Major publications:
Gernot Falkner & Renate Falkner (2014): The Experience of Environmental Phosphate Fluctuations by Cyanobacteria: An Essay on the Teleological Feature of Physiological Adaptation. In: Life and Process, Koutroufinis (ed.). Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston. 73-98.  
Gernot Falkner and Renate Falkner (2013): On the Incompatibility of the Neo-Darwinian Hypothesis with Systemtheoretical Explanations of Biological Development. In Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology. Brian G. Henning and Adam C. Scarfe, (eds.). Lexington Books, 93-114.  
Gernot Falkner and Renate Falkner (2013): The Role of Biological Time in Microbial Self-Organization and Experience of Environmental Alterations. Argyris Nicolaidis and Wolfgang Achtner, (eds.). Bentham Science Publishers, 72-93.  
Gernot Falkner und Renate Falkner (2013): Die Prozessphilosophie als Grundlage einer Theorie der Organismen. Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology, 16, 209-233.  
Gernot Falkner and Renate Falkner (2011): The Complex Regulation of the Phosphate Uptake System of Cyanobacteria. In: Bioenergetic Processes of Cyanobacteria. Günter A. Peschek, Christian Obinger and Gernot Renger (eds.). Springer Verlag. 109-129.  
Luis Aubriot, Sylvia Bonilla and Gernot Falkner (2011): Adaptive phosphate uptake behaviour of phytoplankton to environmental phosphate fluctuations. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 77, 1–16.  
Gernot Falkner und Renate Falkner (2011): Die Bedeutung der Philosophie von Alfred North Whitehead für eine neue Sichtweise in der Biologie. In: Realität im Prozess. Whiteheads Philosophie im Dialog mit den Wissenschaften. Tobias Müller, Bernhard Dörr (Hrsg.). Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn, 167-189.  
Gernot Falkner und Renate Falkner (2010): Die Relevanz der Philosophie von Alfred North Whitehead für ein tieferes Verständnis physiologischer Vorgänge. In: Whitehead-Cassirer-Piaget, Unterwegs zu einem neuen Denken. Reto Luzius Fetz, Benedikt Seidenfuß und Sebastian Ullrich (Hrsg.). Verlag Karl Alber Freiburg/München, 330-344.  
Gernot Falkner and Renate Falkner (2008): The Memory of Micro-Organisms: An Essay on the Experience of Environmental Alterations by Bacteria. World Futures, 64, 133–145.  
Gernot Falkner and Renate Falkner (2008): The Relevance of Whitehead’s Philosophy for Understanding Physiological Adaptation of Microorganisms. In: Researching with Whitehead: System and Adventure. Franz Riffert & Hans-Joachim Sander (eds.). Verlag Karl Alber, Freiburg/München, 215-238.  
Falkner, R., Priewasser, M., and Falkner, G. (2006). Information processing by cyanobacteria during adaptation to environmental phosphate fluctuations. Plant Signaling and Behaviour, 1, 212-220. 
Plaetzer, K., Thomas, S. R., Falkner, R., and Falkner, G. (2005). The microbial experience of environmental phosphate fluctuations. An essay on the possibility of putting intentions into cell biochemistry. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 235, 540-554.  
Falkner, R., and Falkner, G. (2003). Distinct adaptivity during phosphate uptake by the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis reflects information processing about preceding phosphate supply. Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, 21, 363-375.
Falkner, G., and Falkner, R. (2000). Objectivistic views in biology: an obstacle to our understanding of self-organisation processes in aquatic ecosystem. Freshwater Biology, 44, 553-559.  
Wagner, F., Sahan E., and Falkner, G. (2000). The establishment of coherent phosphate uptake behaviour by the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans. Eur. J. Phycol., 35, 243-253.  
Aubriot, L., Wagner, F., and Falkner, G. (2000). The phosphate uptake behaviour of phytoplankton communities reflects alteration in the phosphate supply. Eur. J. Phycol., 35, 253-262.  
Falkner, R., Wagner, F., Hirofumi, A.., and Falkner, G. (1998). Phosphate-uptake behaviour of a mutant of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 lacking one protein of the high-affinity phosphate-uptake system. Planta, 206, 461-165.  
Falkner, G., Wagner, F. and Falkner, R. (1996). The bioenergetic coordination of a complex biological system is revealed by its adaptation to changing environmental conditions. Acta Biotheoretica, 44, 283-299.  
Falkner, R.  Wagner, F., Small, J.V., and Falkner, G.  (1995). Influence of fluctuating phosphate supply on the regulation of phosphate uptake by the blue-green alga Anacystis nidulans. J. Phycol., 31, 745-753.  
Wagner, F., Falkner, R. and Falkner, G. (1995). Information about previous phosphate fluctuations is stored via an adaptive response of the high affinity uptake system of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans. Planta, 197, 147-155.  
Falkner, G., Wagner, F. and Falkner, R. (1994). On the relation between phosphate uptake and growth of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Sciences de la vie / Life sciences, 317, 535-541.  
Wagner, F., Gimona, M., Ahorn, H., Peschek, G.A., and Falkner, G. (1994). Isolation and functional reconstitution of a phosphate binding protein of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans induced during phosphate-limited growth. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 269, 5509-5511.  
Falkner, G., Falkner, R., and Wagner, F. (1993). Adaptive phosphate uptake behaviour of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans: analysis by a proportional flow-force relation. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Sciences de la vie / Life sciences, 316, 784-787.  
Hirsch, R., De Guia, M.. Falkner, G., and Gimmler, H. (1993). Flexible coupling of phosphate uptake in Dunaliella acidophila at extremely low pH values. Journal of Experimental Botany, 44, 1321-1330.  
Wagner, F. and Falkner, G. (1992). Concomitant changes in phosphate uptake and photo- phosphorylation in the blue-green alga Anacystis nidulans during adaptation to phosphate defiency. J. Plant Physiol., 140, 163-167.  
Falkner, G., Falkner, R., and Schwab, A.J. (1989). Bioenergetic characterization of transient state phosphate uptake by the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans. Theoretical and experimental basis for a sensory mechanism adapting to varying environmental phosphate levels. Arch. Microbiol., 152, 353 – 361.