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Schabo, D., Farwig, N., Rösner, S., Oppel, S., (2024) Tracking data highlight the importance of human-induced mortality for large migratory birds at a flyway scale. Biological Conservation, Vol. 293, May 2024, 10525 DOI:

Vogelbacher, M., Strehmann, F., Bellafkir, H., Mühling, M., Korfhage, N., Schneider, D., Rösner, S., Schabo, D., Farwig, N., Freisleben, B., (2024) Identifying and Counting Avian Blood Cells in Whole Slide Images via Deep Learning. Birds 2024, 5, 48–6 DOI:


Novella-Fernandez, R., Chalmandrier, l., Brandl, R., Pinkert, S., Zeuss, D., Hof, C., (2023) Trait overdispersion in dragonflies reveals the role and drivers of competition in community assembly across space and season. Ecography, e06918. DOI:

Schön, J., Tiede, Y., Becker, M., Donoso, D., Homeier, J., Limberger, O., Bendix, J., Farwig, N., Brandl, R., (2023) Effects of leaf traits of tropical trees on the abundance and body mass of herbivorous arthropod communities, Plos One  November 7, 2023 DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0288276

González-Varo, J., Albrecht, J., Arroyo, J., Bueno, R., Burgos, T., Escribano-Ávila, G., Farwig, N., Garcia, D., Illera, J., Jordano, P., Kurek, P., Rösner, S., Virgós, E., Sutherland, W. (2023) Frugivore-mediated seed dispersal in fragmented landscapes: Compositional and functional turnover from forest to matrix, PNAS Vol. 120 | No. 44 DOI:10.1073/pnas.2302440120

Sandall E.L., Maureaud A.A., Guralnick R., McGeoch M.A., Sica Y.V., Rogan M.S., Booher D.B., Edwards R., Franz N., Ingenloff K., Lucas M., Marsh C.J., McGowan J., Pinkert, S., Ranipeta A., Uetz P., Wieczorek J., & Jetz W. (in press). A globally integrated structure of taxonomy to support biodiversity science and conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Volume 38, ISSUE 12, P1143-1153, December 2023 DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2023.08.004

Pinkert S., Sica J.V., Winner K. and Jetz W. (2023). The potential of ecoregional range maps for boosting taxonomic coverage in ecology and conservation. Ecography 2023: e06794. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.06794

Laumeier, R., Brändle M., Rödel M.-O., Brunzel S., Brandl R. and Pinkert, S. (2023). Frogs reveal the global importance and interplay of colour-based protective and thermoregulatory functions. Nature Communications. Nature Portfolio Vol 1. DOI: 10.21203/

Dieter, M., Schrami, U., Möhring, B., Bauhus, J., Endres, E., Lang, F., Seeling, U., Farwig, N., Hafner, A., Kätzel, R., Kleinschmit, B., Lindner, M., Müller, J., Niekisch, M., Richter, K., (2023) Mehr als "Gute fachliche Praxis" - Vorschlag für eine anpassungsfähige Governance zum Erhalt resilienter Wälder und ihrer Ökosystemleistungen in Zeiten des globalen Wandels, Stellungnahme des
Wissenschaftlichen Beirates für Waldpolitik
Dezember 2022 DOI:10.12767/buel.vi235

 Grigusova, P., Larsen, A., Brandl, R., Farwig, N., del Rio, C., Kraus, D., Paulino, L., Piliscoff, P., Bendix, J., (2023) Mammalian bioturbation amplifies rates of both, hillslope sediment erosion and accumulation, in coastal Chile, August 2023 Biogeosciences volume 20, issue 15 DOI:10.5194/egusphere-2023-84

Rehling, F., Jongejans, E., Schlautmann, J., Albrecht, J., Fassbender, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Matthies, D., Waldschmidt, L., Farwig, N., Schabo, D.,Common seed dispersers contribute most to the persistence of a fleshy-fruited tree  
Communications Biology Pages 1-14 March 2023  DOI:10.1038/s42003-023-04647-y

Thiel, S., Willems F., Farwig, N., Rehling, F., Schabo D., Schleuning, M., Tello, N., Töpfer, T., Tschapka, M., Heymann, E., Heer, K., Vertically stratified frugivore community composition and interaction frequency in a liana fruiting across forest strata Bio Tropica Volume 55, Issue 3 Pages 650-664
May 2023 DOI:10.1111/btp.13216 

Asefa, A., Reuber, V., Miehe, G., Wraase., Wube, T., Schabo, D., Farwig, N., (2023) Human activities modulate reciprocal effects of a subterranean ecological engineer rodent, Tachyoryctes macrocephalus, on Afroalpine vegetation cover, Ecology and Evolution Volume 13, Issue 7 DOI:10.1002/ece3.10337

Acosta-Rojas, D., Barccuyk, M., Espinosa, C., Farwig, N., Homeier, J., Tiede, Y., Tinoco, B., Velescu, A., Wilcke, W., Neuschulz, E., Schleuning, M., (2023) Abiotic factors similarly shape the distribution of fruit, seed and leaf traits in tropical fleshy-fruited tree communities, Acta Oecologica
Volume 121, November 2023, 103953 DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2023.103953

Rehling, F., Ellerbrok, J.,  Delius, A., Farwig, N., Franziska,  Wind turbines in managed forests partially displace common bird species, Journal of Environmental Management Vol. 328 (2023) Pages 365-371 DOI:10.19217/NuL2023-08-01

Rösner, S., Schabo D., Palme, R., Lorenc, T., Mussard-Forster, E., Brandl, R., Müller, J. (2023) High-quality habitats and refuges from tourism reduce individual stress responses in a forest specialist. Wildlife Research February 2023 DOI:10.1071/WR21162

Moses, J., Peters, M., Tiede, Y., Mottl, O., Donoso, D., Farwig, N., Fayle, T., Novotny, V., Sanders, N., Klimes, P. (2023) Nutrient use by tropical ant communities varies among three extensive elevational gradients: A cross-continental comparison. Global Ecology and Biogeography Volume32, Issue 12  DOI: 10.1111/geb.13757

Cervantes, F., Murgatroyd, M., Allan, D. G., Farwig, N., Kemp, R., Krüger, S., ...Rösner, S., Schabo D.G., ... & Amar, A. (2023). A utilization distribution for the global population of Cape Vultures (G yps c oprotheres) to guide wind energy development. Ecological Applications, 33(3), e2809.

