Team

Head of Division

DZMB Meteor Aussen
Dr.  Saskia Brix
Head of Division

Link Fachbereich Epifauna

Link Devision Epifauna

 

Expeditions:

2020: FS Meteor, IceAGE3, ab Werft

2018 FS Maria Sybilla Merian, IceAGE_RR, MSM75 28.6. – 10.8.2018, Reykjavik – Reykjavik

2016 FS Sonne, KuramBio II; So250, 16.8. – 27.9.2016, Tomakomai – Yokohama

2014/15 FS Sonne, VEMA-Transit; So237,14.12.2014 – 26.01.2015, Las Palmas – Santo Domingo

2013 IceAGE2 with RV Poseidon, Kiel (Germany) – Reykjavik (Iceland), sampling Norwegian Channel and the Iceland-Faroe-Ridge

2011 IceAGE1 with RV Meteor, Reykjavik (Iceland) – Cuxhaven (Germany), sampling clockwise around Iceland in all depths

2009 DIVA-3 with RV Meteor, Montevideo (Uruguay) – Ponta Delgada (Azores), sampling the Argentinean and Brazilian Basin

2007/8 ANDEEP-SYSTCO with RV Polarstern, Southern Ocean, sampling the Weddell Sea, Antarctic shelf area and Maud Rise

2006/7 LEVAR with RV Meteor, South of Crete, sampling deep-sea basins in the eastern Mediterranean.

2005 DIVA-2 with RV Meteor, Cape Town – Capo Verde islands, sampling the deep-sea basins of the South East Atlantic Ocean

Peer-reviewed publications

Submitted

  • Robert M. Jennings, Olga Golovan & Saskia Brix (in review) Integrative species delimitation of desmosomatid and nannoniscid isopods from the Kuril-Kamchatka trench, with description of a hadal species.
  • Anne-Nina Lörz, Saskia Brix, Anna M. Jażdżewska & Lauren Elizabeth Hughes (in review) A new species concept for North Atlantic Lepechinella Stebbing, 1908 (Atylidae: Amphipoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

2019

  • Angelika Brandt, Inna Alalykinac, Saskia Brix, Nils Brenke, Magdalena Błażewicz, Olga A. Golovan, Nele Johannsen, Anna M. Hrinko, Anna M. Jażdżewska, Karen Jeskulke, Gennady M. Kamenev, Anna V. Lavrenteva, Marina V. Malyutina, Torben Riehl, Lidia Lins: Depth zonation of Northwest Pacific deep-sea macrofauna. Progress in Oceanography 176 102131.
  • Anna B. Jöst, Moriaki Yasuhara, Chih-Lin Wei, Hisayo Okahashi, Alexandra Ostmann, Pedro Martínez Arbizu, Briony Mamo, Jörundur Svavarsson, Saskia Brix: North Atlantic Gateway: Test bed of deep-sea macroecological patterns. Journal of Biogeography.

2018

  • SASKIA BRIX, Bente Stransky, Marina Malyutina, Krzysztof Pabis, Jörundur Svavarsson, Torben Riehl: Distributional patterns of isopods (Crustacea) in Icelandic and adjacent waters. Marine Biodiversity 03/2018;, DOI:10.1007/s12526-018-0871-z
  • SASKIA BRIX, Simon Bober, Claudia Tschesche, Terue-Cristina Kihara, Amy Driskell, Robert M. Jennings: Molecular species delimitation and its implications for species descriptions using desmosomatid and nannoniscid isopods from the VEMA fracture zone as example taxa. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 02/2018; 148., DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.02.004
  • SASKIA BRIX, Anne-Nina Lörz, Anna M. Jażdżewska, Lauren Hughes, Anne Helene S. Tandberg, Krzysztof Pabis, Bente Stransky, Traudl Krapp-Schickel, Jean Claude Sorbe, Ed Hendrycks, Wim Vader, Inmaculada Frutos, Tammy Horton, Krzysztof Jażdżewski, Rachael Peart, Jan Beermann, Charles Oliver Coleman, Lene Buhl-Mortensen, Laure Corbari, Charlotte Havermans, Ramiro Tato, Anali Jimenez Campean: Amphipod family distributions around Iceland. ZooKeys 01/2018; 731(731):1-53., DOI:10.3897/zookeys.731.19854
  • Anna B. Jöst, Moriaki Yasuhara, Hisayo Okahashi, SASKIA BRIX, Pedro Martínez Arbizu, Alexandra Ostmann: Biogeographic distributions of Cytheropteron species (Ostracoda) in Icelandic waters (sub-polar North Atlantic). Marine Biodiversity 03/2018;, DOI:10.1007/s12526-018-0867-8
  • Sarah Schnurr, Karen J. Osborn, Marina Malyutina, Robert Jennings, SASKIA BRIX, Amy Driskell, Jörundur Svavarsson, Pedro Martinez Arbizu: Hidden diversity in two species complexes of munnopsid isopods (Crustacea) at the transition between the northernmost North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas. Marine Biodiversity 04/2018;, DOI:10.1007/s12526-018-0877-6
  • Karin Meißner, SASKIA BRIX, Kenneth M. Halanych, Anna M. Jażdżewska: Preface—biodiversity of Icelandic waters. Marine Biodiversity 04/2018; 48(2)., DOI:10.1007/s12526-018-0884-7
  • Robert M. Jennings, SASKIA BRIX, Simon Bober, Jörundur Svavarsson, Amy Driskell: More diverse than expected: distributional patterns of Oecidiobranchus Hessler, 1970 (Isopoda, Asellota) on the Greenland-Iceland-Faeroe Ridge based on molecular markers. Marine Biodiversity 03/2018;, DOI:10.1007/s12526-018-0857-x
  • Simon Bober SASKIA BRIX, Torben Riehl, Martin Schwentner, Angelika Brandt: Does the Mid-Atlantic Ridge affect the distribution of abyssal benthic crustaceans across the Atlantic Ocean?. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 02/2018;, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.02.007
  • Anna M Jażdżewska, Laure Corbari, Amy Driskell, Inmaculada Frutos, Charlotte Havermans, Ed Hendrycks, Lauren Hughes, Anne-Nina Lörz, Bente Stransky, Anne Helene, S Tandberg, Wim Vader, SASKIA BRIX: A genetic fingerprint of Amphipoda from Icelandic waters-the baseline for further biodiversity and biogeography studies. ZooKeys 01/2018; 731(9)., DOI:10.3897/zookeys.731.19931

