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  • Weigand, H; Beermann, A. J; Čiampor, F; Costa, F. O; Csabai, Z; Duarte, S; Geiger, M. F; Grabowski, M; Rimet, F; Rulik, B; Strand, M; Szucsich, N; Weigand, A. M; Willassen, E; Wyler, S. A; Bouchez, A; Borja, A; Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Z; Ferreira, S; Dijkstra, K.-D. B; Eisendle, U; Freyhof, J; Gadawski, P; Graf, W; Haegerbaeumer, A; van der Hoorn, B. B; Japoshvili, B; Keresztes, L; Keskin, E; Leese, F; Macher, J. N; Mamos, T; Paz, G; Pešić, V; Pfannkuchen, D. M; Pfannkuchen, M. A; Price, B. W; Rinkevich, B; Teixeira, M. A. L; Várbíró, G. & Ekrem, T., (2019): DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe: Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work. The Science of the total environment 678: 499–524.
  • Kreuzinger-Janik, B., Brüchner-Hüttemann, H., & Traunspurger, W. (2019). Effect of prey size and structural complexity on the functional response in a nematode-nematode system. Scientific Reports,9 (1), 5696.
  • Wilden, B., Majdi, N., Kuhlicke, U., Neu, T. R., & Traunspurger, W. (2019). Flatworm mucus as the base of a food web. BMC ecology , 19 (1), 15.
  • Monteiro, L., Moens, T., Lynen, F., & Traunspurger, W. (2019). Effects of the water-soluble fraction of a crude oil on freshwater meiofauna and nematode assemblages. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety , 176 , 186-195.
  • Haegerbaeumer, A.; Mueller, M-T.; Fueser, H. & Traunspurger, W. (2019): Impacts of Micro- and Nano-Sized Plastic Particles on Benthic Invertebrates: A Literature Review and Gap Analysis. Front. Environ. Sci. 7:17. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00017
  • Majdi, N., Traunspurger, W., Fueser, H., Gansfort, B., Laffaille, P., & Maire, A. (2019). Effects of a broad range of experimental temperatures on the population growth and body-size of five species of free-living nematodes. Journal of thermal biology , 80 , 21-36.


  • Majdi, N; Hette-Tronquart, N.; Auclair, E.; Bec, A.; Chouvelon, T.; Cognie, B.; Danger, M.; Decottignies, P.; Dessier, A.; Desvilettes, C.; Dubois, S.; Dupuy, C.; Fritsch, C.; Gaucherel, C.; Hedde, M.; Jabot, F.; Lafebvre, S.; Marzloff, M.; Pey, B.; Peyrard, N.; Powolny, T.; Sabbadin, R.; Thébault, E. & Perga, M (2018): There's so harm in having too much: A comprehensive toolbox of methods in tropic ecology. Food Webs 17, e00100.
  • Ptatscheck, C.; Milne, P. & Traunspruger W. (2018): Is stemflow a vector for the transport of small metazoans from tree surfaces down to soil?
    BMC Ecology 18(1)
  • Kreuzinger- Janik, B.; Kruscha, S.; Majdi, N. & Traunspurger, W.(2018): Flatworms like it round: nematode consumption by Planaria torva (Müller 1774) and Polycelis tenuis (Ijima 1884). Hydrobiologia 819 (1), 231- 242.
  • Monteiro, L.; Traunspurger, W.;Roeleveld, K.; Lynen, F. & Moens, T.(2018). Direct toxicity of the water-soluble fractions of a crude and a diesel-motor oil on the survival of free-living nematodes. Ecological Indicators , 93 , 13-23.
  • Monteiro, L; Butsel, C; DeMeester, N.; Traunspurger, W.; Derycke, S. & Moens, T. (2018): Differential heavy-metal sensitivity in two cryptic species of the marine nematode Litoditis marina as revealed by developmental and behavioural assays. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 502, 203-210.
  • Ptatscheck, C.; Gansfort B.; & Traunspurger W. (2018) : The extent of wind-mediated dispersal of small metazoans, focusing nematodes. In: Scientifc Reports 8.1
  • Hohberg, K.& Traunspurger, W. (2018): Fadenwürmer- fade Würmer. Biolgie in unserer Zeit 48, 54-61.
  • Fueser, H.; Majdi, N.; Haegerbaeumer, A.; Pilger, C.; Hachmeister, H.; Greife, P.; Huser, T. & Traunspurger, W. (2018): Analyzing life-history traits and lipid storage using CARS microscopy for assessing effects of copper on the fitness of Caenorhabditis elegans. In: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 156, p. 255-262. DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.03.037
  • Gansfort, B.; Uthoff, J. & Traunspurger, W. (2018): Interactions amongcompeting nematode species affect population growth rates. Oecologia, 187 (1), 75-84
  • Gansfort, B.; Traunspurger, W.; Threis, I. & Majdi, N. (2018): Wide variation in a tiny space: The microdistribution of meiobenthos in an artificial pond. Freshwater Biology 63: 420-431.
  • Weber, S., Majdi, N. & Traunspurger, W. (2018): Effects of bottom-feeding fish juveniles on the vertical distribution of a meiofaunal community.Hydrobiologia 820, 215-226.

  • Vingskes, A. K. & Spann, N. (2018): The toxicity of a mixture of two antiseptics, triclosan and triclocarban, on reproduction and growth of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Ecotoxicology: 1-10.
  • Haegerbaeumer, A., Höss, S., Heininger, P. & Traunspurger, W. (2018): Is Caenorhabditis elegans representative of freshwater nematode species in toxicity testing? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25(3): 2879-2888
  • Haegerbaeumer, A.; Höss, S.; Heininger, P. & Traunspurger, W. (2018): Response of nematode communities to metals and PAHs in freshwater microcosms. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 148: 244-253.
  • Weitere, M., Erken, M., Majdi, N., Arndt, H., Norf, H., Reinshagen, M., Traunspurger, W., Walterscheid, A. & Wey, J. K. (2018). The food web perspective on aquatic biofilms.Ecological Monographs,88(4), 543-559.

  • Sonne, A. T., Rasmussen, J. J., Höss, S., Traunspurger, W., Bjerg, P. L., & McKnight, U. S. (2018).Linking ecological health to co-occurring organic and inorganic chemical stressors in a groundwater-fed stream system.Science of the Total Environment,642, 1153-1162.

  • Majdi, N., Weber, S., & Traunspurger, W. (2018): The early catfish catches the worm: predation of Corydoras aeneus (Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) on freshwater nematodes.In:Annales de Limnologie-International Journal of Limnology (Vol. 54, p. 29).EDP Sciences.


