Publications 2021:

E. Bondar-Kunze, V. Kasper and T. Hein, (2021) Responses of periphyton communities to abrupt changes in water temperature and velocity, and the relevance of morphology: a mesocosm approach, Science of the Total Environment,

  • Chaparro, G., Mariani, M., & Hein, T. (2021). Diversity of dormant and active zooplankton stages: spatial patterns across scales in temperate riverine floodplains. Journal of Plankton Research.

Publications 2020:

  • Baldan, D. et al (2020) A multi-scale, integrative modeling framework for setting conservation priorities at the catchment scale for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. Sci Tot Environ 2020.
  • Baldan, D., Mehdi, B., Feldbacher, E., Piniewski, M., Hauer, C., & Hein, T. (2020). Assessing multi-scale effects of natural water retention measures on in-stream fine bed material deposits with a modeling cascade. J Hydrol, 125702,
  • Birk, S.; Auer, S.; Bondar-Kunze, E.; Hering D. et al. (2020): Impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biota across spatial scales and ecosystems, Nature Ecology & Evolution, doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1216-4
  • Brandl, M. et al. (2020) A Portable Sensor System for Measurement of Fluorescence Indices of Water Samples. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2988588.
  • Dai Y. et al (2020) Influence of water temperature and water depth on macrophyte bacteria-plankton interaction in a groundwater-fed river. Environ Sci Poll Res.
  • Friedrichs-Manthey, M.; Langhans, S. D.; Hein, T.; Borgwardt, F.; Kling, H.; Jähnig, S. C.; Domisch, S. (2020): From topography to hydrology—The modifiable area unit problem impacts freshwater species distribution models, Ecol Evol, doi: 10.1002/ece3.6110
  • Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Langhans, S. D., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Kling, H., Jaehnig, S. C., & Domisch, S. (2020). Fish species distribution modelling in the upper Danube catchment-the size-dependency of spatial units. WASSERWIRTSCHAFT, 110(2-3), 38-40.
  • Funk, A.; Tschikof, M.; Grüner, B.; Böck, K.; Hein, T.; Bondar-Kunze, E. (2020): Analysing the potential to restore the multi-functionality of floodplain systems by considering ecosystem service quality, quantity and trade-offs, River Res Appl, doi: 10.1002/rra.3662
  • Kaden, U. S., Fuchs, E., Hecht, C., Hein, T., Rupp, H., Scholz, M., & Schulz-Zunkel, C. (2020). Advancement of the Acetylene Inhibition Technique Using Time Series Analysis on Air-Dried Floodplain Soils to Quantify Denitrification Potential. Geosciences, 10(11), 431.
  • Natho, S.; Tschikof, M.; Bondar-Kunze, E.; Hein, T. (2020): Modeling the Effect of Enhanced Lateral Connectivity on Nutrient Retention Capacity in Large River Floodplains: How Much Connected Floodplain Do We Need?, Frontiers in Environmental Science, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00074
  • Ondiek, RA, et al (2020) Socio-economic determinants of land use/cover change in wetlands in East Africa: a case study analyses of the Anyioko wetland, Kenia. Frontiers in Environmen Sci. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00207
  • Pinto, R., et al (2020) River-floodplain restoration and hydrological effects on GHG emissions: Biogeochemical dynamics in the parafluvial zone. Sci Tot Environ 715: 136980.
  • Preiner, S. et al (2020) Effects of macrophytes on ecosystem metabolism and net nutrient uptake in a groundwater fed lowland river. Sci Tot Environ 721.
  • Preiner, S.; Bondar-Kunze, E.; Pitzl, B.; Weigelhofer, B.; Hein, T.; (2020): Effect of Hydrological Connectivity on the Phosphorus Buffering Capacity of an Urban Floodplain, Front Environ Sci, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00147
  • Reitsema, R. E.; Preiner, S.; Meire, P.; Hein, T.; De Boeck, G.; Blust, R.; Schoelynck, J. (2020): Implications of climate change for submerged macrophytes: effects of CO2, flow velocity and nutrient concentration on Berula erecta, Aquat Ecol, doi: 10.1007/s10452-020-09776-8
  • Reitsema, R. E., Preiner, S., Meire, P., Hein, T., Dai, Y., & Schoelynck, J. (2020). Environmental control of macrophyte traits and interactions with metabolism and hydromorphology in a groundwater‐fed river. River Research and Applications,
  • Reitsema, R. E., Wolters, J. W., Preiner, S., Meire, P., Hein, T., De Boeck, G., … & Schoelynck, J. (2020). Response of submerged macrophyte growth, morphology, chlorophyll content and nutrient stoichiometry to increased flow velocity and elevated CO2 and dissolved organic carbon concentrations. Frontiers in Environmental Science,
  • Stutter M, D Graeber, G Weigelhofer (2020) Available Dissolved Organic Carbon Alters Uptake and Recycling of Phosphorus and Nitrogen from River Sediments. Water 2020, 12, 3321; doi:10.3390/w12123321
  • Tiefenbacher, A., et al. (2020) Short-Term Effects of Fertilization on Dissolved Organic Matter in Soil Leachate. Water 2020, 12, 1617; doi:10.3390/w12061617
  • Weigelhofer G, T S Jirón, T Yeh, G Steniczka, M Pucher (2020) Dissolved Organic Matter Quality and Biofilm Composition Affect Microbial Organic Matter Uptake in Stream Flumes. Water 2020, 12, 3246; doi:10.3390/w12113246
  • Weigelhofer G., E. Feldbacher, D. Trauner, E. Pölz, T. Hein and A. Funk (2020) Integrating conflicting goals of the EC Water Framework Directive and the EC Habitats Directives into floodplain restoration schemes. Front. Environ. Sci. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.538139
  • Were, D.; Kansiime, F.; Fetahi, T.; Hein, T. (2020): A natural tropical freshwater wetland is a better climate change mitigation option through soil organic carbon storage compared to a rice paddy wetland, SN Applied Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s42452-020-2746-8
  • Were, D., Kansiime, F., Fetahi, T., & Hein, T. (2020). Soil organic carbon storage in a tropical freshwater wetland: the influence of vegetation type. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 1-12.
  • Yeh, T.-C.; Krennmayr, K.; Liao, C.-S.; Ejarque, E.; Schomakers, J.; Huang, J.-C.; Zehetner, F.; Hein, T. (2020): Effects of terrigenous organic substrates and additional phosphorus on bacterioplankton metabolism and exoenzyme stoichiometry, Freshwat Biol, doi: 10.1111/fwb.13593

