●   Schernewski, G., Radtke, H., Hauk, R., Baresel, C., Olshammar, M., Oberbeckmann, S. (2021) Urban Microplastics Emissions: Effectiveness of Retention Measures and Consequences for the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 594415, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.594415

●   Piehl, S., Hauk, R., Robbe, E., Richter, B., Kachholz, F., Schilling, J., Lenz, R., Fischer, D., Fischer, F., Labrenz, M., Schernewski, G. (2021) Combined Approaches to Predict Microplastic Emissions Within an Urbanized Estuary (Warnow, southwestern Baltic Sea). Frontiers in Environmental Science, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.616765

●   Brandt, J., Fischer, F., Kanaki, E., Enders, K., Labrenz, M., Fischer, D. (2021) Assessment of subsampling strategies in microspectroscopy of environmental microplastic samples. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 8: 579676, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.579676

●   Escobar-Sánchez, G., Haseler, M., Oppelt, N., Schernewski, G. (2021) Efficiency of Aerial Drones for Macrolitter Monitoring on Baltic Sea Beaches. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 283,


●   Schernewski, G., Radtke, H., Hauk, R., Baresel, C., Olshammar, M., Osinski, R., Oberbeckmann, S. (2020) Transport and behavior of microplastics emissions from urban sources in the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 170,

●   Mack, L., Attila, J., Aylagas, E., Beermann, A., Borja, A., Hering, D., Kahlert, M., Leese, F., Lenz, R., Lehtiniemi, M., Liess, A., Lips, U., Mattila, O.-P., Meissner, K.K., Setälä, O., Strehse, J.S., Uusitalo, L., Willstrand Wranne, A., Birk, S. (2020) A synthesis of marine monitoring methods with the potential to enhance the status assessment of the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.552047

●   Enders, K., Tagg, A.S., Labrenz, M. (2020) Evaluation of Electrostatic Separation of Microplastics From Mineral-Rich Environmental Samples. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8:112, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.0011

●   Lange, X., Klingbeil, K., Burchard, H. (2020) Inversions of estuarine circulation are frequent in a weakly tidal estuary with variable wind forcing and seaward salinity fluctuations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 6,

●   Brandt, J., Bittrich, L., Fischer, F., Kanaki, E., Tagg, A., Lenz, R., Labrenz, M., Brandes, E., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K. J. (2020) High-Throughput Analyses of Microplastic Samples Using Fourier Transform Infrared and Raman Spectrometry. Applied Spectroscopy,

●   Rönspieß, L., Dellwig, O., Lange, X., Nausch, G., Schulz-Bull, D. (2020) Spatial and seasonal phosphorus dynamics in a eutrophic estuary of the southern Baltic Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 233: 106532,

●   Enders, K., Lenz, R., Ivar do Sul, J.A., Tagg, A.S., Labrenz, M. (2020) When every particle matters: A QuEChERS approach to extract microplastics from environmental samples. MethodsX 7: 100784, doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2020.100784

●   Oberbeckmann, S. and M. Labrenz (2020) Marine microbial assemblages on microplastics: Diversity, adaptation, and role in degradation. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 12: 209-232, doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010419-010633

not peer-review publications:
●   Labrenz, M. (2020) Mikroplastik in aquatischen Systemen: gegenwärtige und (potentielle) zukünftige Belastungen. Schriftenreihe Umweltingenieurwesen Band 95, 19. Dialog Abfallwirtschaft MV S. 471-474
●   Wick, N., Krause, S., Schaum, C., Fischer, F., Fischer, D., Klaeger, F., Labrenz, M. (2020) Herausforderungen bei Probenahme, -aufbereitung und Analyse von Mikroplastik in der kommunalen Abwasserbehandlung. Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall. Vol. 67. 2020. Nr. 2, S. 118-124


●   Enders, K., Käppler, A., Biniasch, O., Feldens, P., Stollberg, N., Lange, X., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K.-J., Pollehne, F., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M. (2019) Tracing microplastics in aquatic environments based on sediment analogies. Scientific Reports - Nature 9: 15207, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50508-2

●   Tagg, A.S., Oberbeckmann, S., Fischer D., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2019) Paint particles are a distinct and variable substrate for marine bacteria. Marine Pollution Bulletin 146: 117-124,
●   Tagg, A.S., Ivar do Sul, J.A. (2019) Is this your glitter? An overlooked but potentially environmentally-valuable microplastic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 146: 50-53,
●   Klaeger, F., Tagg, A.S., Otto, S., Bienmüller, M., Sartorius, I., Labrenz, M. (2019) Residual monomer content affects the interpretation of plastic degradation. Scientific Reports - Nature 9: 2120, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38685-6
not peer-review publications:
●   Contribution to the conference proceedings of the 12. Rostocker Abwassertagung; Piehl, S., Hauk, R., Robbe, E., Klaeger, F., Haseler, M., Labrenz, M., Schernewski, G. (2019) Mikroplastik in der Umwelt - Eintrag, Verbleib und Konsequenzen.
●   Brandes E, Henseler M, Kreins P (2019) Identifying regional hot-spots for microplastic immissions into agricultural soils - a top-down approach for Germany. In: DBG 2019: Annual Meeting of the Soil Science Society of Switzerland and the German Soil Science Society; University of Bern, 24.-29. August 2019; book of abstracts. p 166
●   Brandes E, Henseler M, Kreins P, Herrmann F, Wendland F, Tagg A, Labrenz M (2019) Estimating the spatial distribution of microplastics in agricultural soils - a topdown approach. In: GfÖ 2019 : Science meets practice ; 49th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland ; University of Münster, 9 - 13 September 2019 ; book of abstracts. Berlin: Gesellschaft für Ökologie, p 249

●   Henseler M, Brandes E, Kreins P (2019) Microplastics in agricultural soils: a new challenge not only for agro-environmental policy? : Conference proceedings, 172nd EAAE Seminar "Agricultural Policy for the Environment or Environmental Policy for Agriculture?" ; May 28-29, 2019, Brussels. DOI:10.22004/ag.econ.289746 (published on Research Gate with over 1,400 reads, since June 2019, in review by Journal of Applied Business and Economics)

●   Henseler M, Brandes E, Kreins P (2019) Mikroplastik-Emissionen aus der Landwirtschaftlichen Produktion in Deutschland. In: Lampe I (ed) Nachhaltigkeit in gartenbaulichen und landwirtschaftlichen Prozessen: Recycling, Verpackung, Mikroplastik : Tagungsband zur 48. GKLJahrestagung 24.-25. September 2019 in Dernbach (Westerwald). Neustadt an der Weinstraße: Gesellschaft für Kunststoffe im Landbau eV


●   Lenz, R., Labrenz, M. (2018) Small microplastic sampling in water: development of an encapsulated filtration device. Water, 10: 1055;
not peer-review publications:
●   Tagg, A. S., Labrenz, M. (2018). Closing microplastic pathways before they open: A model approach. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52: 3340–3341, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00961 (viewpoint paper)
Cover image by Andrea Käppler, IPF: microplastic particles on Si filter (in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry,