Peer-reviewed articles

Cornwallis, C., Svensson-Coelho, M., Lindh, M., Li, Q., Stábile, F., Hansson, L-A., & Rengefors, K. 2023. Single cell adaptations shape evolutionary transitions to multicellularity in green algae. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Gollnisch, R., Wallenius, J., Gribble, K. E., Ahrén, D., & Rengefors, K. 2023. SAG-RAD: a method for single-cell population genomics of unicellular eukaryotes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. In press.

Andersson, B., Rengefors, K., Kourchenko, O., Johanesson, K., Berglund, O., & Filipsson, H. L. 2022. Cross-contamination risks in sediment-based resurrection studies of phytoplankton. Limnol. Oceanogr. Letters.

Sefbom, J., Kremp, A., Hansen, P. J., Johannesson, K., Godhe, A., & Rengefors, K. (2022). Local adaptation through countergradient selection in northern populations of Skeletonema marinoi. Evolutionary Applications, 00, 1–10.

Jerney, J., Rengefors, K., Nagai, S., Krock, B., Sjoqvist, C., Suikkanen, S. & Kremp, A. 2022. Seasonal genotype dynamics of a marine dinoflagellate: Pelagic populations are homogeneous and as diverse as benthic seed banks. Moleculary Ecology 31:512-28.

Scharnweber, K., Peura, S., Attermeyer, K., Bertilsson, S., Bolender, L., Buck, M., Einarsdottir, K., Garcia, S. L., Gollnisch, R., Grasset, C., Groeneveld, M., Hawkes, J. A., Lindstrom, E. S., Manthey, C., Overgaard, R., Rengefors, K., Sedano-Nunez, V. T., Tranvik, L. J. & Szekely, A. J. 2021. Comprehensive analysis of chemical and biological problems associated with browning agents used in aquatic studies. Limnology and Oceanography-Methods 19:818-35.

Andersson, B., A. Godhe, H. L. Filipsson, L. Zetterholm, L. Edler, O. Berglund, and Rengefors. 2021. Intraspecific variation in metal tolerance modulate competition between two marine diatoms. ISME Journal. 16 (2): 511-520.

Bustamante-Gil, C., A. Boltovskoy, Rengefors, R. Tavera, E. Amat, and J. J. Ramirez-Restrepo. 2021. Checklist, new records, and taxonomic annotations of freshwater thecate dinoflagellate (Dinophyceae) in Colombia. Phytotaxa 509:135-167.

Gollnisch, R., T. Alling, M. Stockenreiter, D. Ahren, M. Grabowska, and Rengefors. 2021. Calcium and pH interaction limits bloom formation and expansion of a nuisance microalga. Limnology and Oceanography. 66 (9): 3523-3534

Rengefors, K., Gollnisch, R., Sassenhagen, I., Härnström Aloisi, K., Svensson, M., Lebret, K., Čertnerová, D., Cresko, W. A., Bassham, S., & Ahrén, D. 2021. Genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism markers reveal population structure and dispersal direction of an expanding nuisance algal bloom speciesMolecular Ecology30(4): 912-925.

Münzner K, Gollnisch R, Rengefors K, Koreiviene J, Lindström ES. 2021. High iron requirements for growth in the nuisance alga Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae). J Phycol.

Pärssinen, V., Hulthén, K., Brönmark, C., Björnerås, C., Ekelund Ugge, G., Gollnisch, R., Hansson, L. A., Herzog, S. D., Hu, N., Johansson, E., Lee, M., Rengefors, K., Sha, Y., Škerlep, M., Vinterstare, J., Zhang, H., Langerhans, R. B., & Nilsson, P. A. 2021. Variation in predation regime drives sex-specific differences in mosquitofish foraging behaviourOikos

Björn Andersson, Anna Godhe, Helena L. Filipsson, Karin Rengefors & Olof Berglund. 2020. Differences in metal tolerance among strains, populations, and species of marine diatoms – Importance of exponential growth for quantification. Aquatic Toxicology. 226, 105551.

Yongcui Sha, Huan Zhang, Marcus Lee, Caroline Björnerås, Martin Škerlep, Raphael Gollnisch, Simon David Herzog, Gustaf Ekelund Ugge, Jerker Vinterstare, Nan Hu, Varpu Pärssinen, Kaj Hulthén, P. Anders Nilsson, Karin Rengefors, Christer Brönmark, R. Brian Langerhans & Lars Anders Hansson. 2020. Nov 2, Aquatic Ecology.

Björnerås, Caroline; Škerlep, Martin; Gollnisch, Raphael; Herzog, Simon David; Ekelund Ugge, Gustaf; Hegg, Alexander; Hu, Nan; Johansson, Emma; Lee, Marcus; Pärssinen, Varpu; Sha, Yongcui; Vinterstare, Jerker; Zhang, Huan; Hulthén, Kaj; Brönmark, Christer; Hansson, Lars-Anders; Nilsson, P. Anders; Rengefors, Karin; Langerhans, R. Brian. 2020. Inland blue holes of The Bahamas – chemistry and biology in a unique aquatic environment. Fundamental and Applied Limnology.

Annenkova, N. V., Hansen, G., & Rengefors, K. 2020. Closely related dinoflagellate species in vastly different habitats – an example of a marine-freshwater transition. European J. Phycol.

Johansson, E., Legrand, C., Björnerås, C., Godhe, A., Mazur-Marzec, H., Säll, T. & Rengefors,  K. High diversity of microcystin chemotypes within a summer bloom of the cyanobacterium Microcystis botrys. Toxins. 11(12) 698.

Lee, M., H. Zhang, Y. C. Sha, A. Hegg, G. E. Ugge, J. Vinterstare, M. Skerlep, V. Parssinen, S. D. Herzog, C. Bjorneras, R. Gollnisch, E. Johansson, N. Hu, P. A. Nilsson, K. Hulthen, K. Rengefors, R. B. Langerhans, C. Bronmark, and L. A. Hansson. 2019. Low-latitude zooplankton pigmentation plasticity in response to multiple threats. Royal Society Open Science 6

Sassenhagen, I. & Rengefors, K. 2019. Sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of chloroplast genes in freshwater raphidophytes. 2019. Genes 10 (245).  Find here.

Logares, R. Tesson, S. V. M., Canbäck, B., Pontarp, M., Hedlund, K., Rengefors, K. 2018.Contrasting prevalence of selection and drift in the community structuring of bacteria and microbial eukaryotes. Environmental Microbiology 20(6): 2231-2240. Find here.

Tesson, S. V. M., Weissbach, A., Kremp, A., Lindström, Å., Rengefors, K.2018. The potential for dispersal of microalgal resting cysts by migratory birds. J.Phycology 54: 518-528Find here.

Annenkova, N. V., Ahrén, D., Logares, R., Kremp, A., Rengefors, K. 2018. Delineating closely related dinoflagellate lineages using phylotranscriptomics. J. Phycology 54:571-576. Find here.

Rengefors, K., Kremp, A., Rheusch, T., Wood, M. 2017. Genetic diversity and evolution of eukaryotic phytoplankton: revelations from population genetic studies. J. Plankton Res. 39 (2): 165-179. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw098

Johansson, K. S. L., Lührig, K., Klaminder, J., Rengefors, K. 2016. Development of a quantitative PCR method to explore the historical occurrence of a nuisance microalga under expansion. Harmful Algae. Volume 56, June 2016, Pages 67–76.

Carina Bunse, Mireia Bertos-Fortis, Ingrid Sassenhagen, Sirje Sildever, Conny Sjöqvist, Anna Gohde, Susanna Gross, Sara Harðardóttir, Anke Kremp, Inga Lips, Nina Lundholm, Karin Rengefors, Josefine Sefbom, Jarone Pinhassi, and Catherine Legrand. 2016. Spatio Temporal Interdependence of Bacteria and Phytoplankton during a Baltic Sea Spring Bloom. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00517

Godhe A, Sjöqvist C, Sildever S, Sefbom J, Harðardóttir S, Bertos-Fortis M, Bunse C, Gross S, Johansson E, Jonsson PR, Khandan S, Legrand C, Lips I, Lundholm N, Rengefors K, Sassenhagen I, Suikkanen S, Sundqvist L, Kremp A. 2016. Physical barriers and environmental gradients cause spatial and temporal genetic differentiation of an extensive algal bloom. Journal of Biogeographydoi:10.1111/jbi.12722

Sassenhagen, I., Sefbom, J., Godhe, A., Rengefors, K. 2015. Germination and colonization success of Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae) cysts after dispersal to new habitats. J. Plankton Research.37 (5): 857-861.  doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv067

Sassenhagen, I., Sefbom, J., Säll, T., Godhe, A., Rengefors, K. 2015. Freshwater protists do not go with the flow: Population structure in Gonyostomum semen independent of connectivity among lakes. Environmental Microbioloy. 17(12): 5063-5072.full text

Lebret, K., Tesson, S., Tomas, C., Kritzberg, E., Rengefors, K. 2015. Phylogeography of the freshwater raphidophyte Gonyostomum semen confirms a recent expansion in northern Europe by a single haplotype. J. Phycol. 51 (4):768-781. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12317

Sefbom, J., Sassenhagen, I., Rengefors, K., Godhe, A. 2015. Priority effects in a planktonic bloom-forming marine diatom. Biology Letters. 11: 20150184

Annenkova, N., Hansen, G., Moestrup, Ø., Rengefors, K. 2015. Recent adaptive radiation in a marine and freshwater dinoflagellate species flock. The ISME Journal. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2014.267

Sassenhagen I., Wilken, S., Godhe, A., Rengefors, K. 2015. Phenotypic plasticity and differentiation in an invasive freshwater microalga. Harmful Algae.  41: 38-45.

Rengefors, K., Logares, R., Laybourn-Parry, J., Gast, R. 2015. Evidence of concurrent local adaptation and high phenotypic plasticity in a polar microeukaryote. Environmental Microbiology. 17(5): 1510-1519.

Keeling, P.J…Rengefors, K. et al. 2014. The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing. PLOS Biology. 12: e1001889 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001889

Sassenhagen, I., Rengefors, K., Richardson, T. L., Pinckney, J. L. 2014. Pigment composition and photoacclimation as keys to the ecological success of Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae, Stramenopiles) J. Phycology. 50:1146-1154

Lebret, K., Kritzberg, E., Rengefors, K. 2013. Population genetic structure of a microalgal species under expansion. PLOS ONE. 12(8): e82510.

Leblond, J.D., Dahmen, A.S., Lebret, K., Rengefors, K. 2013. Sterols of the green-pigmented, freshwater Raphidophyte, Gonyostomum semen, from Scandinavian lakes. J. Eukaryotic Microbiology. 60: 399-405.

Logares, R. Lindström, E., Langenheder, S., Logue, J. B., Paterson, H., Laybourn-Parry, J., Rengefors, K., Tranvik, L., Bertilsson, S. 2013. Biogeography of bacterial communities exposed to progressive long-term environmental change. The ISME Journal. 7(5): 937-948

Rengefors, K., Logares, R., Laybourn-Parry, J. 2012. Polar lakes act as ecological islands to aquatic protists. Molecular Ecology. 21: 3200-3209.

Rengefors, K., Bloch, I., Weyhenmeyer, G. 2012. Temperature as a driver for the expansion of the microalga Gonyostomum semen in Swedish lakes. Harmful Algae. 18: 65-73.

Lebret, K., Kritzberg, E., Figueroa, R., Rengefors, K. 2012. Genetic diversity within and genetic differentiation between blooms of a microalgal species. Environmental Microbiology. 14(9): 2395-2404.

Lebret, K., Fernandez, M., Corneliussen Hagman, C. H., Rengefors, K., Hansson, L-A. 2012. Grazing resistance allows bloom formation and may explain invasion success of Gonyostomum semen. Limnology & Oceanography. 57(3): 727-734.

Mertens, K. N., Rengefors, K., Moestrup, Ø. Ellegaard, M. 2012. A review of recent freshwater dinoflagellate cysts: taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeocology. Phycologia. 51: 612-619.

Carey, C., Rengefors, K. 2010. The cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata stimulates the growth of other phytoplankton. J. Plankton Res. 32:1349-1354.

Leblond, J. D., Lasiter, A. D., Li, C., Logares, R., Rengefors, K., Evens, T. J. 2010. A data mining approach to dinoflagellate clustering according to sterol composition: correlations with evolutionary history. Int. J. Data Mining and Bioinformatics.

Figueroa, R. I., Rengefors, K., Bravo, I. and Bensch, S. 2010. From homothally to heterothally; mating preferences and genetic variation within clones of the dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum. Deep Sea Research II. 57:190-198

Logares, R., Schalchian-Tabrizi, K., Bertilsson, S. Clasen, J., Bråte, J., Tranvik, L, & Rengefors, K. 2009. Infrequent marine-freshwater transitions in the microbial world. Trends in Microbiology. 17:414-422.

Kremp, A., Rengefors, K., Montresor, M. 2009. Species-specific encystment patterns in three Baltic cold-water dinoflagellates: The role of multiple cues in resting cyst formation. Limnology & Oceanography. 54:1125-1138.

Gustafsson, S., Hultberg, M., Figueroa, R., & Rengefors, K. 2009. On the control of HAB species using low biosurfactant concentrations. Harmful Algae. 8. 857-863.

Logares, R. Boltovskoy, A., Bensch, S., Laybourn-Parry, J. & Rengefors, K. 2009. Genetic diversity patterns in five protist species occurring in lakes. Protist. 160 (2):301-317.

Rengefors, K., Pålsson, C., Hansson, L-A, Heiberg, L. 2008. Osmotrophy and cell lysis of competitors enhance the growth of the bloom-forming Raphidophyte Gonyostomum semen. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 51: 87-96.

Logares, R., Daugbjerg, N., Boltovskoy, A., Kremp, A., Laybourn-Parry, J. & Rengefors, K.2008. Recent evolutionary diversification of a protist lineage. Environmental Microbiology. 10: 1231-1243.

Rengefors, K., Laybourn-Parry, J., Logares, R., Marshall, W. A., & Hansen, G. 2008. Marine-derived dinoflagellates in Antarctic Saline Lakes: Community Composition and annual dynamics. Journal of Phycology 44 (3):341-349.

Logares, R., Schalchian-Tabrizi, Boltovskoy, A. & Rengefors, K. 2007. Extensive dinoflagellate phylogenies indicate infrequent marine-freshwater transitions. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 45: 887-903.

Rengefors, K. & Legrand, C. 2007. Broad allelopathic activity in Peridinium aciculiferum (Dinophyceae). European Journal of Phycology 42(4): 341-349.

Hansson, L-A., Gustafsson, S., Rengefors, K., Bomark, L. 2007. Cyanobacterial chemical warfare affects zooplankton community composition. Freshwater Biology. 42:1290-1301.

Logares, R., Rengefors, K., Kremp, A. , Shalchian-Tabrizi, K. , Boltovskoy, A., Tengs, T. , Shurtleff, A. , Klaveness. D.  2007. Phenotypically different microalgal morphospecies with identical ribosomal DNA: A case of rapid adaptive evolution? Microbial Ecology. 53(4):549-561.

Leblond, J. D., Anderson, B., Kofink, D., Logares, R., Rengefors, K., Kremp, A. 2006. Fatty acid and sterol composition of two evolutionarily closely related dinoflagellate morphospsecies from cold Scandinavian brackish and freshwaters. European Journal of Phycology 41:303-311.

Figueroa, R. I. & Rengefors, K. 2006. The life cycle and sexuality of Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 42: 859-871.

Anderson, D. M. & Rengefors, K. 2006. Community assembly and seasonal succession of marine dinoflagellates in a temperate estuary: The importance of life cycle events. Limnology & Oceanography. 51: 860-873.

Figueroa, R. I., Rengefors, K. and Bravo, I. 2006. Effects of parental factors and meiosis on sexual offspring of Gymnodinium nolleri (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 42(2) 350-362.

Brutemark, A., Rengefors, K., Anderson, N. J. 2006. An experimental investigation of phytoplankton nutrient limitation in two contrasting low arctic lakes. Polar Biology. 29:487-494.

Gustafsson, S., Rengefors, K., and Hansson, L-A. 2005. Increased consumer fitness following transfer of toxin tolerance to offspring via maternal effects. Ecology. 86:2561-2567.

Rengefors, K., Gustafsson, S., and A. Ståhl-Delbanco. 2004. Factors regulating the recruitment of cyanobacterial and eukaryotic phytoplankton from littoral and profundal sediments. Aquatic  Microbial Ecology. 36:213-226.

