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Leopold M, Kabicher A, Pap IJ, Ströbele B, Zarfel G, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT (2024) A comparative study on antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli isolates from Austrian patients and wastewater-influenced Danube River water and biofilms. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 258: 114361

Cont D, Harm S, Schildböck C, Kolm C, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner, AH, Pilecky M, Zottl J, Hartmann J & Weber V (2024) The neutralizing effect of heparin on blood-derived antimicrobial compounds: impact on antibacterial activity and inflammatory response. Frontiers in Immunology 15: in press

Egli T, Campostrini L, Leifels M, Füchslin HP, Kolm C, Dan C, Zimmermann S, Hauss V, Guiller A, Grasso L, Shajkofci A, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT (2024): Domestic hot-water boilers harbour active thermophilic bacterial communities distinctly different from those in the cold-water supply. Water Research 253:121109. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2024.121109

Schachner-Groehs I, Koller M, Leopold M, Kolm C, Linke RB, Jakwerth S, Kolarević S, Kračun-Kolarević M, Kandler W, Sulyok M, Vierheilig J, Toumi M, Farkas R, Toth E, Kittinger C, Zarfel G, Farnleitner AH & Kirschner AKT (2024) Linking Antibiotic Resistance Gene Patterns with Advanced Faecal Pollution Assessment and Environmental Key Parameters along 2300 km of the Danube River. Water Research 252: 121244. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2024.121244

Campostrini L, Proksch P, Jakwerth S, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT (2024) Introducing bacterial community turnover times to elucidate temporal and spatial hotspots of biological instability in a large Austrian drinking water distribution network. Water Research 252: 121188. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2024.121188

Smith P, Le Devendec L, Jouy E, Larvor E, Lesne J, Kirschner AKT, Rehm C, Leopold M, Pleininger S, Heger F, Jäckel C, Göllner C, Nekat J, Hammerl JA, Baron S (2023) Epidemiological cut-off values for non-O1/ non-O139 Vibrio cholerae disc diffusion data generated by standardised methods. Dis Aquat Organ. 156:115-121. doi: 10.3354/dao03766.

Fontaine L, Pin L, Savio D, Friberg N, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Eiler A (2023) Bacterial bioindicators enable biological status classification along the continental Danube river. Commun Biol. 6:862. doi: 10.1038/s42003-023-05237-8.

Leopold M, Krlovic N, Schagerl M, Schelker J, Kirschner AKT (2023): Short-term impacts of a large cultural event on the microbial pollution status of a pre-alpine river. J Water Health. 21:1898-1907. doi: 10.2166/wh.2023.232.

Rehm C, Kolm C, Pleininger S, Heger F, Indra A, Reischer GH, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT (2023) Vibrio cholerae—An emerging pathogen in Austrian bathing waters? Wien Klin Wochenschr, in press. doi: 10.1007/s00508-023-02241-0

Demeter K, Linke R, Ballesté E, Reischer G, Mayer RE, Vierheilig J, Kolm C, Stevenson ME, Derx J, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R, Shanks OC, Blanch AR, Rose J, Ahmed W, Farnleitner AH (2023) Have genetic targets for faecal pollution diagnostics and source tracking revolutionised water quality analysis yet?  FEMS Microbiol Rev 2023:fuad028. doi: 10.1093/femsre/fuad028

Schachner-Gröhs I, Strohhammer T, Frick C, Campostrini L, Linke RB, Zarfel G, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT (2023) Low antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from two large Austrian alpine karstic spring catchments. Sci Total Environ 894:164949. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164949

Derx J, Kılıç HS, Linke R, Cervero-Aragó S, Frick C, Schijven J, Kirschner AKT, Lindner G, Walochnik J, Stalder G, Sommer R, Saracevic E, Zessner M, Blaschke AP & Farnleitner AH (2023) Probabilistic fecal pollution source profiling and microbial source tracking for an urban river catchment. Science of the Total Environment. 857: 159533

Rehm C, Lippert K, Indra A, Kolarević S, Kračun-Kolarević M, Leopold M, Steinbacher S, Schachner I, Campostrini L, Risslegger A, Farnleitner AH, Kolm C & Kirschner AKT (2023) First report on the occurrence of Vibrio cholerae nonO1/nonO139 in natural and artificial lakes and ponds in Serbia: Evidence for a long-distance transfer of strains and the presence of Vibrio paracholerae. Environmental Microbiology Reports 15: 142-152

Kolarević S, Micsinai A, Szántó-Egész R, Lukács A, Kračun-Kolarević M, Djordjevic A, Vojnović-Milutinović D, Marić JJ, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Linke R, Đukic A, Kostić-Vuković J & Paunović M (2022) Wastewater-based epidemiology in countries with poor wastewater treatment - Epidemiological indicator function of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in surface waters. Science of the Total Environment 843, 156964

Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Proksch P, Vogl W, Schauer U, Schrammel B & Zibuschka F (Hrsg.) (2022) ÖWAV-Arbeitsbehelf 52, Mikrobiologie und Wasser - Teil 2: Fallstudien zur Illustration der neuen diagnostisch-analytischen Möglichkeiten, Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV) Wien, Österreich

Kirschner AKT, Rehm C, Vierheilig J & Farnleitner AH (2022) Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139: ein „Emerging Pathogen“ in Badegewässern im Zuge des Klimawandels. In: Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Proksch P, Vogl W, Schauer U, Schrammel B & Zibuschka F (Hrsg.), ÖWAV-Arbeitsbehelf 52, Mikrobiologie und Wasser - Teil 2: Fallstudien zur Illustration der neuen diagnostisch-analytischen Möglichkeiten. Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV), Wien, Österreich: 11-15

Kirschner AKT, Frick C & Farnleitner AH (2022) Klassifizierung und Herkunftsbestimmung fäkaler Verunreinigungen in Oberflächengewässern am Beispiel der Donau. In: Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Proksch P, Vogl W, Schauer U, Schrammel B & Zibuschka F (Hrsg.), ÖWAV-Arbeitsbehelf 52, Mikrobiologie und Wasser - Teil 2: Fallstudien zur Illustration der neuen diagnostisch-analytischen Möglichkeiten. Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV), Wien, Österreich: 16-19

Demeter K, Stadler P, Vogl W, Savio D, Derx J, Kirsch­ner AKT, Zessner M, Farnleitner AH (2022) Vollautomatisierte, schiffsgestützte Messungen der Enzymaktivität zur flächendeckenden Identifizierung von Hotspots fäkaler mikrobiologischer Einträge. In: Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Proksch P, Vogl W, Schauer U, Schrammel B & Zibuschka F (Hrsg.), ÖWAV-Arbeitsbehelf 52, Mikrobiologie und Wasser - Teil 2: Fallstudien zur Illustration der neuen diagnostisch-analytischen Möglichkeiten. Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV), Wien, Österreich: 20-24

Savio D, Eiler A, Reischer G, Linke R, Parajka J, Blaschke AP, Mach RL, Blöschl G, Kirschner AKT & Farnleitner AH (2022) Das Potenzial der DNA-basierten, hochauflösenden Bakterien-gemeinschaftsanalytik für die Beurteilung des mikrobiologischen Zustands eines Gewässers am Beispiel der Donau. In: Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Proksch P, Vogl W, Schauer U, Schrammel B & Zibuschka F (Hrsg.), ÖWAV-Arbeitsbehelf 52, Mikrobiologie und Wasser - Teil 2: Fallstudien zur Illustration der neuen diagnostisch-analytischen Möglichkeiten. Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV), Wien, Österreich: 46-52

Weigelhofer G, Leopold M, Akbari E, Farnleitner A & Kirschner AKT (2022) Was bringen Ufergehölze für die Wasser- und Sedimentqualität von Bächen in landwirtschaftlichen Regionen? In: Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 74: 441–449

Savio D, Derx J, Lang RP, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R, Blaschke AP, Küsel K & Farnleitner AH (2022). From Groundwater to Drinking Water—Microbiology of Karstic Water Resources. In Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (Second Edition) 3: 560–579

Kirschner AKT, Lindner G, Jakwerth S, Vierheilig J, van Driezum IH, Derx J, Blaschke AP, Savio D, Farnleitner AH (2021) Assessing biological stability in a porous groundwater aquifer of a riverbank filtration system: combining traditional cultivation-based and emerging cultivation-independent in situ and predictive methods. Österreichsiche Wasser und Abfallwirtschaft 11-12/2021: doi.org/10.1007/s00506-021-00801-0

Steinbacher SD, Savio S, Demeter K, Karl M, Kandler W, Kirschner AKT, Reischer GH, Ixenmaier SK, Mayer RE, Mach RL, Derx J, Sommer R, Linke R, Farnleitner AH (2021) Geneticmicrobial faecal source tracking: rising technology to support future water quality testing and safety management. Österreichsiche Wasser und Abfallwirtschaft 11-12/2021: doi.org/10.1007/s00506-021-00811-y

Derx J, Komma J, Reiner P, Vierheilig J, Savio D, Sommer R, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Linke R, Farnleitner AH, Blaschke AP (2021) Using hydrodynamic and hydraulicmodelling to study microbiological water quality issues at a backwater area of the Danube to support decision-making. Österreichsiche Wasser und Abfallwirtschaft 11-12/2021: doi.org/10.1007/s00506-021-00797-7

Linke RB, Zeki S, Mayer R, Keiblinger K, Savio D, Kirschner AKT, Reischer GH, MAch RL, Sommer R,  Farnleitner AH (2021) Identifying Inorganic Turbidity in Water Samples as Potential Loss Factor During Nucleic Acid Extraction: Implications for Molecular Fecal Pollution Diagnostics and Source Tracking. Frontiers in Microbiology: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.660566

Derx J, Demeter K, Linke R, Cervero-Arago S, Lindner G, Stalder G, Schijven J, Sommer R, Walochnik J, Kirschner AKT, Komma J, Blaschke AP, Farnleitner AH (2021) Genetic microbial source tracking support QMRA modelling for a riverine wetland drinking water resource. Frontiers in Microbiology 12:668778

Kirschner AKT, Schachner I, Jakwerth S, Savio D, Toth E, Kolarevic S,
Kracun-Kolarevic M, Zarfel G, Kittinger C, Koller M, Ixenmaier S, Linke R & Farnleitner AH (2021) Microbial faecal pollution and source tracking. In: Liška I, Wagner F, Sengl M, Deutsch K, Slobodník J, Paunovic M (eds): Joint Danube Survey 4 Scientific Report:  A Shared
Analysis of the Danube River. International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Vienna. 183-192pp; ISBN: 978-3-200-07450-7

Dielacher I, Hack K, Jakwerth S, Kolarević S, Kračun-Kolarević M, Tóth
E, Savio D, Farnleitner AH, Kittinger  C, Kirschner AKT, Zarfel G,
Koller M 
(2021) Occurrence of non-wild type antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in the River Danube. In: Liška I, Wagner F, Sengl M, Deutsch K, Slobodník J, Paunovic M (eds): Joint Danube Survey 4 Scientific Report:  A Shared Analysis of the Danube River.
International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Vienna. 193-198pp; ISBN: 978-3-200-07450-7

Sanseverino I, Navarro Cuenca A, Lahm A, Petrillo M, Fabbri M, Gomez
Cortes L, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Zarfel G, Zaccara S, Lettieri T (2021) Microbiome: Microbial community and environmental DNA analysis. In: Liška I, Wagner F, Sengl M, Deutsch K, Slobodník J, Paunovic M (eds): Joint Danube Survey 4 Scientific Report:  A Shared Analysis of the Danube River. International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Vienna. 199-212 pp; ISBN: 978-3-200-07450-7

Kirschner AKT, VIerheilig J, Flemming HC, Wingender J, Farnleitner AH (2021) How Dead is Dead? – Viable but non-culturable versus persister cells. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 13:243-245

