Dr. Andreas Wilting

Senior Scientist

Department of Ecological Dynamics

Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 333
E-Mail: wilting@izw-berlin.de

Short curriculum vitae

  • 2019-present: Senior scientist, Dep. Ecological Dynamics, Leibniz-IZW
  • 2013-2018: Head of Junior Research Group Biodiversity and Biogeography of Southeast Asia, Leibniz-IZW
  • 2012-2013: Postdoc, Dep. Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz-IZW
  • 2012: Dr. rer. nat., ‘Freie Universität Berlin’ & Leibniz-IZW
Research interests
  • Mammalian community ecology and biodiversity research
  • understanding drivers (mainly habitat degradation and illegal hunting) of defaunation
  • camera-trapping and environmental / invertebrate-derived DNA
  • species distribution modelling
Selected publications

Asad S, Abrams JF, Guharajan R, Lagan P, Kissing J, Sikui J, Wilting A, Rödel MO (2021): Amphibian responses to conventional and reduced impact logging. FOREST ECOL MANAG 484, 118949. doi:10.1016/J.foreco.2021.118949

Mohamed A, Sollmann R, Wong ST, Niedballa J, Abrams JF, Kissing J, Wilting A (2021): Counting Sunda clouded leopards with confidence: Incorporating individual heterogeneity in density estimates. ORYX 55, 56–65. doi:10.1017/S0030605318001503

Nguyen TV, Tilker A, Nguyen A, Hörig L, Axtner J, Schmidt A, Le M, Nguyen AHQ, Rawson BM, Wilting A, Fickel J (in press). Using terrestrial leeches to assess the genetic diversity of an elusive species: The Annamite striped rabbit Nesolagus timminsi. EDNA. doi:10.1002/edn3.182

Asad S, Abrams JF, Guharajan R, Sikui J, Wilting A, Rödel MO (2020): Stream amphibian detectability and habitat associations in a reduced impact logging concession in Malaysian Borneo. J HERPETOL 54, 385–392. doi:10.1670/19-136

Asad S, Wilting A, Rödel MO (2020): Possible spatial separation at macro-habitat scales between two congeneric Psammodynastes species, including observations of fishing behaviour in Psammodynastes pictus. SALAMANDRA 56, 411–415. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.12301.36325

Barnett R, Westbury MV, Sandoval-Velasco M, Viera FG, Jeon S, Zazula G, Martin MD, Ho SYW, Mather N, Gopalakrishnan S, Ramos-Madrigal J, de Manuel M, Zepeda-Mendoza ML, Antunes A, Baez AC, de Cahsan B, Larson G, O’Brien SJO, Eizirik E, Johnson WE, Koepfli K-P, Wilting A, Fickel J, Dalén L, Lorenzen ED, Marques-Bonet T, Hansen AJ, Zhang G, Bhak J, Yamaguchi N, Gilbert MTP (2020): Genomic adaptations and evolutionary history of the extinct scimitar-toothed cat, Homotherium latidens. CURR BIOL 30, 5018–5025. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.09.051

Tilker A, Abrams JF, Nguyen A, Hörig L, Axtner J, Louvrier J, Rawson BM, Nguyen HAQ, Guegan F, Nguyen TV, Le M, Sollmann R, Wilting A (2020): Identifying conservation priorities in a defaunated tropical biodiversity hotspot. DIVERS DISTRIB 26, 426–440. doi:10.1111/ddi.13029

Tilker A, Nguyen A, Abrams JF, Bhagwat T, Le M, Nguyen TV, Nguyen AT, Niedballa J, Sollmann R, Wilting A (2020): A little-known endemic caught in the South-east Asian extinction crisis: the Annamite striped rabbit Nesolagus timminsi. ORYX 54, 178–187. doi:10.1017/S0030605318000534

Tilker A, et al. (2019): Habitat degradation and indiscriminate hunting differentially impact faunal communities in the Southeast Asian tropical biodiversity hotspot. COMMUN BIOL 2, 396. doi:10.1038/s42003-019-0640-y

Nguyen A, et al. (2019): Camera-trap evidence that the silver-backed chevrotain Tragulus versicolor remains in the wild in Vietnam. NAT ECOL EVOL. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1027-7

Abrams JF, et al. (2019): Shifting up a gear with iDNA: From mammal detection events to standardised surveys. J APPL ECOL. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13411.

Axtner J, et al. (2019): An efficient and robust laboratory workflow and tetrapod database for larger scale environmental DNA studies. GIGASCIENCE 8, giz025. doi:10.1093/gigascience/giz029.

Runting RK, et al. (2019): Larger gains from improved management over sparing–sharing for tropical forests. NAT SUSTAIN 2, 53-61. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0203-0.

Bush A, et al. (2017): Connecting earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data. NAT ECOL EVOL 1, 0176. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0176.

Sollmann R, et al. (2017): Quantifying mammal biodiversity co-benefits in certified tropical forests. DIVERS DISTRIB 23, 317–328. doi:10.1111/ddi.12530.

Niedballa J, et al. (2016): camtrapR: an R package for efficient camera trap data management. METHODS ECOL EVOL 7, 1457–1462. doi:10.1111 2041-210X.12600.

Wilting A, et al. (2015): Planning tiger recovery: Understanding intraspecific variation for effective conservation. SCI ADV 1, e1400175. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400175.

Struebig MJ, et al. (2015): Targeted conservation to safeguard a biodiversity hotspot from climate and land-cover change. CURR BIOL 25, 372-378. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.067.

Kramer-Schadt S, et al. (2013): The importance of correcting for sampling bias in MaxEnt species distribution models. DIVERS DISTRIB 19, 1366-1379. doi:10.1111/ddi.12096.

Sollmann R, et al. (2013): Risky business or simple solution – relative abundance indices from camera-trapping. BIOL CONSERV 159, 405-412. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2012.12.025.

See also profiles on A Wilting on ResearchGate or A Wilting on GoogleScholar.