Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Katharina Kesy

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Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 272
+49 381 5197 440

Research interests

I focus on the differences between the microbial communities that colonize microplastic
particles from the Baltic Sea. My special interest lies in the characterization of the microbial assemblage and their diversity using molecular methods.


Peer-reviewed Publications

Jannes Landschoff, Dagmar Lackschewitz, Katharina Kesy and Karsten Reise (2013). Globalization pressure and habitat change: Pacific rocky shore crabs invade armored shorelines in the Atlantic Wadden Sea. Aquatic Invasions. 8: 77-87.
Katharina Kesy, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Felix Müller, Matthias Labrenz (2016). Polystyrene influences bacterial assemblages in Arenicola marina-populated aquatic environments in vitro. Environmental Pollution 219: 219-227.

Not peer-reviewed Publications

Sonja Oberbeckmann, Katharina Kesy, Bernd Kreikemeyer and Matthias Labrenz (2017). Hitchhiking microorganisms on microplastics in the Baltic Sea. In: MICRO 2016: fate and impact of microplastics in marine ecosystems: from coastline to the open sea. Amsterdam: Elsevier: 72, 978-012-812271-6


Katharina Kesy, Oberbeckmann S, Müller F, Klaeger F, Hentzsch A, Mothes S and M Labrenz (2017). The fate and stability of the microplastic-associated bacterial assemblages after passing the gut of marine invertebrates. ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting – American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA
Katharina Kesy, Oberbeckmann S, Müller F, Klaeger F, Hentzsch A, Mothes S, Labrenz M: The fate and stability of bacterial biofilms on microplastics after passing the gut of invertebrates living in the Baltic Sea. BSSC 2017 – 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress, Rostock, Germany