Publikationen in Zeitschriften mit Peer Review

2021 und in press

Rytwinski T, Kelly LA, Donaldson, LA, Taylor JJ, Smith A, Drake  DAR, Martel AL, Geist J, Morris TJ, George AL (in press) What evidence exists for evaluating the effectiveness of conservation-oriented captive breeding and release programs for imperilled freshwater fishes and mussels? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2020-0331

Hoess R, Geist J (in press) Effect of fish pond drainage on turbidity, suspended solids, fine sediment deposition and nutrient concentration in receiving pearl mussel streams. Environmental Pollution. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116520

Hoess R, Geist J (in press) Spatiotemporal variation of streambed quality and fine sediment deposition in five freshwater pearl mussel streams, in relation to extreme drought, strong rain and snow melt. Limnologica. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2020.12583

Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Geist J, Schliewen UK (in press) Cryptic alternative male mating strategies in invasive alien round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) of the upper Danube River. Biological Invasions. DOI:10.1007/s10530-020-02389-0

Auerswald K,  Gu QL (2021) Reassessment of the hydrologic soil group for runoff modelling. Soil and Tillage Research. 212; 105034. DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2021.105034

Öttl LK, Wilken F, Auerswald K, Sommer M, Wehrhan M, Fiener P (2021) Tillage erosion as an important driver of in-field biomass patterns in an intensively used hummocky landscape. Land Degradation & Development. 1– 15. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3968

Benedict A, Geist J (2021) Effects of water temperature on glochidium viability of Unio crassus and Sinanodonta woodiana: implications for conservation, management and captive breeding. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 87; eyab011. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyab011

Sousa R, Halabowski D, Labecka AM, Douda K, Aksenova O, Bespalaya Y, Bolotov I, Geist J, Jones HA, Konopleva E, Klunzinger MW, Lasso CA, Lewin I, Liu X, Lopes-Lima M, Mageroy J, Mlambo M, Nakamura K, Nakano M, Österling M, Pfeiffer J, Prié V, Paschoal LRP, Riccardi N, Santos R, Shumka S, Smith AK, Son MO, Teixeira A, Thielen F, Torres S, Varandas S, Vikhrev IV, Wu X, Zieritz A, Nogueira JG (2021) The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation. Global Change Biology. 27; 2298-2314. DOI: 101111/gcb15549

Pander J, Nagel C, Geist J (2021) Integration of Constructed Floodplain Ponds into Nature-Like Fish Passes Supports Fish Diversity in a Heavily Modified Water Body. Water. 13; 1018. DOI: 10.3390/w13081018

Götz A, Imhof H, Geist J, Beggel S (2021) Moving Towards Standardized Toxicity Testing Procedures with Particulates by Dietary Exposure of Gammarids. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 40; 1463-1476. DOI: 10.1002/etc.4990

Kuhn J, Casas-Mulet R, Pander J, Geist J (2021) Assessing Stream Thermal Heterogeneity and Cold-Water Patches from UAV-Based Imagery: A Matter of Classification Methods and Metrics. Remote Sensing. 13; 1379. DOI: 10.3390/rs13071379

Stoeckle BC, Beggel S, Kuehn R, Geist J (2021). Influence of stream characteristics and population size on downstream transport of freshwater mollusk environmental DNA. Freshwater Science. 40; 191-201. DOI: 10.1086/713015

Ozgo M, Urbanska M, Marzec M, Kamocki A, Andrzejewski W, Golski J, Lewandowski K, Geist J (2021) Lake-stream transition zones support hotspots of freshwater ecosystem services: evidence from a 35-year study on unionid mussels. Science of The Total Environment. 774; 145114. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145114

Auerswald K, Menzel A (2021) Change in erosion potential of crops due to climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 300; 108338. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108338

Jähnig SC, Baranov V, Altermatt F, Cranston P, Friedrichs-Manthey M, Geist J, ... & S Domisch (2021) Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. e1506. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1506

Smialek N, Pander J, Heinrich A, Geist J (2021) Sneaker, Dweller and Commuter: Evaluating Fish Behavior in Net-Based Monitoring at Hydropower Plants—A Case Study on Brown Trout (Salmo trutta). Sustainability. 13; 669. DOI: 10.3390/su13020669


Bauer F, Fastner J, Bartha-Dima B, Breuer W, Falkenau A, Mayer C, Raeder U (2020) Mass Occurrence of Anatoxin-a- and Dihydroanatoxin-a-Producing Tychonema sp. in Mesotrophic Reservoir Mandichosee (River Lech, Germany) as a Cause of Neurotoxicosis in Dogs. Toxins. 12; 726. DOI: 10.3390/toxins12110726

Nagel C, Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2020) Making up the bed: Gravel cleaning as a contribution to nase (Chondrostoma nasus L.) spawning and recruitment success. Aquatic Conservation: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 30; 2269–2283. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3458

Venus TE, Smialek N, Pander J, Harby A, Geist J (2020) Evaluating Cost Trade-Offs between Hydropower and Fish Passage Mitigation. Sustainability. 12; 8520. DOI: 10.3390/su12208520

Ossyssek S, Geist J, Werner P, Raeder U (2020) Identification of the ecological preferences of Cyclotella comensis in mountain lakes of the northern European Alps. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 52; 512-523. DOI: 10.1080/15230430.2020.1813930

Pergl J, Pyšek P, Essl F, Jeschke JM, Courchamp F, Geist J, Hejda M, Kowarik I, Mill A, Musseau C, Pipek P, Saul WC, von Schmalensee M, Strayer D (2020) Need for routine tracking of biological invasions. Conservation Biology. 34; 1311-1314. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13445

Mueller M, Sternecker K, Milz S, Geist J (2020) Assessing turbine passage effects on internal fish injury and delayed mortality using X-ray imaging. PeerJ 8:e9977. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9977

Robertson PA, Mill A, Novoa A,Jeschke JM, Essl F, Gallardo B, Geist J, Jaric I, Lambin X, Musseau C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, von Schmalensee M, Shirley M, Strayer DL, Stefansson RA, Smith K, Booy O (2020) A proposed unified framework to describe the management of biological invasions. Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-020-02298-2

Hofmann AM, Geist J, Nowotny L, Raeder U (2020) Depth-distribution of lake benthic diatom assemblages in relation to light availability and substrate: implications for paleolimnological studies. Journal of Paleolimnology 64(3); 315-334.