2017

  • A. Brandt, J. Scholz, A. Allspach, N. Brenke, SASKIA BRIX, K. H. George, T. Hörnschemeyer, S. Holst, M. Hoppenrath, F. Iwan, A. Janssen, R. Janssen, D. Janussen, K. Jeskulke, D. Fiege, S. Kaiser, A. Kieneke, T. C. Kihara, I. Kröncke, F. Krupp, S. O. Martha, P. M. Martínez Arbizu, K. Meißner, M. Miljutina, D. Miljutin, J. Renz, T. Riehl, H. Saeedi, V. Siegler, M. Sonnewald, H. Stuckas, G. Veit-Köhler: 200 years of marine research at Senckenberg: selected highlights. Marine Biodiversity 12/2017;, DOI:10.1007/s12526-017-0839-4
  • Philip Baker, Ulrike Minzlaff, Alexandra Schoenle, Enrico Schwabe, Manon Hohlfeld, Alexandra Jeuck, Nils Brenke, Dennis Prausse, Marcel Rothenbeck, SASKIA BRIX, Inmaculada Frutos, Katharina M. Jörger, Timea P. Neusser, Rolf Koppelmann, Colin Devey, Angelika Brandt, Hartmut Arndt: Potential contribution of surface-dwelling Sargassum algae to deep-sea ecosystems in the southern North Atlantic. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 10/2017, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.10.002
  • A. Brandt, I. Frutos, S. Bober, SASKIA BRIX, N. Brenke, T. Guggolz, N. Heitland, M. Malyutina, U. Minzlaff, T. Riehl, E. Schwabe, A.-C. Zinkann, K. Linse: Composition of abyssal macrofauna along the Vema Fracture Zone and the hadal Puerto Rico Trench, northern tropical Atlantic. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 07/2017;, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.07.014
  • Stefanie Kaiser, SASKIA BRIX, Terue C. Kihara, Annika Janssen, Robert M. Jennings: Integrative species delimitation in the deep-sea genus Thaumastosoma Hessler, 1970 (Isopoda, Asellota, Nannoniscidae) reveals a new genus and species from the Atlantic and central Pacific abyss. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 05/2017;, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.05.006
  • Niel L Bruce, SASKIA BRIX, Nicholas Balfour, Terue C Kihara, Alexander M Weigand, Sevag Mehterian, Thomas M Iliffe: A new genus for Cirolana troglexuma Botosaneanu & Iliffe, 1997, an anchialine cave dwelling cirolanid isopod (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from the Bahamas. Published by The International Society for Subterranean Biology. Subterranean Biology 02/2017; 21(21):57-92., DOI:10.3897/subtbiol.21.11181

2016

  • Anna B. Jöst, Moriaki Yasuhara, Hisayo Okahashi, Alexandra Ostmann, Pedro Martínez Arbizu, SASKIA BRIX: Vertical distribution of living ostracods in deep-sea sediments, North Atlantic Ocean. DOI:10.1016/j.dsr.2017.01.012

2015

  • C Dieter Zander, Klaus Rupp, Kristin Böhme, SASKIA BRIX, Kim C Detloff, Jörg Melander, Inga Nordhaus, Christine Schiro: The phytal fauna of the SW Baltic Sea and its importance as reservoir for fish prey Die Phytalfauna der SW-Ostsee und ihre Bedeutung als Reservoir von Fischnahrung.