Kolarević S, Micsinai A, Szántó-Egész R, Lukács A, Kračun-Kolarević M, Lundy L, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Djukic A, Čolić J, Nenin T, Sunjog K, Paunović M (2021) Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the Danube River in Serbia associated with the discharge of untreated wastewaters. Science of the Total Environment, 783: 149967

Demeter K, Derx J, Komma J, Parajka J, Schijven J, Sommer R, Cervero-Arago S, Lindner G, Zoufal-Hruza CM, Linke R, Savio D, Ixenmaier SK, Kirschner AKT, Kromp H, Blaschke AP, Farnleitner AH (2021) Modelling the interplay of future changes and wastewater management measures on the microbiological river water quality considering safe drinking water. Science of the Total Environment 768: 144278

Kolm C, Cervenka I, Aschl UJ, Baumann N, Jakwerth S, Krska R,Mach RL, Sommer R, DeRosa MC, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Reischer GH (2020) DNA aptamers against bacterial cells can be efficiently selected by a SELEX process using state-of-the art qPCR and ultra-deep sequencing. Scientific Reports, 10: 20917

Frick C, Vierheilig J, Nadiotis-Tsaka T, Ixenmaier S, Linke R, Reischer GH, Komma J, Kirschner AKT, Mach RL, Savio D, Seidl D, Blaschke AP, Sommer R, Derx J, Farnleitner AH (2020) Elucidating fecal pollution patterns in alluvial water resources by linking standard fecal indicator bacteria to river connectivity and genetic microbial source tracking. Water Research 184: 116132.

Vezzulli L, Baker-Austin C, Kirschner AKT, Pruzzo C & Martinez-Urtaza J (2020) Global emergence of environmental non-O1/O139 Vibrio cholerae infections linked with climate change: a neglected research field? Environmental Microbiology 22: 4342–4355 .

Demeter K, Burnet JP, Stadler P, Kirschner AKT, Zessner M, Farnleitner AH (2020) Automated online monitoring of fecal pollution in water by enzymatic methods. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health 16: 82-91

Kolarević S, Kračun-Kolarević M, Jovanović J, Ilić M, Paunović M, Kostić-Vuković J, Martinović R, Jokanović S , Joksimović D, Pešić V, Kirschner AKT, Linke R, Ixenmaier S, Farnleitner AH, Savio D, Reischer G, Tomić N, Vuković-Gačić B (2020) Microbiological water quality of rivers in Montenegro. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 93: 135-155

Lepuschitz S, Baron S, Larvor E, Granier SA, Pretzer C, Mach RL, Farnleitner AH, Ruppitsch W, Pleininger S, Indra A, Kirschner AKT (2019) Phenotypic and genotypic antimicrobial resistance traits of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 isolated from a large Austrian lake frequently associated with cases of human infection. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:2600

Linke R, Stadler P, Reischer GH, Savio D, Kollanur D, Mayer R, Mach RL, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R, Derx J, Stadler H, Farnleitner AH (2019) Using genetic microbial source tracking (MST) markers to identify fecal pollution sources in spring water of a large alpine karst catchment. In: Rose JB, Jimenez-Cisneros (eds) Global Water Pathogen Project. Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI, UNESCO..

Martzy R, Bica-Schröder K, Pálvölgyi AM,  Kolm C, Jakwerth S, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R, Krska R, Mach RL, Farnleitner AH & Reischer GH (2019): Simple lysis of bacterial cells for DNA-based diagnostics using hydrophilic ionic liquids. Scientific Reports 9:13994; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-50246-5

Herzig A, Hatvani IG, Tanos P, Blaschke AP, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT (2019) Mikrobiologisch-hygienische Untersuchungen am Neusiedler See – von der Einzeluntersuchung zum Gesamtkonzept. Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft Originalarbeit 2019/9-10; doi:10.1007/s00506-019-00626-y

Cervero-Arago S, Schrammel B, Dietersdorfer E, Sommer R, Lück C, Walochnik J, Kirschner AKT (2019) Viability and infectivity of viable but nonculturable Legionella pneumophila strains induced at high temperatures. Water Research 158 (2019) 268-279.

