Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach


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Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät V, Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften
AG Biodiversität und Evolution der Tiere
Carl von Ossietzky Str. 9-11
­26129 Oldenburg

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  • Laurien, M., Mende, L., Luhrmann, L.,Frederiksen, A., Aldag, M., Spiecker, L., Clemmesen, C.,  Solov'yov, I. A. & Gerlach, G.. 2024: Magnetic orientation in juvenile Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) could involve Cryptochrome 4 as a potential magnetoreceptor. Journal of Royal Society of Interface, accepted
  • Laurien, M., Spiecker,  L., Luhrmann, L., Mende, L., Dammann, W., Clemmesen, C. & Gerlach, G., 2024: Time-compensated sun compass in juvenile sprat (Sprattus sprattus) reveals the onset of migratory readiness. Journal of Experimental Biology 227, 246188,
  • Klein, T., Grüner,  j., Breyer, M., Schlegel, J., Schottmann, N.M., Hofmann, L., Gauss, K., Mease, R., Erbacher, C., Finke, L., Klein, A., Klug, K., Karl-Schöller, F., Vignolo, B., Reinhard, S., Schneider, T., Günther, K., Fink, J., Dudek, J., Maack, C., Klopocki, E., Seibel, J., Edenhofer, F., Wischmeyer, E., Sauer, M. & Üceyler, N., 2024: Small fibre neuropathy in Fabry disease: a human-derived neuronal in vitro disease model and pilot data, Brain Communications, 6(2), fcae095,


  • Spieker, L., Curdt, F., Bally, A., Janzen, N., Kraemer, P., Leberecht, B., Kingsford, M.J., Mouritsen, H., Winklhofer, M. & Gerlach, G., 2023: Coral reef fish larvae show no evidence for map-based navigation after physical displacement. iScience, DOI:
  • Kingsford, M., J., L. Spiecker & G. Gerlach, G., 2023: The interactions between larval behaviour and oceanography. In E. Wolanski and M. J. Kingsford, editors. The Great Barrier Reef in press
  • Rozo-Lopez, P., Brewer, W., Käfer, S., Martin, M. & Parker, B.J., 2023: Untangling an insect’s virome from its endogenous viral elements. BMC Genomics, 24:636;


  • Franke, A., Peters, K., Hinkel, J., Hornidge, A.K., Schlüter, A., Zielinsky, O., Wiltshire, K.H., Jacob, U., Krause, G. & Hillebrand, H., 2022: Making the UN Ocean Decade work? The potential for, and challenges of, transdisciplinary research and real-world laboratories for building towards ocean solutions. People and Nature 00:1-13.
  • Spiecker, L., Laurien, M., Dammann, W., Franke, A., Clemmesen, C. & Gerlach, G, 2022: Juvenile Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) use a time-compensated sun compass for orientation. Journal of Experimental Biology. J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (18): jeb244607,
  • Brinkhoff, T., Bergen, N., Krämer, P., Romberg, J., Wichels, A. & Gerlach, G., 2022: Shell disease syndrome is associated with reduced and shifted epibacterial diversity on the carapace of the crustacean Cancer pagurus. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(6), e03419-22,
  • Tan, J., Pui-Ling Tan, Sze-Wan Poong, Janina Brakel, Claire Gachon, Juliet Brodie, Ahemad Sade, Azhar Kassim & Phaik-Eem Lim, 2022: Genetic differentiation in wild Kappaphycus Doty and Eucheuma J. Agardh (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) from East Malaysia reveals high inter-and intraspecific diversity with strong biogeographic signal.  Journal of Applied Phycology (2022): 1-15.


  • Bauer, B., Kleyer, M., Albach, D., Blasius, B., Brose, U., Ferreira-Arruda, T., Feudel, U., Gerlach, G., Hof, C., Kreft, H., Kuczynski, L., Lõhmus, K., Moorthi, S., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Zotz, G. & Hillebrand, H., 2021: Functional trait dimensions of trophic metacommunities. Ecography 45:1486 - 1500. doi 10.1111/ecog.05869. 
  • Gerlach, G., Kraemer, P,. Weist, P., Eickelmann, L., Kingsford, MJ., 2021: Impact of cyclones on hard coral and metapopulation structure, connectivity and genetic diversity of coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 40:999 -1011. doi:10.1007/s00338-021-02096-9.
  • Gerlach, G. & Wullimann, M.F., 2021: Neural pathways of olfactory kin imprinting and kin recognition in zebrafish. Cell and Tissue Research 383:273-287.
  • Schall, E., Thomisch, K., Boebel, O., Gerlach, G., Mangia Woods, S., El-Gabbas, A. & van Opzeeland, I., 2021: Multiyear presence of humpback whales in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean but not during El Nino. Communications Biology 4:790.
  • Schall, E., Thomisch, K., Boebel, O., Gerlach, G., Woods, S.M., Roca, I. & van Opzeeland, I. 2021: Humpback whale song recordings suggest common feeding ground occupation by multiple populations. Scientific Reports 11(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-021-98295-z.
  • Schalm, G., Bruns, K., Drachenberg, N., Geyer, N.S., Foulkes, C., Bertolucci, C. & Gerlach, G., 2021: Finding Nemo´s clock reveals switch from noctural to diurnal activity. Scientific Reports 11:6801.
  • Spiecker, L., Leberecht, B., Langebrake, C., Laurien, M., Apte, S.R., Mouritsen, H., Gerlach, G. & Liedvogel, M., 2021: Endless skies and open seas - how birds and fish navigate. Neuroforum,
  • Tschink, D., Gerlach, G., Winklhofer, M., Kohlmeier, C., Blasius, B., Eickelmann, L., Schadewell, Y. & Strahl, J., 2021: Diminished growth and vitality in juvenile Hydractinia echinata under anticipated future temperature and variable nutrient conditions. Scientific reports 11:7483.


  • Kraemer, P., Gerlach, G. & Brinkhoff, T., 2020: Diversity and flexibility of the bacterial communities on Cancer pagurus at different temperatures. Journal of Sea Research, 156, 1 - 11,
  • Schall, E., Thomisch, K., Boebel, O., Gerlach, G., Spiesecke,S. & Opzeeland, I., 2020: large-scale spatial varabilities in the humpback whale acoustic presence in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Royal Society Open Science,
  • Segelken-Voigt, A., Hagen, W., Gerlach, G. & Strahl, J., 2020: Shell disease does not affect biochemical profiles of the North Sea brown shrimp Crangon crangon. Diseases of Aquatic Organism.
  • Strahl, J. & Abele, D., 2020: Nitric oxide mediates metabolic functions in the bivalve Arctica islandica under hypoxia. Plos one 15(5):e0232360.


  • Gerlach, G., Tietje, K., Biechl, D., Namekawa, I., Schalm, G. & Sulmann, A., 2019: Behavioural and neuronal basis of olfactory imprinting and kin recognition in larval fish. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 222: 1-11, jeb189746, doi10.1242/jeb.189746 
  • George, K.H., Glatzel, T. & Schröder, K., 2019: Bicorniphontodes (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Laophontodinae Lang, 1944): a new genus with discription of a new species from the Napoleon Reef, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Egypt. Zootaxa 4706 (1): 171-188.
  • Strahl, J., Rocker, M.M. & Fabricius, K.E., 2019: Contrasting responses of the coral Acropora tenuis to moderate and strong light limitation in coastal waters. Marine Environmental Research, 147: 80-89,


  • Eder, Y., Tschink, D., Gerlach, G. & Strahl,  J., 2018: Physiology of juvenile hydroids - High food availability mitigates stress responses of Hydractinia echinata to increasing seawater temperatures. Journal of experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 508: 64-72. DOI 10.1016/j.jembe.2018.07.009
  • Segelken-Voigt, A., Miller, G. M. & Gerlach, G., 2018: Shell disease in Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758): The interaction of temperature and stress response. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 500: 105-111.


  • Basova, L., Strahl, J., Philipp, E., Brey, T., Sukhotin, A. & Abele, D., 2017: Lipofuscin accumulation in tissue of Arctina islandica indicates faster ageing in populations from brackish environments. Marine Biology, 164:72.
  • Biechel, D., Tietje, K., Ryu, S., Grothe, B., Gerlach, G. & Wullimann, M., 2017: Identification of accessory olfactory system and medial amygdala in the zebrafish. Scientific Reports, 7:44295, DOI:10.1038/srep44295.
  • Kingsford, M.J., O`Callaghan, M.D., Liggins, L. & Gerlach, G., 2017: The short lived neon damsel (Pomacentrus coelestis): implications for population dynamics. Marine Biology, in press.
  • Kenkel, C.D., Moya, A., Strahl, J., Humphrey, C. & Bay, L.K., 2017: Functional genomic analysis of corals from natural CO2-seeps reveals core molecular responses involved in acclimatization to ocean acidification. Global Change Biology, 1-14. DOI:10.1111/gcb.13833.
  • Kraemer, P. & Gerlach, G., 2017: Demerelate: calculating inter-individual relatedness for kinship analysis based on co-dominant diploid genetic markers using R. Molecular Resources, DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12666.
  • Krone, R., Dederer, G., Kanstinger, P., Krämer, P., Schneider, C. & Schmalenbach, I., 2017: Mobile demersal megafauna at common offshore wind turbine foundations in the German Bight (North Sea) two years after development - increased production rate of Cancer pagurus. Marine environmental Research, 123: 53-61. DOI:10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.11.011.
  • Piepenburg, D., Buschmann, A., Driemel, A., Grobe, H., Gutt, J., Schumacher, S. Segelken-Voigt, A. & Sieger, R., 2017: Seabed images from Southern Ocean shelf regions off the northern antarctic peninsula and the southeastern Weddell Sea. Earth System Science Data, 9:461-469.
  • Schmidt, M., Gerlach, G., Leo, E., Kunz, L., Swoboda, S., Pörtner, H.O., Bock, C. & Storch, D., 2017: Impact of ocean warming and acidification on the behaviour of two co-occurring Gadid species, Boreogadus saida and Gadus morhua from Syalbard. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 571:183-191.
  • Segelken-Voigt, A., Gerdes, K., Wehrmann, A., Martìnez Arbizu, P. & Glatzel, T., 2017: Light or tide? Effects on the emergence and recolonization of harpacticoid copepods from sand flats of the Wadden Sea ( southern North Sea). Experimental marine biology and ecology, available online 4. September 2017,


