Fragueira, R. & Beaulieu, M. (2019). Red does not always outperform black: morph-specific behavioural variation in response to environmental changes. Animal Behaviour 148: 81-91.

Klockmann, M. & Fischer, K. (2019, in press). Strong reduction in diapause survival under warm and humid overwintering conditions. Population Ecology.

Krehenwinkel, H., Meese, S., Mayer, C, Ruch, J., Schneider, J., Bilde, T., Künzel, S., Henderson, J., Russack, J., Simison, W.B., Gillespie, R. & Uhl, G. (2019, in press). Cost effective microsatellite isolation and genotyping by high throughput sequencing. Journal of Arachnology.

Kreyling, J., Puechmaille, S.J., Malyshev, A.V. & Valladares, F. (2019). Phenotypic plasticity closely linked to climate at origin and resulting in increased mortality under warming and frost stress in a common grass. Ecology & Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4848

Krieger, J. & Spitzner, F. (2019, in press). X-ray microscopy of the larval crustacean brain. S. Sprecher (ed.) Brain Development Methods and Protocols, Springer.

Reusch, C., Gampe, J., Scheuerlein, A., Meier, F., Grosche, L. & Kerth, K. (2019, in press). Differences in seasonal survival suggest species-specific reactions to climate change in two sypatric bat species. Ecology and Evolution.

Shchepin, O.N., Schnittler, M., Erastova, D.A., Prikhodko, I.S., Borg Dahl, M., Azarov, D.V., Chernyaeva, E.N. & Novozhilov, Y.I. (2019, in press). Community of litter-inhabiting dark-spored myxomycetes in taiga forest (Nizhne-Svirsky Reserve, Russia) revealed by DNA metabarcoding. Fungal Ecology.

Torres, G., Spitzner, F., Harzsch, S. & Gimenez, L. (2019). Ecological Developmental Biology and global ocean change: brachyuran crustacean larvae as models. In: Perspectives on evolutionary (and) developmental biology. Giuseppe Fusco (ed.); Padova University Press: 283-308.

Verhaegen, G., Herzog, H., Korsch, K., Kerth, G., Brede, M. & Haase, M. (2019). Testing the adaptive value of gastropod shell morphology to flow: a multidisciplinary approach based on morphometrics, computational fluid dynamics and a flow tank experiment. Zoological Letters 5: 5.


Barbeta, A., Camarero, J.J., Sangüesa-Barreda, G., Muffler, L. & Peñuelas, J. (2018). Contrasting effects of fog frequency on the radial growth of two tree species in a Mediterranean-temperate ecotone. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 264: 297-308.

Borg Dahl, M., Brejnrod, A.D., Unterseher, M., Hoppe, T., Feng, Y., Novozhilov, Y.K., Sørensen, S.J. & Schnittler, M. (2017). Genetic barcoding of dark-spored myxomycetes (Amoebozoa) – identification, evaluation and application of a sequence similarity threshold for species differentiation in NGS studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 18: 306-318.

Borg Dahl, M., Shchepin, O., Schunk, C., Menzel, A., Novozhilov, Y.K. & Schnittler, M. (2018). A four year survey reveals a coherent pattern between occurrence of fruit bodies and soil amoebae populations for nivicolous myxomycetes. Scientific Reports 8:11662

Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, I., Larsen, K.S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyend, K. et Malyshev, A. et Weigel, R. et al. (2018). Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of The Total Environment 628-629: 1369–1394.

Foley, N.M., Hughes, G.M., Huang, Z., Clarke, M., Jebb, D., Whelan, C.V., Petit, E.J., Touzalin, F., Farcy, O., Jones, G., Ransome, R.D., Kacprzyk, J., O'Connell, M.J., Kerth, G., Rebelo, H., Rodrigues, L., Puechmaille, S.J. & Teeling, E.C. (2018). Growing old, yet staying young: the role of telomeres in bats’ exceptional longevity. Science Advances 4: eaao0926.

