List of publications

  1. Graffam M., Paulsen R., Volkenborn N. (2020) Hydro-biogeochemical processes and nitrogen removal potential of a tidally influenced permeable reactive barrier behind a perforated marine bulkhead. Ecological Engineering (accepted)
  2. Graffam M., Polerecky L., Volkenborn N. (2020) Hydro-biogeochemical function of soil-based onsite wastewater treatment systems: Insights from high resolution O2 imaging. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment 6(2): 04020005, DOI: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000902.
  3. Levinton J.S., Volkenborn N., Gurr S., Correal K., Villacres S., Seabra R., Lima F.P. (2019) Temperature-related heartbeat rate and a comparison to other temperature-related measures of performance in the fiddler crab Uca pugilator. Journal of Thermal Biology (accepted DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.102502).
  4. Volkenborn N., Woodin S.A., Wethey D.S., Polerecky L. (2019) Bioirrigation. In Cochran, J. Kirk; Bokuniewicz, J. Henry; Yager, L. Patricia (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. vol. 2, pp. 663-670, Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-813081-0 DOI:
  5. Snelgrove P.V.R., Soetaert K., Solan M., Thrush S.F., Wei C.-L., Danovaro R., Fulweiler R.W., Hiroshi K., Ingole B., Norkko A., Parkes R.J., Volkenborn N. (2018) Global CarbonCycling on a Heterogeneous Seafloor. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33: 96- 105. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.004
  6. Gurr S.J, Goleski J., Lima F.P., Seabra R., Gobler C.J, Volkenborn N. (2018) Cardiac responses of the bay scallop Argopecten irradians to diel-cycling hypoxia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 500: 18-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2017.12.011
  7. McCartain L.D., Townsend M., Thrush S.F., Wethey D.S., Woodin S.A., Volkenborn N., Pilditch C.A. (2017) The effects of thin mud deposits on the behaviour of a deposit-feeding Tellinid bivalve: Implications for ecosystem functioning. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology 50: 239-255. DOI: 10.1080/10236244.2017.1364123
  8. Volkenborn N., Woodin S.A, Wethey D.S., Polerecky L. (2016) Bioirrigation in marine sediments. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09525-7
  9. Woodin S.A., Volkenborn N., Pilditch C. A., Lohrer A.M.,  Wethey D.S., Hewitt J.E., Thrush S.F. (2016) Same pattern, different mechanism: Locking onto the role of key species in seafloor ecosystem process. Scientific Reports 6: 26678. DOI: 10.1038/srep26678
  10. Chapperon C., Volkenborn N., Clavier J., Séité S., Seabra R., Lima F.P. (2016) Exposure to solar radiation drives organismal vulnerability to climate: Evidence from an intertidal limpet. Journal of Thermal Biology 57: 92-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.03.002
  11. Pascal L., Maire O., Volkenborn N., Lecroart P., Bichon S., de Montaudouin X., Grémare A., Deflandre B. (2016) Influence of the mud shrimp Upogebia pusilla (Decapoda: Gebiidea) on solute and porewater exchanges in an intertidal seagrass (Zostera noltei) meadow of Arcachon Bay: An experimental assessment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477: 69-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.01.008
  12. Chennu A., Volkenborn N., de Beer D., Wethey D.S., Woodin S.A., Polerecky L. (2015) Effects of bioadvection by Arenicola marina on microphytobenthos in permeable sediments. PLoS One. 10(7):e0134236. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134236
  13. Chennu A., Färber P., Volkenborn N., Al-Najjar M. A. A., Janssen F., de Beer D., Polerecky L. (2013) Hyperspectral imaging of the microscale distribution and dynamics of microphytobenthos in intertidal sediments. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 11: 511-528. DOI: 10.4319/lom.2013.11.511
  14. Wegner K.M., Volkenborn N., Peter H., Eiler A. (2013) Disturbance induced decoupling between host genetics and composition of the associated microbiome. BMC Microbiology 13: 252. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-13-252
  15. Volkenborn N., Meile C., Polerecky L., Wethey D.S., Woodin S.A., Pilditch C.A., Norkko A., Norkko J., Hewitt J.E., Thrush S.F. (2012) Intermittent bioirrigation and oxygen dynamics in permeable sediments: An experimental and modeling study of three tellinid bivalves. Journal of Marine Research 70: 794-823. DOI:
  16. Engel M., Behnke A., Klier, J., Buschbaum C., Volkenborn, N., Stoeck T. (2012) Effects of bioturbating lugworms (Arenicola marina) on the structure of benthic protistan communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 471: 87-99. DOI: 10.3354/meps10008
  17. Volkenborn N., Polerecky L., Wethey D.S., DeWitt T.H., Woodin S.A (2012) Hydraulic activities by ghost shrimp Neotrypaea californiensis induce oxic-anoxic oscillations in sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 455: 141-156. DOI: 10.3354/meps09645
  18. Engel M., Behnke A., Bauerfeld S., Bauer C., Buschbaum C., Volkenborn, N., Stoeck T. (2011) Sample pooling obscures diversity patterns in intertidal ciliate community composition and structure. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79: 741-750. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01255.x.
