Publications CUBES Circle


Buchholz B., Cerdas, F, Juraschek M., Herrmann C., (2023): Life Cycle Assessment of circular symbiotic indoor food production systems: Challenges in the scope definition,Procedia CIRP,116, 510-515,

Dietze, V., Feindt, P. (2023): Innovation systems for controlled-environment food production in urban contexts: a dynamic case study analysis of combined plant, fish and insect production in Berlin, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 21:1, DOI:10.1080/14735903.2023.2166230

Förster, N., Dilling, S., Ulrichs, C., Huyskens-Keil, S. (2023): Nutritional diversity in leaves of various amaranth (Amarantus spp.) genotypes and its resilience to drought stress. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality, 96 DOI:

Hoesterey, S., Hemprich, C. J., & Onnasch, L. (2023): What drives the acceptability of a sustainable food production technology? Modeling psychological factors. Sustainable Production and Consumption.

Jezek, M., Allan, A., Jones, J., Geilfus, C.-M. (2023): Why do plants blush when they are hungry?. The New phytologist.

Mauerer, M.; Rocksch, T.; Dannehl, D.; Schuch, I.; Mewis, I.; Förster, N.; Ulrichs, C.; Schmidt, U. (2023): Replacing Mineral Fertilizer with Nitrified Human Urine in Hydroponic Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) Production. Sustainability 2023, 15, 10684.

Mareike, J., Allan, A., Jones, J., Geilfus, C. (2023): Why do plants blush when they are hungry? New Phytologist. 239 (2), 494-505. Doi:

Padmanabha, M., Kobelski, A., Hempel, A.-J., Streif, S. (2023). Modelling and optimal control of growth, energy, and resource dynamics of Hermetia illucens in mass production environment. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, (206).

Rocksch, T., Mauerer, M., Schmidt, U. (2023): Possibilities of using ion selective eletrodes for nutrient and water control in greenhouse horticultural production, Biosystems Engineering.

Shaw C, Knopf K, Klatt L, Marin Arellano G, Kloas W. (2023): Closing Nutrient Cycles through the Use of System-Internal Resource Streams: Implications for Circular Multitrophic Food Production Systems and Aquaponic Feed Development. Sustainability. 15(9):7374.

Wittmann, S., Jüttner, I. and Mempel, H. (2023): Fruit vegetables in indoor farming – potential of chili pepper production. Acta Hortic. 1369, 31-40. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2023.1369.4

Wittmann, S., Jüttner, I. and Mempel, H. (2023): Pulsed light − optimal ratio between yield and energy reduction. Acta Hortic. 1369, 227-234. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2023.1369.28

Yakti W, Müller M, Klost M, Mewis I, Dannehl D, Ulrichs C. (2023): Physical Properties of Substrates as a Driver for Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) Larvae Growth. Insects. 14(3):266.

Yakti W, Förster N, Müller M, Mewis I, Ulrichs C. (2023): Hemp Waste as a Substrate for Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) and Tenebrio molitor L. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Rearing. Insects. 14(2):183.

Pinho, S., Leal, M. M., Shaw, C., Baganz, D., Baganz, G., Staaks, G., Kloas, W., Körner, O., and Monsees, H. (2024). Insect-based fish feed in decoupled aquaponic systems: Effect on lettuce production and resource use. PLOS ONE 19, e0295811. httpso://


Baganz, G. F. M., Junge, R., Portella, M. C., Goddek, S., Keesman, K. J., Baganz, D., Staaks, G., Shaw, C., Lohrberg, F., & Kloas, W. (2022). The aquaponic principle—It is all about coupling. Reviews in Aquaculture14(1), 252–264.

Jones, J. J., Huang, S., Hedrich, R., Geilfus, C., & Roelfsema, M. R. G. (2022). The green light gap: A window of opportunity for optogenetic control of stomatal movement. New Phytologist, nph.18451.

Khatib, M. A., Hempel, A.-J., Padmanabha, M., & Streif, S. (2022). Centralized optimization of resource routing in interconnected food production units with harvesting events*. IFAC-PapersOnLine55(7), 322–327.

Shaw, C., Knopf, K., & Kloas, W. (2022). Fish Feeds in Aquaponics and Beyond: A Novel Concept to Evaluate Protein Sources in Diets for Circular Multitrophic Food Production Systems. Sustainability14(7).

