International publications (peer reviewed) of the group members


Lozada-Gobilard S, Landivar Albis CM, Rupik KB, Pätzig M, Hausmann S, Tiedemann R, Joshi J (2021) Habitat quality and connectivity in kettle holes enhance bee diversity in agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 319, 107525.

De Cahsan B, Westbury MV, Paraskevopoulou S, Drews H, Ott M, Gollmann G, Tiedemann R (2021) Genomic consequences of human-mediated translocations in margin populations of an endangered amphibian. Evolutionary Applications 14, 1623-1634.

Hu TL, Cheng F, Xu Z, Chen ZZ, Yu L, Ban Q, Li CL, Pan T, Zhang BW (2021) Molecular and morphological evidence for a new species of the genus Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae). Zoological Research 42, 100-107.

Käch H, Dennis AB, Vorburger C (2021) Triple RNA-Seq characterizes aphid gene expression in response to infection with unequally virulent strains of the endosymbiont Hamiltonella defensa. BMC Genomics 22, 229.

Krueger J, Foerster V, Trauth MH, Hofreiter M, Tiedemann R (2021) Exploring the past biosphere of Chew Bahir/Southern Ethiopia: Cross-species hybridization capture of ancient sedimentary DNA from a deep drill core. Frontiers in Earth Science 9, 683010.

Korniienko Y, Tiedemann R, Vater M, Kirschbaum F (2021) Ontogeny of the electric organ discharge and of the papillae of the electrocytes in the weakly electric fish Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus (Teleostei: Mormyridae). Journal of Comparative Neurology 529, 1052-1065.

Fiorini V, Domínguez M, Swaddle J, Reboreda JC (2021) A recent invasive population of the European starling Sturnus vulgaris has lower genetic diversity and higher fluctuating asymmetry than primary invasive and native populations. Biological Invasions, in press.

Stiegler J, Kiemel K, Eccard J, Fischer C, Hering R, Ortmann S, Strigl L, Tiedemann R, Ullmann W, Blaum N (2021) Seed traits matter – endozoochoric dispersal through a pervasive mobile linker. Ecology and Evolution, in press.

De Cahsan B, Kiemel K, Westbury MV, Lauritsen M, Autenrieth M, Gollmann G, Schweiger S, Stenberg M, Nyström P, Drews H, Tiedemann R (2021) Southern introgression increases adaptive immune gene variability in northern range margin populations of Fire-bellied toad. Ecology and Evolution 11, 9776-9790.

Romero-Mujalli D, Rochow M, Kahl S, Paraskevopoulou S, Folkertsma R, Jeltsch F, Tiedemann R (2021) Adaptive and non-adaptive plasticity in changing environments: implications for sexual species with different life history strategies. Ecology and Evolution 11, 6341-6357.

Lozada-Gobilard S, Schwarzer C, Dyer R, Tiedemann R, Joshi J (2021) Genetic diversity and connectivity in plant species differing in clonality and dispersal mechanisms in wetland island habitats. Journal of Heredity 112, 108-121.

Domínguez M, Lapido R, Gorrindo A, Archuby D, Correa E, Llanos F, Reales F, Piantanida F, Marateo G, Meriggi J, Andreani L, Encabo M, Gómez Vinassa ML, Bertini M, Perelló M, Banchs R, Cirignoli S, Verón S, Mahler B (2021) A citizen science survey discloses the current distribution of the endangered Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata in Argentina. Bird Conservation International 31, 139-150.

Spikes M, Rodriguez Silva R, Bennett KA, Bräger S, Josaphat J, Torres-Pineda P, Ernst A, Havenstein K, Schlupp I, Tiedemann R (2021) A phylogeny of the genus Limia (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) suggests a single-lake radiation nested in a Caribbean-wide allopatric speciation scenario. BMC Research Notes 14, 221.

Taguchi M, Goto M, Milmann L, Siciliano S, Tiedemann R, Pastene LA (2021) New insights into the genetic structure of Sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) at the inter-oceanic scale. Cetacean Population Studies, in press.

Schaebitz F, Asrat A, Lamb HF, Cohen AS, Foerster V, Duesing W, Kaboth-Bahr S, Opitz S, Viehberg FA, Vogelsang R, Dean J, Leng MJ, Junginger A, Bronk Ramsey C, Chapot MS, Deino A, Lane CS, Roberts HM, Vidal C, Tiedemann R, Trauth MH (2021) Hydroclimate changes in eastern Africa over the past 200,000 years may have influenced early human dispersal. Communications Earth & Environment 2, 123.


Valente L, Phillimore AB, Melo M, Warren BH, Clegg SM, Havenstein K, Tiedemann R, Illera JC, Thébaud C, Aschenbach T, Etienne RS (2020) A simple dynamic model explains island bird diversity worldwide. Nature 579, 92-96.

Domínguez M, Dugas E, Benchouaia M, Leduque B, Jiménez-Gómez JM, Colot V, Quadrana L (2020) The impact of transposable elements on tomato diversity. Nature Communications 11, 4058.

Schlägel UE, Grimm V, Blaum N, Colangeli P, Dammhahn M, Eccard JA, Hausmann SL, Herde A, Hofer H, Joshi J, Kramer-Schadt S, Litwin M, Lozada-Gobilard SD, Müller MEH, Müller T, Nathan R, Petermann JS, Pirhofer-Walz K, Radchuk V, Rillig MC, Roeleke M, Schäfer M, Scherer C, Schiro G, Scholz C, Teckentrup L, Tiedemann R, Ullmann W, Voigt C, Weithoff G, Jeltsch F (2020) Movement-mediated community assembly and coexistence. Biological Reviews 95, 1073-1096.

Obbard DJ, Shi M, Roberts KE, Longdon BE, Dennis AB (2020) A new lineage of segmented RNA viruses infecting animals. Virus Evolution 6, vez061.

Lüthi MN, Vorburger C, Dennis AB (2020) A novel RNA virus in the parasitoid wasp Lysiphlebus fabarum: genomic structure, prevalence and transmission. Viruses 12, 59.

Paraskevopoulou S, Dennis AB, Weithoff G, Tiedemann R (2020) Temperature-dependent life history and transcriptomic responses in heat-tolerant versus heat-sensitive Brachionus rotifers. Scientific Reports 10, 13281.

Dennis AB, Ballesteros GI, Robin S, Schrader L, Bast J, Berghöfer J, Beukeboom LW, Belghazi M, Bretaudeau A, Buellesbach J, Cash E, Colinet D, Dumas Z, Errbii M, Falabella P, Gatti JL, Geuverink E, Gibson JD, Hertaeg C, Hartmann S, Jacquin-Joly E, Lammers M, Lavandero BI, Lindenbaum I, Massardier-Galata L, Meslin C, Montagné N, Pak N, Poirié M, Salvia R, Smith CR, Tagu D, Tares S, Vogel H, Schwander T, Simon JC, Figueroa CC, Vorburger C, Legeai F, Gadau J (2020) Functional insights from the GC-poor genomes of two aphid parasitoids, Aphidius ervi and Lysiphlebus fabarum. BMC Genomics 21, 376.

Canitz J, Kirschbaum F, Tiedemann R (2020) Transcriptome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms related to electric organ discharge differentiation among African weakly electric fish species. PLoS ONE 15, e0240812.

Gross S, Claus P, Wohlsein P, Kesselring T, Lakemeyer J, Reckendorf A, Roller M, Tiedemann R, Siebert U (2020) Indication of lethal interactions between a solitary bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the German Baltic Sea. BMC Zoology 5, 12.

Amen R, Nagel R, Hedt M, Kirschbaum F, Tiedemann R (2020) Morphological differentiation in African weakly electric fish (genus Campylomormyrus) relates to substrate preferences. Evolutionary Ecology 34, 427-437.

De Cahsan B, Nagel R, Schedina IM, King J, Bianco PG, Tiedemann R, Ketmaier V (2020) Phylogeography of the European brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) and the European river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) species pair based on mitochondrial data. Journal of Fish Biology 96, 905-912.

Korniienko Y, Nguyen L, Baumgartner S, Vater M, Tiedemann R, Kirschbaum F (2020) Intragenus F1-hybrids of African weakly electric fish (Mormyridae: Campylomormyrus tamandua ♂ x C. compressirostris ♀) are fertile. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 206, 571-585.

Nguyen L, Mamonekene V, Vater M, Bartsch P, Tiedemann R, Kirschbaum F (2020) Ontogeny of electric organ and electric organ discharge in Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus (Teleostei: Mormyridae). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 206, 453-466.

Russell JM, Barker P, Cohen A, Ivory S, Kimirei I, Lane C, Leng M, Maganza N, McGlue M, Msaky E, Noren A, Park Boush L, Salzburger W, Scholz C, Tiedemann R, Nuru S, Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Project (TSDP) Consortium (2020) ICDP Workshop on the Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Project: A late Miocene-present record of climate, rifting, and ecosystem evolution from the world’s oldest tropical lake. Scientific Drilling 27, 53-60.


Schnitzler JG, Reckendorf A, Pinzone M, Autenrieth M, Tiedemann R, Covaci A, Malarvannan G, Ruser A, Das K, Siebert U (2019) Supporting evidence for PCB pollution threatening global killer whale population. Aquatic Toxicology 206, 102–104.

Romero-Mujalli D, Jeltsch F, Tiedemann R (2019) Individual-based modeling of eco-evolutionary dynamics: state of the art and future directions. Regional Environmental Change 19, 1-12.

Romero-Mujalli D, Jeltsch F, Tiedemann R (2019) Elevated mutation rates are unlikely to evolve in sexual species, not even under rapid environmental change. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19, 175.

Paraskevopoulou S, Dennis AB, Weithoff G, Hartmann S,  Tiedemann R (2019) Within species expressed genetic variability and gene expression response to different temperatures in the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus sensu stricto. PLoS ONE 14, e0223134.

