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2022

Müller, A., Brehm, J., Völkl, M., Jérôme, V., Laforsch, C., Freitag, R., Greiner, A.: Disentangling biological effects of primary nanoplastics from dispersion paints' additional compounds. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 242, No. 113877 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.113877

Rolf, M., Laermanns, H., Kienzler, L., Pohl, C., Möller, J., Laforsch, C., Löder, M., Bogner, C.: Flooding frequency and floodplain topography determine abundance of microplastics in an alluvial Rhine soil. Science of the Total Environment, 836, No. 155141 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155141

Steibl, S., Gebauer, G., Laforsch, C.: Impacts on food web properties of island invertebrate communities vary between different human land uses. Science of the Total Environment, 831(34), No. 154838 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154838

Schirmer, E., Ritschar, S., Ochs, M., Laforsch, C., Schuster, S., Römpp, A.: MALDI mass spectrometry imaging workflow for the aquatic model organisms Danio rerio and Daphnia magna. Scientific Reports, 12(1), No. 7288 (2022).
doi:10.1038/s41598-022-09659-y

Ritschar, S., Hüftlein, F., Schell, L., Brehm, J., Laforsch, C.: Taking advantage of transparency : A proof-of-principle for the analysis of the uptake of labeled microplastic particles by organisms of different functional feeding guilds using an adapted CUBIC protocol. Science of the Total Environment, 832, No. 154922 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154922

Wilde, M., Brehm, J., Schwarzer, M., Stöckl, J., Laforsch, C., Fröhlich, T.: Improving the proteome coverage of Daphnia magna : implications for future ecotoxicoproteomics studies. Proteomics, No. 2100289 (2022).
doi:10.1002/pmic.202100289

Wieland, S., Balmes, A., Bender, J., Kitzinger, J., Meyer, F., Ramsperger, A., Roeder, F., Tengelmann, C., Wimmer, B., Laforsch, C., Kress, H.: From properties to toxicity : comparing microplastics to other airborne microparticles. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 428, 128151 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.128151

Hufnagl, B., Stibi, M., Martirosyan, H., Wilczek, U., Möller, J., Löder, M., Laforsch, C., Lohninger, H.: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Microplastics in Environmental Samples Based on μFTIR Imaging in Combination with Machine Learning. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 9(1), 90-95 (2022).
doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00851

Ritschar, S., Schirmer, E., Hufnagl, B., Löder, M., Römpp, A., Laforsch, C.: Classification of target tissues of Eisenia fetida using sequential multimodal chemical analysis and machine learning. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 157(2), 127-137 (2022).
doi:10.1007/s00418-021-02037-1

Diller, J., Drescher, S., Hofmann, M., Rabus, M., Feldhaar, H., Laforsch, C.: The Beauty is a beast: Does leachate from the invasive terrestrial plant Impatiens glandulifera affect aquatic food webs?. Ecology and Evolution, 12(4) (2022).
doi:10.1002/ece3.8781

Ramsperger, A., Jasinski, J., Völkl, M., Witzmann, T., Meinhart, M., Jérôme, V., Kretschmer, W., Freitag, R., Senker, J., Fery, A., Kress, H., Scheibel, T., Laforsch, C.: Supposedly identical microplastic particles substantially differ in their material properties influencing particle-cell interactions and cellular responses. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 425, 127961 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127961

Schwarzer, M., Brehm, J., Vollmer, M., Jasinski, J., Xu, C., Zainuddin, S., Fröhlich, T., Schott, M., Greiner, A., Scheibel, T., Laforsch, C.: Shape, size, and polymer dependent effects of microplastics on Daphnia magna. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 426, No. 128136 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.128136

Schrank, I., Möller, J., Imhof, H., Hauenstein, O., Zielke, F., Agarwal, S., Löder, M., Greiner, A., Laforsch, C.: Microplastic sample purification methods : Assessing detrimental effects of purification procedures on specific plastic types. Science of the Total Environment, 833, No. 154824 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154824

Brehm, J., Wilde, M., Reiche, L., Leitner, L., Petran, B., Meinhart, M., Wieland, S., Ritschar, S., Schott, M., Boos, J., Frei, S., Kress, H., Senker, J., Greiner, A., Fröhlich, T., Laforsch, C.: In-depth characterization revealed polymer type and chemical content specific effects of microplastic on Dreissena bugensis. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 437, 129351 (2022).
doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.129351

2021

Steibl, S., Laforsch, C.: The importance of the Maldives as a wintering ground for migratory birds of the Central Asian flyway. Journal of Asian Ornithology, 37, 80-87 (2021).

Kernchen, S., Löder, M., Fischer, F., Fischer, D., Moses, S., Georgi, C., Nölscher, A., Held, A., Laforsch, C.: Airborne microplastic concentrations and deposition across the Weser River catchment. Science of the Total Environment, No. 151812 (2021).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151812

Mitterwallner, V., Suci, A., Zamani, N., Lenz, M.: Exposure to moderately elevated temperatures changes food preferences in the tropical marine herbivore Haliotis squamata. Marine Biology, 168(7), No. 110 (2021).
doi:10.1007/s00227-021-03922-y

Möller, J., Heisel, I., Satzger, A., Cseperke Vizsolyi, E., Oster, S., Agarwal, S., Laforsch, C., Löder, M.: Tackling the Challenge of Extracting Microplastics from Soils : A Protocol to Purify Soil Samples for Spectroscopic Analysis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (2021).
doi:10.1002/etc.5024

