Publications (peer review)

2022 und in press

Mueller M, Knott J, Pander J, Geist J (2022) Experimental comparison of fish mortality and injuries at innovative and conventional small hydropower plants. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14236

Baer J, Spiessl C, Auserswald K, Geist J, Brinker A (in press) Signs of the times: Isotopic signature changes in several fish species following invasion of Lake Constance by quagga mussels. Journal of Great Lakes Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.jglr.2022.03.010

van Treeck R, Radinger J, Smialek N, Pander J, Geist J, Mueller M, Wolter C (in press) Comparative assessment of hydropower risks for fishes using the novel European fish hazard Index. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. DOI: 10.1016/j.seta.2021.101906

Bauer F, Stix M, Bartha-Dima B, Geist J, Raeder U (2022) Spatio-Temporal Monitoring of Benthic Anatoxin-a-Producing Tychonema sp. in the River Lech, Germany. Toxins. 14: 357. DOI: 10.3390/toxins14050357

Serra-Llobet A, Jähnig SC, Geist J, Kondolf G M, Damm C, Scholz M, Lund J, Opperman J J, Yarnell S M, Pawley A, Shader E, Cain J, Zingraff-Hamed A, Grantham T E, Eisenstein W, Schmitt R (2022) Restoring rivers and floodplains for habitat and flood risk reduction: Experiences in multi-benefit floodplain management from California and Germany. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 9:778568. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.778568

Liu F, Reichl F, Milz S, Wölfle UC, Kühnisch J, Schmitz C, Geist J, Hickel R, Högg C, Sternecker K (2022) Disrupted biomineralization in zebra mussels after exposure to bisphenol-A: Potential implications for molar-incisor hypomineralization. Dental Materials. 38(4):689-699. DOI: 10.1016/

Dobler AH, Hoos P, Geist J (2022) Distribution and potential impacts of non‑native Chinese pond mussels Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) in Bavaria, Germany. Biological Invasions. 24:1689-1706 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-022-02737-2

Ossyssek S, Hofmann AM, Geist J, Raeder (2022) Diatom Red List Species Reveal High Conservation Value and Vulnerability of Mountain Lakes. Diversity 14: 389. DOI: 10.3390/d14050389

Götz A, Beggel S, Geist J (2022) Dietary exposure to four sizes of spherical polystyrene, polylactide and silica nanoparticles does not affect mortality, behaviour, feeding and energy assimilation of Gammarus roeseli. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 238: 113581. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.113581

Pander J, Habersetzer L, Casas-Mulet R, Geist J (2022) Effects of Stream Thermal Variability on Macroinvertebrate Community: Emphasis on Native Versus Non-Native Gammarid Species. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 10:869396. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.869396

Pander J, Nagel C, Ingermann H, Geist J (2022). Water level induced changes of habitat quality determine fish community composition in restored and modified riverbanks of a large alpine river. International Review of Hydrobiology.107: 46-59. DOI: 10.1002/iroh.20 2002079

Wu W, Geist J, Beggel S, Schmitz C, Milz S, Sternecker K (2022) Immunohistochemical detection of various proteoglycans in the extracellular matrix of zebra mussels. Fishes. 7: 74. DOI: 10.3390/fishes7020074

Pander J, Casas-Mulet R, Geist J (2022) Hydropeaking impairs upstream salmonid spawning habitats in a restored Danube tributary. River Research and Applications. 1-12. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3953

Dobler AH, Geist J (2022) Impacts of native and invasive crayfish on three native and one invasive freshwater mussel species. Freshwater Biology. 67: 389-403. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13849

Maasri A, Jähnig SC, Adamescu MC, Adrian R, Baigun C, Baird DJ, et al. (2022) A global agenda for advancing freshwater biodiversity research. Ecology Letters. 25: 255-263. DOI:10.1111/ele.13931

Beggel S, Pander J, Geist J (2022) Ecological Indicators for Surface Water Quality - Methodological Approaches to Fish Community Assessments in China and Germany. In: Dohmann M., Grambow M., Song Y., Wermter P. (eds) Chinese Water Systems. Terrestrial Environmental Sciences. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-80234-9_2

Baier S, Corti Meneses N, Geist J, Schneider T (2022) Assessment of Aquatic Reed Stands from Airborne Photogrammetric 3K Data. Remote Sensing. 14:337. DOI: 10.3390/rs14020337

