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  • Chatelain, M. Endogeic Earthworms Avoid Soil Mimicking Metal Pollution Levels in Urban Parks. Sustainability 2023, 15, 11513. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151511513

  • Chatelain, M., Rüdisser, J., & Traugott, M. (2023). Urban-driven decrease in arthropod richness and diversity associated with group-specific changes in arthropod abundance. Frontier in Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2023.98038


  • Neidel, V., Wallinger, C., & Traugott, M. (2023). Secondary predation by omnivores: Cereal aphid consumption bears no risk of misinterpretation in DNA-based diet analysis. Journal of Applied Entomology, 00, 1– 5. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.13105


  • Neidel, V., Traugott, M. (2023) Laboratory protocol is important to improve the correlation between target copies and metabarcoding read numbers of seed DNA in ground beetle regurgitates. Sci Rep 13, 1995. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-29019-8

  • Guenay-Greunke, Y., Trager, H., Bohan, D.A., Traugott, M., Wallinger, C. (2023). Consumer identity but not food availability affects carabid diet in cereal crops. J Pest Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-023-01620-w


  • Nagler, M., Podmirseg, S. M., Ascher-Jenull, J., Sint, D., & Traugott, M. (2022). Why eDNA fractions need consideration in biomonitoring. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13658



Complete list of Publications

Neidel, V., Sint, D., Wallinger, C., & Traugott, M. (2022). RNA allows identifying the consumption of carrion prey. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13659

Sint, D., Kolp, B., Rennstam Rubbmark, O., Füreder, L., & Traugott, M. (2022). The amount of environmental DNA increases with freshwater crayfish density and over time. Environmental DNA, 4, 417– 424.

Thalinger, B, Deiner, K, Harper, LR, et al. A validation scale to determine the readiness of environmental DNA assays for routine species monitoring. Environmental DNA. 2021; 3: 823– 836.

Guenay-Greunke Y, Bohan DA, Traugott M, Wallinger C (2021) Impact of sequencing depth, index hopping and sequencing error rates in targeted amplicon sequencing analysis Scientific Reports 1951. 

Nagler, M., Podmirseg, S. M., Ascher-Jenull, J., Sint, D., & Traugott, M. (2022). Why eDNA fractions need consideration in biomonitoring. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13658

 Neidel, V., Sint, D., Wallinger, C., & Traugott, M. (2022). RNA allows identifying the consumption of carrion prey. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13659

 Sint, D., Kolp, B., Rennstam Rubbmark, O., Füreder, L., & Traugott, M. (2022). The amount of environmental DNA increases with freshwater crayfish density and over time. Environmental DNA, 4, 417– 424. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.249

Guenay-Greunke Y, Bohan DA, Traugott M, Wallinger C (2021) A multiplex PCR assay for slug species common in European arable land. Entomologia Generalis (DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2021/1248)

 Thalinger, B, Deiner, K, Harper, LR, et al. A validation scale to determine the readiness of environmental DNA assays for routine species monitoring. Environmental DNA. 2021; 3: 823– 836. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.189

Thalinger B., Deiner K., Harper L.R., Rees H.C., Blackman R.C., Sint D., Traugott M., Goldberg C.S. & Bruce K. (2021): A validation scale to determine the readiness of environmental DNA assays for routine species monitoring. Environmental DNA, in press

Thalinger B., Rieder A., Teuffenbach A., Pütz Y., Schwerte T., Wanzenböck J. & Traugott M. (2021): The effect of activity, energy use, and species identity on environmental DNA shedding of freshwater fish. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.623718

Traugott M., Thalinger B., Wallinger C. & Sint D. (2021):Fish as predators and prey: DNA‐based assessment of their role in food webs. Journal of Fish Biology 98, 367–382.

