Department of Wildlife Diseases: Publications

Authors affiliated with the Leibniz-IZW at the time of publication are marked bold and with the respective colour of their department or unit in the Leibniz-IZW. Doctoral students and postdocs with affiliations to the Department of Wildlife Diseases will be shown in the respective department colour. Authors with multiple other affiliations to departments are allocated one of the two departmental colours at random. The director is shown under Dept Evolutionary Ecology until 2017 and under Science Management from 2018 onwards.

           Department of Evolutionary Ecology
           Department of Evolutionary Genetics
           Department of Wildlife Diseases
           Department of Reproduction Biology
           Department of Reproduction Management
           Department of Ecological Dynamics
           Junior Research Group “Biodiversity and Biogeography of Southeast Asia”
           Junior Professorship of Ecology and Evolution of Molecular Host-Parasite Interactions
           Science Management and Director

Peer-reviewed journal articles


Androulakakis A, Alygizakis N, Gkotsis G, Nika M-A, Nikolopoulou V, Bizani E, Chadwick E, Cincinelli A, Claßen D, Danielsson S, Dekker RWRJ, Duke G, Glowacka N, Jansman HAH, Krone O, Martellini T, Movalli P, Persson S, Roos A, O’Rourke E, Siebert U, Treu G, Walker LA, Slobodnik J, Thomaidis NS (2022): Determination of 56 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in top predators and their prey from Northern Europe by LC-MS/MS. CHEMOSPHERE 287, 131775. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131775

Badry A, Treu G, Gkotsis G, Nika M-C, Alygizakis N, Thomaidis NS, Voigt CC, Krone O (2022): Ecological and spatial variations of legacy and emerging contaminants in white-tailed sea eagles from Germany: Implications for prioritisation and future risk management. ENVIRON INT 158, 106934. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106934

Santos PD, Michel F, Wylezich C, Höper D, Keller M, Holicki CM, Szentiks CA, Eiden M, Muluneh A, Neubauer-Juric A, Thalheim S, Globig A, Beer M, Groschup MH, Ziegler U (2022): Co-infections: Simultaneous detections of West Nile virus and Usutu virus in birds from Germany. TRANSBOUND EMERG DIS 69, 776–792. doi:10.1111/tbed.14050


Alfano N, Dayaram A, Axtner J, Tsangaras K, Kampmann ML, Mohamed A, Wong ST, Gilbert MTP, Wilting A, Greenwood AD (2021): Non-invasive surveys of mammalian viruses using environmental DNA. METH ECOL EVOL 12, 1941–1952. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13661

Alquezar-Planas DE, Löber U, Cui P, Quedenau Q, Chen W, Greenwood AD (2021): DNA sonication inverse PCR for genome scale analysis of uncharacterized flanking sequences. METHODS ECOL EVOL 12, 182–195. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13497

Badry A, Schenke D, Treu G, Krone O (2021): Linking landscape composition and biological factors with exposure levels of rodenticides and agrochemicals in avian apex predators from Germany. ENVIRON RES 193, 110602. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.110602

Behr F, Fritsch G, Collet S, Ghani N, Cocchiararo B, Knorr K, Müller T, Freuling C, Sprenger J, Szentiks CA (2021): Unusual case of automutilation in a free-ranging grey wolf (Canis lupus). FORENSIC SCI INT ANIMALS ENVIRON 1, 100019. doi:10.1016/j.fsiae.2021.100019

Dayaram A, Seeber P, Courtiol A, Soilemetzidou S, Tsangaras K, Franz M, McEwen G, Azab W, Kaczensky P, Melzheimer J, East M, Ganbaatar O, Walzer C, Osterrieder N, Greenwood AD (2021): Seasonal host and ecological drivers may promote restricted water as a viral vector. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 733, 145446. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145446

Dayaram A, Seeber P, Greenwood AD (2021): Environmental detection and potential transmission of equine herpesviruses. PATHOGENS 10, 423. doi:10.3390/pathogens10040423

