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Eberle J, Husemann M, Doerfler I, Ulrich W, Müller J, Bouget C, Brin A, Gossner MM, Heilmann-Clausen J, Isacsson G, Krištín A, Lachat T, Larrieu L, Rigling A, Schmidl J, Seibold S, Vandekerkhove K, Habel JC (2021) Molecular biogeography of the fungus-dwelling saproxylic beetle Bolitophagus reticulatus indicates rapid expansion from glacial refugia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 766-778.

Dietz L, Eberle J, Mayer C, Kukowka S, Bohacz C, Baur H, Espeland M, Huber BA, Hutter C, Mengual X, Peters RS, Vences M, Wesener T, Willmott K, Misof B, Niehuis O, Ahrens D (2021) Standardized nuclear markers advance metazoan taxonomy. bioaRxiv 05.07.443120.

Habel JC , Gossner MM , Schmitt T (2021) Just beautiful?! What determines butterfly species for nature conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 2481–2493.

Habel JC, Koc E, Gerstmeier R, Gruppe A, Seibold S, Ulrich W (2021) Insect diversity across an afro-tropical forest biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Insect Conservation 25: 221–228.

Habel JC, Teucher M, Gros P, Schmitt T, Ulrich W (2021) Land use and climate change affects butterfly diversity across northern Austria. Landscape Ecology 36: 1741–1754.

Habel JC, Zamora C, Rödder D, Teucher M, Cuadros-Casanova I, Fischer C (2021) Using indicator species to detect high quality habitats in an East African forest biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 903–915.

Klesser R, Husemann M, Schmitt T, Sousa P, Moussi A, Habel JC (2021) Molecular biogeography of the Mediterranean Buthus species complex (Scorpiones: Buthidae) at its southern Palaearctic margin. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 166–178,

Mulwa M, Teucher M, Ulrich W, Habel JC (2021) Bird communities in a degraded forest biodiversity hotspot of East Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 2305–2318.

Mutoro N, Eberle J, Petermann J, Schaab G, Wykstra M, Habel JC (2021) Impact of weather conditions on cheetah monitoring with scat detection dogs. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 1-6.  doi:10.1017/S0266467421000316

Rödder D, Schmitt T, Gros P, Ulrich W, Habel JC (2021) Climate change drives mountain butterflies towards the summits. Scientific Reports 11: 14382.

Roth N, Hacker H, Heidrich L, Friess N, Garcia-Barros E, Habel JC, Thorn S, Müller J (2021) Host specificity and species colouration mediate the regional decline of nocturnal moths in central European forests. Ecography 44: 941-952.

Schmitt T, Fritz U, Delfino M, Ulrich W, Habel JC (2021) Biogeography of Italy revisited: Genetic lineages confirm major phylogeographic patterns and a pre-Pleistocene origin of its biota. Frontiers in Zoology 18:34,

Schmitt T, Ulrich W, Delic A, Teucher M, Habel JC (2021) Seasonality and landscape settings impact species community structure and temporal dynamics of East African butterflies. Scientific Reports 11:15103.

Seibold S, Hothorn T, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarli D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Penone C, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2021) Insights from regional and short-term biodiversity monitoring datasets are valuable. A Reply to Daskalova et al. 2020. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 144-148.

Seibold, S, Habel JC, […], Müller J (2021) The contribution of insects to global forest deadwood decomposition. Nature 597: 77–81.

Štefánik M, Habel JC, Schmitt T, Eberle J (2021) Geographic disjunction and environmental conditions drive intraspecific differentiations in the chalk-hill blue butterfly. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  133: 202–215.

Trense D, Habel JC, Kramp K, Schmitt T, Fischer K (2021) Does specialization affect genetic diversity in (pre-)alpine populations of four species of Copper butterflies? Journal of Insect Cosnservation 25: 321–338


Apfelbeck B, Snep RPH, Hauck TE, Ferguson J, Holy M, Jakoby C, MacIvor JS, Schär L, Taylor M, Weisser WW (2020) Designing wildlife-inclusive cities that support human-animal co-existence. Landscape and Urban Planning, 200: 103817.

Cardoso P, Barton P, Birkhofer K, Chichorro F, Deacon C, Fartmann T, Fukushima C, Gaigher R, Habel JC, Hallmann C, Hill M, Hochkirch A, Kwak M, Mammola S, Noriega JA, Orfinger A, Pedraza F, Pryke JS, Roque F, Settele J, Simaika J, Stork N, Suhling F, Vorster C, Samways M (2020) Scientists’ warning to humanity on insect extinctions. Biological Conservation 242:108426.

Cousseau L, Hammers M,Van de Loock D, Apfelbeck B, Githiru M, Matthysen E, Lens L (2020) Habitat fragmentation shapes natal dispersal and sociality in an Afrotropical cooperative breeder. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20202428.

Eberle J, Ahrens D, Mayer C, Niehuis O, Misof B (2020) A Plea for Standardized Nuclear Markers in Metazoan DNA Taxonomy. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 336-345.

Habel JC, Gossner M, Schmitt T (2020) What makes a species a priority for nature conservation? Animal Conservation 23: 28-35.

Habel JC, Husemann M, Schmitt T, Ulrich W (2020) Island-mainland lepidopteran assemblies: a blue-print for species conservation in fragmented habitats. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 3313–3325.

Habel JC, Nzau JM, Apfelbeck B, Bendzko T, Fischer C, Kimatu JN, Mwakumanya MA, Maghenda M, Mulwa RK, Rieckmann M, Shauri H, Teucher M, Schmitt C (2020) Land scarcity, communication gaps and institutional confusions influence the loss of biodiversity in south-eastern Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 3835–3841.

Habel JC, Ulrich W (2020) Ecosystem functions in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems across the East African coastal forest landscape. Biotropica 52: 598– 607.

Habel JC, Ulrich W, Schmitt T (2020) Butterflies in corridors: Quality matters for specialists. Journal of Insect Diversity and Conservation 13: 91-98.

Hausmann A, Segerer AH, Greifenstein T, Knubben J, Morinière J, Bozicevic V, Doczkal D, Günter A, Ulrich W, Habel JC (2020) Toward a standardized quantitative and qualitative insect monitoring scheme. Ecology and Evolution 10: 4009– 4020.

Harvey JA, Heinen R, Ambrecht I, Basset Y, Baxter-Gilbert J, Bezemer T, Böhm M, Bommarco R, Borges P, Cardoso P, Clausnitzer V, Cornelisse T, Crone E, Dicke M, Dijkstra K-D, Dyer L, Ellers J, Fartmann T, Forister M, Furlong M, Garcia A, Gerlach J, Gols R, Goulson D, Habel JC, Haddad N, Hallmann CA, Henriques S, Herberstein M, Hochkirch A, Hughes A, Jespen S, Hefin Jones T, Kaydan M, Kleijn D, Klein A-M, Latty T, Leather S, Lewis S, Lister B, Losey J, Lowe E, Macadam C, Montoya-Lerma J, Nagano C, Ogan S, Orr M , Painting C, Pham T, Potts S, Rauf A, Roslin T, Samways M, Sanchez-Bayo F, Sar S, Schultz C, Soares A, Thancharoen A, Tscharntke T, Tylianakis J, Umbers K, Vet L, Visser M, Vujić A, Wagner D, Wallis de Vries M, Westphal C, White T, Wilkins V, Williams P, Wyckhuys K, Zhu Z-R , de Kroon H (2020) International scientists formulate a roadmap for insect conservation and recovery. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 174–176.

Li W, Łączyński P, Escalona HE, Eberle J, Hu, L, Chen X, Huang W, Chen B, Ahrens D, Ślipiński A, Tomaszewska W, Wang X (2020) Combined molecular and morphological data provide insights into the evolution and classification of Chilocorini ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Systematic Entomology 45: 447–463.

Nzau JM, Gosling E, Rieckmann M, Shauri , Habel JC (2020) The illusion of a Participatory Forest Management success story: A matter of inter-ethnic relations and the history of the local people. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 1923–1936.

Ranasinghe S, Eberle J, Benjamin SR, Ahrens D (2020) New Species of Sericini from Sri Lanka (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae. European Journal of Taxonomy 621.

Sabatinelli G, Eberle J, Fabrizi S, Ahrens D (2020) A molecular phylogeny of Glaphyridae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea): evolution of pollination and association with ‘Poppy guild’ flowers. Systematic Entomology 45: 838-848. doi:10.1111/syen.12429

Schmitt T, Ulrich W, Büschel H, Bretzel J, Gebler J, Mwadime L, Habel JC (2020) The relevance of cloud forest fragments and their transition zones for butterfly conservation in Taita Hills, Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 3191–3207.

Teucher M, Schmitt CB, Wiese A, Apfelbeck B, Maghenda M, Pellikka P, Lens L, Habel JC (2020) Behind the fog: Forest degradation despite logging bans in an East African cloud forest. Global Ecology and Conservation 22:e01024.


