Additional Publications


Berger RC, Kiesel J. 2019. Conceptual model of salinity intrusion by tidal trapping. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 145(10), art. 04019033.

Gericke A, Kiesel J, Deumlich D, Venohr M. 2019. Recent and future changes in rainfall erosivity and implications for the soil erosion risk in Brandenburg, NE Germany. Water 11(5):904.

Guse B, Pfannerstill M, Kiesel J, Strauch M, Volk M, Fohrer N. 2019. Analysing spatio-temporal process and parameter dynamics in models to characterise contrasting catchments. Journal of Hydrology 570:863-874.

Hjalmarsson AE, Graf W, Vitecek S, Jähnig SC, Cai Q, Sharma S, Tong X, Li F, Shah DN, Tachamo Shah RD, Pauls SU. 2019. Molecular phylogeny of Himalopsyche (Trichoptera, Rhyacophilidae). Systematic Entomology 44:973-984.

Jähnig SC, Monaghan MT, Hering D. 2019. In-depth approach to river management: (correspondence). Nature 572(7767):32.

Kiesel J, Guse B, Bormann H. 2019. Projecting the consequences of climate change on river ecosystems. 2019. Multiple stressors in river ecosystems : status, impacts and prospects for the future/ Sergi Sabater... - San Diego : Elsevier - ch. 16, 281-301.

Lago M, Boteler B, Rouillard J, Abhold K, Jähnig SC, Iglesias-Campos A, Delacamara G, Piet GJ, Hein T, Nogueira AJA, Lillebø AI, Strosser P, Robinson LA, De Wever A, O'Higgins T, Schlüter M, Török L, Reichert P, van Ham C, Villa F, McDonald H. 2019. Introducing the H2020 AQUACROSS project: knowledge, assessment, and management for AQUAtic biodiversity and ecosystem services aCROSS EU policies. Science of the Total Environment 652:320-329.

Langhans SD, Jähnig SC, Schallenberg M. (in press) Combining environmental, socio-economic and cultural values in freshwater co-management: learning from New Zealand River Research and Applications.

Sada R, Schmalz B, Kiesel J, Fohrer N. 2019. Probable Changes in Climate and Hydrological Regimes of the Western Siberian Lowlands. Environmental Earth Sciences 78:56.

Schmidt-Kloiber A, Bremerich V, de Wever A, Jähnig SC, Martens K, Strackbein J, Tockner K, Hering D. 2019. The Freshwater Information Platform: a global online network providing data, tools and resources for science and policy support. Hydrobiologia 838(1):1-11.

Schuwirth N, Borgwardt F, Domisch S, Friedrichs M, Kattwinkel M, Kneis D, Kuemmerlen M, Langhans SD, Martínez-López J, Vermeiren J. 2019. How to make ecological models useful for environmental management. Ecological Modelling 411:108784.

van Looy K, Tonkin JD, Floury M, Leigh C, Soininen J, Larsen S, Heino J, LeRoy Poff N, Delong M, Jähnig SC, Datry T, Bonada N, Rosebery J, Jamoneau A, Ormerod SJ, Collier KJ, Wolter C. 2019. The three Rs of river ecosystem resilience: resources, recruitment, and refugia. River Research and Applications 35(2):107-120.


Baranov V, Kalinkat G. 2018. Community Ecology of Aquatic Insects: A Landscape Perspective. In: Novel Methods and Results of Landscape Research in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia, Vol. 3. Landscape Monitoring and Modelling by Müller L, Sychev VG (eds). Publishing House FSBSI Pryanishnikov Institute of Agrochemistry, Moscow, Russia, pp 115-119, ISBN 9785923802498.

Bierbach D, Kalinkat G, Kempkes M. 2018. Der Gillbach als (semi)-natürliches Forschungslabor. In: Guppys und andere Exoten in deutschen Fließgewässern: Ursachen, Auswirkungen und Perspektiven von Kempkes M, Lukas J, Bierbach D (Hrsg.), VerlagsKG Wolf, Magdeburg, DE, pp 102-107, ISBN 9783894322878.

Darwall W, Bremerich V, De Wever A, Dell AI, Freyhof J, Gessner MO, Grossart HP, Harrison I, Irvine K, Jähnig SC, Jeschke JM, Lee JJ, Lu C, Lewandowska AM, Monaghan MT, Nejstgaard JC, Patricio H, Schmidt-Kloiber A, Stuart SN, Thieme M, Tockner K, Turak E, Weyl O. 2018. The Alliance for Freshwater Life: a global call to unite efforts for freshwater biodiversity science and conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 28(4):1015-1022.

He F, Sun X, Dong X, Cai Q, Jähnig SC. 2018. Benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators for river health in Changjiang Basin. Chinese water systems: Volume 3: Poyang Lake Basin / Yue, TianXiang ... (eds.). - Cham : Springer, ch. 14, pp 207-217.

He F, Bremerich V, Zarfl C, Geldmann J, Langhans SD, David JNW, Darwall W, Tockner K, Jähnig SC. 2018. Freshwater megafauna diversity: patterns, status and threats. Diversity and Distributions 24(10):1395-1404.

Hjalmarsson AE, Pauls SU, Vitecek S, Jähnig SC, Graf W. 2018. Molecular association and morphological characterization of Himalopsyche larval types (Trichoptera, Rhyacophilidae). Zookeys 773:79-108.

Kalinkat G, Bierbach D, Lukas J. 2018. Geothermale und anthropogen erwärmte Gewässer als Lebensräume tropischer (Fisch-)Arten in den gemäßigten Breiten Europas. In: Guppys und andere Exoten in deutschen Fließgewässern: Ursachen, Auswirkungen und Perspektiven von Kempkes M, Lukas J, Bierbach D (Hrsg.), VerlagsKG Wolf, Magdeburg, DE, pp 102-107, ISBN 9783894322878.

Kiesel J, Conrad Y, Marciniak H, Sheludkov A, Abramenko K, Conrad M, Tretyakov N, Veshkurseva T, Khoroshavin V, Tolstikov A, Schmalz B, Fohrer N. 2018. Water quality in Siberian lowland catchments – measurement campaigns and assessment. In: Novel Methods and Results of Landscape Research in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia, Vol. II Understanding and Monitoring Processes in Soils and Water Bodies. Main Editors: VG Sychev, L Mueller.

Vu TT, Kiesel J, Guse B, Fohrer N. 2018. Towards an improved understanding of hydrological change - Linking hydrologic metrics and multiple change point tests. Journal of Water and Climate Change,


Carrizo SF, Jähnig SC, Bremerich V, Freyhof J, Harrison I, He F, Langhans SD, Tockner K, Zarfl C, Darwall W. 2017. Freshwater Megafauna: Flagships for Freshwater Biodiversity under Threat. BioScience 67(10):919–927.

Domisch S, Portmann FT, Kuemmerlen M, O'Hara RB, Johnson RK, Davy-Bowker J, Bækken T, Zamora-Muñoz C, Sáinz-Bariáin M, Bonada N, Haase P, Döll P, Jähnig SC. 2017. Using streamflow observations to estimate the impact of hydrological regimes and anthropogenic water use on European stream macroinvertebrate occurrences. Ecohydrology 10 :e1895.

Guse B, Pfannerstill M, Gafurov A, Kiesel J, Fohrer N. 2017. Identifying the connective strength between model parameters and performance criteria. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21:5663-5679.

He F, Zarfl C, Bremerich V, Henshaw A, Darwall W, Tockner K, Jähnig SC. 2017. Disappearing giants: a review of threats to freshwater megafauna. WIREs Water, e1208.

Jähnig SC, Tonkin JD, Gies M, Domisch S, Hering D, Haase P. 2017. Severity multipliers as a methodology to explore potential effects of climate change on stream bioassessment programs. Water 9(4):188.

Kalinkat G, Cabral JS, Darwall W, Ficetola GF, Fisher JL, Giling DP, Gosselin M-P, Grossart H-P, Jähnig SC, Jeschke JM, Knopf K, Larsen S, Onandia G, Pätzig M, Saul W-C, Singer G, Sperfeld E, Jarić I. 2016. Flagship umbrella species needed for the conservation of overlooked aquatic biodiversity. Conservation Biology 31(2):481-485.

Kalinkat G, Jähnig SC, Jeschke JM. 2017. Exceptional body size-extinction risk relations shed new light on the freshwater biodiversity crisis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114:E10263–E10264.

