Prof. Dr. Jana Anja Eccard

Jana Eccard
Foto: Antje Herde 2014
Jana Eccard
Foto: Antje Herde 2014

Academic career

2019                      Research sabbatical at Trinity College Dublin, Zoology

since 2008           Full professor for Animal Ecology at the University of Potsdam

2007                       Habilitation in Zoology , University of Bielefeld

2004 - 2008         Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Behavior, University of Bielefeld

2002 and 2005   Maternity leave

2002 - 2004         Junior Researcher, Centre of Excellency in Evolutionary Ecology, Jyväskylä University (Finland)

2002                       PhD, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

1998                       Diploma, University of Jena. Studies of Biology and Sociology at Universities of Jyväskylä (FI), Jena, Dublin (IRL), Kaiserslautern and
                                 Hamburg

Projects

DFG Projekte

Behavioural adaptations to invasion processes, Behavioural adjustments to urbanisation, Rodent biodiversity and rodent-born diseases , Inter-individual differences and coexistence

 

Long-term project: Bioperturbation

Burrowing animals perturbate soils and transport nutrients up and down. Tunnels may affect evaporation, water transport and water run-off. Processes are studied in experimental and natural setups

Wilske B, Eccard JA, Zistl-Schlingmann M, Hohmann M, Methler A, et al. (2015) Effects of Short Term Bioturbation by Common Voles on Biogeochemical Soil Variables. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126011

 

Publications

Publications AG Animal Ecology

Others

Eccard J, Scheffler I, Franke S, Hoffmann J (2018) Off-grid: solar powered LED illumination impacts epigeal arthropods. Insect Conservation and Diversityhttps://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12303

Reil D, Rosenfeld UM, Imholt C, Schmidt S, Ulrich RG, Eccard JA, Jacob J (2017) Puumala hantavirus infections in bank vole populations - host and virus dynamics in Central Europe. BMC Ecology 17(9). www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28245831

Reil D, Imholt C, Drewes S, Ulrich RG, Eccard JA, Jacob J (2015) Environmental conditions in favour of a hantavirus outbreak in 2015 in Germany? Zoonoses and Public Health. DOI: 10.1111/zph.12217

 

Sander MM, Eccard JA, Heim W (2017) Flight range estimation of migrant Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus on the East Asian Flyway. Bird Study 64(4):1-4. DOI:10.1080/00063657.2017.1409696 Schneider A-K, van Schaik L, Zangerlé A, Eccard JA, Schröder B (2016) Which abiotic filters shape earthworm distribution patterns at the catchment scale? European Journal of Soil Science. DOI: 10.1111/ejss.12346

Eccard JA, Meißner JK, Heurich M (2015) European Roe Deer Increase Vigilance When Faced with Immediate Predation Risk by Eurasian Lynx. Ethology 121:1-11. DOI:10.1111/eth.12420

Wilske B, Eccard JA, Zistl-Schlingmann M, Hohmann M, Methler A, et al. (2015) Effects of Short Term Bioturbation by Common Voles on Biogeochemical Soil Variables. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126011

Imholt C, Reil D, Eccard JA, Jacob D, Hempelmann N, Jacob J (2014) Quantifying the past and future impact of climate on outbreak patterns of bank voles (Myodes glareolus) Pest Management Science: doi:10.1002/ps.3838

Zehe E, Ehret U, Pfister L, Blume T, Schröder B, Westhoff M, Jackisch C, Schymanski S J, Weiler M, Schulz K, Allroggen N, Tronicke J, van Schaik L, Dietrich P, Scherer U, Eccard J, Wulfmeyer V, and Kleidon A: HESS Opinions: From response units to functional units: a thermodynamic reinterpretation of the HRU concept to link spatial organization and functioning of intermediate scale catchments, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4635-4655, doi:10.5194/hess-18-4635-2014, 2014.

Jeltsch F, Bonte D, Pe'er G, Reineking B, Leimgruber P, Balkenhol N, Schröder B, Buchmann C M, Mueller T, Blaum N, Zurell D, Böhning-Gaese K, Wiegand T, Eccard JA, Hofer H, Reeg J, Eggers U (2013) Integrating movement ecology with biodiversity research-exploring new avenues to address spatiotemporal biodiversity dynamics. Movement Ecology, 1, 1-6 doi:10.1186/2051-3933-1-6 Bielefeld (gibts) Eccard, JA, Rödel, HG (2011) Optimizing Temperament Through Litter Size in Short-Lived, Iteroparous Mammals in Seasonal Environments. Developmental Psychobiology 53(6):585-591 doi:10.1002/dev.20547

Eccard JA, Fey K, Caspers BA, Ylönen H (2011) Breeding state and season affect interspecific interaction types: indirect resource competition and direct interference. Oecologia 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2008-y

Haupt, M, Eccard, JA, Winter, Y (2010) Does spatial learning ability of common voles (Microtus arvalis) and bank voles (Myodes glareolus) constrain foraging efficiency?  Animal Cognition 13: 783-91. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-010-0327-8

Eccard, JA, Wolf, JBW (2009) Effects of brood size on multiple paternity rates: a case for paternity share as an offspring-based estimate, and its confidence intervals. Animal Behaviour 78: 563-571. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.04.008R-script

Eccard, JA, Liesenjohann, T (2008) Foraging decisions in risk-uniform landscapes. PLoS ONE 3(10): e3438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003438

 

South Africa

Eccard, JA, Dean, WRJ, Wichmann, M, Huttunen, S, Eskelinen, E, Jeltsch, F, Moloney, K (2006) Use of large Acacia trees by the cavity dwelling Black-tailed Tree Rat in the Southern Kalahari. Journal of Arid  Environments 64: 604-615.

