Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Geographisches Institut


My ResearcherID is E-2439-2012. You can also find me on ResearchGate and GoogleScholar.


Journal articles - Book chapters

Peer-reviewed journal articles

in press
  • Beckman N, Aslan C, Rogers H, Kogan O, Bronstein J, Bullock J, Hartig F, HilleRisLambers J, Zhou Y, Zurell D, Brodie J, Bruna E, Cantrell S, Decker R, Effiom E, Fricke E, Gurski K, Hastings A, Johnson J, Loiselle B, Miriti M, Neubert M, Pejchar L, Poulsen J, Pufal G, Razafindratsima O, Sandor M, Shea K, Schreiber S, Schupp E, Snell R, Strickland C, Zambrano J (accepted) Advancing an interdisciplinary framework to study seed dispersal ecology. AoB Plants.
  • Bouchet PJ, Peterson AT, Zurell D, Dormann CF, Schoeman D, Ross RE, Snelgrove P, Sequeira AMM, Whittingham MJ, Wang L, Rapacciuolo G, Oppel S, Mellin C, Lauria V, Krishnakumar PK, Jones AR, Heinänen S, Heikkinen RK, Gregr EJ, Fielding AH, Caley MJ, Barbosa AM, Bamford AJ, Parnell S, Wenger S, Yates KL (accepted) Better model transfers require knowledge of mechanisms. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.04.006. Link
  • Johnson J, Cantrell S, Cosner C, Hartig F, Hastings A, Rogers H, Schupp E, Shea K, Teller B, Yu X, Zurell D, Pufal G (accepted) Rapid changes in seed dispersal traits may modify plant responses to global change. AoB Plants. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plz020. Link
  • Rogers H, Beckman N, Hartig F, Johnson J, Pufal G, Shea K, Zurell D, Bullock J, Loiselle B, Pejchar L, Razafindratsima O, Sandor M, Schupp E, Strickland C, Zambrano J (accepted) The total dispersal kernel: a review and future directions. AoB Plants.
  • Wüest R, Zimmermann NE, Zurell D, Alexander J, Fritz SA, Hof C, Kreft H, Normand S, Cabral JS, Szekely E, Thuiller W, Wikelski M, Karger DN (accepted) Macroecology in the age of big data - where to go from here? Journal of Biogeography.
  • Zurell D, Zimmermann NE, Gross H, Baltensweiler A, Sattler T, Wüest R (accepted) Testing species assemblage predictions from stacked and joint species distribution models. Journal of Biogeography.
  • Aslan C, Beckman N, Rogers H, Bronstein J, Zurell D, Hartig F, Shea K, Pejchar L, Neubert M, Poulsen J, HilleRisLambers J, Miriti M, Loiselle B, Effiom E, Zambrano J, Schupp E, Pufal G, Johnson J, Bullock J, Brodie J, Bruna E, Cantrell S, Decker R, Fricke E, Gurski K, Hastings A, Kogan O, Powell J, Razafindratsima O, Sandor M, Schreiber S, Snell R, Strickland C, Zhou J (2019) Employing plant functional groups to advance seed dispersal ecology and conservation. AoB Plants 11: plz006. Linkpdf
  • Gallien L, Thornhill AH, Zurell D, Miller JT, Richardson DM (2019) Global predictors of alien plant establishment success: combining niche and trait proxies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20182477. LinkRequest pdf copy
  • Peterson AT, Anderson RP, Beger M, Bolliger J, Brotons L, Burridge CP, Cobos ME, Cuervo‐Robayo AP, Di Minin E, Diez J, Elith J, Embling CB, Escobar LE, Essl F, Feeley KJ, Hawkes L, Jimenez‐Garcia D, Jimenez L, Green DM, Knop E, Kuehn I, Lahoz‐Monfort JJ, Lira‐Noriega A, Lobo JM, Loyola R, Mac Nally R, Machado‐Stredel F, Martínez‐Meyer E, McCarthy M, Merow C, Nori J, Nuñez‐Penichet C, Osorio-Olvera L, Pysek P, Rejmánek M, Ricciardi A, Robertson M, Rojas Soto O, Romero‐Alvarez D, Roura‐Pascual N, Santini L, Schoeman DS, Schroeder B, Soberon J, Strubbe D, Thuiller W, Traveset A, Treml EA, Vaclavik T, Varela S, Watson JEM, Wiersma Y, Wintle B, Yanez‐Arenas C, Zurell D (2019) Open access solutions for biodiversity journals: do not replace one problem with another. Diversity and Distributions 25: 5-8. Linkpdf
