Susann Diercks

PhD Students

Current

Location:

Building 2 (Ibn Al Haytham), Level 2, Room 2204-WS04

Research Interest

Susann Diercks’ main research interest is in the autoecology of marine benthic calcifiers - especially in the face of global change. In previous studies she worked with cold water coral species of the Baltic Sea and the Chilean Fjord region, assessing the effects of alternating pH and water temperatures on their physiological performance.  In her recent research project she investigates the calcification rates of giant clams species (Tridacna maxima and Tridacna squamosa) in the central Red Sea.

Selected Publications

  • Photographic assessment of the influence of low pH values on the coralline alga Jania rubens
    Diercks S., Roßbach F.I.
    Poster - YOUMARES 7, 11.09. – 13.09.2016, Hamburg, Germany, (2016)
  • Trasplantacion experimental del coral de aguas frías Tethocyathusendesa a traves de un gradiente natural de pH
    Diercks S., Försterra G., Häussermann V., F. Beaujot, Laudien J.
    Poster - Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, 23. – 27.05.2016, Concepción, Chile, (2016)
  • Abundance and in situ mass increase of the cold-water scleractinian Tethocyathus endesa in the Chilean Comau Fjord
    Diercks S., Laudien J., Roßbach F., Försterra G., Häussermann V., Laudien J.
    Talk - 2nd European Conference on Scientific Diving, 09. – 11.05.2016, Kristineberg, Sweden, (2016)
  • In situ growth evaluation of scleractinian corals using underwater photography and 3D modeling applications
    Roßbach F.I., Laudien J., Diercks S.
    Poster - 2nd European Conference on Scientific Diving, 09. – 11.05.2016, Kristineberg, Sweden (2016)
  • Growth and respiration of the scleractinian cold-water coral Tethocyathus endesa
    Diercks S., Försterra G., Häussermann V., Laudien J.
    Talk - YOUMARES 6, 16. - 18.09.2015, Bremen, Germany, (2015)
  • Tasas de crecimiento in situ a largo plazo del coral de agua fría Tethocyathusendesa en un gradiente de pH natural
    Diercks S., Laudien J., Försterra G., Häussermann V.,
    Poster - Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, 25. - 29.05.2015, Coquimbo / La Serena, Chile, (2015)

Education

  • B. Sc. Biology, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany, 2013
  • M.Sc. Biological Oceanography, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany, 2016

Professional Profile

  • 2010 – 2016: Research Assistant, Institute for Marine Biology, Isola del Giglio, Italy
  • 2011 – 2014: Research Assistant, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2015: Scientific Diver, Fundación San Ignacio de Huinay, Huinay, Chile
  • 2016: Scientific Diver, CAU Kiel, Coastal – and Continental Shelf Research, Kiel, Germany​

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology Biogeochemistry Animal Physiology