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Gutt, J., Isla, E., Xavier, J. C., Adams, B. J., Ahn, I. Y., Cheng, C. H. C., Colesie, C ... & Wall, D. H. (2021). Antarctic ecosystems in transition–life between stresses and opportunities. Biological Reviews, 96(3), 798-821.

Gray, A., Krolikowski, M., Fretwell, P., Convey, P., Peck, L. S., Mendelova, M., Smith, A. G. & Davey, M. P. (2021) Remote Sensing Phenology of Antarctic Green and Red Snow Algae Using WorldView Satellites. In: Frontiers in plant science. 12

Belcher, A., Fielding, S., Gray, A., Biermann, L., Stowasser, G., Fretwell, P., Ireland, L. & Tarling, G. A., (2021) Experimental determination of reflectance spectra of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the Scotia Sea. In: Antarctic science.

Gray, A., Krolikowski, M., Fretwell, P. et al. (2020) Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink.  Nature Communications 11,2527

James, K.; Nichol, C.J.; Wade, T.; Cowley, D.; Gibson Poole, S.; Gray, A.; Gillespie, J. (2020) Thermal and Multispectral Remote Sensing for the Detection and Analysis of Archaeologically Induced Crop Stress at a UK Site. Drones, 4,61

Colesie, C., Stangl, Z.R., Hurry, V. (2020). Differences in growth-economics of fast vs. slow growing grass species in response to temperature and nitrogen limitation individually, and in combination. BMC Ecology, 20:63

Sancho, L., de los Ríos, A., Pintado, A., Colesie, C., Raggio, J., Ascaso, C., & Green, A. (2020). Himantormia lugubris, an Antarctic endemic on the edge of the lichen symbiosis. Symbiosis, 1-10.

Jung, P., Emrich, D., Briegel‐Williams, L., Schermer, M., Weber, L., Baumann, K., Colesie, C., Clerc, P., Lehnert, L.W., Achilles, S., Bendix J., Büdel, B. (2019). Ecophysiology and phylogeny of new terricolous and epiphytic chlorolichens in a fog oasis of the Atacama Desert. Microbiology Open, e894.

Mugnai, G., Rossi, F., Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Colesie, C., Büdel, B., Peth, S., Kaplan, A., De Phillips, R. (2018) The potential of the cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya ohadii as inoculum for stabilizing bare sandy substrates. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 127: 318-328

Szyja, M., Büdel, B., Colesie, C. (2018) Ecophysiological characterization of early successional biological soil crusts in heavily human-impacted areas. Biogeosciences 15: 1919-1931.

Tamm, A., Caesar, J., Kunz, N., Colesie, C., Reichenberger, H., Weber, B. (2018) Ecophysiological properties of three biological soil crust types and their photoautotrophs from the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Plant and Soil. Online first:

Rippin, M., Borchhardt, N., Williams, L., Colesie, C., Jung, P., Büdel, B., Karsten, U., Becker, B. (2018) Genus richness of microalgae and Cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts from Svalbard and Livingston Island: morphological versus molecular approaches. Polar Biology. Online first:

Colesie, C., Büdel, B., Hurry, V., Green, T.G.A. (2017) Can Antarctic lichens acclimatise to changes in temperature. Global Change Biology 24: 1123–1135.

Colesie, C., Williams, L., Büdel, B. (2017) Internal thallus water status in the soil crust lichen Psora decipiens is optimised via a high phenotypic plasticity. The Lichenologist 49: 483–492.

Mugnai, G., Rossi, F., Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Colesie, C., Büdel, B., Peth, S., Kaplan, A., De Phillips, R. (2017) Development of the polysaccharidic matirx in biocrusts induced by a cyanobacterium inoculated in sand microcosms. Biology and Fertility of Soils 54: 27–40.

Raggio, J., Green, T.G.A., Sancho, L.G., Pintado, A., Colesie, C., Weber, B., Büdel, B. (2017) Metabolic activity duration can be effectively predicted from macroclimatic data for biological soil crust habitats across Europe. Geoderma 306: 10-17.

