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PhD Topic
Assessing impacts of environmental change on migratory birds in Asia with satellite remote sensing and field information

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021 PhD Student
Department of Conservation Biology, University of Göttingen

2018–2020 Research Associate
Earth Observation Center at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt

2015–2018 Master of Science in Global Change Ecology
Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, University of Bayreuth


Bonnier R., Plieninger T., Bhagwat T., Kamp J. 2024. Viticulture abandonment benefits the bird community of the French Mediterranean. Basic and Applied Ecology (online early). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2024.05.006

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17026

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2023.102970

Bhagwat T., Klein I., Huth J., Leinenkugel P. 2019. Volumetric analysis of reservoirs in drought-prone areas using remote sensing products. Remote Sensing 11: 1974. http://doi.org/10.3390/rs11171974

Tilker A., Abrams J.F., Mohamed A., Nguyen A., Wong S.T., Sollmann R., Niedballa J., Bhagwat T., Gray T.N.E., Rawson B., Guegan F., Kissing J., Wegmann M., Wilting A. 2019. Habitat degradation and indiscriminate hunting differentially impact faunal communities in the Southeast Asian tropical biodiversity hotspot. Communications Biology 2:396. http://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0640-y

Abrams J.F., Axtner J., Bhagwat T., Mohamed A., Nguyen A., Sollmann R., Tilker A., Wilting A. 2018. Studying terrestrial mammals in tropical rainforests: A user guide for camera-trapping and environmental DNA. Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research. Download: http://www.izw-berlin.de/de/userguide_dt.html

Brozovic R., Abrams J.F., Mohamed A., Wong S.T., Niedballa J., Bhagwat T., Sollmann R., Mannan S., Kissing J., Wilting A. 2018. Effects of forest degradation on the moonrat Echinosorex gymnura in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Mammalian Biology 93:135–143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.10.003

Tilker A., Nguyen A., Abrams J.F., Bhagwat T., Le M., Ngyuen T.V., Nguyen A.T., Niedballa J., Sollmann R., Wilting A. 2018. A little-known endemic caught in the South-east Asian extinction crisis: The Annamite striped rabbit Nesolagus timminsi. Oryx 54: 178–187. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605318000534

Bhagwat T., Hess A., Horning N., Khaing T., Thein Z.M., Aung K.M., Aung K.H., Phyo P.P., Tun Y.L., Oo A.H., Neil A., Thu W.M., Songer M., LaJeunesse Connette K., Bernd A., Huang Q., Connette G., Leimgruber P. 2017. Losing a jewel – rapid declines in Myanmar’s intact forests from 2002–2014. PloS One 12. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176364