Dulsat-Masvidal M, Lourenço R, Lacorte S, D’Amico M, Albayrak T, Andevski J, Aradis A, Baltag E, Berger-Tal O, Berny P, Choresh Y, Duke G, Espín S, García-Fernández AJ, Gómez-Ramírez P, Hallgrimsson GT, Jaspers V, Johansson U, Kovacs A, Krone O, Leivits M, Martínez-López E, Mateo R, Movalli P, Sánchez-Virosta P, Shore RF, Valkama J, Vrezec A, Xirouchakis S, Walker LA, Wernham C (2021): A review of constraints and solutions for collecting raptor samples and contextual data for a European raptor biomonitoring facility. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 793, 148599. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148599

Eisenberg T, Gronow S, Falgenhauer J, Imirzalioglu C, Mühldorfer K, Rau J, Blom J, Fawzy A, Glaeser SP, Kämpfer P (2021): Sneathia vaginalis sp. nov. (Fusobacteriales, Leptotrichiaceae) as a replacement of the species ‘Sneathia amnii’ Harwich et al. 2012 and ‘Leptotrichia amnionii’ Shukla et al. 2002, and emended description of Sneathia Collins et al. 2001. INT J SYST EVOL MICR 71. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.004663

Engler M, Krone O (2021): Movement patterns of the White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla): post-fledging behaviour, natal dispersal onset and the role of the natal environment. IBIS 164, 188–201. doi:10.1111/ibi.12967

Espín S, Andevski J, Duke G, Eulaers I, Gómez-Ramírez P, Hallgrimsson GT, Helander B, Herzke D, Jaspers VLB, Krone O, Lourenço R, María-Mojica P, Martínez-López E, Mateo R, Movalli P, Sánchez-Virosta P1, Shore RF, Sonne C, van den Brink NW, van Hattum B, Vrezec A, Wernham C, García-Fernández AJ (2021): A schematic sampling protocol for contaminant monitoring in raptors. AMBIO 50, 95–100. doi:10.1007/s13280-020-01341-9

Ferreira SCM, Veiga MM, Hofer H, East ML*, Czirják GÁ* (2021): Non-invasively measured immune responses reflect current parasite infections in a wild carnivore and are linked to longevity. ECOL EVOL 11, 7685–7699. doi:10.1002/ece3.7602

Fritze M, Puechmaille SJ, Costantini D, Fickel J, Voigt CC*, Czirják GÁ* (2021): Determinants of defence strategies of a hibernating European bat species towards the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans. DEV COMP IMMUNOL 119, 104017. doi:10.1016/j.dci.2021.104017

Fritze M, Puechmaille SJ, Fickel J, Czirják GÁ, Voigt CC (2021): A rapid, in-situ minimally-invasive technique to assess infections with Pseudogymnoascus destructans in bats. ACTA CHIROPTEROL 23, 259–270. doi:10.3161/15081109ACC2021.23.1.022

Hein A, Baumgartner K, von Fersen L, Bechshoft T, Woelfing B, Kirschbaum C, Mastromonaco G, Greenwood AD, Siebert U (2021): Analysis of hair steroid hormones in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) via liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry: comparison with two immunoassays and application for longitudinal monitoring in zoos. GEN COMP ENDOCRINOL 310, 113837. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2021.113837

Helander B, Krone O, Räikkönen J, Sundbom M, Ågren A, Bignert A (2021): Major lead exposure from hunting ammunition in eagles from Sweden. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 795, 148799. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148799

Hensel B*, Jakop U*, Scheinpflug K*, Schröter F, Sandmann M, Mühldorfer K, Schulze M (2021): Lo. w temperature preservation: influence of putative bioactive microalgae and hop extracts on sperm quality and bacterial load in porcine semen. SUSTAIN CHEM PHARM 19, 100359. doi:10.1016/j.scp.2020.100359

