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plastic research

J. Caldwell, P. Taladriz-Blanco, R. Lehner, A. Lubskyy, RD. Ortusoa, B. Rothen-Rutishausera, A. Petri-Fink

(2022) The micro-, submicron-, and nanoplastic hunt: A review of detection methods for plastic particles. Chemosphere; 

J. Caldwell, R. Lehner, S. Balog, Ch. Rhême, X. Gao, D. Septiadi, Ch. Weder, A. Petri-Fink, B. Rothen-Rutishauser (2021) Fluorescent plastic nanoparticles to track their interaction and fate in physiological environments. Environmental Science: Nano; DOI: 10.1039/d0en00944j


J. Caldwell, L.F.Muff, Ch. Kim Pham, A. Petri-Fink, B. Rothen-Rutishauser, R.Lehner (2020) Spatial and temporal analysis of meso- and microplastic pollution in the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Marine Pollution Bulletin; DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111515


R. Lehner, W. Wohlleben, D.Septiadi, B. Rothen-Rutishauser, R. Landsiedel (2020) A novel 3D intestine barrier model to study the immune response upon exposure to microplastics. Archives of toxicology; DOI: 10.1007/s00204-020-02750-1


J. Caldwell, A. Petri-Fink, B. Rothen-Rutishauser, R.Lehner (2019) Assessing meso- and microplastic pollution in the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Marine Pollution Bulletin;


R. Lehner, Ch. Weder, A. Fink, B. Rothen-Rutishauser (2019) Emergence of nanoplastic in the environment and possible impact on human health. Environmental Science & Technology; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05512

R. Lehner, A. Petri-Fink, B. Rothen-Rutishauser (2017) Nanoplastic Impact on Human Health - A 3D Intestinal Model to Study the Interaction with Nanoplastic Particles. Proceedings of the International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea, Book Chapter pp.167-170

Shark research

Weideli, O.C., Medd, H (2021). Sideway swimming behaviour by aggregating blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) in mid-water column. Marine Biodiversityhttps:// doi. org/ 10. 1007/ s12526-​021-​01242-4.

Bouyoucos, I.A., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Planes, S., Schwieterman, G.D., Weideli, O.C., Rummer, J.L. (In Press). Thermally insensitive physiological performance allows neonatal sharks to use coastal habitats as nursery areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series


Matich, P., Shipley, O.N., Weideli, O.C. (2021) Quantifying spatial variation in isotopic baselines reveals size-based feeding in a model estuarine predator: implications for trophic studies in dynamic ecotonesMarine Biology. ​ https://doi. org/10. 1007/s00227-021-03920-0.

Bouyoucos, I.A., Trujillo, J.E., Weideli, O.C., Nakamura, N., Mourier, J., Planes, S., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Rummer, J.L. (2021) Investigating links between thermal tolerance and oxygen supply capacity in shark neonatesfrom a hyperoxic tropical environment. STOTEN

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Matich, P., Plumlee, J.D., Weideli, O.C., Fisher, M. (2020) New insights into the trophic ecology of blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) from a subtropical estuary in the western Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14592

Weideli, O.C., Papastamatiou, Y.P. (2020) Intestinal eversion in a pelagic shark evokes chase and bite attempts by large-bodied carangid fish. Journal of Ethology. 39(1), 125-127

Bouyoucos, I.A., Morrison, P.R., Weideli, O.C., Jacquesson, E., Planes, S., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Brauner, C.J., Rummer, J.L. (2020). Thermal tolerance and hypoxia tolerance are associated in blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) neonates. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.221937 

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Weideli, O.C., Kiszka, J.J., Matich, P., Heithaus, M.R. (2019) Effects of anticoagulants on stable isotope values (δ13C and δ15N) of shark blood components. Journal of Fish Biology. 95:1535 - 1539.


Weideli, O.C., Bouyoucos, I.A., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Mescam, G., Rummer, J.L, Planes, S. (2019) Same species, different prerequisites: investigating body condition and foraging success in young reef sharks between an atoll and an island system. Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-49761-2.


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Weideli, O.C., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Planes, S. (2019) Size frequency, dispersal distances and variable growth rates of young sharks in a multi-species aggregation. Journal of Fish Biology. 94:789–797. https://doi: 10.1111/jfb.13968.

Bouyoucos I.A., Weideli, O.C., Planes, S., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Rummer, J.L. (2018) Dead tired: evaluating the physiological status and survival of neonatal reef sharks under stress. Conservation Physiology. 6, coy053; doi:10.193/conphys/coy053

Hussey, N.E., DiBattista, J.D., Moore, J.W., Ward, E.J., Fisk, A.T., Kessel, S., Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H., Guttridge, T.L., Weideli, O.C., and Chapman, D.D. (2017) Risky business for a juvenile marine predator? Testing the influence of foraging strategies on size and growth rate under natural conditions. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20170166.

Weideli, O.C., Mourier, J., Planes, S. (2015) A massive surgeonfish aggregation creates a unique opportunity for reef sharks. Coral Reefs, 34(3): 835, DOI 10.1007/s00338-015-1290-2

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