Publications of the working group marine ecology

Publication Highlights

Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Cárdenas A, Gärdes A, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2017) Sugar enrichment provides evidence for a role of nitrogen fixation in coral bleaching. Global Change Biology 23:3838–3848, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13695

Rix L, de Goeij J, van Oevelen D, Struck U, al-Horani F, Wild C, Naumann MS (2016) Differential recycling of coral and algal dissolved organic matter via the sponge loop. Functional Ecology 31, 778–789, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12758

Rix L, De Goeij JM, Mueller CE, Struck U, Middelburg JJ, Van Duyl FC, Al-Horani FA, Wild C, Naumann MS, Van Oevelen D (2016) Coral mucus fuels the sponge loop in warm-and cold-water coral reef ecosystems. Scientific Reports 6:18715, DOI: 10.1038/srep1871 

Rädecker N, Pogoreutz C, Voolstra CR, Wiedenmann J, Wild C (2015) Nitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understand holobiont functioning? Trends in Microbiology 23(8): 490-497, DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.03.008

Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, van Hoytema N, Rix R, Foster RA, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Functional significance of dinitrogen fixation in sustaining coral productivity under oligotrophic conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20152257, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2257282:20152257

Meyer FW, Vogel N, Teichberg M, Uthicke S, Wild C (2015) The physiological response of two green calcifying algae from the Great Barrier Reef towards high dissolved inorganic and organic carbon (DIC and DOC) availability. PLoS One E 10(8):e0133596, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0133596 

Bayraktarov E, Wild C (2014) Spatiotemporal variability of sedimentary organic matter supply and recycling processes in coral reefs of Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombian Caribbean. Biogeosciences 11: 2977-2990, DOI: 10.5194/bg-11-2977-2014

Wild C, Naumann MS (2013) Effect of active water movement on energy and nutrient acquisition in coral reef-associated benthic organisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US 110(22): 8767-8768, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1306839110

Schöttner S, Pfitzner B, Grünke S, Rasheed M, Wild C, Ramette A (2011) Drivers of bacterial diversity dynamics in permeable carbonate and silicate coral reef sands from the Red Sea. Environmental Microbiology 13 (7): 1815-1826, DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02494.x

Witt V, Wild C, Anthony K, Diaz‐Pulido G, Uthicke S (2011) Effects of ocean acidification on microbial community composition of, and oxygen fluxes through, biofilms from the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental Microbiology 13 (11): 2976-2989, DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02571.x

Wild C, Huettel M, Klueter A, Kremb SG, Rasheed MY, Jørgensen BB (2004) Coral mucus functions as an energy carrier and particle trap in the reef ecosystem. Nature 428 (6978):66-70, DOI: 10.1038/nature02344



