Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius



University of Oldenburg, Campus Wechloy
Room: W15 2-237
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
D-26111 Oldenburg



Ryabov A, Berger U, Blasius B, Meyer B (2023) Driving forces of Antarctic krill abundance. Science Advances 9, eadh4584.

McLaren JD, Schmaljohann H, Blasius B (2023) Gauge-and-compass migration: inherited magnetic headings and signposts can adapt to changing geomagnetic landscapes. Movement Ecology 11, 37.

Schuhmann F, Ryvkin L, McLaren JD, Gerhards L, Solov’yov IA (2023) Across atoms to crossing continents: Application of similarity measures to biological location data. PLoS ONE 18(5): e0284736.

Kerimoglu, O, Pahlow, M, Anugerahanti, P, Smith, SL (2023) FABM-NflexPD 2.0: an instantaneous acclimation approach for computationally efficient modelling of carbon and nitrogen cycles. Geoscientific Model Development 16, 95-108.


Dajka JC, di Carvalho JA, Ryabov A, Scheiffarth G, Rönn L, Dekker R, Peters K, Leberecht B, Hillebrand H (2022) Modeling drivers of biodiversity change emphasizes the need for multivariate assessments and rescaled targeting for management. Conservation Science and
Practice 4
, e12794.

Hillebrand H, Antonucci Di Carvalho J, Dajka JC, Dürselen CD, Kerimoglu O, Kuczynski L, Rönn L, Ryabov A (2022) Temporal declines in Wadden Sea phytoplankton cell volumes observed within and across
species. Limnology and Oceanography 67, 468-81.

Hillebrand H, Acevedo‐Trejos E, Moorthi SD, Ryabov A, Striebel M, Thomas PK, Schneider ML (2022) Cell size as driver and sentinel of phytoplankton community structure and functioning. Functional Ecology
, 276-93.

Alms R, Noulis A, Mintsis E, Lücken L, Wagner P (2022) Reinforcement Learning-Based Traffic Control: Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Control Transitions. IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation
Systems 3
, 187-98.

Ryabov A, Blasius B, Hillebrand H, Olenina I, Gross T (2022) Estimation of functional diversity and species traits from ecological monitoring data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119, e2118156119.

McLaren JD, Schmaljohann H, Blasius B (2022) Predicting performance of naïve migratory animals, from many wrongs to self-correction. Communications Biology 5,

Lahiri A, Kamrul Hassan M, Blasius B, Kurths J (2022) Dynamic scaling and stochastic fractal in nucleation and growth processes. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 32, 093124.

Acevedo-Trejos, E, Cadier, M, Chakraborty, S, Chen, B, Cheung, SY, Grigoratou, M, Guill, C, Hassenrück, C., Kerimoglu, O, Klauschies, T, Lindemann, C, Palacz, A, Ryabov, A, Scotti, M, Smith, SL, Våge, S, Prowe, F (2022) Modelling approaches for capturing plankton diversity (MODIV), their societal applications and data needs. Frontiers in Marine Science 9: 975414.

Tilstone, GH, Land, PE, Pardo, S, Kerimoglu, O, Van der Zande, D (2022) Threshold indicators of primary production in the north-east Atlantic for assessing environmental disturbances using 21 years of
satellite ocean colour. Science of the Total Environment 854: 158757.

Kerimoglu, O, Hintz, NH, Lücken, L, Blasius, B, Böttcher, L, Bunse, C, Dittmar, T, Heyerhoff, B, Mori, C, Striebel, M, Simon, M (2022) Growth, organic matter release, aggregation and recycling during a diatom bloom: A model-based analysis of a mesocosm experiment.
Preprint at bioRxiv: doi: 10.1101/2022.05.18.492269

Jamieson-Lane A, Friedrich A, Blasius B (2022) Comparing optimization criteria in antibiotic allocation protocols. Royal Society Open Science  9: 220181. doi: 10.1098/rsos.220181

Lücken L, Lennartz ST, Froehlich J, Blasius B (2022) Emergent Diversity and Persistent Turnover in Evolving Microbial Cross-Feeding Networks. Frontiers in Network Physiology  2: 834057. doi:10.3389/fnetp.2022.834057

Jamieson-Lane A, Blasius B (2022) The gossip paradox: Why do bacteria share genes? Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 19: 5482–5508. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2022257

Zielinski O, Pieck D, Schulz J, Thölen C, Wollschläger J, Albinus M, Badewien TH, Braun A, Engelen B, Feenders C, Fock S, Lehners C, Lõhmus K, Massmann G, Meyerjürgens J, Nicolai H, Pollmann T, Schwalfenberg K, Stone J, Waska H, Winkler H (2022). The Spiekeroog Coastal Observatory: A scientific infrastructure at the land-sea transition zone (southern North Sea). Frontiers in Marine Science 8:754905. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.754905

Mohammed M, Blasius B, Ryabov A (2022) Coexistence patterns and diversity in a trait‐based  metacommunity on an environmental gradient. Theoretical Ecology 15:51–63.