  • Amin,R., Ritter, E., Kulldorf, M. , Barbas, A., & Schwarzmeier, M., 2016: Sharksuckers, Echeneis naucrates, are non-randomly attached to the bodies of Lemon Sharks, Negaprion brevirostris: A spatial study. Environmental Sciences, Vol. 4(1), 79-93. DOI:10.12988/es.2016.672.
  • Biechl, D., Tietje, K., Gerlach, G. & Wullimann, M.F., 2016: Crypt cells are involved in kin recognition in larval zebrafish. Sientific reports, 6:24590, DOI10.1038/srep24590.
  • Bottesch, M., Gerlach, G.,Halbach, M., Bally, A. Kingsford, M.J. & Mouritsen, H., 2016: A magnetic compass that might help coral reef fish larvae return to their natal reef. Current Biology 26(24): R1266-R1267.
  • Gerlach, G., Atema, J., Raupach, M.J., Deister, F., Müller, A. & Kingsford, M.J., 2016: Cryptic species of cardinalfish with evidence for old and new divergence. Coral Reefs, 35: 437-450. DOI:10.1007/s00338-015-1395-7.
  • Segelken-Vogt, A., Bracher, A., Dorschel, B., Gutt, J., Huneke, W. Link, H. & Piepenburg, D., 2016: Spatial distribution patterns of ascidians (Ascidiacea: Tunicata) on the continental shelves off the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology, DOI:10.1007/s00300-016-1909-y.
  • Smith, J.N., Strahl, J., Noonan, S., Schmidt, G., Richter, C. & Fabricius, K., 2016: Reduced heterotrophy in the stony coral Galaxea fascicularis after lifelong exposure to elevated carbon dioxide. Scentific Reports, 6:27019.
  • Vogel, N., Cantin, N.E., Strahl, J., Kaniewska, P., Bay, L., Wild, C. & Uthicke, S., 2016: Interactive effects of ocean acidification and warming on coral reef associated epilithic algal communities under past, present-day and future ocean conditions. Coral Reefs, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1392-x.


  • Atema, J., Gerlach, G. & Paris, C.B., 2015: Sensory biology and navigation behavior of reef fish larvae. In: Ecology of Fishes and Coral Reefs (ed. Mora, C.), Cambridge University Press.
  • Gutt, J., Alvaro, M.C., Barco, A., Böhmer,. A., Bracher, A., David, B., De Ridder, C., Dorschel, B., Eléaume, M., Janussen, D., Kersken, D., López-Gonzáles, P.J., Martínez-Baraldés, I., Schröder, M., Segelken-Voigt, A. & Teixidó, N., 2015: Macroepibenthic communities at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, an ecological survey at different spatial scales. Polar Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00300-015-1797-6.
  • Heins, A., Glatzel, T. & Holst, S., 2015: Revised descriptions of the nematocysts and the asexual reproduction modes of the scyphozoan jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda (Forskal, 1775). Zoomorphologie, DOI 10.1007/s00435-015-0263-x. Der Artikel auf der Facebookseite von Springer
  • Kimpel, D., Gockel, J., Gerlach, G. & Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P., 2015: Population structuring in the monogonont rotifer Synchaeta pectinata: high genetic divergence on a small geographical scale. Freshwater Biology, DOI:10.1111/fwb.12574.
  • Krämer, P., 2015: The effect of climate change on marine brachyurans and the implication of shell disease. URL:
  • Miller, G.M., Kroon, F.J., Metcalfe, S. & Munday, P.L., 2015: Temperature is the evil twin: effects of increased temperature and ocean acidification on reproduction in a reef fish. Ecological Applications, 25(3), 603 - 620.
  • Noreen, A.M.E., Schmidt-Roach, S. Harrison, P.L. & van Oppen, M.J.H., 2015: Diverse associations among coral host haplotypes and algal endosymbionts may drive adaptation at geographically peripheral and ecologically marginal locations. Journal of Biogeography, DOI 10.1111/jbi.12536.
  • Raupach, M.J., Barco, A., Steinke, D., Beermann, J., Laakmann, S., Mohrbeck, I., Neumann, H., Kihara, T.C., Pointner, K., Radulovici, A., Segelken-Voigt, A., Wesse, C. & Knebelsberger, T., 2015: The Application of DNA Barcoding for the Identification of Marine Crustaceans from the North Sea and Adjacent Regions. PLos ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0139421.
  • Strahl, J., Francis, D.S., Doyle, J., Humphrey, C. & Fabricius, K.E., 2015: Biochemical response to ocean acidification contrast between tropical corals with high and low abundances at volcanic carbon dioxide seeps. ICES Journal of Marine Sience, DOI:10.11093/icesjms/fsv194.
  • Strahl, J., Stolz, I., Uthicke, S., Vogel, N., Noonan, S.H.C. & Fabricius, K.E., 2015: Physiological and ecological performance differs in four coral taxa at a volcanic coabon dioxide seep. Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry: Part A, 184: 179-186.