Laermanns, H., Lehmann, M., Klee, M., Löder, M., Gekle, S., Bogner, C.: Tracing the horizontal transport of microplastics on rough surfaces. Microplastics and Nanoplastics, 1, No. 11 (2021).
doi:10.1186/s43591-021-00010-2

Steibl, S., Franke, J., Laforsch, C.: Tourism and urban development as drivers for invertebrate diversity loss on tropical islands. Royal Society Open Science, 8(10), No. 210411 (2021).
doi:10.1098/rsos.210411

Meides, N., Menzel, T., Pötzschner, B., Löder, M., Mansfeld, U., Strohriegl, P., Altstädt, V., Senker, J.: Reconstructing the Environmental Degradation of Polystyrene by Accelerated Weathering. Environmental Science & Technology, 55(12), 7930-7938 (2021).
doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c07718

Diel, P., Rabus, M., Laforsch, C.: Pricklier with the proper predator? Predator‐induced small‐scale changes of spinescence in Daphnia. Ecology and Evolution, 11(23), 17080-17090 (2021).
doi:10.1002/ece3.8346

Teichert, S., Löder, M., Pyko, I., Mordek, M., Schulbert, C., Wisshak, M., Laforsch, C.: Microplastic contamination of the drilling bivalve Hiatella arctica in Arctic rhodolith beds. Scientific Reports, 11(1), No. 14574 (2021).
doi:10.1038/s41598-021-93668-w

Trotter, B., Wilde, M., Brehm, J., Dafni, E., Aliu, A., Arnold, G., Fröhlich, T., Laforsch, C.: Long-term exposure of Daphnia magna to polystyrene microplastic (PS-MP) leads to alterations of the proteome, morphology and life-history. Science of the Total Environment, 795, No. 148822 (2021).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148822

Weig, A., Löder, M., Ramsperger, A., Laforsch, C.: In situ Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Communities on Microplastic Particles in a Small Headwater Stream in Germany. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, No. 660024 (2021).
doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.660024

Schott, M., Sandmann, M., Cresswell, J., Becher, M., Eichner, G., Brandt, D., Halitschke, R., Krueger, S., Morlock, G., Düring, R., Vilcinskas, A., Meixner, M., Büchler, R., Brandt, A.: Honeybee colonies compensate for pesticide-induced effects on royal jelly composition and brood survival with increased brood production. Scientific Reports, 11(1), No. 62 (2021).
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005683

Prume, J., Gorka, F., Löder, M.: From sieve to microscope : An efficient technique for sample transfer in the process of microplastics' quantification. MethodsX, 8, No. 101341 (2021).
doi:10.1016/j.mex.2021.101341

Steibl, S., Sigl, R., Bräumer, P., Clauß, V., Goddemeier, S., Hamisch, S., Lücker, D., Reiprich, L., Stegmann, L., Voigt, N., Laforsch, C.: Diversity patterns and community structure of the ground-associated macrofauna along the beach-inland transition zone of small tropical islands. Diversity, 13(8), No. 377 (2021).
doi:10.3390/d13080377

Steibl, S., Laforsch, C.: Compartmentalized organization of ecological niche occupation in insular invertebrate communities. Ecology and Evolution, 11(1), 471-480 (2021).
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005645

Kumar, V., Löschel, L., Imhof, H., Löder, M., Laforsch, C.: Analysis of microplastics of a broad size range in commercially important mussels by combining FTIR and Raman spectroscopy approaches. Environmental Pollution, 269, No. 116147 (2021).
doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116147

Steibl, S., Sigl, R., Blaha, S., Drescher, S., Gebauer, G., Gürkal, E., Hüftlein, F., Satzger, A., Schwarzer, M., Seidenath, D., Welfenbach, J., Zinser, R., Laforsch, C.: Allochthonous resources are less important for faunal communities on highly productive, small tropical islands. Ecology and Evolution, 11(19), 13128-13138 (2021).
doi:10.1002/ece3.8035

2020

Ritschar, S., Bangalore Narayana, V., Rabus, M., Laforsch, C.: Uncovering the chemistry behind inducible morphological defences in the crustacean Daphnia magna via micro-Raman spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 10(1), No. 22408 (2020).
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005343

Ramsperger, A., Stellwag, A., Caspari, A., Fery, A., Lüders, T., Kress, H., Löder, M., Laforsch, C.: Structural Diversity in Early-Stage Biofilm Formation on Microplastics Depends on Environmental Medium and Polymer Properties. Water, 12(11), 3216 (2020).
doi:10.3390/w12113216

Steibl, S., Laforsch, C.: Shell resource partitioning as a mechanism of coexistence in two co-occurring terrestrial hermit crab species. BMC Ecology, 20, No. 1 (2020).
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004707

Ritschar, S., Rabus, M., Laforsch, C.: Predator-specific inducible morphological defenses of a water flea against two freshwater predators. Journal of Morphology, 281(6), 653-661 (2020).
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005030

Dris, R., Agarwal, S., Laforsch, C.: Plastics : From a Success Story to an Environmental Problem and a Global Challenge. Global Challenges, 4(6), No. 2000026 (2020).
doi:10.1002/gch2.202000026

Pietrzak, B., Rabus, M., Religa, M., Laforsch, C., Dańko, M.: Phenotypic plasticity of senescence in Daphnia under predation impact : no ageing acceleration when the perceived risk decreases with age. Royal Society Open Science, 7(2), No. 191382 (2020).
doi:10.1098/rsos.191382

O´Connor, J., Mahon, A., Ramsperger, A., Trotter, B., Redondo-Hasselerharm, P., Koelmans, A., Lally, H., Murphy, S.: Microplastics in Freshwater Biota : A Critical Review of Isolation, Characterization, and Assessment Methods. Global Challenges, 4(6), No. 1800118 (2020).
doi:10.1002/gch2.201800118

Diel, P., Kiene, M., Martin-Creuzburg, D., Laforsch, C.: Knowing the Enemy : Inducible Defences in Freshwater Zooplankton. Diversity, 12(4), No. 147 (2020).
doi:10.3390/d12040147

Steibl, S., Spelda, J., Laforsch, C.: First record of the spirobolid Eucarlia hoffmani Golovatch & Korsós, 1992 (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Pachybolidae) from the Maldives, Indian Ocean. Schubartiana, 9, 7-11 (2020).