Jäkel H, Scheinpflug K, Mühldorfer K, Gianluppi R, Lucca MS, Mellagi APG, Bortolozzo FP, Waberski D (2021): In vitro performance and in vivo fertility of antibiotic-free preserved boar semen stored at 5 °C. J ANIM SCI BIOTECHNOL 12, 9. doi:10.1186/s40104-020-00530-6

Jo KW, Ferreira de Oliveira-Filho E, Rasche A, Greenwood AD, Osterrrieder K, Drexler JF (2021): Potential zoonotic sources of SARS CoV 2 infections. TRANSBOUND EMERG DIS 68, 1824–1834. doi:10.1111/tbed.13872

Kohl C, Brinkmann A, Radonić A, Dabrowski PW, Mühldorfer K, Nitsche A, Wibbelt G, Kurth A (2021): The virome of European bats: comparing virus discovery approaches. SCI REP 11, 7430. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86435-4

Krücken J, Czirják GÁ, Ramünke S, Serocki M, Heinrich SK, Melzheimer J, Costa C, Hofer H, Aschenborn OHK, Barker NA, Capodanno S, Madeira de Carvalho L, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, East ML, Wachter B (2021): Genetic diversity of vector-borne pathogens in spotted and brown hyenas from Namibia and Tanzania differ in relation to ecological conditions rather than host taxonomy. PARASITES VECTORS 14, 328. doi:10.1186/s13071-021-04835-x

Kutzer P, Szentiks CA, Bock S, Fritsch G, Magyar T, Schulze C, Semmler T, Ewers C (2021): Re-emergence and spread of haemorrhagic septicaemia in Germany: The wolf as a vector? MICROORGANISMS 9, 1999. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9091999

Lawson B, Neimanis A, Lavazza A, López-Olvera JR, Tavernier P, Billinis C, Duff P, Mladenov DT, Rijks JM, Savić S, Wibbelt G, Ryser-Degiorgis M-P, Kuiken T (2021): How to start up a national wildlife health surveillance programme. ANIMALS 11, 2543. doi:10.3390/ani11092543

Marescot L, Franz M, Benhaiem S, Hofer H, Scherer C, East ML, Kramer-Schadt S (2021): ‘Keeping the kids at home’ can limit the persistence of contagious pathogens in social animals. J ANIM ECOL 90, 2523–2535. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13555

Marucci G, Zullino I, Bertuccini L, Camerini S, Cecchetti S, Pietrantoni A, Casella M, Vatta P, Greenwood AD, Fiorillo A, Lalle M (2021): Re-discovery of Giardiavirus: genomic and functional Analysis of viruses from Giardia duodenalis isolates. BIOMEDICINES 9, 654. doi:10.3390/biomedicines9060654

McEwen GK, Alquezar-Planas DE, Dayaram A, Gillett A, Tarlinton R, Mongan N, Chappell KJ, Henning J, Tan M, Timms P, Young PR, Roca AL, Greenwood AD (2021): Retroviral integrations contribute to elevated host cancer rates during germline invasion. NAT COMMUN 12, 1316. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21612-7

Menzel AC, Krone O (2021): Using regurgitated pellets from white-tailed sea-eagles as noninvasive samples to assess lead exposure caused by hunting in Germany. J RAPTOR RES 55, 627–634. doi:10.3356/JRR-20-52

Merling de Chapa M, Auls S, Kenntner N, Krone O (2021): To get sick or not to get sick—Trichomonas infections in two Accipiter species from Germany. PARASITOL RES 120, 3555–3567. doi:10.1007/s00436-021-07299-1

Monecke S, Feßler AT, Burgold-Voigt S, Krüger H, Mühldorfer K, Wibbelt G, Liebler-Tenorio EM, Reinicke M, Braun SD, Hanke D, Diezel C, Müller E, Loncaric I, Schwarz S, Ehricht R (2021): Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) carry a novel phage-borne bicomponent leukocidin related to the Panton-Valentine leukocidin. SCI REP 11, 24394. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-03823-6

Moreno K*, Weinberg M*, Harten L, Salinas Ramos VB, Herrea MLG, Czirják GÁ**, Yovel Y** (2021): Sick bats stay home alone: Social distancing during the acute phase response in Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus). ANNALS NY ACAD SCI 1505, 178–190. doi:10.1111/nyas.14600

Mosto MC, Cassini GH, Picasso MBJ, Krone O (2021): Grasping behavior in the white-tailed sea eagle (Accipitridae, Aves) explained by muscle architecture. J ZOOL 314, 234–244. doi:10.1111/jzo.12876

Ohmer MEB, Costantini D, Czirják GÁ, Downs CJ, Ferguson LV, Flies A, Franklin CE, Kayigwe A, Knutie S, Richards-Zawacki CL, Cramp RL (2021): Applied ecoimmunology: Using immunological tools to improve conservation efforts in a changing world. CONSERV PHYSIOL 9, coab074. doi:10.1093/conphys/coab074

Olarte-Castillo XA, dos Remédios J, Heeger F, Hofer H, Karl S, Greenwood AD, East ML (2021): The virus-host interface: Molecular interactions of Alphacoronavirus-1 variants from wild and domestic hosts with mammalian aminopeptidase N. MOL ECOL 30, 2607–2625. doi:10.1111/mec.15910

Portas R, Aschenborn OHK, Melzheimer J, Le Roux M, Uiseb KH, Czirják GÁ, Wachter B (2021): GPS telemetry reveals a zebra with anthrax as putative cause of death from three cheetahs in the Namib Desert. FRONT VET SCI 8, 714758. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.714758

Rasche A, Lehmann F, Goldmann N, Nagel M, Moreira-Soto A, Nobach D, de Oliveira Carneiro I, Osterrieder N, Greenwood AD, Steinmann E, Lukashev AN, Schuler G, Glebe D, Drexler JF, and the Equid HBV Consortium (2021): A novel hepatitis B virus causes chronic 1 infections in equids worldwide. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 118, e2013982118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2013982118

Rissmann M, Lenk M, Stoek F, Szentiks CA, Eiden M, Groschup MH (2021): Replication of Rift Valley Fever Virus in amphibian and reptile-derived cell lines. PATHOGENS 10, 681. doi:10.3390/pathogens10060681

Santos PD, Ziegler U, Szillat K, Szentiks CA, Strobel B, Skuballa J, Merbach S, Grothmann P, Tews BA, Beer M, Höper D (2021): In action – An early warning system for the detection of unexpected or novel pathogens. VIRUS EVOL 7, veab085. doi:10.1093/ve/veab085

Schanzer S, Kröner E, Wibbelt G, Koch M, Kiefer A, Bracher F, Müller C (2021): Miniaturized multiresidue method for the analysis of pesticides and persistent organic pollutants in non-target wildlife animal liver tissues using GC-MS/MS. CHEMOSPHERE 279, 130434. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130434

Schares G, Joeres M, Rachel F, Tuschy M, Czirják GÁ, Maksimov P, Conraths FJ, Wachter B (2021): Molecular analysis suggests that Namibian cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) are definitive hosts of a so far undescribed Besnoitia species. PARARSITE VECTORS 14, 201. doi:10.1186/s13071-021-04697-3

Schuster RK, Wibbelt G (2021): Redescription of Serratospiculum seurati Bain & Mawson, 1981 (Nematoda; Diplotriaenidae) from Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771). PARASITOL RES 120, 941–948. doi:10.1007/s00436-020-07017-3

Vartak N, Guenther G, Joly F, Damle-Vartak A, Wibbelt G, Fickel J, Joers S, Begher-Tibbe B, Friebel A, Wansing K, Ghallab A, Rosselin M, Boissier N, Vignon-Clementel I, Hedberg C, Geisler F, Hofer H, Jansen P, Hoehme S, Drasdo D, Hengstler JG (2021): Intravital dynamic and correlative imaging reveals diffusion dominated canalicular and flow-augmented ductular bile flux. HEPATOLOGY 73, 1531–1550. doi:10.1002/hep.31422


Badry A, Krone O, Jaspers VLB, Mateo R, García-Fernández A, Leivits M, Shore RF (2020): Towards harmonisation of chemical monitoring using avian apex predators: Identification of key species for pan-European biomonitoring. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 731, 139198. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139198

Bajerski F, Bürger A, Glasmacher B, Keller ERJ, Müller K, Mühldorfer K, Nagel M, Rüdel H, Müller T, Schenkel J, Overmann J (2020): Factors determining microbial colonization of liquid nitrogen storage tanks used for archiving biological samples. APPL MICROBIOL BIOTECHNOL 104, 131–144. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-10242-1

Barrow P, Dujardin JD, Fasel N, Greenwood AD, Osterrrieder N, Lomonosoff G, Fiori PL, Atterbury R, Rossi M, Lalle M (2020): Viruses of protozoan parasites and viral therapy: Is the time now right? VIROL J 17, 142. doi:10.1186/s12985-020-01410-1

Becker DJ, Albery GF, Kessler MK, Lunn T, Falvo CA, Czirják GÁ, Martin LB, Plowright RK (2020): Macroimmunology: The drivers and consequences of spatial patterns in wildlife immune defense. J ANIM ECOL 89, 972–995. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13166

Brinkmann A, Kohl C, Radonic A, Dabrowski PW, Mühldorfer K, Nitsche A, Wibbelt G, Kurth A (2020): First detection of bat-borne Issyk-Kul virus in Europe. SCI REP 10, 22384. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79468-8

Carneiro D, Czirják GÁ*, Rowe M* (2020): Innate and adaptive immune proteins in the preen gland secretions of male house sparrows. J AVIAN BIOL 51, 02556. doi:10.1111/jav.02556

Edenborough KM, Mu A, Mühldorfer K, Lechner J, Lander A, Bokelmann M, Couacy-Hymann E, Radonic A, Kurth A (2020): Microbiomes in the insectivorous bat species Mops condylurus rapidly converge in captivity. PLOS ONE 15, e0223629. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0223629

Eisenberg T, Heydel C, Prenger-Berninghoff E, Fawzy A, Kling U, Akimkin V, Semmler T, Mühldorfer K, Kämpfer P, Blom J, Ewers C (2020): Streptobacillus canis sp. nov. isolated from a dog. INT J SYST EVOL MICR 70, 2648–2656. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.004086