Jamieson-Lane A, Blasius B (2021) Comment on “Indirect Fitness Benefits Enable the Spread of Host Genes Promoting Costly Transfer of Beneficial Plasmids”. PLOS Biology 19: e3001449.

Klinshov V, Lücken L and Feketa P (2021). On the interpretation of Dirac δ-pulses in differential equations for phase oscillators. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 31, 031102.

Feketa P, Klinshov V, and Lücken L (2021). A survey on the modeling of hybrid behaviors: How to account for impulsive jumps properly. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 103, 105955.

Anugerahanti P, Kerimoglu O and Smith SL (2021) Enhancing Ocean Biogeochemical Models With Phytoplankton Variable Composition. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:675428. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.675428

Dittmar T, Lennartz S, Buck-Wiese H, Hansell D, Santinelli C, Vanni C, Blasius B, Hehemann J-H (2021) Enigmatic persistence of dissolved organic matter in the oceans. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 2: 570-583.

Bauer B, Kleyer M, Albach DC, 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 44: 1486-1500.

Stegert C, Lenhart HJ, Blauw A, Friedland R, Leujak W, Kerimoglu O (2021) Evaluating Uncertainties in Reconstructing the Pre-eutrophic State of the North Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:637483. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.637483

Friedland R, Macias D, Cossarini G, Daewel U, Estournel C, Garcia-Gorriz E, Grizzetti B, Grégoire M, Gustafson B, Kalaroni S, Kerimoglu O, Lazzari P, Lenhart H, Lessin G, Maljutenko I, Miladinova S, Müller-Karulis B, Neumann T, Parn O, Pätsch J, Piroddi C, Raudsepp U, Schrum C, Stegert C, Stips A, Tsiaras K, Ulses C, Vandenbulcke L (2021) Effects of Nutrient Management Scenarios on Marine Eutrophication Indicators: A Pan-European, Multi-Model Assessment in Support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:596126. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2021.596126

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  DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-86918-4

Kerimoglu, O, Anugerahanti, P, and Smith, SL (2021) FABM-NflexPD 1.0: assessing an instantaneous acclimation approach for modeling phytoplankton growth. Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6025–6047. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-14-6025-2021

Krishna S, Ulloa H, Kerimoglu O, Minaudo C, Annevile O, Wüest AJ (2021) Model-based data analysis of the effect of winter mixing onprimary production in a lake under oligotrophication. Ecological Modelling, 440,109491. DOI:  10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109401.

Hammann L, Silliman BR, Blasius B (2021)  Optimal planting distance in a simple model of habitat restoration with an Allee effect. Frontiers in Marine Science - Marine Conservation and Sustainability 7: 1248. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.610412

Upmann T, Uecker H, Hammann L, Blasius B (2021) Optimal stock-enhancement of a spatially distributed renewable resource. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 123:104060

Ryabov A, Kerimoglu O, Litchman E, Olenina I, Roselli L, Basset A, Stanca E, Blasius B (2021) Shape matters: the relationship between cell geometry and diversity in phytoplankton. Ecology Letters 24: 847-861. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13680 bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2020.02.06.937219



Jamieson-Lane A, Blasius B (2020) The Gossip Paradox: why do bacteria share genes?
arXiv preprint arXiv:2012.05071

Kerimoglu, O., Voynova, Y. G., Chegini, F., Brix, H., Callies, U., Hofmeister, R., Klingbeil, K., Schrum, C., and van Beusekom, J. E. E. (2020). Interactive impacts of meteorological and hydrological conditions on the physical and biogeochemical structure of a coastal system, Biogeosciences, 17, 5097–5127
DOI: 10.5194/bg-17-5097-2020

Upmann, T,  Behringer, S (2020) Harvesting a Remote Renewable Resource. Theoretical Ecology, 13:459–480

Lettmann KA, Hahner F, Schakau V, Wüllner T, Kohlmeier C (2020) A modelling study of hydrodynamical and biogeochemical processes within the California Upwelling System. arXiv:2008.12749v1

Chegini F, Holtermann P, Kerimoglu O, Becker M, Kreus M, Klingbeil K, Gräwe U, Winter C, Burchard H  (2020) Processes of Stratification and Destratification During An Extreme River Discharge Event in the  German Bight ROFI  JGR Oceans DOI:10.1029/2019JC015987

Jamieson-Lane A, Blasius B (2020) Calculation of epidemic arrival time distributions using branching  processes. Phys. Rev. E 102, 042301. arXiv:2004.05557

Mentges A, Deutsch C, Feenders C, Lennartz ST, Blasius B, Dittmar T (2020) Microbial physiology governs the oceanic distribution of dissolved organic carbon in a scenario of equal degradability. Frontiers in Marine Science 7, 732 DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.549784

Blasius B (2020) Power-law distribution in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Chaos 30, 093123 DOI:10.1063/5.0013031   arXiv 2004.00940v1 [q-bio.PE] 

Jamieson-Lane AD, Cytrnbaum E (2020) The Effectiveness of Targeted Quarantine for Minimising Impact of COVID-19. medRxix  2020.04.01.20049692

Gross T, Allhoff KT, Blasius B, Brose U, Drossel B, Fahimipour AK, Guill C, Yeakel JD, Zeng F (2020) Modern models of trophic meta-communities. Philosophical Transactions B 375 (1814), 20190455.

von Prillwitz K, Blasius B (2020) Mid-domain effect for food chain length in a colonization-extinction model. Theoretical Ecology 13, 301-315.