Kuefner W, Hofmann A, Ossyssek S, Dubois N, Geist J, Raeder U (2020) Composition of highly diverse diatom community shifts as response to climate change: A down-core study of 23 central European mountain lakes. Ecological Indicators 117; 106590. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106590

Kuefner W, Ossyssek S, Geist J, Raeder U (2020) The silicification value: a novel diatom-based indicator to assess climate change in freshwater habitats. Diatom Research 35; 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/0269249X.2020.1722246

Ozgo M, Urbanska M, Hoos P, Imhof HK, Kirschenstein M, Mayr J, Michl F, Tobiasz, R, von Wesendonk M, Zimmermann S, Geist J (2020) Invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) threatens an exceptionally large population of the depressed river mussel (Pseudanodonta complanata) in a postglacial lake. Ecology and Evolution 10; 4918–4927. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6243

Casas-Mulet R, Pander J, Ryu D, Stewardson MJ and Geist J (2020) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Based Thermal Infra-Red (TIR) and Optical Imagery Reveals Multi-Spatial Scale Controls of Cold-Water Areas Over a Groundwater-Dominated Riverscape. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences. 8:64. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00064

Lenz S, Raeder U, Geist J (2020) Representative monitoring of the calcifying alga Phacotus lenticularis (Chlamydophyceae) in lentic ecosystems. Journal of Limnology 79; 111-123: DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2020.1946

Stoeckl K, Denic M, Geist J (2020) Conservation status of two endangered freshwater mussel species in Bavaria, Germany: Habitat quality, threats, and implications for conservation management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 1-15; DOI:10.1002/aqc.3310

Kuefner W, Hofmann AM, Geist J, Raeder U (2020). Evaluating climate change impacts on mountain lakes by applying the new silicification value to paleolimnological samples. Science of The Total Environment, 136913.

Bartonitz A, Anyanwu IN, Geist J, Imhof HK, Reichel J, Graßmann J, ... & Beggel S (2020) Modulation of PAH toxicity on the freshwater organism G. roeseli by microparticles. Environmental Pollution. 113999

Mueller M, Bierschenk AM, Bierschenk BM, Pander J, Geist J (2020) Effects of multiple stressors on the distribution of fish communities in 203 headwater streams of Rhine, Elbe and Danube. Science of The Total Environment 703; 134523

Becke C, Schumann M, Geist J, Brinker A (2020). Shape characteristics of suspended solids and implications in different salmonid aquaculture production systems. Aquaculture 516; 734631

Nagel C, Pander J, Mueller M, Geist J (2020) Substrate composition determines emergence success and development of European nase larvae (Chondrostoma nasus L.). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 29; 121-131

Knott J, Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2020) Seasonal and diurnal variation of downstream fish movement at four small-scale hydropower plants. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 29; 74-88


Binder ARD, Pfaffl MW, Hiltwein F, Geist J, Beggel S (2019) Does environmental stress affect cortisol biodistribution in freshwater mussels? Conservation Physiology; 7; coz101; DOI:10.1093/conphys/coz101

Belle CC, Stoeckle BC, Geist J (2019) Taxonomic and geographical representation of freshwater environmental DNA research in aquatic conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29; 1996-2009

Geist J, Auerswald K (2019). Synergien im Gewässer-, Boden-, Arten-und Klimaschutz am Beispiel von Flussauen. Wasserwirtschaft 109(11); 11-16

Knott J, Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2019) Fish Passage and Injury Risk at a Surface Bypass of a Small-Scale Hydropower Plant. Sustainability 11; 6037; Doi:10.3390/su11216037

Boon PJ, Cooksley SL, Geist J, Killeen IJ, Moorkens EA, Sime I (2019) Developing a standard approach for monitoring freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) populations in European rivers. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29; 1365-1379

Egg L, Pander J. Mueller M, Geist J (2019) Effectiveness of the electric fish fence as a behavioural barrier at a pumping station. Marine and Freshwater Research 70; 1459-1464

Huber V, Geist J (2019) Host fish status of native and invasive species for the freshwater mussel Anodonta anatina (Linnaeus, 1758). Biological Conservation. 230; 48-57

Biermann G, Geist J (2019) Life cycle assessment of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) – A comparison of the environmental impacts of conventional and organic carp aquaculture in Germany. Aquaculture 501;404-415

Becke C, Schumann M, Steinhagen D, Rojas-Tirado P, Geist J, Brinker A (2019) Effects of unionized ammonia and suspended solids on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in recirculating aquaculture systems. Aquaculture 499; 348-357

Huber V, Geist J (2019) Reproduction success of the invasive Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea 1834) in relation to native mussel species. Biological Invasions 21; 3451-3465; DOI: 10.1007/s10530-019-02060-3

Smialek N, Pander J, Mueller M, van Treeck R, Wolter C, Geist J (2019) Do We Know Enough to Save European Riverine Fish?—A Systematic Review on Autecological Requirements During Critical Life Stages of 10 Rheophilic Species at Risk. Sustainability 11; 5011; DOI: 10.3390/su11185011

Schnyder H, Auerswald K, Geist J, Heissenhuber A (2019) Farmers need independent and holistic advice. Nature 571; 326

Bierschenk BM, Pander J, Mueller M, Geist J (2019) Fish injury and mortality at pumping stations: a comparison of conventional and fish-friendly pumps. Marine and Freshwater Research 70; 449-458

Strayer DL, Geist J, Haag WR, Jackson JK, Newbold JD (2019) Essay: Making the most of recent advances in freshwater mussel propagation and restoration. Conservation Science and Practice 1:e53; DOI: 10.1111/csp2.53

Stoeckle BC, Belle CC, Geist J, Oehm J, Effenberger M, Heiss M, Seifert K and Kuehn R (2019) Molecular confirmation of the large-scale loach Paramisgurnus dabryanus Dabry de Thiersant, 1872 (Cypriniformes, Cobitidae) in Europe. Bioinvasions Records 8; 419–426

Marwaha J, Aase H, Geist J, Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R, Jakobsen PJ (2019) Host (Salmo trutta) age influences resistance to infestation by freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) glochidia. Parasitology Research 118; 1519-1532. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-019-06300-2

