Anna Fricke

Dr. Anna Fricke

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Ecology
Working Group: WG Algae and Seagrass Ecology

Phone: +49 421 23800 - 810

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
Room: 2107 (1st floor)

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Research interests

- Algal biodiversity
- Harmful benthic algal blooms (bHABs)
- Macroalgal ecophysiology and cultivation
- Coastal pollution, eutrophication
- Epiphytism and substrate diversity - Algal Biom

Involved Researchprojects

BluEco Net



Peer-reviewed journals


[25] Fricke A., Pey A., Gianni F., Lemée R., Mangialajo L. (2018) Multiple stressors and benthic harmful algal blooms (BHABs): potential effects of temperature rise and nutrient enrichment. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

[24] Jauzein C., Açaf L., Accoroni S., Asnaghi V., Fricke A., Hachani M.A., Abboud-Abi Saab M., Chiantore M., Mangialajo L., Totti C., Zaghmouri I., Lemée R. (2018)  Optimization of sampling, cell collection and counting for the monitoring of benthic harmful algal blooms: Application to Ostreopsis spp. blooms in the Mediterranean Sea. Ecological Indicators 91, 116–127.

[23] Fricke A., Titlyanova T.V., Teichberg M., Nugues M.M., Bischof K. (online) The Chlorophytes of Curaçao (Caribbean) – a revised checklist for the south-west Coast. Botanica Marina.

[22] Vassalli M., Penna A., Sbrana F., Casabianca S., Gjeci N., Capellacci S., Asnaghi V., Ottaviani E., Giussani V., Pugliese L., Jauzein C., Lemée R., Hachani M.A., Turki S., Açaf L., Saab M.A.-A., Fricke A., Mangialajo L., Bertolotto R., Totti C., Accoroni S., Berdalet E., Vila M., Chiantore M. (2018) Intercalibration of counting methods for Ostreopsis spp. blooms in the Mediterranean Sea. Ecological Indicatotrs. 85, 1092–1100. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.07.063


[21] Biancalana F., Kopprio G.A., Dutto M. S., Berasategui A. A., Fricke A., Garzón-Cardona J. E., Peterke D., and Lara R. (2017) Chitin determination on marine seston in a shallow temperate estuary (Argentina). Brazilian Journal of Oceanographie 65: 146–154.

[20] Berasategui A.A., Biancalana F., Fricke A., Fernandez –Severini M.D., Uibrig R., Dutto M.S., Calliari D., Hoffmeyer M.S. (online) The impact of sewage effluents on the fecundity and survival of Eurytemora americana - experimental responses in females culture studies. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

[19] Mangialajo L., Fricke A., Perez-Guiterrez G., Catania D., Jauzein C., Lemée R. (2017) Benthic Dinoflagellates Integrator (BEDI): a new method for the quantification of Benthic Harmful Algal Blooms per unit of seabed surface. Harmful algal blooms 64:1-10.

[18] Fricke A., Kopprio G.A., Kihara T.C., Hoppenrath M. (2017) Anthropogenically driven habitat formation by a tube dwelling diatom on the Northern Patagonian Atlantic coast. Ecological indicators 77:8-13.

[17] Fricke A., Kihara T.C., Hoppenrath M. (2017) Studying mesoalgal structures: a non-destructive approach based on confocal laser scanning microscopy. Botanica Marina.

[16] Kopprio G.A., Streitenberger M.E., Okuno K., Baldini M., Biancalana F., Fricke A., Martínez A., Neogi S.B., Koch B.P., S.Yamasaki, R.J. Lara (2017) Biogeochemical and hydrological drivers of the dynamics of Vibrio species in two Patagonian estuaries. Science of the Total Environment 579 (2017) 646–656


[15] Al-Handal A.Y., Fricke A., Wulff A. (2016) Observations  on  diatoms  inhabiting  natural  and  artificial  substrates  in  Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, the Arctic. Polar Biology

[14] Jauzein C., Fricke A., Mangialajo L., Lemee R. (2016) Sampling of Ostreopsis cf. ovata using artificial substrates: optimization of methods for the monitoring of benthic harmful algal blooms. Pollution Bulletin

[13] Fricke A., Kopprio GA, Alemany D, Gastaldi M, Narvarte M, Parodi ER, Lara RJ, Hidalgo F, Martínez A, Sar EA, Iribarne O, Martinetto P. (2016) Changes in coastal benthic algae succession trajectories and assemblages under contrasting nutrient and grazer loads. Estuaries and Coasts 39 (2): 462-477.


