Peer-reviewed Publications

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 0:1-14 (


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


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 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. PlosONE 13(2): e0192036 (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192036)


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 (DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2017.1349897)


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. (doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00085)


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 (DOI: 10.1002/lno.10608)


Ali Nasrolahi, Jonathan N Havenhand, Anna-Lisa Wrange, Christian Pansch (2016) Population and life-stage specific sensitivities to temperature and salinity stress in barnacles? Nature – Scientific Reports 6:32263 (DOI: 10.1038/srep32263)


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 (DOI: 10.3354/meps10884)


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 (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12478)


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 (DOI: 10.1007/s00227-012-2069-4)


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 (DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fst092)


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 (DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-2162-8)


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 (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12109)


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 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2012.03.023)


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 (DOI: 10.1007/s00227-011-1811-7)


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 (DOI: 10.3354/meps09697)


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 (DOI: 10.3354/meps07943)


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 (DOI: 10.1007/s00227-008-1006-z)