Dr. Anne Schrimpf

Conservation Genetics
Researcher
Contact
Building G; Room 126

Research Interests

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Population genetics
  • Conservation biology

Curent Research Projects

  • MaNaKa - Maßnahmenkatalog für erfolgreiche, nachhaltige Besatzmaßnahmen autochthoner Edelkrebspopulationen. more info
  • Survey and documentation of the genetic variability of wild populations of brown trout (Salmo trutta), burbot (Lota lota) and noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) from different river basin districts in Germany (more Info)
  • Genetic identification of the crayfish plague agent (Aphanomyces astaci) (more Info)

  • Detection of crayfish plague spores in different water systems (more Info)

  • Genetic analysis of the noble crayfish Astacus astacus: Phylogeographic patterns and identification of autochthonous populations for conservation management plans

Former Projects

  • Revision of the species assignment of wrong determined Epipedobates anthonyi and Epipedobates tricolor.

Academic History

  • 04/13-present: Researcher at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • 03/13: Doctoral degree at the University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • 08/09-3/13: PhD Student at the Institute of Environmental Science, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
    • “DNA-based methods for freshwater biodiversity conservation - Phylogeographic analysis of noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) and new insights into the distribution of crayfish plague“
  • 05/09-07/09: Research Assistant at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands
  • 05/09: Diploma (M. Sc.) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany
  • 05/08-02/09: Master thesis at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands 
    “Stopover ecology of a long distance migrant - habitat choice of the Afro-Siberian Red Knot Calidris canutus canutus during northward migration”
  • 10/04-5/09 Study of Biology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany (Major: Ecology, Minors: Zoology, Geography)

Publications

Peer-reviewed

  • K Theissinger, C Falckenhayn, D Blande, A Toljamo, J Gutekunst, J Makkonen, J Jussila, F Lyko, A Schrimpf, R Schulz, H Kokko (accepted): De Novo assembly and annotation of the freshwater crayfishAstacus astacus transcriptome. Marine Genomics.
  • Schrimpf A, Piscione M, Cammaerts R, Herman D, Collas M, Jung A, Ottburg F, Roessink I, Rollin X, Schulz R, Theissinger K (in review) Genetic characterization of western European noble crayfish populations (Astacus astacus) for conservation management.
  • Vogt G, Falckenhayn C, Schrimpf A, Schmid K, Hanna K, Pantelein 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
  • Lukhaup C, Pantelein 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, 1-14
  • Chucholl C, Schrimpf A (in press) 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 Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Keller NS, Pfeiffer M, Roessink I, Schulz R, Schrimpf A (2014) First evidence of crayfish plague agent in populations of the marbled crayfish (Procambarus fallax forma virginalis). Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. 414, 15
  • Schrimpf A, Schmidt T, Schulz R (2014) Invasive Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) transmits crayfish plague pathogen (Aphanomyces astaci). Aquativc Invasions, 9(2) 203-209
  • Schrimpf A, Theissinger K, Dahlem, J, Maguire I, Pârvulescu L, Schulz H, Schulz R (2014) Phylogeography of noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) reveals multiple refugia. Freshwater Biology. 59: 761-766
  • Maguire I, Podnar M, Jelić M, Štambuk A, Schrimpf A, Schulz H, Klobučar G (2014) Two distinct evolutionary lineages of the Astacus leptodactylus species complex (Decapoda: Astacidae) inferred by phylogenetic analyses. Invertebrate Systematics. 28(2): 117-123.
  • Schrimpf A, Maiwald T, Vrålstad T, Schulz HK, Smietána P, Schulz R (2013) Absence of the crayfish plague pathogen (Aphanomyces astaci) facilitates coexistence of European and American crayfish in central Europe. Freshwater Biology, 58: 1116-1125
  • 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. Aquatic Invasions, 8 (1): 103-109
  • Schrimpf A, Pârvulescu L, Copila-Ciocianu D, Petrusek A, Schulz R (2012) Crayfish plague pathogen detected in the Danube Delta – a potential threat to freshwater biodiversity in southeastern Europe. Aquatic Invasions, 7 (4): 503–510
  • Pârvulescu L, Schrimpf A, Kozubíková E, Resino SC, Vrålstad T, Petrusek A, Schulz R (2012) Invasive crayfish and crayfish plague on the move: first detection of the plague agent Aphanomyces astaci in the Romanian Danube. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 98: 85-94
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz H, Theissinger K, Pârvulescu L, Schulz R (2011) First large-scale genetic analysis of the vulnerable noble crayfish Astacus astacus reveals low haplotype diversity of central European populations. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. 401: 35