Szabo, E.X., Reichert, P., Lehnigere, M., Ohmerb, M.,  de Francisco Amorimb, M., Gowika, U., Schmitz-Linnewebere, C., Laubinger, S. (2020). Metabolic Labeling of RNAs Uncovers Hidden Features and Dynamics of the Arabidopsis Transcriptome The Plant Cell.
DOI :10.1105/tpc.19.00214




2006 - 2019


Blasius B, Rudolf L, Weithoff G, Gaedke U, Fussmann GF (2019) Long-term cyclic persistence in an experimental predator–prey system. Nature.
DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1857-0

Minagawa, J, Upmann, T (2019). Price Effects on Compound Commodities. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(2):630–646

Grass, D, Uecker, H, Upmann, T (2019). Optimal Fishery with Coastal Catch. Natural Resource Modeling, 32(4):e:12235

Mentges A, Feenders C, Deutsch C, Blasius B, Dittmar T (2019) Long-term stability of marine dissolved organic carbon emerges from a neutral network of compounds and microbes. Scientific Reports 9, 17780 (2019).
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54290-z

Wünsch D, Trautwein K, Scheve S, Hinrichs C, Feenders C, Blasius B, Schomburg D, Rabus R (2019) Amino Acid and Sugar Catabolism in the Marine Bacterium Phaeobacter inhibens DSM 17395 from an Energetic
Viewpoint. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02095-19

Tsakalakis I, Blasius B, Ryabov A (2019) Resource competition and species coexistence in a two-patch metaecosystem model. Theoretical Ecology 13: 209-21

Spruch L, Hellwig J, Zotz G, Blasius B (2019) Modeling community assembly on growing habitat “islands”: a case study on trees and their vascular epiphyte communities. Theoretical Ecology 1-17
DOI: 10.1007/s12080-019-0425-4.

Seebens H, Briski E, Ghabooli S, Shiganova T, MacIsaac HJ, Blasius B (2019) Non-native species spread in a complex network: the interaction of global transport and local population dynamics determines invasion success. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20190036. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2019.0036

Ryabov AB, Tarling GA (2019). Scaling of size, shape and surface roughness in Antarctic krill swarms. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76: 1177-1188 DOI: 0.1093/icesjms/fsz005

Mittler U, Blasius B, Gaedke U, Ryabov AB (2019) Length–volume relationship of lake phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 17: 58-68. DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10296

Kleyer M, Trinogga J, Cebrián-Piqueras MA, Trenkamp A, Fløjgaard C, Ejrnæs R, Bouma TC, Minden V, Maier M, Mantilla -J, Contreras JM, Albach DC, Blasius B (2018) Trait correlation network analysis identifies biomass allocation traits and stem specific length as hub traits in herbaceous perennial plants. Journal of Ecology 107: 829-842. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13066


Trautwein K, Hensler M, Wiegmann K, Skorubskaya E, Wöhlbrand L, Wünsch D, Hinrichs C, Feenders C, Müller C, Schell K, Ruppersberg H, Vagts J, Koßmehl S, Steinbüchel A, Schmidt-Kopplin P, Wilkes H, Hillebrand H, Blasius B, Schomburg D, Rabus R (2018) The marine bacterium Phaeobacter inhibens secures external ammonium by rapid buildup of intracellular nitrogen stocks. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94:fiy154. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiy154

Hillebrand H, Blasius B, Borer E, Chase J, Downing J, Eriksson BK, Filstrup C, Harpole S, Hodapp D, Larsen S, Lewandowska A, Seabloom E, Van de Waal D, Ryabov A (2017) Biodiversity change is uncoupled from species richness trends – consequences for conservation and monitoring. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 169-184. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12959

Khalin AA, Postnikov EB, Ryabov AB (2018) Stochastic effects in mean-field population growth: The quasi-Gaussian approximation to the case of a Taylor’s law-distributed substrate. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 511: 166-173.

Tarling GA,Thorpe SE, Fielding S,Klevjer T, Ryabov A, Somerfield PJ (2018) Varying depth and swarm dimensions of open-ocean Antarctic krill Euphausia superba Dana, 1850 (Euphausiacea) over diel cycles. Journal of Crustacean Biology: 241-248.

