Environmental and Resource Economics

Dr. Rüdiger Voss


Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 1, Raum 312a
Phone: +49 431 880-5634
Telefax: +49 431 880-3150

Education and Career

  • since 2008 employed in the Junior research group B1 Living Resources and Overfishing of the Cluster of Excellence Future Ocean, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • since 2007 project supervisor, GEOMAR Kiel
  • since 2004 project researcher, GEOMAR Kiel
  • 2002 doctorate, GEOMAR Kiel
  • 1996 diploma, University Kiel, GEOMAR

Research interests

  • Interactions of zooplankton and fish larvae
  • Distribution of Ichthyoplankton with dependence on physical and biological prozesses
  • Stock management - modeling
  • Linked bio-physical modeling
  • Ecological-economic multispecies modelling


  • Voss R, Hoffmann J, Llope M, Schmidt JO, Möllmann C,  Quaas MF (2015). Political overfishing: Social-economic drivers in TAC setting decisions
  • ICES. 2010. Report of the ICES/HELCOM Working Group on Integrated Assessments of the Baltic Sea (WGIAB), 19-23 April 2010, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark. ICES CM 2010/SSGRSP:02. 94 pp.
  • ICES. 2010. Report of the Workshop on Including Socio-Economic considerations into the Climate-recruitment framework developed for clupeids in the Baltic Sea (WKSE-CRET), 5-8 October 2010, Ponza, Italy. ICES CM 2010/SSGRSP:09. 55 pp.










  • Peck MA, Baumann H, Bernreuther M, Clemmesen C, Herrmann J-P, Huwer B, Kanstinger P, Petereit C, Temming A, Voss R (2012) The ecophysiology of Sprattus sprattus in the Baltic and North Seas. Progress in Oceanography, 103:42-57
  • Hinrichsen, H-H, Kühn W, Peck MA, Voss R (2012) A comparative study on the impact of physical and biological factors on the horizontal late larval stage distribution of Baltic and North Sea sprat. Progress in Oceanography, 107:47-60
  • Peck MA, Dutz J, Voss R (2012) A lasting legacy for the Baltic and North Sea GLOBEC Germany program. Progress in Oceanography, 107:1-2
  • Haslob H, Hauss H, Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Böttcher U, Kraus G (2012) Application of the daily egg production method to Baltic sprat. Fisheries Research, 127-128: 73-82.
  •  Voss R, Peck MA, Hinrichsen H-H, Clemmesen C, Baumann H, Stepputtis D, Bernreuther M, Schmidt JO, Temming A, Köster FW (2012) Recruitment processes in Baltic sprat – a re-evaluation of GLOBEC Germany hypotheses. Progress in Oceanography, 107:61-79
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Kühn W, Peck MA, Voss R: The impact of physical and biological factors on the drift and spatial distribution of larval sprat: A comparison of the Baltic and North Sea. Progress in Oceanography. Accepted for publication.
  • Voss R, Petereit C, Schmidt JO, Lehmann A, Makarchouk A, Hinrichsen H-H (2012). The spatial dimension of climate-driven temperature change in the Baltic Sea and its implication for cod and sprat early life stage survival. Journal of Marine Systems, 100-101, issue , year 2012, pp. 1 - 8.



  • Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Stepputtis D, Bernreuther M, Huwer B, Neumann V and Schmidt JO (2011). Egg mortality: predation and hydrography in the central Baltic. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 68(7):1379-1390.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Huwer B, Makarchouk A, Petereit C, Schaber M and Voss R (2011). Climate-driven long-term trends in Baltic Sea oxygen concentrations and the potential consequences for eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua). ICES J. Mar. Sci. 68(10), 2019-2028. 
  • Kraus G, Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Teschner E, Tomkiewicz J, Köster FW (2011). Robustness of egg production methods as a fishery independent alternative to assess the Eastern Baltic cod stock (Gadus morhua callarias L.). Fish.Res.,117-118, 75-85.
  • Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Quaas MF, Schmidt JO and Tahvonen O (2011). Temperature change and Baltic sprat: from observations to ecological-economic modelling. ICES Journal of Marine Science68(6): 1244-1256.
  • Schaber M, Haslob H, Huwer B, Harjes A, Hinrichsen H-H, Storr-Paulsen M, Schmidt JO, Voss R, Neumann V, Köster FW (2011). Spatio-temporal overlap of the alien invasive ctenophore (Mnemiopsis leidyi) and ichthyoplankton in the Bornholm Basin (Baltic Sea). Biological Invasions, 13 (12): 2647-2660. 
  • Schaber M, Haslob H, Huwer B, Harjes A, Hinrichsen H-H, Köster FW, Storr-Paulsen M, Schmidt JO, Voss R (2011). The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the central Baltic Sea: seasonal phenology and hydrographic influence on spatio-temporal distribution patterns. J. Plankton Res. 33 (7):1053-1065.


