Stephanie Helber

Dr. Stephanie Helber

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Ecology
Working Group: WG Algae and Seagrass Ecology

Phone: +49 421 23800 - 93

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
Room: 2105 (1st floor)

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Research interests

- Biodiversity & Conservation
- Anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment
- Chemical ecology
- Benthic species interaction
- Host-microbe relationships
- Seagrass physiology


Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Helber S.B., W. Yu-Chen, C.A. Muhando, S. Rohde, U. Hentschel, G. Steinert & P.J. Schupp (2019): Sponges from Zanzibar host diverse prokaryotic communities with potential for natural product synthesis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95: fiz026. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz026/5369420


Helber S.B., D.J.J. Hoeijmakers, C.A. Muhando, S. Rohde & P.J. Schupp (2018): Sponge chemical defenses are a possible mechanism for increasing sponge abundance on reefs in Zanzibar. Plos One 13: e0197617. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0197617


Helber S.B., N.J. de Voogd, C.A. Muhando, S. Rohde & P.J. Schupp (2016): Anti-predatory effects of organic extracts of 10 common reef sponges from Zanzibar. Hydrobiologia 790: 247-258. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-3036-8

 

Books, Book Chapters and Proceedings

Helber S.B., M. Wolff, C.A. Muhando, D.J.J. Hoeijmakers, C. Richter, S. Rohde & P.J. Schupp (2016). Allelopathic activities of sponges from Zanzibar. Final Symposium of the Leibniz Graduate School SUTAS, 19 to 22 September, Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Helber S.B., G. Steinert, M. Wolff, C.A. Muhando, C. Richter, S. Rohde & P.J. Schupp (2015). The importance of sponge-bacteria associations on coral reefs in Zanzibar. 9th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium, 26 to 31 October, Wild Coast Sun, South Africa.

Helber S.B., M. Wolff, C.A. Muhando, C. Richter, S. Rohde & P.J. Schupp (2015). Chemical defence in 10 Indian Ocean reef sponges. Youmares 6: A journey into the blue- Ocean research and innovation, 16 to 18 September, Bremen, Germany.

 

Theses

Helber S.B. (2016): Chemical ecology of Western Indian Ocean reef sponges. PhD thesis, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research GmbH (ZMT),University of Bremen. 173 p.

Helber S.B. (2012): Nutrient interactions between corals and sponges. Master thesis, Alfred Wegener Institute For Polar and Marine Research (AWI), University of Bremen. 117 p.

Helber S.B. (2010): Experimental testing of the adaptability of thermal tolerance limits in the Antarctic eelpout (Pachycara brachycephalum, Pappenheim, 1912). Bachelor thesis, Alfred Wegener Institute For Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg.