Dr. Franziska Spitzner

Doctoral Researcher (from 2015-2018) in RESPONSE


  • Torres G, Melzer R, Spitzner F, Šargač Z, Harzsch S, Gimenez L (2021) Methods to study organogenesis in decapod crustacean larvae I: larval rearing, preparation and fixation. Helgoland Marine Research 75:3 Open access.
  • Melzer RR, Spitzner F, Šargač Z, Hörnig MK, Krieger J, Haug C, Haug JT, Kirchhoff T, Meth R, Torres G, Harzsch S (2021) Methods to study organogenesis in decapod crustacean larvae II: analysing cells and tissues. Helgoland Marine Research 75:2. Open access.
  • Gimenez L, Exton M, Spitzner F, Meth R, Ecker U, Jungblut S, Harzsch S, Saborowksi R, Torres G (2020) Exploring larval phenology as predictor for range expansion in an invasive species. Ecography 43:1-12. Open Access.
  • Spitzner F,Giménez L, Meth R, Harzsch S, Torres G (2019) Unmasking intraspecific variation in offspring responses to multiple environmental drivers. Marine Biology. 166:112 doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3560-y
  • Krieger J & Spitzner F (2020) X-Ray Microscopy of the Larval Crustacean Brain. In: Sprecher S. (eds) Brain Development. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol 2047:253-270. Humana, New York, NY Buy chapter or book via www.springer.com
  • Torres G, Spitzner F, Harzsch S, Gimenez L (2018) Ecological Developmental Biology and global ocean change: brachyuran crustacean larvae as models. In: Perspectives on evolutionary (and) developmental biology. Giuseppe Fusco (ed.); Padova University Press; pp. 283-306.
  • Spitzner F, Meth R, Krüger C, Nischik ES, Eiler S, Sombke A, Torres G, Harzsch S. (2018) An atlas of larval organogenesis in the European shore crab Carcinus maenas L. (Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae). Frontiers in Zoology 15:27. Open Access.