Falfushynska, H., Horyn, O.*, Osypenko, I.*, Rzymski, P., Wejnerowski, Ł., Dziuba, M. K. and Sokolova, I. M. (2021). Multibiomarker-based assessment of toxicity of central European strains of filamentous cyanobacteria Aphanizomenon gracile and Raphidiopsisraciborskii to zebrafish Danio rerio. Water Research, 116923.


Matoo OB, Lannig G, Bock C, Sokolova IM. (2021). Temperature but not ocean acidification affects energy metabolism and enzyme activities in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Ecology and Evolution; 00: 1-14.

Noor, M. N.*, Wu, F.*, Sokolov, E. P., Falfushynska, H., Timm, S., Haider, F.* and Sokolova, I. M. (2021). Salinity-dependent effects of ZnO nanoparticles on bioenergetics and intermediate metabolite homeostasis in a euryhaline marine bivalve, Mytilus edulis. Science of The Total Environment, 145195.

Ouillon, N.*, Sokolov, E. P., Otto, S., Rehder, G. and Sokolova, I. M. (2021). Effects of variable oxygen regimes on mitochondrial bioenergetics and reactive oxygen species production in a marine bivalve Mya arenaria. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb.237156.

Sokolova I. (2021) Bioenergetics in environmental adaptation and stress tolerance of aquatic ectotherms: linking physiology and ecology in a multi-stressor landscape. The Journal of Experimental Biology; 224: jeb236802.

Wu, F*., Sokolov, E. P., Dellwig, O. and Sokolova, I. M. (2021). Season-dependent effects of ZnO nanoparticles and elevated temperature on bioenergetics of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Chemosphere 263, 127780.


Blanco-Rayón, E.*, Ivanina, A. V., Sokolova, I. M., Marigómez, I. and Izagirre, U. (2020). Sex and sex-related differences in gamete development progression impinge on biomarker responsiveness in sentinel mussels. Science of the Total Environment740, 140178.

Eymann, C., Götze, S., Bock, C., Guderley, H., Knoll, A.H., Lannig, G., Sokolova, I.M., Aberhan, M., Pörtner, H.-O. (2020). Thermal performance of the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758)—explaining ecological findings under climate change. Marine Biology 167, 17.

Falfushynska, H, Piontkivska, H, Sokolova, IM. (2020). Effects of intermittent hypoxia on the cell survival and inflammatory responses in the marine bivalves Mytilus edulis and Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Experimental Biology223, jeb.217026.

Falfushynska, H, Sokolov, E, Piontkivska, H, Sokolova IM (2020). The role of reversible protein phosphorylation in regulation of the mitochondrial electron transport system during hypoxia and reoxygenation stress in marine bivalves. Frontiers in Marine Science 7, 467.

Haider, F, Falfushynska, HI, Timm, S,Sokolova, IM. (2020). Effects of hypoxia and reoxygenation on intermediary metabolite homeostasis of marine bivalves Mytilus edulis and Crassostrea gigas. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology242, 110657.

Haider, F.*, Timm, S., Bruhns, T.*, Noor, M. N.* andSokolova, I. M. (2020). Effects of prolonged food limitation on energy metabolism and burrowing activity of an infaunal marine bivalve, Mya arenaria. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 110780.

Huang W, Wang T, Hu M, Song L, Yu L, Liu R, Wang S, Wang Z, Sokolova IM, Wang Y. (2020) Coastal zone use influences the spatial distribution of microplastics in Hangzhou Bay, China. Environmental Pollution 266: 115137.

Ivanina A.V., Jarrett A.*, Bell T.*, Rimkevicius T.*, Beniash E.,Sokolova I.M. (2020). Effects of seawater salinity and pH on cellular metabolism and enzyme activities in biomineralizing tissues of marine bivalves. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 248: 110748

Luo, Z., Li, Z., Xie, Z.,Sokolova, I. M.,Song, L., Peijnenburg, W. J. G. M., Hu, M. and Wang, Y. (2020). Rethinking Nano-TiO2 Safety: Overview of Toxic Effects in Humans and Aquatic Animals. Small, 2002019.

Madelaire, C. B., Gomes, F. R. and Sokolova, I. (2020). Biomarker-based assessment of the muscle maintenance and energy status of anurans from an extremely seasonal semi-arid environment, the Brazilian Caatinga. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology240, 110590.

Sukhotin, A., Kovalev, A., Sokolov, E. and Sokolova, I. M. (2020). Mitochondrial performance of a continually growing marine bivalve, Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, depends on the body size. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb.226332.

Wu, F., Falfushynska, H., Dellwig, O., Piontkivska, H., Sokolova, I.M., (2020). Interactive effects of salinity variation and exposure to ZnO nanoparticles on the innate immune system of a sentinel marine bivalve, Mytilus edulis. Science of The Total Environment 712, 136473.


Benfey, T. J. and Sokolova, I. M. (2019). Introduction to the special issue on Aquaculture for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A – Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology236, 110527

Blanco-Rayón, E., Guilhermino, L., Irazola, M., Ivanina, A. V., Sokolova, I. M., Izagirre, U., Marigómez, I. (2019). The influence of short-term experimental fasting on biomarker responsiveness in oil WAF exposed mussels. Aquatic Toxicology206, 164-175.

Blanco-Rayón, E., Ivanina, A. V., Sokolova, I. M., Marigómez, I. and Izagirre, U. (2019). Food-type may jeopardize biomarker interpretation in mussels used in aquatic toxicological experimentation. PLoS ONE14, e0220661

Breitburg D. L., Baumann H., Sokolova I. M., Frieder C. A. (2019). Chapter 6: Multiple stressors – forces that combine to worsen deoxygenation and its effects. In: Ocean deoxygenation:  everyone’s problem. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Report. Laffoley, D., Baxter, J. M. (eds.) IUCN, Gland, Switzerland: 225-247. LINK ; PDF

Bunke D, Leipe T, Moros M, Morys C, Tauber F, Virtasalo JJ, Forster S and Arz HW (2019). Natural and Anthropogenic Sediment Mixing Processes in the South-Western Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:677. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00677

Evans, D. M., Hughes, J., Jones, L. F., Murphy, P. J., Falfushynska, H. I., Horyn, O., Sokolova, I. M., Christensen, J., Coles, S. J., Rzymski, P. (2019). Elucidating cylindrospermopsin toxicity via synthetic analogues: An in vitro approach. Chemosphere234, 139-147.

Falfushynska, H. I., Gnatyshyna, L. L., Ivanina, A. V., Khoma, V. V., Stoliar, O. B., Sokolova, I. M. (2019). Bioenergetic responses of freshwater mussels Unio tumidus to the combined effects of nano-ZnO and temperature regime. Science of the Total Environment 650, 1440-1450

Falfushynska, H.,I. Sokolov, E. P., Haider, F., Oppermann, C., Kragl, U., Ruth, W., Stock, M., Glufke, S., Winkel, E. J., Sokolova, I. M. (2019). Effects of a common pharmaceutical, atorvastatin, on energy metabolism and detoxification mechanisms of a marine bivalve Mytilus edulis. Aquatic Toxicology208, 47-61.

Falfushynska, H. I., Wu, F., Ye, F., Kasianchuk, N., Dutta, J., Dobretsov, S. and Sokolova, I. M. (2019b). The effects of ZnO nanostructures of different morphology on bioenergetics and stress response biomarkers of the blue mussels Mytilus edulis. Science of the Total Environment  694, 133717

Haider, F., Sokolov, E. P., Timm, S., Hagemann, M., Blanco Rayón, E., Marigómez, I., Izagirre, U., Sokolova, I. M. (2019). Interactive effects of osmotic stress and burrowing activity on protein metabolism and muscle capacity in the soft shell clam Mya arenaria. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology228, 81-93.

Havird, J. C., Weaver, R. J., Milani, L., Ghiselli, F., Greenway, R., Ramsey, A. J., Jimenez, A. G., Dowling, D. K., Hood, W. R., Montooth, K. L. et al. (2019). Beyond the Powerhouse: Integrating Mitonuclear Evolution, Physiology, and Theory in Comparative Biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59, 856-863

Radtke, H., Lipka, M., Bunke, D., Morys, C., Woelfel, J., Cahill, B., Böttcher, M. E., Forster, S., Leipe, T.,  Rehder, G., Neumann, T. (2019) Ecological ReGional Ocean Model with vertically resolved sediments (ERGOM SED 1.0): coupling benthic and pelagic biogeochemistry of the south-western Baltic Sea. Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 275–320.

Sokolov, E. P., Markert, S., Hinzke, T., Hirschfeld, C., Becher, D., Ponsuksili, S., Sokolova, I. M. (2019). Effects of hypoxia-reoxygenation stress on mitochondrial proteome and bioenergetics of the hypoxia-tolerant marine bivalve Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Proteomics194, 99-111.

