Publications 2017

  • Schmidt BR., Meier A., Sutherland C. and Royle JA. (2017) Spatial capture–recapture analysis of artificial cover board survey data reveals small scale spatial variation in slow-worm Anguis fragilis density. Royal Society Open Science, 4:170374. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170374
  • Hatakeyama M., Aluri S., Balachadran MT., Sivarajan SR., Patrignani A., Grüter S., Poveda L., Shimizu-Inatsugi R., Baeten J., Francoijs K-J., Nataraja KN., Reddy YAN., Phadnis S., Ravikumar RL., Schlapbach R., Sreeman SM. and Shimizu KK. (2017) Multiple hybrid de novo genome assembly of finger millet, an orphan allotetraploid crop. DNA Research:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsx036
  • Saastamoinen M., Bocedi G., Cote J., Legrand D., Guillaume F., Wheat CW., Fronhofer EA., Garcia C., Henry R., Husby A., Baguette M., Bonte D., Coulon A., Kokko H., Matthysen E., Niitepõld K., Nonaka E., Stevens VM., Travis JMJ., Donohue K., Bullock JM. and Del Mar Delgado M. (2017) Genetics of dispersal. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12356
  • Turner DC. (2017) A review of over three decades of research on cat-human andhuman-cat interactions and relationships. Behavioural Processes, 141:297-304. DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.01.008
  • Werner P., Schmidt BR. and Lötters S. (2017) Microhabitat use within a contact zone of parapatric land salamanders in the Swiss Alps. Amphibia - Reptilia, 38(3):307-314. DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003110
  • Harvey E., Gounand I., Little CJ., Fronhofer EA. and Altermatt F. (2017) Upstream trophic structure modulates downstream community dynamics via resource subsidies. Ecology and Evolution, 7(15):5724-5731. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3144
  • Chebib J. and Guillaume F. (2017) What affects the predictability of evolutionary constraints using a G-matrix? The relative effects of modular pleiotropy and mutational correlation. Evolution:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13320
  • Schmid M. and Guillaume F. (2017) The role of phenotypic plasticity on population differentiation. Heredity:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2017.36
  • Geiger CC., Bregnard C., Maluenda E., Voordouw MJ. and Schmidt BR. (2017) Antifungal treatment of wild amphibian populations caused a transient reduction in the prevalence of the fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Scientific Reports, 7(1):5956. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05798-9
  • Gounand I., Harvey E., Ganesanandamoorthy P. and Altermatt F. (2017) Subsidies mediate interactions between communities across space. Oikos, 126(7):972-979. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03922
  • Origgi FC., Schmidt BR., Lohmann P., Otten P., Akdesir E., Gaschen V., Aguilar-Bultet L., Wahli T., Sattler U. and Stoffel MH. (2017) Ranid herpesvirus 3 and proliferative dermatitis in free-ranging wild common frogs (Rana temporaria). Veterinary Pathology, 54(4):686-694. DOI: 10.1177/0300985817705176
  • Manser A., Lindholm AK., Simmons LW. and Firman RC. (2017) Sperm competition suppresses gene drive among experimentally evolving populations of house mice. Molecular Ecology, 2017:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14215
  • Takada Y., Murase K., Shimosato-Asano H., Sato T., Nakanishi H., Suwabe K., Shimizu KK., Lim YP., Takayama S., Suzuki G. and Watanabe M. (2017) Duplicated pollen–pistil recognition loci control intraspecific unilateral incompatibility in Brassica rapa. Nature Plants, (3):17096. DOI: 10.1038/nplants.2017.96
  • Bratulic S., Toll-Riera M. and Wagner A. (2017) Mistranslation can enhance fitness through purging of deleterious mutations. Nature Communications, 8:15410. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15410
  • Pennekamp F., Griffiths JI., Fronhofer EA., Garnier A., Seymour M., Altermatt F. and Petchey OL. (2017) Dynamic species classification of microorganisms across time, abiotic and biotic envirnments – A sliding window approach. PLoS ONE:1-22. DOI: 10.1371/journal.plos.0176682
  • Massol F., Altermatt F., Gounand I., Gravel D., Leibold MA. and Mouquet N. (2017) How life-history traits affect ecosystem properties: effects of dispersal in meta-ecosystems. Oikos, 126(4):532-546. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03893
  • Alther R., Fišer C. and Altermatt F. (2017) Description of a widely distributed but overlooked amphipod species in the European Alps. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 179(4):751-766. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12477
  • Harvey E., Gounand I., Ward CL. and Altermatt F. (2017) Bridging ecology and conservation: from ecological networks to ecosystem function. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(2):371-379. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12769
  • Fronhofer EA., Nitsche N. and Altermatt F. (2017) Information use shapes the dynamics of range expansions into environmental gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26(4):400-411. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12547
  • O'Brien MJ., Pugnaire FI., Armas C., Rodríguez-Echeverría S. and Schöb C. (2017) The shift from plant-plant facilitation to competition under severe water deficit is spatially explicit. Ecology and Evolution:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2875
  • Schmidt BR., Bozzuto C., Lötters S. and Steinfartz S. (2017) Dynamics of host populations affected by the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Royal Society Open Science, 4(3):160801. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160801
  • Moretti M., Dias ATC., de Bello F., Altermatt F., Chown SL., Azcarate FM., Bell JR., Fournier B., Hedde M., Hortal J., Ibanez S., Öckinger E., Sousa JP., Ellers J. and Berg MP. (2017) Handbook of protocols for standardized measurement of terrestrial invertebrate functional traits. Functional Ecology, 31(3):558-567. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12776
  • Fortuna MA., Zaman L., Ofria C. and Wagner A. (2017) The genotype-phenotype map of an evolving digital organism. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(2):e1005414. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005414
  • O'Brien MJ., Engelbrecht BMJ., Joswig J., Pereyra G., Schuldt B., Jansen S., Kattge J., Landhäusser SM., Levick SR., Preisler Y., Väänänen P. and Macinnis-Ng C. (2017) A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought-induced mortality in forests across climatic zones. Journal of Applied Ecology:1-44. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12874
  • Booksmythe I., Mautz B., Davis J., Nakagawa S. and Jennions MD. (2017) Facultative adjustment of the offspring sex ratio and male attractiveness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 92(1):108-134. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12220
  • Matthies D. (2017) Interactions between a root hemiparasite and 27 different hosts: Growth, biomass allocation and plant architecture. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 24:118-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2016.12.006
  • O'Brien MJ., Ong R. and Reynolds G. (2017) Intra-annual plasticity of growth mediates drought resilience over multiple years in tropical seedling communities. Global Change Biology:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13658
  • Lenstra JA., Tigchelaar J., Biebach I., Consortium E., Hallsson JH., Kantanen J., Nielsen VH., Pompanon F., Naderi S., Rezaei HR., Saether N., Ertugrul O., Grossen C., Camenisch G., Vos-Loohuis M., van Straten M., de Poel EA., Windig J. and Oldenbroek K. (2017) Microsatellite diversity of the Nordic type of goats in relation to breed conservation: how relevant is pure ancestry? Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics = Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie, 134(1):78-84. DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12226
  • Losapio G. and Schöb C. (2017) Resistance of plant-plant networks to biodiversity loss and secondary extinctions following simulated environmental changes. Functional Ecology:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.35q01
  • Kokko H., Schindler S. and Sprouffske K. (2017) Searching for a Cancer-Proof Organism: It’s the Journey That Teaches You About the Destination. In: Ujvari, B. ; Roche, B. ; Thomas, F. . Ecology and Evolution of Cancer. London: Academic Press, 247-254. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-804310-3.00022-3
  • Vörös J., Márton O., Schmidt BR., Gál JT. and Jelić D. (2017) Surveying Europe’s only cave-dwelling chordate species (proteus anguinus) using environmental dNA. PLoS ONE, 12(1):e0170945. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170945
  • Izuno A., Kitayama K., Onoda Y., Tsujii Y., Hatakeyama M., Nagano AJ., Honjo MN., Shimizu-Inatsugi R., Kudoh H., Shimizu KK. and Isagi Y. (2017) The population genomic signature of environmental association and gene flow in an ecologically divergent tree species Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae). Molecular Ecology, 26(6):1515-1532. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14016
  • Fischer MC., Rellstab C., Leuzinger M., Roumet M., Gugerli F., Shimizu KK., Holderegger R. and Widmer A. (2017) Estimating genomic diversity and population differentiation – an empirical comparison of microsatellite and SNP variation in Arabidopsis halleri. BMC Genomics, 18(1):69. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.11jp5
