Research

 

Research

 

List of projects

Besides the practical assistance for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral theses the HYDRA Institute for Marine Sciences offers the possibility for guest scientists to accomplish their own research projects at the field station on the Island of Elba. With our experience and knowledge of the local conditions and particularities we support you logistically with boat trips, diving and sampling as well as with technical help with construction and development of special sampling or experimental tools.

Our contacts to local fishermen and to the public aquarium in Campo nell'Elba allow us to react on demands for sampling and keeping of certain organisms or substrate. For our partners we take care for needed permissions by the authorities of the National Park Tuscan Archipelago for projects within the protected areas.

 

Please find below an overview of more than 100 accomplished or still running projects at our field station on Elba.

 

*** The 2nd SYMBIOMICS Field Workshop 2014 again brought together leading experts in marine symbiosis research. For further information check here. ***

*** Information on the SYMBIOMICS Field Workshop 2012 you find here. ***

*** Information on the BIOSAND Field Workshop 2010 you find here. ***

2016

Florian Scharhauser, Bertram Hausl, Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott
(Shallow Water Symbiosis Group, Uni Wien)
Symbioses of stilbonematine nematodes

Dr. Dirk de Beer, Dr. Arjun Chennu, Dr. Moritz Holtappels, Dr. Dirk Koopmans
(Microsensor Group, Biogeochemistry Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
In-situ sediment studies with HYPERDIVER and EDDY

Dr. Ulisse Cardini, Dr. Julia Polzin, Dr. Nathalie Elisabeth*, Alexandra Belitz
(Division of Microbial Ecology DOME, Uni Vienna, *Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe)
Bacterial symbioses of clams (Lucinidae)

Dr. Hannah Marchant, Dr. Wiebke Mohr, Nadine Lehnen
(Biogeochemistry Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of seagrass sediments

Dr. Alex Gruhl
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Transmission of bacterial symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Dr. Emilia M. Sogin
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Chemosynthetic habitats

Kwee Boon Brandon Seah
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ciliates in sulfidic habitats

Oliver Jäckle
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Symbioses of Paracatenula species

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Dorothée Makarow, Boris Unger, Johanna Wiedling, Stephan Pfannschmidt
(HYDRA, EU project OpenBio, co-financed by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Project number 613677)
Open-BIO, Work package 5: Biological degradation of bio-plastic in the marine environment - longterm field and mesocosm experiments

2015

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Jillian Peteren, Dr. Ulisse Cardini
(Division of Microbial Ecology DOME, Uni Wien)
Bacterial symbioses of calms (Lucinidae)

Dr. Hannah Marchant, Nadine Lehnen
(Biogeochemistry Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of seagrass sediments

Dr. Juliane Wippler
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Bacterial symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Dr. Alex Gruhl
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Transmission of bacterial symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Dr. Anne-Christin Kreutzmann
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Energy sources for bacterial symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Kwee Boon Brandon Seah
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ciliates in sulfidic habitats

Oliver Jäckle
(Symbiosis Dept., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Symbioses of Paracatenula species

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger, Johanna Wiedling, Dorothée Makarow, Matthias Schneider, Stephan Pfannschmidt
(HYDRA, EU project OpenBio, co-financed by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Project number 613677)
Open-BIO, Work package 5: Biological degradation of bio-plastic in the marine environment - longterm field and mesocosm experiments

2014

Prof. Dr. Marcel Kuypers, Dr. Jana Milucka, Dr. Hannah Marchant, Dr. Anne Schwedt, Nadine Lehnen
(Dept. of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of seagrass sediments

Kwee Boon Brandon Seah
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ciliates in sulfidic habitats

Dr. Harald Guber-Vodicka
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Symbiosis of Paracatenula species

Mario Schimak
(Dept. of Symbiosis, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Transmission of symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Kwee Boon Brandon Seah
(Dept. of Symbiosis, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ciliates in sulfidic habitats

Dr. Harald Guber-Vodicka
(Dept. of Symbiosis, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Symbiosis of Paracatenula species

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger, Johanna Wiedling, Dorothée Makarow, Dr. Kristina Stemmer, Matthias Schneider
(HYDRA, EU project OpenBio, co-financed by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Project number 613677)
Open-BIO, Work package 5: Biological degradation of bio-plastic in the marine environment - longterm field and mesocosm experiments

Nora-Charlotte Pauli*, Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger, Johanna Wiedling, Dorothée Makarow, Dr. Kristina Stemmer, Matthias Schneider
(HYDRA, *FU Berlin, in collaboration with NOVAMONT SpA, Novara, Italy)
SUPLA II: Biological degradation of bio-plastic in the sea - longterm field study

2013

Dr. Luigi Piazzi, (Uni Sassari),  Dr. Stefano Acunto (OIKOS), Matthias Schneider, Julian Rau, Christian Lott
(in collaboration with Consorzio Elba Diving, CED)
Monitoring of dive sites with and without moorings

Prof. Dr. Colin Murell, Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger
(University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences, Norwich, UK and HYDRA)
PAGS - Methane and methanotrophy in the water column

Prof. Dr. Martin Langer and group, and student class
(Steinmann Institute for Paleontology, Micropaleontology group, Uni Bonn)
Projects on the ecology of foraminifera, mollusks, crustaceans

Gregor Schulte, Dr. Melissa Meadows, Tobias Gerlach, Chris Rader, Jennifer Theobald
(Group of Prof. Dr. Nico Michiels, Institute for Evolution and Ecology, Uni Tübingen)
Fluorescence of fishes

Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann (a), Dr. Helge Niemann (a), Lea Steinle (a), Dr. Lukas Schärer (b), Dr. Dita Vizoso (b) and students
(Uni Basel, environmental sciences/biogeochemistry (a), evolution biology (b), interdisciplinary student field trip)
Studies on biogeochemistry and zoology of sediments

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Nora-Charlotte Pauli (a), Boris Unger, Matthias Schneider, Dr. Kristina Stemmer
(HYDRA, (a) FU Berlin, in Zusammenarbeit mit NOVAMONT SpA, Novara)
SUPLA II: Bio-degradation of bio-plastic in the sea - longterm pilot field study

Mario Schimak
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Transmission of symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Kwee Boon Brandon Seah
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ciliates in sulfidic habitats

Dr. Harald Guber-Vodicka
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Symbiosis of Paracatenula species

Christian Lott, Boris Unger, Daniele Fontana
(HYDRA, in collaboration with KAI MARINE SERVICES, Madrid for the OASIS project)
Development and test of a prototype of an automated oceanic observation platform

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger, Matthias Schneider, Hanna Kuhfuß, Andreas Eich
(HYDRA, in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Expedition to Panarea, Aeolian Islands, to study shallow-water volcanic gas seeps

Andreas Eich (a), Tobias Mildenberger (b), Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott
((a) Uni Bremen, (b) Uni Bayreuth und HYDRA)
SUPLA I: Bio-degradation of bio-plastic in the sea - shortterm laboratory and pilot field study

2012

Prof. Dr. Nico Michiels
(Institute of Evolution and Ecology - Animal Evolutionary Ecology, University of Tübingen)
Fluorescence of fishes

Participants of the workshop SYMBIOMICS 2012 ON SHALLOW-WATER SYMBIOSES "From the Genomes to the Environment and Back"
Scientists from Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Denmark, Poland, India, the USA, Mexico and Guadeloupe met on Elba in the framework of an Initial Training Networks of the European Union to study symbioses between bacteria and marine animals. For more information refer to SYMBIOMICS 2012 Workshop webpage.

Prof. Dr. Pedro Martinez-Arbizu und Arbeitsgruppe
(German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research, DZMB, Wilhelmshaven)
Meio- and Microphytobenthos of Elba and Pianosa

Anna Kemper
(Uni Heidelberg), in collaboration with Dr. Jill Petersen, Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie,
Symbionts in lucinid bivalves

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger, Matthias Schneider, Hanna Kuhfuß
(HYDRA, in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
Expedition to Panarea, Aeolean Islands, to investigate shallow-water volcanic gas seeps

Mario Schimak, Silke Wetzel
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
Transmission of symbionts in gutless oligochaetes

Kwee Boon Brandon Seah
(Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
Ciliates in sulfidic environments

Dr. Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic environments
Symbiotic bivalves in wood and sediment


Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Miicrobiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless Oligochaetes
Sulfidic environments
 

2011

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott
(HYDRA, in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Dead Sea Diving Expedition, investigation of sub-lake freshwater and thermal springs

Amandine Nunes-Jorge, Juliane Wippler
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes and their symbionts (Project WORM)

Dr. Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Boris Unger
(HYDRA, collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Field trip to Panarea, Eolian Islands, to investigate volcanic shallow-water gas vents

Nathalie Gandrille
(University Oldenburg, in collaboration with DZMB, Senckenberg Institute, Wilhelmshaven)
Meiofauna at shallow-water methane seeps near Elba (project PAGS)

Eskil Salis Gross
High school project: Sediment characteristics around shallow-water methane seeps near Elba (project PAGS))

Johanna Wiedling
(HYDRA, in cooperation with Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of shallow-water gas seeps off Elba (Project PAGS)

Cécilia Wentrup, Manuel Kleiner
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology)
Physiology of bacterial symbionts in gutless oligochaetes (Project WORM)

Dr. Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)

Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes (Project WORM)
Sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)

 

2010

Dr. Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Research project at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia on the effect of sediment on reef organisms (in cooperation with Dr. Katharina Fabricius, AIMS, Townsville)

Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes (Project WORM)
Sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Research cruise onboard RV METEOR Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Exploration of deep-sea volcanoes south of Azores Islands (Chief scientist: Dr. Nicole Dubilier, MPI Bremen)
First Scientific Diving Expedition to the Dead Sea (Chief scientist: Dr. Danny Ionescu, MPI Bremen)

Dr. Helga Mölleken and Group
(University of Wuppertal)
Vegetation and geography of Elba

Cécilia Wentrup
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology)
Transmission of bacterial symbionts in gutless oligochaetes (Project WORM)

Hanna Kuhfuß
(University of Freiburg, HYDRA, in cooperation with Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Molecular biological investigations at shallow-water gas seeps off Elba

Johanna Wiedling
(University of Greifswald, HYDRA, in cooperation with Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry and meiofauna of shallow-water gas seeps off Elba

Manuel Kleiner, Amandine Nunes-Jorge, Juliane Wippler
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology)
Metabolomics, proteomics and transmission of bacterial symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

 

2009

Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Research cruise onboard RV MINIBEX Southern Tyrrhenian Sea: Exploration of deep-sea volcanoes

Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes
Sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Research cruise onboard RV MINIBEX Southern Tyrrhenian Sea: Exploration of deep-sea volcanoes

Duygu Sevilgen
(Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research, POLMAR programme/Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Benthic primary production of different sand bottoms - equipment test
Equipment test Diver Operated Microsensor System (DOMS)

Gerti Schmidt
(Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven/Center for Marine Tropical Ecology, ZMT, Bremen)
Equipment test Diver Operated Microsensor System (DOMS)

Dr. Helga Mölleken and Group
(University of Wuppertal)
Vegetation and geography of Elba

Cécilia Wentrup
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Transmission of bacterial symbionts in gutless oligochaetes (Project WORM)

Norbert Cyran
(Ultrastructure Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria)
Skin glands of cephalopods

Hanna Kuhfuß
(University of Freiburg, HYDRA, in cooperation with Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Molecular biological investigations at shallow-water gas seeps off Elba

Johanna Wiedling
(University of Greifswald, HYDRA, in cooperation with Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry and meiofauna of shallow-water gas seeps off Elba

 

2008

Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Decay of basking shark carcasses (SHARKFALLS project)
Disease outbreak in sponges

Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes
Sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Decay of basking shark carcasses (SHARKFALLS project)
Disease outbreak in sponges

Duygu Sevilgen
(University of Bremen / Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research/Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Benthic primary production of different sand bottoms (Project BIOSED)

Stella Nemecky
(University of Bremen / Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research/Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Benthic carbon cycle (Project BIOSED)

Dr. Helga Mölleken and Group
(University of Wuppertal)
Vegetation and geography of Elba

Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott, Harald Gruber, Ulrich Dirks (University of Vienna)
Dr. Wolfgang Sterrer (Bermuda Museum)
Meiofauna studies

Cécilia Wentrup
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Transmission of bacterial symbionts in gutless oligochaetes (Project WORM)

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Santangelo
Dr. Lorenzo Bramanti
(Università di Pisa)
Population dynamics of the precious coral Corallium rubrum (Project CORALLO)

 

