We are the Molecular Ecology and Genomics Research Group at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and the Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin.

Recent Publications
(complete list)

Maasri et al. (in press) A global agenda for advancing freshwater biodiversity research. Ecology Letters 10.1111/ele.13931

Sire et al. (in press) Climate-induced forest dieback drives compositional changes in insect communities that are more pronounced for rare species. Communications Biology

Formenti et al. (in press) The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Welti et al. (in press) Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a German malaise trap network. Insect Conservation and Diversity 10.1111/icad.12555

Rodriguez-Ezpeleta et al. (2021) Trade-offs between reducing complex terminology and producing accurate interpretations from environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology 30:4601-4605.

Heeger et al. (2021) Evidence for lignocellulose-decomposing enzymes in the genome and transcriptome of the aquatic hyphomycete (Clavariopsis aquatica). Journal of Fungi 7:854.

Bracamonte et al. (2021) Encapsulation of Anguillicola crassus reduces the abundance of adult parasite stages in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Journal of Fish Diseases 10.1111/jfd.13301

Jähnig et al. (2021) Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity. WIREs Water e1506

van Rees et al. (2021) Safeguarding Freshwater Life Beyond 2020: Recommendations for the new Global Biodiversity Framework from the European Experience. Conservation Letters e12771

Hoffmann et al. (2021) PriSeT: Efficient de novo primer discovery. Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics Article No.: 2, pp. 1-12.

Rutschmann et al. 2021. Three mitochondrial genomes of early-winged insects (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae and Leptophlebiidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 6:2969-2971.

Lu et al. (2020) Revisiting the phylogenetic position of Caullerya mesnili (Ichthyosporea), a common Daphnia parasite, based on 22 protein-coding genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 151:106891

Serlet et al. (2020) SMART Research: Towards interdisciplinary river science in Europe. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8:63.

Honnen et al. (2019) Artificial light at night influences clock-gene expression, activity, and fecundity in the mosquito Culex pipiens f. molestus. Sustainability 11:6220.

Heeger et al. (2019) Combining the 5.8S and ITS2 to improve classification of fungi. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1702-1711.

Jähnig et al. (2019) In-depth approach to river management. (corresp). Nature 573:32.

Bracamonte et al. (2019) Experimental infection with Anguillicola crassus alters immune gene expression in both spleen and head kidney of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Marine Genomics 45:28-37.

Heeger et al. (2018) Long-read DNA metabarcoding of ribosomal rRNA in the analysis of fungi from aquatic environments. Molecular Ecology Resources 18:1500-1514.

Photo: Alpine Rhithrogena biodiversity (photo by L. Vuataz, Musée cantonal de zoologie, Lausanne)