Pander J, Knott J, Mueller M, Geist J (2019) Effects of environmental flows in a restored floodplain system on the community composition of fish, macroinvertebrates and macrophytes. Ecological Engineering 132; 75-86

Geist J (2019) Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration by Matthew A. Patterson, Rachel A. Mair, Nathan L. Eckert, Catherine M. Gatenby, Tony Brady, Jess W. Jones, Bryan R. Simmons, and Julie L. Devers.The Quarterly Review of Biology 94; 109-110

Auerswald , Moyle P, Seibert SP, Geist J (2019) HESS Opinions: Socio-economic and ecological trade-offs of flood management - benefits of a transdisciplinary approach. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 23; 1035-1044

Knott J. Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2019) Effectiveness of catchment erosion protection measures and scale-dependent response of stream biota. Hydrobiologia 830; 77-92. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-018-3856-9

Dobler AH, Geist J, Stoeckl K, Inoue K (2019) A spatially explicit approach to prioritize protection areas for endangered freshwater mussels. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29; 12-23. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2993A

Rüegg S, Bräuchler C, Geist J, Heubl G, Melzer A, Raeder U (2019) Phenotypic variation disguises genetic differences among Najas major and N. marina, and their hybrids. Aquatic Botany 153; 15-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2018.11.005

Bierschenk AM, Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2019) Impact of catchment land use on fish community composition in the headwater areas of Elbe, Danube and Main. Science of The Total Environment 652; 66-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.218

Frank DF, Brander SM, Hasenbein S, Harvey DJ, Lein PJ, Geist J, Connon RE (2019) Developmental exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of bifenthrin alters transcription of mTOR and ryanodine receptor-dependent signaling molecules and impairs predator avoidance behavior across early life stages in inland silversides (Menidia beryllina). Aquatic Toxicology 206; 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2018.10.014


Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Schliewen UK, Geist J (2018). Population trends of invasive alien gobies in the upper Danube River: 10 years after first detection of the globally invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). Aquatic Invasions 13(4), 525-535

Corti Meneses N, Brunner F, Baier S, Geist J, Schneider T (2018) Quantification of Extent, Density, and Status of Aquatic Reed Beds Using Point Clouds Derived from UAV–RGB Imagery. Remote Sensing 10(12), 1869. DOI:10.3390/rs10121869

Kuehn R, Stoeckle BC, Young M, Popp L, Taeubert JE, Pfaffl M, Geist J (2018) Identification of a piscine reovirus-related pathogen in proliferative darkening syndrome (PDS) infected brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) using a next-generation technology detection pipeline. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0206164. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206164

Boys CA, Pflugrath BD, Mueller M, Pander J, Deng Zhiqun D, Geist J (2018) Physical and hydraulic forces experienced by fish passing through three different low-head hydropower turbines. Marine and Freshwater Research 69; 1934-1944. DOI: 10.1071/MF18100

Egg L, Pander J. Mueller M, Geist J (2018) Comparison of sonar-, camera- and net-based methods in detecting riverine fish-movement patterns. Marine and Freshwater Research 69; 1905-1912. DOI:10.107 1/MF18068

Pander J, Geist J (2018) The Contribution of Different Restored Habitats to Fish Diversity and Population Development in a Highly Modified River: A Case Study from the River Günz. Water 10; 1202. DOI: 10.3390/w10091202

Duerregger A, Pander J, Palt M, Mueller M, Nagel C, Geist J (2018) The importance of stream interstitial conditions for the early life stage development of the European nase (Chondrostoma nasus L.). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 27; 920-932. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12403

Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2018) Comprehensive analysis of > 30 years of data on stream fish population trends and conservation status in Bavaria, Germany. Biological Conservation 226; 311–320

Corti Meneses N, Baier S, Reidelstürz P, Geist J, Schneider T (2018) Modelling heights of sparse aquatic reed (Phragmites australis) using Structure from Motion point clouds derived from Rotary-and Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data. Limnologica 72; 10-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2018.07.001

Geist J, Moorkens E, Killeen I, Feind S, Stoeckle BC, Connor ÁO, Kuehn R (2018) Genetic structure of Irish freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera and Margaritifera durrovensis): Validity of subspecies, roles of host fish, and conservation implications. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 28; 923-933. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2913

Frank DF, Miller GW, Harvey DJ, Brander SM, Geist J, Connon RE, Lein PJ (2018) Bifenthrin causes transcriptomic alterations in mTOR and ryanodine receptor-dependent signaling and delayed hyperactivity in developing zebrafish (Danio rerio). Aquatic Toxicology 200; 50-61

Fäth J, Feiner M, Beggel S, Geist J, Göttlein A (2018) Leaching behavior and ecotoxicological effects of different game shot materials in freshwater. Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. (419); 24. DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2018009

Sternecker K, Geist J, Beggel S, Dietz-Laursonn K, de la Fuente M, Frank HG, Furia JP, Milz S, Schmitz, C (2018). Exposure of zebra mussels to extracorporeal shock waves demonstrates formation of new mineralized tissue inside and outside the focus zone. Biology Open. DOI:10.1242/bio.033258.

Auerswald K, Geist J (2018) Extent and cause of siltation in a headwater stream bed: catchment and soil erosion is less important than internal stream processes. Land Degradation and Development 29; 737-748. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2779

Zanatta DT, Stoeckle BC, Inoue K, Paquet A, Martel AL, Kuehn R, Geist J (2018) High genetic diversity and low differentiation in North American Margaritifera margaritifera (Bivalvia: Unionida: Margaritiferidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123; 850–863. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly010

Ruber J, Geist J, Hartmann M, Millard A, Raeder U, Zubkov M, Zwirglmaier K (2018). Spatio-temporal distribution pattern of the picocyanobacterium Synechococcus in lakes of different trophic states: a comparison of flow cytometry and sequencing approaches. Hydrobiologia 811; 77-92

Roch S, von Ammon L, Geist J, Brinker A (2018) Foraging habits of invasive three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) – impacts on fisheries yield in Upper Lake Constance. Fisheries Research 204; 172-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.02.014

