Singer D., Hagge J., Kamp J., Hondong H., Schuldt A. 2024. Aggregated time-series features boost species-specific differentiation of true and false positives in passive acoustic monitoring of bird assemblages. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (online).

Lundgren E.J., Bergman J., Trepel J., le Roux E., Monsarrat S., Kristensen J.A., Pedersen R.Ø., Pereyra P., Tietje M., Svenning J-C. 2024. Functional traits - not nativeness - shape the effects of large mammalian herbivores on plant communities. Science 383:531-537.

Trepel J., le Roux E., Abraham A., Buitenwerf R., Kamp J., Kristensen J.A., Tietje M., Lundgren E.J., Svenning J-C. 2024. Meta-analysis shows that wild large herbivores shape ecosystem properties and promote spatial heterogeneity. Nature Ecology and Evolution (online early).

Bhagwat T., Kuemmerle T., Soofi M., Donald P.F., Hölzel N., Salemgareev A., Stirnemann I., Urazaliyev R., Baumann M., Kamp J. 2024. A novel, post-Soviet fire disturbance regime drives bird diversity and abundance on the Eurasian steppe. Global Change Biology, 30: e17026.

Laux A., Mayer K., Beeke W., Waltert M., Gottschalk E. 2023. Distance to the edge and other landscape features influence nest predation in grey partridges. Animal Conservation (Early View).


Caro T., Dobson A., Kiffner C., Waltert M. 2023. Threat to Tanzanian Park requires compromise. Science 381: 844.

Da Ponte E., Alcasena F., Bhagwat T., Hu Z., Eufemia L., Turetta A.P.D, Bonatti M., Sieber S., Barr P.-L. 2023. Assessing wildfire activity and forest loss in protected areas of the Amazon basin. Applied Geography 157: 102970.

Daskalova G. N., Kamp J. 2023. Abandoning land transforms biodiversity. Science 380: 581–583. [Science podcast]

Douglas D.J.T., Waldinger J., Buckmire Z., Gibb K., Medina J.P., Sutcliffe L., Beckmann C., Collar N.J., Jansen R., Kamp J., Little I., Sheldon R., Yanosky A., Koper N. 2023. A global review identifies agriculture as the main threat to declining grassland birds. Ibis 165: 1107-1128.

Dutta T., De Barba M., Selva N., Fedorca A.C., Maiorano L., Thuiller W., Zedrosser A., Signer J., Pflüger F., Frank S., Lucas P.M. and Balkenhol N. 2023. An objective approach to select surrogate species for connectivity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1078649.

Graser A., Kelling M., Pabst R., Schulz M., Hölzel N., Kamp J. 2023. Habitat quality, not patch isolation, drives distribution and abundance of two light-demanding butterflies in fragmented coppice landscapes. Journal of Insect Conservation 11: 1078649.

Hertzog L., Klimek S., Röder N., Frank C., Böhner H., Kamp J. 2023. Associations between farmland birds and fallow area at large scales: consistently positive over three periods of the EU Common Agricultural Policy but moderated by landscape complexity. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 1077-1088.

Iddris N.A., Formaglio G., Paul C., von Groß V., Chen G., Angulo-Rubiano, A., Berkelmann, D., Brambach, F., Darras, K.F.A., Krashevska, V., Potapov, A., Wenzel, A., Irawan, B., Damris, M., Daniel, R., Grass, I., Kreft, H., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Tjoa, A., Veldkamp, E., & Corre, M.D. 2023. Mechanical weeding enhances ecosystem multifunctionality and profit in industrial oil palm. Nature Sustainability 6: 683–695.

Kiffner C, Giliba R.A:, Fust P., Loos J., Waltert M. 2023. Assessing protected area effectiveness in western Tanzania: Insights from repeated line transect surveys. African Journal of Ecology 61: 966–979.

Koshkina A., Freitag F., Grigoreyeva I., Hölzel N., Stirnemann I., Velbert F., Kamp J. 2023. Post‐Soviet fire and grazing regimes govern the abundance of a key ecosystem engineer on the Eurasian steppe, the yellow ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus. Diversity and Distributions 29: 395-408.

Kupsch, D., Knobloch, L., Bobo, K.S., Motombi, F.N. & Waltert, M. 2023. Rural livelihoods and biodiversity in Afrotropical agroforestry systems and oil palm plantations. In: Defining Agroecology – A Festschrift for Teja Tscharntke. Eds.: Dormann, C.F., Batáry, P., Grass, I., Klein, A.-M., Loos, J., Scherber, C., Stefan-Dewenter, I. & Wanger, T.C. Tredition, Hamburg, pages 223–240.