Carbonne B., Petit S., Neidel V., Foffova H., Daouti E., Frei B., Skuhrovec J., Řezáč M., Saska P., Wallinger C., Traugott M. & Bohan D.A. (2020): The resilience of weed seedbank regulation by carabid beetles, at continental scales, to alternative prey.Scientific Reports 10: 19315, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76305-w

Thalinger B., Kirschner D., Pütz Y., Moritz C., Schwarzenberger R., Wanzenböck J. & Traugott M. (2020): Lateral and longitudinal fish environmental DNA distribution in dynamic riverine habitats.Environmental DNA, 3:305–318. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.171

Günay Y., Trager H., Glarcher I., Traugott M. & Wallinger C. (2020): Limited detection of secondarily consumed plant food by DNA-based diet analysis of omnivorous carabid beetles.Environmental DNA, DOI: 10.1002/edn3.128

Straub C.S., Faselt J.A., Keyser E.S. & Traugott M. (2020): Host plant resistance promotes a secondary pest population.Ecosphere 11:e03073. 10.1002/ecs2.3073

Frei B, Guenay Y, Bohan D, Traugott M, Wallinger C (2019) Molecular identification of ecosystem service provision of carabid beetles in European cereal fields. Journal of Pest Science 92 (3) 935-942.

Thalinger B., Wolf E., Traugott M. & Wanzenböck J. (2019): Monitoring spawning migrations of potamodromous fish species via eDNA. Scientific Reports 9:15388

Feit B., Blüthgen N., Traugott M. & Jonsson M. (2019): Resilience of ecosystem processes: a new approach shows that functional redundancy of biological control services is reduced by landscape simplification.Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.13347

Ortiz-Martinez, S., Staudacher K., Baumgartner V., Traugott M. & Lavandero B. (2019) Intraguild predation is independent of landscape context and does not affect the temporal dynamics of aphids in cereal fields.Journal of Pest Science doi.org/10.1007/s10340-019-01142-4

Ckrkic J, Petrovic A., Kocic K., Ye Z., Vollhardt I.M.G., Hebert P.D.N., Traugott M. & Tomanovic Z. (2019): Hidden in plain sight: phylogeography of an overlooked parasitoid species Trioxys sunnysidensis Fulbright & Pike (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae).Agricultural and Forest Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/afe.12332

Vollhardt I.M.G, Ye Z., Parth N., Rubbmark O., Fründ J. & Traugott M. (2019): Influence of plant fertilisation on cereal aphid-primary parasitoid-secondary parasitoid networks in simple and complex landscapes.Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 281, 47-55.

Frei B., Guenay Y., Bohan DA., Traugott M. & Wallinger C. (2019): Molecular analysis indicates high levels of carabid weed seed consumption in cereal fields across Central Europe.Journal of Pest Science 92, 935–942.

Rennstam Rubbmark O., Sint D., Cupic S. & Traugott M. (2019): When to use NGS or diagnostic PCR in diet analyses.Molecular Ecology Resources 19, 388–399.

Sint D., Kaufmann R., Mayer R. & Traugott M. (2019): Resolving the predator first paradox: arthropod predator food webs in pioneer sites of glacier forelands.Molecular Ecology 28, 336–347.

Curtsdotter A., Banks H.T., Banks J.E., Jonsson M., Jonsson T., Laubmeier A.N., Traugott M. & Bommarco R. (2019): Ecosystem functioning in predator-prey food webs - confronting dynamic models with empirical data. Journal of Animal Ecology 88, 196–210.

Sint D., Guenay Y., Mayer R., Traugott M. & Wallinger C. (2018): The effect of plant identity and mixed feeding on the detection of seed DNA in regurgitates of carabid beetles. Ecology and Evolution 8, 10834–10846.

Rennstam Rubbmark O., Sint D., Horngacher N. & Traugott M. (2018): A broadly-applicable COI primer pair and an efficient single tube amplicon library preparation protocol for metabarcoding.Ecology and Evolution 8, 12335–12350.

Thalinger B., Oehm J., Zeisler C., Vorhauser J. & Traugott M. (2018): Sex-specific prey partitioning in breeding piscivorous birds examined via a novel, non-invasive approach.Ecology and Evolution 8, 8985–8998.

Ye Z., Vollhardt I.M.G, Parth N., Rubbmark O. & Traugott M. (2018): Facultative bacterial endosymbionts shape parasitoid food webs in natural host populations: a correlative analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87:1440–1451.

