Publications of the year 2021

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» Books, Conference Proceedings, Reports, Book Reviews, Abstracts, Others
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Reviewed publications

  • Crotti M., Bean C. W., Gowans A. R. D., Winfield I. J., Butowska M., Wanzenböck J., Bondarencko G., Præbel K., Adams C. E., Elmer K. R. (2021). Complex and divergent histories gave rise to genome-wide divergence patterns amongst European
    whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 34(12): 1954-1969,

  • Darienko T., Rad-Menéndez C., Campbell C.N., Pröschold T. (2021). Molecular Phylogeny of Unicellular Marine Coccoid Green Algae Revealed New Insights into the Systematics of the Ulvophyceae (Chlorophyta). Microorganisms 9:1586.

  • Dokulil M.T., de Eyto E., Maberly S.C., May L., Weyhenmeyer G.A., Woolway R.I. (2021). Increasing maximum lake surface temperature under climate change, Climatic Change 165:56 doi.10.1007/s10584-021-03085-1

  • Forster D., Qu Z., Pitsch G., Bruni E.P., Kammerlander B., Pröschold T., Sonntag B., Posch T., Stöck T. (2021). Lake ecosystem robustness and resilience inferred from a climate-stresses protistan plankton network. Microorganisms 9: 549, doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9030549

  • Hahn M.W., Pitt A. (2021). Silvanigrella. Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. pp. 1-9.

  • Hahn M.W., Huemer A, Pitt A., Hoetzinger M. (2021). Opening a next-generation black box: ecological trends for hundreds of species-like taxa uncovered within a single bacterial >99% 16S rRNA operational taxonomic unit. Molecular Ecology Resources 21:2471–2485.

  • Hahn M.W., Pitt A., Koll U., Schmidt J., Maresca J.A., Neumann-Schaal M. (2021). Aurantimicrobium photophilum sp. nov., a non-photosynthetic bacterium adjusting its metabolism to the diurnal light cycle and reclassification of Cryobacterium mesophilum as Terrimesophilobacter mesophilus gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 71(8):004975.

  • Hoetzinger M., Pitt A., Huemer A., Hahn, M.W. (2021). Continental-scale gene flow prevents allopatric divergence of pelagic freshwater bacteria. Genome Biology and Evolution, 13:3, evab019,

  • Irisarri I., Darienko T., Pröschold T., Fürst-Jansen J.M.R., Jamy M., de Vries J. (2021). Unexpected cryptic species among  streptophyte algae most distant to land plants. Proc. R. Soc. B 288: 2021216,

  • Kraemer B.M., Pilla R.M., Woolway R.I. …Dokulil M.T., et al. (2021). Climate change drives widespread shifts in lake thermal habitat. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 521–529,  

  • Kuhl H., Guigen Y., Höhne C., Kreuz E., Du K., Klopp C., Lopez-Roques C., Yebra-Pimentel E.S., Ciorpac M., Gessner J., Holostenco D., Kleiner W., Kohlmann K., Lamatsch D.K., Prokopov D., Bestin A., Bonpunt E., Debeuf B., Haffray P., Morvezen R., Patrice P., Suciu R., Dirks R., Wuertz S., Kloas W., Schartl M., Stöck M. (2021). A 180 Myr-old female-specific genome region in sturgeon reveals the oldest known vertebrate sex determining system with undifferentiated sex chromosomes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 376: 20200089.

  • Lehmann R., Kovařík A., Ocalewicz K., Kirtiklis L., Zuccolo A., Tegner J.N., Wanzenböck J., Bernatchez L., Lamatsch D.K., Symonová R. (2021). DNA transposon expansion is associated with genome size increase in mudminnows, Genome Biology and Evolution, evab228

  • Limberger R., Fussmann G.F. (2021). Adaptation and competition in deteriorating environments, Proc. R. Soc. B. 288(1946): 20202967,

  • Lu X., Gao Y., Weisse, T. (2021). Functional ecology of two contrasting freshwater ciliated protists in relation to temperature. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 68, e12823,

  • Lukić D., Pinceel T., Marrone F., Mioduchowska M., Vad C.F., Brendonck L., Ptacnik R., Horváth Z. (2021). Pleistocene allopatric diferentiation followed by recent range expansion explains the distribution and molecular diversity of two congeneric crustacean species in the Palaearctic, Scientific Reports 11:22866 ,

