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Dr. Nicola Wannicke

Adress:
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
Germany
Phone: +49 381 5197 474
Fax: +49 381 5197 440

Research Interest

  • Cyanobacteria ecology and physiology
  • Cyanotoxins
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Marine Nitrogen and Carbon Cycles
  • Ocean Acidification
  • New Production

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Mentee - since May 2016 in the Mentoring programm for Postdocs and Junior Professors (joint project "KarriereWegeMentoring Wissenschaft M-V")
 
Reviewer for
Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Biogeoscience, Biogeochemistry, Deep Sea Research I, Environmental Microbiology, Earth & Space Science News, Frontiers in Microbiology, Global Change Biology, Journal of Geophysical Research- Oceans, International Review of Hydrobiology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Phycologia, Phycological Research.

Projects

  • BIOACID III (Biological Impact of Ocean acidification)- 2015-2018
Finalizied projects
  • BIOACID II (Biological Impact of Ocean acidification)- 2012-2015
  • BIOACID I (Biological Impact of Ocean acidification)- 2000-2012
  • TRACES (Ocean - Atmosphere-Land Impacts on Tropical Atlantic ecosystems))- 2006- 2009

Recent Cooperation Partners

  • Prof. Dr. Maren Voss. Department Biological Oceanographie. Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde (IOW). Thesis Supervisor. PI for BIOACID I, II, III.
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Grossart. Experimental Limnology (IGB), Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fishery, Germany. PI for BIOACID I and II. Topic: Impact of ocean acidification on microbial turn-over and Impact of high hydrostatic pressure on marine bacteria.
  • Dr. Michelle Gehringer. Plant Ecology & Systematics, Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Topic: Cyanobacterial toxicology.
  • Dr. Katharina Frindte. Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation - Division Soil Science, University of Bonn, Germany. Topic: Changes in bacterial species composition at high hydrostatic pressure and meta-transcriptome analysis of cyanobacterial communities of the Baltic Sea.
  • JProf. Dr. Alexander Wacker. Theoretical Aquatic Ecology & Ecophysiology, University of Potsdam, Germany. Topic: Fatty acid production of bacteria under high hydrostatic pressure.
  • Prof. Dr. Giselher Gust. TU-Hamburg-Harburg. Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Germany. Topic: Impact of high hydrostatic pressure on marine bacteria.

Publication list 2016

  • Wurzbacher, C., Wannicke, N., Grimmett, I. J., & Bärlocher, F. (2016) Effects of FPOM size and quality on aquatic heterotrophic bacteria. Limnologica 59, 109–115.
  • N. Wannicke , Frindte K., Gust G. , Liskow I., Wacker A., Meyer A., Grossart H. P., Measuring bacterial activity and community composition at high hydrostatic pressure using a novel experimental approach: A pilot study; FEMS Microbiol Ecol (2015); DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv036
  • Gehringer, Michelle M., and Nicola Wannicke. "Climate change and regulation of hepatotoxin production in Cyanobacteria." FEMS microbiology ecology 88.1 (2014): 1-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12291
  • Wannicke N., Korth F., Liskow I., Voss M. (2013) Incorporation of diazotrophic fixed N2 by mesozooplankton — Case studies in the southern Baltic Sea. Journal of Marine Systems, Volumes 117–118, Pages 1–13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.03.005
  • Wannicke, N., Endres, S., Engel, A., Grossart, H.-P., Nausch, M., Unger, J., and Voss, M.: Response of Nodularia spumigena to pCO2 – Part 1: Growth, production and nitrogen cycling, Biogeosciences, 9, 2973-2988, doi:10.5194/bg-9-2973-2012, 2012.
  • Endres, S., Unger, J., Wannicke, N., Nausch, M., Voss, M., and Engel, A.: Response of Nodularia spumigena to pCO2 – Part 2: Exudation and extracellular enzyme activities, Biogeosciences Discuss., 9, 5109–5151, doi:10.5194/bgd-9-5109-2012, 2012.
  • Unger, J., Endres, S., Wannicke, N., Engel, A., Voss, M., Nausch, G., and Nausch, M.: Response of Nodularia spumigena to pCO2: Part III. Turnover of different phosphorus compounds, in preparation, 2012.
  • Wannicke, N.; I.Liskow; M.Voss (2010) Impact of diazotrophy on N stable isotope signatures of nitrate and particulate organic nitrogen– Case studies in North - Eastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean. GIEH Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 46 (3):337-354
  • N.Wannicke, B.Koch, M.Voss. 2009. Factors influencing the release of fixed nitrogen and carbon as dissolved compounds (TDN and DOC) by two diazotrophic cyanobacterial species: Trichodesmium erythreum and Nodularia spumigena. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Vol. 57: 175–189; doi: 10.3354/ame01343
  • J.Tittel, I.Wiehle, N.Wannicke, H. Kampe, J. Poerschmann, J. Meier, N. Kamjunke (2009) Utilisation of terrestrial carbon by osmotrophic algae. Aquat. Sci. 71 (2009) 46 – 54
  • N. Kamjunke, B. Koehler, N.Wannicke, J. Tittel (2008) Algae as competitors for glucose with heterotrophic bacteria. Journal of Phycology 44 (3) 616 - 623
  • J. Tittel, J.Poerschmann , N.Wannicke, N. Kamjunke (2008) Polymerized coumaric acid as a model substrate for terrestrial-derived dissolved organic carbon utilized by aquatic microorganisms, J. Microbiol. Meth. 73, 237 – 241

