Martin PfeifferDr. Dr. h.c.

Martin Pfeiffer

Privatdozent
Biogeografie

Telefon: 0921-552361
Raum: GEO I, Rm 006
e-Mail: martin.pfeiffer(at)uni-bayreuth.de


Research fields

  • Integrated water resources management
  • Animal Communities
  • Bio indicators
  • Biogeography of Mongolia
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Ants

Current Projects:

The IWRM MoMo Project    (link: http://www.iwrm-momo.de/)

 A virtual museum of myrmecology www.antbase.net

 

Reviewed Publications

Enkhtur K, Pfeiffer M, Boldgiv B. Response of moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) to different intensities of livestock grazing in Mongolian rangelands. Ecological Indicators. DOI: 10.1016/ j.ecolind.2016.08.053

Bharti H, Bharti M, Pfeiffer M. Using ants (Formicidae) as bioindicators of ecosystem health in Shivalik mountains of Himalayas (India): assessment of species diversity and functional groups. Asian Myrmecology. DOI: 10.20362/am.008023 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/am08/Bharti-et-al-2016-am.008023.pdf

Poloczek A, Pfeiffer M, Schneider R & Mühlenberg M. (2016). The Chilopods of the Khentey-Mountain Range, Northern Mongolia. Communities of different forest-types under a varying fire regime. European Journal of Soil Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2016.04.004

Pfeiffer M, Gunsmaa B, Hoffman J, Siegfried K, Karthe D, Hahn-Tomer S (2015). Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground, surface, waste and drinking water in northern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences (Sustainable Water Management in Central Asia) 73: 649-662 DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-3029-0

Gibb H, Sanders N J, Dunn R R, Watson S, Photakis M, Abril S, Andersen A N, Angulo E, Armbrecht I, Arnan X, Baccaro F B, Bishop T R, Boulay R, Castracani C, Del Toro I, Delsinne T, Diaz M, Donoso D A, Enríquez M L, Fayle T M, Feener D H, Fitzpatrick M C, Gómez C, Grasso D A, Groc S, Heterick B, Hoffmann B D, Lach L, Lattke J, Leponce M, Lessard J -P, Longino J, Lucky A, Majer J, Menke S B, Mezger D, Mori A, Munyai T C, Paknia O, Pearce-Duvet J, Pfeiffer M, Philpott S M, de Souza J L P, Tista M, Vasconcelos H L, Vonshak M, Parr C L (2015). Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150418; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0418.

Paknia O, Pfeiffer M (2014). Niche based processes and temporal variation of environment drive beta diversity of ants (Hymenoptera) in dryland ecosystems of Iran. Myrmecological News 20: 15-23

Bayartogtokh B, Aibek U, Yamane S, Pfeiffer M (2014). Diversity and biogeography of ants in Mongolia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 6: 63-82 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/am06-63-82-bayartogtokh-2014.pdf

Pfeiffer M, Mezger D & Dyckmans J (2014). Trophic ecology of tropical leaf litter ants (Hymenoptera Formicidae) - a stable isotope study in four types of Bornean rain forest. Myrmecological News 19: 31-41 Volltext: https://myrmecologicalnews.org/cms/index.php?option=com_download&view=download&filename=volume19/mn19_31-41_printable.pdf&format=raw

Pfeiffer M, Enkhmunkh B (2013). Diversity and community pattern of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in arid Mongolia. Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia 12: 251-266

Bharti H, Sharma YP, Bharti M, Pfeiffer M (2013). Ant species richness, endemicity and functional groups, along an elevational gradient in the Himalayas. Asian Myrmecology 5: 79-101

Wells K, O'Hara RB, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB, Petney TN, Durden LA (2013). Inferring host specificity and network formation through agent-based models: tick - mammal interactions in Borneo. Oecologia (Berlin) 172 (2): 307-316. doi:10.1007/s00442-012-2511-9

Pfeiffer M, Mezger D (2012). Biodiversity Assessment in incomplete inventories: leaf litter ant communities in several types of Bornean rain forest. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40729. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040729 Volltext: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0040729&type=printable

Paknia O, Pfeiffer M (2012). Productivity alone does not explain species richness of ants - an example from Central Persian deserts. Arid Environments 85: 86-92

Paknia O, Pfeiffer M (2011). Desert versus Steppe: multi-scale spatial patterns in diversity of ant communities in Iran. Insect Conservation and Diversity 4: (4) 297-306

Pfeiffer M, Mezger D, Hosoishi S, Bakhtiar EY, Kohout RJ (2011). The Formicidae of Borneo (Hymenoptera, Insectes), a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4: 9-58 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/am04_9-58_pfeiffer_etal_2011.pdf

Paknia O, Pfeiffer M (2011). Hierarchical partitioning of ant diversity: implications for conservation of biogeographical diversity in arid and semi-arid areas. Diversity and Distributions 17: 122-131

