‚Infauna‘ includes all animals living in the sea bottom (sediment). Our division is mainly interested in marine habitats which also include brackish coastal waters or river outlets.

We focus on the macrozoobenthos, small invertebrates hold back by a mesh larger than 0.5 mm in diameter. Typical representative are for example various worm-like creature like bristle worms (polychaetes) or ribbon worms (nemertines), molluscs (e.g. gastropods or bivalves), crustaceans (e.g. amphipods or crabs), and echinoderms (e.g. sea stars or sea urchins).

The standard devices for the collection of infauna are various grabs. They are used for the extraction of defined amounts of bottom sediment. Organisms are usually separated from the sediment by sieving and retained for further studies.

Head of Division

Dr.  Karin Meißner
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin DZMB (Fachgebietsleiterin Infauna)
Scientific Associate from the DZMB

Link Fachbereich Infauna

Link Division Infauna


Begutachtete Publikationen / Peer-reviewed publications


Lavesue N, Nzigou AR, Guillemine D, Happi JLM, Lee GH, Meißner K (submitted 2023). A new species of Malacoceros (Annelida: ‘Polychaeta’: Canalipalpata Spionidae) from urban waters in Gabon. African Zoology x, Proceedings of the 14th International Polychaete conference: xxx. 

Meißner K, Schwentner M, Götting M, Knebelsberger T, Fiege D (online first 2023). Polychaetes distributed across oceans – examples of widely recorded species from abyssal depths of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society xx: 1–39.


Batts RA, Whitman KN, Meißner K, Kocot KM 2022. Biodiversity and Phylogeny of North Atlantic Euphrosinidae (Annelida). Diversity 14: 996.

Surugiu V, Schwentner M, Meißner K. 2022. Fixing the identity of Scolelepis squamata (Annelida: Spionidae) – neotype designation, redescription and DNA barcode sequences. Systematics and Biodiversity 20 (1): 1–24. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2021.2003906


Lee GH, Meißner K, Yoon SM, Min G-S. 2021. New species of the genus Spio (Annelida, Spionidae) from the southern and western coasts of Korea. ZooKeys 1070: 151–164.

Taylor J, Devey C, Le Saout M, Petersen S, Kwasnitschka T, Frutos I, Linse K, Lörz A-N, Palgan D, Tandberg AH, Svavarsson J, Thorhallsson D, Tomkowicz A, Egilsdottir H, Ragnarsson SA, Renz J, Markhaseva EL, Gollner S, Paulus E, Kongsrud J, Beermann J, Kocot KM, Meißner K, Bartholomä A, Hoffman L, Vannier P, Marteinsson V, Rapp HT, Diaz G, Tato R, Brix S (2021). The Discovery and Preliminary Geological and Faunal Descriptions of Three New Steinahóll Vent Sites, Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland. Frontiers in Marine Science 8 (1365), 20 pp., ISSN 2296-7745,

Gunton LM, Kupriyanova E, Alvestad T, Avery L, Blake JA, Biriukova O, Böggemann M, Borisova P, Budaeva N, Burghardt I, Capa M, Georgieva MN, Glasby C, Hsueh P-W, Hutchings P, Jimi N, Kongsrud, JA, Langeneck J, Meißner K, Murray A, Nikolic M, Paxton H, Ramos D, Schulze A, Sobczyk R, Watson C, Wiklund H, Wilson R, Zhadan A, Zhang J (2021). Annelids of the eastern Australian abyss collected by RV Investigator. Zoosymposia 1020: 1–198. ISSN 1178-9905,


Jourde J, Lavesque N, Labrune C, Humbert S, Lamarque B, Sauriau P-G, Meißner K (2020). New insights in the biogeographical distributions of two Spionidae (Annelida) from the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean French coasts. Zoosymposia 19: 173–184. Special Issue dedicated to the 13th International Polychaete Conference.  

Meißner K, Götting M, Nygren A (2020, online first 2019). Do we know who they are? On the identity of Pholoe (Annelida: Sigalionidae: Pholoinae) species from northern Europe. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 189, 178–206.

Guggolz T, Meißner K, Schwentner M, Dahlgren TG, Wiklund H, Bonifácio P, Brandt A (2020). High diversity and pan-oceanic distribution of deep-sea polychaetes: Prionospio and Aurospio (Annelida: Spionidae) in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 17 pp.


Book chapter


Blake JA, Maciolek, N. J., & Meißner, K. (2020, online first 2017). 7.4 Sedentaria: Sabellida/Spionida. In: Handbook of Zoology. Annelida: Pleistoannelida, Sedentaria II. Purschke, G., Böggemann, M. & Westheide, W. (Eds.). De Gruyter, Berlin, Boston. Vol. 2: 1-103. doi:


Electronic Reports


Meißner K, Hoffmann S, Grimes CJ. (2023). 5.11 Annelida from the Bering Sea and the Deep Aleutian Trench Collected during the AleutBio Expedition SO293. In: Brandt A, ed. SO293 AleutBio (Aleutian Trench Biodiversity Studies) Cruise Report/Fahrtbericht, Cruise No. SO293, 24.07.2022 – 06.09.2022, Dutch Harbor (USA) – Vancouver (Canada) (Englisch): AWI. 93-97.

Grimes CJ, Hoffmann S, Meißner K. (2023). 5.10 Sampling of the Macrofauna with the Giant Box Corer during the AleutBio Expedition. In: Brandt A, ed. SO293 AleutBio (Aleutian Trench Biodiversity Studies) Cruise Report/Fahrtbericht, Cruise No. SO293, 24.07.2022 – 06.09.2022, Dutch Harbor (USA) – Vancouver (Canada) (Englisch): AWI. 86-93.




Meißner K, Schwentner M, Götting M, Knebelsberger T, Fiege D (in press). ‚Polychaetes‘ distributed across oceans –  Examples of widely recorded species from abyssal depths. 14th International Polychaete Conference 2023, 3-7 July, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, oral presentation (conference programme, p.2)


Meißner K, Götting M, Knebelsberger T, Fiege D (2020). Deep-sea polychaete species living in two oceans – confirmed by molecular data. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Systematics (Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik), 12-15 February 2020, Hamburg, Germany, poster presentation


Guggolz T, Meißner K, Schwentner M, Brandt A (2019). Diversity and distribution of Laonice species (Annelida: Spionidae) in the tropical North Atlantic and Puerto Rico Trench. Scientific Reports 9: 9260.

Capa M, Nygren A, Parapar J, Bakken T, Meißner K, Moreira J (2019). Systematic re-structure and new species of Sphaerodoridae (Annelida) after morphological revision and molecular phylogenetic analyses of the North East Atlantic fauna. ZooKeys 845: 1-97.


Lavesque N, Jourd J, Humbert S, Lamarque B, Sauriau P-G, Meißner K (2019). First records and northernmost distribution of two spionids species (NE Atlantic, Bay of Biscay). 13th International Polychaete Conference 2019, 5-9 August, Long Beach, L.A., USA, poster presentation (abstract in conference programme, p.49)

Budaeva N, Capa M, Nygren A, Alvestad T, Meißner K, Götting M, Felipe L, Hernández M, Bakken T, Oug E, Kongsrud J (2019). Cryptic diversity and genetic connectivity in the deep-sea annelids across the Greenland-Iceland-Scotland Ridge. 13th International Polychaete Conference 2019, 5–9 August, Long Beach, L.A., USA, oral presentation (abstract in conference programme, p.24)

Budaeva N, Alvestad T, Bakken T, Capa M, Meißner K, Nygren A, Oug E, Kongsrud J (2019). DNA barcoding reveals cryptic diversity and genetic connectivity in the deep-sea annelids across the Greenland-Scotland Ridge. 8th international Barcode of Life Conference 2019, 17-20 June, Trondheim, Norway, poster presentation (abstract in conference programme, p.78)


Capa M, Bakken T, Meißner K, Nygren A. (2018). Three, two, one! Revision of the long-bodied sphaerodorids (Sphaerodoridae, Annelida) and synonymization of Ephesiella, Ephesiopsis and Sphaerodorum. PeerJ 6, e5783.

Bick A, Bastrop R, Kotta J, Meißner K, Meyer M, Syomin V. (2018). Description of a new species of Sabellidae (Polychaeta, Annelida) from fresh and brackish waters in Europe, with some remarks on the branchial crown of Laonome. Zootaxa 4483 (2), 349–364

Hintze K, Meißner K, Bick A. (2018). Redescription of P. dorsipapillatus (von Marenzeller, 1893) and additional comments on the other species in the genus Pholoides Pruvot, 1895 (Polychaeta: Sigalionidae). Zootaxa; Vol 4450(1), 091–107.

Nygren A, Parapar J, Pons J, Meißner K, Bakken T, Kongsrud JA, Oug E, Gaeva D, Sikorski A, Johansen RA, Hutchings PA, Lavesque N, Capa M. (2018). A mega-cryptic species complex hidden among one of the most common annelids in the North East Atlantic. Plos One 13, e0198356.

Meißner K., Brix S., Halanych K.M., Jażdżewska A.M. (2018). Preface—biodiversity of Icelandic waters. Marine Biodiversity 48(2), 715-718.

Bogantes V., Halanych K.M., Meißner K. (2018). Diversity and evolution of North Atlantic Laonice Malmgren 1867 (Spionidae, Annelida) including description of a novel species. Marine Biodiversity 48(2), 737–749.


Brandt, A., Scholz J., Allspach A., Brenke N., Brix S., George K.H., Hörnschemeyer T., Holst S., Hoppenrath M., Iwan F., Janssen A., Janssen R., Janussen D., Jeskulke K., Fiege D., Kaiser S., Kieneke A., Kihara T.C., Kröncke I., Krupp F., Martha S.O., Martínez Arbizu P.M., Meißner K., Miljutina M., Miljutin D., Renz J., Riehl T., Saeedi H., Siegler V., Sonnewald M., Stuckas H., Veit-Köhler G. (online first 2017). 200 Years of Marine Research at Senckenberg – Selected Highlights. Marine Biodiversity 48, 159–178.

Blake J., Maciolek N. & Meißner K. (online first 2017). Handbook of Zoology: Spionidae Grube, 1850. In: Schmidt-Rhaesa A. (ed) A Natural History of the Phyla of the Animal Kingdom, Annelida: Polychaeta, De Gruyter, Berlin, Boston, 109 pp.

Guggolz T., Lins L., Meißner K., Brandt A. (online first 2017). Biodiversity and distribution of polynoid and spionid polychaetes (Annelida) in the Vema Fracture Zone, tropical North Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research II, 148, 54-63.

Meißner, K., Bick, A., Götting, M. (online first 2016 2017). Arctic Pholoe (Polychaeta, Pholoidae): when integrative taxonomy helps to sort out barcodes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 179(2), 237–262.


Huettmann, F., Riehl, T., Meißner, K. (2016). Paradise lost already? A naturalist interpretation of the pelagic avian and marine mammal detection database of the IceAGE cruise off Iceland and Faroe Islands in fall 2011. Environment, Systems and Decisions 36 (1), 45–61.


Meißner, K. & Götting, M. (2015). Spionidae (‘Polychaeta’: Canalipalpata) from Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia): the genera Malacoceros, Scolelepis, Spio, Microspio, and Spiophanes. Zootaxa [Special Issue] 4019 (1), 378-413. zootaxa.4019.1.15

Guggolz, T., Henne, S., Politi, Y., Schütz, R., Masic, A., Müller, C.H.G., Meißner, K. (2015). Histochemical evidence of β-chitin in parapodial glandular organs and tubes of Spiophanes (Annelida, Sedenteria: Spionidae), and first studies on selected Annelida. Journal of Morphology 276, 1433–1447.

Rößger, A., Meißner, K., Bick, A., Müller, C.H.G. (2015). Histological and ultrastructural reconstruction of ventral epidermal glands of Spio (Polychaeta, Spionidae, Annelida). Zoomorphology 134 (3), 367-382.