  • Gallien L., Altermatt F., Wiemers M., Schweiger O. and Zimmermann NE. (2017) Invasive plants threaten the least mobile butterflies in Switzerland. Diversity and Distributions, 23(2):185-195. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12513
  • Ang CC., O’Brien MJ., Ng KKS., Lee PC., Hector A., Schmid B. and Shimizu KK. (2017) Genetic diversity of two tropical tree species of the Dipterocarpaceae following logging and restoration in Borneo: high genetic diversity in plots with high species diversity. Plant Ecology and Diversity:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1270363
  • Rime T. and Niklaus PA. (2017) Spatio-temporal dynamics of soil CH4 uptake after application of N fertilizer with and without the nitrification inhibitor 3,4- dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP). Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 104:218-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.11.001
  • Khelifa R., Theischinger G. and Endersby I. (2017) A century on from The Biology of Dragonflies by Tillyard 1917: What have we learned since then? Austral Entomology, 56(2):138-147. DOI: 10.1111/aen.12254
  • Cotto O., Wessely J., Georges D., Klonner G., Schmid M., Dullinger S., Thuiller W. and Guillaume F. (2017) A dynamic eco-evolutionary model predicts slow response of alpine plants to climate warming. Nature Communications, 8:15399. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15399
  • Wang P., Limpens J., Mommer L., van Ruijven J., Nauta AL., Berendse F., Schaepman-Strub G., Blok D., Maximov TC. and Heijmans MMPD. (2017) Above and belowground responses of four tundra plant functional types to deep soil heating and surface soil fertilization. Journal of Ecology, 105(4):947-957. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12718
  • Roy HE., Hesketh H., Purse BV., Eilenberg J., Santini A., Scalera R., Stentiford GD., Adriaens T., Bacela-Spychalska K., Bass D., Beckmann KM. Bessell P., Bojko J., Booy O., Cardoso AC., Essl F., Groom Q., Harrower C., Kleespies R., Martinou AF., van Oers MM., Peeler EJ., Pergl J., Rabitsch W., Roques A., Schaffner F., Schindler S., Schmidt BR., Schönrogge K., Smith J., Solarz W., Stewart A., Stroo A., Tricarico E., Turvey KMA., Vannini A., Vilà M., Woodward S., Amtoft Wynns A. and Dunn AM. (2017) Alien pathogens on the horizon: opportunities for predicting their threat to wildlife. Conservation Letters, 10(4):477-484. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12297
  • Xu Y-H., Huang J-H. and Brandl H. (2017) An optimised sequential extraction scheme for the evaluation of vanadium mobility in soils. Journal of Environmental Sciences (China), 53:173-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2016.02.019
  • Sommer S., van Benthem KJ., Fontaneto D. and Ozgul A. (2017) Are generic early-warning signals reliable indicators of population collapse in rotifers? Hydrobiologia, 796(1):111-120. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2948-7
  • Kokko H., Chaturvedi A., Croll D., Fischer MC., Guillaume F., Karrenberg S., Kerr B., Rolshausen G. and Stapley J. (2017) Can evolution supply what ecology demands? Trends in Ecology & Evolution:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.005
  • Soleymani A., Pennekamp F., Dodge S. and Weibel R. (2017) Characterizing change points and continuous transitions in movement behaviours using wavelet decomposition. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(9):1113-1123. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12755
  • Evans SR. and Gustafsson L. (2017) Climate change upends selection on ornamentation in a wild bird. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1:0039. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-016-0039
  • Rohner PT., Blanckenhorn WU. and Schäfer MA. (2017) Critical weight mediates sex-specific body size plasticity and sexual dimorphism in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (Diptera: Scathophagidae). Evolution & Development, 19(3):147-156. DOI: 10.1111/ede.12223
  • Branson SM., Boss L., Cron S. and Turner Dennis C. (2017) Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners. Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences, 4(1):38-48. DOI: 10.22543/7674.41.P3848
  • Davis LR., Bigler L. and Woodhams DC. (2017) Developmental trajectories of amphibian microbiota: response to bacterial therapy depends on initial community structure. Environmental Microbiology, 19(4):1502-1517. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13707
  • Stegen G., Pasmans F., Schmidt BR., Rouffaer LO., Van Praet S., Schaub M., Canessa S., Laudelout A., Kinet T., Adriaensen C., Haesebrouck F., Bert W., Bossuyt F. and Martel A. (2017) Drivers of salamander extirpation mediated by Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Nature, 544(7650):353-356. DOI: 10.1038/nature22059
  • Cruickshank SS. and Schmidt BR. (2017) Error rates and variation between observers are reduced with the use of photographic matching software for capture-recapture studies. Amphibia - Reptilia, 38(3):315-325. DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003112
  • Plaiasu R., Ozgul A., Schmidt BR. and Băncilă RI. (2017) Estimation of apparent survival probability of the harvestman Paranemastoma sillii sillii (Herman, 1871) from two caves. Animal Biology, 67(2):165-176. DOI: 10.1163/15707563-00002529
  • Townsend SW., Koski SE., Byrne RW., Slocombe KE., Bickel B., Boeckle M., Braga Goncalves I., Burkart JM., Flower T., Gaunet F., Glock HJ., Gruber T., Jansen DAWAM., Liebal K., Linke A., Miklósi Á., Moore R., van Schaik CP., Stoll S., Vail A., Waller BM., Wild M., Zuberbühler K. and Manser MB. (2017). Exorcising Grice's ghost: an empirical approach to studying intentional communication in animals. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 92(3):1427-1433. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12289
  • Klaiber J., Altermatt F., Birrer S., Chittaro Y., Dziock F., Gonseth Y., Hoess R., Keller D., Küchler H., Luka H., Manzke U., Müller A., Pfeifer MA., Roesti C., Schlegel J., Schneider K., Sonderegger P., Walter T., Holderegger R. and Bergamini A. (2017) Fauna Indicativa. Fauna Indicativa, 54:1-192. Link to WSL
  • Braun D., Damm A., Paul-Limoges E., Revill A., Buchmann N., Petchey OL., Hein L. and Schaepman ME. (2017) From instantaneous to continuous: Using imaging spectroscopy and in situ data to map two productivity-related ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators, 82:409-419. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.06.045
  • McLennon HJ., Lüpold S., Smissen P., Rowe KC. and Breed WG. (2017) Greater sperm complexity in the Australasian old endemic rodents (Tribe: Hydromyini) associates with increased levels of intermale sperm competition. Reproduction, Fertility, and Development, 29(5):921-930. DOI: 10.1071/RD15425
  • Khelifa R. and Mellal MK. (2017) Host-plant-based restoration as a potential tool to improve conservation status of odonate specialists. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 10(2):151-160. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12212
  • Oliveira Hagen E., Hagen O., Ibáñez-Álamo JD., Petchey OL. and Evans KL. (2017) Impacts of Urban Areas and Their Characteristics on Avian Functional Diversity. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5:84. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00084
  • Giraudeau M., Ziegler A-K., Pick JL., Ducatez S., Canale CI. and Tschirren B. (2017) Interactive effects of yolk testosterone and carotenoid on prenatal growth and offspring physiology in a precocial bird. Behavioral Ecology:Behavioral Ecology, 28(1):31-38. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw127
  • Zweerus NL., Sommer S., Fontaneto D. and Ozgul A. (2017) Life-history responses to environmental change revealed by resurrected rotifers from a historically polluted lake. Hydrobiologia, 796(1):121-130. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-3070-6
  • Rellstab C., Fischer MC., Zoller S., Graf R., Tedder A., Shimizu KK., Widmer A., Holderegger R. and Gugerli F. (2017) Local adaptation (mostly) remains local: reassessing environmental associations of climate-related candidate SNPs in Arabidopsis halleri. Heredity, 118(2):193-201. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2016.82
  • Gilbert KJ., Sharp NP., Angert AL., Conte GL., Draghi JA., Guillaume F., Hargreaves AL., Matthey-Doret R. and Whitlock M.C. (2017) Local adaptation interacts with expansion load during range expansion: maladaptation reduces expansion load. The American Naturalist, 189(4):368-380. DOI: 10.1086/690673
  • Donohue I., Petchey OL., Kéfi S., Génin A., Jackson AL., Yang Q. and O'Connor NE. (2017) Loss of predator species, not intermediate consumers, triggers rapid and dramatic extinction cascades. Global Change Biology, 23(8):2962-2972. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13703
  • Ferrari M. and König B. (2017) No evidence for punishment in communally nursing female house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). PLoS ONE, 12(6):e0179683. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179683
  • Khelifa R. (2017) Partial bivoltinism and emergence patterns in the North African endemic damselfly Calopteryx exul : conservation implications. African Journal of Ecology, 55(2):145-151. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12332