Ocampo-Ariza C., Toledo-Hernández M., Librán-Embid F., Armenteras D., Vansynghel J., Raveloaritiana E., Arimond I., Angulo-Rubiano A., Tscharntke T., Ramírez-Casta V., Wurz A., Marcacci G., Anders M., Urbina-Cardona N., de Vos A., Devy S., Westphal C., Toomey A., Sheherazade, Chirango Y., Maas B. 2023. Global South leadership towards inclusive tropical ecology and conservation. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 21:17-24. ,

Rodenwald N., Sutcliffe L.M.E., Leuschner C., Batary P. 2023. Weak evidence for biocontrol spillover from both flower strips and grassy field margins in conventional cereals. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 355: 108614.

Tsetagho G., Bradfer-Lawrence T., Taku A II., Abernethy K.A., Abwe E.E., Angwafo E.T., Atuo F., Fichtler M., Fotso R., Shirley M.H., Morgan B.J., Languy M., Maisels F., Oslisly R., Powell L., Smith T., Thomassen H.A, Waltert M., Wolfe J., Whytock R.C. 2023. Modeling the potential distribution of the threatened Grey-necked Picathartes Picathartes oreas across its entire range. Bird Conservation International 33: e65.

Wesemeyer M., Kamp J., Schmitz T., Müller D., Lakes T. 2023. Multi-objective spatial optimization to balance trade-offs between farmland bird diversity and potential agricultural net returns. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 345: 108316.


Darul R., Gavashelishvili A., Saveljev A.P., Seryodkin I.V., …, Khorozyan I., …, Schmidt K. (32 authors) 2022. Coat polymorphism in Eurasian lynx: adaptation to environment or phylogeographic legacy? Journal of Mammalian Evolution 29: 51-62.

Filla M., Lama R.P., Ghaleb T.R., Filla T., Heurich M., Waltert M., Khorozyan I. 2022. Blue sheep strongly affect snow leopard relative abundance but not livestock depredation in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation 37:e02153

Filla M., Lama R.P., Filla T., Heurich M., Balkenhol N., Waltert M., Khorozyan I. 2022. Patterns of livestock depredation by snow leopards and effects of intervention strategies: lessons from the Nepalese Himalaya. Wildlife Research (Online).

Fox‑Rosales L.A., de Oliveira T.G. 2022. Habitat use patterns and conservation of small carnivores in a human‑dominated landscape of the semiarid Caatinga in Brazil. Mammalian Biology (Online).

Ghoddousi A., Van Cayzeele C., Negahdar P, Soofi M., Hamidi A.Kh., Bleyhl B., Fandos G., Khorozyan I., Waltert M., Kuemmerle T. 2022. Understanding spatial patterns of poaching pressure using ranger logbook data to optimize future patrolling strategies. Ecological Applications (Online).

Heim R., Heim W., Bültmann H., Kamp J., Rieker D., Yurtaev A., Hölzel N. 2022. Fire disturbance promotes biodiversity of plants, lichens and birds in the Siberian subarctic tundra. Global Change Biology 28: 1048–1062 .

Heim W., Thomas A., Berner I., Korschefsky T., Hölzel N., Kamp J. 2022. Anthropogenic fire patterns affect niche breadth and overlap in sympatric songbird species. Science of the Total Environment 833: 155160.

Hertzog L.R., Röder N., Frank C., Böhner H.S., Kamp J. 2022. Village modernization and farmland birds: A reply to Rosin et al. (2021). Conservation Letters 15: e12874.

Kamp J. 2022. Coppice loss and persistence in Germany. Trees, Forests and People 8: 100227.

Khorozyan I. 2022. Defining practical and robust study designs for interventions targeted at terrestrial mammalian predators. Conservation Biology 36: e13805.

Khorozyan I., Heurich M. 2022. Large-scale sheep losses to wolves (Canis lupus) in Germany are related to the expansion of the wolf population but not to increasing wolf numbers. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:778917.

Kiffner C., Boyle D.M., Denninger‑Snyder K., Kissui B.M., Waltert M., Krause S. 2022. Refining the stress gradient hypothesis for mixed species groups of African mammals. Scientific Reports 12, 17715.