Scherer PI, Absmeier C, Urban M, Raeder U, Geist J, Zwirglmaier K (2018) Influence of cyanobacteria, mixotrophic flagellates, and virioplankton size fraction on transcription of microcystin synthesis genes in the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. MicrobiologyOpen. 7:e00538. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.538

Feind S, Geist J, Kuehn R (2018) Glacial perturbations shaped the genetic population structure of the endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus, Philipsson 1788) in Central and Northern Europe. Hydrobiologia 810; 177-189. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3134-2

Becke C, Schumann M, Steinhagen D, Geist J, Brinker A (2018) Physiological consequences of chronic exposure of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to suspended solid load in recirculating aquaculture systems. Aquaculture 484; 228–241. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.11.030

Brandner J, Cerwenka AF, Schliewen UK, Geist J (2018) Invasion strategies in round goby (Neogobius melanostomus): Is bigger really better? PLoS ONE 13(1): e0190777. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0190777

Lenz S, Gruenert U, Geist J, Stiefel M, Lentz M, Raeder U (2018) Calcite production by the calcifying green alga Phacotus lenticularis. Journal of Limnology. 77; 209-219. DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2018.1692

Pander J, Mueller M, Geist J (2018) Habitat diversity and connectivity govern the conservation value of restored aquatic floodplain habitats. Biological Conservation 217; 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.10.024

Pander J, Mueller M, Knott J, Geist J (2018) Catch-related fish injury and catch efficiency of stow-net-based fish recovery installations for fish-monitoring at hydropower plants. Fisheries Management and Ecology 25; 31–43. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12263


Bierschenk AM, Savage C, Matthaei CD (2017) Intensity of catchment land use influences biological traits of benthic invertebrates along a freshwater-marine continuum. Limnology and Oceanography. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10584

Fritz C, Dörnhöfer K, Schneider T, Geist J, Oppelt N (2017). Mapping submerged aquatic vegetation using rapideye satellite data: The example of Lake Kummerow (Germany). Water 9; 510

Corti Meneses N, Baier S, Geist J, Schneider T (2017) Evaluation of Green-LiDAR Data for Mapping Extent, Density and Height of Aquatic Reed Beds at Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria—Germany. Remote Sensing 9 (12), 1308. DOI:10.3390/rs9121308

Stoeckle BC, Beggel S, Cerwenka AF, Motivans E, Kuehn R, Geist J (2017) A systematic approach to evaluate the influence of environmental conditions on eDNA detection success in aquatic ecosystems. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189119

Strayer, DL, D’Antonio CM, Essl F, Fowler MS, Geist J, Hilt S, Jaric I, Jöhnk K, Jones CG, Lambin X, Latzka AW, Pergl J, Pysek P, Robertson P, von Schmalensee M, Stefansson RA, Wright J, Jeschke J (2017) Boom-bust dynamics in biological invasions: towards an improved application of the concept. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12822

Beggel S, Hinzmann M, Machado J, Geist J (2017) Combined Impact of Acute Exposure to Ammonia and Temperature Stress on the Freshwater Mussel Unio pictorum. Water 9; 455. DOI: 10.3390/w9070455

Decker E, Linke S, Hermoso V, Geist J (2017) Incorporating ecological functions in conservation decision making. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3353

Scherer PI, Millard AD, Miller A, Schoen R, Raeder U, Geist J, Zwirglmaier K (2017) Temporal Dynamics of the Microbial Community Composition with a Focus on Toxic Cyanobacteria and Toxin Presence during Harmful Algal Blooms in Two South German Lakes. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2387. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02387

Frank DF, Miller GW, Connon RE, Geist J, Lein PJ (2017) Transcriptomic profiling of mTOR and ryanodine receptor signaling molecules in developing zebrafish in the absence and presence of PCB 95. PeerJ 5:e4106. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4106

Mueller M, Pander J, Knott J, Geist J (2017) Comparison of nine different methods to assess fish communities in lentic flood-plain habitats. Journal of Fish Biology 91; 144–174. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13333

Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2017) Evaluation of external fish injury caused by hydropower plants based on a novel field-based protocol. Fisheries Management and Ecology 24; 240–255. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12229

Goebel SE, Gaye-Siessegger J, Baer J, Geist J (2017). Comparison of body composition and sensory quality of wild and farmed whitefish (Coregonus macrophthalmus [Nüsslin, 1882]). Journal of Applied Ichthyology. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13318

Cerwenka AF, Pagnotta A, Böker C, Brandner J, Geist J, Schliewen UK (2017). Little association of biological trait values with environmental variables in invasive alien round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). Ecology and Evolution 7; 4076-4085. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2942

Rüegg S, Raeder U, Melzer A, Heub G, Bräuchler C (2017). Hybridisation and cryptic invasion in Najas marina L. (Hydrocharitaceae)? Hydrobiologia 784; 381–395

Belle CC, Stoeckle BC, Cerwenka AF, Kuehn R, Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2017) Genetic species identification in weatherfish and first molecular confirmation of Oriental Weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842) in Central Europe. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 418; 31. DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2017025

Fritz C, Schneider T, Geist J (2017) Seasonal Variation in Spectral Response of Submerged Aquatic Macrophytes: A Case Study at Lake Starnberg (Germany). Water 9; 527. DOI:10.3390/w9070527

Egg L, Mueller M, Pander J, Knott J, Geist J (2017) Improving European Silver Eel (Anguilla anguilla) downstream migration by undershot sluice gate management at a small-scalehydropower plant. Ecological Engineering 106; 349–357

Taeubert JE, Geist J (2017) The relationship between the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) and its hosts. Biology Bulletin 44; 67–73
Denic M, Geist J (2017) The Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in Bavaria, Germany—Population Status, Conservation Efforts and Challenges. Biology Bulletin 44; 61–66

Inoue K, Stoeckl K, Geist J (2017) Joint species models reveal the effects of environment on community assemblage of freshwater mussels and fishes in European rivers. Diversity and Distributions 23; 284-296

Marwaha J, Jensen KH, Jakobsen PJ, Geist J (2017). Duration of the parasitic phase determines subsequent performance in juvenile freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera). Ecology and Evolution 7; 1375-1383

Huber V, Geist J (2017) Glochidial development of the freshwater swan mussel (Anodonta cygnea, Linnaeus 1758) on native and invasive fish species. Biological Conservation 209; 230-238

