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Publications 2020

Here you can find an alphabetically ordered list of our publications of 2020. You can find older publications in our archive.


Bairlein F (2020) „Verantwortungsart Rotmilan“. In: Deutsche Wildtierstiftung (Hrsg.) (2020): Schutz der Verantwortungsart Rotmilan – Ergebnisse des Verbundprojekts Rotmilan – Land zum Leben. Tagungsband zur Abschlussveranstaltung am 22.10.2019 in Berlin, 28-33, Hamburg

Bichet C, Bouwhuis S, Bauch C, Verhulst S, Becker PH, Vedder O (2020) Telomere length is repeatable, shortens with age and reproductive success, and predicts remaining lifespan in a long-lived seabird. Molecular Ecology 29: 429-441

Desaever R, Bairlein F (2020) Advanced spring passage of “Greenlandic” wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa) along the Belgium coast. Ringing & Migration;

Eikenaar C, Hessler S, Hegemann A (2020). Migrating birds rapidly increase constitutive immune function during stopover. Royal Society Open Science 7: 192031. doi: 10.1098/rsos.192031

Eikenaar C, Schäfer J, Hessler S, Packmor F, Schmaljohann H (2020) Diel variation in corticosterone and departure decision making in migrating birds. Hormone and Behavior 122.

Eikenaar C, Winslott E, Hessler S, Isaksson C (2020). Oxidative damage to lipids is rapidly reduced during migratory stopovers. Functional Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13540

Frias-Soler RC, Pildaín LV, Wink M, Bairlein F (2020) Differentially expressed genes in the brain of the Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) with regard to the migratory phenotype. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D;

García GO, Paterlini CA, Favero M, Becker PH, Bouwhuis S (2020) Age-, sex- and tactic-specific kleptoparasitic performance in a long-lived seabird. Journal of Ornithology 161: 183-188

Haest B, Hüppop O, Bairlein F (2020) Weather at the winter and stopover areas determines spring migration onset, progress, and advancements in Afro-Palearctic migrant birds. Proc Natl Acad Sci: 201920448; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1920448117

Kelsey NA, Schmaljohann H & Bairlein F (2020) A handy way to estimate lean body mass and fuel load from wing length: a quantitative approach using magnetic resonance data. Ringing & Migration. ISSN: 0307-8698 (Print) 2159-8355 (Online) Journal homepage:

Klinner T, Buddemeier J, Bairlein F, Schmaljohann H (2020) Decision-making in migratory birds at stopover: an interplay of energy stores and feeding conditions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 74:10.

Michalik B, Brust V, Hüppop O (2020) Are movements of daytime and nighttime passerine migrants as different as day and night? Ecology and Evolution 00: 1– 12.

Packmor F, Klinner T, Woodworth BK, Eikenaar C, Schmaljohann H (2020) Stopover departure decisions in songbirds: do long-distance migrants depart earlier and more independently of weather conditions than medium-distance migrants? Movement Ecology  8:6.

Scheiffarth G, Braun F & Exo KM (2020): Der Populationsbiologie auf der Spur: Mellum – Insel der Silbermöwen? Falke 67/6: 20-24

Schmaljohann H, Klinner T (2020) A quasiexperimental approach using telemetry to assess migrationstrategyspecific differences in the decisionmaking processes at stopover. BMC Ecol (2020) 20:36

Wang E, Zhang D, Santhosh Braun M, Hotz-Wagenblatt A, Pärt T, Arlt D, Schmaljohann H, Bairlein F, Lei F, Wink M (2020) Can Mitogenomes of the Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Reconstruct Its Phylogeography and Reveal the Origin of Migrant Birds? Scientific Reports 10:9290


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