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. DOI:10.1007/s10750-018-3801-y


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



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


Jeltsch F, Grimm V, Reeg J, Schlaegel UE (2019). Give chance a chance: from coexistence to coviability in biodiversity theory. Ecosphere (accepted 11/03/2019).



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


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. DOI:10.1080/10236244.2018.1503541


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, 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


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



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, 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.




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DFG-GRK 2118/1


Prof. Dr. Florian Jeltsch

jeltsch [at]


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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niels Blaum blaum [at]



Merlin Schäfer
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