Dr. Liam Bailey


Department of Evolutionary Genetics


Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 331

Short curriculum vitae

I'm an ecologist interested in measuring and understanding the impacts of environmental change on natural systems, often with a focus on climate change. I work a lot in R to curate and analyse decadal scale animal datasets and understand how animal populations have changed over time. My previous work has included analyses of nesting behaviour in shorebirds and phenology of hole-nesting passerines. In addition, I am the maintainer of the R package `climwin`, used to understand climate change effects in longitudinal datasets.

My current work at the IZW, in collaboration with Alexandre Courtiol and Oliver Hoener, focuses on the 30+ year study of the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. I am building a demographic model to understanding how the unique social system of spotted hyena may be affected by their environment. This model will also provide important conservation outcomes as it will allow us to predict the consequences of new management strategies on this enigmatic social carnivore.
Research interests
Selected publications

Kruszynski C, Bailey L, Courtiol A, Bach L, Bach P, Göttsche Ma, Göttsche Mi, Hill R, Lindecke O, Matthes H, Pommeranz H, Popa-Lisseanu AG, Seebens-Hoyer A, Tichomirowa M, Voigt CC (2021): Identifying migratory pathways of Nathusius’ pipistrelles (Pipstrellus nathusii) using stable hydrogen and strontium isotopes. RAPID COMMUN MASS SPECTROM 35, e9031. doi:10.1002/rcm.9031

Bailey LD, Kruuk LEB, Allen R, Clayton M, Stein J, Gardner JL (2020): Using different body size measures can lead to different conclusions about the effects of climate change. J BIOGEOGR 47, 1687–1697. doi:10.1111/jbi.13850

Bailey LD, van de Pol M, Adriaensen F, Barba E, Bellamy PE, Bouvier JC, ... Visser ME (2020): Bird populations most exposed to climate change are less responsive to climatic variation. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.08.16.252379

Culina A, Adriaensen F, Bailey LD, Burgess MD, ... Visser ME (2020): Connecting the data landscape of long-term ecological studies: The SPI-Birds data hub. J ANIM ECOL 00: 1–13. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13388

Eder S, Bailey LD, Müller K (2020): Equilibration in freezing extender alters in vitro sperm-oviduct binding in the domestic cat (Felis catus). THERIOGENOLOGY 149, 79-87. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.03.017

Azevedo A, Bailey LD, Bandeira V, Dehnhard M, Fonseca C, de Sousa L, Jewgenow K (2019): Age, sex and storage time influence hair cortisol levels in a wild mammal population. PLOS ONE 14(8), e0221124. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0221124.

Hryciuk MM, Braun BC , Bailey LD, Jewgenow K (2019): Functional and morphological characterization of small and large steroidogenic luteal cells from domestic cats before and during culture. FRONT ENDOCRINOL 10, 724.doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2019.113223

Krone O, Bailey LD, Jähnig S, Lauth T, Dehnhard M (2019): Monitoring corticoid metabolites in urine of white-tailed sea eagles: Negative effects of road proximity on breeding pairs. GEN COMP ENDOCRINOL 283, 113223. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2019.113223

Last updated on April, 27th 2021.