Feng S, Stiller J, Deng Y, Armstrong J, Fang Q, Reeve AH, Xie D, Chen G, Guo C, Faircloth BC, Petersen B, Wang Z, Zhou Q, Diekhans M, Chen W, Andreu-Sánchez S, Margaryan A, Howard JT, Parent C, Pacheco G, Sinding M-HS, Puetz L, Cavill E, Ribeiro ÂM, Eckhart L, Fjeldså J, Hosner PA, Brumfield RT, Christidis L, Bertelsen MF, Sicheritz-Ponten T, Tietze DT, Robertson BC, Song G, Borgia G, Claramunt S, Lovette IJ, Cowen SJ, Njoroge P, Dumbacher JP, Ryder OA, Fuchs J, Bunce M, Burt DW, Cracraft J, Meng G, Hackett SJ, Ryan PG, Jønsson KA, Jamieson IG, da Fonseca RR, Braun EL, Houde P, Mirarab S, Suh A, Hansson B, Ponnikas S, Sigeman H, Stervander M, Frandsen PB, van der Zwan H, van der Sluis R, Visser C, Balakrishnan CN, Clark AG, Fitzpatrick JW, Bowman R, Chen N, Cloutier A, Sackton TB, Edwards SV, Foote DJ, Shakya SB, Sheldon FH, Vignal A, Soares AER, Shapiro B, González-Solís J, Ferrer-Obiol J, Rozas J, Riutort M, Tigano A, Friesen V, Dalén L, Urrutia AO, Székely T, Liu Y, Campana MG, Corvelo A, Fleischer RC, Rutherford KM, Gemmell NJ, Dussex N, Mouritsen H, Thiele N, Delmore K, Liedvogel M, Franke A, Hoeppner MP, Krone O, Fudickar AM, Milá B, Ketterson ED, Fidler AE, Friis G, Parody-Merino ÁM, Battley PF, Cox MP, Barroso Lima NC, Prosdocimi F, Lee Parchman T, Schlinger BA, Loiselle BA, Blake JG, Lim HC, Day LB, Fuxjager MJ, Baldwin MW, Braun MJ, Wirthlin M, Dikow RB, Ryder TB, Camenisch G, Keller LF, DaCosta JM, Hauber ME, Louder MIM, Witt CC, McGuire JA, Mudge J, Megna LC, Carling MD, Wang B, Taylor SA, Del-Rio G, Aleixo A, Ribeiro Vasconcelos AT, Mello CV, Weir JT, Haussler D, Li Q, Yang H, Wang J, Lei F, Rahbek C, Gilbert MTP, Graves GR, Jarvis ED, Paten B, Zhang G (2020): Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. NATURE 587, 252–257. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2873-9

Fritschi J, Marti H, Seth-Smith HMB, Aeby S, Greub G, Meli ML, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Mühldorfer K, Stokar-Regenscheit N, Wiederkehr D, Pilo P, van den Broek P, Borel N (2020): Prevalence and phylogeny of Chlamydiae and hemotrophic mycoplasma in captive and free-living bats. BMC MICROBIOL 20, 182. doi:10.1186/s12866-020-01872-x

Hecht-Höger AM, Braun BC, Krause E, Meschede A, Krahe R, Voigt CC, Greenwood AD, Czirják GÁ (2020): Plasma proteomic profiles differ between European and North American myotid bats colonized by Pseudogymnoascus destructans. MOL ECOL 29, 1745–1755. doi:10.1111/mec.15437

Heger T, Bernard-Verdier M, Gessler A, Greenwood AD, Grossart HP, Hilker M, Keinath S, Kowarik I, Marquard E, Müller J, Niemeier S, Onandia G, Petermann JS, Rillig MC, Rödel MO, Saul WC, Schittko C, Tockner K, Joshi J, Jeschke JM (2020): Clear language for ecosystem management in the Anthropocene: A reply to Bridgewater and Hemming. BIOSCIENCE 70, 374–376. doi:10.1093/biosci/biaa024

Hein A, Palme R, Baumgartner K, von Fersen L, Woelfing B, Greenwood AD, Bechshoft T, Siebert U (2020): Faecal glucocorticoid metabolites as a measure of adrenocortical activity in polar bears (Ursus maritimus). CONSERV PHYSIOL 8, coaa012. doi:10.1093/conphys/coaa012

Hensel B*, Jakop U*, Scheinpflug K*, Mühldorfer K, Schröter F, Schäfer J, Greber K, Jung M, Schulze M (2020): Low temperature preservation of porcine semen: influence of short antimicrobial lipopeptides on sperm quality and bacterial load. SCI REP 10, 13225. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-70180-1

Heuck C, Herrmann C, Wendt J, Krone O, Brandl R, Albrecht J (2020): Sex- but not age-biased wind turbine collision mortality in the white-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla. J ORNITHOL 161, 753–757. doi:10.1007/s10336-020-01757-w

Hodžié A, Georges I, Postl M, Duscher GG, Jeschke D, Szentiks CA, Ansorge H, Heddergott M (2020): Molecular survey of tick-borne pathogens reveals a high prevalence and low genetic variability of Hepatozoon canis in free-ranging grey wolves (Canis lupus) in Germany. TICKS TICK BORNE DIS 11, 101389. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101389