2014

  • SASKIA BRIX, Karin Meißner, Bente Stransky, Kenneth M. Halanych, Robert M. Jennings, Kevin M. Kocot, Jörundur Svavarsson: The IceAGE project – a follow up of BIOICE. Polish Polar Research 07/2014; 35(2)., DOI:10.2478/popore−2014−0010
  • SASKIA BRIX, Jörundur Svavarsson, Florian Leese: A Multi-gene Analysis Reveals Multiple Highly Divergent Lineages of the Isopod Chelator Insignis (Hansen, 1916) South of Iceland. Polish Polar Research 07/2014; 35(2)., DOI:10.2478/popore−2014−0015
  • SASKIA BRIX, Florian Leese, Torben Riehl, Terue Cristina Kihara: A new genus and new species of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 (Isopoda) from the eastern South Atlantic abyss described by means of integrative taxonomy. Marine Biodiversity 05/2014;, DOI:10.1007/s12526-014-0218-3
  • Sarah Schnurr, Angelika Brandt, SASKIA BRIX, Dario Fiorentino, Marina Malyutina, Jörundur Svavarsson: Composition and distribution of selected munnopsid genera (Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota) in Icelandic waters. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers 11/2014; 84:142-155., DOI:10.1016/j.dsr.2013.11.004i
  • Angelika Brandt, SASKIA BRIX, Christoph Held, Terue Cristina Kihara: Molecular differentiation in sympatry despite morphological stasis: Deep-sea Atlantoserolis Wägele, 1994 and Glabroserolis Menzies, 1962 from the south-west Atlantic (Crustacea: Isopoda: Serolidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 10/2014; 172(2)., DOI:10.1111/zoj.12178
  • A. Meyer-Löbbecke, A. Brandt, SASKIA BRIX: Diversity and abundance of deep-sea Isopoda along the Southern Polar Front: Results from the SYSTCO I and II expeditions. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography 07/2014; 108., DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.06.006
  • Magdalena Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, Robert M. Jennings, Karen Jeskulke, SASKIA BRIX: Discovery of Swimming Males of Paratanaoidea (Tanaidacea). Polish Polar Research 06/2014; 35(2):415–453., DOI:10.2478/popore−2014−0022
  • Torben Riehl, Nils Brenke, SASKIA BRIX, Amy Driskell, Stefanie Kaiser, Angelika Brandt: Field and Laboratory Methods for DNA Studies on Deep-sea Isopod Crustaceans. 01/2014; 35(2)., DOI:10.2478/popore-2014-0018

2013

  • Charlotte Havermans, Gontran Sonet, Cedric d’Udekem d’Acoz, Zoltán T Nagy, Patrick Martin SASKIA BRIX, Torben Riehl, Shobhit Agrawal, Christoph Held: Genetic and Morphological Divergences in the Cosmopolitan Deep-Sea Amphipod Eurythenes gryllus Reveal a Diverse Abyss and a Bipolar Species. PLoS ONE 09/2013; 8(9):e74218., DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0074218
  • KAISER, S. BRANDAO, S. BRIX, S. et al. (2013) Patterns, processes and vulnerability of Southern Ocean benthos: a decadal leap in knowledge and understanding. Marine Biology. DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2232-6.
  • MEIßNER, K., FIORENTINO, D., SCHNURR, S., MARTINEZ, P., HUETTMANN, F., HOLST, S., BRIX, S. & SVAVARSSON, J. (in press). Distribution of marine benthic invertebrates at northern latitudes ― an evaluation applying multi-algorithm species distribution models. Journal of Sea Research. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110113001081

2012

  • SCHNURR, S. & BRIX, S. (2012) Eugerdella huberti sp. nov. – a new species of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 (Crustacea, Isopoda) from the deep-sea of the South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity. doi: 10.1007/s12526-011-0087-y.

2011

  • BRIX, S., RIEHL, T. & LEESE, F. (2011) First genetic data for species of the genus Haploniscus Richardson, 1908 (Isopoda: Asellota: Haploniscidae) from neighbouring deep-sea basins in the South Atlantic. Zootaxa. 2838: 79–84.
  • ZEMKO, K. & BRIX, S. (2011) New species of desmosomatid isopods from Admiralty Bay, King George Island. Polish Polar Research. vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 321–340, 2011 doi: 10.2478/v10183−011−0022−8.
  • BRANDT, A.; BATHMANN, U.; BRIX, S.; CISEWSKI, B., FLORES, H.; GÖCKE, C.; JANUSSEN, D.; KRÄGEFSKY, S.; KRUSE, S.; LEACH, H., LINSE, K.; PEEKEN, I.; RIEHL, T.; SAUTER, E.; SACHS, O.; SCHÜLLER, M.; SCHROEDL, M.; SCHWABE, E.; STRASS, V.; VAN FRANEKER, J.;. WILMSEN, E. (2011) Maud rise – a snapshot through the water column. Deep-Sea Research II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.01.008.

2010

  • BRIX, S. & SVAVARSSON, J. (2010). Distribution, diversity and biogeography of desmosomatid and nannoniscid isopods (Asellota) at a submarine biogeographical barrier – the Greenland-Iceland-Faeroe Ridge. Polar Biology. DOI 10.1007/s00300-009-0729-8

2009

  • VEY, A. & BRIX, S. (2009): Macrostylis cerritus sp. nov., a new species of Macrostylidae (Isopoda: Asellota) from the Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean. Zootaxa 2096: 356–370.

2008

  • BRIX, S. & BRUCE, N. (2008): A new species of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 from New Zealand deep waters: Prochelator maorii sp. nov. (Isopoda: Asellota). In: Martínez Arbizu, P. & Brix, S. (Eds) (2008) Bringing Light into Deep-sea Biodiversity. Zootaxa, 1866: 482–492.
  • MARTINEZ ARBIZU, P. & BRIX, S. (2008): Editorial: Bringing light into deep-sea biodiversity. Zootaxa 1866: 5–6.

2007

  • BRIX, S. (2007): Four new species of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 (Crustacea: Isopoda) from the deep sea of the Angola Basin. Marine Biology Research, 3:4, pp. 205–230.
  • KAISER, S &. BRIX, S. (2007): Two new species of Pseudomesus Hansen, 1916 (Isopoda: Asellota: Desmosomatidae) Pseudomesus pitombo sp. nov and Pseudomesus satanus sp. nov. Zootaxa 1658: 21–38.
  • BRANDT, A., BRIX, S., BRÖKELAND, W., CHOUDURY, M., KAISER, S., MALYUTINA, M. (2007): Deep-sea isopod biodiversity, abundance, and endemism in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean – Results from the ANDEEP I–III expeditions. Deep-Sea Research II 54 pp. 1760–1775
  • BRANDT, A., BRIX, S., BRÖKELAND, W., CEDHAGEN, T., CHOUDURY, M., CORNELIUS,N., DANIS, B., DE MESEL, I., DIAZ, R.J., GILLAN, D.C., HILBIG, B., HOWE, J., JANUSSEN, D., KAISER, S., LINSE, K., MALYUTINA, M., BRANDAO, S., PAWLOWSKI, J., RAUPACH, M., GOODAY, A.J. (2007): The Southern Ocean deep sea: first insights into biodiversity and biogeography. Nature, pp. 307– 311.

2006

  • BRIX, S. (2006): A new genus and new species of Desmosomatidae (Crustacea: Isopoda: Asellota) from the deep sea of south-eastern Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 63(2): 175–205
  • BRIX, S. (2006): A new species of Desmosomatidae (Isopoda: Crustacea) from the deep Southern Ocean: Eugerdella serrata sp. nov. including remarks to the morphological variability within Eugerdella Hessler, 1970. Mitteilungen aus dem hamburger zoologischen Museum und Institut. S. 69 – 84

2005

  • KAISER, S. & BRIX, S. (2005): A new isopod species from the Southern Ocean: Disparella maiuscula sp. nov. (Isopoda: Asellota: Desmosomatidae). Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., Band 102, 153 – 165.
  • BRENKE, N., BRIX, S., KNUSCHKE, T. (2005): Results of the DIVA-1 expedition of RV “Meteor” (Cruise M48/1). A new deep-sea species from the Angola Basin: Prochelator angolensis sp. nov. (Asellota: Desmosomatidae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 5, 179–188.
  • BRANDT, A., BRENKE, N., ANDRES, H.-G., BRIX, S., GUERRERO-KOMMRITZ, J., MÜHLENHARDT-SIEGEL, U. & WÄGELE, J.-W. (2005): Diversity of peracarid crustaceans (Malacostraca) from the abyssal plain of the Angola Basin. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 105 – 112.

2004

  • BRANDT, A., BRÖKELAND, W., BRIX, S. & MALYUTINA, M. (2004): Diversity of Southern Ocean deep-sea Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca)- a comparison with shelf data. Deep-Sea Research II. Vol. 51, 1753 – 1768.

 

Not peer-reviewed publications

  • DEVEY, C. & BRIX, S. IceAGE_RR cruise report MSM75 2018
  • BRIX, S. ET AL. IceAGE2 cruise report POS456 2013
  • SCHNURR, S., A. MEYER-LÖBECKE, A. BRANDT, S. BRIX: Barcoding deep-sea Isopoda. In D. Wolf-Gladrow et al.: The Expedition of the Research Vessel “Polarstern” to the Antarctic in 2012 (ANT-XXVIII/3). Berichte zur Polar und Meeresforschung.
  • BRIX, S. ET AL. (2012) METEOR-Berichte. Overflow Circulation and Biodiversity. Cruise No. 85, Leg 3. August 27 – September 28, 2011. Reykjavik (Iceland) – Cuxhaven (Germany). Editorial Assistance: Senatskommission für Ozeanographie der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft. MARUM – Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften der Universität Bremen. Leitstelle Deutsche Forschungsschiffe. Institut für Meereskunde der Universität Hamburg.
  • BRANDT, A., BRIX, S., EBBE, B., KRAMER, L., RIEHL, T., SCHÜLLER, M., WÜRZBERG, L. (2010). Macrofauna – Biodiversity, ecology and zoogeography of peracarid crustaceans and Polychaeta. Berichte zur Polar & Meeresforschung 604, 110–118.
  • BRENKE, N., BRIX, S., GUERRERO-KOMMRITZ, J., KAISER, S., MÜHLENHARDT-SIEGEL, U., RUDSCHEWSKI, M., SCHUELLER, M., HENDRYCKS, E.: Macroepifauna represented in sledge-samples. In: Cruise Report DIVA 2 (M63/2).