  • Bußhardt, P., Kunze, D. & Grob, S.N., 2014: Interlocking-based attachment during locomotion in the beetle Pachnoda marginata (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Scientific Reports, 4:6998, DOI 10.1038/srep06998.
  • Kingsford, M.J., Finn, M.D., O`Callahan, M.D., Atema, J. & Gerlach, G., 2014: Plantonic larval duration, age and growth of Ostorhinchus doederleini (Pisces, Apogonidae) on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Biology, 161: 245-259. DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2331-4.
  • Markert, A., Raupach, R.,J., Segelken-Voigt, A. & Wehrmann, A., 2014: Molecular identification and morphological characteristics of native and invasive Asian brush-clawed crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) from Japanese and German coasts: Hemigrapsus penicillatus (De Haan, 1835) versus Hemigrapsus takanoi Asakura & Watanabe, 2005. Org Divers Evol, DOI 10.1007/s13127-014-0176-4.
  • Schmidt-Roach, S., Miller, K.J., Lundgren, P.& Andreakis, N., 2014: With eyes wide open: A revision of species within and closley related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia, Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London, 170: 1-33.
  • Schmidt-Roach, S., Johnston, E., Fontana, S., Jury, C.P. & Forsman, Z., 2014: Daytime spawning of Pocillopora species in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaiì. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies, 16: 11-12.
  • Vogel, N., Fabricius, K.E., Strahl, J., Noonan, S.H.C., Wild, C. & Uthicke, S., 2014: Calcareous green alga Halimeda can tolerate ocean acidification conditions at tropical CO2 Seeps. Limnologie and Oceanography, DOI: 10.1002/Ino.10021.
  • Woolsey, E., Keith, S., Byrne, M., Schmidt-Roach, S. & Baird, A., 2014: Latitudinal variation in thermal tolerance breadth of early life stages of corals. Coral Reefs, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1253-z.


  • Hinz, C., Kobbenbring, S., Kress, S., Sigman, L., Müller, A. & Gerlach, G., 2013: Kin recognition in zebrafish, Danio rerio, is based on imprinting on olfactory and visual stimuli. Animal Behaviour, 85: 925-930.
  • Hinz, C., Namekawa, I., Behrmann-Godel, J., Oppelt, C., Jaeschke, A., Müller, A., Friedrich, R.W. & Gerlach, G., 2013: Olfactory imprinting is triggered by MHC peptide ligands. Scientific Reports, DOI 10.1038/srep02800.
  • Kottmann, J., Kihara, T., Glatzel, T. &  Veit-Köhler, G., 2013: A new species of Wellopsyllus (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Paramesochridae) from the deep Southern Ocean and remarks on its biogeography. Helgoland Marine Research, 67: 33-48, DOI 10.1007/s10152-012-0302-7.
  • Kraemer, P. & Gerlach, G., 2013: Demerelate: Functions to calculate relatedness on diploid genetic data. R package version 0.8-0.
  • Mouritsen, H., Atema, J., Kingsford, M. & Gerlach, G., 2013: Coral reef fish larvae use the sun to stay close to home. PLoS ONE, 8(6): DOI 10.1371/journal.pone 0066039.
  • Paris, C., Atema, J., Irrison, J.-O., Kingsford, M., Gerlach, G. & Guigang, C.M., 2013: Reef odor: A wake up call for navigation in reef fish larvae. PLoS ONE, 8(8): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone 0072808.
  • Pointner, K., Kihara, T., Glatzel, T. & Veit-Köhler, G., 2013: Two closely related deep-sea species of Paramesochridae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) with extremely differing geographical range sizes. Marine Biodiversity, DOI 10.1007/s12526-013-0158-3.
  • Tietje, K., Rivera-Ingraham, G., Petters, C., Abele, D., Dringen, R. & Bickmeyer, U., 2013: Reporter dyes demonstrate functional expression of multidrug resistance proteins in the marine flatworm Macrostomum lignano: the sponge-derived dye Ageladine A is not a substrate of these transporters. Marine Drugs, 11(10): 3951-69, doi 10.3390/md11103951.
  • Schmidt-Roach, S., Lundgren, P., Miller, K., Gerlach, G., Noreen, A. & Andreakis, N., 2013: Assessing hidden species diversity in the coral Pocillopora damicornis from Eastern Australia. Coral Reefs, 32: 161-172.
    This paper is placed within the top three most cited articles published since 2013 by CORAL REEFS (ISI/Thomson Reuters Database).


