peer-reviewed articles


Hürkamp, K., Zentner, N., Reckerth, A., Weishaupt, S., Wetzel., K.-F., Tschiersch, J., Stumpp, C., 2019. Spatial and temporal variability of snow isotopic composition on Mt. Zugspitze, Bavarian Alps, Germany. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 67, 49-58. DOI: 10.2478/johh-2018-0019.


Hürkamp, K., Tschiersch, J., 2018. Environmental radionuclides as tracers for transport processes in snow. In: “Science at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus, UFS/Zugspitze”. Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (ed.), Springer (submitted).

Krawczyk-Bärsch, E., Gerber, U., Müller, K., Moll, H., Rossberg, A.,Steudtner, R., Merroun, M.L., 2018. Multidisciplinary characterization of U(VI) sequestration by Acidovorax facilis for bioremediation purposes. J. Hazard. Mater. 347, 233-241.

Spielmann, V., Li W.B., Zankl, M., Finding Sensitive Parameters in Internal Dose Calculations for Commonly Used Radiopharmaceuticals in Clinical Nuclear Medicine. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics (submitted).


Barkleit, A., Wilke, C., Heller, A., Stumpf, T., Ikeda-Ohno, A., 2017. Trivalent f-elements in human saliva: A comprehensive speciation study by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy and thermodynamic calculations. Dalton Trans. 46, 1593-1605.

Gückel, K., Shinonaga, T., Christl, M., Tschiersch, J., 2017. Scavenged 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Pu and 241Am from snowfalls in the atmosphere settling on Mt. Zugspitze in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Scientific Reports 7, 11848.

Hain, K., Faestermann, T., Fimiani, L., Golser, R., Gomez-Guzman, J.-M., Korschinek, G., Kortmann, F., Lierse von Gostomski, C., Ludwig, P., Steier, P., Tazoe, H., Yamada, M., 2017. Plutonium isotopes (239-241Pu) dissolved in Pacific Ocean waters detected by AMS: no effects of the Fukushima Accident observed. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 2031-2037.

Höllriegl, V., Li, W.B., Michalke, B., 2017. Biokinetic Measurements and Modeling of Urinary Excretion of Cerium Citrate in Humans. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 56,1-8.

Hormann, V., Fischer, H.W., 2017. The physicochemical distribution of 131I in a municipal wastewater plant. J. Environ. Radioact. 178-179, 55-62.

Hürkamp, K., Tafelmeier, S., Tschiersch, J., 2017. Influence of melt-freeze-cycles on the radionuclide transport in homogeneous laboratory snowpack. Hydrol. Process. 31, 1360-1370.

Wilke, C., Barkleit, A., Stumpf, T., Ikeda-Ohno, A., 2017. Speciation of trivalent f-elements in digestive media. J. Inorg. Biochem. 175, 248-258.


Barkleit, A., Heller, A., Ikeda-Ohno, A., Bernhard, G., 2016. Interaction of europium and curium with alpha-amylase. Dalton Trans. 45, 8724-8733.

Bernauer, F., Hürkamp, K., Rühm, W., Tschiersch, J., 2016. Snow event classification with a 2D video disdrometer - a decision tree approach. Atmos. Res. 172-173, 186-195.

Daraoui, A., Riebe, B., Walther, C., Wershofen, H., Schlosser, C., Vockenhuber, C., Synal, H.-A., 2016. Concentrations of iodine isotopes (129I and 127I) and their isotopic ratios in aerosol samples from Northern Germany. J. Environ. Radioact. 154, 101-108.

Gerber, U., Zirnstein, I., Krawczyk-Bärsch, E., Lünsdorf, H., Arnold, T., Merroun, M.L., 2016. Combined use of flow cytometry and microscopy to study the interactions between the gram-negative betaproteobacterium Acidovoryx facilis and uranium(VI). Journal of Hazardous Materials 317, 127-134.

Giussani, A., Nogueira, P., El-Faramawy, N., Buchholz, W., Gerstmann, U.C., Hartmann, M., Meisenberg, O., Noßke, D., Rühm, W., 2016. A puzzling case of contamination with Am. J. Radiol. Prot. 36, 391-404.

Guo, L., Schmidt, V., Meisenberg, O., Guo, Q.-N., Tschiersch, J., 2016. Radon and thoron progeny integrated measurement based on high-voltage sampling. J. Nucl. Sci. Technol. 53, 1999-2005. DOI: 10.1080/00223131.2016.1179137.

Irlinger, J., Trinkl, S., Wielunski, M., Tschiersch, J., Rühm, W., 2016. Monte Carlo simulation of semiconductor detector response to Rn and Rn environments. J. Environ. Radioact. 158-159, 64-70.



Knorr, B., Maloszewski, P., Krämer, F., Stumpp, C., 2016a. Diffusive mass exchange of non-reactive substances in dual-porosity porous systems – column experiments under saturated conditions. Hydrological Processes 30, 914-926.

Knorr, B., Maloszewski, P., Stumpp, C., 2016b. Quantifying the impact of immobile water regions on the fate of nitro aromatic compounds in dual-porosity media. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 191, 44-53.


Osman, A.A., Bister, S., Riebe, B., Daraoui, A., Vockenhuber, C., Wacker, L., Walther, C., 2016. Radioecological investigation of 3H, 14C, and 129I in natural waters from Fuhrberger Feld catchment, Northern Germany. J. Environ. Radioact. 165, 243-252.


Spielmann, V., Li W.B., Zankl, M., Oeh, U., Hoeschen, C., 2016. Uncertainty Quantification in Internal Dose Calculations for Seven Selected Radiopharmaceuticals. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 57, 122–128.


Bernauer, F., Hürkamp, K., Rühm, W., Tschiersch, J., 2015. On the consistency of 2-D-Video Disdrometers in measuring microphysical parameters of solid precipitation. Atmos Meas Tech 8, 3251–3161.

Bister, S., Birkhan, J., Lüllau, T., Bunka, M., Solle, A., Stieghorst, C., Riebe, B., Michel, R., Walther, C., 2015. Impact of former uranium mining activities on the floodplains of the Mulde River, Saxony, Germany. J Environ Radioactiv 144, 21-31.

Hain, K., Faestermann, T., Famulok, N., Fimiani, L., Gómez-Guzmán, J.M., Korschinek, G., Kortmann, F., Lierse, C., Ludwig, P., Shinonaga, T., 2015. Analytical method for the determination of Np and Pu in sea water by AMS with respect to the Fukushima accident. Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. Sect. B 361, 505-509.

Träber, S.C., Li, W.B., Höllriegl, V., Nebelung, K., Michalke, B., Rühm, W., Oeh, U., 2015. Calculation of internal dose from ingested soil-derived uranium in humans: Application of a new method. Radiat. Environ. Biophys. 54, 265-272.


Brudecki, K., Li, W.B., Meisenberg, O., Tschiersch, J., Hoeschen, C., Oeh, U., 2014. Age-dependent inhalation doses to members of the publicfrom indoor short-lived radon progeny. Radiat Environ Biophys, DOI 10.1007/s00411-014-0543-8.

Gierl, S., Meisenberg, O., Feistenauer, P., Tschiersch, J., 2014. Thoron and thoron progeny measurements in German clay houses. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 160 (1-3), 160-163.

Gierl, S., Meisenberg, O., Haninger, T., Wielunski, M., Tschiersch, J., 2014. An unattended device for high-voltage sampling and passive measurement of thoron decay products. Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 022103.

Langella, F., Grawunder, A., Stark, R., Weist, A., Merten, D., Haferburg, G., Büchel, G., Kothe, E., 2014. Microbially assisted phytoremediation approaches for two multi-element contaminated sites. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 21 (11), 6845-6858.

Li, W.B., Klein, W., Blanchardon, E., Puncher, M., Leggett, R.W., Oeh, U., Breustedt, B., Noßke, D., Lopez, M.A., 2014. Parameter uncertainty analysis of a biokinetic model of caesium. Radiat Prot Dosim, 1-21, doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncu055.

Pérez Rodríguez, N., Langella, F., Rodushkin, I., Engström, E., Kothe, E., Alakangas, L., Ohlander, B., 2014. The role of bacterial consortium and organic amendment in Cu and Fe isotope fractionation in plants on a polluted mine site. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 21 (11), 6836-6844.

Schelle, A., Staudt, C., Kaiser, J.C., 2014. Location factors improve mappings of radioactive contamination. Environmental Modelling and Software (submitted).

Schütze, E., Klose, M., Merten, D., Nietzsche, S., Senftleben, D., Roth, M., Kothe, E., 2014. Growth of streptomycetes in soil and their impact on bioremediation, J. Hazard. Materials 267, 128-135.


Baumann, N., Arnold, T., Haferburg, G., 2013. Uranium contents in plants and mushrooms grown on a uranium-contaminated site near Ronneburg in Eastern Thuringia/Germany. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 21 (11), 6921-6929.

Bizo, M.L., Formann, S., Krause, K., Roşu, C., Kothe, E., 2013. Resistance of young mycorrhizal trees to Cs and Cd caused stresses. Environ Eng Manage J 12, 325-330.

Cao, J., Kürsten, D., Krause, K., Kothe, E., Martin, K., Roth, M., Köhler, J.M., 2013. Application of micro-segmented flow for two-dimensional characterization of the combinatorial effect of zinc and copper ions on metal-tolerant Streptomyces strains. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 97, 8923-8930.

Costa, J.S.D., Kothe, E., Amoroso, M.J., Abate, C.M., 2013. Overview of copper resistance and oxidative stress response in Amycolatopsis tucumanensis, a useful strain for bioremediation. In: Actinobacteria. Application in bioremediation and production of industrial enzymes (Amorosos, M.J., Benimeli, C.S., Cuozzo, S.A., Eds.). CRC, Boca Raton, USA, pp 74-86.

Dräxl, S., Müller, J., Li, W.B., Michalke, B., Scherb, H., Hense, B.A., Tschiersch, J., Kanter, U., Schäffner, A.R., 2013. Caesium accumulation in yeast and plants is selectively repressed by loss of the SNARE Sec22p/SEC22. Nat Commun 4, 2092.

Haferburg, G., Kothe, E., 2013. Activation of silent genes in actinobacteria by exploiting metal stress.  In: Actinobacteria. Application in bioremediation and production of industrial enzymes (Amoroso, M.J., Benimeli, C.S., Cuozzo, S.A., Eds.). CRC, Boca Raton, USA, pp 1-25.

Knabe, N., Jung, E.-M., Freihorst, D., Hennicke, F., Horton, S., Kothe, E., 2013. A central role for Ras1 in morphogenesis of the basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune. Euk Cell 12, 941-952.

Kothe, E., Schlunk, I., Senftleben, D., Krause, K., 2013. Ectomycorrhiza-specific gene expression. In: The Mycota XI. Agricultural applications (Kempken, F., Ed.). Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 295-312.

Neagoe, A., Iordache, V., Kothe, E., 2013. Patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi effects on plants grown in contaminated soil. J Plant Nutr Soil Sci 176 (2), 273-286.

Pan, Y., Qiu, R., Li, J., Bi, L., Shang, B., Tschiersch, J., 2013. Integrating high voltage electric field detector for 220Rn progeny. Journal of Tsinghua University 53, 1380-1384.

Phieler, R., Voit, A., Kothe, E., 2013. Microbially supported phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils – strategies and applications. Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol. 144, 211-235.