Savio S, Stadler P, Reischer GH, Demeter K, Linke RB, Blaschke AP, Stadler H, Mach RL, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH. (2019) Spring water of an alpine karst aquifer is dominated by a taxonomically stable but discharge-responsive bacterial community. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:28. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00028

van Driezum IH, Derx J, Oudega TJ, Zessner M, Naus FL, Saracevic E, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH, Blaschke AP. (2019) Spatiotemporal resolved sampling for the interpretation of micropollutant removal during riverbank filtration. Science of the Total Environment 649:212-223.

Farnleitner AH, Savio D, Sommer R, Reischer GH, Kirschner AKT, Zerobin W & Stadler H. 2018. Integrated strategy to guide health-related microbial quality management at alpine karstic drinking water resources; in: B. White (editor) Karst, Groundwater Contamination, & Public Health: Moving Beyond Case Studies; Springer Book Series, New York, 185 - 192; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5_20

van Driezum IH, Chik AHS, Jakwerth S, Lindner G, Farnleitner AH, Sommer R, Blaschke AP, Kirschner AKT. 2018. Spatiotemporal analysis of bacterial biomass and activity to understand surface and groundwater interactions in a highly dynamic riverbank filtration system. Science of the Total Environment 627:450-461.

Schrammel B, Petzold M, Cervero-Aragó S, Sommer R, Lück C, Kirschner AKT. 2018. Persistent presence of outer membrane epitopes during short- and long-term starvation of five Legionella pneumophila strains. BMC Microbiology 18:1-13.

Schrammel B, Cervero-Aragó S, Dietersdorfer E, Walochnik J, Lück C, Sommer R, Kirschner AKT. 2018. Differential development of Legionella sub-populations during short- and long-term starvation. Water Research 141:417-427.

Savio D, Stadler P, Reischer GH, Kirschner AKT, Demeter K, Linke R, Blaschke AP, Sommer R, Szewzyk U, Wilhartitz IC, Mach RL, Stadler H, Farnleitner AH. 2018. Opening the black box of spring water microbiology from alpine karst aquifers to support proactive drinking water resource management. . Wileys Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 5:e1282.

Kittinger C, Kirschner AKT, Lipp M, Baumert R, Mascher F, Farnleitner AH, Zarfel GE. 2018. Antibiotic resistance of acinetobacter spp. Isolates from the river danube: Susceptibility stays high. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15:52.

Kirschner AKT, Pleininger S, Jakwerth S, Rehak S, Farnleitner AH, Huhulescu S, Indra A. 2018. Application of three different methods to determine the prevalence, the abundance and the environmental drivers of culturable Vibrio cholerae in fresh and brackish bathing waters. Journal of Applied Microbiology 125:1186-1198.

Hatvani IG, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Tanos P, Herzig A. 2018. Hotspots and main drivers of fecal pollution in Neusiedler See, a large shallow lake in Central Europe. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25:28884-28898.

Frick C, Vierheilig J, Linke R, Savio D, Zornig H, Antensteiner R, Baumgartner C, Bucher C, Blaschke AP, Derx J, Kirschner AKT, Ryzinska-Paier G, Mayer R, Seidl D, Nadiotis-Tsaka T, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH. 2018. Poikilothermic animals as a previously unrecognized source of fecal indicator bacteria in a backwater ecosystem of a large river. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84:1-15

Dietersdorfer E, Kirschner AKT, Schrammel B, Ohradanova-Repic A, Stockinger H, Sommer R, Walochnik J, Cervero-Aragó S. 2018. Starved viable but non-culturable (VBNC) Legionella strains can infect and replicate in amoebae and human macrophages. Water Research 141:428-438.

