Publikationen (peer review)


  • Bojarska K, Maugeri L, Kuehn R, Król W, Theuerkauf J, Okarma H, Gula R, 2021. Wolves under cover: The importance of human-related factors in resting site selection in a commercial forest. Forest Ecology and Management 497, 119511.. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119511
  • Belle  C, Stoeckle  BC, Cerwenka  A, Kuehn  R, Pander  J, Geist  J: Taxonomic requirements for better documenting and understanding biological invasions – the example of genetic weatherfish Misgurnus/Paramisgurnus sp. identification. BioInvasions Records 10 (3)  2021  506-520
  • Geist  J, Bayerl  H, Stoeckle  BC., Kuehn  R: Securing genetic integrity in freshwater pearl mussel propagation and captive breeding. Scientific Reports 11 (1)  2021
  • Nagel  C, Mueller  M, Pander  J, Stoeckle  BC., Kuehn  R, Geist  J: Going with the flow: Spatio?temporal drift patterns of larval fish in a large alpine river. Freshwater Biology  2021  66 (6)  1-17
  • Stoeckle  BC., Beggel  S, Kuehn  R, Geist  J: Influence of stream characteristics and population size on downstream transport of freshwater mollusk environmental DNA. Freshwater Science 40 (1)  2021  191-201


  • Stoeckle BC, Beggel S, Kuehn R, Geist J (2020) Influence of stream characteristics and population size on downstream transport of freshwater mollusk environmental DNA. (Freshwater Science accepted)
  • Theuerkauf J, Rouys S, Bloc H, Hunt GR, Kuehn R and Gula R (2020) Some like it odd: Longterm research reveals unusual behaviour in the flightless Kagu of New Caledonia. Austral Ecology. doiorg/101111/aec12962


  • Gosling E, Bojarska K, Gula R, and Kuehn R (2019) Recent Arrivals or Established Tenants? History of Wolf Presence Influences Attitudes Towards the Carnivore  Wildl. Soc. Bull. 2019, 43, 639–650
  • Bojarska K, Gosling E, Kuehn R and Gula R (2019) How do foresters and residents of rural areas perceive wolves? Przegl?d Przyrodniczy 29, (4), 42-49
  • Marwaha J, Aase H, Geist J, Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R, Jakobsen PJ (2019) Host (Salmo trutta) age influences resistance to infestation by freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) glochidia. Parasitology Research (accepted)
  • Reiter C, Kuehn R, Nerdl C (2019) Innovative Lehrkonzepte an Schule und Hochschule -Modellsystem Honigbiene- BIUZ
  • Stoeckle BC, Belle CC, Geist J, Oehm J, Effenberger M, Heiss M, Seifert K and Kuehn R (2019) Molecular confirmation of the large-scale loach Paramisgurnus dabryanus Dabry de Thiersant, 1872 (Cypriniformes, Cobitidae) in Europe. Bioinvasions Records. (in press)


  • Kuehn R, Stoeckle BC, Young M, Popp L, Taeubert JE, Pfaffl MW, Geist J (2018) Identification of a piscine reovirus-related pathogen in proliferative darkening syndrome (PDS) infected brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) using a next-generation technology detection pipeline. PLOS ONE 13(10): e0206164.
  • Attisano A, Thiel F, Sato NJ, Bolopo D, Okahisa Y,Tanaka KD, Kuehn R, Gula R, Ueda K, Theuerkauf J. (2018) Breeding biology of the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus. Journal of Ornithology accepted.
  • Attisano A, Sato NJ, Tanaka KD, Okahisa Y, Kuehn R, Gula R, Ueda K, Theuerkauf J. (2018) Visual discrimination of polymorphic nestlings in a cuckoo-host system. Scientific Reports 8:10359.
  • Förster DW, Bull JK, Lenz D, Autenrieth M, Paijmans JLA, Kraus RHS, Nowak C, Bayerl H, Kuehn R, Saveljev AP, et al. (2018) Targeted resequencing of coding DNA sequences for SNP discovery in nonmodel species. Molecular Ecology Resources DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12924
  • Kaczensky P, Kovtun R, Habibrakhmanov R, Hemami MR, Khaleghi A, Linnell JDC, Rustamov E, Sklyarenko S, Walzer C, Zuther S and Kuehn R (2018) Genetic characterization of free-ranging Asiatic wild ass in Central Asia as a basis for future conservation strategies (ConGen accepted)
  • Theuerkauf J,  Kuehn R, Rouys S,  Bloc H, Gula R (2018). Fraternal Polyandry and Clannish Spatial Organization in a Flightless Island Bird. CurBiol 28 (9) 1482-1488 (NATURE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Nature 30 April 2018)
  • Bojarska K, Kuehn R, Gazda MA, Sato N, Okahisa Y, Tanaka KD, Attisano A, Gula R, Ueda K & Theuerkauf J (2018) Mating system and extra-pair paternity in the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus PlosOne
  • Geist J, Moorkens E, Killeen I, Feind S, Stoeckle BC, Connor AO, Kuehn R (2018) Genetic structure of Irish freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera and Margaritifera durrovensis): Validity of subspecies, roles of host fish, and conservation implications. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems,
  • Zanatta DT, Stoeckle BC, Inoue K, Paquet A, Martel AL, Kuehn R, Geist J (2018) High genetic diversity and low differentiation in North American Margaritifera margaritifera (Bivalvia: Unionida: Margaritiferidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123; 850–863. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly01
  • Feind S, Geist J, Kuehn R (2018) Glacial perturbations shaped the genetic population structure of the endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus, Philipsson 1788) in Central and Northern Europe. Hydrobiologia 810; 177-189. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3134


  • Stoeckle BC, Beggel S, Cerwenka A, Motivans E, Kuehn R, Geist J (2017) A systematic approach to evaluate the influence of environmental conditions on eDNA detection success in aquatic ecosystems. PLoS ONE 12(12):e0189119. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189119
  • Bayerl H, Kraus R, Nowak C, Förster D, Fickel J, Kuehn R, (2017) Fast and cost-effective single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection in the absence of a reference genome using semi-deep next generation random amplicon sequencing (RAMseq) Molecular Ecology Resources 18(1):107-117. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12717
  • Belle CC, Stoeckle BC, Cerwenka AF, Kuehn R, Mueller M, Pander J, & Geist J (2017) Genetic species identification in weatherfish and first molecular confirmation of Oriental Weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842) in Central Europe Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, (418), 31
  • Stoeckle BC, Araujo R, Geist J, Kuehn R, Toledo C, Machordom A (2017) Strong genetic differentiation and low genetic diversity of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L) in the southwestern European distribution range Conservation Genetics, 18(1), 147-157
  • Theuerkauf J, Haneda T, Okahisa Y, Sato N, Rouys S,  Bloc H, Ueda K, Watanabe I, Kuehn R, Gula R (2017). Elevated concentrations of naturally occurring heavy metals inversely correlate with reproductive output and body mass of the Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus. Ibis. 10.1111/ibi.12474.
  • Bennett EA, Champlot S, Peters J, Arbuckle BS, Guimaraes S, et al. (2017) Taming the late Quaternary phylogeography of the Eurasiatic wild ass through ancient and modern DNA. PLOS ONE 12(4): e0174216.
  • Feind S, Geist J, Kuehn R (in press) Glacial perturbations shaped the genetic population structure of the endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus, Philipsson 1788) in Central and Northern Europe. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3134-2.


  • Stoeckle BC, Araujo R, Geist J, Kuehn R, Toledo C, Machordom A (2016) Strong genetic differentiation and low genetic diversity of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) in the southwestern European distribution range. (Conservation Genetics in press)
  • Nikolov I, Stoeckle BC, Markov G, Kuehn R (2016) Substantial hybridisation between wild boars (Sus scrofa scrofa) and East Balkan pigs (Sus scrofa f. domestica) in natural environment as a result of semi-wild rearing in Bulgaria. (Czech Journal of Animal Science in press)
  • Zachos FE, Frantz AC, Kuehn R, Bertouille S, Colyn M, Niedzialkowska M, et al. (2016) Genetic structure and effective population sizes in European red deer (Cervus elaphus) at a continental scale: insights from microsatellite DNA. (Journal of Heredity in press).
  • Burkart S, Gugerli F, Senn J, Kuehn R and Bolliger J (2016). Evaluating the functionality of expert-assessed wildlife corridors with genetic data from roe deer. Basic and Applied Ecology, 17(1),52–60.


  • Sato NJ, Tanaka KD, Okahisa Y, Yamamichi M, Kuehn R, Gula R, Ueda K and Theuerkauf J (2015). Nestling polymorphism in a cuckoo-host system: a consequence of an escalating coevolutionary arms race. Current Biology, 25(24), 1164–1165)
  • Stoeckle B, Kuehn R, Geist J, (2015) Environmental DNA as a monitoring tool for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) (Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems in press).
  • Gazda MA, Kuehn R, Sato NJ, Tanaka KD, Okahisa Y,  Ueda K, Gula R, Theuerkauf J (2015) Establishment of microsatellite markers to assess the mating system of the fan-tailed gerygone (Gerygone flavolateralis) to study the cuckoo-host arms race. Ann. Zool. Fennici 2(5-6), 80-284.
  • Lechner R, Kuehn R, Schmitt T, Habel JC (2015) Ecological separation versus geographical isolation: population genetics of the water-lily leaf beetle Galerucella nymphaeae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116 (2), 423-431.
  • Theuerkauf J, Kuehn R, Gula R, Sztencel Jablonka A, Jourdan H, Taugamoa A, Labrousse D, Bogdanowicz W (2015) Invasion history affects genetic structure in island rat populations. Journal of Zoology, 295(3), 197-205.
  • Sittenthaler M, Bayerl H, Unfer G, Kuehn R, Parz-Gollner R (2015) Impact of fish stocking on Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) densities: A case study on two salmonid streams. Mammalian Biology 80, 106-113.
  • Theuerkauf J, Haneda T, Sato NJ, Ueda K, Kuehn R, Gula R and Watanabe I (2015) Naturally high heavy metal concentration in feathers of the flightless Kagu (Rhynochetus jubatus), Ibis. 157(1),177-180.


  • Kraus RHS, vonHoldt B, Cocchiararo B, Harms V, Bayerl H, Kuehn R, Förster DW, Fickel J, Roos C, Nowak C (2014). A SNP-based approach for rapid and cost-effective genetic wolf monitoring in Europe based on non-invasively collected samples. Mol Ecol Resurces 15(2),295-305
  • Stoeckle BC, Müller D, Müller J and Kuehn R (2014) Identification of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the high montane gastropod Semilimax kotulae using high-throughput sequence data. Molluc. Res. 34(1), 20-24.
  • Horn RL, Kuehn R, Drechsel  V and Cowley DE (2014). Discriminating between the Effects of Founding Events and Reproductive Mode on the Genetic Structure of Triops Populations (Branchiopoda: Notostraca). PloS one, 9(5), e97473.


  • Hausknecht R, Jacobs S, Müller J, Zink R, Frey H, Solheim R, Vrezec A, Kristin A, Mihok J, Kergalve I, Saurola P and Kuehn R (2013) Phylogeographic analysis and genetic cluster recognition for the conservation of Ural Owls (Strix uralensis) in Europe. J Ornithol. 155(1), 121-134.
  • Stoeckle BC, Cowley DE, Schaack Y, Macdonald III KS, Sallenave R and Kuehn R (2013). Microsatellites for North American Species of Triops (Branchiopoda: Notostraca) Journal of Crustacean Biology 33(1), 48-55


  • Stock M, Kirchner B, Waibler D, Cowley DE, Pfaffl MW and Kuehn R (2012). Effect of magnetic stimulation on the gene expression profile of in vitro cultured, neural cells. Neurosci Letters 526, 122-127
  • Schilling F, Dworschak K, Schopf R, Kuehn R, Glaser SJ, and Haase A (2012). Non-invasive lipid measurement in living insects using NMR microscopy. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 3137-3141
  • Zieritz A, Gum B , Kuehn R and Geist J (2012). Identifying freshwater mussels (Unionoida) and parasitic glochidia larvae from host fish gills: a molecular key to the North and Central European species. Ecol Evol 2(4), 740-750.


  • Stoekle BC, Theuerkauf J, Rouys S, Gula R, Lorenzo A, Lambert C, Kaeser T and Kuehn R (2011) Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) by high-throughput sequencing. J Ornith 153(1) 249-253.
  • Kaczensky P, Kuehn R, Lhagvasuren B, Pietsch S, Yang W and Walzer C (2011) Connectivity of the Asiatic wild ass population in the Mongolian Gobi. Biol Conserv 144, 920-929.
  • Masood A, Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R and Saeed S (2011) Cross-species transfer of microsatellite loci in Scolytidae species mostly associated with Mango (Mangifera indica L.,Anacardiaceae) quick decline disease. Pak J Zool  (43)2, 403-405.
  • Stoeckle BC and Kuehn R (2011) Identification of 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the spruce bark beetle Ips typographus L. (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) using high-throughput sequence data. Eur J Entomol 108(1), 169-171.


