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Bioassay complexities – exploring challenges in aquatic chemosensory research (2024)
Journal Article
Hardege, J., Fletcher, N., Burnett, J., Ohnstad, H., & Bartels-Hardege, H. (2024). Bioassay complexities – exploring challenges in aquatic chemosensory research. Frontiers in ecology and evolution, 11, Article 1293585. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2023.1293585

Chemosensory science, the study of how organisms produce and assess olfactory information is central to our understanding of how organisms interact and gain information about their environment. Signalling cue identification in aquatic systems lags ou... Read More about Bioassay complexities – exploring challenges in aquatic chemosensory research.

Hermit crabs as model species for investigating the behavioural responses to pollution (2023)
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Briffa, M., Arnott, G., & Hardege, J. D. (2024). Hermit crabs as model species for investigating the behavioural responses to pollution. The Science of the total environment, 906, Article 167360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167360

Human impacts on the environment affect organisms at all levels of biological organisation and ultimately can change their phenotype. Over time, phenotypic change may arise due to selection but individual phenotypes are also subject to change via gen... Read More about Hermit crabs as model species for investigating the behavioural responses to pollution.

Heat induces multiomic and phenotypic stress propagation in zebrafish embryos (2023)
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Feugere, L., Bates, A., Emagbetere, T., Chapman, E., Malcolm, L., Bulmer, K., …Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2023). Heat induces multiomic and phenotypic stress propagation in zebrafish embryos. PNAS Nexus, 2(5), Article pgad137. https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad137

Heat alters biology from molecular to ecological levels, but may also have unknown indirect effects. This includes the concept that animals exposed to abiotic stress can induce stress in naive receivers. Here, we provide a comprehensive picture of th... Read More about Heat induces multiomic and phenotypic stress propagation in zebrafish embryos.

The Readiness of Water Molecules to Split into Hydrogen + Oxygen: A Proposed New Aspect of Water Splitting (2023)
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Schäfer, H., Schuster, A., Kunis, S., Bookholt, T., Hardege, J., Ruewe, K., & Brune, J. (in press). The Readiness of Water Molecules to Split into Hydrogen + Oxygen: A Proposed New Aspect of Water Splitting. Advanced materials, Article 2300099. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202300099

The potential of the anode, at which the evolution of oxygen begins, is a key parameter that describes how well water is split in water electrolyzers. Research efforts related to electrocatalytically initiated water splitting that aim at reducing the... Read More about The Readiness of Water Molecules to Split into Hydrogen + Oxygen: A Proposed New Aspect of Water Splitting.

Effects of multiple stressors on the stability of functional traits: examining individual variability in the green shore crab, Carcinus maenas, exposed to plastic odour and ocean acidification (2022)
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Howard, B. R. (2022). Effects of multiple stressors on the stability of functional traits: examining individual variability in the green shore crab, Carcinus maenas, exposed to plastic odour and ocean acidification. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4251453

The development of anthropogenic activities during recent centuries has led to an increase in environmental pollutants such as greenhouse gases causing atmospheric changes, resulting in elevated atmospheric heat retention, triggering global and ocean... Read More about Effects of multiple stressors on the stability of functional traits: examining individual variability in the green shore crab, Carcinus maenas, exposed to plastic odour and ocean acidification.

Becoming nose-blind—Climate change impacts on chemical communication (2022)
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Roggatz, C. C., Saha, M., Blanchard, S., Schirrmacher, P., Fink, P., Verheggen, F., & Hardege, J. D. (2022). Becoming nose-blind—Climate change impacts on chemical communication. Global change biology, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16209

Chemical communication via infochemicals plays a pivotal role in ecological interactions, allowing organisms to sense their environment, locate predators, food, habitats, or mates. A growing number of studies suggest that climate change-associated st... Read More about Becoming nose-blind—Climate change impacts on chemical communication.

A Review Of The Combined Stress From PH And Microplastic Derived Odours On The Carcinus Maenas Olfactory Capacity (2022)
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Ohnstad, H. (2022). A Review Of The Combined Stress From PH And Microplastic Derived Odours On The Carcinus Maenas Olfactory Capacity. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4297845

In recent years, a large amount of research has been done on climate change, which predicts ocean acidification (OA) will end up causing a significant drop in the pH of the oceans by the end of the 21st century. Research carried out looking at pH red... Read More about A Review Of The Combined Stress From PH And Microplastic Derived Odours On The Carcinus Maenas Olfactory Capacity.

Modelling Antifouling compounds of Macroalgal Holobionts in Current and Future pH Conditions (2022)
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Hardege, J. D., Roggatz, C. C., & Saha, M. (2022). Modelling Antifouling compounds of Macroalgal Holobionts in Current and Future pH Conditions. Journal of Chemical Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01340-4

Marine macroalgae are important ecosystem engineers in marine coastal habitats. Macroalgae can be negatively impacted through excessive colonization by harmful bacteria, fungi, microalgae, and macro-colonisers and thus employ a range of chemical comp... Read More about Modelling Antifouling compounds of Macroalgal Holobionts in Current and Future pH Conditions.

A pheromone bouquet controls the reproductive behaviour of the male shore crab, Carcinus maenas (2021)
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Fletcher, N., Terschak, J. A., Bartels-Hardege, H. D., Bublitz, R., Schirrmacher, P., & Hardege, J. D. (2022). A pheromone bouquet controls the reproductive behaviour of the male shore crab, Carcinus maenas. Aquatic ecology, 56, 419–427. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-021-09930-w

The reproduction of many brachyuran crustaceans involves the formation of mating pairs often around the time of the female moult with attraction of a sexual partner and mating behaviour controlled by sex pheromones. In shore crabs, Carcinus maenas, f... Read More about A pheromone bouquet controls the reproductive behaviour of the male shore crab, Carcinus maenas.

Behavioural stress propagation in benthic invertebrates caused by acute pH drop-induced metabolites (2021)
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Feugere, L., Angell, L., Fagents, J., Nightingale, R., Rowland, K., Skinner, S., …Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2021). Behavioural stress propagation in benthic invertebrates caused by acute pH drop-induced metabolites. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 773870. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.773870

Studies on pH stress in marine animals typically focus on direct or species-specific aspects. We here test the hypothesis that a drop to pH = 7.6 indirectly affects the intra- and interspecific interactions of benthic invertebrates by means of chemic... Read More about Behavioural stress propagation in benthic invertebrates caused by acute pH drop-induced metabolites.

The Nereid on the rise: Platynereis as a model system (2021)
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Özpolat, B. D., Randel, N., Williams, E. A., Bezares-Calderón, L. A., Andreatta, G., Balavoine, G., …Arendt, D. (2021). The Nereid on the rise: Platynereis as a model system. EvoDevo, 12(1), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13227-021-00180-3

The Nereid Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin and Milne Edwards (Annales des Sciences Naturelles 1:195–269, 1833) is a marine annelid that belongs to the Nereididae, a family of errant polychaete worms. The Nereid shows a pelago-benthic life cycle: as a... Read More about The Nereid on the rise: Platynereis as a model system.

Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms (2021)
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Porteus, C. S., Roggatz, C. C., Velez, Z., Hardege, J. D., & Hubbard, P. C. (2021). Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms. The journal of experimental biology, 224(14), https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.237941

In the past decade, many studies have investigated the effects of low pH/high CO2 as a proxy for ocean acidification on olfactory-mediated behaviours of marine organisms. The effects of ocean acidification on the behaviour of fish vary from very larg... Read More about Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms.

Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway? (2021)
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Hardege, J. D., Schirrmacher, P., Roggatz, C. C., & Benoit, D. M. (in press). Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?. Journal of Chemical Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01276-9

With carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rising dramatically, climate change threatens marine environments. Due to increasing CO2 concentrations in the ocean, pH levels are expected to drop by 0.4 units by the end of the century. There is an urgent need to u... Read More about Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?.

Uridine-5'-tri-phosphate is a candidate component of the soluble sex pheromone bouquet in a marine shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni (2020)
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Zhang, D., Liu, X., Harley, M. A., & Hardege, J. D. (2020). Uridine-5'-tri-phosphate is a candidate component of the soluble sex pheromone bouquet in a marine shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni. Marine ecology progress series, 640, 139-146. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13294

Characterisation of distance sex pheromones in decapods is challenging, although great efforts have been made in this field in the past 50 yr. In a previous study, we identified a component of the distance (soluble) sex pheromone bouquet of the peppe... Read More about Uridine-5'-tri-phosphate is a candidate component of the soluble sex pheromone bouquet in a marine shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni.

Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans (2019)
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Roggatz, C. C., Fletcher, N., Benoit, D. M., Algar, A. C., Doroff, A., Wright, B., …Hardege, J. D. (2019). Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans. Nature Climate Change, 9(11), 840-844. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0589-3

© 2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited. Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels are largely absorbed by the ocean, decreasing surface water pH1. In combination with increasing ocean temperatures, these changes have been i... Read More about Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans.

Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream (2019)
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Velez, Z., Roggatz, C. C., Benoit, D. M., Hardege, J., & Hubbard, P. C. (2019). Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, Article 731. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00731

The effects of ocean acidification on fish are only partially understood. Studies on olfaction are mostly limited to behavioural alterations of coral reef fish; studies on temperate species and/or with economic importance are scarce. The current stu... Read More about Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream.

Free-sustaining three-dimensional S235 steel-based porous electrocatalyst for highly efficient and durable oxygen evolution (2018)
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Han, W., Kuepper, K., Hou, P., Akram, W., Eickmeier, H., Hardege, J., …Schäfer, H. (2018). Free-sustaining three-dimensional S235 steel-based porous electrocatalyst for highly efficient and durable oxygen evolution. ChemSusChem, 11(20), 3661-3671. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201801351

A novel oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalyst (3D S235-P steel) based on steel S235 substrate has been successfully prepared via a facile one-step surface modification. The standard Carbon Manganese steel was phosphorizated superficially leading t... Read More about Free-sustaining three-dimensional S235 steel-based porous electrocatalyst for highly efficient and durable oxygen evolution.

Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy (2017)
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Wäge, J., Rotchell, J. M., Gambi, M., & Hardege, J. D. (2018). Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 351-358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.012

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Many studies predict negative effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms, potentially leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. Research on species inhabiting naturally high pCO2 environments, such as volcani... Read More about Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy.

The sibling polychaetes Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis massiliensis in the Mediterranean Sea: are phylogeographic patterns related to exposure to ocean acidification? (2017)
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Wäge, J., Valvassori, G., Hardege, J. D., Schulze, A., & Gambi, M. C. (2017). The sibling polychaetes Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis massiliensis in the Mediterranean Sea: are phylogeographic patterns related to exposure to ocean acidification?. Marine Biology, 164(10), Article 199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3222-x

High pCO2 environments, such as volcanic carbon dioxide (CO2) vents, which mimic predicted near-future scenarios of ocean acidification (OA), offer an opportunity to examine effects of low pH conditions on marine biodiversity and adaptation/acclimati... Read More about The sibling polychaetes Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis massiliensis in the Mediterranean Sea: are phylogeographic patterns related to exposure to ocean acidification?.