Dr. Sebastian Ferse

Sebastian’s work addresses the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in coral reefs as well as human usage of coral reef resources. Sebastian was FEC Executive Director at ZMT in Bremen, Germany, until January 2022.

Using an approach that combines assessments of both taxonomic and functional diversity in reef systems, he aims for a better understanding of the impacts of both natural and anthropogenic changes in coral reefs

In examining coastal livelihoods, institutions and mariculture techniques, he is trying to gather insights into options for sustainable resources uses and into strategies for the development, implementation and improvement of these uses.