Hoess R, Geist J (2022) Nutrient and fine sediment loading from fish pond drainage to pearl mussel streams – Management implications for highly valuable stream ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management. 302: 113987. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113987

Gundappa MK, To TH, Grønvold L, Martin SAM, Lien S, Geist J, Hazlerigg D,  Sandve SR, Macqueen DJ (2022) Genome-Wide Reconstruction of Rediploidization Following Autopolyploidization across One Hundred Million Years of Salmonid Evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 39: msab310. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msab310

Mohr S, Drainas K, Geist J (2021) Assessment of Neural Networks for Stream-Water-Temperature Prediction. 20th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA). pp. 891-896. DOI: 10.1109/ICMLA52953.2021.00147

Knott J, Nagel C, Geist J (2021) Wasted effort or promising approach – Does it make sense to build an engineered spawning ground for rheophilic fish in reservoir cascades? Ecological Engineering. 173:106434. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106434

Goebel S, Baer J, Geist J (2021) Suitability of different whitefish species from upper Lake Constance for aquaculture. Advances in Limnology. 66: 329 – 341. DOI: 10.1127/adv_limnol/2021/0059

Casas-Mulet R, Matthews E, Geist J, Durance I, Cable I (2021) Negative effects of parasite exposure and variable thermal stress on brown trout (Salmo trutta) under future climatic and hydropower production scenarios. Climate Change Ecology. 2: 10039. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecochg.2021.100039

Nagel C, Spiessl C, Pander J, Geist J (2021) SEM images reveal intraspecific differences in egg surface properties of common nase (Chondrostoma nasus L.). Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 37:770-778. DOI: 10.1111/jai.14233

Piatka DR, Wild R, Hartmann J, Kaule R, Kaule L, Gilfedder B, Peiffer S, Geist J, Beierkuhnlein C, Barth JAC (2021) Transfer and transformations of oxygen in rivers as catchment reflectors of continental landscapes: A review. Earth-Science Reviews. 220:103729. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103729

Lucas J, Ros A, Gugele S, Dunst J, Geist J, Brinker A (2021) The hunter and the hunted—A 3D analysis of predator-prey interactions between three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and larvae of different prey fishes. PLoS ONE 16(8): e0256427. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256427

Casas-Mulet R, Pander J, Prietzel M, Geist J (2021) The HydroEcoSedimentary tool: An integrated approach to characterise interstitial hydro-sedimentary and associated ecological processes. River Research and Applications. 37: 988-1002. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3819

Geist J (2021) Green or red: Challenges for fish and freshwater biodiversity conservation related to hydropower. Editorial, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 31: 1551–1558. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3597

Hofmann AM, Kuefner W, Mayr C, Dubois N, Geist J, Raeder U (2021) Unravelling climate change impacts from other anthropogenic influences in a subalpine lake: a multi-proxy sediment study from Oberer Soiernsee (Northern Alps, Germany). Hydrobiologia. 848:4285-4309. DOI: /10.1007/s10750-021-04640-8

Rytwinski T, Kelly LA, Donaldson, LA, Taylor JJ, Smith A, Drake  DAR, Martel AL, Geist J, Morris TJ, George AL (2021) 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. 78: 1332-1346. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2020-0331

Smialek N, Pander J, Geist J (2021) Environmental threats and conservation implications for Atlantic salmon and brown trout during their critical freshwater phases of spawning, egg development and juvenile emergence. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 28: 437-467. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12507

Geist J, Bayerl H, Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R (2021) Securing genetic integrity in freshwater pearl mussel propagation and captive breeding. Scientific Reports. 11: 16019. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-95614-2

Nagel C, Mueller M, Pander J, Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R, Geist J (2021). Going with the flow: Spatio-temporal drift patterns of larval fish in a large alpine river. Freshwater Biology. 66: 1765-1781. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13790

Kuefner W, Hofmann AM, Geist J, Dubois N, Raeder U (2021) Algal Community Change in Mountain Lakes of the Alps Reveals Effects of Climate Warming and Shifting Treelines. Journal of Phycology. 57: 1266-1283. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.13163

Belle CC, Stoeckle BC, Cerwenka AF, Kuehn R, Pander J, Geist JP (2021) Taxonomic requirements for better documenting and understanding biological invasions – the example of genetic weatherfish Misgurnus/Paramisgurnus sp. Identification. Bioinvasions Records. 10: 506-520. DOI: 10.3391/bir.2021.10.3.01

