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


Books & Chapters:

Zimmer M. 2011. Ordnung Asseln (Isopoda). In: Engelmann WE, Lange J. Wirbellose (Serie Zootierhaltung). Hari Deutsch: Frankfurt. 779-788.


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.


Fraune S, Zimmer M. 2008. Host-specificity of horizontally transmitted mycoplasms in isopod hosts. Environ Microbiol 10: 2497-2504.

Ihnen K, Zimmer M. 2008. Selective consumption and digestion of litter microbes by Porcellio scaber (Isopoda: Oniscidea). Pedobiologia 51: 335-342.

Achouri MS, Charfi-Cheikhrouha F, Zimmer M. 2008. Reproductive patterns in syntopic terrestrial isopod species (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea) from Morocco. Pedobiologia 52: 127-137.


Books & Chapters:

Brandstädter K, Zimmer M. 2008. Infection of terrestrial isopods with environmentally transmitted bacterial symbionts. In: Zimmer M, Charfi-Cheikhrouha F, Taiti S (eds). Proceedings of the international symposium on terrestrial isopod biology: ISTIB-7. Shaker: Aachen. 131-135.

Henf C, Leupolt B, Zimmer M. 2008. Mate-recognition, mate-choice and monopolisation in isopods: an inter-habitat comparison In: Zimmer M, Charfi-Cheikhrouha F, Taiti S (eds). Proceedings of the international symposium on terrestrial isopod biology: ISTIB-7. Shaker: Aachen. 149-159.

Stange N, Scholz OJ, Zimmer M. 2008. What renders a female isopod attractive to a soliciting male? In: Zimmer M, Charfi-Cheikhrouha F, Taiti S (eds). Proceedings of the international symposium on terrestrial isopod biology: ISTIB-7. Shaker: Aachen. 161-166.

Zimmer M. 2008. Detritus. In: Jorgensen SE, Fath BD (ed). Encyclopedia of Ecology. Elsevier. 903-911.

Zimmer M, Charfi-Cheikhrouha F, Taiti S (eds). 2008. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Terrestrial Isopod Biology: ISTIB-7. Shaker: Aachen.


Cordaux R, Paces-Fessy M, Raimond M, Michel-Salzat A, Zimmer M, Bouchon D. 2007. Molecular characterization and evolution of arthropod pathogenic Rickettsiella bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol 73: 5045-5047.

Lewis TL, Mews M, Jelinski DE, Zimmer M. 2007. Detrital subsidy to the supratidal zone provides feeding habitat for intertidal crabs. Est Coasts 30: 451-458.

Pennings SC, Zimmer M, Dias N, Sprung M, Davé N, Ho C-K, Kunza A, McFarlin C, Mews M, Pfauder A, Salgado C. 2007. Latitudinal variation in plant-herbivore interactions in European salt marshes. Oikos 116: 543-549.

Wang Y, Brune A, Zimmer M. 2007. Bacterial symbionts in the hepatopancreas of isopods: diversity and environmental transmission. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 61: 141-152.