Studer I, Boeker C, Geist J (2017) Physicochemical and microbiological indicators of surface water body contamination with different sources of digestate from biogas plants. Ecological Indicators 77; 314-322

Goebel SE, Baer J, Geist J (2017). Effects of temperature and rearing density on growth of juvenile European whitefish (Coregonus macrophthalmus) in aquaculture. Fundamental and Applied Limnology/Archiv für Hydrobiologie 189; 257-266

Stoeckle BC, Araujo R, Geist J, Kuehn R, Toledo C, Machordom A (2017) Strong genetic differentiation and low genetic diversity of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) in the southwestern European distribution range. Conservation Genetics 18; 147-157

Pander J, Mueller M, Knott J, Egg L, Geist J (2017) Is it Worth the Money? The Functionality of Engineered Shallow Stream Banks as Habitat for Juvenile Fishes in Heavily Modified Water Bodies. River Research and Applications 33; 63-72

Lopes-Lima M*, Sousa R*, Geist J*, Aldridge DC, Araujo R, Bergengren J, Bespalaya Y, Bódis E, Burlakova L, Van Damme D, Douda K, Froufe E, Georgiev D, Gumpinger C, Karatayev A, Kebapçi Ü, Killeen I, Lajtner J, Larsen BM, Lauceri R, Legakis A, Lois S, Lundberg S, Moorkens E, Motte G, Nagel KO, Ondina P, Outeiro A, Paunovic M, Prié V, von Proschwitz T, Riccardi N, Rudzite M, Rudzitis M, Scheder C, Seddon M, Sereflisan H, Simic V, Sokolova S, Stoeckl K, Taskinen J, Teixeira A, Thielen F, Trichkova T, Varandas S, Vicentini H, Zajac K, Zajac T, Zogaris S (*=equal contribution authors) (2017) Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges. Biological Reviews 92; 572–607


Ruber J, Bauer FR, Millard AD, Raeder U, Geist J, Zwirglmaier, K. (2016). Synechococcus diversity along a trophic gradient in the Osterseen Lake District, Bavaria. Microbiology 162; 2053-2063

Nastoll A, Feneis B, Ring T, Schubert M, Wedekind H, Geist J (2016), Subcutaneous injection of visible implant elastomer in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus Linnaeus, 1758): a study on compatibility and retention. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32; 1161–1170

Feiner M, Beggel S, Geist J (2016) Miniature circulatory systems (MCS): A new exposure system for ecotoxicological effect assessments in riverine organisms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35; 2827–2833

Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R, Geist J (2016) Environmental DNA as a monitoring tool for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.): a substitute for classical monitoring approaches? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26; 1120–1129

Lummer EM, Auerswald K, Geist J (2016) Fine sediment as environmental stressor affecting freshwater mussel behavior and ecosystem services. Science of the Total Environment 571; 1340-1348

Geist J, Hawkins SJ (2016) Habitat recovery and restoration in aquatic ecosystems: Current progress and future challenges. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26; 942-962

Richter A, Stoeckl K, Denic M, Geist J (2016) Association between the occurrence of the Thick-shelled River Mussel (Unio crassus) and macroinvertebrate, microbial, and diatom communities. Freshwater Science 35; 922–933

Scherer PI, Raeder U, Geist J, Zwirglmaier K (2016) Influence of temperature, mixing, and addition of microcystin-LR on microcystin gene expression in Microcystis aeruginosa. MicrobiologyOpen 00; 1–10. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.393

Beggel S, Brandner J, Cerwenka A, Geist J (2016) Synergistic impacts by an invasive amphipod and an invasive fish explain native gammarid extinction. BMC Ecology 16; 32. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-016-0088-6

Hartmann JT, Beggel S, Auerswald K, Geist J (2016) Determination of the most suitable adhesive for tagging freshwater mussels and its use in an experimental study of filtration behavior and biological rhythm. Journal of Molluscan Studies 82; 415-421

Boeker C, Geist J (2016) Lampreys as ecosystem engineers: burrows of Eudontomyzon sp. and their impact on physical, chemical, and microbial properties in freshwater substrates. Hydrobiologia 777; 171–181. DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2774-y

Stoeckl K, Geist J (2016) Hydrological and substrate requirements of the thick-shelled river mussel Unio crassus (PHILIPSSON 1788) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26; 456-469. DOI:10.1002/aqc.2598

Boeker C, Lueders T, Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2016) Alteration of physico-chemical and microbial properties in freshwater substrates by burrowing invertebrates. Limnologica-Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 59; 131-139

Hasenbein A, Lawler SP, Geist J, Connon RE (2016) A long-term assessment of pesticide mixture effects on aquatic invertebrate communities. Environmental Toxicology. 35; 218–232. DOI:10.1002/etc.3187

Mueller M, Geist J (2016) Conceptual guidelines for the implementation of the ecosystem approach in biodiversity monitoring. Ecosphere 7(5):e01305. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1305

Pander J, Mueller M, Sacher M, Geist J (2016) The role of life history traits and habitat characteristics in the colonisation of a secondary floodplain by neobiota and indigenous macroinvertebrate species. Hydrobiologia 772; 229-245. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2667-0

Seidel B, Brasher A, Auerswald K, Geist J (2016) Physicochemical characteristics, community assemblages, and food web structure in anchialine pools along the Kona Coast on the Island of Hawaii, USA. Hydrobiologia 770; 225-241. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2594-5

Hasenbein M, Fangue NA, Geist J, Komoroske LM, Truong J, McPherson R, Connon RE (2016) Assessments at multiple levels of biological organization allow for an integrative determination of physiological tolerances to turbidity in an endangered fish species. Conservation Physiology 4; 1. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow004

Ieshko EP, Geist J, Murzina SA, Veselov AE, Lebedeva DI, Ziuganov VV (2016) The characteristics of the infection of juvenile Atlantic salmon with glochidia of the freshwater pearl mussel in rivers of Northwest Russia. Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 417; 6. DOI:

Pander J, Geist J (2016) Can fish habitat restoration for rheophilic species in highly modified rivers be sustainable in the long run? Ecological Engineering 88; 28-38

