I currently have published over 30 peer-reviewed publications in international renown journals, 60% as first or senior author. My citation report shows an H-Index of 14 (16 in google scholar) with more than 826 citations (Publons, July 12th 2021, 29 articles included).

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Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Frank Melzner, Michael Raatz, Sonia Moron, Christian Pansch (2021 in press) Cyclic thermal fluctuations can be burden or relief for an ectotherm depending on fluctuations’ average and amplitude. Functional Ecology (

Claudia Bommarito, Martin Wahl, David W Thieltges, Christian Pansch, Matteo Zucchetta, Fabio Pranovi (2021 in press) Biotic and abiotic drivers affect parasite richness, prevalence and abundance in Mytilus galloprovincialis along the Northern Adriatic Sea. Parasitology

Ola Mohamed Nour, Christian Pansch, Mark Lenz , Martin Wahl, Catriona Clemmesen-Bockelmann, Meike Stumpp (2021 in press). To invade or not to invade: Impaired larval development at low salinities could limit the spread of the non-native crab Hemigrapsus takanoi in the Baltic Sea. Aquatic Biology (

Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Martin Wahl, Andrea Schmidt, Maryam Yazdanpanahan, Christian Pansch (2021) The higher the needs, the lower the tolerance: Extreme events may select ectotherm recruits with lower metabolic demand and heat sensitivity. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:660427 (

Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Frank Melzner, Michael Raatz, Rainer Kiko, Maral Khosravi, Christian Pansch (2021) Simultaneous recording of filtration and respiration in marine organisms in response to short-term environmental variability. Limnology and Oceanography – Methods 19:196-209 (



Filipa Paiva, Dennis Brennecke, Christian Pansch, Elizabeta Briski (2020) Consistency of aquatic enclosed experiments: the importance of scale and ecological complexity. Diversity and Distributions 27:524-532 (

Claudia Bommarito , David W Thieltges , Christian Pansch , Francisco R Barboza , Fabio Pranovi , Martin Wahl (2020) Effects of first intermediate host density, host size and salinity on trematode infections in mussels of the south-western Baltic Sea. Parasitology 00:1-9 (

Mildred Jessica Johnson, Laura Margarethe Hennigs, Yvonne Sawall, Christian Pansch, Marlene Wall (2020) Growth response of calcifying marine epibionts to biogenic pH fluctuations and global ocean acidification scenarios. Limnology and Oceanography 66:1125-1138 (

Sonia C Morón Lugo, Moritz Baumeister, Ola Mohamed Nour, Fabian Wolf, Meike Stumpp, Christian Pansch (2020) Warming and temperature variability determine the performance of two invertebrate predators. Scientific Reports 10:6780 (

Ola Mohamed Nour, Meike Stumpp, Sonia C. Morón Lugo, Francisco R. Barboza, Christian Pansch (2020) Population structure of the recent invader Hemigrapsus takanoi and prey size selection on Baltic Sea mussels. Aquatic Invasions 15:297-317 (

Claudia Bommarito, Christian Pansch, Maral Khosravi, Fabio Pranovi, Martin Wahl, David W. Thieltges (2020) Freshening rather than warming drives trematode transmission from periwinkles to mussels. Marine Biology 167:46 (



Mahasweta Saha, Francisco R. Barboza, Paul J. Somerfield, Balsam Al-Janabi, Miriam Beck, Janina Brakel, Maysa Ito, Christian Pansch, Jennifer C. Nascimento-Schulze, Stina Jakobsson Thor, Florian Weinberger, Yvonne Sawall (2019) Response of foundation macrophytes to near-natural simulated marine heatwaves. Global Change Biology 26:417-430 (

Maral Khosravi, Ali Nasrolahi, Mohammad Reza Shokri, Sergey Dobretsov, Christian Pansch (2019) Impact of warming on biofouling communities in the northern Persian Gulf. Journal of Thermal Biology 85:102403 (

Christian Pansch and Claas Hiebenthal (2019) A new mesocosm system to study the effects of environmental fluctuations on marine species and communities. Limnology and Oceanography – Methods 17:145-162 (



Christian Pansch, Marco Scotti, Francisco R. Barbozza, Balsam Al-Janabi, Elizabeta Briski, Filipa Paiva, Mahasweta Saha, Yvonne Sawall, Florian Weinberger, Maysa Yto and Martin Wahl (2018) Heat waves and their significance for a temperate benthic community: a near-natural experimental approach. Global Change Biology 24:4357-4367 (

Christian Pansch, Giannina SI Hattich, Mara Heinrichs, Andreas Pansch, Zuzanna Zagrodzka, Jonathan Havenhand (2018) Long-term ocean acidification disrupts reproduction in barnacles. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192036 (