Gábor L, Jetz, W., Zarzo-Arias, A., Winner, K., Yanco, S., Pinkert, S., Marsh, C.J., Rogan, M., Mäkinen, J., Rocchini, D., Barták, V., Blei, P., Moudrý , V. (2023) Species distribution models affected by positional uncertainty in species occurrences can still be ecologically interpretable. Ecography 2023, e06358. DOI:

Novella-Fernandez R., Brandl R., Pinkert S., Zeuss D., Hof C. (in press). Body colour drives optimal insect phenology via thermoregulation. (2023) Nature Communications. Preprint DOI:10.21203/

Rehling, F., Delius, A., Ellerbrok, J. S., Farwig, N., & Peter, F. (2023). Wind turbines in managed forests partially displace common birds. Journal of Environmental Management, 328, 116968.

Strehmann, F., Becker, M., Lindner, K., Masello, J. F., Quillfeldt, P., Schumm, Y. R. et al. (2023): Half of a forest bird community infected with haemosporidian parasites. In: Front. Ecol. Evol. 11, Artikel 1107736. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2023.1107736

Ünlü, A. G., Obrycki, J. J., Menzel, F., & Bucher, R. (2023) The role of chemical cue similarity in interactions between ants and native versus non-native lady beetles in North America. Animal Behaviour, 203, 21-28.

Gábor L, Jetz, W., Zarzo-Arias, A., Winner, K., Yanco, S., Pinkert, S., Marsh, C.J., Rogan, M., Mäkinen, J., Rocchini, D., Barták, V., Blei, P., Moudrý , V. (2023) Species distribution models affected by positional uncertainty in species occurrences can still be ecologically interpretable. Ecography in press. Vol. 2023 Issue 6 e06358

Mähn, L.A., Hof, C., Brandl, R., Pinkert, S. (2023) Beyond latitude: temperature, productivity, and thermal niche conservatism drive body size variation in Odonata. Global Ecology and Biogeography in press. Preprint:

Nui, H., Rehling, F., Chen, Z., Sue, X., Zhao, H., Wang, X., Zhang, H., Schabo, D. G., Farwig, N. (2023) Regeneration of urban forests as influence by fragmentation, seed dispersal mode and the legacy effect of reforestation interventions. Lands and Urban Plann 233: 104712


Asefa, A., Reuber, V., Miehe, G., Wondrafrash, M., Wraase, L., Wube, T., Farwig, N., Schabo, D. G. (2022) The activity of a subterranean small mammal alters Afroalpine vegetation patterns and is positively affected by livestock grazing. Basic Appl Ecol 65: 67–76

Costa, A., Heleno, R., Dufrene, Y., Huckle, E., Gabriel, R., Harrison, X., Schabo, D. G., Farwig, N., Kaiser‐Bunbury, C. N. (2022) Seasonal variation in impact of non‐native species on tropical seed dispersal networks. Funct Ecol 36: 2713–2726.

Ellerbrok, J., Delius, A., Peter, F., Farwig, N., Voigt, C. C. (2022) Activity of forest specialist bats decreases towards wind turbines at forest sites. J Appl Ecol 59: 2497–2506 DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.14249

Engelhardt, E.K., Biber, M.F., Dolek, M., Fartmann, T., Hochkirch, A., Leidinger, J., Löffler, F., Pinkert, S., Poniatowski, D., Voith, J., Winterholler, M., Zeuss, D., Bowler, D.E., Hof, C. (2022) Consistent signals of a warming climate in occupancy changes of three insect taxa over 40 years in central Europe. Global Change Biology 28: 3998–4012.

Franke, S., Pinkert, S., Brandl, R., Thorn, S. (2022) Modeling the extinction risk of European butterflies and odonates. Ecology and Evolution 12: Issue 11 e9465.

Gottwald, J., Royaute, R., Becker, M., [...], Lindner, K.,  […], Rösner, S., Schabo, D. G.,  […], Farwig, N., [...], Nauss, T. (2022) Classifying the Activity States of Small Vertebrates using Automated VHF telemetry. Methods Ecol Evol 00: 1–13

Grigusova, P., Larsen, A., Achilles, S., [...], Farwig, N., Kraus, D., [...], Bendix, J. (2022) Higher sediment redistribution rates related to burrowing animals than previously assumed as reveled by time-of-Flightbased monitoring. Earth Surf Dynam 10: 1273-1301

Höchst, J., Bellafkir, H., Lampe, P., Vogelbacher, M., Mühling, M., Schneider, D., Lindner, K., Rösner, S., Schabo, D. G., Farwig, N., Freisleben, B. (2022) Bird@ Edge: Bird Species Recognition at the Edge. International Conference on Networked Systems (NETYS), 2022.