Non-peer-reviewed

  • Schrimpf A, Schmidt T, Schulz R (i2014) Die invasive Wollhandkrabbe überträgt den Krebspesterreger Aphanomyces astaci. forum flusskrebse, 21
  • Schrimpf A, Keller M (2014) Krebspestausbruch in Edelkrebszucht. forum flusskrebse, 20: 9-15
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2013) Environmental DNA – Etablierung einer Methode zum Krebspestnachweis aus Wasserproben, Teilprojekt Krebsanalysen und Gewässer in Rheinland-Pfalz. Abschlussbericht an die Struktur- und Genehmigungsdirektion Süd, Institut für Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Deutschland.
  • Schrimpf A, Chucholl C, Schmidt T, Schulz R (2013) Crayfish plague agent detected in the “new” invasive North American crayfish Orconectes immunis in Germany. Crayfish News, 35(3-4): 8-9
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2013) Neue Erkenntnisse zur Krebspest. Tagungsband Internationale Flusskrebstagung 12. bis 15. September 2013 im Nationalpark Eifel, 71-74
  • Schmidt T, Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2013) Edelkrebs, Bachforelle, Quappe und Barbe im Focus der Wissenschaft. Fischwaid, 3: 15-17
  • Schmidt T, Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2013) Aktuelle Forschung zur Genetik von Edelkrebs, Bachforelle, Quappe und Barbe. Fischer & Teichwirt, 6: 214
  • Schmidt T, Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2013) Edelkrebs, Bachforelle, Quappe und Barbe deutschlandweit. Der Landesfischereiverband informiert. 2: 20-22
  • Schrimpf A, Theissinger K, Schulz R (2012) Genetic characterization of Belgian noble crayfish populations (Astacus astacus) Interim report, Institut für Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Deutschland
  • Schrimpf A, Chucholl C, Schmidt T, Schulz R (2012) Krebspesterreger in invasiven nordamerikanischen Kalikokrebsen (Orconectes immunis) im Rheineinzugsgebiet entdeckt. forum flusskrebse, 18
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2012) Die Krebspest:
neue Forschungsergebnisse einer altbekannten Seuchenerkrankung bei Flusskrebsen. Fischerei und Gewässer in Rheinland-Pfalz. 2: 22-23
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz, R (2012) Die Krebspest:
neue Forschungsergebnisse einer altbekannten Seuchenerkrankung bei Flusskrebsen. Fischwaid. 4: 6-7
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2012) Krebspesterreger im Donaudelta – eine potentielle Gefahr für die Biodiversität in Gewässern Südosteuropas! forum flusskrebse, 17: 38-41
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz HK, Schulz R (2011) Genetische Diversität des Edelkrebses (Astacus astacus) im regionalen und internationalen Zusammenhang. 5. Internationales Flusskrebsforum  2011. Tagungsband. pp 33-35
  • Schrimpf A, Schmidt T, Schulz R (2011) Aktuelle Methoden zum Nachweis des Krebspesterregers und Anwendungsbeispiele. forum flusskrebse, 16: 24-34
  • Leyrer J, Brugge M, Dekinga A, Evers A, Schrimpf A, Scheiffarth G, Piersma T (2011) Is there a latitudial gradient in macrozoobenthic community composition in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea? In: Leyrer, J. (2011) Being at the right time at the right place : interpreting the annual life cycle of Afro-Sibirian red knots. PhD Thesis, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Kees CJ, Schrimpf A, Roumay CD (2009) Herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls as jackdaw predators. Sula 22(1): 37-42

