University of Essex SCHOOL Of Biological Sciences  
             
             
 

 

 

Michael Steinke

School of Biological Sciences

University of Essex

Colchester

CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom

room: 4.10

email: msteinke (at) essex.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0)1206 873318

 

   
  RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Cellular and environmental volabolomics

  • Ecology and biogeochemistry of trace gases

  • Infochemistry of algae and zooplankton

  • Chemodetection of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and isoprene in herbivorous plankton

  • Production of isoprene and ethene (ethylene) in marine algae and terrestrial plants

More Info on the Algae & Grazers website

 
     

BIOGRAPHY

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES

TEACHING

 

 

 

 
     
Biography

2006

Lecturer

University of Essex, Colchester, UK

2001

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

1997

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

1997

Ph.D.

University of Bremen, Germany

 

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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(4): 441-449 (DOI)

Brodie J, Williamson CJ, Smale DA, Kamenos NA, Mieszkowska N, Santos R, Cunliffe M, Steinke M, Yesson C, et al. (2014) The future of the northeast Atlantic benthic flora in a high CO2 world. Ecology and Evolution 4(13): 27872798 (DOI)

Exton DA, McGenity TJ, Steinke M, Smith DJ, Suggett DJ (2014) Uncovering the volatile nature of tropical coastal marine ecosystems in a changing world. Global Change Biology (DOI)

Rinnan R, Steinke M, McGenity T, Loreto F (2014) Plant volatiles in extreme terrestrial and marine environments. Plant, Cell & Environment, 37: 17761789 (DOI)

 

My publications in the Research Repository

List of all publications

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Microbial degradation of isoprene in the terrestrial environment

Principal Investigator:

Dr Terry McGenity

 

Co-Investigators:

Dr Tracy Lawson

Dr Michael Steinke

 

PhD Student:

Mr Gordon Murphy

 

 

Funding (2012 - 2015):

 

Freshwater isoprene and its effect on the vertical distribution of zooplankton (Daphnia sp.)

Co-Investigators:

Dr Dominik Martin-Creuzburg (Konstanz) and Dr Michael Steinke (Essex)

 

Students:

Bettina Hodapp (Konstanz) and Rameez Subhan (Essex)

 

 

Funding (2013):

Konstanz-Essex Development Fund

 

Role of dimethyl sulphide (DMS) in pelagic tritrophic interactions

Principal Investigator:

Dr Michael Steinke

 

Co-Investigators:

Dr Steve Archer (Bigelow Laboratory)

Dr Edd Codling (Essex)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Steve Archer, Mark Breckels, Michael Steinke & Edd Codling

Funding (2010 - 2014):

 

SELECTED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES

Steinke M et al. (2012) Kids' Uni event at Colchester FirstSite, 26 May 2012 (see movies)

Steinke M, Exton DA and McGenity TJ (2011) 'Marine Gases - Challenges to the bio(geo)chemist' The Biochemist 33(3): 20-25 (PDF)

Steinke M and Liss PS (2007) 'The Smell of the Sea' BBC Radio 4 Material World, 2 August 2007. Listen again here

Steinke M (2006) 'Ocean Odours' Planet Earth, Winter 2006 (PDF)

 

TEACHING

I am the Course Director of the MSc in Tropical Marine Biology

 

I contribute to teaching on the following modules:

BS112 Marine Ecology

BS251 Marine Biodiversity (Module Supervisor)

BS303 Estuarine and Coastal Ecology Field Module (Module Supervisor)

BS344 Pollution: Impacts and Management

BS705 Tropical Marine Resources

BS706 Tropical Marine Systems

BS707 Methods in Tropical Marine Biology (Module Supervisor)

BS708 Professional Skills in Tropical Marine Biology (Module Supervisor)

 

Location of Teaching Rooms

 

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

6th European Phycological Congress (EPC6), London, 23-28 August 2014

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright (c) 2014 Michael Steinke

Plankton artwork courtesy of Glynn Gorick