Marine, Coastal and Freshwater Field Guide of selected Regions


Firmani, C., Carla Firmani , Garcés-Vargas, J., Palma, L., Reyes-Arriagada, R. & Schories, D. (2020): Ojo de Pez - Chile en imágenes de agua y vida, Impresos Socías, 154 Seiten.

Schories, D.& Kohlberg, G. (2016): Marine wildlife, King George Island, Antarctica.  Rostock: Dirk Schories Publications. 348 Seiten PDF

Pavés, H., Contreras, A., Schories, D. & Schlatter, R. (2014):Ecoguia Turistica: Turismo y biodiversidad acuatica y subacuatica en la Provincia de Valdivia.  Valdivia-Chile: Digital Copy.

Garces, J., Schories, D., Mora, G., Mella, E. & Mardones, D. (2012): Invertebrados y peces marinos de la Regíon de los Ríos: Una guia para personas con discapacidad auditiva.  Valdivia, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Austral de Chile. PDF

Wilhelmsen, U., Wild, S. (2011): Watt für Entdecker. Fotos: Stock, M., Schories, D. Wachholtz-Verlag, 108 Seiten.

Schories, D., Wilhelmsen, U. (2006): Ostsee-Strandführer. Kosmos-Verlag, 128 Seiten.



Schubert, H., Schories, D. Schneider, B. & Selig, S. (2017): Settings for biological processes in brackish water. In: P. Snoeijs, H. Schubert and T. Radziejewska, eds., Biological Oceangraphy of the Baltic Sea. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 3-22.

Niedzwiedz, G. & Schories, D. (2013): New advances in diver-towed underwater GPS receivers. In: Y.-H. Hsueh, ed., Global Positioning Systems: Signal Structure, Applications and Sources of Error and Biases. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 10: 155-186

Schories, D., Kuhlenkamp, R., Schubert, H. & Selig, U. (2013): Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der marinen Makroalgen (Chlorophyta, Phaeophyceae et Rhodophyta) Deutschlands. Bonn-Bad Godesberg: Bundesamt für Naturschutz.

Niedzwiedz, G. Schories, D. (2011). GPS-Supported Monitoring by Scientific Divers within a Chilean-German Antarctic Project. published In: Contributions on the theory of fishing gears and related marine Systems - Vol. 7, ed. by Paschen & Soldo, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 13-24, ISBN 978-3-8440-0468-7

Mehlig, U., Menzes, M.P.M., Reise, A., Schories, D., Medina, E. (2010) Mangrove vegetation of the Caeté estuary. In: Mangrove Studies in North Brazil, edited by U. Saint-Paul & H. Schneider. Ecological Studies: 211: 71-107.

Schubert, H., Schories, D. (2008). Chapter 17: Macrophytobenthos. In: State and Evolution of the Baltic Sea, 1952-2005: A Detailed 50-Year Survey of Meteorology and Climate, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Marine Environment, authored/edited by Rainer Feistel, Günther Nausch, and Norbert Wasmund. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Scientific publications

Garrido I., Pardo L.M., Johnson L.E. & Schories D.  (2021). "Selective Feeding by a Predatory Sea Star Across a Depth Gradient in Northern Patagonia, Chile." frontiers in Marine Science published: 09 April 2021, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.636208.

Niedzwiedz, G. & Schories, D. (2020). Georeferenzierung von Unterwasserdaten: Iststand und Perspektiven." Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge 30: 65-79.

Schories, D.(2020): Ein kurzer Ausschnitt über wissenschaftliches Fotografieren Unterwasser und deren Anwendung." Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge 30: 81-91.

Schories, D., Diaz, M.J., Garrido, I., Heran, T., Holtheuer, J., Kappes, J.L., Kohlberg, G., Niedzwiedz, G. (2020): "Analysis of time-lapse images as a tool to study movement in situ in four species of sea urchins and one limpet from North Patagonia and the South Shetland Islands." Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge 30: 117-136.

Galea, H.R., Schories, D. & Holtheuer, J. (2019): Three new records of hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from southern Chile. Revue suisse de Zoologie. 126(2): 235-247.

Kohlberg, G., Herbst, A., Niedzwiedz, G., Woelfl, S., Nimptsch, J. & Schories, D. (2019): Time lapse photography with two different camera systems for in situ observation of the bivalve Diplodon chilensis (Gray, 1828) in a Southern Chilean lake. Gayana, 83(1):12-21

Blindow, I., Marquardt, R., Schories, D. & Schubert, H. (2018): Charophyceae of Chile – taxonomy and distribution, Part 1. Subfamily Chareae. Nova Hedwigia, 107(1-2): 1-47.