Sokolov, E. P., Sokolova, I. M. (2019). Compatible osmolytes modulate mitochondrial function in a marine osmoconformer Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793). Mitochondrion45, 29-37.

Sokolova, I. (2019). Poikilotherms. In Encyclopedia of Ecology (Second Edition),  (ed. B. Fath), pp. 558-561. Oxford: Elsevier

Sokolova, I. (2019). Temperature Regulation. In Encyclopedia of Ecology (Second Edition),  (ed. B. Fath), pp. 633-639. Oxford: Elsevier

Sokolova, I. M., Sokolov, E. P. and Haider, F. (2019). Mitochondrial Mechanisms Underlying Tolerance to Fluctuating Oxygen Conditions: Lessons from Hypoxia-Tolerant Organisms. Integrative and Comparative Biology59, 938-952,Editor's Choice


Falfushynska HI, Gnatyshyna LL, Ivanina AV, Sokolova IM, Stoliar OB (2018) Detoxification and cellular stress responses of unionid mussels Unio tumidus from two cooling ponds to combined nano-ZnO and temperature stress. Chemosphere 193: 1127-1142

Gebhardt C, Forster S (2018) Size-selective feeding of Arenicola marina promotes long-term burial of microplastic particles in marine sediments. Environmental Pollution 242 1777-1786. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.090

Haider F, Sokolov EP, Sokolova IM (2018) Effects of mechanical disturbance and salinity stress on bioenergetics and burrowing behavior of the soft-shell clam Mya arenaria. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb172643. doi:10.1242/jeb.172643

Hood WR , Austad SN, Bize P, Jimenez AG, Montooth KL, Schulte PM, Scott GR, Sokolova IM, Treberg JR, SalinK (2018) The mitochondrial contribution to animal performance, adaptation, and life-history variation. Integrative and comparative biology 58 (3), 480-485

Ivanina AV, Borah B, Tadas R, Macrander J, Piontkivska H, Sokolova IM, Beniash E (2018). The Role of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Signaling in Biomineralization of the Oyster Crassostrea gigas. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 309.

Ivanina AV, Borah BM, Vogts A, Malik I, Jingyao Wu, Chin AR, Almarza AJ, Kumta P,  Piontkivska H, Beniash E, Sokolova IM. (2018). Potential trade-offs between biomineralization and immunity revealed by shell properties and gene expression profiles of two closely related Crassostrea species. Journal of Experimental Biology 221 (18), jeb183236

Jurasinski G, Janssen M, Voss M, Böttcher ME, Brede M, Burchard H, Forster S, Gosch L, Gräwe U, Gründling-Pfaff S, Haider F, Ibenthal M, Karow N, Karsten U, Kreuzburg M, Lange X, Leinweber P, Massmann M, Ptak T, Rezanezhad F, Rehder G, Romoth K, Schade H, Schubert H, Schulz-Vogt HN, Sokolova I, Strehse R, Unger V, Westphal J, Lennartz B (2018) Understanding the Coastal Ecocline: Assessing Sea-Land-Interactions at Non-tidal, Low-lying Coasts through Interdisciplinary Research. Front. Mar. Sci. 5: 413. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00342

Lipka M, Woelfel J, Gogina M, Kallmeyer J, Liu B, Morys C, Forster S, Böttcher ME (2018) Solute Reservoirs Reflect Variability of Early Diagenetic Processes in Temperate Brackish Surface Sediments. Front. Mar. Sci. 5: 413. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00413  

Powillet M, Forster S (2018) Continuous and High Transport of Particles and Solutes by Benthos in Coastal Eutrophic Sediments of the Pomeranian Bay. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Quintana CO, Raymond C, Nascimento F, Bonaglia S, Forster S, Gunnarsson JS, Kristensen E (2018)Functional Performance of Three Invasive Marenzelleria Species Under Contrasting Ecological Conditions Within the Baltic Sea. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-018-0376-9

Renz JR, Powilleit M, Gogina M, Zettler ML, Forster S (2018) Community bioirrigation potential (BIPc), an index to quantify the potential for solute exchange at the sediment-water interface. Marine Environmental Research 141 214–224. 50 days free access: DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.09.013

Schade H, Arneth N, Powilleit N, Forster S (2018) Sand gapers’ breath: Respiration of Mya arenaria (L. 1758) and its contribution to total oxygen utilization in sediments. Marine Environmental Research,

Sokolova I (2018). Mitochondrial adaptations to variable environments and their role in animals’ stress tolerance. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58, 519–531



Falfushynska H, Gnatyshyna L, Horyn O, Sokolova IM, Stoliar O (2017) Endocrine and cellular stress effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles and nifedipine in marsh frogs Pelophylax ridibundus. Aquatic Toxicology 185, 171-182

Falfushynska H, Phan T, Sokolova IM (2017) Long-Term Acclimation to Different Thermal Regimes Affects Molecular Responses to Heat Stress in a Freshwater Clam Corbicula fluminea. Scientific Reports 6 • DOI: 10.1038/srep39476

Gogina M, Morys C, Forster S, Gräwe U, Friedland R, Zettler ML (2017) Towards benthic ecosystem functioning maps: quantifying bioturbation potential in the German part of the Baltic Sea, Ecological Indicators 73, 574-588

González-Fernández C, Albentosa M, Sokolova IM (2017) Interactive effects of nutrition, reproductive state and pollution on molecular stress responses of mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819. Marine Environmental Research 131, 103-115.

Hawkins CA, Sokolova IM (2017) Effects of elevated CO2 levels on subcellular distribution of trace metals (Cd and Cu) in marine bivalves. Aquatic Toxicology 192, 251-264.

Ivanina AV, Falfushynska HI, Beniash E, Piontkivska H, Sokolova IM (2017) Biomineralization-related specialization of hemocytes and mantle tissues of the Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 3209-3221. doi: 10.1242/jeb.160861

Madelaire CB, Sokolova IM, Gomes FR (2017) Seasonal Patterns of Variation in Steroid Plasma Levels and Immune Parameters in Anurans from Brazilian Semiarid Area. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90 (4), 415-433.

Marigómez I, Múgica M, Izagirre U, Sokolova IM (2017) Chronic environmental stress enhances tolerance to seasonal gradual warming in marine mussels. PloS One 12 (3), e0174359.

Morys C, Powilleit M, Forster S (2017) Bioturbation in relation to the depth distribution of macrozoobenthos in the southwestern Baltic Sea, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 579: 19-36.

Sokolova IM (2017) Celebrate results of German excellence initiative. Nature 552, 31.

Wasmund N, Kownacka J, Göbel J, Jaanus A, Johansen M, Jurgensone I, Lehtinen S, Powilleit M (2017) The Diatom/Dinoflagellate Index as an Indicator of Ecosystem Changes in the Baltic Sea 1. Principle and Handling Instruction. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:22. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00022


Falfyshynska GI, Gnatyshyna LL, Yurchak IV, Ye Mudra A, Ivanina AV, Sokolova IM, Stoliar OB (2016) Responses of the Clam Anodonta anatina to Thermal Impact Depending on Peculiarities of Occurrence in Natural Habitat Hydrobiological Journal 52 (2), 71-82

Falfushynska H, Gnatyshyna L, Fedoruk O, Sokolova IM, Stoliar OB (2016) Endocrine activities and cellular stress responses in the marsh frog Pelophylax ridibundus exposed to cobalt, zinc and their organic nanocomplexes, Aquatic Toxicology 170, 62-71

Gogina M, Morys C, Forster S, Gräwe U, Friedland R, Zettler ML (2016) Towards benthic ecosystem functioning maps: Quantifying bioturbation potential in the German part of the Baltic Sea. Ecological Indicators 73: 574–58.

Haider F, Falfushynska H, Ivanina AV, Sokolova IM (2016) Effects of pH and bicarbonate on mitochondrial functions of marine bivalves, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 198, 41-50

Ivanina AV, Hawkins C, Sokolova IM (2016) Interactive effects of copper exposure and environmental hypercapnia on immune functions of marine bivalves Crassostrea virginica and Mercenaria mercenaria, Fish & shellfish immunology 49, 54-65

Ivanina AV, Nesmelova I, Leamy L, Sokolov EP, Sokolova IM (2016) Intermittent hypoxia leads to functional reorganization of mitochondria and affects cellular bioenergetics in marine molluscs, Journal of Experimental Biology 219 (11), 1659-1674

Ivanina AV, Sokolova IM (2016) Effects of intermittent hypoxia on oxidative stress and protein degradation in molluscan mitochondria, Journal of Experimental Biology 219 (23), 3794-3802

Morys C, Forster S, Graf G (2016) Variability of bioturbation in various sediment types and on different spatial scales in the Southwestern Baltic Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 557: 31-49.