Fistarol, G. O., Legrand, C., Rengefors, K., and E. Granéli. 2004. Temporary cyst formation in phytoplankton – an inducible defense against allelopathic competitors? Environmental Microbiology. 6: 791-798

Karlsson, I., Rengefors, K., and Gustafsson, S. 2004. Factors regulating recruitment to the water column in the bloom-forming cyanobacterium G.echinulata. Freshwater Biology. 49: 265 – 273.

Legrand, C., Rengefors, K., Fistarol, G. O., and Granéli, E., 2003. Allelopathy in phytoplankton – biochemical, ecological, and evolutionary aspects. Phycologia. 42(4): 70-83.

Rengefors, K., Ruttenberg, K., Haupert, C., Taylor, C., Howes, B., and Anderson, D.M. 2003. Experimental investigation of species-specific response of alkaline phosphatase activity in natural freshwater phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography.  48: 1167-1175.

Rengefors, K. & Legrand, C.2001. Toxicity in Peridinium aciculiferum – an adaptive strategy to outcompete other winter phytoplankton? Limnology and Oceanography.46(8): 1990-1997.

Rengefors, K., Pettersson, K., Blenckner, T., and Anderson, D. M. 2001. Species-specific alkaline phosphatase activity in freshwater spring phytoplankton: Application of a novel method. Journal of Plankton Research. 23:435-443.

Rengefors, K., McCall, R. D., and Heaney, S. I. 1999. Quantitative x-ray microanalysis as a method for measuring phosphorus in dinoflagellate resting cysts. The European Journal of Phycology. 34 (2): 171-178.

Rengefors, K., Karlsson, I. & Hansson, L–A. 1998. Algal cyst dormancy – a temporal escape from herbivory. Proceedings of the Royal London Society B 265:1353-1358.

Rengefors, K. & Meyer, B. 1998. Peridinium euryceps sp. nov. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), a cryophilic dinoflagellate from Lake Erken, Sweden. Phycologia  37(4): 284–291.

Rengefors, K. & Anderson, D. M. 1998. Environmental and endogenous regulation of cyst germination in two fresh-water dinoflagellates. Journal of Phycology  34 (4): 568–577.

Rengefors, K. 1998. Seasonal succession of dinoflagellates coupled to the benthic cyst dynamics in Lake Erken. Arch. Hydrobiol. Spec. Issues Advanc. Limnol. 51: 123–141.

Rengefors, K., Anderson, D. M., and Pettersson, K.  1996. Phosphorus uptake of resting cysts of the marine dinoflagellate Scrippsiella trochoidea. Journal of Plankton Research, Vol. 18 (9): 1753-1765.

Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

Gross, E., Legrand, C., Rengefors, K., Tilman, U., 2012. Allelochemical interactions among aquatic primary producers. Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems. Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson (Eds). Oxford University Press. 336 pp.

Rengefors, K. 2002. Freshwater Dinoflagellates – Life History and HAB Potential in LIFEHAB: Life histories of microalgal species causing harmful blooms. Garcés, E., Zingone, A., Montresor, M., Reguera, B., and Dale, B. (eds). European Commission. Research in Enclosed Seas series-12. Brussels. pp 64-66.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Leblond, J. D., Lasiter, A. D., Li, C., Logares, R., Rengefors, K., & Evens, T. J. Applying clustering and phylogeny analysis to study dinoflagellates based on sterol composition. 2008 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Proceedings. 90-97 DOI 10.11.1109/BIBM.2008.16

Editorial services

Phytoplankton Life Cycles and Their Impacts on the Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms. 2010. Garcés, E., Montresor, M., Lewis, J., Rengefors, K., Anderson, D. M. (Eds). Deep Sea Research Part II, 15(3-4): 159-161 (Preface)

Moestrup Ø., G. Doucette, H. Enevoldsen, A. Godhe, G. Hallegraeff, J. Lewis, N. Lundholm, K. Rengefors, K.Sellner, K. Steidinger, P. Tester, A. Zingone. (Eds). 2008. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Harmful Algae. ISSHA and IOC of UNESCO. pp. 397.