UMass Boston

Agnes Mittermayr

SFE - Dean's Office


PhD, Biological Oceanography, GEOMAR – Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany, 2014
MSc, Oceanography, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2008
BSc, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, 2007

Additional Information

Agnes Mittermayr is a marine ecologist interested in benthic invertebrate community structures and habitats. Her research focuses on how physical, chemical, and biological processes and interactions shape the available benthic habitat and species composition of coastal waters. Recent and ongoing projects include benthic habitat mapping, restoration efforts of salt marsh and eelgrass habitats, stable isotope studies of food web interactions and trophic niches, and tracing and quantifying the effects of anthropogenic activities on coastal community structure.

Mittermayr has a PhD in biological oceanography from GEOMAR – Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research (Kiel, Germany) and a MS in oceanography from the University of Southampton (UK). She is an assistant scientist for the Geology Department at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), Provincetown and a benthic ecologist for the Coastal Processes and Ecosystems Laboratory (CaPE Lab), a joint research effort between the School for the Environment within the University of Massachusetts Boston and CCS in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Professional Positions
  • 4/2017 - Present Benthic Ecologist, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  • 2015 - 2017 Post-doctoral fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 2014 - 2015 Post-doctoral fellow, Ulrich Sommer Lab, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2010 - 2014 Graduate Studies, Ulrich Sommer Lab, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
  • 2012 - 2015 Lecturer, Kiel University, Germany

The CaPE Lab

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125