Monika Bright (published under the names Nebelsick, Bauer-Nebelsick and Bright)

Research ID I-5542-2012

H- index 21 (Web of Science, total cited publications 1248)

H- index 27 (Google Scholar citations, total cited publications 2190)

Schuster L., Bright M. 2016. A novel colonial ciliate Zoothamnium ignavum sp. nov. (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) and its ectosymbiont Candidatus Navis piranensis gen. nov., sp. nov. from shallow-water wood falls. Plos One 9: 1-7. Plos One 11/1: 1-18. (IF 3.234, 9/57, Multidisciplinary Science, Q1)

Klose J, Aistleitner K, Horn M, Krenn L, Dirsch V, Zehl M, Bright M. 2016. Trophosome of the deep-sea tubeworm Riftia pachyptila inhibits bacterial growth. Plos One 11/1: 1-18. (IF 3.234, 9/57, Multidisciplinary Science, Q1)

Aistleitner K., Anrather D., Schott T., Klose J., Bright M., Ammerer G., Horn M. 2015. Conserved features and major differences in the outer membrane protein composition of chlamydiae. Environmental Microbiology 17/4: 1397-1413 (IF 6.201, 12/119 Microbiology, Q1)

Gollner S, Govenar B, Martinez Arbizu P, Mills S, Le Bris N, Weinbauer M, Shank T, Bright M. 2015. Differences in recovery between deep-sea hydrothermal vent and vent-proximate communities after a volcanic eruption. Deep Sea Research I 106: 167-182. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.10.008 (IF 2.566, 12/61 Oceanography, Q1)

Gollner S, Govenar B, Fisher CR, Bright M. 2015. Size matters at deep-sea hydrothermal vents: different diversity and habitat fidelity patterns of meio- and macrofauna. Marine Ecology Progress Series 520: 57-66 (IF 2.619, 17/112 Marine and Freshwater Biology, Q1)

Klose J, Polz MJ, Wagner M, Schimak MP, Goller S, Bright M. 2015. Endosymbionts escape dead hydrothermal vent tubeworms to enrich the free-living population. PNAS 112/6: 11300-11305 (IF 9.674,4/56 Multidisciplinary Sciences, Q1)

Plum C, Gollner S, Martinez Arbizu P, Bright M. 2015. Diversity and composition of the copepod communities associated with megafauna around a cold seep in the Gulf of Mexico with remarks on species biogeography. Marine Biodiversity 45: 419-432. DOI 10.1007/s12526-014-0310-8 (IF 1.104, 64/112 Marine and Freshwater Biology)

Bright M., Espada-Hinojosa S., Lagkouvardos E., Volland J.M. 2014. The giant ciliate Zoothamnium niveum and its thiotrophic epibiont Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli: a model system to study interspecies cooperation. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 1-13; doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00145

Eichinger I., Schmitz-Esser S., Schmid M., Fisher C.R., Bright M. 2014. Symbiont-driven sulfur crystal formation in a thiotrophic symbiosis form deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps. Environmental Microbiology Reports 6/4: 364-372

Zimmermann J., Lott C., Weber M., Ramette A. Bright M., Dubilier N., Peterson J.M. 2014. Dual symbiosis with co-occuring sulfur-oxidizing symbionts in vestimentiferans tubeworms from a Mediterranean hydrothermal vent. Environmental Microbiology 16/2: 3638-3656

Bohorquez J., Papaspyrou S., Yufera M., van Bergeijk S.A., Garcia-Robledo E., Jimenez-Arias J.L., Bright M., Corzo A. 2013. Effects of green macroalgal blooms on the meiofauna community structure in the Bay of Cadiz. Marine Pollution Bulletin 70: 10-17.

Bright M., Klose J., Nussbaumer A. 2013 Giant tubeworms. Current Biology 23/6: 224-225

Bright M. Eichinger I., Salvini-Plawen v. L. 2012. The metatrochophore of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent vestimentiferan (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution 13/2: 163-188. DOI 10.1007/s13127-012-0117-z

Eichinger I., Hourdez S., Bright M. 2013. Morphology, microanatomy and sequence data of Sclerolinum contortum (Siboglindae, Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 13/3: 311-329. DOI 10.1007/s13127-012-0121-3

Gollner S., Miljutina M., Bright M. 2013. Nematode succession at deep-sea hydrothermal vents after a recent volcanic eruption, with the description of two dominant species. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 13/3: 349-371.

