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Brinkop, K., Wienhausen, L.M., Sperfeld, E. and Wacker, A. 2024. Ingestion and respiration rates of a common coastal mysid respond differently to diurnal temperature fluctuation.
Limnology and Oceanography 69(2): 380-389.   (

Redoglio A., Sperfeld E. 2024. What drives growth responses of nitrogen and phosphorus (co-)limited primary producer communities?
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 12.  (DOI=10.3389/fevo.2024.1368445

Van Baelen, Marine, Alexandre Bec, Erik Sperfeld, Nathan Frizot, and Apostolos-Manuel Koussoroplis. 2024. Food Quality Shapes Gradual Phenotypic Plasticity in Ectotherms Facing Temperature Variability.
Ecology e4263. (


Ballesteros-Redondo, L., Palm, H.W., Bährs, H., Wacker, A., & A.A. Bischoff. 2023. Pikeperch larviculture (Sander lucioperca [L., 1758]) with Brachionus plicatilis (Mueller, 1786) (Rotifera) and Apocyclops panamensis (Marsh, 1913) (Copepoda). Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 54(4): 1026-1039.  (

Ballesteros-Redondo, L., Palm, H.W., Bährs, H., Wacker, A., & A.A. Bischoff. 2023. Effect of microalgae diets on population performance and fatty acids composition of Apocyclops panamensis (Marsh, 1913) (Cyclopoida, Copepoda).
Aquaculture Reports 29 (2023) 101535 ( (

Ballesteros-Redondo, L., Palm, H.W., Bährs, H., Rapp, T., Stueeken, M., Wacker, A., & A.A. Bischoff. 2023. Growth and fatty acid composition of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca L., 1758) larvae under altered feeding protocol including the copepod Apocyclops panamensis (Marsh, 1913).
Scientific Reports, 13:19574. (

Dalpadado P., Roxy M.K., Arrigo K.R., van Dijken G.L., Chierici M., Ostrowski M., Skern-Mauritzen R., Bakke G., Richardson A.J., Sperfeld E. 2023. Rapid climate change alters the environment and biological production of the Indian Ocean.
Science of the Total Environment, 906, 167342

Frost, P.C., Pearce, N.J.T., Berger, S.A., Gessner, M.O., Makower, A.K., Marzetz, V., Nejstgaard, J.C., Pralle, A., Schälicke, S., Wacker, A., Wagner, N.D. and Xenopoulos, M.A. 2023. Interactive effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on growth and stoichiometry of lake phytoplankton.
Limnology and Oceanography, 68(5): 1172-1184. (

Kiene M, Wacker A, Martin-Creuzburg D. 2023. Omega-3 versus Omega-6: Are We Underestimating the Ecological Significance of Arachidonic Acid in Aquatic Systems?
Biomolecules, 13(5): 791. (

Koussoroplis, A.-M., Sperfeld, E., Pincebourde, S., Bec, A., & A. Wacker. 2023. Dietary sterol availability modulates heat tolerance of Daphnia.
Freshwater Biology, 68(3): 452-461.  (

Lyche Solheim A., Gundersen H., Mischke U., Skjelbred B., Nejstgaard J., Guislain A., Sperfeld E., Giling D., Haande S., Moe J., Jechow A., Ganzert L., Minguez L., Hansson T., Järvinen M., Drakare S., Carvalho L., Grossart H.P., Gessner M., Berger S. 2023. Lake browning counteracts cyanobacteria responses to nutrients: evidence from phytoplankton dynamics in large enclosure experiments and comprehensive observational data.
Global Change Biology, 30, e17013. (

Schwarzenberger, A., Bartolin, P. & A. Wacker. 2023 Photoperiodic adaptation of aanat and clock gene expression in seasonal populations of Daphnia pulex.
Chronobiology International, 40(5): 635-643. (

Vasquez M, Ségeat B, Cordingley A, Tilby E, Wikström S, Ehrnsten E et al. 2023
EUSeaMap 2023, A European broad-scale seabed habitat map. Technical report:  Maps:



Cremer R., A. Wacker & A. Schwarzenberger. 2022. More light please: Daphnia benefit from light pollution by increased tolerance toward Cyanobacterial chymotrypsin inhibitors.
Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution  (doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.834422)

Ehrnsten E., O. P. Savchuk & B.G. Gustafsson. 2022. Modelling the effects of benthic fauna on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in the Baltic Sea.
Biogeosciences 19, 3337–3367. (

Grzesiuk M., B. Pietrzak, A. Wacker & J. Pijanowska. 2022. Photosynthetic activity in both algae and cyanobacteria changes in response to cues of predation.
Frontiers in Plant Science.13. (

Hennigs, L., K. Bergunder, E. Sperfeld & A. Wacker. 2022. Thermal fluctuations yield sex-specific differences of ingestion rates of the littoral mysid Neomysis integer.
Frontiers in Marine Science 9. (doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.883265)       

Hintz, N.H., B. Schulze, A. Wacker & M. Striebel. 2022. Ecological impacts of photosynthetic light harvesting in changing aquatic environments: A systematic literature map.
Ecology and Evolution, 12, e8753. (doi:

Isanta-Navarro, J., T. Klauschies, A. Wacker & D. Martin-Creuzburg. 2022. A sterol-mediated gleaner-opportunist trade-off underlies the evolution of grazer resistance to cyanobacteria.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: 20220178. (

Jaitly, R., Ehrnsten, E., Hedlund, J., Cant, M., Lehmann, P., Hayward, A.  2022. The evolution of predator avoidance in cephalopods: A case of brain over brawn? Frontiers in Marine Science 9:909192. (doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.909192)

Redoglio, A., Radtke, K. and Sperfeld, E. (2022), How nitrogen and phosphorus supply to nutrient-limited autotroph communities affects herbivore growth: testing stoichiometric and co-limitation theory across trophic levels.
Oikos e09052.

Sarrazin, J., & Sperfeld, E. (2022). Food quality mediates responses of Daphnia magna life history traits and heat tolerance to elevated temperature.
Freshwater Biology, 00, 1– 11.

Tomczak, M. T., Müller‐Karulis, B., Blenckner, T., Ehrnsten, E., Eero, M., Gustafsson, B., Norkko, A., Saskia, O., Timmerman, K. & Humborg, C. 2022. Reference state, structure, regime shifts, and regulatory drivers in a coastal sea over the last century: The Central Baltic Sea case.
Limnology and Oceanography 67(S1), S266–S284. (


Clegg M., A. Wacker & E. Spijkerman. 2021. Phenotypic diversity and plasticity of photoresponse across an environmentally contrasting family of phytoflagellates.
Frontiers in Plant Science  (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.707541)    

Dalpadado P., Arrigo K.R., van Dijken G.L., Gunasekara S.S., Ostrowski M., Bianchi G., Sperfeld E. 2021. Warming of the Indian Ocean and its impact on temporal and spatial dynamics of primary production. Progress in Oceanography, 198: 102688. (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2021.102688)

Kameke D., H. Kampen, A. Wacker & D. Werner. 2021. Field studies on breeding sites of Culicoides atreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in agriculturally used and natural habitats.
Scientific Reports 11: 10007. (

Marzetz V. & A. Wacker. 2021. Evaluating the relevance of species sorting and physiological plasticity of phytoplankton communities grown in a multifactor environment.
Freshwater Biology 66(10): 1992-2003.  (

Schwarzenberger A, NH Handke, T Romer, & A Wacker. 2021. Geographic clines in Daphnia magna’s circadian clock gene expression: Local adaptation to photoperiod.
Zoology 144: 125856  (doi:10.1016/j.zool.2020.125856)  

Wacker A, & S Harzsch. 2021. "Crustaceans in a changing world"
-- Special Issue of "Zoology" guest-edited by A. Wacker & S. Harzsch --
Zoology 146: 125921 (doi:10.1016/j.zool.2021.125921