  • Brendan, A., Gerlach, G., King, T. L. & Whiteley, A. R., 2012: Conservation genetics of remnant coastal brook trout populations at the southern limit of their distribution: population structure and effects of stocking. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 141:1399-1410.
  • Gerlach, G. &  Atema, J., 2012: The use of chemical cues in habitat recognition and settlement. In: Brönmark, C. & Hansson, L. A. (eds.). Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems, Chapter 5, Oxford University Press: 72-79.
  • Gerlach, G., Buresch, K. C. & Hanlon, R. T., 2012: Population structure of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii on the eastern coast of the USA: Comment on Shaw et al. (2010). Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 450: 281-283.
  • Gerlach, G. & Hinz, C., 2012: Chemical signals and kin biased behavior. In: Brönmark, C. & Hansson, L. (eds.). Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems. Chapter 4, Oxford University Press: 57-66.
  • Hinz, C., Gebhardt, K., Hartmann, A. & Gerlach, G., 2012: Influence of kinship and MHC class II genotype on visual traits in zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio). PLos ONE, 7 (12): e51182.
  • Hinz, C. & Schlupp, I., 2012: Possible effects of sperm limitation on the reproductive succsess of the Amazon molly, Poecillia formosa (Poeciliidae). Bulletin of Fish Biology, 13: 57-63.
  • Rycroft, N., Radcliffe, K., McDougal, E., Halverson, J., Gerlach, G., Deppermann, J. &  Atema, J., 2012: No olfactory recognition of shell disease in American Lobsters, Homarus americanus. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31(2): 527-532.
  • Schmidt-Roach, S., Miller, K. J., Woolsey, E., Gerlach , G. & Baird, A. H., 2012: Broadcast spawning by Pocillopora species on the the Great Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE, 7: e50847.
  • Steinert, G., Huelsken, T., Gerlach, G. & Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P., 2012: Species status and population structure of mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Mytilus spp.) in the Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony (Germany). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 12(4): 387-402. DOI 10.1007/s13127-012-0075-5.


  • Bruch, K., Glatzel, T. &  Veit-Köhler, G., 2011: Isthmiocaris laurae sp. nov. (Crustacea, Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Angola Basin - first deep-sea species of the genus with remarks on its copepodid development. Meiofauna Marina, Vol. 19: 173-193.
  • Buchholz, S.,  Kreuels, M., Kronshage, A., Terlutter, H. & Finch, O.-D., 2011: Bycatches of ecological field studies: bothersome or valuable?  Methods in Ecology and Evolution Vol. 2(1): 99-102.
  • Chatzaki, M., Blick, T. &  Finch, O.-D. (eds.) 2011: European Arachnology 2009. Proceedings of the 25th European Congress of Arachnology, Alexandroupoli, 16-21 August 2009. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 40: 1-109.
  • Kottmann, J., Pointner, K., Gheerardyn, H., Thistle, D., Glatzel, T. & Veit-Köhler, G., 2011: New Paramesochridae (Harpacticoida) records support the cosmopolitanism of benthic deep-sea copepods. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 26 - 30 September, Aberdeen, Scottland.
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  • Löffler, J., Anschlag, K. , Baker, B., Finch, O.-D., Diekkrüger, B., Wundram, D., Schröder, D.B., Pape, R. & Lundberg, A., 2011: Mountain ecosystem response to global change. Erdkunde Vol. 65 (2): 189-213.
  • Miller-Sims, V., Gerlach, G., Kingsford, M. J. & Atema, J., 2011: Reef odour imprinting: coral reef fish demonstrate stable olfactory preference for their settlement reef. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 44: 133-141.
  • Podloucky, R.,  Pielok, N. & Finch, O.-D., 2011: Amphibien und Reptilien am Zwischenahner Meer. In: Akkermann, R., Fischer, G. & Michaelsen, W. (Hrsg.) Das Zwischenahner Meer und sein nahes Umland. Isensee Verlag, Oldenburg: 175-184.
  • Rosenthal, G.G., Fitzsimmons, J.N., Woods, K.U., Gerlach, G. & Fisher, H.S., 2011: Tactical release of a sexually-selected pheromone in a swordtail fish. PLos ONE 6(2): e16994.