Junker, R. R., Albrecht, J., Becker, M., Keuth, R., Farwig, N., Schleuning, M. (2022) Towards an animal economics spectrum for ecosystem research. Functional Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2435.14051

Kane, A., Monadjem, A., [...], Downs, C. T., Farwig, N., Galligan, T., [...], Rösner, S., Schabo, D. G., [...], Kendall, C. J. (2022) Understanding continent-wide variation in vulture ranging behavior to assess feasibility of Vulture Safe Zones in Africa. Challenges and possibilities. Biological Conservation Vol. 268 / 109516

Pinkert, S., Clausnitzer, V., Acquah-Lamptey, D., De Marco Júnior, P., Johansson, F. (2022) Odonata as focal taxa for biological responses to climate change. In: Córdoba-Aguilar, A., Beatty, C.D., Bried, J. (2022) Dragonflies & Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research, Oxford University Press. Pages 385–400

Pinkert, S., Barve, V., Guralnick, R., Jetz, W. (2022) Global geographical and latitudinal variation in butterfly species richness captured through a comprehensive country‐level occurrence database. Global Ecology and Biogeography 31: 830–839.

Rehling, F., Delius, A., Ellerbrok, J. S., Farwig, N., Peter, F. (2022) Wind turbines in managed forests partially displace common Birds. J Environm Manage 328: 116968

Rehling, F., Schlautmann, J., Jaroszewicz, B., Schabo, D. G., Farwig, N. (2022): Forest degradation limits the complementarity and quality of animal seed dispersal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289: 20220391.  

Rocha-Ortega, M., Khelifa, R., Sandall, E.L., Deacon, C., Sánchez-Rivero, X., Pinkert, S., Patten, M.A. (2022) Linking traits to extinction risk in Odonata. In: Córdoba-Aguilar, A., Beatty, C.D., Bried, J. (2022) Dragonflies & Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research, Oxford University Press. Pages 343–358

Sandall, E.L., Pinkert, S., Jetz, W. (2022) Country-level checklists and occurrences for the world’s Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). Journal of Biogeography 49: 1586–1598.

Spatz, T., Katzenberg, 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. J Avian Biol 10: e02925

Timoteo, S., Albrecht, J., [...], Farwig, N., [...], Heleno, R. (2022) Tripartite networks show that keystone species can multitask. Funct Ecol 00: 1–13

Wraase, L., Reuber, V. M., Kurth, P., Fekadu, M., Demissew, S., Miehe, F., Opgenoorth, L., Selig, U., Woldu, Z., Zeuss, D., Schabo, D. G., Farwig, N., Nauss, T. (2022) Remote sensing‐supported mapping of the activity of a subterranean landscape engineer across an afro‐alpine ecosystem. Remote Sens Ecol Conserv

Wurz, A., Grass, I., Lees, D. C., Rakotomalala, A. A. N. A., Sádián, S., Martin, D. A., Osen, K., Loos J., Benasoavina, E., Alexis, T., Tscharntke, T. (2022) Land-use change differentially affects endemic, forest and openland butterflies in Madagascar. Royal Entomological Society  DOI: 10.1111/icad.12580


Spatz, T., Rösner, S., Schabo, D. G., Gelpke, C., Farwig, N. (2021) Zwischen Revierbildung, Brutphase und Jungenaufzucht: Aktionsräume und Habitatnutzung adulter Rotmilane Milvus milvus in Hessen. Ornithologische Mitteilungen 2021 Nr. 9/10

Heidrich, L., Pinkert, S., Brandl, R., Bässler, C., Hacker, H., Roth, N., Busse, A., Müller, J., Friess, N. (2021) Noctuid and geometrid moth assemblages show divergent elevational gradients in body size and color lightness. Ecography 44: 1169–1179.

Wallis CIB, Tiede Y, [...], Farwig N, Bendix J (2021) Biodiversity and ecosystem functions depend on environmental conditions and resources rather than the geodiversity of a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Scientific Reports  DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-03488-1

Lawer EA, Mupepele A-C, Darkoh EL, Farwig N, Oware S, Larbi JA, Essiaaw-Quayson G, Klein A-M (2021) Logging effects on parasitic infections in a swamp rat (Malacomys edwardsi) in West Africa. Journal of Mammalogy XX:1–11

Herbertsson, L., Ekroos, J., Albrecht, M., Bartomeus, I., [...], Entling, M. H., Farbu, S., Farwig, N., Gonzalez-Varo, J. P., Hass, A. L., [...] (2021) Bees increase seed set of wild plants while the proportion of arable land has a variable effect on pollination in European agricultural landscapes. Plant Ecology Evolution 154/3

Perino, A., Pereira, H. M., Feliipe-Lucia, M., Kim, H., [...], Eisenhauer, N., Essl, F., Farwig, N., Förster, J., Freyhof, N., Geschke, J., [...] (2021) Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between globaltargets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/conl.12848

Grass, I., Albrecht, J., Farwig, N., Jauker, F. (2021) Plant traits and landscape simplification drive intraspecific trait diversity of Bombus terrestris in wildflower plantings. Basic and Applied Ecology 57, 91-101

Garcia-Rodriguez, A., Albrecht, J., Farwig, N., Frydryszak, D., Parres, A., Schabo, D. G., Selva, N. (2021) Functional complementarity of seed dispersal services provided by birds and mammals in an alpine ecosystem. Journal of Ecology. 110, 232-247 

Spohn, M., Aburto, F., Ehlers, T. A., Farwig, N., Frings, P. J., Hartmann, H., Hoffmann, T., Larsen, A., Oelmann, Y. (2021) Terrestrial ecosystems buffer inputs through storageand recycling of elements. Biogeochemistry 474, 6

Seibold, S., Rammer, W., Hothorn, T., [...],  Cobb, T. P., Farwig, N., [...], Weisser, W. W., Yoon, S., Zhang, N., Müller, J. (2021) The contribution of insects to global forest deadwood decomposition. Nature volume 597, pages 77–81

Grigusova, P., Larsen, A., Achilles, S., Klug, A., Fischer, R., Kraus, D., Übernickel, K., Paulino, L., Pliscoff, P., Brandl, R., Farwig, N., Bendix, J. (2021) Area-Wide Prediction of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Hole Density and Depth across a Climate Gradient in Chile Based on UAV and Machine Learning. Drones 2021, 5, 86