Mezger D, Pfeiffer M (2011). Influence of the arrival of Anoplolepis gracilipes (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) on the temporal development of an ant community on a clearing in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. Asian Myrmecology 4: 89-98 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/am04_89-98_mezger&pfeiffer2011.pdf

Mezger D, Pfeiffer M (2011). Partitioning the impact of abiotic factors and spatial patterns on diversity and community structure of ground ant assemblages in four Bornean rainforests. Ecography 34: 39–48

Pfeiffer M, Huttenlocher H, Ayasse M (2010). Myrmecochorous plants use chemical mimicry to cheat seed-dispersing ants. Functional Ecology 24: 545-555

Mezger D, Pfeiffer M (2010). Is nest temperature an important factor for niche partitioning by leaf-litter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Bornean rain forests? Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 445-455.

Lenz T, Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Sommer S (2010). Diverse MHC IIB allele repertoire increases parasite resistance and body condition in the Long-tailed giant rat (Leopoldamys sabanus). BioMed Central Evolutionary Biology 9: 269.

Mezger D, Pfeiffer M (2010). Ecological traits indicate niche differentiation of Bornean dacetine species (Myrmicinae: Formicidae). Ecotropica 16: 51-57

Mezger D, Pfeiffer M (2010). Eurhopalothrix elke, a new species of the E. platisquama group from Borneo (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a key to the species group. Myrmecological News 13: 133-139. Volltext: https://myrmecologicalnews.org/cms/index.php?option=com_download&view=download&filename=volume13/mn13_133-139_printable.pdf&format=raw

Paknia O, Radchenko A, Pfeiffer M (2010). New records of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Iran. Asian Myrmecology 3: 29-38 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/paknia-et-al-am-2010.pdf

Wells K, Corlett Richard T, Lakim BM, Kalko EKV, Pfeiffer M (2009). Seed consumption by small mammals from Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 555-558

Dunn RR, Agosti D, Andersen AN, Arnan X, Brühl CA, Cerdá X, Ellison AM, Fisher BL, Fitzpatrick MC, Gibb H, Gotelli NJ, Gove AD, Guenard B, Milan J, Kaspari M, Laurent EJ, Lessard J-P, Longino JT, Majer JD, Menke SB, McGlynn TP, Parr CL, Philpot TM, Pfeiffer M, Retana J, Suarez AV, Vasconcelos HL, Weiser MD, Sanders NJ (2009). Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters 12: 324-333

Pfeiffer M, Ho CT & Teh CL (2008). Exploring arboreal ant mosaics and the impact of exotic "tramp" species (Formicidae) in plantations of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) in Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia. Ecography 31: 21-32

Mezger D, Pfeiffer M (2008). Record of communal nesting of two dacetine species: Strumigenys rotogenys and Pyramica sp. (Myrmicinae). Asian Myrmecology 2: 125-127 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/mezger-pfeiffer-am-2008.pdf

Wriedt J, Mezger D & Pfeiffer M (2008). Observations on the life history of Myrmicaria brunnea subcarinata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Asian Myrmecology 2: 109-120 Volltext: http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/wriedt-et-al-am-2008.pdf

Paknia O, Radchenko A, Alipanah H & Pfeiffer M (2008). A preliminary checklist of the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran. Myrmecological News 11: 151-159

Wells K, Lakim MB & Pfeiffer M (2008). Movement patterns of rats and treeshrews in Bornean rainforest inferred from mark-recapture data. Ecotropica 14: 113-120 Volltext: http://www.soctropecol.eu/PDF/Ecotropica_2008/Wells_Lakim_Pfeiffer_Ecotropica_14-2_2008.pdf

Wells K, Kalko EKV, Lakim MB & Pfeiffer M (2008). Movement and ranging patterns of a tropical rat in logged and unlogged rainforests. Journal of Mammology 89: 712-720

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (2007). Trophobiosis in a tropical rainforest on Borneo: Giant ants Camponotus gigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) herd wax cicadas Bythopsyrna circulata (Auchenorrhyncha: Flatidae) Asian Myrmecology 1: 105-119 Volltext http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/publications/pfeiffer-linsenmair-am-01-10.pdf

Pfeiffer M, Schultz R, Radchenko AG, Yamane S, Woyciechowski M, Ulykpan A & Seifert B 2007(2006). A critical checklist of the ants of Mongolia (Hymenoptera /Formicidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 55 (1): 1-8

Dunn RR, Sanders N J, Fitzpatrick M C, Laurent E, Lessard J-P, Agosti D, Andersen A, Brühl C, Cerda X, Ellison A, Fisher B, Gibb H, Gotelli N, Gove A, Guenard B, Janda M, Kaspari M, Longino JT, Majer J, McGlynn T G, Menke S, Parr C, Philpott S, Pfeiffer M, Retana J, Suarez A & Vasconcelos H (2007). Global Ant Biodiversity and Biogeography--A New Database and its Possibilities. Myrmecological News 10: 77-83

Wells K, Kalko EKV, Lakim MB & Pfeiffer M (2007). Effects of rain forest logging on species richness and assemblages of small mammals in SE Asia. Journal of Biogeography 34 (6): 1087-1099.

Wells K, Smales LR, Kalko EKV & Pfeiffer M (2007). Impact of rainforest logging on parasitic helminth assemblages in small mammals (Muridae, Tupaiidae from Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23:35-43

Pfeiffer M, Nais J & Linsenmair KE (2006). Worker size and seed size selection in ‘seed’-collecting ant ensembles (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in primary rain forests on Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22 (6): 685-693

Wells K, Lakim MB & Pfeiffer M (2006). Nest sites of rodents and treeshrews in Borneo. Ecotropica 12, 141-149 Volltext: http://www.soctropecol.eu/publications/pdf/12-2/Wells%20et%20al.pdf

Wells K, Kock D, Lakim MB & Pfeiffer M (2006). Is Rattus rattus invading the primary rainforest on Borneo? Malayan Nature Journal 59(1) 73-79

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Kalko EKV (2006). Movement trajectories and habitat partitioning of small mammals in logged and unlogged rainforests on Borneo. Journal of Animal Ecology 75, 1212-1223

Stich HB, Pfeiffer M & Maier G (2005). Zooplankton communities in a large prealpine lake, Lake Constance: comparison between the Upper and the Lower Lake. Journal of Limnology 64(2): 129-138

Pfeiffer M, Nais J & Linsenmair K (2004). Myrmecochory in the Zingiberaceae: Seed removal of Globba franciscii and G. propinqua by ants (Hymenoptera Formicidae in rain forests on Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 705-708

Pfeiffer M, Chimedregzen, L & Ulykpan K (2004). Biodiversität und Struktur mongolischer Ameisengemeinschaften entlang eines Transektes von der Steppe bis in die Wüste Gobi. Mitteilungen der DGaaE 14: 149-152

Wells K, Pfeiffer M (2004). Markierung von Kleinsäugern im Regenwald Malaysias: passive Transponder als zuverlässiges Markierungssystem in einer langfristigen Studie. Zoologischer Garten 74 (3): 160 – 167

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Linsenmair KE (2004). Use of arboreal and terrestrial space by a small mammal community in a tropical rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia. Journal of Biogeography 31: 641- 652.

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Linsenmair KE (2004). Arboreal spacing patterns of the Large pencil-tailed tree mouse, Chiropodomys major in a rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia. Ecotropica 10: 15-22.

Pfeiffer M, Chimedregzen L and Ulykpan K (2003). Community organization and species richness of ants (Hymenoptera/Formicidae) in Mongolia along an ecological gradient from steppe to Gobi desert. Journal of Biogeography 30 1921-1935 

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (2001). Territoriality of the Malaysian giant ant Camponotus gigas (Hym./ Form.). Journal of Ethology 19:75-85  

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (2000). Contributions to the life history of the Malaysian giant ant Camponotus gigas (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 47:123-132  

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (1998). Polydomy and the organization of foraging in a colony of the Malaysian giant ant Camponotus gigas (Hym./Form.). Oecologia 117:579-590

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (1997). Reproductive synchronization in the tropics: the circa-semiannual rhythm in the nuptial flight of the giant ant Camponotus gigas Latreille (Hym./Form.). Ecotropica 3:21-32   Volltext: http://www.soctropecol.eu/publications/pdf/3-1/Pfeiffer&Linsenmair%201997,%20Ecotropica%203_21-32.pdf

Bauer T, Pfeiffer M (1991). Shooting springtails with a sticky rod the flexible hunting behavior of Stenus comma (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) and the counter-strategies of its prey. Animal Behaviour 41: 819-828

Pfeiffer M, Bauer T (1990). Augenbau und Beutefang bei Stenus comma Le Conte 1863 und Dianous coerulescens Leach 1819 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 83: 424-425

 

Book Chapters

Batbayar G, Karthe D, Pfeiffer M, von Tümpling W and Kappas M, 2015. Influence of urban settlement and mining activities on surface water quality in northern Mongolia. In Karthe D, Chalov S, Kasimov N, Kappas M (eds.) Water and Environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basin: International Research Cooperation for an Ecoregion of Global Relevance; pp. 73-86. Stuttgart. Ibidem.

Paknia O, Grundler M, Pfeiffer M (2013). Species richness and niche differentiation of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Mongolian steppe ecosystems. In: Prieto MBM, Diaz JT (eds) Steppe Ecosystems: Biological Diversity, Management and Restoration. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge NY, pp 47-72

 

Books and Theses

Pfeiffer M (2007). Structuring of animal communities: Interspecific interactions and habitat selection among ants and small mammals. Habilitation, University of Ulm, Ulm, 231 pp.

Pfeiffer M (1997). Sozialstruktur und Verhaltensökologie von Riesenameisen Camponotus gigas Latreille 1802 im Regenwald Malaysias auf Borneo. Wissenschaft und Technik Verlag, Berlin, 191 pp.

Pfeiffer M (1997). Sozialstruktur und Verhaltensökologie von Riesenameisen Camponotus gigas Latreille 1802 im Regenwald Malaysias auf Borneo. Dissertation zur Erlangung des naturwissenschaftlichen Doktorgrades an der Julius-Maximilians Universität zu Würzburg.

Pfeiffer M (1989). Beutefang und Augenbau bei Stenus comma and Dianous coerulescens (Staphylinidae)”. Diplomarbeit Universität Bayreuth

 

Public outreach

Fellowes JR, Pfeiffer M (2013). From ant-catcher to author: editors’ advice to young myrmecologists. Asian Myrmecology 5: 187-195

Pfeiffer M (2009). Im virtuellen Reich der Myrmekologen Schattenblick; MA-Verlag.

Pfeiffer M (2009). In the virtual realm of the myrmecologists. How the internet portal ANeT showcases the diversity of ants. german research. Magazin of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 3:18-23.

Pfeiffer M (2009). Im virtuellen Reich der Myrmekologen. forschung - Das Magazin der Deutschen Forschungs-gemeinschaft 2009 (1):4-9

Pfeiffer M (2008). www.antbase.net. Systax Mitteilungen 31:1-2.

Pfeiffer M (2006). The transformation of a website on ants into a myrmecological networking platform: www.antbase.de changes into www.antbase.net. ANeT newsletter 9: 11-14

Pfeiffer M, Fellowes J (2006). A call for contributions to Asian Myrmecology, the new scientific journal published by ANeT. ANeT newsletter 9: 2-3

Brühl C, Pfeiffer M (2004). www.antbase.de – an online ant collection from Borneo. ANeT newsletter 7: 14-16

Wells K, Pfeiffer M (2004). Markierung mit Spitzentechnologie. uni ulm intern 34:15-16

Wells K, Bernard H, Lakim MB & Pfeiffer M (2004). Mamalia kecil di sepanjang paksi menegak hutan hujan tropika Borneo: Tiada sempadan di antara lantai hutan dan kanopi. Newsletter ‘Universiti Malaysia Sabah’ 1/2004.

Wells K, Lakim MB, Bernard, H & Pfeiffer M (2004). Small mammals in the rainforest canopy: a neglected group of conservational concern? ASEAN Review of Biodiversity & Conservation (ARBEC). http://www.arbec.com.my/smallmammals/.

Wells K, Bernard H, Lakim BM & Pfeiffer M (2004). Small mammals along the vertical axis in a bornean rainforest: no boundary between ground and canopy. Newsletter IBTP/ITBC 1: 6-13.

 

Online taxonomic information system

Pfeiffer M (2006- now). Antbase.net, A taxonomic ant picture base of Asian and Europe. approx. 6500 pages; http://www.antbase.net

 

Editorial work

Cronin A, Pfeiffer M, Pakina O, Yoshimura M, Guénard B, Mezger M, Bharti H, Brühl C, Fayle T, Offenberg J, Robson SKA, Bhaktiar E Y(2015). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on behalf of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. VII, pp. 174. (ISI IF = 0.889).

Pfeiffer M, Bharti H, Brühl C, Cronin A, Fellowes J R, Fayle T, Mezger M, Pakina O, Robson SKA, Bhaktiar E (2014). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal that is published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on behalf of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. VI, pp. 133. (ISI IF = 0.625).

Pfeiffer M, Bhaktiar E, Bharti H, Brühl C, Fellowes J R, Robson SKA (2013). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal that is published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on behalf of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. V, pp 195. (ISI IF = 0.25).

Pfeiffer M, Bhaktiar E, Bharti H, Brühl C, Eguchi, K, Fellowes J R, Robson SKA (2011). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal that is published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on behalf of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. IV, pp 96. (ISI IF = 0.625).

Pfeiffer M, Eguchi K, Fellowes J R, Robson SKA, Bhaktiar E (2010). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal that is published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on be-half of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. III, pp 65. (ISI IF = 0.867).

Pfeiffer M, Fellowes J R, Robson SKA (2008). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal that is published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on behalf of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. II, pp 138.

Pfeiffer M, Fellowes J R (2007). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY. A journal that is published by the Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Universiti Malysia Sabah on behalf of ANeT — the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants. Vol. I, pp 119.

All volumes available in open access at http://www.asian-myrmecology.org

 

Published Datasets

Gibb H, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR, Watson S, Photakis M, Abril S, Andersen AN, Angulo E, Armbrecht I, Arnan X, Baccaro FB, Bishop TR, Boulay R, Castracani C, Del Toro I, Delsinne T, Diaz M, Donoso DA, Enríquez ML, Fayle TM, Feener DH, Fitzpatrick MC, Gómez C, Grasso DA, Groc S, Heterick B, Hoffmann BD, Lach L, Lattke J, Leponce M, Lessard J, Longino J, Lucky A, Majer J, Menke SB, Mezger D, Mori A, Munyai TC, Paknia O, Pearce-Duvet J, Pfeiffer M, Philpott SM, de Souza JLP, Tista M, Vasconcelos HL, Vonshak M, Parr CL (2015). Data from: Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.r36n0

 

Invited talks

Pfeiffer M (2016). Ant assemblages on tropical mountain peaks: diversity and community pattern of Formicidae at Mount Murud and Mount Mulu on Borneo Island, Malaysia (2016). Ant Mini Symposium at the University of České Budêjovice 12. May 2016.

Pfeiffer M (2015). Asian Myrmecology - ANeT's platform for the publication of your research results (2015). 10th International conference on Ants, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 23. 26. October 2015.

Pfeiffer M (2015). Water research in Mongolia 2011 -2015. Mongolian Academy of Sciences, 16.9.2015.

Pfeiffer M (2015). Im Land des Blauen Himmels - Expeditionen durch die Mongolei. Friends of the Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth, 8.1.2015.

Pfeiffer M (2012). Exploring the structure of tropical ant communities. University of Himeji, Japan. 17.05.2012.

Pfeiffer M, (2012). Global diversity gradients, ants and tropical conservation - theories and empirical  studies. University of Kagoshima, Japan. 14.05.2012.

Pfeiffer M (2011). Ant research in the age of global change: challenges for future investigations. 8th International conference on Ants, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand: Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, 6.

Pfeiffer M (2009). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY: ANeT’s developing scientific journal. 7th ANeT conference "Taking Stock: Ant Diversity of yesterday, today and tomorrow", Cibodas Botanical Garden, Java. 27. – 30. November 2009.

Pfeiffer M (2009). Community ecology of ants: Current trends & novel insights. 7th ANeT conference Cibodas Botanical Garden, Java. 27. – 30. November 2009.

Pfeiffer M (2009). www.antbase.net the European myrmecological networking platform. Central European IUSSI, Frauenchiemsee.

Pfeiffer M (2007). Current research in ant diversity. International Conference on Ants and other Social Hymenoptera. 10th to 13th of October, 2007. Punjabi University Patiala, India.

Pfeiffer M (2007). The importance of ecological research and the role of the ants in ecosystems. Invited talk at the University of Gorgan, Iran 5.05.2007

Pfeiffer M (2007). EDIT WP7  ATBI+M pilot sites: Proposal of Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. In: EDIT WP7 Workshop 14-16.03.2007, Stuttgart, Museum Rosenstein

Pfeiffer M Ants in Golden Hope Estates (2005). Golden Hope Research Centre, Banting, Malaysia.

Pfeiffer M, Mezger D (2005) Community structure of leaf litter ants and their role in the soil food web of different forest types in Gunung Mulu N P. Gunung Mulu National Park.

Pfeiffer M, Chimedregzen L & Ulykpan K (2004) Artvielfalt und Struktur mongolischer Ameisengemeinschaften entlang eines ökologischen Gradienten von der Steppe bis in die Wüste Gobi. University of Kiel. 10.5.2004

Pfeiffer M (2003) Naturgeschichte und Verhaltensökologie von Riesenameisen (Camponotus gigas) im Regenwald von Borneo. University of Kiel. 13.1.2003

 

Conference talks

Pfeiffer M*, Batbayar G, von Tümpling, W. Karthe D, Kapas,M. (2016). Chemical water quality in the Mongolian sub-catchments of the Selenga River basin. “Bringing Together Selenge.-Baikal Research” International Conference and Workshop” Lake Chelan, WA, USA, 11.-14. November 2016.

Pfeiffer M* (2015). Ant assemblages on tropical mountain peaks: diversity and community pattern of Formicidae at Mount Mulu and Mount Murud on Borneo island, Malaysia (2015). 10th International conference on Ants, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 23. 26. October 2015.

Pfeiffer M*, Batbayar G, Karthe D, Siegfried K, & Hofmann J (2015). Arsenic pollution of ground and river water in northern Mongolia: sources, loads and impacts. Evaluation of a geochemical risk. The 2nd International Conference on "Natural conditions and territorial aspects influencing on the soico-economic development" Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Pfeiffer M*, Mezger D (2013). Eat or be eaten. Trophic ecology of rainforest ants. 9th International conference on Ants, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. 28th October – 1 November 2013.

Pfeiffer M*, Boldgiv B. (2013). Ecological theory and restoration ecology. “Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems”, “Ecology – 2013” National Conference, March 29, 2013, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Pfeiffer M* (2013). Species richness and niche differentiation of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) in steppes and deserts of Mongolia. “Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems”, “Ecology – 2013” National Conference, March 29, 2013, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Batbayar G*, Pfeiffer M, Hofmann J, Siegfried K, Karthe D & Hahn-Tomer S (2014). Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground, surface, waste and drinking water in northern Mongolia. "Bringing Together Selenga-Baikal Research 2014" International Conference, held at the UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany 1-3th of October 2014.

Batbayar G*, Pfeiffer M, Hofmann J, Siegfried K, Karthe D & Hahn-Tomer S (2014). Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground surface waste and drinking water in northern Mongolia. 46. Jahrestreffen des Arbeitskreises Hydrologie, Fachbereich Geographie, Universität Marburg, Germany.

Batbayar G*, Pfeiffer M (2013). Arsenic content in water samples of Mongolia: Using an ARSOLUX® test kid based on bio reporter. 45. Jahrestreffen AK Hydrologie 2013, Augsburg, Germany.

Pfeiffer M* (2013). Our new DNA lab and the possibility of future research on DNA at NUM. “DAAD workshop on Mongolian-German cooperation Goerlitz” January 24-27, 2013, Senkenberg Museum of Natural History in Goerlitz, Germany.

Pfeiffer M*, Enkhmunkh B (2012). The Darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrinoidae) of the German-Mongolian Expeditions 1997-2003. “Mongolian Biodiversity” Conference at University of Halle 25.3. 2012.

Pfeiffer M*, Paknia O (2011). Spatial patterns in ant diversity along a north-to-south transect in arid Iran. 8th International conference on Ants, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand: Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

Mezger D*, Pfeiffer M (2011). Trophic positions and food chain length of ant assemblages (Hymenoptera Formicidae) in four different rain forest types on Borneo as revealed by stable isotope analyses. 2nd Central European Meeting of International Union for the study of social Insects (IUSSI), Germany.

Paknia O*, Pfeiffer M (2010). Determinants of ant community composition along a 1200 km latitudinal gradient in arid and semi-arid regions of Iran. XVIth Congress of International Union for the study of social Insects (IUSSI), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Pfeiffer M*, Katzmann, HP (2009). www.antbase.net -a myrmecological networking platform Third report. 7th ANeT conference, Cibodas Botanical Garden, Java. 27. – 30. November 2009.

Pfeiffer M*, Huttenlocher H, Ayasse M (2009). Ants (Formica polyctena) are cheated by chemical mimicry of myrmecochorous European forest herbs. Central European IUSSI, Frauenchiemsee.

Mezger D*, Pfeiffer M (2009). Environmental and spatial parameters determine community structure and diversity of ant assemblages in four Bornean rainforests.  Joint Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology & the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Philipps University Marburg, Marburg.

Pfeiffer M*, Mezger D (2009). Exploring the impact of phylogeny and neutral processes on tropical ant communities. Joint Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology & the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Philipps University Marburg, Marburg.

Pfeiffer M*, Ho CT &Teh CL (2008). Species richness of ants and the impact of invasive "tramp" ant species in plantations of oil palm Elaeis guineensis in Borneo and the Peninsula Malaysia. Discussion meeting of the Royal Zoological Society, London.

Pfeiffer M* (2007). A potential link between Europe and Asia: www.antbase.net a myrmecological networking platform. Second report. International Conference on Ants and other Social Hymenoptera. 10th to 13th of October, 2007. Punjabi University Patiala, India.

Pfeiffer M*, Fellowes JR & Jimbau P (2007). ASIAN MYRMECOLOGY – ANeT’s new journal. A report on the first issue and a discussion on the future of the journal. International Conference on Ants and other Social Hymenoptera. 10th to 13th of October, 2007. Punjabi University Patiala, India.

Mezger D, Jens & Pfeiffer M* (2007). Examining the role of ants in the food webs of leaf-litter ecosystems in two types of rainforests by use of stable isotope analysis – preliminary results. International Conference on Ants and other Social Hymenoptera. 10th to 13th of October, 2007. Punjabi University Patiala, India.

Paknia O, Pfeiffer M* (2007). Myrmecological studies along ecological gradients in Iran, questions and methods. International Conference on Ants and other Social Hymenoptera. 10th to 13th of October, 2007. Punjabi University Patiala, India.

Fellowes JR, Brühl CA & Pfeiffer M* (2007). Ants in biodiversity conservation: a proposed IUCN ant specialist group and its possible functions International Conference on Ants and other Social Hymenoptera. 10th to 13th of October, 2007. Punjabi University Patiala, India.

Mezger D, Dyckmans J & Pfeiffer M* (2007). Studying the impact of ants on leaf-litter food webs in Malaysian rainforests by stable isotope analysis – first results. 37th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Marburg, Germany:

Pfeiffer M*, Huttenlocher H & Ayasse M (2007). Myrmecochory in spring ephemerals with different types of elaiosomes: how chemical composition of diaspores influences ant removal patterns. 37th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Marburg, Germany:

Pfeiffer M, Brühl C* (2007). Low species richness and high impact of invasive species in arboreal ant communities in oil palm plantations – a threat to natural biodiversity in Malaysia. Biodiversity Crisis on Tropical 'Islands' with particular reference to Borneo and the Southeast Asian region 11th to 13th June, 2007, Darussalam, Brunei

Pfeiffer M* (2007). www.antbase.net: a myrmecological networking platform. 20th annual meeting of the German Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 21-25 Feb 2007, Bonn

Wells K*, Pfeiffer M & Kalko EKV (2007). Seed consumption by tropical small mammals from Borneo. 20th annual meeting of the German Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 21-25 Feb 2007, Bonn

Pfeiffer M*, Ho CT &Teh CL (2006). Species richness of ants and the impact of invasive "tramp" ant species in plantations of oil palm Elaeis guineensis in Borneo and the Peninsula Malaysia. 19th annual meeting of the German Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), Kaiserslautern

Wells K*, Pfeiffer M & Kalko EKV (2006). Each to their own: inconsistent responses of small mammals to rainforest logging in their movement trajectories and gastrointestinal parasites. 19th annual meeting of the German Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), Kaiserslautern

Pfeiffer M* (2005). Internet-based research tools and the future of biodiversity research. 5th ANeT International Workshop and Seminar, Kuala Lumpur

Pfeiffer M*, Lay TC & Tuck Hc (2005). Ants (Formicidae) in oil palm plantations Elaeis guineensis - biodiversity assessment and study of ant community structure. 5th ANeT International Workshop and Seminar, Kuala Lumpur

Pfeiffer M*, Lay TC & Tuck Hc (2005). Changes in land use patterns in Malaysia: Ant communities (Formicidae) in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantations - a biodiversity assessment. 18th annual meeting of the German Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), Berlin

Pfeiffer M*, Nais J, Sinun W & Linsenmair KE (2004). Granivorous ant ensembles in three primary rain forests on Borneo: diversity patterns and community organisation. 17th Ann. Conf. of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 18-20 February 2004, Bayreuth

Wells K*, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Kalko EKV (2004). Small mammal diversity declines in secondary rainforests on Borneo: an effect of rare species? 17th Ann. Conf. of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 18-20 February 2004, Bayreuth

Wells K*, Lakim MB, Pfeiffer M & Kalko EKV (2004). Small mammal diversity in rainforests on Borneo: Do secondary forest communities differ? BBEC Int. Conf. 2004, Feb. 2004, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Pfeiffer M*, Chimedregzen L & Ulykpan K (2003). Community organization and biodiversity of ants along an ecological gradient in Mongolia. Proceedings of the GFOE, Vol 33 "Biodiversity - from patterns to processes" 8 – 129 2003, Halle

Wells K*, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Linsenmair KE (2002). Diversity, dynamics and spacing patterns of a small mammal community in a primary rainforest on Borneo, comparing an arboreal and terrestrial habitat. 15th Ann. Conf. of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 20-23 February 2002, Göttingen

Pfeiffer M*, Nais J & Linsenmair KE (2001). Three myrmecochorous rain forest herbs (Globba, Zingiberaceae). 2001 Berlin Meeting of the European Sections of IUSSI

Pfeiffer, M* (1997). Verhaltensökologie und Sozialstruktur von Riesenameisen Camponotus gigas. 10 Annual Conference of the German Society for Tropical Ecology, 13.2 – 16.2. 1997. Leipzig

Pfeiffer M*, Linsenmair KE, 1997. Reproduktive Synchronisation in den Tropen: Der circa-semianuelle Rhythmus im Hochzeitsflug der Riesenameisen Camponotus gigas Latreille (Hym./ Form). Entomologen Tagung 18.-22. März Bayreuth

 

Poster

Batbayar G, Karthe D, Pfeiffer M, von Tümpling W & Kappas M (2015). The Influence of urban settlement and mining activities on water resources in northern Mongolia. Poster at IGU Regional Conference Moscow, Russia.

Batbayar G*, Pfeiffer M, Hofmann J, Siegfried K, Karthe D & Hahn-Tomer S (2014). Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground surface waste and drinking water in northern Mongolia. Poster presented on the “Day of Hydrology 2014” at Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 20th to 21th March 2014, Germany.

Mezger D, Dyckmans J & Pfeiffer M (2008). Influence of ants on soil and leaf-litter food webs in two types of rainforests in Sarawak/ Malaysia by stable isotope analysis – first outcomes. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GtÖ). University of Hohenheim, Hohenheim.

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Kalko EKV (2005). Vanishing wildlife and the dilemma of conservation: The continuous dependence of rural villagers on bush meat in Sabah (Malaysia) on Borneo. 18th annual meeting of the German Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), Berlin

Pfeiffer M (2004). www.antbase.de - A new website on Asian ants. 17th Ann. Conf. of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 18-20 February 2004, Bayreuth

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (2003). Trophobiotic interactions of giant ants Camponotus gigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and wax cicada Bythopsyrna circulata (Homoptera: Flatidae) on a Syzygium-tree (Myrtaceae) in the understorey of a tropical rainforest on Borneo. Proceedings of the British Ecological Society (BES). Special Symposium & Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, "Biotic interactions in the tropics", 7-10 July 2003, Aberdeen

Pfeiffer M, Nais J & Linsenmair KE (2003). Myrmecochory in Malaysian rain forest herbs Proceedings of the British Ecological Society (BES). Special Symposium & Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, "Biotic interactions in the tropics", 7-10 July 2003, Aberdeen

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Linsenmair KE (2003). Demography of Chiropodomys major in the canopy of Malaysian rainforests. Proceedings of the British Ecological Society (BES). Special Symposium & Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, "Biotic interactions in the tropics", 7-10 July 2003, Aberdeen

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB & Linsenmair KE (2003). Spacing patterns of the large pencil-tailed tree mouse, Chiropodomys major, in the canopy of a Bornean rainforest. 16th Ann. Conf. of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö), 19-22 February 2003, Rostock

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (1996). Territory, foraging ecology, life history, transport system and long distance recruitment of the giant ant Camponotus gigas in the rainforest of Sabah, Borneo. In: International Congress of Entomology, Firenze, p. 411

Boer CB, C, Fiala B, Heil M, Muhammad A, Pfeiffer M & Linsenmair KE, 1996. Biodiversity research in SE Asia. Global Biodiversity Research in Europe, International Senckenberg-Conference, Frankfurt, Main, 9.-13.12.1996

Pfeiffer M, Bauer T (1990). Augenbau und Beutefang bei Stenus comma Le Conte 1863 und Dianous coerulescens Leach 1819 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Poster auf der. 83. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoolgischen Gesellschaft in Frankfurt

 

Betreute Doktorarbeiten

Gunsmaa Batbayar, PhD Thesis, Universität Göttingen, andauernd

“Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground, surface and drinking water in northern Mongolia”.

Ansgar Poloczek, PhD Thesis, Humboldt Universität Berlin, andauernd

Die Raubarthropodenfauna des Khentij – Gebirges, Nord - Mongolei, in Wäldern mit unterschiedlichem Feuerregime”.

Omid Paknia, PhD thesis, Universität Ulm, 2006 - 2010

“Diversity and species composition of ants in arid and semi-arid regions of Iran”.

Dirk Mezger, PhD thesis, Universität Ulm, 2005 – 2010

“Influence of abiotic parameters on community structure and diversity of ant assemblages in four Bornean rainforests and their role in the soil food web”.

Konstans Wells, PhD thesis, Universität Ulm, 2002 - 2005

“Impacts of rainforest logging on non-volant small mammal assemblages in Borneo”.

 

Betreute Master-Arbeiten

Irmuunzaya Khurtsbaatar Master Thesis, International Master Environmental Science, National University of Mongolia, 2015

“Macroinvertebrates as indicators for water quality in response to mining activity and urbanization in Northern Mongolia”.

Khishigdelger Enkthur, Master Thesis, Department of Ecology, National University of Mongolia, 2015

Ecology of moths distributed in northern and central Mongolia and response of moths to pasture degradation”.

Tuvshintugs Sukhbaatar, Master Thesis, Department of Ecology, National University of Mongolia, 2014

“Do fires impact community pattern and diversity of ground beetles in northern Mongolian forests? An investigation in Khenthi mountains”.

 Gunsmaa Batbayar, Master Thesis, International Master Environmental Science, National University of Mongolia, 2013

“Arsenic content in water samples of Mongolia: Using an Arsolux test kit, based on bioreporter”.

Solongo Batsaikhan, Master thesis, International Master Environmental Science, National University of Mongolia, 2011

“Community based tourism projects and their impacts on Mongolian environment and rural communities“.

 

Betreute Bachelor-Arbeiten

Oyundelger Khurelpurev, Bachelor Thesis, Department of Ecology, National University of Mongolia, 2014

“Species richness and community pattern of Coleoptera in Altai mountains”.

Bayannasan Enkhmunkh, Bachelor Thesis, Department of Ecology, National University of Mongolia, 2012

“The darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of the German-Mongolian expeditions in 1997-2003”

Andere Abschlussarbeiten

Heiko Huttenlocher, Staatsexamensarbeit, Universität Ulm, 2006

“Myrmekochorie bei heimischen Frühjahrsblühern: Wie reagieren Ameisen auf unterschiedliche Diasporentypen myrmekochorer Pflanzen und deren chemische Zusammensetzung?”

Konstans Wells, Diplomarbeit, Universität Würzburg, 2002

“Diversity, dynamics and spacing patterns of a small mammal community in a primary rainforest in Sahah, Malaysia”.

 



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