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Publications until 2013 are included in my cumulative PhD thesis, which is available here (open access).


Chucholl, C., Schrimpf, A. (2015). The decline of endangered stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium) in southern Germany is related to the spread of invasive alien species and land-use change. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. doi:10.1002/aqc.2568 (abstract)

Chucholl, C., Mrugała, A., Petrusek, A. (2015). First record of an introduced population of the southern lineage of white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobiusitalicus”) north of the Alps. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 10. doi:10.1051/kmae/2015006 (open access)


Mrugała, A., Kozubíková-Balcarová, E., Chucholl, C., Cabanillas Resino, S., Viljamaa-Dirks, S., Vukić, J., Petrusek, A. (2014). Trade of ornamental crayfish in Europe as a possible introduction pathway for important crustacean diseases: crayfish plague and white spot syndrome. Biological Invasions, doi:10.1007/s10530-014-0795-x. (abstract)

Chucholl, C. (2014). Predicting the risk of introduction and establishment of an exotic aquarium animal in Europe: insights from one decade of Marmorkrebs (Crustacea, Astacida, Cambaridae) releases. Management of Biological Invasions 5: 309–318 (open access)


Chucholl, C. (2013). Feeding ecology and ecological impact of an alien “warm-water” omnivore in cold lakes. Limnologica 43: 219–229. (abstract)

Schrimpf, A., Chucholl, C., Schmidt, T., Schulz, R. (2013). Crayfish plague agent detected in populations of the invasive North American crayfish Orconectes immunis (Hagen, 1870) in the Rhine River, Germany. Aquat. Invas. 8 (open access)

Chucholl, C. (2013). Invaders for sale: trade and determinants of introduction of ornamental freshwater crayfish. Biol. Inv. doi: 10.1007/s10530-012-0273-2. 



Chucholl, C. (2012). Understanding invasion success: life-history traits and feeding habits of the alien crayfish Orconectes immunis (Decapoda, Astacida, Cambaridae). Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst. 404: art. no. 04. (open access)

Chucholl, C., Morawetz, K., Groß, H. (2012). The clones are coming – strong increase in Marmorkrebs [Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis] records from Europe. Aquat. Invas. 7: 511–519. (open access)



Chucholl, C. (2011). Disjunct distribution pattern of Procambarus clarkii (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacida, Cambaridae) in an artificial lake system in Southwestern Germany. Aquat. Invas. 6: 109–113. (open access)

Chucholl, C. (2011). Population ecology of an exotic `warm water´ crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in a new cold habitat. Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst. 401: art. no. 29. (open access)

Filipová, L., Grandjean, F., Chucholl, C., Soes, D.M., A., Petrusek (2011). Identification of exotic North American crayfish in Europe by DNA barcoding. Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst. 401: art. no. 11. (open access)



Chucholl, C. and Pfeiffer, M. (2010). First evidence for an established Marmorkrebs (Decapoda, Astacida, Cambaridae) population in Southwestern Germany, in syntopic occurrence with Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817). Aquat. Invas. 5: 405–412. (open access)



Chucholl, C. and Daudey, T. (2008). First record of Orconectes juvenilis from eastern France. Update to the species identity of a recently introduced Orconectid crayfish (Crustacea: Astacida). Aquat. Invas. 3: 105–107. (open access)

Chucholl, C., Stich, H.B., Maier, G. (2008). Aggressive interactions and competition for shelter between a recently introduced and an established invasive crayfish: Orconectes immunis vs. O. limosus. Fund. App. Lim./Arch. Hydrobiol. 172: 27–36.


Other publications and public outreach

Chucholl, C. and Dehus, P. (2011). Flusskrebse in Baden-Württemberg. Fischereiforschungsstelle Baden-Württemberg (FFS), Langenargen, 92 p. (Monograph on crayfish in southwestern Germany, available here)

Chucholl, C. (2009). The `newcomer´ Orconectes immunis keeps spreading in the Upper Rhine plain. Crayfish News 31: 4–5.

Chucholl, C. (2009). Flusskrebse bei Ulm. Radio interview provided for SWR 4. (German)

Chucholl, C. (2007). Der Kalikokrebs (Orconectes immunis). Forum Flusskrebse 8: 3–23. (in German)