RTG-funded, published or officially accepted by publication outlets and book publications


Bielcik M, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Lakovic M, Jeltsch F, Rillig MC. (2019). The role of active movement in fungal ecology and community assembly. Movement Ecology 7: 36.

DOI: 10.1186/s40462-019-0180-6


Colangeli PSchlägel UE, Obertegger U, Petermann JS, Tiedemann R, Weithoff G (2018). Negative phototactic response to UVR in three cosmopolitan rotifers: a video analysis approach. Hydrobiologia 844: 43-54. 


Crawford M, Jeltsch F, May F, Grimm V, Schlägel UE (2018). Intraspecific trait variation increases species diversity in a trait‐based grassland model. Oikos.



Grimm V,  Railsback SF,  Vincenot CE,  Berger U,  Gallagher C,  DeAngelis DL,  Edmonds B,  Ge J, Giske J,  Groeneveld J,  Johnston ASA,  Milles A,  Nabe-Nielsen J,  PoIhill JG,  Radchuk V,  Rohwäder MS,  Stillman RA,  Thiele JC, Ayllón C (2020). The ODD protocol for describing agent-based and other simulation models: a second update to improve clarity, replication, and structural realism. Journal of Artificial Sociecities and Social Simulation 23(2) 7.

DOI: 10.18564/jasss.4259


Hausmann SL, Tietjen B, Rillig MC (2017). Solving the puzzle of yeast survival in ephemeral nectar systems: exponential growth is not enough. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 93:1–24.

DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fix150


Hoffmann J, Schirmer A, Eccard JA (2019) Light pollution affects space use and interaction of two small mammal species irrespective of personality. BMC Ecology 19:26. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-019-0241-0.


Jeltsch F, Grimm V, Reeg J, Schlaegel UE (2019). Give chance a chance: from coexistence to coviability in biodiversity theory. Ecosphere 10(5): e02700.  DOI:10.1002/ecs2.2700.


Kowalski GJ, Grimm V, Herde A, Guenther A, Eccard JA (2019). Does Animal Personality Affect Movement in Habitat Corridors? Experiments with Common Voles (Microtus arvalis) Using Different Corridor Widths. Animals 9 (6): 291.
DOI: 10.3390/ani9060291.


Lozada-Gobilard S, Schwarzer C, Rodner D, Tiedemann R, Joshi J (2021). Genetic Diversity and Connectivity in Plant Species Differing in Clonality and Dispersal Mechanisms in Wetland Island Habitats. Journal of Heredity esaa059:1-14.


Lozada-Gobilard S, Stang S, Pirhofer-Walzl K. Kalettka T, Heinken T, Schröder B, Eccard J, Joshi J (2019). Environmental filtering and patch dynamics predict plant-community trait distribution and biodiversity: Kettle holes as models of meta-community systems. Ecology and Evolution 9:1898–1910.

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4883


Mayer M, Ullmann W, Sunde P, Fischer C, Blaum N (2018). Habitat selection by the European hare in arable landscapes: The importance of small-scale habitat structure for conservation. Ecology and Evolution 8(23):11619-11633.

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4613


Milles A, Dammhahn M, Grimm V (2020). Intraspecific trait variation in personality‐related movement behavior promotes coexistence. Oikos 129: 1441-1454.
DOI: 10.1111/oik.07431


Noonan MJ, Tucker MA, ..., Blaum N, Jeltsch F, Ullmann W, ...,et al. (2018). A comprehensive analysis of autocorrelation and bias in home range estimation. Ecological Monographs.

DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1344


Obertegger U, Cieplinski A, Raatz M, Colangeli P (2018). Switching between swimming states in rotifers–case study Keratella cochlearis. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 51(3): 159-173. 


Radchuk V, De Laender F, Sarmento Cabral J, Boulangeat I, Crawford M, Bohn F, De Raedt J, Scherer C, Svenning J-C, Thonicke K, Schurr F, Grimm V, Kramer-Schadt S (2019). The dimensionality of stability depends on disturbance type. Ecological Letters 22. 674-684

DOI: 10.1111/ele.13226


Roeleke M, Blohm T, Hoffmeister U, Marggraf L, Schlägel UE, Teige T, Voigt CC (2020). Landscape structure influences the use of social information in an insectivorous bat. OIKOS 129: 912–923.
DOI: 10.1111/oik.07158


Roeleke M, Bumrungsri, S, Voigt CC (2018). Bats probe the aerosphere during landscape- guided altitudinal flights. Mammal Review 48(1):7–11.


Roeleke M, Johannsen L, Voigt CC (2018). How Bats Escape the Competitive Exclusion Principle—Seasonal Shift From Intraspecific to Interspecific Competition Drives Space Use in a Bat Ensemble. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6, 101. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2018.00101


Roeleke M, Teige T, Hoffmeister U, Klingler F, Voigt CC (2018). Aerial-hawking bats adjust their use of space to the lunar cycle. Movement Ecology 6(1):11.

DOI:10.1186/s40462- 018-0131-7


Scherer C, Radchuk V, Franz Mathias, Thulke Hans-Hermann, Lange M, Grimm V, Kramer-Schadt S (2020). Moving infections: individual movement decisions drive disease persistence in spatially structured landscapes. Oikos 129: 651-667. DOI: 10.1111/oik.07002


Scherer C, Radchuk V, Staubach C, Mueller S, Blaum N, Thulke H-H, Kramer-Schadt S (2019). Seasonal host life-history processes fuel disease dynamics at different spatial scales. Journal of Animal Ecology 88:1812–1824. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13070.


Schirmer A, Hoffmann J, Eccard JA, Dammhahn M (2020). My niche: individual spatial niche specialization affects within- and between-species interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20192211.

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2211


Schirmer A, Herde A, Eccard JA, Dammhahn M (2019). Individuals in space: personality- dependent space use, movement and microhabitat use facilitate individual spatial niche specialization. Oecologia.

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04365-5


Schiro G, Müller T, Verch G, Sommerfeld T, Mauch T, Koch M, Grimm V, Müller MEH (2019). The distribution of mycotoxins in a heterogeneous wheat field in relation to microclimate, fungal and bacterial abundance. Journal of Applied Microbiology 126: 177-190.

DOI: 10.1111/jam.14104


Schiro G, Colangeli P, Müller MEH (2019). A Metabarcoding analysis of the mycobiome of wheat ears across a topographically heterogeneous field. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 2095.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02095.


Schiro G, Müller T, Verch G, Sommerfeld T, Mauch T, Koch M, Grimm V, Müller MEH (2019). The distribution of mycotoxins in a heterogeneous wheat field in relation to microclimate, fungal and bacterial abundance. Journal of Applied Microbiology 126(1): 177-190.
DOI: 10.1111/jam.14104.


Schiro G, Verch G, Grimm V, Müller MEH (2018). Alternaria and Fusarium Fungi: Differences in Distribution and Spore Deposition in a Topographically Heterogeneous Wheat Field. Journal of Fungi. 4: 63. 
DOI: 10.3390/jof4020063

Sciaini M, Fritsch M, Scherer C, Simpkins CE (2018). NLMR and landscapetools: An integrated environment for simulating and modifying neutral landscape models in R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9(11):2240-2248.

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13076


Schlägel UE, Grimm V, Blaum N, Colangeli P, Dammhahn M, Eccard J, Hausmann S, Herde A, Hofer H, Joshi J, Kramer-Schadt S, Litwin M, Lozada-Gobilard S, Müller M. Müller T, Nathan R, Petermann J, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Radchuk V, Rillig M, Röleke M, Schäfer M, Scherer C, Schiro G, Scholz C, Teckentrup L, Tiedemann R, Ullmann W, Voigt C, Weithoff G, Jeltsch F (2019). Movement-mediated community assembly and coexistence. Biological Reviews 95: 1073–1096.
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12600


Schlägel UE, Signer J, Herde A, Eden S, Jeltsch F, Eccard JA, Dammhahn M (2019). Estimating interactions between individuals from concurrent animal movements. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1234-1245.

DOI 10.1111/2041-210X.13235.


Schlägel UE, Merrill EH, Lewis MA (2017). Territory surveillance and prey management: Wolves keep track of space and time. Ecology and Evolution.


Teckentrup L, Kramer-Schadt S, Jeltsch F (2019): The risk of ignoring fear: Underestimating the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity. Landscape Ecology 34: 2851–2868.
DOI: 10.1007/s10980-019-00922-8.


