Journal publications

current preprints/accepted manuscripts

Cordone G, Lozada M, Vilacoba E, Thalinger B, Bigatti G, Lijtmaer DA, Steinke D, Galvan DE: Metabarcoding, direct stomach observation and stable isotope analysis reveal a highly diverse diet for the invasive green crab in Atlantic Patagonia. bioRxiv

Hleap JS, Cristescu ME, Steinke D: A2G2: A Python wrapper to perform very large alignments. bioRxiv

Harvie JE, Steinke D: CommDivMap: Modelling and mapping species richness at different spatial scales. bioRxiv

Raffington J, Steinke D, Tulpan D: Recognition of arthropod species names using bigram-based classification. preprint

Thalinger B, Pütz Y, Traugott M: Endpoint PCR coupled with capillary electrophoresis (celPCR) provides sensitive and quantitative measures of environmental DNA in singleplex and multiplex reactions. bioRxiv

Volpe NL, Thalinger B, Vilacoba E, Braukmann TWA*, Di Giacomo AS, Berkunsky I, Lijtmaer D, Steinke D, Kopuchian C: Diet composition of reintroduced Red-and-Green Macaws (Ara chloropterus) reflects gradual adaption to life in the wild. bioRxiv


Arida E, Ashari H, DahruddinH, Fitriana Y, Hamidy A, Irham M, Kadarusman K, Riyanto A, Wiantoro S, Zein MSA, Hadiaty R, Apandi A, Krey F, Kurnianingsih K, Melmambessy E, Mulyadi M, Ohee H, Saidin S, Salamuk A, Sauri S, Suparno S, Supriatna N, Suruwaky A, Laksono W, Warikar E, Wikanta H, Yohanita A, Slembrouck J, Legendre M, Gaucher P, Cochet C, Delrieu-Trottin E, Thébaud C, Milá B, Fouquet A, Borisenko A, Steinke D, Hocde R, Semiadi G, Pouyaud L, Hubert N (2021). Exploring the vertebrate fauna of the Bird’s Head Peninsula (Indonesia, West Papua) through DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources

Baloglu B*, Chen Z, Elbrecht V*, Braukmann TWA*, MacDonald S, Steinke D (2021). A workflow for accurate metabarcoding using nanopore MinION sequencing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. pdf

Hleap JS, Littlefair JE, Steinke D, Hebert PDN, Cristescu ME (2021). Assessment of current taxonomic assignment strategies for metabarcoding eukaryotes. Molecular Ecology Resources pdf

Maggia ME, Decaens T, Lapied E, Dupont L, Roy V, Schimann H, Orivel J, Murienne J, Baraloto C, Cottenie K, Steinke D (2021). At each site its diversity: DNA barcoding reveals remarkable earthworm diversity in neotropical rainforests of French Guiana. Applied Soil Ecology. 164: 103932. pdf

Steinke D, Braukmann TWA*, Manerus L*, Woodhouse A, Elbrecht V* (2021). Effects of Malaise trap spacing on species richness and composition of terrestrial arthropod bulk samples. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 5: e59201 pdf

Thalinger B, Deiner K, Harper LR, Rees HC, Blackman RC,  Sint D, Traugott M, Goldberg CS, Bruce K (2021). A validation scale to determine the readiness of environmental DNA assays for routine species monitoring. Environmental DNA. pdf

Thalinger B, Rieder A, Teuffenbach A, Pütz Y, Schwerte T, Wanzenböck J, Traugott M (2021). The effect of activity, energy use and species identity affect eDNA shedding in freshwater fish. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution pdf

Turunen J, Elbrecht V*, Steinke D, Aroviita J (2021). Riparian forests mitigate warming and ecological degradation of agricultural headwater streams. Freshwater Biology 66:785–798. pdf

Wibowo A, Hubert N, Dahruddin H, Steinke D, Suhaimi RA, Samuel, Atminarso D, Anggraeni DP, Trismawanti I, Baumgartner LJ, Ning N (2021). Assessing temporal patterns and species composition of glass eel (Anguilla spp.) cohorts in Sumatra and Java using DNA barcodes. Diversity pdf


Delrieu-Trottin E, Durand J-D, Limmon G, Sukmono T, Kadarusman, Sugeha HY, Chen W-J, Busson F, Borsa P, Dahruddin H, Sauri S, Fitriana Y, Zein MSA, Hocdé R, Pouyaud L, Keith P, Wowor D, Steinke D, Hanner R, Hubert N (2020). Biodiversity inventory of the grey Mullets (Actynopterygii: Mugilidae) of the Indo-Australian Archipelago through the iterative use of species delimitation and sequence assignment methods. Evolutionary Applications. pdf

Gleason JE, Elbrecht V*, Braukmann TWA, Hanner RH, Cottenie K (2020). Assessment of stream macroinvertebrate communities with eDNA is not congruent with tissue-based metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology pdf

Hempel CA, Peinert B, Beermann AJ, Elbrecht V*, Macher TH, Jacobs G, Leese F (2020). Using Environmental DNA to Monitor the Reintroduction Success of the Rhine Sculpin (Cottus rhenanus) in a Restored Stream. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution pdf

Knox MA, Hogg ID, Pilditch CA, Garcia-Ramirez JC, Hebert PDN, Steinke D (2020). Contrasting Patterns of Genetic Differentiation Among Amphipod Taxa Along New Zealand’s Continental Margins. Deep-Sea Research Part I. pdf

Limmon G, Delrieu-Trottin E, Patikawa J, Rijoly F, Dahruddin H, Busson F, Steinke D, Hubert N (2020). Assessing species diversity of Coral Triangle artisanal fisheries: a DNA barcode reference library for the shore fishes retailed at Ambor harbour (Indonesia). Ecology and Evolution 10(7): 3356-3366. pdf

Marchán DF, Hedd M, Lapied E, Maggia ME, Novo M, Domínguez J, Decaëns T (2020). Contrasting phylogeographic patterns of earthworms (Crassiclitellata, Lumbricidae) on near-shore mediterranean islands. European Journal of Soil Biology 101: 103242. pdf

Sholihah A, Delrieu-Trottin E, Sukmono T, Dahruddin H, Risdawati R, Elvyra R, Wibowo A, Kustiati K, Busson F, Sauri S, Nurhaman U, Dounias E, Zein MSA, Fitriana Y, Utama IV, Muchlisin ZA, Agnèse J-F, Hanner R, Wowor D, Steinke D, Keith P, Rüber L, Hubert N (2020). Disentangling the taxonomy of the subfamily Rasborinae (Cypriniformes, Danionidae) in Sundaland using DNA barcodes. Scientific Reports 10: 2818. pdf

Thalinger B, Kirchner D, Pütz Y, Moritz C, Schwarzenegger R, Wanzenböck J, Traugott M (2020). Lateral and longitudinal fish eDNA distribution in dynamic riverine habitats. Environmental DNA. pdf

Traugott M, Thalinger B, Wallinger C, Sint D (2020). Fish as predators and prey: DNA-based assessment of their role in food webs. Journal of Fish Biology. pdf


Adamowicz SJ, Boatwright JS, Chain F, Fisher BL, Hogg ID, Leese F, Lijtmaer DA, Mwale M, Naaum AM,  Pochon X, Steinke D, Wilson JJ, Wood S, Xu J, Xu S, Zhou X, van der Bank M (2019). Trends in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding. Genome 62:v-viii. pdf

Braukmann TWA, Prosser SJR, Ivanova NV, Elbrecht V*, Steinke D, Ratnasingham R, deWaard JR, Sones JE, Zakharov EV, Hebert PDN (2019). Metabarcoding a diverse arthropod mock community. Molecular Ecology Resources 19 (3): 711-727. pdf

deWaard JR, Ratnasingham S, Zakharov EV, Borisenko B, Steinke D, Telfer AC, Perez KHJ, Sones JE, Young MR, Levesque-Beaudin V, Sobel CN, Abrahamyan A, Bessonov K, Blagoev G, deWaard SL, Ho C, Ivanova NV, Janetta P, Lu L, Manjunath R, McKeown JTA, Milton M, Miskie R, Monkhouse N, Naik S, Nikolova N, Pentinsaari M, Prosser SWJ, Steinke C, WarneC , Hebert PDN (2019). A reference library for the identification of Canadian invertebrates: 1.5 million DNA barcodes, voucher specimens, and genomic samples. Scientific Data 6:308. pdf

Elbrecht V*, Braukmann TWA, Ivanova NV, Prosser SWJ, Hajibabaei M, Wright M, Zakharov EV, Hebert PDN, Steinke D (2019): Validation of COI metabarcoding primers for terrestrial arthropods. PeerJ 7:e7745. pdf

Elbrecht V*, Steinke D (2019). Scaling up freshwater macrozoobenthos metabarcoding. Freshwater Science 64 (2), 380-387. pdf

Lafage D, Elbrecht V*, Cuff J, Steinke D, Hambäck P, Erlandsson A (2019). A new primer for metabarcoding of spider gut contents. Environmental DNA.  pdf

Shehata HR, Bourque D, Steinke D, Chen S, Hanner R (2019):Survey of mislabelling across finfish supply chain reveals mislabelling both outside and within Canada. Food Research International 121: 723-729. pdf

Thalinger B, Wolf E, Traugott M, Wanzenböck (2019). Monitoring spawning migrations of potamodromous fish species via eDNA. Scientific Reports 9: 15388. pdf


Baloğlu B, Clews E, Meier R (2018). NGS barcoding reveals high resistance of a hyperdiverse chironomid (Diptera) swamp fauna against invasion from adjacent freshwater reservoirs. Frontiers in Zoology 15: 31. pdf

Boenigk J., Wodniok S., Bock C., Beisser D., Hempel C., Grossmann L., Lange A. and Jensen M. (2018): Geographic distance and mountain ranges structure freshwater protist communities on a European scalе. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 2: e21519. pdf

Krishna BKC, Dias G, Weersink A, Swanton CJ, Fraser D, Steinke D, Lee E, Sargeant J, Farber J, Dunfield K, McCann K, Anand M, Campbell M, Rooney N, Raine NE, Van Acker R, Hanner R, Pasacoal P, Sharif S, Benton T, Wittman H, Fraser EDG (2018). When far too much isn’t enough: does current food production meet global nutritional needs? PLoS Biology 13(10): e0205683. pdf

Christiansen H, Dettaï A, Heindler FM, Collins MA, Couloux A, Duhamel G, Hautecœur M, Steinke D, Volckaert FAM, Van de Putte AP (2018). Diversity of Mesopelagic Fishes in the Southern Ocean – a Phylogeographic Perspective Using DNA Barcoding. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6:120. pdf

Elbrecht V*, Hebert PDN, Steinke D (2018). Slippage of highly degenerated primers can cause amplicon length variation. Scientific Reports 8:10999. pdf

Emily M, Merlo EM, Milligan KA, Sheets NB, Neufeld CJ, Eastham, TM, Ka‘ala Estores-Pacheco AL, Steinke D, Hebert PDN , Valdés Á, Wyeth RC (2018). Range extension for the region of sympatry between the nudibranchs Hermissenda opalescens and Hermissenda crassicornis in the Northeastern Pacific. FACETS 3: 764–776. pdf

Elbrecht V*, Vamos EE, Steinke D, Leese F (2018). Estimating intraspecific genetic diversity from community DNA metabarcoding data. PeerJ 6:e4644. pdf

Hebert PDN, Braukmann TWA, Prosser SWJ, Ratnasingham S, deWaard JR, Ivanova NV, Janzen DH, Hallwachs W, Naik S, Sones JE, Zakharov EV (2018). A Sequel to Sanger: amplicon sequencing that scales. BMC Genomics 19: 219. pdf

Kuzmina ML, Braukmann TWA, Zakharov EV (2018). Finding the pond through the weeds: eDNA reveals underestimated diversity of pondweeds. Applications in Plant Sciences 6(5): e01155. pdf

Leese F, Bouchez A, Abarenkov K, Altermatt F, Borja A, Bruce K, Ekrem T, Čiampor Jr F, Čiamporová-Zaťovičová Z, Costa FO, Duarte S, Elbrecht V*, Fontaneto D, Geiger MF, Hering D, Kahlert M, Kalamujić Stroil B, Kelly M, Keskin E, Liska I,  Mergen P, Meissner K, Pawlowski J, Penev L, Reyjol Y, Rotter A, Steinke D, Vitecek S, Zimmermann J, Weigand AM (2018). Why we need sustainable networks bridging countries, disciplines, cultures and generations for aquatic biomonitoring 2.0: A perspective derived from the DNAqua-Net COST Action. Advances in Ecological Research 58: 63-99.pdf

Page TA, Steinke D (2018) No homology means no analyses; a comment on Jose & Harikrishnan. Mitochondrial DNA Part A 29(2): 220-221. pdf

Srivathsan A, Baloğlu B, Wang W, Tan WX, Bertrand D, Ng AHQ, Boey EJH, Koh JJY, Nagarajan N, Meier R (2018). A Min ION™‐based pipeline for fast and cost‐effective DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources 18: 1035-1049. pdf 

Schneider AC, Braukmann TWA, Banerjee A, Stefanović S (2018). Convergent Plastome Evolution and Gene Loss in Holoparasitic Lennoaceae. Genome Biology and Evolution 10 (10): 2663–2670. pdf

Thalinger B, Oehm J, Zeisler C, Vorhauser J, Traugott M (2018). Sex‐specific prey partitioning in breeding piscivorous birds examined via a novel, noninvasive approach. Ecology and Evolution 8 (17): 8985-8998. pdf


Cariania A, Messinetti S, Ferraria A, Arculeo M, Bonello JJ, Bonnici L, Cannas R, Carbonara P, Caud A, Charilaou C, El Ouamari N, Fiorentino F, Follesa MC, Garofalo G, Golani D, Guarniero I, Hanner R, Hemida F, Kada O, Lo Brutto S, Mancusi C, Morey G, Schembri PJ, Serena F, Sion L, Stagioni M, Tursi A, Vrgoc N, Steinke D, Tinti F. (2017) Improving the conservation of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA barcode reference library. PLoS ONE: 12(1): e0170244.

Leese F, Steinke D, Weigand AM, Penev L (2017). Prepared for the deluge! Introducing the new Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (MBMG) journal. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 1: e14791.

Maggia ME, Vigouroux Y, Renno JF, Duponchelle F, Desmarais E, Nunez J, García-Dávila C, Carvajal-Vallejos FM, Paradis E, Martin JF, Mariac C (2017). DNA Metabarcoding of Amazonian Ichthyoplankton Swarms. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0170009.

Steinke D, Bernard AM, Horn RL, Hanner RH, Shivji MS (2017). Occurrence of whale shark fins and gill rakers in market samples. Scientific Reports: 7(1):9505.

Steinke D, deWaard JR, Gomon MF, Johnson JW, Larson HK, Lucanus O, Moore GI, Reader S, Ward RD (2017). DNA barcoding the fishes of Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e12409.

Steinke D, Breton V*, Berzitis E*, Hebert PDN (2017). The School Malaise Trap Program: Coupling Educational Outreach with Scientific Discovery. PLoS Biology 15(4): e2001829. 


Adamowicz SA, Chain, FJJ, Clare EL, Deiner K, Dinca V, Elías-Gutiérrez M, Hausmann A, Hogg ID, Kekkonen M, Lijtmaer DA, Naaum, A, Steinke D, Valdez-Moreno M, van der Bank M, Wilson JJ, Xu J (2016). From Barcodes to Biomes: Special Issues from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Genome 59(9): v-ix. 

Henter HJ, Imondi R, James K, Spencer D, Steinke D (2016). DNA Barcoding in Diverse Educational Settings: Five Case Studies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London Series B 371(1702): 20150340. 

Leese F, Altermatt F, Bouchez A, Ekrem T, Hering D, Meissner K, Mergen P, Pawlowski J, Piggott JJ, Rimet F, Steinke D et al (2016). DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e11321.

Steinke D, Connell, AD, Hebert, PDN (2016). Linking adults and immatures of South African marine fishes. Genome 59(11): 959-967.

Steinke D, Prosser SWJ, Hebert PDN (2016). DNA barcoding of marine metazoans. In: Methods in Molecular Biology Series Vol. 1452: Marine Genomics. Ed. S. J. Bourlat, Springer. 

Xavier J, Ferreira S, Tavares S, Santos N, Mieiro C, Trathan P, Lourenço S, Martinho F, Steinke D, Seco J, Pereira E, Pardal M, Cherel Y (2016). The significance of cephalopod beaks in marine ecology studies: Can we use beaks for DNA analyses and mercury contamination assessment? Marine Pollution Bulletin 103(1-2):220-226.

2015 and earlier

Adamowicz SJ, Steinke D (2015). Increasing global participation in genetics research through DNA barcoding. Genome 58(12): 519-526. (Special commemorative issue marking the one-year anniversary of “Genomics: the Power and the Promise 2014”).