Steinwandter M., Rief A., Scheu S., Traugott M. & Seeber J. (2018): Structural and functional characteristics of high alpine soil macro-invertebrate communities. European Journal of Soil Biology 86, 72–80.

Thalinger B., Sint D., Zeisler C., Kirschner D., Schwarzenberger R., Moritz C. & Traugott M. (2018): Quantification of fish populations using eDNA in alpine streams. Wasserwirtschaft 2-3, 30-34.

Roubinet, E.; Jonsson, T.; Malsher, G.; Staudacher, K.; Traugott, M.; Ekbom, B.; Jonsson, M. (2018): High Redundancy as well as Complementary Prey Choice Characterize Generalist Predator Food Webs in Agroecosystems. Scientific Reports.

Briem F., Zeisler C., Güney Y., Staudacher K., Vogt H. & Traugott M. (2018): Identifying plant DNA in the sponging–feeding insect pest Drosophila suzukii.Journal of Pest Science  91, 985-994 

Kamenova S., Mayer R., Rubbmark O., Coissac E., Plantegenest M. & Traugott M. (2018): Comparing three types of dietary samples for prey DNA decay in an insect generalist predator.Molecular Ecology Resources, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12775

Wolf S., Zeisler C., Sint D., Romeis J., Traugott M. & Collatz J. (2018): A simple and cost-effective molecular way to track predation on Drosophila suzukii in the field.Journal of Pest Science  91,927-935

Eitzinger B., Rall B., Traugott M. & Scheu S. (2018): Testing the validity of functional response models using molecular gut content analysis for prey choice in soil predators.Oikos 127, 915-926

Staudacher K., Rennstam Rubbmark O., Birkhofer K., Malsher G., Sint D., Jonsson M. & Traugott M. (2018): Habitat heterogeneity induces rapid changes in the feeding behaviour of generalist arthropod predators.Functional Ecology 32:809–819

Yang F., Xu L., Wu Y.-K., Wang Q., Yao Z.-W.,  Žikić V., Tomanović Z., Ferrer-Suay M., Selfa J., Pujade-Villar J., Traugott M., Desneux N., Lu Y.-H. & Guo Y.-Y. (2017): Species composition and seasonal dynamics of aphid parasitoids and hyperparasitoids in wheat fields in northern China.Scientific Reports 7 13989, Doi 10.1038/s41598-017-14441-6

Thalinger B., Oehm J., Obwexer A. & Traugott M. (2017): The influence of meal size on prey DNA detectability in piscivorous birds.Molecular Ecology Resources 17, e174 – e186. doi 10.1111/1755-0998.12706

Wallinger C., Staudacher K., Sint, D., Thalinger B., Oehm, J., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2017): Evaluation of an automated protocol for efficient and reliable DNA extraction of dietary samples.Ecology and Evolution7, 6382–6389. doi 10.1002/ece3.3197

Ye Z., Vollhardt I.M.G, Tomanovic Z. & Traugott M. (2017): Evaluation of three molecular markers for identification of primary parasitoids of cereal aphids and their hyperparasitoids.PlosOne, 12(5): e0177376

Ye Z., Vollhardt I.M.G, Girtler S., Wallinger C., Tomanovic Z. & Traugott M. (2017): An effective molecular approach for assessing cereal aphid-parasitoid endosymbiont networks.Scientific Reports 7, 3138 doi 10.1038/s41598-017-02226-w.

Roubinet E., Birkhofer K., Malsher G., Staudacher K., Ekbom B., Traugott M., Jonsson M. (2017): Diet of generalist predators reflects effects of cropping period and farming system on extra- and intraguild prey.Ecological Applications 27, 1167–1177.

Oehm J., Thalinger B., Eisenkölbl S. & Traugott M. (2017): Diet analysis in piscivorous birds: what can the addition of molecular tools offer?Ecology and Evolution 7, 1984-1995.

