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My research articles are published in high ranking international journals. Below you can find them listed in categories regarding the extreme habitats. Clicking on the links will redirect you to the websites of the articles where you can download them. Most of my articles have open access.

Symbiotic Interactions:
Interplay between Chlorobionts, Cyanobionts, Lichen Mycobionts and Lichenicolous Fungi


Treasure Trove Cyanobacteria:
Bioactive Compounds of Cyanobacteria and Applications

Jung P., Briegel-Williams L., Werner L., Jost E., Schultz M., Nürnberg D.J., Grube M., Lakatos M. (2024). A direct PCR approach with low-biomass insert opens new horizons for molecular sciences on cryptogam communities. Applied and  Environmental Microbiology. 0:e00024-24.


Jung, P., Baumann, K., Emrich, D., Schermer, M., Eckhardt, KU., Jandl, G., Leinweber, P., Harion, F., Wruck, A., Grube, M., Büdel, B.,  Lakatos, M. (2023) The dark side of orange: Multiorganismic continuum dynamics within a lichen of the Atacama Desert. Mycologia.


Jung P, Werner L, Briegel-Williams L, Emrich D, Lakatos M (2023) Roccellinastrum, Cenozosia and Heterodermia: Ecology and phylogeny of fog lichens and their photobionts from the coastal Atacama Desert. MycoKeys 98: 317-348.


Jung, P., Brust, K., Büdel, D., Donner, A., & Lakatos, M. (2021) Opening the Gap: Rare Lichens with Rare Cyanobionts-Unexpected Cyanobiont Diversity in Cyanobacterial Lichens of the Order Lichinales. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2704.

Bauman, K., & Jung, P. Boock Chapter: Soil Algae. In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier. 2022

Jung, P. & Büdel, B. Book Chapter: Lichens as Pioneers on Rock Surfaces. In: Büdel, B., & Friedl, T. (Eds.). (2021). Life at Rock Surfaces: Challenged by Extreme Light, Temperature and Hydration Fluctuations. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG.

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Jung, P., Koch, M., Lakatos, M., Nilges, T., & Brück, T. B. (2023). Stripped: contribution of cyanobacterial extracellular polymeric substances to the adsorption of rare earth elements from aqueous solutions. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 11, 1299349.


D'Agostino, P. and Jung, P. (2023). Issue Cover of Natural Product Reports.


Jung, P., (2023). The right way for cyanobacteria: The metabarcoding database CyanoSeq. Journal of Phycology

Jung, P., Harion, F., Wu, S., Nürnberg, D., Bellamoli, F., Guillen, A., ... & Lakatos, M. (2023) Dark Blue-Green: Cave-inhabiting Cyanobacteria as a Model for Astrobiology. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 10, 5.


Paper, M., Koch, M., Jung, P., Lakatos, M., Nilges, T., & Brück, T. B. (2023) Rare Earths stick to rare Cyanobacteria: Future Potential for Bioremediation and Recovery of Rare Earth Elements. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 11, 172.


Jung, P., Sommer, V., Karsten, U., & Lakatos, M. (2022). Salty Twins: Salt-Tolerance of Terrestrial Cyanocohniella Strains (Cyanobacteria) and Description of C. rudolphia sp. nov. Point towards a Marine Origin of the Genus and Terrestrial Long Distance Dispersal Patterns. Microorganisms.


Jung, P., D’Agostino, P. M., Büdel, B., & Lakatos, M. (2021). Symphyonema bifilamentata sp. nov., the Right Fischerella ambigua 108b: Half a Decade of Research on Taxonomy and Bioactive Compounds in New Light. Microorganisms, 9(4), 745.

Jung, P., D’Agostino, P. M., Brust, K., Büdel, B., & Lakatos, M. (2021). Final Destination? Pinpointing Hyella disjuncta sp. nov. PCC 6712 (Cyanobacteria) Based on Taxonomic Aspects, Multicellularity, Nitrogen Fixation and Biosynthetic Gene Clusters. Life, 11(9), 916.

The forgotten World of Stones and Camanchaca:

the Atacama Desert


Antonaru, L., Selinger, V.M., Jung, P.Di Stefano, G., Sanderson, N.D.,  Barker, L., Wilson, D.J., Büdel, B., Canniffe, D.P., Billi, D.,  & Nürnberg, DJ. (2023) Common loss of far-red light photoacclimation in cyanobacteria from hot and cold deserts: a case study in the Chroococcidiopsidales. ISME Communications.


Jung, P., van den Brink, L., & Alvarado, J. L. G. (2023). Chilean biocrusts: an impetus for national park management. Trends in Microbiology.


Jung, P., Lehnert, L. W., Bendix, J., Lentendu, G., Grube, M., Alfaro, F. D., ... & Lakatos, M. (2022). The Grit Crust: a poly-extremotolerant microbial community from the Atacama Desert as Model for Astrobiology. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 342.


Baumann, K., Jung, P., Lehnert, L. W., Samolov, E., Baum, C., Bendix, J., Karsten, U., Büdel, B., & Leinweber, P. (2022). Die Grüne Wüste Südamerikas? Ökologische Nischen für Pioniere in der Atacama. Biologie in Unserer Zeit, 52(1), 58–65.

Jung, P., Azua-Bustos, A., González-Silva, C., Mikhailyuk, T., Zabicki, D., Holzinger, A., M. Lakatos & Büdel, B. (2021). Emendation of the coccoid cyanobacterial genus Gloeocapsopsis and description of the new species G. diffluens sp. nov. and G. dulcis sp. nov. isolated from the Coastal Range of the Atacama Desert (Chile). Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, 1628.


Jung, P., Baumann, K., Emrich, D., Springer, A., Felde, V. J., Dultz, S., ... & Leinweber, P. (2020). Lichens bite the Dust–A Bio-weathering Scenario in the Atacama Desert. iScience, 101647.


Samolov, E., Baumann, K., Büdel, B., Jung, P., Leinweber, P., Mikhailyuk, T., ... & Glaser, K. (2020). Biodiversity of algae and cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts collected along a climatic gradient in Chile using an integrative approach. Microorganisms, 8(7), 1047.


Jung, P., Mikhailyuk, T., Emrich, D., Baumann, K., Dultz, S. & Büdel, B (2020): Shifting Boundaries: Ecological and Geographical Range extension Based on Three New Species in the Cyanobacterial Genera Cyanocohniella, Oculatella and Aliterella. Journal of Phycology.


Joseph, R. G., Graham, L., Büdel, B., Jung, P., Kidron, G. J., Latif, K., ... & Consorti, L. (2020). Mars: Algae, Lichens, Fossils, Minerals, Microbial Mats, and Stromatolites in Gale Crater. Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science Reviews, 3(1), 40-111.

Jung, P., Baumann, K., Lehnert, L. W., … Büdel, B. (2020). Desert breath—How fog promotes a novel type of soil biocenosis, forming the coastal Atacama Desert’s living skin. Geobiology; cover image Issue Jan 2020


Jung, P., Emrich, D., Briegel‐Williams, L., Schermer, M., Weber, L., Baumann, K., ... & Bendix, J. (2019). Ecophysiology and phylogeny of new terricolous and epiphytic chlorolichens in a fog oasis of the Atacama Desert. MicrobiologyOpen, e894.

Jung, P., Schermer, M., Baumann, K., … Büdel, B. (2019). Water availability shapes edaphic and lithic cyanobacterial communities in the Atacama Desert. Journal of Phycology.

Bernhard, N., Moskwa, L. M., Schmidt, K., Oeser, R. A., Aburto, F., Bader, M. Y., Jung, P. ... & Brucker, E. (2018). Pedogenic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topography: New insights from a climate gradient (arid to humid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile. Catena, 170, 335-355.

Lehnert, L. W., Thies, B., Trachte, K., Achilles, S., Osses, P., Baumann, K., Jung, P. ... & Karsten, U. (2018). A Case Study on Fog/Low Stratus Occurrence at Las Lomitas, Atacama Desert (Chile) as a Water Source for Biological Soil Crusts. Aerosol Air Qual. Res, 18, 254-269.

Lehnert, L. W., Jung, P., Obermeier, W. A., Büdel, B., & Bendix, J. (2018). Estimating Net Photosynthesis of Biological Soil Crusts in the Atacama Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, 10(6).

Baumann, K., Jung, P., Samolov, E., Lehnert, L. W., Büdel, B., Karsten, U., ... & Oses, R. (2018). Biological soil crusts along a climatic gradient in Chile: richness and imprints of phototrophic microorganisms in phosphorus biogeochemical cycling. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 127, 286-300.

Where Ice rules: Arctic, Antarctica and European Alps


Kanz, B., Büdel, B., Jung, P., Karsten, U., & Printzen, C. (2020). Leben zwischen Eis und Felsen. Biologie in unserer Zeit, 50(2), 122-133.


Jung, P., Briegel-Williams, L., Simon, A., Thyssen, A., & Büdel, B. (2018) Uncovering biological soil crusts: carbon content and structure of intact Arctic Antarctic and alpine biological soil crusts. Biogeosciences, 15(4):1149–1160, feb 2018. doi: 10.5194/bg-15-1149-2018. 

Jung, P., Briegel‐Williams, L., Schermer, M., & Büdel, B. (2019). Strong in combination: Polyphasic approach enhances arguments for cold‐assigned cyanobacterial endemism. MicrobiologyOpen, 8(5), e00729.

Rippin, M., Borchhardt, N., Williams, L., Colesie, C., Jung, P., Büdel, B., ... & Becker, B. (2018). Genus richness of microalgae and Cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts from Svalbard and Livingston Island: morphological versus molecular approaches. Polar Biology, 41(5), 909-923.

Williams, L., Jung, P., Zheng, L. J., Maier, S., Peer, T., Grube, M., ... & Büdel, B. (2018). Assessing recovery of biological soil crusts across a latitudinal gradient in Western Europe. Restoration Ecology, 26(3), 543-554.

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