Ahrens D, Fabrizi S, Nikolaev K, Knechtges L, Eberle J (2019) On the identity of some taxa of Sericinae described by C. P. Thunberg and L. Gyllenhal (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Bonn Zoological Bulletin 68: 21-29.
Apfelbeck B, Hauck TE, Jakoby C, Piecha J, Rogers R, Schröder A, Weisser WW (2019) Animal-Aided Design im Wohnumfeld. Einbeziehung der Bedürfnisse von Tierarten in die Planung und Gestaltung städtischer Freiräume. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn.
Apfelbeck B, Haussmann MF, Boner W, Flinks H, Griffiths K, Illera JC, Mortega KG, Sisson Z, Smiddy P, Helm B (2019) Divergent patterns of telomere shortening in tropical compared to temperate stonechats. Ecology and Evolution 9: 511-521.
Apfelbeck B, Jakoby C, Hanusch M, Steffani EB, Hauck TE, Weisser WW (2019) A conceptual framework for choosing target species for wildlife-inclusive urban design. Sustainability 11: 6972.
Dalstein V, Eberle J, Fabrizi S, Etzbauer C, Ahrens D (2019) COI-based species delimitation in Indochinese Tetraserica chafers reveal hybridisation despite strong divergence in male copulation organs. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 19: 277-286.
Eberle J, Bazzato E, Fabrizi S, Rossini M, Colomba M, Cillo D, Uliana M, Sparacio I, Sabatinelli G, Warnock RCM, Carpaneto G, Ahrens D (2019) Sex-Biased Dispersal Obscures Species Boundaries in Integrative Species Delimitation Approaches. Systematic Biology 68: 441‐459.  doi:10.1093/sysbio/syy072
Eberle J, Sabatinelli G, Cillo D, Bazzato E, Šípek P, Sehnal R, Bezděk A, Král D, Ahrens D (2019) A molecular phylogeny of Melolonthinae chafer beetles revisits the polyphyly of Tanyproctini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Zoologica Scripta 48: 349-358.
Fabrizi S, Eberle J, Ahrens D (2019) Unexpected diversity of Hyboserica chafers in South African forest remains: phylogenetic analysis, new species and the new genus Leoserica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) . Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186: 950–982.
Habel JC, Samways MJ, Schmitt T (2019) Mitigating the precipitous decline of terrestrial European insects: Requirements for a new strategy. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 1343–1360.
Habel JC, Schneider UA, Schmid E, Engler JO, Rödder D, Meyer ST, Assmann T, Zachos FE, Lens L, Eggermont H, Sos del Diego R, Weisser WW, Mittermeier RA, Stork N (2019) Final countdown for biodiversity hotspots. Conservation Letters 12:e12668.
Habel JC, Segerer AH, Ulrich W, Schmitt T (2019) Succession matters: Community shifts in moths over three decades increases multifunctionality in intermediate successional stages. Scientific Reports 9: 5586.
Habel JC, Tobias J, Fischer C (2019) Movement ecology of Afrotropical birds: Functional traits provide complementary insights to species identity. Biotropica 51: 894– 902.
Habel JC, Trusch R, Schmitt T, Ochse M, Ulrich W (2019) Long-term large-scale decline in relative abundances of butterfly and burnet moth species across south-western Germany. Scientific Reports 9: 14921.
Habel JC, Ulrich W, Biburger N, Seibold S, Schmitt T (2019) Agricultural intensification drives butterfly decline. Journal of Insect Diversity and Conservation 12: 289-295.
Huber BA, Caspar K, Eberle J (2019) New species reveal unexpected interspecific microhabitat diversity in the genus Uthina Simon, 1893 (Araneae: Pholcidae). Invertebrate Systematics 33: 181-207.
Jakoby C, Rogers R, Apfelbeck B, Weisser HTE, Weisser WW (2019) Die Bewertung von Wildtieren durch Wohnungsbaugesellschaften im Wohnumfeld. Natur und Landschaft 5: 181-187.  DOI: 10.17433/5.2019.50153685.181-187

Marešová J, Habel JC, Nève G, Sielezniew M, Bartonová A. Kostro-Ambroziak A, Faltýnek FZ (2019) Cross-continental phylogeography of two boreo-montane Nymphalid butterflies. PlosOne 14: e0214483.

Neita Moreno JC, Agrain FA, Eberle J, Ahrens D, Pereyra V (2019) On the phylogenetic position and systematics of extant and fossil Aclopinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Systematic Entomology 44:709-727.

Seibold S, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarlı D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Linsenmair KE, Nauss T, Penone C, Prati D, Schall P, Schulze ED, Vogt J, Wöllauer S, Weisser WW (2019) Arthropod decline in grasslands and forests is associated with landscape-level drivers. Nature 574: 671-674.