Scientific publications

 

I am an effective writer and speaker with ability to present complex scientific material in a clear and succinct manner. I am author of 14 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and several conference contributions. See here below for a list of scientific contributions.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

16. Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Bednarz VN, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2017) N2 fixation and primary productivity in a red sea Halophila stipulacea meadow exposed to seasonality. Limnology and Oceanography, doi:10.1002/lno.10669

15. Tilstra A, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2017) Seasonality affects dinitrogen fixation associated with two common macroalgae from a coral reef in the northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, doi:10.3354/meps12206

14. Petersen JM, Kemper A, Gruber-Vodicka H, Cardini U, van der Geest M, Kleiner M, Bulgheresi S, Mußmann M, Herbold C, Seah BKB, Antony CP, Liu D, Belitz A, Weber M (2016) Chemosynthetic symbionts of marine invertebrate animals are capable of nitrogen fixation. Nature Microbiology, 2: 16195

13. Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Bednarz V, Rix L, Foster RA, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2016) Microbial dinitrogen fixation in coral holobionts exposed to thermal stress and bleaching. Environmental Microbiology, 18: 2620-2633

12. Cardini U, Bednarz V, van Hoytema N, Rovere A, Naumann MS, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2016) Budget of primary production and dinitrogen fixation in a highly seasonal Red Sea coral reef. Ecosystems, 19: 771–785

11. van Hoytema N, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, Naumann MS, Al-Horani FA, Wild C (2016) The influence of seasonality on benthic primary production in a Red Sea coral reef. Marine Biology, 163: 52

10. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, van Hoytema N, Rix L, Foster RA, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Functional significance of dinitrogen fixation in sustaining coral productivity under oligotrophic conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282: 20152257

9. Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Schuhmacher H, Wild C, Naumann MS (2015) 37 Years later: revisiting a Red Sea long-term monitoring site. Coral Reefs, 34: 1111

8. Rix L, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Al-Horani FA, Wild C, Naumann MS (2015) Seasonality in dinitrogen fixation and primary productivity by coral reef framework substrates from the northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 533:79-92

7. Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Cardini U, Naumann MS, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Dinitrogen fixation and primary productivity by carbonate and silicate reef sand communities of the Northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 527:47-57

6. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Seasonal variation of N2 fixation and O2 fluxes associated with two dominant zooxanthellate soft corals from the Northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 519:141-152

5. Rädecker N, Meyer FW, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, Wild C (2014) Ocean acidification rapidly decreases dinitrogen fixation associated with the hermatypic coral Seriatopora hystrix. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 511:297-302

4. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Foster RA, Wild C (2014), Benthic N2 fixation in coral reefs and the potential effects of human-induced environmental change. Ecology & Evolution, 4:1706-1727

3. Cerrano C, Cardini U, Bianchelli S, Corinaldesi C, Pusceddu A, Danovaro R (2013) Red coral extinction risk enhanced by ocean acidification. Scientific Reports, 3:1457

2. Garrard S, Hunter R, Frommel A, Lane A, Phillips J, Cooper R, Dineshram R, Cardini U, McCoy S, Arnberg M, Rodrigues Alves B, Annane S, de Orte M, Kumar A, Aguirre-Martínez G, Maneja R, Basallote M, Ape F, Torstensson A, and Bjoerk M (2012) Biological impacts of ocean acidification: a postgraduate perspective on research priorities. Marine Biology, 160:1789-1805

1. Cardini U, Chiantore M, Lasagna R, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2012) Size-structure patterns of juvenile hard corals in the Maldives. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92:1335-1339

BOOK CHAPTERS

2. Plass-Johnson JG, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Bayraktarov E, Burghardt I, Naumann MS, Wild C (2015) Coral Bleaching. In: Armon RH, Hänninen O (eds) Environmental Indicators. Springer Netherlands, pp 117-146

1. Meyer FW, Cardini U, Wild C (2015) Ocean Acidification and Related Indicators. In: Armon RH, Hänninen O (eds) Environmental Indicators. Springer Netherlands, pp 723-742