Bliem R, Reischer G, Linke R, Farnleitner A, Kirschner AKT. 2018. Spatiotemporal dynamics of Vibrio cholerae in turbid alkaline lakes as determined by quantitative PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84:e00317-18

Velimirov B, Fischer UR, Kirschner AKT, Wieltschnig C. 2018. Microbial and Viral Loop in Alte Donau: A Case Study. In M. T. Dokulil et al. (eds.), The Alte Donau: Successful Restoration and Sustainable Management, Aquatic Ecology Series 10: 224-241; Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018; Cham, Switzerland

Mayer RE, Karl M, Linke R, Kirschner AKT, Reischer GH, Sommer R, Zessner M, Savio D, Farnleitner AH. 2018. Analytik fäkaler mikrobiologischer Verunreinigungen im Zeitalter der molekular-biologischen Diagnostik. Wiener Mitteilungen 247:47-54

Van Driezum IH, Derx J, Saracevic E, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R, Farnleitner A, .H., Blaschke AP. 2017. Does Pumping Volume Affect the Concentration of Micropollutants in Groundwater Samples? Groundwater: Monitoring and Remediation 37: 82-88

Pretzer C, Druzhinina IS, Amaro C, Benediktsdóttir E, Hedenström I, Hervio-Heath D, Huhulescu S, Schets FM, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT. 2017. High genetic diversity of Vibrio cholerae in the European lake Neusiedler See is associated with intensive recombination in the reed habitat and the long-distance transfer of strains. Environmental Microbiology 19:328-344.

Kirschner AKT, Reischer GH, Jakwerth S, Savio D, Ixenmaier S, Toth E, Sommer R, Mach RL, Linke R, Eiler A, Kolarevic S, Farnleitner AH. 2017. Multiparametric monitoring of microbial faecal pollution reveals the dominance of human contamination along the whole Danube River. Water Res 124:543-555.

Zibuschka F, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, Lindner G, Lendenfeld T, Vogl W, Schauer U, Farnleitner AH. 2017.: Mikrobiologie und Wasser. Teil 1: Übersicht zu den methodischen Möglichkeiten der Analyse; ÖWAV-Arbeitsbehelf 52, Wien, Österreich

Dietersdorfer E, Cervero-Aragó S, Sommer R, Kirschner AKT, Walochnik J. 2016 Optimized methods for L. pneumophila release from its Acanthamoeba hosts. BMC Microbiology 16:74.

Velimirov B, Lejeune P, Kirschner AKT, Jousseaume M, Abadie A, Pête D, Dauby P, Richir J, Gobert S. 2016. Estimating carbon fluxes in a Posidonia oceanica system: Paradox of the bacterial carbon demand. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 171:23-34.

Mayer RE, Bofill-Mas S, Egle L, Reischer GH, Schade M, Fernandez-Cassi X, Fuchs W, Mach RL, Lindner G, Kirschner AKT, Gaisbauer M, Piringer H, Blaschke AP, Girones R, Zessner M, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH. 2016. Occurrence of human-associated Bacteroidetes genetic source tracking markers in raw and treated wastewater of municipal and domestic origin and comparison to standard and alternative indicators of faecal pollution. Water Research 90:265-276.

Kittinger C, Lipp M, Baumert R, Folli B, Koraimann G, Toplitsch D, Liebmann A, Grisold AJ, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT, Zarfel G. 2016. Antibiotic resistance patterns of Pseudomonas spp. isolated from the river Danube. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 586

Kirschner AKT. 2016. Determination of viable legionellae in engineered water systems: Do we find what we are looking for? Water Research 93:276-288.

Frick C, Zoufal W, Zoufal-Hruza C, Kirschner AKT, Seidl D, Derx J, Sommer R, Blaschke AP, Nadiotis-Tsaka T, Farnleitner AH. 2016. The microbiological water quality of Vienna’s River Danube section and its associated water bodies. Osterreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft:1-13.

Derx J, Schijven J, Sommer R, Zoufal-Hruza CM, van Driezum IH, Reischer G, Ixenmaier S, Kirschner AKT, Frick C, de Roda Husman AM, Farnleitner AH, Blaschke AP. 2016. QMRAcatch: Human-associated fecal pollution and infection risk modeling for a river/floodplain environment. Journal of Environmental Quality 45:1205-1214.