Inäbnit T, Jochum A, Kampschulte M, Martels G, Ruthensteiner B, Slapnik R, Nesselhauf C, Neubert E (2019) An integrative taxonomic study reveals carychiid microsnails of the troglobitic genus Zospeum in the Eastern and Dinaric Alps (Gastropoda, Ellobioidea, Carychiinae). Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 19,  135-177.

Colangeli P, Schlägel U, Obertegger U, Petermann J, Tiedemann R, Weithoff G (2019) Negative phototactic response to uvr in three cosmopolitan rotifers: a video analysis approach. Hydrobiologia 844, 43-54.

Domínguez M, Pizzarello G, Atencio M, Scardamaglia RC, Mahler B (2019) Genetic assignment and monitoring of yellow cardinals. Journal of Wildlife Management 83, 1336–1344.

Bouaziz-Yahiatene H, Inäbnit T, Medjdoub-Bensaad F, Colomba MS, Sparacio I, Gregorini A, Liberto F, Neubert E (2019) Revisited – the species of Tweeting vineyard snails, genus Cantareus Risso, 1826 (Stylommatophora, Helicidae, Helicinae, Otalini). ZooKeys 876, 1–26.

De Cahsan B, Westbury MV, Drews H, Tiedemann R (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of a European fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina) from Germany. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 4, 498-500.


Autenrieth M, Hartmann S, Lah L, Roos A, Dennis AB, Tiedemann R (2018) High quality whole genome sequence of an abundant Holarctic odontocete, the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Molecular Ecology Resources 18, 1469-1481.

Käch H, Mathé‐Hubert H, Dennis AB, Vorburger C (2018) Rapid evolution of symbiont‐mediated resistance compromises biological control of aphids by parasitoids. Evolutionary Applications 11, 220-230.

He K, Chen X, Chen P, He SW, Cheng F, Jiang XL, Campbell KL (2018) A new genus of Asiatic short-tailed shrew (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) based on molecular and morphological comparisons. Zoological Research 39, 321.

Epp LS, Kruse S, Kath NJ, Stoof-Leichsenring KR, Tiedemann R, Pestryakova LA, Herzschuh U (2018) Temporal and spatial patterns of mitochondrial haplotype and species distributions in Siberian larches inferred from ancient environmental DNA and modeling. Scientific Reports 8, 17436.

Senczuk G, Havenstein K, Milana V, Ripa C, De Simone E, Tiedemann R, Castiglia R (2018) Spotlight on islands: on the origin and diversification of an ancient lineage of the Italian wall lizard Podarcis siculus in the western Pontine Islands. Scientific Reports 8, 15111.

Schnitzler JG, Pinzone M, Autenrieth M, van Neer A, IJsseldijk LL, Barber JL, Deaville R, Jepson P, Brownlow A, Schaffeld T, Thomé JP, Tiedemann R, Das K, Siebert U (2018) Inter-individual differences in contamination profiles as tracer of social group association in stranded sperm whales. Scientific Reports 8, 10958.

Nagel R, Kirschbaum F, Hofmann V, Engelmann J, Tiedemann R (2018) Electric pulse characteristics can enable species recognition in African weakly electric fish species. Scientific Reports 8, 10799.

Schedina IM, Groth D, Schlupp I, Tiedemann R (2018) The gonadal transcriptome of the unisexual Amazon molly Poecilia formosa in comparison to its sexual ancestors, Poecilia mexicana and Poecilia latipinna. BMC Genomics 19, 12.

Paraskevopoulou S, Tiedemann R, Weithoff G (2018) Differential response to heat-stress among evolutionary lineages of an aquatic invertebrate species complex. Biology Letters 14, 20180498.

Reckendorf A, Ludes-Wehrmeister E, Wohlsein P, Tiedemann R, Siebert U, Lehnert K (2018) First record of Halocercus sp. (Pseudaliidae) lungworm infections in two stranded neonatal orcas (Orcinus orca). Parasitology 145, 1553-1557.

Nagel R, Kirschbaum F, Engelmann J, Hofmann V, Pawelzik F, Tiedemann R (2018) Male-mediated species recognition among African weakly electric fishes. Royal Society Open Science 5, 170443.

Tuero D, Jahn A, Husak M, Roeder D, Masson D, Puchetta F, Michels T, Quickle A, Vidoz Q, Domínguez M. Reboreda JC (2018) Ecological determinants of Tyrannus flycatcher nestling development at north and south-temperate latitudes. Auk 135, 439-448.

Autenrieth M, Ernst A, Deaville R, Demaret F, IJsseldijk LL, Siebert U, Tiedemann R (2018) Putative origin and maternal relatedness of male sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) recently stranded in the North Sea. Mammalian Biology 88, 156-160.

Scherer U, Tiedemann R, Schlupp I (2018) Male size, not female preferences influence female reproductive success in a poeciliid fish (Poecilia latipinna) - a combined behavioural/genetic approach. BMC Research Notes 11, 364.

Waples RS, Hoelzel AR, Gaggiotti O, Tiedemann R, Palsbøll P, Cipriano F, Jackson J, Bickham JW, Lang AR (2018) Guidelines for genetic data analysis. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 18, 33-80.


Valente L, Illera JC, Havenstein K, Pallien T, Etienne RS, Tiedemann R (2017) Equilibrium bird species diversity in Atlantic islands. Current Biology 27, 1660-1668.

Chen ZZ, He K, Cheng F, Khanal L, Jiang XL (2017) Patterns and underlying mechanisms of non-volant small mammal richness along two contrasting mountain slopes in southwestern China. Scientific Reports 7, 13277.

Dennis AB, Patel V, Oliver KM, Vorburger C (2017) Parasitoid gene expression changes after adaptation to symbiont-protected hosts. Evolution 71, 2599-2617.

Twort VG, Dennis AB, Park D, Lomas KF, Newcomb RD, Buckley TR (2017) Positive selection and comparative molecular evolution of reproductive proteins from New Zealand tree weta (Orthoptera, Hemideina). PLoS ONE 12, e0188147.

Zhu F, Schlupp I, Tiedemann R (2017) Allele-specific expression at the androgen receptor alpha gene in a hybrid unisexual fish, the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa). PLoS ONE 12, e0186411.

Domínguez M, Tiedemann R, Reboreda JC, Segura L, Tittarelli F, Mahler B (2017) Genetic structure reveals management units for the yellow cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata), endangered by habitat loss and illegal trapping. Conservation Genetics 18, 1131-1140.

Cheng F, He K, Chen ZZ, Zhang B, Wan T, Li JT, Zhang BW, Jiang XL (2017) Phylogeny and systematic revision of the genus Typhlomys (Rodentia, Platacanthomyidae), with description of a new species. Journal of Mammalogy 98, 731-743.

Nguyen L, Paul C, Mamonekene V, Bartsch P, Tiedemann R, Kirschbaum F (2017) Reproduction and development in some species of the weakly electric genus Campylomormyrus (Mormyridae, Teleostei). Environmental Biology of Fishes 100, 49-68.

Nagel R, Kirschbaum F, Tiedemann R (2017) Electric organ discharge diversification in mormyrid weakly electric fish is associated with differential expression of voltage-gated ion channel genes. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 203, 183-195.

Jochum A, Weigand AM, Bochud E, Inäbnit T, Dörge DD, Ruthensteiner B, Favre A, Martels G, Kampschulte M (2017) Three new species of Carychium O.F. Müller from the Southeastern USA, Belize, and Panama are described using computer tomography (CT) (Eupulmonata, Ellobioidea, Carychiidae). ZooKeys 675, 97–127.

Blanck T, Zhou T, Li Y, Protiva T, Crow P, Tiedemann R (2017) New subspecies of Cuora cyclornata (Blanck, Mccord & Le, 2006), Cuora trifasciata (Bell, 1825) and Cuora aurocapitata (Luo & Zong, 1988). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 36, 368-385.


MacMillan HA, Knee JM, Dennis AB, Udaka H, Marshall KE, Merritt TJS, Sinclair BJ (2016) Cold acclimation wholly reorganizes the Drosophila melanogaster transcriptome and metabolome. Scientific Reports 6, 28999.

Lamanna F, Kirschbaum F, Ernst ARR, Feulner PGD, Mamonekene V, Paul C, Tiedemann R (2016) Species delimitation and phylogenetic relationships in a genus of African weakly-electric fishes (Osteoglossiformes, Mormyridae, Campylomormyrus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101, 8-18.

Lah L, Trense D, Benke H, Berggren P, Gunnlaugsson Þ, Lockyer C, Öztürk A, Öztürk B, Pawliczka I, Roos A, Siebert U, Skóra K, Víkingsson G, Tiedemann R (2016) Spatially explicit analysis of genome-wide SNPs detects subtle population structure in a mobile marine mammal, the Harbor porpoise. PLoS ONE 11, e0162792.

Makowicz AM, Tiedemann R, Steele RN, Schlupp I (2016) Kin Recognition in a clonal fish, Poecilia formosa. PLoS ONE 11, e0158442.

Wu C, Crowhurst R, Twort V, Dennis A, Liu S, Newcomb R, Ross H, Buckley T (2016) De novo transcriptome analysis of the common New Zealand stick insect Clitarchus hookeri (Phasmatodea) reveals genes involved in olfactory reception, digestion and sexual reproduction. PLoS ONE 11, e0157783.

Zhu F, Schlupp I, Tiedemann R (2016) Sequence evolution and expression of the androgen receptor and other pathway-related genes in a unisexual fish, the Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa, and its bisexual ancestors. PLoS ONE 11, e0156209.

Domínguez M, Reboreda JC, Mahler B (2016) Effects of fragmentation and hybridization on geographical patterns of song variation in the endangered Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata. Ibis 158, 738-746.

Paul C, Kirschbaum F, Mamonekene V, Tiedemann R (2016) Evidence for non-neutral evolution in a sodium channel gene in African weakly electric fish (Campylomormyrus, Mormyridae). Journal of Molecular Evolution 83, 61-77.

Marrone F, Havenstein K, Tiedemann R, Ketmaier V (2016) Identification and characterization of five polymorphic microsatellite loci in the freshwater copepod Hemidiaptomus gurneyi (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae). Italian Journal of Zoology 83, 146-150.

Domínguez M, Escalante I, Carrasco-Rueda F, Figuerola-Hernandez C,  Ramos D, Gonzalez A, Brizuela C, Ayup M, Umaña N, Delgado W, Gómez-Ruiz D, Pacheco-Esquivel J (2016) Losing legs and walking hard: effects of autotomy and different substrates in the locomotion of harvestmen in the genus Prionostemma. Journal of Arachnology 44, 76-82.

Scheffler I, Ariunbold J, Bolorchimeg I, Stubbe A, Stubbe M, Abraham A, Thiele K (2016) Bat ectoparasites of Mongolia, Part 3. Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia 13, 395-408.

Kirschbaum F, Nguyen L, Baumgartner S, Chi HWL, Wolfart R, Elarbani K, Eppenstein H, Korniienko Y, Guido-Böhm L, Mamonekene V, Vater M, Tiedemann R (2016) Intragenus (Campylomormyrus) and intergenus hybrids in mormyrid fish: physiological and histological investigations of the electric organ ontogeny. Journal of Physiology - Paris 110, 281-301.

Canitz J, Kirschbaum F, Tiedemann R (2016) Karyotype description of the African weakly electric fish Campylomormyrus compressirostris in the context of chromosome evolution in Osteoglossiformes. Journal of Physiology - Paris 110, 273-280.


Dennis AB, Dunning LT, Sinclair BJ, Buckley TR (2015) Parallel molecular routes to cold adaptation in eight genera of New Zealand stick insects. Scientific Reports 5, 13965.

Stoof-Leichsenring KR, Herzschuh U, Pestryakova LA, Klemm J, Epp LS, Tiedemann R (2015) Genetic data from algae sedimentary DNA reflect the influence of environment over geography. Scientific Reports 5, 12924.

Schwarte S, Wegner F, Havenstein K, Groth D, Steup M, Tiedemann R (2015) Sequence variation, differential expression, and divergent evolution in starch-related genes among accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology 87, 489-519.

Lamanna F, Kirschbaum F, Waurick I, Dieterich C, Tiedemann R (2015) Cross-tissue and cross-species analysis of gene expression in skeletal muscle and electric organ of African weakly-electric fish (Teleostei; Mormyridae). BMC Genomics 16, 668.

Domínguez M, De la Colina MA, Di Giacomo A, Reboreda JC, Mahler B (2015) Host switch in obligate brood parasites: How often does it occur? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28, 1290-1297.

Domínguez M, Mahler B, Reboreda JC (2015) Impact of Shiny Cowbird and botfly parasitism on the reproductive success of the globally endangered Yellow cardinal, Gubernatrix cristata. Bird Conservation International 25, 294-305. 

Di Giacomo AS, Di Giacomo AG, Kliger R, Reboreda JC, Tiedemann R, Mahler B (2015) No evidence of genetic variation in microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers among remaining populations of the Strange-tailed Tyrant Alectrurus risora, an endangered grassland species. Bird Conservation International 25, 127-138.

Paul C, Mamonekene V, Vater M, Feulner PGD, Engelmann J, Tiedemann R, Kirschbaum F (2015) Comparative histology of the adult electric organ among four species of the genus Campylomormyrus (Teleostei: Mormyridae). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 201, 357-374.


Lamanna F, Kirschbaum F, Tiedemann R (2014) De novo assembly and characterization of the skeletal muscle and electric organ transcriptomes of the African weakly-electric fish Campylomormyrus compressirostris (Mormyridae, Teleostei). Molecular Ecology Resources 14, 1222-1230.

Dunning LT, Dennis AB, Sinclair BJ, Newcomb RD, Buckley TR (2014) Divergent transcriptional responses to low temperature among populations of alpine and lowland species of New Zealand stick insects (Micrarchus). Molecular Ecology 23, 2712-2726.

Dolgener N, Freudenberger L, Schneeweiss N, Ibisch PL, Tiedemann R (2014) Projecting current and potential future distribution of the Fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina under climate change in northeastern Germany. Regional Environmental Change 14, 1063-1072.

Wiesner KR, Habel JC, Gossner MM, Loxdale HD, Köhler G, Schneider ARR, Tiedemann R, Weisser WW (2014) Effects of habitat structure and land-use intensity on the genetic structure of the grasshopper species Chorthippus parallelus. Royal Society Open Science 1, 140133.

Dolgener N, Freudenberger L, Schluck M, Schneeweiss N, Ibisch P, Tiedemann R (2014) Environmental Niche Factor Analysis (ENFA) relates environmental parameters to abundance and genetic diversity in an endangered amphibian, the fire-bellied-toad (Bombina bombina). Conservation Genetics 15, 11-21.

