Position

Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Qualifications

Habilitation, 2001, University of Bremen, Germany, venia legendi for Ecology
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), 1987, University of Goettingen, Germany
MSc (Diplom), 1984, University of Goettingen, Germany

Key responsibilities

Director Lincoln Marine Science Centre (LMSC)
Topic Coordinator for various marine biology topics

Topic Coordinator:

  • BIOL2102  Marine Organisms and Environments

Topic Lecturer:

Research interests

Sabine has several decades of research experience in temperate and tropical coastal ecosystems, studying species interactions and effects of human impacts in tidal flats and estuaries. Benthic community ecology in soft-sediments is her greatest passion, where she enjoys approaches using manipulative field experiments, in particular to understand the ecological roles of ecosystem engineers. As coastal ecosystems are subject to various human activities, her research is also covering aspects of recolonisation and resilience, as well as marine invasive species.

Publications

  • Dittmann, S. and Baggalley, S. (2014). Mangroves and Mudflats in Spencer Gulf. In Shepherd S A, Madigan S M, Gillanders B M, Jurray-Jones S and Wiltshire D J, ed. Natural History of Spencer Gulf. Adelaide, South Australia: Royal Society of South Australia, pp. 107-120.
  • Dittmann, S. (2011). Mangroves. In Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identifi cation and Management, ed. Understanding the Western Port Environment. A Summary of Current Knowledge and Priorities for Future Research. Melbourne, VIC: Melbourne Water, pp. 106-115.
    [Web Link]
  • Keough, M., Boon, P., Dann, P., Dittmann, S., Jenkins, G., Lee, R., et al. (2011). Consolidated Research Needs and Prioritisation. In Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identifi cation and Management, ed. Understanding the Western Port Environment. A Summary of Current Knowledge and Priorities for Future Research. Melbourne, VIC: Melbourne Water, pp. 198-211.
    [Web Link]
  • Wilson, R., Dittmann, S. and Ross, J. (2011). Intertidal and Subtidal Sediments. In Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identifi cation and Management, ed. Understanding the Western Port Environment. A Summary of Current Knowledge and Priorities for Future Research. Melbourne, VIC: Melbourne Water, pp. 94-105.
    [Web Link]
  • Benkendorff, K., Fairweather, P.G. and Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Intertidal shores: life on the edge. In SA Shepherd, S Bryars, I Kirkegaard, P Harbison & JT Jennings, ed. Natural History of Gulf St Vincent. Adelaide, SA: Royal Society of South Australia, pp. 121-131.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2007). Soft sediments. In Sean Connell, Bronwyn Gillanders, ed. Marine Ecology. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, pp. 428-456.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2006). South Australia. In Norman Duke, ed. Australia's Mangroves. Brisbane, QLD: University of Queensland Press, pp. 76-79.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2006). Tidal Flats - Life between land and sea. In Gotthilf Hempel, Irmtraut Hempel, Sigrid Schiel, ed. Fascinating Exploration of the Sea: An Ecological Reader. Bremen, Germany: Verlag H. M. Hauschild GMBH, pp. 228-235.
  • Dittmann, S.R., Ramsdale, T.M., Navong, N. and McGuire, A.L. (2014). Benthic Macroinvertebrate Response Monitoring in the Coorong and Murray Mouth, 2013/14. Report for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide. Adelaide: Flinders University.
  • Dittmann, S., Navong, N., Ramsdale, T. and McGuire, A. (2014). Benthic macroinvertebrate survey 2013-2014: Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Icon Site. Australia: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
  • Dittmann, S., Ramsdale, T., Navong, N., Baggalley, S., Keuning, J., Giatas, G.C., et al. (2013). Assessment of presence and distribution of the European shore crab Carcinus maenas in the nearshore habitats of the Fleurieu Peninsula and Gulf St. Vincent. Adelaide, Australia: Flinders University.
  • Dittmann, S., Ramsdale, T., Navong, N., Cummings, C., Baggalley, S. and Keuning, J. (2013). Benthic macroinvertebrate survey 2012-13: Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Icon Site. Adelaide, Australia: Flinders University.
  • Gillanders, B.M., Doubleday, Z., Cassey, P., Clarke, S., Connell, S.D., Deveney, M., et al. (2013). Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative: Report on Scenario development, Stakeholder workshops, Existing knowledge & Information gaps. Adelaide, Australia: University of Adelaide.
  • Brookes, J., Lamontagne, S., Aldridge, K., Benger, S.N., Bissett, A., Bucater, L., et al. (2009). Water for A Healthy Country, An ecosystem assessment framework to guide management of the Coorong. Canberra, ACT: CSIRO Publishing.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Dittmann, S.R., Cantin, A., Imgraben, S., Ramsdale, T. and Pope, A.J. (2006). Effects of Water Release: Across the Ewe Island and Boundary Creek Barrages on Benthic Communities in Mudflats of the River Murray Estuary. Adelaide, SA: Department for Environment and Heritage, SA.
  • Dittmann, S.R., Cantin, A., Imgraben, S. and Ramsdale, T.M. (2006). Macrobenthic survey 2005: report : Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar site. Adelaide, SA: Department for Environment and Heritage, SA.
  • Dittmann, S.R., Cantin, A., Noble, W.J. and Pocklington, J. (2006). Macrobenthic survey 2004: Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar site, includes an evaluation of food availability for shorebirds and possible indicator functions of benthic species. Adelaide, SA: Department for Environment and Heritage, SA.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2005). Ecology, Conservation and management of tidal flats - a global issue. In none, ed. Proceedings of the International Symposium for Hosting 2008 Ramsar COP 10. Changwon, South KoreaInternational Symposium for Hosting 2008 Ramsar COP. Changwon, South Korea, 17-18 October 2005. Oct 2005.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Global coastal change [Book review] Basic and Applied Ecology, 9(6) pp. 792-792.
    [10.1016/j.baae.2008.03.006]
  • Duke, N.C., Maynecke, J.O., Dittmann, S.R., Ellison, A.M., Anger, K., Berger, U., et al. (2007). A World Without Mangroves? Science, 317(5834) pp. 41-42.
    [Scopus]
  • Gunn, J., Coffin, M. and Dittmann, S. (2014). Marine science: challenges for a growing 'blue economy' Australia 2025: Smart Science.
    [Web Link]
  • Dittmann, S. (2013). President's Letter. Australian Marine Sciences Bulletin. 190(1) pp. 7-9.
  • Dittmann, S., Pichler, M., Bestland, E., Whalen, M., Stangoulis, J., Guan, H., et al. (2013). Investigation of Field Methodologies for Measuring Coastal Wetland Carbon Capture and Storage Values, pp. 1-52.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2013). Benthic Macroinvertebrate Response Monitoring in the Coorong and Murray Mouth, 2012/13, pp. 1-58.
  • Dittmann, S., Brown, E., Navong, N., Beyer, K., Silvester, L., Baggalley, S., et al. (2012). Benthic macroinvertebrate survey 2011-12: Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Icon Site, pp. 1-80.
  • Dittmann, S., Baggalley, S., Keuning, J. and Imgraben, S. (2012). Mudflat Condition Monitoring in Gulf St Vincent, pp. 1-63.
  • Stewart, T. and Dittmann, S. (2012). Adelaide Desalination Plant Intertidal Monitoring Progress Report April 2012, pp. 1-6.
    [Web Link]