Poster (international conferences)

2018

TAYLOR, J., LINSE, K., TANDBERG, A.H., KWASNITSCHKA, T:, FRUTOS, I., DEVEY, C., PETERSEN, S., BRIX, S. “MSM75: An Overview – Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Investigate Hydrothermal Vents and Surrounding Areas of the Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland”, Beyond Challenger Meeting, Royal Society London, 12-14th November 2018

S Kaiser, S Brix, TC Kihara, I Mohrbeck, A Janssen, RM Jennings: Contrasting distributional patterns in closely related isopod species from the Pacific nodule province (CCZ). Deep Sea Biology Symposium Monterey Bay May, USA

2013
SCHNURR, S., A. BRANDT, S. BRIX, M. MALYUTINA, P. MARTINEZ, J. SVAVARSSON:
Linking Munnopsidae (Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota) of Icelandic waters to long-term oceanographic data. 25th International Congress on Polar Research, Hamburg, Germany

2012
MEIßNER, K., D. FIORENTINO, J. SVAVARSSON, P. MARTINEZ ARBIZU, F. HUETTMANN, S. SCHNURR, S. BRIX & HOLST, S.,
“Predictions of distributions of deep water benthic species in Icelandic waters – application of species distribution models.” Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life History Processes – Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, 7-8th June 2012

C.’HAVERMANS G. SONET, Z. NAGY,T.RIEHL, S.BRIX, P.MARTIN,C.HELD,C.’D’UDEKEM’D’ACOZ: Molecular and morphological evidence for several species within the cosmopolitan eurybathic deep sea lysianassoid amphipod Eurythenes gryllus sensu lato. 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology. Integrative biology: From ecology to molecules October 19-20th 2012 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) & Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

2010
BRIX, S. RIEHL, T. DRISKELL, A. & JESKULKE, K.:
Barcoding deep-sea Isopoda. 12th Deep Sea Symposium, 7-11 Juni 2010, Reykjavik, Island.

2008
BRIX, S., VEY, A. & RIEHL, T.:
The known unknown. A new deep-sea species from CeDAMar expeditions. SCAR, 06.-12.07.2008, St. Petersburg, Russia

2007
BRIX, S:
Barcoding CeDAMar Isopoda. 2nd International Barcoding Conference, 17.-21-09-2007, Taipei, Taiwan

BRIX, S.: A secret of genes? New results about the phylogeny of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 (Crustacea: Isopoda). Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) in Wien 02/2007.

2006
BRIX, S. & KAISER, S.:
  Desmosomatidae versus Nannoniscidae (Isopoda, Crustacea). A tale of two important isopod families 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Southampton UK, 9 – 14 July 2006.

2005
BRIX, S. & KAISER, S.:
Family Affairs: Desmosomatidae vs. Nannoniscidae (Isopoda: Asellota): One or two families? ICC6, Glasgow, Scotland.

2003
BRIX, S.:
Relationships within the family Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897. Vorgestellt auf dem Census of Marine Life Meeting am 23.10.2003 in Washington D.C:, USA.

2002
BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.:
Diversity of the Desmosomatidae of the Angola Basin. Preliminary results, 4th European Crustacean Conference, Lodz, Polen.

Poster (national conferences)

2019

BRIX, S, J., LINSE, K., TANDBERG, A.H., KWASNITSCHKA, T:, FRUTOS, I., DEVEY, C., PETERSEN, S. TAYLOR,. “MSM75: An Overview – Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Investigate Hydrothermal Vents and Surrounding Areas of the Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland”, 19th CrustTag Munich, March 2018

Anne-Nina Lörz, AH. Tandberg, I. Frutos, J. Taylor, S. Brix: MSM75: An overview – peracarid crustaceans from hydrothermal vents and surrounding areas of the Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland. 19th CrustTag Munich, March 2018

Carolin Uhlir, Martin Schwentner, Saskia Brix: Biogeografische Untersuchung arktischer Cumacea (Malacostraca: Peracarida). 19th CrustTag Munich, March 2018

2017

Saskia Brix, Niel L. Bruce, Nicholas Balfour, Terue C. Kihara, Alexander M. Weigand, Sevag Mehterian and Thomas M. Iliffe: A new genus for Cirolana troglexuma Botosaneanu & Iliffe, 1997, an anchialine cave dwelling cirolanid isopod (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from the Bahamas. 18th CrustTag Berlin April 2017

2011
SCHNURR, S. & S. BRIX:
Eugerdella huberti sp. nov. – a new species of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 (Crustacea, Isopoda) from the deep-sea of the South Atlantic Ocean. CrustTag 2011 (07.-10.04.2011), Regensburg, Deutschland.