Teckentrup L, Grimm V, Kramer-Schadt S, Jeltsch F (2018). Community consequences of foraging under fear. Ecological Modelling 383:80–90.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.05.015


Tucker M, ... , Blaum N, ...Jeltsch F, ...Ullmann W, ..., et al. (2018). Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359:466-469.

DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9712


Ullmann W, Fischer C, Kramer-Schadt S, Glemnitz M, Blaum N (2020). How do agricultural practices affect the movement behaviour of European brown hares (Lepus europaeus)? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environments 292: 106819. 

DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2020.106819


Ullmann W, Fischer C, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Kramer-Schadt S, Blaum N (2018). Spatiotemporal variability in resources affects herbivore home range formation in structurally contrasting and unpredictable agricultural landscapes. Landscape Ecology 33(9):1505-1517.

DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0676-2


Voigt CC, Bumrungsric S, Roeleke M (2019). Rapid descent flight by a molossid bat (Chaerephon plicatus) returning to its cave. Mammalian Biology 95:15-17.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mambio.2019.01.001


Voigt CC, Currie SE, Fritze M, Roeleke M, Lindecke O (2018). Conservation Strategies for Bats Flying at High Altitudes. BioScience, 68(6):427–435.




RTG funded, other publications


Colangeli P (2019). From pond metacommunities to life in a droplet causes and consequences of movement in zooplankton. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Potsdam.


Hausmann SL (2018). Interactions of pollinators and nectar-occupying yeast communities. Ph.D. thesis, Freie Universität Berlin.


Kowalski GJ (2019). Animal movement patterns across habitats: connecting biodiversity. Ph.D. thesis, University of Potsdam.


Lozada Gobilard SD (2019). From genes to communities: Assessing plant diversity and connectivity in kettle holes as metaecosystems in agricultural landscapes. Ph.D. thesis, University of Potsdam.


Roeleke M (2019). Foraging strategies of an aerial-hawking insectivore, the Common noctule bat Nyctalus noctula. Ph.D. Thesis. Freie Universität Berlin.


Scherer C (2019). Infection on the move: Individual host movement drives disease persistence in spatially structured landscapes PhD thesis. University of Potsdam.


Schirmer A (2019). Consistent individual differences in movement-related behaviour as equalizing and/or stabilizing mechanisms for species coexistence. Ph. D. Thesis, University of Potsdam.


Schiro G (2019). Spatial distribution of phyllosphere fungi in heterogeneous wheat fields: An analysis of abiotic and biotic driving factors. PhD thesis. University of Potsdam.


Teckentrup L (2019). Understanding predator-prey interactions: The role of fear in structuring prey communities. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Potsdam.


Ullmann W (2019). Understanding animal movement behavior in dynamic agricultural landscapes. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Potsdam.



Funded by other sources, published or officially accepted by publication outlets and book publications


Raatz L, Bacchi N, Pirhofer Wlazl K, Glemnitz M, Müller M, Joshi J, Scherber C (2019). How much do we really lose? – Yield losses in the proximity of natural landscape elements in agricultural landscapes. Ecology and Evolution 9:7838-7848.

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5370


Schaefer M, Menz S, Jeltsch F, Zurell D (2018): sOAR: a tool for modelling optimal animal life‐history strategies in cyclic environments. Ecography 41(3):551-557.

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03328


Scholz C, Firozpoor J, Kramer-Schadt S, Gras P, Schulze C, Kimming SE, Voigt CC, Ortmann S (2020) Individual dietary specialization in a generalist predator: A stable isotope analysis of urban and rural red foxes. Ecology and Evolution 10: 8855-8870. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6584.


Zurell D, Wehrden H, Rotics S, Kaatz M, Gross H, Schlag L, Schaefer M, Sapir N, Turjeman S, Wikelski M, Nathan R, Jeltsch F (2018). Home range size and resource use of breeding and non-breeding white storks along a land use gradient. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6:79.

DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00079



Funded by other sources, other publications


Schäfer M (2019) Understanding and predicting global change impacts on migratory birds. Ph.D. thesis, University Potsdam.

DOI: 10.25932/publishup-43925


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