  • Stewart, T. and Dittmann, S. (2012). Adelaide Desalination Plant Intertidal Monitoring Summer 2012, pp. 1-24.
    [Web Link]
  • Stewart, T. and Dittmann, S. (2012). Adelaide Desalination Plant Intertidal Monitoring Winter 2012, pp. 1-25.
  • Keuning, J., Brown, E., Navong, N., Beyer, K., Baggalley, S. and Dittmann, S. (2012). Benthic Macroinvertebrate Response Monitoring in the Murray Mouth and Coorong, 2011/12, pp. 1-45.
  • Dittmann, S., Baggalley, S. and Imgraben, S. (2012). Mangrove Condition Monitoring Manual, pp. 1-35.
  • Dittmann, S., Baggalley, S., Keuning, J. and Imgraben, S. (2012). Mangrove and Mudflat Condition Monitoring in Gulf St. Vincent, pp. 1-63.
  • Glavinic, A., Ramsdale, T. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Adelaide Desalination Infauna Monitoring. Fourth Quarter Report April 2011, pp. 1-38.
    [Web Link]
  • Cantin, L., Stewart, T. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Desalination Intertidal Monitoring: Summary Report 2009 - 2011.
  • Ramsdale, T., Keuning, J., Stewart, T. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Adelaide Desalination Infauna Monitoring. Final Report Winter Sampling 2011, pp. 1-67.
    [Web Link]
  • Stewart, T., Cantin, A. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Adelaide Desalination Plant Intertidal Monitoring. Interim Report July 2011, pp. 1-19.
    [Web Link]
  • Stewart, T., Cantin, A. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Adelaide Desalination Plant Intertidal Monitoring. Third Interim Report April 2011, pp. 1-22.
    [Web Link]
  • Ramsdale, T., Keuning, J., Glavinic, A. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Adelaide Aqua Infauna Monitoring Summary Report on Monitoring Winter 2009 - Summer 2011.
  • Dittmann, S., Baggalley, S., Brown, E. and Keuning, J. (2011). Macrobenthic survey 2010: Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Icon Site, pp. 1-76.
  • Dittmann, S., Baggalley, S., Brown, E., Drew, M. and Keuning, J. (2011). Benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring for the Goolwa Channel Water Level Management Project, year two, and Barage Releases within the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region.
  • Dittmann, S., Brown, E., Cameron, S., Baggalley, S., Gannon, R., Richmond, J., et al. (2010). Monitoring changes in benthic invertebrates following completion of a blocking bank at Clayton, August 2009 to 2010.
  • Beattie, K., Glavinic, A., Ramsdale, T., Dittmann, S. and Benkendorff, K. (2010). Adelaide Desalination Plant Final Benthic Fauna Monitoring Report 2009/10, pp. 1-80.
    [Web Link]
  • Dittmann, S., Taylor, S., Baggalley, S., Cantin, L., Keuning, J. and Cameron, S. (2010). Assessment of Juvenile Macrobenthic Invertebrates in the Coorong and their Potential for Recolonising the South Lagoon.
  • Rolston, A., Gannon, R., Green, D., Beaumont, K. and Dittmann, S. (2010). Macrobenthic Invertebrates of the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Ramsar Site: A Literature Review of Responses to Changing Environmental Conditions.
  • Dittmann, S., Cameron, S. and conlan, K. (2010). Increasing knowledge on introduced species in the marine environments of the Eyre Peninsula.
  • Benger, S., Dittmann, S., Bolton, T., Brown, E., Taylor, S. and Cameron, S. (2010). Current tubeworm (Ficopomatur) and freshwater mussel (Velesunio ambiguous) distribution in the Lower Lakes and capabilities of tubeworm reproduction under changing environmental conditions: Final Report.
  • Dittmann, S., Baggalley, S., Baring, R., Brown, E., Gannon, R. and Silvester, L. (2010). Macrobenthic suvey 2009: Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar site.
  • Glavinic, A., Beattie, K., Benkendorff, K. and Dittmann, S. (2009). Adelaide Aqua Infaunal Monitoring Winter Report 2009, pp. 1-57.
    [Web Link]