Reinicke, M., Schindler, G., Roth, M., Kothe, E., 2013. Multi-metal bioremediation by micrial assisted phytoremediation. In: Actinobacteria. Application in bioremediation and production of industrial enzymes (Amorosos, M.J., Benimeli, C.S., Cuozzo, S.A., Eds.). CRC, Boca Raton, USA, pp. 87-105.

Sinerez, M.L., Kothe, E., Abate, C.M., 2013. Cadmium bioremediation by a resistant Streptomyces strain. In: Actinobacteria. Application in bioremediation and production of industrial enzymes (Amoroso, M.J., Benimeli, C.S., Cuozzo, S.A., Eds.). CRC, Boca Raton, USA, pp.122-135.

Schütze, E., Miltner, A., Nietzsche, S., Achtenhagen, J., Klose, M., Merten, D., Greyer, M., Roth, M., Kästner, M., Kothe, E., 2013. Live and death of Streptomyces in soil – what happens to the biomass? J Plant Nutr Soil Sci 176, 665–673.

Schütze, E., Weist, A., Klose, M., Wach, T., Schumann, M., Nietzsche, S., Merten, D., Baumert, J., Majzlan, J., Kothe, E., 2013. Taking nature in to lab: Biomineralization by heavy metal resistant streptomycetes in soil. Biogeosciences 10, e3605-3614.

Sprocati, A.R., Alisi, C., Tasso, F., Fiore, A., Marconi, P., Langella, F., Haferburg, G., Nicoara, A., Neagoe, A., Kothe, E., 2013. Bioprospecting at former mining sites across Europe: microbial and functional diversity in soils. Environ Sci Pollut Res 21 (11), 6824-6835.

Urso, L., Kaiser, J.C., Andersson, K.G., Andorfer, H., Angermair, G., Gusel, C., Tandler, R., 2013. Modeling of the fate of radionuclides in urban sewer systems after contamination due to nuclear or radiological incidents. J Environ Radioactiv 118,121-127.


Asiimwe, T., Krause, K., Schlunk ,I., Kothe, E., 2012. Modulation of ethanol stress tolerance by aldehyde dehydrogenase in the mycorrhizal fungus Tricholoma vaccinum. Mycorrhiza 22: 471-484.

Baumann, N., Arnold, T., Lonschinski, M., 2012. TRLFS study on the speciation of uranium in seepage water and pore water of heavy metal contaminated soil. J Radioanal Nucl Ch 291, 673–679.

Baumann, N., Arnold, T., Lonschinski, M., 2012. Speciation of uranium in seepage water and pore water of heavy metal contaminated soil. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 131-141.

Costa, J.S.D., Amoroso, M.J., Kothe, E., Abate, C.M., 2012. Unraveling the cryptic Amycolatopsis tucumanensis copper-resistome. Biometals 25 (5), 905-917.

Ebersberger, I., de Matos Simoes, R., Kupczok, A., Gube, M., Kothe, E., Voigt, K., von Haeseler, A., 2012. A consistent phylogenetic backbone for the fungi. Mol Biol Evol 29, 1319-1334.

Erdmann, S., Freihorst, D., Raudaskoski, M., Schmidt-Heck, W., Jung, E.M., Senftleben, D., Kothe, E., 2012. Transcriptome and functional analysis: Mating in the Basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune. Eukaryot Cell 11, 571-589.

Gherghel, F., Krause, K., 2012. Role of Mycorrhiza in Re-forestration at Heavy Metal-contaminated sites. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo Interactions in metal-contaminated soils, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 183-199.

Haferburg, G., Kothe, E., 2012. Biogeosciences in heavy metal-contaminated soils. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 17-34.

Lorenz, C., Merten, D., Haferburg, G., Kothe, E., Büchel, G., 2012. Geomicrobial manganese redox reactions in metal-contaminated soil substrates. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 99-112.