Rehling, F., Jaroszewicz, B., Braasch, L. V., Albrecht, J., Jordano, P., Schlautmann, J., Farwig, N., Schabo, D. G. (2021) Within-species trait variation can lead to size limitations in seed dispersal of small-fruited plants. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 16 August 2021

González-Varo, J. P., Rumeu, R., Albrecht, J., Arroyo, J. M., Bueno, R. S., Burgos, T., da Silva, L. P., Escribano-Ávila, G., Farwig, N., García, D., Heleno, R. H., Illera, J. C., Jordano, P., Kurek, P., Simmons, B. I., Virgós, E., Sutherland, W. J., Traveset, A. (2021) Limited potential for bird migration to disperse plants to cooler latitudes. NATURE 595:75–79

Bucher, R., Japke, L. M., Ünlü, A. G. and Menzel, F. (2021) Interactions of ants with native and invasive lady beetles and the role of chemical cues in intraguild interference. Chemoecology DOI: 10.1007/s00049-021-00354-4

Schlautmann, J., Rehling, F.,  Albrecht, J., Jaroszewicz, B., F., Schabo, D. G. and Farwig, N. (2021) Observing frugivores or collecting scats: a method comparison to construct quantitative seed dispersal networks. Oikos 00: 1–11; 2021

Limberger, O., Homeier, J., Farwig, N., Pucha-Cofrep, F., Fries, A., Leuschner, C., Trachte, K. and Bendig, J. (2021) Classification of Tree Functional Types in a Megadiverse
Tropical Mountain Forest from Leaf Optical Metrics and Functional Traits for Two Related Ecosystem Functions. Forest 12, 649. DOI:10.3390/f12050649

Rehling, F., Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2021) Biomass partitioning in response to intraspecific competition depends on nutrients and species characteristics: A study of 43 plant species. Journal of Ecology 109(9) DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13635

García-Rodríguez, A., Albrecht, J., Szczutkowska, S., Valido, A., Farwig, N., Selva, N. (2021) The role of the brown bear Ursus arctos as a legitimate megafaunal seed disperser. Scientific reports, 11(1):1282

Bendix, J., Aguire, N., Beck, E., Bräuning, A., Brandl, R., Breuer, L., Böhning‑Gaese, K., Dantas de Paula, M., Hickler, T., Homeier, J., Inclan, D., Leuschner, C., Neuschulz, E. L., Schleuning, M., Suarez, J. P., Trachte, K., Wilcke, W., Windhorst, D., Farwig, N. (2021) A research framework for projecting ecosystem change in highly diverse tropical mountain ecosystems. Oecologia, 195, pages 589–600 (2021)

Bucher, R., Rochlitz, J., Wegner, N., Heiß, A., Grebe, A., Schabo, D. G. and Farwig, N. (2021) Deer Exclusion Changes Vegetation Structure and Hunting Guilds of Spiders, but Not Multitrophic Understory Biodiversity. Diversity 13, 25

Bertleff, D., Diekmann, D., Brand,S., Ünlü, A. G., and Bucher, R. (2021) Predation and avoidance behavior of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum confronted with native and invasive lady beetles in Europe. Ecological Entomology 46,41-47


Reuber, V. M., Rey-Iglesia, A., Westbury, M. V., Cabrera, A., Farwig, N., Skovrind, M., Šumbera, R., Wube, T., Opgenoorth, L., Schabo, D. G., Lorenzen, E. D. (2021) Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Giant Root-Rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus). Mitochondrial DNA Part B Resour. 6:2191–2193 doi: 10.1080/23802359.2021.1944388

Mallon, J., [...], Enggist, P., Farwig, N., Fiedler, W., [...], Riley, H., Rösner, S., Schabo, D. G., Schulz, H., [...] and Fagan, W. F. (2020) Diurnal timing of nonmigratory movement by birds: the importance of foraging spatial scales. Journal of Avival Biology  51, 12

Ünlü, A. G., Obrycki, J. J., Bucher, R. (2020) Comparison of native and non‐native predator consumption rates and prey avoidance behavior in North America and Europe. Ecology and Evolution 10, 13334-13344 DOI:   10.1002/ece3.6932  

Riecken, U.,  Ammer, C., Baur, B., Bonn, A., Diekötter, T., Hotes, S., Krüß, A., Klimek, S., Leyer, I., Werk, K., Ziegenhagen, B., Farwig, N. (2020) Notwendigkeit eines Brückenschlags zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis in Naturschutz - Chancen und Herausforderungen. Natur und Landschaft 8, 364-371 DOI: 10.17433/8.2020.50153829.364-371

Astudillo, P. X., Grass, I., Siddins,D. C., Schabo, D. G., Nina Farwig (2020) Centrality in Species-habitat networks reveals the importance of habitat quality for high-andean birds in Polylepis Woolands. Ardeola 67, 307-324

Bucharova, A., Kollmann, J. and Farwig, N. (2020) Nature conservation and ecosystem restoration in central Europe—The valueof human-shaped ecosystems. Basic and Applied Ecology 42 (8) DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2019.12.003

Ünlü, A. G., Terlau, J. F., Bucher, R. (2020) Predation and avoidance behavior of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum confronted with native and invasive lady beetles in Europe.  Biological Invasions 22, 1647-1656


Rehling, F., Matthies, D., & Sandner, T. M. (2019). Responses of a legume to inbreeding and the intensity of novel and familiar stresses. Ecology and Evolution, 9(3), 1255–1267.

Stelbrink, P., Grendelmeier, A., Schabo, D. G., Arlettaz, R., Hillig, F. und Pasinelli, G. (2019) Does acoustically simulated predation risk affect settlement and reproduction of a migratory passerine? International  journal of behavioural biology 125, 535-547

Beck, E., Paladines, P., Paladines, R., Matt,F., Farwig, N., Bendix, J. (2019) Alexander von Humboldt would have loved it: Estación Científica San Francisco. Ecotropica 21 DOI: 10.30427/ecotrop201909

Friess, N., Bendix, J., Brändle, M., Brandl, R., Dahlke,S., Farwig, N., Freisleben, B., Holzmann, H., Meyer, H., Müller, T., Opgenoorth, L., Peter, C., Quillfeldt, P., Reudenbach, C., Seeger, B.,  Steinmetz, R., Nauss, T. (2019) Introducing Nature 4.0: A sensor network for environmental monitoring in the Marburg Open Forest. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 3 DOI: 10.3897/biss.3.36389

Gemeinholzer, B., Demant, L., Dieterich, M., Eser, U., Farwig, N., Geske, C., Feldhaar, H., Lauterbach, D. Reis, M., Weisser, W., Werk, K. (2019) Artenschwund trotz Naturschutz - Noch immer Handlungs‐ und Forschungsbedarf. Biologie Unserer Zeit 2, 2-13. DOI: 10.1002/biuz.201910689

Spatz, T.Schabo, D. G.Farwig, N., Rösner, S.  (2019) Raumnutzung des Rotmilans  Milvus milvus im Verlauf der Brutzeit: Eine Analyse mittels GPS-basierter Bewegungsdaten. Die Vogelwelt 139, 161-169.

Brune, J., Krüger, O., Hippauf, E., Rösner, S., J. Katzenberger (2019) Eine nichtinvasive Methode für Populationsstudien beim Rotmilan Milvus milvus: Molekulargenetische Individualerkennung anhand von Mauserfedern. Die Vogelwelt 139, 129-140.

Wallis, C. I. B., Homeier, J., Peña, J., Brandl, R., Farwig, N., Bendix, J. (2019) Modeling tropical montane forest biomass, productivity and canopy traits with multispectral remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 225, 77-92

Bucher, R., Nickel, H., Kaib, S., Will, M., Carchi, J., Farwig, N., Schabo, D. G. (2019) Birds and plants as indicators of arthropod species richness in temperate farmland. Ecological Indicators 103, 272-279.

Martin, E. A., Dainese, M., Clough, Y., Bommarco, R., […], Farwig, N., […], Steffan-Dewenter, I., Concepcion, E. D. (2019) The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agro-ecosystem services across Europe. Ecology Letters, 22, 1083-1094

Tucker, M. A., Alexandrou, O., Bierregard, R., Bildstein, K. L., […], Farwig, N., […], Rösner, S., […], Schabo, D. G., […] Zydelis, R., Mueller, T. (2019) Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28, 576-587

Dugger, P. J., Blendinger, P. G., Böhning-Gaese, K., Chama, L., […], Farwig, N., […], Schabo, D. G.,[…],  Vollstädt, M., Schleuning, M.  (2019) Seed-dispersal networks are more specialized in the Neotropics than in the Afrotropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28, 248-261 DOI: 10.1111/geb.12833

Noonan, M., Tucker, M. A., Fleming, C. H, Akre, T., […], Farwig, N., […], Rösner, S., […], Schabo, D. G. , […] , Mueller, T., Calabrese, J.M. (2019) A comprehensive analysis of autocorrelation and bias in home range estimation. Ecological Monographs, 89, e01318


Astudillo, P. X., Schabo, D. G., Siddons, D. C., Farwig, N. (2018) Patch-matrix movements of birds in the páramo landscape of the southern Andes of Ecuador. Emu - Austral Ornithology, 119, 53-60

Tiede, Y., Hemp, C., Schmidt. A., Nauss, T., Farwig, N., Brandl, R.(2018) Beyond body size: consistent decrease of traits within orthopteran assemblages with elevation. Ecology 0, 1-13.

Albrecht, J., Hagge, J., Schabo, D. G., Schaefer, M. H., Farwig, N. (2018) Reward regulation in plant–frugivore networks requires only weak cues. Nature Communications, 9, Article number: 4838 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07362-z 

Bastin, J. F., Ruitshauser, E., Kellner, J., Saatchi, S., […], Farwig, N., […], Zagt, R. J., Zebase, D. (2018) Pan-tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Wiley Online Library, 27, 1366-1383

Pellissier, L., Albouy, C., Bascompte, J, Farwig, N., Graham, C., Loreau, M., Maglianesi, M. A., Melian, C. J., Pitteloud, T. R., Rohr, R., Saavedra, S., Thuiller, W., Woodward, C. G., Zimmermann, N. E., Gravel, D. (2017) Comparing species interaction networks along environmental gradients. Biological Reviews 93, 785-800

Slik, F. J. W., Franklin, J., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Field, R.,Aguilar, S., Aguirre, N., […] Dattaraja, H. S., Davidar, P., DeWalt, S. J. Din, H., Drake, D. R., Duque, A., Durigan, G., Eichhorn, K., Schmidt Eler, E., Enoki, T., Ensslin, A., Fandohan, A. B., Farwig, N., […] Zakaria, R., Zang, R. (2018) Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. PNAS 115, 1837-1842 DOI:   10.1073/pnas.1714977115 

Simmons, B. I., Sutherland, W. J., Dicks, L. V., Albrecht, J., Farwig, N., García, D., Jordano, P., González‐Varo, J. P. (2018) Moving from frugivory to seed dispersal: incorporating the functional outcomes of interactions in plant‐frugivore networks. J Anim Ecol. 2018 87, 995-1007.


