PD Dr. Heiko Schmaljohann

Vogelzug: Optimierungsstrategien, Rastplatzökologie, Abzugsentscheidungen, Flugverhalten, Orientierung

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Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften (IBU)

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Postfach 2503
26111 Oldenburg

Tel.: +49-(0)441-798-3253 Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3250

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Wintersemester 2017/2018


Schweizer M., Shirihai H., Schmaljohann H. & Kirwan G.M. 2017 Phylogeography of the House Bunting complex: discordance between species limits and genetic markers. Journal of Ornithology, DOI 10.1007/s10336-017-1501-4 (published online)

Schmaljohann H., Both C. 2017 The limits of modifying migration speed to adjust to climate change. Nature Climate Change. 7, 573-576

Rösseler, D., Schmaljohann, H.& Bairlein, F. 2017 Timing of migration, routes and wintering grounds of a short-distance diurnal migrant revealed by geolocation: A case study of Linnets Carduelis cannabina. Journal of Ornithology, 158, 875-880

Schmaljohann, H. & Eikenaar, C. 2017 How do energy stores and changes in these affect departure decisions by migratory birds? – A critical view on stopover ecology studies and some future perspectives. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 203, 411-429

Schmaljohann, H., Lisovski, S. & Bairlein, F. 2017 Flexible reaction norms to environmental variables along the migration route and the significance of stopover duration for total speed of migration in a songbird migrant. Frontiers in Zoology 14: 17

Eikenaar, C., Müller, F., Leutgeb, C., Hessler, S., Lebus, K., Taylor, P.D. & Schmaljohann, H. 2017 Corticosterone and timing of migratory departure in a songbird. Proceeding of the Royal Society of London B 284: 20162300

Yamaura, Y., Schmaljohann, H., Lisovski, S., Senzaki, M., Kawamura, K., Fujimaki, Y. & Nakamura, F. 2017 Tracking the Stejneger’s stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri along the East Asian–Australian Flyway from Japan via China to Southeast Asia. Journal of Avian Biology. 48, 197-202

Müller, F., Taylor, P.D., Sjöberg, S., Muheim, R., Tsvey, A., Mackenzie, S.A. & Schmaljohann, H. 2016 Towards a conceptual framework for explaining variation in the nocturnal departure time of songbird migrants. Movement Ecology 4, 24.

Becker, P.H., Schmaljohann, H., Riechert, J., Wagenknecht,G. & González-Solís, J. 2016 Common Terns on the East-Atlantic Flyway: Temporal-spatial distribution during the non-breeding period. Journal of Ornithology 157, 927-940.

Eikenaar, C. , Müller, F., Kämpfer, S. & Schmaljohann, H. 2016 Fuel accumulation advances nocturnal departure: A migratory restlessness study on northern wheatears at stopover. Animal Behavior 117, 9-14.

Eikenaar, C., Fritzsch, A., Kämpfer, S. & Schmaljohann, H. 2016 Late spring migrants are in a hurry, but do not increase their refueling rate. Animal Behavior 112, 75-81.

Schmaljohann, H., Meier, C., Arlt, D., Bairlein, F., van Oosten, H., Morbey, Y. E., Åkesson, S., Buchmann, M., Chernetsov, N., Desaever, R., Elliott, J., Hellström, M., Liechti, F., López, A., Middleton, J., Ottosson, U., Pärt, T., Spina, F. & Eikenaar, C. 2016 Proximate causes of avian protandry in a long-distance migrant: a comparison of subspecies with contrasting migration routes. Behavioral Ecology 27, 321-331.

Eikenaar, C., Tsevy, A. & Schmaljohann, H. 2015 Faster spring migration in northern wheatears is not explained by an endogenous seasonal difference in refueling rates. Journal of Avian Biology 46, 616-621.

Bairlein, F., Eikenaar, C. & Schmaljohann, H. 2015 Routes to genes: Unravelling the control of avian migration – an integrated approach using Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe as model organism. Journal of Ornithology 156, S3-S14.