  • Nietlisbach P., Keller LF., Camenisch G., Guillaume F., Arcese P., Reid JM. and Postma E. (2017) Pedigree-based inbreeding coefficient explains more variation in fitness than heterozygosity at 160 microsatellites in a wild bird population. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 284(1850):20162763. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2763
  • Engel J., Hertzog L., Tiede J., Wagg C., Ebeling A., Briesen H. and Weisser WW. (2017) Pitfall trap sampling bias depends on body mass, temperature, and trap number: insights from an individual-based model. Ecosphere, 8(4):e01790. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1790
  • Briskine RV. and Shimizu KK. (2017) Positional bias in variant calls against draft reference assemblies. BMC Genomics, 18(1):263. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-3637-2
  • Falcón W., Ackerman JD. and Tremblay RL. (2017) Quantifying how acquired interactions with native and invasive insects influence population growth rates of a non-indigenous plant. Biological Invasions, 19(3):895-911. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-016-1318-8
  • Michel VT., Naef-Daenzer B., Keil H. and Grüebler MU. (2017) Reproductive consequences of farmland heterogeneity in little owls (Athene noctua). Oecologia, 2017(183):1019-1029. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3823-6
  • Chaber AL., Cozzi G., Broekhuis F., Hartley R. and McNutt JW. (2017) Serosurvey for selected viral pathogens among sympatric species of the African large predator guild in northern Botswana. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53(1):170-175. DOI: 10.7589/2015-11-302
  • Shaw AK., Kokko H. and Neubert MG. (2017) Sex differences and Allee effects shape the dynamics of sex-structured invasions. Journal of Animal Ecology:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12658
  • Karbin S., Hagedorn F., Hiltbrunner D., Zimmermann S. and Niklaus PA. (2017) Spatial micro-distribution of methanotrophic activity along a 120-year afforestation chronosequence. Plant and Soil, 415(1-2):13-23. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-3141-5
  • Garnier A., Pennekamp F., Lemoine M. and Petchey OL. (2017) Temporal scale dependent interactions between multiple environmental disturbances in microcosm ecosystems. Global Change Biology:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13786
  • Brearley FQ., Saner P., Uchida A., Burslem DFRP., Hector A., Nilus R., Scholes JD. and Egli S. (2017) Testing the importance of a common ectomycorrhizal network for dipterocarp seedling growth and survival in tropical forests of Borneo. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 9(5-6):563-576. Embargo period until: 01.01.2018.
  • Băncilă RI., Cogălniceanu D., Ozgul A. and Schmidt BR. (2017) The effect of aquatic and terrestrial habitat characteristics on occurrence and breeding probability in a montane amphibian: insights from a spatially explicit multistate occupancy model. Population Ecology, 59(1):71-78. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-017-0575-4
  • Pontarp M., Wiens JJ. (2017) The origin of species richness patterns along environmental gradients: uniting explanations based on time, diversification rate and carrying capacity. Journal of Biogeography, 44(4):722-735. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12896
  • Wagner A. (2017) The white-knight hypothesis, or does the environment limit innovations? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(2):131-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.017
  • van Benthem KJ., Froy H., Coulson T., Getz LL., Oli MK. and Ozgul A. (2017) Trait–demography relationships underlying small mammal population fluctuations. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(2):348-358. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12627
  • Grant EHC., Muths E., Katz RA., Canessa S., Adams MJ., Ballard JR., Berger L., Briggs CJ., Coleman JTH., Gray MJ., Harris MC., Harris RN., Hossack B., Huyvaert KP., Kolby J., Lips KR., Lovich RE., McCallum HI., Mendelson III JR., Nanjappa P., Olson DH., Powers JG., Richgels KLD., Russell RE., Schmidt BR., Spitzen-van der Sluijs A., Watry MK., Woodhams DC. and White CL. (2017) Using decision analysis to support proactive management of emerging infectious wildlife diseases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(4):214-221. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1481
  • Collier K., Radford AN., Townsend SW. and Manser MB. (2017). Wild dwarf mongooses produce general alert and predator-specific alarm calls. Behavioral Ecology:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx091