Maren Ziegler


Dr. Maren Ziegler



2014 PhD in Biology at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
2009 Diploma in Biology at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
2007 Graduate Diploma of Research Methods in Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Biology at James Cook University Townsville, Australia


Ziegler M, FitzPatrick S, Burghardt I, Liberatore K, Leffler A, Takacs-Vesbach C, Shepherd U (in press) Thermal stress response in a dinoflagellate-bearing nudibranch and the octocoral on which it feeds. Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1204-8

Ziegler M, Roder C, Büchel C, Voolstra C (2014) Limits to physiological plasticity of the coral Pocillopora verrucosa from the central Red Sea. Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1192-8

Ziegler M, Uthicke S (2011) Photosynthetic plasticity of larger benthic coral reef Foraminifera. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 407: 70-80

Stern M, Böger N, Eickhoff R, Lorbeer C, Kerssen U, Ziegler M, Martinelli GP, Holstein GR, Bicker G (2010) Development of nitrergic neurons in the nervous system of the locust embryo. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 518: spc1

Koenemann S, Ziegler M, Iliffe TM (2008) Pleomothra fragilis N. sp (Remipedia) from the Bahamas, with remarks on morphologic reductions and postnaupliar development. Journal of Crustacean Biology 28: 128-136

Talks and Posters

Ziegler M (2014) Coral acclimatization along environmental gradients in the Red Sea - implications for future climate impacts. Invited talk, Interdisciplinary Research Centre Seminar Series, Gießen, Germany

Ziegler M, Roder C, Büchel C, Voolstra C (2013) Physiology explains the depth distribution of Pocillopora verrucosa in the Central Red Sea. Presentation, 4th Young Reef Scientists Meeting, Gießen, Germany

Ziegler M, Roder C, Roelke D, Büchel C, Voolstra C (2013) Functional responses of the coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis to environmental change along a cross-shelf and depth transect in the central Red Sea. Presentation, ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Ziegler M, Roder C, Voolstra C (2012) Trophic changes in corals responding to light quantity and quality. Presentation, 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia

Voolstra C, Roder C, Ziegler M, Roelke D (2012) Coupling water-column bio-optics and coral reef ecology to predict impacts of climate change and coastal zone development.Presentation, 4th Annual IAMCS Spring Symposium, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Ziegler M, Klaus R (2011) Recent coral community recovery at Socotra: Identifying winners and losers. Talk, 2nd PhD and PostDoc Meeting – Coral Reefs, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Klaus R, Zajonz U, Abdul-Aziz M, Saeed FN, Khamis TA, Ahmed SS, Ziegler M, DeVantier L (2011) Coral communities of Socotra (2000-2011): Recovery, resilience and refugia. Talk, Friends of Socotra Annual Meeting, Bern, Switzerland

Ziegler M, Uthicke S (2010) Photophysiology of endosymbionts in benthic coral reef Foraminifera. Poster, Euro ISRS symposium 2010, Wageningen, Netherlands

Ziegler M, Klaus R, Zajonz U (2010) An integrated marine monitoring program for the Socotra Archipelago. Talk, Environment Protection Agency, Hadibo, Yemen

Ziegler M (2009) Diversity and dynamics of coral ecosystems under climate change. Talk, PhD and PostDoc Meeting – Coral Reef Ecology, Bremen, Germany

Other Publications

Ziegler M (2014) Phenotypic plasticity of scleractinian corals along environmental gradients in the Red Sea. Dissertation, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, 204 pp.

Zajonz U, Klaus R, Pulch H, Lavergne E, Naseeb F, Ziegler M, Alpermann T, Goerres M, Krupp F (2011, unpubl. report) Socotra Research Projects. Summary Progress Report 2009-2010 to the Environment Protection Authority and the Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Yemen. Tropical Marine Ecosystems Group. 40 pp. + 1 Annex. Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrum und Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Ziegler M (2009) Photosynthetic plasticity of larger benthic coral reef Foraminifera. Diploma thesis, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, 43pp.

Ziegler M (2007) Influence of light and inorganic nutrients on growth of symbiotic Foraminifera. Graduate Diploma thesis, James Cook University Townsville, Australia, 45 pp.

Phone: 069 7542 1582