Dr. Oliver Schweiger

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Dr. Oliver Schweiger
Research Scientist

Department Communtiy Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4
06120 Halle, Germany

Tel: (+49) 345 558 5306
Fax: (+49) 345 558 5329
oliver.schweiger@ufz.de

Oliver Schweiger

Research interests

I am an animal ecologist with a fondness for insects (especially carabid beetles, wild bees, hoverflies and butterflies). My research covers many aspects of biodiversity and thus I analyse the structure, dynamics and functions of ecological systems across a variety of temporal and spatial scales. In particular I seek to understand the effects of systematic variations in environmental conditions such as that of global change on functional, phylogenetic and taxonomic aspects of species assemblages as well as on species interactions and the provisioning of ecosystem services. I work on several disciplinary levels such as population genetics and dynamics (fragmentation & dispersal), community ecology (disentangling scale and environmental factors), ecosystem functioning (function & reliability) and macroecology (general rules).

Currently, I am investigating the effects of global change on bees, hoverflies, butterflies and plants across Europe and I assess their future risks according to changes in land use, climate, and resource distribution. I am also interested in investigating the scale-specificity of these effects and to improve our ability to combine the best information across different spatial scales to better assess regional impacts of global change.


Projects

  • EC21C - European Conservation for the 21st Century (EU FP 7, ERA-Net project BiodivERsA, 2013 - 2016) EC21C homepage
  • Regionalised impacts of climate change on experimental species models and species ranges for Germany
    (Project 1 in Cluster 2 "Impacts of Climate Change on Ecological Patterns and Processes" of Topic 1 "Land Use Options - Strategies and Adaptation to Global Change" of the project oriented funding of the Helmholtz Association) Topic 1 homepage
  • CLIMIT - CLimate change impacts on Insects and their MITigation (EU FP 6, ERA-Net project BiodivERsA) CLIMIT homepage
  • STEP - Status and Trends of European Pollinators (EU FP 7, Collaborative Project, 2010 - 2015) STEP homepage
  • SCALES - Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales (EU FP 7, Integrated Project, 2009 - 2014) SCALES homepage
  • COCONUT - understanding effeCts Of land use Changes ON ecosystems to halt loss of biodiversity due to habitat destrUction, fragmenTation and degradation (EU FP 6, Scientific support to policies project, 2006 - 2008)
    COCONUT homepage
  • MACIS - Minimisation of and Adaptation to Climate change Impacts on biodiverSity (EU FP 6, Scientific support to policies project, 2006 - 2008)
    MACIS homepage
  • ALARM - Assessing LArge scale environmental Risks with tested Methods (EU FP 6, Integrated Project, 2004 - 2009)
    ALARM description
    ALARM homepage
  • ALTER-Net - A Long-TErm Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network (EU FP 6, Network of Excellence, 2004 - 2009)
    ALTER-Net description
    ALTER-Net homepage
  • Virtual Institute for Macroecology - VIMO (Funded by the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres, 2005 - 2007)
    VIMO homepage
  • GREENVEINS - Vulnerability of biodiversity in the Agro-ecosystem as influenced by Green Veining and Land-use Intensity (EU FP5, Integrated Project, 2001 - 2004)
    Greenveins homepage

Publications

Papers in international peer-reviewed journals

Index:

2017 (1)
2016 (11)
2015 (5)
2014 (3)
2013 (5)
2012 (7)
2011 (4)
2010 (8)
2009 (3)
2008 (8)
2007 (5)
2006 (1)
2005 (1)
2004 (1)

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2017 (1)

  • Knapp, S., Schweiger, O., Kraberg, A., Asmus, H., Asmus, R., Brey, T., Frickenhaus, S., Gutt, J., Kühn, I., Liess, M., Musche, M., Pörtner, H.-O., Seppelt, R., Klotz, S., Krause, G., (2017):
    Do drivers of biodiversity change differ in importance across marine and terrestrial systems — Or is it just different research communities' perspectives?
    Sci. Total Environ. 574 , 191 - 203
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2016 (11)