Dennis AB, Loomis SH, Hellberg ME (2014) Latitudinal variation in freeze tolerance in an intertidal marine snail (Melampus). Physiological & Biochemical Zoology 87, 517-526.

Schedina IM, Pfautsch S, Hartmann S, Dolgener N, Polgar A, Bianco PG, Tiedemann R, Ketmaier V (2014) Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci in the brook lamprey Lampetra planeri (Petromyzontiformes) using 454 sequence data. Journal of Fish Biology 85, 960-964.

Stoof-Leichsenring KR, Bernhardt N, Pestryakova LA, Epp LS, Herzschuh U, Tiedemann R (2014) A combined paleolimnological/genetic analysis of diatoms reveals divergent evolutionary lineages of Staurosira and Staurosirella (Bacillariophyta) in Siberian lake sediments along a latitudinal transect. Journal of Paleolimnology 52, 77-93.

Tiedemann R, Schneider ARR, Havenstein K, Blanck T, Meier E, Raffel M, Zwartepoorte H, Plath M (2014) New microsatellite markers allow high resolution taxon delimitation in critically endangered Asian box turtles (genus Cuora). Salamandra 50, 139-146.

Amador-Vargas S, Domínguez M, León G, Maldonado B, Murillo J, Vides G (2014) Leaf-folding response of a sensitive plant shows context-dependent behavioral plasticity. Plant Ecology 215, 1445-1454.

Dennis AB, Dunning LT, Dennis CJ, Sinclair BJ, Buckley TR (2014) Overwintering in New Zealand stick insects. New Zealand Entomologist 37, 35-44.

Schedina IM, Hartmann S, Groth D, Schlupp I, Tiedemann R (2014) Comparative analysis of the gonadal transcriptomes of the all-female species Poecilia formosa and its maternal ancestor Poecilia mexicana. BMC Research Notes 7, 249.


Fiorentino V, Manganelli G, Giusti F, Tiedemann R, Ketmaier V (2013) A question of time: the land snail Murella muralis (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) reveals constraints on past ecological speciation. Molecular Ecology 22, 170-186.

Milinkovitch MC, Kanitz R, Tiedemann R, Tapia W, Llerena F, Caccone A, Gibbs JP, Powell JR (2013) Recovery of a nearly extinct Galápagos tortoise despite minimal genetic variation. Evolutionary Applications 6, 377-383.

Nahavandi N, Ketmaier V, Plath M, Tiedemann R (2013) Diversification of Ponto-Caspian aquatic fauna: morphology and molecules retrieve congruent evolutionary relationships in Pontogammarus maeoticus (Amphipoda: Pontogammaridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69, 1063-1076.

Dunning LT, Dennis AB, Thomson G, Sinclair BJ, Newcomb RD, Buckley TR (2013) Positive selection in a core energy conversion pathway among Australasian stick insects. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, 215.

Pavesi  L, Tiedemann  R, De Matthaeis  E, Ketmaier  V (2013) Genetic connectivity between land and sea: the case of the beachflea Orchestia montagui (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Talitridae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 21.

Ketmaier V, Pirollo D, De Matthaeis E, Tiedemann R, Mura G (2013) Erratum to: Large-scale mitochondrial phylogeography in the halophilic fairy shrimp Phallocryptus spinosa (Milne-Edwards, 1840) (Branchiopoda: Anostraca). Aquatic Sciences 75, 333-334.

Dunning LT, Dennis AB, Park D, Sinclair BJ, Newcomb RD, Buckley TR (2013) Identification of cold-responsive genes in a New Zealand alpine stick insect using RNA-Seq. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D 8, 24–31.

Sammler S, Ketmaier V, Havenstein K, Tiedemann R (2013) Intraspecific rearrangement of duplicated mitochondrial control regions in the Luzon Tarictic Hornbill Penelopides manillae (Aves: Bucerotidae). Journal of Molecular Evolution 77, 199-205.

Hill N, Leow A, Bleidorn C, Groth D, Tiedemann R, Selbig J, Hartmann S (2013) Analysis of phylogenetic signal in protostomial intron patterns using Mutual Information. Theory in Biosciences 132, 93-104.

Ketmaier V, di Russo C, Rampini M, Bernhardt N, Tiedemann R, Cobolli M (2013) Molecular divergence and evolutionary relationships among Aemodogryllinae from Southern China, Laos and Thailand (Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae). Subterranean Biology 10, 25-35.

Schwarte S, Brust H, Steup M, Tiedemann R (2013) Intraspecific sequence variation and differential expression in starch synthase genes of Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Research Notes 6, 84.

Tadey M, Ayazo R, Carrasco-Rueda F, Christopher Y, Domínguez M, La Quay-Velázquez G, San José M (2013) Spider predation on floral visitors and herbivores, balance between mutualism and antagonism. Ecología Austral 23, 126-134.

Mahler B, Schneider ARR, Di Giacomo AS, Di Giacomo AG, Reboreda JC, Tiedemann R (2013) Microsatellite usefulness is independent of phylogenetic distance in Tyrant flycatchers (Aves: Tyrannidae): a test using two globally threatened species. Genetics and Molecular Research 12, 2966-2972.


Stoof-Leichsenring KR, Epp LS, Trauth MH, Tiedemann R (2012) Hidden diversity in diatoms of Kenyan Lake Naivasha: a genetic approach detects temporal variation. Molecular Ecology 21, 1918-1930.

Hellberg ME, Dennis AB, Arbour-Reily P, Aagaard JE, Swanson WJ (2012) The Tegula Tango: a coevolutionary dance of interacting, positively selected sperm and egg proteins. Evolution 66, 1681-1694.

Silva-Iturriza AM, Ketmaier V, Tiedemann R (2012) Profound population structure in the Philippine Bulbul Hypsipetes philippinus (Pycnonotidae, Aves) is not reflected in its Haemoproteus haemosporidian parasite. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 12, 127-136.

Sammler S, Ketmaier V, Havenstein K, Krause U, Curio E, Tiedemann R (2012) Mitochondrial control region I and microsatellite analyses of endangered Philippine hornbill species (Aves; Bucerotidae) detect gene flow between island populations and genetic diversity loss. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12, 203.

Ketmaier V, Marrone F, Alfonso G, Paulus K, Wiemann A, Tiedemann R, Mura G (2012) Mitochondrial DNA regionalism and historical demography in the extant populations of Chirocephalus kerkyrensis (Branchiopoda: Anostraca). PLoS ONE 7, e30082.

Hartmann S, Helm C, Nickel B, Meyer M, Struck TH, Tiedemann R, Selbig J, Bleidorn C (2012) Exploiting gene families for phylogenomic analysis of myzostomid transcriptome data. PLoS ONE 7, e29843.

Pavesi L, Deidun A, De Matthaeis E, Tiedemann R, Ketmaier, V (2012) Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites reveal significant divergence in the beachflea Orchestia montagui (Talitridae: Amphipoda). Aquatic Sciences 74, 587-596.

Dolgener N, Schröder C, Havenstein K, Schneider A, Schneeweiss N, Tiedemann R (2012) Genetic population structure of the Fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina in an area of high population density: Implications for conservation. Hydrobiologia 689, 111-120.

Ziege M, Hennige-Schulz C, Muecksch F, Bierbach D, Tiedemann R, Streit B, Plath M (2012) A comparison of two methods to assess audience–induced changes in male mate choice. Current Zoology 58, 84-94.

Silva-Iturriza A, Ketmaier V, Tiedemann R (2012) Prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites and their host fidelity in the central Philippine islands. Parasitology International 61, 650-657.

Schröder C, Pokorny I, Dolgener N, Herden C, Drews H, Tiedemann R (2012) Allochthonous individuals in managed populations of the fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina: Genetic detection and conservation implications. Limnologica 42, 291-298.

Girndt A, Riesch R, Schröder C, Schlupp I, Plath M, Tiedemann R (2012) Multiple paternity in different populations of the sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna. Animal Biology 62, 245-262.

Nahavandi N, Ketmaier V, Tiedemann R (2012) Intron structure of the elongation factor 1-alpha gene in the Ponto-Caspian amphipod Pontogammarus maeoticus (Sowinsky, 1894) and its phylogeographic utility. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32, 425-433.

Sammler S, Havenstein K, Tiedemann R (2012) 14 new microsatellite markers for the Visayan tarictic hornbill (Penelopides panini) and their cross-species applicability among other endangered Philippine hornbills. Conservation Genetics Resources 4, 435-438.

Scheffler I, Dolch D, Ariunbold J, Stubbe A, Stubbe M, Abraham A, Thiele K (2012) Ectoparasites of bats in Mongolia, Part 2 (Ischnopsyllidae, Nycteribiidae, Cimicidae and Acari). Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia 12, 135-152.

Publications (until 2011)

Books/book chapters

Wiemann A, Andersen L, Berggren P, Siebert U, Benke H, Teilmann J, Lockyer C, Pawliczka I, Skóra K, Roos A, Lyrholm T, Paulus K, Pfautsch S, Ketmaier V, Tiedemann R (2016) Czy istnieje bałtycki morświn? Rozważania genetyczne. In: Walenie i foki w Morzu Bałtyckim. Fundacja Rozwoju Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, Gdańsk: 120-129.

Bleidorn C, Helm C, Weigert A, Eeckhaut I, Lanterbecq D, Struck TH, Hartmann S, Tiedemann R (2014) From morphology to phylogenomics: Placing the enigmatic Myzostomida in the tree of life. In: J.W. Wägele, T. Bartolomaeus eds: Deep metazoan phylogeny: the backbone of the tree of life. De Gruyter Berlin: 161-172.

Struck TH, Purschke G, Dordel J, Hösel C, Nesnidal MP, Diersing F, Bleidorn C, Paul C, Hill N, Tiedemann R, Selbig J, Hartmann S (2014) Phylogeny and evolution of Annelida based on molecular data. In: J.W. Wägele, T. Bartolomaeus eds: Deep metazoan phylogeny: the backbone of the tree of life. De Gruyter Berlin: 143-160.

Wiemann A, Andersen L, Berggren P, Siebert U, Benke H, Teilmann J, Lockyer C, Pawliczka I, Skóra K, Roos A, Lyrholm T, Paulus K, Pfautsch S, Ketmaier V, Tiedemann R (2012) Gibt es den Ostseeschweinswal? - eine genetische Betrachtung. In: H. Benke, G.B. Reinicke eds.: Wale und Robben in der Ostsee. Meer und Museum 23, Deutsches Meeresmuseum Stralsund: 143-152.

Tiedemann R, Schneider A, Williot P, Kirschbaum F (2011) Genetic variability of cultured European sturgeon Acipenser sturio. In: P. Williot, E. Rochard, N. Desse-Berset, F. Kirschbaum, J. Gessner eds.: Biology and conservation of the European sturgeon Acipenser sturio L. 1758. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg: 455-464.

Kirschbaum F, Williot P, Fredrich F, Tiedemann R, Gessner J (2011) Restoration of the European sturgeon Acipenser sturio in Germany. In: P. Williot, E. Rochard, N. Desse-Berset, F. Kirschbaum, J. Gessner eds.: Biology and conservation of the European sturgeon Acipenser sturio L. 1758. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg: 309-333.

Tiedemann R, Feulner PGD, Kirschbaum F (2010) Electric organ discharge divergence promotes ecological speciation in sympatrically occurring African weakly electric fish (Campylomormyrus). In: M. Glaubrecht ed.: Evolution in Action – Adaptive Radiation, Speciation and the Origin of Biodiversity. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg: 307-321.

Kirschbaum F, Wuertz S, Williot P, Tiedemann R, Arndt GA, Anders E, Krüger A, Bartel R, Gessner J (2009) Prerequisites for the restoration of the European Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser sturio and the Baltic sturgeon (A. oxyrinchus x A. sturio) in Germany. In: R. Carmona et al. eds.: Biology, Conservation and Sustainable development of sturgeons. Fish and Fisheries Series vol. 29. Springer: 385-401.

Müller-Belecke A, Füllner G, Klinger H, Rösch R, Tiedemann R, Wedekind H, Brämick U (2009) Aquatische genetische Ressourcen - Laichfischbestände von Wirtschaftsfischarten in Deutschland. Schriften des Instituts für Binnenfischerei e.V. Potsdam-Sacrow, Bd. 25, 74pp.

Tiedemann R (2004) Species definition and species diagnosis using molecular markers. In: J. Gessner, J. Ritterhoff eds.: Species differentiation and population identification in the sturgeons Acipenser sturio L. and Acipenser oxyrhinchus. BfN-Skripten 101, Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn: 22-28.

Kirschbaum F, Ludwig A, Hensel E, Würtz S, Kloas W, Williot P, Tiedemann R, Arndt GM, Anders E, von Nordheim H, Gessner J (2004) Status of the project on protection and restoration of atlantic sturgion in Germany: Background, current situation, and perspectives. In: J. Gessner, J. Ritterhoff eds.: Species differentiation and population identification in the sturgeons Acipenser sturio L. and Acipenser oxyrhinchus. BfN-Skripten 101, Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn: 36-53.

Tiedemann R (2003) Populationsgenetische Untersuchungen In: J. Schwarz, K. Harder, H. v. Nordheim, W. Dinter eds.: Wiederansiedlung der Ostseekegelrobbe (Halichoerus grypus balticus) an der deutschen Ostseeküste. Angewandte Landschaftsökologie Heft 54, Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn: 84-90.

Milinkovitch MC, LeDuc R, Tiedemann R, Dizon A (2002) Applications of molecular data in cetacean taxonomy and population genetics with special emphasis on defining species boundaries in cetaceans. In: P. G. H. Evans, J. A. Raga eds.: Marine Mammals: Biology and conservation. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press: 325-359.

Kurt F, Hartl GB, Tiedemann R (2001) Stoßzahnträger und Maknas. In: F. Kurt ed.: Elefant in Menschenhand – Forschungsberichte aus Sri Lanka. Filander Verlag, Fürth: 33-46.

Tiedemann R (2001) Populationsgenetik. In: F. Kurt ed.: Elefant in Menschenhand – Forschungsberichte aus Sri Lanka. Filander Verlag, Fürth: 79-84.

Tiedemann R (2001) Populationsmodelle. In: F. Kurt ed.: Elefant in Menschenhand – Forschungsberichte aus Sri Lanka. Filander Verlag, Fürth: 347-353.

Tiedemann R (2001) Die Bedeutung ökologisch-genetischer Forschung für die Erfassung, Erhaltung und nachhaltige Nutzung biologischer Vielfalt. In: H. Korn, U. Feit eds.: Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn: 203-207.