Hartmann J, Beggel S, Auerswald K, Stoeckle BC, Geist J (2016) Establishing mussel behavior as a biomarker in ecotoxicology. Aquatic Toxicology 170; 279-288

Hasenbein M, Fangue NA, Geist JP, Komoroske LM, Connon RE (2016) Physiological stress biomarkers reveal stocking density effects in late larval Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus). Aquaculture 450; 108-115


Boeker C, Geist J (2015) Effects of invasive and indigenous amphipods on physico-chemical and microbial properties in freshwater substrates. Aquatic Ecology 49; 467-480. DOI: 10.1007/s10452-015-9539-y

Zwirglmaier K, Keiz K, Engel M, Geist J, Raeder U (2015) Seasonal and spatial patterns of microbial diversity along a trophic gradient in the interconnected lakes of the Osterseen Lake District, Bavaria. Frontiers in Microbiology 6; 1168. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01168

Denic M, Geist J (2015) Linking stream sediment deposition and aquatic habitat quality in Pearl Mussel Streams: Implications for Conservation. River Research And Applications 31; 943-952

Geist J (2015) Seven steps towards improving freshwater conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25; 447-453

Hasenbein S, Connon RE, Lawler SP, Geist J (2015) A comparison of the sublethal and lethal toxicity of four pesticides in Hyalella azteca and Chironomus dilutes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22; 11327-11339

Stoeckl K, Taeubert JE, Geist J (2015) Fish species composition and host fish density in streams of the thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus) – implications for conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25; 267-287

Hasenbein S, Lawler SP, Geist J, Connon RE (2015) The use of growth and behavioral endpoints to assess the effects of pesticide mixtures upon aquatic organisms. Ecotoxicology 24; 746-759

Brandner J, Auerswald K, Schäufele R, Cerwenka AF, Geist J (2015) Isotope evidence for preferential dispersal of fast-spreading invasive gobies along man-made river bank structures. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 51; 80–92

Pander J, Mueller M, Geist J (2015) A comparison of four stream substratum restoration techniques concerning interstitial conditions and downstream effects. River Research and Applications 31; 239-255

Denic M, Taeubert JE, Geist J (2015) Trophic relationships between the larvae of two freshwater mussels and their fish hosts. Invertebrate Biology 134; 129–135

Denic M, Taeubert J E, Lange M, Thielen F, Scheder C, Gumpinger C, Geist J (2015) Influence of stock origin and environmental conditions on the survival and growth of juvenile freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) in a cross-exposure experiment. Limnologica-Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 50; 67-74

Feiner M, Beggel S, Jaeger N, Geist J (2015) Increased RO concentrate toxicity following application of antiscalants – Acute toxicity tests with the amphipods Gammarus pulex and Gammarus roeseli. Environmental Pollution 197; 309-312

Beggel S, Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Geist J (2015) Shell morphological versus genetic identification of quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) and zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Aquatic Invasions 10; 93-99

Pander J, Mueller M, Geist J (2015) Succession of fish diversity after reconnecting a large floodplain to the upper Danube River. Ecological Engineering 75; 41-50. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.11.011

Beggel S, Geist J (2015) Acute effects of salinity exposure on glochidia viability and host infection of the freshwater mussel Anodonta anatina (Linnaeus, 1758). Science of the Total Environment 502; 659-665. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.067


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

Sternecker K, Denic M, Geist J (2014) Timing matters: species-specific interactions between spawning time, substrate quality, and recruitment success in three salmonid species. Ecology and Evolution 4; 2749-2758

Nagler C, Geist J, Matzke-Karasz R (2014) Revision of the genus Tanycypris (Ostracoda, Cypricercinae) with the description of Tanycypris alfonsi n. sp., and an identification key to the genus. Zootaxa 3821; 401-424

Gum B, Geist J, Eckenfels S, Brinker A (2014) Genetic diversity of Upper Lake Constance whitefish Coregonus spp. under the influence of fisheries: a DNA study based on archived scale samples from 1932, 1975, and 2006. Journal of Fish Biology 84; 1721-1739

Komoroske LM, Connon RE, Lindberg  J, Cheng BS, Castillo G, Hasenbein M, Fangue NA (2014). Ontogeny influences sensitivity to climate change stressors in an endangered fish. Conservation Physiology 2: cou008-cou008

Zieritz A, Geist J, Gum B (2014) Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of three stream-dwelling freshwater mussel species: towards a strategy for representative surveys. Hydrobiologia 735; 123–136

Denic M, Stoeckl M, Gum B, Geist J (2014) Physicochemical assessment of Unio crassus habitat quality in a small upland stream and implications for conservation. Hydrobiologia 735; 111-122

Michl SC, Windisch W, Geist J (2014) Function of the crystalline style and first  detection of laminarase activity in freshwater mussels of the genus Anodonta. Journal of Molluscan Studies 80; 198-200

Geist J (2014) Trends and Directions in Water Quality and Habitat Management in the Context of the European Water Framework Directive. Fisheries 39; 219-220

Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2014) A new tool for assessment and monitoring of community and ecosystem change based on multivariate abundance data integration from different taxonomic groups. Environmental Systems Research 3; 12. DOI:10.1186/2193-2697-3-12

Stoeckle BC, Müller D, Müller J, Kuehn R (2014) Identification of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the high montane gastropod Semilimax kotulae using high-throughput sequence data. Molluscan Research 34; 20-24

Taeubert JE, El-Nobi G, Geist J (2014) Effects of water temperature on the larval parasitic stage of the thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24; 231-237

Hasenbein M, Werner I, Deanovic LA, Geist J, Fritsch EB, Javidmehr A, Foe C, Fangue NA, Connon RE (2014) Transcriptomic profiling permits the identification of pollutant sources and effects in ambient water samples. Science of the Total Environment 468-469; 688-698

Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Geist J, Schliewen UK  (2014) Strong versus weak population genetic differentiation after a recent invasion of gobiid fishes (Neogobius melanostomus and Ponticola kessleri) in the upper Danube. Aquatic Invasions 9; 71-86

Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2014) The ecological value of stream restoration measures: an evaluation on ecosystem and target species scale. Ecological Engineering 62; 129-139

Cerwenka AF, Alibert P, Brandner J, Geist J, Schliewen UK (2014) Phenotypic differentiation of Ponto-Caspian gobies during a contemporary invasion of the upper Danube River. Hydrobiologia 721; 269-284


Hasenbein M, Komoroske LM, Connon RE, Geist J, Fangue NA (2013) Turbidity and Salinity affect Feeding Performance and Physiological Stress in endangered Delta Smelt. Integrative and Comparativ Biology 53 (4); 620-634

Brandner J, Cerwenka AF, Schliewen UK, Geist J (2013) Bigger Is Better: Characteristics of Round Gobies Forming an Invasion Front in the Danube River. PLoS ONE 8 (9); e73036

Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2013) Taxonomic sufficiency in freshwater ecosystems: effects of taxonomic resolution, functional traits, and data transformation. Freshwater Science 32; 762 - 778

Brandner J, Pander J, Mueller M, Cerwenka A, Geist J (2013) Effects of sampling techniques on population assessment of invasive round goby. Journal of Fish Biology 82; 2063 - 2079

Lindner K, Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Gertzen S, Borcherding J, Geist J, Schliewen U (2013) First evidence for interspecific hybridization between invasive goby species Neogobius fluviatilis and  N. melanostomus (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Benthophilinae). Journal of Fish Biology 82; 2128 -2134

Pander J, Geist J (2013) Ecological indicators for stream restoration success. Ecological Indicators 30; 106 -118

Gross R, Palm S, Koiv K, Prestegaard T, Jussila J, Paaver T, Geist J, Kokko H, Karjalainen A, Edsman L (2013) Microsatellite markers reveal clear geographic structuring among threatened noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) populations in Northern and Central Europe. Conservation Genetics 14; 809–821

Taeubert JE, Gum B, Geist J (2013) Variable development and excystment of freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) at constant temperature. Limnologica 43; 319-322

Taeubert JE*, Gum B*, Geist J* (*=equal contribution authors) (2013) Towards standardization of studies into host relationships of freshwater mussels. Biological Conservation 159; 550-551

Sternecker K, Cowley DE, Geist J (2013) Factors influencing the success of salmonid egg development in river substratum. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22; 322-333

Sternecker K, Wild R, Geist J (2013) Effects of substratum restoration on salmonid habitat quality in a subalpine stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96; 1341-1351

Pander J, Mueller M, Geist J (2013) Ecological functions of fish bypass channels in streams: migration corridor and habitat for rheophilic species. River Research and Applications. River Research and Applications 29; 441-450

Wutz S, Geist J (2013) Sex- and size-specific migration patterns and habitat preferences of invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus Dana). Limnologica 43; 59-66

Taeubert JE, Geist J (2013) Critical swimming speed of brown trout (Salmo trutta) infested with freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) glochidia and implications for artificial breeding of an endangered mussel species. Parasitology Research 112; 1607-1613

Fritsch EB, Connon RE, Werner I, Davies R, Beggel S, Feng W, Pessah IN (2013) Triclosan impairs swimming behavior and alters expression of excitation-contraction coupling proteins in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Science and Technology 47 (4); 2008–2017

Pulg U, Barlaup B T, Sternecker K, Trepl L, Unfer G (2013) Restoration of Spawning Habitats of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) in a Regulated Chalk Stream. River Research and Applications 29 (2); 172 - 182

Brandner J, Auerswald K, Cerwenka AF, Schliewen U, Geist J (2013) Comparative feeding ecology of invasive Ponto-Caspian gobies. Hydrobiologia 703; 113–131

Mueller M, Pander J, Wild R, Lueders T, Geist J (2013) The effects of stream substratum texture on interstitial conditions and bacterial biofilms: Methodological strategies. Limnologica 43;  106–113


Brander SM, Mosser CM, Geist J, Hladik ML, Werner I (2012) Esfenvalerate toxicity to the cladoceran Ceriodaphnia dubia in the presence of green algae, Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata. Ecotoxicology 21; 2409-2418

Connon R*, Geist J*, Werner I* (*=equal contribution authors) (2012) Effect-based tools for monitoring and predicting the ecotoxicological effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment. Sensors 12(9); 12741-12771

Haertl M, Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Borcherding J, Geist J, Schliewen UK (2012) First record of Babky gymnotrachelus (Kessler, 1857) from Germany. Spixiana 35; 155-159

Braun A, Auerswald K, Geist J (2012) Drivers and spatio-temporal extent of hyporheic patch variation: implications for sampling; PLoS ONE 7; e42046; 1-10

Taeubert J-E, Martinez AMP, Gum B, Geist J. (2012) The relationship between endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus) and its host fishes. Biological Conservation 155; 94 - 103

Stammel B, Cyffka B, Geist J, Mueller M, Pander J, Blasch G, Fischer P, Gruppe A, Haas F, Kilg M, Lang P, Schopf R, Schwab A, Utschik H, Weißbrod M (2012) Floodplain restoration on the Upper Danube (Germany) by re-establishing water and sediment dynamics: a scientific monitoring as part of the implementation. River Systems 20,1-2; 55-70

Beggel S, Werner I, Connon RE, Geist JP (2012) Impacts of the phenylpyrazole insecticide fipronil on larval fish: Time-series gene transcription responses in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) following short-term exposure. Science of the Total Environment 426; 160-165

Zieritz A, Gum B, Kuehn R, Geist J (2012) Identifying freshwater mussels (Unionoida) and parasitic glochidia larvae from host fish gills: a molecular key to the North and Central European species. Ecology & Evolution 2 ; 740-750

Taeubert JE, Gum B & Geist J (2012) Host-specificity of the endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus, Philipsson 1788) and implications for conservation.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22; 36-46


Gum B, Lange M, Geist J (2011) A critical reflection on the success of rearing and culturing juvenile freshwater mussels with a focus on the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21; 743-751

Mueller M, Pander J, Geist J (2011) The effects of weirs on structural stream habitat and biological communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 48; 1450-1461

Keller RP, Geist J*, Jeschke JM*, Kuehn I* (2011) Invasive species in Europe: ecology, status and policy. Environmental Sciences Europe 23(23); 1-17 (* = equal contribution authors)

Beggel S, Connon R, Werner I, Geist J (2011) Changes in gene transcription and whole organism responses in larval fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) following short-term exposure to the synthetic pyrethroid bifenthrin. Aquatic Toxicology 105; 180-188