Steibl, S., Ballarin, F., Nadolny, A., Laforsch, C.: First record of a wolf spider, Draposa lyrivulva (Bösenberg & Strand 1906) (Araneae: Lycosidae), from the Maldivian Islands, Indian Ocean. Acta Arachnologica, 69(2), 115-119 (2020).
doi:10.2476/asjaa.69.115

Möller, J., Löder, M., Laforsch, C.: Finding Microplastics in Soils : A Review of Analytical Methods. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(4), 2078-2090 (2020).
doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04618

Ramsperger, A., Narayana, V., Gross, W., Mohanraj, J., Thelakkat, M., Greiner, A., Schmalz, H., Kress, H., Laforsch, C.: Environmental exposure enhances the internalization of microplastic particles into cells. Science Advances, 6(50), eabd1211 (2020).
doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd1211

Piehl, S., Atwood, E., Bochow, M., Imhof, H., Franke, J., Siegert, F., Laforsch, C.: Can Water Constituents Be Used as Proxy to Map Microplastic Dispersal Within Transitional and Coastal Waters?. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8, No. 92 (2020).
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005514

2019

Steibl, S., Laforsch, C.: Daytime activity and habitat preferences of two sympatric hermit crab species (Decapoda: Anomura: Coenobita). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 231, No. 106482 (2019).
doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106482

Frei, S., Piehl, S., Gilfedder, B., Löder, M., Krutzke, J., Wilhelm, L., Laforsch, C.: Occurence of microplastics in the hyporheic zone of rivers. Scientific Reports, 9, No. 15256 (2019).
doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51741-5

Meyer, S., Heuss, L., Feldhaar, H., Weisser, W., Gossner, M.: Land-use components, abundance of predatory arthropods, and vegetation height affect predation rates in grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 270-271, 84-92 (2019).
doi:10.1016/j.agee.2018.10.015

Otte, K., Effertz, C., Fröhlich, T., Arnold, G., Laforsch, C., von Elert, E.: Proteomic analysis in the model organism Daphnia has the potential to unravel molecular pathways involved in phenotypic changes in response to changing environmental conditions. Hydrobiologia, 846(1), 27-38 (2019).
doi:10.1007/s10750-018-3718-5

Trotter, B., Ramsperger, A., Raab, P., Haberstroh, J., Laforsch, C.: Plastic waste interferes with chemical communication in aquatic ecosystems. Scientific Reports, 9, No. 5889 (2019).
doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41677-1

Hufnagl, B., Steiner, D., Renner, E., Löder, M., Laforsch, C., Lohninger, H.: A methodology for the fast identification and monitoring of microplastics in environmental samples using random decision forest classifiers. Analytical Methods, 11(17), 2277-2285 (2019).
doi:10.1039/C9AY00252A

Schrank, I., Trotter, B., Dummert, J., Scholz-Böttcher, B., Löder, M., Laforsch, C.: Effects of microplastic particles and leaching additive on the life history and morphology of Daphnia magna. Environmental Pollution, 255(2), No. 113233 (2019).
doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113233

Grevé, M., Bláha, S., Teuber, J., Rothmaier, M., Feldhaar, H.: The effect of ground surface rugosity on ant running speed is species-specific rather than size dependent. Insectes Sociaux, 66(3), 355-364 (2019).
doi:10.1007/s00040-019-00694-z

Steibl, S., Laforsch, C.: Disentangling the environmental impact of different human disturbances : a case study on islands. Scientific Reports, 9(1), No. 13712 (2019).
doi:10.1038/s41598-019-49555-6

Heuss, L., Grevé, M., Schäfer, D., Busch, V., Feldhaar, H.: Direct and indirect effects of land‐use intensification on ant communities in temperate grasslands. Ecology and Evolution, 9(7), 4013-4024 (2019).
doi:10.1002/ece3.5030

Atwood, E., Falcieri, F., Piehl, S., Bochow, M., Matthies, M., Franke, J., Carniel, S., Sclavo, M., Laforsch, C., Siegert, F.: Coastal accumulation of microplastic particles emitted from the Po River, Northern Italy : Comparing remote sensing and hydrodynamic modelling with in situ sample collections. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 138, 561-574 (2019).
doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.11.045

Piehl, S., Mitterwallner, V., Atwood, E., Bochow, M., Laforsch, C.: Abundance and distribution of large microplastics (1–5 mm) within beach sediments at the Po River Delta, northeast Italy. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 149, No. 110515 (2019).
doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110515

2018

Grevé, M., Hager, J., Weisser, W., Schall, P., Gossner, M., Feldhaar, H.: Effect of forest management on temperate ant communities. Ecosphere, 9(6), No. e02303 (2018).
doi:10.1002/ecs2.2303

Imhof, H., Wiesheu, A., Niessner, R., Ivleva, N., Laforsch, C.: Variation in plastic abundance at different lake beach zones - a case study. Science of the Total Environment, 613/614, 530-537 (2018).
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.300