Tsakalakis I, Pahlow M, Oschlies A, Blasius B, Ryabov, A (2018) Diel light cycle as a key factor for modelling phytoplankton biogeography and diversity. Ecological Modelling 384: 241-248.

Kölzsch A, Kleyheeg E, Kruckenberg H, Kaatz M, Blasius B (2018) A periodic Markov model to formalize animal migration on a network.Royal Society Open Science 5 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180438

Seebens H, Blackburn TM, Dyer EE, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Pagad S, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Ansong M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, et al. (2018). Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. PNAS 115: E2264-E2273
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1719429115


Wöhlbrand L, Feenders C, Nachbaur J, Freund H, Engelen B, Wilkes H, Brumsack HJ, Rabus R (2017). Impact of extraction methods on the detectable protein complement of metaproteomic analyses of marine sediments. Proteomics 7(22): 1700241   DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201700241

Wöhlbrand L., Rabus R., Blasius B., Feenders C. (2017). Influence of nanoLC column and gradient length as well as MS/MS frequency and sample complexity on shotgun protein identification of marine bacteria. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology 27(3):199-212 DOI: 10.1159/000478907

Mentges A, Feenders C, Seibt M, Blasius B, Dittmar T (2017). Functional Molecular Diversity of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter is Reduced During Degradation. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:194. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00194.

Liao J, Bearup D, Blasius B (2017) Food web persistence in fragmented landscapes Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20170350. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2017.0350.

Ryabov AB, de Roos AM, Meyer B, Kawaguchi S, Blasius B (2017). Competition-induced starvation drives large scale population cycles in Antarctic Krill. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 0177. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0177 press

Hillebrand H, Blasius B, Borer E, Chase J, Downing J, Eriksson BK, Filstrup C, Harpole S, Hodapp D, Larsen S, Lewandowska A, Seabloom E, Van de Waal D, Ryabov A (2017) Biodiversity change is uncoupled from species richness trends – consequences for conservation and monitoring. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 169-184. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12959

Liao J, Bearup D, Blasius B (2017) Diverse responses of species to landscape fragmentation in a simple food chain. Journal of Animal Ecology 86, 1169-1178. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12702 .

Seebens, H, Essl, F, Blasius, B (2017) The intermediate distance hypothesis of biological invasions. Ecology Letters 20:158-165 DOI: 10.1111/ele.12715

Trautwein K, Feenders C, Hulsch R, Ruppersberg H, Strijkstra A, Kant M, Vagts J, Wünsch D, Michalke M, Maczka M, Schulz S, Hillebrand H, Blasius B, Rabus R (2017). Non-Redfield, nutrient synergy, and flexible internal elemental stoichiometry in a marine bacterium. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93(5): fix059. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fix059

Liao J, Bearup D, Wang Y, Nijs I, Bonte D, Li Y, Brose U, Wang S, Blasius B (2017). Robustness of metacommunities with omnivory to habitat destruction: Disentangling patch fragmentation from patch loss. Ecology 98, 1631-1639 DOI:10.1002/ecy.1830

Wöhlbrand, L, Wemheuer, B, Feenders, C, Ruppersberg, HS, Hinrichs, C, Blasius, B, Daniel, R, Rabus, R (2017). Complementary metaproteomic approaches to assess the bacterioplankton response towards a phytoplankton spring bloom in the southern North Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8:442. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00442

Wickman, J, Diehl, S, Blasius, B, Klausmeier, CA, Ryabov, AB and Brännström, A (2017). Determining selection across heterogeneous landscapes: a perturbation-based method and its application to modeling evolution in space. The American Naturalist 189, 381-395.

Seebens H, Blackburn TM, Dyer EE, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, et al. (2017) No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications 8, 14435. DOI:10.1038/ncomms14435

Bearup, D, Blasius, B (2017) Ecotone formation induced by the effects of tidal flooding: A conceptual model of the mud flat-coastal wetland ecosystem. Ecological Complexity 32, 217-227. DOI:10.1016/j.ecocom.2016.11.005


Ritterskamp, D, Bearup, D, Blasius, B (2016) Emergence of evolutionary cycles in size-structured food webs. Journal of Theoretical Biology 408, 187-197.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.08.024

Delfau , JB, Ollivier, H, Cristóbal, C, Blasius, B, Hernández-García, E.  (2016). Pattern formation with repulsive soft-core interactions: discrete particle dynamics and Dean-Kawasaki equation. Phys. Rev. E 94: 042120.

Strijkstra, A, Trautwein, K, Roesler, S, Feenders, C, Danzer, D Blasius, B, Rabus, R (2016). High performance CCD camera system for digitalisation of 2D DIGE gels. Proteomics 16(14),1975–1979. DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201500385

Ritterskamp, D, C Feenders, D Bearup, B Blasius (2016). Evolutionary food web models: effects of an additional resource. Theoretical Ecology 9:501 DOI:10.1007/s12080-016-0305-0.