  • Finch, O.-D. & Loeffler, J., 2010: Indicators of species richness at the local scale in an alpine region: a comparative approach between plant and invertebrate taxa. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 1341-1352.
  • Finch, O.-D. & Niedringhaus, R., 2010: Monitoring for the habitats directive and the importance of terrestrial invertebrates. Wadden Sea Ecosystem 26: 93-96.
  • Gerlach, G., Jueterbock, A., Kraemer, P., Deppermann, J. & Harmand, P., 2010: Calculations of population differentiation based on GST and D: Forget GST but not all of statistics! Molecular Ecology, 19: 3845-3852.
  • Jueterbock, A., Kraemer, P., Gerlach, G. & Deppermann, J., 2010: DEMEtics: calculation of Gst and D values characterizing the genetic differentiation between populations. Version 0.8.0.
  • Mohrbeck, I., Martinez Arbizu, P. & Glatzel, T., 2010: Tantulocarida (Crustacea) from the Southern Ocean deep sea, and the description of three new species of Tantulacus Huys, Andersen & Kristensen, 1992. Systematic Parasitology, 77: 131-151.
  • Noel, N. M. & Finch, O.-D. 2010: Effects of the abandonment of alpine summer farms on spider assemblages (Araneae). Journal of Insect Conservation, 14: 427-438.


  • Finch, O.-D. & Dalton, S., 2009: Spinnen - Die erfolgreichen Jäger. Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 38: 38-40.
  • Levold, A. &. Finch, O.-D., 2009.: Retreats of orb web spiders (Araneae: Araneidae) as hibernation sites for terrestrial arthropods.  Journal of Arachnology, 37: 122-123.
  • Schwarz, S. & Finch, O.-D., 2009: Die Spinnen (Araneae) der jungen Düneninsel Mellum. Natur- und Umweltschutz (Zeitschrift Mellumrat), 8: 21-23.


  • Behrmann-Godel, J., Gerlach G., Eckmann, R., 2008: First evidence for postzygotic reproductive isolation between two sympatric populations of Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis). BMC Frontiers in Zoology, 5: 3.
  • Finch, O.-D., 2008: Die Tierwelt der Hunte im Spiegel des Aquariums. In: Fansa, M. (Hrsg.): Beiträge zum Schauaquarium - Die Hunte: Ein Fluss durch norddeutsche Landschaften (Schriftenr. Landesmus. Natur u. Mensch Oldenburg, 58: 40-58.
  • Finch, O.-D., 2008: Webspinnen, Weberknechte und Pseudoskorpione der ostfriesischen Inseln (Arachnida: Araneae, Opilionida, Pseudoscorpionida). Schriftenreihe Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, 11: 103-112.
  • Finch, O.-D., 2008: Die Süßwasserfische der Ostfriesischen Inseln (Osteichthyes). Schriftenreihe Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, 11: 407-409.
  • Finch, O.-D., Blick, T. & Schuldt, A., 2008: Macroecological patterns of spider species richness across Europe. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17: 2849-2868.
  • Finch, O.-D., Pape, R.  & Löffler, J., 2008: Assessing the sensitivity of Melanoplus frigidus (Boheman 1846) (Orthoptera, Acrididae) to different weather conditions: a modeling approach focussing on development times. Insect Science, 15: 167-178.
  • Fusaro, A., Baco, R., Gerlach, G. & Shank, T. M., 2008: Development and characterization of twelve microsatellite markers from the deep-sea hydrothermal vent siboglinid Riftia pachyptila. Molecular Ecology Notes, 8: 132-134.
  • Gerlach, G., Hodgins-Davis, A., Avolio, C. & Schunter, C., 2008: Kin recognition in zebrafish: A 24-hour window for olfactory imprinting. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 275: 2165-2170.
  • Hochkirch, A., Deppermann, J. & Gröning, J., 2008: Phenotypic plasticity in insects: the effects of substrate color on the coloration of two ground-hopper species. Evolution and Development, 10: 350-359.
  • Hollwedel, W., Scharf, B. & Glatzel, T., 2008: Verbreitung von Wasserflöhen, Muschelkrebsen und Ruderfußkrebsen in limnischen Gewässern der Ostfriesischen Inseln (Cladocera, Ostracoda und Copepoda). Schriftenreihe Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, 11: 123-130.
  • Königshoff, D. & Glatzel, T., 2008: Mating behavour of the "cosmopolitan" species Phyllognathopus viguieri (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) and its systematical significance. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutinonary Research, 46 (4): 297-309.
  • Miller-Sims, V., Gerlach, G., Kingsford, M. J. & Atema, J., 2008: Dispersal in the spiny damselfish, Acanthochromis polyacanthus, a coral reef fish species without a larval pelagic stage. Molecular Ecology, 17: 5036-5048.
  • Spence R., Gerlach G., Lawrence C. & Smith C. 2008: The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Biological Reviews, 83: 1-22.