2007

Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Decay of basking shark carcasses (SHARKFALLS project)

Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes
Sulfidic habitats
Shallow-water methane seeps (PAGS project)
Decay of basking shark carcasses (SHARKFALLS project)

Duygu Sevilgen
(University of Bremen / Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research/Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Benthic primary production of different sand bottoms (Project BIOSED)

Stella Nemecky
(University of Bremen / Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research/Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Benthic carbon cycle (Project BIOSED)

Dr. Helga Mölleken and Group
(University of Wuppertal)
Vegetation and geography of Elba

Dr. Lorenzo Bramanti
(Università di Pisa)
Population dynamics of the precious coral Corallium rubrum

Prof. Dr. Martin Langer and group
Ecology and distribution of Foraminifera

Dr. Lubos Polerecky
(Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
In-situ application of microsensor-based photosynthesis measurements

Christian Joachim
(University of Bonn, AG Prof. Martin Langer)
Ostracods in sand bottoms of Elba and Pianosa

Dr. Sven Gemballa and group
(University of Tübingen)
Functional morphology and evolution of closely related sea bream (Sparidae)
(samples from local fishermen, in collaboration with the fishermens's cooperative ACLI, Marina di Campo)

Manuel Kleiner
(University of Greifswald / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Metaproteome studies on gutless oligochaetes

Christoph Walcher
(University of Bremen)
Multispecific feeding communities in fish

 

2006

Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats

Christian Lott
(HYDRA / Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes

Andrea Werner
(HYDRA / University of Oldenburg/Senckenberg Institute, DZMB Wilhelmshaven)
Diploma thesis„Vergleich von Abundanzen und Tiefenverteilung der Meiofauna, im Speziellen der Harpactoida (Copepoda, Crustacea), in sublitoralen Kalk- und Quarzsedimenten (Mittelmeer)“
(Comparison of abundance and depth distribution of meiofauna in sublittoral carbonate and silicate sediments, especially of Harpactoida (Copepoda, Crustacea))

Stella Nemecky und Duygu Sevilgen
(University of Bremen/Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research)
Species composition and vertical distribution of infaunal polychaetes in carbonate and silicate sands of the Tyrrhenian Sea (NW Mediterranean)

Dr. Andreas Kunzmann
(Center for Marine Tropical Ecology, ZMT, Bremen)
Physiology of sluggish benthic fishes

 

2005

Christian Lott
(HYDRA-Institut für Meereswissenschaften)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes

Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemistry of sulfidic habitats

Prof. Pedro Martinez-Arbizu
(Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung, Wilhelmshaven)
Benthic Copepoda in sand bottoms of Elbas and Pianosa

Andrea Werner
(HYDRA/University of Oldenburg/Senckenberg Institut, Abt. DZMB Wilhelmshaven)
Meiofauna in different sands

Stella Nemecky
(University of Bremen/Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung)
Polychaetes in different sands

Duygu Sevilgen
(University of Bremen/Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung)
Polychaeten in different sands

Prof. Dr. Martin Langer und Arbeitsgruppe
Ecology and distribution of Foraminifera

Alexander Lemmertz
(University of Freiburg / Uni Bonn, AG Prof. Martin Langer)
Foraminifera in sand bottoms around Elba and Pianosa

Claudia Bergin
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Molecular ecology of gutless oligochaetes

Dr. Lorenzo Bramanti
Università di Pisa
Population dynamics of Corallium rubrum

Dr. Sven Gemballa
(University of Tübingen)
Funktional morphology of Xiphias gladius (Schwertfisch)

 

2004

Miriam Weber
(HYDRA / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen / Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville)
Effects of sedimentation on scleractinian coral
part 2: Methods and in-situ measurements

Dr. Niculina Musat
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Studies of the sand-dwelling oligochaetes Olavius algarvensis and Olavius ilvae

Dr. Tanja Woyke
(Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley, USA)
Metagenomic studies an O. algarvensis

Dr. Lorenzo Bramanti
(Università di Pisa)
Population dynamics of Corallium rubrum

Dr. Reinhard Saborowski
(Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Helgoland)
Physiology of Decapoda

 

2003

Anahita Djamschidpur
(University of Rostock, AG Prof. Dr. Günther Arlt)
Bryozoa of the Island of Elba (Italy) and their bathymetric distribution on hard bottoms

Nicole Jungklaus
(University of Hamburg, AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere)
Ecology of sand bottoms

Jasmin Jaerisch
(University of Hamburg, AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere / AG Prof. Dr. C.-Dieter Zander)
Ecology and functinal morphology of Mullus sp. and Lithognathus sp.

Svenja Hampl
(University of Marburg, AG Prof. Dr. Lothar Beck)
Mollusk fauna of sand bottoms

Prof. Dr. Martin Langer und Arbeitsgruppe
Ecology and distribution of Foraminifera

Prof. Dr. Olav Giere und Dr. Frank Thiermann
(University of Hamburg)
Meiofauna studies around Elba and Pianosa

Prof. Dr. Antonio Todaro
(Università di Modena)
Gastrotricha of Elba and Pianosa

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Santangelo
Dr. Lorenzo Bramanti
(Università di Pisa)
Population dynamics of the precious coral Corallium rubrum

 

2002

Dr. Michael Gudo und Nina Schaller
(Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt)
evolutionary biology of Echinodermata

Anahita Djamschidpur
(University of Rostock)
Ecology of Bryozoa

Dr. Nicole Dubilier
(Symbiosis Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Molecular ecology of the symbionts of gutless oligochaetes

Miriam Perner
(University of Hamburg, AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere / Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Symbiosis Group Dr. Nicole Dubilier)
Biogeochemical and microbiological characterization of marine sediments around Elba - a contribution to the ecosystem analysis of oligochaetes with bacterial symbionts

Dr. Dirk de Beer
(Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemical investigations in-situ in sand with lander-based microsensors

Dr. Henk Jonkers
(Microsensor Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
Biogeochemical investigations in-situ and porewater analysis in sand

Jeannine Dietz
(Humboldt-University of Berlin, AG Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher)
Distribution and ecotoxicology of Caulerpa taxifolia around Elba

 

2001

Dr. Jörg Wiedenmann
(University of Ulm)
Fluorophores in Cerianthus sp.

Dr. Michael Schrödl
(Zool. State Collection München)
Nudibranchs, research for the textbook „Das Mittelmeer“ (Hofrichter, R., ed.  2002)

Jens Bohn
(LMU, University of München)
Echinodermata, research for the textbook „Das Mittelmeer“ Vol II/2 (Hofrichter, R., ed. in prep.)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Thurm
(University of Münster)
Studies on athecate Hydrozoa and Aeolidea

Thomas Buchholz
(University of Vienna, AG Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott)
Studies on symbiotic Zoothamnium sp.

Carsten Thoms
(Universities of Bremen und Düsseldorf)
Monitoring microbial diversity and natural product profiles of the sponge Aplysina cavernicola following transplantation

Dr. Christoph Bleidorn und Dr. Dietmar Glaubitz
(University of Bielefeld / TU, University of Berlin, AG Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartolomaeus)
Various "worms“, research for the textbook „Das Mittelmeer“ (Hofrichter, R., ed. 2002 / 2003)

Miriam Weber
(University of Bremen / AWI Bremerhaven, AG Dr. Angela Köhler)
The lysosomal membrane stability as a biomarker of pollution related stress responses in Mytilus galloprovincialis at the coast of Toscana and Liguria, Italy

 

2000

Dr. Frank Thiermann
(University of Hamburg, AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes

Frank Leitermann und Markus Götz
(University of Stuttgart, AG Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
Videometry of currents in the vicinity of different sponge species

Sven Leininger
(University of Stuttgart, AG Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
Re-aggregates of Mediterranean sponges (Porifera) in vitro: preliminary studies towards the production of biomass for the synthesis of bioactive substances

Nicole Diergardt
(University of Stuttgart, AG Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
RNA isolation from marine invertebrates

Martin Pfannkuchen
(University of Stuttgart, AG Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
Observation of the by-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Second Interuniversitary-interdisciplinary workshop
(Universities of Würzburg, Düsseldorf, Bremen, IfM Kiel, AWI Bremerhaven)
Microbiology, ecology, pharmacology and biochemistry of sponges

Carsten Thoms
(Universities of Düsseldorf und Bremen, AG Prof. Dr. Proksch)
Investigations of the deterring activity of sponges against the predation by fish

Anne Sagner
(University of Heidelberg, AG Prof. Dr. Thomas Braunbeck)
„Hsp70 induction in the sponge Chondrilla nucula as biomarker for heavy metal stress in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Beat von Siebenthal
(University of Bern)
Relation between the feather star Antedon mediterranea and the partner shrimp Hippolyte huntii

Matthias „Matze“ Schneider
(University of Kiel, AG Prof. Dr. U. Sommer)
Experimantal food web manipulation in the Mediterranean phytal

Stefan Krause
(University of Kiel, AG Prof. Dr. U. Sommer)
Distribution and activity of mollusks in Posidonia meadows

Franka Schermutzki
(University of Tübingen, AG Dr. Sven Gemballa)
Nutrition of Peltodoris atromaculata Bergh, 1880

Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott und Arbeitsgruppe
(University of Vienna)
Experiments with Gobius sp. and Anemonia sulcata; ... Aglaophenia sp.; ...Vorticella sp.

Jens Bohn
(LMU, University of München)
Juvenile development of feather stars

Jeannine Dietz
(University of Kiel / HU, University of Berlin, AG Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher)
 History of the invasive Caulerpa taxifolia around Elba

 

1999


Sven Marhan
(University of Darmstadt AG Prof. Dr. Stephan Scheu)
Spatial distribution and activity of three syntopic species of Astropecten

Karen Stumm
(University of Darmstadt, AG Prof. Dr. Stephan Scheu)
Nutrition and position in the food web of three syntopic species of Astropecten (Asteroidea) in the Bay of Fetovaia

Nicole Diergardt
(University of Stuttgart, AG Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
Keeping and transport of sponges, RNA comparison

Jens Bohn
(LMU, University of München AG Prof. Dr. Heinzeller)
Development of crinoids, taxonomy of holothuroids and echinoids

Prof. Dr. Adolf Scholl
(University of Bern)
On the biogeography of butterflies, pill millipedes and scorpions

Dr. Helga Mölleken und Arbeitsgruppe
(University of Wuppertal)
Various topics on vegetation and geography of Elba

Prof. Dr. Alexandre Meinesz und Arbeitsgruppe
(Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France)
Expédition du prélèvement et documentation sur l’algue tropicale Caulerpa taxifolia a l’Île d’Elbe, Italie

Maren Hendus
(University of Kassel)
Didacal concept for a Marine Biology Field Trip (High School)

Dr. Jörg Wiedenmann
(University of Ulm)
and Dr. Thomas Pillen (HYDRA)
Population genetics of Caulerpa taxifolia

Frank Wais
(FH Weihenstephan/Triesdorf)
Adventure learning trail in the National Park, San Giovanni/Campo nell'Elba

Bernd Metzler
(FH Weihenstephan / Triesdorf)
Cultural an socio-geography of  Marina di Campo

Interuniversitary-interdisciplinary workshop
(Universities of Würzburg, Düsseldorf, Bremen, IfM Kiel, AWI Bremerhaven)
Microbiology, ecology, pharmacology and biochemistry of sponges

Dr. Frank Thiermann
(University of Hamburg, AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere)
Ecology of gutless oligochaetes

Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Marino, Fetovaia
(Università degli Studi di Bologna, Sede Ravenna)
„Isola d’Elba: Ambiente Fisico“ (La Morgia A, Latini F, Loffredo L, Minchio A, Paolizzi E, Simoncelli S, Trovanelli V, Zambrini R)
„Morfologia della Baia di Fetovaia“ (La Morgia A, Latini F, Loffredo L, Minchio A, Paolizzi E, Simoncelli S, Trovanelli V, Zambrini R)
„Comunità meiobentoniche di due differenti habitat della Baia di Fetovaia“ (Fraternali M, Iacovone V, Lombi G, Marangoni F, Piovani F, Raimondi O, Sacchetti F, Tamburini R)
„Descrizione dei popolamenti subtidali del promontorio di Punta Fetovaia“ (Cagliola C, Camorani E, Carrera M, Cortesi E, Costantini F, Foschini F, Liverani N, Massardi L)

 

1998

Matthias Schneider und Stefan Krause
(University of Kiel, AG Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sommer)
Is there a characteristic mollusk fauna in Posidonia oceanica meadows in comarison to four other typical Mediterranean shallow-water habitats around the Island of Elba?

Petra Polakovic
(University of Düsseldorf, AG Prof. Dr. Ulrich Greven)
Lab and field studies on Scorpaena porcus

Christina Döhmen
(University of Düsseldorf, AG Prof. Dr. Ulrich Greven)
Studies on scorpion fish Scorpaena sp.

Caroline Mülders (Rühland)
(University of Hamburg, AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere)
Bacteria-host relationship in gutless oligoschaete worms

Prof. Dr. Adolf Scholl
(University of Bern)
On the biogeography of butterflies, pill millipedes and scorpions

Dr. Frank Thiermann
(University of Hamburg AG Prof. Dr. Olav Giere)
Ecological investigations on gutless oligochaetes and nematodes

Prof. Dr. Olav Giere
(University of Hamburg)
Taxonomical investigations on gutless oligochaetes (new species)

Jens Bohn
(LMU, University of München, AG Prof. Dr. Heinzeller)
Ontogeny of the nervous system in the Mediterranean feather star Antedon mediterranea

1997

Michael Nickel
(University of Stuttgart, working group Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
Invertebrate fauna and structure of a Coralligène community of the Mediterranean infralittoral

Karoline Schacht
(University of  Bremen, working group Prof. Dr. Kirst)
Light dependent growth, biomass production and morphological adaptation of Halimeda tuna

Alexandra Stein
(LMU, University of München)
Analysis of algal community of the precoralligenous-coralligenous assemblage, Punta di Fetovaia

Dr. Monika C. Müller und Prof. Dr. Winfried Westheide
(University of Osnabrück)
Spionids in the sediments near the shipwreck of Pomonte, sampling

Dr. Barry Jupp
(Sultan Qaboos University of Muscat, Oman)
Ecology of the seagrass meadow Posidonia oceanica

Günther Proll
(University of Stuttgart, working group Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer)
Mediterranean sponges: design of a dichotomous key and culture experiments

Susanne Scheiblauer
(University of Vienna, working group Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott)
Ecological monitoring of Holothuria tubulosa and H. polii (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) in nearshore waters of Elba, Italy

Thomas Reinthaler
(University of Vienna, working group Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott)
Co-existence and nutrition of the Mediterranean holothuroids Holothuria tubulosa and Holothuria polii (Echinodermata) at the Island of Elba, Italy

Dr. Claudia Thomsen
(GEOMAR Kiel)
Borate within marine sediments, in situ and laboratory tests 

René Hessling
(University of Osnabrück, working group Prof. Dr. Winfried Westheide)
Ontogeny and phylogeny of  Bonellia viridis

Henk Schäferjohann
(University of Osnabrück, working group Prof. Dr. Winfried Westheide)
Preliminary study of the influence of UV light on shallow water anemones (Anemonia sulcata, Anemonia equina)

Sonja Kreischer
(University of Osnabrück, working group Prof. Dr. Winfried Westheide)
Preliminary study of spionid egg development

Prof. Dr. Adolf Scholl
(University of Bern)
On the biogeography of butterflies, pill millipedes and scorpions

Dr. Jörg Wiedenmann
(University of Ulm)
Population genetics of Anemonia sulcata

Dr. G. Sbrilli, et al.
ARPAT Piombino
Multi probe/In-situ-fluorimeter: Calibration and measurements

Cornelia Schneider
(University of Frankfurt, AG Prof. Dr. Michael Türkay)
Preliminary study of population dynamics of Clibanarius erythropus

Ilka Friedrich
(HYDRA / University of Freiburg, AG Prof. Dr. R. Mäckel)
Cultural geography and vegetation of  Elba

 

Since 1996


Prof. Dr. Franz Brümmer
(University of Stuttgart, with working group Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Görtz)
Observations and anyalyses of various invertebrates, esp. sponges
(cf. Nickel 1996, Proll 1997, Diergardt 1999, Leitermann und Götz 2000, Diergardt 2000, Leininger 2000, Pfannkuchen 2001)

Since 1993


Dr. Thomas Pillen
(University of Kiel/HYDRA)
Field research on the tropical invasive seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia

... und Dr. Petra Ringeltaube
(University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Settlement and Recruitment of Nongeniculate Coralline Algae. Comparative study Mediterranean Sea (Elba)/tropical Pacific Ocean (Australia)