Publications Marine Ecology Department since 2020

Stahl F, Mezger SD, Migani V, Rohlfs M, Fahey V, Wild C (in press) Recent and rapid reef recovery around Koh Phangan Island, Gulf of Thailand, driven by plate-like hard corals. Peer J
Koester A , Gordó-Vilaseca C, Bunbury N, Ferse SCA, Ford A, Haupt P, A'Bear L,  Bielsa M, Burt AJ, Letori J, Mederic E, Nancy E, Sanchez C, Waller M, Wild C (2023) Impacts of coral bleaching on reef fish abundance, biomass and assemblage structure at remote Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles: insights from two survey methods. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1230717
Hill CEL, Ahmed S, Caporale G, El-Khaled YC, Kuhn L, Schlenzig T, Wild C, Tilstra A (2023) Physiology of the widespread pulsating soft coral Xenia umbellata is affected by food sources, but not by water flow. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.10483
Castrillón-Cifuentes AL, Zapata FA, Wild C (2023) Physiological responses of Pocillopora corals to upwelling events in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science 10:1212717, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1212717
Candy AS, Parkins SKT, Van Duyl FC, Mueller B, Arts M, Barnes W, Carstensen M, Scholten Y, El-Khaled YC, Wild C, Wegley Kelly L, Nelson CE, Sandin SA, Vermeij M, Rohwer FL, Picioreanu C, Stocchi P, Haas AF (2023) Small-scale oxygen distribution patterns in a coral reef. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1135686
Xiang N, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Meyer A, Voolstra CR, Wild C, Gärdes A (2023) Excess labile carbon promotes diazotroph abundance in heat-stressed octocorals. Royal Society Open Science, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.221268
Ghilardi M, Salter M, Parravicini V, Ferse S, Rixen T, Wild C, Birkicht M, Perry C, Berry A, Wilson R, Mouillot D, Bejarano S (2023) Temperature, species identity and morphological traits predict carbonate excretion and mineralogy in tropical reef fishes. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-36617-7
El-Khaled YC, Tilstra A, Mezger SD, Wild C (2023) Red and brown algae mats overgrow classical marine biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean Sea. Bulletin of Marine Science, DOI: 10.5343/bms.2022.0020
Bianchi AG, Wild C, Montefalcone M, Benincasa E, El-Khaled YC (2023) Spatiotemporal variation in environmental key parameters within fleshy red algae mats in the Mediterranean Sea. Oceans, DOI: 10.3390/oceans4010007
Thobor BM, Schanz FR, Foerster A, Kerzenmacher S, Wild C (2023) Microbial fuel cells in coral reef sediments as indicator tools for organic carbon eutrophication. Ecological Indicators,DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2023.110385
Zelli E, Simancas-Giraldo SM, Xiang N, Dessì C, Katzer N, Wild C (2023) Individual and combined effect of organic eutrophication (DOC) and ocean warming on the ecophysiology of the gorgonian Pinnigorgia flava.Peer J,DOI: 10.7717/peerj.14812
Rossbach FI, Casoli E, Beck M, Wild C (2023) A new hope: Mediterranean Algae mats are thriving with life. Frontiers for Young Minds, DOI: 10.3389/frym.2023.1014348
Castrillón-Cifuentes AL, Zapata FA, Lopez AG, Wild C (2023) Spatiotemporal variability of oxygen concentration in coral reefs of Gorgona Island (Eastern Tropical Pacific) and its effect on the coral Pocillopora capitata. Peer J,DOI: 10.7717/peerj.14586
van Hoytema N, de Goeij J, Kornder N, El-Khaled YC, van Oevelen D, Rix L, Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, al-Horani F, Wild C (2023) A carbon cycling model shows strong control of seasonality and importance of sponges on the functioning of a northern Red Sea coral reef. Coral Reefs, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-022-02339-3
Mezger SD, Klinke A, Tilstra A, El-Khaled YC, Thobor B, Wild C (2022) The widely distributed soft coral Xenia umbellata exhibits high resistance against phosphate enrichment and temperature increase. Scientific Reports,DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-26325-5Klinke, A., Mezger, S., Thobor, B., Tilstra, A., El-Khaled, Y. C., & Wild, C. (2022). Phosphate enrichment increases the resistance of the pulsating soft coral Xenia umbellata to warming. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2301.

El-Khaled, Y. C., Tilstra, A., Mezger, S. D., & Wild, C. (2022). Red and brown algae mats overgrow classical marine biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean Sea. Bulletin of Marine Science.

Thobor B, Tilstra A, Bourne DG, Springer K, Mezger SD, Struck U, Bockelmann F, Zimmermann L, Suárez AB, Klinke A, Wild C (in press) The pulsating soft coral Xenia umbellata shows high resistance to warming when nitrate concentrations are low. Scientific Reports

Ostendarp M, Plewka J, Flathmann J, Tilstra A, El-khaled YC, Wild C (2022) Complete and rapid regeneration of fragments from the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.949233 

Tilstra A, El-Khaled YC, Meier S, Wild C (2022) Invasive upside-down jellyfish tolerate ocean warming and organic eutrophication. Bulletin of Marine Science, DOI: 10.5343/bms.2021.0051
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 (2022) Fleshy red algae mats act as reservoir for sessile invertebrate biodiversity. Communications Biology 5:579, DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-03523-5
Bouderlique T, Petersen J, Faure L, Abed-Navandi D, Bouchnita A, Mueller B, Nazarov M, Englmaier L, Tesarova M, Frade PR, Zikmund T, Köhne T, Kaiser J, Fried K, Wild C, Bythell J, Pantos O, Hellander A, Adameyko I (2022) Surface flow for colonial integration in reef-building corals.Current Biology 32, 1–14, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.04.054
Rossbach FI, Casoli E, Plewka J, Schmidt N, Wild C (2022) New insights into a Mediterranean Sea benthic habitat: high diversity of epiphytic bryozoan assemblages on Phyllophora crispa (Rhodophyta) mats. Diversity 14 (346), DOI: 10.3390/d14050346
Berlinghof J, Peiffer F, Marzocchi U, Munari M, Quero GM, Wild C, Cardini U (2022) The role of epiphytes in seagrass productivity under ocean acidification. Scientific Reports 12:6249, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-10154-7
El-Khaled YC, Kler Lago A, Mezger SD, Wild C (2022) Comparative evaluation of free web tools ImageJ and Photopea for the surface area quantification of planar substrates and organisms. Diversity 14(272), DOI: 10.3390/d14040272
Kim S, Wild C, Tilstra A (2022) Effective asexual reproduction of a widespread soft coral: Comparative assessment of four different fragmentation methods. Peer J 10: e12589, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.12589
Koepper S, Nuryati S, Palm HW, Wild C, Yulianto I, Kleinertz S (2022) Metazoan endoparasite fauna and feeding ecology of commercial fishes from Java, Indonesia. Parasitology Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-021-07377-4
Rossbach FI, Merk B, Wild C (2022) High diversity and abundance of foraminifers associated with Mediterranean benthic red algae mats. Diversity 14(1), DOI: 10.3390/d14010021
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. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01886-21
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. PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260516
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. The ISME Journal, DOI: 10.1038/s41396-021-01158-8

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
Simancas-Giraldo SM, Xiang N, Kennedy MM, Nafeh R, Zelli E, Wild C (2021) Photosynthesis and respiration of the soft coral Xenia umbellatarespond to warming but not to organic carbon eutrophication. Peer J 9: e11663, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.11663
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
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
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

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
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
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
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 J 9: e10696, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10696
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 Sciences 118(5), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2022653118
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
Koepper S, Nuryati S, Palm HW, Theisen S, Wild C, Yulianto I, Kleinertz S (2020) Parasite fauna of the white-streaked grouper (Epinephelus ongus) from the Thousand Islands, Java, Indonesia. Acta Parasitologica, DOI: 10.1007/s11686-020-00312-0
Ford A , Jouffray JB, Norström A, Moore BR, Nugues MM, Williams G, Bejarano S, Magron F, Wild C, Ferse S (2020) Local human impacts disrupt relationships between benthic reef assemblages and environmental predictorsFrontiers in Marine Science 7: 571115, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.571115
Roth F, Rädecker N, Carvalho S, Duarte CM, Saderne V, Anton A, Silva L, Calleja ML, Morán XA, Voolstra CR, Kürten B, Jones BH, Wild C(2020) High summer temperatures amplify functional differences between coral- and algal-dominated reef communities. Ecology, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3226
Koester A, Migani V, Bunbury N, Ford A, Sanchez C, Wild C (2020) Early trajectories of benthic coral reef communities following the 2015/16 coral bleaching event at remote Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-74077-x
Elías Ilosvay XE, Contreras-Silva AI, Alvarez-Filip L, Wild C (2020) Reef recovery in the Mexican Caribbean after 2005 mass coral mortality - potential drivers. Diversity 12 (338), DOI:10.3390/d12090338
Guan Y, Hohn S, Wild C, Merico A (2020) Vulnerability of global coral reef habitat suitability to ocean warming, acidification and eutrophication. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15293
Roth F, Karcher D, Rädecker N, Hohn S, Carvalho S, Thomson T, Saalmann F, Voolstra CR, Kurten B, Struck U, Jones B, Wild C (2020) High rates of carbon and dinitrogen fixation suggest a critical role of benthic pioneer communities in energy and nutrient dynamics of coral reefs. Functional Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13625

El-Khaled YC, Roth F, Tilstra A, Rädecker N, Karcher DB, Kürten B, Jones BH, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2020) In situ eutrophication stimulates dinitrogen fixation, denitrification, and productivity in Red Sea coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 645:55-66, DOI: 10.3354/meps13352

Vollstedt SM, Xiang N, Simancas S, Wild C (2020) Organic eutrophication increases resistance of the pulsating soft coral Xenia umbellata to warming. PeerJ 8:e9182, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9182
Olischläger M, Wild C (2020) How does the sexual reproduction of marine life respond to ocean acidification? Diversity 12, 241, DOI:10.3390/d12060241
El-Khaled YC, Roth F, Rädecker N, Kharbatia N, Jones BH, Voolstra CR, Wild C (2020) Simultaneous measurements of dinitrogen fixation and denitrification associated with coral reef substrates: advantages and limitations of a combined acetylene assay. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:411, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00411
Contreras-Silva A, Tilstra A, Migani V, Thiel A, Pérez-Cervantes E, Estrada-Saldivar N, Elias XE, Mott C, Alvarez-Filip L, Wild C (2020) A meta-analysis to assess long-term spatiotemporal changes of benthic coral and macroalgae cover in the Mexican Caribbean. Scientific Reports 10:8897, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-65801-8
Wild C (2020) Ecosystem engineering by different seagrasses in the Caribbean. Marine Biology 167:80, DOI: 10.1007/s00227-020-03690-1

Karcher DB, Roth F, Carvalho S, El-Khaled YC, Tilstra A, Kürten B, Struck U, Jones BH, Wild C (2020) Nitrogen eutrophication particularly promotes turf algae in coral reefs of the central Red Sea. PeerJ, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.8737