Hornok S, Mühldorfer K, Takács N, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Meli ML, Gyuranecz M, Unnsteinsdóttir ER, Greenwood AD, Czirják GÁ (2020): Broad range screening of vector-borne pathogens in arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in Iceland. ANIMALS 10, 2031. doi:10.3390/ani10112031

Jansen M, Engler M, Blumer M, Rumiz D, Aramayo JL, Krone O (2020): A camera trapping survey of mammals in the mixed landscape of Bolivia’s Chiquitano region with a special focus on the Jaguar. CHECK LIST 16, 323–335. doi:10.15560/16.2.323

Kohl C, Brinkmann A, Radonić A, Dabrowski PW, Nitsche A, Mühldorfer K, Wibbelt G, Kurth A (2020): Zwiesel bat banyangvirus, a potentially zoonotic Huaiyangshan banyangvirus (formerly known as SFTS)-like banyangvirus in Northern bats from Germany. SCI REP 10, 1370. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-58466-w

Melzheimer J, Heinrich SK, Wasiolka B, Müller R, Thalwitzer S, Palmegiani I, Weigold A, Portas R, Röder R, Krofel M, Hofer H, Wachter B (2020): Communication hubs of an asocial cat are the source of a human-carnivore conflict and key to its solution. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 117, 33325–33333. doi:10.1073/pnas.2002487117

Merling de Chapa M, Courtiol A, Engler M, Giese L, Rutz C, Lakermann M, Müskens G, van der Horst Y, Zollinger R, Wirth H, Kenntner N, Krüger O, Chakarov N, Müller A-K, Looft V, Grünkorn T, Hallau A, Altenkamp R, Krone O (2020): Phantom of the forest or successful citizen? Analysing how Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) cope with the urban environment. R SOC OPEN SCI 7, 201356. doi:10.1098/rsos.201356

Monclús L, Shore RF, Krone O (2020): Lead contamination in raptors in Europe: A systematic review and meta-analysis. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 748, 141437. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141437

Mosto MC, Picasso MBJ, Montes MM, Krone O (2020): Tail myology and flight behavior: Differences between caracaras, falcons and forest falcons (Aves, Falconiformes). ACTA ZOOL 101, 292–301. doi:10.1111/azo.12294

Mühldorfer K, Szentiks CA, Wibbelt G, van der Linden M, Ewers C, Semmler T, Akimkin V, Blom J, Rau J, Eisenberg T (2020): Streptococcus catagoni sp. nov., isolated from the respiratory tract of diseased Chacoan peccaries (Catagonus wagneri). INT J SYST EVOL MICR 70, 5734–5739. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.004471

Ortega Pérez P, Wibbelt G, Brinkmann A, Galindo Puentes JA, Tuh FYY, Lakim MB, Nitsche A, Wells K, Jäkel T (2020): Description of Sarcocystis scandentiborneensis sp. nov. from treeshrews (Tupaia minor, T. tana) in northern Borneo with annotations on the utility of COI and 18S rDNA sequences for species delineation. INT J PARASITOL-PARASIT WILDL 12, 220–231. doi:10.1016/j.ijppaw.2020.07.003

Paschoal AFL, Luther A-M, Jäkel H, Scheinpflug K, Mühldorfer K, Bortolozzo FP, Waberski D (2020): Determination of a cooling-rate frame for antibiotic-free preservation of boar semen at 5°C. PLOS ONE 15, e0234339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0234339

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Scheinpflug K, Schiller S, Jäkel H, Schulze M, Waberski D, Mühldorfer K (2020): Relevance of Leptospira in boar and for the development of alternative antimicrobial concepts in boar semen preservation. PORCINE HEALTH MANAG 6, 31. doi:10.1186/s40813-020-00169-9

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