  • Brown, M.J.F., Dicks, L.V., Paxton, R.J., Baldock, K.C.R., Barron, A.B., Chauzat, M.-P., Freitas, B.M., Goulson, D., Jepsen, S., Kremen, C., Li, J., Neumann, P., Pattemore, D.E., Potts, S.G., Schweiger, O., Seymour, C.L., Stout, J.C., (2016):
    A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination
    PeerJ 4 , e2249
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  • Carl, G., Doktor, D., Schweiger, O., Kühn, I., (2016):
    Assessing relative variable importance across different spatial scales: a two-dimensional wavelet analysis
    J. Biogeogr.
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  • 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., Felicioli, A., Fonte, S.J., Fowler, R., Franzén, M., Goulson, D., Grass, I., Hanley, M.E., Hendrix, S.D., Herrmann, F., Herzog, F., Holzschuh, A., Jauker, B., Kessler, M., Knight, M.E., Kruess, A., Lavelle, P., Le Féon, V., Lentini, P., Malone, L.A., Marshall, J., Martínez Pachón, E., McFrederick, Q.S., Morales, C.L., Mudri-Stojnic, S., Nates-Parra, G., Nilsson, S.G., Öckinger, E., Osgathorpe, L., Parra-H, A., Peres, C.A., Persson, A.S., Petanidou, T., Poveda, K., Power, E.F., Quaranta, M., Quintero, C., Rader, R., Richards, M.H., Roulston, T., Rousseau, L., Sadler, J.P., Samnegård, U., Schellhorn, N.A., Schüepp, C., Schweiger, O., Smith-Pardo, A.H., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stout, J.C., Tonietto, R.K., Tscharntke, T., Tylianakis, J.M., Verboven, H.A.F., Vergara, C.H., Verhulst, J., Westphal, C., Yoon, H.J., Purvis, A., (2016):
    Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases
    Sci. Rep. 6 , art. 31153
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  • Frenzel, M., Everaars, J., Schweiger, O., (2016):
    Bird communities in agricultural landscapes: What are the current drivers of temporal trends?
    Ecol. Indic. 65 , 113 - 121
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  • Lecocq, T., Rasmont, P., Harpke, A., Schweiger, O., (2016):
    Improving international trade regulation by considering intraspecific variation for invasion risk assessment of commercially traded species: The Bombus terrestris case
    Conserv. Lett. 9 (4), 281 - 289
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  • Li, X., Luo, Y., Yang, H., Yang, Q., Settele, J., Schweiger, O., (2016):
    On the ecology and conservation of Sericinus montelus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) – its threats in Xiaolongshan forests area (China)
    PLOS One 11 (3), e0150833
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  • McCormack, C.G., Born, W., Irvine, P.J., Achterberg, E.P., Amano, T., Ardron, J., Foster, P.N., Gattuso, J.-P., Hawkins, S.J., Hendy, E., Kissling, W.D., Lluch-Cota, S.E., Murphy, E.J., Ostle, N., Owens, N.J.P., Perry, R.I., Pörtner, H.O., Scholes, R.J., Schurr, F.M., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Smith, R.K., Smith, S., Thompson, J., Tittensor, D.P., van Kleunen, M., Vivian, C., Vohland, K., Warren, R., Watkinson, A.R., Widdicombe, S., Williamson, P., Woods, E., Blackstock, J.J., Sutherland, W.J., (2016):
    Key impacts of climate engineering on biodiversity and ecosystems, with priorities for future research
    J. Integr. Environ. Sci. 13 (2-4), 103 - 128
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  • Papanikolaou, A., Kühn, I., Frenzel, M., Schweiger, O., (2016):
    Semi-natural habitats mitigate the effects of temperature rise on wild bees
    J. Appl. Ecol.
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  • Pöyry, J., Carvalheiro, L.G., Heikkinen, R.K., Kühn, I., Kuussaari, M., Schweiger, O., Valtonen, A., van Bodegom, P.M., Franzén, M., (2016):
    The effects of soil eutrophication propagate to higher trophic levels
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr.
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  • Schmucki, R., Pe'er, G., Roy, D.B., Stefanescu, C., van Swaay, C.A.M., Oliver, T.H., Kuussaari, M., van Strien, A.J., Ries, L., Settele, J., Musche, M., Carnicer, J., Schweiger, O., Brereton, T., Harpke, A., Heliölä, J., Kühn, E., Julliard, R., (2016):
    A regionally informed abundance index for supporting integrative analyses across butterfly monitoring schemes
    J. Appl. Ecol. 53 (2), 501 - 510
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  • Theodorou, P., Radzevičiūtė, R., Settele, J., Schweiger, O., Murray, T.E., Paxton, R.J., (2016):
    Pollination services enhanced with urbanization despite increasing pollinator parasitism
    Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 283 (1833), art. 20160561
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2015 (5)

  • Bowler, D.E., Haase, P., Kröncke, I., Tackenberg, O., Bauer, H.G., Brendel, C., Brooker, R.W., Gerisch, M., Henle, K., Hickler, T., Hof, C., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., Matesanz, S., O'Hara, R., Russell, D., Schweiger, O., Valladares, F., Welk, E., Wiemers, M., Böhning-Gaese, K., (2015):
    A cross-taxon analysis of the impact of climate change on abundance trends in central Europe
    Biol. Conserv. 187 , 41 - 50
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  • Eskildsen, A., Carvalheiro, L.G., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., Schweiger, O., Høye, T.T., (2015):
    Ecological specialization matters: long-term trends in butterfly species richness and assemblage composition depend on multiple functional traits
    Divers. Distrib. 21 (7), 792 - 802
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  • Heikkinen, R.K., Pöyry, J., Virkkala, R., Bocedi, G., Kuussaari, M., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Travis, J.M.J., (2015):
    Modelling potential success of conservation translocations of a specialist grassland butterfly
    Biol. Conserv. 192 , 200 - 206
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  • Kerr, J.T., Pindar, A., Galpern, P., Packer, L., Potts, S.G., Roberts, S.M., Rasmont, P., Schweiger, O., Colla, S.R., Richardson, L.L., Wagner, D.L., Gall, L.F., Sikes, D.S., Pantoja, A., (2015):
    Relocation risky for bumblebee colonies—Response. Letters
    Science 350 (6258), 287
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  • Kerr, J.T., Pindar, A., Galpern, P., Packer, L., Potts, S.G., Roberts, S.M., Rasmont, P., Schweiger, O., Colla, S.R., Richardson, L.L., Wagner, D.L., Gall, L.F., Sikes, D.S., Pantoja, A., (2015):
    Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
    Science 349 (6244), 177 - 180
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2014 (3)

  • Hanspach, J., Schweiger, O., Kühn, I., Plattner, M., Pearman, P.B., Zimmermann, N.E., Settele, J., (2014):
    Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions
    Ecography 37 (3), 301 - 308
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  • Hudson, L.N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H.R.P., Senior, R.A., Bennett, D.J., Booth, H., Choimes, A., Correia, D.L.P., Day, J., Echeverría-Londoño, S., Garon, M., Harrison, M.L.K., Ingram, D.J., Jung, M., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, L., Martin, C.D., Pan, Y., White, H.J., Aben, J., Abrahamczyk, S., Adum, G.B., Aguilar-Barquero, V., Aizen, M.A., Ancrenaz, M., Arbeláez-Cortés, E., Armbrecht, I., Azhar, B., Azpiroz, A.B., Baeten, L., Báldi, A., Banks, J.E., Barlow, J., Batáry, P., Bates, A.J., Bayne, E.M., Beja, P., Berg, Å., Berry, N.J., Bicknell, J.E., Bihn, J.H., Böhning-Gaese, K., Boekhout, T., Boutin, C., Bouyer, J., Brearley, F.Q., Brito, I., Brunet, J., Buczkowski, G., Buscardo, E., Cabra-García, J., Calviño-Cancela, M., Cameron, S.A., Cancello, E.M., Carrijo, T.F., Carvalho, A.L., Castro, H., Castro-Luna, A.A., Cerda, R., Cerezo, A., Chauvat, M., Clarke, F.M., Cleary, D.F.R., Connop, S.P., D'Aniello, B., da Silva, P.G., Darvill, B., Dauber, J., Dejean, A., Diekötter, T., Dominguez-Haydar, Y., Dormann, C.F., Dumont, B., Dures, S.G., Dynesius, M., Edenius, L., Elek, Z., Entling, M.H., Farwig, N., Fayle, T.M., Felicioli, A., Felton, A.M., Ficetola, G.F., Filgueiras, B.K.C., Fonte, S.J., Fraser, L.H., Fukuda, D., Furlani, D., Ganzhorn, J.U., Garden, J.G., Gheler-Costa, C., Giordani, P., Giordano, S., Gottschalk, M.S., Goulson, D., Gove, A.D., Grogan, J., Hanley, M.E., Hanson, T., Hashim, N.R., Hawes, J.E., Hébert, C., Helden, A.J., Henden, J.-A., Hernández, L., Herzog, F., Higuera-Diaz, D., Hilje, B., Horgan, F.G., Horváth, R., Hylander, K., Isaacs-Cubides, P., Ishitani, M., Jacobs, C.T., Jaramillo, V.J., Jauker, B., Jonsell, M., Jung, T.S., Kapoor, V., Kati, V., Katovai, E., Kessler, M., Knop, E., Kolb, A., Kőrösi, Á., Lachat, T., Lantschner, V., Féon, V.L., LeBuhn, G., Légaré, J.-P., Letcher, S.G., Littlewood, N.A., López-Quintero, C.A., Louhaichi, M., Lövei, G.L., Lucas-Borja, M.E., Luja, V.H., Maeto, K., Magura, T., Mallari, N.A., Marin-Spiotta, E., Marshall, E.J.P., Martínez, E., Mayfield, M.M., Mikusinski, G., Milder, J.C., Miller, J.R., Morales, C.L., Muchane, M.N., Muchane, M., Naidoo, R., Nakamura, A., Naoe, S., Nates-Parra, G., Gutierrez, D.A.N., Neuschulz, E.L., Noreika, N., Norfolk, O., Noriega, J.A., Nöske, N.M., O'Dea, N., Oduro, W., Ofori-Boateng, C., Oke, C.O., Osgathorpe, L.M., Paritsis, J., Parra-H, A., Pelegrin, N., Peres, C.A., Persson, A.S., Petanidou, T., Phalan, B., Philips, T.K., Poveda, K., Power, E.F., Presley, S.J., Proença, V., Quaranta, M., Quintero, C., Redpath-Downing, N.A., Reid, J.L., Reis, Y.T., Ribeiro, D.B., Richardson, B.A., Richardson, M.J., Robles, C.A., Römbke, J., Romero-Duque, L.P., Rosselli, L., Rossiter, S.J., Roulston, T.H., Rousseau, L., Sadler, J.P., Sáfián, S., Saldaña-Vázquez, R.A., Samnegård, U., Schüepp, C., Schweiger, O., Sedlock, J.L., Shahabuddin, G., Sheil, D., Silva, F.A.B., Slade, E.M., Smith-Pardo, A.H., Sodhi, N.S., Somarriba, E.J., Sosa, R.A., Stout, J.C., Struebig, M.J., Sung, Y.-H., Threlfall, C.G., Tonietto, R., Tóthmérész, B., Tscharntke, T., Turner, E.C., Tylianakis, J.M., Vanbergen, A.J., Vassilev, K., Verboven, H.A.F., Vergara, C.H., Vergara, P.M., Verhulst, J., Walker, T.R., Wang, Y., Watling, J.I., Wells, K., Williams, C.D., Willig, M.R., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Wolf, J.H.D., Woodcock, B.A., Yu, D.W., Zaitsev, A.S., Collen, B., Ewers, R.M., Mace, G.M., Purves, D.W., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Purvis, A., (2014):
    The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts
    Ecol. Evol. 4 (24), 4701 - 4735
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  • Schweiger, O., Harpke, A., Wiemers, M., Settele, J., (2014):
    CLIMBER: climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
    ZooKeys 367 , 65 - 84
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2013 (5)

