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Dr Saskia Rühl

Dr Saskia Rühl

Digital Marine Biologist

sru2/28/2024 3:42:04 AM@pml.ac.uk    |     +44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)

Saskia’s original background was in Marine Biology, but she has since broadened her interests to include a mix of marine ecology, biochemistry, oceanography and geophysics. Her aim is to gain a better understanding of vertical fluxes in marine environments in general, and the biological carbon pump in particular.

She carried out her doctoral studies between 2016 and 2020 at PML, while enrolled in the SPITFIRE DTP at Southampton University. The PhD project was focussed on exchanges of dissolved and particulate matter between the seafloor and the water column on different time scales. Following this she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon in Geesthacht, Germany, using plankton and particle imagers to study the role of both in the biological carbon cycle.

Throughout this postdoctoral work, Saskia became interested in, and acquainted with, digital methods such as machine-learning approaches to image data classification, and automated sensors. She completed the IOCCP biogeochemical sensors training course in summer 2023. In her job as a Digital Marine Biologist at PML, Saskia aims to tackle the challenges of marine science through the use of state of the art sensing and data processing methodologies and technologies. 

Rühl, S; Möller, K. in press. Storm events alter marine snow fluxes in stratified marine environments. Journal of Sea Research.

Schanz, T., Möller, K.O., Rühl, S. and Greenberg, D.S., 2023. Robust detection of marine life with label-free image feature learning and probability calibration. Machine Learning: Science and Technology, 4(3), p.035007., doi: 10.1088/2632-2153/ace417

Martin-Cabrera, P; Perez, R; Irrison, J-O; Lombard, F; Möller, KO; Rühl, S; Creach, V; Lindh, M; Stemmann, L; Schepers, L. 2022. Establishing plankton imagery dataflows towards international biodiversity data aggregators. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 6, e94196.

Rühl, S; Thompson, CEL; Queiros, AM.; Widdicombe, S. 2021. Decadal patterns and trends in benthic-pelagic exchange processes, Journal of Marine Systems, 222, 103595.

Rühl, S; Thompson, CEL; Queirós, AM; Widdicombe, S. 2020. Intra-annual patterns in the benthic-pelagic fluxes of dissolved and particulate matter. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 567193.

Rühl, S; Thompson, C; Queirós, AM; Widdicombe, S. 2020. Missing links in the study of solute and particle exchange between the sea floor and water column, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77, 5, 1602-1616, 2020.