Susanne Claudia Schneider
Position: Senior Research Scientist, Adj. Prof.
Phone: +47 982 94 098
Section: Ferskvannsøkologi
Susanne Schneider studied Biology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, from 1990 to 1996, where she also successfully defended her PhD in 2000: The Trophic Index of Macrophytes – a New Tool for Indicating the Trophic State of Running Waters. She continued as an academic assistant at the Limnological Station of the Technical University of Munich, where she was granted the status of a university lecturer for “limnology” after finishing her habilitation on the ecology and indicator qualities of submerged macrophytes in 2005. Since 2007, she works as a scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). Her main research interests center around the ecology of macrophytes and benthic algae, including their use as indicators for eutrophication, acidification and ecological status assessment. She is especially interested in charophytes, their ecology, physiology, molecular biology and role as ecosystem engineers.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. 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
  2. Kahlert, Maria; Ruhland, Kathleen M; Lavoie, Isabelle; Keck, Francois; Saulnier-Talbot, Emilie; Bogan, Daniel; Brua, Robert B; Campeau, Stephane; Christoffersen, Kirsten Seestern; Culp, Joseph M; Karjalainen, Satu Maaria; Lento, Jennifer; Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Shaftel, Rebecca; Smol, John P.; (2020) Biodiversity patterns of Arctic diatom assemblages in lakes and streams: Current reference conditions and historical context for biomonitoring. Freshwater Biology ISSN 0046-5070. s1-25 doi: 10.1111/fwb.13490
  3. Schneider, Susanne C; Hjermann, Dag O; Edvardsen, Hanne; (2019) Do benthic algae provide important information over and above that provided by macrophytes and phytoplankton in lake status assessment? – Results from a case study in Norway. Limnologica ISSN 0075-9511. Vol 76 s28-40 doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2019.02.001
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Oulehle, Filip; Krám, Pavel; Hruška, Jakub; (2018) Recovery of benthic algal assemblages from acidification: how long does it take, and is there a link to eutrophication?. Hydrobiologia ISSN 0018-8158. Vol 805 No1 s33-47 doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3254-8
  7. Schneider, Susanne C; Sample, James E; Moe, S. Jannicke; Petrin, Zlatko; Meissner, Thomas; Hering, Daniel; (2018) Unravelling the effect of flow regime on macroinvertebrates and benthic algae in regulated versus unregulated streams. Ecohydrology ISSN 1936-0584. Vol 11 No7 doi: 10.1002/eco.1996
  8. Bækkelie, Knut Andreas E; Schneider, Susanne C; Hagman, Camilla H. C; Petrin, Zlatko; (2017) Effects of flow events and nutrient addition on stream periphyton and macroinvertebrates: an experimental study using flumes. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems ISSN 1961-9502. Vol 418 doi: 10.1051/kmae/2017041
  9. 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
  10. Schneider, Susanne C.; Hilt, Sabine; Vermaat, Jan E.; Kelly, Martyn; (2016) The “Forgotten” Ecology Behind Ecological Status Evaluation: Re-Assessing the Roles of Aquatic Plants and Benthic Algae in Ecosystem Functioning. Progress in Botany ISSN 0340-4773. Vol 78 s285-304 doi: 10.1007/124_2016_7
  11. Grung, Merete; Ruus, Anders; Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Hjermann, Dag Øystein; Borgå, Katrine; (2016) Toxicokinetics of pyrene in the freshwater alga Chara rudis. Chemosphere ISSN 0045-6535. Vol 157 s49-56 doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.04.128
  12. Schneider, Susanne C.; Petrin, Zlatko; (2016) Effects of flow regime on benthic algae and macroinvertebrates - A comparison between regulated and unregulated rivers. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 579 s1059-1072 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.060
  13. Lucassen, Esther C.H.E.T; Roelofs, Jan GM; Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Smolders, Alfons JP; (2016) Long-term effects of liming in Norwegian softwater lakes: the rise and fall of bulbous rush (Juncus bulbosus) and decline of isoetid vegetation. Freshwater Biology ISSN 0046-5070. Vol 61 No5 s769-782 doi: 10.1111/fwb.12748
  14. Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Pichler, Doris E.; Andersen, Tom; Melzer, Arnulf; (2015) Light acclimation in submerged macrophytes: The roles of plant elongation, pigmentation and branch orientation differ among Chara species. Aquatic Botany ISSN 0304-3770. Vol 120 NoPart A s121-128 doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.05.002
  15. 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
  16. Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Garcia, Adriana; Martin-Closas, Carles; Chivas, Allan R.; (2015) The role of charophytes (Charales) in past and present environments: An overview. Aquatic Botany ISSN 0304-3770. Vol 120 NoPart A s2-6 doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.10.001
  17. Schneider, Susanne Claudia (2015) Greener rivers in a changing climate?—Effects of climate and hydrological regime on benthic algal assemblages in pristine streams. Limnologica ISSN 0075-9511. Vol 55 s21-32 doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2015.10.004
  18. Kelly, Martyn G.; Schneider, Susanne Claudia; King, Lydia; (2015) Customs, habits, and traditions: the role of nonscientific factors in the development of ecological assessment methods. WIREs Water ISSN 2049-1948. Vol 2 No3 s159-165 doi: 10.1002/wat2.1068
  19. Szoszkiewicz, Krzysztof; Ciecierska, Hanna; Kolada, Agnieszka; Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Szwabinska, Marta; Ruszczynska, Joanna; (2014) Parameters structuring macrophyte communities in rivers and lakes - Results from a case study in North-Central Poland. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems ISSN 1961-9502. No415 doi: 10.1051/kmae/2014034
  20. Schneider, Susanne Claudia; Cara, Magdalena; Eriksen, Tor Erik; Goreska, Biljana Budzakoska; Imeri, Alma; Kupe, Lirika; Lokoska, Tatjana; Patceva, Suzana; Trajanovska, Sonja; Trajanovski, Sasho; Talevska, Marina; Sarafiloska, Elizabeta Veljanoska; (2014) Eutrophication impacts littoral biota in Lake Ohrid while water phosphorus concentrations are low. Limnologica ISSN 0075-9511. Vol 44 s90-97 doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2013.09.002
NIVA began to register scientific articles in CRIStin in 2010, reports from 2014.