Bieberich, J., Lauerer, M., Drachsler, M., Heinrichs, J., Müller, S., Feldhaar, H.: Species- and developmental stage-specific effects of allelopathy and competition of invasive Impatiens glandulifera on co-occurring plants. PLoS One, 13(11), No. e0205843 (2018).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205843

Stocking, J., Laforsch, C., Sigl, R., Reidenbach, M.: The role of turbulent hydrodynamics and surface morphology on heat and mass transfer in corals. Interface : Journal of the Royal Society, 15, No. 20180448 (2018).
doi:10.1098/rsif.2018.0448

Weithmann, N., Möller, J., Löder, M., Piehl, S., Laforsch, C., Freitag, R.: Organic fertilizer as a vehicle for the entry of microplastic into the environment. Science Advances, 4(4) (2018).
doi:10.1126/sciadv.aap8060

Schmidt, L., Bochow, M., Imhof, H., Oswald, S.: Multi-temporal surveys for microplastic particles enabled by a novel and fast application of SWIR imaging spectroscopy : Study of an urban watercourse traversing the city of Berlin, Germany. Environmental Pollution, 239, 579-589 (2018).
doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.03.097

Piehl, S., Leibner, A., Löder, M., Dris, R., Bogner, C., Laforsch, C.: Identification and quantification of macro- and microplastics on an agricultural farmland. Scientific Reports, 8, No. 17950 (2018).
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36172-y

Jaganmohan, M., Vailshery, L., Mundoli, S., Nagendra, H.: Biodiversity in sacred urban spaces of Bengaluru, India. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 32, 64-70 (2018).
doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2018.03.021

2017

Schott, M., Bischoff, G., Eichner, G., Vilcinskas, A., Büchler, R., Meixner, M., Brandt, A.: Temporal dynamics of whole body residues of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid in live or dead honeybees. Scientific Reports, 7(1) (2017).
doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06259-z

Imhof, H., Sigl, R., Brauer, E., Feyl, S., Giesemann, P., Klink, S., Leupolz, K., Löder, M., Löschel, L., Missun, J., Muszynski, S., Ramsperger, A., Schrank, I., Speck, S., Steibl, S., Trotter, B., Winter, I., Laforsch, C.: Spatial and temporal variation of macro-, meso- and microplastic abundance on a remote coral island of the Maldives, Indian Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 116(1/2), 340-347 (2017).
doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.01.010

Primpke, S., Imhof, H., Piehl, S., Lorenz, C., Löder, M., Laforsch, C., Gerdts, G.: Mikroplastik in der Umwelt. Chemie in unserer Zeit, 51(6), 402-412 (2017).
doi:10.1002/ciuz.201700821

Drakulić, S., Feldhaar, H., Lisičić, D., Mioč, M., Cizelj, I., Seiler, M., Spatz, T., Rödel, M.: Local differences of thermal preferences in European common frog (Rana temporaria Linnaeus, 1758) tadpoles. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 268, 47-54 (2017).
doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2017.04.005

Fischer, J., Schoppmann, K., Laforsch, C.: Life History Responses and Feeding Behavior of Microcrustacea in Altered Gravity : Applicability in Bioregenerative Life Support Systems (BLSS). Microgravity Science and Technology, 29(3), 241-249 (2017).
doi:10.1007/s12217-017-9545-x

Fischer, J., Laforsch, C.: The influence of gravity and light on locomotion and orientation of Heterocypris incongruens and Notodromas onacha (Crustacea, Ostracoda). npj Microgravity, (4), No. 3 (2017).
doi:10.1038/s41526-017-0037-5

Bagheri, A., Laforsch, C., Greiner, A., Agarwal, S.: Fate of So-Called Biodegradable Polymers in Seawater and Freshwater. Global Challenges, 1(4), No. 1700048 (2017).
doi:10.1002/gch2.201700048

Löder, M., Imhof, H., Ladehoff, M., Löschel, L., Lorenz, C., Mintenig, S., Piehl, S., Primpke, S., Schrank, I., Laforsch, C., Gerdts, G.: Enzymatic purification of microplastics in environmental samples. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(24), 14283-14292 (2017).
doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b03055

Imhof, H., Rusek, J., Thiel, M., Wolinska, J., Laforsch, C.: Do microplastic particles affect Daphnia magna at the morphological, life history and molecular level?. PLoS One, 12(11), e0187590 (2017).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187590

De Backer, L., Bawin, T., Schott, M., Gillard, L., Markó, I., Francis, F., Verheggen, F.: Betraying its presence : identification of the chemical signal released by Tuta absoluta-infested tomato plants that guide generalist predators toward their prey. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 11(2), 111-120 (2017).
doi:10.1007/s11829-016-9471-7

2016

Imhof, H., Laforsch, C.: Hazardous or not - Are adult and juvenile individuals of Potamopyrgus antipodarum affected by non-buoyant microplastic particles?. Environmental Pollution, 218, 383-391 (2016).
doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.07.017

Sigl, R., Steibl, S., Laforsch, C.: The role of vision for navigation in the crown-of-thorns seastar, Acanthaster planci. Scientific Reports, 6, No. 30834 (2016).
doi:10.1038/srep30834

Hepp, J., Rabus, M., Anhäuser, T., Bromm, T., Laforsch, C., Sirocko, F., Glaser, B., Zech, M.: A sugar biomarker proxy for assessing terrestial versus aquatic sedimentary input. Organic Geochemistry, 98, 98-104 (2016).
doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.05.012

