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Appelhans, Yasmin Shirin

Yasmin Shirin Appelhans

Dr. rer. nat.
Biology Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3113
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 105


since 2014 Extra-occupational correspondence course in journalism, Freie Journalistenschule, Berlin, Germany
2012 Doctorate in biological oceanography, Kiel University, Germany
2007 Diplom (Ger.) in biology, Kiel University, Germany
2006 - 2007 Diploma thesis at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel within the GAME (Global Approach by Modular Experiments) project, including a six-month period of data collection at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil
2006 Master equivalent in biological oceanography, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
2004 - 2006 International master/Diplom (Ger.) course in biological oceanography at GEOMAR, Kiel and the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
2001 - 2004 Undergraduate course in biology, Kiel University, Germany

Professional Activity

since 2017 Research scientist, IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2014 - 2016 Freelance expert editing and linguistic proof-reading of scientific manuscripts and educational material
2014 - 2015 Lectureship teaching English for the natural sciences, Faculty of English, Kiel University, Germany
2013 - 2014 Participation in a the project "Determination of the level of difficulty of math problems, independent of target group-specific distributions of the solution probabilities" in the Center for Constructive Educational Sciences at the Institute for Pedagogy of Kiel University
2012 Research scientist at GEOMAR, Kiel
2008 - 2012 Doctoral fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, department of Benthic Ecology, GEOMAR, Kiel

Research Interests

Science communication
Nature of science

Current Projects

Science communication for the CRC 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”

Selected Publications

Appelhans Y.S., Thomsen J., Opitz S., Pansch C., Melzner F., Wahl M. (2014) Juvenile sea stars exposed to acidification decrease feeding and growth with no acclimation potential. Marine Ecology Progress Series 509: 227-239
Appelhans Y. S., Thomsen J., Pansch C., Melzner F., Wahl M. (2012) Sour times: seawater acidification effects on growth, feeding behaviour and acid–base status of Asterias rubens and Carcinus maenas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 459: 85-98
Pansch C., Nasrolahi A., Appelhans Y. S., Wahl, M. (2012) Impacts of ocean warming and acidification on the larval development of the barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus. JEMBE 420: 48-55
Fehsenfeld S., Kiko R., Appelhans Y., Towle D.W., Zimmer M., Melzner F. (2011) Effects of elevated seawater pCO2 on gene expression patterns in the gills of the green crab, Carcinus maenas, BMC Genomics 12: 488
Appelhans Y. S., Lenz M., Medeiros H. E., da Gama B. A. P., Pereira R. C., Wahl M. (2010) Stressed, but not defenceless: no obvious influence of irradiation levels on antifeeding and antifouling defences of tropical macroalgae. Marine Biology 157: 1151-1159