  • Fabian, N.J., Albright, L.B., Gerlach, G., Fisher, H. & Rosenthal, G. G., 2007: Does humic acid interfere with species recognition in zebrafish (Danio rerio)? Journal of Chemical Ecology, 33: 2090-2096.
  • Gerlach, G., Atema, J., Kingsford, M.K., Black, K.P. & Miller-Sims, V., 2007: Smelling home can prevent dispersal of reef fish larvae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 104: 858-863.
  • Gerlach, G., Hodgins-Davis, A., MacDonald, B. & Hannah, R. C., 2007: Benefits of kin association: related and familiar zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio) show improved growth. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61: 1765-1770.
  • Hodgins-Davis, A., Cowan, D., Roberts, S., Atema , J. & Gerlach, G., 2007: Characterization of EST derived SSRs from the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 330-332.
  • Weiss, E., Bennie, M., Hodgins-Davis, A., Roberts, G. & Gerlach G., 2007: Characterization of new SSR-EST markers in cod, Gadus morhua. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 866-867.


  • Behrmann-Godel, J., Gerlach, G. & Eckmann, R., 2006: Kin- and population recognition in sympatric lake Constance perch (Perca fluviatilis): can assortative shoaling drive population divergence? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59: 461 - 468.
  • Buresch, K.C., Gerlach, G.& Hanlon, R.T. 2006: Multiple genetic stocks segregate during the spring inshore migration of the longfinned squid, Loligo pealeii, in the NW Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 310: 263 - 270.
  • Gerlach, G., 2006: Pheromonal regulation of reproductive success in female zebrafish: male enhancement and female suppression. Animal Behaviour, 72: 1119-1124.
  • Gerlach, G. & Lysiak, N. 2006: Kin recognition in zebrafish based on phenotype matching. Animal Behaviour, 71: 1371 - 1377.
  • Klemme, I., Eccard, J. A., Gerlach, G., Horne, T. & Ylönen, H., 2006: Multiple paternity in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus): the role of male dominance. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 43: 248 - 257.


  • Gerlach, G., 2005: Die Hausmaus (Mus musculus). in: Wildlebende Säugetiere Baden-Württembergs. Verlag Eugen Ulmer Stuttgart.
  • Miller-Sims, V., Atema, J., Kingsford M.J. & Gerlach, G., 2005: DNA microsatellite primers in the spiny damselfish Acanthochromis polyacanthus. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 841 - 843.
  • Miller-Sims, V., Atema, J., Kingsford, M. J. & Gerlach, G., 2005. DNA microsatellite primers in the neon damselfish (Pomacentrus coelestis). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 424 - 426.
  • Roberts, S., Romano, C. & Gerlach, G., 2005: Characterization of EST derived SSRs from the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 567 - 568.


  • Behrmann-Godel, J., Gerlach, G.& Eckmann, R., 2004: Postglacial colonization shows evidence for sympatric population splitting of Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) in lake Constance. Molecular Ecology 13: 491 - 497.
  • Glatzel, T. & Königshoff, D., 2004: Cross-breeding experiments among different populations of the "cosmopolitan" species Phyllognathopus viguieri (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Hydrobiologia, 534: 141 - 149.
  • McCauley, L., Goecker, C., Parker, P., Rudolph, T., Goetz, F. & Gerlach, G., 2004: Characterization and isolation of DNA microsatellite primers in the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4: 494 - 496.
  • Miller-Sims, V., Atema, J., Kingsford, M.J. & Gerlach, G., 2004: Characterization and isolation of DNA microsatellite primers in the cardinalfish (Apogon doederleini). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4: 336 - 338.


  • Gerlach, G., Duelli, P., Gonseth, Y.,& Capt, S., 2003: Priorities in species conservation in Switzerland. Ministry of Environment, Switzerland.
  • Mann, K.D., Turnell, E.R., Atema, J. & Gerlach, G., 2003: Kin recognition in juvenile zebrafish (Danio rerio) based on olfactory cues. The Biological Bulletin, 205: 224 - 225.
  • Turnell, E.R., Mann, K. D., Rosenthal, G. G. & Gerlach, G., 2003: Mate choice in zebrafish (Danio rerio) analyzed with video-stimulus techniques. The Biological Bulletin, 205: 225 - 226.


  • Atema, J., Kingsford, M. & Gerlach, G., 2002: Larval reef fish can use lagoon odor for detection and orientation to reefs. Marine Ecological Progress Series, 241: 151 - 160.
  • Delaney, M., Follet, C., Ryan, N., Hanney, N., Lusk-Yablick, J. & Gerlach, G., 2002: Social interaction and distribution of female zebrafish (Danio rerio) in a large aquaria. The Biological Bulletin, 203: 240 - 241.
  • Gerlach, G., & Bartmann, S., 2002. Reproductive skew, costs and benefits of cooperative breeding in female wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus). Behavioral Ecology, 13: 408 - 418.