Herzog, Q., Tittgen, C., Laforsch, C.: Predator-specific reversibility of morphological defenses in Daphnia barbata. Journal of Plankton Research, 38(4), 771-780 (2016).
doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw045

Imhof, H., Laforsch, C., Wiesheu, A., Schmid, J., Anger, P., Niessner, R., Ivleva, N.: Pigments and plastic in limnetic ecosystems : A qualitative and quantitative study on microparticles of different size classes. Water Research, 98, 64-74 (2016).
doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.03.015

Sigl, R., Laforsch, C.: The Influence of Water Currents on Movement Patterns on Sand in the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar (Acanthaster cf. solaris). Diversity, 8(4), No. 25 (2016).
doi:10.3390/d8040025

Herzog, Q., Rabus, M., Wolfschoon Ribeiro, B., Laforsch, C.: Inducible Defenses with a "Twist" : Daphnia barbata Abandons Bilateral Symmetry in Response to an Ancient Predator. PLoS One, 11(2), e0148556 (2016).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148556

Knie, M., Schoppmann, K., Eck, H., Wolfschoon Ribeiro, B., Laforsch, C.: The "Daphnia" Lynx Mark I suborbital flight experiment : Hardware qualification at the Drop Tower Bremen. Microgravity Science and Technology, 28(3), 345-349 (2016).
doi:10.1007/s12217-015-9453-x

Orsini, L., Gilbert, D., Podicheti, R., Jansen, M., Brown, J., Solari, O., Spanier, K., Colbourne, J., Rush, D., Decaestecker, E., Asselmann, J., de Schamphelaere, K., Ebert, D., Haag, C., Kvist, J., Laforsch, C., Petrusek, A., Beckermann, A., Little, T., Chaturvedi, A., Pfrender, M., de Meester, L., Frilander, M.: Daphnia magna transcriptome by RNA-Seq across 12 environmental stressors. Scientific Data, 3, No. 160030 (2016).
doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.30

2015

Tollrian, R., Duggen, S., Weiss, L., Laforsch, C., Kopp, M.: Density-dependent adjustment of inducible defenses. Scientific Reports, 5, No. 12736 (2015).
doi:10.1038/srep12736

Eich, A., Mildenberger, T., Laforsch, C., Weber, M.: Biofilm and diatom succession on polyethylene (PE) and biodegradable plastic bags in two marine habitats : early signs of degradation in the pelagic and benthic zone?. PLoS One, 10(9), e0137201 (2015).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137201

Dris, R., Imhof, H., Sanchez, W., Gasperi, J., Galgani, F., Tassin, B., Laforsch, C.: Beyond the ocean : Contamination of freshwater ecosystems with (micro-) plastic particles. Environmental Chemistry, 12(5), 32 (2015).
doi:10.1071/EN14172

Fischer, J., Schoppmann, K., Knie, M., Laforsch, C.: Responses of microcrustaceans to simulated microgravity (2D-clinorotation) : preliminary assessments for the development of Bioregenerative Life Support Systems (BLSS). Microgravity Science and Technology, 28(3), 337-344 (2015).
doi:10.1007/s12217-015-9470-9

Otte, K., Schrank, I., Fröhlich, T., Arnold, G., Laforsch, C.: Interclonal proteomic responses to predator exposure in Daphnia magna may depend on predator composition of habitats. Molecular Ecology, 24(15), 3901-3917 (2015).
doi:10.1111/mec.13287

Trotter, B., Otte, K., Schoppmann, K., Hemmersbach, R., Fröhlich, T., Arnold, G., Laforsch, C.: The influence of simulated microgravity on the proteome of Daphnia magna. npj Microgravity, 1, No. 15016 (2015).
doi:10.1038/npjmgrav.2015.16

Weiss, L., Leese, F., Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Dopamine is a key regulator in the signalling pathway underlying predator-induced defences in Daphnia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1816), No. 20151440 (2015).
doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.1440

Schott, M., Klein, B., Vilcinskas, A.: Detection of Illicit Drugs by Trained Honeybees (Apis mellifera). PLoS One, 10(6), Art.Nr. e0128528 (2015).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128528

2014

Feiner, M., Laforsch, C., Letzel, T., Geist, J.: Sublethal effects of the beta-blocker sotalol at environmentally relevant concentrations on the New Zealand mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(11), 2510-2515 (2014).
doi:10.1002/etc.2699

Otte, K., Fröhlich, T., Arnold, G., Laforsch, C.: Proteomic analysis of Daphnia magna hints at molecular pathways involved in defensive plastic responses. BMC Genomics, 15, No. 306 (2014).
doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-306

Weiss, L., Laforsch, C., Ioannidou, I., Herbert, Z., Tollrian, R.: Daphnia longicephala neuropeptides : Morphological description of crustacean cardioactive peptide (CCAP) and periviscerokinins in the Ctenodaphnia central nervous system. Neuropeptides, 48(5), 287-293 (2014).
doi:10.1016/j.npep.2014.06.003

2013

Rabus, M., Söllradl, T., Clausen-Schaumann, H., Laforsch, C.: Uncovering Ultrastructural Defences in Daphnia magna : An Interdisciplinary Approach to Assess the Predator-Induced Fortification of the Carapace. PLoS One, 8(6), e67856 (2013).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067856

Engelbrecht, W., Hesse, O., Wolinska, J., Laforsch, C.: Two threats at once : encounters with predator cues alter host life-history and morphological responses to parasite spores. Hydrobiologia, 715(1), 93-100 (2013).
doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1396-2