Dalpadado, P., K. R. Arrigo, G. L. van Dijken, H. R. Skjoldal, E. Bagøien, A. V. Dolgov, I. P. Prokopchuk, & E. Sperfeld. 2020. Climate effects on temporal and spatial dynamics of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the Barents Sea.
Progress in Oceanography 185: 102320 (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102320)

Eshun-Wilson F, Wolf R, Andersen T, Hessen DO, Sperfeld E. 2020. UV radiation affects antipredatory defense traits in Daphnia pulex.
Ecology & Evolution  (   (

Heinze, J., A. Wacker, & A. Kulmatiski. 2020. Plant-soil feedback effects altered by aboveground herbivory explain plant species abundance in the landscape.
Ecology 101(6): e0323 (doi: 10.1002/ECY.3023).   

Marzetz, V., E. Spijkerman, M. Striebel, & A. Wacker 2020. Phytoplankton community responses to interactions between light intensity, light variations, and phosphorus supply.
Frontiers in Environmental Science. (doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.539733).

Parzanini C, SM Colombo, MJ Kainz, A Wacker, CC Parrish & MT Arts. 2020. Discrimination between Freshwater and Marine Fish using Fatty Acids: Ecological Implications and Future Perspectives.
Environmental Reviews (doi: 10.1139/er-2020-0031)

Schaelicke, S., S. Heim, D. Martin-Creuzburg, & A. Wacker. 2020. Inter- and intraspecific differences in rotifer fatty acid composition during acclimation to low quality food.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 375(1804): 20190644 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0644

Sperfeld E., Nilssen J.P., Rinehart S., Schwenk K., Hessen D.O. 2020. Ecology of predator-induced morphological defense traits in Daphnia longispina (Cladocera, Arthropoda).
Oecologia 192: 687–698 (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04588-6).

Zaplata MK, Nhabanga A, Stalmans M, Volpers T, Burkart M, Sperfeld E. 2020. Grasses cope with high-contrast ecosystem conditions in the large outflow of the Banhine wetlands, Mozambique.
African Journal of Ecology  (


Heinze, J., N.K. Simons, S. Seibold, A. Wacker, G. Weithoff, M.M. Gossner, D. Prati, T.M. Bezemer, & J. Joshi. 2019. The intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedbacks in the field.
Oecologia 190(3): 651–664. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04442-9).

Koussoroplis, A-M., S. Schälicke, M. Raatz, M. Bach, & A. Wacker. 2019. Feeding in the frequency domain: Coarser-grained environments increase consumer sensitivity to resource variability, covariance and phase.
Ecology Letters 22(7): 1104-1114. (doi: 10.1111/ele.13267).

Koussoroplis, A-M., T. Klauschies, S. Pincebourde, D. Giron, & A. Wacker. 2019. A comment on “Variability in plant nutrients reduces insect herbivore performance”.
Rethinking Ecology 4: 79-87. (doi: 10.3897/rethinkingecology.@.32252).

Lachmann, S.C, T. Mettler-Altmann, A. Wacker, & E. Spijkerman. 2019. Nitrate or ammonium: Influences of nitrogen source on the physiology of a green alga.
Ecology and Evolution 9: 1070-1082. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.4790).

Minguez  L.*, Sperfeld  E.*,  Berger  S.A.,  Nejstgaard  J.C.,  Gessner  M.O. 2019. Changes  in  food characteristics reveal indirect effects of lake browning on zooplankton performance.
Limnology and Oceanography. (DOI: 10.1002/lno.11367). *shared first authorship

Schaelicke, S., J. Teubner, D. Martin-Creuzburg, & A. Wacker. 2019. Fitness response variation within and among consumer species can be co-mediated by food quantity and biochemical quality.
Scientific Reports 9: 16126. (doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52538-2).

Schaelicke, S., L-Y. Sobisch, D. Martin-Creuzburg, & A. Wacker. 2019. Food quantity-quality co-limitation: Interactive effects of dietary carbon and essential lipid supply on population growth of a freshwater rotifer.
Freshwater Biology 64(5): 903-912. (DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13272).

Zeis, B., I. Buchen, A. Wacker, & D. Martin-Creuzburg. 2019. Temperature-induced changes in body lipid composition affect vulnerability to oxidative stress in Daphnia magna.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 232: 101-107. (doi: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2019.03.008).


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Grzesiuk, M., E. Spijkerman, S. Lachmann, & A. Wacker. 2018. Environmental concentrations of pharmaceuticals directly and indirectly influence an aquatic food web. 
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 156C: 271-278. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.03.019).
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Martin-Creuzburg, D., T. Massier, & A. Wacker. 2018. Sex-specific differences in essential lipid requirements of Daphnia magna.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. (doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00089).

Raatz, M., S. Schaelicke, M. Sieber, A. Wacker, & U. Gaedke. 2018. One man's trash is another man's treasure - the effect of bacteria on phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions in chemostat systems. 
Limnology and Oceanography, Methods 16(10): 629-639 (doi: 10.1002/lom3.10269). bioRxiv - (doi:

Koussoroplis, A-M., S. Schaelicke, M. Raatz, M. Bach, & A. Wacker. Resource co-limited growth in fluctuating environments. 
BioRxiv (doi:


Marzetz, V., A-M. Koussoroplis, D. Martin-Creuzburg, M. Striebel, & A. Wacker. 2017. Linking primary producer diversity and food quality effects on herbivores: A biochemical perspective. 
Scientific Reports 7: 11035. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11183-3).

Spijkerman, E.; M. Lukas, & A. Wacker. 2017. Ecophysiological strategies for growth at varying light and organic carbon supply in two species of green microalgae differing in their motility. 
Phytochemistry 144: 43-51. (doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2017.08.018).

Koussoroplis, A-M., S. Pincebourde, & A. Wacker. 2017. Understanding and predicting physiological performance of organisms in fluctuating and multifactorial environments. 
Ecological Monographs 87(2): 178-197. (DOI:10.1002/ecm.1247).

Koussoroplis, A-M., A. Schwarzenberger, & A. Wacker. 2017. The diet quality determines lipase gene expression and lipase/esterase activity in Daphnia pulex
Biology Open 6: 210-216. (doi: 10.1242/bio.022046).

Colombo, S.M., A. Wacker, C.C. Parrish, M.J. Kainz, & M.T. Arts. 2017. A Fundamental Dichotomy in Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Abundance between and within Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems.   
Environmental Reviews 25(2): 163-174 . (doi: 10.1139/er-2016-0062).

Raatz, M. , Gaedke, U., & A. Wacker. 2017. High food quality of prey lowers its risk of extinction.
Oikos  126(10): 1501-1510. (doi: 10.1111/oik.03863).

Gall, A., U. Übel, U. Ebensen, H. Hillebrand, S. Meier, G. Singer, A. Wacker, & M. Striebel. 2017. Planktotrons: A highly controlled indoor mesocosm facility for aquatic biodiversity and food web research. 
Limnology and Oceanography, Methods
 15(7): 663-677. (doi: 10.1002/lom3.10196).


Koussoroplis, A-M., & A. Wacker. 2016. Covariance modulates the effect of joint temperature and food variance on ectotherm life-history traits. 
Ecology Letters 19(2): 143-152. (doi: 10.1111/ele.12546).

Sperfeld, E., Raubenheimer, D. & A. Wacker. 2016. Bridging factorial and gradient concepts of resource co-limitation: towards a general framework applied to consumers. 
Ecology Letters 19(2): 201-215 (Review and Synthesis). (doi: 10.1111/ele.12554).

Wacker, A., Piepho, M., Harwood, J.L., Guschina, I.A. & M.T. Arts. 2016. Light induced changes in fatty acid profiles of specific lipid-classes in freshwater phytoplankton.
Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 264. (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00264).

Grzesiuk, M., A. Wacker, E. Spijkerman. 2016. Photosynthetic sensitivity of phytoplankton to commonly used pharmaceuticals and its dependence on cellular phosphorus status. 
Ecotoxicology 25(4): 697-707. (doi: 10.1007/s10646-016-1628-8).


Wacker, A., V. Marzetz, & E. Spijkerman. 2015. Interspecific competition in phytoplankton drives the availability of essential mineral and biochemical nutrients. 
Ecology 96(9): 2467-2477. (doi: 10.1890/14-1915.1).

Wacker, A., M. Piepho, & E. Spijkerman. 2015. Photosynthetic and fatty acid acclimation of four phytoplankton species in response to light intensity and phosphorus availability. 
European Journal of Phycology 50(3): 288-300. (doi: 10.1080/09670262.2015.1050068).

Hixson, S.M., B. Sharma, M.J. Kainz, A. Wacker, & M.T. Arts. 2015. Production, distribution and abundance of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: A fundamental dichotomy between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. 
Environmental Reviews 23(4): 414-424. (doi: 10.1139/er-2015-0029).

Schwarzenberger, A. & A. Wacker. 2015. Melatonin synthesis follows a daily cycle in Daphnia
Journal of Plankton Research 37(3): 636-644. (doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv029). 

Sperfeld, E., & A. Wacker. 2015. Maternal diet of Daphnia magna affects offspring growth responses to supplementation with particular polyunsaturated fatty acids. 
Hydrobiologia 755(1): 267-282. (doi: 10.1007/s10750-015-2244-y).

Wannicke, N.; K. Frindte, G. Gust, I. Liskow, A. Wacker, A. Meyer, & H.P. Grossart. 2015. Measuring bacterial activity and community composition at high hydrostatic pressure using a novel experimental approach: A pilot study. 
FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91: fiv036. (DOI:


Lukas, M & A. Wacker. 2014. Constraints by oxygen and food quality on carbon pathway regulation:a co-limitation study with an aquatic key herbivore.
Ecology 95(11): 3068-3079. (doi: 10.1890/14-0041.1).

Schwarzenberger, A., M. Christjani, & A. Wacker. 2014. Longevity of Daphnia and the attenuation of stress responses by melatonin. 
BMC Physiology 14:8. (doi: 10.1186/s12899-014-0008-y).

Lukas, M & A. Wacker. 2014. Daphnia’s dilemma: adjustment of carbon budgets in the face of food and cholesterol limitation. 
Journal of Experimental Biology 217(7): 1079-1086. (doi: 10.1242/jeb.094151).

Lukas, M & A. Wacker. 2014. Acclimation to dietary shifts impacts the carbon budgets of Daphnia magna
Journal of Plankton Research 36(3): 848-858. (doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbu018).

Martin-Creuzburg, D; Oexle, S & A. Wacker. 2014. Thresholds for sterol-limited growth of Daphnia magna: a comparative approach using 10 different sterols. 
Journal of Chemical Ecology 40(9): 1039-1050. (doi: 10.1007/s10886-014-0486-1).


Wagner, N.D., H. Hillebrand, A. Wacker, P.C. Frost  (2013). Nutritional indicators and their uses in ecology. 
Ecology Letters 16(4): 535-544. (doi: 10.1111/ele.12067).

Lukas, M., P.C. Frost, A. Wacker  (2013). The neonate nutrition hypothesis: early feeding affects the body stoichiometry of Daphnia offspring. 
Freshwater Biology 58(11): 2333-2344. (doi: 10.1111/fwb.12213).

Hartwich, M., D. Martin-Creuzburg,  A. Wacker (2013). Seasonal changes in the accumulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in zooplankton. 
Journal of Plankton Research 35(1): 121-134. (doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbs078).


Wacker, A. & D. Martin-Creuzburg (2012). Biochemical nutrient requirements of the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus: co-limitation by sterols and amino acids.
Functional Ecology 26(5): 1135-1143. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02047.x).

Spijkerman, E.; A. Wacker, G. Weithoff & T. Leya (2012). Elemental and fatty acid composition of snow algae in Arctic habitats. 
Frontiers in Microbiology 3: 380. (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00380).

Wacker, A. (2012). Co-limitation. In: 
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2nd Edition. A.H. El-Shaarawi & W.W. Piegorsch (eds). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, United Kingdom, pp. 443-446. (doi: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn132).