Martin Wahl, Sabrina Schneider, Vincent Saderne, Claas Hiebenthal, Jens D. Müller, Christian Pansch, Yvonne Sawall (2018) Macroalgae may mitigate ocean acidification effects on mussel calcification by increasing pH and its fluctuations. Limnology and Oceanography 63:3-21 (


Before 2017

Christian Pansch, Per Jonsson, Mattias Berglin, Emiliano Pinori, Hans Elwing, Anna-Lisa Wrange (2017) Lab-based all year round anti-fouling bioassay to screen for pre- and post- settlement biocide activity against barnacles. Biofouling 33:613-623 (

Jan Taucher, Lennart T Bach, Tim Boxhammer, Alice Nauendorf, The Gran Canaria KOSMOS Consortium, Eric P Achterberg, María Algueró-Muñiz, Javier Arístegui, Jan Czerny, Mario Esposito, Wanchun Guan, Mathias Haunost, Henriette G Horn, Andrea Ludwig, Jana Meyer, Carsten Spisla, Michael Sswat, Paul Stange and Ulf Riebesell (2017) Influence of Ocean Acidification and Deep Water Upwelling on Oligotrophic Plankton Communities in the Subtropical North Atlantic: Insights from an In situ Mesocosm Study. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:85. (

Lennart T Bach, Jan Taucher, Tim Boxhammer, Andrea Ludwig, The Kristineberg KOSMOS Consortium, Eric P Achterberg, María Algueró-Muñiz, Leif G Anderson, Jessica Bellworthy, Jan Büdenbender, Jan Czerny, Ylva Ericson, Mario Esposito, Matthias Fischer, Mathias Haunost, Dana Hellemann, Henriette G. Horn, Thomas Hornick, Jana Meyer, Michael Sswat, Maren Zark, Ulf Riebesell (2016) Influence of Ocean Acidification on a Natural Winter-to-Summer Plankton Succession: First Insights from a Long-Term Mesocosm Study Draw Attention to Periods of Low Nutrient Concentrations. PLoS ONE 11: e0159068 (

Ali Nasrolahi, Jonathan N Havenhand, Anna-Lisa Wrange, Christian Pansch (2016) Population and life-stage specific sensitivities to temperature and salinity stress in barnacles? Scientific Reports 6:32263 (

Yasmin S Appelhans, Jörn Thomsen, Sebastian Opitz, Christian Pansch, Frank Melzner, Martin Wahl (2014) Juvenile sea stars exposed to acidification decrease feeding and growth with no acclimation potential. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 509:227-239 (

Christian Pansch, Iris Schaub, Jonathan N Havenhand, Martin Wahl (2014) Habitat traits and food availability determine the response of marine invertebrates to ocean acidification. Global Change Biology 20:765-777 (

Christian Pansch, Ali Nasrolahi, Yasmin S Appelhans, Martin Wahl (2013) Tolerance of juvenile barnacles (Amphibalanus improvisus) to warming and elevated pCO2. Marine Biology (Special Issue on Ocean Acidification) 160:2023-2035 (

Christian Pansch, Peter Schlegel, Jonathan N Havenhand (2013) Larval development of the barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus responds variably but robustly to near-future ocean acidification. ICES Journal of Marine Science 70:805-811 (

Jörn Thomsen, Isabel Casties, Christian Pansch, Arne Körtzinger, Frank Melzner (2013) Food availability outweighs ocean acidification effects in juvenile Mytilus edulis: laboratory and field experiments. Global Change Biology 19:1017-1027 (

Ali Nasrolahi, Christian Pansch, Mark Lenz, Martin Wahl (2012) Temperature and salinity interactively impact early juvenile development – a bottleneck in barnacle ontogeny. Marine Biology 160:1109-1117 (

Christian Pansch, Ali Nasrolahi, Yasmin S Appelhans, Martin Wahl (2012) Impacts of ocean warming and acidification on the larval development of the barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 420:48-55 (

Ali Nasrolahi, Christian Pansch, Mark Lenz, Martin Wahl (2012) Being young in a changing world: how temperature and salinity changes interactively modify the performance of larval stages of the barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus. Marine Biology 159:331-340 (

Yasmin S Appelhans, Jörn Thomsen, Christian Pansch, Frank Melzner, Martin Wahl (2012) Sour times: seawater acidification effects on growth, feeding behaviour and acid-base status of Asterias rubens and Carcinus maenas. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 459:85-98 (

Christian Pansch, Osvaldo Cerda, Mark Lenz, Martin Wahl, Martin Thiel (2009) Consequences of light reduction for anti-herbivore defense and bioactivity against mussels in four seaweed species from northern-central Chile. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 381:83-97 (

Christian Pansch, Ivan Gómez, Eva Rothäusler, Karina Veliz, Martin Thiel (2008) Species-specific defense strategies of vegetative versus reproductive blades of the Pacific kelps Lessonia nigrescens and Macrocystis integrifolia. Marine Biology 155:51-62 (