Trautwein, K, SE Will, R Hulsch, U Maschmann, K Wiegmann, M Hensler, V Michael, H Ruppersberg, D Wünsch, C Feenders, S Kaltenhäuser, M Ulbrich, K Schmidt-Hohagen, B Blasius, J Petersen, D Schomburg, R Rabus (2016). Native plasmids restrict growth of Phaeobacter inhibens DSM 17395. Energetic costs of plasmids assessed by quantitative physiological analyses. Environmental Microbiology 18, 4817–4829. DOI:10.1111/1462-2920.13381

Seebens, H, N Schwartz, PJ Schupp, B Blasius (2016). Predicting the spread of marine species introduced by global shipping. PNAS 113(20):5646-51. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1524427113

Ritterskamp, D, D Bearup, B Blasius (2016) A new dimension: Evolutionary food web dynamics in two dimensional trait space. Journal of Theoretical Biology 405: 66-81. DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.03.042

Moorthi, SD,  J Schmitt, A Ryabov, I Tsakalakis, B Blasius, L Prelle, M Tiedemann, D Hodapp (2016). Unifying ecological stoichiometry and metabolic theory to predict production and trophic transfer in a marine planktonic food web. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society B 71: 20150270. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0270.

Wöhlbrand, L, HS Ruppersberg, C Feenders, B Blasius, HP Braun, R Rabus (2016). Analysis of membrane protein complexes of the marine sulfate reducer Desulfobacula toluolica Tol2 by 1D Blue Native‐PAGE complexome profiling and 2D Blue Native‐/SDS‐PAGE. Proteomics 16:973-988. DOI 10.1002/pmic.201500360

Hodapp, D, H Hillebrand, B Blasius, AB Ryabov (2016). Environmental and trait variability constrain community structure and the biodiversity -productivity relationship. Ecology 97: 1463-1474. DOI: 10.1890/15-0730.1.

Guill, C, P Paulau (2016) Prohibition rules for three-node substructures in ordered food webs with cannibalistic species. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 61: 69-76. DOI: 10.1080/15659801.2016.1157304.


Ryabov, A. B. , A. Morozov, and B. Blasius (2015) Imperfect prey selectivity of predators promotes biodiversity and irregularity in food webs. Ecology Letters 18(11): 1262–1269. DOI:10.1111/ele.12521

Ritterskamp, D. (2015) Evolutionary Dynamics in Food Webs: Influence of Resources and Space, PhD thesis, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.

van Kleunen, M., W. Dawson, F. Essl, J. Pergl, M. Winter, E. Weber, H. Kreft, P. Weigelt, J. Kartesz, M. Nishino, L. A. Antonova, J. F. Barcelona, F. J. Cabezas, D. Cárdenas, J. Cárdenas-Toro, N. Castaño, E. Chacón, C. Chatelain, A. L. Ebel, E. Figueiredo, N. Fuentes, Q. J. Groom, L. Henderson, Inderjit, A. Kupriyanov, S. Masciadri, J. Meerman, O. Morozova, D. Moser, D. L. Nickrent, A. Patzelt, P. B. Pelser, M. P. Baptiste, Manop Poopath, M. Schulze, H. Seebens, W.-s. Shu, J. Thomas, M. Velayos, J. J. Wieringa and Petr Pyšek (2015), Global exchange and accumulation of non-native plants. Nature 525 (7567):100-103.

Allhoff, K. T., D. Ritterskamp, B.C. Rall , B. Drossel, C. Guill (2015), Evolutionary food web model based on body masses gives realistic networks with permanent species turnover, Scientific Reports 5, 10955, DOI:10.1038/srep10955

Capinha, C., F. Essl, H. Seebens, D. Moser, H.M. Pereira (2015): The dispersal of alien species redefines biogeography in the Anthropocene. Science 12: Vol. 348 no. 6240 pp. 1248-1251 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa8913

Essl, F., S. Bacher, T. Blackburn, O. Booy, G. Brundu, S. Brunel, A.-C. Cardoso, R. Eschen, B. Gallardo, B. Galill, E. García-Berthou, P. Genovesi, Q. Groom, C. Harrower, P. E. Hulme, S. Katsanevakis, M. Kenis, I. Kühn, S. Kumschick, K. Martinou, W. Nentwig, C. O’Flynn, S. Pagad, J. Pergl, P. Pyšek, W. Rabitsch, D. M. Richardson, A. Roques, H. E. Roy, R. Scalera, S. Schindler, H. Seebens, S. Vanderhoeven, M. Vilà, J. R.U. Wilson, A. Zenetos and J. M. Jeschke (2015) Crossing frontiers in tackling pathways of biological invasions. BioScience 65 (8):769-782

Seebens, H., F. Essl, W. Dawson, N. Fuentes, D. Moser, J. Pergl, P. Pyšek, M. van Kleunen, E. Weber, M. Winter and B. Blasius (early online) Global trade will accelerate plant invasions in emerging economies under climate change. Global Change Biology Research Highlight in Nature Plants.