Mondal P., Dutta T., Qadir A., Sharma S. 2022: Radar and optical remote sensing for near real-time assessments of cyclone impacts on coastal ecosystems. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (online early),

Morin D.J., Boulanger J., Bischof R., Lee D.C., Ngoprasert D., Fuller A.K., McLellan B., Steinmetz R., Sharma S., Garshelis D., Gopalaswamy A., Nawaz M.A., Karanth U. 2022. Comparison of methods for estimating density and population trends for low-density Asian bears. Global Ecology and Conservation 35: e02058.

Nayeri D., Mohammadi A., Zedrosser A., Soofi M. 2022. Characteristics of natural and anthropogenic mortality of an endangered brown bear population. Journal for Nature Conservation 70, 126288.

Noack F., Larsen A., Kamp J., Levers C. 2022. A bird’s eye view of farm size and biodiversity: the ecological legacy of the Iron Curtain. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (early view),

O'Reilly E., Gregory R.D., Aunins A., Brotons L., Chodkiewic T., Escandell V., Foppen R.P.B., Gamero A., Herrando S., Jiguet F., Kålås J.A., Kamp J., Klvaňová A., Lehikoinen A., Lindström Å., Massimino D., Øien I.J., Reif J., Šilarová E., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van Turnhout C., Vikstrøm T., Voříšek P., Butler S.J. 2022. An assessment of relative habitat use as a metric for species’ habitat association and degree of specialization. Ecological Indicators 135: 108521.

Pangau-Adam M., Flassy M., Trei J.-N., Waltert M., Soofi M. 2022. The role of the introduced rusa deer Cervus timorensis for wildlife hunting in West Papua, Indonesia. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3:e12118.

Parsch C., Wagner B., Pangau-Adam M., Nitschke C., Kreft H., Schrader J. 2022. Papua at the crossroads: A plea for systematic conservation planning in one of the largest remaining areas of tropical rainforest. Frontiers in Forest and Global Change 5: 763131.

Püttmanns M., Böttges L., Filla T., Lehmann F., Martens A.S., Siegel F., Sippel A., von Bassi M., Balkenhol N., Waltert M., Gottschalk E. 2022. Habitat use and foraging parameters of breeding Skylarks indicate no seasonal decrease in food availability in heterogeneous farmland. Ecology and Evolution 12:e8461.

Püttmanns, M., Lehmann, F., Willert, F., Heinz, J., Kieburg, A., Filla, T., Balkenhol, N., Waltert, M., Gottschalk, E. 2022. No seasonal curtailment of the Eurasian Skylark’s (Alauda arvensis) breeding season in German heterogeneous farmland. Ecology and Evolution 12:e9267.

Soofi M., Qashqaei A.T., Mousavi M., Hadipour E., Filla M., Kiabi B.H., Bleyhl B., Ghoddousi A., Balkenhol N., Andrew Royle N., Pavey C.R., Khorozyan I., Waltert M. 2022. Quantifying the relationship between prey density, livestock and illegal killing of leopards. Journal of Applied Ecology 59:1536–1547.

Soofi M., Qashqaei A., Trei J.-N., Shokri S. Selyari J., Ghasemi B., Sepahvand P., Egli L., Nezami B., Zamani N., Yusefi G.H., Kiabi B.H., Balkenhol N., Royle A., Pavey C.R., Redpath S.M., Waltert M. 2022. A novel application of hierarchical modelling to decouple sampling artifacts from socio-ecological effects on poaching intensity. Biological Conservation 267: 109488 (Online).

Soofi M., Soufi M., Royle A., Waltert M., Khorozyan I. 2022. Numbers and presence of guarding dogs affect wolf and leopard predation on livestock in northeastern Iran. Basic And Applied Ecology 64: 147-156

Soofi M., Khorozyan I., Ghasemi B. 2022. Coexistence between leopards and local people – challenges and solutions. Catnews Special Issue 15: 50-56.

Spatz T., Katzenberger J., Friess N., Gelpke C., Gottschalk E., Hormann M. Koschkar S., Pfeiffer T., Stübing S., Sudfeldt C., Rösner S., Schabo D.G., Farwig N. 2022. Sex, landscape diversity and primary productivity shape the seasonal space use of a migratory European raptor. Journal of Avian Biology e02925 (Online).

Yusefi, G.H., Brito J.C., Soofi M., Safi K. 2022. Hunting and persecution drive mammal declines in Iran. Scientific Reports. 12,17743.