Tonkin JD, Tachamo Shah RD, Shah DN, Hoppeler F, Jähnig SC, Pauls SU. 2017. Metacommunity structuring in Himalayan streams over large elevational gradients: the role of dispersal routes and niche characteristics. Journal of Biogeography 44:62–74.


Hoppeler F, Tachamo Shah RD, Shah DN, Jähnig SC, Tonkin JD, Sharma S, Pauls SU. 2016. Environmental and spatial characterisation of an unknown fauna using DNA sequencing - an example with Himalayan Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera). Freshwater Biology. 61(11):1905-1920.


Chen C, Börnick H, Cai Q, Dai , Jähnig SC, Kong Y, Krebs P, Kuenzer C, Kunstmann H, Liu Y, Nixdorf E, Pang Z, Rode M, Schueth C, Song Y, Yue T, Zhou K, Zhang J, Kolditz O. 2015. Challenges and opportunities of German-Chinese cooperation in water science and technology. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(8):4861-4871.

Favre A, Päckert M, Pauls SU, Jähnig SC, Uhl D, Michalak I, Muellner-Riehl AN. 2015. The role of the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau for the evolution of Tibetan biotas. Biological Reviews 90(1):236-253.

Jähnig SC, Shah DN, Shah RDT, Li F, Cai Q, Sundermann A, Tonkin JD, Stendera S. 2015. Community-environment relationships of riverine invertebrate communities in central Chinese streams. Environmental Earth Sciences 74: 6431-6442.

Kail J, Guse B, Radinger J, Schröder M, Kiesel J, Kleinhans M, Schuurman F, Fohrer N, Hering D, Wolter C. 2015. A Modelling Framework to Assess the Effect of Pressures on River Abiotic Habitat Conditions and Biota. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130228.

Kiesel J, Schröder M, Hering D, Schmalz B, Hörmann G, Jähnig SC, Fohrer N. 2015. A new model linking macroinvertebrate assemblages to habitat composition in rivers: development, sensitivity and univariate application. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 186/1–2: 117–133.

Kuemmerlen M, Schmalz B, Ca, Q, Haase P, Fohrer N, Jähnig SC. 2015. An attack on two fronts: predicting how changes in land use and climate affect the distribution of stream macroinvertebrates. Freshwater Biology 60: 1443–1458.

Schmalz B, Kuemmerlen M, Kiesel J, Cai Q, Jähnig SC, Fohrer N. 2015. Impacts of land use changes on hydrological components and macroinvertebrate distributions in the Poyang lake area. Ecohydrology 8: 1119–1136.

Schmalz B, Zhan, Q, Kuemmerlen M, Cai Q, Jähnig SC, Fohrer N. 2015. Modelling spatial distribution of surface runoff and sediment yield in a Chinese river basin without continuous sediment monitoring. Hydrological Sciences Journal 60(5): 801-824.

Shah DN, Tonkin JD, Haase P, Jähnig SC. 2015. Latitudinal patterns and large-scale environmental determinants of stream insect richness across Europe. Limnologica 55: 33–43.

Tachamo Shah RD, Sharma S, Haase P, Jähnig SC, Pauls SU. 2015. The climate sensitive zone along an altitudinal gradient in central Himalayan rivers. Climatic Change 132:265–278.

Tonkin JD, Sundermann A, Jähnig SC, Haase P. 2015. Environmental Controls on River Assemblages at the Regional Scale: An Application of the Elements of Metacommunity Structure Framework. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135450.

Tonkin JD, Shah DN, Kuemmerlen M, Li F, Cai Q, Haase P, et al. 2015. Climatic and Catchment-Scale Predictors of Chinese Stream Insect Richness Differ between Taxonomic Groups. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123250.


Kuemmerlen M, Schmalz B, Guse B, Cai Q, Fohrer N, Jähnig SC. 2014. Integrating catchment properties in small scale species distribution models of stream macroinvertebrates. Ecological Modelling 277: 77-86.

Shah DN, Domisch S, Pauls SU, Haase P, Jähnig SC. 2014.Current and future latitudinal gradients in stream macroinvertebrate richness across North America. Freshwater Science 33(4):1136–1147.

Tonkin JD, Jähnig SC, Haase P. 2014. The rise of riverine flow-ecology and environmental flow research. Environmental Processes 1(3):323-330.