I have strong expertise in experimental ecology, molecular ecology and population genetics. In previous studies I investigated genetic connectivity and ecological function of coral reef invertebrates (specifically echinoderms).
- 1998: PhD in Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany
- 1994: Diplom in Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Studying the effects of terrestrial runoff on reef biota
- Studying the effects of climate change on calcifying, symbiont bearing organisms
- Ecological Society of America
- International Coral Reefs Society
- Australian Coral Reef Society
- Australian Marine Science Association
- Associate Editor Marine Biology
Uthicke S, Fabricius K (2012) Productivity gains do not compensate for reduced calcification under near-future ocean acidification in the photosynthetic benthic foraminifera Marginopora vertebralis. Global Change Biology 18: 2781-2791
Witt V, Wild C, Uthicke S (2012) Interactive climate change and runoff effects alter O2 fluxes and bacterial community composition of coastal biofilms from the Great Barrier Reef. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 66: 117-131.
Uthicke S, Patel F, Ditchburn R (2012) Elevated land runoff after European settlement perturbs persistent foraminiferal assemblages on the Great Barrier Reef. Ecology 93: 111-121
van Dam JW, Negri AP, Mueller J, Altenburger R, Uthicke S (2012) Additive pressures of elevated sea surface temperatures and herbicides on symbiont-bearing foraminifera. PlosOne 7: e33900.
Fabricius K, Cooper TF, Humphrey C, Uthicke S, De'ath G, Davidson J, LeGrand H, Thompson A, Schaffelke B (2012) A bioindicator system for water quality on inshore coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin 65: 320-332.
Collier C, Uthicke S, Waycott M (2012) Thermal tolerance of two seagrass species under contrasting light levels: implications for future distribution in the Great Barrier Reef. Limnology and Oceanography 56: 2200-2210.
Uthicke S, Thompson AA, Schaffelke B (2010) Effectiveness of benthic foraminiferal and coral assemblages as water quality indicators on inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs 29: 209-225.
Uthicke S, Byrne M, Conand C (2010) Genetic barcoding of commercial Beche-de-mer species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Molecular Ecology Resources 10:634-646.
Uthicke S, Altenrath C (2010) Water column nutrients control growth and C:N ratios of symbiont-bearing benthic foraminifera on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 1681-1696.
Massin C, Uthicke S, Purcell S, Rowe FWE, Samyn Y (2009) Taxonomy of the heavily exploited Indo-Pacific sandfish complex (Echinodermata: Holothuriidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155: 40-59.
Uthicke S, Schaffelke B, Byrne M (2009) A boom-bust phylum? Ecological and evolutionary consequences of density variations in echinoderms. Ecological Monographs 79: 3-24.
Bourne DG, Iida Y, Uthicke S, Smith-Keune C (2008) Changes in coral associated microbial communities during a bleaching event. The ISME Journal 2: 350-363.