Tobias Erik Reiners

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As sample quality and quantity is a crucial factor in non-invasive genetics, we focused on the improvement of sampling efficiency of glue hair traps. We invented an optimized hair trap with moveable parts which enhanced sampling of high-quality genetic material. With the aid of the optimized hair trap, we were able to remotely pluck a sufficient amount of(More)
We forecasted the effects of climate change and forest conversion options on common forest bird species by employing nation-wide high-resolution models. The results give details on how, where, and for which species forest conversion can mitigate climate change effects. To mitigate effects of climate change on forests, alterations are required to convert(More)
Estimates of genetic diversity and phylogenetic affiliation represent an important resource for biodiversity assessment and a valuable guide to conservation and management. We have found a new population (Jawor—JW) of the common hamster Cricetus cricetus in western Poland that is remote from the nearest populations by 235–300 km. With the objective of(More)
The ultimate strategy to prevent species extinction is captive breeding followed by reintroduction of individuals into the wild. Unfortunately, overall success of reintroductions is poor and in most cases conservation breeding is applied for species where individual numbers, population numbers and genetic diversity is strongly reduced. In addition,(More)
Here we present an approach to establish species-specific genetic markers for sex identification suitable for non-invasive samples. Such markers are not yet available for the endangered common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) because of the lack of genomic resources. Using Y chromosome conserved anchored tagged sequences (YCATS) exonic primers, we obtained(More)
The European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris, serves as a prominent target species for the reconnection of central European forest habitats. Monitoring of this species, however, appears difficult due to its elusive behaviour and the ease of confusion with domestic cats. Recently, evidence for multiple wildcat occurrences outside its known distribution(More)
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