Blindow, I., Marquardt, R., Schories, D. & Schubert, H. (2018): Charophyceae of Chile – taxonomy and distribution, Part 1. Subfamily Nitelleae. Nova Hedwigia, 107(1-2): 49-90.

Holtheuer, J., Aldea, C., Schories, D. & Gallardo, C.S. (2018): The natural history of Calyptraea aurita (Reeve, 1859) from Southern Chile (Gastropoda, Calyptraeidae). Zookeys, 798: 1-22.

Schubert, H., Blindow, I., Schories, D., Mages, M., Von Tümpling, W. & Woelfl, S. (2018): Biogeography of Chilean Charophytes – determined by climate or by water chemistry? Botany letters, 165: 129-45.

Galea, H.R., Schories, D., Häussermann, V. & Försterra, G. (2017): Taxonomic revision of the genus Sertularella (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from southern South America and the subantarctic, with descriptions of five new species. Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 124(2) 255-321.

Anton, R.F., Schories, D., Wilson, N.G., Wolf, M., Abad, M. & Schroedl, M. (2016): Host specificity versus plasticity: testing the morphology-based taxonomy of the endoparasitic copepod family Splanchnotrophidae with COI barcoding. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 1-13.

Anton, R.F., Schories, D., Jörger, K.M., Kaligis, F. & Schrödl, M. (2015): Description of four new endoparasitic species of the family Splanchnotrophidae (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida) from nudibranch and sacoglossan gastropod hosts. Marine Biodiversity, 46(1) 183-195.

Sanamyan N., Sanamyan K. & Schories, D. (2015): Shallow water Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from King George Island, Antarctica. Invertebrate Zoology, 12(1): 1-51.

Schories, D., Sanamyan, K., Garrido, I., Heran, T., Sanamyan, N., Holtheuer, J., Díaz, M.J. & Kohlberg, G. (2015): Geographic ranges of ascidians from Antarctica and the southeastern Pacific. Advances in Polar Science, 26(1): 8-23.

Schubert, H., Marquardt, R., Schories, D. & Blindow, I. (2015): Makroalgentaxonomie und -biogeographie an der Universität Rostock heute am Beispiel der Bearbeitung der Characeenflora Chiles. Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge, 26: 34-48

Galea, H.R., Schories, D., Förstera, G. & Häussermann, V. (2014): New species and new records of hydroids (Cnidaria: hydrozoa) from Chile. Zootaxa, 3852(1): 1-50.

Schories, D., Galea, H.R. & Niedzwiedz, G. (2014): First inventory of hydrozoans in Fildes Bay. Advances in Chilean Antarctic Science: 12-15.

Schubert, H., Marquardt, R., Schories, D. & Blindow, I. (2014): Biogeography of Chilean charophytes. Aquatic Botany.

Schwabe, E., Holtheuer, J. & Schories, D. (2014): First record of a mesoparasite (Crustacea, Copepoda) infesting a polyplacophoran (Mollusca, Polyplacophora) in Chilean waters, with an overview of the family Chitonophilidae (Crustacea & Mollusca). Spixiana, 37(2): 165-82.

Schories, D., Galea, H., Niedzwiedz, G. (2013). Primer registro de hidrozoos en la bahía Fildes. Boletín Antártico Chileno.

Schories, D., Niedzwiedz, G. (2012). Precision, accuracy and application of diver towed underwater GPS receivers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(4): 2359-2372

Galea, H., Schories, D. (2012). Some hydrozoans (Cnidaria) from Central Chile and the Strait of Magellan. Zootaxa. 3321: 1–21

Galea, H., Schories, D. (2012). Some hydrozoans (Cnidaria) from King George Island, Antarctica. Zootaxa. 3296: 19–67

Schories, D., Reise, K. Sanamyan, K., Sanamyan, N. Clasing, E., Reise, A. (2011). Actinian dominated intertidal mudflats: A universally outstanding phenomenon from Southern Chile. Journal of Sea Research 65:304-314.

Schories, D., Niedzwiedz, G. (2010). Biodiversidad y georreferenciación en las aguas someras de bahía Fildes, isla Rey Jorge. Boletín Antártico Chileno. 29(1):1-3

Sanamyan, K., Schories, D., Sanamyan, N. (2010). New records of aplousobranch ascidians from Central Chile. Zootaxa 2537: 58–68.