2010
BRIX, S., RIEHL, T., JESKULKE, K. DRISKELL, A.
Barcoding deep-sea Isopoda. 103. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft (DZG), 17 – 20th September 2010, Hamburg, Germany

2008
BRIX, S. & RIEHL, T.:
Steps towards understanding deep-sea evolution. High genetic distances in deep-sea isopod species (Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897). GfBS, Systematics 2008, 07.-11.03.2008, Göttingen, German

2007
BRIX, S & SVAVARSSON, J.:
Distribution of Desmosomatidae (Isopoda) at the GIF ridge. 13. Crustaceologen-Tagung, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt a. M., Germany 03/2007.

2006
BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.:
Desmosomatidae (Isopoda) – kleine Monster der Tiefsee. Neue Arten der ANDEEP Expeditionen I & II. CrustTag Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

2004
BRIX, S.:
On the Road to a Phylogeny of the Desmosomatidae (Isopoda): The Search for phylogenetic informative characters. Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) in Stuttgart, Germany.

2002
BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.:
Diversität der Desmosomatidae im Angola Becken. Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) in Munich, Germany.

Talks (international conferences)

2019

24th August UNCLOS conference. Treatment of Marine Genetic Resources in the High Seas. New York.

26th – 31st May 2018 Annual meeting of TCS Hong Kong, organization of the biodiversity symposium (Link: http://tcs2019.net/programme/symposium-and-workshops/deep-sea-biodiversity-a-crustacean-perspective/)

SASKIA BRIX, KATRIN LINSE, JAMES TAYLOR, ANNE-HELENE TANDBERG, ANNE-NINA LÖRZ, ANGELINA EICHSTELLER, ANNABELLE SIEBERT, MARTIN SCHWENTNER: Case Studies of different crustacean taxa – (species) connectivity and implications for biodiversity. 26th – 31st May 2018 Annual meeting of TCS Hong Kong

Saskia Brix: New discoveries in one of the best-studied marine regions – towards an improved inventory of the Icelandic deep-sea fauna via integrative taxonomy. Taxonomy Impediment Workshop 8. – 10. May Frankfurt a.M., Germany (see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-sea-taxonomy-under-pressure-tickets-58536641671)

2018

Saskia Brix, Jörundur Svavarsson, Robert M. Jennings, Simon Bober, Anne-Nina Lörz, Ania Jażdżewska, Sarah Schnurr: The shelf as pathway. Deep Sea Biology Symposium, Monterey Bay, USA

Saskia Brix, Jörundur Svavarsson, Robert M. Jennings, Simon Bober, Anne-Nina Lörz, Ania Jażdżewska, Sarah Schnurr: State of the Art in the IceAGE project: a climatic sensitive region under watch. World Marine Biodiverstiy Conference, May 2018, Montreal, Canada

2017

Brenda Doti & Saskia Brix: The Biology Group in DYNAMICA. 2snd BMBF, DFG Workshop Buenos Aires, December 2016

2016

Angelika Brandt & Saskia Brix: The benthic research along the Argentine Continental Margin. 1st BMBF, DFG Workshop Buenos Aires, December 2016

2014

Saskia Brix, Sarah Schnurr, Florian Leese, Christoph Held, Torben Riehl, Angelika Brandt, Terue Cristina Kihara and Jörundur Svavarsson. Diversification of isopods in the deep South Atlantic and the Icelandic continental slope. Our understanding at a start. ICC8, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Sarah Schnurr, Saskia Brix, Marina Malyutina, Jörundur Svavarsson: Hidden diversity in munnopsid isopods. ICC8, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Saskia Brix: The IceAGE project. 35th Polar Symposium: Diversity and State of Polar Ecosystems. Breslau, Poland, 5-7th June 2014

2013

BLASCEWICZ, MAGDA, JENNINGS, ROB, BRIX, S.: How IceAGE has helped us to understand the origin of Southern Ocean Tanaidacea (Crustacea). XIth SCAR Biology Symposium. 15-19th July 2012, Barcelona, Spain

2012

SCHNURR, S., A. BRANDT, S. BRIX, D. FIORENTINO, K. JOCHUMSEN, M. MALYUTINA, P. MARTINEZ, D. QUADFASEL, J. SVAVARSSON: Distribution of selected Munnopsidae (Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota) species around Iceland linked to long-term oceanographic data. 13th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

2010

BRIX, S.: High genetic distances in deep-sea Isopoda? A comparison of neighbouring deep-sea basins. Examples from the genus Chelator Hessler, 1970 (Desmosomatidae). 12th Deep Sea Symposium, in Reykjavik, Iceland, 07.-11. June 2010.