  • McElroy K.E., Müller S., Lamatsch D., Bankers L., Fields P.D., Jalinsky J.R., Sharbrough J., Boore J.L., Logsdon J.M.Jr., Neiman M. (2021). Asexuality associated with marked genomic expansion of tandemly repeated rRNA and histone genes. Molecular Biology & Evolution 38(9):3581-3592. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msab121

  • Morón-Asensio R., Schuler D., Wiedlroither A., Offterdinger M., Kurmayer R. (2021). Differential Labeling of Chemically Modified Peptides and Lipids among Cyanobacteria Planktothrix and Microcystis. Microorganisms 9(8):1578. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9081578

  • Pilla R.M., Mette E.M., Williamson C.E. et al. (2021). Global data set of long-term summertime vertical temperature profiles in 153 lakes. Sci Data 8:200.

  • Pitt A., Schmidt J., Koll U., Hahn M.W. (2021). Aquiluna borgnonia gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of a Microbacteriaceae lineage of freshwater bacteria with small genome sizes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 71:5

  • Pröschold T., Rieser D., Darienko T., Nachbaur L., Kammerlander B., Qian K., Pitsch G., Bruni P., Qu Z., Forster D., Rad-Mendez C., Posch T., Stoeck T., Sonntag B. (2021).  An integrative approach sheds new light onto the systematics and ecology of the widespread ciliate genus Coleps (Ciliophora, Prostomatea). Sci Rep 11: 5916,

  • Qian K., Dokulil M., Lei W., Chen Y. (2021). The effects of water-level changes on periphytic algal assemblages in Poyang Lake. Fundam. Appl. Limnol. 194(4): 311-320. doi: 10.1127/fal/2020/1349

  • Qu Z., Forster D., Bruni E., Frantal D., Kammerlander B., Nachbaur L., Pitsch G., Posch T., Pröschold T., Teubner K., Sonntag B., Stoeck T. (2021). Aquatic food webs in deep temperate lakes: key species establish through their autecological versatility. Molecular Ecology 30(4):1053-1071, doi.10.1111/mec.15776

  • Reichelt N., Leger D., Daubert M., Ruffino P., Pröschold T., Darienko T. (2021). Epigenomic assessment during cryopreservation and physiology among various strains of Chromochloris zofingeiensis (Chlorophyceae) and their genetic variability revealed by AFLP and MS-AFLP. Journal of Applied Phycology, 33: 2327–2340 doi.10.1007/s10811-021-02468-2

  • Rott E., Kurmayer R., Holzinger A., Sanders D.G. (2021). Contrasting endolithic habitats for cyanobacteria in
    spring calcites of the European Alps. Nova Hedwigia 112(1-2): 17-48. doi: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2021/0615  

  • Scheuerl T., Kaitala V. (2021). The effect of dilution on eco-evolutionary dynamics of experimental microbial communities, Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/2ce3.8065

  • Schirpke U., Ebner M., Pritsch H., Fontana V., Kurmayer R. (2021). Quantifying Ecosystem Services of High Mountain Lakes across Different Socio-Ecological Contexts. Sustainability 13(11):6051.    

  • Seppälä O., Çetin C., Cereghetti T., Feulner P.G.D., Adema C.M. (2021). Examining adaptive evolution of immune activity: opportunities provided by gastropods in the age of "omics". Philosophical Transactions B 376(1825): 20200158.

  • Seppälä O., Walser J.C., Cereghetti T., Seppälä K., Saalo T., Adema C.M. (2021). Transcriptome profiling of Lymnaea stagnalis (Gastropoda) for ecoimmunological research. BMC Genomics 22: 144,

  • Simiyu B.M., Amukhuma H.S., Sitoki L., Okello W., Kurmayer R. (2021). Interannual variability of water quality conditions in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria, Kenya, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 48(1): 97-109

  • Stelzer C.P., Blommaert J., Waldvogel A.M., Pichler M., Hecox-Lea B., Mark Welch D.B. (2021). Comparative analysis reveals within-population genome size variation in a rotifer is driven by large genomic elements with highly abundant satellite DNA repeat elements. BMC Biol 19:206,

  • Stelzer C.P., Pichler M., Hatheuer, A. (2021). Linking genome size variation to population phenotypic variation within the rotifer, Brachionus asplanchnoidis. Commun Biol 4:596,

  • Stöck M., Dedukh D., Reifova R., Lamatsch D.K., Starostova Z., Janko K. (2021). Sex chromosomes in meiotic, hemiclonal, clonal and polyploid hybrids: along the ‘extended speciation continuum’ Philosophical Transactions Royal Society B, B 376: 20200103, themed issue “Challenging the paradigm in sex chromosome evolution: empirical and theoretical insights with a focus on vertebrates, Kratochvíl L, Stöck M, guest editors)  