Sint, D., Sporleder, M., Wallinger, C., Zegarra, O., Oehm, J., Dangi, N., Giri, Y.P., Kroschel, J. & Traugott, M. (2016) A two-dimensional pooling approach towards efficient detection of parasitoid and pathogen DNA at low infestation rates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 1548-1557. Link

Tiede J., Wemheuer B., Traugott M., Daniel R., Tscharntke T., Ebeling A. & Scherber C. (2016) Trophic and Non-Trophic Interactions in a Biodiversity Experiment Assessed by Next- Generation Sequencing. PlosOne 11(2): e0148781.

Oehm J., Thalinger B., Mayr H., Traugott M. (2016) Maximising dietary information retrievable from carcasses of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo using a combined morphological and molecular analytical approach. IBIS, 158, 51 - 60. 

Sint D., Traugott M. (2016) Food Web Designer: a flexible tool to visualize interaction networks. Journal of Pest Science. 89, 1 - 5. 

Staudacher K., Jonsson M., Traugott M. (2016) Diagnostic PCR assays to unravel food web interactions in cereal crops with focus on biological control of aphids. Journal of Pest Science, 89, 281 - 293.

Thalinger B., Oehm J., Mayr Hannes, Obwexer A., Zeisler C., Traugott M. (2016): Molecular prey identification in Central European piscivores. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16, 123-137.

 Wallinger C., Sint D., Baier F., Schmid C., Mayer R., Traugott M. (2015) Detection of seed DNA in regurgitates of granivorous carabid beetles. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 105, 728 - 735. 

Roubinet E., Straub C.S., Jonsson T., Staudacher K., Traugott M., Ekbom B. & Jonsson M. (2015): Additive effects of predator diversity on pest control caused by few interactions among predator species. Ecological Entomology, 40, 362–371.

Sint D, Thurner I, Kaufmann R, Traugott M (2015) Sparing spiders: faeces as a non-invasive source of DNA.Frontiers in Zoology 12.

Traugott M., Benefer C.M., Blackshaw R.P., van Herk W.G. & Vernon R.S. (2015): Biology, Ecology and Control of Elaterid Beetles in Agricultural Land. Annual Review of Entomology 60, 313-334.

Kitz F., Steinwandter M., Traugott M. & Seeber J. (2015): Increased decomposer diversity accelerates and potentially stabilises litter decomposition.Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 83, 138-141.

Gutermann W, Schneeweiss GM, Schönswetter P, Staudinger M, Wallinger C (2014) The vascular plants of Kálamos (Ionian Islands, Greece): a catalogue (Materials towards a Flora Ionica). Phyton 54(2): 161-196.

Sint D., Niederklapfer B., Kaufmann R. & Traugott M. (2014): Group-specific multiplex PCR detection systems for the identification of flying insect prey. PlosOne, 9(12): e115501. doi:10. 1371/journal.pone.0115501.

Wallinger C, Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Mitterrutzner E, Steiner EM, Juen A, Traugott M (2014) How generalist herbivores exploit belowground plant diversity in temperate grasslands. Molecular Ecology doi/10.1111/mec.12579.

Wallinger C., Staudacher K., Schallhart N., Mitterrutzner E., Steiner E.-M., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2014): How generalist herbivores exploit belowground plant diversity in temperate grasslands. Molecular Ecology 23, 3826-3837.

Raso L., Sint D., Mayer R., Plangg S., Recheis T., Brunner S., Kaufmann R. & Traugott M. (2014): Intraguild Predation in Pioneer Predator Communities of Alpine Glacier Forelands. Molecular Ecology 23, 3744-3754.

Eitzinger B., Unger E. M., Traugott M. & Scheu S. (2014): Effects of prey quality and predator body size on prey DNA detection success in a centipede predator. Molecular Ecology 23, 3767-3776.

 Raso L., Sint D., Rief A., Kaufmann R. & Traugott M. (2014): Molecular identification of adult and juvenile linyphiid and theridiid spiders in Alpine glacier foreland communities. PlosOne, 9 (7): doi: 10.1371/journal.phone.0101755.

Gomez-Polo P., Traugott M., Alomar O., Castañé C., Rojo S. & Agustí N. (2014): Identification of the most common predatory hoverflies of Mediterranean vegetable crops and their parasitism by multiplex PCR. Journal of Pest Science, DOI 10.1007/s10340-013-0550-6.