Degen R., Riavitz L., Gollner S., Vanreusel A., Plum C., Bright M. 2012. Community study of tubeworm associated epizooic meiobenthos from deep-sea cold seeps and hot vents. MEPS 468: 135-148.

Schimak M.P., Toenshoff E.R., Bright M. 2012. Simultaneous 16S and 18S rRNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on LR White sections demonstrated in Vestimentifera (Siboglinidae) tubeworms. Acta Histochem. 114: 122-130

Eichinger I., Klepal W., Schmid M., Bright M. 2011. Organization and microanatomy of the Sclerolinum contortum trophosome (Polychaeta, Siboglinidae). Biol. Bull. 220: 140- 153

Katz S., Klepal W., Bright M. 2011. The Osedax trophosome: organization and ultrastructure. Biol. Bull. 220: 128-139

Goodrich-Blair H., & Ané J.-M., Bever J.D., Bordenstein S.R., Bright M., Chaston, J.M., Clay K., Currie C.R., Douglas A. E., Gerardo N., Harrison M.J., Ley R.E., McFall-Ngai M., Mukherjee A., Rader B., Raffa K.F., Ruby E.G., Saffo M.B., Selosse M.-A., Sonnenburg J.L., Stock S. P., Suen G., Turnau K., Udvardi M. Visick K. L., Weis V. M. 2010. Symbiosis research, technology, and education: Proceedings of the 6th International Symbiosis Society Congress held in Madison Wisconsin, USA, August 2009. Symbiosis 51/1:1-12

Gollner S., Fontaneto D., Martinez Arbizu P. 2010. Molecular taxonomy confirms morphological classification of deep-sea hydrothermal vent copepods (Dirivultidae) and suggests broad physiological tolerance of species and frequent dispersal along ridges. Marine Biology. Doi: 10.1007/s00227-010-1553-y

Bright M., Plum C., Riavitz L.A., Nikolov N., Martinez Arbizu P., Cordes E.E., Gollner S. 2010. Epizooic metazoan meiobenthos associated with tubeworm and mussel aggregations from cold seeps of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II: 57: 1982-1989

Katz S., Klepal W., Bright M. 2010. The skin of Osedax (Siboglinidae, Annelida): An ultrastructural investigation of its epidermis. J. Morph. 271/10: 1272-1280

Vanreusel A., De Grotte A., Gollner S., Bright M. 2010. Ecology and biogeography of free-living nematodes associated with chemosynthetic environments in the deep sea: a review. PloS One 5/8: 1-15

Gollner S., Ivanenko V.N., Martinez Arbizu P., Bright M. 2010. Advances in taxonomy, ecology, and biogeography of Dirivultidae (Copepoda) associated with chemosyntethic environments in the Deep Sea. PloS One 5/8: 1-13

Gollner S., Riemer B., Martinez Arbizu P., Le Bris N., Bright M. 2010. Diversity of meiofauna from the 9°50’N East Pacific Rise across a gradient of hydrothermal fluid emissions. PloS One 5/8: 1-14

Bright M., Lallier F.H. 2010. The biology of vestimentiferan tubeworms. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 48: 213-266

Bright M., Bulgheresi S. 2010. A complex journey: transmission of microbial symbionts. Nature Microbiology Reviews 8: 218-230 + supplement

Rinke C., Schmitz-Esser S., Loy A., Horn M., Wagner M., Bright M. 2009. High genetic similarity between two geographically distinct strains of the sulfur-oxidizing symbiont Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 67/2: 229-241

Pflugfelder B., Cary C.C., Bright M. 2009. Dynamics of cell proliferation and apoptosis reflect different life strategies in hydrothermal vent and cold seepvestimentiferan tubeworms. Cell and Tissue Research 337: 149-165

