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a) Peer reviewed articles:

101: Erpenbeck D*, Galitz A, Ekins M, Cook SdC, van Soest RWM, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G: Soft Sponges with Tricky Tree: On the Phylogeny of Dictyoceratid Sponges Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (in press)

100: Erpenbeck D*, Galitz A, Wörheide G, Albrecht C, Pronzato R, Manconi R*: Having the balls to colonize - the Ephydatia fluviatilis group and the origin of (Ancient) Lake "endemic" sponge lineages Journal of Great Lakes Research (in press)

99: Schubert M, Binnewerg B, Voronkina A, Muzychka L, Wysokowski M, Petrenko I, Kovalchuk V, Tsurkan M, Martinović R, Bechmann N, Ivanenko VN, Fursov A, Smolii OB, Fromont J, Joseph Y, Bornstein SR, Giovine M, Erpenbeck D, Guan K, Ehrlich H (2019) Naturally Prefabricated Marine Biomaterials: Isolation and Applications of Flat Chitinous 3D Scaffolds from Ianthella labyrinthus (Demospongiae: Verongiida). IJMS 20:5105. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2007.11.034

98: Kovalchuk V, Voronkina A, Binnewerg B, Schubert M, Muzychka L, Wysokowski M, Tsurkan MV, Bechmann N, Petrenko I, Fursov A, Martinovic R, Ivanenko VN, Fromont J, Smolii OB, Joseph Y, Giovine M, Erpenbeck D, Gelinsky M, Springer A, Guan K, Bornstein SR, Ehrlich H (2019) Naturally Drug-Loaded Chitin: Isolation and Applications. Marine Drugs 17: 574

97: Steinert G, Wemheuer B, Janussen D, Erpenbeck D, Daniel R, Simon M, Brinkhoff T, Schupp PJ (2019) Predicting functional capabilities of host-specific prokaryotic communities associated with Antarctic continental shelf sponges. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: UNSP 297

96: Vacelet J, Erpenbeck D, Diaz C, Ehrlich H, Fromont J (2019) New family and genus for Dendrilla-like sponges with characters of Verongiida (2019) Part I redescription of Dendrilla. Zoologischer Anzeiger 280:14–20

95: Fromont J, Zołtowska-Aksamitowska S, Galli R, Meissner H, 
Erpenbeck D, Vacelet J, Diaz C, Tsurkan MV, Petrenko I, Youssef DTA, Ehrlich H (2019) New family and genus of a Dendrilla-like sponge with characters of Verongiida. Part II. Discovery of chitin in the skeleton of Ernstilla lacunosa. Zoologischer Anzeiger 280:21–29

94: Erpenbeck D*, Steiner M, Schuster A, Genner MJ, Manconi R, Pronzato, R, Ruthensteiner B, van den Spiegel D, van Soest RWM, Wörheide, G (2019) Minimalist barcodes for sponges: a case study classifying African freshwater Spongillida. Genome 62:1–10

93: Galitz A, Cook SdD, Ekins M, Naumann PT, De Voogd NJ, Abdul Wahab M, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D* (2018) Identification of an aquaculture poriferan “Pest with Potential’” and its phylogenetic implications. PeerJ 6:e5586

92: Schuster A, Vargas S, Knapp IS, Pomponi SA, Toonen RJ, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G (2018) Divergence times in demosponges (Porifera): first insights from new mitogenomes and the inclusion of fossils in a birth-death clock model. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:114

91: Gutekunst V, Müller AU, Pohl T, Brümmer F, Malik H, Fawzi N, Erpenbeck D*, Lehnert H* (2018) A new fistulose demosponge species from the Persian Gulf. Zootaxa 4450 (5): 565-574

90: Setiawan E, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G De Voogd NJ (2018) Bearing the wrong identity: A case study of an Indo-Pacific common shallow water sponge of the genus Neopetrosia (Haplosclerida; Petrosiidae). Zootaxa 4500 (1) 43-58

89: Ereskovsky AV, Kovtun OA, Pronin KK, Apostolov A, Erpenbeck D, Ivanenko V (2018) Sponge community of the western Black Sea shallow water caves: diversity and spatial distribution. PeerJ 6:e4596

88: Schuster A, Cárdenas P, Pisera A, Pomponi SA, Kelly M, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D* (2018). Seven new deep-water Tetractinellida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Galápagos Islands –Morphological descriptions and DNA barcodes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 184 (2): 273-303

87: Schuster A, Pisera A, Kelly M, Bell LB, Pomponi SA, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D* (2018). New species and a molecular dating analysis of Vetulina Schmidt, 1879 (Porifera: Demospongiae: Sphaerocladina) reveal an ancient relict fauna with Tethys origin. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 184 (2) 585-604

86 Ekins M, Debitus C, Erpenbeck D, Hooper JNA (2018) A new species of the sponge Raspailia (Raspaxilla) (Porifera: Demospongiae: Axinellida: Raspailiidae) from deep seamounts of the Western Pacific. Zootaxa 4410:379-386

85: Chianese G, Silber J, Luciano P, Merten C, Erpenbeck D, Topaloglu B, Kaiser M, Tasdemir, D (2017) Antiprotozoal Linear Furanosesterterpenoids from the Marine Sponge Ircinia oros. Journal of Natural Products 80(9): 2566-2571

84: Erpenbeck D*, Aryasari R, Benning S, Debitus C, Kaltenbacher E, Al-Aidaroos AM, Schupp P, Hall K, Hooper JNA, Voigt O, de Voogd NJ, Wörheide G. 2017. Diversity of two widespread Indo-Pacific demosponge species revisited. Marine Biodiversity 47:1035-1043

83: Schuster A, Lopez JV, Becking LE, Kelly M, Pomponi SA, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D*, Cárdenas P* (2017) Evolution of group I introns in Porifera: new evidence for intron mobility and implications for DNA barcoding. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:82

82: Voigt O, Erpenbeck, D, González-Pech RA, Al-Aidaroos AM, Berumen ML, Wörheide G (2017). Calcinea of the Red Sea - a DNA barcode inventory with description of five new species. Marine Biodiversity 4: 1009-1034

81: Itskovich VB, Kaluzhnaya OV, Veynberg E, Erpenbeck D (2017) Endemic Lake Baikal sponges from deep water. 2: Taxonomy and Bathymetric Distribution. Zootaxa 4236 (2): 335-342

80: Araujo R, Schneider S, Erpenbeck D, Roe KJ, Machordom A (2017) The origin and phylogeny of the Margaritiferidae (Bivalvia: Unionida). A synthesis of molecular data, shell characters, and anatomy. Zoologica Scripta 46(3): 289-307

79: Boufridi A, Lachkar D, Erpenbeck D, Beniddir MA, Evanno L, Petek S, Débitus C, Poupon E. (2017): Ilimaquinone and 5-epi-Ilimaquinone: Beyond a Simple Diastereomeric Ratio, Biosynthetic Considerations from NMR-Based Analysis. Australian Journal of Chemistry 70 (6): 743-750

78: Heckeberg NS, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G, Rössner GE (2016) Systematic relationships of five newly sequenced cervid species. PeerJ 4:e2307

77: Ekins M, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G, Hooper JNA (2016) A new species of lithistid sponge hiding within the Isabella mirabilis species complex (Porifera: Demospongiae: Tetractinellida) from seamounts of the Norfolk Ridge. Zootaxa 4136: 433-460

76: Thomas T, Moitinho-Silva L, Lurgi M, Bjork JR, Easson C, Astudillo-Garcia C, Olson JB, Erwin PM, Lopez-Legentil S, Luter H, Chaves-Fonnegra A, Costa R, Schupp PJ, Steindler L, Erpenbeck D, Gilbert J, Knight R, Ackermann G, Lopez JV, Taylor MW, Thacker RW, Montoya JM, Hentschel U, Webster NS (2016) Diversity, structure and convergent evolution of the global sponge microbiome. Nature Communications 7 doi 10.1038/ncomms11870

75: Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Al-Aidaroos AM, Berumen ML, Büttner G, Catania D, Guirguis AN, Paulay G, Schätzle S, Wörheide G* (2016) Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin 105: 507-514

74: Setiawan E, De Voogd NJ, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D (2016) Bottomless barrel-sponge species in the Indo-Pacific? Zootaxa 4136: 393-396

73: Setiawan E, de Voogd NJ, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D (2016) The lysidyl aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetase intron, a new marker for demosponge phylogeographics - case study on Neopetrosia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 96: (2) 333-339

72: Setiawan E, de Voogd NJ, Swierts T, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D (2015). MtDNA diversity of the Indonesian giant barrel sponge Xestospongia testudinaria (Porifera: Haplosclerida) - implications from partial cytochrome oxidase 1 sequences. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 96: (2) 323-332

71: Ekins M, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G, Hooper JNA (2016). Staying well connected – Lithistid sponges on seamounts. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 96 (2): 437-45

70: Erpenbeck D*, Ekins M, Enghuber N, Hooper JNA, Lehnert H, Poliseno A, Schuster A, Setiawan E, de Voogd NJ, Wörheide G, van Soest RWM (2016). Nothing in (sponge) biology makes sense - except when based on holotypes. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 96 (2): 305-311

69: Kelly M, Erpenbeck D, Morrow C, van Soest RWM (2015). First record of a living species of the genus Janulum (Class Demospongiae) in the Southern Hemisphere, Zootaxa 3980 (2): 255-266

68: Itskovich VB, Kaluzhnaya OV, Veynberg E, Erpenbeck D (2015) Endemic Lake Baikal sponges from deep water. 1: Potential cryptic speciation and discovery of living species known only from fossils. Zootaxa 3990: 123-137

67: Gholami Z, Esmaeili HR, Erpenbeck D, Reichenbacher B (2015) Genetic connectivity and phenotypic plasticity in the cyprinodont Aphanius farsicus from the Maharlu Basin, south-western Iran. Journal of Fish Biology 86 (3): 882-906

66: Erpenbeck D, Aryasari R, Hooper JA, Wörheide G (2015) A mitochondrial intron in a verongid Sponge. Journal of Molecular Evolution 80: 13-17

65: Schuster A, Erpenbeck D, Pisera A, Hooper J, Bryce M, Fromont J, Wörheide G (2015) Deceptive Desmas: Molecular Phylogenetics Suggests a New Classification and Uncovers Convergent Evolution of Lithistid Demosponges. PLoS ONE 10: e116038

64: Glöckner V, Wehrl M, Moitinho-Silva L, Gernert C, Schupp P, Pawlik JR, Lindquist NL, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G, Hentschel U (2014) The HMA-LMA dichotomy revisited: an electron microscopical survey of 56 sponge species. Biological Bulletin 227:78-88

63: Teimori A, Esmaeili HR, Erpenbeck D, Reichenbacher B (2014) A new and unique species of the genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Southern Iran: A case of regressive evolution. Zoologischer Anzeiger 252 (4):327-337

62: Gholami Z, Esmaeili HR, Erpenbeck D, Reichenbacher B. (2014) Phylogenetic analysis of Aphanius from the endorheic Kor River Basin in the Zagros Mountains, Southwestern Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Cyprinodontidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 52 (2):130-141

61: Becking, LE, Erpenbeck D, Peijnenburg KTCA, de Voogd NJ (2013) Phylogeography of the sponge Suberites diversicolor in Indonesia: insights into the evolution of marine lake populations. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75996

60: Swierts T, Peijnenburg KTCA, de Leeuw C, Cleary DFR, Hörnlein C, Setiawan E, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D, de Voogd NJ (2013). Lock, stock and two different barrels: comparing the genetic composition of morphotypes of the Indo-Pacific sponge Xestospongia testudinaria. PLoS ONE 8 (9): e74396

59: Bärmann EV, Wronski T, Lerp H, Azanza B, Börner S, Erpenbeck D, Rössner GE, Wörheide G (2013) A morphometric and genetic framework for the systematics of the genus Gazella de Blainville, 1816 with special focus on Arabian and Levantine Mountain gazelles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169 (3): 673-696

58: Hooper JNA, Hall KA, Ekins M, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G, Jolley-Rogers G. (2013) Managing and sharing the escalating number of sponge ‘‘Unknowns’’: The SpongeMaps Project. Integrative and Comparative Biology, DOI :10.1093/icb/ict038.

