Florian Lüskow

PhD

PhD Oceanography

ESB 2041
(236) 818-6221
graduate

Thesis title:

'Hidden diversity in gelatinous zooplankton assemblages from selected ecosystems around the Pacific Ocean'

ATSC 113 - Applied Meteorology (2019-2022)

EOSC 442 - Climate Measurement and Analysis (2019-2022)

*16 October 1989, Rostock, German Democratic Republic

Days at sea: 290

 

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

Peer-Reviewed

Lüskow F, Boersma M, López-González PJ, Pakhomov EA (submitted) Elemental composition, biomass parameters, energy content, and genetic variability of the non-indigenous hydromedusa Craspedacusta sowerbii in North America. J Plank Res.

Marchessaux G, Lüskow F, Bejean M, Pakhomov EA (2022) Increasing temperature facilitates polyp spreading and medusa appearance of the invasive hydrozoan Craspedacusta sowerbii. Biol 11(8):1100. doi:10.3390/biology11081100

Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Kwong LE, Pakhomov EA (2022) Biology and distribution of salps in the subarctic Northeast Pacific. Mar Biol 169(6):84. doi:10.1007/s00227-022-04067-2

Lüskow F, Christiansen B, Chi X, Silva P, Neitzel P, Brooks ME, Jaspers C (2022) Distribution and biomass of gelatinous zooplankton in relation to an oxygen minimum zone and a shallow seamount in the Eastern Tropical North Atlantic Ocean. Mar Env Res 175:105566. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2022.105566

Kwong LE, Ross T, Lüskow F, Florko KRN, Pakhomov EA (2022) Spatial, seasonal, and climatic variability in mesozooplankton size spectra along a coastal-to-open ocean transect in the subarctic Northeast Pacific. Prog Oceanogr 201:102728. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2021.102728

Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Hunt BPV, Perry RI, Boersma M, Pakhomov EA (2022) Gelatinous and soft-bodied zooplankton in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Phosphorus content and potential resilience to phosphorus limitation. Hydrobiol 849(7):1543-1557. doi:10.1007/s10750-021-04758-9

Marchessaux G, Lüskow F, Sarà G, Pakhomov EA (2021) Predicting the current and future global distribution of the invasive freshwater hydrozoan Craspedacusta sowerbii. Sci Rep 11:23099. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-02525-3

Sigurðsson GM, Lüskow F, Gíslason A, Svavarsson J (2021) Summer phenology of the sub-surface gelatinous zooplankton assemblage in two North-Western Icelandic fjords. Pol Biol 44(11):2139-2149. doi:10.1007/s00300-021-02947-9

Lüskow F, Johnson S, Johnson J, Pakhomov EA (2021) Gelatinous zooplankton of the Marshall Islands, Central Tropical Pacific: An inventory. Mar Biodiv 51(3):56. doi:10.1007/s12526-021-01205-9

Lüskow F, López-González PJ, Pakhomov EA (2021) Freshwater jellyfish in northern temperate lakes: Craspedacusta sowerbii in British Columbia, Canada. Aquat Biol 30:69-84. 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 665:19-35. 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

 

Non-Peer-Reviewed

Sigurðsson GM, Lüskow F, Gíslason A, Svavarsson J (2022) Sub-surface gelatinous zooplankton assemblages and their seasonality in two Northwestern Icelandic fjords. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.942811

Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Kwong LE, Pakhomov EA (2021) Biology and morphometrics of dominant salp species in the subarctic Northeast Pacific. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.934954

Marchessaux G, Lüskow F, Sarà G, Pakhomov EA (2021) Mapping the global distribution of the freshwater hydrozoan Craspedacusta sowerbii. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.936074

Lüskow F, Galbraith MD, Hunt BVP, Perry RI, Boersma M, Pakhomov EA (2021) Phosphorus content and elemental ratios of gelatinous and soft-bodied zooplankton from the Northeast Pacific. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.933356

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, Pakhomov EA, Stukel MR, Décima M (2021) Salp biology (Salpa thompsoni) at the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.930609

Chi X, Dierking J, Hoving H-JT, Lüskow F, Denda A, Christiansen B, Sommer U, Hansen T, Javidpour J (2020) Stable isotope analysis of marine plankton during Maria S. Merian cruise MSM49. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.911939

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, 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

 

Conference and meeting contributions

Lüskow F, Bahl AA, Décima M, Steinberg DK, Pakhomov EA (2022) Salp diel vertical migration patterns across the globe: Investigating size- and stage-specificity against environmental cues (Poster). Ocean Sciences Meeting. 27 February–4 March