Williams, L., Colesie, C., Ullmann, A., Westberg, M., Wedin, M., Büdel, B. (2016) Lichen acclimation to changing environments: Photobiont switching vs. climate-specific uniqueness in Psora decipiens. Ecology and Evolution 7: 2560-2574.

Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Rossi, F., Colesie, C., Uteau-Puschmann, D., Horn, R., Felix-Henningsen, P., De Phillips, R., Peth, S. (2016) Pore characteristics in biological soil crusts are independent of extracellular polymeric substances. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103: 294-299.

Colesie, C., Büdel, B., Green, T.G.A. (2016) Endolithic communities in the Mc Murdo Dry Valleys: biomass, turnover, cyanobacteria and location – a preliminary insight. Algological Studies 151/152: 51-68.

Williams, L., Borchhardt, N., Colesie, C., Baum C., Komsic-Buchmann K., Rippin M., Becker B., Karsten U., Büdel, B. (2016) Biological soil crusts of Arctic Svalbard and of Livingston Island, Antarctica. Polar Biology 40:399–411.

Colesie, C., Green, T.G.A., Raggio, J., Büdel, B. (2016) Summer activity patterns of Antarctic and high alpine lichen dominated biological soil crusts – similar but different? Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 48: 449-460.

Pande, S., Shitut, S., Freund, L., Westermann, M., Bertels, F., Colesie, C., Bischofs, B., Kost, C. (2015) Metabolic cross-feeding via inter-cellular nanotubes among bacteria. Nature communications 6: 6238.

Colesie, C., Green, T.G.A., Haferkamp, I., Büdel, B. (2014) Lichen dominated soil crusts show changes in composition, CO2 gas exchange, and carbon allocation as stress-related traits across habitats of different severity. The ISME Journal 8: 2104–2115.

Colesie, C., Green T.G.A., Türk R., Hogg I.D., Sancho L.G., Büdel, B. (2014) Terrestrial biodiversity trends along the Ross Sea coastline, Antarctica: Lack of latitudinal gradient, controls and potential limits to bioclimatic modelling. Polar Biology 37: 1197-1208.

Raggio, J., Pintado, A., Vivas, M., Sancho, L.G:, Büdel, B., Colesie, C., Weber, B., Schroeter, B:, Green, T.G.A. (2014) Continuous chlorophyll fluorescence, gas exchange and microclimate monitoring in a natural soil crust habitat in Tabernas badlands, Almeria, Spain: Progressing towards a model to understand productivity. Biodiversity and Conservation 2: 1809-1826.

Büdel, B., Colesie, C., Green, T.G.A., Grube, M., Lazaro-Suau, R., Loewen-Schneider, K., Maier, S., Peer, T., Pintado, A., Raggio, J., Ruprecht, U., Sancho, L., Schroeter, B:, Türk, R., Weber, B., Wedin, M., Westberg, M., Williams, L., Zheng, L. (2014) Improved appreciation of the functioning and importance of biological soil crusts in Europe – The Soil Crust International project (SCIN). Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1639-1658.

Colesie, C., Gommeaux, M., Green, T.G.A., Büdel, B. (2014) Biological soil crusts in continental Antarctica: Garwood Valley, Southern Victoria Land, and Diamond Hill, Darwin Mountains region. Antarctic Science 26, 115-123.

Shao, Y., Spiteller, D., Tang, X., Ping, L., Colesie, C., Münchberg, U., Lorenz, S., Schönemann, L., Jia, A., Bartram, S., Schneider, B., Büdel, B., Popp, J., Svatoš, A., Heckel, D.G., Boland, W. (2011) Crystallization of - and -carotene in the forgut of Spodoptera larvae feeding on suboptimal food plant. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 41: 211-218.

Colesie, C., Scheu, S., Green, T.G.A., Weber, B., Wirth, R., Büdel, B. (2011) The advantage of growing on moss: facilitative effects on photosynthetic performance and growth in the cyanobacterial lichen Peltigera rufescens. Oecologia 169: 599-607.



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