Sokolova IM (2016) Toss the water, keep the child, EMBO reports, e201642699

Sokolova IM, Ivanina AV, Falfushynska H, Haider F, Sokolov EP (2016) Mitochondrial mechanisms of tolerance to intermittent hypoxia: Insights from new invertebrate models, Journal of World Mitochondria Society 2 (2) (2016)

Vereshchagina KP, Lubyaga YA, Shatilina Z, Bedulina D, Gurkov A, Axenov-Gribanov DV, Baduev B, Kondrateva ES, Gubanov M, Zadereev E, Sokolova IM, Timofeyev M (2016) Salinity modulates thermotolerance, energy metabolism and stress response in amphipods Gammarus lacustris, PeerJ 4, e2657 (2016)


Bitschofsky F, Forster S, Powilleit M, Gebhardt C (2015) Potential role of macrofauna for the exchange processes between sediment and water column in an inner coastal water of southern Baltic Sea (Darß-Zingst Bodden Chain, Grabow). RMB (25) S. 27–39.

Forster S, Bitschofsky F (2015) Different reasons for low pore water phosphate concentrations observed at a shallow brackish site in a German Baltic Sea lagoon. RMB (25) S. 119–131.

Karstens S, Schwark F, Forster S, Glatzel S, Buczko U (2015) Sediment tracer tests to explore patterns of sediment transport in coastal reed beds – a case study from the Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain. RMB (25) S. 41–57.

Stolte A, Forster S, Gerdts G, Schubert H (2015) Microplastic concentrations in beach sediments along the German Baltic coast, Marine Pollution Bulletin 99, 216-229.. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.07.022


Renz J, Forster S (2014) Effects of bioirrigation by the three sibling species of Marenzelleria spp. on solute fluxes and porewater nutrient profiles. Mar Ecol Prog Series 505, 145–159. doi: 10.3354/meps10756


Niedzwiedz G, Schories D (2013) Advances using diver towed GPS receivers. In: Ya-Hui Hsueh, Editor, Global Positioning Systems – Signal structure, applications and sources of error and blases. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 155-186, ISBN:978-1-62808-022-3

Renz J, Forster S (2013) Are similar worms different? A comparative tracer study on bioturbation in the three sibling species Marenzelleria arctia, M. viridis, and M. neglecta from the Baltic Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 58(6), 2046–2058.

Schygulla C, Peine F (2013) Nienhagen Reef: abiotic boundary conditions at a large brackish water artificial reef in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(2), 478-486.


Bos AR, Gumanao GS, Mueller B, Saceda MM (2012) Size at maturation, sex differences, and pair density during the mating season of the Indo-Pacific beach star Archaster typicus (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in the Philippines. . Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 1–7 (online first).

Maiti K, Buesseler KO, Pike SM, Benitez-Nelson C, Cai P, Chen W, Cochran K, Dai M, Dehairs F, Gasser B, Kelly RP, Masque P, Miller LA, Miquel JC, Moran SB, Morris PJ, Peine F, Planchon F, Renfro AA, Rutgers van der Loeff M, Santschi PH, Turnewitsch R, Waples JT, Xu C (2012) Intercalibration studies of short-lived thorium-234 in the water column and marine particles. Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 10, 631–644.


Bitschofsky F, Forster S, Scholz J (2011) Regional and temporal changes in epizoobiontic bryozoan-communities of Flustra foliacea (Linnaeus, 1758) and implications for North Sea Ecology. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 91(3), 423-433.

Bleich S, Powilleit M, Seifert T, Graf G (2011) β-diversity as a measure of species turnover along the salinity gradient in the Baltic Sea and its consistency with the Venice System. Marine Ecology Progress Series 436, 101-118. [doi: 10.3354/meps09219]

Schories D, Niedzwiedz G (2011) Precision, accuracy, and application of diver-towed underwater GPS receivers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment  [DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2122-7]

Wang X, Peine F, Schmidt A, Schröder HC, Wiens M, Schloßmacher U, Müller WEG (2011) Concept of Biogenic Ferromanganese Crust Formation: Coccoliths as Bio-seeds in Crusts from Central Atlantic Ocean (Senghor Seamount/Cape Verde), NPC Natural Product Communications, Vol. 6 No. 0 1 - 10


Deutsche B, Forster S, Wilhelm M, Dippner JW, Voss M (2010) Denitrification in sediments as a major nitrogen sink in the Baltic Sea: an extrapolation using sediment characteristics. Biogeosciences 7, 3259–3271.

Woelfel J, Schumann R, Peine P, Flohr A, Kruss A, Tegowski J, Blondel P, Wiencke C, Karsten U (2010) Microphytobenthos of Arctic Kongsfjorden (Svalbard, Norway): biomass and potential primary production along the shore line. Polar Biology 33:1239–1253. [doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0813-0]