Michael Lintner

Academic degrees

03/2018 – 10/2021 Phd Earth Sciences (University of Vienna) „Phytodetrital carbon and nitrogen turnover by foraminifera with changing environmental parameters”.

10/2019 – 12/2021 Master Ecology and Ecosystems (University of Vienna) „Feeding experiments with Cribroelphidium selseyense at different light regime”.

8/2015 – 02/2018 Master Earth Sciences (University of Vienna) „Unmixing experiments of alkali feldspar in a chemically open and closed system”.

10/2012 – 08/2015 Bachelor Earth Sciences (University of Vienna) „Investigation of an ore mineral paragenesis from Antonsthal, Saxon Ore Mountains, Germany”.

Professional career

10.2021 – 04.2022 Assistant at the Department of Paleontology - University of Vienna

04.2022 – 09.2023 Postdoc at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow - Malapolska Centre of Biotechnology

since 10.2023 Assistant Professor at the Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk Ośrodek Badawczy w Krakowie (Polonez BIS 3 fellow).

Principal research publications

Lintner, M., Lintner, B., Schagerl, M., Wanek, W., & Heinz, P. (2023). The change in metabolic activity of a large benthic foraminifera as a function of light supply. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 8240.

Lintner, M., Wildner, M., Lintner, B., Wanek, W., & Heinz, P. (2023). Spectroscopic analysis of sequestered chloroplasts in Elphidium williamsoni (Foraminifera). Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 238, 112623.

Lintner, M., Schagerl, M., Lintner, B., Wanek, W., Keul, N., & Heinz, P. (2022). Effect of light on the metabolism of the foraminifera Cribroelphidium selseyense lacking photosymbionts and kleptoplasts. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 100133.

Bubl, M., Wanek, W., Heinz, P., Hofmann, T., & Lintner, M. (2022). Impact of heavy metals (Cu, Fe, Pb, Zn) on carbon and nitrogen uptake of the diatom-bearing benthic foraminifera Heterostegina depressa d'Orbigny 1826 (No. EGU22-1616). Copernicus Meetings.

Lintner, M., Schagerl, M., Lintner, B., Nagy, M., & Heinz, P. (2022). Photosynthetic performance of symbiont-bearing foraminifera Heterostegina depressa affected by sunscreens. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-7.

Lintner, M., Lintner, B., Keul, N., Wanek, W. and Heinz, P. (2021): Effects of heavy elements (Pb, Cu, Zn) on algal food uptake by Elphidium excavatum (Foraminifera). Heliyon 7 (11), e08427, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08427.

Lintner, M., Lintner, B., Wanek, W., Schmidt, S., Keul, N., & Heinz, P. (2021) Assimilation of particular organic matter and dissolved organic or inorganic compounds by Cribroelphidium selseyense (Foraminifera). Frontiers in Marine Science, 1709, doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.778148, 2021.

Lintner, B., Lintner, M., Bukenberger, P., Witte, U., & Heinz, P. (2021). Living benthic foraminiferal assemblages of a transect in the Rockall Trough (NE Atlantic). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 171, 103509, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2021.103509.

Lintner, M., Lintner, B., Wanek, W., Keul, N., & Heinz, P. (2020). The effect of salinity, light regime and food source on C and N uptake in a benthic foraminifer. Biogeosciences, 18, 1395–1406, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1395-2021

Lintner, M., Biedrawa, B., Wukovits, J., Wanek, W., & Heinz, P. (2020). Salinity dependent algae uptake and subsequent carbon and nitrogen metabolisms of two intertidal foraminifera (Ammonia tepida and Haynesina germanica). Biogeosciences, 17(13), 3723-3732, doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3723-2020

Accepted Projects and Grants

Polonez BIS ( Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant): Foraminifera as marine pollution sensors with shortterm to long-term responses. Start date 1st of October 2023.

ÖFG - Österreichische Forschungs Gesellschaft: International Communication 2023, travel grant for FORAMS-Conference in Perugia (Italy)

ASSEMBLE Plus (8th call): Different C and N uptake of foraminifera due to environmental changes (accepted: 12.2020 , Crete)

ASSEMBLE Plus (6th call): Foraminifera in Naples experiencing systematic toxicity (accepted: 04.2020, Naples)

short-term grant abroad (KWA - University of Vienna): 07.2020 – 08.2020 in Kiel at the Geomar. Topic: Feeding-experiments of foraminifera with particular focus on the carbon and nitrogen uptake.

Current Work

Project No.

Foraminifera as marine pollution sensors with short-term to long-term responses


Research project NCN POLONEZ - Michael Lintner - Strony naukowców - Pracownicy - Instytut Nauk Geologicznych PAN