  • Voss R, Schmidt JO, Möllmann C (2010). Baltic Sprat. In: Petitgas P (Ed.) Life cycle spatial patterns of small pelagic fish in the Northeast Atlantic. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 306. 93 pp
  • Teschner EC, Kraus G, Neuenfeldt S, Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Köster FW (2010). Impact of Hypoxia on consumption of Baltic cod in a multispecies stock assessment context. Journal of Applied Ichthyology26 (6): 836-842.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Huwer B, Clemmesen C in press. Variability of larval Baltic sprat otolith growth: a modeling approach combining spatial and temporal resolution of biotic and abiotic environmental key variables. Fisheries Oceanography19(6): 463-479.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Peck MA, Schmidt JO, Huwer B, Voss R. (2010). Survival probability of larval sprat in response to decadal changes in diel vertical migration behavior and prey abundance in the Baltic Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 55(4):1485-1498.



  • Voss R, Dickmann M, Schmidt JO (2009). Feeding ecology of sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus W.) larvae in the German Bight, North Sea.Oceanologia 51(1):117-138.
  • Baumann, H., Malzahn, A.M., Voss, R and Temming,A. (2009). The German Bight (North Sea) is a nursery area for both locally and externally produced sprat juveniles. Journal of Sea Research 61(4):234-243.
  • Schaber, M., Hinrichsen, H.-H., Neuenfeldt, S. and Voss, R (2009). Hydroacoustic tracking of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Distribution in relation to hydrography in contrasting environments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 377:239-253.
  • Voss, R, Dickmann, M. and Schmidt, J.O. (2009). Food competition between co-occurring sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus W.) larvae in the German Bight, North Sea? Oceanologia accepted for publication



  • Baumann, H., Voss, R, Hinrichsen, H.-H., Mohrholz, V., Schmidt, J.O. and Temming, A. (2008). Investigating the selective survival of summer- over spring-born sprat, Sprattus sprattus, in the Baltic Sea. Fish. Res. 91: 1-14.
  • Voss, R, Dickmann, M., Hinrichsen, H.-H. and Floeter, J. (2008). Environmental factors influencing larval sprat Sprattus sprattus feeding in the Baltic Sea. Fish. Oceanogr.17(3):219-230.



  • Dickmann, M., Möllmann, C. and Voss, R (2007). Feeding ecology of Central Baltic sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.) larvae in relation to zooplankton dynamics - implications for survival. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 342: 277-289.
  • Haslob, H., Clemmesen, C., Schaber, M., Hinrichsen, H.-H., Schmidt, J.O., Voss, R, Kraus, G. and Köster, F.W. (2007). Invading Mnemiopsis leidyi - a threat for Baltic fish?Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 349:303-306.
  • Hinrichsen, H.-H., Voss, R, Wieland, K., Köster, F.W., Andersen, K.H. and Margonski, P. (2007). Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the cod spawning environment in the Bornholm Basin, Baltic Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser 345: 245-254.
  • Voss, R, Schmidt, J.O. and Schnack, D. (2007). Vertical distribution of Baltic sprat larvae: changes in patterns of diel migration? ICES J. Mar. Sci. 64: 956-962.
  • Baumann, H., Hinrichsen, H.-H., Voss, R, Stepputtis, D., Grygiel, W., Clausen, L.W. and Temming, A. (2006). Linking growth to environmental histories in central Baltic young-of-the-year sprat, Sprattus sprattus: an approach based on otolith microstructure analysis and hydrodynamic modelling. Fish. Oceanogr. 15(6):465-476.



  • Voss, R, Clemmesen-Bockelmann, C., Baumann, H., Hinrichsen, H.H. (2006). Baltic sprat larvae: Coupling food availability, larval condition and survival. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 308: 243-254.



  • ICES Study Group on Multispecies Model Implementation in the Baltic (1996-1999)
  • ICES Study Group on Multispecies Predictions in the Baltic (2000-2001)
  • ICES Study Group on Multispecies Assessments in the Baltic (2003-2006)
  • ICES Study Group on Closed Spawning Areas of Eastern Baltic Cod (2004-2005)
  • ICES Study Group on Baltic Ecosystem Model Issues in support of the BSRP (2004-2006)
  • ICES Study Group on Baltic Fish and Fisheries Issues in support of the BSRP (2004-2006)
  • ICES Study Group on Regional Scale Ecology of Small Pelagic Fish (2004-2006)
  • ICES/GLOBEC Working Group on Life Cycle and Ecology of Small Pelagic Fish (since 2006)
  • Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods (since 2006)
  • Working Group on Recruitment Processes (since 2007)
  • Study Group on Baltic Fish and Fisheries Dynamics (since 2007) 

Assessing social – ecological trade-offs to advance ecosystem-based fisheries management

ICES 2013 (PDF)