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS (*ORAL COMMUNICATION, **POSTER)

31. Cardini U, Kemper A, Gruber-Vodicka H, van der Geest M, Kleiner M, Bulgheresi S, Mußmann M, Seah BKB, Antony CP, Herbold C, Belitz A, Weber M, Petersen JM (2016) Diazotrophy in chemosynthetic symbioses: sulfur-oxidizing bacteria of marine invertebrates are capable of nitrogen fixation. 1st Conjunct Congress of the Italian Society of Ecology, Italian Zoological Union, Italian Society of Biogeography – Aug 30-Sept 2, Milan, IT **

30. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, van Hoytema N, Rix L, Foster RA, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2016) Dinitrogen fixers in coral holobionts: microbial symbiotic partners in a changing ocean. 1st Conjunct Congress of the Italian Society of Ecology, Italian Zoological Union, Italian Society of Biogeography – Aug 30-Sept 2, Milan, IT *

29. Paredes G, Cardini U, Petersen J, Volland JM, Bright M, Bulgheresi S (2016) Nitrogen metabolism in chemosynthetic nematode symbioses. Microbial Nitrogen Cycling – From Single Cells to Ecosystems Meeting – June 29,30, Klosterneuburg, AT **

28. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, Rix L, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Naumann MS, Wild C (2016) Carbon and nitrogen fixation by reef organisms and substrates in response to seasonal changes. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium – June 19-24 Honolulu, Hawai’i *

27. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, van Hoytema N, Rix L, Foster RA, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Functional significance of microbial dinitrogen fixation in tropical corals. Let’s talk about symbiosis – Nov 26, Vienna, Austria *

26. Cardini U, Bednarz VN,Naumann MS, van Hoytema N, Rix L, Foster RA, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Dinitrogen fixers in coral holobionts: symbiotic partners in a changing ocean. AutReef 2015: A workshop on reef research made in Austria – Oct 28,29, Vienna, Austria *

25. Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Bednarz VN, Rix L, Foster RA, Al‐Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) The resilience of the coral holobiont to ocean warming depends on the combined response of its members. 5th CORE Symposium – May 22, Bremen, Germany *

24. Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Cardini U, Naumann MS, Al‐Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Dinitrogen fixation by carbonate and silicate reef sand communities of the Northern Red Sea. 5th CORE Symposium – May 22, Bremen, Germany *

23. van Hoytema N, Rix L, van Oevelen D, Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, Al‐Horani FA, Wild C (2015) Quantifying the roles of primary production and the sponge loop in maintaining biological activity in a northern Red Sea coral reef. 5th CORE Symposium – May 22, Bremen, Germany *

22. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Rovere A, Naumann MS, Al-Rshaidat MMD, Wild C (2015) Revising the role of biological dinitrogen fixation in biogeochemical cycling of coral reef ecosystems. Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology – April 07-10, ETH Zurich, Switzerland *

21. van Hoytema N, Bednarz V, Cardini U, Rix L, Naumann MS, Wild C (2014) Seasonal variation of carbon fluxes through dominant hard and soft corals in a northern Red Sea coral reef. 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology – Dec 12-13, Liege, Belgium *

20. Rix L, Cardini U (2014) Coral reef ecology, management and conservation in a rapidly changing ocean environment. YOUMARES 5.0 – Sept 10 – 12, Stralsund, Germany *

19. van Hoytema N, Bednarz V, Cardini U, Rix L, Naumann MS, Wild C (2014) Seasonality effects on photosynthetic carbon fixation and organic carbon availability in reef-surrounding waters of the northern Red Sea. YOUMARES 5.0 – Sept 10 – 12, Stralsund, Germany *

18. Wild C, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Naumann MS, Meyer F, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Rix L, Roth F, Schmalz S, Stuhldreier I (2014) Overview of actual CORE activities and projects. 4th CORE Symposium – June 13, Bremen, Germany *