Gomes-dos-Santos A, Lopes-Lima M, Machado AM, Ramos AM, Usié A, Bolotov IN, Vikhrev IV, Breton S, Castro LFC, da Fonseca RR, Geist J, Österling ME, Prié V, Teixeira A, Gan HM, Simakov O, Froufe E (2021) The Crown Pearl: a draft genome assembly of the European freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758). DNA Research. 28: dsab002. DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsab002

Bretzel JB, Geist J, Gugele SM, Baer J, Brinker A (2021) Feeding Ecology of Invasive Three-Spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in Relation to Native Juvenile Eurasian Perch (Perca fluviatilis) in the Pelagic Zone of Upper Lake Constance. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 9: 670125. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.670125

Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Geist J, Schliewen UK (2021) 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

Hoess R, Geist J (2021) Effect of fish pond drainage on turbidity, suspended solids, fine sediment deposition and nutrient concentration in receiving pearl mussel streams. Environmental Pollution. 274:116520. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116520

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

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

Hoess R, Geist J (2020) 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. 85: 125833. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2020.125833

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: 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 W-C, von Schmalensee M and 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. 22: 2633–2645. 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. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-020-00139-9

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 Science. 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. 30(4): 647-661. 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. 715: 136913. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136913

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. 260: 113999. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.113999

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134523

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734631

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. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12500

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. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12489

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. DOI:10.1002/aqc.3208

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. DOI:10.1002/aqc.3016

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. DOI:10.1071/MF18459

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. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.12.007

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. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.10.019

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. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.09.048

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. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-02165-8

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. DOI:10.1071/MF18116

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. 43(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(2): 419–426. DOI: 10.3391/bir.2019.8.2.24

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.04.003

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. DOI: 10.1086/702395

Auerswald K, 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. DOI: 10.5194/hess-23-1035-2019

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. DOI: 10.3391/ai.2018.13.4.10

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: 10.1071/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. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.08.006

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2018.04.003

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. 7 (7): bio033258. 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 Management. 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. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiab075

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

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. DOI: 10.3390/w9070510

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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189119

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. 20: 1337–1350. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12822

Decker E, Linke S, Hermoso V, Geist J (2017) Incorporating ecological functions in conservation decision making. Ecology and Evolution. 7: 8273–8281. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3353

Pander J, Mueller M, Knott J, Geist J (2017) 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

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. 33: 366–373. 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. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2899-z

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

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

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.05.054

Taeubert JE, Geist J (2017) The Relationship between the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) and Its Hosts. Biology Bulletin. 44: 67–73. DOI: 10.1134/S1062359017010149

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. DOI: 10.1134/S1062359017010034

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. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12520

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. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2740

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.02.030

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.02.025

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. DOI: 10.1127/fal/2016/0803

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-016-0889-3

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. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3065

Lopes-Lima M*, Sousa R*, Geist J* (*=equal contribution authors), 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 (2017) Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges. Biological Reviews. 92: 572–607. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12244

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. DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.000389

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. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13191

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. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3458

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. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2611

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.027

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. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2702

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. DOI: 10.1086/687811

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. 6 :e00393. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.393

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. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyw003

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

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 777:171-181

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 freshwatersubstrates by burrowing invertebrates. Limnologica. 59: 131-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2016.05.007

Hasenbein S, Lawler SP, Geist J, Connon, R. E. (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): cow004. 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.12.006

Hartmann J, Beggel S, Auerswald K, Stoeckle BC, Geist J (2016) Establishing mussel behavior as a biomarker in ecotoxicology. Aquatic Toxicology. 170: 279-288. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.06.014

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.07.005

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. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2794

Geist J (2015) Seven steps towards improving freshwater conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 25: 447-453. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2576

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. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4374-1

Stoeckl K, Taeubert JK, 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: 276–287. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2470

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. DOI 10.1007/s10646-015-1420-1

Brandner J, Auerswald K, Schäufele R, Cerwenka A, Geist J (2015) Isotope evidence for preferential dispersal of fast spreading invasive gobies along man-made river bank structures. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies. 51: 80-92. DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2014.993978

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. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2732

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. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12080

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2014.07.005

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 Pollutions. 197: 309-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.11.021

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. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2699

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. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1128

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. DOI:

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. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12393

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-014-1897-2

Denic M, Stoeckl K, 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. DOI 10.1007/s10750-013-1467-z

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. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyt053

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. DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2014.903838

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

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. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2385

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.081

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. DOI: 10.3391/ai.2014.9.1.06