57: Gierl C, Reichenbacher B, Gaudant J, Erpenbeck D, Pharisat A (2013) An Extraordinary Gobioid Fish Fossil from Southern France. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64117. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064117

56: Bärmann EV, Börner S, Erpenbeck D, Rössner GE, Hebel C, Wörheide G (2012) The curious case of Gazella arabica. Mammalian Biology 78:3 220-225

55: Vargas S, Erpenbeck D, Göcke C, Hall KA, Hooper JNA, Janussen D, Wörheide G. (2013) Molecular phylogeny of Abyssocladia (Cladorhizidae: Poecilosclerida) and Phelloderma (Phellodermidae: Poecilosclerida) suggest a diversification of chelae microscleres in cladorhizid sponges. Zoologica Scripta 42:1 106-116

54: Vargas S, Schuster A, Sacher K, Büttner G, Schätzle S, Läuchli B, Hall KA, Hooper JNA, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G (2012) Barcoding sponges: an overview based on comprehensive sampling PLoS ONE 7 (7):e39345

53: Van Soest RWM, Boury-Esnault N, Vacelet J, Dohrmann M, Erpenbeck D, De Voogd NJ, Santodomingo N, Vanhoorne B, Kelly M, Hooper JNA (2012) Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera). PLoS ONE 7: e35105

52: Erpenbeck D, Sutcliffe P, Cook SdC, Dietzel A, Maldonado M, van Soest RWM, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G (2012) Horny sponges and their affairs: On the phylogenetic relationships of keratose sponges. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 809-816

51: Mani L, Jullian V, Mourkazel B, Valentin A, Dubois J, Cresteil T, Folcher E, Hooper, JNA, Erpenbeck D, Aalbersberg W, Debitus, C (2012) New Antiplasmodial bromotyrosine derivatives from Suberea ianthelliformis Lendenfeld, 1888. Chemistry & Biodiversity 9:1436-1450

50: Wörheide G, Dohrmann M, Erpenbeck D, Larroux C, Maldonado M, Voigt O, Borchiellini C, Lavrov, D. (2012) Deep phylogeny and evolution of sponges (Phylum Porifera). Advances in Marine Biology 61:1-78

49: Erpenbeck D, Hooper J, Bonnard I, Sutcliffe P, Chandra M, Perio P, Wolff C, Banaigs B, Wörheide G, Debitus C, Petek S (2012) Evolution, radiation and chemotaxonomy of Lamellodysidea, a demosponge genus with anti-plasmodial metabolites. Marine Biology 159: 1119-1127

48: Erpenbeck D, Hall K, Alvarez B, Büttner G, Sacher K, Schätzle S, Schuster A, Vargas S, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G (2012) The phylogeny of halichondrid demosponges: past and present re-visited with DNA-barcoding data. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 12: 57-70

47: Erpenbeck D, Schmitz J, Churakov G, Huchon D, Wörheide G, Degnan B (2012) First evidence of miniature transposable elements in sponges (Porifera). Hydrobiologia 687: 43-47

46: Morrow CC, Picton BE, Erpenbeck D, Boury-Esnault N, Maggs C, Allcock L. (2012). Congruence between nuclear and mitochondrial genes and a new hypothesis of relationships in the ‘crown group’ of demosponges (Porifera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62(1) 174-190

45: Erpenbeck D, Weier T, De Voogd NJ, Wörheide G, Sutcliffe P, Todd JA, Michel E (2011). Insights into the evolution of freshwater sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae: Spongillina): Barcoding and phylogenetic data from Lake Tanganyika endemics indicate multiple invasions and unsettle existing taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61(11): 231-235

44: Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Adamski M, Woodcroft BJ, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G, Degnan BM. (2011) NUMTs in the sponge genome reveal conserved transposition mechanisms in metazoans. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(1): 1-5

43: Pick KS, Philippe H, Schreiber F. Erpenbeck D, Jackson DJ, Wrede P, Wiens M, Alié A, Morgenstern, B, Manuel M, Wörheide G. (2010). Improved phylogenomic taxon sampling noticeably affects non-bilaterian relationships. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27(9): 1983-1987

42: Ferrario F, Calcinai B, Erpenbeck D, Galli P, Wörheide G. (2010). Two Pione species (Hadromerida, Clionaidae) from the Red Sea: a taxonomical challenge. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 10(4): 275-285

41: Reveillaud J, Remerie T, van Soest RWM, Erpenbeck D, Cárdenas P, Derycke S, Xavier JR, Rigaux A, Vanreusel A. (2010) Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships between Atlanto-Mediterranean shallow-water and deep-sea coral associated Hexadella species (Porifera, Ianthellidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(1): 104-114

40: Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Wörheide G, Lavrov DV (2009). The mitochondrial genomes of sponges provide evidence for multiple invasions by Repetitive Hairpin-forming Elements (RHE). BMC Genomics, 10:591

39: Pöppe J, Sutcliffe P, Hopper JNA, Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D. (2009). CO1 barcoding reveals new clades and radiation patterns of Indo-Pacific sponges of the family Irciniidae (Demospongiae: Dictyoceratida) PLoS ONE 5:e9950

38: Schreiber F, Pick K, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G, Morgenstern B (2009). OrthoSelect: a protocol for selecting orthologous groups in phylogenomics. BMC Bioinformatics 10:219

37: Cummins SF, Erpenbeck D, Zou Z, Claudianos C, Moroz LL, Nagle GT, Degnan BM (2009). Candidate chemoreceptor subfamilies differentially expressed in the chemosensory organs of the mollusc Aplysia. BMC Biology 7:28

36: Philippe, H., Derelle R, Lopez P, Pick K, Borchiellini C, Boury-Esnault N, Vacelet J, Renard E, Houliston E, Queinnec E, DaSilva C, Wincker P, Le Guyader H, Leys S, Jackson DJ, Degnan BM, Schreiber F, Erpenbeck D, Morgenstern B, Wörheide G, Manuel M. (2009). Phylogenomics restores traditional views on deep animal relationships. Current Biology 19 (8):706-712.

35: Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Gültas M, Wörheide G. (2008). The Sponge Genetree Server - providing a phylogenetic backbone for poriferan evolutionary studies. Zootaxa 1939:58-60

34:Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G. (2008). A fragmented metazoan organellar genome: the two mitochondrial chromosomes of Hydra magnipapillata. BMC Genomics 2008, 9:350

33: Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G. (2008) Molecular evolution of rDNA in early diverging Metazoa: First comparative analysis and phylogenetic application of complete SSU rRNA secondary structures in Porifera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:69

32: Gerasimova E, Erpenbeck D, Plotkin A. (2008). Vosmaeria Fristedt, 1885 (Porifera, Demospongiae, Halichondriidae): revision of species, phylogenetic reconstruction and evidence for split. Zootaxa 1694: 1–37

31: Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G. (2007). On the molecular phylogeny of sponges. Zootaxa 1668: 107-126

30: Erpenbeck D, Duran S, Rützler K, Paul V, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G. (2007). Towards a DNA taxonomy of Caribbean demosponges: a gene tree reconstructed from partial mitochondrial CO1 gene sequences supports previous rDNA phylogenies and provides a new perspective on the systematics of Demospongiae. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 87 (6): 1563-1570

29: Erpenbeck D, Cleary DFR, Voigt O, Nichols SA, Degnan BM, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G. (2007). Analysis of evolutionary, biogeographical and taxonomic patterns of nucleotide composition in demosponge rRNA. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 87 (6): 1607-1614

28: Erpenbeck D, List-Armitage SE, Alvarez B, Degnan BM, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G. (2007). The systematics of Raspailiidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Microcionina) reanalysed with a ribosomal marker. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 87 (6): 1571-1576

27: Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D. (2007). DNA taxonomy of sponges – progress and perspectives. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom 87 (6): 1629-1633

26: Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D, Menke C. (2007) The Sponge Barcoding Project - aiding in the identification and description of poriferan taxa. In: Custódio MR, Lôbo-Hajdu G, Hajdu E, Muricy G (eds) Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation & Sustainability. Museu Nacional, Série livros 28, Rio de Janeiro. pp123-128

25: Erpenbeck D, Hooper JNA, List-Armitage SE, Degnan BM, Wörheide G, van Soest RWM (2007). Affinities of the family Sollasellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae). II. Molecular evidence. Contributions to Zoology 76 (2) 95-102

24: Misof B, Niehuis O, Bischoff I, Rickert A, Erpenbeck D, Staniczek A. (2007). Towards a 18S phylogeny of hexapods: Accounting for group specific character covariance in optimized mixed nucleotide/doublet models. Zoology: 110 (5): 409-429

23: Genner MJ, Todd JA, Michel E, Erpenbeck D, Jimoh A, Joyce DA, Piechocki A, Pointier J-P. (2007). Amassing diversity in an ancient lake: evolution of a morphologically diverse parthenogenetic gastropod assemblage in Lake Malawi. Molecular Ecology 16 (3): 517-530

22: Erpenbeck D, Nichols SA, Voigt O, Dohrmann M, Degnan BM, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G. (2007). Phylogenetic analyses under secondary structure-specific substitution models outperform traditional approaches - case studies with diploblast LSU. Journal of Molecular Evolution 64:543–557

21: Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Adamski M, Adamska M, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G, Degnan BM (2007). Mitochondrial diversity of early branching Metazoa is revealed by the complete mt genome of a haplosclerid demosponge. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24(1): 19–22

20: Erpenbeck D, Soest RWM van. 2007. Status and perspective of sponge chemosystematics. Marine Biotechnology 9:2-19

19: Soest RWM van, Hooper JNA, Beglinger E, Erpenbeck D (2006). Affinities of the family Sollasellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae). I. Morphological evidence. Contributions to Zoology 75 (3/4) 133-144

18: Dohrmann M, Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G. (2006). Non-monophyly of most supraspecific taxa of calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) revealed by increased taxon sampling and partitioned Bayesian analysis of ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40 (3): 830-843

17: Marijnissen SAE, Michel E, Daniels SR, Erpenbeck D, Menken SBJ, Schram FR. (2006). Molecular evidence for recent divergence of Lake Tanganyika endemic crabs (Decapoda: Platythelphusidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40(2): 628-634

16: Erpenbeck D, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G. (2006). CO1 phylogenies in diploblasts and the "Barcoding of Life" - are we sequencing a suboptimal partition? Molecular Ecology Notes 6 (2): 550-553

15: Erpenbeck D, Breeuwer JAJ, Parra-Velandia FJ, Soest RWM van. (2006). Speculation with spiculation? - Three independent gene fragments and biochemical characters versus morphology in demosponge higher classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 293-305

14: Misof B, Niehuis O, Bischoff I, Rickert A, Erpenbeck D, Staniczek A. (2006). A hexapod nuclear SSU rRNA secondary structure model and catalogue of taxon-specific structural variation. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 306B: 70-88

13: Erpenbeck D, Breeuwer JAJ, Soest RWM van. (2005). Identification, characterization and phylogenetic signal of an elongation factor-1 alpha fragment in demosponges (Metazoa, Porifera, Demospongiae). Zoologica Scripta 34 (4): 437-445

12: Erpenbeck D. Breeuwer JAJ, Soest RWM van. (2005). Implications from a 28S rRNA gene fragment for the phylogenetic relationships of halichondrid sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43 (2): 93-99

11: Erpenbeck D, Soest RWM van. (2005). A survey for biochemical synapomorphies to reveal phylogenetic relationships of halichondrid demosponges (Metazoa: Porifera). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 33: 585-616

10: Genner MJ, Michel E, Erpenbeck D, Voogd NJ de, Witte F, Pointier JP. (2004). Camouflaged invasion of Lake Malawi by an oriental gastropod. Molecular Ecology 13 (8): 2135-2141

9: Erpenbeck D, McCormack GP, Breeuwer JAJ and RWM van Soest. (2004). Order level differences in the structure of partial LSU across demosponges (Porifera): New insights into an old taxon. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32 (1): 388-395

8: Erpenbeck D, Knowlton AL, Talbot SL, Highsmith RC, Soest RWM van. 2003 (2004). A molecular comparison of Alaskan and North East Atlantic Halichondria panicea (Pallas 1766) (Porifera: Demospongiae) populations. Boll. Mus. Ist. Univ. Genova. 68: 319-325

7: Gomez R, Erpenbeck D, Richelle-Maurer E, van Dijk T, Woldringh CL, Soest RWM van. 2003 (2004). Affinities of the Aphanocapsa feldmanni-like cyanobacterium from the marine sponge Xestospongia muta based on genetic and morphological analysis Boll. Mus. Ist. Univ. Genova. 68:335-347