  • Ptatscheck, C.; Putzki, H. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): Impact of deposit-feeding chironomid larvae ( Chironomus riparius ) on meiofauna and protozoans. Freshwater Science 36(4): 796-804.
  • Haegerbaeumer, A., Höss, S., Heininger, P. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): Is Caenorhabditis elegans representative of freshwater nematode species in toxicity testing? Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Arican, C., W. Traunspurger & N. Spann (2017): The influence of thiacloprid on the feeding behaviour of the copepod, Diacyclops bicuspidatus , preying on nematodes. Nematology in press
  • Traunspurger, W., N. Reiff, V. Krashevska, N. Majdi & S. Scheu (2017): Diversity and distribution of soil micro-invertebrates across an altitudinal gradient in a tropical montane rainforest of Ecuador, with focus on free-living nematodes. Pedobiologica, 62, 28-35.
  • Du Preez, G., N. Majdi, A. Swart, W. Traunspurger & H. Fourie (2017): Nematodes in caves: a historical perspective on their occurrence, distribution and ecological relevance.Nematology, 19 (6), 727-644.
  • Kreuzinger- Janik, B.; Brinke, M.; Traunspurger, W.; Majdi, N. (2017): Life history traits of the free-living nematode, Plectus acuminatus Bastian, 1865, and responses to cadmium exposure. Nematology 19 (6): 645- 654.
  • Schenk, J., Hohberg, K., Helder, J., Ristau, K. & Traunspurger, W. (2017). The D3-D5 region of large subunit ribosomal DNA provides good resolution of German limnic and terrestrial nematode communities. Nematology 19: 821-837.
  • Hägerbäumer, A.; Höss, S.; Ristau, K.; Claus, E., Heininger, P. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): The use of meiofauna in freshwater sediment assessments: Structural and functional responses of meiobenthic communities to metal and organic contamination. Ecological Indicators 78: 512-525.
  • Majdi, N. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): Leaf fall affects the isotopic niches of meiofauna and macrofauna in stream food web. Food webs 10: 5-14.
  • De Mendoza, G.; Traunspurger, W.; Palomo, A. & Catalan, J. (2017): Nematode distribution as spatial null models for macroinvertebrate species richness across environmental gradients: A case from mountain lakes.Ecology and Evolution 7(9): 3016-3028.
  • Ptatscheck, C. (2017): Temporäre Kleinstgewässer im Ökosystem Wald. In: Schaefer, M. & Schlegel- Starmann, H. (Eds), Ergebnisse aus dem Stipendienschwerpunkt "Forschung auf DBU-Naturerbeflächen - Ökologische Dynamik in Offenland und Wald", pp. 21-25, German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).
  • Majdi, N. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): Meiofauna. In Methods in Stream Ecology, Volume 1 (Third Edition), Ecosystem Structure, Hauer, r.H. & Lamberti, G.A. (Eds.), pp. 273-295.
  • Majdi, N.; Threis, I. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): It's the little things that count: Meiofaunal density and production in the sediment of two headwater streams.Limnology and Oceanography 62 (1): 151-163.
  • Weber, S. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): Invasive reed swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and native noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) similarly reduce oligochaets, epipelic algae, and meiofauna biomass: a microcosm study.Freshwater Science 36(1):103-112.
  • Höss, S.; Heininger, P.; Claus, E.; Möhlenkamp, C.; Brinke, M. & Traunspurger, W. (2017): Validating the NemaSPEAR[%]-index for assessing sediment quality regarding chemical-induced effects on benthic communities in rivers.Ecological Indicators 73: 52-60.


  • Majdi, N.; Michiels, I.C. & Traunspurger, W. (2016): Resource depletion affects the structure of an experimental benthic food web. Limnologica 59: 99-108.
  • Weber, S. & Traunspurger, W. (2016):  Influence of the ornamental red cherry shrimp Neocaridina davidi (Bouvier, 1904) on freshwater meiofaunal assemblages.Limnologica 59: 155-161.
  • Geiger, M.F.; Astrin, J.J.; Borsch, T.; Burkhardt, U.; Grobe, P.; Hand, R.; Hausmann, A.; Hohberg, K.; Krogmann, L.; Lutz, M.; Monje, C.; et al. (2016): How to tackle the molecular species inventory for an industrialized nation - lessons from the first phase of German Barcode of Life initiative GBOL (2012-2015). Genome 59 (9): 661-670.
  • Majdi, N.; Kreuzinger-Janik, B. & Traunspurger, W. (2016):  Effects of flatworm predation on sediment communities and ecosystem functions: a microcosm approach. Hydrobiologia 776 (1): 193-207.
  • Sandhove, J.; Spann, N. & Ristau, K. (2016): The anhydrobiotic potential of the terrestrial nematodes Plectus parietinus and Plectus velox. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 325 (7): 434-440.
  • Hägerbäumer, A.; Höss, S.; Ristau, K.; Claus, E.; Möhlenkamp, C.; Heininger, P. & W. Traunspurger (2016): A comparative approach using ecotoxicological methods from single-species bioassays to model ecosystems. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35 (12): 2987-2997
  • Dümmer, B.; Ristau, K. & Traunspurger, W. (2016): Varying patterns on varying scales: A metacommunity analysis of nematodes in European lakes. PLOS ONE 11(3): e0151866.
  • Zotz, G. & Traunspurger, W. (2016): What's in the tank? Nematodes and other major components of the meiofauna of bromeliad phytotelms in lowland Panama.BMC Ecology 16: 9.
  • Schenk, J., Traunspurger, W. & Ristau, K. (2016): Genetic diversity of widespread moss-dwelling nematode species in German beech forests. European Journal of Soil Biology 74: 23-31.
  • Weber, S. & Traunspurger, W. (2016): Effects of juvenile fish predation (Cyprinus carpio L.) on the composition and diversity of free-living freshwater nematode assemblages. Nematology 18, 39-52.