Ahmadpour M., Shokri S., Varasteh-Moradi H., Waltert M., Khorozyan I., Soofi M. 2021. The occurrence of the rare corsac fox (Vulpes corsac) in Iran is mainly determined by prey presence and land use. Journal of Arid Environments 189: 104475.

Amano T., Berdejo-Espinola V.B., Christie A.P., Willot K., ..., Khorozyan I., …, Sutherland W.J. (63 authors) 2021. Tapping into non-English-language science for the conservation of global biodiversity. PLoS Biology 19: e3001296.

Bleyhl B., Ghoddousi A., Askerov E., Bocedi G., Breitenmoser U., Manvelyan K., Palmer S.C.F., Soofi M., Weinberg P., Zazanashvili N., Shmunk V., Zurell D., Kuemmerle T. 2021. Reducing persecution is more effective for restoring large carnivores than restoring their prey. Ecological Applications 31: e02338.

Bowler D., Richter R., Eskildsen D., Kamp J., Moshøj C. M., Reif J., Strebel N., Trautmann S. & Voříšek, P. 2021. Geographic variation in the population trends of common breeding birds across central Europe. Basic and Applied Ecology 56: 72–84.

Brlík V., Šilarová E., Škorpilová J., Alonso H., Anton M., Aunins A., Benkö Z., Biver G., Busch M., Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., Coombes D., de Carli E., del Moral J.C., Derouaux A., Escandell V., Eskildsen D.P., Fontaine B., Foppen R.P.B, Gamero A., Gregory R.D., Harris S., Herrando S., Hristov I., Husby M., Ieronymidou C., Jiguet F., Kålås J.A., Kamp J., Kmecl P., Kurlavičius P., Lehikoinen A., Lewis L., Lindström Å., Manolopoulos A., Martí D., Massimino D., Moshøj D., Nellis R., Noble D., Paquet A., Paquet J.-Y., Portolou D., Ramírez I., Redel C., Reif J., Ridzoň J., Schmid H., Seaman B., Silva L., Soldaat L., Spasov S., Staneva A., Szép T., Tellini Florenzano G., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van der Meij T., van Strien A., van Turnhout C., Vermeersch G., Vermouzek Z., Vikstrøm T., Voříšek P, Weiserbs A., Klvaňová A. 2021. Long-term and large-scale multispecies dataset tracking population changes of common European breeding birds. Scientific Data 8: 21.

Buner F., Gottschalk E. 2020. Grey Partridge. In: Keller V, et al.: European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 - Distribution, Abundance and Change. European Bird Census Council & Lynx editions, Barcelona

Donald P.F., Kamp J., Green R.E., Urazaliyev R., Koshkin M., Sheldon R. 2021. Migration strategy, site fidelity and population size of the globally threatened Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius. Journal of Ornithology 162: 349–362. [Blog]

Farhadinia M.S., Rostro-Garcia S., Feng L., Kamler J.F., Spalton A., Shevtsova E., Khorozyan I., Al-Duais M., Ge J. and Macdonald D.W. 2021. Big cats in borderlands: challenges and implications for transboundary conservation of Asian leopards. Oryx 55: 452–460.

Filla M., Lama R.P., Ghale T.R., Signer J., Filla T., Aryal R.R., Heurich M., Waltert M., Balkenhol N., Khorozyan I. 2021. In the shadows of snow leopards and the Himalayas: density and habitat selection of blue sheep in Manang, Nepal. Ecology and Evolution 11: 108–122.

Freitag M., Kamp J., Dara A., Kuemmerle T., Sidorova T.V., Stirnemann I.A., Velbert F., Hölzel N. 2021. Post-Soviet shifts in fire and grazing regimes changed the functional plant community composition on the Eurasian steppe. Global Change Biology 27: 388–401. Media Coverage: [BBC]

Ghoddousi A., Buchholtz E.K., Dietsch A.M., Williamson M.A., Sharma S., Balkenhol N., Kuemmerle T., Dutta T. 2021. Anthropogenic resistance: accounting for human behavior in wildlife connectivity planning. One Earth 4: 39–48. [Press Release]

Heim, R., Bucharova, A., Brodt, L., Kamp, J., Rieker, D., Soromotin, A.V., Yurtaev, A., Hölzel, N. 2021. Post-fire vegetation succession in the Siberian subarctic tundra over 45 years. Science of the Total Environment 760:143425.