Sperfeld, E., D. Martin-Creuzburg, & A. Wacker (2012). Multiple resource limitation theory applied to herbivorous consumers: Liebig’s minimum rule versus interactive co-limitation. 
Ecology Letters 15(2): 142-150. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01719.x).

Piepho, M., M. Arts, & A. Wacker. (2012). Species-specific variation in fatty acid concentrations of four phytoplankton species: Does phosphorus supply influence the effect of light intensity and temperature? 
Journal of Phycology 48: 64-73. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2011.01103.x).

Hartwich, M., D. Straile, U. Gaedke, & A. Wacker (2012). Utilisation of ciliate and phytoplankton taxonomic composition for the estimation of eicosapentaenoic acid concentration in lakes. 
Freshwater Biology 57(7): 1385-1398. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02799.x).

Sperfeld, E., & A. Wacker (2012). Temperature affects the limitation of Daphnia magna by eicosapentaenoic acid, and the fatty acid composition of body tissue and eggs. 
Freshwater Biology 57(3): 497-508. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02719.x).

Piepho, M., D.,Martin-Creuzburg, & A. Wacker. (2012). Phytoplankton sterol contents vary with temperature, phosphorus- and silicate supply: A study on three freshwater species. 
European Journal of Phycology 47(2): 138-145. (

Hartwich, M., D. Martin-Creuzburg, K-O. Rothhaupt, & A. Wacker (2012). Oligotrophication of a large, deep lake alters food quantity and quality constraints at the primary producer-consumer interface. 
Oikos 121(10): 1702-1712. (DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.20461.x).

Martin-Creuzburg, D.; A. Wacker; C. Ziese, & M. Kainz (2012). Dietary lipid quality affects temperature-mediated reaction norms of a freshwater key herbivore. 
Oecologia 168: 901-912. (DOI 10.1007/s00442-011-2155-1).


Lukas, M., E. Sperfeld, & A. Wacker. 2011. Growth rate hypothesis does not apply across co-limiting conditions: cholesterol limitation affects phosphorus homeostasis of an aquatic herbivore. 
Functional Ecology 25(6): 1206-1214. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01876.x).

Spijkerman, E., & A. Wacker. 2011. Interactions between P-limitation, photosynthesis and different carbon conditions on the fatty acid composition of Chlamydomonas
Extremophiles 15: 597-609.  (DOI 10.1007/s00792-011-0390-3).

Sperfeld, E., & A. Wacker. 2011. Temperature and cholesterol induced changes in eicosapentaenoic acid limitation of Daphnia magna determined by a promising method to estimate growth saturation thresholds. 
Limnology & Oceanography 56(4): 1273-1284. (  


Piepho, M., D. Martin-Creuzburg, & A. Wacker. 2010. Simultaneous effects of light intensity and phosphorus supply on the sterol content of phytoplankton. 
PLoS one 5(12): e15828. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015828).

Martin-Creuzburg, D., A. Wacker, & T. Basen. 2010. Interactions between limiting nutrients: Consequences for somatic and population growth of Daphnia magna
Limnology & Oceanography 55(6): 2597-2607. (doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.6.2597).

Hartwich, M., A. Wacker, & G. Weithoff 2010. Changes in the competitive abilities of two rotifers feeding on mixotrophic flagellates. 
Journal of Plankton Research 32(12): 1727-1731. (doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq081).

Wacker, A. 2010. Careless youth? Food in the early stages of life. Chapter 14. In: G. van der Velde, S. Rajagopal & A. bij de Vaate (eds), 
The Zebra Mussel in Europe. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden/Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim. p. 159-165. (555 pp.).  (Flyer Zebra Mussel Book,  List of Authors and Content).

Wacker, A., & E. Kraffe. 2010. Fatty acid nutrition: role in reproduction and growth. Chapter 15. In: G. van der Velde, S. Rajagopal &  A. bij de Vaate  (eds), 
The Zebra Mussel in Europe. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden/Margraf  Publishers, Weikersheim. p. 167-174. (555 pp.).   (Flyer Zebra Mussel Book,  List of Authors and Content).


Sperfeld, E., & A. Wacker. 2009. Effects of temperature and dietary sterol availability on growth and cholesterol allocation of the aquatic keystone species Daphnia. 
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (19): 3051-3059. (doi:10.1242/jeb.031401).

Martin-Creuzburg, D., E. Sperfeld, & A. Wacker. 2009. Colimitation of a freshwater herbivore by sterols and polyunsaturated fatty acids. 
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B: Biological Sciences 276 (1663): 1805–1814. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.1540).

Wacker, A., & G. Weithoff. 2009. Carbon assimilation mode in mixotrophs and the fatty acid composition of their rotifer consumers. 
Freshwater Biology 54 (11): 2189-2199. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02251.x). 


Wacker, A. & E. von Elert. 2008. Body size and food thresholds for zero growth in Dreissena polymorpha: a mechanism underlying intraspecific competition. 
Freshwater Biology 53: 2356-2363. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2008.02051.x).

Wacker, A. 2008. Impact of parasitic mite infection on a terrestrial snail. 
Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 51(2): 69-75. (DOI: 10.1080/07924259.2008.9652257)


Weithoff, G. & A. Wacker. 2007. The mode of nutrition of mixotrophic flagellates determines the food quality for their consumers. 
Functional Ecology 21 (6): 1092-1098. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01333.x).

Wacker, A. & D. Martin-Creuzburg. 2007. Allocation of essential lipids in Daphnia magna during exposure to poor food quality. 
Functional Ecology 21 (4): 738-747. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01274.x).


Martin-Creuzburg, D., A. Wacker, & E. von Elert. 2005. Life history consequences of sterol availability in the aquatic keystone species Daphnia
Oecologia 144 (3): 362-372. (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-005-0090-8).

Wacker, A. 2005. Lipids in the food of a terrestrial snail. 
Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 47 (3): 205-212. (DOI: 10.1080/07924259.2005.9652161).


Wacker, A., & E. von Elert. 2004. Food quality controls egg quality of the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha: The role of fatty acids. 
Limnology & Oceanography 49 (5): 1794-1801. (DOI: 10.4319/lo.2004.49.5.1794 )

Wacker, A., & B. Baur. 2004. Effects of protein and calcium concentrations of artificial diets on the growth and survival of the land snail Arianta arbustorum
Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 46 (1): 47-53. (DOI: 10.1080/07924259.2004.9652605)


Wacker, A., & E. von Elert. 2003. Settlement pattern of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, as a function of depth in Lake Constance. 
Archiv für Hydrobiologie 58 (3): 289-301. (DOI: 10.1127/0003-9136/2003/0158-0289).

Wacker, A., & E. von Elert. 2003. Food quality controls reproduction of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). 
Oecologia 135: 332-338. (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-003-1208-5).

Wacker, A., & E. von Elert. 2003. Effects of larval food conditions on recruitment of Dreissena polymorphaIn 
Ecological studies, hazards and solutions (Vol. 6): p 49, MAX-Press, Moscow: ISBN 5-317-00657-0.


Wacker, A., & E. von Elert. 2002. Strong influences of larval diet history on subsequent post-settlement growth in the freshwater mollusc Dreissena polymorpha
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London  Series B: Biological Sciences 269 (1505): 2113-2119. (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2139).

Wacker, A., P. Becher, & E. von Elert. 2002. Food quality effects of unsaturated fatty acids on larvae of the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha. 
Limnology & Oceanography 47 (4): 1242-1248.(DOI: 10.4319/lo.2002.47.4.1242)

Wacker, A., & E. von Elert. 2001. Polyunsaturated fatty acids: Evidence for non-substitutable bio­chemical resources in Daphnia galeata
Ecology 82 (9): 2507-2520. (DOI:10.1890/0012-9658(2001)082[2507:PFAEFN]2.0.CO;2).

Postius, C., U. Kenter, A. Wacker, A. Ernst, & P. Böger. 1998. Light causes selection among two phycoerythrin-rich Synechococcus isolates from Lake Constance. 
FEMS Microbiology Ecology 25: 171-178. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.1998.tb00470.x).