Andreas Ballot
Position: Senior Research Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 982 15 480
Section: Ferskvannsøkologi
Andreas Ballot has been working as a scientist at NIVA in the section for Freshwater Ecology since 2012. He studied biology, limnology and organic chemistry at the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg in Germany. He worked 9 years with water quality management for German authorities with main focus on preservation and improvement of the quality of running and standing water and environmental monitoring and risk assessment. He did his PhD at Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin/Neuglobsow and Freie University Berlin/Germany with the topic Cyanobacteria in Kenyan Rift Valley lakes - a biological and toxicological study". From 2001 Andreas Ballot has worked as a research scientist in German and Norwegian Research institutions. He is an expert on the ecology, phylogeny and toxicology of cyanobacteria and other benthic and planktic organisms and in temperate and tropical regions.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Ballot, Andreas; Swe, Thida; Mjelde, Marit; Cerasino, Leonardo; Hostyeva, Vladyslava; Miles, Christopher O.; (2020) Cylindrospermopsin- and Deoxycylindrospermopsin-Producing Raphidiopsis raciborskii and Microcystin-Producing Microcystis spp. in Meiktila Lake, Myanmar. Toxins ISSN 2072-6651. Vol 12 No4 doi: 10.3390/toxins12040232
  2. Trbojević, Ivana; Marković, Aleksandra; Blaženčić, Jelena; Subakov Simić, Gordana; Nowak, Petra; Ballot, Andreas; Schneider, Susanne Claudia; (2020) Genetic and morphological variation in Chara contraria and a taxon morphologically resembling Chara connivens. Botany Letters ISSN 2381-8107. Vol 167 No2 s187-200 doi: 10.1080/23818107.2019.1703808
  3. Langangen, Anders; Ballot, Andreas; Nowak, Petra; Schneider, Susanne C; (2019) Charophytes in warm springs on Svalbard (Spitsbergen): DNA barcoding identifies Chara aspera and Chara canescens with unusual morphological traits. Botany Letters ISSN 2381-8107. Vol 167 No2 s179-186 doi: 10.1080/23818107.2019.1672104
  4. Saber, Abdullah Antar; Ballot, Andreas; Schneider, Susanne C.; Cantonati, Marco; (2018) Morphological and molecular features of a Chara vulgaris population from desert springs on the Sinai Peninsula (Springs of Moses, Egypt). Botany Letters ISSN 2381-8107. Vol 165 No1 s77-89 doi: 10.1080/23818107.2017.1352535
  5. Nagy, Veronika; Agócs, Attila; Deli, József; Gulyás-Fekete, Gergely; Illyés, Tünde-Zita; Kurtán, Tibor; Turcsi, Erika; Béni, Szabolcs; Dékány, Miklós; Ballot, Andreas; Vasas, Gábor; (2018) Carotenoid glycoside isolated and identified from cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis ISSN 0889-1575. Vol 65 s6-10 doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2017.06.003
  6. Santos, Kleber Renan de Souza; Hentschke, Guilherme Scotta; Andreote, Ana Paula Dini; Laughinghouse IV, Haywood Dail; Ballot, Andreas; Novelo, Eberto; Fiore, Marli Fátima; Sant` Anna, Célia Leite; (2018) Polyphasic characterization of newly isolated Anabaenopsis (Cyanobacteria) strains from tropical Brazil and Mexico. Phytotaxa ISSN 1179-3155. Vol 367 No1 s1-12 doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.367.1.1
  7. Ballot, Andreas; Scherer, Pia I.; Wood, Susanna A.; (2018) Variability in the anatoxin gene clusters of Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi from Germany, New Zealand, China and Japan. PLOS ONE ISSN 1932-6203. Vol 13 No7 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200774
  8. Rzymski, Piotr; Poniedziałek, Barbara; Mankiewicz-Boczek, Joanna; Faassen, Elisabeth J.; Jurczak, Tomasz; Gągała-Borowska, Ilona; Ballot, Andreas; Lürling, Miquel; Kokociński, Mikołaj; (2017) Polyphasic toxicological screening of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Aphanizomenon gracile isolated in Poland. Algal Research ISSN 2211-9264. Vol 24 s72-80 doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2017.02.011
  9. Salmaso, Nico; Bernard, Cécile; Humbert, Jean-François; Akçaalan, Reyhan; Meriç, Albay; Ballot, Andreas; Catherine, Arnaud; Fastner, Jutta; Häggqvist, Kerstin; Horecká, Mária; Izydorczyk, Katarzyna; Köker, Latife; Komárek, Jiři; Maloufi, Selma; Mankiewicz-Boczek, Joanna; Metcalf, James S.; Quesada, Antonio; Quiblier, Catherine; Yéprémian, Claude; (2017) Basic Guide to Detection and Monitoring of Potentially Toxic Cyanobacteria. Meriluoto, Jussi; Spoof, Lisa; Codd, Geoffrey A.; John Wiley & Sons Kapittel 6. ISBN 9781119068686. s46-69
  10. Dittmann, Elke; Rantala-Ylinen, Anne; Sivonen, Kaarina; Gągała, Ilona; Mankiewicz-Boczek, Joanna; Cirés, Samuel; Ballot, Andreas; Christiansen, Guntram; Kurmayer, Rainer; Ramos, Vitor; Vasconcelos, Vitor; Saker, Martin; (2017) Conventional PCR. Kurmayer, Rainer; Sivonen, Kaarina; Wilmotte, Annick; Salmaso, Nico; John Wiley & Sons Kapittel 6. ISBN 9781119332107.