  • González-Varo, J.P., Biesmeijer, J.C., Bommarco, R., Potts, S.G., Schweiger, O., Smith, H.G., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Szentgyörgyi, H., Woyciechowski, M., Vilà, M., (2013):
    Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 28 (9), 524 - 530
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  • Li, X., Settele, J., Schweiger, O., Zhang, Y., Lu, Z., Wang, M., Zeng, J., (2013):
    Evidence-based environmental laws for China
    Science 341 (6149), 958
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  • Li, X.-S., Zhang, Y.L., Settele, J., Franzén, M., Schweiger, O., (2013):
    Long-distance dispersal and habitat use of the butterfly Byasa impediens in a fragmented subtropical forest
    Insect. Conserv. Divers. 6 (2), 170 - 178
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  • Winter, M., Devictor, V., Schweiger, O., (2013):
    Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 28 (4), 199 - 204
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  • Winter, M., Devictor, V., Schweiger, O., (2013):
    Conquering current obstacles for avoiding the misuse of evolutionary diversity in nature conservation: a reply to Rosauer and Mooers
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 28 (6), 323 - 324
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2012 (7)

  • Devictor, V., van Swaay, C., Brereton, T., Brotons, L., Chamberlain, D., Heliölä, J., Herrando, S., Julliard, R., Kuussaari, M., Lindström, Å., Reif, J., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., van Strien, A., Van Turnhout, C., Vermouzek, Z., WallisDeVries, M., Wynhoff, I., Jiguet, F., (2012):
    Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale
    Nat. Clim. Chang. 2 (2), 121 - 124
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  • Devictor, V., van Swaay, C., Brereton, T., Brotons, L., Chamberlain, D., Heliölä, J., Herrando, S., Julliard, R., Kuussaari, M., Lindström, Å., Reif, J., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., van Strien, A., Van Turnhout, C., Vermouzek, Z., WallisDeVries, M., Wynhoff, I., Jiguet, F., (2012):
    Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt - reply
    Nat. Clim. Chang. 2 (9), 638 - 639
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  • Entling, M.H., Schweiger, O., Bacher, S., Espadaler, X., Hickler, T., Kumschick, S., Woodcock, B.A., Nentwig, W., (2012):
    Species richness-environment relationships of European arthropods at two spatial grains: habitats and countries
    PLoS One 7 (9), e45875
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  • Franzén, M., Schweiger, O., Betzholtz, P.-E., (2012):
    Species-area relationships are controlled by species traits
    PLoS One 7 (5), e37359
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  • Keil, P., Schweiger, O., Kühn, I., Kunin, W.E., Kuussaari, M., Settele, J., Henle, K., Brotons, L., Pe'er, G., Lengyel, S., Moustakas, A., Steinicke, H., Storch, D., (2012):
    Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: the role of climate, land cover and distance across scales
    J. Biogeogr. 39 (8), 1473 - 1486
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  • Schweiger, O., Heikkinen, R.K., Harpke, A., Hickler, T., Klotz, S., Kudrna, O., Kühn, I., Pöyry, J., Settele, J., (2012):
    Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological
    characteristics
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 21 (1), 88 - 99
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  • Spangenberg, J.H., Bondeau, A., Carter, T.R., Fronzek, S., Jaeger, J., Jylhä, K., Kühn, I., Omann, I., Paul, A., Reginster, I., Rounsevell, M., Schweiger, O., Stocker, A., Sykes, M.T., Settele, J., (2012):
    Scenarios for investigating risks to biodiversity
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 21 (1), 5 - 18
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2011 (4)