Farwig, N., Ammer, C., Annighöfer, P., Baur, B., Behringer, D., Diekötter, T., Hotes, S., Leyer, I., Müller, J., Peter, F., Riecken, U., Bessel, A., Thorn, S., Werk, K., Ziegenhagen, B. (2017) Bridging science and practice in conservation: Deficits and challenges from a research perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology 24, 1-8.

Farwig, N., Bendix, B., Beck, E. (2017) Introduction to the Special Issue “Functional monitoring in megadiverse tropical ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 83, 524-526.

Heuck, C., Herrmann, C., Schabo, D. G., Brandl, R., Albrecht, J. (2017) Density-dependent effects on reproductive performance in a recovering population of White-tailed Eagles Haliaeetus albicilla. Ibis 159, 297–310

Wallis, C. I. B., Brehm, G., Donoso, D. A., Fiedler, K., Homeier, J., Paulsch, D., Süßenbach, D., Tiede, Y., Brandl, R., Farwig, N., Bendix, J. (2017). Remote sensing improves prediction of tropical montane species alpha diversity but performance differs among taxa. Ecological Indicators 83, 538-549.

Graf, N., Bucher, R., Schäfer, R. B., Entling, M. H. (2017) Contrasting effectsof aquatic subsidies on a terrestrial trophiccascade. Biol. Lett. 13, 20170129

Westhoek, A., Field, E., Rehling, F., Mulley, G., Webb, I., Poole, P. S., Turnbull, L. A. (2017) Policing the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis: a critical test of partner choice. Scientific Reports 7, 1419

Tiede, Y., Schlautmann, J., Donoso, D. A., Wallis, C. I. B., Bendix, J., Brandl, R., Farwig, N. (2017) Ants as indicators of environmental change and ecosystem processes. Ecological Indicators 83, 527-537.

Farwig, N., Schabo, D. G., J. Albrecht (2017) Trait-associated loss of frugivores in fragmented forest does not affect seed removal rates. Journal of Ecology 105, 20-28.

Schabo, D. G., Heuner, S., Neethling, M. V., Rösner, S., Uys, R. and Farwig, N. (2017) Long-term data indicates that supplementary food enhances the number of breeding pairs in a Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres colony. Bird Conservation International 27, 140-152.


Schleuning, M.,  Fründ, J., Schweiger, O., Welk, E., Albrecht, J.,  Albrecht, M., Beil, M., Benadi, G., Blüthgen, N., Bruelheide, H., Böhning-Gaese, K., Dehling, M., Dormann, C. F., Exeler, N., Farwig, N., Harpke, A., Hickler, T., Kratochwil, A., Kuhlmann, M., Kühn, I., Michez, D., Mudri-Stojnic, S., Plein, M., Rasmont, P., Schwabe, A., Settele, J., Vujic, A., Weiner, C. N., Wiemers, M., Hof, C. (2016) Ecological networks are more sensitive to plant than to animal extinction under climate change. Nature Communications 7 (13965).

Tiede, Y., Homeier, J., Cumbicus, N., Peña, J., Albrecht, J., Ziegenhagen, B., Bendix, J., Brandl, R., Farwig, N. (2016) Phylogenetic niche conservatism does not explain elevational patterns of species richness, phylodiversity and family age of tree assemblages in Andean rainforest. Erdkunde 70, 83-106.

De Palma, A., Abrahamczyk, S., Aizen, M.A., Albrecht, M., Basset, Y., Bates, A., Blake, R. J., Boutin, C., Bugter, R., Connop, S., Cruz-López, L., Cunningham, S. A., Darvill, B., Diekötter, T., Dorn, S., Downing, N., Entling, M. H., Farwig, N., [...], Purvis, A. (2016) Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports 6, 31153.

Grass, I., Albrecht, J., Jauker, F., Diekötter, T., Warzecha, D., Wolters, V., Farwig, N. (2016) Much more than bees-Wildflower plantings support highly diverse flower-visitor communities from complex to structurally simple agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 225, 45-53.

Wallis, C. I. B., Paulsch, D., Zeilinger, J., Brenner, S., Curatola Fernández, G. F., Brandl, R., Farwig, N., Bendix, J. (2016) Contrasting performance of Lidar and optical texture models in predicting avian diversity in a tropical mountain forest. Remote Sensing of Environment 174, 223-232.

Bucher R., Andres C., Wedel M. F., Entling M. H., Nickel H. (2016) Biodiversity in low-intensity pastures, straw meadows, and fallows of a fen area–A multitrophic comparison. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 219, 190–196.


Mammides, C., Schleuning, M., Böhning-Gaese, K., Schaab, G., Farwig, N., Kadis, C., Coulson, T. (2015) The indirect effects of habitat disturbance on the bird communities in a tropical African forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 24, 3083-3107.

Peter F., Berens D. G., Farwig N. (2015) Forest fragmentation drives the loss of insectivorous birds and an associated increase in herbivory. Biotropica 47, 626-635.

Uhl, P., Bucher, R., Schäfer, R. B., Entling, M. H. (2015) Sublethal effects of imidacloprid on interactions in a tritrophic system of non-target species. Chemospere 132, 152-158

Slik, F. J. W., V. Arroyo-Rodríguez, S.-I. Aiba, P. Alvarez-Loayz, P., [...], Farwig, N., [...], Luize, B.G., Venticinq, E.M. (2015) An estimate of the number of tropical tree species richness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 7472-7477.

Botzat, A., Fischer, L., Farwig, N.  (2015) Regeneration potential in South African forest fragments: extinction debt paid off or hampered by contemporary matrix modification? Plant Ecology DOI 10.1007/s11258-015-0457-9.

Bucher, R., Heinrich, H., Entling, M. H. (2015) Plant choice, herbivory and weight gain of wood crickets under the risk of predation. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 155(2)

Grass, I., Brandl, R., Botzat, A., Neuschulz, E. L.Farwig, N.  (2015) Contrasting taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity responses to forest modifications: comparisons of taxa and successive plant life stages in South African scarp forest. PLoS ONE 10(2).

Albrecht, J., Bohle, V., Berens, D. G., Jaroszewicz, B., Selva, N., Farwig, N. (2015) Variation in neighbourhood context shapes frugivore-mediated facilitation and competition among co-dispersed plant species. Journal of Ecology 103, 526-536.

Bucher, R., Menzel, F., Entling, M. H. (2015) Risk of spider predation alters food web structure and reduces local herbivory in the field. Oecologia 178, 571-577.

Schor, J., Farwig, N., Berens, D. G. (2015) Intensive land-use and high native fruit availability reduce fruit removal of the invasive Solanum mauritianum in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 96, 6-12.


Hudson, L. N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S. L. L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H. R. P., Senior, R. A., […], Farwig, N., […], Scharlemann, J. P. W., Purvis, A. (2014) The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution DOI, 10.1002/ece3.1303.

Astudillo Webster, P. X., Samaniego, G. M., Machado, P. J., Aguilar, J. M., Tinoco, B. A., Graham, C. H., Latta, S. C., Farwig, N. (2014) The impact of roads on the avifauna of páramo grasslands in Cajas National Park, Ecuador. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment doi, 10.1080/01650521.2014.960778.

Farwig, N., Brandl, R., Siemann, S., Wiener, F., Müller, J. (2014) Decomposition rate of carrion is depedent on composition not abundance of the assemblages of insect scavengers. Oecologia doi, 10.1007/s00442-014-2974-y

Grass, I., Berens, D. G., Farwig, N. (2014) Natural habitat loss and exotic plants reduce the functional diversity of flower visitors in a heterogeneous subtropical landscape. Functional Ecology doi, 10.1111/1365-2435.12285.

Peter, F., Berens, D. G., Farwig, N. (2014) Effects of local tree diversity on herbivore communities diminish with increasing forest fragmentation on the landscape scale. PLoS ONE 9, e95551.

Albrecht, J., Berens, D.G., Jaroszewicz, B.,  Selva, N., Brandl, R., Farwig, N. (2014) Correlated loss of ecosystem services in coupled mutualistic networks. Nature Communications 5, 3810.

Berens D. G., Chama, L., Albrecht, J., Farwig, N. (2014) High conservation value of forest fragments for plant and frugivore communities in a fragmented forest landscape in South Africa. Biotropica 46, 350-356.

Farwig, N., Lung, T., Schaab, G., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2014) Linking land use scenarios, remote sensing and monitoring to project impact of management decisions. Biotropica 46, 357-366.

Grass, I., Berens, D. G., Farwig, N. (2014) Guild-specific shifts in visitation rates of frugivores with habitat loss and plant invasion. Oikos 123, 575-582.


Aparicio, A., Berens, D. G., Müller, J., Farwig, N. (2013) Resources determine frugivore assemblages and fruit removal along an elevational gradient. Acta Oecologica 52, 45-49.

Grass, I., Berens, D. G., Peter, F., Farwig, N. (2013) Additive effects of exotic plant abundance and land-use intensity on plant-pollinator interactions. Oecologia 173, 913-923.

Albrecht, J., Berens, D. G., Blüthgen, N., Jaroszewicz, B., Farwig, N. (2013) Forest disturbance reduces redundancy and robustness of temperate plant-frugivore networks in the interior but not at edges. Journal of Ecology 101, 662-70.

Chama, L., Berens, D. G., Downs, C. T., Farwig, N. (2013) Do frugivores enhance germination success of plant species? An experimental approach. South African Journal of Botany 88, 23-27.

Berens, D. G., Griebeler, E. M., Braun, C., Chituyi, B. B., Nathan, R., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2013) Changes of effective gene dispersal distances by pollen and seeds across successive life stages in a tropical tree. Oikos 122, 1616-1625

Botzat, A., Fischer, L., Farwig, N. (2013) Forest fragment quality rather than matrix habitat shapes herbivory on tree recruits in South Africa. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29, 111-122.

Jeltsch, F., Blaum, N., Brose, U., Chipperfield, J. D., Clough, Y., Farwig, N., Geissler, K., Graham, C. H., Grimm, V., Hickler, T., Huth, A., May, F., Meyer, K. M., Pagel, J., Reineking, B., Rillig, M. C., Shea, K., Schurr, F. M., Schröder, B., Tielbörger, K., Weiss, L., Wiegand, K., Wiegand, T., Wirth, C., Zurell, D.  (2013) How can we bring together empiricists and modellers in functional biodiversity research? Invited view Basic and Applied Ecology14, 93–101.

Chama, L., Berens, D. G., Downs, C., Farwig, N. (2013) Habitat characteristics of forest fragments determine specialisation of plant-frugivore networks in a mosaic forest landscape. PLoS ONE 8, e54956.

Neuschulz, E. L., Brown, M., Farwig, N. (2013) Frequent bird movement activity across a highly fragmented landscape: the role of species traits and forest configuration. Animal Conservation 16, 170-179.

Neuschulz, E. L., Grass, I., Botzat, A., Johnson, S. D., Farwig, N. (2013) Persistence of flower visitors and pollination services of a generalist tree in modified forests. Austral Ecology 38, 374-382.


Laurance, W. F., Useche, C., Rendeiro, J., Kalka, M., Bradshaw, C. J. A. […], Farwig, N., […], Yonzon, P., Zamzani, F. (2012) Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489, 290-294.

Albrecht, J., Neuschulz, E. L., Farwig, N. (2012) Impact of fruit abundance and habitat structure on fruit removal by avian seed dispersers and predators. Basic and Applied Ecology 13, 347–354.