Kloiber U., Pflugfelder B., Rinke C., Bright M. 2009. Cell proliferation and growth in Zoothamnium niveum (Oligohymenophora, Peritrichida) – thiotrophic bacteria symbiosis. Symbiosis 47: 43-50

Gollner S., Ivanenko V.N., Martinez Arbizu P. 2008. A new species of deep-sea Tegastidae (Crustacea: Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from 9°50´N on the East Pacific Rise, with remarks on its ecology. Zootaxa 1866:323-336

Harmer T. L., Rotjan R. D., Nussbaumer A.D., Bright M., Ng A. W., DeChaine E. G., Cavanaugh C. M. 2008. Free-living tubeworm endosymbionts found at deep-sea vents. AEM 3895-3898

Klepal W., Gruber D., Pflugfelder B. 2007. Natural cyclic degeneration by a sequence of programmed cell death modes in Semibalanus balanoides (Linnaeus, 1767) (Crustacea, Cirripedia Thoracica). Zoomorphology 127(1): 49-58

Roberts H., Carney R., Kupchik M., Fisher C., Nelson K., Becker L., Goehring L., LessardPilon S., Telesnicki G., Bernard B., Brooks J., Bright M., Cordes E., Horudez S. Hund Jr. J., Shedd W., Boland B., Joye S., Samarkin V. Bernier M., Bwoles M., MacDonald I., Niemann H., Petersen C., Potter J. 2007. Alvin explores the deep northern Gulf of Mexico slope. EOS 88/35: 341-342

Rinke C., Lee R., Katz S., Bright M. 2007. The effects of sulphide on growth and behavior of the thiotrophic Zoothamnium niveum symbiosis. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 274: 2259-2269

Gollner S., Zekely J., Govenar B., Le Bris N., Nemeschkal H. L., Fisher C. R., Bright M. 2007. Tubeworm-associated permanent meiobenthic communities from two chemically different hydrothermal vent sites on the East Pacific Rise. MEPS 337: 39-49

Bright M. 2006. Hydrothermal vent meiofauna. Denisia 18: 27-28

Zekely J.,  Gollner S., Van Dover C. L., Govenar B., Le Bris N., Bright M. 2006. Nematode communities associated with tubeworm and mussel aggregations on the East Pacific Rise. Cah. Biol. Mar. 47: 477-482

Gollner S., Zekely J., Van Dover C. L., Govenar B., Le Bris N., Bright M. 2006. The benthic copepod community of tubeworm and mussel aggregations at the East Pacific Rise. Cah. Biol. Mar. 47: 397-402

Fuchs J., Bright M., Funch P., Wanninger A. 2006. Immunocytochemistry of the neuromuscular systems of Loxosomella vivipara and L. parguerensis (Entoproctoa: Loxosomatidae). J. Morphology 267: 866-883

Zekely J., Sørensen M., Bright M. 2006. Four new nematode species of family Monhysteridae De Man, 1876 from deep-sea hydrothermal vents from East Pacific Rise and Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Meiofauna Marina 15: 25-42

Zekely J., Van Dover C. L., Bright M. 2006. Hydrothermal vent meiobenthos associated with mussel (Bathymodiolus spp.) aggregations from Mid-Atlantic Ridge and East Pacific Rise. Deep-Sea Research I 53: 1363-1378

Katz S., Cavanaugh C.M., Bright M. 2006. Symbiosis of epi- and endocuticular bacteria with Helicoradomenia spp. (Mollusca, Aplacophora, Solenogastres) from deep-seas. MEPS 320: 89-99

Nussbaumer A.D., Fisher C.R., Bright M. 2006. Horizontal endosymbiont transmission in hydrothermal vent tubeworms. Nature 441: 345-348

Rinke C., Schmitz-Esser S., Stoecker K., Nussbaumer A.D., Molnar D.A., Vanura K., Wagner M., Horn M., Ott J.A., Bright M. 2006. "Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli", an ectosymbiotic bacterium covering the giant marine ciliate Zoothamnium niveum. Applied Environmental Microbiology 72/3: 2014-2021

Govenar B., Le Bris N., Gollner S., Glanville J., Aphergis A., Hourdez S. Fisher C.R. 2005. Epifaunal community structure associated with Riftia pachyptila aggregations in chemically different hydrothermal vent habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 305: 67-77

