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Dr. Maya Bode-Dalby

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Dr. Maya Bode-Dalby

BreMarE – Bremen Marine Ecology Centre for Research & Education Marine Zoology (FB 2)
University of Bremen
P.O. Box 330 440
D-28334 Bremen


phone +49 421 218-63032
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  • Zooplankton ecology and physiology in marine systems
  • Energy fluxes and element cycles in the ocean
  • Pelagic biodiversity trends
  • Phylogeography and speciation processes in the deep sea
  • Zooplankton functional groups
  • Integrative taxonomy

Collaborative project TRAFFIC (Trophic TRAnsfer eFFICiency in the Benguela Current) – Identifying differences in trophic pathways and ecosystem services in the northern and the southern Benguela Current upwelling systems (

Subproject: Pelagic foodweb structure, trophic interactions and the role of zooplankton in overall trophic transfer efficiency in the northern and southern Benguela Current upwelling system.

Bode M (2016) Pelagic Biodiversity and ecophysiology of copepods in the eastern Atlantic Ocean: Latitudinal and bathymetric aspects, Fachbereich 2, Universität Bremen, 244 pp.


Teuber L, Hagen W, Bode M, Auel H (2019) Who is who in the tropical Atlantic? Functional traits, ecophysiological adaptations and life strategies in tropical calanoid copepods. Prog Oceanogr 171, 128-135.
Bode M, Koppelmann R, Teuber L, Hagen W, Auel H (2018) Carbon budgets of mesozooplankton copepod communities in the eastern Atlantic Ocean – Regional and vertical patterns between 24°N and 21°S. Global Biogeochem Cycles 32.
Bode M, Hagen W, Cornils A, Kaiser P, Auel H (2018) Copepod distribution and biodiversity patterns from the surface to the deep sea along a latitudinal transect in the eastern Atlantic Ocean (24°N to 21°S). Prog Oceanogr 161, 66-77.
Kaiser P, Bode M, Cornils A, Hagen W, Arbizu Martínez P, Auel H, and Laakmann S(2018). High-resolution community analysis of deep-sea copepods using MALDI-TOF protein fingerprinting. Deep-Sea Res Part I 138, 122-130.
Bode M, Laakmann S, Kaiser P, Hagen W, Auel H, Cornils A (2017) Unraveling diversity of the deep-Sea copepod family Spinocalanidae using integrated morphological and molecular techniques. J Plankt Res 39, 600-617.
Höring, F, Cornils, A, Auel, H, Bode, M, Held, C (2017) Population genetic structure of Calanoides natalis (Copepoda, Calanoida) in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Benguela upwelling system. J Plankt Res 39, 618-630.
Fonseca-Batista D, Dehairs F, Riou V, Fripiat F, Elskens M, Deman F, Brion N, Quéroué, F, Bode M, Auel H (2017) Nitrogen fixation in the eastern Atlantic reaches similar levels in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. J Geophys Res 122, 587-601.
Bode M, Hagen W, Schukat A, Teuber L, Fonseca-Batista D, Dehairs F, Auel H (2015) Feeding strategies of tropical and subtropical calanoid copepods throughout the eastern Atlantic Ocean - Latitudinal and bathymetric aspects. Prog Oceanogr 138, 268-282.
Bode M, Kreiner A, van der Plas A K, Louw, D C, Horaeb R, Auel H, Hagen W (2014) Spatio-temporal variability of copepod abundance along the 20°S monitoring transect in the northern Benguela upwelling system from 2005 to 2011. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97738.
Bode M, Schukat A, Hagen W, Auel H (2013) Predicting metabolic rates of calanoid copepods. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 444, 1-7.
Schukat A, Bode M, Auel H, Carballo R, Martin B, Koppelmann R, Hagen W (2013) Pelagic decapods in the northern Benguela upwelling system: Distribution, ecophysiology and contribution to active carbon flux. Deep-Sea Res I 75, 146-156.
Langer G, Bode M (2011) CO2 mediation of adverse effects of sea water acidification in Calcidiscus leptoporus. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 12. Q05001.