Shaw, C., Knopf, K., & Kloas, W. (2022). Toward Feeds for Circular Multitrophic Food Production Systems: Holistically Evaluating Growth Performance and Nutrient Excretion of African Catfish Fed Fish Meal-Free Diets in Comparison to Nile Tilapia. Sustainability14(7).

Vollmer, A., Geilfus, C.-M., Nerlich, A., & Dannehl, D. (2022). Saving CO2 Emissions by Reusing Organic Growing Media from Hydroponic Tomato Production as a Source of Nutrients to Produce Ethiopian Kale (Brassica carinata). Sustainability14(18).

Wittmann, S., Jüttner, I., & Mempel, H. (2022). Simplified energy modeling to investigate the effect of lighting strategies on the energy efficiency of container indoor farms [Pdf]. 7 pages.

Yakti, W., Schulz, S., Marten, V., Mewis, I., Padmanabha, M., Hempel, A.-J., Kobelski, A., Streif, S., & Ulrichs, C. (2022). The Effect of Rearing Scale and Density on the Growth and Nutrient Composition of Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) Larvae. Sustainability14(3), 1772.


Dannehl, D., Kläring, H.-P., & Schmidt, U. (2021). Light-Mediated Reduction in Photosynthesis in Closed Greenhouses Can Be Compensated for by CO2 Enrichment in Tomato Production. Plants10(12).

Dannehl, D., Schwend, T., Veit, D., & Schmidt, U. (2021). LED versus HPS Lighting: Effects on Water and Energy Consumption and Yield Quality in Lettuce Greenhouse Production. Sustainability13(15).

Dannehl, D., Schwend, T., Veit, D., & Schmidt, U. (2021). Increase of Yield, Lycopene, and Lutein Content in Tomatoes Grown Under Continuous PAR Spectrum LED Lighting. Frontiers in Plant Science12, 611236.

Dietze, V., Feindt, P., Dietze, V., & Feindt, P. (2021). Institutioneller Rahmen für modulare bio-basierte Produktionssysteme im urbanen Raum. Hemmnisse und Förderfaktoren für die Entwicklung und Implementierung.

Mempel, H., Jüttner, I., & Wittmann, S. (2021). The potentials of indoor farming for plant production. at - Automatisierungstechnik69, 287–296.

Meyer, P., Förster, N., Huyskens-Keil, S., Ulrichs, C., & Geilfus, C.-M. (2021). Phenolic compound abundance in Pak choi leaves is controlled by salinity and dependent on pH of the leaf apoplast. Plant-Environment Interactions2(1), 36–44.

Wittmann, S., Jüttner, I., Spence, M., & Mempel, H. (2021). Indoor Vertical Farming: Konsequente Weiterentwicklung des geschützten Anbaus. Jahrbuch Agrartechnik 202032, 2020.


Aschenbruck, T., Esterhuizen, W., Padmanabha, M., & Streif, S. (2020). Sustainability Analysis of Interconnected Food Production Systems via Theory of Barriers. IFAC-PapersOnLine53(2), 15765–15770.

Büth, L., Juraschek, M., Cerdas, F., & Herrmann, C. (2020). Life cycle inventory modelling framework for symbiotic and distributed agricultural food production systems. Procedia CIRP90, 256–261.

Herrmann, C., Büth, L., Juraschek, M., Abraham, T., & Schäfer, L. (2020). Application of biological transformation to foster positive urban production. Procedia CIRP90, 2–9.

Mennenga, M., Büth, L., Cerdas, F., & Herrmann, C. (2020). Synthetic emergence as a functional unit for the environmental assessment of a system of systems. Procedia CIRP90, 393–398.

Padmanabha, M., Beckenbach, L., & Streif, S. (2020). Model Predictive Control of a Food Production Unit: A Case Study for Lettuce Production. IFAC-PapersOnLine53(2), 15771–15776.

Padmanabha, M., Kobelski, A., Hempel, A.-J., & Streif, S. (2020). A comprehensive dynamic growth and development model of Hermetia illucens larvae. PLOS ONE15(9), 1–25.

Wittmann, S., Jüttner, I., & Mempel, H. (2020). Indoor Farming Marjoram Production—Quality, Resource Efficiency, and Potential of Application. Agronomy10(11).


Padmanabha, M., & Streif, S. (2019). Design and Validation of a Low Cost Programmable Controlled Environment for Study and Production of Plants, Mushroom, and Insect Larvae. Applied Sciences9(23).