Senior Lecturer in Marine Evolutionary Ecology, University of Southampton

Sven studies the evolutionary history of life in the sea, with special focus on eco-physiological adaptations in invertebrates to extreme ambient conditions of polar and deep-sea environments. His research utilises a highly multidisciplinary approach, attempting to unify the natural sciences ranging from physiology, molecular biology, geology and geophysics within the encompassing field of Ecology. The emphasis of his research has been on the response of life to Antarctic conditions. Such research enables predictions to be made for the future of marine organisms in a world of climate change.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Southampton


  • 2003 
    University of Bremen, PhD