Traugott M, Kamenova S, Ruess L, Seeber J, Plantegenest M. (2013): Empirically characterizing trophic networks: what DNA-based methods, stable isotope and fatty acid analyses offer. Advances in Ecological Research 49, 177-224.

Staudacher K., Schallhart N., Thalinger B., Wallinger C., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2013): Plant diversity affects behavior of generalist root herbivores, reduces crop damage, and enhances crop yield. Ecological Applications 23, 1135-1145.

Balmer O., Pfiffner L., Schied J., Willareth M., Leimgruber A., Luka H. & Traugott M. (2013): Non-crop flowering plants restore top-down herbivore control in agricultural fields. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.658.

Waldner T., Sint D., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2013): The effect of predator identity on post-feeding prey DNA detection success in soil-dwelling macro-invertebrates. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 63, 116-123. 

Eitzinger B., Micic A., Körner M., Traugott M. & Scheu S. (2013): Unveiling soil food web links: New PCR assays for detection of prey DNA in the gut of soil arthropod predators. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57, 943-945.

Wallinger C., Staudacher K., Schallhart N., Peter E., Dresch P., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2013): The effect of plant identity and the level of plant decay on molecular gut content analysis in a herbivorous soil insect. Molecular Ecology Resources 13, 75–83.

Staudacher K., Schallhart N., Pitterl P., Wallinger C., Brunner N., Kromp B., Landl M., Glauninger J. & Traugott M. (2013): Occurrence of Agriotes wireworms in Austrian agricultural land. Journal of Pest Science 86. 33-39.

Schallhart N., Tusch M.J., Wallinger C., Staudacher K. & Traugott M. (2012): Effects of plant identity and diversity on the dietary choice of a soil-living insect herbivore. Ecology 93, 2650-2657.

Seeber J., Rief A., Richter A., Traugott M. & Bahn M. (2012): Drought-induced reduction in uptake of recently photosynthesized carbon by springtails and mites in alpine grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 55, 37-39. pdf

Sint D., Raso L. & Traugott M. (2012): Advances in multiplex PCR: balancing primer efficiencies and improving detection success. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3, 898-905. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00215.x DNA calculator

Waldner T. & Traugott M. (2012): DNA-based analysis of regurgitates: a non-invasive approach to examine the diet of invertebrate consumers. Molecular Ecology Resources 12, 669–675. Abstract

Traugott M., Bell J.R., Raso L., Sint D. & Symondson W.O.C. (2012): Generalist predators disrupt parasitoid aphid control by direct and coincidental intraguild predation. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102, 239–247.Journal

Wallinger C., Juen A., Staudacher K., Schallhart N., Mitterrutzner E., Steiner E.-M., Thalinger B. & Traugott M. (2012): Rapid Plant Identification Using Species- and Group-Specific Primers Targeting Chloroplast DNA. PlosOne, 7(1): e29473. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029473.

Klarica J., Kloss-Brandstätter A., Traugott M., Juen A. (2012): Comparing four mitochondrial genes in earthworms – Implications for identification, phylogenetics, and discovery of cryptic species. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 45, 23-30. Abstract

von Berg K., Traugott M. & Scheu S. (2012): Scavenging and active predation in generalist predators: A mesocosm study employing DNA-based gut content analysis. Pedobiologia 55, 1-5. Abstract

Schallhart N., Tusch M.J., Staudacher K., Wallinger C., Traugott M. (2011): Stable isotope analysis reveals whether soil-living elaterid larvae move between agricultural crops.Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43, 1612-1614.

Sint D., Raso L., Kaufmann R., Traugott M. (2011): Optimizing methods for PCR-based analysis of predation.Molecular Ecology Resources. 11, 795-801.

Oehm J., Juen A., Nagiller K., Neuhauser S. & Traugott M. (2011): Molecular scatology: how to improve prey DNA detection success in avian faeces?Molecular Ecology Resources 11,620-628.  Abstract

Eitzinger B. & Traugott M. (2011): Which prey sustains cold-adapted invertebrate generalist predators in arable land? Examining prey choices by molecular gut content analysis.Journal of Applied Ecology 48, 591-599.  Abstract

Staudacher K., Pitterl P., Furlan L., Cate P.C. & Traugott M. (2011): PCR-based species identification of Agriotes larvae.Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101, 201-210. Abstract

Staudacher K., Wallinger C., Schallhart N. & Traugott M. (2011): Detecting ingested plant DNA in soil-living insect larvae.Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 346-350.

Seeber J., Rief A., Seeber G.U.H., Meyer E., Traugott M. (2010): Molecular identification of detritivorous soil invertebrates from their faecal pellets.Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42, 1263-1267. Abstract

Schallhart N., Wallinger C., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2009): Dispersal abilities of adult click beetles in arable land revealed by analysis of carbon stable isotopes.Agricultural and Forest Entomology 11, 333-339. Abstract

Macfadyen S., Gibson R., Raso L., Sint D., Traugott M. & Memmott J. (2009): Parasitoid control of aphids in organic and conventional farming systems.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 133, 14-18. Abstract

Seeber J., Langel R., Meyer E. & Traugott M. (2009): Dwarf shrub litter as food source for macro-decomposers in alpine pastureland.Applied Soil Ecology 41, 178-184. Abstract

Pfiffner L., Luka H., Schlatter C., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2009): Impact of wildflower strips on biological control of cabbage lepidopterans.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 129, 310–314. Abstract

Schallhart N, Wallinger C, Juen A, Traugott M (2009) Dispersal abilities of adult click beetles in arable land revealed by the analysis of carbon stable isotopes. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 11, 333-339.

Traugott M., Bell J.R., Broad G.R., Powell W., van Veen F.J.F., Vollhart I.M.G. & Symondson W.O.C. (2008): Endoparasitism in cereal aphids: molecular analysis of a whole parasitoid community.Molecular Ecology 17, 3928–3938. Abstract

Bell J.R., Traugott M., Sunderland K.D., Skirvin D.J., Mead A., Kravar-Garde L., Reynolds K., Fenlon J. & W.O.C. Symondson (2008): Beneficial links for the control of aphids: the effects of compost applications on predators and prey.Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 1266–1273. Abstract

King R.A., Read D.S., Traugott M. & Symondson W.O.C. (2008): Molecular analysis of predation: a review of best practice for DNA-based approaches.Molecular Ecology 17, 947–963. Abstract

Traugott M. & Symondson W.O.C. (2008): Molecular analysis of predation on parasitized hosts.Bulletin of Entomological Research98, 223-231. Abstract

von Berg K., Traugott M., Symondson W.O.C. & Scheu S. (2008): The effects of temperature on detection of prey DNA in two species of carabid beetle.Bulletin of Entomological Research 98,263-269. Abstract

von Berg K., Traugott M., Symondson W.O.C. & Scheu S. (2008): Impact of abiotic factors on predator-prey interactions: DNA-based gut content analysis in a microcosm experiment.Bulletin of Entomological Research 98,257-261. Abstract

Traugott M., Schallhart N., Kaufmann R. & Juen A. (2008): The feeding ecology of elaterid larvae in Central European arable land: new perspectives based on naturally occurring stable isotopes.Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40, 342–349. Abstract

Juen A. & Traugott M. (2007): Revealing species-specific trophic links in below-ground invertebrate communities: The predator guild of scarab larvae identified by diagnostic PCR.Molecular Ecology 16, 1545–1557. Abstract

Traugott M., Pazmandi C., Kaufmann R. & Juen A. (2007): Evaluating 15N/14N and 13C/12C isotope ratio analysis to investigate trophic relationships of elaterid larvae (Coleoptera: Elateridae).Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39, 1023-1030. Abstract

Raffl C, Marcante S, Erschbamer B (2007) Reproductive strategy of Saxifraga aizoides, the importance of selfing in a pioneer species. Flora,202(2), 133-147.