Lavesque, N., Bonifacio, P., Meißner, K., Blanchet, H., Gouillieux, B., Dubois, S., Bachelet, G. (2015). First records of Spio symphyta and Spio martinensis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in Arcachon Bay (NE Atlantic). Marine Biodiversity 45, 77­–86.

Janssen, A., Kaiser, S., Meißner, K., Brenke, N., Menot, L., Martínez Arbízu, P. (2015). Reverse taxonomy reveals long-range distribution of abyssal species on polymetallic nodule fields: A comparison of the polychaete and isopod faunas between the French and German Exploration License Areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ, NE-equatorial Pacific). PLoS ONE 10(2), e0117790.


Meißner, K., Bick, A., Guggolz, T., Götting, M. (2014). Spionidae (Polychaeta: Canalipalpata: Spionida) from seamounts in the NE Atlantic. Zootaxa, 3786(3), 201-245.

Meißner, K., Fiorentino, D., Schnurr, S., Martinez, P., Huettmann, F., Holst, S., Brix, S. & Svavarsson, J. (2014). Distribution of marine benthic invertebrates at northern latitudes ― an evaluation applying multi-algorithm species distribution models. Journal of Sea Research 85, 241-254.

Meißner, K., Brenke, N., Svavarsson, J. (2014). Description of benthic habitats around Iceland investigated during the IceAGE expeditions. Polish Polar Research (special issue IceAGE project) 35(2), 177-202.

Budaeva, N., Pyataeva, S., Meißner, K. (2014). Development of the deep-sea viviparous quill worm Leptoecia vivipara (Hyalinoeciinae, Onuphidae, Annelida). Invertebrate Biology 133 (3), 242–260.


Svavarsson, J., Meißner, K., Hoffmann, S., Díaz Agras, G., Fiege, D., Fiorentino, D., Murray, A., Riehl, T., Brenke, N., Jennings, R., Mikkelsen, N., Blazewicz, M. Haraldsdóttir, S. & Brix, S. (2012). Makrofauna (Infauna, Epifauna). In S. Brix et al.: Overflow, Circulation and Biodiversity Cruise No. 85, Leg 3 August 27 – September 28, 2011 Reykjavik (Iceland) – Cuxhaven (Germany). METEOR-Berichte.

Meißner, K., Bick, A. & Müller, C.M. (2012). Parapodial glandular organs in Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae) – studies on their anatomy and ultrastructure. Journal of Morphology 273, 291–311.


Meißner, K., Bick, A. & Bastrop, R. (2011). On the identity of Spio filicornis (O.F. Müller, 1776) – with the designation of a neotype, and the description of two new species from the North East Atlantic Ocean based on morphological and genetic studies. Zootaxa 2815, 1-27.

Bick, A. & Meißner, K. (2011). Redescription of four species of Spio and Microspio (Polychaeta, Spionidae) from the Kuril Islands and Peter the Great Bay, northwest Pacific. Zootaxa 2968, 39-56.

Greaves, E., Meißner, K. & Wilson, R. (2011). New Laonice species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from western and northern Australia. Zootaxa 2903, 1-20.


Bick, A., Otte, K. & Meißner, K. (2010). A contribution to the taxonomy of Spio (Spionidae, Polychaeta, Annelida) occurring in the North and Baltic Seas, with a key to species recorded in this area. Marine Biodiversity 40(3), 161-180.


Meißner, K. & Blank, M. (2009). Spiophanes norrisi sp. nov. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) a new species from the NE Pacific coast, separated from the Spiophanes bombyx complex based on both morphological and genetic studies. Zootaxa 2278, 1-25.

Meißner, K. & Darr, A. (2009). Distribution of Magelona spp. (Polychaeta: Magelonidae) in the German Bight (North Sea) – a modelling approach. – Proceedings of the 9th International Polychaete Conference held in Portland, USA from 12-17 Aug 2007. Zoosymposia 2, 567-586.


Meißner, K., Darr, A. & Rachor, E. (2008). Development of habitat models for Nephtys spp. (Polychaeta: Nephtyidae) in the German Bight (North Sea). Journal of Sea Research 60, 271-286.

Meißner, K. (2008). Polychaeta. In: IfAÖ GmbH & AWI Autökologischer Atlas benthischer wirbelloser Tiere in der Deutschen Nord- und Ostsee., Version 1.1. CD-ROM im Auftrag des BMU, FKZ 0329997.


Meißner, K. & Sordyl, H. (2006). Literature Review of Offshore Wind Farms with Regard to Benthic Communities and Habitats. – In: Zucco, C., Wende, W., Merck, T., Köchling, I. & Köppel, J. (eds.): Ecological Research on Offshore Wind Farms: International Exchange of Experiences – PART A: Assessment of ecological impacts. BfN-Skripten 171, 45-47.

Meißner, K. & Sordyl, H. (2006). Literature Review of Offshore Wind Farms with Regard to Benthic Communities and Habitats. – In: Zucco, C., Wende, W., Merck, T., Köchling, I. & Köppel, J. (eds.): Ecological Research on Offshore Wind Farms: International Exchange of Experiences – PART B: Literature Review of the Ecological Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms. BfN-Skripten 186: 1-45.


Meißner, K. & Bick, A. (2005). Atherospio guillei (Laubier and Ramos, 1974) comb. nov. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) and closest relatives. Zoologischer Anzeiger 244, 115-123.

Meißner, K. (2005). Revision of the genus Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae); with new synonymies, new records and descriptions of new species. Zoosystematics and Evolution (formerly: Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe) 81 (1), 3-66.


Meißner, K. & Hutchings, P. (2003)Spiophanes species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Eastern Australia – with descriptions of new species, new records and an emended generic diagnosis. Records of the Australian Museum 55, 117-140.


Meißner, K. (2001). Infestation patterns of microphallid trematodes in Corophium volutator (Amphipoda). Journal of Sea Research 45, 141-151.


Meißner, K. & Schaarschmidt, T. (2000). Ecophysiological studies of Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) (Amphipoda) infested by microphallid trematodes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 202, 143-151.


Meißner, K. & Bick, A. (1999). Mortality of Corophium volutator (Amphipoda) caused by infestation with Maritrema subdolum (Digenea, Microphallidae) – laboratory studies. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 35, 47-52.

Meissner, K. & Bick, A. (1999). Laboratory studies of parasite transmission aspects between Hydrobia spp. (Gastropoda) and Corophium volutator (Amphipoda). International Review of Hydrobiology 84, 61-72.


Bick, A., Meißner, K. & Zettler, M.L. (1997). Variability in time and space of Corophium volutator (Corophiidae, Amphipoda) infestation by digenetic trematode larvae – causes and effects. Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge 5, 53-67.

Meißner, K. & Bick, A. (1997). Population dynamics and ecoparasitological surveys of Corophium volutator in coastal waters in the Bay of Mecklenburg (southern Baltic Sea). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 29, 169-179.


Nicht begutachtete Publikationen / not peer-reviewed


Meißner K. & Brix S. (2018)Das IceAGE-Projekt – Marinen Lebewesen rund um Island auf der Spur. Senckenberg Natur, Forschung, Museum 148, 123-129.


Brix, S., Meißner, K., Stransky, B., Halanych, K.M., Jennings, R.M., Kocot, K.M., Svavarsson, J. (2014). The IceAGE project – a follow up of BIOICE. Polish Polar Research (special issue IceAGE project) 35(2), 141-150.


Meißner, K., Bockhold, J. & Sordyl, H. (2007). Problem Kabelwärme? – Vorstellung der Ergebnisse von Feldmessungen der Meeresbodentemperatur im Bereich der elektrischen Kabel im dänischen Offshore-Windpark Nysted Havmøllepark (Dänemark). In: Meeres­umwelt-Symposium 2006. Hrsg. Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Umweltbundesamt und dem Bundesamt für Naturschutz im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit. Hamburg und Rostock.

Internationale Konferenzen

Meißner, K. “The IceAGE project: Synthesis”, IceAGE Synthesis workshop, Spala/Lodz, Poland, 3.-8.4.2017, oral presentation.