Raupach MJ, Barco A, Steinke D, Beerman J, Laakmann S, Mohrbeck I, Neumann H, Kihara TC, Pointner K, Radulovici A, Segelken-Voigt A, Wesse C, Knebelsberger T (2015). The application of DNA barcodes for the identification of marine crustaceans from the North Sea and adjacent regions. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0139421.

Mecklenburg CW, Steinke D (2015). Ichthyofaunal Baselines in the Pacific Arctic Region and RUSALCA Study Area. Oceanography 28(3): 158–189.

Telfer A, Young M, Quinn J, Perez K, Sobel C, Sones J, Levesque-Beaudin V, Fernandez-Triana J et al (2015). Biodiversity inventories in high gear: DNA barcoding facilitates a rapid biotic survey of a temperate nature reserve. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6313.

Serrao NR, Steinke D, Hanner, RH (2014). Calibrating snakehead diversity with DNA barcodes: expanding taxonomic coverage to enable identification of potential and established invasive species. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99546.

Best PB, Meÿer MA, Thornton M, Kotze PGH, Seakamela SM, Hofmeyr GJG, Wintner S, Weland CD, Steinke D (2014). Confirmation of the occurrence of a second killer whale morphotype in South African waters. African Journal of Marine Science 36(2): 215-224.

Woodcock TS, Boyle EE, Roughley RE, Kevan PG, Labbee RN, Smith ABT, Goulet H, Steinke D, Adamowicz SJ (2013). The diversity and biogeography of the Coleoptera of Churchill: insights from DNA barcoding. BMC Ecology 13(1): 40.

O’Hara TD, Smith PJ, Mills VS, Smirnov I, Steinke D (2013). Biogeographical and phylogeographical relationships of the bathyal ophiuroid fauna of the Macquarie Ridge, Southern Ocean. Polar Biology 36(3): 321-333.

Côté IM, Green SJ, Morris Jr JA, Akins JL, Steinke D (2013). Diet richness of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish revealed by DNA barcoding. Marine Ecology, Progress Series 472: 249-256.

O’Dor R, Boustany AM, Chittenden CM, Costello MJ, Moustahfid H, Payne J, Steinke D, Stokesbury MJW, Vanden Berghe E (2012) A Census of Fishes and Everything they Eat: How the Census of Marine Life Advanced Fisheries Science. Fisheries 37: 398-409.

Knox MA, Hogg ID, Pilditch CA, Lörz AN, Hebert PDN, Steinke D (2012). Greater amphipod diversity associated with environmental heterogeneity in deep-sea habitats. Molecular Ecology 21(19): 4885-4897.

Smith MA, Bertrand C, Crosby K, Eveleigh ES, Fernandez-Triana J, Fisher BL, Gibbs J, Hajibabaei M, Hallwachs W, Hind K, Hrcek J, Huang DW, Janda M, Janzen DH, Li, Y, Miller S, Packer L, Quicke D, Ratnasingham S, Rodriguez J, Rougerie R, Shaw MR, Sheffield C, Stahlhut JK, Steinke D, Whitfield J, Wood M, Zhou X (2012). Wolbachia and DNA Barcoding Insects: Patterns, Potential, and Problems. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36514.

Costa FO, Landi M, Martins R, Costa MH, Costa ME, Carneiro M, Alves MJ, Steinke D, Carvalho GR (2012). A ranking system for reference libraries of DNA barcodes: Application to marine fish species from Portugal. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35858.

Smith PJ, Steinke D, Dettai A, McMillan P, Welsford D, Stewart A, Ward RD (2012). DNA barcodes and species identifications in Ross Sea and Southern Ocean fishes. Polar Biology 35(9): 1297-1310.

Lörz AN, Linse K, Smith PJ, Steinke D (2012). First molecular evidence for underestimated biodiversity of Rhachotropis (Crustacea, Amphipoda), with description of a new species. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32365.

Hemery LG, Eléaume M, Roussel V, Améziane N, Gallut C, Steinke D, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Wilson NG (2012). Comprehensive sampling reveals circumpolarity and sympatry in seven mitochondrial lineages of the Southern Ocean crinoid species Promachocrinus kerguelensis (Echinodermata). Molecular Ecology 21(10): 2502–2518.

Lörz AN, Smith PJ, Linse K, Steinke D (2012). High genetic diversity within Epimeria georgiana (Amphipoda) from the southern Scotia Arc. Marine Biodiversity 42(2): 137-159.

Hanner RH, Becker S, Ivanova NV, Steinke D (2011). FISH-BOL and seafood identification: Geographically dispersed case studies reveal systemic market substitution across Canada. Mitochondrial DNA 22 (S1): 106-122.

Dettai A, Adamowizc SJ, Allcock L, Arango CP, Barnes DK, Barratt I, Chenuil A, Couloux A, Cruaud C, David B, Denis F, Denys G, Díaz A, Eléaume M, Féral J-P, Froger A, Gallut C, Grant R, Griffiths HJ, Held C, Hemery L, Hosie G, Kuklinski P, Lecointre G, Linse K, Lozouet P, Mah C, Monniot F, Norman MD, O’Hara T, Ozouf-Costaz C, Piedallu C, Pierrat B, Poulin E, Puillandre N, Riddle M, Samadi S, Saucède T, Schubart C, Smith PJ, Stevens DW, Steinke D, Strugnell JM, Tarnowska K, Wadley V, Ameziane N (2011). DNA Barcoding and molecular systematics of the benthic and demersal organisms of the CEAMARC survey. Polar Science 5(2): 298-312.

Steinke D, Hanner RH (2011). The FISH-BOL Collaborators Protocol. Mitochondrial DNA 22 (S1): 10-14.

Smith PJ, Steinke D, McMillan P, Stewart AL, Ward RD (2011). DNA barcoding reveals deep divergence in the anti-tropical slender codling Halargyreus johnsoni. Mitochondrial DNA 22 (S1): 21-26.

Becker, S, Hanner, RH, Steinke, D (2011). Five years FISH-BOL – brief status report. Mitochondrial DNA 22 (S1): 3-9.

Bucklin A, Steinke D, Blanco-Bercial L (2011). DNA Barcoding of Marine Metazoa. Annual Review of Marine Science 3: 471-508.

Smith PJ, Steinke D, McMillan PJ, Stewart AL, McVeagh SM, Diaz De Astarloa JM, Welsford D, Ward RD (2011). DNA barcoding highlights a cryptic species of grenadier (genus Macrourus) in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology 78: 355-365.

Mecklenburg CW, Møller PR, Steinke D (2011). Biodiversity of arctic marine fishes: taxonomy and zoogeography. Marine Biodiversity 41: 109-140.

Weigand AM, Jochum A, Pfenninger M, Steinke D, Klussmann-Kolb A (2011). A new approach to an old conundrum – DNA barcoding sheds new light on phenotypic plasticity and morphological stasis in microsnails (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Carychiidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 255-265.

Grant RA, Griffiths H, Steinke D, Linse K (2011). Antarctic DNA barcoding; a drop in the ocean? Polar Science 34: 775-780.

Mincks Hardy S, Carr CM, Hardman M, Steinke D, Corstorphine E, Mah C (2011). Biodiversity and Phylogeography of Arctic Marine Fauna: Insights from Molecular Tools. Marine Biodiversity 41: 195-210.

Allcock AL, Barratt I, Eleaume M, Linse K, Norman MD, Smith PJ, Steinke D, Stevens DW, Strugnell JM (2011). Cryptic speciation and the circumpolarity debate: A case study on endemic Southern Ocean octopuses using the COI barcode of life. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 242-249.

Sriwattanarothai N, Steinke D, Ruenwongsa P, Hanner RH, Panijpan B (2010). Molecular and morphological evidence supports the species status of the Mahachai fighter (Betta sp. Mahachai) and reveals new species of Betta from Thailand. Journal of Fish Biology 77:414-424.

O’Dor R, Acosta, Bergstad OA, Brainard R, Brattey, Canals M, Costa D, Gjerde K, Gunn J, Horne JK, Iken K, Kocik J, Konar B, Payne J, Reid C, Robison B, Steinke D, Vanden Berghe E (2010). Bringing life to Ocean Observation. In: Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306.

Hunt B, Strugnell J, Bednarsek N, Linse K, Nelson RJ, Pakhomov E, Seibel B, Steinke D, Würzberg L (2010). Poles Apart: The “Bipolar” Pteropod species Limacina helicina is genetically distinct between the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9835.

Steinke D, Zemlak TS, Boutillier JA, Hebert PDN (2009) DNA barcoding of Pacific Canada’s fishes. Marine Biology 156: 2641-2647.

Steinke D, Zemlak TS, Hebert PDN (2009) Barcoding Nemo: DNA-based identifications for the ornamental fish trade. PLoS ONE 4(7): e6300.

Salzburger W, Steinke D, Braasch I, Meyer A (2009) Genome Desertification in Eutherians: Can Gene Deserts Explain the Uneven Distribution of Genes in Placental Mammalian Genomes? Journal of Molecular Evolution 69: 207-216.

Egger B, Steinke D, Tarui H, De Mulder K, Arendt D, Borgonie G, Funayama N, Gschwentner R, Hartenstein H, Hobmayer B, Hooge M, Hrouda M, Ishida S, Kobayashi C, Kuales G, Nishimura O, Pfister D, Rieger R, Salvenmoser W, Smith III J, Technau U, Tyler S, Agata K, Salzburger W, Ladurner P (2009).  To be or not to be a Flatworm: The Acoel Controversy. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5502.

Holmes BH, Steinke D, Ward RD (2009). Identification of shark and ray fins using DNA barcoding. Fisheries Research 95: 280-288.

Ward RD, Costa FO, Holmes BH, Steinke D (2008). DNA barcoding shared fish species from the North Atlantic and Australasia: minimal divergence for most taxa but a likely two species for both Zeus faber and Lepidopus caudatus. Aquatic Biology 3: 71-78.

Steinke D, Hanner, RH, Hebert PDN (2008). Rapid high-quality imaging of fishes using a flatbed scanner. Ichthyology Research 56: 210-211.

Salzburger W, Renn SC, Steinke D, Braasch I, Hofmann HA, Meyer A (2008). Annotation of expressed sequence tags for the East African cichlid fish species Astatotilapia burtoni and evolutionary analyses of cichlid ORFs. BMC Genomics 9: 96.

Smith PJ, Steinke D, McVeagh MS, Stewart AL, Struthers CD, Roberts CD (2008). Molecular analysis of Southern Ocean skates (Bathyraja) reveals a new species of Antarctic skate. Journal of Fish Biology 73: 1170–1182. 

Smith PJ, McVeagh MS, Steinke D. (2008). Application of DNA barcoding for the identification of smoked fish products. Journal of Fish Biology 72: 464-471.

Pfenninger M, Nowak C, Kley C, Steinke D, Streit B (2007). Utility of DNA taxonomy and barcoding for the inference of larval community structure in morphologically cryptic Chironomus (Diptera) species. Molecular Ecology 16: 1957–1968.

Steinke D, Hoegg S, Brinkmann H, Meyer A (2006). Three rounds (1R/2R/3R) of genome duplications and the evolution of the glycolytic pathway in vertebrates. BMC Biology 4: 16.

Steinke D, Salzburger W, Braasch I, Meyer A (2006). Many genes in fish have species-specific asymmetric rates of molecular evolution. BMC Genomics 7: 20.

Steinke D, Salzburger W, Meyer A (2006). Novel relationships among ten model fish species revealed based on a phylogenomic analysis using ESTs. Journal of Molecular Evolution 62: 772–784.

Pfenninger M, Hrabakova M, Steinke, D, Depraz, A (2005). Why do snails have hairs? A Bayesian inference of character evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 5:59.

Steinke D, Salzburger W, Vences M, Meyer A (2005). TaxI – A software tool for DNA barcoding using distance methods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London Series B 360: 1975-1980. 

Köhler J, Vieites DR, Bonett RM, García FH, Glaw F, Steinke D, Vences M (2005). Boost in species discoveries in a highly endangered vertebrate group: New amphibians and global conservation. Bioscience55: 693-696.

Steinke D, Salzburger W, Meyer A (2004). EverEST – A phylogenomic EST database approach. Phyloinformatics 1: 6.

Steinke D, Albrecht C, Pfenninger M (2004). Molecular Phylogeny and character evolution in the western Palaearctic Helicidae s.l. (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 724-734.

Pfenninger M, Naumann S, Steinke D, Seidendorf B (2003). Taxonomic recognition of conchologically similar Helicellinae species (Helicoidea, Gastropoda) by morphometric and genetic methods. Malakologische Abhandlungen des Museums für Tierkunde Dresden 21: 123-130.