Schmaljohann, H., Kämpfer, S., Fritzsch, A., Kima, R. & Eikenaar, C. 2015 Start of nocturnal migratory restlessness in captive birds predicts nocturnal departure time in free-flying birds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69, 909-914

Eikenaar, C. & Schmaljohann, H. 2015 Wind conditions experienced during the day predict nocturnal restlessness in a migratory songbird. Ibis 157, 125-132.

Eikenaar, C., Klinner, T., de Lille, T., Bairlein, F. & Schmaljohann, H. 2014 Fuel loss and flexible fuel deposition rates in a long-distance migrant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68:1465-1471.

Bulte, M., McLaren, J., Schmaljohann, H., Bouten, W., Bairlein, F. & Shamoun-Baranes, J. 2014 Can wheatears weather the Atlantic? Modeling nonstop trans-Atlantic flights of a small migratory songbird. The Auk 131: 363-370.

Cormann, A.-M., Bairlein, F. & Schmaljohann, H. 2014 The nature of the migration route shapes physiological traits and aerodynamic properties in a migratory songbird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68, 391-402.

Bairlein, F., Dierschke, V., Delingat, J., Eikenaar, C., Maggini, M., Bulte, M. & Schmaljohann, H. 2013 Revealing the control of migratory fueling: an integrated approach combining laboratory and field studies in northern wheatears Oenanthe oenanthe. Current Zoology 59, 381-392.

Schmaljohann, H., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Naef-Daenzer, B., Nagel, R., Maggini, I., Bulte, M. & Bairlein, F. 2013 Stopover optimization in a long-distance migrant: the role of fuel load and nocturnal take-off time in Alaskan northern wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe). Frontiers in Zoology 10, 26.

Schmaljohann, H., Rautenberg, T., Muheim, R., Naef-Daenzer, B. & Bairlein, F. 2013 Response of a free-flying songbird to an experimental shift of the light polarization pattern around sunset. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1381-1387.

Stefanescu, C., Páramo, F., Åkesson, S., Alarcón, M., Ávila, A., Brereton, T., Carnicer, J., Cassar, L.F., Fox, R., Heliola, J., Hill, J.K., Hirneisen, N., Kjellén, N., Kühn, E., Kuussaari, M., Leskinen, M., Liechti, F., Musche, M., Regan, E., Reynolds, D., Roy, D.B., Ryrholm, N., Schmaljohann, H., Settele, J., Thomas, C.D., van Swaay, C. & Chapman, J. 2013 Multi-generational long-distance migration of insects: studying the painted lady butterfly in the Western Palaearctic. Ecography 36, 474-486.

Schmaljohann, H., Fox, J.W. & Bairlein, F. 2012 Phenotypic response to environmental cues, orientation, and costs of migration in songbirds flying half around the world. Animal Behaviour 84, 623-640.

Schmaljohann, H., Buchmann, M., Fox, J.W. & Bairlein, F. 2012 Tracking migration routes and the annual cycle of a trans-Sahara songbird migrant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66, 915-922.

Bairlein, F., Norris, D.R., Nagel, R., Bulte, M., Voigt, C.C. Fox, J. & Schmaljohann, H. 2012 Cross-hemisphere migration of a 25-gram songbird. Biology Letters 8, 505-507.

Schmaljohann, H. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2011 Body condition and wind support initiate shift in migratory direction and timing of nocturnal departure in a free flying songbird. Journal of Animal Ecology 80, 1115-1122.

Arizaga, J., Schmaljohann, H. & Bairlein, F. 2011 Stopover behaviour and dominance in migrants: a case study with the Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). Ardea 99, 157-165.

Schmaljohann, H., Becker, P.J.J., Karaardic, H., Liechti, F., Neaf-Daenzer, B. & Grande, C. 2011 Nocturnal exploratory flights, departure time, and direction in a migratory songbird. Journal of Ornithology 152, 439-452.

Delingat, J., Hobson, K.A., Dierschke, V., Schmaljohann, H. & Bairlein, F. 2011 Morphometrics and stable isotopes differentiate populations of Northern Wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe). Journal of Ornithology 152, 383-395.

Salewski, V., Schmaljohann, H. & Liechti, F. 2010 Spring passerine migrants stopping over in the Sahara are not fall-outs. Journal of Ornithology 151, 371-378.

Schmaljohann, H. & Liechti, F. 2009 Adjustments of wingbeat frequency and airspeed to air density in free flying migratory birds. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3633-3642.

Schmaljohann, H., Liechti, F. & Bruderer, B. 2009 Trans-Sahara migrants select flight altitudes to minimize energy costs rather than water loss. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 63, 1609-1619.

Delingat, J., Dierschke, V., Schmaljohann, H. & Bairlein, F. 2009 Diurnal patterns in body mass change during stopover in a migrating songbird. Journal of Avian Biology 40, 625-634.

Schmaljohann, H., Bruderer, B. & Liechti, F. 2008 Sustained bird flights occur at temperatures beyond expected limits of water loss rates. Animal Behaviour 76, 1133-1138.

Zaugg, S., Saporta, G., van Loon, E., Schmaljohann, H. & Liechti, F. 2008 Automatic identification of bird targets with radar via patterns produced by wing flapping. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 5, 1041-1053.

Schmaljohann, H., Liechti, F., Bächler, E., Steuri, T. & Bruderer, B. 2008 Quantification of bird migration by radar – a detection probability problem. Ibis 150, 342-355.

Schmaljohann, H., Liechti, F. & Bruderer, B. 2008 First records of Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) crossing the Sahara non-stop. Journal of Avian Biology 39, 233-237.

Schmaljohann, H., Liechti, F. & Bruderer, B. 2007 An addendum to “Songbird migration across the Sahara: the non-stop hypothesis rejected!” Proceeding of the Royal Society of London B 274, 1919-1920.

Schmaljohann, H., Liechti, F. & Bruderer, B. 2007 Songbird migration across the Sahara – the non-stop hypothesis rejected! Proceeding of the Royal Society of London B 274, 735-739.

Schmaljohann, H., Liechti, F. & Bruderer, B. 2007 Daytime passerine migrants over the Sahara – are these diurnal migrants or prolonged flights of nocturnal migrants? Ostrich 78, 357-362.

Liechti, F. & Schmaljohann, H. 2007 Vogelzug über der westlichen Sahara. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 104, 33-44.

Liechti, F. & Schmaljohann, H. 2007 Flight altitudes of nocturnal spring migrants over the Sahara governed by wind. Ostrich 78, 337-341.

Delingat, J., Dierschke, V., Schmaljohann, H., Mendel, B. & Bairlein, F. 2006. Optimal migration strategy by daily stopovers in a long distance migrating passerine: the Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). Ardea 94, 593-605.

Schmaljohann, H. & Salewski, V. 2005 Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata in Mauritania: first breeding records. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 12, 153-155.

Schmaljohann, H. & Thoma, M. 2005 First record of American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica for Mauritania, and its status in western Africa. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 12, 158-161.

Salewski, V., Schmaljohann, H. & Herremanns, M. 2005 New bird records from Mauritania. Malimbus 27, 19-32.

Schmaljohann, H. & Dierschke, V. 2005 Optimal bird migration and predation risk: a field experiment with northern wheatears Oenanthe oenanthe. Journal of Animal Ecology 74, 131-138.

Dierschke, V., Mendel, B. & Schmaljohann, H. 2005 Differential timing of spring migration in northern wheatears Oenanthe oenanthe: hurried males or weak females? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 57, 470-480.

Dierschke, V., Delingat, J. & Schmaljohann, H. 2003 Time allocation in migrating Northern Wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe) during stopover: is refuelling limited by food availability or metabolically? Journal of Ornithology 144, 33-44.