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Handy J., Juchem D., Wang Q., Schimani K., Skibbe O., Zimmermann J., Karsten U. & Herburger K. 2024: Antarctic benthic diatoms after 10 months of dark exposure: consequences for photosynthesis and cellular integrity. - Frontiers in Plant Science 15: 1-13.

Kusber W.-H., Rolfing J.B., Abarca N. & Jahn R. 2024: Why Surirella amphioxys is not an Iconella (Bacillariophyceae). - Phytotaxa 644(4): 297-300.

Lange-Bertalot H., Schiller W. & Kusber W.-H. 2024: Validation of the diatom genera Eolimna (Sellaphoraceae) and Miosira (Aulacoseiraceae). - Notulae Algarum 324: 1-3.

Tapolczai K., Chonova T., Fidlerová D., Makovinská J., Mora D., Weigand A.M. & Zimmermann J. 2024: Molecular metrics to monitor ecological status of large rivers: Implementation of diatom DNA metabarcoding in the Joint Danube Survey 4 - Ecological Indicators 160(24): 111883.

Tudesque L., Lange-Bertalot H. & Kusber W.-H. 2024: Validation of Lacuneolimna (Sellaphoraceae, Bacillariophyceae). - Notulae Algarum 325: 1-2.

Van de Vijver, B., Jüttner, I. & Kusber, W.-H. 2024: Typification of Colletonema viridulum Brébisson ex Kützing with the correct name for Frustulia erifuga Lange-Bertalot & Krammer (Amphipleuraceae, Bacillariophyta). – Botany Letters: 1-16

Van de Vijver B., Kusber W.-H., Jüttner I., Schuster T.M. & Williams D.M. 2024: Revision of the Staurosirella leptostauron complex (Staurosiraceae, Bacillariophyta) in Europe with the description of three new species. - Plant Ecology and Evolution 157(2): 174-201.

Williams D.M., Van de Vijver B. & Kusber W.-H. 2024: On Brébisson’s Considérations sur les Diatomées et essai d’une classification des genres et des espèces appartenant à cette famille (1838). - Phytotaxa 635(4): 297-300.


Abarca N., Stancheva R., Skibbe O., Schimani K., Kusber W.-H., Zimmermann J. & Jahn R. 2023: Gomphadelpha (Bacillariophyceae) – a new genus name for taxa formerly subsumed in the Gomphoneis herculeana-group. - Nova Hedwigia 000(0-0): [1-42]

Clark M.S., Hoffmann J.I., Peck L.S., Bargelloni L., Gande D. Havermans C., Meyer B., Patarnello T., Phillips T., Stoof-Leichsenring K.R., Vendrami D.L.J., Beck A., Collins G., Friedrich M.W., Halanych K.M., Masello J.F., Nagel R., Norén K., Printzen C., Ruiz M.B., Wohlrab S., Becker B., Dumarck K., Ghaderiardakani F., Glaser K., Heesch S, Held C., John U., Karsten U., Kempf S., Lucassen M. Paijmans A., Schimani K., Wallberg A., Wunder L.C. & Mock T. 2023: Multi-omics for studying and understanding polar life. - Nature Communications 14: 7451 pp. 1-12.

Elbrächter M., Gottschling M., Hoppenrath M., Keup H., Kusber W.-H., Streng M., Tillmann U., Versteegh G.J.M. & Zomeveld K.A.F.2023:(258–260) Proposals to eliminate contradiction between Articles 11.7 and 11.8 and to equate non-fossil with fossil names of dinophytes for purposes of priority. -Taxon 72(3): 684-686.

Graiff A., Braun M., Driemel A., Ebbing J., Grossart H.-P., Harder T., Hoffman J.I., Koch B., Leese F., Piontek J., Scheinert M., Quillfeldt P., Zimmermann J., Karsten U. 2023: Big data in Antarctic sciences – current status, gaps, and future perspectives. - Polarforschung 91: 45–57.

Juchem D.P., Schimani K., Holzinger A., Permann C., Abarca N., Skibbe O., Zimmermann J., Graeve M. & Karsten U. 2023: Lipid degradation and photosynthetic traits after prolonged darkness in four Antarctic benthic diatoms, including the newly described species Planothidium wetzelii sp. nov. – Frontiers in Microbiology 14: 1241826.

Kochman-Kędziora N., Kusber W.-H., Kociolek J.P. & Van de Vijver B. 2023: Observations on the type material of Melosira roeseana Rabenhorst and Orthoseira spinosa W.Smith (Orthoseiraceae, Bacillariophyta). - Notulae Algarum 274: 1-10.

Kusber W.-H., Hofmann G., Lange-Bertalot H. & Witkowski A. 2023: Nomenclatural notes on some Baltic diatoms (Bacillariophyta), described from Germany and Poland, - Notulae Algarum 297: 1-3. URI:…

Kusber W.-H. & Zimmermann J. 2023: The correct classification of Odontella rhombus f. trigona (Biddulphiaceae, Mediophyceae), observed in the monitoring of European coastal waters. - Notulae Algarum 282: 1-3.

Schimani K., Abarca N., Skibbe O., Mohamad H., Jahn R., Kusber W.-H., Campana G.L. & Zimmermann J. 2023: Exploring benthic diatom diversity in the West Antarctic Peninsula: insights from a morphological and molecular approach. - Metabarcoding and Metgenomics 7: e110194 pp.339-384.

Schimani K., Abarca N., Zimmermann J., Skibbe O., Jahn R., Kusber W.-H., Leya T. & Mora D. 2023: Molecular phylogenetics coupled with morphological analyses of Arctic and Antarctic strains place Chamaepinnularia (Bacillariophyta) within the Sellaphoraceae. - Fottea 24(1): 1-22.

Van de Vijver B. & Abarca N. 2023: Observations on the type material of Gomphonema affine Kützing (Gomphonemataceae, Bacillariophyceae). - Notulae Algarum 294: 1-6.…

Van de Vijver B., Kusber W.-H., Reichardt E. & Jüttner I. 2023: Observations on and typification of Gomphonema micropus Kützing (Gomphonemataceae, Bacillariophyceae) with notes on the type of G. commune Rabenhorst. - Notulae Algarum 300: 1-9.…

Van de Vijver B., Schuster T.M., Jónsson G.S., Hansen I., Williams D.M., Kusber W.-H., Wetzel C.E. & Ector L. 2023: A critical analysis of the Fragilaria vaucheriae complex (Bacillariophyta) in Europe. - Fottea 23(1): 62-96. DOI:

Van de Vijver B., Schuster T.M., Kusber W.-H. & Leurs W. 2023: Observations and lectotypification of Caloneis warmingii Østrup (Naviculaceae, Bacillariophyceae). – Notulae Algarum 302: 1-6.…

Van de Vijver B., Williams D.M. & Abarca N. 2023: Observations on the type material of Gomphonema ventricosum Gregory (Gomphonemataceae, Bacillariophyceae). – Notulae Algarum 299: 1-6.…


Baricevic A., Chardon C., Kahlert M., Karjalainen S.M., Maric Pfannkuchen D., Pfannkuchen M., Rimet F. Smodlaka Tankovic M., Trobajo R., Vasselon V., Zimmermann J. & Bouchez A. 2022: Recommendations for the preservation of environmental samples in diatom metabarcoding studies. - Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 6: e85844.

