Dr. Mathias Wegner

Mathias Wegner
Division Biosciences | Coastal Ecology
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Email Mathias Wegner
Phone +49(4651)956-4202
Fax +49(4651)956-200
Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Hafenstraße 43,
D-25992 List/Sylt
(Room B-202)
ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2410-8898

Research program

PACES II 2: Fragile coasts and shelf sea
PACES II 2.2: Species interactions in changing and exploited coastal seas
PACES II 2.3: Evolution and adaptation to climate change and anthropogenic stress in coastal and shelf systems


AG Community & Evolutionary Ecology, PACES WP2.3 'Evolution and Adaptation', Molecular Biology labs Sylt; 'Coastal Ecology' vice section head

Research interests

Global change and evolutionary genetics of pathogen resistance in coastal ecosystems How global change and increasing physical stress interact with emerging marine diseases is largely unexplored in coastal ecosystems. Evolutionary consequences for such altered interactions between hosts and bacterial pathogens are even less known. I focus on ubiquitous bacterial pathogens (genus Vibrio) and invasive parasites (Mytilicola sp.) within the Wadden sea ecosystem and model host species ,i.e. Pacific oysters, blue mussels and marine sticklebacks to explore the evolutionary trajectories of both hosts and parasites.

Latest Publications

Conference Item
Transcriptional and phenotypic responses from co-evolving hosts and their invasive parasites (2016)
Feis, Marieke; Wegner, Mathias
hdl: 10013/epic.47968

Conference Item
Coinvasion and Coinfection: Evolution and adaptation of two invasive parasites infecting blue mussels (2015)
Feis, Marieke E.; Wegner, K. Mathias
hdl: 10013/epic.45871

Adaptation to enemy shifts: rapid resistance evolution to local Vibrio spp. in invasive Pacific oysters (2015)
Wendling, C. C.; Wegner, K. M.
hdl: 10013/epic.46392

Hemolymph microbiome of Pacific oysters in response to temperature, temperature stress and infection (2015)
Lokmer, Ana; Wegner, Mathias
hdl: 10013/epic.45211

The emergence of Vibrio pathogens in Europe: ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis (Paris, 11–12th March 2015) (2015)
Roux, Frédérique Le; WEGNER, K. MATHIAS; Baker-Austin, Craig; Vezzulli, Luigi; Osorio, Carlos R.; Amaro, Carmen; Ritchie, Jennifer M.; Defoirdt, Tom; Destoumieux-Garzón, Delphine; Blokesch, Melanie; Mazel, Didier; Jacq, Annick; Cava, Felipe; Gram, Lone; W
hdl: 10013/epic.46636