Laura Puk

My research interests include coral reef fish ecology, connectivity, conservation and management of marine resources. In particular, I am interested in the ecology of herbivorous fishes and their quantitative contribution to coral reef resilience. My goal is to focus my research on aspects that help to develop sustainable management options by considering ecological as well as socio-economic factors.


10/2013-09/2015 M.Sc. in Marine Biology at the University of Bremen

10/2009-06/2012 B.Sc. in Biological Science at the University of Rostock


Puk LD, Ferse SCA, Wild C (2015) Patterns and trends in coral reef macroalgae browsing: a review of browsing herbivorous fishes of the Indo-Pacific. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 26(1), 53-70. Doi: 10.1007/s11160-9412-z

Grants and scholarships

Since 01/2016 UQ International scholarship (UQI), University of Queensland

10/2014 – 09/2015 Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation

2015 Study abroad grant, German National Academic Foundation