Hacket-Pain, A.J., Ascoli, D., Vacchiano, G., Biondi, F., Cavin, L., Conedera, M., Drobyshev, I., Dorado Liñán, I., Friend, A.D., Grabner, M., Hartl, C., Kreyling, J., Lebourgeois, F., Levanic, T., Menzel, A., van der Maaten, E., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Muffler, L., Motta, R., Roibu, C-C., Popa, I., Scharnweber, T., Weigel, R., Wilmking, M. & Zang, C. (2018). Climatically controlled reproduction drives inter-annual growth variability in a temperate tree species. Ecology Letters 21: 1833-1844.

Hildebrandt, J.-P., Wiesenthal, A.A. & Müller, C. (2018). Phenotypic plasticity in animals exposed to osmotic stress -- is it always adaptive? Bioessays 40: 1800069.

Kreyling, J., Schweiger, A., Bahn, M., Ineson, P., Migliavacca, M., Morel-Journel, T., Schtickzelle, N. & Steenberg Larsen, K. (2018). To replicate, or not to replicate – that is the question: When to use unreplicated multi-level designs in ecological experiments. Ecology Letters 21: 1629-1638.

Kuemmerle, T., Levers, C., Bleyhl, B. Olech, W., Perzanowski, K., Reusch, C. & Kramer-Schadt, S. (2018). One size does not fit all: European bison habitat selection across herds and spatial scales. Landscape Ecology 33: 1559-1572.

Lange, J., Buras, A., Cruz-García, R., Gurskaya, M., Jalkanen, R., Kukarskih, V., Seo, J.-W. & Wilmking, M. (2018). Climate Regimes Override Micro-Site Effects on the Summer Temperature Signal of Scots Pine at Its Northern Distribution Limits. Frontiers in Plant

Lehnen, L., Schorcht, W., Karst, I., Biedermann, M., Kerth, G. & Puechmaille, S.J. (2018). Using Approximate Bayesian Computation to infer sex ratios from acoustic data. PLoS ONE 13(6): e0199428.

Reim, E., Arnstedt, I., Barwisch, I., Baumgarten, M., Bock, S., Eberspach, J., Ellerbrok, J., Gebremeskel, M., Küpper, S., Guth, L., Lassen, A., Letro, L., Meth, R., Möller, M., Närmann, F., Neunaber, I., Seliger, A., v. Stein, W., Vallinga, C., Vögele, P., Wagner, M. & Fischer, K. (2018). Movement patterns differ between sexes and depend on weather conditions in the butterfly Lycaena tityrus. Journal of Insect Behavior 31: 309-320.

Reim, E., Baguette, M., Günter, F. & Fischer, K. (2018). Emigration propensity and flight performance are decoupled in a butterfly. Ecosphere 9: e02502.

Reim, E., Blesinger, S., Förster, L. & Fischer, K. (2018). Successful despite poor flight performance: range expansion is associated with enhanced exploratory behavior and fast development. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 1165-1179.

Reim, E., Eichhorn, D., Roy, J.D., Steinhoff, P.O.M. & Fischer, K. (2018). Nutritional stress reduces flight performance and exploratory behavior in a butterfly. Insect Science. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12596.

Spitzner, F., Meth, R., Krüger, C., Nischik, E., Eiler, S., Sombke, A., Torres, A. &  Harzsch, S. (2018). An atlas of larval organogenesis in the European shore crab Carcinus maenas L. (Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae). Frontiers in Zoology 15: 27.

Trouillier, M., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Harvey, J.E.; Würth, D.,Schnittler, M. & Wilmking, M.  (2018). Visualizing Individual Tree Differences in Tree-Ring Studies. Forests 9: 216.

Trouillier, M., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Schwarnweber, T., Würth, D.G., Burger, A., Schnittler, M. & Wilmking, M. (2018). Size matters - A comparison of three methods to assess age and size dependent climate sensitivity of trees. Trees DOI: 10.1007/s00468-018-1767-z.

Unterseher, M., Karunarathna, S.C., Cruz, G.R., Dagamac, N.H., Dahl, M.B., Dool, S.E., Galla, M., Herbst, L., Nilsson, R.H., Puechmaille, S.J., Schöner, C.R., Schöner, M.G., Siddique, A.B., Teltewskoi, A., Wicke, K., Würth, D.G., Wurzbacher, C. & Hyde, K.D. (2018). Mycobiomes of sympatric Amorphophallus albispathus and Camellia sinensis differ in diversity and composition and display clear tissue preferences. Mycological Progress 4: 489-500.

van der Maaten, E., Pape, J., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Scharnweber, T., Smiljanić, M., Cruz-García, R. & Wilmking, M. (2018). Distinct growth phenology but similar daily stem dynamics in three co-occurring broadleaved tree species. Tree Physiology 38: 1820-1828.

Verhaegen, G., McElroy, K.E., Bankers, L., Neiman, M. & Haase, M. (2018). Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in a clonal invader. Ecology and Evolution 8: 4465–4483.

Verhaegen, G., Neiman, N. & Haase, M. (2018). Ecomorphology of a generalist freshwater gastropod: complex relations of shell morphology, habitat, and fecundity. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 18: 425-441.

Weigel, R., Irl, S. D. H., Treydte, K., Beierkuhnlein, C., Berels, J., Field, R., Miranda, J.C., Steinbauer, A., Steinbauer, M.J. & Jentsch, A. (2018). A novel dendroecological method finds a non-linear relationship between elevation and seasonal growth continuity on an island with trade wind-influenced water availability. AoB PLANTS 10 (6): ply070.

Weigel, R., Koellner, T., Poppenborg, P., & Bogner, C. (2018). Crop diversity and stability of revenue on farms in Central Europe: An analysis of big data from a comprehensive agricultural census in Bavaria. PloS One 13: e0207454.

Weigel, R., Muffler, L., Klisz, M., Kreyling, J., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Wilmking, M. & van der Maaten, E. (2018). Winter matters: Sensitivity to winter climate and cold events increases towards the cold distribution margin of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Journal of Biogeography 45: 2779-2790.

Wiesenthal, A.A.,Müller, C. & Hildebrandt, J.-P. (2018). Potential modes of range shifts in euryhaline snails from the Baltic Sea and fresh water lakes in northern Germany. Hydrobiologia 811(1): 339-350.

Wiesenthal, A.A., Müller, C., Harder, K. & Hildebrandt, J.-P. (2018). Alanine, proline and urea are major organic osmolytes in the snail Theodoxus fluviatilis under hyperosmotic stress. Journal of Experimental Biology

Wilmking, M., Buras, A., Lehejček, J., Lange, J., Shetti, R. & van der Maaten, E. (2018). Influence of larval outbreaks on the climate reconstruction potential of an Arctic shrub. Dendrochronologia 49: 36–43.

Würth, D.G., Eusemann P., Trouillier, M., Buras A., Wilmking M., Roland C., Juday G. & Schnittler, M. (2018). Environment drives spatio-temporal patterns of clonality in white spruce. Canadian Journal of Forestry 48: 1577-1586.

Zarzoso‐Lacoste, D., Jan, P., Lehnen, L., Girard, T., Besnard, A., Puechmaille, S.J. & Petit, E.J. (2018). Combining noninvasive genetics and a new mammalian sex‐linked marker provides new tools to investigate population size, structure and individual behaviour: An application to bats. Molecular Ecology Resources 18: 217–228.

Zeus, V.M.; Reusch, C. Kerth G. (2018). Long-term roosting data reveal an unimodular social network in large fission-fusion society of the colony-living Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 99.


Barrio, I. C., Lindén, E., Te Beest, M., Olofsson, J., Rocha, A., Soininen, E. M., et Lange, J. et al. (2017). Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome. Polar Biology 40: 2265-2278. 

Dagamac, N.H.A., Rojas, C., Novozhilov, Y.K., Moreno, G.H., Schlueter, R. & Schnittler, M. (2017). Speciation in progress? A phylogeographic study among populations of Hemitrichia serpula (Myxomycetes). PLoS ONE 12(4): e0174825.

Erastova, D.A., Novozhilov, Y.K. & Schnittler, M. (2017). Nivicolous myxomycetes of the Khibiny Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Nova Hedwigia 104: 85-110.

Feng, Y. & Schnittler, M. (2017). Molecular or morphological species? Myxomycete diversity in a deciduous forest in northeastern Germany. Nova Hedwigia 104: 359-380.

Fleischer, T., Gampe, J., Scheuerlein, A. & Kerth, G. (2017). Rare catastrophic events drive population dynamics in a bat species with negligible senescence. Scientific Reports 7: 7370.

Halczok, T., Fischer, K., Gierke, R., Zeus, V., Meier, F., Tress, C., Balkema-Buschmann, A., Puechmaille, S. & Kerth, G. (2017). Evidence for genetic variation in Natterer's bats (Myotis nattereri) across three regions in Germany but no evidence for co-variation with their associated astroviruses. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 5.

Klockmann, M. & Fischer, K. (2017). Effects of temperature and draught on early life stages in three species of butterflies: mortality of early life stages as key determinant of vulnerability to climate change? Ecology and Evolution 7: 10871-10879.

Klockmann, M., Günter, F. & Fischer, K. (2017). Heat resistance throughout ontogeny: body size constrains thermal tolerance. Global Change Biology 23: 686-696.

Klockmann, M., Kleinschmidt, R. & Fischer, K. (2017). Carried over: Heat stress in the egg stage reduces subsequent performance in a butterfly. PLOS ONE 12: e0180968.

Klockmann, M., Wallmeyer, L. & Fischer, K. (2017). Variation in adult stress resistance does not explain vulnerability to climate change in Copper butterflies. Insect Science 25: 894-904.

Marie‐Orleach, L., Vogt‐Burri, N., Mouginot, P., Schlatter, A., Vizoso, D.B., Bailey, N. W. & Schärer, L. (2017). Indirect genetic effects and sexual conflicts: Partner genotype influences multiple morphological and behavioral reproductive traits in a flatworm. Evolution 71: 1232-1245.

Mouginot, P., Uhl, G. & Fromhage, L. (2017). Evolution of External Female Genital Mutilation: why do males harm their mates? Royal Society Open Science 4: 171195.

Schnittler, M., Shchepin, O., Dagamac, N.H.A., Borg Dahl, M. & Novozhilov, Y.K. (2017). Barcoding myxomycetes with molecular markers: challenges and opportunities. Nova Hedwigia 104: 183-209.

Shchepin, O.N., Novozhilov, Y.K. & Schnittler, M. (2017). Disentangling the taxonomic structure of the Lepidoderma chailletii-carestianum species complex (Myxogastria, Amoebozoa): genetic and morphological aspects. Protistology 10(4): 117–129.

Wilmking, M., Buras, A., Eusemann, P., Schnittler, M., Trouillier, M., Würth, D.G., Lange, J., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M. & Juday, G.P. (2017). High frequency growth variability of white spruce clones does not differ from non-clonal trees at Alaskan treelines. Dendrochronologia 44: 187–192.

Zeus, V., Puechmaille, S. & Kerth, G. (2017). Con- and heterospecific social groups affect each other's resource use: a study on roost sharing among bat colonies. Animal Behaviour 123: 329-338.


Buras, A., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., van der Maaten, E., Ahlgrimm, S., Hermann, P., Simard, S, Heinrich, I., Helle, G., Unterseher, M., Schnittler, M., Eusemann, P. Wilmking, M. (2016). Tuning the voices of a choir: Detecting ecological gradients in time-series populations. PloS ONE 11: e0158346.

Eusemann, P., Schnittler, M., Nilsson, R.H., Jumpponen, A., Borg Dahl, M., Würth, D.G., Buras, A., Wilmking, M. & Unterseher, M. (2016). Habitat conditions and phenological tree traits overrule the influence of tree genotype in the needle mycobiome-Picea glauca system at an arctic treeline ecotone. New Phytologist 211: 1221–1231.

Dadamouny, M.A. & Schnittler, M. (2016). Trends of climate with a rapid change in Sinai, Egypt. Journal of water and climate change 7: 393–414.

Dadamouny, M.A., Unterseher, M., König, P. & Schnittler, M. (2016). Population performance of Moringa peregrina (Forssk.) Fiori (Moringaceae) at Sinai Peninsula, Egypt in the last decades: consequences for its conservation. Journal for Nature Conservation 34: 65–74.

Feng, Y., Klahr, A., Janik, P., Ronikier, A., Hoppe, T., Novozhilov, Y.K. & Schnittler, M. (2016). What an intron may tell: several sexual biospecies coexist in Meriderma spp. (Myxomycetes). Protist 167: 234-253.

Klockmann, M., Karajoli, F., Kuczyk, J., Reimer, S. & Fischer, K. (2016). Fitness implications of simulated climate change in three species of Copper butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12846.

Klockmann, M., Scharre, M., Haase, M. Fischer, K. (2016). Does narrow niche space in a 'cold-stenothermic' spring snail indicate high vulnerability to environmental change? Hydrobiologia 765: 71-83.

Klockmann, M., Schröder, U., Karajoli, F. & Fischer, K. (2016). Simulating effects of climate change under direct and diapause development in a Butterfly. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 158: 60-68.

Krehenwinkel, H., Graze, M., Rödder, D., Tanaka, K., Baba, Y., Muster, C. & Uhl, G. (2016). A phylogeographic survey of a highly dispersive spider reveals Eastern Asia as a major glacial refugium for Palearctic fauna. Journal of Biogeography 43: 1583-1594.

Lange, J., Cruz-García, R., Gurskaya, M., Jalkanen, R., Seo, J.-W. & Wilmking, M. (2016). Can microsite effects explain divergent growth in treeline Scots pine? in TRACE - Tree rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 14. Scientific Technical Report 16/04, ed. Hevia A., Sánchez-Salguero R., Linares J.C., Olano J.M., Camarero J.J., Gutiérrez E., et al. (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences), 93-101.

Schickhoff, U., Bobrowski, M., Böhner, J., Bürzle, B., Chaudhary, R.P., Gerlitz, L., et Lange, J., et al. (2016). Climate change and treeline dynamics in the Himalaya, in Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya, ed. Singh, R.B., Schickhoff, U., Mal, S. (Cham: Springer), 271-306.

van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Bümmerstede, H., Iwanoski, J., Scharnweber, T., Wilmking, M. & van der Maaten, E. (2016). Drought sensitivity of beech on a shallow chalk soil in northeastern Germany - a comparative study. Forest ecosystems 3: 24.


Struebig, M., Wilting, A., Gaveau, D.L.A., Meijaard, E., Smith, R. The Borneo Mammal Distribution Consortium, Fischer, M., K. Metcalfe, K. & Kramer-Schadt, S. (2015). Targeted conservation safeguards a biodiversity hotspot from climate and land-cover change. Current Biology 25: 372-378.

Fischer, K., Zeus, V., Kwasnitschka, L., Kerth, G., Haase, M., Groschup, M. & Balkema-Buschmann, A. (2015). Insectivorous bats carry host specific astroviruses and coronaviruses across different regions in Germany. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 37: 108–116.

Mouginot, P., Prügel, J., Thom, U., Steinhoff, P.O.M., Kupryjanowicz, J. & Uhl, G. (2015). Securing paternity by mutilating female genitalia in spiders. Current Biology 25: 1-5.

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