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

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Li J, Ulloa GM, Mayor P, Santolalla Robles ML, Greenwood AD (2024): Nucleic acid degradation after long‐term dried blood spot storage. MOL ECOL RESOUR. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.13979


Fleischer R*, Jones C*, Ledezma‐Campos P, Czirják GÁ, Sommer S, Gillespie TR, Vicente‐Santos A (2024): Gut microbial shifts in vampire bats linked to immunity due to changed diet in human disturbed landscapes. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 907, 167815. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167815

Jern P, Greenwood AD (2024): Wildlife endogenous retroviruses: colonization, consequences, and cooption. TRENDS GENET 40, 149–159. doi:10.1016/j.tig.2023.10.014

Mosto MC, Picasso MBJ, Tudisca AM, Krone O (2024): Hindlimb myology in two piscivorous raptorial birds: a quantitative comparison of the osprey and the white‐tailed sea eagle (Aves, Accipitriformes). J ZOOL. doi:10.1111/jzo.13172

Mottaghinia S, Stenzel S, Tsangaras K, Nikolaidis N, Laue M, Müller K, Hölscher H, Löber U, McEwen GK, Donnellan SC, Rowe KC, Aplin KP, Goffinet C, Greenwood AD (2024): A recent gibbon ape leukemia virus germline integration in a rodent from New Guinea. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 121, e2220392121. doi:10.1073/pnas.2220392121

Qin T, Ortega‐Perez P, Wibbelt G, Lakim MB, Ginting S, Khoprasert Y, Wells K, Hu J, Jäkel T (2024): A cyst-forming coccidian with large geographical range infecting forest and commensal rodents: Sarcocystis muricoelognathis sp. nov. PARASITES VECTORS 17, 135. doi:10.1186/s13071-024-06230-8

Riesle‐Sbarbaro SA, Wibbelt G, Düx A, Kouakou V, Bokelmann M, Hansen‐Kant K, Kirchoff N, Laue M, Kromarek N, Lander A, Vogel U, Wahlbrink A, Wozniak DM, Scott DP, Prescott JB, Schaade L, Couacy‐Hymann E, Kurth A (2024): Selective replication and vertical transmission of Ebola virus in experimentally infected Angolan free‐tailed bats. NAT COMMUN 15, 925. doi:10.1038/s41467-024-45231-0

Sánchez KL, Baird JK, Nielsen A, Nurillah A, Agustina F, Komara, Fadilah F, Prameswari W, Nugraha RTP, Saputra S, Nurkanto A, Dharmayanthi AB, Pratama R, Exploitasia I, Greenwood AD (2024): Naturally acquired immunity to Plasmodium pitheci in Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). PARASITOLOGY 151, 380–389. doi:10.1017/s0031182024000155

Tang C, Zhou X, Guillot J, Wibbelt G, Deng S, Kandemir H, Gräser Y, Feng P, Kang Y, de Hoog GS (2024): Dermatophytes and mammalian hair: aspects of the evolution of Arthrodermataceae. FUNGAL DIVERS 125, 139–156. doi:10.1007/s13225-023-00526-3

Ulloa GM, Greenwood AD, Cornejo OE, Monteiro FOB, Scofield A, Santolalla Robles ML, Lescano AG, Mayor P (2024): Phylogenetic congruence of Plasmodium spp. and wild ungulate hosts in the Peruvian Amazon. INFECT GENET EVOL 118, 105554. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2024.105554


Alquezar‐Planas DE, Higgins DP, Singleton CL, Greenwood AD (2023): Preface to the Second Koala Retrovirus Workshop online 25–27 May 2021. In Proceedings of the Second Koala Retrovirus Workshop. TECH REP AUST MUS 38, 1–2. doi:10.3853/j.1835-4211.38.2023.1830

Becker DJ, Merrifield JM, Vágási CI, Czirják GÁ, Pap PL (2023): Spatial variation in the inflammatory response of house sparrows in their native range. ECOHEALTH 20, 231–235. doi:10.1007/s10393-023-01652-9

Berman TS*, Winberg M*, Moreno KR, Czirják GÁ, Yossi Y (2023): In sickness and in health: The dynamics of the fruit bat gut microbiota under a bacterial antigen challenge and its association with the immune response. FRONT IMMUNOL 14, 1152107. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2023.1152107

Blanchard AM, Emes RD, Greenwood AD, Holmes N, Loose MW, McEwen GK, Meers J, Speight N, Tarlinton R (2023): Genome reference assembly for bottlenecked southern Australian koalas. GENOME BIOL EVOL 15, evac176. doi:10.1093/gbe/evac176