Paulau, P., C. Feenders, B. Blasius(2015), Motif analysis in directed ordered networks and applications to food webs. Scientific Reports 5: 11926 DOI:10.1038/srep11926

Jinbao Liao, H. J. De Boeck, Zhenqing Li, I. Nijs (2015), Gap formation following climatic events in spatially structured plant communities. Scientific Reports 5: 11721 DOI:10.1038/srep11721

Jinbao Liao, J. Bogaert, I. Nijs (2015), Species interactions determine the spatial mortality patterns emerging in plant communities after extreme events. Scientific Reports 5: 11229 DOI:10.1038/srep11229

Bearup, D., N. Petrovskaya, S.V. Petrovskii (2015), Some analytical and numerical approaches to understanding trap counts resulting from pest insect immigration. Math. Biosci. 263: 143–160 DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2015.02.008

Massie, T., G. Weithoff, N. Kuckländer, U. Gaedke, B. Blasius. (2015). Enhanced Moran effect by spatial variation in environmental autocorrelation. Nature Communications 6:5993 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6993

Bearup, D., S. Petrovskii, (2015), On time scale invariance of random walks in confined space. J. Theor. Biol. 367: 230-245 DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.11.027


Petrovskii, Sergei, Natalia Petrovskaya, and Daniel Bearup. (2014), Multiscale approach to pest insect monitoring: Random walks, pattern formation, synchronization, and networks. Physics of life reviews., DOI:10.1016/j.plrev.2014.02.001

Petrovskii, Sergei, Natalia Petrovskaya, and Daniel Bearup. (2014), Multiscale ecology of agroecosystems is an emerging research field that can provide a stronger theoretical background for the integrated pest management: Reply to comments on "Multiscale approach to pest insect monitoring: Random walks, pattern formation, synchronization, and networks". Physics of life reviews 11.3: 536-539. DOI:10.1016/j.plrev.2014.07.001

Ryabov, A.B. and Blasius, B. (2014) Depth of the Biomass Maximum Affects the Rules of Resource Competition in a Water Column. The American Naturalist Vol. 184, No. 5 Download

Gansel, L.C., Rackebrandt, S., Oppedal, F., McClimans T.A. (2014) Flow Fields Inside Stocked Fish Cages and the Near Environment. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 136(3): 031201

Blasius, B.(2014) Make your trappings count: The mathematics of insect pest monitoring. Physics of Life Reviews, 11(3): 531–532. DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2014.05.005 Download

Schoenmakers, S., Hilbe, C., Blasius, B., Traulsen, A. (2014) Sanctions as honest signals - The evolution of pool punishment by public sanctioning institutions. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 356: 36-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.04.019. Download

Paulau, P. V. (2014) Fundamental- and first-order localized states in a cubic-quintic reaction-diffusion system Phys. Rev. E 89, 032910. Download

Paulau, P. V., Gomila, D., López, C., & Hernández-García, E. (2014). Self-localized states in species competition. Phys. Rev. E 89, 032724. Download

Osterholz, H., Simon, H., Beck, M., März, J., Rackebrandt, S., Brumsack, H.-J., Feudel, U., Simon, M. (2014) Impact of diatom growth on trace metal dynamics (Mn, Mo, V, U). Journal of Sea Research, 87:35-35.


Paulau, P.V., Löber, J., Engel, H. (2013). Stabilization of a scroll ring by a cylindrical Neumann boundary Phys. Rev. E 88, 062917 Download

Koßmehl, S., Wöhlbrand, L., Drüppel, K., Feenders, C., Blasius, B., Rabus, R. (2013) Subcellular protein localization (cell envelope) in Phaeobacter inhibens DSM 17395. Proteomics, 13:2743-60. DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201300112.

Seebens, H., Gastner, M., Blasius, B. (2013) The risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping. Ecol. Lett. 16(6): 782–790. Download

Massie, T. M., A. Ryabov, B., G. Weithoff, B. Blasius, U. Gaedke (2013) Complex transient dynamics of stage-structured populations in response to environmental changes. American Naturalist 182:103-119, DOI: 10.1086/670590

Seebens, H., U. Einsle, and D. Straile (2013) Deviations from synchrony: spatio-temporal variability of zooplankton community dynamics in a large lake J. Plankton Res. 35(1): 22-32. DOI:10.1093/plankt/fbs084 Download


Ryabov AB., Loskutov A. (2012) The role of dissipation in time-dependent non-integrable focusing billiards. Chaos 22, 026121. DOI

Zawadzki, K., Feenders, C., Viana, M.P., Kaiser, M., Costa, L.d.F (2012). Morphological Homogeneity of Neurons: Searching for Outlier Neuronal Cells. Neuroinformatics, 10(4):379. DOI: 10.1007/s12021-012-9150-5