Dissertation Natalie Loick Dissertation: "On the role of dinitrogen (N2) fixing cyanobacteria in marine environments with special focus on release and transfer of nitrogen (N)"

Oral and poster presentations

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

17-19/01/2011 Keynote lecture upon invitation by the technical support unit (TSU) of the IPCC working group II in preparation of the 5th IPCC Assessment report (“Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”, published 2014) at the special workshop in Okinawa, Japan. Title: “Impacts of ocean acidification on microbial processes and biogeochemistry”

Conferences/Meetings

10. Cyanobacterial response towards ocean acidification and eutrophication as revealed by rates measurments and metatranscriptome analysis (2014). N. Wannicke, M. Nausch, G. Nausch, K. Frindte, J. Fabian, HP. Grossart, JC.Walser, M. Voss. 9th European Workshop On the Molecular Biology Of Cyanobacteria. 7-11 September 2014, Royal NIOZ, Texel, The Netherlands. Poster presentation
9. Increased production and toxicity of cyanobacteria under Ocean Acidification and Eutrophication in the Baltic Sea (2013) N. Wannicke, J. Fabian, K. Frindte, HP. Grossart, M. Nausch, G. Nausch, M. Voss. Plymouth Marine Laboratory Seminar Series, Plymouth, UK. Oral presentation
8. Interacting impact of ocean acidification and eutrophication on cyanobacterial blooms (2013). N. Wannicke, M. Nausch, G. Nausch, K. Frindte, J. Fabian, HP. Grossart, M. Voss. ASLO Meeting New Orleans, USA, 17-22 February 2013. Oral presentation
7. Impact of ocean acidification and eutrophication on diazotrophic cyanobacteria of the Baltic Sea. (2013) N. Wannicke, J. Fabian, K. Frindte, HP. Grossart, M. Nausch, G. Nausch, M. Voss. Seminar Plant Ecology & Systematics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Oral presentation
6. Cyanobacteria in a high CO2 world- Growth and production of Nodularia spumigena under different CO2 concentrations. (2011) N.Wannicke, S .Endres, A. Engel, HP Grossart, G. Nausch M. Nausch , J. Unger, M. Voss. ASLO Meeting San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, 13-18.2.2011. Oral presentation
5. The effect of high hydrostatic pressure on bacterial growth and physiology-perspectives from a laboratory study using piezophillic bacteria strains (2010) N. Wannicke, HP. Grossart, G. Gust , A. Meyer. BIOACID annual Meeting 28. – 30.09.2010, Bremerhaven, Germany. Oral presentation
4. How elevated pCO2 and DOM derived from Nodularia grown at different pCO2 level modify bacterial growth and activity-first results from a joint laboratory study. (2010) N. Wannicke, S. Endres, A. Engel, HP. Grossart, G. Nausch, M. Nausch, J. Unger, M. Voss. BIOACID annual Meeting 28. – 30.09.2010, Bremerhaven, Germany. Poster presentation
3. Incorporation of diazotrophic fixed N2 by mesozooplankton species - Case studies in the southern Baltic Sea using 15N-stable isotope tracer addition (2009) N. Wannicke, F. Korth, M. Voss. Annual Meeting of the German Association of Stabile Isotope Research e.V. (ASI), 5.-7.10.2009, Potsdam, Germany. Oral presentation
2. Factors influencing the release of fixed N2 and C as dissolved compounds by Trichodesmium erythreum and Nodularia spumigena (2009) N. Wannicke, B. P. Koch, M. Voss (2009):, ASLO Meeting 25-30 January, Nice, France. Poster presentation
1. Transfer of diazotrophic fixed N2 to mesozooplankton species-Case studies in the Southern Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean (2009) N. Wannicke. Kiel IFM-GEOMAR invited by Julia La Roche, Seminar Division 2 Kiel, Germany. Oral presentation

