Jörn Panteleit

Former Members of Conservation Genetics
PhD student - finished 2019
Building C I, Room 004

Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Conservation genetics
  • Invasion biology

Current Research Topic

  • Detection and identification of the crayfish plague agent (Aphanomyces astaci) from water samples and crayfish samples.

Academic History

  • since 9/2014: PhD student at the institute for environmental sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Working Title: European crayfish and the crayfish plague agent Aphanomyces astaci.
  • 10/2011 - 03/2014: Master of Science Organismic Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany (Thesis: Impact of Detritivore Fauna on Litter Decomposition in Paddy Soils in Luzon, Philippines).
  • 06/2013 - 09/2013 Data collection and field work for the Master's thesis at the International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines.
  • 10/2008 - 9/2011: Bachelor of Science Biology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany (Thesis: Perception of three-dimensional forms).



  • Lukhaup, C.; Panteleit, J.; Schrimpf, A. (2015): Cherax snowden, a new species of crayfish (Crustacea, Decapoda, Parastacidae) from the Kepala Burung (Vogelkop) Peninsula in Irian Jaya (West Papua), Indonesia. ZooKeys 518 (8), 1-4.
  • Vogt, G.; Falckenhayn, C.; Schrimpf, A.; Schmid, K.; Hanna, K.; Panteleit, J.; Helm, M.; Schulz, R.; Lyko, F. (2015): The marbled crayfish as a paradigm for saltational speciation by autopolyploidy and parthenogenesis in animals. Biology Open 4, 1583-1594.


  • Panteleit, J. (2015): Environmental DNA – Eine neue Methode zur Detektion des Krebspesterregers Aphanomyces astaci aus Gewässerproben. 7. Internationales Flusskrebsforum 2015 Möllbrücke, Österreich. Tagungsband, 43-46.


  • Panteleit, J.; Keller, N. S.; Jussila, J.; Kokko, H.; Makkonen, J.; Schulz R.; Schrimpf, A. (2015): Investigation of ornamental crayfish reveals new carrier species of the crayfish plague pathogen (Aphanomyces astaci). European Crayfish Conference, Landau Germany.


  • ERASMUS coordinator for the Dept. of Biology and Chemistry at the West University of Timisoara, Romania.
  • ERASMUS coordinator for the  Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • ERASMUS coordinator for the Faculty of Biology Universty of Eastern Finland Kuopio