Trautwein, K., Lahme, S., Wöhlbrand, L., Feenders, C., Mangelsdorf, K., Harder, J., Steinbüchel, A., Blasius, B., Reinhardt, R., Rabus, R. (2012). Physiological and proteomic adaptation of "Aromatoleum aromaticum" EbN1 to low growth rates in benzoate-limited, anoxic chemostats, Journal of Bacteriology, 194(9):2165. DOI: 10.1128/JB.06519-11. Download

Ryabov, AB. (2012). Phytoplankton competition in deep biomass maximum, Theor. Ecol. 5: 373-385 DOI: 10.1007/s12080-012-0158-0 arxiv:1201.5211


Brannstrom, A; Gross, T; Blasius, B; Dieckmann, U. (2011). Consequences of fluctuating group size for the evolution of cooperation J. Math. Biol. 63: 263-281. DOI: 10.1007/s00285-010-0367-3

Blasius B., Brockmann D. (2011) Frontiers in network science: advances and applications European Physical Journal B 84: 491-492. Download

Woolley-Meza, O., Woolley-Meza, O., Thiemann, C., Grady, D., Lee, JJ., Seebens, H., Blasius, B., Brockmann, D. (2011). Complexity in human transportation networks: A comparative analysis of worldwide air transportation and global cargo ship movements. European Physical Journal B 84: 589-600. arXiv:1103.5451

Kölzsch, A. and Blasius, B. (2011) Indications of marine bioinvasion from network theory. An analysis of the global cargo ship network. European Physical Journal B 84: 601-612.

Echtermeyer, C., Han, C.E., Rotarska-Jagiela, A., Mohr, H., Uhlhaas, P.J. and Kaiser, M. (2011). Integrating temporal and spatial scales: Human structural network motifs across age and region-of-interest size. Front. Neuroinform. 5:10. DOI:10.3389/fninf.2011.00010

Zech, H., Echtermeyer, C., Wöhlbrand, L., Blasius, B., Rabus, R. (2011). Biological versus technical variability in 2D DIGE experiments with environmental bacteria. Proteomics 11(16):3380-3389. PubMed

O'Danleyman, G., Lee, J.J., Seebens, H., Blasius, B., Brockmann,D. (2011). Complexity in human transportation networks: A comparative analysis of worldwide air transportation and global cargo ship movements. arXiv:1103.5451

Ryabov, A., Blasius, B. (2011) A graphical theory of competition on spatial resource gradients. Ecology Letters 14: 220–228. Evaluated as "Recommended" at Faculty of 1000 Biology

Gastner, M.T., Oborny, B. , Ryabov, A.B. , Blasius, B. (2011) Changes in the gradient percolation transition caused by an Allee effect. Phys. Rev.Lett. 106, 128103.

Echtermeyer, C., Costa, L.d.F., Rodrigues, F.A., Kaiser, M. (2011) Automatic Network Fingerprinting Through Single-Node Motifs. PLoS ONE


Postnikov, E.B., Ryabov, A.B., Loskutov, A. (2010). Analysis of patterns formed by two-component diffusion limited aggregation. Phys. Rev. E 82, 051403 Download

Ryabov, A.B., Rudolf, L., Blasius, B. (2010). Vertical distribution and composition of phytoplankton under the influence of an upper mixed layer. J. Theor. Biol. 263: 120-133 arXiv: 1003.1411 Download

Grunwald, M., Dellwig, O., Kohlmeier, C., Badewien, T.H., Beck, M., Kotzur, S., Kowalski, N., Liebezeit, G., Brumsack, H.-J. (2010) Nutrient dynamics in a back barrier tidal basin of the Southern North Sea: Time-series, model simulations, and budget estimates. Journal of Sea Research 64: 199-212. DOI:10.1016/j.seares.2010.02.008

Massie, T.M., Blasius, B., Weithoff, G., Gaedke, U., Fussmann, G.F. (2010) Cycles, phase synchronization and entrainment in single-species phytoplankton populations. PNAS 107:4236-4241. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0908725107

Kaluza, P., Kölzsch, A., Gastner, M.T., Blasius, B. (2010) The complex network of global cargo ship movements. J. R. Soc. Interface 7: 1093-1103 DOI:10.1098/rsif.2009.0495


Seebens, H., Einsle, U. and Straile, D. (2009) Copepod life cycle adaptations and success in response to phytoplankton spring bloom phenology. Global Change Biology 15, 1394–1404

Blasius, B. and Tönjes, R. (2009). Zipf law in the popularity distribution of chess openings. Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 218701 Download

Tönjes, R. and Blasius, B. (2009). Perturbation analysis of complete synchronization in networks of phase oscillators. Phys. Rev. E 80, 026202. Online available

Blasius B, and Gross, T. (2009) Dynamic and topological interplay in adaptive networks. In Schuster, H.G. (edt) Reviews of Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity, Wiley VCH, Weinheim, Vol. 2, 63-106.

