Dr. Guy Peer

Guest Scientist


German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

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Guy Pe´er


Research Interests

  • Understanding and addressing anthropogenic pressures on biodiversity, especially through habitat loss, fragmentation, land-use- and climatic changes. I am particularly interested in how animal movement and dispersal interact with species’ demography to determine population viability, range-shift dynamics, and community structures in fragmented landscapes.
  • Patterns and trends in biodiversity: long-term monitoring, targeted fieldwork on rare species, and biodiversity surveys help determining the status and trends in biodiversity. With particular interest in butterflies, I am one of the founders of the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (BMS-IL) established 2009, and nowadays serving as a scientific supervisor and consultant to the programme.
  • Agriculture and agricultural policy and their effects on nature and humans: Agricultural production, expansion and intensification exert pressures on our society, economy and environment. To address these pressures I am engaged in interdisciplinary research onto how the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) affects both nature and humans. I am particularly interested in how the CAP affects Socio-Ecological Systems in terms of the interactions between farm structure and economy, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and consequently also rural vitality and farmers’ wellbeing.


Scientific Career

03/2017 - present

sDiv “Catalyst PostDoc” Position
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Synthesis Centre sDiv, Leipzig, Germany

2015

Member of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany

2011 - 2016

Research associate (Group leader: Population Ecology and Landscape Structure), Dept. of Conservation Biology, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

2009 - 2011

Post Doctorate, joint affiliation between Dept. of Conservation Biology at UFZ Leipzig and Dept. of Environmental Studies, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece

2007 - 2009

Post Doctorate, Dept. of Ecological Modelling, UFZ, Leipzig

2005 - 2006

Post Doctorate, Dept. of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2004

Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Ecological Modelling, UFZ, Leipzig

1999 - 2004

Direct studies for PhD (including M.Sc.) in Conservation Biology, Mitrani Dept. for Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Thesis Title: Spatial and behavioral determinants of butterfly movement patterns in topographically complex landscapes.

1996 - 1998

B.Sc. in Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Publications

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2019 (5)
2018 (5)
2017 (10)
2016 (6)
2015 (2)
2014 (8)
2013 (8)
2012 (4)
2011 (4)
2008 (5)
2007 (1)
2006 (2)
2005 (1)
2004 (2)
2000 (1)

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2017 (10)

