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Publikationen 2000-2009


  • Martin-Creuzburg, D. & Von Elert, E. (2009) Good food versus bad food: the role of sterols and polyunsaturated fatty acids in determining growth and reproduction of Daphnia magna. Aquatic Ecology 43: 943–950.
  • Schwarzenberger, A., Courts, C. & Von Elert, E.. (2009) Target gene approaches: Gene expression in Daphnia magna exposed topredator-borne kairomones or to microcystin-producing and microcystin-free Microcystis aeruginosa. BMC Genomics 10: 527.
  • Assmann, C., Von Elert, E. & Gergs, R. (2009) Effects of leaf litter and its fungal colonization on the diet of Limnomysis benedeni (Crustacea: Mysida). Hydrobiologia 636: 439–447.
  • Bischoff, A.A., Fink, P. & Waller, U. (2009) The fatty acid composition of Nereis diversicolor cultured in an integrated recirculated system: possible implications for aquaculture. Aquaculture 296 : 271-276.
  • Assmann, C. & Von Elert, E.(2009) The impact of fungal extracts on leaf litter on the food preference of Gammarus roeselii. International Review of Hydrobiology 94 (4): 484-496.
  • Martin-Creuzburg, D. & Von Elert, E. (2009) Ecological significance of sterols in aquatic food webs. In: Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems. Arts, M. T., Brett, M., and Kainz, M. (eds.). Springer, New York. pp 43-64.
  • Koch, U., Von Elert, E. & Straile, D. (2009) Food quality triggers the reproductive mode in the cyclical parthenogen Daphnia (Cladocera). Oecologia 159: 317-324.


  • Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E. (2008) Body size and food thresholds for zero growth in Dreissena polymorpha: a mechanism underlying intraspecific competition. Freshwater Biology: 53 (12) 2356-2363.
  • Kreuter, K., Baier, B. Assmann, C. and Steidle, J.L.M. (2008). Prey location and prey choice by the freshwater leech Erpobdella octoculata using foraging kairomones. Freshwater Biology 53 (8): 1524-1530.
  • Fink, P. (2008) Algal food quality affects growth of a benthic herbivore. Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol. 30 (4): 531-533.
  • Martin-Creuzburg, D., Von Elert, E. & Hoffmann, K.H. (2008) Nutritional constraints at the cyanobacteria - Daphnia magna interface: The role of sterols. Limnology and Oceanography 53 (2): 456-468.
  • Segelbacher, G., Sacher, T. Schwarzenberger, A., Woitsch, S., Bairlein, F. & Coppack, T. (2008) Eight microsatellite loci characterised in the European blackbird, Turdus merula. Journal of Ornithology 149 (1): 131-133.



  • Fink, P. (2007) Ecological functions of volatile organic compounds in aquatic systems. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology: 40 (3): 155-168. (among the 20 most cited articles of Mar. Freshw. Behav. Physiol., see the journal's website!)
  • Brzezinski, T. & von Elert, E. (2007) Biochemical food quality effects on a Daphnia hybrid complex. Limnology and Oceanography 52 (6): 2350-2357.
  • Abrusan, G., Fink, P. & Lampert, W. (2007) Biochemical limitation of resting egg production in Daphnia. Limnology and Oceanography 52 (4): 1724-1728 (doi: 10.4319/lo.2007.52.4.1724).
  • Kagami, M., Von Elert, E., Ibelings, B.W., De Bruin, A. & Van Donk, E. (2007) The parasitic chytrid Zygorhizidium facilitates the growth of the cladoceran zooplankter Daphnia in cultures of the inedible alga Asterionella. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 274: 1561-1566.


  • Flöder, S., Combüchen, A., Pasternak, A. & Hillebrand, H. (2006). Competition between pelagic and benthic microalgae for phosphorus and light. Aquatic Sciences 68 (4): 425-433.
  • Fink, P. & Von Elert, E. (2006) Physiological responses to stoichiometric constraints: nutrient limitation and compensatory feeding in a freshwater snail. Oikos: 115 (3): 484-494.
  • Martin-Creuzburg, D., Bec, A. & Von Elert, E. (2006) Supplementation with sterols improves food quality of a ciliate for Daphnia magna. Protist 157: 477-486.
  • Fink, P., Von Elert, E. & Jüttner, F. (2006) Volatile foraging kairomones in the littoral zone: attraction of an herbivorous freshwater gastropod to algal odors. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 1867-1881.
  • Von Elert, E. & Stibor, H. (2006) Predator-mediated life history shifts in Daphnia: enrichment and preliminary chemical characterisation of a kairomone exuded by fish. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 167: 21-35.
  • Fink, P., Von Elert, E. & Jüttner, F. (2006) Oxylipins from freshwater diatoms act as attractants for a benthic herbivore. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 167: 561-574.
  • Fink, P., Peters, L. & Von Elert, E. (2006) Stoichiometric mismatch between littoral invertebrates and their periphyton food. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 165: 145-165.
  • Fink, P., & Von Elert, E. (2006) Food quality of algae and cyanobacteria for the freshwater gastropod Bithynia tentaculata (Prosobranchia, Bithyniidae): the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol. 29: 1235-1240.
  • Bec, A., Martin-Creuzburg, D. & Von Elert, E. (2006) Trophic upgrading of autotrophic picoplankton by the heterotrophic nanoflagellate Paraphysomonas sp.. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 1699-1707.