  • Hanspach, J., Kühn, I., Schweiger, O., Pompe, S., Klotz, S., (2011):
    Geographical patterns in prediction errors of species distribution models
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 20 (5), 779 - 788
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  • Li, X.-S., Zhang, Y.L., Fang, J.-H., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., (2011):
    A butterfly hotspot in western China, its environmental threats and conservation
    J. Insect Conserv. 15 (5), 617 - 632
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  • Potts, S.G., Biesmeijer, J.C., Bommarco, R., Felicioli, A., Fischer, M., Jokinen, P., Kleijn, D., Klein, A.-M., Kunin, W.E., Neumann, P., Penev, L.D., Petanidou, T., Rasmont, P., Roberts, S.P.M., Smith, H.G., Sørensen, P.B., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Vaissière, B.E., Vilà, M., Vujic, A., Woyciechowski, M., Zobel, M., Settele, J., Schweiger, O., (2011):
    Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
    J. Apic. Res. 50 (2), 152 - 164
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  • Winter, M., Schweiger, O., (2011):
    Ecosystem rates of transformation matter
    Science 333 (6045), 936 - 937
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2010 (8)

  • Hartel, T., Schweiger, O., Öllerer, K., Cogălniceanu, D., Arntzen, J.W., (2010):
    Amphibian distribution in a traditionally managed rural landscape of Eastern Europe: probing the effect of landscape composition
    Biol. Conserv. 143 (5), 1118 - 1124
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  • Henle, K., Kunin, W., Schweiger, O., Schmeller, D.S., Grobelnik, V., Matsinos, Y., Pantis, J., Penev, L., Potts, S.G., Ring, I., Similä, J., Tzanopoulos, J., van den Hove, S., Baguette, M., Clobert, J., Excoffier, L., Framstad, E., Grodzińska-Jurczak, M., Lengyel, S., Marty, P., Moilanen, A., Porcher, E., Storch, D., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Sykes, M.T., Zobel, M., Settele, J., (2010):
    Securing the conservation of biodiversity across administrative levels and spatial, temporal, and ecological scales - research needs and approaches of the SCALES project
    GAIA 19 (3), 187 - 193
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  • Li, X., Luo, Y., Zhang, Y., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Yang, Q., (2010):
    On the conservation biology of a Chinese population of the birdwing Troides aeacus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) On the conservation biology of a Chinese population of the birdwing Troides aeacus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
    J. Insect Conserv. 14 (3), 257 - 268
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  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Pompe, S., Schweiger, O., Willner, E., Beierkuhnlein, C., (2010):
    Evidence for genetic differentiation and divergent selection in an autotetraploid forage grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
    Theor. Appl. Genet. 120 (6), 1151 - 1162
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  • Öckinger, E., Schweiger, O., Crist, T.O., Debinski, D.M., Krauss, J., Kuussaari, M., Petersen, J.D., Pöyry, J., Settele, J., Summerville, K.S., Bommarco, R., (2010):
    Life-history traits predict species responses to habitat area and isolation: a cross-continental synthesis
    Ecol. Lett. 13 (8), 969 - 979
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  • Potts, S.G., Biesmeijer, J.C., Kremen, C., Neumann, P., Schweiger, O., Kunin, W.E., (2010):
    Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 25 (6), 345 - 353
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  • Schweiger, O., Biesmeijer, J.C., Bommarco, R., Hickler, T., Hulme, P.E., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., Moora, M., Nielsen, A., Ohlemüller, R., Petanidou, T., Potts, S.G., Pyšek, P., Stout, J.C., Sykes, M.T., Tscheulin, T., Vilà, M., Walther, G.-R., Westphal, C., Winter, M., Zobel, M., Settele, J., (2010):
    Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
    Biol. Rev. 85 (4), 777 - 795
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  • Winter, M., Kühn, I., La Sorte, F.A., Schweiger, O., Nentwig, W., Klotz, S., (2010):
    The role of non-native plants and vertebrates in defining patterns of compositional dissimilarity within and across continents
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 19 (3), 332 - 342
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2009 (3)

  • Hendrickx, F., Maelfait, J.P., Desender, K., Aviron, S., Bailey, D., Diekotter, T., Lens, L., Liira, J., Schweiger, O., Speelmans, M., Vandomme, V., Bugter, R., (2009):
    Pervasive effects of dispersal limitation on within- and among-community species richness in agricultural landscapes
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 18 (5), 607 - 616
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  • Hickler, T., Fronzek, S., Araujo, M.B., Schweiger, O., Thuiller, W., Sykes, M.T., (2009):
    An ecosystem model-based estimate of changes in water availability differs from water proxies that are commonly used in species distribution models
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 18 (3), 304 - 313
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  • Winter, M., Schweiger, O., Klotz, S., Nentwig, W., Andriopoulos, P., Arianoutsou, M., Basnou, C., Delipetrou, P., Didžiulis, V., Hejda, M., Hulme, P.E., Lambdon, P.W., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Roy, D.B., Kühn, I., (2009):
    Plant extinctions and introductions lead to phylogenetic and taxonomic homogenization of the European flora
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106 (51), 21721 - 21725
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2008 (8)