Geist J  (2011) Integrative freshwater ecology and biodiversity conservation. Ecological Indicators 11;1507-1516

Connon RE, Beggel S, D'Abronzo LS, Geist J, Pfeiff J, Loguinov AV, Vulpe CD and Werner I (2011) Linking molecular biomarkers with higher level condition indicators to identify effects of copper exposures on the endangered delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(2); 290-300


Taeubert JE, Denic M, Gum B, Lange M and Geist J (2010) Suitability of different salmonid strains as hosts for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera).  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20; 728-734

Sternecker K, Geist J (2010) The effects of stream substratum composition on the emergence of salmonid fry.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 19(4); 537-544

Beggel S, Werner I, Connon RE, Geist J (2010) Sublethal toxicity of commercial insecticide formulations and their active ingredients to larval fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Science of the Total Environment 408 (16); 3169-3175

Pander J, Geist J (2010) Salmonid egg floating boxes as bioindication for riverine water quality and stocking success. Journal of Fish Biology 76; 2584-2590

Geist J, Söderberg H, Karlberg A, Kuehn R (2010) Drainage-independent genetic structure and high genetic diversity of endangered freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) in northern Europe. Conservation Genetics 11; 1339-1350

Geist J (2010) Strategies for the conservation of endangered freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera L.): a synthesis of Conservation Genetics and Ecology. Hydrobiologia 644; 69-88

Pander J, Geist J (2010) Seasonal and spatial bank habitat use by fish in highly altered rivers - a comparison of four different restoration measures. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19; 127-138

Denic M, Geist J (2010) Habitat suitability analysis for lacustrine brown trout (Salmo trutta lacustris) in the Lake Walchensee: Implications for the conservation of an endangered flagship species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 20; 9-17

Geist J, Geismar J, Kuehn R (2010) Isolation and characterization of the first microsatellite markers for the endangered swan mussel Anodonta cygnea L. (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Conservation Genetics 11; 1103-1106


Connon RE*, Geist J*, Pfeiff J*, Loguinov AV*, D´Abronzo LS*, Wintz H, Vulpe CD, Werner I (2009) Linking mechanistic and behavioral responses to sublethal esfenvalerate exposure in the endangered delta smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus (Fam. Osmeridae). BMC Genomics 10:608; 1-18

Jablonowski D, Täubert JE, Bär C, Stark MJR, Schaffrath R (2009) Distinct subsets of Sit4 holo-phosphatases are required for inhibition of yeast growth by rapamycin and zymocin. Eukaryotic Cell 8; 1637-1647

Geist J, Kolahsa M, Gum B, Kuehn R (2009) The importance of genetic cluster recognition for the conservation of migratory fish species: the example of endangered European Huchen (Hucho hucho L.). Journal of Fish Biology 75; 1063-1078

Nikolov I, Gum B, Markov G, Kuehn R (2009) Population genetic structure of wild boar Sus scrofa in Bulgaria as reveald by microsatellite analysis. Acta Theriologica 54; 193-205

Gum B, Gross R, Geist J (2009) Conservation Genetics and Management Implications for European Grayling, Thymallus thymallus: Synthesis of Phylogeography and Population Genetics. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16; 37-51

Pander J, Schnell J, Sternecker K, Geist J (2009) The "egg sandwich" – a method for linking spatially resolved salmonid hatching rates with physico-chemical habitat variables in stream ecosystems. Journal of Fish Biology 74; 683-690


Geist J, Kuehn R (2008) Host-parasite interactions in oligotrophic stream ecosystems: The roles of life history strategy and ecological niche. Molecular Ecology 17; 997-1008

Floyd EY, Geist JP, Werner I (2008) Acute, sublethal exposure to a pyrethroid insecticide alters behaviour, growth, and predation risk in larvae of the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27; 1780-1787

Geist J, Wunderlich H, Kuehn R (2008) Use of mollusc shells for DNA-based molecular analyses. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74; 337-343


Geist J, Eder K, Werner I, Leutenegger C (2007) Comparisons of tissue-specific transcription of stress response genes with whole animal endpoints of adverse effect in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) following treatments with copper and esfenvalerate. Aquatic Toxicology 85; 28-39

Geist J, Auerswald K (2007) Physicochemical stream bed characteristics and recruitment of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera). Freshwater Biology 52; 2299-2316


Geist J, Porkka M, Kuehn R. (2006) The status of host fish populations and fish species richness in European freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) streams. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 16; 251-266

Geist J, Auerswald K, Boom A (2006) Response to the comment by Schöne et al. (2006) on "Stable carbon isotopes in freshwater mussel shells: Environmental record or marker for metabolic activity ?" Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70; 2662-2664

Gum B, Gross R, Kuehn R (2006). Discriminating the impact of recent human mediated stock transfer from historical gene flow on genetic structure of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus L.). Journal of Fish Biology 69 (Suppl. 1); 115-135


Geist J, Kuehn R (2005) Genetic Diversity and Differentiation of Central European Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) Populations: Implications for Conservation and Management. Molecular Ecology 14; 425-439

Geist J, Auerswald K, Boom A (2005) Stable carbon isotopes in freshwater mussel shells: Environmental Record or Marker for Metabolic Activity? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69; 3545-3554

Gum B, Gross R, Kuehn R (2005). Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogeography of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus): evidence for secondary contact zones in central Europe. Molecular Ecology 14; 1707-1725


Gross R, Kuehn R, Gum B, Reiter R (2004). Genetic introgression between the Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) and brook trout (S. fontinalis) in Bavarian hatchery stocks. Aquaculture International 12; 19-32


Geist J, Rottmann O, Schröder W & Kuehn R (2003) Development of microsatellite markers for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera L. (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Molecular Ecology Notes 3 (3); 444-446

Gum B, Gross R,  Rottmann O, Stein H, Schröder W, Kuehn R (2003). Microsatellite variation in Bavarian populations of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus): implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 4 (6); 659-672


Werner I, Geist J, Okihiro M, Rosenkranz P, Hinton DE (2002) Effects of dietary exposure to the pyrethroid pesticide esfenvalerate on medaka (Oryzias latipes). Marine Environmental Research 54 (3-5); 609-614

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