  • Bartmann, S. & Gerlach, G., 2001: Multiple paternity and similar variance in reproductive success of male and female wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) housed in an enclosure. Ethology, 107: 889 - 899.
  • Gerlach, G. & Hoeck, H., 2001: Islands on the plains: metapopulation dynamics and female biased dispersal in hyraxes (Hyracoidea) in the Serengeti National Park. Molecular Ecology, 10: 2307 - 2317.
  • Gerlach, G., Schardt, U., Eckmann, R. & Meyer, A., 2001: Kin structured subpopulations of Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis). Heredity, 86: 213 - 221.

2000 und älter

  • Garner, T.W.J., Brinkmann, H., Gerlach, G., Meyer, A., Ward, P.I., Spörri, M. & Hosken, D.J., 2000: Polymorphic DNA microsatellites identified in the yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria). Molecular Ecology, 9: 2207 - 2209.
  • Gerlach, G., Derschum, H.S., Martin, Y. & Brinkmann, H., 2000: Characterization and isolation of DNA microsatellite primers in hyrax (Hyracoidea). Molecular Ecology, 9: 1675 - 1677.
  • Gerlach, G. & Musolf, K., 2000: Fragmentation of landscape as a cause for genetic segregation of bank vole populations. Conservation Biology, 14: 1 - 10.
  • Harr, B., Musolf, K. & Gerlach, G., 2000: Isolation of DNA microsatellite primers in wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus, Rodentia). Molecular Ecology, 9: 1664 - 1665.
  • Martin ,Y., Gerlach, G., Schlötterer, C. & Meyer, A., 2000: Molecular phylogeny of European muroid rodents based on complete cytochrome b sequence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 16: 37 - 47.
  • Dahms, H.U., Glatzel, T., Hirche, H.J., Schiel, S. & Schminke, H.K., 1998: Proceedings of the 6th international conference on copepoda. Journal of Marine Systems, 15: 1-549.
  • Gerlach, G., 1998: Impact of social ties on dispersal, reproduction and dominance in feral house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). Ethology, 104: 487 - 499.
  • Gockel, J., Harr, B., Arnold, W., Gerlach, G., Schlötterer, C. & Tautz; D., 1997: Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia, Muridae) and Clethrionomys glareolus (Rodentia, Cricetidae). Molecular Ecology, 6: 597 - 599.
  • Gerlach, G., 1996: Emigration mechanisms in house mice - a laboratory investigation of the influence of social structure, population density, and aggression. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 39: 159 - 170.
  • Gerlach, G., 1996: Kleinsäuger auf Sturmschadenflächen. Wildbiologie, 6,27: 1 - 11.
  • Gerlach, G., Musolf, K. & Bally, A., 1996: Genetische Isolation von Kleinsäugerpopulationen durch Fragmentierung der Landschaft. Veröffentlichungen Projekte Angewandte Ökologie, 16: 195 - 204.
  • Glatzel, T. & Schminke, H.K., 1996: Mating behaviour of the groundwater copepod Parastenocaris phyllura Kiefer, 1938 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Contributions to Zoology, 66(2): 103 - 108.
  • Gerlach, G. & Bally, A., 1992: Decline in populations of amphibians. Das Grasfroschsterben in der Nord-Schweiz. Schriftenreihe Umwelt, Bern, Schweiz.
  • Glatzel, T., 1992: Beschreibung der sechs Nauplius-Stadien von Parastenocaris phyllura Kiefer, 1938 im Vergleich mit P. vicesima Klie, 1935 (Copepoda, Harpacticoidae). Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde, 61(3): 185 - 191.
  • Glatzel, T., 1991: Neue morphologische Aspekte und die Copepodid-Stadien von Parastenocaris phyllura Kiefer, 1938 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Zoologica Scripta, 20(4): 375 - 393.
  • Gerlach, G., 1990: Dispersal mechanisms in a captive wild house mice population (Mus domesticus Rutty). Biological Journal of Linnean Society, 41: 271 - 277.
  • Glatzel, T., 1990: On the biology of Parastenocaris phyllura Kiefer, 1938 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Stygologia, 5(3): 131 - 136.
  • Glatzel, T., 1989: Comparative morphology of Chappuisius inopinus Kiefer and C. singeri Chappuis (Copepoda, Harpacticoida). Zoologica Scripta, 18(3): 411 - 422.
  • Hofer, H.W., Gerlach, G., Birkel, G. & Kirschenlohr, H.L., 1987: The possible significance of interactions between soluble proteins in skeletal muscle. Biochemical Society Transactions, 15: 982 - 985.
  • Gerlach, G. & Hofer, H.W., 1986: Interactions of immobilized phosphofructokinase with soluble muscle proteins. Biochemical Biophysical Acta, 881: 398 - 404.
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