Complete list of Publications


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.   

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.   

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.   

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.   

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.   

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.   

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 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

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

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

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

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