Traugott M., Zangerl P., Juen A., Schallhart N. & Pfiffner L. (2006): Detecting key parasitoids of lepidopteran pests by multiplex PCR.Biological Control 39, 39-46. IF 1.572 Abstract

Juen A. & Traugott M. (2006): Amplification facilitators and multiplex PCR: tools to overcome PCR-inhibition in DNA-gut content analysis of soil-living invertebrates.Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38, 1872-1879. Abstract

Traugott M. (2006): Habitat use and activity patterns of larval and adult Cantharis beetles in arable land.European Journal of Soil Biology 42, 82-88. Abstract

Admassu B., Juen A. & Traugott M. (2006): Earthworm primers for DNA-based gut content analysis and their cross-reactivity in a multi-species system.Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38, 1308-1315. IF 2.580 Abstract

Raffl C, Mallaun M, Mayer R & Erschbamer B (2006) Vegetation succession pattern and diversity changes in a glacier valley (Central Alps, Austria). Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 38 (3) 421 -428.

Raffl C, Schönswetter P, Erschbamer B (2006) ‘Sax-sess’– Genetics of primary succession in Saxifraga aizoides L. on two parallel glacier forelands. Molecular Ecology, 15 (9), 2433-2440.

Juen A. & Traugott M. (2005): Detecting predation and scavenging by DNA gut-content analysis: a case study using a soil insect predator-prey system.Oecologia 142, 344-352.  Abstract

Traugott M., Weissteiner S. &. Strasser H. (2005): Effects of the entomopathogenous fungus Beauveria brongniartii for the non-target predator Poecilus versicolor (Coleoptera: Carabidae).Biological Control 33, 107-112. Abstract

Juen A. & Traugott M. (2004): Spatial distribution of epigaeic predators in a small field related to season and the surrounding cropping.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 103, 613-620. Abstract

Raffl C, Erschbamer B (2004) Comparative vegetation analyses of two transects crossing a characteristic glacier valley in the Central Alps. Phytocoenologia, 34 (2), 225-240.

Traugott M. (2003): The prey spectrum of larval and adult Cantharis species in arable land: An electrophoretic approach.Pedobiologia 47, 161-169. Abstract

Juen A., Steinberger K.H. & Traugott M. (2003): Seasonal change in species composition and size distribution of epigeic predators in a small field.Entomologia Generalis 26, 259-275.

Traugott M. (2002): Dispersal power, home range and habitat preference of cantharid larvae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) in arable land.European Journal of Soil Biology 38, 79-83. Abstract

Traugott M. (2002): The histerid beetle coenosis (Coleoptera: Histeridae) of an organic potato field: Seasonal dynamics, age class composition, life cycles and spatial distribution.Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 19, 365-376.

Traugott M. (1998): Larval and adult species composition, phenology and life cycles of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in an organic potato field.European Journal of Soil Biology 34, 189-197. Abstract

Articles in Scientific Books

Kaufmann R, Raffl C (2002) Diversity in primary succession: The chronosequence of a glacier foreland. In: Koerner, Ch. & Spehn, E.M. (eds.) Mountain Biodiversity. A Global Assessment, Parthenon Publishing, London, New York, Washington D.C., 177-189.

Other Articles

Wallinger C, Kirschner D, Traugott M (2019) Effizienter Nachweis von Arten mittels Umwelt-DNA. Fischer & Teichwirt6, 208-210.

Wallinger C, Thalinger B, Traugott M, Moritz Ch, Schwarzenberger R (2019) Neue Nachweismöglichkeiten von Fischarten in Wildbächen mittels eDNA. Zeitschrift für Wildbach & Lawinenverbau 42-50.

Wallinger C (2019) Erfassung von Arten mittels DNA-Spuren ÖKF. Magazin Fisch & Gewässer. 16.

Wallinger C, Traugott M (2018) Nützlinge in Agrarlandschaften – das Nahrungsverhalten von Carabiden. Landwirtschaft ohne Pflug8, 38-41.


Food Web Designer

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Corresponding Publication: Sint & Traugott 2015. JPS.: Food Web Designer: a flexible tool to visualize interaction networks. Doi: 10.1007/s10340-015-0686-7

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DNA Calculator

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Corresponding Publication: Sint et al. 2012. MEE. https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00215.x


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