Mirta Teichberg

Dr. Mirta Teichberg

Junior Research Group Leader

Department: Ecology
Working Group: WG Algae and Seagrass Ecology

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
Room: 2104 (1st floor)

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Research interests

- Physical, chemical, and biological controls of macroalgal blooms and their ecological consequences for seagrass and coral reef communities
- Physiological responses of macroalgae and seagrasses to nutrient inputs including growth, photosynthesis, and nutrient uptake and assimilation
- Physiology of invasive macroalgae and their ecological impacts
- Connectivity between anthropogenic nutrient inputs from land and primary production in coastal waters using stable isotopic techniques


Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Viana IG,  Saavedra‐Hortúa DA, Mtolera M, and Teichberg M. 2019. Different strategies of nitrogen acquisition in two tropical seagrasses under nitrogen enrichment. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15885

Belshe EF*, Hoeijmakers D, Herran N, Mtolera M, Teichberg M. 2018. Seagrass community- level controls over organic carbon storage are constrained by geophysical attributes within meadows of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Biogeosciences 15: 4609-4626. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4609-2018

Teichberg M, Wild C, Bednarz VN, Kegler H, Lukman M, Gärdes A, Heiden J, Weiand L, Abu N, Nasir A, Minarro S, Ferse SCA, Reuter H, Plass-Johnson J. 2018. Spatio-temporal patterns in coral reef communities of the Spermonde Archipelago, 2012-2014, I: Comprehensive reef monitoring of water and benthic indicators reflect changes in reef health. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:33. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00033

Plass-Johnson JG, Teichberg M, Bednarz VN, Gärdes A, Heiden J, Lukman M, Minarro S, Kegler H, Weiand L, Wild C, Reuter H, and Ferse SCA. 2018. Spatio-temporal patterns in coral reef communities of the Spermonde Archipelago, 2012-2014, II: Fish assemblages display structured variation related to benthic condition. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:36. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00036 

Plass-Johnson JG, Bednarz VN, Hill JM, Jompa J, Ferse SCA, Teichberg M. 2018. Contrasting responses in the niches of two coral reef herbivores along a gradient of habitat disturbance in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:32. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00032 

Glaser M, Ferse S, Neil M, Plass-Johnson J, Satari DY, Teichberg M, Reuter H. 2018. Breaking Resilience for a Sustainable Future: Thoughts for the Anthropocene. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:34. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00034 

Fricke A, Titlyanova TV, Teichberg M, Nugues MM, Bischof K. 2018. The Chlorophytes of Curaçao (Caribbean) – a revised checklist for the South-west coast. Botanica Marina. Bot. Mar. 61:33–46. 

Belshe EF, Mateo MA, Gillis L, Zimmer M, Teichberg M. 2017. Muddy waters:unintentional consequences of blue carbon research obscure organic carbon dynamics in seagrass ecosystems. Front Mar Sci. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00125 

Kegler H, Lukman M, Teichberg M, Plass-Johnson J, Wild C, Gärdes A. 2017. Coastal eutrophication controls the bacterial community composition in different reef habitats of the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Front Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00662 

Meyer FW, Schubert N, Diele K, Teichberg M, Wild C and Enríquez S. 2016. Effect of inorganic and organic carbon enrichments (DIC and DOC) on the photosynthesis and calcification rates of two calcifying green algae from a Caribbean Reef Lagoon. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160268 

Plass-Johnson JG, Heiden J, Abu N, Lukman M, Teichberg M. 2016. Experimental analysis of the effects of consumer exclusion on recruitment and succession of a coral reef system along a water quality gradient in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Coral Reefs 35: 229-243. 

Plass-Johnson JG, Taylor MH, Husain AAA, Teichberg M, Ferse SCA. 2016. Non-random variability in functional composition of coral reef fish communities along an environmental gradient. PLoS ONE 11, e0154014 

Meyer FW, Vogel N, Teichberg M, Uthicke S, and Wild C. 2015. The physiological response of two calcifying green algae from the Great Barrier Reef towards high dissolved inorganic and organic carbon (DIC and DOC) availability. PLoS ONE 10(8):e0133596. doi:10.1371/journal.pone0133596 

Plass-Johnson JG, Schwieder H,  Heiden J, Weiand L, Wild C, Jompa J, Ferse S, Teichberg M. 2015. Acanthaster planci outbreak in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Reg Environ Change: 15:1157-1162.

Plass-Johnson JG, Ferse SCA, Jompa J, Wild C, and Teichberg M. 2015. Fish herbivory as key ecological function in a heavily degraded coral reef system. Limnol Oceanogr 60:1382-1391.

Hofmann LC, Bischof K, Baggini C, Johnson A., and Teichberg M.  2015. CO2 and inorganic nutrients effect the performance of a calcifying alga and its noncalcifying epiphyte Oecologia: 177:1157-1169.

Jessen C, Bednarz VN, Rix L, Teichberg M., and Wild C. 2015. Marine Eutrophication. In: R.H. Armon and O. Hänninen (eds.), Environmental Indicators DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9499-2_11

Fricke A, Teichberg M, Nugues M, Beilfuss S, and Bischof K. 2014. Effects of depth and ultraviolet radiation on coral reef turf algae. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 461:73-84

Brodie J, Williamson C, Smale D, Kamenos N, Mieszkowska N, Santos R, Cunliffe M, Steinke M, Yesson C, Anderson K, Asnaghi V, Brownlee C, Burdett H, Burrows M, Collins S, Donohue P, Harvey B, Foggo A, Noisette F, Nunes J, Ragazzola F., Raven JA, Schmidt D, Suggett D, Teichberg M, Hall-Spencer J. 2014. The future of the NE Atlantic benthic flora in a high CO2 world. Ecology and Evolution: 13:2787-98.

Hofmann LC, Heiden JP, Bischof K, and Teichberg M. 2014. Nutrient availability affects the response of the calcifying chlorophyte Halimeda opuntia (L.) J.V. Lamouroux to elevated pH. Planta 239:231-242.0

Teichberg M, Fricke A, and Bischof K 2013. Increased physiological performance of Halimeda opuntia in response to experimental nutrient enrichment. Aquat. Bot. 104:25-33.

Fox SE, Teichberg M, Heffner L, and Valiela I. 2012. The relative role of nutrients, grazing, and predation as controls on macroalgal growth in a temperate estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 35:1193-1204.

Sawall Y, Teichberg M, Seemann J, Litaay M, Jompa J, and Richter C. 2011. Nutritional status and metabolism of the coral Stylophora subseriata along a eutrophication gradient in Spermonde Archipelago (Indonesia). Coral Reefs 30:841-853.

Martinetto P, Teichberg M, Valiela I, Montemayor D, and Iribarne O. 2011. Top-down and bottom-up controls in a high nutrient-high herbivory coastal environment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 432:69-82. 

Fricke A, Teichberg M, Beilfuss S, and Bischof K. 2011. Succession patterns in algal turf vegetation on a Caribbean coral reef. Bot. Mar. 54:111-126.

Olsen YS, Fox SE, Teichberg M, Otter M, and Valiela I. 2011. δ15N and δ13C reveal dietary shifts of consumers in response to changes in the relative abundance of macroalgae and eelgrass. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 421:83-96.

Teichberg M, Fox SE, Olsen YS, Valiela I, Martinetto P, Iribarne O, Muto EY, Petti MAV, Corbisier TN, Soto-Jimenez M., Paez-Osuna F, Castro P, Freitas H, Zitelli A, Cardinaletti M, and Tagliapietra D. 2010. Eutrophication and macroalgal blooms in temperate and tropical coastal waters: Nutrient experiments with Ulva spp. Global Change Biology 16: 2624-2637.

Olsen YS, Kinney EL, Fox SE, Teichberg M, Valiela I. 2010. Differences in coastal urbanization and the degree of marine influence reflected in δ13C and δ15N of producers and consumers in seagrass habitats of Puerto Rico. Mar. Environ. Res. 69: 198-206.

Fox SE, Olsen YS, Teichberg M, Valiela I. 2010. Controls acting on benthic macrophyte communities in a temperate and a tropical estuary. In: Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change (eds Kennish, M. and Paerl, H.)

Fox SE, Teichberg M, Olsen Y, Heffner L, and Valiela I. 2009. Restructuring of benthic communities in eutrophic estuaries: Lower abundance of prey leads to trophic shifts from omnivory to grazing. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 380: 43-57.

Teichberg M, Fox S, Aguila C, Olsen Y, and Valiela I. 2008. Macroalgal response to experimental nutrient enrichment in shallow coastal waters: Growth, internal nutrient pools, and isotopic signatures. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 368: 117-126.

Teichberg M, Heffner L, Fox S, and Valiela I. 2007. Nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase activity, internal N pools, and growth of Ulva lactuca: Responses to long and short-term N supply. Mar. Biol. 151: 1249-1259.

Martinetto P, Teichberg M, and Valiela I. 2006. Coupling of estuarine benthic and pelagic food webs to land-derived nitrogen sources in Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 307: 37-48.

Aguiar AB, Morgan JA, Teichberg M, Fox S and Valiela I. 2003. Transplantation and isotopic evidence of the relative effects of ambient and internal nutrient supply on the growth of Ulva lactuca. Biol. Bull. 205: 250-251.

Morgan JA, Aguiar AB, Fox S, Teichberg M, and Valiela I. 2003. Relative influence of grazing and nutrient supply on growth of the green macroalga Ulva lactuca in estuaries of Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. Biol. Bull. 205:  252-253.

Millman M, Teichberg M, Martinetto P, and Valiela I. 2002. Response of shrimp populations to land-derived nitrogen in Waquoit Bay, MA. Biol. Bull. 203:  263-264.

Books

Teichberg M. 2017. Die Seewiesen von Sansibar. In: Hempel, Gotthilf, Irmtraud Hempel, Anna-Katharina Hornidge (eds.) 2017. Klüger nutzen, besser schützen. Bremer Forschung an tropischen Küsten. Bremen: Falkenberg Verlag.

Jessen C, Bednarz VN, Rix L, Teichberg M., and Wild C. 2015. Marine Eutrophication. In: R.H. Armon and O. Hänninen (eds.), Environmental Indicators DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9499-2_11

Teichberg M, Martinetto P, and Fox S. 2012. Bottom-up and top-down controls of macroalgal blooms. In: C. Wiencke and K. Bischof (eds.), Seaweed Biology, Ecological Studies 219, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-28451-9_21, # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Proceedings

Fox, S. E., Teichberg, M., Olsen, Y., Heffner L., Valiela, I. (2007) Effects of hypoxia on consumer communities and trophic food webs. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Aquatic Science Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Teichberg, M., Fox, S.E., Aguila, C., Olsen, Y., Valiela, I. (2007) Response of Ulva lactuca and Gracilaria tikvahiae to nitrate and ammonium enrichment in Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Aquatic Science Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Fox, S.E., Teichberg, M., Heffner, L., Valiela, I. (2005) Macroalgal blooms: The relative influence of nutrient supply, grazing, and predation in Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Santiago de Compostela, Summer Conference.

Martinetto, P., Teichberg, M., Valiela, I. (2005) Coupling of estuarine benthic and pelagic food webs to land-derived nitrogen sources in Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Santiago de Compostela, Summer Conference.

Teichberg, M., Fox. S. E. Olsen, Y., Valiela, I. (2005) Experimental and comparative study on macroalgal response to nutrient enrichment and grazing in a tropical mangrove and seagrass ecosystem. Estuarine Research Federation, Norfolk, Conference.

Teichberg, M., Heffner. L., Fox, S. E., Valiela, I. (2005) Responses of the bloom-forming macroalga Ulva lactuca to nutrient supply: growth, enzyme activity, nutrient content, and isotopic signatures. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Santiago de Compostela, Summer Conference.

Valiela, I., Fox, S.E., Teichberg, M. (2005) Eutrophication and macroalgal blooms: current understanding of controls and role of macroalgae in community dynamics and coastal services. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Santiago de Compostela, Summer Conference.

Valiela, I., Teichberg, M., Ramstack, J., Kinney, E., Tomasky, G. (2005) Watershed-estuary coupling: Biological, chemical, and isotopic evidence. Estuarine Research Federation, Norfolk, Conference.

General publications

Valiela, I., Teichberg, M. (2007) Case Study: Waqouit Bay, MA. National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment Update Report.

Batiuk, R.A., Teichberg, M. and others (2000) Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat-Based Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Second Technical Synthesis. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program.

Thesis

Teichberg, M. (2007) Macroalgal growth: Local and global comparisons of nutrient limitation and assimilation. Boston University. Ph.D. thesis.

Teichberg, M. (1998) An Investigation of the survivability of Zostera marina transplants in the St. Mary's River Estuary: A field and laboratory study. St. Mary’s College of Maryland. B.A. thesis.