Since 2005 employed as a Marine Ecologist in the Ecosystems Programme at BAS
2002-2005 Post graduate research assistant, University of Aberdeen and FRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen . Collection and analysis of biological and fisheries data on cephalopod species, heavy metal analysis of cephalopod tissues and trophic ecology of deep-sea fish.
2004 PhD Squid and their prey: insights from fatty acid and stable isotope analysis, University of Aberdeen
1999 MSc (Diplom) Zoology with Marine Biology and Oceanography, Christian-Albrecht-Universität, Kiel, Germany.
My research focuses on marine food webs, their functioning and connectivity. I have mainly worked on the pelagic ecosystem but have also begun to study bentho-pelagic coupling in Antarctic and temperate shelf systems. To investigate trophic interactions in these communities I apply biochemical methods such as stable isotope and fatty acid analysis. Most recently I have used a novel suite of lipid biomarkers, highly branched isoprenoids (HBIs), in order to study the contribution of ice-algae to Antarctic marine food webs. I am also involved in studying the role of zooplankton in the carbon flux to deep water in the Southern Ocean.
Thomas Brown and Simon Belt, University of Plymouth. The impact of ice-algae on Southern Ocean food webs.
Anton van der Putte, Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, Brussels. Energetics of zooplankton and nekton species in the Southern Ocean.
Jose Xavier, University of Coimbra. Trophic ecology of Southern Ocean cephalopod species.
Evgeny Pakhomov, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Salps as base-line organisms for stable isotope investigations of oceanic food webs.
Manno, Clara, Stowasser, Gabriele, Enderlein, Peter, Fielding, Sophie, Tarling, Geraint A.. (2015) The contribution of zooplankton faecal pellets to deep carbon transport in the Scotia Sea (Southern Ocean). Biogeosciences, 12. 1955-1965. 10.5194/bgd-11-16105-2014
Saunders, Ryan A., Collins, Martin A., Ward, Peter, Stowasser, Gabriele, Shreeve, Rachael, Tarling, Geraint A.. (2015) Distribution, population structure and trophodynamics of Southern Ocean Gymnoscopelus (Myctophidae) in the Scotia Sea. Polar Biology, 38. 287-308. doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1584-9
Fielding, Sophie, Watkins, Jonathan L., Trathan, Philip N., Enderlein, Peter, Waluda, Claire M., Stowasser, Gabriele, Tarling, Geraint A., Murphy, Eugene J.. (2014) Inter-annual variability in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) density at South Georgia, Southern Ocean: 1997 – 2013. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 71. 2578-2588. 10.1093/icesjms/fsu104
Saunders, Ryan A., Collins, Martin A., Foster, Emma, Shreeve, Rachel, Stowasser, Gabriele, Ward, Peter, Tarling, Geraint A.. (2014) The trophodynamics of Southern Ocean Electrona (Myctophidae) in the Scotia Sea. Polar Biology, 37. 789-807. doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1480-3
Ward, Peter, Atkinson, Angus, Venables, Hugh, Tarling, Geraint, Whitehouse, Michael, Fielding, Sophie, Collins, Martin Anthony, Korb, Rebecca, Black, Andrew, Stowasser, Gabriele, Schmidt, Katrin, Thorpe, Sally, Enderlein, Peter. (2012) Food web structure and bioregions in the Scotia Sea: A seasonal synthesis. Deep Sea Research II, 59-60. 253-266. 10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.08.005
Tarling, Geraint, Stowasser, Gabriele, Ward, Peter, Poulton, Alex J., Zhou, M., Venables, Hugh, McGill, R.A.R., Murphy, Eugene. (2012) Seasonal trophic structure of the Scotia Sea pelagic ecosystem considered through biomass spectra and stable isotope analysis. Deep Sea Research II, 59-60. 222-236. 10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.07.002
Stowasser, Gabriele, Pond, David W., Collins, Martin A.. (2012) Fatty acid trophic markers elucidate resource partitioning within the demersal fish community of South Georgia and Shag Rocks (Southern Ocean). Marine Biology, 159. 2299-2310. 10.1007/s00227-012-2015-5
Stowasser, Gabriele, Atkinson, Angus, McGill, R.A.R, Phillips, Richard, Collins, Martin Anthony, Pond, David. (2012) Food web dynamics in the Scotia Sea in summer: A stable isotope study. Deep Sea Research II, 59-60. 208-221. 10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.08.004
Collins, Martin Anthony, Stowasser, Gabriele, Fielding, Sophie, Shreeve, Rachael, Xavier, José C., Venables, Hugh, Enderlein, Peter, Cherel, Yves, Van de Putte, Anton. (2012) Latitudinal and bathymetric patterns in the distribution and abundance of mesopelagic fish in the Scotia Sea. Deep Sea Research II, 59-60. 189-198. 10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.07.003
Atkinson, Angus, Tarling, Geraint, Pond, David, Stowasser, Gabriele, Schmidt, Katrin, Fielding, Sophie, Murphy, Eugene, Cavanagh, Rachel. (2010) Discovery 2010: understanding the Scotia Sea food web. GLOBEC International Newsletter, April. 63-66.
Stowasser, Gabriele, Pond, David W., Collins, Martin A.. (2009) Using fatty acid analysis to elucidate the feeding habits of Southern Ocean mesopelagic fish. Marine Biology, 156. 2289-2302. 10.1007/s00227-009-1256-4
Stowasser, Gabriele, McAllen, R., Pierce, G.J., Collins, M.A., Moffat, C.F., Priede, I.G., Pond, David W.. (2009) Trophic position of deep-sea fish – assessment through fatty acid and stable isotope analyses. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 56. 812-826. 10.1016/j.dsr.2008.12.016
Stowasser, Gabriele, Pierce, Graham J., Moffat, Colin F., Collins, Martin A., Forsythe, John W.. (2006) Experimental study on the effect of diet on fatty acid and stable isotope profiles of the squid Lolliguncula brevis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 333. 97-114. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2005.12.008