I currently have published 45 peer-reviewed publications in internationally renowned journals (including two recent book chapters), ~65% as first, second or senior author. My citation report shows an H-Index of 17 with more than 1100 citations (Web Of Science; H-Index of 19 and >1550 citations in google scholar; Mar 2023).

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Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Christian Pansch, Marian Hu, Dirk Weihrauch, Christian Buschbaum (2022 in press) Chapter 9 – Impacts of ocean change on crustaceans. In: The Natural History of the Crustacea – X The Ecological Role and Conservation of Crustaceans. Edited by Martin Thiel, Alistair Poore and Lars Gutow. Oxford University Press

Henrik Ringbom, Magnus Hellström, Christian Pansch, Nina Tynkkynen, Anna Törnroos (2023 in press) The anatomy of complex marine problems: a case study on decision-making on archipelagic aquaculture. In: Understanding environmental change. Edited by Editors: Nina Tynkkynen, Savitri Jetoo, Jaana Kouri, Silja Laine and Anna Törnroos. Edward Elgar Publishing (


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles 2024 (1x)

Joao Bosco Gusmao, Sarah Rühmkorff, Lucinda Kraufvelin, Lukas Meysick, Christian Pansch (2024) The interplay of co-occurring ecosystem engineers shapes the structure of benthic communities – a mesocosm experiment. Frontiers in Marine Science 11:1304442 (


2023 (2x)

Sarah Rühmkorff, Fabian Wolf, Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Francisco R Barboza, Claas Hiebenthal, Christian Pansch (in press) Marine heatwaves and hypoxic upwelling shape stress responses in a keystone predator. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 290:20222262 (

Miriam Gerhard, Apostolos-Manuel Koussoroplis, Michael Raatz, Christian Pansch, Samuel B Fey, Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Maria Calderó-Pascual, David Cunillera-Montcusí, Noël PD Juvigny-Khenafou, Francesco Polazzo, Patrick K Thomas, Celia C. Symons, Meryem Beklioğlu, Stella A Berger, Rosa M Chefaoui, Kemal Ali Ger, Silke Langenheder, Jens C Nejstgaard, Robert Ptacnik, Maren Striebel (2022) Environmental variability in aquatic ecosystems: avenues for future multifactorial experiments. Limnology and Oceanography Letters (


2022 (7x)

Claudia Bommarito, Maral Khosravi, David W Thieltges, Christian Pansch, Thea Hamm, Fabio Pranovi, Jahangir Vajedsamiei (2022). Combined effects of salinity and trematode infections on the filtration capacity, growth and condition of mussels. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 699:33-44 (

Ola Mohamed Nour, Christian Pansch, Meike Stumpp (2022). Freshening and warming may restrict dispersal of Hemigrapsus takanoi into the Baltic Proper due to interactive effects on larval survival and feeding. Marine Biology 169:125 (

Christian Pansch, Michael Raatz, Steeve Comeau, Tommy TY Hui, Jonathan N Havenhand, Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Christopher E Cornwall (2022) Editorial: Influence of environmental variability on climate change impacts in marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:994756 (

Fanny Noisette, Christian Pansch, Marlene Wall, Martin Wahl, Catriona L Hurd (2022) Role of hydrodynamics in shaping chemical habitats and modulating the responses of coastal benthic systems to ocean global change. Global Change Biology 28:3812-3829 (

Fabian Wolf, Katja Seebass, Christian Pansch (2022) The role of recovery phases in mitigating the negative impacts of marine heatwaves on the sea star Asterias rubens. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:790241 (

Giannina SI Hattich, Luisa Listmann, Lynn Govaert, Christian Pansch, Thorsten Reusch, Birte Matthiessen (2022) Experimentally decomposing phytoplankton community change into ecological and evolutionary contributions. Functional Ecology 36:120-132 (

Claudia Bommarito, Martin Wahl, David W Thieltges, Christian Pansch, Matteo Zucchetta, Fabio Pranovi (2022) Biotic and abiotic drivers affect parasite richness, prevalence and abundance in Mytilus galloprovincialis along the Northern Adriatic Sea. Parasitology 149:15-23 (


2021 (8x)

Yvonne Sawall, Maysa Ito, Christian Pansch (2021) Chronically elevated sea surface temperatures revealed high susceptibility of the eelgrass Zostera marina to winter and spring warming. Limnology and Oceanography 66:4112-4124 (

Martin Wahl, Francisco R Barboza, Björn Buchholz, Sergey Dobretsov, Tamar Guy-Haim, Gil Rilov, Renate Schütt, Fabian Wolf, Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Maryam Yazdanpanah, Christian Pansch (2021) Pulsed pressure: fluctuating impacts of multifactorial environmental change on a temperate macroalgal community. Limnology and Oceanography 66:4210-4226 (

Jahangir Vajedsamiei, Frank Melzner, Michael Raatz, Sonia Moron, Christian Pansch (2021) Cyclic thermal fluctuations can be burden or relief for an ectotherm depending on fluctuations’ average and amplitude. Functional Ecology 35:2483–2496 (

Ola Mohamed Nour, Christian Pansch, Mark Lenz, Martin Wahl, Catriona Clemmesen-Bockelmann, Meike Stumpp (2021). Impaired larval development at low salinities could limit the spread of the non-native crab Hemigrapsus takanoi in the Baltic Sea. Aquatic Biology 30:85-99 (

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 (2021) Consistency of aquatic enclosed experiments: the importance of scale and ecological complexity. Diversity and Distributions 27:524-532 (

Mildred J Johnson, Laura M Hennigs, Yvonne Sawall, Christian Pansch, Marlene Wall (2021) Growth response of calcifying marine epibionts to biogenic pH fluctuations and global ocean acidification scenarios. Limnology and Oceanography 66:1125-1138 (


2020 (5x)

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 148:486-494 (

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 (2020) Response of foundation macrophytes to near-natural simulated marine heatwaves. Global Change Biology 26:417-430 (


Before 2019 (20x)

Maral Khosravi, Ali Nasrolahi, Mohammad R 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, 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 N Havenhand (2018) Long-term ocean acidification disrupts reproduction in barnacles. PLoS ONE 13: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 (

Christian Pansch, Per Jonsson, Mattias Berglin, Emiliano Pinori, Hans Elwing, Anna-Lisa Wrange (2017) A new flow-through bioassay for testing low-emission antifouling coatings. 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 (