Eccard, JA, Walther, RB, Milton, SJ (2000) How livestock grazing affects vegetation structures and small mammal distribution in the semi-arid Karoo. Journal of Arid Environments 46: 103-106.

Blumroeder J, Eccard JA, Blaum N (2012) Behavioural flexibility in foraging mode of the spotted sand lizard (Pedioplanis l. lineoocellata) seems to buffer negative impacts of savanna degradation. Journal of Arid Environments, 77(0):149-152.http://www.sciencedirect.com/

Klemme I, Kataja-aho S, Eccard JA, Ylonen H (2012) Variable mode of estrus affects female decision for multiple mating. Behavioural Ecology 23:361-367 DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr193

 

Finland

Eccard J A, Klemme I (2013) Reducing mortality of shrews in rodent live trapping - a method increasing live-trap selectivity with shrew exits. Annals of Zoologi Fennici, 50, 371-376 http://www.sekj.org/PDF/anz50-free/Eccard35634-free.pdf

Eccard, JA, Jokinen I and Ylönen H (2011) Loss of density-dependence and incomplete control by dominant breeders in a territorial species with density outbreaks BMC Ecology , 11:16 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-11-16

Klemme I, Bäumer J, Eccard JA and Ylönen H (2014), Polyandrous females produce sons that are successful at post-copulatory competition. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 457–465. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12334

Eccard, JA, Pusenius, J, Sundell, J, Ylönen, H, Halle, S (2008) Foraging patterns of voles at heterogeneous avian and uniform mustelid predation risk. Oecologia  157: 725-734. doi:10.1007/s00442-008-1100-4

Klemme, I, Ylönen, H, Eccard, JA (2008) Long term fitness benefits of polyandry in a small mammal, the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275:1095-1100. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0038

Klemme, I, Ylönen, H, Eccard, JA (2008) Why do female bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus, mate multiply? Animal Behaviour 73: 623-628 doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.07.010

Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2007) Costs of coexistence along a gradient of competitor densities: an experiment with arvicoline rodents. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 65-71. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01175.x

 

Klemme, I, Ylönen, H, Eccard, JA (2007)  Reproductive success of male bank voles (Clethrionomys  glareolus): the effect of operational sex ratio and body size. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiolgy 61: 1911-1918, DOI 10.1007/s00265-007-0431-1.

Trebaticá L, Ketola T, Klemme I, Eccard JA, Ylönen H (2007) Is reproduction really costly? Energy metabolism of bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) females through reproductive cycle. Ecoscience 14: 306-313. DOI: 10.2980/1195-6860

von Blanckenhagen, F, Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2007) Animal protein as a constraint in spring reproduction in the bank vole? Ecoscience 14: 323-329. doi:10.2980/1195-6860

Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2006) Adaptive food choice of bank voles in a novel environment: choices benefit reproductive status during winter and spring. Annales Zoologici Fennici 43: 2-8.

Klemme, I, Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2006) Do female bank voles mate multiply to improve on prevoius mates? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 60: 415-421.

Klemme, I, Eccard, JA,  Gerlach, G, Horne, T, Ylönen, H (2006) Does it pay to be a dominant male in a promiscuous species? Annales Zoologici Fennici 43: 248–257.

Ylönen, H, Eccard, JA, Jokinen, IE, Sundell, J (2005) Is the antipredatory response in behaviour reflected in stress measured in faecal corticosteroids? Laboratory experiments on the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology  60: 350-358.

Eccard, JA, Meyer, J, Sundell, J  (2004) Space use, circadian activity pattern, and mating system of the nocturnal tree rat Thallomys nigricauda. Journal of Mammalogy 85, 440-445.

Ylönen, H, Eccard, JA (2004) Does quality of winter food affect female spring condition and breeding in the bank vole? Ecoscience 11: 1-5.

Ylönen, H, Sundell, J, Eccard, JA, Tiilikainen, R, Horne, T (2003) Weasels' (Mustela nivalis nivalis) preference for olfactory cues of the vole (Clethrionomys glareolus). Ecology 86: 1147-1152.

Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2003) Who bears the costs of interspecific competition in an age structured population? Ecology 84: 3284-3293.

Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2003) From population size fluctuations to individuals’ fitness: Research on interspecific competition in small rodents. Evolutionary Ecology 17: 423-440.

Sundell, J, Eccard, JA, Tiilikainen, R, Ylönen, H (2003) Predation rate, prey preference and predator switching: experiments on voles and weasels. Oikos 101: 615-623.

Eccard, JA, Klemme, I, Horne, T, Ylönen, H (2002) Effects of competition and season on survival and maturation of young bank vole females. Evolutionary Ecology 16(2): 85-99.

Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2002) Direct interference or indirect exploitation? An experimental study of fitness costs of interspecific competition in voles. Oikos, 99: 580-590.

Eccard, JA, Ylönen, H (2001) Initiation of breeding after winter in Clethrionomys – the effects of food quality and population density. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1743-1753.