  11. Ballot, Andreas; Bernard, Cécile; Fastner, Jutta; (2017) Saxitoxin and Analogues. Meriluoto, Jussi; Spoof, Lisa; Codd, Geoffrey A.; John Wiley & Sons Kapittel 14. ISBN 9781119068686. s148-154
  12. Haande, Sigrid; Jasser, Iwona; Gugger, Murièl; Hagman, Camilla HC; Wilmotte, Annick; Ballot, Andreas; (2017) Isolation, Purification, and Cultivation of Toxigenic Cyanobacteria. Kurmayer, Rainer; Sivonen, Kaarina; Wilmotte, Annick; Salmaso, Nico; John Wiley & Sons Kapittel 3. ISBN 9781119332107.
  13. Capelli, Camilla; Ballot, Andreas; Cerasino, Leonardo; Papini, Alessio; Salmaso, Nico; (2017) Biogeography of bloom-forming microcystin producing and non-toxigenic populations of Dolichospermum lemmermannii (Cyanobacteria). Harmful Algae ISSN 1568-9883. Vol 67 s1-12 doi: 10.1016/j.hal.2017.05.004
  14. Miles, Christopher Owen; Sandvik, Morten; Nonga, Hezron Emmanuel; Ballot, Andreas; Wilkins, Alistair Lawrence; Rise, Frode; Jaabæk, Jon Atle Hoff; Loader, Jared I.; (2016) Conjugation of Microcystins with Thiols Is Reversible: Base-Catalyzed Deconjugation for Chemical Analysis. Chemical Research in Toxicology ISSN 0893-228X. Vol 29 No5 s860-870 doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00028
  15. Schneider, Susanne C.; Nowak, Petra; Von Ammon, Ulla; Ballot, Andreas; (2016) Species differentiation in the genus Chara (Charophyceae): considerable phenotypic plasticity occurs within homogenous genetic groups. European journal of phycology ISSN 0967-0262. Vol 51 No3 s282-293 doi: 10.1080/09670262.2016.1147085
  16. Ballot, Andreas; Cerasino, Leonardo; Hostyeva, Vladyslava; Cirés, Samuel; (2016) Variability in the sxt Gene Clusters of PSP Toxin Producing Aphanizomenon gracile Strains from Norway, Spain, Germany and North America. PLOS ONE ISSN 1932-6203. Vol 11 No12 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167552
  17. Cirés, Samuel; Ballot, Andreas; (2016) A review of the phylogeny, ecology and toxin production of bloom-forming Aphanizomenon spp. and related species within the Nostocales (cyanobacteria). Harmful Algae ISSN 1568-9883. Vol 54 s21-43 doi: 10.1016/j.hal.2015.09.007
  18. Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Rodrigues, Anuar; Moe, Therese Fosholt; Ballot, Andreas; (2015) DNA barcoding the genus Chara: Molecular evidence recovers fewer taxa than the classical morphological approach. Journal of Phycology ISSN 0022-3646. Vol 51 No2 s367-380 doi: 10.1111/jpy.12282
  19. Shams, Shiva; Capelli, Camilla; Cerasino, Leonardo; Ballot, Andreas; Dietrich, Daniel Reto; Sivonen, Kaarina; Salmaso, Nico; (2015) Anatoxin-a producing Tychonema (cyanobacteria) in European waterbodies. Water Research ISSN 0043-1354. Vol 69 s68-79 doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.11.006
  20. Hagman, Camilla H. Corneliussen; Ballot, Andreas; Hjermann, Dag Øystein; Skjelbred, Birger; Brettum, Pål; Ptacnik, Robert; (2014) The occurrence and spread of Gonyostomum semen (Ehr.) Diesing (Raphidophyceae) in Norwegian lakes. Hydrobiologia ISSN 0018-8158. Vol 744 No1 s1-14 doi: 10.1007/s10750-014-2050-y
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