Weidlich, S., Müller, S., Hoffmann, K., Woodring, J.: Regulation of amylase, cellulase and chitinase secretion in the digestive tract of the two-spotted field cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 83(2), 69-85 (2013).
doi:10.1002/arch.21092

Schott, M., Wehrenfennig, C., Gasch, T., Düring, R., Vilcinskas, A.: A portable gas chromatograph with simultaneous detection by mass spectrometry and electroantennography for the highly sensitive in situ measurement of volatiles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405(23), 7457-7467 (2013).
doi:10.1007/s00216-013-7196-3

Wehrenfennig, C., Schott, M., Gasch, T., Düring, R., Vilcinskas, A., Kohl, C.: On-site airborne pheromone sensing. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405(20), 6389-6403 (2013).
doi:10.1007/s00216-013-7113-9

Sigl, R., Imhof, H., Settles, M., Laforsch, C.: A novel, non-invasive and in vivo approach to determine morphometric data in starfish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449, 1-9 (2013).
doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.08.002

Gasch, T., Schott, M., Wehrenfennig, C., Düring, R., Vilcinskas, A.: Multifunctional weaponry : The chemical defenses of earwigs. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59(12), 1186-1193 (2013).
doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2013.09.006

Herzog, Q., Laforsch, C.: Modality matters for the expression of inducible defenses : introducing a concept of predator modality. BMC Biology, 11, No. 113 (2013).
doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-113

Imhof, H., Ivleva, N., Schmid, J., Niessner, R., Laforsch, C.: Contamination of beach sediments of a subalpine lake with microplastic particles. Current Biology, 23(19), R867-R868 (2013).
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.09.001

Wittmann, M., Gabriel, W., Harz, E., Laforsch, C., Jeschke, J.: Can Daphnia lumholtzi invade European lakes?. NeoBiota, 16, 39-57 (2013).
doi:10.3897/neobiota.16.3615

Wehrenfennig, C., Schott, M., Gasch, T., Meixner, D., Düring, R., Vilcinskas, A., Kohl, C.: An approach to sense pheromone concentration by pre-concentration and gas sensors. Physica Status Solidi A, 210(5), 932-937 (2013).
doi:10.1002/pssa.201200784

2012

Weiss, L., Tollrian, R., Herbert, Z., Laforsch, C.: Morphology of the Daphnia nervous system : a comparative study on Daphnia pulex, Daphnia lumholtzi, and Daphnia longicephala. Journal of Morphology, 273(12), 1392-1405 (2012).
doi:10.1002/jmor.20068

Wehrenfennig, C., Schott, M., Gasch, T., Sauerwald, T., Düring, R., Vilcinskas, A., Kohl, C.: Laboratory characterization of metal-oxide sensors intended for in situ analyses of pheromones : SOMMSA approach. Physica Status Solidi A, 209(5), 935-939 (2012).
doi:10.1002/pssa.201100586

Rabus, M., Waterkeyn, A., van Pottelbergh, N., Brendonck, L., Laforsch, C.: Interclonal variation, effectiveness and long-term implications of Triops-induced morphological defences in Daphnia magna Strauss. Journal of Plankton Research, 34(2), 152-160 (2012).
doi:10.1093/plankt/fbr092

Hesse, O., Engelbrecht, W., Laforsch, C., Wolinska, J.: Fighting parasites and predators : How to deal with multiple threats?. BMC Ecology, 12, No. 12 (2012).
doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-12

Wild, C., Laforsch, C., Mayr, C., Fuß, R., Niggl, W.: Effect of water currents on organic matter release by two scleractinian corals. Aquatic Ecology, 46(3), 335-341 (2012).
doi:10.1007/s10452-012-9404-1

Küchler, S., Renz, P., Dettner, K., Kehl, S.: Diversity of symbiotic organs and bacterial endosymbionts among lygaeoid bugs of the families Blissidae and Lygaeidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea). Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(8), 2648-2659 (2012).
doi:10.1128/AEM.07191-11

Weiss, L., Kruppert, S., Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Chaoborus and Gasterosteus Anti-Predator Responses in Daphnia pulex Are Mediated by Independent Cholinergic and Gabaergic Neuronal Signals. PLoS One, 7(5), e36879 (2012).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036879

Riessen, H., Linley, R., Altshuler, I., Rabus, M., Söllradl, T., Clausen-Schaumann, H., Laforsch, C., Yan, N., Howard, P.: Changes in water chemistry can disable plankton prey defenses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(38), 15377-15382 (2012).
doi:10.1073/pnas.1209938109

2011

Duneau, D., Luijckx, P., Ben-Ami, F., Laforsch, C., Ebert, D.: Resolving the infection process reveals striking differences in the contribution of environment, genetics and phylogeny to host-parasite interactions. BMC Biology, 9, No. 11 (2011).
doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-11

Yin, M., Laforsch, C., Lohr, J., Wolinska, J.: Predator-induced defence makes Daphnia more vulnerable to parasites. Evolution, 65(5), 1482-1488 (2011).
doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01240.x

Juracka, P., Laforsch, C., Petrusek, A.: Neckteeth formation in two species of the Daphnia curvirostris complex (Crustacea: Cladocera). Journal of Limnology, 70(2), 359-368 (2011).

Rabus, M., Laforsch, C.: Growing large and bulky in the presence of the enemy : Daphnia magna switches the mode of inducible defences. Functional Ecology, 25(5), 1137-1143 (2011).
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01840.x

Colbourne, J., Pfrender, M., Gilbert, D., Laforsch, C.: The ecoresponsive genome of Daphnia pulex. Science, 331, 555-561 (2011).
doi:10.1126/science.1197761

2010

Dietrich, S., Plößl, F., Bracher, F., Laforsch, C.: Single and combined toxicity of pharmaceuticals at environmentally relevant concentrations in Daphnia magna : A multigenerational study. Chemosphere, 79(1), 60-66 (2010).
doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.12.069

Digali, L., Hoffmann, K., Woodring, J.: Exogenous and endogenous inhibitors of digestive enzymes in the larvae of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 74(2), 114-126 (2010).
doi:10.1002/arch.20366

Dietrich, S., Dammel, S., Bracher, F., Plößl, F., Laforsch, C.: Effects of a pharmaceutical mixture at environmentally relevant concentrations on Gammarus fossarum. Marine & Freshwater Research, 61(2), 196-203 (2010).
doi:10.1071/MF09048

Lohr, J., Laforsch, C., Körner, H., Wolinska, J.: A Daphnia parasite (Caullerya mesnili) constitutes a new member of the Ichthyosporea, a group of protists near the animal-fungi divergence. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 57(4), 328-336 (2010).
doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2010.00479.x

Digali, L., Hoffmann, K., Woodring, J.: Control of the release of digestive enzymes in the larvae of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 73(1), 14-29 (2010).
doi:10.1002/arch.20332

2009

Fröhlich, T., Arnold, G., Fritsch, R., Mayr, T., Laforsch, C.: LC-MS/MS-based proteome profiling in Daphnia pulex and Daphnia longicephala : The Daphnia pulex genome database as a key for high throughput proteomics in Daphnia. BMC Genomics, 10, No. 171 (2009).
doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-171

Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R., Schwenk, K., Haas, A., Petrusek, A., Jung, N.: “Crown of thorns” of Daphnia : an exceptional inducible defence discovered by DNA barcoding. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 2(5), 379-381 (2009).

Petrusek, A., Tollrian, R., Schwenk, K., Haas, A., Laforsch, C.: A "crown of thorns" is an inducible defence that protects Daphnia against an ancient predator. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(7), 2248-2252 (2009).
doi:10.1073/pnas.0808075106

Naumann, M., Niggl, W., Laforsch, C., Glaser, C., Wild, C.: Coral surface area quantification : evaluation of established methods by comparison with computer tomography. Coral Reefs, 28(1), 109-117 (2009).
doi:10.1007/s00338-008-0459-3

2008

Laforsch, C., Christoph, E., Glaser, C., Naumann, M., Wild, C., Niggl, W.: A precise and non-destructive method to calculate the surface area in living scleractinian corals using X-ray computed tomography and 3D modeling. Coral Reefs, 27(4), 811-820 (2008).
doi:10.1007/s00338-008-0405-4

2006

Tollrian, R., Laforsch, C.: Linking predator kairomones and turbulence : synergistic effects and ultimate reasons for phenotypic plasticity in Daphnia cucullata. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 167(1-4), 135-146 (2006).
doi:10.1127/0003-9136/2006/0167-0135

Laforsch, C., Beccara, L., Tollrian, R.: Inducible defenses : The relevance of chemical alarm cues in Daphnia. Limnology and Oceanography, 51(3), 1466-1472 (2006).
doi:10.4319/lo.2006.51.3.1466

Wild, C., Laforsch, C., Huettel, M.: Detection and enumeration of microbial cells within highly porous calcareous reef sands. Marine and Freshwater Research, 57(4), 415-420 (2006).
doi:10.1071/MF05205

2004

Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Inducible Defenses in Multipredator Environments : Cyclomorphosis in Daphnia cucullata. Ecology, 85(8), 2302-2311 (2004).

Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Extreme helmet formation in Daphnia cucullata induced by small-scale turbulence. Journal of Plankton Research, 26(1), 81-87 (2004).
doi:10.1093/plankt/fbg114

Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Embryological aspects of inducible morphological defenses in Daphnia. Journal of Morphology, 262(3), 701-707 (2004).
doi:10.1002/jmor.10270

Laforsch, C., Ngwa, W., Grill, W., Tollrian, R.: An acoustic microscopy technique reveals hidden morphological defenses in Daphnia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 101(45), 15911-15914 (2004).
doi:10.1073/pnas.0404860101

2000

Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: A new preparation technique of daphnids for Scanning Electron Microscopy using hexamethyldisilazane. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 149(4), 587-596 (2000).
doi:10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/149/2000/587

1999

Agrawal, A., Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Transgenerational induction of defences in animals and plants. Nature, 401(6748), 60-63 (1999).
doi:10.1038/43425

Books and Book sections

2021

Jeschke, J., Laforsch, C., Diel, P., Diller, J., Horstmann, M., Tollrian, R.: Predation. In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. - Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2021.
doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00016-5

2020

Sandu, C., Takacs, E., Suaria, G., Borgogno, F., Laforsch, C., Löder, M., Tweehuysen, G., Florea, L.: Society Role in the Reduction of Plastic Pollution. In: Friederike Stock, Georg Reifferscheid, Nicole Brennholt, Evgeniia Kostianaia (eds.): Handbook of Environmental Chemistry : Plastics in the Aquatic Environment. Part II. Stakeholders Role against Pollution. - Cham : Springer Nature, 2020. - 39-65.
doi:10.1007/698_2020_483

Stock, F., Narayana, V., Scherer, C., Löder, M., Brennholt, N., Laforsch, C., Reifferscheid, G.: Pitfalls and Limitations in Microplastic Analyses. In: Friederike Stock, Georg Reifferscheid, Nicole Brennholt, Evgeniia Kostianaia (eds.): Plastics in the Aquatic Environment. Part I. Current Status and Challenges. - Berlin : Springer, 2020. - 13-42.
doi:10.1007/698_2020_654

