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Dr. Agnes Mittermayr

Dr. Agnes Mittermayr (Link to CV), a Marine Ecologist, is interested in benthic invertebrate community structures and habitats. Her research focuses on how physical, chemical and biological processes and interactions shape the available benthic habitat and species composition of coastal waters. Recent and ongoing projects include benthic habitat mapping, restoration efforts of salt marsh and eelgrass habitats, stable isotope studies of food web interactions and trophic niches, and tracing and quantifying the effects of anthropogenic activities on coastal community structure.

Agnes has a PhD in Biological Oceanography from GEOMAR – Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research (Kiel, Germany) and a M.S in Oceanography from the University of Southampton (UK). She is an Assistant Scientist for the Geology Department at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), Provincetown and a Benthic Ecologist for the Coastal Processes and Ecosystems Laboratory (CaPE Lab), a joint research effort between the School for the Environment within the University of Massachusetts at Boston and CCS in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


  • PhD GEOMAR – Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany 2014. Biological Oceanography. Thesis: Eelgrass Foodwebs – A comprehensive study employing δ13C, δ15N and δ34S stable isotopes
  • MSc University of Southampton, Southampton, UK 2008. Oceanography. Thesis: Biodiversity of polychaete assemblages following the tsunami of 2004 in Ranong province, Thailand
  • BSc University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria 2007


  • 4/2017 - Present Benthic Ecologist, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  • 2015 - 2017 Post-doctoral fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 2014-2015 Post-doctoral fellow, Ulrich Sommer Lab, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2010 - 2014 Graduate Studies, Ulrich Sommer lab, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2012 - 2015 Lecturer, Kiel University, Germany


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