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Dr Ines Lange   (nee Stuhldreier )

Dr Ines Lange (nee Stuhldreier )

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Amory D436

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

My background is in marine biology, with a focus on tropical coastal ecosystems. I have been working in coral reef ecology since my Master thesis project, for which I analysed the influence of overfishing and nutrient input on invertebrate recruitment and macroalgal growth in coral reefs of the Gulf of Thailand. Over the course of my doctorate, I studied the influence of seasonal upwelling on the composition, growth and primary production of coral reef communities at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

In Costa Rica I also looked into the impacts of changing environmental conditions on coral growth and reef carbonate erosion. This nicely connects to my current post at the University of Exeter, where I am working with Prof. Chris Perry on assessing the impacts of the 2016 coral bleaching event on reef carbonate budgets in the Chagos Archipelago, central Indian Ocean.

Broad research specialisms:

Coral reef ecology, coral growth and carbonate production, bioerosion of reef substrates, impacts of environmental change on coral reefs

Qualifications

PhD Coral Reef Ecology, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany
MSc Marine Biology, University of Bremen, Germany
BSc Biosciences, University of Rostock, Germany

Research

Research interests

My research addresses questions about the response of coral reef ecosystems to natural and human-induced environmental disturbances. I have used manipulative experiments to study the effects of local anthropogenic stressors, and I conducted long-term observations of reefs in naturally highly variable environments. While so far I have mainly studied ecological and physiological responses of reef organisms, my focus is now shifting towards reef geomorphology, evaluating the impacts of environmental change on the state and functioning of reef carbonate structures.

Research projects

Impacts of bleaching on reef carbonate budgets in the Chagos Archipelago

I act as a postdoctoral researcher for a Bertarelli Foundation funded project (2018-2021). The research is focused on assessing rates of reef carbonate production and bioerosion at multiple sites around Chagos and providing improved local-scale metrics for quantifying bioerosion and coral growth rates. Surveys will be conducted over several years following the bleaching event in 2016, in order to track the process of regeneration or degradation of reef structures and their functions.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Lange ID, Perry CT (2019). Bleaching impacts on carbonate production in the Chagos Archipelago: influence of functional coral groups on carbonate budget trajectories. Coral Reefs, 38(4), 619-624. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lange ID, Perry CT, Alvarez-Filip L (In Press). Carbonate budgets as indicators of functional reef “health”: a critical review of data underpinning census-based methods and current knowledge gaps. Ecological Indicators Full text.
Sánchez-Noguera C, Stuhldreier I, Cortés J, Jiménez C, Morales Á, Wild C, Rixen T (In Press). Natural ocean acidification at Papagayo upwelling system (North Pacific Costa Rica): implications for reef development.  Abstract.
Wizemann A, Nandini SD, Lange I, Sanchez-Noguera C, Wisshak M, Westphal H, Rixen T, Christian W, Reymond C (In Press). Rapid bioerosion in a tropical upwelling coral reef. PLoS ONE Full text.
Lange ID, Perry CT (2019). Bleaching impacts on carbonate production in the Chagos Archipelago: influence of functional coral groups on carbonate budget trajectories. Coral Reefs, 38(4), 619-624. Abstract.  Full text.
Sánchez-Noguera C, Stuhldreier I, Cortés J, Jiménez C, Morales Á, Wild C, Rixen T (2018). Natural ocean acidification at Papagayo upwelling system (north Pacific Costa Rica): implications for reef development. Biogeosciences, 15(8), 2349-2360. Abstract.
Roth F, Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Carvalho S, Wild C (2017). Simulated overfishing and natural eutrophication promote the relative success of a non-indigenous ascidian in coral reefs at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Aquatic Invasions, 12(4), 435-446.
Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Roth F, Jiménez C, Rixen T, Cortés J, Wild C (2015). Dynamics in benthic community composition and influencing factors in an upwelling-exposed coral reef on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. PeerJ, 3, e1434-e1434. Abstract.
Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Rixen T, Cortés J, Morales A, Wild C (2015). Effects of Seasonal Upwelling on Inorganic and Organic Matter Dynamics in the Water Column of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs. PLOS ONE, 10(11), e0142681-e0142681.
Stuhldreier I, Bastian P, Schönig E, Wild C (2015). Effects of simulated eutrophication and overfishing on algae and invertebrate settlement in a coral reef of Koh Phangan, Gulf of Thailand. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 92(1-2), 35-44.
Roth F, Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Morales-Ramírez Á, Wild C (2015). Effects of simulated overfishing on the succession of benthic algae and invertebrates in an upwelling-influenced coral reef of Pacific Costa Rica. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 468, 55-66.
Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Roth F, Cortés J, Rixen T, Wild C (2015). Upwelling Increases Net Primary Production of Corals and Reef-Wide Gross Primary Production Along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2
WILD C, RIXEN T, SANCHEZ-NOGUERA C, STUHLDREIER I, JIMENEZ C, MERICO A (2014). Massive coral tissue ablations in reefs of Pacific Costa Rica. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies, 16(1), 13-14.

