Guido Bonthond - PhD student

Research Division 3: Marine Ecology - Experimental Ecology
Group: Pathology and Biogenic Stress Biology of Marine Macrophytes

Room: HB - 125
Phone: +49 431 600 - 4549

Hohenbergstraße 2, 24105 Kiel, Germany


I am interested in microbial ecology and in the interactions between microbes and macrobes. For my PhD project at GEOMAR I am studying the Red Alga Agarophyton vermiculophyllum (synonym: Gracilaria vermiculophylla), which is native to the North West Pacific and has been introduced to the European and North American coastal ecosystems. One of my goals is to learn how microbes support this organism to be a prolific invader. At the same time I aim to address fundamental questions related to microbial community ecology by combining descriptive and experimental approaches.


MSc Biological Sciences: Limnology and Oceanography (2013 - 2016)
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

BSc Biology (2009 - 2012)
Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands


Bonthond G,Bayer T, Krueger-Hadfield SA, Barboza FR, Nakaoka M, Valero M, Wang G, Künzel S, Weinberger F. 2020. How do microbiota associated with an invasive seaweed vary across scales? Molecular Ecology. DOI 10.1111/mec.15470

Bonthond G,Merselis DG, Dougan KE, Graff T, Todd W, Fourqurean JW, Rodriguez-Lanetty M. 2018. Inter-domain microbial diversity within the coral holobiont Siderastrea siderea from two depth habitats. PeerJ. 6:e4323. DOI 10.7717/peerj.4323

Bonthond G,Sandoval-Denis M, Groenewald JZ, Crous PW. 2018. Seiridium (Sporocadaceae): an important genus of plant pathogenic fungi. Persoonia, 40:96-118. DOI 10.3767/persoonia.2018.40.04