Heim W., Chan S., Hölzel N., Ktitorov P., Mischenko A., Kamp, J. 2021. East Asian buntings: Ongoing illegal trade and encouraging conservation responses. Conservation Science and Practice 3: e405.

Hertzog L.R., Frank C., Klimek S., Röder N., Böhner H.G.S., Kamp J. 2021. Model‐based integration of citizen science data from disparate sources increases the precision of bird population trends. Diversity and Distributions 27: 1106–1119.

Hofmann T., Marker L., Hondong H. 2021. Detection success of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) scat by dog-human and human-only teams in a semi-arid savanna. Namibian Journal of Environment (Section A) 5: 1–11.

Husemann, M., Rajaei, H., Saboori, A., Zahiri, R., Yusefi, Gh.H., Soofi, M., Elisabeth Haring, Joger, U. 2021. Editorial: Special issue on Iran's zoological biodiversity. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 59: 1515.

Kamp J., Frank C., Trautmann S., Busch M., Dröschmeister R., Flade, M., Gerlach B., Karthäuser J., Kunz, F., Mitschke, A., Schwarz, J., Sudfeldt C. 2021. Population trends of common breeding birds in Germany 1990-2018. Journal of Ornithology 162: 1–15

Katzenberger J., Gottschalk E., Balkenhol N. Waltert M. 2021. Density‐dependent age of first reproduction as a key factor for population dynamics: stable breeding populations mask strong floater declines in a long‐lived raptor. Animal Conservation 24: 862–875.

Kely M.R., Kouakou C.Y., Béné J.C.K., Tiedoué M.R., Diarrasouba A., Tondossama A., Kuehl H.S., Waltert M. 2021. Research and tourism affect positively the occupancy pattern of Loxodonta cyclotis (Elephantidae) in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire. Nature Conservation Research 6: 68–77.

Khorozyan I. 2021. Dealing with false positive risk as an indicator of misperceived effectiveness of conservation interventions. PLoS ONE 16: e0255784.

Khorozyan I. 2021. Setting statistical thresholds is useful to define truly effective conservation interventions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 657423.

Khorozyan I., Ananian V., Malkhasyan A. 2021. No longer regionally extinct: a review of Pallas’s cat Otocolobus manul records from the Caucasus with a new record from Armenia (Mammalia: Felidae). Zoology in the Middle East 67: 12–18.

Khorozyan I., Waltert M. 2021. A global view on evidence-based effectiveness of interventions used to protect livestock from wild cats. Conservation Science and Practice 3:e317.

Li X., Wang Y., Luo Y., Wen J., Li H., Gottschalk E., Settele J., Schweiger O. 2021. Opportunities to improve China’s biodiversity protection laws. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5: 726–732.

Morrison C.A., Auniņš A., Benkő Z., Brotons L., Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., Escandell V., Eskildsen D.P., Gamero A., Herrando S., Jiguet F., Kålås J. A., Kamp J., Klvaňová A., Kmecl P., Lehikoinen A., Lindström, Å., Moshøj C., Noble D. G., Øien I. J., Paquet J-Y., Reif J., Sattler T., Seaman B.S., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van Turnhout C.A.M., Vořišek P., Butler S.J. 2021. Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes. Nature Communications 12: 6217.

Ordaz-Németh I., Sop T., Amarasekaran B., Bachmann M., Boesch C., Brncic T., Caillaud D., Campbell G., Carvalho J., Chancellor R., Davenport T.R.B., Dowd D., Eno-Nku M., Ganas-Swaray J., Granier N., Greengrass E., Heinicke S., Herbinger I., Inkamba-Nkulu C., Iyenguet F., Junker J., Bobo K.S., Lushimba A., Maisels F., Malanda G.A.F., McCarthy M.S., Motsaba P., Moustgaard J., Murai M., Ndoukoue B., Nixon S., Nseme R.A., Nzooh Z., Pintea L., Plumptre A.J., Roy J., Rundus A., Sanderson J., Serckx A., Strindberg S., Tweh C., Vanleeuwe H., Vosper A., Waltert M., Williamson E.A., Wilson M., Mundry R., Kühl H.S. 2021. Range-wide indicators of African great ape density distribution. American Journal of Primatology 83:e23338

Pagel C.D., Waltert M., Scheer M., Lück M. 2021. Swimming with wild orcas in Norway: killer whale behaviours addresses towards snorkelers and divers in an unregulated whale watching market. Pp. 77-97 In: Lück M., Liu C. (eds.) A kaleidoscope of tourism research: insights from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT). Peter Lang, Berlin, 296 pp.