  • Dislich, C., Keyel, A.C., Salecker, J., Kisel, Y., Meyer, K.M., Auliya, M., Barnes, A.D., Corre, M.D., Darras, K., Faust, H., Hess, B., Klasen, S., Knohl, A., Kreft, H., Meijide, A., Nurdiansyah, F., Otten, F., Pe'er, G., Steinebach, S., Tarigan, S., Tölle, M.H., Tscharntke, T., Wiegand, K., (2017):
    A review of the ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations, using forests as a reference system
    Biol. Rev. 92 (3), 1539 - 1569
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  • Hudson, L.N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H.R.P., Alhusseini, T.I., Bedford, F.E., Bennett, D.J., Booth, H., Burton, V.J., Chng, C.W.T., Choimes, A., Correia, D.L.P., Day, J., Echeverría-Londoño, S., Emerson, S.R., Gao, D., Garon, M., Harrison, M.L.K., Ingram, D.J., Jung, M., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, L., Martin, C.D., Pan, Y., Pask-Hale, G.D., Pynegar, E.L., Robinson, A.N., Sanchez-Ortiz, K., Senior, R.A., Simmons, B.I., White, H.J., Zhang, H., Aben, J., Abrahamczyk, S., Adum, G.B., Aguilar-Barquero, V., Aizen, M.A., Albertos, B., Alcala, E.L., del Mar Alguacil, M., Alignier, A., Ancrenaz, M., Andersen, A.N., Arbeláez-Cortés, E., Armbrecht, I., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Aumann, T., Axmacher, J.C., Azhar, B., Azpiroz, A.B., Baeten, L., Bakayoko, A., Báldi, A., Banks, J.E., Baral, S.K., Barlow, J., Barratt, B.I.P., Barrico, L., Bartolommei, P., Barton, D.M., Basset, Y., Batáry, P., Bates, A.J., Baur, B., Bayne, E.M., Beja, P., Benedick, S., Berg, Å., Bernard, H., Berry, N.J., Bhatt, D., Bicknell, J.E., Bihn, J.H., Blake, R.J., Bobo, K.S., Bóçon, R., Boekhout, T., Böhning-Gaese, K., Bonham, K.J., Borges, P.A.V., Borges, S.H., Boutin, C., Bouyer, J., Bragagnolo, C., Brandt, J.S., Brearley, F.Q., Brito, I., Bros, V., Brunet, J., Buczkowski, G., Buddle, C.M., Bugter, R., Buscardo, E., Buse, J., Cabra-García, J., Cáceres, N.C., Cagle, N.L., Calviño-Cancela, M., Cameron, S.A., Cancello, E.M., Caparrós, R., Cardoso, P., Carpenter, D., Carrijo, T.F., Carvalho, A.L., Cassano, C.R., Castro, H., Castro-Luna, A.A., Cerda, R.B., Cerezo, A., Chapman, K.A., Chauvat, M., Christensen, M., Clarke, F.M., Cleary, D.F.R., Colombo, G., Connop, S.P., Craig, M.D., Cruz-López, L., Cunningham, S.A., D’Aniello, B., D’Cruze, N., da Silva, P.G., Dallimer, M., Danquah, E., Darvill, B., Dauber, J., Davis, A.L.V., Dawson, J., de Sassi, C., de Thoisy, B., Deheuvels, O., Dejean, A., Devineau, J.-L., Diekötter, T., Dolia, J.V., Domínguez, E., Dominguez-Haydar, Y., Dorn, S., Draper, I., Dreber, N., Dumont, B., Dures, S.G., Dynesius, M., Edenius, L., Eggleton, P., Eigenbrod, F., Elek, Z., Entling, M.H., Esler, K.J., de Lima, R.F., Faruk, A., Farwig, N., Fayle, T.M., Felicioli, A., Felton, A.M., Fensham, R.J., Fernandez, I.C., Ferreira, C.C., Ficetola, G.F., Fiera, C., Filgueiras, B.K.C., Fırıncıoğlu, H.K., Flaspohler, D., Floren, A., Fonte, S.J., Fournier, A., Fowler, R.E., Franzén, M., Fraser, L.H., Fredriksson, G.M., Freire Jr., G.B., Frizzo, T.L.M., Fukuda, D., Furlani, D., Gaigher, R., Ganzhorn, J.U., García, K.P., Garcia-R, J.C., Garden, J.G., Garilleti, R., Ge, B.-M., Gendreau-Berthiaume, B., Gerard, P.J., Gheler-Costa, C., Gilbert, B., Giordani, P., Giordano, S., Golodets, C., Pe'er, G., Gomes, L.G.L., Gould, R.K., Goulson, D., Gove, A.D., Granjon, L., Grass, I., Gray, C.L., Grogan, J., Gu, W., Guardiola, M., Gunawardene, N.R., Gutiérrez, A.G., Gutiérrez-Lamus, D.L., Schweiger, O., Haarmeyer, D.H., Hanley, M.E., Hanson, T., Hashim, N.R., Hassan, S.N., Hatfield, R.G., Hawes, J.E., Hayward, M.W., Hébert, C., Helden, A.J., Henden, J.-A., Henschel, P., Hernández, L., Herrera, J.P., Herrmann, F., Herzog, F., Higuera-Diaz, D., Hilje, B., Höfer, H., Hoffmann, A., Horgan, F.G., Hornung, E., Horváth, R., Hylander, K., Isaacs-Cubides, P., Ishida, H., Ishitani, M., Jacobs, C.T., Jaramillo, V.J., Jauker, B., Jiménez Hernández, F., Johnson, M.F., Jolli, V., Jonsell, M., Juliani, S.N., Jung, T.S., Kapoor, V., Kappes, H., Kati, V., Katovai, E., Kellner, K., Kessler, M., Kirby, K.R., Kittle, A.M., Knight, M.E., Knop, E., Kohler, F., Koivula, M., Kolb, A., Kone, M., Kőrösi, Á., Krauss, J., Kumar, A., Kumar, R., Kurz, D.J., Kutt, A.S., Lachat, T., Lantschner, V., Lara, F., Lasky, J.R., Latta, S.C., Laurance, W.F., Lavelle, P., Le Féon, V., LeBuhn, G., Légaré, J.-P., Lehouck, V., Lencinas, M.V., Lentini, P.E., Letcher, S.G., Li, Q., Litchwark, S.A., Littlewood, N.A., Liu, Y., Lo-Man-Hung, N., López-Quintero, C.A., Louhaichi, M., Lövei, G.L., Lucas-Borja, M.E., Luja, V.H., Luskin, M.S., MacSwiney, M.C., Maeto, K., Magura, T., Mallari, N.A., Malone, L.A., Malonza, P.K., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Mandujano, S., Måren, I.E., Marin-Spiotta, E., Marsh, C.J., Marshall, E.J.P., Martínez, E., Martínez Pastur, G., Mateos, D.M., Mayfield, M.M., Mazimpaka, V., McCarthy, J.L., McCarthy, K.P., McFrederick, Q.S., McNamara, S., Medina, N.G., Medina, R., Mena, J.L., Mico, E., Mikusinski, G., Milder, J.C., Miller, J.R., Miranda-Esquivel, D.R., Moir, M.L., Morales, C.L., Muchane, M.N., Muchane, M., Mudri-Stojnic, S., Munira, A.N., Muoñz-Alonso, A., Munyekenye, B.F., Naidoo, R., Naithani, A., Nakagawa, M., Nakamura, A., Nakashima, Y., Naoe, S., Nates-Parra, G., Gutierrez, D.A.N., Navarro-Iriarte, L., Ndang’ang’a, P.K., Neuschulz, E.L., Ngai, J.T., Nicolas, V., Nilsson, S.G., Noreika, N., Norfolk, O., Noriega, J.A., Norton, D.A., Nöske, N.M., Nowakowski, A.J., Numa, C., O’Dea, N., O’Farrell, P.J., Oduro, W., Oertli, S., Ofori-Boateng, C., Oke, C.O., Oostra, V., Osgathorpe, L.M., Otavo, S.E., Page, N.V., Paritsis, J., Parra-H, A., Parry, L., Pearman, P.B., Pelegrin, N., Pélissier, R., Peres, C.A., Peri, P.L., Persson, A.S., Petanidou, T., Peters, M.K., Pethiyagoda, R.S., Phalan, B., Philips, T.K., Pillsbury, F.C., Pincheira-Ulbrich, J., Pineda, E., Pino, J., Pizarro-Araya, J., Plumptre, A.J., Poggio, S.L., Politi, N., Pons, P., Poveda, K., Power, E.F., Presley, S.J., Proença, V., Quaranta, M., Quintero, C., Rader, R., Ramesh, B.R., Ramirez-Pinilla, M.P., Ranganathan, J., Rasmussen, C., Redpath-Downing, N.A., Reid, J.L., Reis, Y.T., Benayas, J.M.R., Rey-Velasco, J.C., Reynolds, C., Ribeiro, D.B., Richards, M.H., Richardson, B.A., Richardson, M.J., Ríos, R.M., Robinson, R., Robles, C.A., Römbke, J., Romero-Duque, L.P., Rös, M., Rosselli, L., Rossiter, S.J., Roth, D.S., Roulston, T.H., Rousseau, L., Rubio, A.V., Ruel, J.-C., Sadler, J.P., Sáfián, S., Saldaña-Vázquez, R.A., Sam, K., Samnegård, U., Santana, J., Santos, X., Savage, J., Schellhorn, N.A., Schilthuizen, M., Schmiedel, U., Schmitt, C.B., Schon, N.L., Schüepp, C., Schumann, K., Scott, D.M., Scott, K.A., Sedlock, J.L., Seefeldt, S.S., Shahabuddin, G., Shannon, G., Sheil, D., Sheldon, F.H., Shochat, E., Siebert, S.J., Silva, F.A.B., Simonetti, J.A., Slade, E.M., Smith, J., Smith-Pardo, A.H., Sodhi, N.S., Somarriba, E.J., Sosa, R.A., Soto Quiroga, G., St-Laurent, M.-H., Starzomski, B.M., Stefanescu, C., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stouffer, P.C., Stout, J.C., Strauch, A.M., Struebig, M.J., Su, Z., Suarez-Rubio, M., Sugiura, S., Summerville, K.S., Sung, Y.-H., Sutrisno, H., Svenning, J.-C., Teder, T., Threlfall, C.G., Tiitsaar, A., Todd, J.H., Tonietto, R.K., Torre, I., Tóthmérész, B., Tscharntke, T., Turner, E.C., Tylianakis, J.M., Uehara-Prado, M., Urbina-Cardona, N., Vallan, D., Vanbergen, A.J., Vasconcelos, H.L., Vassilev, K., Verboven, H.A.F., Verdasca, M.J., Verdú, J.R., Vergara, C.H., Vergara, P.M., Verhulst, J., Virgilio, M., Vu, L.V., Waite, E.M., Walker, T.R., Wang, H.-F., Wang, Y., Watling, J.I., Weller, B., Wells, K., Westphal, C., Wiafe, E.D., Williams, C.D., Willig, M.R., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Wolf, J.H.D., Wolters, V., Woodcock, B.A., Wu, J., Wunderle Jr., J.M., Yamaura, Y., Yoshikura, S., Yu, D.W., Zaitsev, A.S., Zeidler, J., Zou, F., Collen, B., Ewers, R.M., Mace, G.M., Purves, D.W., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Purvis, A., (2017):
    The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
    Ecol. Evol. 7 (1), 145 - 188
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  • Lakner, S., Müller, R., Bontzorlos, V., Clough, D., Moreira, F., Azam, C., Berger, J., Bezak, P., Bonn, A., Hansjürgens, B., Hartmann, L., Kleemann, J., Lomba, A., Sahrbacher, A., Schindler, S., Schleyer, C., Schüler, S., Sirami, C., von Meyer-Höfer, M., Zinngrebe, Y., Pe'er, G., Passoni, G., Schmidt, J., (2017):
    Is the CAP fit for purpose? An evidence-based fitness check assessment. Working paper
    German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle, Jena, Leipzig, 20 pp.
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  • Menger, J., Magnusson, W.E., Anderson, M.J., Schlegel, M., Pe'er, G., Henle, K., (2017):
    Environmental characteristics drive variation in Amazonian understorey bird assemblages
    PLOS One 12 (2), e0171540
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  • Pe'er, G., Lakner, S., Müller, R., Passoni, G., Bontzorlos, V., Clough, D., Moreira, F., Azam, C., Berger, J., Bezak, P., Bonn, A., Hansjürgens, B., Hartmann, L., Kleemann, J., Lomba, A., Sahrbacher, A., Schindler, S., Schleyer, C., Schmidt, J., Schüler, S., Sirami, C., von Meyer-Höfer, M., Zinngrebe, Y., (2017):
    Is the CAP fit for purpose? An evidence-based fitness check assessment
    German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle, Jena, Leipzig, 259 pp.
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  • Pe'er, G., Zinngrebe, Y., Hauck, J., Schindler, S., Dittrich, A., Zingg, S., Tscharntke, T., Oppermann, R., Sutcliffe, L., Sirami, C., Schmidt, J., Hoyer, C., Schleyer, C., Lakner, S., (2017):
    Adding some green to the greening: improving the EU's Ecological Focus Areas for biodiversity and farmers
    Conserv. Lett. 10 (5), 517 - 530
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  • Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M., Galetti, M., Alamgir, M., Crist, E., Mahmoud, M.I., Laurance, W.F., Auliya, M., Droste, N., Egli, L., Everaars, J., Ferreira, C., Friese, K., Henle, K., Kühn, I., Loyau, A., Pe'er, G., Priess, J.A., Schiller, J., Schmeller, D.S., Schröter, M., Spangenberg, J.H., Wiemers, M., and more, , (2017):
    World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice
    Bioscience 67 (12), 1026 - 1028
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  • Schultz, C.B., Pe'er, B.G., Damiani, C., Brown, L., Crone, E.E., (2017):
    Does movement behaviour predict population densities? A test with 25 butterfly species
    J. Anim. Ecol. 86 (2), 384 - 393
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  • Zinngrebe, Y., Pe'er, G., Schueler, S., Schmitt, J., Schmidt, J., Lakner, S., (2017):
    The EU’s ecological focus areas – How experts explain farmers' choices in Germany
    Land Use Pol. 65 , 93 - 108
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  • Zurita, G.A., Pe'er, G., Bellocq, M.I., (2017):
    Bird responses to forest loss are influence by habitat specialization
    Divers. Distrib. 23 (6), 650 - 655
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2016 (6)

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2015 (2)

  • Jonsson, B.G., Pe'er, G., Svoboda, M., (2015):
    Forests: not just timber plantations
    Nature 521 (7550), 32
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  • van Swaay, C., Regan, E., Ling, M., Bozhinovska, E., Fernandez, M., Marini-Filho, O.J., Huertas, B., Phon, C.-K., Körösi, A., Meerman, J., Pe'er, G., Uehara-Prado, M., Sáfián, S., Sam, L., Shuey, J., Taron, D., Terblanche, R., Underhill, L.G., (2015):
    Guidelines for standardised global butterfly monitoring
    GEO BON Technical Series 1
    Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig, 25 pp.
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2014 (8)

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2012 (4)

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2008 (5)

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