  • Thalinger B., Rieder A., Teuffenbach A., Pütz Y., Schwerte T., Wanzenböck J., Traugott M. (2021). The Effect of Activity, Energy Use, and Species Identity on Environmental DNA Shedding of Freshwater Fish. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:623718, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.623718

  • Wanzenböck, J. (2021). Rearing and stocking of Coregonids: A comparison of aquaculture practices in Eurasia and North America, Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes – 2017, Advanc. Limnol. 66: 311 - 327, doi: 10.1127/adv_limnol/2021/0073

  • Wanzenböck J., Hopfinger M., Wanzenböck S., Fuxjäger L., Rund H., Lamatsch D.K. (2021). First successful hybridization experiment between native European weatherfish (Misgurnus fossilis) and non-native Oriental weatherfish (M. anguillicaudatus) reveals no evidence for postzygotic barriers, NeoBiota 69: 29–50.
  • Weisse T., Jezberova J., Moser M. (2021). Picoplankton feeding by the ciliate Vorticella similis in comparison to other peritrichs emphasizes their significance in the water purification process. Ecol. Ind. 121:106992,

  • Weisse T., Lukić D., Lu X. (2021). Container volume may affect growth rates of ciliates and clearance rates of their microcrustacean predators in microcosm experiments, Journal of Plankton Research, fbab017, doi.10.1093/plankt/fbab017

  • Woolway R.I., Sharma S., Weyhenmeyer G.A., Debolskiy A., Golub M., Mercado-Bettín D., Perroud M., Stepanenko V., Tan Z., Grant L., Ladwig R., Mesman J., Moore T.N., Shatwell T., Vanderkelen I., Austin J.A., DeGasperi C.L., Dokulil M., La Fuente S., Mackay E.B., Schladow S.G., Watanabe S., Marcé R., Pierson D.C., Thiery W., Jennings E. (2021). Phenological shifts in lake stratification under climate change, Nature Communications 12: 2318 doi. org/10.1038/s41467-021-22657-4

  • Zajac N., Zoller S., Seppälä K., Moi D., Dessimoz C., Jokela J., Hartikainen H., Glover N., Gene Duplication and Gain in the Trematode Atriophallophorus winterbourni Contributes to Adaptation to Parasitism, Genome Biology and Evolution 13(3): evab010,


Books, Conference Proceedings, Reports, Book Reviews, Abstracts, Others

  • Dokulil M.T., Kaiblinger C., (2021). Phytoplankton Productivity, In Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Edited by: Gene E. Likens, Academic Press, (update of 2009),

  • Hahn M. (2021). Evolution und Systematik der Prokaryoten. In: Boenigk J (editor). Boenigk, Biologie: Der Begleiter in und durch das Studium. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 859-884.

  • Ibelings B., Kurmayer R, Azevedo S.M.F.O., Wood S.A., Chorus I., Welker M. (2021). Chapter 4: Understanding the occurrence of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, In: Chorus I., Welker M. (eds.). Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water: A Guide to Their Public Health Consequences, Monitoring and Management. CRC Press, 213-294.

  • Padisák J., Chorus I., Welker M., Maršálek B., Kurmayer R. (2021). Chapter 13: Laboratory analyses of cyanobacteria and water chemistry, In: Chorus I., Welker M. (eds.). Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water: A Guide to Their Public Health Consequences, Monitoring and Management. CRC Press, 689-744.


Diploma & Masters Theses 

  • Purker, M. (2021). E.T. The Evaluation of Toxin-producing potential. A monitoring system for cyanobacteria in bathing waters via amplicon sequencing, MSc thesis University of Vienna, pp. 116 (supervision: Kurmayer R., Hufnagl P.)

  • Sommer, F. (2021). Man-made mountain reservoirs: ciliates in human-influenced habitats, MSc thesis University of Innsbruck (supervision: Tartarotti B., Sonntag B.)

  • Aigner, M. (2021). Fraßdruck von Fischlarven aus dem Coregonus lavaretus Artenkomplex auf Ciliaten, MSc thesis University of Innsbruck (supervision: Wanzenböck J., Sonntag B.)



  • Lu, X. (2021). Functional ecology and biodiversity of planktonic ciliates, PhD thesis University of Innsbruck (main supervision: Weisse, T.)


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