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. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.10.030

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. DOI:10.1007/s10750-013-1668-5

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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073036

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. DOI: 10.1899/12-212.1

Hasenbein M, Komoroske LM, Connon RE, Geist J, Fangue NA (2013) Turbidity and salinity affect feeding performance and physiological stress in the endangered delta smelt. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53: 620–634. DOI: 10.1093/icb/ict082

Brandner J, Pander J, Mueller M, Cerwenka A, Geist J (2013) Effects of sampling techniques on population assessment of invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus. Journal of Fish Biology. 82: 2063-2079. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12137

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(6): 2128-2134. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12127

Pander J, Geist J (2013) Ecological indicators for stream restoration success. Ecological Indicators. 30: 106-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.01.039

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-013-0476-9

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2013.01.002

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-013-0111-0

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.12.029

Sternecker K, Cowley D, Geist J (2013) Factors influencing the success of salmonid egg development in river substratum. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 22: 322-333. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12020

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. 29: 441-450. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1612

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. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-013-3314-6

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2012.02.002

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2012.08.002

Brandner J, Auerswald K, Cerwenka AF, Schliewen U, Geist J (2013) Comparative feeding ecology of invasive Ponto-Caspian gobies. Hydrobiologia. 703: 113-131. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1349-9

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: 12741-12771. DOI: 10.3390/s120912741

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-012-0996-y

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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042046

Taeubert JE, 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.06.005

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: 55-70. DOI: 10.1127/1868-5749/2011/020-0033

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.04.005

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 and Evolution. 2: 740-750. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.220

Taeubert JE, Gum B, Geist J (2012) Host-specifity of the endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus Philipsson 1788) and implications for conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 22: 36-46. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.1245

Gum B, Lange M, Geist J (2011) A critical reflection on the success of rearing and culturing of juvenile freshwater mussels with a focus on the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 21: 743-751. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.1222

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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02035.x

Beggel S, Connon R, Wener 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.06.004

Keller RP, Geist J*, Jeschke JM*, Kühn I* (2011)(*=equal contribution authors) Invasive species in Europe: ecology, status and policy. Environmental Sciences Europe. 23(1): 23. DOI: 10.1186/2190-4715-23-23

Geist J (2011) Integrative freshwater ecology and biodiversity conservation. Ecological Indicators. 11: 1507-1516. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.04.002

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: 290-300. DOI: 10.1002/etc.400

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. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.1147

Sternecker K, Geist J (2010) The effects of stream substratum composition on the emergence of salmonid fry. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 19: 537-544. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2010.00432.x

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: 3169-3175. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.04.004

Pander J, Geist J (2010) Salmonid egg floating boxes as bioindication for riverine water quality and stocking success. Journal of Fish Biology. 76(10): 2584-2590. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02645.x

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(4): 1339-1350. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9963-4

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9889-x

Geist J (2010) Strategies for the conservation of endangered freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera): A synthesis of Conservation Genetics and Ecology. Hydrobiologia. 644: 69-88. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-010-0190-2

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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2009.00397.x

Denic M, Geist J (2010) Habitat suitability analysis for lacustrine brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Lake Walchensee, Germany: implications for the conservation of an endangered flagship species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 20: 9-17. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.1058

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 pyrethroid exposure in the endangered delta smelt; Hypomesus transpacificus (Fam. Osmeridae); (*=equal contribution authors). BMC Genomics. 10: 608. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-608

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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02377.x

Pander J, Schnell J, Sternecker K, Geist J (2009) The ´egg sandwich´: a method for linking spatially resolved salmonid hatching rates with habitat variables in stream ecosystems. Journal of Fish Biology. 74: 683-690. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.02145.x

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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2008.00641.x

Geist J, Wunderlich H, Kuehn R (2008) Use of mollusc shells for DNA-based molecular analyses. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 74: 337-343. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyn025

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. DOI: 10.1897/07-448.1

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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03636.x

Geist J, Auerswald K (2007) Physicochemical stream bed characteristics and recruitment of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera). Freshwater Biology. 52: 2299-2316. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2007.01812.x

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2007.07.011

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2006.02.025

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. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.721

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2005.03.010

Geist J, Kühn 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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02420.x

Geist J, Rottmann O, Schröder W & Kühn R (2003) Development of microsatellite markers for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera L. (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Molecular Ecology Notes. 3(3): 444-446. DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00476.x

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. DOI: 10.1016/S0141-1136(02)00151-4