Effects of land use on tropical biodiversity

this project was funded by DFG from 2000 to 2003 through SFB552 (STORMA, C1), PhD students were funded by DAAD, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the government of Indonesia

Participating department members

Heleen Fermon, Stefan Merker, Michael Mühlenberg, Margaretha Pangau, Matthias Waltert, Indra Yustian


Abrahamczyk, S., Kessler, M., Dadang, D.P., Waltert, M. & Tscharntke, T. (2008): The value of differently managed cacao plantations for forest bird conservation in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 18: 349-362.

Fermon, H., Waltert, M., Vane-Wright, R.I. & Mühlenberg, M. (2005): Forest use and vertical stratification in fruit-feeding butterflies of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Impacts for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 333-350.

Maas, B., Dwi Putra, D., Waltert, M., Clough, Y., Tscharntke, T. & Schulze, C. (2009): Six years of habitat modification in a tropical rainforest margin of Indonesia do not affect bird diversity but endemic forest species. Biological Conservation 142: 2665-2671. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.06.018

Merker, S. (2006): Habitat-specific ranging patterns of Dian's tarsiers (Tarsius dianae) as revealed by radiotracking. American Journal of Primatology 68: 111-125.

Merker, S. & Yustian, I.(2008): Habitat use analysis of Dian's tarsier (Tarsius dianae) in a mixed-species plantation in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Primates 49: 161-164.

Merker, S., Yustian, I. & M. Mühlenberg (2005): Responding to forest degradation: altered habitat use of the Dian's tarsier Tarsius dianae in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Oryx 39: 189-195.

Pangau-Adam, M.Z., Waltert, M., Mühlenberg, M. (2006): Nest predation risk on ground and shrub nests in forest margin areas of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 15:4143-4158.

Pombo, A.R., Waltert, M., Supraptini Mansjoer, S., Mardiastuti, A., Mühlenberg, M. (2004): Homerange, diet and behaviour of the Tonkean Macaque Macaca tonkeana in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pp. 313-325 in: Land use, nature conservation and the stability of rainforest margins in Southeast Asia (Gerold, G., Guhardja, E. & Fremerey, M. eds.) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Schulze,C.H., Waltert, M., Kessler, P.J.A., Pitopang, R., Shahabuddin, Veddeler, Mühlenberg, M., D., Gradstein, S.R., Leuschner, C., Steffan-Dewenter, I., and Tscharntke, T. (2004): Biodiversity indicator groups of tropical land-use systems: comparing plants, birds and insects. Ecological Applications 14: 1321–1333.

Vane-Wright, R.I., Fermon, H. (2003): Taxonomy and identification of Lohora Moore (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae), the Sulawesi bush browns. Invertebrate Systematics 17: 129-141

Waltert, M., Mardiastuti, A., Mühlenberg, M. (2004): Effects of land use on bird species richness in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Conservation Biology 18: 1339-1346.

Waltert, M., Mardiastuti, A., Mühlenberg, M. (2005): Effects of deforestation and forest modification on understorey birds in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 15: 257-273.

Waltert, M., Langkau, M., Maertens, M., Härtel, M., Erasmi, S., Mühlenberg, M. (2004): Predicting losses of bird species from deforestation in Central Sulawesi . In: Gerold, G. ; Guhardja, E. ; Fremerey, M. (eds.) : Land use, nature conservation and the stability of rainforest margins in Southeast Asia. Berlin : Springer, pp. 327-350.

Yustian, I.,Merker, S., Supriatna, J. & Andayani, N. (2008): Relative population density of Tarsius dianae in man-influenced habitats of Lore Lindu National park, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Asian Primates Journal 1: 10-17.