  • Hausknecht R, Bayerl H, Gula R and Kuehn R (2010) Application of quantitative real-time PCR to facilitate non-invasive genetic monitoring of animal populations. J. Wildlife Manage. 74(8), 1904-1910.
  • Theuerkauf J, Jourdan H, Rouys S, Gula R, Gajewska M, Unrug K and Kuehn R (2010) Inventory of alien birds and mammals in the Wallis and Futuna Archipelago. Biol. Invasions 12(9), 2975-2978.
  • Hausknecht R, Szabo A, Firmanszky G, Gula R and Kuehn R (2010) Confirmation of wolf residence in Northern Hungary by field and genetic monitoring. Mam. Biol. 75(4), 348-352.
  • Geist J, Soderberg H, Karlberg A and Kuehn R (2010) Drainage-independent genetic structure and high genetic diversity of endangered freshwater pearl mussels (Mageritifera margeritifera) in northern Europe. Conserv. Genetics. 11(4), 1339-1350.
  • Geist J, Geismar J and Kuehn R (2010) Isolation and characterization of the first microsatellite markers for the endangered swan mussel Anodonta cygnea L. (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Conserv. Genet. 11(3), 1103-1106.
  • Stoeckle BC, Dworschak K, Gossner MM and Kuehn R (2010) Influence of arthropod sampling solutions on insect genotyping reliability. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 135(2), 217-223.


  • Geist J, Kolahsa M, Gum B and Kuehn R (2009) The importance of genetic cluster recognition for the conservation of migratory fish species: the example of the endangered European Huchen (Hucho hucho L.), J Fish Biol 75(5), 1063-1078.
  • Hausknecht R, Salzer K, Filli F and Kuehn R (2009) Techniques for noninvasive genetic monitoring of Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex). Acta Therio 54(3), 277-287.
  • Theuerkauf J, Rouys S, Mériot JM Gula R and Kuehn R (2009) Observations on cooperative breeding, mate guarding, and nest sharing in two parrot species of New Caledonia. J Ornit 150 (4), 791-797.
  • Gula R, Hausknecht R and Kuehn R (2009) Evidence of wolf dispersal in anthropogenic habitats of the Polish Carpathian Mountains. Biodiv Conserv 18 (8), 2173-2184.
  • Nikolov I, Gum B, Markov G and Kuehn R (2009) Population genetic structure of wild boar Sus scorfa in Bulgaria as reveald by microsatellite analysis. Acta Theriol 54(3), 93-205.
  • Wiedemann S, Lutz B, Albrecht C, Kuehn R, Killermann B, Einspanier R and Meyer HHD (2009) Fate of genetically modified maize and conventional rapeseed, and endozoochory in wild boar (Sus scrofa). Mam Biol 74 (3) 191-197.
  • Koiv K, Gross R, Paver T, and Kuehn R (2009) Isolation and characterization of 11 novel microsatellite DNA markers in the noble crayfish, Astacus astacus. Anim Genet 40 (1), 124.


  • Geist J, Wunderlich H and Kuehn R (2008) Use of mollusc shells for DNA-based molecular analyses, J Mollus Stud 74 (4), 337-343.
  • Koiv K, Gross R, Paver T, and Kuehn R (2008) Isolation and characterization of first microsatellite markers for the noble crayfish, Astacus astacus, Conserv Genet, 9, 1703-1706.
  • Geist J and Kuehn R (2008) Host-parasite interactions in oligotrophic stream ecosystems: the roles of life history strategy and ecological niche, Mol Ecol 17(4), 997-1008.
  • Kuehn R, Kaczensky P, Lkhagvasuren D, Pietsch S and Walzer C (2008) Differentiation of meat samples from domestic horses (Equus caballus) and Asiatic wild asses (Equus hemionus) using a species specific restriction site in the mitochondrial cytochrome b region, Mon. J. Biol. Sci. 4(2), 55-60.
  • Guertler P, Lutz B, Kuehn R, Meyer HHD, Einspanier R, Killermann B and Albrecht C (2008) Fate of recombinant DNA and Cry1Ab protein after ingestion and dispersal of genetically modified maize in comparison to rapeseed by fallow deer (Dama dama), Eur. J. Wildl. Res. 54, 36-43.


  • Hausknecht R, Gula R, Pirga B and Kuehn R (2007) Urine - a source for noninvasive genetic monitoring in wildlife. Mol. Ecol. Notes, 7(2), 208-212.
  • Kuehn R, Hindenlang K, Holzgang O, Senn J, Stoeckle B, Sperisen C (2007) Transportation infrastructure affects genetic structure of roe deer population (Capreolus capreolus), J. Hered. 98, 13-22.


  • Gum B, Gross R and Kuehn R (2006). Discriminating the impact of recent human mediated stock transfer from historical gene flow on genetic structure of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus L.) J. Fish. Biol. 69, 115-135.
  • Laube M and Kuehn R (2006) Development of microsatellite markers for non-invasive DNA samples of the eastern green lizard Lacerta viridis. Mol. Ecol. Notes 6 (3), 731-733.
  • Geist J, Porkka M and Kuehn R (2006) Species Richness and the Status of host fish populations in European freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) streams. Aquat. Conserv. 16 (3),  251-266.


  • Kuehn R, Ludt CJ, Schroeder W and Rottmann O (2005) Molecular Phylogeny of Megaloceros giganteus- the Giant Deer or just a giant red deer. Zool. Sci. 22: 1031-1044.
  • Gum B, Gross R and Kuehn R (2005) Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogeography of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus): evidence for secondary contact zones in Central Europe. Mol. Ecol. 14, 1707-1725.
  • Kuehn R, Ludt CJ, Manhart H, Peters J, Neumair E and  Rottmann O. (2005) Close relationship of early Neotihic cattle from Ziegelberg (Freising, Germany) with modern breeds. J. Anim. Breed.Genet. 122, 36-44.
  • Geist J and Kuehn R (2005) Genetic diversity and differentiation of Central European freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) populations: Implications for conservation and management. Mol. Ecol. 14, 425-439.


  • Gross R, Gum B, Reiter R and Kuehn R (2004) Genetic introgression between Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) and brook trout (S. fontinalis) in Bavarian hatchery stocks inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers. Aquacult. Int. 12, 19-32.
  • Kuehn R, Haller H, Schroeder W and Rottmann O (2004) Genetic roots of eastern Swiss red deer (Cervus elaphus). J. Hered. 95 (2), 136-143.
  • Ludt CJ,  Schroeder W, Rottmann O and Kuehn R (2004) Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of red deer (Cervus elaphus). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 31, 1064-1083.


  • Gum B, Gross R, Rottmann O, Schröder W and Kuehn R (2003) Microsatellite variation in Bavarian populations of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus): implications for conservation. Cons. Gen. 4, 659-672.
  • Rottmann O, Neurohr B, Gum B, Kuehn R, Schröder W und Lampeter W (2003) Beitrag zur Erhaltung des Wisents (Bison bonasus): Die Gefriertauglichkeit von Wisentsperma. Zoo. Garten 73, 158-164.
  • Geist J, Rottmann O, Schröder W and Kuehn R. (2003) Development of microsatellite markers for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera L. (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Mol. Ecol. Notes 3 (3), 444-446.
  • Kuehn R, Schröder W, Pirchner F and Rottmann O (2003) Genetic diversity, gene flow and drift in Bavarian red deer populations (Cervus elaphus). Cons. Gen. 4, 157-166.


  • Kuehn R, Schwab G, Schröder W and Rottmann O (2002) Molecular sex diagnosis in Castoridae. Zoo Biol. 21(3), 305-308.


  • Kuehn R, Schröder W and Rottmann O (2001) Sequencing of mtDNA from the extinct cave bear found in the Bavarian Alps is feasible by nested and touchdown PCR. Acta Therio. 46, 61-68.
  • Gross R, Kuehn R, Baars M, Schröder W, Stein H and Rottmann O (2001) Genetic differentiation of European grayling populations across the Main, Danube and Elbe drainages in Bavaria. J. Fish Biol. 58, 264-280.

2000 und früher

  • Kuehn R, Schwab G, Schröder W and Rottmann O (2000) Differentiation of Castor fiber and Castor canadensis by non-invasive molecular methods. Zoo Biol. 19(6), 511-515.
  • Kuehn R, Anastassiadis C and Pirchner F (1996) Transfer of bovine microsatellites to the cervine (Cervus elaphus). Anim. Genetics. 126, 199-201.