Costantini D, Schad J, Czirják GÁ, Voigt CC (2023): Oxidative damage varies in response to bacterial, fungal and viral antigen challenges in bats. J EXP BIOL 226, jeb246332. doi:10.1242/jeb.246332

Dafalla M, Orłowska A, Keleş SJ, Straková P, Schlottau K, Jeske K, Hoffmann B, Wibbelt G, Smreczak M, Müller T, Freuling CM, Wang X, Rola J, Drewes S, Fereidouni S, Heckel G, Ulrich RG (2023): Hantavirus Brno loanvirus is highly specific to the common noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula) and widespread in Central Europe. VIRUS GENES 59, 323–332. doi:10.1007/s11262-022-01952-2

Engler M, Krone O (2023): Estimating the onset of natal dispersal for a large diurnal raptor: A methodological comparison. ORNIS FENN 100, 27–37. doi:10.51812/of.115528

Ferraguti M, Magallanes S, Jiménez‐Peñuela J, …, Czirják GÁ, …, Marzal A (2023): Environmental, geographical, and time‐related impacts on avian malaria infections in native and introduced populations of house sparrows (Passer domesticus), a globally invasive species. GLOB ECOL BIOGEOGR 32, 809–823. doi:10.1111/geb.13651

Freuling CM, Hlinak A, Schulze C, Sehl‐Ewert J, Wysocki P, Szentiks CA, Schmitt K, Wohlsein P, Kluth G, Reinhardt I, Mettenleiter TC, Müller T (2023): Suid alphaherpesvirus 1 of wild boar origin as a recent source of Aujeszky’s disease in carnivores in Germany. VIROL J 20, 110. doi:10.1186/s12985-023-02074-3

Gräßle T*, Crockford C*, Eichner C, Girard‐Buttoz C, Jäger C, Kirilina E, Lipp I, Düx A, Edwards L, Jauch A, Kopp KS, Paquette M, Pine K, EBC Consortium (IZW co‐authors: Szentiks CA, Wibbelt G), Haun DBM, McElreath R, Anwander A, Gunz P, Morawski M, Friederici AD, Weiskopf N, Leendertz FH*, Wittig RM* (2023): Sourcing high tissue quality brains from deceased wild primates with known socio‐ecology. METHODS ECOL EVOL 14, 1906–1924. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.14039

Greenwood AD, Alquezar‐Planas DE, McKay PA, Mulot B, Pye GW, Robbins A, Singleton CL, Tarlinton RE, Higgins DP (2023): Synthesis of discussions of the Second Koala Retrovirus Workshop, 2021. In Proceedings of the Second Koala Retrovirus Workshop. TECH REP AUST MUS 38, 53–82. doi:10.3853/j.1835-4211.38.2023.1842

Guckert M, Rupp J, Nürenberg G, Nödler K, Koschorreck J, Berger U, Drost W, Siebert U, Wibbelt G, Reemtsma T (2023): Differences in the internal PFAS patterns of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores – lessons learned from target screening and the total oxidizable precursor assay. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 875, 162361. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162361

Hempel BF, Damm M, Petras D, Kazandjian TD, Szentiks CA, Fritsch G, Nebrich G, Casewell NR, Klein O, Roderich D, Süssmuth RD (2023): Spatial venomics – cobra venom system reveals spatial differentiation of snake toxins by mass spectrometry imaging. J PROTEOME RES 22, 26–35. doi:10.1021/acs.jproteome.2c00424

Jakop U*, Hensel B*, Czirják GÁ, Quirino M, Schröter F, Jung M, Schulze M (2023): Bacterial killing activity and lysozymes: a stable defence mechanism in stallion seminal plasma? REPROD DOMEST ANIM 58, 73–80. doi:10.1111/rda.14260

Kessler SE, Tsangaras K, Rasoloharijaona S, Radespiel U, Greenwood AD (2023): Long‐term host‐pathogen evolution of endogenous beta‐ and gammaretroviruses in mouse lemurs with little evidence of recent retroviral introgression. VIRUS EVOL 9, veac117. doi:10.1093/ve/veac117

Li J, Mayor P, Robles MLS, Greenwood AD (2023): The complete mitochondrial genome of the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca) and its phylogenetic relationship with other New World hystricognath rodents. MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART B-RESOUR 8, 1220–1223. doi:10.1080/23802359.2023.2275830

