Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller

Professor for Animal Ecology of the temperate zone, University Würzburg

Deputy Head of the Bavarian Forest National Park
Head of the conservation and research department at the Bavarian Forest National Park

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Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald
Freyunger Str. 2
94481 Grafenau, Germany
08552 9600-179
08552 9600-100

Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Feldstation Fabrikschlaichach
Glashüttenstraße 5
96181 Rauhenebrach


Since 2016:

Professor for Animal Ecology

Since 2013:

Deputy Head of the Bavarian Forest Nationalpark

Since 2012:

Head of the research department in the Bavarian Forest Nationalpark

Since 2010:

Associated professor (Privatdozent) at the Technische Universität (TU) München, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Chair for Terrestrial Ecology, Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technische Universität München

Since 2007:

Postdoctoral lecturer at the Technische Universität (TU) München, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, in Conservation Biology, teaching Protected area management and Introduction to ecology

Since 2006:

Zoologist at the Bavarian Forest National Park, Research and Documentation Department

2002 - 2005

Researcher at the Bavarian State Institute of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecology; zoological research, leader of the working group Strict Forest Reserves


Executive manager of the Bavarian State Forest Administration, forestry district Nurembergext



Doctorate in Forestry, TU München; thesis: Forest structures as key factors for forest communities in colline and submontane beech forests (summa cum laude)


State examination in Forestry (first in 2000)


Diploma in Forest Science, TU Munich, thesis: (Rückkehrmöglichkeiten des Fischadlers nach Bayern) (with award)


Abitur (German university entrance qualification), Gymnasium Dinkelsbühl



Hans-Karl Göttling Preis (3000 €), Thurn und Taxis Preis (6000 €)


Alfred-Töpfer Preis für Agrar, Forst und Naturschutz (25.000 €)

Associate Editor:

Journal of Applied Ecology, Insect Conservation Diversity

Reviewer for:

Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecology, Remote Sensing of Environment, Forest Ecology and Management, European Journal of Forest Research, Forestry, Journal of Applied Ecology, Basic and Applied Ecology, Ecological Applications, Oecologia, Diversity and Distributions, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Ornithology, PLOSOne, Restoration Ecology, Forestry

Publication list ISI web of knowledge

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Lachat, T., Chumak, M., Chumak, V., Jakoby, O., Müller, J., Tanadini, M. & Wermelinger, B. (2016) Influence of canopy gaps on saproxylic beetles in primeval beech forests: a case study from the Uholka-Shyrokyi Luh forest, Ukraine. Insect Conservation and Diversity

Seidl, R., Müller, J., Hothorn, T., Bässler, C., Heurich, M., Kautz, M. 2015 Small beetle, large-scale drivers: How regional and landscape factors affect outbreaks of the European spruce bark beetle. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Stoklosa, A.M., Ulyshen, M.D., Fan, Z., Varner, M., Seibold, S. & Müller, J. (2016) Effects of mesh bag enclosure and termites on fine woody debris decomposition in a subtropical forest. Basic and Applied Ecology,

Thom, D., Rammer, W., Dirnböck, T., Müller, J., Kobler, J., Katzensteiner, K., Helm, N. & Seidl, R. (2016) The impacts of climate change and disturbance on spatio-temporal trajectories of biodiversity in a temperate forest landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology,


Bässler, C., Halbwachs, H., Karasch, P., Holzer, H., Gminder, A., Krieglsteiner, L., Gonzalez, R.S., Müller, J. & Brandl, R. (2016) Mean reproductive traits of fungal assemblages are correlated with resource availability. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 582–592.

Bässler, C., J. Müller, M. W. Cadotte, C. Heibl, J. H. Bradtka, S. Thorn, and H. Halbwachs. 2016. Functional response of lignicolous fungal guilds to bark beetle deforestation. Ecological Indicators, 65, 149–160.

Bässler, C., M. Cadotte, B. Beudert, C. Heibl, M. Blaschke, J. Bradtka, T. Langbehn, S. Werth, and J. Müller. 2016. Contrasting patterns of lichen functional diversity and species richness across an elevation gradient. Ecography, 39, 689–698.

Beudert, B., Bässler, C., Thorn, S., Noss, R., Schröder, B., Dieffenbach-Fries, H., Foullois, N., Müller, J., 2015. Bark beetles increase biodiversity while maintaining drinking water quality. Conservation Letters, 8, 272-281.

Bevanda, M., E. A. Fronhofer, M. Heurich, J. Müller, and B. Reineking. 2015. Landscape configuration is a major determinant of home range size variation. Ecosphere, 6, 1–12.

Heikkala, O., Sebastian, S., Koivula, M., Martikainen, P., Müller, J., Thorn, S. & Kouki, J. (2016) Retention forestry and prescribed burning result in functionally different saproxylic beetle assemblages than clear-cutting. Forest Ecology and Management, 359, 51-58.

Koban, M.B., Gossner, M.M., Müller, J., Steidle, J.L., Bässler, C., Hothorn, T., Unsicker, S.B. & Seibold, S. (2016) Short-distance attraction of saproxylic Heteroptera to olfactory cues. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9, 254–257.

Müller, F. & Müller, J. (2016) Assessing resilience in long-term ecological data sets Ecological Indicators. Ecological Indicators, 65, 10-34.

Müller, J., S. Thorn, R. Baier, K. Sagheb-Talebi, H. Barimani, S. Seibold, M. D. Ulyshen, and M. M. Gossner. 2016. Protecting the forests while allowing removal of damaged trees may imperil saproxylic insect biodiversity in the Hyrcanian beech forests of Iran. Conservation Letters, 9, 106-113.

Seibold, S., Bässler, C., Brandl, R., Büche, B., Szallies, A., Thorn, S., Ulyshen, M. & Müller, J. (2016) Microclimate and habitat heterogeneity as the major drivers of beetle diversity in dead wood Journal of Applied Ecology,

Thorn, S., Bässler, C., Bußler, H., Lindenmayer, D.B., Schmidt, S., Seibold, S., Wende, B. & Müller, J. (2016) Bark-scratching of storm-felled trees preserves biodiversity at lower economic costs compared to debarking. Forest Ecology and Management, 364, 10-16.

Thorn, S., S. A. B. Werner, J. Wohlfarth, C. Bässler, S. Seibold, P. Quillfeldt, and J. Müller. 2015c. Response of bird assemblages to windstorm and salvage logging — insights from analyses of functional guild and indicator species. Ecological Indicators, 65, 142–148.

Latifi, H., M. Heurich, F. Hartig, J. Müller, P. Krzystek, H. Jehl, and S. Dech. 2015. Estimating over- and understory canopy density of temperate mixed stands by airborne LiDAR data. Forestry.

Magg, N., J. Müller, C. Heibl, M. Wölfl, S. Wölfl, L. Bufka, and M. Heurich. 2015. Habitat availability is not the factor limiting the distribution of the Bohemian-Bavarian-lynx population. Oryx.

Weingarth, K., T. Zeppenfeld, C. Heibl, M. Heurich, L. Bufka, K. Daniszová, and J. Müller. 2015. Hide & seek – extended camera-trap session lengths and autumn provide best parameters for estimating lynx densities in mountainous areas. Biodiversity and Conservation.

Werner, S.A.B., Müller, J., Thorn, S., 2015. Natural regeneration determines wintering bird presence in wind-damaged coniferous forest stands independent of post-disturbance logging. Canadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere, 45, 1232-1237.

Zehetmair, T., Jörg, M., Zharov, A., Gruppe, A., 2014. Effects of Natura2000 and habitat variables used for habitat assessment on beetle assemblages in European beech forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity.