Danz A., Van de Vijver B., Kochman-Kedziora, Kusber W.-H., Guerrero J., Vouilloud A., Sala S.E., Liu Q. & Kociolek J.P. 2022: The genus Orthoseira Thwaites: historical overview, current status and recommendations for the future. - Nova Hedwigia [29 pp.]

Duwe V.K., Vu L.V., von Rintelen T., Raab-Straube E.v., Schmidt S., Nguyen S.V., Vu T.D., Do T.V., Luu T.H., Truong V.B., Di Vincenzo V., Schmidt O., Glöckler F., Jahn R., Lücking R., von Oheimb K.C.M., von Oheimb P.V., Heinze S., Abarca N., Bollendorff S., Borsch T., Buenaventura E., Dang H.T.T., Dinh T.D., Do H.T., Ehlers S., Freyhof J., Hayden S., Hein P., Hoang T.A., Hoang D.M., Hoang S.N., Kürschner H., Kusber W.-H., Le H.N., Le T.Q., Linde M., Mey W., Nguyen H.D., Nguyen M.T., Nguyen M.T., Nguyen D.V., Nguyen T.V., Nguyen V.D.H., Nguyen D.Q., Ohl M., Parolly G., Pham T.N., Pham P.V., Rabe K., Schurian B., Skibbe O., Sulikowska-Drozd A., To Q.V., Truong T.Q., Zimmermann J., Häuser C.L. 2022: Contributions to the biodiversity of Vietnam – Results of VIETBIO inventory work and field training in Cuc Phuong National Park .Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e77025 ist extern)

Ilicic D., Woodhouse J., Karsten U., Zimmermann J., Wichard T., Quartino M.L., Campana G.L., Levenets A., Van den Wangaert S. & Grossart H.-P. 2022: Antarctic Glacial Meltwater Impacts the Diversity of Fungal Parasites Associated With Benthic Diatoms in Shallow Coastal Zones. Frontiers in Microbiology 15: 1-12

Kahlert M., Karjalainen S.M., Keck F., Kelly M., Ramon M., Rimet F., Schneider S., Tapolczai K. & Zimmermann J. 2022: Co-occurrence, ecological profiles and geographical distribution based on unique molecular identifiers of the common freshwater diatoms Fragilaria and Ulnaria. - Ecological Indicators 141: 109114.

Kooistra W.H.C.F., Kusber W.-H., Hernández D.U., Montresor M. & Sarno D. 2022: The type species of the diatom genus Chaetoceros. - Diatom Research [1-8]

Kusber W.-H.& Van de Vijver B. 2022: Lectotypification of Achnanthidium exile (Kützing) Heiberg (Achnanthidiaceae, Bacillariophyta). – Notulae Algarum 237: 1-5.

Mohamad H., Mora D., Skibbe O., Abarca N., Deutschmeyer V., Enke N., Kusber W.-H., Zimmermann J. & Jahn R. 2022: Morphological variability and genetic marker stability of 16 monoclonal pennate diatom strains under medium-term culture. - Diatom Research (Published online 02 Dec 2022; 22 pp.)

Mora D., Kleinteich J., Zimmermann J., Fischer H. & Krenek S. 2022: Influence of preservation methods for phytobenthos samples on the detection of microbial communities through eDNA metabarcoding – first results. - Pp. 29-36. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (ed.): Ergebnisse der Jahrestagung 2021 (Leipzig). - Essen.

Müller A., Güntsch A., Jahn R., Kohlbecker A., Kusber W.-H. & Zimmermann J. 2022: PhycoBank: Repository for algal novelties. - Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 6: e90885 doi: 10.3897/biss.6.90885

Prelle L.R., Schmidt I., Schimani K.,Zimmermann J., Abarca N., Skibbe O., Juchem D. & Karsten U. 2022: Photosynthetic, Respirational, and Growth Responses of Six Benthic Diatoms from the Antarctic Peninsula as Functions of Salinity and Temperature Variations. - Genes 13(7):1264.

Schilling P., Hofmann G. & Kusber W.-H. 2022: Bundestaxaliste der Gewässerorganismen Deutschlands (BTL): Taxaliste für Monitoring und Naturschutz - Herausforderungen am Beispiel der Kieselalgen. - Pp. 287-293. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (ed.): Ergebnisse der Jahrestagung 2021 (Leipzig). - Essen.

Schimani K., Zacher K., Jerosch K., Pehlke H., Wiencke C. & Bartsch I. 2022: Video survey of deep benthic macroalgae and macroalgal detritus along a glacial Arctic fjord: Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen). - Polar Biology 45: 1291-1305.

Skibbe O., Abarca N., Forest F. & Werner P. 2022: Exploring diatom diversity through cultures - a case study from the Bow River, Canada. - Journal of Limnology 81(1): 1-29.

Van de Vijver B. & Kusber W.-H. 2022a: Typification and transfer of Fragilaria undulata C.E.Cramer to the genus Pseudostaurosira (Staurosiraceae, Bacillariophyta) with some notes on the diatom species described by Carl E. Cramer. – Notulae Algarum 225: 1-5.

Van de Vijver, B. & Kusber, W.-H. 2022b: Fragilaria intermedia (Grunow) Grunow in Van Heurck, the correct name for Fragilaria neointermedia Tuji & D.M.Williams (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta). – Notulae Algarum 229: 1-7.

Van de Vijver, B. & Kusber, W.-H. 2022c: Typification of Sigmatella subrecta Bréb. and its transfer to the genus Gyrosigma (Naviculaceae, Bacillariophyta). – Notulae Algarum 229: 1-5.

Van de Vijver, B., Williams, D.M., Kusber, W.-H., Cantonati, M., Hamilton, P.B., Wetzel, C.E. & Ector, L.2022: Fragilaria radians (Kützing) D.M.Williams et Round, the correct name for F. gracilis (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta): a critical analysis of this species complex in Europe.- Fottea 22(2): 256–291. DOI: 10.5507/fot.2022.006

Van de Vijver B., Williams D.M., Schuster T.M., Kusber W.-H., Cantonati M., Wetzel C.E. & Ector L. 2022: Analysis of the Fragilaria rumpens complex (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta) with the description of two new species. - Fottea 22(1): 93-121.

Zimmermann J., Abarca N., Bansemer J., Bettig J., Droege G., Kusber W.-H., Luther K., Mohamad H., Mora D., Proft S., Schimani K., Skibbe O., Van A.T. & Jahn R. 2022: German Barcode of Life 2 (GBOL2) — Kieselalgen DNA-Barcoding und eDNA Metabarcoding im Kontext von Biodiversitätsforschung, Taxonomie und EU Wasserrahmenrichtlinie (2000/60/EC). - Pp. 307-311. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (ed.): Ergebnisse der Jahrestagung 2021 (Leipzig). - Essen.


Bilous O.P., Genkal S.I., Zimmermann J., Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. 2021: Centric diatom diversity in the lower part of the Southern Bug river (Ukraine): the transitional zone at Mykolaiv city. - PhytoKeys 178: 31-69.

Jahn R., Abarca N., Al-Handal A., Kusber W.-H., Zimmermann J. & Skibbe O. 2021: Integrative taxonomic description of the marine species Cocconeis crawfordii (Bacillariophyceae) based on unialgal strains. - Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 151: 85-105.

Kanjer L., Kusber W.-H. & Van de Vijver B. 2021: Observations and typification of Exilaria fulgens Greville (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta) and its transfer to the genus Ardissonea De Notaris, 1870. Notulae Algarum 215: 1-6.

Kohlbecker A., Güntsch A., Kilian N., Kusber W.-H., Luther K., Müller A., Raab-Straube E. von & Berendsohn W. 2021: A pragmatic approach to concept-based annotation of scientific names in biodiversity and environmental research data. In: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) GI. (ed.): INFORMATIK 2021,Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn 2021. Pp. 539-546.

Kusber W.H., Garcia da Silva T., Bock C., Krienitz L. & Guiry M.D. 2021: Revised treatment of Reinsch's Selenastrum taxa and Messastrum (Chlorophyta) with remarks on their original material and molecularly analysed reference strains. Notulae Algarum 218: 1-5.

Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. 2021: Christian Gottfried Ehrenbergs Zeichnungen: Eine frühe wissenschaftliche Dokumentation mikroskopischer Organismen. - HIN Internationale Zeitschrift für Humboldt-Studien 22(42): 105-117.

Kusber W.-H., Lange-Bertalot H. & Hofmann G. 2021: New combinations of diatom names (Bacillariophyta) from the German checklist and Red List with remarks on their indicator values. - Notulae Algarum 209: 1-6.

Maltsev Y., Maltseva S., Kociolek J.P., Jahn R. & Kulikovskij M. 2021: Biogeography of the cosmopolitan terrestrial diatom Hantzschia amphioxys sensu lato based on molecular and morphological data. - Scientific Reports (2021) 11:4266. ist extern)

Mora, D., Stancheva, R. & Jahn, R. 2021: Cocconeis czarneckii sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta): a new diatom species from Lake Okoboji (Iowa, USA), based on the strain UTEX FD23. – Phycologia: [1-15].

Ognjanova-Rumenova N., Bucczkó K., Pipik R. & Jahn R. 2021: Aulacoseira scala (Ehrenberg) comb. nov. – typification, morphology and biostratigraphic significance. - Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 151: 27-41.

Rimet F., Aylagas E., Borja A., Bouchez A., Canino A., Chauvin C., Chonova T., Ciampor Jr F., Costa F.O., Ferrari B.J.D., Gastineau R., Goulon C., Gugger M., Holzmann M., Jahn R., Kahlert M., Kusber W.-H., Laplace-Treyture C., Leese F., Leliaert F., Mann D.G., Marchand F., Méléder V., Pawlowski J., Rasconi S., Rivera S., Rougerie R., Schweizer M., Trobajo R., Vasselon V., Vivien R., Weigand A., Witkowski A., Zimmermann J. & Ekrem T. 2021: Metadata standards and practical guidelines for specimen and DNA curation when building barcode reference libraries for aquatic life. - Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 5: e58056. ist extern)

Salinas Caamarillo V.H., Carmona-Jilménez J., Abarca N., Zimmermann J. & Mora D. 2021: Evaluating the ecological status of mountain streams from a megacity (Mexico City) with diatoms: development and implementation of morphological and eDNA-based methods. - ARPHA Conference Abstracts 4: e64831

Van de Vijver B., Hürlimann J., Potapova M., Bahls L., Ballings P., Levkov Z., Kusber W.-H.& Ector L. 2021: Observations and typification of Fragilaria cyclopum (Brutschy) Lange-Bertalot (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 204: 1-7.

Van de Vijver B., Hamilton P.B. & Kusber W.-H. 2021: Corrections in the description of Stauroneis crassula (Stauroneidaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 206: 1-2.

Van de Vijver B., Schuster T.M., Kusber W.-H., Hamilton P.B., Wetzel C.E. & Ector L.2021: Revision of European Brachysira species (Brachysiraceae, Bacillariophyta): I. The Brachysira microcephala - B. neoexilis enigma. - Botany Letters. ist extern)

Van de Vijver B., Schuster T.M., Williams D.M. & Kusber W.-H. 2021: Was Fragilaria pararumpens Lange-Bertalot, G.Hofmann & Werum 2011 new to science? - Notulae Algarum 180: 1-4.

Van de Vijver B. Schuster T.M., Kusber W.-H., Kennedy B., Hamilton P.B., Albert R.-L., Ballings P., Wetzel C.E. & Ector L. 2021: Revision of European Brachysira species (Brachysiraceae, Bacillariophyta): III. Species formerly included in the Brachysira serians complex. Botany Letters: . ist extern)

Van de Vijver B., Schuster T.M., Kusber W.-H., Williams D.M., P.B., Wetzel C.E. & Ector L.2021: Revision of European Brachysira species (Brachysiraceae, Bacillariophyta): II. The Brachysira styriaca and B. zellensis group.- Botany Letters. ist extern)

Zimmermann J., Abarca N., Kusber W.-H., Skibbe O. & Jahn R. 2021: Biodiversität und Sauerstoffproduktion in einer Glasschachtel. Kieselalgen – winzig, aber wichtig. - Biologie unserer Zeit 2/2021 (51): 132-141.

Zimmermann J., Mora D., Tapolczai K., Proft S., Chonova T., Rimet F., Bouchez A., Fidlerová D., Makovinská J. & Weigand A. 2021: Metabarcoding of phytobenthos samples. Pp. 145-156 in: Liška I., Wagner F., Sengl M., Deutsch K., Slobodník J. & Paunović M. (eds): Joint Danube Survey 4. Scientific Report: A shared analysis of the Danube river. Vienna: ICPDR – International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River.


Abarca N., Zimmermann J., Kusber W.-H., Mora D., Van A. T., Skibbe O. & Jahn R. 2020: Defining the core group of the genus Gomphonema Ehrenberg with molecular and morphological methods. - Botany Letters [1-46]

Bailet B., Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil L., Baričević A., Chonova T., Franc A., Frigerio J.-M., Kelly M., Mora D., Pfannkuchen M., Proft S., Ramon M., Vasselon V., Zimmermann J., Kahlert M. 2020: Diatom DNA metabarcoding for ecological assessment: Comparison among bioinformatics pipelines used in six European countries reveals the need for standardization. – Science of The Total Environment,Volume 745,140948, ISSN 0048-9697,

Gutowski A., Foerster J., Knappe J., Linne von Berg K.-H., Hofmann G., Lange-Bertalot H., Werum M., Klee R., König C., Metzeltin D., Reichardt E. & Kusber W.-H. 2020: Checklisten und Rote Listen der Süßwasseralgen Deutschlands. Pp. 319-324 in: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL), Ergebnisse der Jahrestagung 2019 (Münster). - Essen.

Jahn R., Abarca N., Kusber W.-H., Skibbe O., Zimmermann J. & Mora D. 2020: Integrative taxonomic description of two new species of the Cocconeis placentula group (Bacillariophyceae) from Korea based on unialgal strains. – Algae 35(4): 303-324.

Jüttner I., Chudaev D. & Kusber W.-H. 2020: Re-examination of the type materials of Navicula exilis and Navicula cryptocephala (Naviculaceae, Bacillariophyceae). – Phytotaxa 472(2): 123-134.

Kusber W.-H., Bishop J., Kopálova K. & Van de Vijver 2020: Note on the type of Sabbea Van de Vijver, J.Bishop & Kopalová (Bacillariophyceae). – Notulare Algarum 160: 1-2.

Kusber W.-H., Cocquyt, C. & Jahn R. 2020: Assessment of names in the genera Iconella, Surirella and Suriraya (Bacillariophyceae). – Notulare Algarum 156: 1-4.

Mischke U., Kasten J., Dürselen C.-D., Täuscher L., Riedmüller U., Tworeck A., Oschwald L., Hoehn E., Schilling P. & Kusber W.-H. 2020: Taxaliste Phytoplankton (HTL_2020) in Ergänzung zur Bundestaxaliste für die WRRL-Bewertungsverfahren PhytoSee und PhytoFluss – Elektronische Veröffentlichung auf

Salinas V.H., Mora D., Jahn R. & Abarca N. 2020: New species of Pseudostaurosira (Bacillariophyceae) including a tripolar taxon from mountain streams of Central Mexico. Phytotaxa 464(3): 193-206.

Van de Vijver B., Kusber W.-H., Ector L., Schuster T.M. & Walter J. 2020: Original material of Fragilaria gloiophila (Grunow) Van de Vijver, Ector, T.M.Schuster & J.Walter (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta) rediscovered in the Grunow collection. – Notulae Algarum 161: 1-3.

Van de Vijver B., Wetzel C.E., Kusber W.-H. & Ector L. 2020: Observations on and typification of Synedra crotonensis f. belgica Grunow and Fragilaria crotonensis var. prolongata Grunow (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta) and the introduction of Fragilaria prolongata comb. et stat. nov. – Notulae Algarum 168: 1-6.

Witkowski A., Ashworth M., Li C., Sagna I., Yatte D., Górecka E., Franco A.O.R., Kusber W.-H., Klein G., Lange-Bertalot H., Przemysław D., Theriot E.C., Manning S.R. 2020: Exploring diversity, taxonomy and phylogeny of diatoms (Bacillariophyta) from marine habitats. Novel taxa with internal costae. – Protist 171: 1-25.


Al-Handal A.Y., Wulff A., Riaux-Gobin C, Jahn R. 2019: Two new marine species of Cocconeis (Bacillariophyceae) from the west coast of Sweden. – European Journal of Taxonomy 497: 1-16.

Al-Handal A.Y., Zimmermann J., Jahn R., Anders T. & Wulff A. 2019: Nitzschia biundulata sp. nov. a new sea ice diatom (Bacillariophyceae) from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Nova Hedwigia 108(3-4): 281-290.

Bilous O, Genkal S.I., Jahn R., Zimmermann J. 2019: Rare species of centric diatom algae (Bacillariophyta, Centrophyceae) from Ukraine. – International Journal on Algae 21: 67-74.

Elbrächter M., Gottschling M., Hoppenrath M., Jahn R., Montresor M., Tillmann U. & Kusber W.-H. 2019: (2686) Proposal to conserve the name Alexandrium against Blepharocysta. (Dinophyceae). Taxon 68(3): 589-590.

Jagielski T., Bakuła Z., Gawor J., Maciszewski K., Kusber W.-H., Dyląg M., Nowakowska J., Gromadka R. & Karnkowska A. 2019: The genus Prototheca (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) revisited: Implications from molecular taxonomic studies. - Algal Research 43: [1-19]

Jahn R., Kusber W.-H., Skibbe O., Zimmermann J., Van A.T., Buczkó K. & Abarca N. 2019: Gomphonella olivacea (Bacillariophyceae) – a new phylogenetic position for a well-known taxon, its typification, new species and combinations. Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(2): 219-247.

Hamilton P.B., Savoie A.M., Sayre C.M., Skibbe O., Zimmermann J. & Bull R.D. 2019: Novel Neidium Pfitzer species from western Canada based upon morphology and plastid DNA sequences. - Phytotaxa 419(1): 39-62. 2019

Hamilton P.B., Stachura-Suchoples K., Kusber W.-H., Bouchard A. & Jahn R. 2019: Typification of the puzzling diatom species Neidium iridis (Neidiaceae). Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(2): 392-401.

Kusber W.-H., Kohlbecker A., Mohamad H., Güntsch A., Berendsohn W.G. & Jahn R. 2019: Registration of Algal Novelties in Phycobank: Serving the scientific community and filling gaps in the global names backbone.Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 3: e37285.

Kusber W.-H. & Lange-Bertalot H. 2019: Navicula metareichardtiana Lange-Bertalot & Kusber, a new name for Navicula reichardtiana Lange-Bertalot, nom. illeg. (Naviculaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae algarum 102: 1-2.

Mora D., Abarca N., Proft S., Grau J.H., Enke N., Carmona J., Skibbe O., Jahn R. & Zimmermann J. 2019 [ahead of print: 24 Jul 2019]: Morphology and metabarcoding: a test with stream diatoms from Mexico highlights the complementarity of identification methods. – Freshwater Science 38: 448-464.

Rimet F., Gusev E., Kahlert M., Kelly M., Kulikovskiy, Maltsev Y., Mann D.G., Pfannkuchen M., Trobajo R., Vasselon V., Zimmermann J., Bouchez A. 2019: Diat.barcode, an open-access curated barcode library for diatoms. Scientific Reports 9(1): 15116


Cocquyt C., Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. 2018: Epithemia hirudiniformis and related taxa within the subgenus Rhopalodiella subg. nov. in comparison to Epithemia subg. Rhopalodia stat nov. (Bacillariophyceae) from East Africa. Cryptogamie Algologie 39: 35-62.

Gottschling M., Tillmann U., Kusber W.-H., Hoppenrath M. & Elbrächter M. 2018: (2607) Proposal to conserve the name Heterocapsa (Dinophyceae) with a conserved type. - Taxon 67(3): 633-635.

Hofmann G., Lange-Bertalot H., Werum M. & Klee R. unter Mitarbeit von König C., Kusber W.-H., Metzeltin D. & Reichardt E. 2018: Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der limnischen Kieselalgen (Bacillariophyta) Deutschlands. – In Metzing D., Hofbauer N., Ludwig G. & Matzke Hajek G. (Red.): Rote Liste gefährdeter Tiere, Pflanzen und Pilze Deutschlands. Band 7: Pflanzen. – Münster: Landwirtschaftsverlag. – Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70(7):601-708.

Kasten J., Kusber W.-H., Riedmüller U., Tworeck A., Oschwald L. & Mischke U. 2018: Steckbriefe der Phytoplankton-Indikatortaxa in den WRRL-Bewertungsverfahren PhytoSee und PhytoFluss mit Begleittext – 1. Lieferung: 50 Steckbriefe ausgewählter Indikatortaxa. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin. –  177 pp. doi:

Kretschmann J., Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kusber W.-H. & Gottschling M. 2017: Still curling after all these years: Glenodinium apiculatum Ehrenb. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) repeatedly found at its type locality in Berlin (Germany). Systematics and Biodiversity.

Kusber W.-H., Abarca N., Van A. L. & Jahn R. (ed.) 2018: Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Berlin 25–30 June 2018. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin. – 198 pp.  doi:

Kusber W.-H. & Gutowski A. 2018: Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Zieralgen (Desmidiales) Deutschlands. – In Metzing D., Hofbauer N., Ludwig G. & Matzke Hajek G. (Red.): Rote Liste gefährdeter Tiere, Pflanzen und Pilze Deutschlands. Band 7: Pflanzen. – Münster: Landwirtschaftsverlag. – Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70(7): 711-778.

Kusber W.-H., Skibbe O. & Jahn R. 2018. Is Trieres Ashworth & E.C. Theriot 2013 (Bacillariophyta) a superfluous redescription of Microtheca Ehrenberg 1838? - Notulae algarum 81: 1-6.

Leese F., Bouchez A., Abarenkov K., Altermatt F., Borja Á., Bruce K., Ekrem T., Čiampor Jr F., Čiamporová-Zaťovičová Z., Costa F.O., Duarte S.,  Elbrecht V., Fontaneto D., Franc A., Geiger M.F., Hering D., Kahlert M., Kalamujić Stroil B., Kelly M., Keskin E., Liska I., Mergen P., Meissner K., Pawlowski J., Penev L., Reyjol Y., Rotter A., Steinke D., van der Wal B., Vitecek S., Zimmermann J. & Weigand A.M. (2018): Why We Need Sustainable Networks Bridging Countries, Disciplines, Cultures and Generations for Aquatic Biomonitoring 2.0: A Perspective Derived From the DNAqua-Net COST Action. in: Next Generation Biomonitoring: Part 1, Volume 58, 1st Edition, ed. D. Bohan, A. Dumbrell, G. Woodward & M. Jackson.

Pawlowski J., Kahlert M., Kelly-Quinn M., Altermatt F., Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil L., Beja P., Boggero A., Borja A., Bouchez A., Cordier T., Domaizon I., Feio M.J., Filipe A.F., Fornaroli R., Graf W., Herder J., van der Hoorn B., Jones J.I., Sagova-Mareckova M., Moritz C., Barquín J., Piggott J.J., Pinna M., Rimet F., Rinkevich B., Sousa-Santos C., Specchia V., Trobajo R., Vasselon V., Vitecek S., Zimmermann J. & Leese F. 2018: The future of biotic indices in the ecogenomic era: integrating DNA metabarcoding in biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 637-638: 1295-1310.

Pümpin Ch., Reifarth N., Vrydaghs L., Abarca N., Jahn R., Wuttke M. 2018: Hidden traces in the Royal Tomb of Qaṭna, Syria. Reconstructing funeral activities by means of biogenic opal. - International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology Brussels (Belgium).

Rimet F., Abarca N., Bouchez A., Kusber W.-H., Jahn R., Kahlert M., Keck F., Kelly M.G., Mann D.G., Piuz A., Tapolaczai K., Vasselon V. & Zimmermann J. 2018: The potential of High–Throughput Sequencing (HTS) of natural samples as a source of primary taxonomic information for reference libraries of diatom barcodes. - Fottea, Olomouc, 18(1): 37–54, 2018.

Skibbe O., Zimmermann J., Kusber W.-H., Abarca N., Buczkó K. & Jahn R. 2018: Gomphoneis tegelensis sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae): a morphological and molecular investigation based on selected single cells. - Diatom Research 33(2): 251-262.

Turland N.J., Wiersema J.H., Barrie F.R., Greuter W., Hawksworth D.L., Herendeen P.S., Knapp S., Kusber W.-H., Li D.-Z., Marhold K., May T.W., McNeill J., Monro A.M., Prado J., Price M.J. & Smith G.F. (ed.) 2018: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code) adopted by the Nineteenth International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China, July 2017. – Glashütten: Koeltz Botanical Books. doi:

Bochardt N., Schiefelbein U., Abarca N., Boy J., Mikhailyuk T., Sipman H. & Karsten U. 2017): Diversity of algae and lichens in biological soil crusts of Ardley and King George Island, Antarctica. Antarctic Science. doi:10.1017/S0954102016000638
Cocquyt C., Taylor J.C. & Kusber W.-H. 2017: Reinvestigation of African Surirella taxa (Bacillariophyta) described by B.J. Cholnoky with some remarks on digitization of diatom types. - Fottea 17(1): 34-56
Jahn R., Abarca N., Gemeinholzer B., Mora D., Skibbe O., Kulikovskiy M., Gusev E., Kusber W.-H. & Zimmermann J. 2017: Planothidium lanceolatum and Planothidium frequentissimum reinvestigated with molecular methods and morphology: four new species and the taxonomic importance of the sinus and cavum. - Diatom Research, 32(1): 75-107.
Jahn R., Kusber W.-H., Cocquyt C. 2017: Differentiating Iconella from Surirella (Bacillariophyceae): typifying four Ehrenberg names and a preliminary checklist of the African taxa. - PhytoKeys 82: 73-112.
Kusber W.-H., Cantonati M. & Lange-Bertalot H. 2017: Validation of five diatom novelties published in “Freshwater Benthic Diatoms of Central Europe” and taxonomic treatment of the neglected species Tryblionella hantzschiana. - Phytotaxa 328(1): 90-94.
Marić Pfannkuchen D., Godrijan J., Smodlaka Tanković M., Baričević A., Kužat N., Djakovac T., Pustijanac E., Jahn R. & Pfannkuchen M. 2017: The Ecology of One Cosmopolitan, One Newly Introduced and One Occasionally Advected Species from the Genus Skeletonema in a Highly Structured Ecosystem, the Northern Adriatic. Microb Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s00248-017-1069-9.
Mora D., Carmona J., Jahn R., Zimmermann J., Abarca N. 2017: Epilithic diatom communities of selected streams from the Lerma-Chapala Basin, Central Mexico, with the description of two new species. PhytoKeys 88: 39-69. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.88.14612
Suhrbier L., Kusber W.-H., Tschöpe O., Güntsch A. & Berendsohn W.G. 2017: AnnoSys—implementation of a generic annotation system for schema-based data using the example of biodiversity collection data. - Database (Oxford) 2017 (1) bax018.
Tillmann U., Hoppenrath M., Gottschling M., Kusber W.-H. & Elbrächter M. 2017: Plate pattern clarification of the marine dinophyte Heterocapsa triquetra sensu Stein (Dinophyceae) collected at the Kiel Fjord (Germany). - J. Phycol. 20 pp. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12584
Zimmermann, J. & Hürlimann, J. 2017: Umwelt-DNA (eDNA) – Molekularbiologie erobert Arten-, Gewässer- und Naturschutz. Wasser Energie Luft 109. Jahrgang (2) (September 2017).
Zimmermann J. & Hürlimann J. 2017: Umwelt-DNA (eDNA) – die revolutionierte Artensuche. Fauna Focus 35 (August 2017).


Leese F.A., Bouchez A., Ekrem T., Hering D., Meissner K., Mergen P., Pawlowski J., Piggott J.J., Rimet F., Steinke D., Taberlet P., Weigand A.M.,  Abarenkov K., Beja P., Bervoets L., Björnsdóttir S., Boets P., Boggero A., Bones A.M., Borja Á., Bruce K., Bursić V., Carlsson J., Čiampor F., Čiamporová-Zatovičová Z., Coissac E., Costa F., Costache M., Creer S., Csabai Z., Deiner K., DelValls Á., Drakare S., Duarte S., Eleršek T., Fazi S., Fišer C., Flot J.-F., Fonseca V., Fontaneto D., Grabowski M., Graf W., Guðbrandsson J., Hellström M., Hershkovitz Y., Hollingsworth P., Japoshvili B.,  Jones J.I., Kahlert M., Kalamujic Stroil B., Kasapidis P., Kelly M.G., Kelly-Quinn M., Keskin E., Kõljalg U., Ljubešić Z., Maček I., Mächler E., Mahon A., Marečková M., Mejdandzic M., Mircheva G., Montagna M., Moritz C., Mulk V., Naumoski A., Navodaru I., Padisák J., Pálsson S., Panksep K., Penev L., Petrusek A., Pfannkuchen M.A., Primmer C.R., Rinkevich B., Rotter A., Schmidt-Kloiber A., Segurado P., Speksnijder A., Stoev P., Strand M., Šulčius S., Sundberg P., Traugott M., Tsigenopoulos C., Turon X., Valentini A., van der Hoorn B., Várbíró G., Vasquez Hadjilyra M.I., Viguri J., Vitonytė I., Vogler A., Vrålstad T., Wägele W, Wenne R., Winding A., Woodward G., Zegura B., Zimmermann J. (DNAqua-Net consortium) 2016: DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe. Research Ideas & Outcomes 2: e11321.

Zimmermann J., Kusber W.-H., Droege G. & Jahn R. 2016: GBOL2 – Increasing the Accessibility of eDNA Barcoding Data. GGBN Newsletter 5: 7-8.
Barkworth M. E., Watson M., Barrie F. R., Belyaeva I. V., Chung R. C. K., Dašková J., Davidse G., Dönmez A. A., Doweld A. B., Dressler S., Flann C., Gandhi K., Geltman D., Glen H. F., Greuter W., Head M. J., Jahn R., Janarthanam M. K., Katinas L., Kirk P. M., Klazenga N., Kusber W.-H., Kvaček J., Malécot V., Mann D. G., Marhold K., Nagamasu H., Nicolson N., Paton A., Patterson D. J., Price M. J., Prud’homme van Reine W., Schneider C. W., Sennikov A., Smith G. F., Stevens P. F., Yang Z.-L., Zhang X.-C. & Zuccarello G. C. 2016: (276–279) Proposals to provide for registration of new names and nomenclatural acts. - Taxon 65 (3): 656-658.
Barkworth M. E., Watson M., Barrie F. R., Belyaeva I. V., Chung R. C. K., Dašková J., Davidse G., Dönmez A. A., Doweld A. B., Dressler S., Flann C., Gandhi K., Geltman D., Glen H. F., Greuter W., Head M. J., Jahn R., Janarthanam M. K., Katinas L., Kirk P. M., Klazenga N., Kusber W.-H., Kvaček J., Malécot V., Mann D. G., Marhold K., Nagamasu H., Nicolson N., Paton A., Patterson D. J., Price M. J., Prud’homme van Reine W., Schneider C. W., Sennikov A., Smith G. F., Stevens P. F., Yang Z.-L., Zhang X.-C. & Zuccarello G. C. 2016: Report of the Special Committee on Registration of Algal and Plant Names (including fossils). – Taxon 65 (3): 670–672.


Enke N., Kunze R., Pustahija F., Glöckner G., Zimmermann J., Oberländer J., Kamari G. & Siljak-Yakovlev S. 2015: Genome Size Shifts: Karyotype Evolution in Crepis section Neglectoides (Asteraceae). Plant Biology 17 (4): 775-786.
Kretschmann J., Elbrächter M., Zinssmeister C., Soeher S., Kirsch M., Kusber W.-H. & Gottschling M. 2015: Taxonomic clarification of the dinophyte Peridinium acuminatum Ehrenb., ≡ Scrippsiella acuminata, comb. nov. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales). - Phytotaxa 220 (3): 239–256.
Zimmermann J., Glöckner G., Jahn R., Enke N. & Gemeinholzer B. 2015: Metabarcoding vs. morphological identification to assess diatom diversity in environmental studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 15 (3): 526-542.

Ognjanova-Rumenova N., Buczko K., Wojtal A. & Jahn R. 2015: Staurosirella rhombus (Ehrenberg), Ognjanova-Rumenova, Buczko, Wojtal, R.Jahn, comb. nov. – Typification, morphology and biostratigraphic significance. Phytotaxa 218 (3): 279-288.

Silva J.W., Jahn R., Ludwig T.A.V., Hinz F. & Menezes M. 2015: Typification and taxonomic status re-evaluation of 15 taxon names within the species complex Cymbella affinis/tumidula/turgidula (Cymbellaceae, Bacillariophyta). Phytokeys, , doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.53.4782.

Stachura-Suchoples K., Enke N., Schlie C., Schaub I., Karsten U. & Jahn R. 2015: Contribution towards a morphological and
molecular taxonomic reference library of benthic marine diatoms from two Arctic fjords on Svalbard (Norway). Polar Biology. DOI 10.1007/s00300-015-1683-2.

Brinkmann N., Hodač L., Mohr K.I., Hodačová A., Jahn R., Ramm J., Hallmann C., Arp G. & Friedl T. 2015: Cyanobacteria and diatoms in biofilms of two karstic streams in Germany and changes of their communities along calcite saturation gradients. Geomicrobiology Journal. DOI:10.1080/01490451.2014.901438.

Abarca N. & Regine Jahn R. (eds) 2015: IUBS 2015 – Frontiers in Unified Biology - Abstracts and Program of the 32nd IUBS General Assembly and Conference 14–16 December 2015, Berlin, Germany. BGBM Press.


Woelfel J., Schoknecht A., Schaub I., Enke N., Schumann R. & Karsten U. 2014: Growth and photosynthesis characteristics of three benthic diatoms from the brackish southern Baltic Sea in relation to varying environmental conditions. Phycologia 53: 639-651.

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2014: A re-investigation of Otto Müller´s Cymatopleura taxa (Bacillariophyta) from East Africa. Plant Ecology & Evolution 147 (3): 412-425.

Zimmermann J.,  Abarca N., Enke N., Skibbe O., Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. 2014: Taxonomic Reference Libraries for Environmental Barcoding: a Best Practice Example from Diatom Research. PlosOne DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108793. (link is external)

Kistenich S., Dressler M., Zimmermann J., Hübener T., Bastrop R. & Jahn R. 2014: An investigation into the morphology and genetics of Cyclotella comensis and closely related taxa. Diatom Research 29 (4) 423-440.

Jahn R., Kusber W.-H. & Lange-Bertalot H. 2014: Typification and taxonomy of Hantzschia amphioxys (Ehrenberg) Grunow (Bacillariophyta): type of the genus name Hantzschia Grunow. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 143 103-110.

Abarca N., Jahn R., Zimmermann J. & Enke N. 2014: Does the Cosmopolitan Diatom Gomphonema parvulum (Kützing) Kützing have a Biogeography? PLoS ONE 9(1): e86885. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086885


Bock C., Luo W., Kusber W.-H., Hegewald E., Pažoutová M. & Krienitz L. 2013: Classification of crucigenoid algae: phylogenetic position of the reinstated genus Lemmermannia, Tetrastrum spp. Crucigenia tetrapedia, and C. lauterbornii (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). – J. Phycol. 49: 329-339. (link is external)

Cocquyt C., Jüttner I. & Kusber W.-H. 2013: Reinvestigation of West African Surirellaceae (Bacillariophyta) described by Woodhead and Tweed from Sierra Leone. Diatom Research 28: 121-129. (link is external)

Van de Vijver B., Moravcová A. & Kusber W.-H. & Neustupa J. 2013: Analysis of the type material of Pinnularia divergentissima (Grunow in Van Heurck) Cleve (Bacillariophyceae). – Fottea 13: 1-14. (link is external)

Romero O.E. & Jahn R. 2013: Typification of Cocconeis lineata and Cocconeis euglypta. Diatom Research 28 (2) 175-184.


Blume H.-P., Bölter M. & Kusber W.-H. 2012: Christian G. Ehrenberg and the birth of soil microbiology in the middle of the 19th century. – J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 175: 53-59.

Pawlowski J., Audic S., Adl S., Bass D., Belbahri L., Berney C., Bowser S., Cepicka I., Decelle J., Dunthorn M., Fiore-Donno A.M., Gile G.H., Holzmann M., Jahn R., Jirku M., Keeling P.J., Kostka M., Kudryavtsev A., Lara E., Lukeš J., Mann D.G., Mitchell E.A.D., Nitsche F., Romeralo M., Saunders G.W., Simpson A.G.B., Smirnov A.V., Spouge J.L., Stern R.F., Stoeck T., Zimmermann J., Schindel D. & de Vargas C. 2012: CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms. PLoS Biol 10(11): e1001419. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001419 (link is external).

Silva W.J., Jahn R., Menezes M. 2012: Diatoms from Brazil: the taxa recorded by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. PhytoKeys 18: 19–37. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.18.3653 (link is external).

Cocquyt C., de Haan M., Jahn R. & Hinz F. 2012: Nitzschia epiphytica, Nitzschia epiphyticoides and Nitzschia pseudepiphytica (Bacillariophyta), three small diatoms from East and Central Africa. – Phycologia 51: 126-134.


Mayama S., Katoh K, Ohmori H, Seino S, Osaki H, Julius M, Lee J.H., Cheong C., Lobo E.A, Witkowski A., Srivibool R., Muangphra P., Jahn R. and Kulikovskiy M., Hamilton P.B., Gao Y.-H., Ector L. 2011: Progress toward the Construction of an International Web-based Educational System Featuring Improved SimRiver for Understanding of River Environments. – Asian Journal of Biology Education 5: 2-14.

Kapetanović T., Jahn R., Redžić S. & Carić M. 2011: Diatoms in a poor fen of Bijambare protected landscape, Bosnia & Herzogovina. – Nova Hedwigia 93: 125-151.

Zimmermann J., Jahn R. & Gemeinholzer B. 2011: Barcoding diatoms: evaluation of the V4 subregion on the 18S rRNA gene, including new primers and protocols. – Organisms Diversity & Evolution 11: 173-192.


Cocquyt C. & Kusber W.-H. 2010: Reinvestigation of West African Surirellaceae (Bacillariophyta) described by Foged from Ghana. – Nova Hedwigia 91: 111-136.

Sar E.A., Sunesen I., Jahn R. 2010: Coscinodiscus perforatus revisited and compared to Coscinodiscus radiatus (Bacillariophyta). – Phycologia 49: 514-524.


Bixby R.J. & Jahn R. 2005: Hannaea arcus (Ehrenb.) R.M. Patrick: Lectotypification and nomenclatural history. – Diatom Research 20: 219-226.
Buczko K., Wojtal A.Z. & Jahn R. 2009: Kobayasiella species of the Carpathian basin: morphology, taxonomy and description of K. tintinnus spec. nov. – Diatom Research 24: 1-21.

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2005: Surirella capensis Ehrenberg ex Cocquyt et R. Jahn sp. nov., a rare and historical diatom species from South Africa. – Cryptogamie Algologie 26(2): 149-153.

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2005: Rare Surirella taxa (Bacillariophyta) from East Africa described by Otto Müller: typifications, recombinations, new names, annotations and distributions. – Willdenowia 35: 359-371.

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2007: Surirella nyassae O. Müller, S. malombae O.Müller, S. chepurnovii Cocquyt & R.Jahn sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta) - Typification and variability of three closely related East African diatoms. – Nova Hedwigia 84: 529-548.

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2007: Endemic taxa related to Surirella ovalis from Tanzania, East Africa: Typification of O. Müller's taxa and description of a new species. – Cryptogamie Algologie 28: 107-116

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2007: Surirella engleri O. Müller: a study of ist original infraspecific types, variability and distribution. – Diatom Research 22(1): 1-16.

Cocquyt C. & Jahn R. 2007: Surirella fuellebornii (Bacillariophyta) and related taxa: lectotypification and distribution. – Syst. Geogr. Pl. 77: 213-228.

Cocquyt C., Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. 2008: Otto Müller's Surirella taxa (Bacillariophyta) from East Africa, based on a historical collection kept at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (B). – Afrika Focus 21: 65-75.

Crawford R.M., Likoshway Y.V., Jahn R. 2003: Morphology and Identity of Aulacoseira italica and typification of Aulacoseira (Bacillariophyta). – Diatom Research 18 (1): 1-19.

Jahn R. 2002: Otto Müller's names of diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) and extant original material at the Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (B). – Willdenowia 32: 155-173.

Jahn R. 2004: Discovery of the type specimen of Pinnularia gastrum Ehrenberg, the type species of the genus Placoneis Mereschkowsky. – Diatom Research 19 (2): 229-234.

Jahn R., Kociolek J.P., Witkowski A. & Compère P. 2001 (ed.): Lange-Bertalot-Festschrift: Studies on Diatoms. Gantner, Ruggell, 633 pp.

Jahn R. & Kusber W.-H. 2004: Algae of the Ehrenberg collection 1. Typification of 32 names of diatom taxa described by C.G. Ehrenberg. - Willdenowia 34: 577-595.

Jahn R. & Kusber W.-H. 2005: Reinstatement of the genus Ceratoneis Ehrenberg and lectotypification of its type specimen: C. closterium Ehrenberg. - Diatom Research 20: 295-304.

Jahn R., Kusber W.-H. & Romero O.E. 2009: Cocconeis pediculus Ehrenberg and C. placentula Ehrenberg: Typification and taxonomy. – Fottea 9: 275-288.

Jahn R. & Kusber W.-H. 2009: A Key to Diatom Nomenclature. – Diatom Research 24: 101-111.

Jahn R., Kusber W.-H., Medlin L.K., Crawford R.M., Lazarus D., Friedl T., Hepperle D., Beszteri B., Hamann K., Hinz F., Strieben S., Huck V., Kasten J., Jobst A., Glück K. 2004: Taxonomic, molecular and ecological information on diatoms: The information system AlgaTerra. - Pp. 121-128 in: Poulin M. (ed.): Seventeenth International Diatom Symposium 2002. Biopress, Bristol.

Jahn R., Mann D.G., Evans K. & Poulíčková A. 2008: The identity of Sellaphora bacillum (Ehrenberg) D.G.Mann. – Fottea, Olomouc 8 (2): 121-124.
Jahn R. & Schmid A.M. 2007: Revision of the brackish-freshwater genus Bacillaria Gmelin (Bacillariophyta) with description of a new variety and two new species. – European Journal of Phycology 42: 295-312.

Jahn R. & Schmid A.M. 2007: Revision of the brackish-freshwater genus Bacillaria Gmelin (Bacillariophyta) with description of a new variety and two new species. – European Journal of Phycology 42: 295-312.

Jahn R. & Sterrenburg F.A.S. 2003: Gyrosigma sinense (Ehrenberg) Desikachary: Typification and emended species description. - Diatom Research 18 (1): 61-67. Full text PDF

Jahn R., Sterrenburg F.A.S. & Kusber W.-H. 2005: Typification and taxonomy of Gyrosigma fasciola (Ehrenberg) J.W. Griffith et Henfrey. - Diatom Research 20: 305-311.

Kaczmarska I. & Jahn R. 2006: Taxonomic appraisal of Melosira arctica Dickie and description of a new variety (Bacillariophyta). – Botanica Marina 49 (2): 151-164.
Kusber W.-H. & Cocquyt C. 2007: Craticula elkab (O. Müller ex O. Müller) Lange-Bertalot, Kusber & Cocquyt, comb. nov. - Typification and observations based on African sediment core material. – Diatom Research 22: 117-126.

Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. (ed.) 2007: Proceedings of the 1st Central European Diatom Meeting 2007. Berlin-Dahlem, 23-25 March 2007. 179 pp. - Berlin.

Kusber W.-H. & Jahn R. 2009: The last chapter of the Discoplea story. – Studi Trent. Sci. Nat. 84: 105-110.Lange-Bertalot H. & Jahn R. 2000: On the identity of Navicula (Frustulia) rhomboides and Frustulia saxonica. – Syst. Geogr. Pl. 70: 255-261

Kusber W.-H., Zippel E., Kelbert P., Holetschek J., Güntsch A. & Berendsohn W. G. 2009: From cleaning the valves to cleaning the data: Case studies using diatom biodiversity data on the Internet (GBIF, BioCASE). – Studi Trent. Sci. Nat. 84: 111-122.

Lange-Bertalot H. & Jahn R. 2000: On the identity of Navicula (Frustulia) rhomboides and Frustulia saxonica. – Syst. Geogr. Pl. 70: 255-261

Sar E.A., Sunesen I., Jahn R., Kusber W.-H. & Lavigne A.S. 2007: Revision of Odontella atlantica (Frenguelli) Sar comb. et stat. nov. with comparison to two related species, O. rhombus (Ehrenb.) Kütz. and O. rhomboides R. Jahn et Kusber. - Diatom Research 22: 341-353.

Stachura-Suchoples K. & Jahn R. 2009: Middle Miocene record of Pliocaenicus changbaiense from Chanbai County (Jilin Province, China). – Acta Botanica Croatica 68 (2): 33-42.