Moritz  Stäbler

Dr. Moritz Stäbler

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Theoretical Ecology and Modelling
Working Group: WG Resource Management

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Curriculum Vitae : Dr. Moritz Stäbler

Research interests

"I am a data scientist and ecological modeller interested in how the marine environment shapes fish and fisheries, and vice versa. I love wrangling data from environmental parameters via fisheries' catches and seals' dumpings to words in historic publications, to find underlying patterns of the structure and functioning of marine populations, communities and ecosystems. My PhD work has focused on how such patterns pose trade-offs in the attempt to generate optimal fishing yields from multiple species simultaneously. Since, I have mentally migrated to the tropics to investigate their artisanal fisheries' drivers and sustainability. I am a dedicated member of the Ecopath with Ecosim food web modelling community and a passionate R head, with particular interest in spatio-temporal regressions, time series analysis, and clustering and classification problems."

Research Projects

Humboldt-Tipping (2019 - 2022;

MYFISH (2012-2016;


Peer-reviewed journals

Stäbler M, Kempf A, Smout S, Temming A (2019) Sensitivity of multispecies maximum sustainable yields to trends in the top (marine mammals) and bottom (primary production) compartments of the southern North Sea food-web. PLOS ONE 14(1): e0210882.

Herrón P, Stäbler M, Castellanos-Galindo G, Díaz JM, Matthias Wolff (2019) Towards ecosystem-based assessment and management of small-scale and multi-gear fisheries: insights from the tropical eastern Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:

Stäbler M, Kempf A, Temming A (2018) Assessing the structure and functioning of the southern North Sea ecosystem with a food-web model. Ocean & Coastal Management: 165:280-97.

Frelat R, Lindegren M, Denker TS, Floeter J, Fock HO, Sguotti C, Stäbler M, Otto SA,  Möllmann, C (2017). Tensor Decomposition reveals spatio-temporal dynamics of large ecological communities. PLOS ONE 12(11): e0188205.

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 2017, 2(3), 13;

Stäbler M, Kempf A, Mackinson S, Poos JJ, Garcia C, Temming A (2016). Combining efforts to make maximum sustainable yields and good environmental status match in a food-web model of the southern North Sea. Ecological Modelling, 331, 17-30.

Kempf A, Mumford J, Levontin P, Leach A, Hoff A, Hamon KG, Bartelings H, Vinther M, Stäbler M, Poos JJ, Smout S, Frost H, van den Burg S, Ulrich C, Rindorf A (2016). The MSY concept in a multi-objective fisheries environment – Lessons from the North Sea. Marine Policy, 69, 146-158.


PhD 2017:  Effects of and on the food-web when fishing for maximum sustainable yields in the southern North Sea. Universität Hamburg.

MSc 2011: Surface complexity enhances epibenthic biodiversity in a non-native oyster bed - Quantifying the response of benthic communities to the degradation of seabed complexity by bottom fishing gear. Universities of the Algarve, UPMC Paris, Bremen, Klaipeda, Oviedo and Ghent.