Zeppenfeld, T., M. Svoboda, R. DeRose, M. Heurich, J. Müller, P. Čížková, M. Starý, R. Bače, and D. Donato. 2015. Response of mountain (Picea abies) forests to stand-replacing bark beetle outbreaks: Neighborhood effects lead to self-replacement. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 1402-1411.

Bing, T., J. Müller, B. Glaser, R. Brandl, and M. Brändle. 2015. Variation in diet across an elevational gradient in the larvae of two Hydropsyche species (Trichoptera). Limnologica, 52, 83–88.

Möst, L., T. Hothorn, J. Müller, and M. Heurich. 2015. Creating a landscape of management: unintended effects on the variation of browsing pressure in a national park. Forest Ecol Manag 338:46-56.

Kaldhusdal, A., R. Brandl, J. Müller, L. Möst, and T. Hothorn. 2015. Spatio-Phylogenetic Multi-Species Distribution Models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:187-197.

Zehetmair, T., J. Müller, V. Runkel, P. Stahlschmidt, S. Winter, A. Zharov, and A. Gruppe. 2015. Poor effectiveness of Natura 2000 beech forests in protecting forest-dwelling bats. Journal for Nature Conservation 23:53-60.

Winter, M.-B., C. Ammer, R. Baier, D. C. Donato, S. Seibold, and J. Müller. 2015. Multi-taxon alpha diversity following bark beetle disturbance: evaluating multi-decade persistence of a diverse early-seral phase. Forest Ecology and Management 338: 32-45.

Gossner, M.M., Brändle, M., Brandl, R., Bail, J., Müller, J., Opgenoorth, L., 2015. Where is the extended phenotype in the wild? The community composition of arthropods on mature oak trees does not depend on the oak genotype. Plos One 10(1):e0115733

Heurich, M., T. T. G. Brand, M. Y. Kaandorp, P. Sustr, J. Muller, and B. Reineking. 2015. Country, Cover or Protection: What Shapes the Distribution of Red Deer and Roe Deer in the Bohemian Forest Ecosystem? Plos One 10. 10.1371/journal.pone.0120960.

Hooman Latifi, H., F. E. Fassnacht, J. Müller, A. Tharani, S. Dech, and M. Heurich. 2015. Forest inventories by LiDAR data: a comparison of single tree segmentation and metric-based methods for inventories of a heterogenous temperate forest. International Journal of Earth Observation and Geoinformation

Hothorn, T., J. Müller, L. Held, L. Möst, and A. Mysterud. 2015. Temporal Patterns of Deer-vehicle Collisions Consistent with Deer Activity Pattern and Density Increase but not General Accident Risk. Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Thorn, S., H. H. Hacker, S. Seibold, H. Jehl, C. Bässler, and J. Müller. 2015a. Guild-specific responses of forest Lepidoptera highlight conservation oriented forest management - implications from conifer-dominated forests. Forest Ecol Manag 337:41-47.

Seibold, S., Brandl, R., Buse, J., Hothorn, T., Schmidl, J., Thorn, S., Müller, J., 2015. Association of the extinction risk of saproxylic beetles and the ecological degradation of forests in Europe. Conservation Biology 29:382-390.

Parmain, G., C. Bouget, J. Müller, J. Horak, M. M. Gossner, T. Lachat, and G. Isacsson. 2015. Can rove beetles (Staphylinidae) be excluded in studies focusing on saproxylic beetles in central European beech forests? Bulletin of Entomological Research 105:101-109.

Müller, J., B. Wende, C. Strobl, M. Eugster, I. Gallenberger, A. Floren, I. Steffan-Dewenter, K. E. Linsenmair, W. W. Weisser, and M. M. Gossner. 2015c. Forest management and regional tree composition drive the host preference of saproxylic beetle communities. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Müller, J., H. Brustel, A. Brin, H. Bussler, C. Bouget, E. Obermaier, I. M. M. Heidinger, T. Lachat, B. Förster, J. Horak, J. Procházka, F. Köhler, L. Larrieu, U. Bense, G. Isacsson, L. Zapponi, and M. M. Gossner. 2015a. Increasing temperature may compensate for lower amounts of dead wood in driving richness of saproxylic beetles. Ecography. 38: 499–509.

Seibold, S., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, M. M. Gossner, S. Thorn, M. D. Ulyshen, and J. Müller. 2015a. Experimental studies of dead-wood biodiversity - a review identifying global gaps in knowledge. Biological Conservation 191:139-149.

Thorn, S., J. Müller, C. Bässler, A. Gminder, R. Brandl, and C. Heibl. 2015b. Host abundance, durability, basidiome growth formniche diversity and phylogenetic isolation determine fungivore species richness. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114:699-708.


Bae, S.-y., Reineking, B., Ewald, M., Müller, J., 2014. A comparison of airborne lidar, aerial photos and field survey to model habitat suitability of a cryptic forest species - the hazel grouse. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 35:17,6469-6489.

Bässler, C., Ernst, R., Cadotte, M., Heibl, C., Müller, J., 2014. Near-to-nature logging influences fungal community assembly processes in a temperate forest. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 939-948.

Ewald, M., Dupke, C., Heurich, M., Müller, J., Reineking, B., 2014. LiDAR Remote Sensing of Forest Structure and GPS Telemetry Data Provide Insights on Winter Habitat Selection of European Roe Deer. Forests 5, 1374-1390.

Farwig, N., Brandl, R., Siemann, S., Wiener, F., Müller, J., 2014. Decomposition rate of carrion is dependent on assemblage not abundance of insect carrion fauna. Oecologia. 175:1291–1300.

Hausknecht, R., Jacobs, S., Müller, J., Zink, R., Frey, H., Solheim, R., Vrezec, A., Kristin, A., Mihok, J., Kergalve, I., Saurola, P., Kühn, R., 2014. Phylogeographic analysis and genetic cluster recognition for the conservation of Ural Owls (Strix uralensis) in Europe. Journal of Ornithology 155, 121-134.

Maraun, M., Augustin, D., Müller, J., Baessler, C., Scheu, S., 2014. Changes in the community and trophic structure of microarthropods in sporocarps of the wood decaying fungus Fomitopsis pinicola along an altitudinal gradient. Applied Soil Ecology 84, 16–23.

Müller, J., Bae, S., Röder, J., Chao, A., Didham, R.K., 2014. Airborne LiDAR reveals context dependence in the effects of canopy architecture on arthropod diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 312, 129-137.

Müller, J., Bässler, C., Essbauer, S., Schex, S., Müller, D.W.H., Opgenoorth, L., Brandl, R., 2014. Relative heart size but not body size within populations of two rodent species increases with elevation: reviving Hesse’s rule. Journal of Biogeography 41, 2211-2220.

Müller, J., Jarzabek-Müller, A., Bussler, H., Gossner, M.M., 2014d. Hollow beech trees identified as keystone structures by analyses of functional and phylogenetic diversity of saproxylic beetles. Animal Conservation 17, 154-162.

Müller, J., Opgenoorth, L., 2014. On the gap between science and conservation implementation – a national park perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology 15, 373-378.

Müller, J., Wölfl, M., Wölfl, S., Müller, D.W.H., Hothorn, T., Heurich, M., 2014e. Protected areas shape the spatial distribution of a European lynx population more than 20 years after reintroduction. Biological Conservation 177, 210-217.

Rösner, S., Brandl, R., Lorrenc, T., Müller, J., 2014. Genetic assessment reveals a viable and coherent population of a highly threatened forest bird. Journal of Wildlife Management 60, 789-801.

Rösner, S., E. Mussard-Forster, T. Lorenc, J. Müller. 2014 Recreation shapes a „landscape of fear“ for a threatened forest bird species in Central Europe. Landscape Ecology, 29, 55-66.