  19. Matsui G.Y., Volkenborn N., Polerecky L., Henne U., Wethey D.S., Lovell C.R., Woodin S.A. (2011) Mechanical imitation of bidirectional bioadvection in aquatic sediments. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 9: 84-96. DOI: 10.4319/lom.2011.9.84
  20. Woodin S.A., Wethey D.S., Volkenborn N. (2010) Infaunal hydraulic ecosystem engineers: cast of characters and impacts. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 176-187. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icq031
  21. Volkenborn N., Polerecky L., Wethey D.S., Woodin S.A. (2010) Oscillatory porewater bioadvection in marine sediments induced by hydraulic activities of Arenicola marina. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 1231-1247. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2010.55.3.1231 (rated “exceptional” by Faculty of 1000, DOI: 10.3410/f.2809967.2474085. #eval2474085)
  22. Kuhnert J., Veit-Köhler G., Büntzow M., Volkenborn N. (2010) Sediment-mediated effects of lugworms on intertidal meiofauna. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 387: 36-43. DOI: “>10.1016/j.jembe.2010.03.001
  23. Lei Y., Stumm K., Volkenborn N., Wickham S., Berninger U. (2010) Impact of Arenicola marina (Polychaeta) on the microbial assemblages and meiobenthos in a marine intertidal flat. Marine Biology, 157, 1271-1282. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-010-1407-7
  24. Veit-Koehler G., Kuhnert J., Volkenborn N. (2010) Der Ingenieur im Watt und die Meiofauna. Natur und Museum 140: 120-125.
  25. Volkenborn N., Robertson D., Reise K. (2009) Sediment destabilizing and stabilizing bio-engineers on tidal flats: Cascading effects of experimental exclusion. Helgoland Marine Research 63: 27-35. DOI: 10.1007/s10152-008-0140-9
  26. O’Brien A.L., Volkenborn N., van Beusekom J.E.E., Morris L., Keough M.J. (2009) Interactive effects of porewater nutrient enrichment, bioturbation and sediment characteristics on benthic assemblages in sandy sediments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 371: 51-59. DOI:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.01.004
  27. Wethey D.S., Woodin S.A., Volkenborn N., Reise K. 2008. Pore-water advection by hydraulic activities of lugworms, Arenicola marina: A field, laboratory and modeling study. Journal of Marine Research 66:255-273. DOI: 10.1357/002224008785837121
  28. Kochmann J., Buschbaum C., Volkenborn N., Reise K. (2008) Shift from native mussels to alien oysters: differential effects of ecosystem engineers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 364: 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2008.05.015
  29. Volkenborn N., Polerecky L., Hedtkamp S.I.C., van Beusekom J.E.E., De Beer D. (2007) Bioturbation and bioirrigation extend the open exchange regions in permeable sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 1898-1909. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2007.52.5.1898
  30. Volkenborn N., Hedtkamp S.I.C., van Beusekom J.E.E., Reise K. (2007) Effects of bioturbation and bioirrigation by lugworms (Arenicola marina) on physical and chemical sediment properties and implications for intertidal habitat succession. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 74: 331-343. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2007.05.001
  31. Volkenborn N., Reise K. (2007) Effects of Arenicola marina on polychaete functional diversity revealed by large-scale experimental lugworm exclusion. Journal of Sea Research 75: 78-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2006.08.002
  32. Polerecky L., Volkenborn N., Stief P. (2006) High temporal resolution oxygen imaging in bioirrigated sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 40: 5763-5769. DOI: 10.1021/es060494l
  33. Volkenborn N., Reise K. (2006) Lugworm exclusion experiment: responses by deposit feeding worms to biogenic habitat transformations. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 330: 169-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2005.12.025
  34. Reise K., Volkenborn N. (2004) Large worms as ecosystem engineers in intertidal sediments. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on “Ecology of large bioturbators in tidal flats and shallow sublittoral sediments – from individual behavior to their role as ecosystem engineers”, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.