●   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)

Former Publications

MicroCatch_Balt has started in August 2017 and has published the first results in 2018. Nontheless, the project can benefit from the knowledge of previous projects whose publications are listed below from 2015-2017.

Peer-reviewed publications 2017

Kettner, Marie Therese, Keilor Rojas-Jimenez, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Matthias Labrenz, Hans-Peter Grossart. Microplastics alter composition of fungal communities in aquatic ecosystems. Environmental Microbiology.

Kesy, Katharina, Alexander Hentzsch, Franziska Klaeger, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Stephanie Mothes, Matthias Labrenz. Fate and stability of polyamide-associated bacterial assemblages after their passage through the digestive tract of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Haseler, Mirco, Gerald Schernewski, Arunas Balciunas, Viktorija Sabaliauskaite (2017). Monitoring methods for large micro- and meso-litter and applications at Baltic beachesJournal of Coastal Conservation.

Schernewski, Gerald, Arunas Balciunas, Dennis Gräwe, Ulf Gräwe, Kristina Klesse, Marcus Schulz, Sylvie Wesnigk, David Fleet, Mirco Haseler, Nils Möllman, Stefanie Werner (2017). Beach macro-litter monitoring on southern Baltic beaches: results, experiences and recommendations. Journal of Coastal Conservation.

Peer-reviewed publications 2016

Kesy, Katharina, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Felix Müller, Matthias Labrenz (2016). Polystyrene influences bacterial assemblages in Arenicola-marina-populated aquatic environments in vitro. Environmental Pollution 219:219-227.

Käppler, Andrea, Dieter Fischer, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Gerald Schernewski, Matthias Labrenz, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn, Brigitte Voit (2016). Analysis of environmental microplastics by vibrational microspectroscopy: FTIR, Raman or both? Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 408(29):8377-8391.

Kowalski, Nicole, Aurelia M Reichardt, Joanna J Waniek (2016). Sinking rates of microplastics and potential implications of their alteration by physical, biological, and chemical factors. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109(1):310-319.

Peer-reviewed publications 2015

Käppler, Andrea, Frank Windrich, Martin GJ Löder, Mikhail Malanin, Dieter Fischer, Matthias Labrenz, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn, and Brigitte Voit (2015). Identification of microplastics by FTIR and Raman microscopy: a novel silicon filter substrate opens the important spectral range below 1300 cm− 1 for FTIR transmission measurements. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 407(22):6791–6801.
Oberbeckmann, Sonja, Martin GJ Löder, Matthias Labrenz (2015). Marine microplastic-associated biofilms - a review. Environmental Chemistry 12(5): 551-562.

Not peer-reviewed publications 2015

Fischer, Dieter, Andrea Kaeppler, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn (2015). Identification of Microplastics in the Marine Environment by Raman Microspectroscopy and Imaging. American Laboratory.

Cover image by Andrea Käppler, IPF: microplastic particles on Si filter (in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry,