2021

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104475

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 (Online). https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2338

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 (online early), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.07.004

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00804-2
[Blog]

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-020-01844-y [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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605319000693DOI:10.1017/S0030605319000693

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6959

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 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15411 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.12.003 Media Coverage: [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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143425

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.405

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13259

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 5 A: 1-11. http://www.nje.org.na/index.php/nje/article/view/volume5-hofmann

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-020-01830-4

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 (Online). https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12687

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(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.24189/ncr.2021.012

Khorozyan I. 2021. Dealing with false positive risk as an indicator of misperceived effectiveness of conservation interventions. PLoS ONE 16: e0255784. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255784

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09397140.2020.1865663

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.317

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01422-2

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.

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-020-00527-6

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3976

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-020-01833-1

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2020.1822751

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-02077-4

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119547

Śliwińska E.B., Martyka R., Woyciechowski M., Blinov A., Nowicki P., Stettmer C., Kajzer‐Bonk J., Witek M., Bräu M., Gros M., Mühlenberg M., Slowik J., Tryjanowski P., Settele J. 2021. Comparison of genetic patterns between European and Asian populations of an endangered butterfly species. Insect Conservation and diversity (Online) https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12440

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-020-02957-3

2020
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13110

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.10.001 Media Coverage: [EurekAlert!] [ScienceDaily] [phys.org]

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00447-w

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.111667

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 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270919000194

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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605319000693

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01062-0

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01666-x

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118504

Khorozyan I. 2020. A comparison of common metrics used to quantify the effectiveness of conservation interventions. PeerJ 8: e9873. http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9873

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/2688-8319.12013 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72343-6

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.138 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. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax9070

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.276

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. https://doi.org/10.4404/hystrix-00254-2019

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) https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13665

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. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2897 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. https://doi.org/ 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.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. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12854

Reinhold N., Wobker J., Schröder T., Kemnade C., Bobo K.S., Waltert M. 2020. Confirmation of strong declines of grey parrots in the Korup region, Cameroon, between 2002 and 2016. African Journal of Ecology (Early View) https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12837

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 https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010038 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.24259/fs.v4i2.8664

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 https://doi.org/10.1071/PC19031

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 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2007242117 Media Coverage: [Science Magazine]

Waltert M. 2020. Science during crisis and the Arnold Berliner Award 2020. The Science of Nature 107:35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-020-01689-8 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-019-00450-5