Dr. Heike Lippert

Research Interests

  • Marine benthic ecology


LIPPERT, H., WEIGELT, R., GLASER, K., KRAUSS, R., BASTROP, R., KARSTEN, U. (2017) Teredo navalis in the Baltic Sea. Larval Dynamics of an Invasive Wood-Boring Bivalve at the Edge of Its Distribution. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, e0119217. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00331

WEIGELT, R., LIPPERT, H., KARSTEN, U., BASTROP, R. (2017) Genetic Population Structure and Demographic History of the Widespread Common Shipworm Teredo navalis Linnaeus 1758 (Mollusca. Bivalvia: Teredinidae) in European Waters Inferred from Mitochondrial COI Sequence Data. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, p. 10. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00196

WEIGELT, R., LIPPERT, H., BORGES, L.M.S., APPELQVIST, C., KARSTEN, U., BASTROP, R. (2016) First time DNA barcoding of the common shipworm Teredo navalis Linnaeus 1758 (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Teredinidae): Molecular-taxonomic investigation and identification of a widespread wood-borer. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 475, pp. 154–162. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.11.008

LIPPERT, H., WEIGELT, R., BASTROP, R., BUGENHAGEN, M. & KARSTEN, U. (2013) Holzzerstörer in der Ostsee - Schiffsbohrmuscheln auf dem Vormarsch? Biologie in unserer Zeit 43, 46-53.

OREJAS, C., ROSSI, S., PERALBA, A., GARCIA, E., GILI, J.M. & LIPPERT, H. (2013) Feeding ecology and trophic impact of the hydroid Obelia dichotoma in the Kongsfjorden. Polar Biology 36: 61-72, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-012-1239-7

LIPPERT, H. (2004) Palatability and chemical ecology of abundant marine invertebrates from Kongsfjord. Reports on Polar and Marine Research, 492, 73-85.

VOLK, C., LIPPERT, H., LICHTE, E. & KÖCK, M. (2004) Two new haliclamines from the Arctic sponge Haliclona viscosa. European Journal of organic Chemistry, 3154-3158. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200400026

LIPPERT, H., IKEN, K., VOLK, C., KÖCK, M. & RACHOR, E. (2004) Chemical defence against predators in a sub-Arctic fjord. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 310, 131-146, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2004.03.023

LIPPERT, H., BRINKMEYER, R., MÜLHAUPT, T., IKEN, K. (2003) Antimicrobial activity in sub-Arctic marine invertebrates. Polar Biology, 26, 591-600. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-003-0525-9

LIPPERT, H. & IKEN, K. (2003) Palatability and nutritional quality of marine invertebrates in a sub-Arctic fjord. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 83, 1215-1219. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315403008518

LIPPERT, H., IKEN, K., RACHOR, E. & WIENCKE, C. (2001) Macrofauna associated with macroalgae in the Kongsfjord (Spitsbergen). Polar Biology, 24, 512-522. DOI: 10.1007/s003000100250

HANELT, D., TÜG, H., BISCHOF, K., GROSS, C., LIPPERT, H., SAWALL, T. & WIENCKE, C. (2001) Light regime in an Arctic fjord: a study related to stratospheric ozone depletion as a basis for determination of UV effects on algal growth. Marine Biology, 138, 649-658. DOI: 10.1007/s002270000481

LIPPERT, H., KARSTEN, U. & WIENCKE, C. (2000) Leben im Eismeer - biologische Taucharbeiten an Meerespflanzen und Meerestieren. Biologie in unserer Zeit, 30, 35-44.

AGUILERA, J., KARSTEN, U., LIPPERT, H., VÖGELE, B., PHILIPP, E., HANELT, D. & WIENCKE, C. (1999) Effects of solar radiation on growth, photosynthesis and respiration of marine macroalgae from the Arctic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 191, 109-119. DOI: 10.3354/meps191109


Work Experience      
Since 2011 Scientist Ecology of Teredo navalis in the Baltic Sea University of Rostock and Federal Environmental Agency for Coastal Protection Rostock
2009-2010 Free-lance work as marine biologist expert reports “Estuarine monitoring of macrozoobenthos”, ecological long-term data processing “Toxic cyanobacteria in lakes” 
2005-2008 |Project manager| EU-Projekt „COSBICS - Cell Signalling Systems Biology“|University of Rostock
1996-2001| Research Diver| several summer expeditions to Spitsbergen|Alfred-Wegner-Institute for Polar and Marine Research
2003 Doctoral thesis Chemical ecology and palatability of marine invertebrates in the sub-Arctic Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen) Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, BMBF, University of Bremen  
1998 Diploma Thesis Macrofauna associated with Macroalgae in Kongsfjorden Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research  
1990- 1998 Studies   Biology (Diploma) Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg/University of Groningen
1995 Education in Research Diving Helgoland    
Stays abroad    
1992 One year Study visit, major subject: marine biology University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Contact Details

Dr. Heike Lippert 
University of Rostock
Institute for Biological Sciences
Applied Ecology and Phycology
Albert-Einstein-Str. 3
D-18059 Rostock
Phone +49 381 498 6093
Fax. +49 381 498 6072

Heike Lippert
Field work at the Mecklenburg-western Pomeranian coast (© Frank Bernhardt, TU Dresden)
Larval trap fixed to a groin at the Mecklenburg-western Pomeranian coast