Publications 2019

  • Arce M.I., et al. (2019) A conceptual framework for understanding the biogeochemistry of dry riverbeds through the lens of soil science. Earth-Science Reviews 188: 441-453. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.12.001.
  • Borgwardt, F. et al. (2019) Exploring variability in environmental impact risk from human activities across aquatic ecosystems, Sci Tot Environ 652: 1396-1408.
  • Chaparro, G. et al. (2018): Plankton metacommunities in floodplain wetlands under contrasting hydrological conditions, Freshwat Biol, doi: 10.1111/fwb.13076
  • Chaparro, G. et al. (2019): Multi-scale analysis of functional plankton diversity in floodplain wetlands: Effects of river regulation, Sci Tot Environ 667: 338-347.
  • Domisch S. et al. (2019) Spatially explicit species distribution models: A missed opportunity in conservation planning? Divers Distrib 25: 758-796.
  • Domisch, S. et al (2019): Social equity shapes zone-selection: Balancing aquatic biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services delivery in the trans-national Danube River Basin, Sci Tot Environ 656: 797-807.
  • Funk, A. et al. (2019): Identification of conservation and restoration priority areas in the Danube River based on the multi-functionality of river-floodplain systems, Sci Tot Environ 654: 763-777.
  • Hein, T; et al. (2019) Management challenges related to long-term ecological impacts, complex stressor interactions, and different assessment approaches in the Danube River Basin. River Research and Applications 35, Special Issue Large Rivers, 500-509. doi: 10.1002/rra.3243
  • Langhans, S. D. et al. (2019): The potential of ecosystem-based management to integrate biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision in aquatic ecosystems, Sci Tot Environ, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.025
  • Pucher, M. et al. (2019): staRdom: Versatile Software for Analyzing Spectroscopic Data of Dissolved Organic Matter in R, Water, doi: 10.3390/w11112366
  • Rodrigues, D. M. et al. (2019): Recovery of phosphates as struvite from urine-diverting toilets: optimization of pH, Mg:PO4 ratio and contact time to improve precipitation yield and crystal morphology, Water Sci Technol, doi: 10.2166/wst.2019.371
  • Teixeira, H. et al. (2019): Linking biodiversity to ecosystem services supply: Patterns across aquatic ecosystems, Sci Tot Environ, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.440


  • Polst, B. H. et al. (2018): Hydrodynamics Alter the Tolerance of Autotrophic Biofilm Communities Toward Herbicides, Frontiers in Microbiology, doi: 10.3389/(fmicb.2018.02884
  • Schoelynck, J. et al (2018): What is a macrophyte patch? Patch identification in aquatic ecosystems and guidelines for consistent delineation, Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 18:1-9, doi: 10.1016/j.ecohyd.2017.10.005
  • Schomakers, J. et al. (2018): Soil aggregate breakdown and carbon release along a chronosequence of recovering landslide scars in a subtropical watershed, Catena, doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.03.004
  • Shih, Y.-T. et al. (2018): Dynamic responses of DOC and DIC transport to different flow regimes in a subtropical small mountainous river, Hydrol Earth Syst Sci, doi: 10.5194/hess-22-6579-2018
  • Weigelhofer, G.; Pölz, E.-M.; Hein, T. (2018): Citizen science: how high school students can provide scientifically sound data in biogeochemical experiments, Freshwater Science, doi: 10.1086/698765
  • Weigelhofer, G. et al. (2018): Decoupled water-sediment interactions restrict the phosphorus buffer mechanism in agricultural streams, Sci Tot Environ, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.030
  • Weigelhofer, G. et al. (2018): How do chronic nutrient loading and the duration of nutrient pulses affect nutrient uptake in headwater streams?, Biogeochem, doi: 10.1007/s10533-018-0518-y
  • Yeh, T.-C. et al. (2018): Differences in N loading affect DOM dynamics during typhoon events in a forested mountainous catchment, Sci Tot Environ, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.177
  • Bradley, C. et al (2017): Advancing integrated research on European river-sea systems: the DANUBIUS-RI project, International Journal of Water Resources Development, doi: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1399107
  • Calapez, A.R. et al (2017): Macroinvertebrate short-term responses to flow variation and oxygen depletion: A mesocosm approach, Science of the Total Environment 599-600, 1202-1212
  • Funk, A. et al (2017): The Benthic Invertebrates Floodplain Index – Extending the assessment approach, Ecological Indicators 79, 303-309
  • Schomakers, J. et al (2017): Soil and biomass carbon re-accumulation after landslide disturbances, Geomorphology 288, 164-174
  • Weigelhofer G. (2017) The potential of agricultural headwater streams to retain soluble reactive phosphorus. Hydrobiologia 793:149–160. DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2789-4.