Alexandra Pitt


Present position:

Project assistant

Research area:

Environmental Microbiology


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Academic and Employment History ·  Publications


Academic and Employment History




  • Limberger R., Pitt A., Hahn M. W., Wickham S. A. (online first). Spatial insurance in multi-trophic metacommunities. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.13365

  • Pitt A., Schmidt J., Koll U., Hahn M.W. (online first). Aquirufa antheringensis gen. nov., sp. nov. and Aquirufa nivalisilvae sp. nov., representing a new genus of widespread freshwater bacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol  doi 10.1099/ijsem.0.003554

  • Pitt A., Hahn M.W. (2019). Mikrobiologie in der Schule: Erforschung unbekannter Gewässerbakterien, Biologie in unserer Zeit, 49(2): 131-137 doi:10.1002/biuz.201910672

  • Hoetzinger M., Schmidt J., Pitt, A., Koll U., Lang E., Hahn, M.W. (2019) Polynucleobacter paneuropaeus sp. nov., characterized by six strains isolated from freshwater lakes located along a 3000 km north–south cross-section across Europe. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 69: 203–213

  • Pitt A., Schmidt J., Lang E., Whitman W.B., Woyke T., Hahn M. W. (2018). Polynucleobacter meluiroseus sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from a lake located in the mountains of the Mediterranean island of Corsica. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 68: 1975-1985, doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002777

  • Hahn M.W., Schmidt J., Koll U., Rohde M., Verbarg S., Pitt  A., Nakai R., Naganuma T., Lang E. (2017). Silvanigrella aquatica gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a freshwater lake, description of Silvanigrellaceae fam. nov. and Silvanigrellales ord. nov., reclassification of the order Bdellovibrionales in the class Oligoflexia, reclassification of the families Bacteriovoracaceae and Halobacteriovoraceae in the new order Bacteriovoracales ord. nov., and reclassification of the family Pseudobacteriovoracaceae in the order Oligoflexales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 67:2555–2568  doi:

  • Hahn M. W., Schmidt J., Pitt A., Taipale S. J., Lang E. (2016). Reclassification of four Polynucleobacter necessarius strains as Polynucleobacter asymbioticus comb. nov., Polynucleobacter duraquae sp. nov., Polynucleobacter yangtzensis sp. nov., and Polynucleobacter sinensis sp. nov., and emended description of the species Polynucleobacter necessarius. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 2883–2892. PDF

  • Gimeno A., Meikl M., Pitt A., Winkler M., Berninger U. (2015). Testing of fire salamanders around Salzburg for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the framework of a school project. eco.mont 7(1): 72-76. Link

  • Meikl M., Gimeno A., Mühl S., Pitt A., Winkler M., Berninger U. (2014). Alpen- und Feuersalamander in Österreich und Europa: Ein Sparkling Science Projekt der Universität Salzburg in Zusammenarbeit mit Schulen. ANLiegen Natur 36(1): 120-124. Link


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