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As part of our work on the automated recording of wild animals, we have published various articles in scientific journals.

Networked digital environmental monitoring

Zeuss, D., Bald, L., Gottwald, J., Becker, M,, Bellafkir, H,, Bendix, J,, Bengel, P., Beumer, L. T., Brandl, R., Brändle, M,, Dahlke, S., Farwig, N., Freisleben, B., Friess, N., Heidrich, L., Heuer, S., Höchst, J., Holzmann, H., Lampe, P., Leberecht, M., Lindner, K., Masello, J. F., Möglich, J. M., Mühling, M., Müller, T., Noskov, A., Opgenoorth, L., Peter, C., Quillfeldt, P., Rösner, S., Royauté, R., Runge, C. M., Schabo, D., Schneider, D., Seeger, B., Shayle, E., Steinmetz, R., Tafo, P., Vogelbacher, M., Wöllauer, S., Younis, S., Zobel, J. & Nauss, T. (2024). Nature 4.0: A Networked Sensor System for Integrated Biodiversity Monitoring. Global Change Biology, 30(1), e17056.

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.17056

Automated VHF radio tracking

Gottwald, J., Zeidler, R., Friess, N., Ludwig, M., Reudenbach, C., & Nauss, T. (2019). Introduction of an automatic and open‐source radio‐tracking system for small animals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution10(12), 2163-2172.

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13294

Höchst, J., Gottwald, J., Lampe, P., Zobel, J., Nauss, T., Steinmetz, R., & Freisleben, B. (2021). tRackIT OS: Open-source Software for Reliable VHF Wildlife Tracking. In GI-Jahrestagung (pp. 425-442).

DOI: 10.18420/informatik2021-035

Gottwald, J., Royaute, R., Becker, M., Geitz, T., Höchst, J., Lampe, P., … & Nauss, T. (2022). Classifying the activity states of small vertebrates using automated VHF telemetry. bioRxiv.

DOI: 10.1101/2022.03.22.485147

Salewski, V., Cimiotti, D., Lampe, P., Höchst, J., & Gottwald, J. (2023). Ein automatisiertes System zur Erfassung der Signale von Radiosendern und seine Anwendung im Rahmen einer Telemetriestudie an Austernfischerküken. In Vogelwarte: Zeitschrift für Vogelkunde, 61 (2), 131–146.

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Audio and video-based monitoring

Gottwald, J., Lampe, P., Höchst, J., Friess, N., Maier, J., Leister, L., … & Nauss, T. (2021). BatRack: An open‐source multi‐sensor device for wildlife research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution12(10), 1867-1874.

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13672

Bellafkir, H., Vogelbacher, M., Gottwald, J., Mühling, M., Korfhage, N., Lampe, P., … & Freisleben, B. (2022). Bat Echolocation Call Detection and Species Recognition by Transformers with Self-attention. In International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Pattern Recognition (pp. 189-203). Springer, Cham.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-08277-1_16

Höchst, J., Bellafkir, H., Lampe, P., Vogelbacher, M., Mühling, M., Schneider, D., … & Freisleben, B. (2022). Bird@Edge: Bird Species Recognition at the Edge. In International Conference on Networked Systems (NETYS). Springer, Cham.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-17436-0_6 | Talk Recording | NVIDIA Jetson Project of the Month

Möglich, J. M., Lampe, P., Fickus, M., Gottwald, J., Nauss, T., Brandl, R., … & Heidrich, L. (2022). Automated non-lethal moth traps can be used for robust estimates of moth abundance. bioRxiv.

DOI: 10.1101/2022.06.13.495870

Species Distribution Modeling

Bald, L., Gottwald, J., & Zeuss, D. (2023). spatialMaxent: Adapting species distribution modeling to spatial data. Ecology and Evolution, 13(10), e10635.

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.10635

Gottwald, J., Appelhans, T., Adorf, F., Hillen, J., & Nauss, T. (2017). High-resolution MaxEnt modelling of habitat suitability for maternity colonies of the barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus (Schreber, 1774) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Acta Chiropterologica19(2), 389-398.

DOI: 10.3161/15081109ACC2017.19.2.015