Sophie Groendahl & Patrick Fink (2017) High dietary quality of non-toxic cyanobacteria for a benthic grazer and its implications for the control of cyanobacterial biofilms. BMC Ecology (in press).

 Sophie Groendahl & Patrick Fink (2017) Consumer species richness and nutrients interact in determining producer diversity. Scientific Reports 7: Article 44869 (doi: 10.1038/srep44869).

Sophie Groendahl, Maria Kahlert & Patrick Fink (2017) The best of both worlds: A combined approach for analyzing microalgal diversity via metabarcoding and morphology-based methods. PloS One 12 (2): e0172808 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172808).

Jochen P. Zubrod, Dominic Englert, Jakob Wolfram,Ricki R. Rosenfeldt, Alexander Feckler,Rebecca Bundschuh, Frank Seitz, Marco Konschak, Patrick Baudy, Simon Lüderwald, Patrick Fink, Andreas Lorke, Ralf Schulz, and Mirco Bundschuh (2017) Long-term effects of fungicides on leaf-associated microorganisms and shredder populations – an artificial stream study Environmental Science and Technology (in press).doi: 10.1002/etc.3756. 

Valerio Zupo, Mirko Mutalipassi, Patrick Fink and Marco Di Natale (2017) Effect of Ocean Acidification on the communications among Invertebrates Mediated by Plant-Produced Volatile Organic Compounds. Global Journal of Ecology (in press). 

Patrick Fink, Jana Moelzner, Ruediger Berghahn & Eric Von Elert (2017) Do insect repellents induce drift behaviour in aquatic non-target organisms? Water Research 108: 32-38. doi: j.watres.2016.10.083. Link:

Sophie Groendahl and Patrick Fink (2016) The effect of diet mixing on a nonselective herbivore. PloS One: 11 (7): e0158924. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158924.

Mark Christjani, Patrick Fink and Eric von Elert (2016) Phenotypic plasticity in three Daphnia genotypes in response to predator kairomone: evidence for an involvement of chitin deacetylases. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 1679-1704. doi: 10.1242/jeb.133504.

Eric von Elert, Katja Preuss & Patrick Fink (2016) Infodisruption of inducible anti-predator defenses through commercial insect repellents? Environmental Pollution 210: 18-26. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.11.032. LINK:

Jana Moelzner & Patrick Fink (2015) Gastropod grazing on a benthic alga leads to liberation of food-finding infochemicals. Oikos: 124 (12). doi: 10.1111/oik.02069.

Valerio Zupo, Chingoleima Maibam, Maria Cristina Buia, Maria Cristina Gambi, Francesco Paolo Patti, Maria Beatrice Scipione, Maurizio Laurenti & Patrick Fink (2015) Chemoreception of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica by benthic invertebrates is altered by seawater acidification. Journal of Chemical Ecology 41 (8): 766-779. doi: 10.1007/s10886-015-0610-x.

Paulin Hardenbicker, Markus Weitere, Patrick Fink & Helmut Hillebrand (2015) Effects of temperature on the mutual interaction between phytoplankton communities and benthic filter feeders. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 187 (2): 87-100. doi: 10.1127/fal/2015/0752.

Jana Moelzner & Patrick Fink (2015) Consumer patchiness explained by volatile infochemicals in a freshwater ecosystem. Ecosphere 6 (3): Article 35. doi: 10.1890/ES14-00246.1.

Chingoleima Maibam, Patrick Fink, Giovanna Romano, Maria Cristina Buia, Emanuela Butera & Valerio Zupo, (2015) Centropages typicus (Crustacea, Copepoda) reacts to volatile compounds produced by planktonic algae. Marine Ecology 36 (6): 819-834. doi: 10.1111/maec.12254.

Valerio Zupo, Chingoleima Maibam, Patrick Fink & Eric Von Elert (2015) Effect of storage on the fatty acid content of foods for post-larvae of the crustacean decapod Hippolyte inermis. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 59 (2): 45-54. doi: 10.1080/07924259.2014.1001498.

