*cv Uwe Kils
born 1951 July 10 @ Flensburg Schleswig Holstein Germany
secondary education Mathematics / Natural Science track GOETHE SCHULE GYMNASIUM Flensburg
photography and guitar builder
1969 Immigratiom to USA
Informatics at New York
1972 Abitur @ GOETHE SCHULE, math/science GYMNASIUM Flensburg
1972 CHRISTIAN ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITÄT Kiel & MENKE ELEKTROOPTIK Helsinki Kopenhagen New York
1975 Graduate Program of CAU for Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Biology with Ordinarius Professor Dr. habil. Dr. h.c Gotthilf Hempel
1977 Biology Diplom Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Biology - with Physical Oceanography and Zoology - thesis "Fish Behavior and Oxygen Regime in Offshore Netcage Aquaculture"
1977 married Karin sons Björn & Ole
1978 January 1 PhD program @ Professor Dr. Gotthilf Hempel Director of INSTITUT FÜR MEERRESKUNDE IfM (Institute of Oceanography) Kiel UNIVERSITY
1978 January 5 - start of the synchroKINESIS project: What do krill and herring benefit from collective behavior? Why is it that these two high-speed voyagers became the most successful animals of the planet? Initiation of the ecoSCOPE military-conversion project for development of high speed, high definition, low intrusive in situ autonomous underwater scanning systems based on sound an light to devise a new krill/herring-abundance /-productivity apparatus. Initiation of the ecoTUNE project: and code for carbon-budgeting of the copepod/clupeid system of the northern hemisphere and diatom/krill system of the kryo-ocean around Antarctica to budget carbon sequestration rate for these enigmatic energy transitions - possibly for future ocean engineering
1979 May 16 Doctor of Oceanography
Dissertation in Planktology on energy modelling of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba)
1979 MAIER LEIBNITZ PRIZE
1982 BIOMASS translation and publication of complete phD thesis in the USA by Texas A&M UNIVERSITY
1980 Principal Investigator BMFT project "Metabolism and Behavior of Fish in Ocean Netcages"
1980 faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences @ CHRISTIAN ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITÄT Kiel
1983 foundation of the Antarctic Telepresence Offshore Longterm Laboratories ATOLL for development of new krill-abundance monitoring systems and visualisation-strategies for wide-band education
1987 Habilitation (second thesis / Dr. title of traditional ordinarius academia in Germany) on Synchrokinesis orientation strategy venia legendi for Fisheries Biology and Biological Oceanography
1987 invited as "Privatdozent" to the faculty of CHRISTIAN ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITÄT venia legendi for Fisheries Biology and Biological Oceanography
leaves as HEISENBERG program member to INSTITUT FÜR MEERESKUNDE and RUTGERS UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCES Norway Finland Japan
1994 invited to the faculty of RUTGERS UNIVERSITY new INSTITUTE OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCES on "Collective Behavior" on the base of a tenure professorship via the new "[http://www.foreignborn.com/visas_imm/immigrant_visas/employment_immigration/eb-1.htm PREFERENCE PETITION FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCHERS]" (For example, if you receive a major internationally recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize, you will qualify for an EB-1 classification.)- longterm goals:
• 1) high resolution quantitative in situ films from within schools of raptorial- and sift-feeding juvenile herring Clupea harengus needed for GLOBEC carbon-flow bilancing of this most frequent fish of the planet.
• 2) development of computer-based motion analysis, in situ identification keys and virtual organism-server for non-destructive ocean observation strategies.
• 3) working hypothesis: still unknown communication and energetics related to schooling are the key factors leading to the dominance of Euphausia in the southern hemishpere, of Clupea in the northern hemishpere.
• 4) development of in situ biosensors for environmental monitoring
Our new virtual MICROSCOPE prototype for Euphausia superba was invited into SCIENCE MAGAZINE, RUnet2000, GBIF tool, was component of the first interactive online "Underwater Fieldguide Antarctica" of SCRIPPS in California, and found uses in many schools and textbooks all over the world http://www.schools.ash.org.au/elanorah/seakrill.htm - our http://krill.rutgers.edu biodiversity subServer became the first reference of BIOSIS - in sommer 2001 the new ecoSCOPE systems were finally able to produce scans within sift-feeding herring schools in the Baltic, our http://herring.rutgers.edu biodiversity subServer became the biology-reference of the european project clupea.de - an image from the herring-schools became the first reference image for Clupea harengus in FISHBASE.ORG - a testimage of a transparent eel-larvae Anguilla rostrata was elected as the "best image of the month" in FISHBASE.ORG in Manila, a testimage of windowpane flounder larvae as "best image of the month" in LARVALBASE.ORG in Kiel - our longterm technical goal is the completion of a new tool and strategy to monitor the abundance, collective behavior and carbon-dynamics of antarctic krill Euphausia superba with better precision - which -even the most recognized scientists do admit- is still an enigma, but probably together with Clupea amongst the most abundant and ecologically influential species of the planet.