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Dr. Christiane Hassenrück



Mikropaläontologie - Paläozeanographie


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Christiane Hassenrück




Postdoctoral researcher Micropaleontology/Paleoceanography, MARUM, Bremen, Germany, and Microbial EcoGenomics Group, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 - 2020 Postdoctoral researcher Tropical Marine Microbiology, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany
2013 - 2016 Doctoral candidate HGF MPG Joint Re­search Group for Deep-Sea Eco­logy and Tech­no­logy, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
2009 - 2012 M.Sc. Biology, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, and Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
2011 Graduate Certificate in Marine Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
2006 - 2009 B.Sc. Biology, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany


Publications (peer-reviewed)


Adyasari D, Hassenrück C, Montiel D, Dimova N (2020) Microbial community composition across a coastal hydrological system affected by submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). PLoS ONE 15(6): e0235235. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235235.

Alfiansah YR, Peters S, Harder J, Hassenrück C* and Gärdes A* (2020) Structure and co-occurrence patterns of bacterial communities associated with white faeces disease outbreaks in Pacific white-leg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei aquaculture. Scientific Reports 10:11980. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68891-6. *Equal contributions.

Allard S, Costa M, Bulseco A, Helfer V, Wilkins L, Hassenrück C, Zengler K, Zimmer M, Erazo N, Rodrigues J, Duke N, Melo V, Vanwonterghem I, Junca H, Makonde H, Jimenez D, Tavares T, Fusi M, Daffonchio D, Duarte C, Peixoto R, Rosado A, Gilbert J and Bowman J (in press): Introducing the Mangrove Microbiome Initiative: Identifying microbial research priorities and approaches to better understand, protect, and rehabilitate mangrove ecosystems. mSystems 5(5):e00658‑20. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00658-20.

Hanke I, Hassenrück C, Ampe B, Kunzmann A, Gärdes A, Aerts J (2020) Chronic stress under commercial aquaculture conditions: Scale cortisol to identify and quantify potential stressors in milkfish (Chanos chanos) mariculture. Aquaculture 526:735352. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735352.

Hassenrück C*, Reinwald H*, Kunzmann A, Tiedemann I, Gärdes A (2020) Effects of thermal stress on the gut microbiome of juvenile milkfish (Chanos chanos). Microorganisms 9(1):5. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9010005. * Equal contributions.


Abed R, Tamm A, Hassenrück C, Al-Rawahi A, Rodriguez-Caballero E, Fiedler S, Maier S, Weber B (2019) Habitat-dependent composition of bacterial and fungal communities in biological soil crusts from Oman. Scientific Reports 9:6468. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42911-6.

Adyasari D, Hassenrück C, Oehler T, Sabdaningsih A, Moosdorf N (2019) Microbial community structure associated with submarine groundwater discharge in northern Java (Indonesia). Science of the Total Environment 689:590–601. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.193.

Moncada C, Hassenrück C, Conaco C, Gärdes A (2019) Microbial community composition of sediments influenced by intensive mariculture activity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz006.


Alfiansah YR, Hassenrück C, Kunzmann A, Taslihan A, Harder J, Gärdes A (2018) Bacterial Abundance and Community Composition in Pond Water From Shrimp Aquaculture Systems With Different Stocking Densities. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02457.

Bachmann J, Heimbach T, Hassenrück C, Kopprio GA, Iversen MH, Grossart HP, Gärdes A (2018) Environmental Drivers of Free-Living vs. Particle-Attached Bacterial Community Composition in the Mauritania Upwelling System. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02836.

Guevara Campoverde GC*, Hassenrück C*, Buttigieg PL, Gärdes A (2018) Characterization of bacterioplankton communities and quantification of organic carbon pools off the Galapagos Archipelago under contrasting environmental conditions. PeerJ 6:e5984. doi 10.7717/peerj.5984. *Equal contributions.

Kegler HF, Hassenrück C, Kegler P, Jennerjahn TC, Lukman M, Jompa J, Gärdes A (2018) Small tropical islands with dense human population: differences in water quality of near-shore waters are associated with distinct bacterial communities. PeerJ 6:e4555. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4555.


Hassenrück C, Tegetmeyer H, Ramette A, Fabricius K (2017) Minor impacts of reduced pH on bacterial biofilms on settlement tiles along natural pH gradients at two CO2 seeps in Papua New Guinea. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw204.

Hoffmann K, Hassenrück C, Salman-Carvalho V, Holtappels M, Bienhold C (2017) Response of Bacterial Communities to Different Detritus Compositions in Arctic Deep-Sea Sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00266.

Kegler P, Kegler HF, Gärdes A, Ferse SCA, Lukman M, Alfiansah YR, Hassenrück C, Kunzmann A (2017) Bacterial Biofilm Communities and Coral Larvae Settlement at Different Levels of Anthropogenic Impact in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00270.

Kelger HF, Lukman M, Teichberg M, Plass-Johnson J, Hassenrück C, Wild C, Gärdes A (2017) Bacterial Community Composition and Potential Driving Factors in Different Reef Habitats of the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00662.


Hassenrück C, Fink A, Lichtschlag A, Tegetmeyer H, De Beer D, Ramette A (2016) Quantification of the effects of ocean acidification on sediment microbial communities in the environment: the importance of ecosystem approaches. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(5). doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw027.


Hassenrück C, Hofmann LC, Bischof K, Ramette A (2015) Seagrass biofilm communities at a naturally CO2-rich vent. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 7:516–525. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12282.


Hassenrück C, Jantzen C, Försterra G, Häussermann V, Willenz P (2013) Rates of apical septal extension of Desmophyllum dianthus: effect of association with endolithic photo-autotrophs. Marine Biology 160:2919-2927. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2281-x.


Book chapters

Helfer V, Hassenrück C (2020) Microbial communities in mangrove sediments. In: Sidik F, Friess DA (Eds) Dynamic sedimentary environments of mangrove coasts. Elsevier.



Hassenrück C (2016) Implications of ocean acidification for microbial life and for microbial interactions. PhD thesis. Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, and University of Bremen.

Hassenrück C (2012) Growth rates of Desmophyllum dianthus – Effect of association with endolithic algae. Master thesis. Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, and University of Oldenburg.

Hassenrück C (2009) Insertion-mutagenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Bachelor thesis. University of Leipzig.