Staff member

Prof. Dr. Fickel, Jörns

Head of Department

Evolutionary Genetics

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17
10315 Berlin

Phone:      +49 (0) 30 5168 314
Affiliations and memberships
Research Foci
  • Evolution and Phylogeography of Lagomorphs, Ungulates (mainly Cervids), and Carnivores (mainly Felids)
  • Evolution of adaptive traits in Mammals
  • Environmental cues and their impact on epigenetic modifications in Mammals


Publikationen/ Publications

Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen/ Selected research publications:

Weyrich A, Lenz D, Fickel J (2019): Environmental change-dependent transgenerational epigenetic response. Genes 10(1), 4.
Ambarl H, Mengüllüoğlu D, Fickel J and Förster DW (2018): Population genetics of the main population of brown bears in southwest Asia. PeerJ.
Förster DW, Bull JK , Lenz D, Autenrieth M, Paijmans LAJ, Kraus RHS, Nowak C, Bayerl H, Kuehn R, Saveljev AP, Sindičić M , Hofreiter M, Schmidt K, Fickel J (2018): Targeted resequencing of coding DNA sequences for SNP discovery in nonmodel species. Mol. Ecol Resour. 18 (6): 1356-1373
Bayerl H, Kraus RHS, Nowak C, Foerster DW, Fickel J, Kuehn R (2017): Fast and cost-effective single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection in the absence of a reference genome using semideep next-generation Random Amplicon Sequencing (RAMseq).
Molecular Ecology Resources 18(1): 107-117
Salleh FM, Ramos-Madrigal J, Peñaloza F, Liu S, Sinding Mikkel-Holger S, Patel RP, Martins R, Lenz D, Fickel J, Roos C, Shamsir MS, Azman MS, Lim BK, Rossiter SJ, Wilting A, Gilbert MTP (2017): An expanded mammal mitogenome dataset from Southeast Asia.
GigaScience 6(8): 1–8
Schwensow N, Detering H, Pederson S, Mazzoni C, Sinclair R, Peacock D, Kovaliski J, Cooke B, Fickel J , Sommer S (2017): Resistance to RHD virus in wild Australian rabbits: Comparison of susceptible and resistant individuals using a genomewide approach.
Molecular Ecology 26(17): 4551–4561
doi: 10.1111/mec.14228
Stillfried M, Fickel J, Börner K, Wittstatt U, Heddergott M, Ortmann S, Kramer-Schadt S, Frantz AC (2017): Do cities represent sources, sinks or isolated islands for urban wild boar population structure?
Journal of Applied Ecology 54(1): 272–281
Paijmans JLA, Fickel J, Courtiol A, Hofreiter M, Förster DW(2016): Impact of enrichment conditions on cross-species capture of fresh and degraded DNA.
Molecular Ecology Resources 16(1): 42–55
Weyrich A, Lenz D, Jeschek M, Chung TH, Übensam KR, Göritz F, Jewgenow K, Fickel J (2016): Paternal intergenerational epigenetic response to heat exposure in male Wild guinea pigs.
Molecular Ecology 25(8): 1729–1740
Wilting A, Courtiol A, Christiansen P, Niedballa J, Scharf AK, Orlando L, Balkenhol N, Hofer H,
Kramer-Schadt S, Fickel J, Kitchener AC (2015): Planning tiger recovery: Understanding intraspecific
variation for effective conservation.
Science Advances 1(5): e1400175
Weyrich A, Schüllermann T, Heeger F, Jeschek M, Mazzoni C, Chen W, Schumann K, Fickel J (2014): Whole genome sequencing and methylome analysis of the wild guinea pig.
BMC Genomics 15(1): 1036
Röllig K, Göritz F, Fickel J, Hermes R, Hofer H, Hildebrandt TB (2010): Superconception in mammalian pregnancy can be detected and increases reproductive output per breeding season. Nature Communications 1, article 78: 1-7.

Weitere Informationen zu Projekten und Publikationen finden Sie unter Google Scholar und ResearchGate/
More information regarding projects and publications can be found at Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

Last updated on 24 January 2019.