Peer-reviewed Publications

[6] O. Heim, J. Lenski, J. Schulze, K. Jung, S. Kramer-Schadt, J. A. Eccard, C. C. Voigt (2018). The relevance of vegetation structures and small water bodies for bats foraging above farmland. Basic and Applied Ecology 27, pp: 9-19, doi: (private copy on request available)

[5] O. Heim, L. Lorenz, S. Kramer-Schadt, K. Jung, C. C. Voigt, J. A. Eccard (2017). Landscape and scale-dependent spatial niches of bats foraging above intensively used arable fields. Ecological Processes 6(24), pp: 1-15, doi: 10.1186/s13717-017-0091-7 (Heim et al. 2017)

[4] M. Heim, O. Heim, P. A. Zeng, J. Zheng (2016). Successful creation of regular patterns in variant maps from bat echolocation calls. Biological Systems Open Access 5 (2), pp: 1000166.1-1000166.6, doi: 10.4172/2329-6577.1000166. (Heim et al. 2016)

[3] O. Heim, A. Schröder, J. Eccard, K. Jung, C.C. Voigt (2016). Seasonal activity patterns of European bats above intensively used farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 233, pp: 130-139, doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2016.09.002. (private copy on request available)

[2] T. Treitler, O. Heim, M. Tschapka, K. Jung (2016). The effect of local land use and loss of forests on bats and nocturnal insects. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.2160. (Treitler et al. 2016)

[1] O. Heim, J.T. Treitler, M. Tschapka, M. Knörnschild, K. Jung (2015). The Importance of Landscape Elements for Bat Activity and Species Richness in Agricultural Areas. PLoS One 10, e0134443, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134443. (Heim et al. 2015)



[2] O. Heim (2017). Spatiotemporal effects on bat activity above intensively managed farmland. Ph.D.-Thesis, Department of Biochemistry and Biology, University Potsdam, Potsdam, p. 158.

[1] O. Smirnowa (2011). Influence of landscape elements on diversity and activity of insectivorous bats in grassland systems of the Schorfheide-Chorin. Diploma-Thesis, Department of Experimental Ecology, Ulm University, Ulm, p. 49.


Communications (selected)

„Spatiotemporal effects on bat activity above intensively managed farmland“ talk @ Department of Biomedical Information, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 2017

„Animal tracking using the Global Positioning System (GPS)“ talk @ School of Life Science, Yunnan University, Kunming, China, 2017

„Local and landscape effects on European bats in an agricultural landscape“ talk @ International Bat Research Conference, Durban, South Africa, 2016

„Seasonal activity patterns of European bats in agricultural landscapes“ talk @ International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany, 2015

„Are wind turbines near vegetation edges risky for local bat populations?“ poster @ Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts, Berlin, Germany, 2015

„Ecosystem services of insectivorous bats in agricultural landscapes“ poster @ International Berlin Bat Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 2013