Michael Stachowitsch



Research Interests 

     Benthic ecology / hypoxia, anoxia, eutrophication / habitat degradation /

     marine debris / sea turtle ecology / coral reef ecology  


Professional activities

    Professional scientific English editing and translating (German–English)

    Austrian representative to the International Whaling Commission

    Book review editor: Journal “Marine Ecology” (Wiley/Blackwell)


Habilitation University of Vienna (2008) The Northern Adriatic Sea:

        Lessons in marine ecology from a “dead zone”.

    Ph.D. (zoology), University of Vienna (Austria) 1980.

    B.Sc. (biology/chemistry), University of Pittsburgh (USA) 1973


Current teaching (University of Vienna)

   “Introduction to marine pollution”

   “Management of endangered animal species”

   “Writers’ workshop for biologists”   



    ca. 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

    Recently: Co-author of 6 papers in Special Issue of Biogeosciences

                   “Coastal hypoxia and anoxia: a multi-tiered, holistic approach”.

                  Books: The Invertebrates: an illustrated glossary (Wiley, 1992),

        The Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Debris (Springer, 2019).


 Links: Expanded CV/selected publications/anoxia project: www.marine-hypoxia.com

    Sea turtle conservation (last fieldwork 2018): www.seaturtlecourse.jimdo.com

    Last FWF project: www.univie.ac.at/HistoricalEcology       

    Marine debris/beach litter interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_4kj8gRCIU