What is the source of beach sediment

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  • 1989 - 1997 degree in geography with minor subjects biology and geology at the University of Bremen
  • Diploma in February 1997 with a thesis entitled "Investigations into the creation of an excursion program for the southern Wurster Watt, taking into account ecological, nature conservation and target group-relevant aspects"
  • Since 1992 mudflat guide
  • 2000-2003 agenda commissioner in the community of Ritterhude
  • 2003-2010 environmental educator at the Environment | Tönning Youth Hostel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • since 2011 freelance environmental educator and multiplier in Bremen: environmental education for children and young people, school classes, adult education; Moderation in the context of quality management in environmental education and nature conservation. Author of teaching material. Lecturer for StattReisen Bremen e.V.
  • since 2012 as a research assistant, physiogeography, with a focus on excursions and physical geography of northern Germany

Research priorities

  • Sea and coast, Wadden Sea
  • Environmental education / education for sustainable development

Research projects

Microplastics in beach sediments on the North Sea coast.
Participation in the workshop "Microplastics! Quo vadis?" from 5.-6. September 2012 in Bremerhaven with the article "Microplastics - spatial and temporal quantification and evaluation". More posts here.
Contribution to the contribution of Dr. Karin Steinecke and Timmy Schwarz in the magazine "Impulse from Research" of the University of Bremen, issue 1/2013.
To the preliminary study by Dr. Karin Steinecke (p. 96-107)


Habel, Birte (conception and text): Break in the Wadden Sea. Migratory birds between the Arctic and Africa. Teaching material for SEK I. WWF Germany, Berlin 2012.
Source of supply here.

Habel, Birte: Tönninger water cycle. Tönning 2010.

Habel, Birte: OSchuFi - To Japan and back. Bremen 2012.

Habel, Birte: 2beoutside nature scout "Flying Mammals", Bremen 2013

Habel, Birte: 2beoutside nature scout "Weser deepening", Bremen 2013


Consequences of our handling of plastic waste. As part of the exhibition "Think about the future" SIMPLY WORTH KNOWING: Sustainable in the House of Science, Bremen. 02/14 - 04/26/2014. Dates: February 26, 2014, 10.30 a.m., March 12, 2014, 10.30 a.m. more information here


BUND Working Group Sea and Coast

Environmental officer in the state sports association Bremen e.V.