Jelassi R,  Khemaissia H, Zimmer M, Garbe-Schönberg D, Nasri-Ammar K. 2016. Influence of environmental conditions on the distribution of talitrid amphipods in the lagoon complex of Ghar El Melh (North-East of Tunisia). African Journal of Ecology (in press)

Bouchon D, Zimmer M, Dittmer J.2016. The terrestrial isopod microbiome: an all-in-one toolbox for animal-microbe interactions of ecological relevance. Frontiers in Microbiology: doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01472

Gillis LG, Zimmer M, Bouma TJ. 2016. Mangrove leaf transportation: Do mimic Avicennia
and Rhizophora roots retain or donate leaves? Marine Ecology Progress Series 551: 107-115.

Vermeiren P, Munoz C, Zimmer M, Sheaves M. 2016. Hierarchical toolbox: Ensuring scientific accuracy of citizen science for tropical coastal ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 66: 242-250.


Sanaei Moghadam F, Zimmer M. 2015. Effects of warming, nutrient enrichment and detritivore presence on litter breakdown and associated microbial decomposers in a simulated temperate woodland creek. Hydrobiologia DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2596-3

Cragg SM, Beckham GT, Bruce NC, Bugg TDH, Distel DL, Dupree P, Green Etxabe A, Goodell BS, Jellison J, McGeehan JE, McQueen-Mason SJ, Schnorr K, Walton PH, Watts JEM, Zimmer M. 2015. Lignocellulose degradation mechanisms across the Tree of Life. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 29: 108-119.

Hübner L, Pennings SC, Zimmer M. 2015. Sex- and habitat-specific movement of an omnivorous semi-terrestrial crab controls habitat connectivity and subsidies: A multi-parameter approach. Oecologia 178: 999-1015.

Hammann S, Moss A, Zimmer M. 2015. Sterile surfaces in Mnemiopsis leidyi (Ctenophora) in bacterial suspension – a key to invasion success? Open Journal of Marine Science 5: 237.

Jelassi R, Khemaissia H, Zimmer M, Garbe-Schönberg D, Nasri-Ammar K. 2015. Biodiversity of the Talitridae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in some Tunisian coastal lagoons. Zoological Studies 54: 17.

Quadros AF, Zimmer M, Araujo PB, Kray JG. 2015. Litter traits and palatability to detritivores: a case study across biogeographical boundaries. Nauplius 22: 103-111.


Sanaei Moghadam F, Zimmer M. 2014. Effects of warming and nutrient enrichment on how grazing pressure affects leaf litter-colonizing bacteria. J Environ Qual (doi: 10.2134/jeq2013.12.0503)

Hammann S, Zimmer M. 2014. Wind-driven dynamics of beach-cast wrack in a tide-free system. O J Mar Sci 4: 68-79.

Mattila JM, Zimmer M, Vesakoski O, Jormalainen V. 2014. Habitat-specific gut microbiota of the marine herbivore Idotea balthica (Isopoda). J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 455: 22-28.

Wood C, Zimmer M. 2014. Can terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea) make use of biodegradable plastics? Appl Soil Ecol 77: 72-79.

Zimmer M, Auge H, von Wühlisch G, Schueler S, Haase J. 2014Environment rather than genetic background explains intraspecific variation in the protein-precipitating capacity of phenolic compounds in beech litter. Plant Ecol Div 7 (DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2013.871655)


Jelassi R,  Zimmer M, Khemaissia H, Garbe-Schönberg D, Nasri-Ammar K. 2013. Amphipod diversity at three Tunisian lagoon complexes in relation to environmental conditions. J Nat Hist 47: 2849-2868.

Tavares Corrêa Dias A, Krab EJ, Mariën J, Zimmer M, Cornelissen JHC, Ellers J, Wardle DA, Berg MP. 2013. Traits underpinning desiccation resistance explain distribution patterns of terrestrial isopods. Oecologia 172: 667-677.

Schaefer G, Zimmer M. 2013. Ability of invasive green crabs to handle prey in a recently invaded region. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 483: 221-229.

Eereveld P, Hübner L, Schaefer G, Zimmer M. 2013. Herbivory on macro-algae affects colonization of beach-cast algal wrack by detritivores but not its decomposition. Oceanologia 55: 339-358.

Treplin M, Pennings SC, Zimmer M. 2013. Decomposition of leaf litter in a U.S. saltmarsh is driven by dominant species, not species complementarity. Wetlands 33: 83-89.


Dittmer J, Lesobre J, Raimond R, Zimmer M, Bouchon D. 2012. Influence of changing plant food sources on the gut microbiota of saltmarsh detritivores. Microb Ecol 64: 814-825.

Ewers C, Beiersdorf A, Wieski K, Pennings SC, Zimmer M. 2012. Predator/prey-interactions promote decomposition of low-quality detritus. Wetlands 32: 931-938.

Landes A, Zimmer M. 2012. Acidification and warming affect both a calcifying
predator and prey, but not their interaction. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 450: 1-10. (Feature Article)

Treplin M, Zimmer M. 2012. Drowned or dry: A cross-habitat comparison of detrital breakdown processes. Ecosystems 15: 477-491.


Pelletier A, Mews M, Jelinski DE, Zimmer M. 2011. Localisation and colonisation of beach-cast wrack macroalgae by sand-dwelling beach hoppers (Amphipoda: Talitridae). Est Coasts 34: 863-871.

Fehsenfeld S, Towle D, Zimmer M, Melzner F. 2011. Effects of elevated seawater pCO2 on gene expression patterns in the gill of the Green crab Carcinus maenas. BMC Genomics 12: 488


Bedulina D, Timofeyev MA, Zimmer M, Zwirnmann E, Menzel R, Steinberg CEW. 2010. Different natural organic matter isolates cause similar stress response patterns in the freshwater amphipod, Gammarus pulex. Environ Sci Pollut Res 15: 128–135.

Bedulina DS, Zimmer M, Timofeyev MA. 2010. Sub-littoral and supra-littoral amphipods respond differently to acute thermal stress. Comp Biochem Physiol 155: 413-418.