Research interests

  • Large and small mammal biodiversity
  • Influences of forest structure and management on mammalian community assemblages
  • Camera trapping

Scientific projects

Local manager of the Schwäbische Alb Biodiversity Exploratory.

I am currently monitoring large mammal species on 25 forest experimental plots in the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve, covering the entire gradient of land use intensity and management. Since small mammals are to be recorded in addition to large mammal species, I am currently developing and testing an innovative camera trap specifically designed for accurate identification of small mammal species.

My long-term goal is to comprehensively identify forest structure and management factors that influence the entire terrestrial mammal community throughout the year.





Sultana M, Mueller M, Meyer M, & Storch I (2022). Neighboring Green Network and Landscape Metrics Explain Biodiversity within Small Urban Green Areas-A Case Study on Birds. Sustainability 14(11): 6394.

Mueller M & Egger V (2020). Dendritic integration in olfactory bulb granule cells upon simultaneous multispine activation: Low thresholds for nonlocal spiking activity. PLoS biology 18: e3000873.

Lage-Rupprecht V, Zhou L, Bianchini G, Aghvami SS, Mueller M, Rozsa B, Sassoe-Pognetto M & Egger V (2020). Presynaptic NMDARs cooperate with local spikes toward GABA release from the reciprocal olfactory bulb granule cell spine. Elife 9.

Mueller M, Go M A, Castañares M L, Egger V & Daria V R (2019). A compact holographic projector module for high-resolution 3D multi-site two-photon photostimulation. Plos one 14: e0210564.

Aghvami S S, Mueller M, Araabi B N & Egger V (2019). Coincidence Detection within the Excitable Rat Olfactory Bulb Granule Cell Spines. J Neurosci 39: 584-595.


  • Dr. Max Müller
  • Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics
  • Ulm University
  • Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
  • D-89081 Ulm, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)731 50 22668
Mobile: +49 (0)152 22543191
Office: M25 4114