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Peer Reviewed Articles

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T Tscharntke, I Grass, TC Wanger, C Westphal, P Batáry. Restoring biodiversity needs more than reducing pesticides: a reply to Bruehl et al.. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, accepted

L Wan, W Zhou, Y He, TC Wanger, H Cen. Combining transfer learning and hyperspectral reflectance analysis to assess leaf nitrogen concentration across different plant species datasets. Remote Sensing of Environment, accepted

KFA Darras, E Yusti, JCC Huang, DC Zemp, AP Kartono, TC WangerBat point counts: a novel bat sampling method shines light on flying bat communities. Ecology and Evolution, in press.

M Toledo-Hernández, TA Lander, C Bao, K Xie, A Atta-Boateng, TC Wanger. Genome-edited tree crops: mind the socioeconomic implementation gap. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2021


T Tscharntke, I Grass, TC Wanger, C Westphal, P Batáry. Beyond organic farming–harnessing biodiversity-friendly landscapes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2021

TC Wanger, M Xie. A western view on Westlake University’s way to reform China’s education system, China im Blickpunkt des 21. Jahrhunderts, 341-354, Springer, 2021


MMH Wang, E Warren-Thomas, TC Wanger. Rubber Agroforestry: Feasibility at Scale. Mighty Earth Report, 130 pages

M Toledo-Hernández, Tscharntke T, Tjoa A, Cyio B, Ashary A, Wanger TC. Landscape and farm-level management for conservation of potential pollinators in Indonesian cocoa agroforests. 

Biological Conservation 257, 109106



G Tamburini, Bommarco R, Wanger TC, Kremen C, Heijden M, Liebman M, Hallin S. Agricultural diversification supports multiple ecosystem services without compromising yields. Science Advances, 2020.

TC Wanger, DeClerck F, Garibaldi LA, Ghazoul J, Kleijn D, Klein A.M., Kremen C, Mooney H., Perfecto I., Powell L., Settele J., Solé M., Tscharntke T., Weisser W., and 352 signatories. Integrating Agroecological Production in a robust post-2020 Biodiversity Framework. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2020.

M Toledo-Hernández, Tscharntke T, Tjoa A, Cyio B, Ashary A, Wanger TC,. Hand pollination, not pesticides or fertilizers increase cocoa yields and farmers income. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, 2020.

TC Wanger, Ainun N, Brook BW, Friess DA, Oh RRY, Rusdin A, Smithers S, Tjoa A. Ecosystem-based tsunami mitigation for tropical biodiversity hotspots. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 2020. url


TC Wanger, Tscharntke T, Uiseb K, Traill L. Trophy hunting needs and African-centred, solution-based discussion. Science eLetter, 2019 url

L Kehoe, et al. Wanger TC, et al. Kümmerle T. Make EU Trade with Brazil Sustainable. Science 364 (6438), 341, 2019 url

TC Wanger. Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands. The Quarterly Review of Biology. In press (invited book review), 2019 url




TC Wanger, Frohn P. Testing the Efficient Network TRaining (ENTR) Hypothesis: reducing training image size makes Convolutional Neural Network training for image recognition tasks more efficient. 1807.11583, 2018 url


TC Wanger, Hölscher D, Veldkamp E, Tscharntke T. Cocoa Production: Monocultures are not the solution to climate adaptation. Global Change Biology 24, 561-562, 2018




M Toledo-Hernández, Wanger TC, Tscharntke T. Neglected pollinators: Can enhanced pollination services improve cocoa yields? A review. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 247, 137-148, 2017


TC Wanger, Traill L, Cooney R, Rhodes JR, Tscharntke T. Trophy hunting certification. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 1791-1793, 2017



T Tscharntke, Karp D, Chaplin-Kramer R, Batáry P, DeClerck F, Grattone C, Hunt L, Ives A, Jonsson M, Larseni A, Martin EA, Martinez-Salinask, Meehani T, O'Rourkem M, Poveda K, Rosenheim J, Rusch A, Schellhorn N, Wanger TC, Wratten S, Zhangs W. When natural habitat fails to enhance biological pest control - Five Hypotheses. Biological Conservation. 204, 449-458, 2016


I Motzke, Klein AM, Shahabuddin S, Wanger TC, Tscharntke T. Habitat management on multiple spatial scales can enhance bee pollination and crop yield in tropical homegardens. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 223, 144-151, 2016



I Motzke, Tscharntke T, Wanger TC, Klein AM. Pollination mitigates cucumber yield gaps more than pesticides and fertilizer use in tropical smallholder gardens. Journal of Applied Ecology 52, 261-269, 2015