Chapters

Lange ID, Schoenig E, Khokiattiwong S (2019). Thailand. In  (Ed) World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation, Elsevier, 491-513.
Lange I, Schoenig E, Khokiattiwong S (2018). Chapter 22: Thailand. In Sheppard C (Ed) World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation Volume II: the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, Academic Press. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Lange ID, Perry CT, Alvarez-Filip L (In Press). Carbonate budgets as indicators of functional reef “health”: a critical review of data underpinning census-based methods and current knowledge gaps. Ecological Indicators Full text.
Sánchez-Noguera C, Stuhldreier I, Cortés J, Jiménez C, Morales Á, Wild C, Rixen T (In Press). Natural ocean acidification at Papagayo upwelling system (North Pacific Costa Rica): implications for reef development.  Abstract.
Wizemann A, Nandini SD, Lange I, Sanchez-Noguera C, Wisshak M, Westphal H, Rixen T, Christian W, Reymond C (In Press). Rapid bioerosion in a tropical upwelling coral reef. PLoS ONE Full text.

2019

Lange ID, Perry CT (2019). Bleaching impacts on carbonate production in the Chagos Archipelago: influence of functional coral groups on carbonate budget trajectories. Coral Reefs, 38(4), 619-624. Abstract.  Full text.
Lange ID, Schoenig E, Khokiattiwong S (2019). Thailand. In  (Ed) World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation, Elsevier, 491-513.

2018

Lange I, Schoenig E, Khokiattiwong S (2018). Chapter 22: Thailand. In Sheppard C (Ed) World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation Volume II: the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, Academic Press. Abstract.
Sánchez-Noguera C, Stuhldreier I, Cortés J, Jiménez C, Morales Á, Wild C, Rixen T (2018). Natural ocean acidification at Papagayo upwelling system (north Pacific Costa Rica): implications for reef development. Biogeosciences, 15(8), 2349-2360. Abstract.

2017

Roth F, Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Carvalho S, Wild C (2017). Simulated overfishing and natural eutrophication promote the relative success of a non-indigenous ascidian in coral reefs at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Aquatic Invasions, 12(4), 435-446.

2015

Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Roth F, Jiménez C, Rixen T, Cortés J, Wild C (2015). Dynamics in benthic community composition and influencing factors in an upwelling-exposed coral reef on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. PeerJ, 3, e1434-e1434. Abstract.
Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Rixen T, Cortés J, Morales A, Wild C (2015). Effects of Seasonal Upwelling on Inorganic and Organic Matter Dynamics in the Water Column of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs. PLOS ONE, 10(11), e0142681-e0142681.
Stuhldreier I, Bastian P, Schönig E, Wild C (2015). Effects of simulated eutrophication and overfishing on algae and invertebrate settlement in a coral reef of Koh Phangan, Gulf of Thailand. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 92(1-2), 35-44.
Roth F, Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Morales-Ramírez Á, Wild C (2015). Effects of simulated overfishing on the succession of benthic algae and invertebrates in an upwelling-influenced coral reef of Pacific Costa Rica. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 468, 55-66.
Stuhldreier I, Sánchez-Noguera C, Roth F, Cortés J, Rixen T, Wild C (2015). Upwelling Increases Net Primary Production of Corals and Reef-Wide Gross Primary Production Along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2

2014

WILD C, RIXEN T, SANCHEZ-NOGUERA C, STUHLDREIER I, JIMENEZ C, MERICO A (2014). Massive coral tissue ablations in reefs of Pacific Costa Rica. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies, 16(1), 13-14.

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