Florian Lüskow


PhD Oceanography

ESB 2041
(236) 818-6221

Thesis title:

'Long-term trends in gelatinous zooplankton populations and effects on other trophic levels in Northeast Pacific pelagic food webs'

ATSC 113 - Applied Meteorology

EOSC 442 - Climate Measurement and Analysis

*16 October 1989, Rostock, German Democratic Republic

Days at sea: 282


2018-present  Ph.D. Oceanography, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada

2015-2018       Research assistant, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

2012-2015       M.Sc. Marine Biology, University of Bremen, AWI, Germany and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

2008-2012      B.Sc. Biology, University of Bremen and Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany


Lüskow F, Hoving H-JT, Christiansen B, Chi X, Silva P, Neitzel P, Brooks ME, Jaspers C (in revision) Distribution and biomass of gelatinous zooplankton in the Northeastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Lüskow F, Johnson S, Johnson J, Pakhomov EA (submitted) Gelatinous zooplankton of the Marshall Islands, Central Tropical Pacific: An inventory. Mar Biodiv.

Sigurðsson GM, Lüskow F, Gíslason A, Svavarsson J (submitted) Summer phenology of the sub-surface gelatinous zooplankton assemblage in two neighbouring Northwestern Icelandic fjords. Pol Biol.

Lüskow F, López-González PJ, Pakhomov EA (2021) Freshwater jellyfish in northern temperate lakes: Craspedacusta sowerbii in British Columbia, Canada. Aquat Biol 30. doi:10.3354/ab00742

Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Hunt BPV, Perry RI, Pakhomov EA (2021) Gelatinous and soft-bodied zooplankton in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Organic, elemental, and energy contents. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. doi:10.3354/meps13663

Chi X, Dierking J, Hoving H-JT, Lüskow F, Denda A, Christiansen B, Sommer U, Hansen T, Javidpour J (2021) Tackling the jelly web: New insights into the trophic ecology of gelatinous zooplankton in oceanic food webs of the eastern tropical Atlantic assessed by stable isotope analysis. Limnol Oceanogr 66(2):289–305. doi:10.1002/lno.11605

Lüskow F, Pakhomov EA, Stukel MR, Décima M (2020) Biology of Salpa thompsoni at the Chatham Rise, New Zealand: Demography, growth, and diel vertical migration. Mar Biol 167(12):175. doi:10.1007/s00227-020-03775-x

Czudaj S, Giesemann A, Hoving H-JT, Koppelmann R, Lüskow F, Möllmann C, Fock HO (2020) Spatial variation in the trophic structure of micronekton assemblages from the eastern tropical North Atlantic in two regions of differing productivity and oxygen environments. Deep Sea Res I 163:103275. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103275

Lüskow F (2020) Importance of environmental monitoring: Long-term record of jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) biomass in a shallow semi-enclosed cove (Kertinge Nor, Denmark). Regional Studies Mar Sci 34:100998. doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100998

Lüskow F, Neitzel P, Miller MJ, Marohn L, Wysujack K, Freese M, Pohlmann J-D, Hanel R (2019) Distribution and abundance of net-captured calycophoran siphonophores and other gelatinous zooplankton in the Sargasso Sea European eel spawning area. Mar Biodiv 49(5):2333-2349. doi:10.1007/s12526-019-00971-x

Lüskow F, Kløve-Mogensen K, Tophøj J, Haastrup Pedersen L, Riisgård HU, Eriksen NT (2019) Seasonality in lipid content of the demosponges Halichondria panicea and H. bowerbanki at two study sites in temperate Danish waters. Front Mar Sci 6:328. doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00328

Lüskow F, Riisgård HU, Solovyeva V, Brewer JR (2019) Seasonal changes in bacteria and phytoplankton biomass control the condition index of the demosponge Halichondria panicea in temperate Danish waters. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 608:119-132. doi:10.3354/meps12785

Yurtseva AO, Lüskow F, Hatton M, Doucet A, Lajus D (2018) Finfish vs jellyfish: Complimentary feeding patterns allow threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus and common jellyfish Aurelia aurita to co-exist in a Danish cove. Mar Biol 165(9):148. doi:10.1007/s00227-018-3407-y

Lüskow F, Riisgård HU (2018) In situ filtration rates of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) measured by an open-top chamber method. Open J Mar Sci 8(4):395-406. doi:10.4236/ojms.2018.84022

Larsen PS, Lüskow F, Riisgård HU (2018) Too much food may cause reduced growth of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) – test of hypothesis and new ‘high Chl a BEG-model’. J Mar Syst 180:299-306. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2018.01.011

Lüskow F, Riisgård HU (2016) Population predation impact of jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) controls the maximum umbrella size and somatic degrowth in temperate Danish waters (Kertinge Nor and Mariager Fjord). Vie Milieu 66(3-4):233-243

Riisgård HU, Goldstein J, Lundgreen K, Lüskow F (2015) Jellyfish and ctenophores in the environmentally degraded Limfjorden (Denmark) during 2014 – species composition, population densities and predation impact. Fish Aquac J 6(3):137-146. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000137

Riisgård HU, Zalacáin D, Jeune N, Wiersma JB, Lüskow F, Pleissner D (2015) Adaptation of brine shrimp Artemia salina (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) to filter-feeding: Effects of body size and temperature on filtration and respiration rates. J Crust Biol 35(5):650-658. doi:10.1163/1937240X-00002362

Pleissner D, Lundgreen K, Lüskow F, Riisgård HU (2013) Fluorometer controlled apparatus designed for long-duration algal-feeding experiments and environmental effect studies with mussels. J Mar Biol ID 401961. doi:10.1155/2013/401961

Riisgård HU, Lüskow F, Pleissner D, Lundgreen K, López MÁP (2013) Effect of salinity on filtration rates of mussels Mytilus edulis with special emphasis on dwarfed mussels from the low-saline central Baltic Sea. Helgol Mar Res 67(3):591-598. doi:10.1007/s10152-013-0347-2



Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Hunt BPV, Perry RI, Pakhomov EA (2021) Gelatinous and soft-bodied zooplankton organic matter and elemental composition. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.929888

Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Hunt BPV, Perry RI, Pakhomov EA (2020) Squishy but not useless for energy balance: Energetic value of gelatinous zooplankton from the Salish Sea and adjacent waters (Poster). Salish Sea Ecosystem Virtual Conference. 21–22 April

Décima M, Stukel MR, Selph KE, Gutierrez-Rodriguez A, Safi K, Nodder SD, Lüskow F, Fender C, Meyers M (2020) Salp grazing effects on the lower food web and carbon export, in subtropical and subantarctic waters east of New Zealand (Talk). Ocean Sciences Meeting. 16 to 21 February. San Diego, USA

Lüskow F, Pakhomov EA, Décima M (2020) Biology of Salpa thompsoni at the Chatham Rise, New Zealand: Reproduction, diel vertical migration and demography (Poster). Ocean Sciences Meeting. 16 to 21 February. San Diego, USA

Lüskow F (2020) Jellyfish abundance and chlorophyll a data from a shallow semi-enclosed cove, Kertinge Nor, Denmark. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.910153

Décima M, Nodder S, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez A, Stukel MR, Selph K, Lopes dos Santos A, Saint-Macary A, Meyers M, Deans F, Lüskow F (2019) Salp Particle expOrt and Ocean Production (SalpPOOP). 21 October – 21 November 2018. NIWA Voyage Report TAN1810. 94 pp.

Robert M, Galbraith M, Haag J, Sahota R, Shiller J, Anderson N, Arychuk M, Haskell W, Higley W, Livingston M, Lüskow F, Romaine S, Simpson K (2019) Pacific Region CCG Vessel - Post Cruise Report. Line P Program - Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 11 pp.

Christiansen B, Buchholz C, Buchholz F, Chi X, Christiansen S, Denda A, Fabrizius E, Hauss H, Hoving HJT, Janßen S, Kaufmann M, Kronschnabel A, Lischka A, Lüskow F, Martin B, Merten V, Silva P, Pinheiro N, Springer B, Zankl S, Zeimet T (2016) SEAMOX: The Influence of Seamounts and Oxygen Minimum Zones on Pelagic Fauna in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic – Cruise No. MSM49 – November 28 – December 21, 2015 – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) – Mindelo (Republic of Cape Verde). Maria S. Merian-Berichte, MSM49, 42 pp., DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie. doi:10.2312/cr_msm49

Lüskow F, Riisgård HU (2016) Population predation impact of jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) controls the maximum umbrella size and somatic degrowth in temperate Danish waters (Poster). 5th International Jellyfish Bloom Symposium. 30 May to 3 June. Barcelona, Spain

Lüskow F, Tang B, Riisgård HU (2015) Report on Odense Harbour Mussel Project – September 2015. University of Southern Denmark. 28 pp.

Ekau W, Baumann T, Bode M, Dixon SL, Du Plessis N, Eich A, Gachui SN, Green A, Hahn A, Herrmann N, Jacobs L-A, Kugel M, Lüskow F, Martens P, McQuaid K, Mill S, Mohrholz V, Nel A, Olivar Buera MP, Paubert MT, Pilgram K, Pretorius L, Sadasing O, Schirber S, Schlegel R, Weiser J, Wolf K (2014) Training and Capacity Building Cruise – Cruise No. M102 – December 6 – December 23, 2013 – Le Port (Ile de la Reunion) – Walvis Bay (Namibia). METEOR-Berichte, M102, 68 pp., DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie. doi:10.2312/cr_m102