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Doris Abele

Personal details

Title:PD Dr.
Institute:University of Bremen

Summary of CV:

Doris Abele, marine animal physiologist, biochemist and marine ecologist with degrees from Düsseldorf University (Diploma in Biology 1984) and Kiel University (Doctoral Degree in Marine Biology and Biochemistry, 1988). Specialized in oxygen radical research since beginning of her postdoctoral studies at the University of Bremen in 1989. Presently employed at Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany and leading a research group for “Stress Physiology and Aging in Marine Invertebrates” and coordinates the WP Evolutionary Ecology (PACES). Abele led 9 expeditions to the Dallmann laboratory (Carlini station, King George Island, Antarctica) and coordinates the international ESF programme IMCOAST (Impact of Climate Change on Antarctic Coastal Systems: 2010-2016). Has 90 peer reviewed publications and is editor of the textbook “Oxidative Stress in Aquatic Ecosystems” Blackwell-Wiley, 2012. 

Experience Higher education:

Lectures and seminars in Marine Animal Physiology
Special courses on Oxidative stress marine Animals
Course on Scientific Communication for EMBC and U Bremen Master in Marin BIology and Ecology

Participation in Projects:

2011-2013, Impact of climate change on Antarctic Coastal Ecosystems, IMCOAST, Coordinator
2013-2016, Interdisciplinary Modelling of climate change in COastal Western Antarctica –, Network for staff Exchange and Training, IMCONet, Coordinator
2007-2009, Climate Change effects on coastal ecosystems at the Antarctic Peninsula, IPY_ClicOPEN, Coordinator


Abele, D., Brey, T., Philipp, E. (2009). Bivalve models of aging and the determination of molluscan lifespans. Review - Experimental Gerontology 44: 307-315.
Buttemer, W.A., Abele, D., Costantini, D. (2010). From bivalves to birds: Oxidative stress and longevity, Functional Ecology, 24(5), 971-983.
Strahl, J., Abele, D. (2010). Cell turnover in tissues of the long-lived ocean quahog Arctica islandica and the short-lived scallop Aequipecten opercularis. Marine Biology, 157: 1283-1292.
Abele, D. (2011).Temperature adaptation in changing climate: marine fish and invertebrates, Storey, K.B. and Tannino, K. (eds). 2011. Temperature Adaptation in a Changing Climate. CABI Publishers, Wallingford, UK.
Abele, D., Zenteno-Savin, T, Vasques Medina, J. P. (Eds.) „Oxidative Stress in Marine Systems“, Blackwell-Wiley, New York, London, October 2012


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