  • Ristau, K., Akgül, Y., Bartel, A.S., Fremming, J., Müller, M.-T., Reiher, L., Stapela, F., Splett, J.-P. & N. Spann (2015): Toxicity in relation to mode of action for the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans : Acute-to-chronic ratios and quantitative structure-activity relationships Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry .
  • Sow M. M., Majdi N., Muylaert K., Tackx M., Julien F., Probst J.-L., Mialet B., Sutra C., Probst A., Thébault J.-M., Kenarlikdjian M. & M. Gérino (2015): Retention of nutrients, suspended particulate matter and phytoplankton in a pondage associated with a run-of-the-river type hydroelectric power plant Ecohydrology .
  • Hoess, S., Reiff, N., Ottermanns, R., Pagel-Wieder, S., Dohrmann, A.B., Tebbe, C. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Risk assessment of the cultivation of a stacked Bt-maize variety (MON89034 x MON88017) for nematode communities Soil Biology and Biochemistry 91: 109-118
  • Majdi, N., Boiche, A., Traunspurger, W. & A. Lecerf (2015): Community patterns and ecosystem processes in forested headwater streams along a gradient of riparian canopy opennessFundamental and Applied Limnologie 187(1): 63-78
  • Traunspurger W., Threis I. & N. Majdi (2015): Vertical and temporal distribution of free-living nematodes dwelling in two sandy-bed streams fed by helocrene springs Nematology 17(8): 923-940
  • Hoess, S., Frank-Fahle, B., Lueders, T. & Traunspurger, W. (2015): Response of bacteria and meiofauna to iron oxide colloids in sediments of freshwater microcosms Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34(11): 2660-2669
  • Weber S., & W. Traunspurger (2015): The effects of predation by juvenile fish on the meiobenthic community structure in a natural pond. Freshwater Biology 60: 2392-2409.
  • Ptatscheck, C., Dümmer, B. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Nematode colonisation of artificial water-filled tree holes Nematology 17: 911-921.
  • Kreuzinger-Janik B., Schroeder F., Majdi N. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Depth-related effects on a meiofaunal community dwelling in the periphyton of a mesotrophic lake PLOS ONE 10 : e0137793.
  • Ptatscheck C. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Meio- and macrofaunal communities in artificial water-filled tree holes: Effects of seasonality, physical and chemical parameters, and availability of food resources PLOS ONE 10 : e0133447.
  • Gilarte P., Kreuzinger-Janik B., Majdi N. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Life-history traits of the model organism Pristionchus pacificus recorded using the hanging drop method: Comparison with Caenorhabditis elegansPLOS ONE 10 : e0134105.
  • Majdi N., Traunspurger W., Richardson J.S. & A. Lecerf (2015): Small stonefly predators affect microbenthic and meiobenthic communities in stream leaf packs Freshwater Biology 60 : 1930-1943.
  • Ptatscheck, C., Kreuzinger-Janik, B., Putzki, H. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Insights into the importance of nematode prey for chironomid larvae Hydrobiologia 757 : 143-153.
  • Hägerbäumer, A., Höss, S., Heininger, P. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Experimental studies with nematodes in ecotoxicology: An overview Journal of Nematology 47 : 11-27.
  • Majdi, N. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Free-living nematodes in the freshwater food web: A review Journal of Nematology 47 : 28-44.
  • Ristau, K., Spann, N. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Species and trait compositions of freshwater nematodes as indicative descriptors of lake eutrophication Ecological Indicators 53 : 196-205.
  • Muschiol, D., Giere, O. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Population dynamics of a cavernicolous nematode community in a chemoautotrophic groundwater system Limnology and Oceanography 60 : 127-135.
  • Spann, N., Goedkoop, W. & W. Traunspurger (2015): Phenanthrene bioaccumulation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . Environmental Science & Technology 49 : 1842-1850.


  • Traunspurger, W. (2014): Ecology of freshwater nematodes. In Nematoda Vol 2. of Handbook of Zoology. Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera . Editor: A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Weber, S. & W. Traunspurger (2014): Top-down control of a meiobenthic community by two juvenile freshwater fish species Aquatic Ecology 48: 465-480.
  • Weber, S. & W. Traunspurger (2014): Consumption and prey size selection of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans by different juvenile stages of freshwater fish. Nematology 16: 631-641.
  • Ptatscheck, C. & W. Traunspurger (2014): The meiofauna of artificial water-filled tree holes: colonization and bottom-up effects Aquatic Ecology 48: 285-295.
  • Majdi, N., Boiche, A., Traunspurger, W. & A. Lecerf (2014): Predator effects on a detritus-based food web are primarily mediated by nontrophic interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology 83 : 953-962.
  • Wegner, C., Bentrup, M. & W. Traunspurger (2014) : Blattabbau durch Zerkleinerer - Eine Unterrichtseinhait für die Sekundarstufe II Praxis der Naturwissenschaften 63 : 44-47.
  • Höss, S., Reiff, N., Nguyen, H.T., Jehle, J.A., Hermes, H., & W. Traunspurger (2014): Small-scale microcosms to detect chemical induced changes in soil nematode communities - effects of crystal proteins and Bt-maize plant material Science of the Total Environment 472 : 662-671.
  • Monteiro L., Brinke M., dos Santos G., Traunspurger W., & T. Moens (2014): Effects of heavy metals on free-living nematodes: a multifaceted approach using growth, reproduction and behavioral assays European Journal of Soil Biology 62 : 1-7.
  • Vangheel, M., Traunspurger, W. & N. Spann (2014): Effects of the antibiotic tetracycline on the reproduction, growth, and population growth rate of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . Nematology 16 : 19-29.
  • Kazemi-Dinan, A., Schroeder F., Peters, L., Majdi, N. & W. Traunspurger (2014): The effect of trophic state and depth on periphytic communities in lakes. Limnologica 44 : 49-57.


  • Schroeder F., Peters, L., & W. Traunspurger (2013): Nematodes in the periphyton of lakes: Variations in diversity, species composition, age structure, and sex ratio. International Review of Hydrobiology 98 : 1-12.
  • Schroeder F., Kathöfer D., Traunspurger W. & L. Peters (2013): Grazing effects on nematodes and other components of the periphyton at three depths in Lake Erken. Freshwater Science 32(4) : 1088-1100.
  • Ristau, K., Steinfartz, S., & W. Traunspurger (2013): First evidence of cryptic species diversity and significant population structure in a widespread freshwater nematode morphospecies ( Tobrilus gracilis ). Molecular Ecology 22 : 4562-4575.
  • Eisendle-Flöckner, U., Jersabek, C. D., Kirchmair, M., Hashold, K. & W. Traunspurger (2013): Community patterns of the small riverine benthos within and between two contrasting glacier catchments. Ecology and Evolution 3(9) : 2832-2844.
  • Höss, S., Menzel, R., Gessler, F., Nguyen, H. T., Jehle, J. A. & W. Traunspurger (2013): Effects of insecticidal crystal proteins (Cry proteins) produced by genetically modified maize (Bt maize) on nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . Environmental Pollution 178 : 147 - 151.
  • Schabetsberger, R., Kaiser, R., Rott, E., Lenzenweger, R., Traunspurger, W., Kotov, A., Fiers, F., Gaviria, S., Meisch, C., Mahunka, S., Campbell, R.D. & M. Sztatecsny (2013): On the brink - Investigating biodiversity in endangered crater lakes of the amber mountains national Park (Madagaskar). Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23 : 316 - 331.
  • Weber, S. & W. Traunspurger (2013): Food choice of two bacteria-feeding nematode species dependent on food source, food density and interspecific competition . Nematology 15 : 291 - 301.
  • Ristau, K., Faupel, M. & W. Traunspurger (2013): Effects of nutrient enrichment on the trophic structure and species composition of freshwater nematodes - a microcosm study. Freshwater Science 32 : 155 - 168.
  • Brinke M., Heininger P. & W. Traunspurger (2013). Effects of a bioassay-derived ivermectin lowest observed effect concentration on life-cycle traits of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . Ecotoxicology 22: 148 - 155.
  • Estifanos, T. K., Traunspurger, W. & L. Peters (2013): Selective feeding in nematodes: a stable isotope analysis of bacteria and algae as food sources for free-living nematodes. Nematology 15 : 1 - 13.


  • Spieth, H. R. & R. Cordes (2012): Geographic comparison of seasonal migration events of the large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae . Ecological Entomology 37 : 439 - 445.
  • Wolfram, G., Höss, S., Orendt, C., Schmitt, C., Adámek, Z., Bandow, N., Großschartner, M., Kukkonen, J.V.K., Leloup, V., López Doval, J.C., Muñoz, I., Traunspurger, W., Tuikka, A., Van Liefferinge, C., von der Ohe, P.C. & E. de Deckere (2012): Assessing the impact of chemical pollution on benthic invertebrates from three different European rivers using a weight-of-evidence approach. Science of the Total Environment 438: 498 - 509.
  • Schroeder, F., Peters, L. & W. Traunspurger (2012): Temporal variations in epilithic nematode assemblages in lakes of different productivities. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 181 : 143 - 157
  • Peters, L., Faust, C. & W. Traunspurger (2012): Changes in community composition, carbon and nitrogen stable isotope singnatures and feeding strategy in epilithic aquatic nematodes along a depth gradient. Aquatic Ecology 46 : 371 - 384
  • Traunspurger, W., Höss, S., Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., Wessels, M. & H. Güde (2012): Meiobenthic community patterns of oligotrophic and deep Lake Constance in relation to water depth and nutrients. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 180 : 233 - 248.
  • Höss, S., Ahlf, W., Bergtold, M., Bluebaum-Gronau, E., Brinke, M., Donnevert, G., Menzel, R., Möhlenkamp, C., Ratte, H.-T., Traunspurger, W., Von Danwitz, B. & H.-J. Pluta (2012): Interlaboratory comparison of a standardized toxicity test using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (ISO 10872).Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31 : 1525 - 1535.
  • Faupel, M. & W. Traunspurger (2012): Secondary production of a zoobenthic community under metal stress. Water Research 46: 3345 - 3352.
  • Ristau, K., Faupel, M. & W. Traunspurger (2012): The effects of nutrient enrichment on a freshwater meiofaunal assemblage. Freshwater Biology 57 : 824 - 834.
  • Peters, L. & W. Traunspurger (2012): Temporal patterns in macrograzer effects on epilithic algae and meiofauna – a comparative approach to test for single species and whole grazer community effects. Aquatic Science 74 : 229 - 240.
  • Majdi, N., Tackx, M., Traunspurger, W. & E. Buffan-Dubau (2012): Feeding of biofilm-dwelling nematodes examined using HPLC-analysis of gut pigment contents. Hydrobiologia 680 : 219 - 132.
  • Wegner, C., Fischer, O. & W. Traunspurger (2012): Biomanipulation einer pelagischen Lebensgemeinschaft. MNU 65 : 109 - 116.
  • Schroeder, F., Traunspurger, W., Pettersson, K. & L. Peters (2012): Temporal changes in periphytic meiofauna in lakes of different trophic states. Journal of Limnology 71 : 216 - 227.
  • Faupel, M., Ristau, K. & W. Traunspurger (2012): The functional response of a freshwater benthic community to cadmium pollution. Environmental Pollution 167 : 104 - 109.
  • Patricio, J., Adao, P. J. H., Neto, J. M., Traunspurger, W. & J. C. Marques (2012): Do nematode and macrofauna assemblages provide similar ecological assessment information? Ecological Indicators 14 : 124 - 137.


  • Höss, S., Schlottmann, K. & W. Traunspurger (2011): Toxicity of ingested cadmium to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . Environmental Science & Technology 45 : 10219 - 10225.
  • Lambertz, M., Spieth, V., Denkinger, J. & W. Traunspurger (2011): On dragonfly nymphs (Insecta, Odonata, Anisoptera) from the caldera of the Cerro Azul volcano, isla Isabela (Galapagos Archpilago, Ecuador). Bonn Zoological Bulletin 60 : 207 - 210.
  • Brinke, M., Heininger, P. & W. Traunspurger (2011): A semi-fluid gellan gum medium improves nematode toxicity testing. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74 : 1824 - 1831.
  • Faupel, M., Ristau, K. & W. Traunspurger (2011): Biomass estimation across the benthic community in polluted freshwater sediment—A promising endpoint in microcosm studies? Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74 : 1942 - 1950.
  • Majdi, N., Traunspurger, W., Boyer, S., Mialet, B., Tackx, M., Fernandez, R., Gehner, S., Ten-Hag, L. & E. Buffan-Dubau (2011): Response of biofilm-dwelling nematodes to habitat changes in the Garonne River, France: influence of hydrodynamics and microalgal availability. Hydrobiologia 673 : 229 - 224.
  • Spieth, H. R., Pörschmann, U., Teiwes, C. (2011): The occurence of summer diapause in the large white butterfly Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): A geographical perspective. European Journal of Entomology 108 : 377-384.
  • Höss, S., Nguyen, H.T., Menzel, R., Pagel-Wieder, S., Miethling-Graf, R., Tebbe, C. C., J. Jehle & W. Traunspurger (2011): Assessing the risk posed to free-living soil nematodes by a genetically modified maize expressing the insecticalidal Cry3Bb1 protein. Science of the Total Environment 409: 2674-2684.
  • Höss, S., Claus, E., Von der Ohe, P., Brinke, M., Güde, H., P. Heininger & W. Traunspurger (2011): Nematode species at risk – a metric to assess pollution in soft sediments of freshwaters. Environment International 37: 940-949.
  • Ristau, K. & W. Traunspurger (2011): Freshwater nematode community patterns in relation to trophic state in Swedish lakes. Hydrobiologia 663: 121 - 133.
  • Spieth, H. R., Möller, T., Ptatschek, C., Kazemi-Dinan, A., Traunspurger, W. (2011): Meiobenthos provides a food resource for young cyprinids. Journal of Fish Ecology 78: 138 - 149.
  • Brinke, M., Ristau, K., Bergtold, M., Höss, S., Claus, E., Heininger, P., Traunspurger, W. (2011): Using meiofauna to assess pollutants in freshwater sediments: a microcosm study. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 427 - 438.
  • Pörschmann, U., Spieth, H. R. (2011): Aestivation in Pieris brassicae (L.) affects the parasitoid load caused by Cotesia glomerata (L.). Entomological Science 14 : 31 - 36.