Li J, Seeber P, Axtner J, Crouthers R, Groenberg M, Koehncke A, Courtiol A, Chanratana P, Greenwood AD (2023): Monitoring terrestrial wildlife by combining hybridization capture and metabarcoding data from waterhole environmental DNA. BIOL CONSERV 284, 110168. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110168

McEwen G, Greenwood AD (2023): The role of koala retrovirus integrations in promoting neoplasia in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). In Proceedings of the Second Koala Retrovirus Workshop. TECH REP AUST MUS 38, 31–34. doi:10.3853/j.1835-4211.38.2023.1837

Mottaghinia S, McMichael L, Meers J (2023): Bats or rodents, who started it? Short history of the gibbon ape leukaemia virus–koala retrovirus clade. In Proceedings of the Second Koala Retrovirus Workshop. TECH REP AUST MUS 38, 15–18. doi:10.3853/j.1835-4211.38.2023.1834

Schuster RK, Wibbelt G, Naldo J (2023): Redescription of Serratospiculum tendo (Nietzsch, 1819) (Nematoda: Diplotriaenidae) from the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771) from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. COMP PARASITOL 90, 11–18. doi:10.1654/COPA-D-22-00016

Schuster RK, Wibbelt G, Sivakumar S (2023): On the life cycle of Brachymeria podagrica (Fabricius, 1787) (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) – a parasitoid of sacrophagid, calliphorid, and muscid flies. PARASITOL RES 122, 1317–1325. doi:10.1007/s00436-023-07831-5

Sumasgutner P, Nilles T, Hykollari A, Merling de Chapa M, Isaksson C, Hochleitner L, Renner S, Fusani L (2023): Integument colouration and circulating carotenoids in relation to urbanisation in Eurasian kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). SCI NAT 110, 48. doi:10.1007/s00114-023-01874-5

Tsangaras K, Mayer J, Mirza O, Dayaram A, Higgins DP, Bryant B, Campbell‐Ward M, Sangster C, Casteriano A, Höper D, Beer M, Greenwood AD (2023): Evolutionarily young African rhinoceros gammaretroviruses. J VIROL 97, e0193222. doi:10.1128/jvi.01932-22

Vidovszky MZ, Kapitány S, Gellért Á, Harrach B, Görföl T, Boldogh SA, Kohl C, Wibbelt G, Mühldorfer K, Kemenesi G, Gembu GC, Hassanin A, Tu VT, Estók P, Horváth A, Kaján GL (2023): Detection and genetic characterization of circoviruses in more than 80 bat species from eight countries on four continents. VET RES COMMUN 47, 1561–1573. doi:10.1007/s11259-023-10111-3


Androulakakis A, Alygizakis N, Gkotsis G, Nika MA, 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, Schenke D, Brücher H, Chakarov N, Grünkorn T, Illner H, Krüger O, Marczak T, Müskens G, Nachtigall W, Zollinger R, Treu G, Krone O (2022): Spatial variation of rodenticides and emerging contaminants in blood of raptor nestlings from Germany. ENVIRON SCI POLLUT RES 29, 60908–60921. doi:10.1007/s11356-022-20089-1

Badry A*, Treu G*, Gkotsis G, Nika MC, 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

Bregnballe T, Tofft J, Kotzerka J, Lehikoinen A, Rusanen P, Herrmann C, Krone O, Engström H, Rattiste K, Reich J, Kouzov SA (2022): Occurrence and behaviour of white‐tailed eagles Haliaeetus albicilla in great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis colonies in countries around the Baltic Sea. ARDEA 109, 565–582. doi:10.5253/arde.v109i2.a24

Brust V, Eikenaar C, Packmor F, Schmaljohann H, Hüppop O, Czirják GÁ (2022): Do departure and flight route decisions correlate with immune parameters in migratory songbirds? FUNCT ECOL 36, 3007–3021. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.14187

Costantini D, Weinberg M, Jordán L, Moreno KR, Yovel Y, Czirják GÁ (2022): Induced bacterial sickness causes inflammation but not blood oxidative stress in Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus). CONSERV PHYSIOL 10, coac028. doi:10.1093/conphys/coac028

Dietz R, Letcher RJ, Aars J, Andersen M, Boltunov A, Born EW, Ciesielski TM, Das K, Dastnai S, Derocher AE, Desforges JP, Eulaers I, Ferguson S, Hallanger IG, Heide‐Jørgensen MP, Heimbürger‐Boavida LE, Hoekstra PF, Jenssen BM, Kohler SG, Larsen MM, Lindstrøm U, Lippold A, Morris A, Nabe‐Nielsen J, Nielsen NH, Peacock E, Pinzone M, Rigét FF, Rosing‐Asvid A, Routti H, Siebert U, Stenson G, Stern G, Strand J, Søndergaard J, Treu G, Víkingsson GA, Wang F, Welker JM, Wiig Ø, Wilson SJ, Sonne C (2022): A risk assessment review of mercury exposure in Arctic marine and terrestrial mammals. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 829, 154445. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154445

Eisenberg T, Mühldorfer K, Erhard M, Fawzy A, Kehm S, Ewers C, Semmler T, Blom J, Lipski A, Rau J, Kämpfer P, Glaeser SP (2022): Erysipelothrix anatis sp. nov., Erysipelothrix aquatic sp. nov. and Erysipelothrix urinaevulpis sp. nov., three novel species of the genus, and amended description of Erysipelothrix. INT J SYST EVOL MICROBIOL 72. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.005454

Engler M, Krone O (2022): 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

Gkotsis G, Nika MC, Nikolopoulou V, Alygizakis N, Bizani E, Aalizadeh R, Badry A, Chadwick E, Cincinelli A, Claßen D, Danielsson S, Dekker R, Duke G, Drost W, Glowacka N, Göckener B, Jansman HAH, Juergens M, Knopf B, Koschorreck J, Krone O, Martellini T, Movalli P, Persson S, Potter ED, Rohner S, Roos A, O’Rourke E, Siebert U, Treu G, van den Brink NW, Walker LA, Williams R, Slobodnik J, Thomaidis NS (2022): Assessment of contaminants of emerging concern in European apex predators and their prey by LC‐QToF MS wide‐scope target analysis. ENVIRON INT 170, 107623. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2022.107623

Green RE, Pain DJ, Krone O (2022): The impact of lead poisoning from ammunition sources on raptor populations in Europe. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 823, 154017. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154017

Günther A*, Krone O*, Svansson V*, Pohlmann A, King J, Hallgrimsson GT, Skarphéðinsson KH, Sigurðardóttir H, Jónsson SR, Beer M, Brugger B, Harder T (2022): Iceland as stepping stone for spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus between Europe and North America. EMERG INFECT DIS 28, 2383–2388. doi:10.3201/eid2812.221086

Hampton JO, Pay JM, Katzner TE, Arnemo JM, Pokras MA, Buenz E, Kanstrup N, Thomas VG, Uhart M, Lambertucci SA, Krone O, Singh NJ, Naidoo V, Ishizuka M, Saito K, Helander B, Green RE (2022): Managing macropods without poisoning ecosystems. ECOL MANAG RESTOR 23, 153–157. doi:10.1111/emr.12555

Lin J, Duchêne D, Carøe C, Smith O, Ciucani MM, Niemann J, Richmond D, Greenwood AD, MacPhee R, Zhang G, Gopalakrishnan S, Gilbert MTP (2022): Probing the genomic limits of de‐extinction in the Christmas Island rat. CURR BIOL 32, 1650–1656. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2022.02.027

Linuma OF, Mahenge A, Mato RRAM, Greenwood AD (2022): Drivers of human–wildlife interactions in a co‐existence area: a case study of the Ngorongoro conservation area, Tanzania. DISCOV SUSTAIN 3, 45. doi:10.1007/s43621-022-00113-7

Monecke S, Schaumburg F, Shittu AO, Schwarz S, Mühldorfer K, Brandt C, Braun SD, Collatz M, Diezel C, Gawlik D, Hanke D, Hotzel H, Müller E, Reinicke M, Feßler AT and Ehricht R (2022): Description of Staphylococcal Strains from Straw‐Coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum) and Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) and a Review of their Phylogenetic Relationships to Other Staphylococci. FRONT CELL INFECT MICROBIOL 12, 878137. doi:10.3389/fcimb.2022.878137

Moreira‐Soto A, Walzer C, Czirják GÁ, Richter M, Marino SF, Posautz A, Rodo de Yebra P, McEwen GK, Drexler JF*, Greenwood AD* (2022): SARS‐CoV‐2 has not emerged in roe, red or fallow deer in Germany or Austria during the COVID‐19 pandemic. MICROORGANISMS 10, 748. doi:10.3390/microorganisms10040748

Mosto MC, Picasso MBJ, Montes MM, Tudisca AM, Krone O (2022): Flight muscles in falcons (Falconiformes, Falconinae): A quantitative approach. ANAT REC 305, 1287–1293. doi:10.1002/ar.24749

Movalli P, Koschorreck J, Treu G, …, Badry A, …, Krone O, …, Zorrilla I, Duke G (2022): The role of natural science collections in the biomonitoring of environmental contaminants in apex predators in support of the EU’s zero pollution ambition. ENVIRON SCI EUR 34, 88. doi:10.1186/s12302-022-00670-8

Niessen L, Fritze M, Wibbelt G, Puechmaille SJ (2022): Development and application of loop‐mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid diagnosis of the bat white‐nose disease fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. MYCOPATHOLOGIA 187, 547–565. doi:10.1007/s11046-022-00650-9

Numberger D*, Zoccarato L*, Woodhouse J, Ganzert L, Sauer S, García Márquez JR, Domisch S, Grossart HP, Greenwood AD (2022): Urbanization promotes specific bacteria in freshwater microbiomes including potential pathogens. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 845, 157321. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157321

Odewahn R, Wright BR, Czirják GÁ, Higgins DP (2022): Differences in constitutive innate immunity between divergent Australian marsupials. DEV COMP IMMUNOL 132, 104399. doi:10.1016/j.dci.2022.104399

Röglin A, Szentiks CA, Dreßler J, Ondruschka B, Schwarz M (2022): Entomological identification of the post‐mortem colonization of wolf cadavers in different decomposition stages. SCI JUSTICE 62, 520–529. doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2022.07.004

Sanchez KL, Greenwood AD, Nielsen A, Nugraha RTP, Prameswari W, Nurillah A, Agustina F, Campbell‐Smith G, Dharmayanthi AB, Pratama R, Exploitasia I, Baird JK (2022): Plasmodium pitheci malaria in Bornean orang‐utans at a rehabilitation centre in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. MALAR J 21, 280. doi:10.1186/s12936-022-04290-8

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

Schuster RK, Gajic B, Procter M, Wibbelt G, Arca Ruibal B, Qablan M (2022): Morphological and molecular characterization of Prosthogonimus falconis n. sp. (Trematoda; Prosthogonimidae), found in a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) (Aves: Falconidae) in the United Arab Emirates. J HELMINTHOL 96, e3. doi:10.1017/S0022149X2100078X

Seltmann A, Troxell SA, Schad J, Fritze M, Bailey LD, Voigt CC, Czirják GÁ (2022): Differences in acute phase response to bacterial, fungal and viral antigens in greater mouse‐eared bats (Myotis myotis). SCI REP 12, 15259. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-18240-6

Treu G, Sinding MHS, Czirják GÁ, Dietz R, Gräff T, Krone O, Marquard‐Petersen U, Mikkelsen JB, Schulz R, Sonne C, Søndergaard J, Sun J, Zubrod J, Eulaers I (2022): An assessment of mercury and its dietary drivers in fur of Arctic wolves from Greenland and High Arctic Canada. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 838, 156171. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156171

Vincze O, Vágási CI, Pénzes J, Szabó K, Magonyi NM, Czirják GÁ, Pap PL (2022): Sexual dimorphism in immune function and oxidative physiology across birds: the role of sexual selection. ECOL LETT 25, 958–970. doi:10.1111/ele.13973

Weinberg M*, Mazar O*, Rachum A, Chen X, Goutnik S, Lifshitz N, Winter‐Livneh R, Czirják GÁ, Yovel Y (2022): Seasonal challenges of tropical bats in temperate zones. SCI REP 12, 16869. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-21076-9

Weyrich A, Guerrero‐Altamirano T, Yasar S, Czirják G, Wachter B, Fickel J (2022): First Steps towards the Development of Epigenetic Biomarkers. LIFE-BASEL 12, 920. doi:10.3390/life12060920

Ziegler U, Bergmann F, Fischer D, Müller K, Holicki CM, Sadeghi B, Sieg M, Keller M, Schwehn R, Reuschel M, Fischer L, Krone O, Rinder M, Schütte K, Schmidt V, Eiden M, Fast C, Günther A, Globig A, Conraths FJ, Staubach C, Brandes F, Lierz M, Korbel R, Vahlenkamp TW, Groschup MH (2022): Spread of West Nile Virus and Usutu Virus in the German bird population, 2019–2020. MICROORGANISMS 10, 807. doi:10.3390/microorganisms10040807


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. METHODS 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

Bajerski F, Bürger A, Glasmacher B, Keller ERJ, Müller K, Mühldorfer K, Nagel M, Rüdel H, Müller T, Schenkel J, Overmann J (2021): What factors affect the presence of microorganisms in cryotanks? – A culture‐independent approach to assess potential microbial colonization of liquid nitrogen storage tanks. CRYOBIOLOGY 103, 161. doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2021.11.020

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 ANIM 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

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