Publikationen

2021

Liu, S, Kruse, S., Scherler, D., Ree, R. H., Zimmermann, H. H., Stoof-Leichsenring, K. R., Epp, L. S.,  Mischke, S., Herzschuh, U. (accepted) Alpine habitat loss threatens the future plant diversity of the Tibetan Plateau. Nature Communications

Chucholl, F., Fiolka, F., Segelbacher, G., Epp, L.S. (2021) eDNA detection of native and invasive crayfish species allows for year-round monitoring and large-scale screening of lotic systems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.639380

Capo, Eric*, Giguet-Covex, Charline*, Rouillard, Alexandra*, Nota, Kevin*, Heintzman, Pete*, Vuillemin, Aurèle*, (...),Coolen, Marco J. L.**, Epp, Laura S.**, Domaizon, Isabelle**, Alsos, Inger G.**, Parducci, Laura** (2021) Lake sedimentary DNA research on past terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity: Overview and recommendations. *shared first authorship, ** shared senior authorship. Quaternary 4(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4010006

Meucci, S., Schulte, L., Zimmermann, H.H., Stoof-Leichsenring, K. R., Epp, L.S., Bronken Eidesen, P., Herzschuh, U. (2021) Holocene chloroplast genetic variation of shrubs (Alnus alnobetula, Betula nana, Salix sp.) at the Siberian tundra-taiga ecotone inferred from modern chloroplast genome assembly and sedimentary ancient DNA analyses. Ecology and Evolution 11:2173–2193. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7183

2020

Schulte, L., Bernhardt, N., Stoof-Leichsenring, K. R., Zimmermann, H.H., Pestryakova, L.A, Epp, L.S.*, Herzschuh, U. (2021) Hybridization capture of larch (Larix Mill) chloroplast genomes from sedimentary ancient DNA reveals past changes of Siberian forests. *2nd senior author. Molecular Ecology Resources 21:801–815. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13311

Ibrahim, A., Capo, E., Wessels, M., Martin, I., Meyer, A., Schleheck, D.*, Epp, L.S.* (2020) Anthropogenic impact on the historical phytoplankton community of Lake Constance reconstructed by multimarker analysis of sediment-core environmental DNA. *shared senior author. Molecular Ecology 00:1–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15696.

Stoof-Leichsenring, K. R., Pestryakova, L.A, Epp, L.S., Herzschuh, U. (2020) Phylogenetic diversity and environment form assembly rules for Arctic diatom genera—A study on recent and ancient sedimentary DNA. Journal of Biogeography 47:1166–1179. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13786.

2019

Zimmermann, H.H., Harms, L., Epp, L.S., Mewes, N., Bernhard, N., Kruse, S., Stoof-Leichsenring, K. R., Pestryakova, L.A., Wieczorek, M., Trense, D., Herzschuh, U. (2019) Chloroplast and mitochondrial genetic variation of larches at the Siberian tundra-taiga ecotone revealed by de novo assembly. PLoS One (7):e0216966. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216966

Epp, L.S. (2019) A global perspective for biodiversity history with ancient environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology 28(10). https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15118.

Kruse, S., Gerdes, A., Kath, N., Epp, L.S., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Pestryakova, L.A., Herzschuh, U. (2019) Dispersal distances and migration rates at the arctic treeline in Siberia – a genetic and simulation based study. Biogeosciences 16(6): 1211-1224. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1211-2019.

2018

Epp, L.S., Kruse, S., Kath, N.J., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Tiedemann, R., Pestryakova, L.A., Herzschuh, U.  (2018) Temporal and spatial patterns of mitochondrial haplotype and species distributions in Siberian larches inferred from ancient environmental DNA and modeling.  Scientific Reports. 8:17436. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35550-w.

Garcin, Y., Deschamps, P., Ménot, G., de Saulieu, G., Schefuß, E., Sebag, D. Dupont, L., Oslisly, R., Brademann, B., G. Mbusnum, K., Jean Michel, Onana & Ako, A., Epp, L.S., Tjallingii, R., Strecker, M., Brauer, A., Sachse, D. (2018). Reply to Giresse et al.: No evidence for climate variability dcuring the late Holocene rainforest crisis in Western Central Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115 (29): E6674-E6675. https://doi.org/ 10.1073/pnas.1808481115.

Garcin, Y., Deschamps, P., Ménot, G., de Saulieu, G., Schefuß, E., Sebag, D. Dupont, L., Oslisly, R., Brademann, B., G. Mbusnum, K., Jean Michel, Onana & Ako, A., Epp, L.S., Tjallingii, R., Strecker, M., Brauer, A., Sachse, D. (2018). Reply to Clist et al.: Human activity is the most probable trigger of the late Holocene rainforest crisis in Western Central Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(21): E4735-E4736. https://doi.org/ 10.1073/pnas.1805582115.

Kruse, S., Epp, L.S., Wieczorek, M., Pestryakova, L.A., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Herzschuh, U. (2018) High gene flow and complex treeline dynamics on the Taymyr Peninsula (north-central Siberia), revealed by nuclear microsatellites of Larix. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 14(2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-018-1235-3

Garcin, Y., Deschamps, P., Ménot, G., de Saulieu, G., Schefuß, E., Sebag, D. Dupont, L., Oslisly, R., Brademann, B., G. Mbusnum, K., Jean Michel, Onana & Ako, A., Epp, L.S., Tjallingii, R., Strecker, M., Brauer, A., Sachse, D. (2018). Early anthropogenic impact on Western Central African rainforests 2,600 y ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(13): 32561-3266. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1715336115.

Before 2018

Zimmermann, H.H., Raschke, E., Epp, L.S., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Schirrmeister, L., Schwamborn, G., Herzschuh, U. (2017) The history of tree and shrub taxa on Bol’shoy Lyakhovsky Island (New Siberian Archipe-lago) since the last interglacial uncovered by sedimentary ancient DNA and pollen data. Genes. 8 (10): 273. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes8100273.

Heinecke, L., Epp, L.S., Reschke, M., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Mischke, S., Plessen, B., Herzschuh, U. (2017) Aquatic macrophyte dynamics in Lake Karakul (Eastern Pamir) over the last 29 cal kyr BP revealed by sedimentary ancient DNA and geochemical analyses of macrosfossil remains. Journal of Paleolimnology, 58(3): 403-417.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-017-9986-7.

Niemeyer, B., Epp, L.S., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Pestryakova, L.A., Herzschuh, U. (2017) Recording vegetation composition at the Siberian boreal treeline: A comparison between sedimentary DNA and pollen. Molecular Ecology Resources. 17(6): e46-e63. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12689.

Wieczorek, M., Kruse, S., Epp, L.S., Kolmogorov, A., Nikolaev, A., Heinrich, I. Jeltsch, F., Pestryakova, L.A., Zibulski, R., Herzschuh, U. (2017)   Dissimilar responses of larch stands in northern Siberia to increasing temperatures – a field and simulation based study. Ecology. 98(9): 2343-2355. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1887.

Zimmermann, H.H., Raschke, E., Epp, L.S., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Schwamborn, G., Schirrmeister, L., Overduin, P.P., Herzschuh, U. (2017). Sedimentary ancient DNA and pollen reveal the composition of plant organic matter in Late Quaternary permafrost sediments of the Buor Khaya Peninsula (north-eastern Siberia). Biogeosciences. 14(3): 575–596. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-575-2017.

Gebremedhin, B., Flagstad, Ø., Bekele, A., Chala, D., Bakkestuen, V., Boessenkool, S., Popp, M., Gussarova, G., Schrøder-Nielsen, A., Nemomissa, S., Brochmann, C., Stenseth, N.C., Epp, L.S. (2016) DNA metabarcoding reveals diet overlap between the endangered Walia ibex and domestic goats - implications for conservation. PLoS One. 11(7): e0159133. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159133

Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Herzschuh, U., Pestryakova, L.A., Klemm, J., Epp, L.S., Tiedemann, R. (2015) Genetic data from algae sedimentary DNA reflect the influence of environment over geography. Scientific Reports. 5, 12924. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep12924.

Paus, A., Boessenkool, S., Brochmann, C., Epp, L.S., Fabel, D., Haflidason, H., Linge, H. (2015) Lake Store Finnsjøen - a key for understanding Late-Glacial/early Holocene vegetation and ice sheet dynamics in the central Scandes mountains. Quaternary Science Reviews. 121: 36 - 51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.05.004.

Epp, L.S., Gussarova, G., Boessenkool, S., Olsen, J., Haile, J., Schrøder-Nielsen, A., Ludikova, A., Hassel, K., Stenøien, H. K., Funder, S., Willerslev E., Kjær, K., Brochmann, C. (2015) Lake sediment multi-taxon DNA from North Greenland records early post-glacial appearance of vascular plants and accurately tracks environmental changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 117: 152 - 163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.03.027.

Soininen, E.M., Gauthier, G., Bilodeau, F., Berteaux, D., Gielly, L., Taberlet, P., Gussarova, G., Bellemain, E.B., Hassel, K., Stenøien H. K., Epp, L.S.,  Schrøder-Nielsen, A., Brochmann, C., Yoccoz, N. (2015) Highly overlapping winter diet in two sympatric lemming species revealed by DNA metabarcoding. PLoS One 10(1): e0115335. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0115335.

Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Bernhardt, N., Pestryakova, L.A., Epp, L.S., Herzschuh, U., Tiedemann R. (2014) A combined morphological/genetic analysis of diatoms reveals divergent evolutionary lineages of Staurosira and Staurosirella (Bacillariophyta) in Siberian lake sediments along a latitudinal transect. Journal of Paleolimnology 52(1-2):77-93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-014-9779-1

Boessenkool, S., McGlynn, G., Epp, L.S., Taylor, D., Pimentel, M., Gizaw, A., Nemomissa, A., Brochmann, C., Popp, M. (2014) Use of ancient sedimentary DNA from a biodiversity hotspot in the humid tropics as a novel conservation tool. Conservation Biology 28(2): 446 - 455. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12195.

Willerslev, E., Davison, J., Moora, M., Zobel, M., Coissac, E., Edwards, M.E., Lorenzen, E.D., Vestergård, M., Gussarova, G., Haile, J., Craine, J., Gielly, L., Boessenkool, S., Epp, L.S., Pearman, P.B., Cheddadi, R. (...) Brochmann, C., Taberlet, P. (2014) Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet. Nature 506(7486): 47 - 51. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12921.

Soininen, E.M., Zinger, L., Gielly, L., Bellemain, E.P., Bråthen, K. A., Brochmann, C., Epp, L.S., Gussarova, G., Hassel, K., Henden, J.-A., Killengren, S.T., Rämä, T., Stenøien, H. K., Yoccoz, N. G., Ims, R. A. (2013) Shedding new light on the diet of Norwegian lemmings: DNA metabarcoding of stomach content. Polar Biology 36 (7):1069 - 1076. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-013-1328-2.

Bellemain, E.P., Davey, M.L., Kauserud, H., Epp, L.S., Boessenkool, S., Coissac, E., Geml, J., Edwards, M.E., Willerslev, E., Gussarova, G., Taberlet, P., Haile, J., Brochmann, C. (2013) Fungal paleodiversity revealed using high-throughput metabarcoding of ancient DNA from arctic permafrost. Environmental Microbiology 15 (4): 1176 - 1189. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.12175

Epp, L.S., Boessenkool, S., Bellemain, E.P., Haile, J., Esposito, A., Riaz, T., Erséus, C., Gusarov, V., Edwards, M.E., Johnsen, A., Stenøien, H.K., Hassel, K., Kauserud, H., Yoccoz, N.G., Bråthen, K.A., Willerslev, E., Taberlet, P., Coissac, E., Brochmann, C. (2012) New environmental metabarcodes for analysing soil DNA: potential for studying past and present ecosystems. Molecular Ecology 21: 1821 - 1833. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05537.x

Boessenkool, S., Epp, L.S., Haile, J., Bellemain, E., Edwards, M.E., Coissac, E., Willerslev, E., Brochmann, C. (2012) Blocking human contaminant DNA during PCR allows amplification of rare mammal species from sedimentary ancient DNA. Molecular Ecology 21: 1806 - 1815. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05306.x.

Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Epp, L.S., Trauth, M.H., Tiedemann, R. (2012) Hidden diversity in diatoms of Kenyan Lake Naivasha: a genetic approach detects temporal variation. Molecular Ecology 21: 1918 - 1930. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05412.x.

Epp, L.S., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Trauth, M.H., Tiedemann, R. (2011) Molecular profiling of diatom assemblages in tropical lake sediments using taxon-specific PCR and Denaturing High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (PCR-DHPLC). Molecular Ecology Resources. 11: 842 - 853. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03022.x.

Epp, L.S., Stoof, K.R., Trauth, M.H., Tiedemann, R. (2010) Historical genetics on a sediment core from a Kenyan lake: intraspecific genotype turnover in a tropical rotifer is related to past environmental changes. Journal of Paleolimnology. 43: 939 - 954. https://doi.org/10.1007/ s10933-009-9379-7

Wörheide, G., Epp, L.S., Macis, L. (2008) Deep genetic divergences among Indo-Pacific populations of the coral reef sponge Leucetta chagosensis (Leucettidae): Founder effects, vicariance, or both? Bmc Evolutionary Biology. 8:24. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-8-24

Book chapters

Epp, L.S., Zimmermann, H.H., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R. (2019)  Sampling and extraction of ancient DNA from sediments. In: Shapiro B., Barlow A., Heintzman P., Hofreiter M., Paijmans J., Soares A. (eds) Ancient DNA. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer series Methods in Molecular Biology. vol 1963. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9176-1_5

Other publications

Epp, L.S., Niemeyer, B., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Pestryakova, L.A., Herzschuh, U. (2017) Sedimentary DNA from Arctic treeline lakes: a reliable tool to distinguish vegetation types and record a high diversity of terrestrial plants. Barcode Bulletin. Vol. 8, No. 1: 14 - 16......................  http://biodiversitygenomics.net/resources/barcode-bulletin/

Boessenkool, S., Epp L.S., Bellemain, E. (2011) Barcoding ancient DNA preserved in permafrost. META 1: 2011.