  • Martin-Creuzburg, D., Bec,A. & Von Elert, E (2005) Trophic upgrading of picocyanobacterial carbon by ciliates for nutrition of Daphnia magna. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 41: 271-280.
  • Martin-Creuzburg, D., Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E (2005) Life history consequences of sterol availability in the aquatic keystone species Daphnia. Oecologia 144: 362-372.
  • Von Elert, E., Oberer, L., Merkel, P., Huhn, T. & Blom, J.F. (2005) Cyanopeptolin 954, a chlorine-containing chymotrypsin inhibitor of Microcystis aeruginosa NIVA Cya 43. Journal of Natural Products 68: 1324-1327.
  • Agrawal, M.K., Zitt, A., Bagchi, D., Weckesser, J., Bagchi, S.N. & Von Elert, E. (2005) Characterization of proteases in guts of Daphnia magna and their inhibition by Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806. Environmental Toxicology 20: 314-322. 


  • Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E. (2004) Food quality controls egg quality of the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha: The role of fatty acids. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 1794-1801.
  • Von Elert, E. (2004) Food quality constraints in Daphnia: interspecific differences in the response to the absence of a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in the food source. Hydrobiologia 526: 187-196.
  • Von Elert; E., Agrawal, M.K., Gebauer, C., Jaensch, H., Bauer, U. & Zitt, A. (2004) Protease activity in gut of Daphnia magna: evidence for trypsin and chymotrypsin enzymes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 137: 287-296.
  • Martin-Creuburg, D. & Von Elert, E. (2004) Impact of 10 dietary sterols on growth and reproduction of Daphnia galeata. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 483-499. 


  • Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E. (2003) Settlement pattern of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, as a function of depth in Lake Constance. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 158: 289-301.
  • Von Elert, E., Martin-Creuburg, D. & Le Coz, J. (2003) Absence of sterols constrains carbon transfer between cyanobacteria and a freshwater herbivore (Daphnia galeata). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B: Biological Sciences 270 (1520): 1209-1214.
  • Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E. (2003) Food quality controls reproduction of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Oecologia 135: 332-338. 


  • Van Hannen, E.J., Fink, P. and Lürling, M. (2002). A revised secondary structure model for the internal transcribed spacer 2 of the green algae Scenedesmus and Desmodesmus and its implications for the phylogeny of these algae. European Journal of Phycology 37: 203-208.
  • Baumgärtner, D., Jungbluth, A. D., Koch, U. & Von Elert, E. (2002) Effects of infochemicals on microhabitat choice by the freshwater amphipod Gammarus roeseli. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 155(3): 353-367.
  • Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E. (2002) Strong influences of larval diet history on subsequent post-settlement growth in the freshwater mollusc Dreissena polymorpha. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B: Biological Sciences 269: 2113-2119. 
  • Von Elert, E. (2002) Determination of limiting polyunsaturated fatty acids in Daphnia galeata using a new method to enrich food algae with single fatty acids. Limnology and Oceanography: 47 (6): 1764-1773.
  • Wacker, A., Becher, P. & Von Elert, E. (2002) Food quality effects of unsaturated fatty acids on larvae of the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha. Limnology and Oceanography 47 (4): 1242-1248. 


  • Wacker, A. & Von Elert, E. (2001) Polyunsaturated fatty acids: evidence for non-substitutable biochemical resources in Daphnia galeata. Ecology 82 (9): 2507-2520.
  • Von Elert, E. & Wolffrom, T. (2001) Supplementation of cyanobacterial food with polyunsaturated fatty acids does not improve growth of Daphnia. Limnology and Oceanography 46 (6): 1552-1558.
  • Lürling, M. & Von Elert, E. (2001) Colony formation in Scenedesmus: No contribution of urea in induction by a lipophylic Daphnia exudate. Limnology and Oceanography 46 (7): 1809-1813. 


  • Von Elert, E. & Pohnert, G. (2000) Predator specificity of kairomones in diel vertical migration of Daphnia: a chemical approach. Oikos 88 (1): 119-128.
  • Von Elert, E. & Stampfl, P. (2000) Food quality for Eudiaptomus gracilis: the importance of particular highly unsaturated fatty acids. Freshwater Biology 45 (2): 189-200.
  • Pohnert, G. & Von Elert, E. (2000) No ecological relevance of trimethylamine in fish – Daphnia interactions. Limnology and Oceanography 45 (5): 1153-1156.
  • Von Elert, E. (2000) Fatty acids released by Daphnia: Do they induce colony formation in Scenedesmus acutus? Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27: 2128-2131.