Dr. Anne Berger

Portrait

Scientist

Department of Evolutionary Ecology

Tel:0049 (0) 30 5168 328
E-Mail: berger@izw-berlin.de

Short curriculum vitae

1987-1988
zoo animal keeper in the Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin 

1988-1993
Study of Biology, Humboldt-University zu Berlin, finishing with the Diploma

1993-1999
PhD student, Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW, Berlin) in collaboration with Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI, Vienna), French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA, Clermont Ferrand) and the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
1999 - finishing the PhD in animal ethology at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: “Chronobiological investigations on Przewalski horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) under quasi-natural conditions and possible approaches to chronobiological diagnosis of stress”

Since 2000
Scientist at Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin

2008-2010
Guest scientist, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies (“moose research group”), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå

Projects
Research interests
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Activity data analyses (e.g. accelerometry)
  • Wildlife bio-logging
  • Chronobiology
  • Stress detection in wildlife
  • Animal welfare
  • Urban ecology
  • Wildlife detection dogs
Selected publications

Hofman MPG, Hayward MW, Heim M… et al. (2019): Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216223. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216223

Mengüllüoğlu D, İlaslan E, Emir H, Berger A (2019): Diet and wild ungulate preferences of wolves in northwestern Anatolia during winter. PeerJ

Rast W, Barthel LMF, Berger A (2019): Music festival makes hedgehogs move: How individuals cope behaviourally in response to human induced stressors. Animals 9, 455. DOI:10.3390/ani9070455.

Barthel LMF, Hofer H, Berger A (2018): An easy, flexible solution to attach devices to hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) enables long-term high resolution studies. Ecology and Evolution, 1-8. DOI:10.1002/ece3.4794

Couriot O, Hewison AJM, Saïd S, Cagnacci F, Chamaillé-Jammes S, Linnell J, Mysterud A, Peters W, Urbano F, Heurich M, Kjellander P, Nicoloso S, Berger A, Sustr P, Kroeschel M, Soennichsen L, Sandfort R, Gehr B, Morellet N (2018): Truly sedentary? The multi-range tactic as a response to resource heterogeneity and unpredictability in a large herbivore. Oecologia 187(2), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-018-4131-5

Mengüllüoğlu D, Ambarlı H, Berger A, Hofer H (2018): Foraging ecology of Eurasian lynx populations in southwest Asia: conservation implications for a diet-specialist. Ecology and Evolution. DOI:10.1002/ece3.4439

Sarout BNM, Waterhouse A, Duthie C-A, Poli CHEC, Haskell M, Berger A, Umstätter C (2018): Assessment of circadian rhythm of activity combined with random regression model as a novel approach to monitor sheep in an extensive system. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, DOI:10.1016/j.applanim.2018.06.007

Ossi F, Gaillard J-M, Hebblewhite M, Morellet N, Sandfort R, Kröschel M, Kjellander P, Mysterud A, Linnell JDC, Heurich M, Soennichsen L, Sustr P, Berger A, Rocca M, Urbano F, Ranc N, Cagnacci F (2017): Plastic response by a small cervid to supplemental feeding in winter across a wide environmental gradient. Ecosphere 8(1), e01629-n/a.  doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1629

Sönnichsen L, Borowik T, Podgórski T, Plis K, Berger A, Jędrzejewska B (2017): Survival rates and causes of mortality in roe deer in a rural landscape, eastern Poland. Mammal Research 62, 141-147. doi: 10.1007/s13364-017-0308-2.

Berger A, Dettki H, Urbano F (2014): Deciphering animals' behaviour: joining GPS and activity data. In: Urbano F, Cagnacci F (eds.) Spatial database for GPS wildlife tracking data. A practical guide to creating a data management system with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. doi 10.1007/978-3-319-03743-1_12.

Krop-Benesch A, Berger A, Hofer H, Heurich M (2013): Long-term measurement of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) activity using two-axis accelerometer GPS-collars. Italian Journal of Zoology 80, 69-81. doi:10.1080/11250003.2012.725777.

Berger A (2011): Activity patterns, chronobiology and the assessment of stress and welfare in zoo and wild animals. Int Zoo YB 45, 1-11. doi:10.1111/j.1748-1090.201000121.x.

Berger A, Scheibe KM, Michaelis S, Streich WJ (2003): Evaluation of living conditions of free ranging animals by automated chronobiological analysis of behaviour. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers 35(3), 458-466.