6: Machordom A, Araujo R, Erpenbeck D, Ramos MA. (2003). Phylogeography and conservation genetics of endangered European Margaritiferidae (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78 (2): 235-252

5: Misof B, Anderson CL, Buckley TR, Erpenbeck D, Rickert A, Misof K. (2002). An empirical analysis of mt16S rRNA covarion-like evolution in insects: Site-specific rate variation is clustered and frequently detected. Journal of Molecular Evolution 55 (4): 460-469

4: McCormack GP, Erpenbeck D, van Soest RWM. (2002). Major discrepancy between phylogenetic hypotheses based on molecular and morphological criteria within the order Haplosclerida (Phylum Porifera: Class Demospongiae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 40 (4): 237-240

3: Erpenbeck D, Breeuwer JAJ, van der Velde HC, van Soest RWM. (2002). Unravelling host and symbiont phylogenies of halichondrid sponges (Demospongiae, Porifera) using a mitochondrial marker. Marine Biology 141: 377-386

2: Janke A, Erpenbeck D, Nilsson M, Arnason U. (2001). The mitochondrial genomes of the iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus): implications for amniote phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 268: 623-631

1: Misof B, Erpenbeck D, Sauer KP. (2000). Mitochondrial gene fragments suggest paraphyly of the genus Panorpa (Mecoptera, Panorpidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 17: 76-84

b) Books, Book Chapters:

Erpenbeck D, Nickel, M. (2013). Porifera. In: Westheide W, Rieger R, eds., Spezielle Zoologie. Spektrum, Heidelberg.

Parra-Velandia FJ, Erpenbeck D, Zea S, Van Soest RWM (2011) Phylogenetic relationships of four genera of the order Agelasida (Porifera: Demospongiae). In: Fernando J. Parra-Velandia: Speciation Scenarios of sessile organisms in the Caribbean Sea: The Genus Agelas (Porifera: Demospongiae), A case of high diversity in the area. UN Bogota. p 6-27 3,5)

Parra-Velandia FJ, Erpenbeck D, Zea S, Van Soest RWM (2011) Phylogeny and biogeography of the pan-tropical marine sponge genus Agelas (Porifera: Demospongiae). In: Fernando J. Parra-Velandia: Speciation Scenarios of sessile organisms in the Caribbean Sea: The Genus Agelas (Porifera: Demospongiae), A case of high diversity in the area. UN Bogota. p 90-112 3,5)

Wörheide G, Erpenbeck D, Pöppe J, Voigt O. (2008). Sponges of the coral reef: Producers of novel drugs. In: Leinfelder R, Heiß G, Mildrzyk U eds., Abgetaucht. Museum of Natural History of the Humboldt University Berlin. Konradin Verlag. pp 129-137

Erpenbeck D, Soest RWM van. (2006). Porifera. In: Westheide W, Rieger R, eds., Spezielle Zoologie. Spektrum, Heidelberg. pp 98-120

Erpenbeck D. (2004). On the Phylogeny of Halichondrid Demosponges. University of Amsterdam. ISBN: 90-64644-40-3. pp 208.

Erpenbeck D, van Soest RWM. (2002). Family Halichondriidae Gray. In: JNA Hooper, and RWM van Soest, eds. Systema Porifera, A guide to the classification of Sponges. KluwerAcademic/Plenum Publishers, New York. pp. 787-816

Soest, RWM van, Erpenbeck D, Alvarez B. (2002). Family Dictyonellidae Van Soest, Diaz & Pomponi 1990. In: JNA Hooper and RWM van Soest, eds. Systema Porifera, A guide to the classification of Sponges. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. pp 773-786.

c) others:

Erpenbeck D, Vargas S, Wörheide G. (2012). DNS Barcoding - Schlüssel zu den Geheimnissen der Schwämme. BioSpektrum 01.12:37-40

Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G. (2007). Biodiversity, evolution and pharmaceutical potential of the world’s most ancient animal group – “SPONGE-EVOLUTION”. The Parliament Magazine 255:12

Erpenbeck D. (2005) Book review: Sponges (Porifera). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43(3): 271