Trace Gas Biology and Sensor Technology

 School of Biological Sciences

 University of Essex

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Selected recent publications:



Botterell Z, Beaumont N, Dorrington T, Steinke M, Thompson R, Lindeque PK (2018) Bioavailability and effects of microplastics on marine zooplankton: a review. Environmental Pollution 245: 98-110 (DOI)

Clark DR, Ferguson RMW, Harris DN, Matthews Nicholass KJ, Prentice HJ, Randall KC, Randell L, Warren SL, Dumbrell AJ (2018) Streams of data from drops of water: 21st century molecular microbial ecology. WIREs Water: e1280 (DOI)

Saha, M, Berdalet E, Carotenuto Y, Fink P, Harder T, John U, Not F, Pohnert G, Potin P, Selander E, Vyverman W, Wichard T, Zupo V, Steinke M (2018) Babylonian towers in a blue world - using chemical language to shape future marine health. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (provisionally accepted with minor amendments 30 December 2018).

Steinke, M, Randell, L, Dumbrell, AJ, Saha, M (2018) Volatile Biomarkers for Aquatic Ecological Research. In: Bohan DA, Dumbrell AJ, Woodward G and Jackson M (eds.) Advances in Ecological Research 59: 75-92 (DOI)

Steinke M, Hodapp B, Subhan R, Bell TG, Martin-Creuzburg D (2018) Flux of the biogenic volatiles isoprene and dimethyl sulfide from an oligotrophic lake. Scientific Reports 8: 630 (DOI)


Brodie J, Ball SG, Bouget F-Y, Chan CX, De Clerck O, Cock JM, Gachon C, Grossman AR, Mock T, Raven JA, Saha M, Smith AG, Vardi A, Yoon HS, Bhattacharya D (2017) Biotic interactions as drivers of algal origin and evolution. New Phytologist 216: 670-681 (DOI)

Franchini F, Steinke M (2017) Quantification of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) production in the sea anemone Aiptasia sp. to simulate the sea-to-air flux from coral reefs. Biogeosciences 14: 5765-5774 (DOI)

Guan C, Parrot D, Wiese J, Sonnichsen F, Saha M, Tasdemir D, Weinberger F (2017) Identification of rosmarinic acid and sulfated flavonoids as inhibitors of microfouling on the surface of eelgrass Zostera marina. Biofouling 33: 867-880 (DOI)

Saha M, Goecke F, Bhadury P (2017) Minireview: algal natural compounds and extracts as antifoulants. Journal of Applied Phycology 30: 1859-1874 (DOI)



Borell E, Pettay D, Steinke M, Warner M, Fine M (2016) Symbiosis-specific changes in dimethylsulphoniopropionate concentrations in Stylophora pistillata along a depth gradient. Coral Reefs 35: 1383 (DOI)

Franchini F, Steinke M (2016) Protocols for the quantification of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and other volatile organic compounds in aquatic environments. In: McGenity TJ, Timmis KN, Nogales B (eds.) Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols: 161-177 (DOI)

Hopkins FE, Bell TG, Yang M, Suggett DJ, Steinke M (2016) Air exposure of coral is a significant source of dimethylsulfide (DMS) to the atmosphere. Scientific Reports 6: 36031 (DOI)

Saha M, Wiese J, Weinberger F, Wahl M (2016) Rapid adaptation to controlling new microbial epibionts in the invaded range promotes invasiveness of an exotic seaweed in the invaded range. Journal of Ecology 104: 969-978 (DOI)



Wilson TW, Ladino LA, Alpert PA, Breckels MN, and 25 others (2015) A marine biogenic source of atmospheric ice-nucleating particles. Nature 525(7568):234-238 (DOI)

Exton DA, McGenity TJ, Steinke M, Smith DJ, Suggett DJ (2015) Uncovering the volatile nature of tropical coastal marine ecosystems in a changing world. Global Change Biology 21(4): 1383-1394 (DOI)

Kopf A et al. (2015) The ocean sampling day consortium. GigaScience 4(1): 27 (DOI)



Beddow J, Stolpe B, Cole PA, Lead JR, Sapp M, Lyons BP, McKew B Steinke M, Benyahia F, Colbeck I, Whitby C (2014) Estuarine sediment hydrocarbon-degrading microbial communities demonstrate resilience to nanosilver. International Journal of Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 96: 206-215 (DOI)

Borell EM, Steinke M, Horwitz R, Fine M (2014) Increasing pCO2 correlates with low concentrations of intracellular dimethylsulfoniopropionate in the sea anemone Anemonia viridis. Ecology and Evolution 4: 441-449 (DOI)

Brodie J, Williamson C, Smale DA, Kamenos N, Mieszkowska N, Santos R, Cunliffe M, Steinke M, Yesson C,  Anderson KM, Asnaghi V, Brownlee C, Burdett H, Burrows M, Collins S, Donohughe P, Harvey B, Foggo A, Noisette F, Nunes J, Ragazzola F, Raven J, Schmidt DN, Suggett D, Teichberg M, Hall-Spencer JM (2014) The future of the NE Atlantic benthic flora in a high CO2 world. Ecology and Evolution 4(13): 2787-2798 (DOI)

Rinnan R, Steinke M, McGenity T, Loreto F (2014) Plant volatiles in extreme terrestrial and marine environments. Plant Cell and Environment 37: 1776-1789 (DOI)

Saha M, Rempt M, Stratil SB, Wahl M, Pohnert G, Weinberger F (2014) Defence chemistry modulation by light and temperature shifts and the resulting effects on associated epibacteria of Fucus vesiculosus. PloS One: e105333 (DOI)

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 Sea. PLoS One 9(12): e106573 (DOI)



(c) Michael Steinke 2019