Pangau-Adam M., Slowik J., Waltert M. 2021. Negative effects of logging on bird dispersed trees in northern Papuan lowland forest. Tropical Conservation Science 14:1–9

Port M., Henkelmann A., Schröder F., Waltert M., Middelhoff L., Anders O., Jokisch S. 2021. Rise and fall of a Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) stepping-stone population in central Germany. Mammal Research 66: 45–55.

Prishchepov A.V., Myachina Ks. V., Kamp J., Smelansky I., Dubrovskaya S., Ryakhov R., Grudinin D., Yakovlev I., Urazaliev R. 2021. Multiple trajectories of grassland fragmentation, degradation and recovery in Russia's steppes. Land Degradation and Development 32: 3220–3235.

Püttmanns M., Balkenhol N., Filla T., Görlich A., Roeles F., Waltert M., Gottschalk E. 2021. Avoidance of high-risk linear structures by Skylarks in the early breeding season and implications for conservation management. Journal of Ornithology 162:307–312

Reinhold N., Wobker J., Schröder T., Kemnade C., Bobo K.S., Waltert M. 2021. Confirmation of strong declines of grey parrots in the Korup region, Cameroon, between 2002 and 2016. African Journal of Ecology 59: 561-565

Sheludkov A., Kamp J., Müller D. 2021. Decreasing labor intensity in agriculture and the accessibility of major cities shape the rural population decline in postsocialist Russia. Eurasian Geography and Economics 62: 481–506.

Shokri Sh., Jafari, A., Rabei K., Hadipour E., Alinejad H., Zeppenfeld T., Soufi M., Zehzad B., Kiabi H. B., Pavey R. Ch., Balkenhol N., Waltert M., Soofi M. 2021. Conserving populations at the edge of their geographic range: the endangered Caspian red deer (Cervus elaphus maral) across protected areas of Iran. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 85–105

Singer D., Hondong H., Dietz M. 2021. Habitat use of Bechstein's Bat (Myotis bechsteini) and woodpeckers reveals the importance of old-growth features in European beech forests. Forest Ecology and Management 498: 119547

Wobker J., Heim W., Schmaljohann H. 2021. Sex, age, molt strategy, and migration distance explain the phenology of songbirds at a stopover along the East Asian flyway. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75:21.


Baumann M., Kamp J. , Pötzschner F., Bleyhl B., Dara A., Hankerson B., Prishchepov A., Schierhorn F., Müller D., Hölzel N., Urazaliyev R., Kuemmerle T. 2020. Declining human pressure and opportunities for rewilding in the steppes of Eurasia. Diversity and Distributions 26: 1058–1070.

Borzée A., McNeely J., Magellan K., Miller J.R.B., Porter L., Dutta T., Kadinjappalli K.P., Sharma S., Shahabuddin G., Aprilinayati F., Ryan G.E., Hughes A., Abd Mutalib A.H., Wahab A.Z.A., Bista D., Chavanich S.A., Chong J.L., Gale G.A., Ghaffari H., Ghimirey Y., Jayaraj V.K., Khatiwada A.P., Khatiwada M., Krishna M., Lwin N., Paudel P.K., Sadykova C., Savini T., Shrestha B.B., Strine C.T., Sutthacheep M., Wong E.P., Yeemin T., Zahirudin N.Z., Zhang L. 2020. COVID-19 Highlights the Need for More Effective Wildlife Trade Legislation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35: 1052-1055. Media Coverage: [EurekAlert!] [ScienceDaily] []

Bruns A., Waltert M. and Khorozyan I. 2020. The effectiveness of livestock protection measures against wolves (Canis lupus) and implications for their co-existence with humans. Global Ecology and Conservation 21: e00868.

Dara A., Baumann M., Hölzel N., Hostert P., Kamp J. , Müller D., Ullrich B., Kuemmerle T. 2020. Post-Soviet land-use change affected fire regimes on the Eurasian steppes. Ecosystems 23:943–956.

Dara A., Baumann M., Freitag M., Hölzel N., Hostert P., Kamp J. , Müller D., Prishchepov A.V., Kuemmerle T. 2020. Annual Landsat time series reveal post-Soviet changes in grazing pressure. Remote Sensing of Environment 239: 111667.