Lüskow F, Boersma M, López-González PJ, Pakhomov EA (2022) Dietary value of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii (Poster). Ocean Sciences Meeting. 27 February–4 March

Lüskow F, Pakhomov EA (2021) Widespread and unnoticed occurrence of Craspedacusta sowerbii in British Columbia – knowledge gaps and recent progress (Oral presentation). 2021 Invasive Species Research Conference. 6–7 October

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 (Oral presentation). Ocean Sciences Meeting. 16–21 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. 16–21 February. San Diego, USA

Lüskow F, Goldstein J, Riisgård HU (2018) Feeding and growth of small single-osculum demosponge Halichondria panicea explants at various algal concentrations (Oral presentation). 5th Villum Sponge Project meeting. 12 April. Kerteminde, Denmark

Lüskow F, Riisgård HU (2017) Clearance rates of sponges (Halichondria bowerbanki) exposed to natural seawater using a new in situ method (Oral presentation). 4th Villum Sponge Project meeting. 26 October. Odense, Denmark

Lüskow F, Kumala L, Solovyeva V, Brewer JR, Riisgård HU (2017) In situ growth, feeding and condition of the breadcrumb sponge, Halichondria panicea, in relation to a seasonally changing environment (Oral presentation). 3rd Villum Sponge Project meeting. 24 April. Aarhus, Denmark

Lüskow F, Kumala L, Riisgård HU (2016) In situ growth, feeding and condition of the breadcrumb sponge, Halichondria panicea, in relation to a seasonally changing environment (Oral presentation). 2nd Villum Sponge Project meeting. 28 October. Kerteminde, Denmark

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–3 June. Barcelona, Spain

Lüskow F, Kumala L, Riisgård HU (2016) In situ growth of the breadcrumb sponge Halichondria panicea in relation to the onset of spring bloom (Oral presentation). 1st Villum Sponge Project meeting. 4 March. Copenhagen, Denmark

Lüskow F, Tang B, Riisgård HU (2015) Presentation of the Odense Harbour Mussel Project (Oral presentation). AG Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes meeting. 9 November. GEOMAR. Kiel, Germany

Lüskow F, Tang B, Riisgård HU (2015) Project report (Oral presentation). 2nd Odense Harbour Mussel Project meeting. 21 September. Odense, Denmark

Lüskow F, Tang B, Riisgård HU (2015) Introductory talk (Oral presentation). 1st Odense Harbour Mussel Project meeting. 26 June. Kerteminde, Denmark

 

Theses

Lüskow F (2015) When air for breathing becomes limiting: Insights in the tolerance to hypoxia and implications for competition between the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita (Scyphozoa) and the three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus in the inner Danish waters. Master thesis. University of Bremen. 72 pp.

Lüskow F (2011) Investigation of feeding selectivity of polyps (Scyphozoa) in situ and under laboratory conditions. Bachelor thesis. University of Bremen. 75 pp.

 

Newspaper and radio contributions

Invasive jellyfish making a new home in B.C. CBC, The Current, 27 June 2022, https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/15921629-inva....

These invasive jellyfish are the size of a thumbnail — and they're making a new home in B.C. CBC, The Current, 27 June 2022, https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-27-2022-1.65027...

Hydromedusa jellyfish could see explosive growth in B.C. June 2022. North Shore News, https://www.nsnews.com/highlights/hydromedusa-jellyfish-could-see-explos...

Local lakes included in study of invasive freshwater jellyfish. October 2020. Harbour Spiel 358, 1 p. https://www.harbourspiel.com/files/harbour-spiel-october-2020-issue.pdf

Invasive jellyfish found in Saanich lakes. September 2020. CTV News Vancouver Island, https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.1777488

Invasive jellyfish from China discovered in a small Saanich lake. August 2020. CHEK News, https://www.cheknews.ca/invasive-jellyfish-from-china-discovered-in-a-sm...

Freshwater jellyfish native to China spotted in Saanich lake. August 2020. Black Press Media, 1 p. https://www.vicnews.com/news/freshwater-jellyfish-native-to-china-spotte...

Invasive jellyfish reports on rise in Vancouver Island lakes. August 2020. Times Colonist, 1 p. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/invasive-jellyfish-reports-on-r...

Invasive jellyfish turn up in tiny Saanich lake. August 2020. Times Colonist, 1 p. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/invasive-jellyfish-turn-up-in-t...

Kertemindes ihærdige strandskraldsamler rejser væk. 2018. Kerteminde Avis, 3 pp.

Frivillig samler skrald på Kertemindes strande hver weekend. 2017. Kerteminde Avis, 3 pp.

Travel report to 5th International Jellyfish Bloom Symposium in Barcelona. 2017. Society for Experimental Biology, 1 p.