17. van Hoytema N, Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann MS, Wild C (2014) Carbon fixation by Red Sea coral reef primary producers: the influence of seasonality. 4th CORE Symposium – June 13, Bremen, Germany *

16. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2014) Seasonal variation of dinitrogen fixation and metabolic activity associated with two dominant zooxanthellate soft corals from the Northern Red Sea. 4th CORE Symposium – June 13, Bremen, Germany *

15. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2014) Effects of heat stress and bleaching on C and N2 fixation by Red Sea hard coral holobionts. 4th CORE Symposium – June 13, Bremen, Germany *

14. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2014) Dinitrogen (N2) fixation supports high productivity in hard corals. Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) PhD Days – April 7-8, Achim, Germany *

13. van Hoytema N, Cardini U, Bednarz VN, Naumann M, Al-Horani F, Wild C (2014) Seasonal variability in photosynthetic Carbon fixation by Northern Red Sea primary producers. Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) PhD Days – April 7-8, Achim, Germany *

12. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Al-Rshaidat M, Wild C (2014) Seasonal variation of Nitrogen fixation associated with two dominant soft corals from the Red Sea. Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) PhD Days – April 7-8, Achim, Germany *

11. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2013) Assessing linkage of C and N2 Fixation by Red Sea hard coral holobionts. 1st TraitCore Symposium – Dec 16, Bremen, Germany *

10. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2013) Nitrogen fixation by Stylophora sp. corals from a Northern Red Sea reef significantly increases with water depth. 1st TraitCore Symposium – Dec 16, Bremen, Germany *

9. van Hoytema N, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, Naumann M, Al-Horani F, Wild C (2013) Carbon fixation by dominant benthic primary producers in a Red Sea fringing reef, Gulf of Aqaba. 1st TraitCore Symposium – Dec 16, Bremen, Germany *

8. Cardini U, Bednarz VN, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2013) Assessing linkage of C and N2 Fixation by Red Sea hard coral holobionts. 8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology – Dec 1-5, Eilat, Israel *

7. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2013) Nitrogen fixation by Stylophora sp. corals from a Northern Red Sea reef significantly increases with water depth. 8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology – Dec 1-5, Eilat, Israel *

6. van Hoytema N, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, Naumann M, Al-Horani F, Wild C (2013) Carbon fixation by dominant benthic primary producers in a Red Sea fringing reef, Gulf of Aqaba. 8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology – Dec 1-5, Eilat, Israel *

5. Burghardt I, Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2013) Impact of temperature and nutrition on the symbiotic system Cassiopea/Symbiodinium. Center for Tropical Marine Ecology Leibniz Evaluation – May 2-3, Bremen, Germany **

4. Bednarz VN, Cardini U, van Hoytema N, Wild C (2013) CANCOR project: Carbon and Dinitrogen fixation in Red sea key reef functional groups. Center for Tropical Marine Ecology Leibniz Evaluation – May 2-3, Bremen, Germany **

3. Cardini U, Pusceddu A, Cerrano C, Danovaro R (2011) Impact of ocean acidification on Corallium rubrum (L. 1758): an experimental approach. Workshop on acidification in aquatic environments – Sept 27-29, Tromsø, Norway **

2. Cardini U, Chiantore M, Lasagna R, Sandrini M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2008) Recruitment and juvenile community structure of hard corals in the Maldives: spatio-temporal variations. 3° Workshop CEMT – Tropical Marine Ecology Centre CoNISMa – Nov 11, Genova, Italy *

1. Bianchi CN, Morri C, Lasagna R, Giovannetti E, Gattorna I, Cardini U, Grondona M, Milani A, Montefalcone M, Parravicini V, Donato M, Rovere A, Albertelli G (2007) Research on coral reefs of the Maldives (Indian Ocean). 2° Workshop CEMT – Tropical Marine Ecology Centre CoNISMa – June 12, Urbino, Italy *