Guggolz, T., Brandt, A., Meißner, K., Lins, L. “The Vema Fracture Zone – a bridge through the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?”, 12thInternational Polychaete Conference (IPC), Cardiff, Great Britain, 1.-5.08.2016, oral presentation (abstract in conference programme, p.26)

Nygren, A., Bakken, T., Capa, M., Meißner, K., Parapar, J., Pons, J.
 “Unexpected species rich complex of Terebellides(Annelida) in the NE Atlantic”, 3rd Iberian Congress of Biological Systematics (CISA2015), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 17.-18. 12. 2015.

Meißner, K.
 “The IceAGE project”, MAREANO workshop, University Museum Bergen, 3.12.2013

Meißner, K., Bick, A. & Guggolz, T. “Who are they, where do they come from, how did they get there?” 11th International Polychaete conference, Sydney, Australia, 4.-9.08.2013 (abstract in conference proceedings p. 91).

Budaeva, N., Vortsepneva, E., Pyataeva, S. & Meißner, K. “Reproduction and development in onuphid polychaetes” 11th International Polychaete conference, Sydney, Australia, 4.-9.08.2013 (abstract in conference proceedings p. 58).

Meißner, K. „IceAGE Modeling – Results for Polychaeta.“ International Modeling-Workshop in Island, Sandgerði, 22.-25.8.2011.

Meißner, K., Bick, A. & Bastrop, R., „On famous tracks in Western Greenland”, 10th International Polychaete Conference in Lecce, Italien, 20th-26th June

Meißner, K., “Modelling as scientific tool.” Internationaler Workshop im Rahmen des IceAGE-Projektes, Reykjavik, Island, 06.06.2010

Meißner, K., “Links between taxonomy and ecology.” Internationaler Workshop im Rahmen des IceAGE-Projektes, Sangerði, Island, 16.11.-18.11.2010

Meißner, K., “Links between taxonomy and new techniques in marine ecology”, Vortrag an der russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Vladivostok im Rahmen des DFG-geförderten Workshops “Future Visions”

Meißner, K. & Sordyl, H., „Present Knowledge about Ecological Impacts of Offshore Wind farms on Benthic Organisms”; Workshop: International Exchange of Experiences on the Assessment on the Ecological Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms, 17/18. März 2005, Technische Universität Berlin1997

Meißner, K., „Population dynamics and ecoparasitological studies on Corophium volutator“, Vortrag beim XII. Ichthyoparasitological Symposium, Boiensdorf


Nationale Konferenzen

Fiege, D., Meißner, K., „Die Polychätenfauna der Nordsee. — Revidierende Überarbeitung anhand vorhandener Proben als Grundlage für weiterführende Untersuchungen.“ Vortrag im Rahmen des Senckenberg-Workshops zu Langzeitdatenreihen in Wilhelmshaven, 11.-13. April 2011.

Müller, C.H.G., Meißner, K., Bick, A., „Zäh, zäher, Spiophanes – Über die reißfesten Filzröhren und Parapodialdrüsen eines sedentären Meeresborstenwurmes.“ Vortrag am Zoologischen Institut und Museum, Universität Greifswald im Rahmen der Festveranstaltung 175 Jahre Zoologisches Institut und Museum, 9. Juli 2011.

Meißner, K. & Sordyl, H., “Problem Kabelwärme? – Fakten und Wissenslücken.“ Fachgespräch unter der Schirmherrschaft des Ständigen Ausschuss der Bundesregierung mit den Küstenländern: Verlegung von Seekabeln zum Netzanschluss von Offshore Windparks in Schutzgebieten im Meer, 20./21. Juni 2006, Handelskammer Bremen (organisiert von der Deutschen Energie-Agentur)

Meißner, K.,Bockhold, J. & Sordyl, H., „Problem Kabelwärme? Vorstellung der Ergebnisse von Feldmessungen im dänischen Offshore-Windpark Nysted.“ Meeresumwelt-Symposium 2006: Aktuelle Probleme der Meeresumwelt, 13./14. Juni 2006, Hamburg, CCH

Meißner, K., Gosselck, F., Vortrag Kobio-Workshop „Typologie und Bewertung der Küsten- und Übergangsgewässer nach den Vorgaben der EU-WRRL“ in Hamburg, „Konzept für die Bewertung der deutschen Küstengewässer der Ostsee auf Grundlage der Besiedlung durch das Makrozoobenthos“ und Vorstellung der Bewertungssoftware BESO-BENTH



Meißner, K., Durchführung eines Workshops zur Taxonomie von Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae) auf Einladung von SCAMIT am L. A. County Museum, Allan Hancock Foundation in Los Angeles und an der California Academy of Science in San Francisco, USA

Meißner, K
., “Taxonomic and anatomical studies on Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae)”, Vortrag am Museum of Natural History, London

Meißner, K., „Parasite transmission and density-dependent effects of infestation in Corophium volutator (Amphipoda) infested by Maritrema subdolum (Digenea: Microphallidae)“, Vortrag am Institut für Marine Ökologie der Universität Ărhus, Dänemark


Meißner, K., Fiege, D., Knebelsberger, T. “Long-term studies of disturbance in the deep-sea – DISCOL revisited“, 12thInternational Polychaete Conference (IPC), Cardiff, Great Britain, 1.-5.08.2016, poster (abstract in conference programme, p.76)

Nygren, A., Bakken, T., Meißner, K., Parapar, J., Pons, J., Capa, M. “More species of Terebellides than you can imagine”, 12th International Polychaete Conference (IPC), Cardiff, Great Britain, 1.-5.08.2016, poster (abstract in conference programme, p.78)


Nygren, A., Bakken, T., Meißner, K., Parapar, J., Pons, J., Capa, M. “More species of Terebellides than you can imagine”, Biodiversity & DNA Barcoding Symposium, Trondheim, Norway, November 11-12, 2015.

Avery, L., Capa, M., Fauchald, K., Glasby, C., Greaves, L., Hocknull, S., Hutchings, P., Keppel, LE., Kupriyanova, L., Meißner, K., Murray, A., Paxton, H., Walker, L., Watson, C., Wilson, R. & Woolley, S.,
 “Morphospecies diversity of Polychaeta from the continental margin of Western and North-western Australia”. 11th International Polychaete conference, Sydney, Australia, 4.-9. August 2013  (abstract in conference proceedings p. 53)

Meißner, K., D. Fiorentino, J. Svavarsson, P. Martinez Arbizu, F. Huettmann, S. Schnurr, S. Brix & Holst, S.,
“Predictions of distributions of deep water benthic species in Icelandic waters – application of species distribution models.” Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life History Processes – Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, 7-8th June 2012

Müller, C.H.G., Meißner, K. & Bick, A.,
 “Ultrastructural organisation of the parapodial glandular organs in Spiophanes(Polychaeta: Spionidae) reveals secretion of fibrillous material used for tube construction”, 2nd International Congress _mce_on Invertebrate Morphology, Harvard (Cambridge), U.S.A., 20.-23. June 2011 (abstract im Tagungsband, p. 199)

Stransky, B., Brix, S., Meißner, K.,
 “Key questions of the IceAGE project: selected crustacean taxa as example groups.” 12th International Deep-Sea biology symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland, 07.-11. June 2010.

Darr, A., Pehlke, H., Meißner, K.,
 „Using habitat suitability models for the prediction of the occurence of benthic crustaceans – an example for Bathyporeiaspp. in the German Bight (North Sea)”, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Crustaceologischen Gesellschaft in Rostock, Germany, 02.-05.04.2009

Meißner, K & Darr, A., 
“Predicted distribution of Magelona spp. in the German Bight (North Sea) – a modelling approach.” IX. International Polychaete Conference in Portland, USA 

Meißner, K. & Bick, A.,
 „Polydora guillei Laubier & Ramos, 1974 and closest relatives“, VIII. International Polychaete conference in Madrid, Spain

Meißner, K. & Bick, A., 
“Parapodial glandular organs in Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae)”, International Conference “Molecules, morphology and phylogeny of Polychaeta and related groups” in Osnabrück, Germany

Meißner, K. & Bick, A., 
„Parasite transmission and the impact of parasite infestation on Corophium volutator“, Baltic Sea Science Conference, Warnemünde, Germany