Prof.(retired) Dr. Jörg A. Ott

Position: Group leader, PI ASF#20394, CoPI FFG#P814324

Main fields of scientific research

Marine Ecology, especially of benthic systems; seagrass meadows, mangroves, sulfidic habitats; meiofauna, especially nematodes; symbioses between bacteria and animals.

Contact

email: joerg.ott@univie.ac.at
phone: +43/1/4277/57103

Professional background

Born and educated in Vienna, studies in Zoology, Botany and Geography at the University of Vienna, Ph. D. in 1969, postdoctoral position at UNC Chapel Hill 1969-1971, 1972 Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, 1982 Habilitation, 1992 Associate Professor. 1985 - 2004 Editor-in-Chief of the journal PSZN: Marine Ecology. Since 1997 corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

current Grants

P20394-B03 project of the Austrian Science Foundation [2007-2011] 248.898,30 €
A marine flatworm/chemoautotrophic bacteria symbiosis -
PI Ott, PhD students Dirks, Gruber

P814324 project of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) [2007-2010] EUR 396.300,- € Immunomodulatorische Wirkung eines marinen Lektins, Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG)
(PI Dr. Eva Prieschl-Grassauer (Marinomed GmbH), CoPI Ott, PostDoc Bulgheresi.

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

OTT, J. Vertikalverteilung von Nematoden in Beständen nordadriatischer Sargassaceen. Helgol. wiss. Meeresunters. 15: 412-428 (1967).

SVOBODA, A. & J. OTT. Messungen der qualitativen Lichtverteilung in Phytalbeständen. Thalassia Jugoslavica 6: 185-188 (1970).

RIEDL, R. & J. OTT. A suction corer to yield electric potentials in coastal sediment layers. Senckenb. marit. 2: 67-84 (1970).

RIEGER, R. & J. OTT. Gezeitenbedingte Wanderungen von Turbellarien und Nematoden eines nordadriatischen Sandstrandes. Vie et Milieu, Suppl.22: 425-445 (1971).

OTT, J. Twelve new species of nematodes from an intertidal sandflat in North Carolina. Int. Revue ges. Hydrobiol. 57: 463-496 (1972).

OTT, J. Determination of fauna boundaries of nematodes in an intertidal sandflat. Int. Revue ges. Hydrobiol. 57: 645-663 (1972).

OTT, J. Studies on the diversity of the nematode fauna in intertidal sediments. 5th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Piccin, Padua, pp. 275-285 (1972).

OTT, J. Monobryozoon bulbosum n. sp., a new solitary interstitial bryozoan from the West Atlantic Coast. Cahiers de Biol. marine 13: 421-428 (1972).

MACHAN, R. & J. OTT. Problems and methods of continuous in situ measurements of redox potential in marine sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 17: 622-626 (1972).

OTT, J. & R. MACHAN. Dynamics of climatic parameters in intertidal sediments. Thalassia Jugoslavica 7: 219-229 (1971).

OTT, J. Concepts of underwater experimentation. Helgol. wiss. Meeresunters. 24: 54-77 (1973).
SCHIEMER, F. & J. OTT. Respiration and anaerobiosis in marine and limnic nematodes. Netherlands J. Sea Research 7: 233-243 (1973).

WIESER, W., J. OTT , F. SCHIEMER & E. GNAIGER. An ecophysiological study of some meiofauna species inhabiting a sandy beach at Bermuda. Mar. Biol. 26: 235-248 (1974).

OTT, J. & A. SVOBODA. Sea caves as model systems for energy flow studies in primary hard bOTTom communities. Pubbl. Staz. Zool. Napoli 40: 477-485 (1976).

OTT, J., B. FUCHS, R. FUCHS & A. Malasek. Observations on the biology of Callianassa stebbingi and Upogebia litoralis and their effect upon the sediment. Senckenb. marit. 8: 61-79 (1976).

OTT, J. Brood protection in a marine free-living nematode; with the description of Desmodora (Croconema) ovigera n. sp. Zool. Anz. 196: 175-181 (1976).

OTT, J. New free living marine nematodes from the West Atlantic I.: Four new species from Bermuda with a discussion of the genera Cytolaimium and Rhabdocoma COBB 1920. Zool. Anz. 198: 120-138 (1977).

OTT, J. & K. FEDRA. Stabilizing properties of a high biomass benthic community. Helgol. wiss. Meeresunters. 30: 485-494 (1977).

OTT, J. & A. LOSERT. A new quantitative sampler for submerged macrophytes, especially seagrass. Senckenb. marit. 11: 39-45 (1980).

OTT, J. Persistence of a seasonal growth rhythm in Posidonia oceanica (L.) DELILE under constant conditions of temperature and illumination. Mar. Biol. Letters 1: 99-104 (1979).

OTT, J. Growth and production in Posidonia oceanica (L.) DELILE. P.S.Z.N. I: Marine Ecology 1: 47-64 (1980).

VELIMIROV, B., J. OTT, R. NOVAK & H. PIRC. Microorganisms on macrophyte debris. Biodegradation and its implication in the food web. Meeresforsch. Kiel, Sonderheft 5: 333-344 (1981).

OTT, J. Adaptive strategies at the ecosystem level: examples from two benthic marine systems. P.S.Z.N I: Marine Ecology 2: 113-158 (1981).

WITTMANN, K. & J. OTT. Effects of cropping on growth in the mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) DELILE. P.S.Z.N.I: Marine Ecology 3: 151-159 (1982).

OTT, J., G. RIEGER, R. RIEGER & F. ENDERES. New mouthless interstitial worms from the sulfide system:symbiosis with procaryotes. P.S.Z.N.I: Marine Ecology, 3: 313-333 (1982).

VELIMIROV, B., G. HERNDL & J. OTT. Mg2+-Einbau in Kalkskelette von Octocorallia. Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 78: 172 (1985).

SCHIEMER, F., R. NOVAK & OTT, J. Metabolic studies on thiobiotic free-living nematodes and their symbiotic microorganisms. Marine Biology 106:129-137 (1990).

OTT, J., R. NOVAK, F. SCHIEMER, U. HENTSCHEL, M. NEBELSICK & M. POLZ. Tackling the Sulfide Gradient: A Novel Strategy Involving Marine Nematodes and Chemoautotrophic Ectosymbionts. P.S.Z.N.I: Marine Ecology, 12 (3): 261-279 (1991).

NEBELSICK, M., M. BLUMER, R. NOVAK & J. OTT. A New Glandular Sensory Organ in Catanema sp. (Nematoda, Stilbonematinae). Zoomorphology 112: 17-26 (1992).

OTT, J. & M. STACHOWITSCH. Die Lebensräume des Meeres und ihre Gefährdung. Veröffentlichungen der Komission für Humanökologie der Österr. Akademie der Wissenschaften 4: 13-32 (1992).

POLZ, M., H. FELBECK, R. NOVAK, M. NEBELSICK & J. OTT. Chemoautotrophic, Sulfur-Oxidizing Symbiotic Bacteria on Marine Nematodes: Morphological and Biochemical Characterization. Microbiol. Ecol. 24: 313-329 (1992).

P. DWORSCHAK & J. OTT. Decapod burrows in mangrove-channel and back-reef environments at the Atlantic Barrier Reef, Belize. Ichnos 2: 277-290 (1993).

POLZ, M., D. DISTEL, B. ZARDA, R. AMANN, H. FELBECK , J. OTT & C. CAVANAUGH. Phylogenetic analysis of a highly specific association between ectosymbiotic, sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and a marine nematode. Appl. Envir. Microbiology 60 (12): 4461-4467 (1994).

NEBELSICK, M., M. BLUMER, W. URBANCIK & J. OTT. The glandular sensory organ in Desmodoridae (Nematoda) - an ultrastructural and phylogenetic analysis. Invertebrate Biology 114 (3): 211-219 (1995).

OTT, J., M. BAUER-NEBELSICK & V. NOVOTNY. The genus Laxus COBB, 1894 (Stilbonematinae: Nematoda): Description of two new species with ectosymbiotic chemoautotrophic. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 108: 508-527 (1995).

URBANCIK, W., M. BAUER-NEBELSICK & J. OTT. The ultrastructure of the cuticle of Nematoda. I. The body cuticle within the Stilbonematinae (Adenophorea, Desmodoridae). Zoomorphology 116: 51-64 (1996).

URBANCIK, W., V. NOVOTNY & J. OTT. The ultrastructure of the cuticle of Nematoda. II. The cephalic cuticle of Stilbonematinae (Adenophorea, Desmodoridae). Zoomorphology 116: 65-75 (1996).

BAUER-NEBELSICK, M., Ch. F. Bardele & J. A. OTT. Redescription of Zoothamnium niveum (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1831) Ehrenberg, 1838 (Oligohymenophora, Peritrichida), a Ciliate with Ectosymbiotic, Chemoautotrophic Bacteria. Europ. J. Protistol. 32: 18-30 (1996).

BAUER-NEBELSICK, M., Ch. F. BARDELE & J. A. OTT. 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 (1996).

BERGER, E., W. URBANCIK & J. OTT. Eubostrichus topiarius sp.n., a new free-living, marine species of Stilbonematinae (Nematoda: Desmodoridae) from a shallow subtidal sand bOTToM. Nematologica 42: 561-536 (1996).

OTT, J. A new symbiotic marine nematode, Adelphos rolandi gen.n. sp.n. (Stilbonematinae), from the Caribbean Sea. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 99B: 417-422 (1997).

KAMPFER, S., STURMBAUER, CH. & J. OTT. Phylogenetic Analysis of rDNA Sequences from Adenophorean Nematodes and the Implications on the Adenophorea - Secernentea Controversy. Invertebrate Biology 117 (1): 29-36 (1998).

OTT, J., M. BRIGHT & F. SCHIEMER. The Ecology of a Novel Symbiosis Between a Marine Peritrich Ciliate and Chemoautotrophic Bacteria. PSZN: Marine Ecology 19 (3): 229-243 (1998).

HENTSCHEL, U., E.C. BERGER, H. FELBECK, M. BRIGHT & J.A. OTT. Metabolism of Nitrogen and Sulfur in Symbiotic Nematodes (Nematoda, Stilbonematinae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 183:149-158 (1999).

Hoschitz M., Buchholz T.g., Ott J.  Leptonemella juliae sp.n. and Leptonemella vestari sp.n. (Stilbonematinae), two new free living, marine nematodes from a subtidal sand bottom. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 101 B: 423-435 (1999).

HARTL, M.G. & J.A. OTT. An In-Situ Study on the Influence of Ascidian Suspension Feeding on the Subtidal Nepheloid Layer in the Northern Adriatic Sea. PSZN: Marine Ecology 20 (3/4): 359- 372 (1999). 

BELEGRATIS, M.R., I. BITIS, A. ECONOMOU-AMILLI & J.A. OTT. Epiphytic patterns of macroalgal assemblages on Cystoseira species (Fucales, Phaeophyta) in the east coast of Attica (Aegean Sea, Greece). Hydrobiologia 412: 67-80 (1999). 

Polz, M., J.A. Ott, M. Bright & C. Cavanaugh. When Bacteria hitch a ride. AMS News 66 (9): 531-539 (2000).

Schiemer, F. & J. Ott. Metabolic levels and microhabitat of an interstitial Cephalocarid and micro-isopod. PSZN: Marine Ecology 22: 13-22 (2001).

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

Vopel, K., M. Pöhn, A. Sorgo & J. Ott. Ciliate-generated advective seawater transport supplies chemoautotrophic ectosymbionts. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 210: 93-99 (2001)

Pöhn, M., K. Vopel, E. Grünberger & J. Ott. Microclimate of the brown alga Feldmannia caespitula interstitium under zero-flow conditions. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 210: 285-290 (2001).

Vopel, K., Ch. H. Reick, G. Arlt, M. Pöhn & J. A. Ott. Flow microenvironment of two marine peritrich ciliates with ectobiotic chemoautotrophic bacteria. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 29: 19-28 (2002).

Nussbaumer, A.D., M. Bright, C. Baranyi, C.J. Beisser & J.A. Ott. Attachment mechanisms in a highly specific association between ectosymbiotic bacteria and marine nematodes. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 239-246 (2004).

Ott, J., M. Bright & S. Bulgheresi. Symbiosis between Marine Nematodes and Sulfur-oxidizing Chemoautotrophic Bacteria. Symbiosis 36: 103-126 (2004).

Ott, J., M. Bright & S. Bulgheresi. Marine Microbial Thiotrophic Ectosymbioses. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 42: 95-118 (2004).

Ott, J. & M. Bright. Sessile ciliates with bacterial ectosymbionts from Twin Cayes, Belize. Atoll Research Bulletin 516: 1-7 (2004).

Vopel, K., Thistle, D., Ott, J., Bright, M. & H. Roy. Wave-induced H2S flux sustains a chemoautotrophic symbiosis. Limnol. Oceanogr. 50 (1): 128-133 (2005).

Gallmetzer, I., Pflugfelder, B., Zekely, J. & J. A. Ott. Macrofauna diversity in Posidonia oceanica detritus: distribution and diversity of mobile macrofauna in shallow sublittoral accumulations of Posidonia oceanica detritus. Marine Biology 147: 517-523 (2005).

Bulgheresi S, Schabussova I, Chen T, Mullin NP, Maizels RM, Ott JA. A new C-type lectin similar to the human immunoreceptor DC-SIGN mediates symbiont acquisition by a marine nematode. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72:2950-2956 (2006).

Rinke, Ch., S. Schmitz-Esser, K. Stoecker, A. D. Nussbaumer, D. A. Molnar, K. Vanura, M. Wagner, M. Horn, J. A. Ott, and M. Bright. “Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli,” an Ectosymbiotic Bacterium Covering the Giant Marine Ciliate Zoothamnium niveum. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. Vol. 72, No. 3, p. 2014–2021 (2006).

Hasler H. & J. Ott. Diving down the reefs? Intensive diving tourism threatens the reefs of the northern Red Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 1788-1794 (2008)

Loy, A., S. Duller, Ch. Baranyi, M. Mußmann, J. Ott, I. Sharon, O. Beja, D. Le Paslier, Ch. Dahl & M. Wagner. Reverse Dissimilatory Sulfite Reductase as Phylogenetic Marker for a subgroup of sulphur-oxidizing prokaryotes. Envir. Microbiol. 11 (2): 289-299 (2009)

Bayer C*, Heindl NR*, Rinke C, Lücker S, Ott JA, Bulgheresi S: Molecular characterization of the symbionts associated with marine nematodes of the genus Robbea. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1(2): 136-144 (2009)
* these authors contributed equally

Heindl NR, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Bayer C, Lücker S, Ott JA, Bulgheresi S. 2011. First detection of thiotrophic symbiont phylotypes in the pelagic marine environment FEMS Microbiology Ecology 77:1 223-227 - online here

Bulgheresi S.*,  Gruber-Vodicka HR*,  Heindl NR, Dirks U,  Kostadinova M, Breiteneder H and Ott JA. 2011. Sequence variability of the pattern recognition receptor Mermaid mediates specificity of marine nematode symbioses. ISME Journal 5, 986–998 - online here
*these authors contributed equally

Harald Ronald Gruber-Vodicka, Ulrich Dirks, Nikolaus Leisch, Christian Baranyi, Kilian Stoecker, Silvia Bulgheresi, Niels Robert Heindl, Matthias Horn, Christian Lott, Alexander Loy, Michael Wagner, and Jörg Ott. 2011. Paracatenula, an ancient symbiosis between thiotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and catenulid flatworms. PNAS published ahead of print June 27, 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1105347108 - online here

Books

OTT, J., G. WAGNER & M. WUKETITS (Eds.). Evolution, Ordnung und Erkenntnis. Paul Parey, Berlin, 158pp. (1985).

OTT, J. Meereskunde. Einführung in die Geographie und Biologie der Ozeane. UTB Ulmer Verlag. 386 Seiten, 121 Abbildungen (1988).

OTT, J. Meereskunde. Einführung in die Geographie und Biologie der Ozeane. UTB Ulmer Verlag. 2. Auflage, 424 Seiten, 124 Abbildungen (1996).

UIBLEIN, F., J. OTT & M. STACHOWITSCH (Eds.). Deep sea and extreme shallow-water habitats: affinities and adaptions. Biosyst. Ecol. Ser. 11, Österr. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 388pp (1996).

DWORSCHAK, P.C., M. STACHOWITSCH & J. OTT (Eds.). Influences of Organisms on their environment - the role of episodic events. Proc. 29th EMBS, 29. Aug.-2. Sep. 1994 Vienna, Austria, Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag, 567pp (1996).

Ott, J.A., M. Stachowitsch & E.M. Ölscher (Eds.). Remote and inaccessible habitats, in-situ research and biodiversity: A tribute to Rupert Riedl. Proc. 40th EMBS, August 20-25, 2005 Vienna Austria. Marine Ecology: an Evolutionary Perspective 28 (Suppl. 1), 187pp (2007).

Book Chapters

OTT, J. Studies on the diversity of the nematode fauna in intertidal sediments. 5th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Piccin, Padua, pp. 275-285 (1972).

OTT, J. & L. MAURER. Strategies of the energy transfer from marine macrophytes to consumer levels: the Posidonia oceanica example. In: Keegan,B.F, P.O`Ceidigh and P.J.S.Boaden (Eds.): Biology of Benthic Organisms. Pergamon Press, New York (1977) pp. 493- 502.

MAZZELLA, L., F. CINELLI, J. OTT & W. KLEPAL. Studi sperimentali "in situ" sull`Epifitismo della Posidonia oceanica DELILE. Atti X Congresso SIBM. Quaderni di Tecnica di Piscicoltura. Istituto des CNR Ancona 3 (1 Suppl.): 481-492 (1981).

RIEDL, R. & J. OTT. Water movement through porous sediments. In: F.T. Manheim and K.A. Fanning (Eds.): The Dynamic Environment of the Ocean Floor. Heath, Lexington, pp. 29-56 (1982).
SVOBODA, A. & J. OTT. In situ measurements of community metabolism in littoral marine sediments. In: E. Gnaiger und H. Forstner (Eds.): Polarographic Oxygen Sensors. Aquatic and Physiological Applications. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 285-297 (1983).

OTT, J. & L. MAZZELLA. Seasonal changes in some features of Posidonia oceanica (L.) DELILE leaves and epiphytes at differnt depths. In: C.F.Boudouresque, A. Jeudy de Grissac und J. Olivier (Eds.): International Workshop on Posidonia oceanica Beds, GIS Posidonie 1984, 1: 119-127 (1985).

OTT, J. Ökologie und Evolution. In: J. Ott, G. Wagner und M. Wuketits (Eds.): Evolution, Ordnung und Erkenntnis. Paul Parey, Berlin, pp.47-68 (1985).

WURZIAN, S. & J. OTT. Eine nordadriatische Benthosgemeinschaft mit hoher Biomasse: Ihre Struktur und ihre Rolle in einem FlachwasserökosysteM. In: I Problemi di Mare Adriatico. Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Trieste, 26-27 Settembre 1983, Universita degle Studi di Trieste, pp. 319-330 (1984).

OTT, J. Phylum Nematoda (Roundworms). In: W. Sterrer (Ed.): Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, pp.216-219 (1986).

OTT, J. Changes in the North Adriatic Benthos. Atti del convegno: Lo stato di salute dell'Adriatico: Problemi e prospettivi. Urbino 1989 (1989): 75-83.

OTT, J. & R. NOVAK. Living at an interface: Meiofauna at the oxygen/sulfide boundary in marine sediments. In: J.S.Ryland & P.A.Tyler (Eds.): Reproduction, Genetics and Distributions of Marine Organisms. Olsen & Olsen, Fredensborg (1989), pp. 415- 422.

OTT, J. Systemtheorie und Ökologie. In: K.Kratky und E. Bonet (Hrsg). Systemtheorie und Reduktionismus. Edition S, Verlag der Österreichischen Staatsdruckerei (1989).

OTT, J. Biomass sampling. In: R.Philips (Ed.), Seagrass Systems. UNESCO Monographs on Oceanographic Methodology (1990), pp. 55-60.

OTT, J. The Adriatic Benthos: Problems and Perspectives. In: G.Colombo et al.(Eds): Marine eutrophication and population dynamics. Olsen & Olsen, Fredensborg (1992), pp. 367-378.

OTT, J. A symbiosis between nematodes and chemoautotrophic sulphur bacteria exploiting the chemocline of marine sands. In: R. Guerrero & C. Pedros-Alio (Eds.), Trends in Microb. Ecol., Barcelona, 1993, pp. 231-234.

OTT, J. & G. HERNDL. Marine snow, mucus aggregates and bottom anoxias: Consequences for benthic-pelagic coupling. In F. Briand (Ed.): Mediterranean Tributary Seas, pp. 133-147 (1995).

OTT, J. Sulfide symbioses in shallow sands. In: A. Eleftheriou, A. Ansell and Ch. Smith (Eds.): Biology and Ecology of Shallow Coastal Waters, Olsen & Olsen, Fredensborg, pp. 143-147 (1995).

KAMPFER, S. & J. OTT. Nutrition and feeding preferences of the Caribbean echinoid Clypeaster rosaceus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea). In: A. Eleftheriou, A. Ansell and Ch. Smith (Eds.): Biology and Ecology of Shallow Coastal Waters, Olsen & Olsen, Fredensborg, pp. 309-313 (1995).

OTT, J. Sulphide ectosymbioses in shallow marine habitats. In: Uiblein, F., J. Ott, and M. Stachowitsch (Eds): Deep-sea and extreme shallow-water habitats: affinities and adaptions, Biosystematics and Ecology Series 11: 369-382 (1996).

NEWELL, R. & J. OTT. Macrobenthic Communities and Eutrophication. In: Malone, T.C., A. Malej, L.W. Harding jr., N. Smodlaka & R.E. Turner (Eds.): Ecosystems at the Land-Sea Margin: Drainage Basin to Coastal Sea. Coastal and Estuarine Studies vol. 55. American Geophysical Union,  Washington, D.C., pp. 265-293 (1999).

Ott, J. Chemoautotrophe Bakterien als Symbionten mariner Einzeller und wirbelloser Tiere. In: K. Schleifer (Ed.): Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Umwelt. Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie (Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Bd. 23, pp. 95-110. Friedrich Pfeil, München (2002).

Ott, J. Micrometazoa, p. 369-373. In: M. Denny and S. Gaines (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores. University of California Press, Berkeley, 705 pp (2007)

Non-Peer reviewed publications

VELIMIROV, B. & J. OTT. Das Ökosystem der mediterranen Seegraswiesen. Begleitveröffentlichungen zum wissenschaftlichen Film C1786, Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film, Wien. Wiss.Film Nr.34/35:48-51 (1986).

OTT, J. Prärien auf dem Meeresgrund. Schr. Ver. Verbr. naturwiss. Kenntnisse Wien 127: 177-198 (1989).

OTT, J. Nematoden und Bakterien: Eine Symbiose an der Grenze zwischen oxischen und anoxischen Lebensräumen. Biologie in unserer Zeit 23 (2): 127-132 (1993).

OTT, J. & M. STACHOWITSCH. Die Lebensräume des Meeres und ihre Gefährdung. Veröffentlichungen der Komission für Humanökologie der Österr. Akademie der Wissenschaften 4: 13-32 (1992).

Ott, J. Freibeutertum oder Management? Die Nutzung der Meere an der Wende. Praxis Geographie 36: 4-11 (2006).