School of Biological Sciences


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Regina Kolzenburg

  • Qualifications: MSc (Rostock), BSc (Wurzburg)
  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: Institute of Marine Sciences, Ferry Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, P04 9LY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5797
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  • Department: School of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty: Science


I graduated from the University of Rostock, Germany with Master of Science in Marine Biology in September 2014. I am currently conducting my PhD research at the Institute of Marine Science (IMS). During my PhD research I’m looking at the resilience of marginal populations of coralline algae to climate change, particularly ocean acidification and warming. Marginal populations are at the forefront of climate-related environmental changes and thus are a new major concern to ecology, evolution and conservational biology. I am comparing edge and central populations of intertidal coralline algae at physiological and ecological levels and comprehend their responses to climatic changes. Therefore, I am using field, lab and mesocosm experiments combined with state of the art biogeochemical and imaging techniques.


  • Coralline algae 
  • Impact of ocean acidification on marine organisms
  • Impact of ocean warming on marine organisms
  • Marine Conservation
  • Marine Ecology
  • Biogeochemistry


Dr Federica Ragazzola (IMS, School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth)
Dr Craig Storey (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth)
Dr Alex Ford (IMS, School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth)