Mitarbeiter /Staff member

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PD Dr. Christian Voigt

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/ Scientist

Evolutionäre Ökologie / Evolutionary Ecology

Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung (IZW)
im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17
10315 Berlin

Tel:       0049 (0) 30 5168 511
Curriculum Vitae
Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research Foci

I am interested in both proximate (i.e. physiological and ecological) and ultimate (i.e. evolutionary) questions related to the biology of bats. In my group, we combine field and laboratory work and use various methods, such as stable isotopes, respirometry, endocrinology, immunology, behavioral observations among others, to better understand the ecology, physiology and evolution of bats. Please visit the section  'service' on this web page or the list of publications for a more detailed description of our work.

Publikationen / Publications

Selected research publications:

For full list, please see: 

136. McCue, M.D., Voigt, C.C., Jefimow, M., Wojciechowski M.S.(2014) Thermal acclimation and nutritional history affect the oxidation of different classes of exogenous nutrients in Siberian hamsters, Phodopus sungorusJournal of Experimental Zoology A. accepted

 135. Voigt, C.C., C.C., Thalwitzer, S., Melzheimer, J., Blanc, A.-S., Jago, M., Wachter, B. (2014) The conflict between cheetahs and humans onNamibian farmland elucidated by stable isotope diet analysis. PLOSONE. accepted

 134. Meyer, C.F. et al. (2014) Species undersampling in tropical bat surveys: effects on emerging biodiversity patterns. Journal of Animal Ecology. in press

 133. von Busse, R., Rye, M.W., Swartz, S.M., Voigt, C.C., Breuer, K.S. (2014) The aerodynamic cost of flight in the short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata) - comparing theory with measurement. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. accepted

 132. Schneeberger, K., Czirjak, G., Voigt, C.C. (2014) Frugivory is associated with low measures of plasma oxidative stress and high antioxidant concentration in free-ranging bats. Naturwissenschaften. Accepted.

 131.Voigt, C.C. , Lehnert, L.S., Popa-Lisseanu, A.G., Ciechanowski, M., Estok, P., Gloza-Rausch, F., Görföl, T., Göttsche, M., Harrje, C., Hötzel, M., Teige, T., Wohlgemuth, R., Kramer-Schadt, S. (2014) The trans-boundary importance of artificial bat hibernacula in managed European forests. Biodiversity and Conservation. in press.

 130. Lewanzik, D. Voigt, C.C. (2014) Artifical light at night puts ecosystem services of frugivorous bats at risk. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.

 129. Voigt, C.C., Helbig-Bonitz, M., Kramer-Schadt, S., Kalko, E.K.V. (2014) The third dimension of bat migration: Elevational movements of Miniopterus natalensis along the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Oecologia doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2819-0.

 128. Voigt, C.C., Klöckner, P., Touma, C., Neuschl, C., Brockmann, G., Göritz, F., Palme, R., Thomsen, R. (2014) Hormonal stress response of laboratory mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding technqiues. Animal Welfare doi: 10.7120/09627286.224.449.

 127. Ghanem, S.H., Voigt, C.C. (2014) Defaunation of tropical forests reduces habitat quality for seed-dispersing bats in Western Amazonia: an unexpected connection via mineral links. Animal Conservation. accepted.