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Submitted Manuscripts


Schirmer, A., Hoffmann J., Eccard, J.A. & Dammhahn, M. (under review) My niche: within species spatial niche specialisation affects within and between species interactions.


Gharnit, E., Dammhahn, M., Garant, D. & Réale, D. (under review) Ecological and behavioural determinants of individual diet specialization.


Schlägel, U., Signer, J., Herde, A., Eden, S., Jeltsch, F., Eccard, J.A. & Dammhahn, M. (under review) Estimating interactions between individuals from concurrent animal movements.


Schlägel, U., Grimm, V., Blaum, N., Colangeli, P., Dammhahn, M., Eccard, J.A., Hausmann, S., Herde, A., Hofer, H., Joshi, J., Kramer-Schadt, S., Litwin, M., Lozada Gobilard, S.D., Müller, M., Müller, T., Nathan, R., Petermann, J., Pirhofer-Walzl, K., Radchuk, V., Rillig, M., Roeleke, M., Schäfer, M., Scherer, C., Schiro, G., Scholz, C., Teckentrup, L., Tiedemann, R., Ullmann, W., Voigt, C., Weithoff, G. & Jeltsch, F. (in review) Movement-mediated community assembly and coexistence in the Anthropocene.


Mazza, V., Jacob, J., Dammhahn, M., Zaccaroni, M. & Eccard, J.A. (under review) Risky decisions: individual variation in cognitive style reflects foraging and anti-predatory decisions in a small mammal.


Reusch, C., Gampe, J., Scheuerlein, A., Dammhahn, M., Grosche, L., Meier, F. & Kerth, G. (in review) The risk faced by the early bat: individual plasticity and mortality costs of emergence from hibernation.


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Schirmer, A., Herde, A., Eccard, J.A. & Dammhahn, M. (2019) Individuals in space: personality-dependent space use, movement and microhabitat use facilitate individual spatial niche specialisation. Oecologia.


Montiglio, P.-O., Dammhahn, M., Dubuc-Messier, G. & Réale, D. (2018) The pace-of-life syndrome revisited: the role of ecological conditions and natural history on the slow-fast continuum. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 116.


Dammhahn, M., Dingemanse, J.N., Niemelä, P.T. & Réale, D. (2018) Pace-of-life syndromes: a framework for the adaptive integration of behaviour, physiology and life-history. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 62.


Lehmann, A., Eccard, J.A., Scheffler, C., Kurvers, R.H.J.M. & Dammhahn, M. (2018) Under pressure: human adolescents express a pace-of-life syndrome. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 57.


Mazza, V., Eccard, J.A., Zaccaroni, M., Jacob, J. & Dammhahn, M. (2018) The fast and the flexible: cognitive style drives individual variation in cognition in a small mammal. Animal Behaviour 137: 119-132.


Scheffler, C. & Dammhahn, M. (2017) Feminization of the fat distribution pattern of children and adolescents in a recent German population. American Journal of Human Biology 29: e23017.


Eccard, J.A., Dammhahn, M., & Ylönen, H. (2017) The Bruce effect revisited: is pregnancy termination in female rodents an adaptation to ensure breeding success in pairs in low density phases? Oecologia 185: 81-94.


Dammhahn, M., Randriamoria, T.M. & Goodman, S.M. (2017) Niche differentiation using stable isotopes between invasive non-native Rattus spp. in anthropogenic and natural habitats of central eastern Madagascar. BMC Ecology 17:16.


Dammhahn, M., Landry-Cuerrier, M., Réale, D., Garant, D. & Humphries, M.M. (2017) Individual variation in energy-saving heterothermy affects survival and reproductive success. Functional Ecology 31: 866–875.


[Summary in Outside JEB: Nowack, J. (2017) Torpor variation: Too much hibernation isn’t always good for you. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 1167-1168.]


Vuarin, P., Dammhahn, M., Kappeler, P.M. & P.Y. Henry (2015) When to initiate torpor use? Food availability times the transition to winter phenotype in a tropical heterotherm. Oecologia 179: 43–53.


Pechouskova, E., Dammhahn, M., Brameier, M., Fichtel, C., Kappeler, P.M. & Huchard, E. (2015) MHC class II variation in a rare and ecological specialist mouse lemur reveals lower allelic richness and contrasting selection patterns compared to a generalist and widespread sympatric congener. Immunogenetics 67:229-245.


Dammhahn, M., Rakotondramanana, C.F. & Goodman, S.M. (2015) Coexistence of morphologically similar bats (Family Vespertilionidae) on Madagascar: stable isotopes reveal fine-grained niche differentiation among cryptic species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31:153-164.


Hämäläinen, A., Dammhahn, M., Aujard, F. & Kraus, C. (2015) Losing grip: Senescent decline in physical strength in a small-bodied primate in captivity and in the wild. Experimental Gerontology 61: 54-61.


