My passion for mangrove forests developed during my studies and working on research projects. Stays in countries of the global south and professional activities with non-governmental organizations have made me aware of the importance of giving nature a voice – independent and non-profit. With this motivation in mind, I founded the Verein für Mangrovenschutz e.V., which sees itself as a lobby for mangrove forests.



Marine environmental science (MSc) – Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
International Degree Programme Industrial and Environmental Biology (BSc) – Hochschule Bremen



Nordhaus, I., Toben, M., Fauziyah, A. (2019) Impact of deforestation on mangrove tree diversity, biomass and community dynamics in the Segara Anakan lagoon, Indonesia: A ten-year perspective. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Hermansen, T. D., Roberts, D. G., Toben, M., Minchinton, T. E., & Ayre, D. J. (2015) Small Urban Stands of the Mangrove Avicennia marina are Genetically Diverse but Experience Elevated Inbreeding. Estuaries and Coasts