  • Lopez-Doval, J., Großschartner, M., Höss, S., Orendt, C., Traunspurger, W., Wolfram, G. & I. Munoz (2010): Invertebrate communities in soft sediments along a pollution gradient in a Mediterranean river (Llobregat, NE Spain). Limnetica 29 (2) : 311 - 322.
  • Schroeder F., Muschiol, D. & W. Traunspurger (2010): Fluctuating food availability may permit coexistence in bacterivorous nematodes.Fundamental and Applied Limnology 178(1): 59-66.
  • Brinke, M., Höss, S., Fink, G., Ternes, T.A., Heininger, P. & W. Traunspurger (2010): Assessing effects of the pharmaceutical ivermectin on meiobenthic communities using freshwater microcosms. Aquatic Toxicology 99(2): 126-137.
  • Liebig, M., Alonso Fernandez, A., Blübaum-Gronau, E., Boxall, A., Brinke, M., Carbonell, G., Egeler, P., Fenner, K., Fernandez, C., Fink, G., Garric, J., Halling-Sørensen, B., Knacker, T., Krogh, K.A., Küster, A., Löffler, D., Porcel Cots, M.A., Pope, L., Prasse, C., Römbke, J., Rönnefahrt, I., Schneider, M.K., Schweitzer, N., Tarazona, J.V., Ternes, T.A., Traunspurger, W., Wehrhan, A. & K. Duis (2010): Environmental risk assessment of ivermectin - a case study. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6(S1): 567-587
  • W. Braungart, & W. Traunspurger (2010): “Literatur und Geschichte, Ökologie und Kultur”, in: L. van Laak, & K. Malsch (Eds.), Literaturwissenschaft interdisziplinär, Heidelberg, pp. 35 - 56.
  • Spieth, H. R.& K. Strauß (2010): Photosensitivity a disregarded attribute to analyze "Photoperiodic Clocks". In: Salvenmosers, O. & B. Meklaus (Editors) Biological Clocks. Effects on behavior, health and outlook. pp. 39-72, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Wolfram, G., Orendt, C., Höss, S., Großschartner, M., Adámek, Z., Jurajda, P., Traunspurger, W., de Deckere, E. and C. van Liefferinge (2010): The macroinvertebrate and nematode community from soft sediments in impounded sections of the river Elbe near Pardubice, Czech Republic.Lauterbornia 69 : 87 - 105.


  • Brinke, M., Höss, S., Traunspurger, W. & P. Heininger (2009): Assessment of the effects caused by contaminants on meiobenthic communities – prospects and constraints of freshwater model ecosystems. Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung (UWSF) 21(3): 248-251.
  • Danovaro, R., C. Gambi, S. Hoess, S. Mirto, W. Traunspurger & A. Zullini (2009): Chapter 6: Case studies using nematode assemblage analysis in aquatic habitats. In: Wilson, M. & Kakouli-Duarte, T. (Eds.): Nematodes as Environmental Indicators, Chapter 6. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK (ISBN 9781845933852 ).
  • Hodda, M., Peters, L. & Traunspurger, W. (2009): Nematode Diversity in Terrestrial, Freshwater Aquatic and Marine Systems. In: Wilson, M. & Kakouli-Duarte, T. (Eds.): Nematodes as Environmental Indicators, Chapter 2. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK (ISBN 9781845933852 ).
  • Hohberg, K. & W. Traunspurger (2009): Optimal foraging and luxury consumption in a tardigrade-nematode system. Behavioral Ecology 20 (4): 884 - 890
  • Muschiol, D., Schroeder F. & W. Traunspurger (2009): Life cycle and population growth rate of Caenorhabditis elegans studied by a new method. BMC Ecology , 9:14
  • Muschiol, D. & W. Traunspurger (2009): Life at the extreme: meiofauna from three unexplored lakes in the caldera of the Cerro Azul volcano, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Aquatic Ecology 43(2): 235-248.
  • Schabetsberger, R., G. Drozdowski, E. Rott, R. Lenzenwenger, C.D. Jersabek, F. Fiers, W. Traunspurger, N. Reiff, F. Stoch, A. Kotov, K. Martens, H. Schatz & R.Kaiser (2009): Losing the bounty? Investigating species richness in isolated freshwater ecosystems of Oceania, Pacific Science 63: 153-181.
  • Traunspurger, W. (2009): Nematoda. In: Gene E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopaedia of Inland Waters. Volume 2, pp. 372-383 Oxfort: Elsevier.
  • Traunspurger, W. & S. Höß (2009): Sedimente als Lebensraum. In: Handbuch der Limnologie.


  • Liebig, M., G. Schmidt, D. Bontje, B.W. Kooi, G. Streck, W. Traunspurger & T. Knacker (2008): Experimental setup for an indoor defined aquatic microcosms to detect direct and indirect effects of pollutants on different trophic levels, Aquatic Toxicology, 88, 102-110.
  • Muschiol, D., Marković, M., Threis, I. & W. Traunspurger (2008): Predator-prey relationship between the cyclopoid copepod Diacyclops bicuspidatus and a free-living bacterivorous nematode. Nematology 10(1): 55-62. Abstract
  • Muschiol, M., M. Marković, I. Threis & W. Traunspurger (2008): Predatory copepods can control nematode populations: A functional-response experiment with Eucyclops subterraneus and bacterivorous nematodes, Fundamental and Applied Limnology 172: 317-324.


  • Bergtold, M., Mayr, G. & W. Traunspurger (2007): Nematodes in wastewater biofilms—Appearance and density of species in three biofilter reactors Water Research 41(1): 145-151. Abstract
  • Heininger, P., S. Hoess, E. Claus, J. Pelzer & W. Traunspurger (2007): Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments. Environmental Pollution 146: 64-76.
  • Muschiol, D. & W. Traunspurger (2007): Life cycle and calculation of the intrinsic rate of natural increase of two bacterivorous nematodes, Panagrolaimus sp. and Poikilolaimus sp. from chemoautotrophic Movile Cave, Romania. Nematology 9(2): 271-284. Abstract
  • Peters, L., Hillebrand, H. & W. Traunspurger (2007): Spatial variation of grazer effects on epilithic meiofauna and algae. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26(1): 78–91. Abstract
  • Peters, L., Traunspurger, W., Wetzel, M.A. & K.-O. Rothhaupt (2007): Epilithic communities in a lake littoral zone: the role of water-column transport and habitat development for dispersal and colonization of meiofauna. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26(2): 232–243. Abstract
  • Teiwes, M., M. Bergtold & W. Traunspurger (2007): Factors influencing the vertical distribution of nematodes in sediments. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22(3).
  • Timm, T., M. Kumari, K. Kübar, K. Sohar & W. Traunspurger (2007): Meiobenthos of some Estonian coastal lakes. Proc. Estonian Acad. Sci. Biol. Ecol., 56, 179-195.
  • Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., Traunspurger, W. & K.-O. Rothhaupt (2007): Combined influence of river discharge and wind on littoral nematode communities of a river mouth area of Lake Constance. Aquatic Ecology: online first. Abstract