Laforsch, C., Ramsperger, A., Mondellini, S., Galloway, T.: Microplastics : A Novel Suite of Environmental Contaminants but Present for Decades. In: Franz-Xaver Reichl, Michael Schwenk (eds.): Regulatory Toxicology. - Berlin : Springer, 2020. - 1-26.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36206-4_138-1

2018

Dris, R., Imhof, H., Löder, M., Gasperi, J., Laforsch, C., Tassin, B.: Microplastic Contamination in Freshwater Systems : Methodological Challenges, Occurrence and Sources. In: Eddy Y. Zeng (eds.): Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments. - Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2018. - 51-93.
doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-813747-5.00003-5

Feldhaar, H., Schauer, B.: Dispersal of Saproxylic Insects. In: Michael D. Ulyshen (eds.): Saproxylic Insects. - Cham : Springer, 2018. - 515-546.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75937-1_15

Knie, M., Wolfschoon Ribeiro, B., Fischer, J., Schmitz, B., Van Damme, K., Hemmersbach, R., Häder, D., Laforsch, C.: Approaches to Assess the Suitability of Zooplankton for Bioregenerative Life Support Systems. In: Thais Russomano, Lucas Rehnberg (eds.): Into Space : A Journey of How Humans Adapt and Live in Microgravity. - London : IntechOpen, 2018. - 171-207.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.74261

2017

Wendt-Potthoff, K., Imhof, H., Wagner, M., Primpke, S., Fischer, D., Scholz-Böttcher, B., Laforsch, C.: Mikroplastik in Binnengewässern. In: Handbuch Angewandte Limnologie : Grundlagen ‐ Gewässerbelastung ‐ Restaurierung ‐ Aquatische Ökotoxikologie ‐ Bewertung ‐ Gewässerschutz. - Weinheim : 2017. - 1-35.
doi:10.1002/9783527678488.hbal2016003

Lott, C., Eich, A., Pauli, N., Mildenberger, T., Laforsch, C., Petermann, J., Lasut, M., Weber, M.: Marine Fate of Biodegradable Plastic-Substitution Potential and Ecological Impacts. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. - Cham : Springer, 2017. - 195-197.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71279-6_26

2013

Schott, M., Wehrenfennig, C., Gasch, T., Vilcinskas, A.: Insect Antenna-Based Biosensors for In Situ Detection of Volatiles. In: Yellow Biotechnology II. - Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2013. - 101-122.
doi:10.1007/10_2013_210

2012

Weiss, L., Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: The taste of predation and the defences of prey. In: Brönmark, Christer ; Hansson, Lars-Anders (Hrsg.): Chemical ecology in aquatic systems. - Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. - 111-126.

Laforsch, C., Imhof, H., Sigl, R., Heß, M., Settles, M., Wanninger, A.: Applications of computed 3D-modeling in organismal biology. In: Alexandru, Catalin (Hrsg.): Modeling and Simulation in Engineering. - Rijeka : InTech, 2012. - 117-142.
doi:10.5772/31092

2009

Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Cyclomorphosis and Phenotypic Changes. In: Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. - Amsterdam : ScienceDirect, 2009. - 643-650.
doi:10.1016/B978-012370626-3.00150-2

2008

Niggl, W., Glas, M., Laforsch, C., Mayr, C., Wild, C.: First evidence of coral bleaching stimulating organic matter release by reef corals. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. - Dania Beach, Fla. : National Coral Reef Institute, 2008. - 905-910.

Jeschke, J., Laforsch, C., Tollrian, R.: Animal Prey Defenses. In: Encyclopedia of Ecology. - Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2008. - 189-194.
doi:10.1016/B978-008045405-4.00858-2

Other publications

2022

Schauer, B.: Saproxylic insects in tree hollows : drivers of diversity, dispersal and food web structure. - Bayreuth: 2022. - 251 p.
(Thesis, 2022, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuther Graduiertenschule für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften - BayNAT)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004300

2021

Bellinvia, S.: Disentangling host-parasite and male-female coevolutionary effects on host fitness. - Bayreuth: 2021. - 120 p.
(Thesis, 2021, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuther Graduiertenschule für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften - BayNAT)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005199

Steibl, S.: Atoll islands as ecosystem replicates : Organization of biodiversity and environmental impact of different human land uses. - Bayreuth: 2021. - 180 p.
(Thesis, 2021, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuther Graduiertenschule für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften - BayNAT)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005928

2020

Piehl, S.: Contamination of the environment with plastic debris : “Development, improvement, and evaluation of monitoring methods”. - Bayreuth: 2020. - VIII, 211 p.
(Thesis, 2020, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuther Graduiertenschule für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften - BayNAT)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005015

2019

Otti, O., Deines, P., Hammerschmidt, K., Reinhardt, K.: Do Bacteria Change Their Language When They Enter the Body Through Wounds? : Answers From Bedbug Experiments. Frontiers for Young Minds, 2019-01-28
doi:10.3389/frym.2019.00001

2012

Imhof, H., Schmid, J., Ivleva, N., Laforsch, C.: A novel, highly efficient method for the quantification of plastic particles in sediments of aquatic environments. Limnology and Oceanography : Methods, (10), 524-537 (2012).

2004

Kundu, T., Ngwa, W., Knauth, S., Laforsch, C., Grill, W.: Precision measurement of acoustic reflectivity for a scanning acoustic microscope that measures amplitude and phase : applicability in biology. - (Speech), SPIE 5394, Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems III, 21 July 2004, .
doi:10.1117/12.544126

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