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Marine Ecology

  • Korallenriff im Roten Meer

    Coral reef of the northern Red Sea

    Location: Marine Science Station, Aqaba, Jordan

    / Photographer: Malik Naumann

  • Fische im Rotem Meer

    Reef fish in the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea)

    Location: Blue Hole, Dahab, Egypt

    / Photographer: Malik Naumann

Head

Prof. Dr. Christian Wild
Marine Ecology
FB2 Biology / Chemistry
University of Bremen

Contact

Email: christian.wild(at)uni-bremen.de
Telephone: +49 421 218 63367
Room: UFT 2160

UFT, Leobener Str. 6
D-28359 Bremen
Germany

 

Administration

Inae Kim-Frommherz

Email: inaekf(at)uni-bremen.de

Telefon: +49 421 218 62945
Raum: NW2 B 4010

 

 

July 3 - 8, 2022: the 15th International Coral Reef Symposium

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Research

The department of Marine Ecology pursues an interdisciplinary approach and uses a range of appropriate tools from the fields of ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, and microbiology in order to address the following focal research areas:

Acropora Korallen.

Ecosystem engineers and other key organism groups

We are investigating the impact of variable environmental factors (biotic and abiotic) and the influence of global (e.g. ocean acidification and warming) and local (e.g. eutrophication and overfishing) stressors on physiological processes (e.g. photosynthesis, growth, calcification, feeding and reproduction) of selected key organism groups (e.g. corals, sponges, algae), with emphasis on ecosystem engineers and their early life stages.

Eine Korallen-Algen-Interaktion.

Dynamics of benthic communities

This theme addresses the sensitivity of benthic communities (coral reefs, seagrass meadows, rocky shores) to anthropogenic disturbances (such as climate change, overfishing and eutrophication). We thereby focus on the interactions between different functional groups to assess community dynamics and biogeochemical community responses to environmental changes.

Der Kreislauf des Korallenschleims.

Nutrient cycles and energy transfer

Here, we examine the transport and exchange of organic matter and energy between the water column and benthic communities as well as between benthic ecosystems. This research further allows to understand linkage and connectivity with adjacent marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Our focus lies on biogeochemical carbon and nitrogen cycles.

 

Team

PhD candidates

PhD candidate

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thobor(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 421 218 63358

Room : UFT 2170

PhD candidate

chill(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 152 07445478

Room : UFT 0560

PhD candidate

Kontakt :

felixivorossbach(at)gmail.com

+49 421 218 63303

Raum : UFT 2150

PhD candidate

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johber(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 421 218 63358

Room : UFT 2170

PhD candidate

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Kontakt:

krystalnxx(at)hotmail.com

+49 421 218 63485

Raum : UFT 2170

PhD candidate

sara_galal(at)sci.psu.edu.eg

Room: UFT 0560

PhD candidate

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mezger(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 0176 34584574

Room : UFT 2150

PhD candidate

Contact :

s-simanc(at)uniandes.edu.co

+49 421 218 63303

Room : UFT 2150

PhD candidate

Post Docs

Ein Photo von Arjen Tilstra.

Contact :

tilstra(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 421 218 63358

Room: UFT 0615

Ein Foto von Yusuf El-Khaled.

Contact :

yek2012(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 421 218 63485

Room: UFT 0615

Contact :

sebastian.ferse(at)leibniz-zmt.de

+49 421 238 0028

Master students

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email: soh_kim(at)uni-bremen.de

Bachelor students

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Technical support

Student assistant

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email vwutz(at)uni-bremen.de

ICRS 2021 Conference Secretariat

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Contact:

icrs2022.office(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 421 218 62945

Room : NW2 B 4010

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Contact:

mezger(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 176 34584574

Room : UFT 2150

Contact:

sv_vo(at)uni-bremen.de

Room : UFT 2150

Contact:

christian.wild(at)uni-bremen.de
Telephone: +49 421 218 63367
Room: UFT 2160

UFT, Leobener Str. 6
D-28359 Bremen
Germany

Administration

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Contact :

inaekf(at)uni-bremen.de

+49 421 218 62945

Room : NW2 B 4010

Alumnis

PhD students

Gunilla Baum, Elisa Bayraktarov, Vanessa Bednarz, Anny Cardenas, Ulisse Cardini, Corvin Eidens, Yusuf El-Khaled, Amanda Ford, Andreas Haas, Nanne van Hoytema, Carin Jantzen, Christian Jessen, Pia Kegler, Anna Koester, Friedrich Meyer, Malik Naumann, Wolfgang Niggl, Claudia Pogoreutz, Nils Rädecker, Laura Rix, Florian Roth, Sandra Schöttner, Hauke Schwieder/Kegler, Ines Stuhldreier, Arjen Tilstra, Nikolas Vogel, Laura Wehrmann, Verena Witt, Alexander Wolf

