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Anne Deininger

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Anne is an environmental scientist who has experience working in both freshwater and marine systems. Broadly, her research interest is to explore the consequences of anthropogenic activities on aquatic environments ecosystem processes.

Anne holds a PhD in Physical Geography from Umeå University, Sweden, where she focused on the biogeochemistry of lake ecosystems. In particular, she investigated how anthropogenic ecosystem perturbations (nitrogen deposition, forest logging) affect ecosystem productivity and biostructure of boreal freshwaters. She obtained her BSc (Biology) at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany focusing on invasive species, and her MSc at Umeå University/University Montpellier II in Sweden/France assessing effects of storm runoff on coastal  water quality. During her employment at UiA, Anne’s research aims to shed light upon the consequences of “coastal darkening” on fjord ecosystems:

Many coastal areas across the globe, including Norway, are currently in transition and are experiencing changes in water quality, transparency and ecosystem functioning. In boreal and arctic zones, these changes are largely related to increased river runoff and export of terrestrial materials driven by climate warming, land use changes and historical acidic emissions. By using e.g. long-term monitoring data and leading field investigations, Anne addresses how these land-ocean impacts already have and potentially will impact Norwegian coastal ecosystems.


Selected publications

Deininger, A., Jonsson A., Karlsson J., and Bergström A.-K. 2019. Pelagic food webs of humic lakes show low short-term response to forest harvesting. Ecological Applications 29 (1), e01813

Bravo, A.G., Kothawala D.N., Attermeyer K., Tessier E., Bodmer P., Ledesma J.L.J., Audet J., Casas-Ruiz J.P., Catalán N., Cauvy-Fraunié S., Colls M., Deininger A., Evtimova V.V., Fonvielle J.A., Fuß T., Gilbert P., Herrero Ortega S., Liu L., Mendoza-Lera C., Monteiro J., Mor J.-R., Nagler M., Niedrist G.H., Nydahl A.C., Pastor A., Pegg J., Guttman Roberts C., Pilotto F., Portela A.P., González-Quijano C.R., Romero F., Rulík M., and Amoroux D. 2018. The interplay between total mercury, methylmercury and dissolved organic matter in fluvial systems: A latitudinal study across Europe. Water Research 144:172-182.

Deininger, A., Faithfull C.L., and Bergström A.-K. 2017. Nitrogen effects on the pelagic food web are modified by dissolved organic carbon. Oecologia 184: 901-916. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3921-5.

Deininger, A., Faithfull, C.L. and Bergström, A.-K. 2017. Phytoplankton response to whole lake inorganic N fertilization along a gradient in dissolved organic carbon. Ecology 98: 982-994. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1758.

Deininger, A., Faithfull C.L., Karlsson J., Klaus, M., and Bergström A.-K. 2017. Pelagic food web response to whole lake N fertilization. Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.10513.

Deininger, A., Faithfull C.L., Lange K., Bayer T., Vidussi F., and Liess A. 2016. Simulated terrestrial runoff triggered a phytoplankton succession and changed seston stoichiometry in coastal lagoon mesocosms. Marine Environmental Research 119: 40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.05.001.

Seekell, D.A., Lapierre J.-F., Ask J., Bergström A.-K., Deininger A., Rodriguez P. and Karlsson J. 2015. The influence of dissolved organic carbon on primary production in northern lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 60: 1276-1285. doi: 10.1002/lno.10096.

Scientific publications

  • Deininger, Anne; Jonsson, Anders; Karlsson, Jan; Ann-Kristin, Bergström (2019). Pelagic food webs of humic lakes show low short‐term response to forest harvesting. Ecological Applications. ISSN: 1051-0761. 29 (1). doi:10.1002/eap.1813.
  • Wu, Pianpian; Kainz, Martin; Åkerblom, Staffan; Garcia Bravo, Andrea; Sonesten, Lars; Branfireun, Brian; Deininger, Anne; Bergström, Ann-Kristin; Bishop, Kevin (2019). Terrestrial diet influences mercury bioaccumulation in zooplankton and macroinvertebrates in lakes with differing dissolved organic carbon concentrations. Science of the Total Environment. ISSN: 0048-9697. 669s 821 - 832. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.171.
  • Bravo, Andrea G.; Kothawala, Dolly N.; Attermeyer, Katrin; Tessier, Emmanuel; Bodmer, Pascal; Ledesma, Jose L. J.; Audet, Joachim; Casas-Ruiz, Joan Pere; Catalán, Núria; Cauvy-Fraunie, Sophie; Colls, Miriam; Deininger, Anne; Evtimova, Vesela V.; Fonvielle, Jeremy A.; Fuß, Thomas; Gilbert, Peter; Herrero Ortega, Sonia; Liu, Liu; Mendoza-Lera, Clara; Monteiro, Juliana; Mor, Jordi-Rene; Nagler, Magdalena; Niedrist, Georg H.; Nydahl, Anna C.; Pastor, Ada; Pegg, Josephine; Gutmann Roberts, Catherine; Pilotto, Francesca; Portela, Ana Paula; Romero Gonzalez-Quijano, Clara; Romero, Ferran; Rulik, Martin; Amouroux, David (2018). The interplay between total mercury, methylmercury and dissolved organic matter in fluvial systems: A latitudinal study across Europe. Water Research. ISSN: 0043-1354. 144s 172 - 182. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.06.064.
  • Klaus, Marcus; Bergström, Ann-Kristin; Jonsson, Anders; Deininger, Anne; Geibrink, Erik; Karlsson, Jan (2018). Weak response of greenhouse gas emissions to whole lake N enrichment. Limnology and Oceanography. ISSN: 0024-3590. 63 (51). s 340 - 353. doi:10.1002/lno.10743.
  • Deininger, Anne (2018). Reactivity of DOM in coastal ecosystems – the Norwegian coast as a unique proof-of concept study site.

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