Lara Stuthmann

Dr Lara Stuthmann

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 (0)421 23800 - 124

Fax: +49 (0)421 23800 - 30

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6 (Annex)
28359 Bremen
Room: 2007 (ground floor)

Research interests

- Marine Phycoculture
- ecophysiology and nutritionally relevant compounds of algae
- Sea vegetables, e.g. sea grapes (Caulerpa spp.)
- Ecology of mangrove fishes



Peer-reviewed articles

Brix da Costa, B., Stuthmann, L. E., Cordes, A. J., Du, H. T., Kunzmann, A., & Springer, K. (2023). Culturing delicacies: Potential to integrate the gastropod Babylonia areolata into pond cultures of Caulerpa lentillifera. Aquaculture Reports, 33, 101793. doi:

Stuthmann, L.E.*, Brix da Costa, B.*, Springer \& K., Kunzmann, A. (2023) Sea grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera J. Agardh, Chlorophyta) for human use: Structured review on recent research in cultivation, nutritional value, and post-harvest management. Journal of Applied Phycology; * shared first authorship

Stuthmann, L. E., Du, H. T., Brix da Costa, B., Kunzmann, A., & Springer, K. (2023). Sea grape (Caulerpa lentillifera) aquaculture in Van Phong Bay, Viet Nam: Evaluation of the post-harvest quality. Journal of Applied Phycology, 1-12.

Stuthmann, L. E., Achuthan, R., Pribbernow, M., Du, H. T., Springer, K., & Kunzmann, A. (2022). Improving the nutritional value of edible Caulerpa lentillifera (Chlorophyta) using high light intensities. A realistic tool for sea grape farmers. Algal Research, 66, 102785. doi:

Stuthmann, L. E., Castellanos‐Galindo, G. A., & Robertson, D. R. (2022). The functional ecology of mangrove fishes across the Isthmus of Panama. Diversity and Distributions.

Sommer, J., Kunzmann, A., Stuthmann, L. E., & Springer, K. (2022). The antioxidative potential of sea grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera, Chlorophyta) can be triggered by light to reach comparable values of pomegranate and other highly nutritious fruits. Plant Physiology Reports, 1-6. doi:10.1007/s40502-021-00637-6

Stuthmann, L. E., Springer, K., & Kunzmann, A. (2020). Cultured and packed sea grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera): effect of different irradiances on photosynthesis. Journal of Applied Phycology, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s10811-020-02322-x

Stuthmann, L. E., & Castellanos-Galindo, G. A. (2020). Trophic position and isotopic niche of mangrove fish assemblages at both sides of the Isthmus of Panama. Bulletin of Marine Science. doi: 0.5343/bms.2019.0025


Research projects


Marine Foods



recently concluded:

Marine Environmental Education Network (MEEN)