  • Book: Eyualem-Abebe, Traunspurger, W. & I. Andrássy (2006): Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK. 752 pp (ISBN 0-85199-009-6 ). Info.
  • Bergtold M. & W. Traunspurger (2006): Production of freshwater nematodes. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 5: 94-104. CAB International.
  • Eyualem, A., W. Traunspurger & I. Michiels (2006): Dynamics of limno-nematodes. Abundance, biomass and diversity. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 4: 77-93. CAB International.
  • Fink, P., Peters, L. & E. von Elert (2006): Stoichiometric mismatch between littoral invertebrates and their periphyton food. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 165 (2): 145-165. Abstract
  • Hodda, M., A. Ocana & W. Traunspurger (2006): Nematodes from extreme freshwater habitats. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 10: 179-210. CAB International.
  • Hoess, S., W. Traunspurger & A. Zullini (2006): Freshwater nematodes in environmental science. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 8: 144-162. CAB International.
  • Moens T., W. Traunspurger & M. Bergtold (2006). Feeding ecology of free-living benthic nematodes. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 6: 105-131. CAB International.
  • Seiml-Buchinger, R. & W. Traunspurger (2006): 6.3  Fadenwürmer (Nematoda). In: Quellen im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden – Lebensgemeinschaften als Indikatoren des Klimawandels (Gerecke, R. & H. Franz), Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Forschungsbericht 51: 104-113.
  • Traunspurger W. & M. Bergtold (2006): Patterns in the size structure of freshwater nematode communities: The cases of lakes Königssee and Brunnsee, Germany. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 7: 132-143. CAB International.
  • Traunspurger, W., Bergtold, M., Ettemeyer, A. & W. Goedkoop (2006): Effects of copepods and chironomids on the abundance and vertical distribution of nematodes in a freshwater sediment. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 21(1), 81-90. Abstract
  • Traunspurger, W., I.C. Michiels and. Eyualem-Abebe (2006): Composition and distribution of free-living aquatic nematodes: global and local perspectives. In: Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and taxonomy, Chapter 3: 46-76. CAB International.
  • Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., W. Traunspurger & K.O. Rothhaupt (2006): Nematodes of Lake Constance , Germany, with special reference to littoral communities of a river mouth area. Nematology 8(4): 539-553.


  • Bergtold, M., V. Günter & W. Traunspurger (2005): Is there competition among ciliates and nematodes? Freshwater Biology 50: 1351-1359.
  • Bergtold, M. & W. Traunspurger (2005): The effect of sedimentation on the benthic community in Lake Brunnsee. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 163: 287-305.
  • Bergtold, M. & W. Traunspurger (2005): The share of benthic production by micro-, meio-, and macrobenthos in the profundal of an oligotrophic lake. Journal of North American Benthological Society 24: 321-329.
  • Hohberg, K. & W. Traunspurger (2005): Predator-prey interaction in soil food web: functional response, size-dependent foraging efficiency, and the influence of soil texture, Biology and Fertility of Soils 41 419-427.
  • Michiels, I. & W. Traunspurger (2005): Benthic community patterns and the composition of feedingy- types and reproductive modes in nematodes. Nematology 7: 21-36.
  • Michiels, I. & W. Traunspurger (2005): Impact of resource availability on species competition and diversity in freshwater nematodes. Oecologia 142: 98-103.
  • Michiels, I. & W. Traunspurger (2005): Seasonal variation of biodiversity and assemblage structure in freshwater nematodes. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 163: 183-194.
  • Peters, L. & W. Traunspurger (2005): Species distribution of free-living nematodes and other meiofauna in littoral periphyton communities of lakes. Nematology 7: 267-280.
  • Peters, L., Scheifhacken, N., Kahlert, M. & K.-O. Rothhaupt (2005): An efficient in situ method for sampling periphyton in lakes and streams. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 163(1): 133-141.
  • Peters, L., W. Traunspurger, M.A. Wetzel & K.-O. Rothhaupt (2005): Community development of free-living aquatic nematodes in littoral periphyton communities. Nematology 7(6): 901-916.
  • Witthöft-Mühlmann, A., W. Traunspurger & K.-O. Rothhaupt (2005): Influence of river discharge and wind field on the freshwater meiofauna of a dynamic river mouth area. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 163(3): 307-327.
  • Witthoeft-Muehlmann, A., K.-O. Rothhaupt & W. Traunspurger (2005): Meiobenthic response to river-borne benthic particulate matter - a microcosm experiment. Freshwater Biology 50: 1548-1559.


  • Beier, S., M. Bolley & W. Traunspurger (2004): Predator-prey interactions between Dugesia gonocephala and free-living nematodes. Freshwater Biology 49: 77-86.
  • Bergtold, M. & W. Traunspurger (2004): The benthic community in the profundal of Lake Brunnsee: seasonal and spatial patterns. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 160: 527-554.
  • Höss, S., W. Traunspurger, G. Severin, I. Jüttner, G. Pfister & K.W. Schramm (2004): Influence of 4-Nonylphenol on the structure of nematode communities in freshwater microcosms. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 23: 1268-1275.
  • Michiels, I.C., S. Matzak & W. Traunspurger (2004): Maintenance of biodiversity through predation in freshwater nematodes? Nematology Monographs and Perspectives 2: 723-737.
  • Michiels, I. & W. Traunspurger (2004): A three year study of seasonal dynamics of a zoobenthos community in a eutrophic lake. Nematology 6: 655-669.
  • Spieth, H. R.; Xue, F. S.; Strauss, K. (2004): Induction and inhibition of diapause by the same photoperiod: Experimental evidence for a "double circadian oscillator clock". Journal of Biological Rhythms 19: 483-492.


  • Beier, S. & W. Traunspurger (2003): Seasonal distribution of freeliving nematodes in the stream Krähenbach: a fine-grained submountain carbonat stream in Southwest Germany. Nematology 5(1): 113-136.
  • Beier, S. & W. Traunspurger (2003): Seasonal distribution of meiofauna communities in two small submountain streams with different grain size. Hydrobiologia 498: 107-131.
  • Beier, S. & W. Traunspurger (2003): Seasonal distribution of free-living nematodes in the stream Körsch: a coarse-grained submountain carbonat stream in Southwest Germany. Nematology 5: 481-504.
  • Hoess, S. & W. Traunspurger (2003): Nematodes. In: Bioindicators & Biomonitors – Principles, Concepts and Applications, (eds. B.A. Markert, A.M. Breure & H.G. Zechmeister), Elsevier Press, pp. 529-554.
  • Triebskorn, R., S. Adam, A. Behrens, S. Beier, J. Böhmer, T. Braunbeck, H. Casper, U. Dietze, M. Gernhöfer, W. Honnen, H.R. Köhler, W. Körner, J. Konradt, R. Lehmann, T. Luckenbach, A. Oberemm, J. Schwaiger, H. Stegner, M. Strmac, G. Schüürmann, S. Siligato & W. Traunspurger (2003): Establishing causality between pollution and effects at different levels of biological organization: The VALIMAR project. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 9: 171-194.