  • Billeter, R., Liira, J., Bailey, D., Bugter, R., Arens, P., Augenstein, I., Aviron, S., Baudry, J., Bukacek, R., Burel, F., Cerny, M., de Blust, G., de Cock, R., Diekötter, T., Dietz, H., Dirksen, J., Dormann, C.F., Durka, W., Frenzel, M., Hamersky, R., Hendrickx, F., Herzog, F., Klotz, S., Koolstra, B., Lausch, A., Le Coeur, D., Maelfait, J.P., Opdam, P., Roubalova, M., Schermann, A., Schermann, N., Schmidt, T., Schweiger, O., Smulders, M.J.M., Speelmans, M., Simova, P., Verboom, J., van Wingerden, W.K.R.E., Zobel, M., Edwards, P.J., (2008):
    Indicators for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: a pan-European study
    J. Appl. Ecol. 45 (1), 141 - 150
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  • Dormann, C.F., Schweiger, O., Arens, P., Augenstein, I., Aviron, S., Bailey, D., Baudry, J., Billeter, R., Bugter, R., Bukácek, R., Burel, F., Cerny, M., de Cock, R., de Blust, G., de Filippi, R., Diekötter, T., Dirksen, J., Durka, W., Edwards, P.J., Frenzel, M., Hamersky, R., Hendrickx, F., Herzog, F., Klotz, S., Koolstra, B., Lausch, A., Le Coeur, D., Liira, J., Maelfait, J.P., Opdam, P., Roubalova, M., Schermann-Legionnet, A., Schermann, N., Schmidt, T., Smulders, M.J.M., Speelmans, M., Simova, P., Verboom, J., van Wingerden, W., Zobel, M., (2008):
    Prediction uncertainty of environmental change effects on temperate European biodiversity
    Ecol. Lett. 11 (3), 235 - 244
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  • Knapp, S., Kühn, I., Schweiger, O., Klotz, S., (2008):
    Challenging urban species diversity: contrasting phylogenetic patterns across plant functional groups in Germany
    Ecol. Lett. 11 (10), 1054 - 1064
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  • Kühn, I., Sykes, M.T., Berry, P.M., Thuiller, W., Piper, J.M., Nigmann, U., Araujo, M.B., Balletto, E., Bonelli, S., Cabeza, M., Guisan, A., Hickler, T., Klotz, S., Metzger, M., Midgley, G., Musche, M., Olofsson, J., Paterson, J.S., Penev, L., Rickebusch, S., Rounsevell, M.D.A.R., Schweiger, O., Wilson, E., Settele, J., (2008):
    MACIS: Minimisation of and Adaption to Climate change Impacts on biodiverSity
    GAIA 17 (4), 393 - 395
  • Liira, L., Schmidt, T., Aavik, T., Arens, P., Augenstein, I., Bailey, D., Billeter, R., Bukáček, R., Burel, F., de Blust, G., de Cock, R., Dirksen, J., Edwards, P.J., Hamerský, R., Herzog, F., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., Le Coeur, D., Miklová, P., Roubalova, M., Schweiger, O., Smulders, M.J.M., van Wingerden, W.K.R.E., Bugter, R., Zobel, M., (2008):
    Plant functional group composition and large-scale species richness in the European agricultural landscapes
    J. Veg. Sci. 19 (1), 3 - 14
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  • Rickebusch, S., Thuiller, W., Hickler, T., Araujo, M.B., Sykes, M.T., Schweiger, O., Lafourcade, B., (2008):
    Incorporating the effects of changes in vegetation functioning and CO2 on water availability in plant habitat models
    Biol. Lett. 4 (5), 556 - 559
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  • Schweiger, O., Klotz, S., Durka, W., Kühn, I., (2008):
    A comparative test of phylogenetic diversity indices
    Oecologia 157 (3), 485 - 495
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  • Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Kudrna, O., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., (2008):
    Climate change can cause spatial mismatch of trophically interacting species
    Ecology 89 (12), 3472 - 3479
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2007 (5)

  • Bailey, D., Billeter, R., Aviron, S., Schweiger, O., Herzog, F., (2007):
    The influence of thematic resolution on metric selection for biodiversity monitoring in agricultural landscapes
    Landsc. Ecol. 22 (3), 461 - 473
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  • Dormann, C.F., Schweiger, O., Augenstein, I., Bailey, D., Billeter, R., de Blust, G., de Filippi, R., Frenzel, M., Hendrickx, F., Herzog, F., Klotz, S., Liira, J., Maelfait, J.P., Schmidt, T., Speelmans, M., van Wingerden, W.K.R.E., Zobel, M., (2007):
    Effects of landscape structure and land-use intensity on similarity of plant and animal communities
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 16 (6), 774 - 787
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  • Hartel, T., Nemes, S., Cogălniceanu, D., Öllerer, K., Schweiger, O., Moga, C.I., Demeter, L., (2007):
    The effect of fish and aquatic habitat complexity on amphibians
    Hydrobiologia 583 (1), 173 - 182
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  • Hendrickx, F., Maelfait, J.P., van Wingerden, W., Schweiger, O., Speelmans, M., Aviron, S., Augenstein, I., Billeter, R., Bailey, D., Bukacek, R., Burel, F., Diekötter, T., Dirksen, J., Herzog, F., Liira, J., Roubalova, M., Vandomme, V., Bugter, R., (2007):
    How landscape structure, land-use intensity and habitat diversity affect components of total arthropod diversity in agricultural landscapes
    J. Appl. Ecol. 44 (2), 340 - 351
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  • Schweiger, O., Musche, M., Bailey, D., Billeter, R., Diekötter, T., Hendrickx, F., Herzog, F., Liira, J., Maelfait, J.P., Speelmans, M., Dziock, F., (2007):
    Functional richness of local hoverfly communities (Diptera, Syrphidae) in response to land use across temperate Europe
    Oikos 116 (3), 461 - 472
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2006 (1)

  • Schweiger, O., Dormann, C.F., Bailey, D., Frenzel, M., (2006):
    Occurrence pattern of Pararge aegeria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) with respect to local habitat suitability, climate and landscape structure
    Landsc. Ecol. 21 (7), 989 - 1001
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2005 (1)

  • Schweiger, O., Maelfait, J.P., van Wingerden, W., Hendrickx, F., Billeter, R., Speelmans, M., Augenstein, I., Aukema, B., Aviron, S., Bailey, D., Bukacek, R., Burel, F., Diekötter, T., Dirksen, J., Frenzel, M., Herzog, F., Liira, J., Roubalova, M., Bugter, R., (2005):
    Quantifying the impact of environmental factors on arthropod communities in agricultural landscapes across organizational levels and spatial scales
    J. Appl. Ecol. 42 (6), 1129 - 1139
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2004 (1)

  • Schweiger, O., Frenzel, M., Durka, W., (2004):
    Spatial genetic structure in a metapopulation of the land snail Cepaea nemoralis (Gastropoda: Helicidae)
    Mol. Ecol. 13 (12), 3645 - 3655
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Books

Climatic Risk and distribution Atlas of European bumblebees
  • Rasmont P, Franzén M, Lecocq T, Harpke A, Roberts S, Biesmeijer JC, Castro L, Cederberg B, Dvorak L, Fitzpatrick Ú, Gonseth Y, Haubruge E, Mahé G, Manino A, Michez D, Neumayer J, Ødegaard F, Paukkunen J, Pawlikowski T, Potts S, Reemer M, Settele J, Straka J, Schweiger O (2015). Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees. BioRisk 10: 1-236. Download
Distribution Atlas of Butterflies in Europe
  • Kudrna O, Harpke A, Lux K, Pennersdorfer J, Schweiger O, Settele J, M, Wiemers M, (2011). Distribution Atlas of Butterflies in Europe. Gesellschaft für Schmetterlingsschutz, Halle, Germany. Order.

Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies
  • Settele J, Kudrna O, Harpke A, Kühn I, Van Swaay C, Verovnik R, Warren M, Wiemers M, Hanspach J, Hickler T, Kühn E, Van Halder I, Veling K, Vliegenthart A, Wynhoff I & Schweiger O (2008). Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies. Pensoft, Sofia, Moscow, 710pp. [BioRisk 1 (Special Issue): 1-710.]. Order. Download.

Book chapters

2015 (1)

  • Kühn, E., Wiemers, M., Feldmann, R., Musche, M., Harpke, A., Schweiger, O., Hirneisen, N., Settele, J., (2015):
    Tagfalter-Monitoring Deutschland (TMD) und europäische Indikatoren – erste Langzeitergebnisse und ihre Verwendung im Naturschutz
    Verantwortung für die Zukunft : Naturschutz im Spannungsfeld gesellschaftlichter Interessen
    Jahrbuch für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege
    Bundesverband Beruflicher Naturschutz e. V. , Bonn, S. 98 - 103

2012 (2)

  • Hickler, T., Bolte, A., Hartard, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., Blaschke, M., Blick, T., Brüggemann, W., Dorow, W.H.O., Fritze, M.-A., Gregor, T., Ibisch, P., Kölling, C., Kühn, I., Musche, M., Pompe, S., Petercord, R., Schweiger, O., Seidling, W., Trautmann, S., Waldenspuhl, T., Walentowski, H., Wellbrock, N., (2012):
    Folgen des Klimawandels für die Biodiversität in Wald und Forst
    In: Mosbrugger, V., Brasseur, G.P., Schaller, M., Stribrny, B., (Hrsg.)
    Klimawandel und Biodiversität - Folgen für Deutschland
    Wiss. Buchgesell., Darmstadt, S. 164 - 221
  • Wiemers, M., Denner, M., Schweiger, O., Winter, M., (2012):
    Biodiversitätsindikatoren für Klimaveränderungen am Beispiel der Tagfalter und Libellen Sachsens
    In: Korn, H., Feit, U., Schliep, R., (Hrsg.)
    Biodiversität und Klima – Vernetzung der Akteure in Deutschland VIII – Ergebnisse und Dokumentation des 8. Workshops an der Internationalen Naturschutzakademie des Bundesamtes für Naturschutz, Insel Vilm, 31.08. – 03.09.2011
    BfN-Skripten 307
    Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN), Bonn, S. 54 - 57
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2011 (1)

