Publications

Rose A, Wöhl S, Bechler J, Tschapka M, Knörnschild M (2019) Maternal mouth-to-mouth feeding behaviour in flower-visiting bats, but no experimental evidence for transmitted dietary preferences. Behavioural processes, doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2019.06.001

Aguilar-Rodríguez PA, Tschapka M, García-Franco JG, Krömer T, MacSwiney G, Cristina M (2019) Bromeliads going batty: Pollinator partitioning among sympatric chiropterophilous Bromeliaceae. AoB PLANTS. 11: plz014, DOI:10.1093/aobpla/plz014

Aguilar-Rodríguez PA, Krömer T, Tschapka M, García-Franco JG, Escobedo-Sarti J, MacSwiney GMC (2019) Bat pollination in Bromeliaceae. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 1-19

Vogeler AVB, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV, Cottontail VM (2018) Litomosoides
Microfilaria in seven Neotropical bat species. Journal of Parasitology: 104 (6):713-
717, DOI: 10.1645/15-719

Halczok TK, Brändel SD, Flores V, Puechmaille SJ, Tschapka M, Page RA, Kerth G (2018) Male-biased dispersal and the potential impact of human-induced habitat modifications on the Neotropical bat Trachops cirrhosus. Ecology and Evolution 2018: 1-16, DOI:10.1002/ece3.4161

Hiller T, Rasche A, Brändel SD, König A, Jeworowski L, O’Mara MT, Cottontail V, Page RA, Glebe D, Drexler JF,  Tschapka M (2018) Host biology and anthropogenic factors affect hepadnavirus infection in a Neotropical bat. Ecohealth, DOI:10.1007/s10393-018-1387-5.

Hiller T, Honner B, Page RA, Tschapka M (2018) Leg structure explains host site preference in bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae) parasitizing neotropical bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Parasitology 145: 1475-1482

Lapinski W, Tschapka M (2018) Vertical distribution of wandering spiders in Central America. Journal of Arachnology 46:13-20 

Medellin RA, Rivero M, Ibarra A, de la Torre A, Gonzalez-Terrazas TP, Torres-Knoop L, Tschapka M (2018) Follow me: foraging distances of Leptonycteris yerbabuenae (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Sonora determined by fluorescent powder. Journal of Mammalogy, 99:306-311; DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyy016

Moreno-Brush M, Portillo A., Brändel SD, Storch I, Tschapka M, Biester H (2018) Mercury concentrations in bats (Chiroptera) from a gold mining area in the Peruvian Amazon. Ecotoxicology 27:45-54

Wasimuddin, Brändel SD, Tschapka M, Page R, Rasche A, Corman VM, Drosten C, Sommer S (2018) Astrovirus infections induce age-dependent dysbiosis in gut microbiomes of bats. The ISME Journal, DOI: 10.1038/s41396-018-0239-1

Schall P, Gossner MM, Heinrichs S, Fischer M, Boch S, Prati D, Jung K, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Böhm S, Buscot F, Daniel R, Goldmann K, Kaiser K, Kahl T, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Renner SC, Schulze ED, Sikorski J, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weisser WW, Wemheuer B, Wubet T, Ammer C.  (2018) The impact of even‐aged and uneven‐aged forest management on regional biodiversity of multiple taxa in European beech forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 267-278.

Renner SC, Suarez-Rubio M, Kaiser S, Nieschulze J, Kalko EKV, Tschapka M, Jung K (2018) Divergent response to forest structure of two mobile vertebrate groups. Forest Ecology and Management 415-416, no. 1 May 2018, 129-138.

Denzinger A, Tschapka M, Schnitzler HU (2017) The role of echolocation strategies for niche differentiation in bats. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:171-181

Nkrumah EE, Opoku BA, Badu EK, Danquah E, Tschapka M, Oppong SK (2017) Estimating bat abundance and diversity in a modified tropical environment in central Ghana. Tropical Ecology 58:751-759 

Nkrumah E, Badu EK, Baldwin HJ, Anti P, Klose SM, Vallo P, Drosten C, Oppong SK, Tschapka M (2017) Flight activity of Noack's round-leaf bat (Hipposideros cf. ruber) at two caves in central Ghana, West Africa. Acta Chiropterologica, 19(2): 347-355

Rose A, Brändel SD, Cvecko P, Engler S, Hiller T, Knörnschild M, Tschapka M (2017) New records of hypopigmentation in two neotropical phyllostomid bat species with different roosting habits (Uroderma bilobatum, Glossophaga soricina). MammaliaDOI 10.1515/mammalia-2016-0086  (online first)

Ruiz AT, Jung K, Tschapka M, Schwenker F, Palm G (2017) Automated identification method for detection and classification of Neotropical bats. 8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems, ICPRS­2017, Madrid 11­13 July 2017 IET Digital Library, ISBN 978­1­78561­652­5

Gonzalez-Terrazas TP, Martel C, Milet-Pinheiro P, Ayasse M, Kalko EKV, Tschapka M (2016) Finding flowers in the dark: nectar-feeding bats integrate olfaction and echolocation while foraging for nectar. Royal Society Open Science 3:8, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.16019 

González-Terrazas TP, Víquez LR, Ibarra-Macías A, Ruíz AT, Torres-Knoop L, Jung K, Tschapka M, Medellín RA (2016) New records and range extension of Promops centralis (Chiroptera: Molossidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87:1407-1411

Treitler JT, Heim O, Tschapka M, Jung K (2016) The effect of local land use and loss of forests on bats and nocturnal insects. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.2160:1-9

Gossner MM, Lewinsohn TM, Kahl T, Grassein F, Boch S, Prati D, Birkhofer K, Renner SC, Sikorski J, Wubet T, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Jorge LR, Jung K, Keyel AC, Klein A-M, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Penone C, Perović DJ, Purschke O, Schall P, Socher SA, Sonnemann I, Tschapka M, Tscharntke T, Türke M, Venter PC, Weiner CN, Werner M, Wolters V, Wurst S, Westphal C, Fischer M, Weisser WW, Allan E (2016) Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities. Nature 540:266-269

Blüthgen N, Simons NK, Jung K, Prati D, Renner SC, Boch S, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Tschapka M, Weisser WW, Gossner MM (2016) Land use imperils plant and animal community stability through changes in asynchrony rather than diversity. Nature Communications 7:10697 

Soliveres S, van der Plas F, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner MM, Renner SC, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher SA, Solly EF, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter PC, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536:456-459

Soliveres S, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner MM, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Klein A-M, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Renner SC, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher SA, Solly EF, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371

Tschapka M, Gonzalez-Terrazas TP, Knörnschild M (2015) Nectar uptake in bats using a pumping-tongue mechanism. Science Advances 25 Sep 2015: e1500525

Freudmann A, Mollik P, Tschapka M, Schulze CH (2015) Impacts of oil palm agriculture on phyllostomid bat assemblages. Biodiversity and Conservation 24:3583-3599

Rose A, Kolar M, Tschapka M, Knörnschild M (2015) Learning where to feed: the use of social information in flowervisiting Pallas' long-tongued bats (Glossophaga soricina). Anim Cogn 19:251-262  DOI:10.1007/s10071-015-0930-9:1-12

Heim O, Treitler JT, Tschapka M, Knörnschild M, Jung K (2015) The importance of landscape elements for bat activity and species richness in agricultural areas. PLoS ONE 10:1-13

Heer K, Helbig-Bonitz M, Gatti R, Mello MAR, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV (2015) Effects of land use on bat diversity in a complex plantation-forest landscape in northeastern Brazil. Journal of Mammalogy 96:720-731

Helbig‐Bonitz M, Ferger SW, Böhning‐Gaese K, Tschapka M, Howell K, Kalko EKV (2015)Bats are not birds-different responses to human land‐use on a tropical mountain. Biotropica 47:497-508

Lapinski W, Walther P, Tschapka M (2015) Morphology reflects microhabitat preferences in an assemblage of neotropical wandering spiders. Zoomorphology 134:219-23 

Ripperger SP, Kalko EKV, Rodríguez-Herrera B, Mayer F, Tschapka M (2015) Frugivorous bats maintain functional habitat connectivity in agricultural landscapes but rely strongly on natural forest fragments. PLoS ONE 10:e0120535

Wagner I, Ganzhorn JU, Kalko EK, Tschapka M (2015) Cheating on the mutualistic contract: nutritional gain through seed predation in the frugivorous bat Chiroderma villosum (Phyllostomidae). J Exp Biol 218: 1016-1021

Freidl GS, Binger T, Müller MA, de Bruin E, van Beek J, Corman VM, Rasche A, Drexler JF, Sylverken A, Oppong SK, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Tschapka M, Cottontail VM, Drosten C, Koopmans M (2015) Serological evidence of influenza A viruses in frugivorous bats from Africa. PlosOne 10:e0127035

Anti P, Owusu M, Agbenyega O, Annan A, Badu EK, Nkrumah EE, Tschapka M, Oppong S, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Drosten C (2015) Human-bat interactions in rural West African communities. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21:1418-1421

 

Manning P, Gossner MM, Bossdorf O, Allan E, Zhang Y-Y, Prati D, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Klein AM, Kleinbecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Müller J, Pasalic E, Socher SA, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weiner C, Werner M, Gockel S, Hemp A, Renner SC, Wells K, Buscot F, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair K-E, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2015) Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology 96: 1492-1501

 

Baldwin HJ, Vallo P, Gardner MG, Drosten C, Tschapka M, Stow AJBrn (2014) Isolation and characterization of 11 novel microsatellite loci in a West African leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros aff. ruber. BMC research notes 7:607

 

Cottontail VM, Kalko EK, Cottontail I, Wellinghausen N, Tschapka M, Perkins S, Pinto C (2014) High local diversity of Trypanosoma in a common bat species, and implications for the biogeography and taxonomy of the T. cruzi Clade PloS one 9:e108603.7

 

Feit B, Übernickel K, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV (2014) The potential function of individual signal frequency for masking avoidance in the greater bulldog bat Noctilio leporinus. Chiroptera Neotropical 19:71-79

 

Simon R, Schneider A, Passauer N, Tschapka M, Knörnschild M, Kalko EKV, v. Helversen O.(2014)Biosonar resolving power: echo-acoustic perception of surface structures in the submillimeter range. Frontiers in Physiology, 5:64  doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00064

 

Eckerle I, Ehlen L, Kallies R, Wollny R, Corman VM, Cottontail VM, Tschapka M, Oppong S, Drosten D, Müller MA (2014) Bat airway epithelial cells: A novel tool for the study of zoonotic viruses.  PLOS One 9:e84679

 

Ripperger SP, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV, Mayer F (2014) Resisting habitat fragmentation: high genetic connectivity among populations of the frugivorous bat Carollia castanea in an agricultural landscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 185: 9-15

 

Ripperger SP, Heymann EW, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV (2014) Fruit characteristics associated with fruit preferences in frugivorous bats (Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae and Carolliinae) and Saddle-Back Tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis) in Perú. Ecotropica 20: 53-63

 

Lapinski W, Tschapka M (2014) Desiccation resistance reflects patterns of microhabitat choice in a Central-American assemblage of wandering spiders. Journal of Experimental Biology 217:2789-2795

 

Drexler JF, Geipel A, König A, Corman VM, Riel Dv, Leijten LM, Bremer CM, Rasche A, Cottontail VM, Maganga GD, Schlegel M, Müller MA, Adam A, Klose SM, Carneiroi AJB, Stöcker A, Franke CR, Gloza-Rausch F, Geyer J, Annanm A, Adu-Sarkodien Y, Oppong S, Binger T, Vallo P, Tschapka M, Ulrich RG, Gerlich WH, Leroy EM, Kuiken T, Glebe D, Drosten C (2013) Bats carry pathogenic hepadnaviruses antigenically related to hepatitis B virus and capable of infecting human hepatocytes. PNAS 11:16151-16156 <www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1308049110

 

Corman VM, Rasche A, Diallo TD, Cottontail VM, Stöcker A, Souza BFdCD, Corrêa JI, Carneiro AJB, Franke CR, Nagy M, Metz M, Knörnschild M, Kalko EKV, Ghanem SJ, Morales KDS, Salsamendi E, Spínola M, Herrler G, Voigt CC, Tschapka M, Drosten C, Drexler JF (2013) Highly diversified coronaviruses in neotropical bats. Journal of General Virology 94:1984-1994

 

Lüdtke B, Moser I, Santiago-Alarcon D, Fischer M, Kalko EKV, Schaefer HM, Suarez-Rubio M, Tschapka M, Renner SC (2013) Associations of forest type, parasitism and body condition of two European passerines, Fringilla coelebs and Sylvia atricapilla. PLOS One 8:e81395

 

Villalobos-Chaves, D., Rodriguez-Herrera, B., Tschapka, M. (2013) First records of day roosts of the nectar-feeding bat Lichonycteris obscura (Phyllostomidae: Glossophaginae). Caribbean Journal of Science 47:344-347

 

Lapinski W, Tschapka M (2013) Habitat use in an assemblage of Central American wandering spiders. Journal of Arachnology 41:151-159

 

Corman VM, Rasche A, Diallo TD, Cottontail VM, Stöcker A, Souza BFdCD, Corrêa JI, Carneiro AJB, Franke CR, Nagy M, Metz M, Knörnschild M, Kalko EKV, Ghanem SJ, Morales KDS, Salsamendi E, Spínola M, Herrler G, Voigt CC, Tschapka M, Drosten C, Drexler JF (2013) Highly diversified coronaviruses in neotropical bats. Journal of General Virology 94:1984-1994

 

Übernickel K, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV (2013) Flexible echolocation behavior of trawling bats during approach of continuous or transient prey cues. Front. Physiol 4:96, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00096

 

Becker NI, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV, Encarnacao JA (2013) Balancing the energy budget in free-ranging male Myotis daubentonii bats. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology 86:361-369

 

Annan A, Baldwin HJ, Corman VM, Klose SM, Owusu M, Nkrumah EE, Badu EK, Anti P, Agbenyega O, Meyer B, Oppong S, Sarkodie YA, Kalko EKV, Lina PHC, Godlevska EV, Reusken C, Seebens A, Gloza-Rausch F, Vallo P, Tschapka M, Drosten C, Drexler JF (2013) Human betacoronavirus 2c EMC/2012-related viruses in bats, Ghana and Europe. Emerging Infectious Diseases 19:456-460

 

Fronhofer EA, Sperr EB, Kreis A, Ayasse M, Poethke HJ, Tschapka M (2013) Picky hitch-hikers: vector choice leads to directed dispersal and fat-tailed kernels in a passively dispersing mite. Oikos 122:1254-1264

 

Übernickel K, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV (2013) Selective eavesdropping behaviour in three Neotropical bat species. Ethology 119:66-76

 

Knörnschild M, Tschapka M (2012) Predator mobbing behaviour in the Greater Spear-Nosed Bat, Phyllostomus hastatus. Chiroptera Neotropical 18:1132-1135

 

Becker NI, Encarnação JA, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV (2012) Energetics and life-history of bats in comparison to small mammals. Ecol Res DOI:10.1007/s11284-012-1010-0

 

Müller MA, Raj S, Muth D, Meyer B, Kallies S, Smits SL, Wollny R, Bestebroer TM, Specht S, Suliman T, Zimmermann K, Binger T, Eckerle I, Tschapka M, Zaki AM, Osterhaus ADME, Fouchier RAM, Haagmans BL, Drostena C (2012) Human coronavirus EMC does not require the SARS-coronavirus receptor and maintains broad replicative capability in mammalian cell lines. mBio 3:e00515-00512

 

Ripperger SP, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV, Rodriguez-Herrera B, Mayer F (2012) Life in a mosaic landscape: anthropogenic habitat fragmentation affects genetic population structure in a frugivorous bat species. Conserv Genet DOI: 10.1007/s10592-012-0434-y

 

Becker NI, Encarnacao JA, Kalko EKV, Tschapka M (2012) The effects of reproductive state on digestive efficiency in three sympatric bat species of the same guild. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A Molecular & Integrative Physiology 162:386-390

 

Gonzalez-Terrazas TP, Medellin R, Knörnschild M, Tschapka M (2012) Morphological specialization influences nectar extraction efficiency of sympatric nectar-feeding bats. J Exp Biol 215:3989-3996

 

Sperr, E.B., Caballero Martinez, L.A., Medellin, R.A. & Tschapka, M. (2011) Seasonal changes in species composition, resource use and reproductive patterns within a guild of nectar-feeding bats in a West Mexican dry forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27: 133-145.

 

Dressler, S., Tschapka, M. (2011) Marcgravia stonei Marcgraviaceae. Curtis´ Botanical Magazine 28:55-66.

 

Rothenwöhrer, C. Becker, N.I.; Tschapka, M. (2011) Resource landscape and spatio-temporal activity patterns of a plant-visiting bat in a Costa Rican lowland rainforest. Journal of Zoology 283: 108-116.

 

Becker NI, Rothenwöhrer C, Tschapka M (2010) Dynamic feeding habits: efficiency of frugivory in a nectarivorous bat. Can. J. Zoology 88:764-773

 

Ortega J, Tschapka M, González-Terrazas T-P, Suzán G, Medellín RA (2009) Phylogeography of the endemic trumpet-nosed bat (Musonycteris harrisoni) in the Pacific coast of Mexico. Acta Chiropterologica 11:259-270.

 

Sperr EB, Fronhofer EA, Tschapka M (2009) The Mexican mouse opossum (Marmosa mexicana) as a flower visitor at a neotropical palm. Mammalian Biology 74:76-80 

 

Tschapka M, Sperr EB, Caballero Martinez LA, Medellin RA (2008) Diet and cranial morphology of Musonycteris harrisoni, a highly specialized nectar-feeding bat in Western Mexico. J Mamm 89:924-932

 

Tschapka M (2008) Rudimentary 2nd digit claws in a flower-visiting phyllostomid bat. Acta Chiropterologica 10:177-178

 

Tschapka M, v Helversen O (2007) Phenology, nectar production and visitation behaviour of bats on the flowers of the bromeliad Werauhia gladioliflora in a Costa Rican lowland rain forest. J Trop Ecol 23:385-395

 

Emmons LH, Swarner MJ, Vargas- Espinoza A, Tschapka M, Azurduy H, Kalko EKV (2006) The forest and savanna bat communities of Noel Kempff National Park (Bolivia). Rev Bol Ecol 19:47- 57

 

Tschapka M, Dressler S, v Helversen O (2006) Bat visits to Marcgravia pittieri Gilg and notes on inflorescence diversity within the genus Marcgravia. Flora 201:383-388

 

Rodriguez-Herrera B, Tschapka M (2005). Tent use by Vampyressa nymphaea (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Cecropia insignis (Moraceae) in Costa Rica. Acta Chiropterologica. 7:171-174

 

Tschapka M (2005) Reproduction of the nectarivore bat Glossophaga commissarisi in the Costa Rican rainforest. Biotropica 37:408-414

 

Tschapka M, Cunningham SA (2004) Flower mites of Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana (Arecaceae): evidence for dispersal using pollinating bats. Biotropica 36:377-381

 

Tschapka M (2004) Energy density patterns of nectar resources permit coexistence within a guild of Neotropical flower visiting bats. J Zool 263:7-21

 

Tschapka M (2003) Pollination of the understorey palm Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana by hovering and perching bats. Biol J Linn Soc 80:281-288

 

Dressler S, Tschapka M (2002) Bird versus bat pollination in the genus Marcgravia and the description of a new species. Curtis's Botanical Magazine (ser. 6) 19:104-114

 

Tschapka M, Dressler S (2002) Chiropterophily: On bat-flowers and flower-bats. Curtis's Botanical Magazine (ser. 6) 19:114-125

 

Brooke AP, Tschapka M (2002) Threats from overhunting to the flying fox, Pteropus tonganus¸ (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) on Niue Island, South Pacific Ocean. Biol Conserv 103:343-348

 

Tschapka M, Brooke AP, Wasserthal LT (2000) Thyroptera discifera (Chiroptera: Thyropteridae) in Costa Rica: New record and observations on echolocation. Z Säugetierkunde 65:193-198

 

Tschapka M, v Helversen O, Barthlott W (1999) Bat-pollination in the epiphytic rainforest cactus Weberocereus tunilla. Plant Biol 1:554-559

 

Tschapka M, Wilkinson GS (1999) Free-ranging vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus, Phyllostomidae) survive 15 years in the wild. Z Säugetierkunde 64:239-240

 

Tschapka M, v Helversen O (1999) Pollinators of Syntopic Marcgravia Species in a Lowland Rainforest: Bats and Opossums. Plant Biol 1:382-388

 

Tschapka M (1998) A compact and flexible method for mistnetting bats in subcanopy and canopy . Bat Research News 39:140-141