  • Duft, M., K. Fittkau & W. Traunspurger (2002): Colonization of exclosures in a Costa Rican stream: effects of macrobenthos on meiobenthos and the nematode community Journal of Freshwater Ecology 17: (4), 531-541.
  • Haitzer M, Höss S, Traunspurger W, Kukkonen J, Burnison B K, Steinberg C E W (2002): Biological effects of dissolved organic matter. In Frimmel F H, Abbt-Braun G, Heumann K G, Hock B, Lüdemann H D, Spiteller M (eds) Refractory Organic Substances In The Environment. John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY, USA, pp 361-381.
  • Hoess, S., I. Jüttner, W. Traunspurger, G. Pfister, K.W. Schramm & C.E.W. Steinberg (2002): Enhanced growth and reproduction of Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda) in the presence of 4-Nonylphenol. Environmental Pollution 120(2): 169-172.
  • Spieth, H. R. (2002):  Aestivation and hibernation of Pieris brassicae (L.) in southern Spain: synchronisation of to complex behavioral patterns. Population Ecology 44(3): 273-280.
  • Traunspurger, W. (2002): Nematoda. In: Freshwater Meiofauna: Biology and Ecology (eds. Robertson, S.D., Rundle, A.L. & J.M. Schmid-Araya), Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. Chapter 4, pp. 63-104.
  • Xue, F. S., H. R. Spieth, A. Q. Li, & H. Ai (2002): The role of photoperiod and temperature in determination of summer and winter diapause in the cabbage beetle, Colaphellus bowringi (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 48: 279-286.


  • Ahlf, W., Flemming, H.C., R. Götz, M. Hupfer, H. Leuchs, D. Lorch, W. Petersen, A. Remde & W. Traunspurger (2001): Sedimente als Lebensraum. In: Untersuchung und Bewertung von Sedimenten (Calmano, W., ed.), Springer, 7-65.
  • Ahlf, W., Francke, H. Gratzer, P.D. Hansen, T. Henschel, V. Maaß, B. Neumann & W. Traunspurger (2001): Fallbeispiele. In: Untersuchung und Bewertung von Sedimenten (Calmano, W., ed.), Springer, 353-462.
  • Ahlf, W., Hansen, P.D., D. Lorch, P. Tippmann, W. Traunspurger & A. Weßler (2001): ökotoxikologische Testmethoden. In: Untersuchung und Bewertung von Sedimenten (Calmano, W., ed.), Springer, 149-266.
  • Beier, S. & W. Traunspurger (2001): The meiofauna community of two small German streams as indicators of pollution. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 8: 387-405.
  • Hoess, S., M. Bergtold, M. Haitzer, W. Traunspurger & C.E.W. Steinberg (2001): Refractory dissolved organic matter can influence the reproduction of Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda). Freshwater Biology 46: 1-10.
  • Hoess, S., T. Henschel, M. Haitzer, W. Traunspurger & C.E.W. Steinberg (2001): Toxicity of cadmium to Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda) in whole sediment and porewater ? the ambigous role of organic matter. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 20(12): 2794-2801.
  • Hoess, S. & W. Traunspurger (2001): Nematodes. In: Bioindicators/Biomonitors: Principles, Assessment, Concepts (eds. T. Breure, B. Markert & H. Zechmeister), Elsevier Press.
  • Schaumburg, J., I. Hehl, M. Hupfer, B. Köpf, U. Raeder, A. Melzer, J. Steele & W. Traunspurger (2001): Kleinseen in Bayern – Ökologische Bewertung von Freiwasser, Sediment, Ufer und Einzugsgebiet. Informationsberichte des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Wasserwirtschaft, Heft, 1/01, München, 284 pp.
  • Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Kieneke, A., Muschiol, D. & P.-R. Chung (2001): Tubular structures on the cuticle of two Gordius species (Nematomorpha, Gordioidea, Gordiidae) from Korea and New Zealand. The Korean Journal of Systematic Zoology 17.2: 165-169. Abstract
  • Spieth,H.R. & Schwarzer,E. (2001): Aestivation in Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): implications for parasitism. European Journal of Entomology 98: 171-176.
  • Triebskorn, R., J. Böhmer, T. Braunbeck, W. Honnen, H.R. Köhler, R. Lehmann, A. Oberemm, J. Schwaiger, H. Segner, G. Schüürmann & W. Traunspurger (2001): The project VALIMAR (Validation of biomarkers for the assessment of small stream pollution): objectives, experimental design, summary of results, and recommendations for the application of biomarkers in risk assessment. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 8: 161-178.


  • Fried, J., G. Mayr, H. Berger, W. Traunspurger, R. Psenner & H. Lemmer (2000): Monitoring protozoa and metazoa biofilm communities for assessing wastewater quality impact and reactor up-scaling effects. Water Science and Technology 41(4-5): 309-316.
  • Traunspurger, W. (2000): The biology and ecology of lotic nematodes. Freshwater Biology 44: 29-45.


  • Haitzer, M., G. Abbt-Braun, W. Traunspurger & C. Steinberg (1999): Effects of humic substances on the bioconcentration of PAH´s: Correlations with spectroscopic and chemical properties of humic substances. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 18(12): 2782-2788.
  • Haitzer, M., B.K. Burnison, S. Hoess, W. Traunspurger & C. Steinberg (1999): Effects of quantity, quality, and contact time of dissolved organic matter on bioconcentration of benzo[a]pyrene in the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 18(3): 459-465.
  • Haitzer, M., S. Hoess, W. Traunspurger, C. Steinberg (1999): Relationship between concentration of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and the effect of DOM on the bioconcentration of benzo[a]pyrene. Aquatic Toxicology 45: 147-158.
  • Held,C. & Spieth,H.R. (1999): First evidence of pupal summer diapause in Pieris brassicae L.: the evolution of local adaptedness. Journal of Insect Physiology 45: 587-598.
  • Hoess, S., M. Haitzer, W. Traunspurger & C.E.W. Steinberg (1999): Growth and fertility of Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda) in unpolluted freshwater sediments - response to particle size distribution and organic content. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 18(12): 2921-2925.
  • Steinberg, C, R. Brüggemann & W. Traunspurger (1999): Ökotoxikologische Beurteilung von Gewässerverunreinigungen. In: Wasser und Gewässer - ein Lehr- und Handbuch (F.H. Frimmel, ed.), Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 447-505.