Schories, D., Pehlke, C.,Selig, U. (2009). Depth distributions of Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus and Zostera marina L. as classification parameters for implementing the European Water Framework Directive on the German Baltic coast. Ecological indicators 9(4): 670-680.

Schories, D., Marquardt, R., Schubert, H. (2009): Functional Diversity of Macrophytes- reflected by their morphology throughout the littoral gradient? Phycologia 48(4):116.

Schories, D., Selig, U. & Schubert, H. (2009) Species and synonym list of the German marine macroalgae based on historical and recent records. Meeresbiolog. Beitr.21: 07-135.

Sanamyan, N., K. Sanamyan, Schories, D. (2009). On authorship of Chilean anemone ‘Bunodactis hermafroditica’ (Cnidaria: Actiniaria) and its generic assignment. ZOOSYSTEMATICA ROSSICA 18(2): 320-322.

Schories, D., Selig, U. (2008). Development of a database tool of macrophytobenthos for all transitional and coastal waters along the German Coast. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 15: 147-158.

C. Cárdenas, L. van Ofwegen, A. Montiel & Schories, D. (2008). First records of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Magellan Region, Chile. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile), 2008. 36(1):45-51.

Sanamyan, K., Schories, D. (2007). Redescription of Eudistoma magalhaensis (Michaelsen, 1907) (Ascidiacea) from Guaitecas Islands, Chile. Zootaxa 1514: 65–68.

Schories, D., Selig, U. (2006). How to deal with alien species within the EU Water Framework Directive? Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 15: 147-158.

Schories, D., Selig, U., Schygulla, C. (2006). Potential and limitation in the utilisation of marine organisms as biofilters in coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 15: 147-158.

Selig, U., Egert, A., Schories, D., Schubert, M. Blümel, C.†, Schubert, H. (2006) Ecological classification of macroalgae and angiosperm communities of inner coastal waters in the Southern Baltic Sea. Ecological indicators: 7(3): 665-678.

Marques-Silva, N., Beasley, C., Gomes, C., Gardunho, D., Tagliaro, C., Schories, D. & Mehlig, U. (2006). Settlement dynamics of the encrusting epibenthic macrofauna in two creeks of the Caeté mangrove estuary (North Brazil). Wetlands Ecol. Manag. 14(1):67-7.

Wasmund N., Topp I., Schories, D. (2006) Optimising the storage and extraction of chlorophyll samples. OCEANOLOGIA 48 (1): 125-144.

Schories, D., Selig, U. Jgezentis, K., Schubert, H. (2005). Classification of German Baltic Sea coastal waters within the EU Water Framework Directive using macrophytes. – Interim report. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 14: 135-150.

Karez, R., Schories, D. (2005). Stone extraction and its importance for the re-establishment of Fucus vesiculosus along its historical reported depths. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 14: 95-107.

Sanamyan, K, Schories, D. (2004) Ascidians from Peru. Spixiana, Zeitschrift für Zoologie 27(3):193-197.

Sanamyan, K., Schories, D. (2003). Ascidians from the Strait of Magellan. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 7(3): 89-96.

Schories, D., Barletta Bergan, A., Barletta, M., Krumme, U., Mehlig, U. Rademaker, V. (2003). The keystone role of leaf-removing crabs in mangrove forests of North Brazil. Wetlands Ecology and Management 11(4): 243-255.

Krause, G., Schories, D., Glaser, M. Diele, K. (2001). Spatial patterns of mangrove ecosystems: The Bragantinian mangroves of Northern Brazil (Braganca, Pará). Ecotropica 7(1-2): 93-107.

Barletta, M., Saint-Paul, U., Barletta-Bergan, A., Ekau, W., Schories, D. (2000). Spatial and temporal distribution of Myrophis punctatus and associated fish fauna in a North Brazilian intertidal mangrove forest. Hydrobiologia 426: 65-74.

Schories, D., Anibal, J., Chapman, A. S., Herre, E. Isaksson, I., Lillebo, A. I., Pihl, L. Reise, K., Sprung, M., Thiel, M.(2000). Flagging Greens: The role of hydrobiid snails as substrata for the development of green algal mats (Enteromorpha spp.) on tidal flats of North Atlantic coasts. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 199:127-136.

Schories, D., Mehlig, U. (2000). CO² gas exchange of benthic microalgae on intertidal mangrove mudflats during exposition to air (Bragança, Brazil): rapid assessment of estimating primary production. Wetlands Ecology and Management 8(4): 273-280.

