Nicole S Webster

Summary

Affiliation: Australian Institute of Marine Science
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Exploring the role of microorganisms in the disease-like syndrome affecting the sponge Ianthella basta
    Heidi M Luter
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5736-44. 2010
  2. pmc Same, same but different: symbiotic bacterial associations in GBR sponges
    N S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Front Microbiol 3:444. 2012
  3. pmc Sponge-microbe associations survive high nutrients and temperatures
    Rachel Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e52220. 2012
  4. doi Near-future ocean acidification causes differences in microbial associations within diverse coral reef taxa
    N S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Environ Microbiol Rep 5:243-51. 2013
  5. pmc Ocean acidification reduces induction of coral settlement by crustose coralline algae
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Townsville, QLD, 4810, Australia
    Glob Chang Biol 19:303-15. 2013
  6. doi A complex life cycle in a warming planet: gene expression in thermally stressed sponges
    N Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:1854-68. 2013
  7. pmc Elevated seawater temperature causes a microbial shift on crustose coralline algae with implications for the recruitment of coral larvae
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 5:759-70. 2011
  8. doi Bacterial community dynamics in the marine sponge Rhopaloeides odorabile under in situ and ex situ cultivation
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, 4810, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 13:296-304. 2011
  9. ncbi Site-specific variation in Antarctic marine biofilms established on artificial surfaces
    Nicole S Webster
    Biological Sciences Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 8:1177-90. 2006
  10. doi Temperature thresholds for bacterial symbiosis with a sponge
    Nicole S Webster
    Microbiology and Symbiosis, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 2:830-42. 2008

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc Exploring the role of microorganisms in the disease-like syndrome affecting the sponge Ianthella basta
    Heidi M Luter
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5736-44. 2010
    ..These results suggest that microbes are not responsible for the formation of brown spot lesions and necrosis in I. basta...
  2. pmc Same, same but different: symbiotic bacterial associations in GBR sponges
    N S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Front Microbiol 3:444. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Sponge-microbe associations survive high nutrients and temperatures
    Rachel Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e52220. 2012
    ..The highly stable microbial associations indicate that R. odorabile symbionts are capable of withstanding short-term exposure to elevated nutrient concentrations and sub-lethal temperatures...
  4. doi Near-future ocean acidification causes differences in microbial associations within diverse coral reef taxa
    N S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Environ Microbiol Rep 5:243-51. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Ocean acidification reduces induction of coral settlement by crustose coralline algae
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Townsville, QLD, 4810, Australia
    Glob Chang Biol 19:303-15. 2013
    ..5. Microbial shifts and the concomitant reduced ability of CCA to induce coral settlement under OA conditions projected to occur by 2100 is a significant concern for the development, maintenance and recovery of reefs globally...
  6. doi A complex life cycle in a warming planet: gene expression in thermally stressed sponges
    N Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:1854-68. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Elevated seawater temperature causes a microbial shift on crustose coralline algae with implications for the recruitment of coral larvae
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 5:759-70. 2011
    ....
  8. doi Bacterial community dynamics in the marine sponge Rhopaloeides odorabile under in situ and ex situ cultivation
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, 4810, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 13:296-304. 2011
    ..The high growth and symbiont stability in R. odorabile cultured in situ confirm that this is the preferred method of aquaculture for this species at this time...
  9. ncbi Site-specific variation in Antarctic marine biofilms established on artificial surfaces
    Nicole S Webster
    Biological Sciences Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 8:1177-90. 2006
    ..This is the first investigation of Antarctic biofilm structure and FISH results suggest that anthropogenic impacts may influence the complex composition of microbial communities...
  10. doi Temperature thresholds for bacterial symbiosis with a sponge
    Nicole S Webster
    Microbiology and Symbiosis, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 2:830-42. 2008
    ..Breakdown of symbioses and stress in the sponge occurred at temperatures identical to those reported for coral bleaching, indicating that sponges may be similarly threatened by climate change...
  11. ncbi Sponge disease: a global threat?
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Qld 4810, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 9:1363-75. 2007
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  12. ncbi Bacterial community structure associated with the Antarctic soft coral, Alcyonium antarcticum
    Nicole S Webster
    Biological Sciences Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:81-94. 2007
    ..This is the first investigation of microbial communities associated with Antarctic soft corals, and the results suggest that spatially stable microbial associations exist across an environmental impact gradient...
  13. ncbi Diverse microbial communities inhabit Antarctic sponges
    Nicole S Webster
    Biological Sciences Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia 4810
    Environ Microbiol 6:288-300. 2004
    ..In addition, seven eukaryotic sequences that were not detected in seawater samples or other sponge species were observed in K. varialosa...
  14. pmc Metamorphosis of a scleractinian coral in response to microbial biofilms
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville 4810, Queensland, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:1213-21. 2004
    ..This investigation demonstrates that complex microbial communities can induce coral metamorphosis in the absence of CCA...
  15. pmc 'Sponge-specific' bacteria are widespread (but rare) in diverse marine environments
    Michael W Taylor
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ISME J 7:438-43. 2013
    ..While the presence of an organism does not imply that it is active in situ, our results do suggest that many 'sponge-specific' bacteria occur more widely outside of sponge hosts than previously thought...
  16. doi Shifts in microbial and chemical patterns within the marine sponge Aplysina aerophoba during a disease outbreak
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3 Townsville Mail Centre, Qld 4810, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 10:3366-76. 2008
    ..These results provide a platform for future cultivation-based experiments to isolate the putative pathogens from A. aerophoba and perform re-infection trials to define the disease aetiology...
  17. doi Sponge-specific clusters revisited: a comprehensive phylogeny of sponge-associated microorganisms
    Rachel L Simister
    Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 14:517-24. 2012
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  18. pmc Deep sequencing reveals exceptional diversity and modes of transmission for bacterial sponge symbionts
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Qld 4810, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 12:2070-82. 2010
    ..Thus, members of the rare seawater biosphere may serve as seed organisms for widely occurring symbiont populations in sponges and their host association might have evolved much more recently than previously thought...
  19. pmc Crustose coralline algae and a cnidarian neuropeptide trigger larval settlement in two coral reef sponges
    Steve Whalan
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e30386. 2012
    ..It also raises the possibility that larvae from distinct phyla may share signal transduction pathways involved in metamorphosis...
  20. pmc Thermal and sedimentation stress are unlikely causes of brown spot syndrome in the coral reef sponge, Ianthella basta
    Heidi M Luter
    Australian Institute of Marine Science at James Cook University, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e39779. 2012
    ..On the Great Barrier Reef, up to 66% of the Ianthella basta population was recently found to be afflicted by a syndrome characterized by brown spot lesions and necrotic tissue...
  21. doi Marine sponges and their microbial symbionts: love and other relationships
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Qld 4810, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 14:335-46. 2012
    ..g. biology of viruses in sponges, effects of environmental stress) that we believe are deserving of increased attention...
  22. ncbi Understanding ship-grounding impacts on a coral reef: potential effects of anti-foulant paint contamination on coral recruitment
    Adrew P Negri
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville MC, QLD
    Mar Pollut Bull 44:111-7. 2002
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  23. doi The larval sponge holobiont exhibits high thermal tolerance
    Nicole S Webster
    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Microbiol Rep 3:756-62. 2011
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