  • Rolston, A. and Dittmann, S. (2009). The Distribution and Abundance of Macrobenthic Invertebrates in the Murray Mouth and Coorong Lagoons 2006 to 2008, pp. 1-81.
    [Web Link]
  • Dittmann, S., Rolston, A., Benger, S. and Kupriyanova, E. (2009). Habitat requirements, distribution and colonisation of the tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus in the Lower Lakes and Coorong.
  • Dittmann, S., Gannon, R., Baring, R., Cummings, S., Hunt, T. and Humphries, J. (2009). Macrobenthic and aquatic invertebrate survey 2008/2009 Currency Creek and Finniss River Tributaries.
  • Baring, R., Dittmann, S., Dutton, A., Gannon, R., Cummings, S., Humphries, J., et al. (2009). Macrobenthic Survey 2008: Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar Site, pp. 1-67.
  • Dittmann, S.R., Dutton, A.R. and Earl, J. (2008). Macrobenthic survey 2007: Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar site.
  • Dittmann, S.R. and Nelson, M.J. (2007). Macrobenthic survey 2006: Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar site.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2004). Report Marine biology & Aquaculture Cluster Retreat.
  • Dinh, Q.M., Qin, J., Dittmann, S.R. and Tran, D.D. (2015). Morphometric variation of Parapocryptes serperaster (Gobiidae) in dry and wet seasons in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. ICHTHYOLOGICAL RESEARCH,
    [10.1007/s10228-015-0497-0] [Scopus]
  • Dinh, Q.M., Qin, J., Dittmann, S.R. and tran, D.D. (2015). Reproductive biology of the burrow dwelling goby Parapocryptes serperaster. ICHTHYOLOGICAL RESEARCH, pp. 1-9.
    [Scopus]
  • Dittmann, S.R., Baring, R.J., Baggalley, S., Cantin, L.M., Earl, J., Gannon, R., et al. (2015). Drought and flood effects on macrobenthic communities in the estuary of Australia’s largest river system. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 165 pp. 36-51.
    [10.1016/j.ecss.2015.08.023] [Scopus]
  • conlan, K.E., Currie, D.R., Dittmann, S.R., Sorokin, S.J. and Hendrycks, E. (2015). Macrofaunal patterns in an around du Couedic and Bonney submarine canyons, South Australia. PLoS One, 10(11)(e0143921)
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0143921] [Scopus]
  • Dinh, Q., Qin, J., Dittmann, S. and Tran, D. (2014). Burrow morphology and utilization of the goby (Parapocryptes serperaster) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. ICHTHYOLOGICAL RESEARCH,
    [10.1007/s10228-014-0402-2] [Scopus]
  • Earl, J., Fowler, A., Ye, Q. and Dittmann, S. (2014). Age validation, growth and population characteristics of greenback flounder (Rhombosolea tapirina) in a large temperate estuary. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 48(2) pp. 229-244.
    [10.1080/00288330.2013.875928] [Scopus]
  • Earl, J., Fowler, A. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Temporal variation in feeding behaviour and trophic ecology of the temperate hemiramphid, Hyporhamphus melanochir. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 90(1) pp. 71-83.
    [10.1007/s10641-010-9719-5] [Scopus]
  • Katrak, G. and Dittmann, S. (2011). Site specific distribution of the mud shore crab Helograpsus haswellianus in temperate wetlands. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 19(5) pp. 433-448.
    [10.1007/s11273-011-9227-1] [Scopus]
  • Morrisey, D., Swales, A., Dittmann, S.R., Morrison, M., Lovelock, C. and Beard, C. (2010). The ecology and management of temperate mangroves. Oceanography and Marine Biology, 48 pp. 43-160.
  • Schmidt, A., Wehrmann, A. and Dittmann, S.R. (2010). Low mortality rates of juvenile Pacific oysters in the German Wadden Sea are characteristic for invasive species: a reply to Beukema and Dekker. Helgoland Marine Research, 64 pp. 71-73.
    [10.1007/s10152-009-0170-y] [Scopus]
  • Buschbaum, C., Dittmann, S.R., Hong, J., Hwang, I., Strasser, M., Thiel, M., et al. (2009). Mytilid mussels: global habitat engineers in coastal sediments. Helgoland Marine Research, 63(1) pp. 47-58.
    [10.1007/s10152-008-0139-2] [Scopus]
  • Buttger, H., Asmus, H., Asmus, R., Buschbaum, C., Dittmann, S.R. and Nehls, G. (2008). Community dynamics of intertidal soft-bottom mussel beds over two decades. Helgoland Marine Research, 62(1) pp. 23-36.
    [10.1007/s10152-007-0099-y] [Scopus]
  • Imgraben, S. and Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Leaf litter dynamics and litter consumption in two temperate South Australian mangrove forests. Journal of Sea Research, 59(1-2) pp. 83-93.
    [10.1016/j.seares.2007.06.004] [Scopus]
  • Katrak, G.S., Dittmann, S.R. and Seuront, L. (2008). Spatial variation in burrow morphology of the mud shore crab, Helograpsus haswellianus (Brachyura, Grapsidae) in South Australian saltmarshes. Marine and Freshwater Research, 59(10) pp. 902-911.
    [10.1071/MF08044] [Scopus]
  • Schmidt, A., Wehrmann, A. and Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Population dynamics of the invasive Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas during the early stages of an outbreak in the Wadden Sea (Germany) Helgoland Marine Research, 62(4) pp. 367-376.
    [10.1007/s10152-008-0125-8] [Scopus]
  • Dittmann, S.R., Cantin, A., Noble, W.J. and Pocklington, J. (2006). Macrobenthic survey 2004: Murray Mouth, Coorong and Lower Lakes Ramsar site, includes an evaluation of food availability for shorebirds and possible indicator functions of benthic species. Adelaide, SA: Department for Environment and Heritage, SA.
  • Benkendorff, K., Fairweather, P.G. and Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Intertidal shores: life on the edge. In SA Shepherd, S Bryars, I Kirkegaard, P Harbison & JT Jennings, ed. Natural History of Gulf St Vincent. Adelaide, SA: Royal Society of South Australia, pp. 121-131.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2007). Soft sediments. In Sean Connell, Bronwyn Gillanders, ed. Marine Ecology. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, pp. 428-456.
  • Dittmann, S.R. (2006). South Australia. In Norman Duke, ed. Australia's Mangroves. Brisbane, QLD: University of Queensland Press, pp. 76-79.
  • Buschbaum, C., Dittmann, S.R., Hong, J., Hwang, I., Strasser, M., Thiel, M., et al. (2009). Mytilid mussels: global habitat engineers in coastal sediments. Helgoland Marine Research, 63(1) pp. 47-58.
    [10.1007/s10152-008-0139-2] [Scopus]
  • Katrak, G.S., Dittmann, S.R. and Seuront, L. (2008). Spatial variation in burrow morphology of the mud shore crab, Helograpsus haswellianus (Brachyura, Grapsidae) in South Australian saltmarshes. Marine and Freshwater Research, 59(10) pp. 902-911.
    [10.1071/MF08044] [Scopus]
  • Imgraben, S. and Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Leaf litter dynamics and litter consumption in two temperate South Australian mangrove forests. Journal of Sea Research, 59(1-2) pp. 83-93.
    [10.1016/j.seares.2007.06.004] [Scopus]
  • Buttger, H., Asmus, H., Asmus, R., Buschbaum, C., Dittmann, S.R. and Nehls, G. (2008). Community dynamics of intertidal soft-bottom mussel beds over two decades. Helgoland Marine Research, 62(1) pp. 23-36.
    [10.1007/s10152-007-0099-y] [Scopus]
  • Schmidt, A., Wehrmann, A. and Dittmann, S.R. (2008). Population dynamics of the invasive Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas during the early stages of an outbreak in the Wadden Sea (Germany) Helgoland Marine Research, 62(4) pp. 367-376.
    [10.1007/s10152-008-0125-8] [Scopus]
  • Duke, N.C., Maynecke, J.O., Dittmann, S.R., Ellison, A.M., Anger, K., Berger, U., et al. (2007). A World Without Mangroves? Science, 317(5834) pp. 41-42.
    [Scopus]

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