring, J., Ekau, W., Brehmer, P. (2019) Bonga shad (Ethmalosa fimbriata) spawning tactics in an upwelling environment. Fisheries Oceanography. 28, 686-697. https://doi.org/10.1111/fog.12451 [open access; data available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.880051]

[9] Döring, J., Wagner, C., Tiedemann, M., Brehmer, P., Ekau, W. (2019) Spawning energetics and otolith microchemistry provide insights into the stock structure of Ethmalosa fimbriata. Journal of Fish Biology, 94, 241-250. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13881 [open access; data available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.897882]

[8] Tiedemann, M., Fock, H. O., Döring, J., Badji, L. B., Möllmann, C. (2018) Water masses and oceanic eddy regulation of larval fish assemblages along the Cape Verde Frontal Zone. Journal of Marine Systems. 183, 42-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2018.03.004

[7] Döring, J., Hauss, H., Haslob, H. (2018) Spatial and seasonal variability in reproductive investment of Baltic sprat. Fisheries Research, 204, 49-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.02.002 [data available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.897886]

[6] Döring, J., Neumann, S. I., Sloterdijk, H., Ekau, W. (2017) Seasonal growth differences of larval Hyporhamphus picarti (Hemiramphidae) in the Sine Saloum estuary, Senegal. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 34, 97-102. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13528 [open access; data available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.885775]

[5] Döring, J., Ekau, W. (2017) Using oocyte essential fatty acid composition to assess spawner reproductive potential under hypersaline conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 584, 199-212. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12366 [open access; data available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.880130]

[4] Döring, J., Tiedemann, M., Stäbler, M., Sloterdijk, H., Ekau, W. (2017) Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bowdich 1825), a clupeid fish that exhibits elevated batch fecundity in hypersaline waters. Fishes, 2(3), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/fishes2030013 [open access; data available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.880049]

[3] Sloterdijk, H., Sadio, O., Brehmer, P., Müller, H., Döring, J., Ekau, W. (2017) Composition and structure of the larval fish community related to environmental parameters in a tropical estuary impacted by climate change. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 197, 10–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.08.003

[2] Tiedemann, M., Fock, H. O., Brehmer, P., Döring, J., Möllmann, C. (2017) Does upwelling intensity determine larval fish habitats in upwelling ecosystems? The case of Senegal and Mauritania. Fisheries Oceanography, 26(6), 655–667. https://doi.org/10.1111/fog.12224

[1] Ndoye, S., Capet, X., Estrade, P., Sow, B., Machu, E., Brochier, T., Döring, J., Brehmer, P. (2017) Dynamics of a “low-enrichment high-retention” upwelling center over the southern Senegal shelf. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(10), 5034-5043. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL072789 [open access]



Döring, J. (2018) Unravelling the reproductive tactics of a tropical clupeid fish (Ethmalosa fimbriata, Bowdich 1825) against the backdrop of climate change. PhD Thesis, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), University of Bremen. 171 p.

Döring, J. (2012) Fecundity aspects in Baltic sprat - spatial variations in reproductive investment. Diploma Thesis, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel. 67 p.


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