Jana Moelzner & Patrick Fink (2014) The smell of good food: volatile infochemicals as resource quality indicators. Journal of Animal Ecology 83 (5): 1007-1014. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12220.

Chingoleima Maibam, Patrick Fink, Giovanna Romano, Maria Cristina Buia, Maria Cristina Gambi, Maria Beatrice Scipione, Francesco Paolo Patti, Maurizio Lorenti, Emanuela Butera & Valerio Zupo (2014) Relevance of wound-activated compounds produced by diatoms as toxins and infochemicals for benthic invertebrates. Marine Biology 161 (7): 1639-1652. doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2448-0

Mohammad Reza Ghomi, Eric von Elert, Jost Borcherding, Andreas Uhde & Patrick Fink (2014) Correlation between body size and fatty acid and essential amino acid composition of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) and monkey goby (Neogobius fluviatilis), from Rhine River (Germany). Biologia 69 (6): 799-805. doi: 10.2478/s11756-014-0374-8

Mohammad Reza Ghomi, Eric von Elert, Jost Borcherding & Patrick Fink (2014) Fatty acid composition and content of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus Pallas 1814) and monkey goby (Neogobius fluviatilis Pallas 1814), two invasive gobiid species in the lower Rhine River (Germany). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30 (3): 527-531. doi: 10.1111/jai.12312

Patrick Fink & Chris Harrod (2013) Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes reveal use of pelagic resources by the invasive Ponto-Caspian Mysid Limnomysis benedeni. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 49 (3) 312-317. doi: 10.1080/10256016.2013.808197

Patrick Fink (2013) Invasion of quality: High amounts of essential fatty acids in the invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid Limnomysis benedeni. Journal of Plankton Research 35 (4): 907-913. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbt029

Patrick Fink, Elke S. Reichwaldt, Chris Harrod & Axel Rossberg (2012) Determining trophic niche width: An experimental test of the stable isotope approach. Oikos 121 (12): 1985-1994. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20185.x

Simon von Berlepsch, Hans-Henning Kunz, Susanne Brodesser, Patrick Fink, Kay Marin, Ulf-Ingo Flügge & Markus Gierth (2012) The acyl-acyl carrier protein synthetase from Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 mediates fatty acid import.Plant Physiology 159 (2): 606-617 . doi: 10.1104/pp.112.195263

Franja Pajk, Eric von Elert & Patrick Fink (2012) Interaction of changes in food quality and temperature reveals maternal effects on fitness parameters of a keystone aquatic herbivore. Limnology & Oceanography 57 (1): 281-292. doi: 10.4319/lo.2012.57.1.0281

Patrick Fink, Anke Kottsieper, Martina Heynen & Jost Borcherding (2012) Selective zooplanktivory of an invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid and possible consequences for the zooplankton community structure of invaded habitats. Aquatic Sciences 74: 191-202. doi: 10.1007/s00027-011-0210-y

Adrian A. Bischoff et al. (2012) Waste reduction in aquaculture by culturing detritivorous organisms: Small steps towards sustainable aquaculture practices. Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften 172 pp. ISBN 3-8381-3274-2. Order a copy at the publisher's website.

Peter Deines & Patrick Fink (2011) The potential of methanotrophic bacteria to compensate for food quantity or food quality limitations in Daphnia. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 65 (2) 197-206. doi: 10.3354/ame01542

Patrick Fink, Claudia Pflitsch, & Kay Marin (2011) Dietary essential amino acids affect the reproduction of the keystone herbivore Daphnia pulex. PLoS ONE 6 (12): e28498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028498

Jonas Persson*, Patrick Fink*, Akira Goto*, James M. Hood*, Jayne Jonas* & Satoshi Kato* (2010) To be or not to be what you eat: Regulation of stoichiometric homeostasis among autotrophs and heterotrophs. Oikos 119 (5):741-751 (* all authors contributed equally). doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18545.x

Adrian A. Bischoff, Patrick Fink & Uwe Waller (2009) The fatty acid composition of Nereis diversicolor cultured in an integrated recirculated system: possible implications for aquaculture. Aquaculture 296: 271-276. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.09.002

Patrick Fink (2008). Algal food quality affects growth of a benthic herbivore. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie (SIL) 30 (4): 531-533.