Düker S., Kupsch D., Bobo K.S., Heymann E. and Waltert M. 2020. Congo Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus densities in oil palm plantation, agroforestry mosaic and protected forest in Southwest Cameroon. Bird Conservation International 30: 156-167

Eichenberg, D., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Bowler, D., Bruelheide, H., Conze, K.-J., Dauber, J., Dengler, J., Engels, D., Fartmann, T., Frank, D., Geske, C., Grescho, V., Harter, D., Henle, K., Hofmann, S., Jandt, U., Jansen, F., Kamp, J., Kautzner, A., König-Ries, B., Krämer, R., Krüß, A., Kühl, H., Ludwig, M., Lueg, H., May, R., Musche, M., Opitz, A., Ronnenberg, K., Schacherer, A., Schäffler, L., Schiffers, K., Schulte, U., Schwarz, J., Sperle, T., Stab, S., Stöck, M., Theves, F., Trockur, B., Wesche, K., Wessel, M., Winter, M., Wirth, C., Bonn, A. 2020. Langfristige Biodiversitätsveränderungen in Deutschland erkennen - mit Hilfe der Vergangenheit in die Zukunft schauen. Natur und Landschaft 95: 479-491.

Farhadinia M.S., Rostro-Garcia S., Feng L., Kamler J.F., Spalton A., Shevtsova E., Khorozyan I. , Al-Duais M., Ge J., Macdonald D.W. 2020. Big cats in borderlands: challenges and implications for transboundary conservation of Asian leopards. Oryx, in press.

Ghoddousi A., Bleyhl B., Sichau C., Ashayeri D., Moghadas P., Sepahvand P, Hamidi A.Kh., Soofi M., Kuemmerle T. 2020. Mapping connectivity and conflict risk to identify safe corridors for the Persian leopard. Landscape Ecology 35: 1809–1825.

Heim W., Heim R.J., Beermann I., Burkovskiy O.A., Gerasimov Y., Ktitorov P., Ozaki K., Panov I., Sander M.M., Sjöberg S., Smirenski S.M., Thomas A., Tottrup A., Tiunov I.M., Willemoes M., Hölzel N., Thorup K., Kamp J. 2020. Using geolocator tracking data and ringing archives to validate citizen-science based seasonal predictions of songbird distribution in a data-poor region. Global Ecology and Conservation 24: e01215

Kamp J., Freitag M., Hölzel N. 2020. Towards more meaningful scenarios of biodiversity responses to land-use change in Central Asia. Regional Environmental Change 20:79.

Kamp J., Trappe J., Dübbers L., Funke S. 2020. Impacts of windstorm-induced forest loss and varying reforestation on bird communities. Forest Ecology and Management 478: 118504

Khorozyan I. 2020. A comparison of common metrics used to quantify the effectiveness of conservation interventions. PeerJ 8: e9873.

Khorozyan I., Ghoddousi S., Soufi M., Soofi M. and Waltert M. 2020. Studded leather collars are very effective in protecting cattle from leopard (Panthera pardus) attacks. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 1: e12013. Media Coverage: [The Applied Ecologist]

Khorozyan I., Waltert M. 2020. Variation and conservation implications of the effectiveness of anti‑bear interventions. Scientific Reports 10: 15341.

Koshkina A., Grigoryeva I., Tokarsky V., Urazaliyev R., Kuemmerle T., Hölzel N., Kamp J. 2020. Marmots from space: assessing population size and habitat use of a burrowing mammal using publicly available satellite images. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 6: 153–167. Open Access

Koster J., McElreath R., Hill K., Yu D., Shepard Jr. G., van Vliet N., Gurven M., Trumble B., Bliege Bird R., Bird D., Codding B., Coad L., Pacheco-Cobos L., Winterhalder B., Lupo K., Schmitt D., Sillitoe P., Franzen M., Alvard M., Venkataraman V., Kraft T., Endicott K., Beckerman S., Marks S.A., Headland T., Pangau-Adam M., Siren A., Kramer K., Greaves R., Reyes-García V., Guèze M., Duda R., Fernández-Llamazares A., Gallois S., Napitupulu L., Ellen R., Ziker J., Nielsen M.R. Ready E., Healey C., Ross C. 2020. The life history of human foraging: Cross-cultural and individual variation. Science Advances 6: eaax9070.