Narula, N., Reinicke, M., Haferburg, G., Kothe, E., 2012. Plant-microbe interaction in heavy-metal contaminated soils. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 143-162.

Raudaskoski, M., Kothe, E., Fowler, T.J., Jung, E.M., Horton, J.S., 2012. Ras and Rho small G proteins: insights from the Schizophyllum commune genome sequence and comparisons to other fungi. Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev 28, 61-100.

Schindler, F., Gube, M., Kothe, E., 2012. Bioremediation and heavy metal uptake: microbial approaches at field scale. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 365-383.

Schmidl, D., Hug, S., Li, W.B., Greiter, M.B., Theis, F.J., 2012. Bayesian model selection validates a biokinetic model for zirconium processing in humans. BMC Systems Biology 6: 95.

Schmidt, A., Rzanny, M., Schmidt, A., Hagen, M., Schütze, E., Kothe, E., 2012. GC content-independent amino acid patterns in Bacteria and Archaea. J Basic Microbiol 52 (2), 195-205. 

Schütze, E., Kothe, E., 2012. Heavy Metal Resistant Streptomycetes in Soil. In: Kothe, E., Varma, A. (eds.). Bio-Geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 163-182.

Tschiersch, J., Meisenberg, O., Wang, J., 2012. Reducing the inhalation dose from radon decay products. Sci Total Environ 435, 978–979.

Vogel, M., Günther, A., Gube, M., Raff, J., Kothe, E., Bernhard, G., 2012. Interaction of Chlorella vulgaris and Schizophyllum commune with U(VI). In: Merkel, B., Schipek, M. (eds.). The new Uranium mining boom. Challenges and lessons learned. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 185-192.

Walter, A., Kuhri, S., Reinicke, M., Bocklitz, T., Schumacher, W., Rösch, P., Merten, D., Büchel, G., Kothe, E., Popp, J., 2012. Raman spectroscopic detection of Nickel impact on single Streptomyces cells - possible bioindicators for heavy metal contamination. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 43, 1058-1064.

Wang, J., Meisenberg, O., Chen, Y. H., Bi, L., Tschiersch, J., 2012. Mitigation of thoron exposure by application of wallpaper as a diffusion barrier. Radiat Prot Dosim 152, 94–97.

Zirnstein, I., Arnold, T., Krawczyk-Bärsch, E., Jenk, U., Bernhard, G., Röske, I., 2012. Eukaryotic life in biofilms formed in a uranium mine. Microbiology 1 (2), 83-94.


Arnold, T., Baumann, N., Krawczyk-Bärsch, E., Brockmann, S., Zimmermann, U., Jenk, U., Weiß, S., 2011. Identification of the uranium speciation in an underground acid mine drainage environment. Geochim Cosmochim Ac 75, 2200-2212.

Bi, L., Tschiersch, J., Meisenberg, O., Wielunski, M., Li, J. L., Shang, B., 2011. Development of a new thoron progeny detector based on SSNTD and the collection by an electric field. Radiat Prot Dosim 145, 288-294.

Ding, Y., Liang, S., Leia, J., Chen, L., Kothe, E., Ma, A., 2011. Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated fused egfp-hph gene expression under the control of gpd promoter in Pleurotus ostreatus. Microbiol Res 166 (4), 314-322.

Dudeja, S.S., Giri, R., Saini, R., Suneja-Madan, P., Kothe, E., 2011. Interaction of endophytic microbes with legumes. J Basic Microbiol 52, 248-260.

Iordache, V., Kothe, E., Neagoe, A., Gherghel, F., 2011. A conceptual framework for up-scaling ecological processes and application to ectomycorrhizal fungi. In: Rai, M., Varma, A. (eds.), Diversity and Biotechnology of Ectomycorrhizae, Soil Biology 25. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 255-299.