 

Diploma/Master students

Elke Allers, Julia Almes, Pepe Bastian, Soureya Becker, Vanessa Bednarz, Swaantje Bennecke, Kathryn Berry, Alice Bianchi, Franziska Bockelmann, Kristina Börder, Ramona Brunner, Jan-Claas Dajka, Arlena Dumeier, Vvien Echelmeyer, Andreas Eich, Xochitl Elias, Bunmi Deborah Falodun, Eilish Farell, Anna Gabrenya, Sabine Gonelli, Tobias Hettiger, Jasmin Heiden, Verena Hölzer, Sohyoung Kim, Isabell Kittel, Annabell Klinke, Jessica Knoop, Sophie Krause, Christian Jessen, Denis Brian Karcher, Svenja Köpper, Iiris Kokkonen, Steven McLaren Lee, Laura Lehnhoff, Christian Leichtle, Pauline Mitterwallner, Katharina Michel, Malika Müller, Rassil Nafeh, Malik Naumann, Christian Niesner, Wolfgang Niggl, Selma Mezger, Emmanuella Orero, Thomas Petermann, Friederike Peiffer, Barbara Pfitzner, Pauline Popp, Laura Puk, Susanne Pusch, Nils Rädecker, Julian Rau, Lisa Röpke, Valentina Romboli, Nils Rosenfeld, Florian Roth, Sandra Schöttner, Hauke Schwieder, Florian Stahl, Madline Storkenmaier, Ines Stuhldreier, Federica Schanz, Sabrina Schmalz, Constanze Staab, Marleen Stuhr, Ana Yanez Suarez, Naomi Taylor, Bianca Thobor, Esther Thomsen, Shenghao Wang, Lisa Winkelgrund, Holger Woyt, Fee Zanke

 

Bachelor students

Milan Beck, Lorena Braxator, Nauras Daraghmeh, Melanie Drobe, Jenny Flathmann, Sven Flügge, Martin Glas, Indra Gottwald, Verena Hölzer, Nadim Katzer, Shangwan Kim, Max Licht, Hannah Mandl, Saskia Meier, Benedikt Merk, Raissa Meyer, Julia Müller, Julian Müller, Sarah Oliver, Malte Ostendarp, Julia Plewka, Nils Rädecker, Marcel Rönisch, Daisy Ruhlmann, Franziska Saalmann, Jutta Scheffing, Lena Schimansky, Holger Saar, Neele Schmidt, Horst Christian Schulte, Hella Stockmann, Kassandra Thönes, Magdalena Vanek, Francine Vasseur, Svea Vollstedt, Laura Wagenknecht, Maximiliane Wenge, Magdalena Wilde, Joy Willmer, Charline Wolff, Felix Wolter, Lisa Abigail Zimmermann

Publications Marine Ecology Department 2021

175) Lymperaki MM, Hill CEL, Hoeksema BW (2022) The effects of wave exposure and host cover on coral-associated fauna of a centuries-old artificial reef in the Caribbean. Ecological Engineering, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106536

174) Lowell A, Infantes E, West L, Puishys L, Hill CEL, Ramesh K, Peterson B, Cebrian J, Dupont S, Cox TE (2021) How Does Ocean Acidification Affect the Early Life History of Zostera marina? A Series of Experiments Find Parental Carryover Can Benefit Viability or Germination. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.762086

173) El-Khaled YC, Daraghmeh N, Tilstra A, Roth F, Huettel M, Rossbach FI, Casoli E, Koester A, Beck M, Meyer R, Plewka J, Schmidt N, Winkelgrund L, Merk B,Wild C (in revision) Fleshy red algae mats act as reservoir for sessile invertebrate biodiversity. CommunicationsBiology
 
172) Rossbach FI, Merk B, Wild C (in press) High diversity and abundance of foraminifers associated with Mediterranean benthic red algae mats. Diversity
 
171) Kim S, Wild C, Tilstra A (in press) Effective asexual reproduction of a widespread soft coral: Comparative assessment of four different fragmentation methods. Peer J
 
170) Koepper S, Nuryati S, Palm HW, Wild C, Yulianto I, Kleinertz S (in press) Metazoan endoparasite fauna and feeding ecology of commercial fishes from Java, Indonesia. ParasitologyResearch
 
169) Xiang N, Hassenrück C, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Simancas-Giraldo S, Voolstra CR, Wild C, Gärdes A (2021) Contrasting microbiome dynamics of putative denitrifying bacteria in two octocoral species exposed to dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and warming. AppliedandEnvironmentalMicrobiology, DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01886-21
 
168) Koester A, Ford AK, Ferse SCA, Migani V, Bunbury N, Sanchez C, Wild C (2021) First insights into coral recruit and juvenile abundances at remote Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. PLoSOne, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260516
 
167) Rädecker N, Pogoreutz C, Gegner H, Cardenas A, Perna G, Geißler L, Roth F, Bougoure J, Guagliardo P, Struck U, Wild C, Pernice M, Raina JB, Meibom A, Voolstra C (2021) Heat stress reduces the contribution of diazotrophs to coral holobiont nitrogen cycling. TheISME Journal, DOI: 10.1038/s41396-021-01158-8
 
166) Schmidt N, El-Khaled YC, Roßbach FI, Wild C (2021) Fleshy red algae mats influence their environment in the Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science,DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.721626
 
165) Simancas-Giraldo SM, Xiang N, Kennedy MM, Nafeh R, Zelli E, Wild C (2021) Photosynthesis and respiration of the soft coral Xeniaumbellata respond to warming but not to organic carbon eutrophication. Peer J 9: e11663, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.11663
 
164) Rossbach FI, Casoli E, Beck M, Wild C (2021) Mediterranean red macro algae mats as habitat for high abundances of serpulid polychaetes. Diversity 13 (265), DOI: 10.3390/d13060265
 
163) Tilstra A, Hoeksema B, Wild C (2021) A presumed Lazarus coral: outstanding regeneration capacity of a Goniopora coral exposed to air over several months. Bulletin of Marine Science, DOI: 10.5343/bms.2021.0007
 
162) El-Khaled YC, Roth F, Rädecker N, Tilstra A, Karcher DB, Kürten B, Jones BH, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2021) Nitrogen fixation and denitrification activity differ between coral- and algae-dominated Red Sea reefs. Scientific Reports 11:11820, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-90204-8


161) Tilstra A, Roth F, El-Khaled YC, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2021) Relative abundance of nitrogen cycling microbes in coral holobionts reflects environmental nitrate availability. Royal Society Open Science 8: 201835, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.201835
 
160) Roth F, El-Khaled YC, Karcher DB, Rädecker N, Carvalho S, Duarte CM, Silva L, Calleja MJ, Morán XA, Jones BH, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2021) Nutrient pollution enhances productivity and framework dissolution in algae- but not in coral-dominated reef communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin 168, 112444, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112444
 
159) El-Khaled YC, Nafeh R, Roth F, Rädecker N, Karcher DB, Jones BH, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2021) High plasticity of nitrogen fixation and denitrification of common coral reef substrates in response to nitrate availability. Marine Pollution Bulletin 168, 112430, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112430
 
158) Müller M, Staab CFK, Puk LD, Schoenig EM, Ferse SCA, Wild C (2021) The rabbitfish Siganus virgatus as key macroalgae browser in coral reefs of the Gulf of Thailand. Diversity 13, 123, DOI: 10.3390/d13030123
 
157) Elías Ilosvay XE, Segovia J, Ferse SCA, Elías W, Wild C (2021) Rapid relative increase of crustose coralline algae following herbivore exclusion in a reef of El Salvador. Peer J9: e10696, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10696
 
156) Rädecker N, Pogoreutz C, Bougoure J, Guagliardo P, Raina JP, Pernice M, Cardenas A, Gegner H, Roth F, Wild C, Meibom A, Voolstra CR (2021) Heat stress destabilizes symbiotic nutrient cycling in corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences118(5), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2022653118
 
155) Roth F, Rädecker N, Carvalho S, Duarte CM, Saderne V, Anton A, Silva L, Calleja ML, Morán XAG, Voolstra CR, Kürten B, Jones BH, Wild C (2021) High summer temperatures amplify functional differences between coral- and algae-dominated reef communities. Bull Ecol Soc Am 102(1): e01822, DOI: 10.1002/bes2.1822