Marine Benthic Ecology and Ecophysiology

Johnson MJ, Hennigs LM, Sawall Y, Pansch C, Wall M (2020) Growth response of calcifying marine epibionts to biogenic pH fluctuations and global ocean acidification scenarios. Limnology and Oceanography DOI: 10.1002/lno.11669

Sawall Y, Feng EY, Harris M , Lebrato M, Wall M (2020) Discrete pulses of cooler deep water can decelerate coral bleaching during thermal stress: Implications for artificial upwelling during heat stress events. Frontiers in Marine Science DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00720

Feng EY, Sawall Y, Wall M, Lebrato M, Fu Y (2020) Mitigating coral bleaching with artificial upwelling – a modelling investigation. Frontiers in Marine Science DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.556192

Saha M, Barboza FR, Somerfield PJ, Al-Janabi B, Beck M, Brakel M, Ito M, Pansch C, Nascimento-Schulze J, Jakobsson-Thor S, Weinberger F, Sawall Y (2019) Response of foundation macrophytes to near-natural simulated marine heatwaves. Global Change Biology

Banguera-Hinestroza E, Ferrada E, Sawall Y, Flot J-F (2019) Computational characterization of the mtORF of pocilloporid corals: insights into differences in protein structure and function among Stylophora lineages from contrasting environmentsGenes 10:324

Sawall Y, Hochberg E (2018) Diel versus time-integrated (daily) photosynthesis and irradiance relationships of coral reef organisms and communities. PLoS ONE

Banguera-Hinestroza E, Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Mardulyn P, Fuertes-Aguilar J, Cárdenas-Henao H, Jimenez-Infante F, Voolstra CR, Flot J-F (2018) mtDNA recombination indicative of hybridization suggests a role of the mitogenome in the adaptation of reef building corals to extreme environments. bioRxiv 462069; doi:

Pansch C, Scotti M, Barboza FG, Al-Janabi B, Brakel J, Briski E Buchholz B, Franz M, Ito M, Paiva F, Saha M, Sawall Y, Weinberger F Wahl M (2018) Heat waves and their significance for a temperate benthic community: A near-natural experimental approach. Global Change Biology 10.1111/gcb.14282

Wahl M, Schneider Covachã S, Saderne V, Hiebenthal C, Müller JD, Pansch C, Sawall Y (2017) Macroalgae may mitigate ocean acidification effects on mussel calcification by increasing pH and its fluctuations. Limnology and Oceanographydoi: 10.1002/lno.10608

Wahl M, Saderne V, Sawall Y (2016) How good are we at assessing ocean acidification impact in coastal systems? Limitations, omissions and strengths of commonly used experimental approaches with a special emphasis on the neglected role of fluctuations. Marine and Freshwater (review article)

Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Hohn S, Banguera-Hinestroza E, Voolstra C, Wahl M (2015) Extensive phenotypic plasticity of a Red Sea coral over a strong latitudinal temperature gradient suggests limited acclimatization potential to warmingScientific Reports 5:8940

Robitzch V, Banguera E, Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Voolstra CR (2015) Absence of genetic differentiation in the coral Pocillopora verrucosa along environmental gradients of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Frontiers in Marine Sciencedoi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00005

Hoang BX, Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Wahl M (2015) Chemical versus structural defense against fish predation in two dominant soft coral species (Xeniidae) in the Red SeaAquatic Biology 23:129-137

Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A (2015) Biology of Red Sea corals: Metabolism, reproduction, acclimatization, and adaptation. In: Rasul NMA, Stewart ICF (eds) The Red Sea. Springer Berlin Heidelberg Germany, pp 487-509

Wahl M, Al-Sofyani A, Saha M, Kruse I, Lenz M, Sawall Y (2014) Large scale patterns of antimicrofouling defenses in the hard coral Pocillopora verrucosa in an environmental gradient along the Saudi Arabian coast of the Red SeaPLoS ONE 9:e106573

Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Banguera-Hinestroza E, Voolstra C (2014) Spatio-temporal analyses of zooxanthellae physiology of the coral Pocillopora verrucosa along large-scale nutrient and temperature gradients in the Red Sea. PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0103179

Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Kürten B, Al-Aidaroos AM, Hoang BX, Marimuthu N, Khomayis HS, Sommer U, Gharbawi WY, Wahl M (2014) Coral communities, in contrast to fish communities, maintain a high assembly similarity along the large latitudinal gradient along the Saudi Red Sea coast. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography S4: 003. doi: 10.4172/2157-7625.S4-003

Sawall Y, Khokiattiwong S, Jompa J, Richter C (2014) Calcification, photosynthesis and nutritional status of the hermatypic coral Porites lutea: contrasting case studies from Indonesia and Thailand. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies 16:1-10

Sawall Y, Jompa J, Maddusila A, Richter C (2013) Coral recruitment and potential recovery of eutrophied and blast fishing impacted reefs in Spermonde Archipelago, IndonesiaMarine Pollution Bulletin 74:374-382

Seemann J, Sawall Y, Auel H, Richter C (2013) The use of lipids and fatty acids to measure the trophic plasticity of the coral Stylophora subseriataLipids 48:275-286

Sawall Y, Richter C, Ramette A (2012) Effects of eutrophication, seasonality and macrofouling on the diversity of bacterial biofilms associated with coral reefs of the Spermonde Archipelago, IndonesiaPLoS ONE 7(7): e39951

Sawall Y, Teichberg MC, Seemann Ja, Litaay M, Jompa J, Richter C (2011) Nutritional status and metabolism of the coral Stylophora subseriata along a eutrophication gradient in Spermonde Archipelago (Indonesia)Coral Reefs 30:841-853

Sawall Y, Phongsuwan N and Richter C (2010). Coral recruitment and recovery after the 2004 Tsunami around the Phi Phi Islands (Krabi Province) and Phuket, Andaman Sea, ThailandHelgoland Marine Research 64:357-365

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Dr. Yvonne Sawall
Assistant Scientist