[12] Fricke A., Biancalana F., Tonicelli G., Berasategui A.A., Kopprio G.A., Gauna M.C., Parodi E.E. (2015) Insights on ecological and reproductive aspects of two cryptogenic peracarid crustaceans from Argentinean coasts. Brazilian Journal of Oceanographie. 63(3):194-206

[11] Kopprio G.A., Lara R.J., Martinez A., Fricke A., Graeve M., Kattner G. (2015) Stable isotope and fatty acid markers in plankton assemblages of a saline lake: seasonal trends and future scenario. Journal of Plankton Research 91(2): 554-562.

[10] Kopprio G., Biancalana F., Fricke A., Cardona J.E., Martinez A., Lara R.J. (2015) Global change effects on biogeochemical processes of Argentinian estuaries: An overview of vulnerabilities and ecohydrological adaptive outlooks. Marine Pollution Bulletin 91(2):554-62.


[09] Fricke A., Teichberg M., Nugues M.M., Beilfuss S., Bischof K. (2014) Effects of depth and ultraviolet radiation on coral reef turf algae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461(0), 2014, 73-84.


[08] Fricke A., Titlyanova T., Nugues M.M., Bischof K., (2013). Neosiphonia howei (Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae) - a common epiphyte of the spreading coral reef alga Lobophora variegata (Dictyotales: Dictyotaceae). Biodiversity Records 6. 10.1017/S1755267212001121

[07] Teichberg M, Fricke A and Bischof K (2013) Increased physiological performance of Halimeda opuntia in response to experimental nutrient enrichment on a Caribbean coral reef. Aquatic Botany 104, 25-33


 [06] Fricke A., Titlyanova T., Nugues M., Bischof K. (2011c). Depth-related variation in epiphytic communities growing on the brown alga Lobophora variegata in a Caribbean coral reef. Coral Reefs 30 (4): 967

[05] Fricke A., Teichberg M., Beilfuss S. and Bischof K. (2011b). Succession patterns in algal turf vegetation on a Caribbean coral reef. Botanica Marina 54: 111-126

[04] Fricke A., Molis M., Wiencke C., Valdivia N. and Chapman A. (2011a). Effects of UV radiation on the structure of Arctic macrobenthic communities. Polar Biology: 1-15


[03] Campana G.L., Zacher K., Fricke A., Molis M., Wulff A., Quartino M.L., Wiencke C. (2009). Drivers of colonization and succession in polar benthic macro- and microalgal communities, Botanica Marina, 52(6), 655-667. doi: 10.1515/BOT.2009.076


[02] Fricke A., Molis M., Wiencke C., Valdivia N., Chapman A. (2008). Natural succession of macro-algal-dominated epibenthic assemblages at different water depths and after transplantation from deep to shallow water on Spitsbergen, Polar biology (31): 1191- 1203, doi: 10.1007/s00300-008-0458-4


[01] Gutt J., Fricke A., Teixidó N., Potthoff M., Arntz W. E. (2006). Megabenthos at Bouvet Island (South Atlantic): a spatially isolated biodiversity hot spot on a tiny geological spot, Polar biology, 29, 97-105, doi:10.1007/s00300-005-0012-6.


Book chapters, books and reports

Wehrmann A., Fricke A. (2015) Bestandserfassung von Sargassum muticum auf dem Nordland im Rahmen einer Bioinvasionsphase. Report NatParkVerw Nieders. Wattenmeer

Campana Gabriela L., Zacher K., Fricke A., Molis M., Wulff A., Quartino M. L. and Wiencke C (2011) 14. Drivers of colonization and succession in polar benthic macro- and microalgal communities. Biology of Polar Benthic Algae, pp 299-320, De Gruyter

Salas R.A.S., Alden J., Hadad O.M.C., Collin R., Ruiz M.C.D., Driskell A., Garcia C.F., Fikes R.,Fredericq, S., Freshwater W., Fricke A., Miklasz K., Orellana A.E.P., Villareal J.S., Sargent L., Sauvage T., Schmitt S., Wysor B. (2008) Field guide to common marine algae of the Bocas del Toro Region. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas del Toro Research Station, Panama.



Fricke A. (2011) “Succession patterns of turf algal communities in a fringing coral reef”, University of Bremen, Doctoral Thesis, University of Bremen: 278 pp.

Fricke A. (2007) Effects of UV radiation on the succession of benthic communities in Spitsbergen. Diploma thesis, University of Bremen: 144 pp.