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Matthias Obst

Researcher

Matthias Obst
Researcher
matthias.obst@marine.gu.se
+46 31 786 3827

Room number: 5118
Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottbergsgata 22 B , 41319 Göteborg


Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Matthias Obst

Research

Marine ecosystems provide a large amount of essential goods and services to our society and the quality of these products often directly depends on the biological diversity in these environments. Today, impacts from overexploitation and pollution of marine habitats as well as climate change cause substantial loss of biodiversity, reaching levels only comparable to the five major mass extinctions in Earth’s history. In my research I am establishing and testing harmonized and automated observation systems for biological diversity in the sea, spanning from molecular sensors (i.e. genomic observatories) to human sensors (i.e. citizen science). I am also developing methods and infrastructures that capture and integrate such data to enable inter-disciplinary research for the protection and management of our biological resources in the ocean.

Expertise

marine and benthic ecology, marine conservation biology, invertebrate phylogeny and systematics, marine phylogeography, molecular taxonomy, metabarcoding, phylogenomics, metagenomics, e-science, zoomorphology, ecological niche modeling

Projects and program initiatives

I have currently active roles in numerous European infrastructure projects (www.envriplus.eu, www.embos.eu) as well as ESFRI program initiatives (www.lifewatch.eu)

I am currently consortium chair of the Swedish LifeWatch initiative (http://swedishlifewatch.se/)

I am member of the The Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology (cemeb.science.gu.se)

Latest publications

Marine long-term biodiversity assessment suggests loss of rare species in the Skagerrak and Kattegat region
Matthias Obst, Saverio Vicario, Kennet Lundin, Matz Berggren, Anna Karlsson et al.
Marine Biodiversity, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale
W. Daniel Kissling, Jorge A. Ahumada, Anne Bowser, Miguel Fernandez, Néstor Fernández et al.
Biological Reviews, Journal article 2017
Journal article

BioVeL: A virtual laboratory for data analysis and modelling in biodiversity science and ecology
Alex R. Hardisty, Finn Bacall, Niall Beard, Maria Paula Balcázar-Vargas, Bachir Balech et al.
BMC Ecology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Community engagement: The ‘last mile’ challenge for European research e-infrastructures
D Koureas, C Arvanitidis, L Belbin, WG Berendsohn, C Damgaard et al.
Research Ideas and Outcomes, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Description of Endozoicomonas ascidiicola sp nov., isolated from Scandinavian ascidians
Lars Schreiber, Kasper Urup Kjeldsen, Matthias Obst, Peter Funch, Andreas Schramm
Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Endozoicomonas Are Specific, Facultative Symbionts of Sea Squirts
L. Schreiber, K. U. Kjeldsen, P. Funch, J. Jensen, Matthias Obst et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

The Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Invasion in Scandinavian Coastal Waters: Impact on Local Ecosystem Services
Ane T Laugen, Hollander Johan, Matthias Obst, Åsa Strand
Biological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems: Vectors, Ecological Impacts, Management and Predictions. , Warsaw, DE GRUYTER OPEN, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Report of the 14th Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting, Oxford, UK, September 17-21, 2012
N. Davies, D Field, L. Amaral-Zettler, K. Barker, M. Bicak et al.
Standards in Genomic Sciences , Journal article 2014
Journal article

Swedish LifeWatch ─ a biodiversity infrastructure integrating and reusing data from citizen science, monitoring and research
Ulf Gärdenfors, Mari Jönsson, Matthias Obst, Anna Maria Wremp, Oskar Kindvall et al.
Human Computation, Journal article 2014
Journal article

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2017

Marine long-term biodiversity assessment suggests loss of rare species in the Skagerrak and Kattegat region
Matthias Obst, Saverio Vicario, Kennet Lundin, Matz Berggren, Anna Karlsson et al.
Marine Biodiversity, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale
W. Daniel Kissling, Jorge A. Ahumada, Anne Bowser, Miguel Fernandez, Néstor Fernández et al.
Biological Reviews, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

BioVeL: A virtual laboratory for data analysis and modelling in biodiversity science and ecology
Alex R. Hardisty, Finn Bacall, Niall Beard, Maria Paula Balcázar-Vargas, Bachir Balech et al.
BMC Ecology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Community engagement: The ‘last mile’ challenge for European research e-infrastructures
D Koureas, C Arvanitidis, L Belbin, WG Berendsohn, C Damgaard et al.
Research Ideas and Outcomes, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Description of Endozoicomonas ascidiicola sp nov., isolated from Scandinavian ascidians
Lars Schreiber, Kasper Urup Kjeldsen, Matthias Obst, Peter Funch, Andreas Schramm
Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Endozoicomonas Are Specific, Facultative Symbionts of Sea Squirts
L. Schreiber, K. U. Kjeldsen, P. Funch, J. Jensen, Matthias Obst et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2015

The Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Invasion in Scandinavian Coastal Waters: Impact on Local Ecosystem Services
Ane T Laugen, Hollander Johan, Matthias Obst, Åsa Strand
Biological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems: Vectors, Ecological Impacts, Management and Predictions. , Warsaw, DE GRUYTER OPEN, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2014

Report of the 14th Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting, Oxford, UK, September 17-21, 2012
N. Davies, D Field, L. Amaral-Zettler, K. Barker, M. Bicak et al.
Standards in Genomic Sciences , Journal article 2014
Journal article

Swedish LifeWatch ─ a biodiversity infrastructure integrating and reusing data from citizen science, monitoring and research
Ulf Gärdenfors, Mari Jönsson, Matthias Obst, Anna Maria Wremp, Oskar Kindvall et al.
Human Computation, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 46

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