Marotta M., Melone G., Bright M., Ferraguti M. 2005. Spermatozoa and sperm aggregates in the vestimentiferans Riftia pachyptila and Lamellibrachia luymesi (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae: Vestimentifera) with some phylogenetic considerations. Biological Bulletin 209: 215-226

Salerno J.L., Macko S. A., Hallam, S.J., Bright M., Won Y.-J., McKiness Z., Van Dover C.L. 2005. Characterization of symbiont population in life-history stages of mussels from chemosynthetic environments. Biological Bullentin 208: 145-155

Bright M., Giere O. 2005. Microbial symbioses in annelids. Symbiosis 38: 1-45

Vopel K., Thistle D., Ott J., Bright M., Rφy H. 2005. Wave-induced H2S flux sustains a chemoautotrophic symbiosis. Limnology & Oceanography 50/1: 128-133

Pflugfelder B., Fisher C. R., Bright M. 2005. The color of the trophosome: elemental sulfur distribution in the endosymbionts of Rifia pachyptila Jones, 1981 (Vestimentifera, Siboglinidae). Marine Biology 146: 895-901

Ott J., Bright M. 2004. Sessile ciliates with bacterial ectosymbionts form Twin Cays, Belize. Atoll Research Bulletin 516: 1-7

Ott J., Bright M. & Bulgheresi S. 2004. Marine microbial thiotrophic ectosymbioses. Oceanography Marine Biology Review 42: 95-118

Ott J., Bright M. & Bulgheresi S. 2004. Symbioses between marine nematodes and sulfur-oxidizing chemoautotrophic bacteria. Symbiosis 36: 103-126

Nussbaumer A., Bright M., Ott J. A. 2004. Attachment mechanism in a highly specific association between ectosymbiotic bacteria and marine nematodes. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 239-246

Bright M., Sorgo A. 2003. Ultrastructural reinvestigation of the trophosome in adults of Riftia pachyptila (Siboglinidae, Annelida). Invertebrate Biology 122: 345-366

Bright M., Arndt C., Keckeis H. and Felbeck H. 2003. A temperature-tolerant interstitial worm associated with epibiotic bacteria from the shallow water fumaroles of Deception Island, Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research II 50: 1859-1871

Bright M. Life strategies of thiotrophic ectosymbiosis. In: Bright M, Dworschak P., Stachowitsch M. 2002 (eds.) The Vienna School of Marine Biology. A Tribute to Jörg Ott. Facultas. Wien, pp.19-32

Sorgo A., Gaill F., Lechaire J.-P., Arndt C., Bright M. 2002. Glycogen storage in the Riftia pachyptila trophosome: contribution of host and symbionts. MEPS 231: 115-120

Hoschitz M., Bright M., Ott J.A. 2001. Ultrastructural reconstruction of the pharynx of Leptonemellea juliae (Nematoda, Adenophorea). Zoomorphology 121: 95-107

Polz M.F., Ott J. A., Bright M., Cavanaugh C.M. 2000. When bacteria hitch a ride. Ectosymbiotic associations between sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and eukaryotes represent a spectacular adaptation to environmental gradients. AMS 66/9: 531-539

Bright M., Keckeis H., Fisher C.R. 2000. An autoradiographic examination of carbon fixation, transfer, and utilization in the Riftia pachyptila symbiosis. Marine Biology 136: 621-632

Hentschel U., Berger E.C., Bright M., Felbeck H., Ott J.A. 1999. Metabolism of nitrogen and sulfur in ectosymbiotic bacteria of marine nematodes (Nematoda, Stilbonematinae). MEPS 183: 149-158

Scott K.M., Bright M., Macko S.A., Fisher C.R. 1999. Carbon dioxide use by chemoautotrophic endosymbionts of hydrothermal vent vestimentiferans: affinities for carbon dioxide, absence of carboxysomes, and delta 13C values. Marine Biology 135: 25-34

Ott J. A., Bright M., Schiemer R. 1998. The ecology of a novel symbiosis between a marine peritrich ciliate and chemoautotrophic bacteria. PSZN: Marine Ecology 19: 229-243