Meisenberg, O., Tschiersch, J., 2011. Thoron in Indoor Air: Modeling for a Better Exposure Estimate. Indoor Air 21, 240-252.

Nogueira, P., Zankl, M., Schattl, H., Vaz, P., 2011. Dose conversion coefficients for monoenergetic electrons incident on a realistic human eye model with different lens cell populations. Phys Med Biol 56 (21), 6919-6934.

Walter, A., Schumacher, W., Bocklitz, T., Reinicke, M., Rösch, P., Kothe, E., Popp, J., 2011. From bulk to single-cell classification of the filamentous growing Streptomyces bacteria by means of Raman spectroscopy. Appl Spectrosc 65, 1116-1125.

Wang, J., Meisenberg, O., Chen, Y., Karg, E., Tschiersch, J., 2011. Mitigation of radon and thoron decay products by filtration. Sci Total Environ 409, 3613-3619.


Bi, L., Li, W.B., Tschiersch, J., Li, J.L., 2010. Age and Sex Dependent Inhalation Doses to Members of the Public from Indoor Thoron Progeny. J Radiol Prot 30, 639-658.

Bister, S., Koenn, F., Bunka, M., Birkhan, J., Lüllau, T., Riebe, B., Michel, R., 2010. Uranium in water of the Mulde River. Radioanal Nucl Chem 286, 367–372.

Chałupnik, S., Meisenberg, O., Bi, L., Wang, J., Skubacz, K., Tschiersch, J., 2010. Application of LSC and TLD methods for the measurement of radon and thoron decay products in air. Radiat Prot Dosim 141, 390–394.

Dimkpa, C., Svatoś, A., Kothe, E., 2010. Microbial auxins and siderophores: promoting plant growth by biofertilization and bioprotection. In: Behl, R.K. (ed.). Resource Management towards sustainable agriculture and development. Agrobios Publishers, Jodhpur, India.

Haferburg, G., Kothe, E., 2010. Metallomics: lessons for metalliferous soil remediation. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87, 1271-1280.

Kothe, E., Dimkpa, C., Haferburg, G., Schmidt, A., Schmidt, A., Schütze, E., 2010. Streptomycete heavy metal resistance: Extracellular and intracellular mechanisms. In: Sherameti, I., Varma, A. (eds.). Soil heavy metals. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 225-235.

Meisenberg, O., Tschiersch, J., 2010. Specific properties of a model of thoron and its decay products in indoor atmospheres. Nukleonika 55, 463–469 (2010).

Ohm, R.A., de Jong, J.F., Lugones, L.G., Aerts, A., Kothe, E., Stajich, J.E., de Vries, R.P., Record, E., Levasseur, A., Baker, S.E., Bartholomew, K.A., Coutinho, P.M., Erdmann, S., Fowler, T.J., Gathman, A.C., Lombard, V., Henrissat, B., Knabe, N., Kües, U., Lilly, W.W., Lindquist, E., Lucas, S., Magnuson, J.K., Piumi, F., Raudaskoski, M., Salamov, A., Schmutz, J., Schwarze, F.W.M.R., van Kuyk, P.A., Horton, J.S., Grigoriev, I.V., Wösten, H.A.B., 2010. Formation of mushrooms and lignocellulose degradation encoded in the genome sequence of Schizophyllum commune. Nature Biotech 28, 957-963.

Schmidt, A., Hagen, M., Schütze, E., Schmidt, A., Kothe, E., 2010. In silico prediction of potential metallothioneins and metallohistins in actinobacteria. J Basic Microbiol 50, 562–569.

Tschiersch, J., Meisenberg, O., 2010. The HMGU Thoron experimental house: a new tool for exposure assessment. Radiat Prot Dosim 141, 395–399.

Wang, J., Meisenberg, O., Chen, Y., Karg, E., Tschiersch, J., 2010. Filtration approach to mitigate indoor thoron progeny concentration. Nukleonika 55, 445–450.


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