  • Gallien L, Zurell D & Zimmermann NE (2018) Frequency and intensity of facilitation reveal opposing patterns along a stress gradient. Ecology and Evolution 8: 2171-2181. Linkpdf
  • Rotics S, Kaatz M, Turjeman S, Zurell D, Wikelski M, Sapir N, Eggers U, Fiedler W, Jeltsch F, Nathan R (2018) Early arrival to breeding grounds: causes, costs and a trade-off with overwintering latitude. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 16271638. LinkRequest pdf copy
  • Schaefer M, Menz S, Jeltsch F, Zurell D (2018) sOAR: A tool for modelling optimal animal life-history strategies in cyclic environments. Ecography 41: 551-557. LinkpreprintRequest pdf copy
  • Yates KL, Bouchet PJ, Caley MJ, Mengersen K, Randin CF, Parnell S, Fielding AH, Bamford, AJ, Ban S, Barbosa AM, Dormann CF, Elith J, Embling CB, Ervin GN, Fisher R, Gould S, Graf RF, Gregr EJ, Halpin P, Heikkinen RK, Heinänen S, Jones AR, Krishnakumar PK, Lauria V, Lozano-Montes H, Mannocci L, Mellin C, Mesgaran MB, Moreno-Amat E, Mormede S, Nowaczek E, Oppel S, Crespo GO, Peterson AT, Rappaciuolo G, Roberts JJ, Ross RE, Scales KL, Schoeman D, Snelgrove P, Sundblad G, Thuiller W, Torres LG, Verbruggen H, Wang L, Wenger S, Whittingham MJ, Zharikov Y, Zurell D & Sequeira AMM (2018) Outstanding challenges in the transferability of ecological models. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33: 790-802. Linkpdf
  • Zurell D, Gallien L, Graham CH, Zimmermann NE (2018) Do long-distance migratory birds track their niche through seasons? Journal of Biogeography 45: 1459-1468. Editor’s choice. LinkpreprintRequest pdf copySuppInfoSuppData
  • Zurell D, Graham CH, Gallien L, Thuiller W, Zimmermann NE (2018) Long-distance migratory birds threatened by multiple independent risks from global change. Nature Climate Change 8: 992-996. linkRead full text onlineRequest pdf copySuppInfo
  • Zurell D, Pollock LJ, Thuiller W (2018) Do joint species distribution models reliably detect interspecific interactions from co-occurrence data in homogenous environments? Ecography 41: 1812-1819. LinkpreprintRequest pdf copySuppInfo
  • Zurell D, von Wehrden H, Rotics S, Kaatz M, Groß H, Schlag L, Schäfer M, Sapir N, Turjeman S, Wikelski M, Nathan R, Jeltsch F (2018) Home range size and resource use of breeding and non-breeding white storks along a land use gradient. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6: 79. LinkpdfSuppInfo
  • Rotics S, Turjeman S, Kaatz M, Resheff Y S, Zurell D, Sapir N, Eggers U, Fiedler W, Flack A, Jeltsch F, Wikelski M, Nathan R (2017) Wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant. Animal Behaviour 126: 79-88. Linkpdf
  • Zurell D (2017) Integrating demography, dispersal and interspecific interactions into bird distribution models. Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1505-1516. LinkpreprintRequest pdf copy
  • Rotics S, Kaatz M, Resheff YS, Feldman S, Zurell D, Sapir N, Eggers U, Flack A, Fiedler W, Jeltsch F, Wikelski M, Nathan R (2016) The challenges of the first migration: movement and behavior of juvenile versus adult white storks with insights regarding juvenile mortality. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 938-947. Highly Cited Paper by Essential Science Indicators Linkpdf
  • Zurell D, Thuiller W, Pagel J, Cabral JS, Münkemüller T, Gravel D, Dullinger S, Normand S, Schiffers KH, Moore KA & Zimmermann NE (2016) Benchmarking novel approaches for modelling species range dynamics. Global Change Biology 22: 2651-2264. LinkpdfSuppInfo
