Dr. Svenja Engels, PhD

Education and Scientific Career

01/2009 - 2014: PhD studentat Department of Biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany, AG Animal Navigation/"Neurosensorik" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen).
Project: Magnetic compass orientation of migratory birds

08 -09/2006: internship at the Biologische Station Westliches Ruhrgebiet e.V.

04/2008: Graduation: Diplom-Biologin (M.Sc.) at Ruhr-University Bochum
Thesis: Raumnutzung und interspezifische Interaktionen zwischen Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, Aepyceros melampus, Tragelaphus angasi und Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi in der Gemeinschaftshaltung.
Dept. of Biology- Ethology (Prof. Dr. W. Kirchner)

10/2005-04/2008: study of Biology at Ruhr-University Bochum
focus on Zoology and Ethology

10/2003-09/2005: Study of Biology at University of Oldenburg

06/2003: Graduated from Herbartgymnasium Oldenburg

Publications

2016

Schwarze S., Schneider N-L., Reichl T., Dreyer D., Lefeldt N., Engels S., Baker N., Hore P. J., Mouritsen H. (2016) "Weak broadband electromagnetic fields are more disruptive to magnetic compass orientation in night-migratory songbird (Erithacus rubecula) than strong narrow-band fields. Frontierts in Behavioral Neuroscience 10,55. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00055

2014

Lefeldt, N., Heyers, D., Schneider, N.-L., Engels, S., Elbers, D. & Mouritsen, H. (2014) Magnetic field-driven induction of ZENK in the trigeminal system of pigeons (Columba livia). J. Royal Soc. Interface 11, 20140777 doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0777

Engels, S., Schneider, N.-L., Lefeldt, N., Hein, C. M., Zapka, M., Michalik, A., Elbers, D., Kittel, A., Hore, P. J. & Mouritsen, H. (2014) Anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disrupts magnetic compass orientation in a migratory bird. Nature 509, 353-356. doi: 10.1038/nature13290 

2012

Engels, S., Hein, C.M., Lefeldt, N., Prior, H. & Mouritsen, H. (2012) Night-Migratory Songbirds Possess a Magnetic Compass in Both Eyes. PLOS ONE 7, e43271. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043271.

2011

Hein, C. M., Engels, S., Kishkinev, D. & Mouritsen, H. (2011) Robins have a magnetic compass in both eyes. Nature 471, E11. DOI:10.1038/nature09875.

2009

Zapka M, Heyers D, Hein CM, Engels S, Schneider NL, Hans J, Weiler S, Dreyer D, Kishkinev D, Wild JM, Mouritsen H. (2009) Visual but not trigeminal mediation of magnetic compass information in a migratory bird. Nature 461: 1274-1277.

2006

Engels S, Sulkowski K, Weigelt H. (2006) Untersuchungen zur Wechselwirkung von Äsung und Deckung beim Rehwild in einem Naherholungsgebiet in NRW. Öko Jagd 4: 17-20).