  • Schweiger, O., Settele, J., (2011):
    Das ALARM-Projekt
    In: Ulbrich, K., Lindau, A.-K., Hörning, C., Settele, J., (Hrsg.)
    Lebensräume von Tieren und Pflanzen simulieren - Zukunftsszenarien zum Einfluss des Klimawandels. Handreichungen zur Lernsoftware PRONAS für Schule und Umweltbildung
    Pensoft, Sofia, S. 20 - 25
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2010 (7)

  • Henle, K., Dick, D., Harpke, A., Kühn, I., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., (2010):
    Climate change impacts on European amphibians and reptiles
    Biodiversity and climate change : reports and guidance developed under the Bern Convention; Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). Vol. I
    Nature and Environment 156
    Council of Europe Press, Strasbourg, p. 225 - 305
  • Marion, G., Bierman, S., Butler, A., Catterall, S., Cook, A.R., Doherty, R., Kühn, I., Reineking, B., Schweiger, O., Hulme, P.E., (2010):
    Statistical aspects of biodiversity risk assessment
    In: Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I., (eds.)
    Atlas of biodiversity risk
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 58 - 61
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  • Schweiger, O., Araújo, M.B., Hanspach, J., Heikkinen, R.K., Kühn, I., Luoto, M., Ohlemüller, R., Virkkala, R., (2010):
    Assessing risks for biodiversity with bioclimatic envelope modelling
    In: Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I., (eds.)
    Atlas of biodiversity risk
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 54 - 57
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  • Schweiger, O., Kühn, I., Kudrna, O., Klotz, S., Settele, J., (2010):
    Will interacting species still co-occur in the future?
    In: Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I., (eds.)
    Atlas of biodiversity risk
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 216 - 217
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  • Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Hammen, V., Harpke, A., Klotz, S., Rattei, S., Schmidt, A., Schweiger, O., Kühn, I., (2010):
    Assessing Large-scale environmental risks for biodiversity with tested methods - the ALARM project
    In: Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I., (eds.)
    Atlas of biodiversity risk
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 38 - 41
  • Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Hammen, V., Harpke, A., Klotz, S., Rattei, S., Schmidt, A., Schweiger, O., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Zaunberger, K., Kühn, I., (2010):
    Integration in large scale research: on the art and science of coordination
    In: Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I., (eds.)
    Atlas of biodiversity risk
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 229 - 230
  • Ulbrich, K., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., (2010):
    The internet software PRONAS - from ALARM to education
    In: Ulbrich, K., Settele, J., Benedict, F., (eds.)
    Biodiversity in education for sustainable development - reflection on school-research cooperation
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 75 - 84

2007 (1)

  • Bailey, D., Billeter, R., Aviron, S., Parracchini, M., Schweiger, O., Herzog, F., (2007):
    Optimising thematic resolution of landscape metrics for biodiversity monitoring in rural Europe
    In: Bunce, R.G.H., Jongman, R.H.G., Hojas, L., Weel, S., (eds.)
    25 years of landscape ecology: scientific principles in practice. 7th IALE World Congress, Wageningen, 8.-12.7.2007
    IALE Publication Series 4
    IALE, Wageningen, p. 556 - 557

2002 (2)

  • Frenzel, M., Schweiger, O., Höhne, R., Hoebel, W., (2002):
    Effects of land use intensity and "green veining" on bird communities : 32. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, Cottbus, 16.-20.9.2002
    In: Peschel, T., Mrzljak, J., Wiegleb, G., (eds.)
    Landschaft im Wandel - Ökologie im Wandel : Kurzfassung der Beiträge zur 32. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie in Cottbus vom 16.-20.9.2002
    Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 32
    Die Werkstatt, Göttingen, p. 41
  • Schweiger, O., Frenzel, M., (2002):
    Effects of land use intensity and "green veining" on arthropod communities : 32. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, Cottbus, 16.-20.9.2002
    In: Peschel, T., Mrzljak, J., Wiegleb, G., (eds.)
    Landschaft im Wandel - Ökologie im Wandel : Kurzfassung der Beiträge zur 32. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie in Cottbus vom 16.-20.9.2002
    Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 32
    Die Werkstatt, Göttingen, p. 62


Curriculum vitae

Since 2005

research scientist at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ

1999

Diploma thesis at the Department of Zoology, University of Salzburg, Austria; graduated with honours; supervisor: Wolfgang Scherzinger; thesis: "Ground beetle communities (Carabidae, Col.) within the scope of natural succession on windfall areas in the National Park Bayerischer Wald".

1997

Research stay at the National Park Bayerischer Wald, Germany