Patrick Fink (2007). Ecological functions of volatile organic compounds in aquatic systems. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 40 (3): 155-168. doi: 10.1080/10236240701602218 (among the 20 most cited articles of Mar. Freshw. Behav. Physiol., see the journal's website!)

György Abrusan, Patrick Fink and Winfried Lampert (2007). Biochemical limitation of resting egg production in Daphnia. Limnology and Oceanography 52 (4) : 1724-1728. doi: 10.4319/lo.2007.52.4.1724

Patrick Fink and Eric von Elert (2006). Physiological responses to stoichiometric constraints: nutrient limitation and compensatory feeding in a freshwater snail. Oikos 115 (3): 484-494. doi: 10.1111/j.2006.0030-1299.14951.x

Patrick Fink, Eric von Elert and Friedrich Jüttner (2006). Oxylipins from freshwater diatoms act as attractants for a benthic herbivore. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 167 (1-4): 561-574. doi: 10.1127/0003-9136/2006/0167-0561

Patrick Fink, Eric von Elert and Friedrich Jüttner (2006). Volatile foraging kairomones in the littoral zone: attraction of an herbivorous freshwater gastropod to algal odors. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32 (9): 1867-1881. doi: 10.1007/s10886-006-9115-y

Patrick Fink, Lars Peters and Eric von Elert (2006). Stoichiometric mismatch between littoral invertebrates and their periphyton food. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 165 (2): 145-165. doi: 10.1127/0003-9136/2006/0165-0145

Patrick Fink and Eric von Elert (2006). Food quality of algae and cyanobacteria for the freshwater gastropod Bithynia tentaculata: the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Verhandlungen der internationalen Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie (SIL) 29 (3): 1235-1240.

Patrick Fink (2006) Food quality and food choice in freshwater gastropods: Field and laboratory investigations on a key component of littoral food webs. Logos Verlag, Berlin 133 pp. ISBN 3-8325-1203-9. Order a copy at the publisher's website.

Erik J. Van Hannen, Patrick Fink and Miquel Lürling (2002). A revised secondary structure model for the internal transcribed spacer 2 of the green algae Scenedesmus and Desmodesmus and its implications for the phylogeny of these algae. European Journal of Phycology 37 (2): 203-208. doi: 10.1017/S096702620200361X

conference proceedings (in German)

Patrick Fink (2008). Schlechte Futterqualität und wie man damit umgehen kann: die Ernährungsökologie einer Süßwasserschnecke. Tagungsbericht, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Jahrestagung 2007 (Münster): 2-6.

Patrick Fink und Eric Von Elert (2006). Das C:N:P-Verhältnis von Periphyton und seine ökologische Relevanz für herbivore Makroinvertebraten. Tagungsbericht, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Jahrestagung 2005 (Karlsruhe): 308-311.

Patrick Fink und Eric Von Elert (2004). Freisetzung flüchtiger organischer Verbindungen aus benthischen Süßwasseralgen durch weidende Schnecken. Tagungsbericht, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Jahrestagung 2003 (Köln): 569-573.

Patrick Fink und Eric Von Elert (2003). Chemosensorische Futterwahl limnischer Gastropoden. Tagungsbericht, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Jahrestagung 2002 (Braunschweig): 329-333.

Patrick Fink und Eric Von Elert (2002). Daphnia-induzierte Coenobienbildung bei Scenedesmus obliquus - chemische Charakterisierung des Kairomons. Tagungsbericht, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Jahrestagung 2001 (Kiel): 579-584.

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