  • Eisenmann, H., W. Traunspurger & E. Meyer (1998): Community structure of selected micro- and meiobenthic organisms in sediment chambers from a prealpine river (Necker, Switzerland). In: Bretschko, G. & Helesic, J. (eds.), Advances in River Bottom Ecology, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 155-162.
  • Haitzer, M., S. Höss, W. Traunspurger & C. Steinberg (1998): Effects of dissolved organic matter (DOM) on the bioconcentration of organic chemicals in aquatic organisms - a review. Chemosphere 37: 1335-1362.
  • Pusch, M., D. Fiebig, I. Brettar, H. Eisenmann, B.K. Ellis, L.A. Kaplan, M.A: Lock, M.W. Naegeli & W. Traunspurger (1998): The role of microorganisms in the ecological connectivity of running waters. Freshwater Biology 40: 453-495.
  • Spieth,H.R., Cordes,R. & Dorka,M. (1998): Flight direction of the migratory butterfly Pieris brassicae: results from semi-natural experiments. Ecology 104: 339-352.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1998): Distribution and sex ratio of Ethmolaimus pratensis De Man, 1880 (Nematoda, Chromadorida) in an oligotrophic lake. Nematologica 44: 391-408.

Publikationen vor 1998

  • Höss, S., W. Traunspurger, M. Haitzer, H. Gratzer, W. Ahlf & C. Steinberg (1997): The influence of sediment on toxicity of copper for Caenorhabditis elegans. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 99: 689-695.
  • Henschel, T., W. Kalbfuß, W. Traunspurger, W. Ahlf & C. Steinberg (1997): Erfassung sedimentgebundener Schadstoffe in einem abwasserbelasteten Flußstausee (Speichersee) mit einer Biotestbatterie. Vom Wasser 88: 295-307.
  • Eisenmann, H., W. Traunspurger & E. Meyer (1997): A new device to extract exposed substrates of mesocosms colonized by microfauna from coarse gravel stream sediment, Archiv für Hydrobiologie 139(4): 547-561.
  • Schreiber, H., D. Schoenen & W. Traunspurger (1997): Invertebrate colonization of granular activated carbon filters. Water Research 31(4): 743-748.
  • Traunspurger, W., M. Bergtold & W. Goodkoep (1997): The effect of nematodes on activity and abundance of bacteria in a profundal freshwater sediment. Oecologia 112: 118-122.
  • Traunspurger, W., M. Haitzer, S. Höss, S. Beier, W. Ahlf & C. Steinberg (1997): Ecotoxicological assessment with Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda) - Method for testing on agar, in liquid medium and in situ sediment. Environ. Toxicol and Chem. 16(2): 245-250.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1997): Distribution, seasonal occurence, and vertical patterns of Tobrilus gracilis and Tobrilus medius (Nematoda). Nematologica 43: 59-81.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1997): Bathymetric, seasonal and vertical distribution of feeding-types of nematodes in an oligotrophic lake Vie et Milieu 47 (1): 1-7.
  • Spieth, H. R. & A. Kaschuba-Holtgrave (1996): A new experimental approach to investigate migration in Pieris brassicae L. Ecological Entomology 21: 289-294.
  • Steinberg, C., W. Traunspurger, H. Schäfer, W. Beisker and R. Brüggemann (1996): Integrität von limnischen Ökosystemen. In: Umwelt und Chemie, hrsg. von E. Bayer, K. Ballschmiter, H. Behret, F.H. Frimmel, W. Merz & U. Obst, Band 8: 117-130.
  • Traunspurger, W., H. Schäfer & A. Remde (1996): Comparative investigation on the effect of a herbecide on aquatic organisms in single species tests and aquatic microcosms. Chemosphere 33: 1129-1141.
  • Traunspurger, W. & C. Drews (1996): Toxicity tests with benthic organisms - review. Hydrobiologia 328: 215-261.
  • Traunspurger, W. & C. Drews (1996): Vertical distribution of benthic nematodes in an oligotrophic lake: seasonality, species and age segregation. Hydrobiologia 331: 33-42.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1996): Autecology of Monhystera paludicola De Man, 1880 - seasonal, bathymetric and vertical distribution of a free-living nematode in an oligotrophic lake. Int. Revue ges. Hydrobiol. 81(2): 201-213.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1996): Distribution of benthic nematodes in the littoriprofundal and profundal of an oligotrophic lake (Königssee, National Park Berchtesgaden, FRG). Arch. Hydrobiol. 135(4): 557-575.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1996): Distribution of benthic nematodes in the littoral of an oligotrophic lake (Königssee, National Park Berchtesgaden, FRG). Arch. Hydrobiol. 135 3): 393-412.
  • Spieth, H. R. (1995): Change in photoperiodic sensitivity during larval development of Pieris brassicae. Journal of Insect Physiology 41: 77-83.
  • Traunspurger, W., C. Steinberg & T. Bongers (1995): Nematoden (Fadenwürmer) in der ökotoxikologischen Forschung: Plädoyer für eine vernachlässigte, jedoch sehr aussagekräftige Tiergruppe . UWSF-Z. Umweltchem. Ökotoxikol., 7 (2), 74-83.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1995): Autecology of Rhabdolaimus terrestris De Man 1880 - a dominant freshwater nematode in an oligotrophic lake. Nematologica 41(5): 603-616.
  • Hund, K. & W. Traunspurger (1994): Ecotox-evaluation strategy for soil bioremediation exemplified for a PAH-contaminated site Chemosphere 29(2): 371-390.
  • Remde, A. & W. Traunspurger (1994): A method to assess the toxicity of pollutants on anaerobic microbial degradation activity in sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Water Quality 9: 293-298.
  • Schäfer,H., A. Wenzel, U. Fritsche, G. Röderer & W. Traunspurger (1993): Long-term effects of selected xenobiotica on freshwater green-algae - development of a flow-through test system. The Science of the Total Environment, Suppl., Part 1, 735-740.
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  • Steinberg, C., J. Kern, G. Pitzen, W. Traunspurger & H. Geyer (1992): Biomonitoring in Binnengewässern. Grundlagen der biologischen Überwachung organischer Schadstoffe für die Praxis des Gewässerschutzes. Ecomed, 312 Seiten.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1992): Fadenwürmer – fade Würmer? Biologie, Ökololgie und Pflanzenparasitismus der Nematoden. Garten organisch, 1/92, 26-28.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1992): A study of the free-living freshwater nematodes of hard substrates in the littoral of the oligotrophic Königssee (National Park Berchtesgaden, F.R.Germany). Spixiana 15(3): 233-238.
  • Spieth, H. R. & K. P. Sauer. (1991): Quantitative measurement of photoperiods and its significance for the induction of diapause in Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera, Pieridae). Journal of Insect Physiology 37: 231-238.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1991): Das Meiobenthos des Königssees. Systematische und ökologische Untersuchungen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nematoda. In: Fischbiologie des Königssees. Nahrungsangebot und Nahrungswahl, Band 1. Forschungsbericht 22: 1-129.
  • Traunspurger, W. (1991): Das Meiobenthos des Funtensees, Grünsees und Schwarzensees. Quantitative Erfassung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nematoda. In: Fischbiologie des Königssees. Nahrungsangebot und Nahrungswahl, Band 1. Forschungsbericht 22: 130-152.
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