Farwig, N., Berens, D. G.  (2012) Imagine a world without seed dispersers: a review of threats, consequences and future directions. Invited view Basic and Applied Ecology 13, 109–115.

Lung, T., Peters, M. K., Farwig, N., Böhning-Gaese, K., Schaab, G. (2012) Combining long-term land-cover time series and field observations for spatially explicit predictions on changes in tropical forest biodiversity. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33, 13-40.


Schleuning, M., Farwig, N., Peters, M. K., Bergsdorf, T., Bleher, B., Brandl, R., Dalitz, H., Fischer, G., Freund, W., Gikungu, M. W., Hagen, M., Hita Garcia, F., Kagezi, G. H., Kaib, M., Kraemer, M., Lung, T., Naumann, C. M., Schaab, G., Templin, M., Uster, D., Wägele, J. W., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2011) Forest fragmentation and selective logging have inconsistent effects on multiple animal-mediated ecosystem processes in a tropical forest. PLoS ONE 6, e27785.

Otieno, N. E., Gichuki, N., Farwig, N., Kiboi, S.  (2011) The role of farm structure on bird assemblages around a Kenyan tropical rainforest. African Journal of Ecology 49,410-417.

Neuschulz, E. L., Botzat, A., Farwig, N. (2011) Effects of forest modification on bird community composition and seed removal in a heterogeneous landscape in South Africa. Oikos 120,1371-1379

Voigt, F. A., Farwig, N., Johnson, S. D. (2011) Interactions between the invasive tree Melia azedarach (Meliaceae) and native frugivores in South Africa. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27,355–363.

2010 and before

Kirika, J. M., Böhning-Gaese, K., Dumbo, B., Farwig, N. (2010) Reduced abundance of late-successional trees but not of seedlings in heavily compared with lightly logged sites of three East African tropical forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26, 533-546.

Farwig, N., Sajita, N.,  Böhning-Gaese, K. (2009) Corrigendum to “Conservation value of forest plantations for bird communities in western Kenya” [Forest Ecol. Manag. 255 (2008) 3885-3892]. Forest Ecology and Management 258, 1731-1734.

Farwig, N., Bailey, D., Bochud, E., Herrmann, J. D., Kindler, E., Reusser, N., Schüepp, C., Schmidt-Entling, M. H. (2009) Isolation from forest reduces pollination, seed predation and insect scavenging in Swiss farmland. Landscape Ecology 24, 919-927.

Farwig, N., Sajita, N., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2009) High seedling recruitment of indigenous tree species in forest plantations in Kakamega Forest, western Kenya. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 143-150.

Voigt, F. A., Arafeh, R., Farwig, N., Griebeler, E. M., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2009) Linking seed dispersal and genetic structure of trees: A biogeographical approach. Journal of Biogeography 36, 242-254.

Kirika, J. M., Bleher, B., Böhning-Gaese, K., Chira,  R., Farwig, N.  (2008) Fragmentation and local disturbance of forests reduce frugivore diversity in and fruit removal from Ficus thonningii. Basic and Applied Ecology 9, 663-672.

Farwig, N., Sajita, N., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Conservation value of forest plantations for bird communities in western Kenya. Forest Ecology and Management 255, 3885-3892**.

Kirika, J. M., Farwig, N., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Local disturbance of tropical forests diminishes frugivores and seed removal of a small-seeded Afrotropical tree. Conservation Biology 22, 318-328.

Farwig, N., Bleher, B., v.d. Gönna, S., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Does forest fragmentation and selective logging affect seed predators and seed predation rates of Prunus africana (Rosaceae)? Biotropica 40, 218-224.

Farwig, N., Braun, C., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Human disturbance reduces genetic diversity of an endangered tropical tree, Prunus africana (Rosaceae). Conservation Genetics 9, 317-321.

Farwig, N., Sajita, N., Schaab, G., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Human impact diminishes seedling species richness in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Basic and Applied Ecology 9, 383-391.

Berens, D. G., Farwig, N., Schaab, G., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Exotic guavas are foci of forest regeneration in Kenyan farmland. Biotropica 40, 104-112.

Farwig, N., Böhning-Gaese, K., Bleher, B. (2006) Enhanced seed dispersal of Prunus africana in fragmented and disturbed forests. Oecologia 147, 238-252.

Eshiamwata, G. W., Berens, D. G., Bleher, B., Dean, W. R. J., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2006) Bird assemblages in isolated Ficus trees in Kenyan farmland. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22, 723-726.

Voigt, F. A., Jung, S., Farwig, N., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2005) Low fruit set in a dioecious tree: pollination ecology of Commiphora harveyi in South Africa. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21, 179-188.

Farwig, N., Randrianirina, E. F., Voigt, F. A., Kraemer, M., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2004) Pollination ecology of the dioecious tree Commiphora guillauminii (Burseraceae) in Madagascar. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20, 307-316.

Articles without peer review process

Farwig, N. (2011) Book Review: Ghazoul, J, D. Sheil (Eds.) Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity and Conservation. Basic and Applied Ecology 12, 477-478.

Farwig, N. (2009) Book Review: Beck, E., J. Bendix, I. Kottke, F. Makeschin, R. Mosandl (Eds.) Gradients in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of Ecuador. Basic and Applied Ecology 10, 293.

Farwig, N. (2008) Book Review: Tscharntke, T., C. Leuschner, M. Zeller, E. Guhardja, A. Bidin (Eds.) Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins – Linking Ecological, Economic and Social Contraints of Land Use and Conservation. Basic and Applied Ecology 9, 189.

Farwig, N., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008) Biologische Vielfalt in Ostafrika: Folgen von Landnutzung und Klimawandel. Natur & Geist (Forschungsmagazin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), 70-73.