Blasius B. (2009) Adaptive networks. In R. Leidl and A.K. Hartmann (eds), Modern Computational Science 09, BIS-Verlag, Oldenburg, 325-346. Download

Ebenhöh, W., Baurmann, M., Harmand, P. (2009). Period 7 in a line of trees. Ecological Complexity 6 172-182.

Gastner, M. T., Oborny, B., Zimmermann, D.K. and Pruessner, G. (2009). Transition from Connected to Fragmented Vegetation across an Environmental Gradient: Scaling Laws in Ecotone Geometry. American Naturalist 174, E23-E39 Online available

Kohlmeier, C. and Ebenhöh, W. (2009) Modelling the biogeochemistry of a tidal flat ecosystem with EcoTiM. Ocean Dynamics 59(2) 393-415. Online available

Tönjes, R. and Blasius, B. (2009) Perturbation analysis of the Kuramoto phase-diffusion equation subject to quenched frequency disorder. Phys. Rev. E 79, 016112. Online available

Grunwald, G. , Dellwig, O., Beck, M., Dippner, J.W., Freund, J.A., Kohlmeier, C., Schnetger, B. and Brumsack, HJ. (2009) Methane in the southern North Sea: Sources, spatial distribution and budgets. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 81 445-456.


Ryabov A.B. and Blasius B. (2008) Population growth and persistence in a heterogeneous environment: the role of diffusion and advection. Math. Model. Nat. Phenom. 3 42-86. arXiv: 0809.4599 Download

Youn, Hyejin, Gastner, M.T. and Jeong, Hawoong (2008) Price of Anarchy in Transportation Networks: Efficiency and Optimality Control Physical Review Letters 101 128701

Kaluza, P., Vingron, M. and Mikhailov, A.S. (2008) Self-correcting networks: Function, robustness, and motif distributions in biological signal processing Chaos 18 026113. Download

Kölzsch A. and Blasius B. (2008) Theoretical approaches to bird migration: the white stork as a case study. Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 157 191-208.

Dommar C. J., Ryabov A. and Blasius B. (2008) Coevolutionary motion and swarming in a niche space model of ecological species interactions. Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 157 223–238.

Prasad A., Dana S. K., Karnatak R., Kurths J., Blasius B. and Ramaswamy R. (2008) Universal occurrence of the phase-flip bifurcation in time-delay coupled systems. Chaos 18, 023111.

Gross, T. and Blasius,B. (2008) Adaptive coevolutionary networks: a review. J.R.Soc.Interface 5 259-251. (arXiv:0709.1858v1)


Complex Population Dynamics. Nonlinear Modeling in Ecology, Epidemiology and Genetics edited by Bernd Blasius, Jürgen Kurths and Lewi Stone World Scientific Lecture Notes in Complex Systems Vol. 7.

Steuer, R., Nesi, A.N., Fernie, A.R., Gross, Blasius, B. and Selbig, J. (2007) From structure to dynamics of metabolic pathways: application to the plant mitochondrial TCA cycle. Bioinformatics 23(11), 1378-1385.

Kheowan, O.-U.,Mihaliuk, E.,Blasius, B. ,Sendina-Nadal,I. and Showalter, K. (2007) Wave mediated synchronization of nonuniform oscillatory media. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 074101.

Blasius, B. and Tönjes,R. (2007) Predator-prey oscillations, synchronization and pattern formation in ecological systems. In L. Schimansky-Geier, B. Fiedler, J. Kurths and E. Schöll (eds.), Analysis and Control of Complex Nonlinear Processes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology World Scientific, Singapoore, 397-427.

Gross, T. , Baurmann, M., Feudel, U. and Blasius, B. (2007) Generalized models-a new tool for the investigation of ecological systems. In: B. Blasius, J. Kurths and L. Stone (Eds.): Complex population dynamics: nonlinear modeling in ecology, epidemiology and genetics. World Scientific, Singapore.

Kölzsch, A., Sæther,S.A., Gustaffson, H., Fiske, P., Höglund, J. and Kålås,J. A. (2007) Population fluctuations and regulation in great snipe: a time-series analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 76 740-749.

Kohlmeier, C. and Ebenhöh, W. (2007) Mass conserving modelling of aquatic ecosystems with a variable tide level - why extrapolation from point tracers is inadmissible and how to solve the problem with a semi Lagrangian approach Ecological Modelling 207(2-4) 293-303.

Kohlmeier, C., Ebenhöh, W. (2007) Modelling the ecosystem dynamics and nutrient cycling of the Spiekeroog back barrier system with a coupled Euler-Lagrange model on the base of ERSEM. Ecological Modelling 202


Gross T, d'Lima CJD , Blasius B (2006) Epidemic dynamics on an adaptive network. Physical Review Letters. 96: 208701.

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