Hans-Werner Breiner

Technical Assistant


Building 14, Room 145
67663 Kaiserslautern

Postbox 3049 
67663 Kaiserslautern


Tel.: +49 631 205 3635
Fax: +49 631 205 12 2496
E-Mail: breiner(at)rptu.de



Frühe L, Cordier T, Dully V, Breiner HW, Lentendu G, Pawlowski J, Martins C, Wilding TA & Stoeck T

Supervised machine learning is superior to indicator value inference in monitoring the environmental impacts of salmon aquaculture using eDNA metabarcodes.

Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec15434


Forster D, Filker S, Kochems R, Breiner HW, Cordier T, Pawlowski J & Stoeck T

A comparison of different ciliate meta barcode genes as bioindicators for environmental impact assessments of salmon aquaculture.

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jeu.12670


Oikonomou A, Filker S, Breiner HW & Stoeck T

Protistan diversity in a permanently stratified meromictic lake (Lake Alatsee, SW Germany).

Environmental Microbiology 17: 2144-2157


Kammerlander B, Breiner HW, Filker S, Sommaruga R, Sonntag B & Stoeck T

High diversity of protistan plankton communities in remote high mountain lakes in the European Alps and the Himalayan mountains.

FEMS Microbiology Ecology, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv010


Stoeck T, Filker S, Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Yakimov MM, Pachiadaki M, Breiner HW, LaCono V & Stock A

Living at the limits: Evidence for microbial eukaryotes thriving under pressure in deep anoxic, hypersaline habitats.

Advances in Ecology, Volume 2014, Article ID 532687


Stoeck T, Breiner HW, Filker S, Ostermaier V, Kammerlander B & Sonntag B

A morphogenetic survey on ciliate plankton from a mountain lake pinpoints the necessity of lineage-specific barcode markers in microbial ecology.

Environmental Microbiology 16: 430-444


Vdacny P, Breiner HW, Yashchenko V, Dunthorn M, Stoeck T & Foissner W

The Chaos Prevails: Molecular Phylogeny of the Haptoria (Ciliophora, Litostomatea).

Protist 165: 93-111


Stock A, Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Filker S, Breiner HW, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T. Evidence for isolated evolution of deep-sea ciliate communities through geological separation and environmental selection. BMC Microbiology 13: 150

Filker S, Stock A, Breiner HW, Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T. Environmental selection of protistan plankton communities in hypersaline anoxic deep-sea basins, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Microbiologyopen, 2: 54-63


Stock A, Breiner HW, Pachiadaki M, Edgcomb V, Filker S, La Cono V, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Microbial eukaryote life in the new hypersaline deep-sea basin Thetis.

Extremophiles 16: 21-34


Dunthorn M, Stoeck T, Wolf K, Breiner HW & Foissner W

Diversity and endemism of ciliates inhabiting Neotropical phytotelmata.

Systematics and Biodiversity 10: 195-205


Foissner W, Blake N, Wolf K, Breiner HW & Stoeck T

Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Some Peritrichs (Ciliophora: Peritrichida) from Tank Bromeliads, Including Two New Genera: Orborhabdostyla and Vorticellides.

Acta Protozoologica 48: 291-319


Stoeck T, Bass D, Nebel M, Christen R, Jones MD, Breiner HW & Richards TA

Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water.

Molecular Ecology 19: 21-31


Alexander E, Stock A, Breiner HW, Behnke A, Bunge J, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Microbial eukaryotes in the hypersaline anoxic L'Atalante deep-sea basin.

Environmental Microbiology 11: 360-381


Breiner HW, Foissner W & Stoeck T.

The search finds an end: colpodidiids belong to the Class Nassophorea (ciliophora).

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55: 100-102


Stoeck T, Zuendorf A, Breiner HW & Behnke A.

A molecular approach to identify active microbes in environmental eukaryote clone libraries.

Microbial Ecology 53: 328-339


Behnke A, Bunge J, Barger K, Breiner HW, Alla V & Stoeck T.

Microeukaryote community patterns along an O2/H2S gradient in a supersulfidic anoxic fjord (Framvaren, Norway).

Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 3626-3636