Lotze, H., Schramm, W., Schories, D., Worm, B. (1998). Control of macroalgal blooms at early developmental stages: Pilayella littoralis versus Enteromorpha spp.. Oecologia 119:46-54.

Berger, U., Glaser, M., Koch, B., Krause, G., Lara, R., Saint-Paul, U., Schories, D., & Wolff, M. (1999). MADAM - the Approach of an Integrated Project on Mangrove Dynamics and Management. Journal of Coastal Conservation 5, pp. 125-134.

Schories, D., Albrecht, A., Lotze, H. K. (1997). Historical changes and inventory of macroalgae from Königshafen Bay in the Northern Wadden Sea. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 51:321-341.

Schories, D., Lischka, S., Lotze, H. K., Rehfeuter, S. (1997). Dispersal of Enteromorpha spp. spores in a sandy tidal flat in Königshafen Bay (island of Sylt, North Sea, Germany). In: Proc. 30th EMBS, the responses of marine organisms to their environment. Ed. by L. E. Hawkins & S. Hutchinson, with A. C. Jensen, J. A. Williams & M. Sheader. University of Southampton, 97-105.

Bergmann, T., Schories, D., Steffan, B. (1997). Alboinon, an Oxadiazinone Alkaloid from the Ascidean Dendrodoa grossularia. Tetrahedron. 53: 2055-2060.

Nielsen, R., Schories, D., Härdtle, W., Reise, K., Wolff, W. J. (1996). Red List of Marine Macroalgae of the Wadden Sea. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 50 Suppl., 39-42.

Kaminski, E., Kell, V., Kühner, E., Pankow, H., Schories, D. (1996). Rote Liste und Artenliste der Makroalgen des deutschen Meeres- und Küstenbereichs der Ostsee. Schr.- R. f. Landschaftspfl.. u. Natursch. 48: 15-28.

Schories, D.(1995). Population ecology and mass development of Enteromorpha spp. (Chlorophyta) in the Waddensea. Ber. Inst. Meeresk., Kiel 271:1-145.

Schories, D., Härdtle, W., Kaminksi, E., Kell, V., Kühner, E., Pankow, H. (1995). Rote Liste und Florenliste der marinen Makroalgen (Chlorophyceae, Rhodophyceae et Fucophyceae). Schr.-R. f. Vegetationskde. 28: 577-607.

Härdtle, W., Schories, D. (1995). Rote Liste der Makroalgen der Nordsee. Schr.- R. f. Landschaftspfl.. u. Natursch.44: 39-50.

Schories, D.(1995) Sporulation of Enteromorpha spp. (Chlorophyta) and overwintering of spores in sediments of the Wadden Sea, island Sylt, North Sea. Neth. J. Aquat. Ecol.29:341-347.

Schories, D., Reise, K. (1993). Germination and anchorage of Enteromorpha spp. in sediments of the Wadden Sea. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 47: 275-285.


other publications

Schories, D.(2017): Nudibranchia. Nacktschnecken. Der Meeresaquarianer, 3: 40-51.

Schories, D.(2017): Sacoglossa - die Solarkraftwerke des Flachwassers. Der Meeresaquarianer, 4: 42-51.

Niedzwiedz, G. & Schories, D. (2013): GPS-Einsatz unter Wasser. Divemaster, 78.

Schories, D., Sanamyan, K., Sanamyan, N. (2006). Aktinien – Seeanemonen kalter und gemäßigter Breiten. Teil 2. Aquaristik-Fachmagazin 187: 84-89.

Schories, D.(2006). Quallen - Die treibende Welt. Teil 1. Aquaristik-Fachmagazin, Bd. 191.

Schories, D.(2006). Quallen - Die treibende Welt. Teil 2. Aquaristik-Fachmagazin, Bd. 192.

Schories, D.,Sanamyan, K. (2005). Seescheiden – Die unbekannten Verwandten. Aquaristik-Fachmagazin 182:84-90.Schories, D.,Sanamyan, K., Sanamyan, N. (2005). Aktinien – Seeanemonen kalter und gemäßigter Breiten. Teil 1. Aquaristik-Fachmagazin Bd. 186.

Schories, D., Gorayeb, I. (2001). A biodiversidade e a comunidade de pescadores na Ilha Canela (Biodiversity and fishery community at Canela Island, Brazil), edited by D. Schories & I Gorayeb. CDRom publication. ISBN 857098075-2.

Albrecht, A., Schories, D. (1997). Makroalgen im Wattenmeer. Unterricht Biologie