• Goedknegt, M. A., Nauta, R., Markovic, M., Buschbaum, C., Folmer, E. O., Luttikhuizen, P. C., van der Meer, J.,  Waser, A. M.,  Wegner, K. M., Thieltges, D. W. How invasive oysters can affect parasite infection patterns in native mussels on a large spatial scale. Oecologia 190(1): 99-113, doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04408-x.  PDF
  • Thieltges, D. W., Goedknegt, M. A., O’Dwyer, K., Senior, A. M., Kamiya, T.  Parasites and stable isotopes: a comparative analysis of isotopic discrimination in parasitic trophic interactions. Oikos 00:1-11, doi:10.1111/oik.06086. PDF
Thank you for your JSR 2016 paper on parasites and marine invasions. I have been looking for a good paper that summarizes the ecological and evolutionary implications of parasite invasions and yours does such a nice job. While I will certainly cite it in future papers, I’m also going to use it as a foundational paper in an upcoming class I’m teaching. Thank you for your contribution!
Dr. Jennifer A. H. Koop
Dr. Jennifer A. H. KoopAssistant Professor University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (United States)
Preparing a talk at the EAFP meeting in Belfast and re-reading your 2016 J. Sea Research synthesis, which will be important background. Very nice paper!
Dr. Ryan B. Carnegie
Dr. Ryan B. CarnegieResearch Professor Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary (United States)


  • Boussellaa, W., Neifar, L., Goedknegt, M. A., Thieltges, D. W. Lessepsian migration and parasitism: richness, prevalence and intensity of parasites in the invasive fish Sphyraena chrysotaenia compared to its native congener S. sphyraena off Tunesia. Peer J 6:e5558, doi:10.7717/peerj.5558. PDF
  • Goedknegt, M. A., Shoesmith, D., Jung, A. S., Luttikhuizen, P. C., van der Meer, J., Phillipart, C. J. M., van der Veer, H. W., Thieltges, D. W. Trophic relationship between the invasive parasitic copepod Mytilicola orientalis and its native blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) host. Parasitology 145(6):814-821, doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001779. PDF
  • Goedknegt, M. A., Bedolfe, S., Drent, J., van der Meer, J. Thieltges, D. W. Impact of the invasive parasitic copepod Mytilicola orientalis on native blue mussels Mytilus edulis in the western European Wadden Sea. Marine Biology Research 14(5):497-507. PDF
  • Goedknegt, M. A., Thieltges, D. W., van der Meer, J., Wegner, K. M., Luttikhuizen, P. C. Cryptic invasion of a parasitic copepod: compromised identification when morphologically similar invaders co-occur in invaded ecosystems. PLOS one 13(3): e0193354. PDF


  • Goedknegt, M. A., Havermans, J., Waser, A., Luttikhuizen, P. C., Velilla Perdomo, E., Camphuysen K. (C. J.), van der Meer, J., Thieltges, D. W. Cross-species comparison of parasite infection levels in a native compared to two invasive brachyuran crabs. Aquatic Invasions 12:201-212. PDF
  • Goedknegt, M. A., Schuster, A-K., Buschbaum, C., Gergs, R., Jung, A. S., Luttikhuizen, P. C., van der Meer, J., Troost, K., Wegner, K. M., Thieltges, D. W. Spillover but no spillback of two invasive parasitic copepods from invasive Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) to native bivalve hosts.  Biological Invasions, 19:365-379. PDF


  • Buschbaum, C., Cornelius, A., Goedknegt, M. A. Deeply hidden inside introduced biogenic structures – Pacific oyster reefs reduce detrimental barnacle overgrowth on native blue mussels. Journal of Sea Research 117:20-26. PDF
  • Feis, M. E., Goedknegt, M. A., Thieltges, D. W., Buschbaum, C., Wegner, K. M. Biological invasions and host–parasite coevolution: different coevolutionary trajectories along separate parasite invasion fronts. Zoology 119:366-374. PDF
  • Goedknegt, M. A., Feis, M. E., Wegner, K. M., Luttikhuizen, P. C., Buschbaum, C., Camphuysen, K. (C. J.), van der Meer, J. Thieltges, D. W. Parasites and marine invasions: ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Journal of Sea Research 113:11-27. PDF
  • Lokmer, A., Goedknegt, M. A., Thieltges, D. W., Kuenzel, S., Fiorentino D., Baines, J., Wegner, K. M. Spatial and temporal dynamics of Pacific oyster hemolymph microbiota across multiple scales. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1-18. PDF
  • Waser, A. M., Goedknegt, M. A., Dekker, R., McSweeney, N., Witte, J. IJ., van der Meer, J., Thieltges, D. W. Tidal elevation and parasitism: patterns of infections of the rhizocephalan parasite Sacculina carcini in shore crabs Carcinus Maenas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 545:215-225. PDF


  • Goedknegt, M. A., Welsh, J. E., Drent, J., Thieltges, D. W. Climate change and parasite transmission: how temperature can decrease parasite infectivity via increased predation on infective stages. Ecosphere 6:96,  doi: 10.1890/ES15-00016.1. PDF


  • Goedknegt, M. A., Welsh, J., Thieltges, D. W. Parasites as Prey. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.
    doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023604. PDF