TC Wanger, Tscharntke T, Schroth G, Klein A. Cocoa shortfall: Pollination curbs climate risk to cocoa. Nature 511, 155, 2014

TC Wanger, Darras K, Bumrungsri S, Klein A, Tscharntke T. Bat pest control contributes to food security in Thailand. Biological Conservation 171, 220-223, 2014



LA Garibaldi, Steffan-Dewenter I, Winfree R, Aizen M, Bommarco R, Cunningham S, Kremen C, Carvalheiro L, Harder L, Afik O, Bartomeus I, Benjamin F, Boreux V, Cariveau D, Chacoff N, Dudenhöffer J, Freitas B, Ghazoul J, Greenleaf S, Hipólito J, Holzschuh A, Howlett B, Isaacs R, Javorek S, Kennedy C, Krewenka K, Krishnan S, Mandelik Y, Mayfield M, Motzke I, Munyuli T, Nault B, Otieno M, Petersen J, Pisanty G, Potts S, Rader R, Ricketts T, Rundlöf M, Seymour C, Schüepp C, Szentgyörgyi H, Taki H, Tscharntke T, Vergara C, Viana B, Wanger TC, Westphal C, Williams N, Klein A. Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops worldwide regardless of honey bee abundance. Science. 339, 1608-1611, 2013


I Motzke, Tscharntke T, Sodhi NS, Klein AM, Wanger TC. Ant seed predation, pesticide applications and farmers’ income from tropical multi-cropping gardens. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 15, 245-254, 2013


L Traill, Wanger TC, de Little S, Brook BW. Rainfall and temperature (variation) does not explain arid species diversity in outback South Australia. Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies 3, 1-8, 2013



T Tscharntke, Batáry P, Clough Y, Kleijn D, Scherber C, Thies C, Wanger TC, Westphal C. Combining biodiversity conservation with agricultural intensification. p. 7-15, in Land Use Intensification, Invited book contribution for CSIRO Publishing, Australia, 2012


NS Sodhi, Posa MRC, Peh KSH, Koh LP, Soh MCK, Lee TM, Lee JSH, Wanger TC, Brook BW. Land-use changes imperil Southeast Asian biodiversity. p. 39-46, in Land Use Intensification, Invited book contribution for CSIRO Publishing, Australia, 2012


T Tscharntke, Clough C, Jackson L, Motzke I, Perfecto I, Vandermeer J, Wanger TC, Whitbread A. Global food security, biodiversity conservation and the future of agricultural intensification. Invited MS for Special Issue in Biological Conservation 151, 53-59, 2012


I Motzke, Wanger TC, Zanre E, Tscharntke T, Barkmann J. Socio-economic context of biodiversity use along a town-forest gradient in Cambodia. Invited MS for Special Issue in Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60, 37-53, 2012


L Traill, Wanger TC, Kidd D. Large, particular bovids may require localised conservation effort to prevent extinction. Invited MS for Special Issue in Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60, 111-116, 2012


E Kudavidanage, Wanger TC, de Alwis C, Sanjeewa S, Kotagama S. Amphibian and butterfly diversity across a tropical land-use gradient in Sri Lanka; implications for conservation decision making. Animal Conservation 15, 253-265, 2012


B Harris, Reid JL, Scheffers BR, Wanger TC, et al. Conserving imperiled species: a comparison of the IUCN Red List and US Endangered Species Act. Conservation Letters 5, 64-72, 2012



J Fischer, Batáry P, Bawa KS, Brussaard L, Chappell MJ, Clough Y, Daily GC, Dorrough J, Hartel T, Jackson LE, Klein AM, Kremen C, Kuemmerle T, Lindenmayer DB, Mooney HA, Perfecto I, Philpott SM, Tscharntke T, Vandermeer J, Wanger TC, Wehrden H. Conservation: limits of land sparing. Science 334, 593, 2011


Y Clough, Barkmann J, Juhrbandt J, Kessler M, Wanger TC, et al. Combining high biodiversity with high yields in tropical agroforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science – USA 108, 8311-8316, 2011


TC Wanger. The Lithium future – resources, recycling, and the environment. Conservation Letters 4, 202-206, 2011


B Scheffers, Wanger TC. Plastic: matching material with usage. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9, 151-152, 2011


T Tscharntke, Clough Y, Bhagwat S, Buchori D, Faust H, Hertel D, Hölscher D, Juhrbandt J, Kessler M, Perfecto I, Scherber C, Schroth G, Veldkamp E, Wanger TC. Multifunctional shade-tree management in tropical agroforestry landscapes – a review. Journal of Applied Ecology 48, 619-629, 2011


TC Wanger, Wielgoss AC, Motzke I, Clough Y, Brook BW, Sodhi NS, Tscharntke T. Endemic predators, invasive prey, and native diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – B: Biological Sciences 278, 690-694, 2011


TC Wanger, Motzke I, Shahabuddin S, Iskandar DT. The amphibians and reptiles of Lore Lindu National Park area, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salamandra 47, 17-29, 2011



TC Wanger, Rauf A, Schwarze S. Pesticides and tropical biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8, 178-179, 2010


TC Wanger, Iskandar DT, Motzke I, Brook BW, Sodhi NS, Clough Y, Tscharntke T. Effects of land-use change on community composition of tropical amphibians and reptiles in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Conservation Biology 24, 795-802, 2010


NS Sodhi, Koh LP, Clements R, Wanger TC, Hill JK, Hamer KC, Clough Y, Tscharntke T, Posa MRC, Lee TM. Conserving Southeast Asian forest biodiversity in human-modified landscapes. Invited MS for Special Issue in Biological Conservation 143, 2375-2384, 2010


Y Clough, Abrahamczyk S, Adams MO, Anshary A, Ariyanti N, Betz L, Buchori D, Cicuzza D, Darras K, Putra DD, Fiala B, Gradstein SR, Kessler M, Klein AM, Pitopang R, Sahari B, Schulze CH, Shahabuddin S, Sporn S, Stenchly K, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Wanger TC, Weist M, Wielgoss A, Tscharntke T. Biodiversity patterns and trophic interactions in human-dominated tropical landscapes in Sulawesi (Indonesia): plants, arthropods and vertebrates. p. 15-71, in Environmental Series, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2010



TC Wanger, Saro A, Iskandar DT, Brook BW, Sodhi NS, Clough Y, Tscharntke T. Conservation value of cacao agroforestry for amphibians and reptiles in Southeast Asia: combining correlative models with follow-up field experiments. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 823-832, 2009 (Cover article)


TC Wanger, Motzke I, Furrer SC, Brook BW, Gruber B. How to monitor elusive lizards: comparison of capture-recapture methods on giant day geckos (Gekkonidae, Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis) in the Masoala rainforest exhibit, Zurich Zoo. Ecological Research 24, 345-353, 2009


TC Wanger, Motzke I, Furrer SC, Gruber B. Movement patterns and habitat selection of the giant day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis) in the Masoala rainforest exhibit, Zurich Zoo. Salamandra. 45, 147-153, 2009



M Olsson, Wilson M, Uller T, Mott B, Isaksson C, Healey M, Wanger TC. Free radicals run in lizard families. Biology Letters 4, 186-188, 2008


TU Grafe, Wanger TC. Multimodal signaling in male and female foot-flagging frogs Staurois guttatus (Ranidae): an alerting function of calling. Ethology 113, 772-781, 2007


TC Wanger. The amphibians of Kiang West National Park, The Gambia. Salamandra 41(1/2): 27-33, 2005



Peer Reviewed Articles

Submitted or in Preparation

*Manuscript available; $ corresponding author

*$TC Wanger$, Ewans T, Brook B, Tscharnkte T. Pesticides reduce tropical amphibian and reptile diversity and ecosystem services. in review. Agriculture, ecosystems & Environment

*TC Wanger$, Toledo-Hernández M, Tscharnkte T, Rini C, Dennig F. Solving the global cocoa crisis with pollination – a global perspective. in prep.

L Traill, Wanger TC, et al. Assessing perspectives from Africa and the Global North on trophy hunting. In prep.

Wanger TC$, et al. The future of agroecological farming – a review. In prep 

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

TC Wanger, Motzke I, Rödel MO. Zur Entwicklung der Diversität der Herpetofauna des östlichen Landschaftsschutzgebietes Spitzberg bei Tübingen am Neckar. – Jahreshefte Gesellschaft für Naturkundliche Mitteilungen Württemberg 162: 283-294, 2006

TU Grafe, Wanger TC, Dehling JM, Proksch S, Braasch T. Use of individual markings in the study of the foot-flagging frog, Staurois guttatus. Scientia Bruneiana 7, 3-8, 2006

TC Wanger. Bird watching along Badas Road. – Brunei Nature Society 3, 2-3, 2005


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