Cruises/Teaching

Cruises and Mesocosm Experiments

R. V. Poseidon (2007) – Central Baltic Sea. R. V. Islandia (2008) – Atlantic Ocean around Cape Verde Islands. R. V. Alkor (2009) – Central Baltic Sea. R. V. Elisabeth- Mann-Borgese (2011) - Central Baltic Sea. R. V. Meteor (2012) – Central Baltic Sea. KOSMOS Experiment Kristineberg (2013) - Gullmarsfjorden, Sweden. KOSMOS Experiment Gran Canaria (2014) - Bay of Melenara, Spain.

Class Room Experience and Student Supervision

10/2011 – 05/2012 Supervision of a Diploma student (9 month project). Topic: Growth and production of a Baltic Sea cyanobacteria bloom in relation to pCO2. University of Rostock and IOW, Germany

04/2012 – 07/2012 Supervision of a bachelor student (3 month project). Topic: On the impact of ocean acidification on growth and toxicity of cyanobacteria. University of Rostock and IOW, Germany

06/2014 – 01/12/2014 Supervision of a master student (6 month project). Topic: Nitrogen fixation in subtropical waters (Atlantic) under different abiotic conditions during a late winter bloom. University of  Rostock and IOW, Germany

CURRICULUM VITAE

DR. NICOLA WANNICKE
Born 20th of July 1979 in Ückermuende, Germany

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

01/10/2015 – 31/07/2016 Research Associate. Department of Biological Oceanography, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), Warnemuende, Germany. Research topic: BIOACID III Meta-analysis of ocean acidification effects on pelagic N-cycling in the presence of nitrogen fixation (WP 1.6)
01/09/2012 – 30/09/2015 Post-doctoral research. Department of Biological Oceanography, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemuende, Germany (50%) and Experimental Limnology at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fishery, Berlin, Germany (50%) Research topic: BIOACID II: Diazotrophic nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling within the plankton community (WP 1.4) and bacterial response to ocean acidification and DOM release within the plankton community (WP 1.5)
01/09/2009 – 31/08/2012 Post-doctoral research. Department of Biological Oceanography Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemuende, Germany (50%) and Experimental Limnology at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fishery, Berlin, Germany (50%) Research topic: BIOACID I Turnover of organic matter –DON release and uptake under stress (WP 1.2.2) and microbial response to DOM release and aggregation (WP 1.2.4)
01/07/2006 – 31/08/2009 Graduate Research Assistant (Doctoral research). Department of Biological Oceanography, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemuende, Germany, Research topic: On the role of N2 fixing cyanobacteria in marine environments with special focus on release and transfer of fixed N
01/09/2002 – 31/07/2005 Undergraduate Research Assistant. University of Potsdam, Theoretical Ecology and Limnology. Responsibilities: Assistance in experimental work using radioactive tracer, maintenance of phytoplankton and protozoan cultures, determination of cell density
 

EDUCATION

01/06/2006 – 12/04/2010 (day of defense) PhD in Marine Biology. Institute for Biological Sciences (IfBi) University of Rostock, Germany

01/10/1999 – 31/09/2005 Academic studies of Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany. Graduated with Diploma in Biology