Peer-reviewed publications 2018

Gebhardt, Christopher & Stefan Forster (2018). Size-selective feeding of Arenicola marina promotes long-term burial of microplastic particles in marine sediments. Environmental Pollution

Käppler, Andrea, Marten Fischer, Barbara M. Scholz-Böttcher, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Matthias Labrenz, Dieter Fischer, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn, Brigitte Voit (2018). Comparison of μ-ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and py-GCMS as identification tools for microplastic particles and fibers isolated from river sediments. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry doi 10.1007/s00216-018-1185-5.

Arias-Andres, Maria, Marie Therese Kettner, Takeshi Miki, Hans-Peter Grossart (2018). Microplastics: New substrates for heterotrophic activity contribute to altering organic matter cycles in aquatic ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 635:1152-1159.

Oberbeckmann, Sonja, Bernd Kreikemeyer, Matthias Labrenz (2018). Environmental Factors Support the Formation of Specific Bacterial Assemblages on Microplastics. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2709.

Eckert, Ester M, Andrea Di Cesar,Marie Therese Kettner, Maria Arias-Andres, Diego Fontaneto, Hans-Peter Grossart, GianlucaCorno (2018). Microplastics increase impact of treated wastewater on freshwater microbial community. Environmental Pollution 234:495-502.

Arias-Andres, Maria, Uli Klümper, Keilor Rojas-Jimenez, Hans-Peter Grossart (2018). Microplastic pollution increases gene exchange in aquatic ecosystems. Environmental Pollution 237:253-261.

Haseler, Mirco, Gerald Schernewski, Arunas Balciunas, Viktorija Sabaliauskaite (2018). Monitoring methods for large micro- and meso-litter and applications at Baltic beaches. Journal of Coastal Conservation. 22(1):27–50.

Schernewski, Gerald, Arunas Balciunas, Dennis Gräwe, Ulf Gräwe, Kristina Klesse, Marcus Schulz, Sylvie Wesnigk, David Fleet, Mirco Haseler, Nils Möllman, Stefanie Werner (2018). Beach macro-litter monitoring on southern Baltic beaches: results, experiences and recommendations. Journal of Coastal Conservation. 22(1):5-25.

Peer-reviewed publications 2017

Kaiser, David, Nicole Kowalski, Joanna J Waniek (2017). Effects of biofouling on the sinking behavior of microplastics. Environmental Research Letters 12(12).

Kettner, Marie Therese, Keilor Rojas-Jimenez, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Matthias Labrenz, Hans-Peter Grossart (2017). Microplastics alter composition of fungal communities in aquatic ecosystems. Environmental Microbiology 19(11):4447-4459.

Kesy, Katharina, Alexander Hentzsch, Franziska Klaeger, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Stephanie Mothes, Matthias Labrenz (2017). Fate and stability of polyamide-associated bacterial assemblages after their passage through the digestive tract of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine Pollution Bulletin 125:132-138.

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.
Kirstein, Inga V., Sidika Kirmizi, Antje Wichels, Alexa Garin-Fernandez, Rene Erler, Martin GJ. Löder, Gunnar Gerdts (2016). Dangerous hitchhikers? Evidence for potentially pathogenic Vibrio spp. on microplastic particles. Marine Environmental Research 120:1-8.

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

Gräwe, D., M. Haseler, G. Schernewski (2016). Meeresmüll an deutschen Ostsee-stränden. Wasser u. Abfall 18: 12-17.

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

Labrenz M, Duckat R, Thorn M, Hollaender K. (2014). Microplastics in the Sea. GAIA (23/3), 281– 283.


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