STRANSKY, B., BRIX, S., MEIßNER, K.: “Key questions of the IceAGE project: selected crustacean taxa as example groups.” 12th International Deep-Sea Symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland, 07.-11. June 2010.

2008

BRIX, S. & RIEHL, T.: New isopod species and molecular data. Steps towards a phylogeny of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897. 2nd International DIVA workshop, 25.-29.03.2008. A Grana, Ferrol, Spain

2006

BRIX, S., KAISER, S., BRANDT, A., HELD, C., RAUPACH, M.: To worm a secret out of the deep. The phylogeny of Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 (Isopoda, Crustacea). 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Southampton UK, 9–14 July 2006

2005

BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.: Desmosomatidae (Isopoda, Crustacea). Systematics brought up to date. ICC6, Glasgow, Scotland.

2004

BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.: What is interesting about Desmosomatidae? New aspects about small benthic Isopoda. SCAR open science conference 2004, Bremen, Germany.

2003

BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.: Evolution within the family Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897: the genera Prochelator and Chelator . DIVA 1 – Workshop in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Talks (national conferences)

2019

Angelina Eichsteller, Martin Schwentner, Saskia Brix: A new species of Oecidiobranchus Hessler, 1970 at the Iceland-Faroe-Ridge (IFR). 19th CrustTag, Munich, Germany.

Annabelle Siebert, Martin Schwentner, Saskia Brix: Haploniscus bicuspis: The exploration of different morphotypes or the discovery of a new species? 19th CrustTag, Munich, Germany.

2017

Saskia Brix, Anne-Nina Lörz: The status quo of the IceAGE project with focus on isopods and amphipods. 18th CrustTag Berlin

2013

SCHNURR, S., A. BRANDT, S. BRIX, M. MALYUTINA, P. MARTINEZ, J. SVAVARSSON: Linking Munnopsidae (Crustacea, Isopoda, Asellota) of Icelandic waters to long-term oceanographic data. 16th CrustTag, Greifswald, Germany.

2012

BRIX, S.: Highlights in Isopod Research. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft (DZG) 2012. 20-25th September 2012, Konstanz, Germany

2011

BRIX, S., MEIßNER, K., MARTINEZ, P. (2011) IceAGE: Icelandic marine Animals – Genetics and Ecology. A new project and examples of Icelands Isopod Highlights. 15th CrustTag 2011 (07.-10.04.2011), Regensburg, Deutschland.

2004

BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.: Desmosomatidae – kleine Monster der Tiefsee. Neue Aspekte zu Diversität und Evolution. Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) in Stuttgart, Germany.

2003

BRIX, S. & BRANDT, A.: Große Füße und was dann? Über Evolution und Verbreitung der Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 am Beispiel der Gattungen Prochelator und Chelator. Deutschsprachige Crustaceologen – Tagung: CrustTag 2003, Ulm, Germany.

DZMB Team Epifauna
Dr. James Taylor
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Project IceAGE

Research Interests:

  • Macro- and megafaunal communities of the Steinahóll vent sites, Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland

  • Video and image analysis of material gained during IceAGE RR expedition (MSM75)

  • Molecular, morphological, scleroclimatological, habitat and stable isotope analysis of the acorn barnacle Bathylasma hirsutum.

  • Corals of the Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland, and their associated fauna

Postdoctoral Experience:

Senckenberg am Meer, Senckenberg Research Institute,
Wilhelmshaven: 1st February 2020 – ONGOING

German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB),
Senckenberg Research Institute, Hamburg: 15th June 2018 – 14th June 2018

  • DFG funded position as part of IceAGE RR project
  • Lead scientist for analysis of video material obtained during MSM75
  • Lead scientist for genetic analysis of the deep-sea acorn barnacle Bathylasma hirsutum.
  • Involved in multiple collaborations involving scientists from: Iceland, UK, Norway, Poland and Germany.

Public Outreach: created and maintained @IceAGE_RR twitter account.

Education:

Dr. rer. nat., Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany: 1st October 2013 – 12th June 2017:

  • Thesis: “Temporal and Spatial Variability of Epibenthic Megafaunal Communities from the Arctic Deep-Sea LTER Observatory HAUSGARTEN”.
  • Summary: Three main studies:
    • Spatial variability of epibenthic megafaunal communities over three stations along a latitudinal transect in 2011
    • Temporal variability of epibenthic megafaunal communities at two stations between 2004 and 2015
    • Temporal variability in biomass and abundance of three deep-sea organisms, Kolga hyalina, Elpidia heckeri and Mohnia spp.
  • Project contribution: large scale projects such as PACES II, FixO3, ROBEX and FRAM, as an integrated and efficient member of the Deep-Sea Research and Technology group.
  • Performed supervisory and mentorship roles for multiple Bachelors and Masters Students.

Master in Science (M.Sci.): Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, September 2007 – July 2012:

  • Honours project: “Stomach contents analysis of Coryphaenoides profundicolus (Deepwater Grenadier) to further understand their dietary habits”.

 

Other Scientific Employment:

  • Freelance Editor, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 2012-2017
    • Editorial services for the Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA) website and communications.
  • Scientist, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Summer 2012:
    • Conducting image analysis of epibenthic megafaunal communities.
  • Research Assistant, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, August 2010 – May 2011
    • Researching benthic ecosystems in the Fram Strait; Sample preparation for stable isotope analysis

Field Experience:

  • MSM75, Maria S. Merian, 29th June 2018 – 8th August 2018:
    • Research focus: Macro- and megabenthic faunal communities of hydrothermally active areas along the Reykjanes Ridge.
    • Responsibilities: overseeing deployment of Remotely Operated Vehicle (PHOCA; GEOMAR) during biological dives, planning of sampling stations and routes, data management, physical sample processing.
    • Interdisciplinary skills: operation of van Veen grab and Epibenthic Sledge, and geological data processing
  • PS85 (ARK-XXVIII/2), RV Polarstern, 5th June 2014 – 3rd July 2014
    • Research focus: “Megafaunal Dynamics and Ecology”.
    • Responsibilities: overseeing deployment and operation of benthic camera equipment, planning and execution of photographic transects, data management, and report writing.
    • Interdisciplinary skills (obtained while assisting other teams on-board): CTD operation and sampling; operation of a Multiple Corer (MUC) and processing of MUC samples.
  • Tropical Marine Biology Field Trip, Dahab, Egypt, Winter 2011:
    • The study of coral reef, seagrass bed and mangrove habitats.
    • Methods employed: belt transects, quadrat, photo-quadrat, and line intercept transects.

Proficiencies

Language: English (native speaker), German (intermediate)
Statistical Packages: PRIMER, Minitab, R

Peer-reviewed publications

2020

TAYLOR. J., DEVEY, C., LE SAOUT, M., PETERSEN, S., FRUTOS, I., LINSE, K., LOERZ, A.-N. PALGAN, D., TANDBERG, A.H.,…,BRIX, S. (In review) “ The geological and faunal composition of Steinahóll Vent Sites, Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland”

SCHOENING, T., PURSER, A., LANGENKÄMPER, D., SUCK, I., TAYLOR, J., CUVELIER, D., LINS, L., SIMON-LLEDÓ, E., MARCON, Y., JONES, D.O.B., NATTKEMPER, T., KÖSER, K., ZUROWITZ, M., GOMES-PEREIRA, J., GREINERT, J. (In review) “Megafauna community assessment of polymetallic nodule fields with cameras: Platform and methodology comparison”

2019

HOWELL, K.L., DAVIES, J.S., ALLCOCK, A.L., BRAGA-HENRIQUES, A., BUHL-MORTENSEN, P.,…,TAYLOR, J.,…et al. (2019) “ A framework for the development of a global standardised marine taxon reference image database (SMarTaR-ID) to support image-based analyses.” PLOS ONE 14(12): e0218904. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218904

SOLTWEDEL, T., HASEMANN, C., VEDENIN, A., BERGMANN, M., TAYLOR, J., KRAUß, F. (2019) “Bioturbation rates in the deep Fram Strait: Results from in situ experiments at the arctic LTER observatory HAUSGARTEN” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 511, 1-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2018.11.001

2018

TAYLOR, J., STAUFENBIEL, B., SOLTWEDEL, T., BERGMANN, M. “Temporal trends in the biomass of three epibenthic invertebrates from the deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN (Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean)” Marine Ecology Progress Series, 602, 15-29, DOI: 10.3354/meps12654

2017

TAYLOR, J., KRUMPEN, T., SOLTWEDEL, T., GUTT, J., BERGMANN, M. (2017) “Dynamic benthic megafaunal communities: assessing temporal variations in structure, composition and diversity at the Arctic deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN between 2004 and 2015.” Deep-Sea Research I, 122C, 81-94, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.02.008

2016

MEYER, K.S., YOUNG, C.M., SWEETMAN, A.K., TAYLOR, J., SOLTWEDEL, T., BERGMANN, M. (2016) “Rocky islands in a sea of mud: biotic and abiotic factors structuring deep-sea dropstone communities” Marine Ecology Progress Series, 556, 45-57, DOI: 10.3354/meps11822

TAYLOR, J., KRUMPEN, T., SOLTWEDEL, T., GUTT, J., BERGMANN, M. (2016). “Regional- and local-scale variations in benthic megafaunal composition at the Arctic deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN” Deep-Sea Research I, 108, 58-72, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.12.009

2012

SCHOENING, T., BERGMANN, M., ONTRUP, J., TAYLOR, J., Dannheim, J., GUTT, J., PURSER, A., NATTKEMPER, T.W. (2012) “Semi-Automated Image Analysis for the Assessment of Megafaunal Densities at the Arctic Deep-Sea Observatory HAUSGARTEN.” PLoS ONE, 7,:e38179, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038179