Presentations

  • Schrimpf A (2015) Aktuelles zur Krebspestforschung. 7th International Meeting of the Forum Flusskrebs, Möllbrücke, Austria
  • Schrimpf A, Hefti D, Jean-Richard P, Roblick D, Veidt A, Schulz R (2013) Prevalence of the crayfish plague pathogen (Aphanomyces astaci) in Swizerland. Presentation at the Regional European Crayfish meeting, Rovinj, Croatia
  • Schrimpf A, Piscione M, Cammaerts R, Herman D, Collas M, Jung A, Ottburg F, Roessink I, Rollin X, Schulz R, Theissinger K (2013) Genetic characterization of western European noble crayfish populations (Astacus astacus) for conservation management. Regional European Crayfish meeting, Rovinj, Croatia
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz R (2013) Die Krebspest – neuste Forschungsergebnisse zur Seuchenerkrankung von Flusskrebsen in Fließgewässern. 17. Betreuertagung der Gemeinnützigen Fortbildungsgesellschaft für Wasserwirtschaft und Landschaftsentwicklung (GFG), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Schrimpf A (2015) Die Krebspest – neuste Forschungsergebnisse zur Seuchenerkrankung von Flusskrebsen, 6th International Meeting of the Forum Flusskrebs, Schleiden-Gemünd, Germany
  • Schrimpf A, Maiwald T, Vrålstad T, Schulz HK, Smietána P, Schulz R (2012) Absence of the crayfish plague agent may explain coexisting populations of European and American crayfish in central Europe. International Association of Astacology (IAA). 19th Symposium, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Schrimpf A, Pârvulescu L, Copila-Ciocianu D, Petrusek A, Schulz R (2012) Crayfish plague pathogen detected in the Danube Delta – a potential threat to freshwater biodiversity in southeastern Europe. International Association of Astacology (IAA). 19th Symposium, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Piscione M, Schrimpf A, Theissinger K, Rollin X, Cammaerts R, Herman D, Schulz R (2012) Genetic characterization of Belgian noble crayfish populations (Astacus astacus). International Association of Astacology (IAA). 19th Symposium, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Schrimpf A, Maguire I, Pârvulescu L, Schulz HK, Schulz R, Theissinger K (2012b) First large-scale genetic analysis of the vulnerable noble crayfish Astacus astacus in Europe International Association of Astacology (IAA). 19th Symposium, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz HK, Schulz R (2011) Genetische Diversität des Edelkrebses (Astacua astacus) im regionalen und internationalen Zusammenhang 5. Internationale Flusskrebstagung, Schaffhausen, Swizerland
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz HK, Polivka R, Dümpelmann C, Schulz R  (2010) Conservation of autochthonous noble crayfish stocks. Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY), New York, USA
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz HK, Polivka R, Dümpelmann C, Schulz R (2010) Phylogeographical patterns of the noble crayfish (Astacus astacus). European Crayfish: food, flagships and ecosystem services, Poitiers, France
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz, HK Polivka, R, Dümpelmann C, Schulz R (2009)  Phylogeographic patterns of the noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) and recommendations for a regional conservation project in Hessen, Germany. Gesellschaft für Ökologie. 40th Anniversary Meeting, Giessen, Germany
  • Schrimpf A, Leyrer J, Brugge M, Dekinga A, Evers A, Piersma T. (2009) Rastplatzökologie eines Langstreckenziehers – Habitatnutzung des afro-sibirischen Knutts Calidris canutus canutus im Schleswig-Holsteinischen Wattenmeer zur Zeit des Frühjahrszuges. 142. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft Pörtschach, Austria
  • Schrimpf A, Leyrer J, Brugge M, Dekinga A, Evers A, Piersma T (2009) Habitat choice of Afro-Siberian Red Knots (Calidris canutus canutus) in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea during northward migration. Annual Wader Study Group Conference 2009, Texel, The Netherlands
  • Schrimpf A, Schulz HK, Polivka R, Dümpelmann C (2009) Identification and restoration of autochthonous noble crayfish stocks (Astacus astacus) in Hesse, Germany: a regional conservation project linking science and management. Regional European Crayfish Workshop: Future of Native Crayfish in Europe, Písek, Czech Republic.

Others

  • 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
  • Member of the board of forum flusskrebse e.V.
  • Member of the editorial committee of the journal 'Annals of West University of Timisoara, Series of Biology'

Contact

Dr. Anne Schrimpf
Landau, Institute for Environmental Sciences
University Koblenz-Landau
Fortstrasse 7
D-76829 Landau

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