Kuemmerle T., Bluhm H., Ghoddousi A., Arakelyan M., Askerov E., Bleyhl B., Ghasabian M., Gavashelishvili A., Heidelberg A., Malkhasyan A., Manvelyan K., Soofi M., Yarovenko Y., Weinberg P., Zazanashvili N. 2020. Identifying priority areas for restoring mountain ungulates in the Caucasus ecoregion. Conservation Science and Practice 2:e276.

Melovski D., Ivanov G., Stojanov A., Avukatov V., Gonev A., Pavlov A., Breitenmoser U., von Arx M., Filla M., Krofel I., Signer J., Balkenhol N. 2020. First insight into the spatial and foraging ecology of the critically endangered Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus, Buresh 1941). Hystrix - The Italian Journal of Mammalogy 31: 26-34.

Meyer N.F.V., Balkenhol N., Dutta T., Hofman M., Meyer J.Y., Ritchie E.G., Alley C., Beranek C., Bugir C.K., Callen A., Clulow S., Cove M.V., Klop-Toker K., Lopez O.R., Mahony M., Scanlon R., Sharma S., Shute E., Upton R., Guilbault E., Griffin A.S., Hernández Pérez E., Howell L.G., King J.P., Lenga D., O Donoghue P., Hayward M.W. 2020. Beyond species counts for assessing, valuing, and conserving biodiversity: response to Wallach et al. 2019. Conservation Biology (Online)

Munteanu C., Kamp J., Klein N., Kraemer B., Müller D., Koshkina A., Prishchepov A., Kuemmerle T. 2020. Cold War spy satellite images reveal long-term declines of a philopatric keystone species in response to cropland expansion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20192897. Media Coverage: [Science][BBC Radio][New Scientist]

Novák T. J., Balla D., Kamp J. 2020. Changes in anthropogenic influence on soils across Europe 1990–2018. Applied Geography 124: 102294. j.apgeog.2020.102294

de Oliveira T.G., Lima B.C., Fox-Rosales L., Pereira R.S., Pontes-Araújo E. and de Sousa A.L. 2020. A refined population and conservation assessment of the elusive and endangered northern tiger cat (Leopardus tigrinus) in its key worldwide conservation area in Brazil. Global Ecology and Conservation 21: e00927.

Pavey C.R. , Nano C.E.M. and Waltert M. 2020. Population dynamics of dasyurid marsupials in dryland Australia: Variation across habitat and time. Austral Ecology 45: 283-290.

Richter R., Heim A., Heim W., Kamp J. , Vohland M. 2020. Combining multiband remote sensing and hierarchical distance sampling to establish drivers of bird abundance. Remote Sensing 12: 38 Open Access

Schrader J., Parsch C., Moeljono S., Kalor J.D., Hofmann T., Weinrich C., Mühlberger F., Stinn C., Mühlenberg M., Sattler C. 2020. An annotated bird checklist for Gam island, Raja Ampat, including field notes on species monitoring and conservation. Forest and Society 4: 310-329.

Semple L., Ottewell K., Sims C., Simianer H. and Byrne M. 2020. Genetic viability of a reintroduced population of south-western common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula hypoleucus), Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology 26: 282-292

Steyaer S.M.J.G, Zedrosser A., Filipczykova E., Leclerc M., Koike S., Crudge B., Dutta T., Sharma S., Ratnayeke S., Swaisgood R., Derocher A., Clapham M., Spady T.., McLellan B., Ordiz A., Fernández-Gil A., Naves J., Delibes M., Swenson J.E. 2020. Mating strategies. In: Bears of the World-Ecology, Conservation and Management (Eds: V. Penteriani, M. Melletti). Cambridge University Press.

Surbaktia S.,Parker H.G.,McIntyre J.K., Maurya H.K., Cairns K.M., Selvig M., Pangau-Adam M., Safonpo A., Numberi L., Runtuboi D.Y.P., Davis B.W., Ostrander E.A. 2020. New Guinea highland wild dogs are the original New Guinea singing dogs. PNAS 117: 24369–24376 Media Coverage: [Science Magazine]

Waltert M. 2020. Science during crisis and the Arnold Berliner Award 2020. The Science of Nature 107:35. Open Access

Waltert M., Grammes J. , Schwenninger J., Roig-Boixeda P. and Port M. 2020. A case of underestimation of density by direct line transect sampling in a hunted roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) population. Mammal Research 65: 151–160.