Dr Christina Roggatz

Dr Christina Roggatz

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

Christina Roggatz is a research fellow in chemical ecology and computational modelling. Her research focuses on the effect of climate change on chemically mediated interactions of marine organisms and their functioning within ecosystems. She is particularly interested in unravelling the effects of pH at molecular level using a range of chemical analytical, biological and computational approaches.

Christina joined the Energy and Environment Institute in 2018, where she works on an EU-funded project and investigates compounds involved in biological interactions that are essential for sediment stability and their sensitivity to environmental conditions, such as pH and temperature.

She obtained her PhD from the University of Hull in 2017 for her interdisciplinary work on the effects of ocean acidification on peptide signalling cues in marine crustaceans.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Taking Current Climate Change Research to the Classroom—The "Will Hermit Crabs Go Hungry in Future Oceans?" Project

Roggatz, C. C., Kenningham, N., & Bartels-Hardege, H. D. (2019). Taking Current Climate Change Research to the Classroom—The “Will Hermit Crabs Go Hungry in Future Oceans?” Project. In W. L. Filho, & S. L. Hemstock (Eds.), Climate Change and the Role of Education (255-277). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32898-6_15

Journal Article

Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms

Porteus, C. S., Roggatz, C. C., Velez, Z., Hardege, J. D., & Hubbard, P. C. (2021). Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms. The journal of experimental biology, 224(14), https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.237941

Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?

Hardege, J. D., Schirrmacher, P., Roggatz, C. C., & Benoit, D. M. (in press). Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?. Journal of Chemical Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01276-9

Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans

Roggatz, C. C., Fletcher, N., Benoit, D. M., Algar, A. C., Doroff, A., Wright, B., …Hardege, J. D. (2019). Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans. Nature Climate Change, 9(11), 840-844. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0589-3

Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream

Velez, Z., Roggatz, C. C., Benoit, D. M., Hardege, J., & Hubbard, P. C. (2019). Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00731

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

2021

Member of the International Society of Chemical Ecology

2019

Early Career Member of the Society of Experimental Biology

2018

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2016

Teaching qualification