Scott K. M., Bright M., Fisher C. R. 1998. The burden of independence: Inorganic carbon utilization strategies of the sulfur chemoautotrophic hydrothermal vent isolate Thiomicrospira crunogena and the symbionts of hydrothermal vent and cold seep vestimentiferans. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 39/3: 379-381

Bauer-Nebelsick M. 1996. Antygomonas oreas sp. n, a new deep sea kinorhynch from the Pacific Ocean. Ann. Naturh. Mus. Wien 98B: 5-22

Urbancik W., Bauer-Nebelsick M., Ott J. A. 1996. The ultrastructure of the cuticle of Nematoda. I. The body cuticle within the Stilbonematinae (Adenophorea, Desmodoridae). Zoomorphology 116: 51-64

Bauer-Nebelsick M., Bardele C. F., Ott J. A. 1996. Electron microscopic studies on Zoothamnium niveum (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1831) Ehrenberg, 1838 (Oligohymenophora, Peritrichida), a ciliate with ectosymbiotic, chemoautotrophic bacteria. Europ. J. Protistol. 32: 202-215

Bauer-Nebelsick M., Bardele C. F., Ott J. A.  1996. Redescription of Zoothamnium niveum (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1831) Ehrenberg, 1838 (Oligohymenophora, Peritrichida), a ciliate with ectosymbiotic, chemoautotrophic bacteria. Europ. J. Protistol. 32: 18-30

Ott J. A., Bauer-Nebelsick M., Novotny V. 1995. The genus Laxus Cobb, 1894 (Stilbonematinae, Nematoda): Description of two new species with ectosymbiotic chemoautotrophic bacteria. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 108/3) 508-527

Bauer-Nebelsick M., Blumer M., Urbancik W., J. A. Ott. 1995. The glandular sensory organ of Desmodoridae (Nematoda) - an ultrastructural and phylogenetic analysis. Invertebrate Biology 114/3: 211-219

Bauer-Nebelsick M. 1995. Zelinkaderes klepali sp. n., a new cyclorhagid kinorhynch from shallow water sands of the Red Sea. Ann. Naturh. Mus. Wien 97B: 57-74

Nebelsick M. 1993. Nervous system, introvert, and mouth cone of Echinoderes capitatus and phylogenetic relationships of Kinorhyncha. Zoomorphology 113: 211-232

Polz M.F., Felbeck H., Novak R., Nebelsick M., Ott J.A. 1992. Chemoautotrophic, sulfur-oxidizing symbiotic bacteria in marine nematodes: morphological and biochemical characterization. Microbial Ecology 24: 313-329

Nebelsick M. 1992. Ultrastructural investigations of three taxonomic characters in the trunk region of Echinoderes capitatus (Kinorhyncha, Cyclorhagida). Zoologica Scripta.21/4: 335-345

Nebelsick M. 1992. Sensory spots of Echinoderes capitatus (Zelinka, 1928)( Kinorhyncha, Cyclorhagida). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm): 73/3: 185-195

Nebelsick M., Blumer M., Novak R., Ott J. 1992. A new glandular sensory organ in Catanema sp. (Nematoda, Stilbonematinae). Zoomorphology 112: 17-26

Ott J.A., Novak R., Schiemer F., Henschel U., Nebelsick M., Polz M. 1991. Tackling the sulfide gradient: a novel strategy involving marine nematodes and chemoautotrophic ectosymbionts. P.S.Z.N.I. Marine Ecology 12/3: 261-279

Nebelsick M. 1990. Antygomonas incomitata gen. et sp.n. (Cyclorhagida, Kinorhyncha) and its phylogenetic relationships. Zoologica Scripta 19/2: 143-152




Desbruyeres D, Segonzac M, Bright M. 2006. Fauna of Hydrothermal Vents. 2nd edition. Denisia 18, Landesmuseum Linz, Austria

Bright M., Dworschak P., Stachowitsch M. 2002. (eds.) The Vienna School of Marine Biology. A Tribute to Jörg Ott. Facultas. Wien. 200 pp