  • Zurell D, Zimmermann NE, Sattler T, Nobis MP & Schröder B (2016) The effect of functional traits on the prediction accuracy of species richness models. Diversity and Distributions 22: 905-917. LinkpdfSuppInfo
  • Zurell D, Eggers U, Kaatz M, Rotics S, Sapir N, Wikelski M, Nathan R, Jeltsch F (2015) Individual-based modelling of resource competition to predict density-dependent population dynamics: a case study with white storks. Oikos 124: 319-330. LinkpdfSuppInfo
  • Bocedi G, Zurell D, Reineking B, Travis JMJ (2014) Mechanistic modelling of animal dispersal offers new insights into range expansion dynamics across fragmented landscapes. Ecography 37: 1240-1253. Linkpdf
  • Thuiller W, Münkemüller T, Schiffers KH, Georges D, Dullinger S, Eckhart VM, Edwards TC, Gravel D, Kunstler G, Merow C, Moore K, Piedallu C, Vissault S, Zimmermann NE, Zurell D, Schurr FM (2014) Does probability of occurrence relate to population dynamics? Ecography 37: 1155-1166. Linkpdf
  • Dormann CF, Elith J, Bacher S, Buchmann CM, Carl G, Carré G, García Marquéz JR, Gruber B, Lafourcade B, Leitão PJ, Münkemüller T, McClean C, Osborne P, Reineking B, Schröder B, Skidmore A, Zurell D, Lautenbach S (2013) Collinearity: a review of methods to deal with it and a simulation study evaluating their performance. Ecography 36: 27-46. Editor’s choice. Highly Cited Paper by Essential Science Indicators Linkpdf
  • Jeltsch F, Blaum N, Brose U, Chipperfield JD, Clough Y, Farwig N, Geissler K, Graham CH, Grimm V, Hickler T, Huth A, May F, Meyer KM, Pagel J, Reineking B, Rillig MC, Shea K, Schurr FM, Schröder B, Tielbörger K, Weiss L, Wiegand K, Wiegand T, Wirth C, Zurell D (2013) How can we bring together empiricists and modellers in functional biodiversity research? Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 93-101. Linkpdf
  • Jeltsch F, Bonte D, Pe’er G, Reineking B, Leimgruber P, Balkenhol N, Schröder B, Buchmann CM, Mueller T, Blaum N, Zurell D, Böhning-Gaese K, Wiegand T, Eccard JA, Hofer H, Reeg J, Eggers U, Bauer S (2013) Integrating movement ecology with biodiversity research - exploring new avenues to address spatiotemporal biodiversity dynamics. Movement Ecology 1:6. Linkpdf
  • Gutt J, Zurell D, Bracegridle TJ, Cheung W, Clark MS, Convey P, Danis B, David B, De Broyer C, di Prisco G, Griffiths H, Laffont R, Peck L, Pierrat B, Riddle MJ, Saucede T, Turner J, Verde C, Wang Z, Grimm V (2012) Correlative and dynamic species distribution modelling for ecological predictions in the Antarctic: a cross-disciplinary concept. Polar Research 31: 11091. Linkpdf
  • Zurell D, Elith J, Schröder B (2012) Predicting to new environments: tools for visualising model behaviour and impacts on mapped distributions. Diversity and Distributions 18:628-634. Linkpdf
  • Zurell D, Grimm V, Rossmanith E, Zbinden N, Zimmermann NE, Schröder B (2012) Uncertainty in predictions of range dynamics: black grouse climbing the Swiss Alps. Ecography 35: 590-603. Linkpdf
pre 2012
  • Zurell D, Berger U, Cabral JS, Jeltsch F, Meynard CN, Münkemüller T, Nehrbass N, Pagel J, Reineking B, Schröder B, Grimm V (2010) The virtual ecologist approach: simulating data and observers. Oikos 119: 622-635. Linkpdf
  • Zurell D, Jeltsch F, Dormann CF, Schröder B (2009) Static species distribution models in dynamically changing systems: how good can predictions really be? Ecography 32: 733-744. Linkpdf

Book chapters

  • Zurell D, Engler JO (2019) Ecological niche modelling. In Dunn PO, Møller AP (eds) Effects of climate change on birds. Oxford University Press.