Kittinger C, Lipp M, Folli B, Kirschner AKT, Baumert R, Galler H, Grisold AJ, Luxner J, Weissenbacher M, Farnleitner AH, Zarfel G. 2016. Enterobacteriaceae Isolated from the River Danube: Antibiotic Resistances, with a Focus on the Presence of ESBL and Carbapenemases. PLoS One. 11(11):e0165820. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165820

Stevenson ME, Sommer R, Lindner G, Farnleitner AH, Toze S, Kirschner AKT, Blaschke AP, Sidhu JP. 2015. Attachment and Detachment Behavior of Human Adenovirus and Surrogates in Fine Granular Limestone Aquifer Material. J Environ Qual 44:1392-401.

Stevenson ME, Blaschke AP, Toze S, Sidhu JPS, Ahmed W, van Driezum IH, Sommer R, Kirschner AKT, Cervero-Aragó S, Farnleitner AH, Pang L. 2015. Biotin- and glycoprotein-coated microspheres as surrogates for studying filtration removal of Cryptosporidium parvum in a granular limestone aquifer medium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81:4277-4283.

Schauer S, Jakwerth S, Bliem R, Baudart J, Lebaron P, Huhulescu S, Kundi M, Herzig A, Farnleitner AH, Sommer R, Kirschner AKT. 2015. Dynamics of Vibrio cholerae abundance in Austrian saline lakes, assessed with quantitative solid-phase cytometry. Environmental Microbiology 17:4366-4378.

Savio D, Sinclair L, Ijaz UZ, Parajka J, Reischer GH, Stadler P, Blaschke AP, Blöschl G, Mach RL, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Eiler A. 2015. Bacterial diversity along a 2600km river continuum. Environmental Microbiology 17:4994-5007.

Mayer RE, Vierheilig J, Egle L, Reischer GH, Saracevic E, Mach RL, Kirschner AKT, Zessner M, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH. 2015. Automated Sampling Procedures Supported by High Persistence of Bacterial Fecal Indicators and Bacteroidetes Genetic Microbial Source Tracking Markers in Municipal Wastewater during Short-Term Storage at 5 degrees C. Appl Environ Microbiol 81:5134-43.

Le Roux F, Wegner KM, Baker-Austin C, Vezzulli L, Osorio CR, Amaro C, Ritchie JM, Defoirdt T, Destoumieux-Garzon D, Blokesch M, Mazel D, Jacq A, Cava F, Gram L, Wendling CC, Strauch E, Kirschner AKT, Huehn S. 2015. The emergence of Vibrio pathogens in Europe: ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis (Paris, 11-12th March 2015). Front Microbiol 6:830

Kittinger C, Baumert R, Folli B, Lipp M, Liebmann A, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH, Grisold AJ, Zarfel GE. 2015. Preliminary Toxicological Evaluation of the River Danube Using in Vitro Bioassays. Water 7:1959-1968.

Kirschner AKT, Kavka G, Reischer GH, Sommer R, Blaschke AP, Stevenson M, Vierheilig J, Mach RL, Farnleitner AH. 2015. Microbiological Water Quality of the Danube River: Status Quo and Future Perspectives, vol 39, p 439-468.

Bliem R, Schauer S, Plicka H, Obwaller A, Sommer R, Steinrigl A, Alam M, Reischer GH, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT. 2015. A novel triplex quantitative pcr strategy for quantification of toxigenic and nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae in aquatic environments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81:3077-3085.

Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH. 2015. Microorganisms have a huge significance for the Danube River. Danube Watch 1:11-12; ICPDR, Vienna, Austria

Kirschner AKT, Jakwerth S, Kolarevic S, Sommer R, Blaschke AP, Kavka G, Reischer G & Farnleitner AH. 2015. Microbiology – Bacterial Faecal Indicators. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Reischer G, Kirschner AKT, Schnitzer G, Savio D, Mach RL, Bahlmann A, Schulze T, Brack W & Farnleitner AH. 2015. Microbiology – Microbial Faecal Source Tracking. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Zarfel G, Folli B, Lipp M, Pfeifer B, Baumert R, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT & Kittinger C. 2015. Microbiology – Spread of non-wild type antibiotic resistant phenotypes in the river Danube. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Kirschner AKT, Jakwerth S, Kolarevic S, Premm B, Reischer G & Farnleitner AH. 2015. Microbiology – Microbial Ecology. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Lettieri T, Ferrero V, Duque L, Lahm A, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH & Carvalho RN. 2015. Microbiology – Microbial Metagenomics. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Hein T, Welti N, Yeh T-C, Kirschner AKT, Bondar-Kunze E, Tomas D, Marjanovic-Rajcic M. 2015. Quantity and Quality of Dissolved Organic Matter. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Bahlmann A, Lochen T, Schulze T, Kirschner AKT, Brack W, Schneider RJ & Krauss M .2015. Chemical and immunochemical analysis of anthropogenic markers and organic contaminants. In: Joint Danube Survey 3, Final scientific report. Liska I, Wagner F, Slobodnik J (eds.) ICPDR Vienna, Austria

Kirschner AKT, Kavka G, Reischer G, Sommer R, Blaschke AP, Vierheilig J, Mach RL & Farnleitner AH. 2015. Microbiological Water Quality of the Danube River: Status Quo and Future Perspectives. In: Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, special volume “The Danube River Basin”; Liska I & Slobodnik J, eds), Springer Verlag; Berlin

Stevenson ME, Blaschke AP, Schauer S, Zessner M, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH, Kirschner AKT. 2014. Enumerating microorganism surrogates for groundwater transport studies using solid-phase cytometry. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 225.

Scheikl U, Sommer R, Kirschner AKT, Rameder A, Schrammel B, Zweimüller I, Wesner W, Hinker M, Walochnik J. 2014. Free-living amoebae (FLA) co-occurring with legionellae in industrial waters. European Journal of Protistology 50:422-429.

Ryzinska-Paier G, Lendenfeld T, Correa K, Stadler P, Blaschke AP, Mach RL, Stadler H, Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH. 2014. A sensitive and robust method for automated on-line monitoring of enzymatic activities in water and water resources. Water Science and Technology 69:1349-1358.

Wilhartitz IC, Kirschner AKT, Brussaard CPD, Fischer UR, Wieltschnig C, Stadler H, Farnleitner AH. 2013. Dynamics of natural prokaryotes, viruses, and heterotrophic nanoflagellates in alpine karstic groundwater. MicrobiologyOpen 2:633-643.

Vierheilig J, Frick C, Mayer RE, Kirschner AKT, Reischer GH, Derx J, Mach RL, Sommer R, Farnleitner AH. 2013. Clostridium perfringens is not suitable for the indication of fecal pollution from ruminant wildlife but is associated with excreta from nonherbivorous animals and human sewage. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:5089-5092.

Dombrowsky M, Kirschner AKT, Sommer R. 2013. PVC-piping promotes growth of Ralstonia pickettii in dialysis water treatment facilities. Water Science and Technology 68:929-933.

Kirschner AKT, Jakwerth S, Reischer GH, Farnleitner AH. 2014. The Microbiology Program of the Joint Danube Survey 2013. Danube News 30(16): 12-15; ISSN 2070-1292.

Kirschner AKT, Farnleitner AH & Sommer R. 2014. „Heiliges Wasser“ – nicht immer ein Segen. medium - Zeitschrift für Umwelthygiene und Umweltmedizin 1:4-5.

Farnleitner AH, Reischer GH, Savio DF, Frick C, Schuster N, Schilling K, Mach RL, Derx J, Kirschner AKT, Blaschke AP & Sommer R. 2014. Diagnostik mikrobiologischer Fäkalkontaminationen in Wasser und Gewässern: Status Quo und gegenwärtige Entwicklungen. Wiener Mitteilungen 230: 157-184; ISBN:978-3-85234-124-8.