Hämäläinen, A., Dammhahn, M., Eberle, M., Schliehe-Diecks, S., Perret, M., Aujard, F., Hardy, I., Kappeler, P.M. & Kraus, C. (2014) Senescence or selective disappearance? Age trajectories of body mass in wild and captive populations of a small-bodied primate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140830.


Dittmann, M., Dammhahn, M., & Kappeler, P.M. (2014) The impact of selective logging on behavior and ecology of Aphaenogaster swammerdami (Formicidae): 20 years later – a happy ant? Malagasy Nature 8: 35-48.


Dammhahn, M., Goodman, S.M. (2014) Trophic niche differentiation and microhabitat utilization revealed by stable isotope analyses in a Malagasy dry forest bat community. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30: 9-109.


Dammhahn, M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2014) Stable isotope analyses reveal dense trophic species packing and clear niche differentiation in a Malagasy primate community. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 153: 249-259.


Dammhahn, M., Markolf, M., Lührs, M.-L., Thalmann, U. & Kappeler, P.M. (2014) The primates of the Forêt de Beanka (Melaky, Maintirano) in western Madagascar. Malagasy Nature, 7: 259-270.


Vuarin, P., Dammhahn, M., & Henry, P.-Y. (2013) Individual flexibility in energy saving: body size and condition constrain torpor use. Functional Ecology 27: 793-799.


Lührs, M.-L., Dammhahn, M., & Kappeler, P.M. (2013) Strength in numbers: males in a carnivore grow bigger when they associate and hunt cooperatively. Behavioural Ecology, 24: 21-28. (editors choice, with cover image).


Dammhahn, M., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S.M. (2013) Trophic niche differentiation and microhabitat utilization in a species-rich montane forest small mammal community of eastern Madagascar. Biotropica 45:111-118.


Dammhahn, M., & Kappeler, P.M. (2013) Seasonality and behavioral energy strategies of Microcebus berthae and M. murinus. In: “Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology” edited by Masters, J., Génin, F., Gamba, F., chapter 24, 215-223.


Dammhahn, M., & Almeling, L. (2012) Is risk taking during foraging a personality trait? A field test for cross-context consistency in boldness. Animal Behaviour, 84: 1131-1139.


Dammhahn, M. (2012) Are personality differences in a small iteroparous mammal maintained by a life-history trade-off? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2645-2651.


Dammhahn, M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2010) Scramble or contest competition over food in solitary foraging mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.): new insights from stable isotope analyses. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141: 181-189.


Lührs, M.-L., & Dammhahn, M. (2010) An unusual case of cooperative hunting in a solitary carnivore. Journal of Ethology 28: 379-383.


Lührs, M-L., Dammhahn, M., Kappeler, P.M. & Fichtel, C. (2009) Spatial memory in grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). Animal Cognition 12: 599-609.


Dammhahn, M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2009) Females go where the food is: does the socio-ecological model explain variation in social organisation of solitary foragers? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 939-952.


Dammhahn, M. (2008) Ecological determinants of social systems – comparative and experimental feeding ecology of two sympatric mouse lemur species (Microcebus berthae and M. murinus). Dissertation, University of Göttingen.


Dammhahn, M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2008) Comparative feeding ecology of sympatric mouse lemurs (Microcebus berthae, M. murinus). International Journal of Primatology 29: 1567-1589.


Dammhahn, M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2008) Small-scale coexistence of two mouse lemur species (Microcebus berthae and M. murinus) within a homogeneous competitive environment. Oecologia 157: 473-483.


Dammhahn, M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2005) Social system of Microcebus berthae, the world’s smallest primate. International Journal of Primatology 26: 407-436. 


Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications


Dammhahn, M. & Pyritz, L.W. (2012) Relikte, Strandgut und Irrflieger - Ursachen und Besonderheiten der Biodiversität Madagaskars. In: Von Makis und Menschen. Madagaskar. Geschichte, Kultur und biologische Forschung im Land der Lemuren. Pyritz, L.W. (Ed.) Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 3-8.


Dammhahn, M. (2012) Book review: Anne M. Burrows & Leanne T. Nash: The evolution of exudativory in primates. International Journal of Primatology 33:282-283.


Benesch, A. Griefahn, B. & Dammhahn, M. (2010) Light: the pacemaker of life. In: Loss of the night: transdisciplinary research on light pollution. Hölker, F. & Tockner K. (Eds.) Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Berlin.


Dammhahn, M., Schäffler, L., Fichtel, C. & Kappeler, P.M. (2010) Rapid lemur survey in northern Menabe. Lemur News 14: 13-16.


Benesch, A. Griefahn, B. & Dammhahn, M. (2009) Licht: wenn der Taktgeber das Leben aus dem Rhythmus bringt. Zwischenruf Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 1/2009, 12-17.


Dammhahn, M. & Schwibbe, M. (2007): Den Lemuren auf den Spuren. Afrika Post 2/2007, 60-63.


Dammhahn, M. (2003) Das Sozialsystem des kleinsten Primaten der Welt, Microcebus berthae. Diploma thesis, University of Tübingen.