Seibold, S., Bässler, C., Baldrian, P., Thorn, S., Müller, J., Gossner, M.M., 2014. Wood resource and not fungi attract early-successional saproxylic species of Heteroptera – an experimental approach. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7, 533-542.

Stoeckle, B.C., Müller, D., Müller, J., Kuehn, R., 2014. Identification of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the high montane gastropod Semilimax kotulae using high-throughput sequence data. Molluscan Research 34, 1.

Stoll, S., Frenzel, M., Burkhard, B., Adamescu, M., Augustaitis, A., Baeßler, C., Bonet, F.J., Cazacu, C., Cosor, G.L., Díaz-Delgado, R., Carranza, M.L., Grandin, U., Haase, P., Hämäläinen, H., Loke, R., Müller, J., Stanisci, A., Staszewski, T., Müller, F., 2014. Assessment of ecosystem integrity and service gradients across Europe using the LTER Europe network. Ecological Modelling.

Thoma, B., Müller, J., Bässler, C., Georgi, E., Osterberg, A., Schex, S., Bottomley, C., Essbauer, S., 2014. Predicting the risk for hantaviruses in rodents in a montane forest environment. Viruses 6, 3944-3967.

Thorn, S., Bässler, C., Gottschalk, T., Hothorn, T., Bussler, H., Raffa, K., Müller, J., 2014. New insights into the consequences of post-windthrow salvage logging revealed by functional structure of saproxylic beetles assemblages. Plos One 9, e101757.

Wang, X., Müller, J., An, L., Lanzhu Ji, Liu, Y., Wang, X., Hao, Z., 2014. Intra-annual variations in abundance and species composition of carabid beetles in a temperate forest in Northeast China. Journal of Insect Conservation 18, 85-98.


Angelstam, P., J.-M. Roberge, R. Axelsson, M. Elbakidze, K.-O. Bergman, A. Dahlberg, E. Degerman, S. Eggers, P.-A. Esseen, J. Hjältén, T. Johansson, J. Müller, H. Paltto, I. Soloviy, T. Snäll, and J. Törnblom. 2013. Evidence-based versus negotiated knowledge for assessment of ecological sustainability: the Swedish Forest Stewardship Council standard as a case study. Ambio 42, 229-240.

Aparicio, A., D. G. Berens, J. Müller, and N. Farwig. 2013. Resources determine frugivore assemblages and fruit removal along an elevational gradient. Acta Oecologica. 52, 45-49.

Bacht, M., L. Opgenoorth, S. Rösner, J. Müller, R. Pfeifer, and R. Brandl. 2013. Are Ring Ouzel populations of the low mountain ranges remnants from a broader distribution in the past? Journal of Ornithology 154, 231-237.

Bässler, C., T. Hothorn, B. Brandl, and J. Müller. 2013. Insects overshoot the expected upslope shift caused by climate warming. PlosONE 8:e65842.

Gossner, M. M., T. Lachat, J. Brunet, G. Isacsson, C. Bouget, H. Brustel, R. Brandl, W. W. Weisser, and J. Müller. 2013. Current “near-to-nature” forest management effects on functional trait composition of saproxylic beetles in beech forests. Conservation Biology 27, 605-614.

Lehnert, L. W., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, P. J. Burton, and J. Müller. 2013. Highest number of indicator species is found in the early successional stages after bark beetle attack. Journal for Nature Conservation 21, 97-104.

Müller, J., R. Brandl, J. Buchner, H. Pretzsch, S. Seifert, C. Strätz, M. Veith, and M. B. Fenton. 2013. From ground to above canopy — bat activity in mature forests is driven by vegetation density and height. Forest Ecology and Management 306, 179-184.

Müller, J., J. Brunet, A. Brin, C. Bouget, H. Brustel, H. Bussler, B. Förster, G. Iscacsson, F. Köhler, T. Lachat, and M. M. Gossner. 2013. Implications from large-scale spatial diversity patterns of saproxylic beetles for the conservation of European Beech forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6, 162-169.

Müller, J., A. Jarzabek-Müller, and H. Bussler. 2013. Some of the rarest European saproxylic beetles are common in the wilderness of Northern Mongolia. Journal of Insect Conservation 17, 989-1001.

Riedinger, V., J. Müller, J. Stadler, and R. Brandl. 2013. Phylogenetic diversity of bats decreases in urban environments. Basic and Applied Ecology 14, 74-80.

Seibold, S., J. Buchner, C. Bässler, and J. Müller. 2013. Ponds in acidic mountains are more important for bats in providing drinking water than insect prey. Journal of Zoology 290, 302-308.

Seibold, S., A. Hempel, S. Piehl, C. Bässler, R. Brandl, S. Rösner, and J. Müller. 2013. Forest vegetation structure has more influence on predation risk of ground nests than human activities. Basic and Applied Ecology 14, 687-693.

Teuscher, M., R. Brandl, B. Förster, T. Hothorn, S. Rößner, and J. Müller. 2013. Forest inventories are a valuable data source for habitat modelling of forest species: an alternative to remote-sensing data. Forestry 86, 441-253.



Leutner, B.F., Reineking, B., Müller, J., Bachmann, M., Beierkuhnlein, C., Dech, S., Wegmann, M. (2012) Modelling forest α-diversity and floristic composition – On the added value of LiDAR plus hyperspectral remote sensing. Remote Sensing 4, 2818-2845.

Bässler, C., Müller, J., Svoboda, M., Lepsova, A., Hahn, H., Holzer, H., Pouska, v., 2012. Diversity of wood-decaying fungi under different disturbance regimes - a case study from spruce mountain forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 21, 33-49.

Heurich, M., Müller, J., Burg, M., 2012. Comparison of the effecitivity of different snare types for collecting and retaining hair from Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx). European Journal of Wildlife Research 58, 579-587.

Hothorn, T., Brandl, R., Müller, J., 2012. Large-scale Model-based Assessment of Deer-vehicle Collision Risk. PlosONE 7, e29510.

Lachat, T., Wermelinger, B., Martin M. Gossner, M.M., Bussler, H., Isacsson, G., Müller, J., 2012. Saproxylic beetles as indicator species for dead-wood amount and temperature in European beech forests. Ecological Indicators 23, 323-331.

Mehr, M., Brandl, R., Kneib, T., Müller, J., 2012. The effect of bark beetle infestation and salvage logging on bat activity in a national park. Biodiversity and Conservation 21, 2775–2786.

Müller, J., Mehr, M., Bässler, C., Fenton, M.B., Hothorn, T., Pretzsch, H., Klemmt, H.-J., Brandl, R., 2012b. Aggregative response in bats: prey abundance versus habitat. Oecologia 169, 673-684.


Bässler, C., Stadler, J., Müller, J., Förster, B., Göttlein, A., Brandl, R., 2011. Lidar as a useful and rapid tool to predict forest habitat types in Natura 2000 networks. Biodiversity and Conservation 20, 465-481.

Bussler, H., Bouget, C., Brustel, H., Brändle, M., Riedinger, V., Brandl, R., Müller, J., 2011. Abundance and pest classification of scolytid species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) follow different patterns. Forest Ecology and Management 262, 1887-1894.

Gossner, M.M., Müller, J., 2011. The influence of species traits and q-metrics on scale-specific b-diversity components of arthropod communities of temperate forests. Landscape Ecology 26, 411-424.

Hofner, B., Müller, J., Hothorn, T., 2011. Monotonicity-Constrained Species Distribution Models. Ecology 92, 1895-1901.

Hothorn, T., Müller, J., Schröder, B., Kneib, T., Brandl, R., 2011. Decomposing environmental, spatial, and spatiotemporal components of species distributions. Ecological Monographs 81, 329-347.

Mehr, M., Brandl, R., Hothorn, T., Dziock, F., Förster, B., Müller, J., 2011. Land use is more important than climate for species richness and composition of bat assemblages on a regional scale. Mammalian Biology 76, 451-460.

Müller, J., Stadler, J., Jarzabek-Müller, A., Hacker, H., ter Braak, C., Brandl, R., 2011. The predictability of phytophagous insect communities: host specialists are also habitat specialists. PlosONE 6, e25986.

Schex, S., Müller, J., Essbauer, S., 2011. Rickettsia spp. in wild small mammals in Lower Bavaria, South-Eastern Germany. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11, 493-502.

Vierling, K.T., Bässler, C., Brandl, B., Vierling, L.A., Weiß, I., Müller, I., 2011. Spinning a laser web: predicting spider distributions using lidar. Ecological Applications 21, 577-588.


Bässler, C., Müller, J., 2010. Importance of natural disturbance for recovery of the rare polypore Antrodiella citrinella Niemelä & Ryvarden. Fungal Biology 114, 129-133.

Bässler, C., Müller, J., Dziock, F., 2010. Identification of climate sensitive zones for plants in montane forests. Folia Geobotanica 45, 163-182.

Bässler, C., Müller, J., Dziock, F., Brandl, R., 2010. Microclimate and especially resource availability are more important than macroclimate for assemblages of wood-inhabiting fungi. Journal of Ecology 98, 822-832.

Hothorn, T., Müller, J., 2010. Large-scale reduction of ungulate browsing by managed sport hunting. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 1416-1423.

Müller, J., Bütler, R., 2010. A review of habitat thresholds for dead wood: a baseline for management recommendations. European Journal of Forest Research 129, 981-992.

Müller, J., Gossner, M., 2010. Three-dimensional partitioning of diversity reveals baseline information for state-wide strategies for the conservation of saproxylic beetles. Biological Conservation 143, 625-633.

Müller, J., Reed, N., Bussler, H., Brandl, R., 2010. Learning from a "benign neglect strategy" in a national park: Response of saproxylic beetles to dead wood accumulation. Biological Conservation 143, 2559-2569.

Müller, J., Stadler, J., Brandl, R., 2010. Composition versus physiognomy of vegetation as predictors of bird assemblages: the role of lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment 114, 490-495.

Raabe, S., Müller, J., Manthey, M., Dürhammer, M., Teuber, U., Göttlein, A., Förster, B., Brandl, R., Bässler, C., 2010. Drivers of bryophyte diversity allow implications for forest management with a focus on climate change. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 1956-1964.

Röder, J., Bässler, C., Brandl, R., Dvořak, L., Floren, A., Gruppe, A., Goßner, M., Jarzabek-Müller, A., Vojtech, O., Wagner, C., Müller, J., 2010. Arthropod species richness in the Norway Spruce canopy along an elevation gradient. Forest Ecology and Management 259, 1513-1521.


Bässler, C., Müller, J., Hothorn, T., Kneib, T., Badeck, F., Dziock, F., 2009. Estimation of the extinction risk for high montane species as a consequence of global warming and assessement of their suitability as cross-taxon indicators. Ecological Indicators 10, 341-352.

Bussler, H., Müller, J., 2009. Vacuum cleaning for conservationists: a new method for inventory of Osmoderma eremita (Scop., 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and other inhabitants of hollow trees in Natura 2000 areas. Journal of Insect Conservation 13, 355-359.

Moning, C., Müller, J., 2009. Critical forest age thresholds for diversity of lichens, molluscs and birds in temperate beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) plant communities. Ecological Indicators 9, 922–932.

Moning, C., Werth, S., Dziock, F., Bässler, C., Bradtka, J., Hothorn, T., Müller, J., 2009. Lichen diversity in temperate montane forests is influenced by forest structure more than climate. Forest Ecology and Management 258, 745-751.

Müller, D., Schröder, B., Müller, J., 2009. Modelling habitat selection of the cryptic Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia in a montane forest. Journal of Ornithology 150, 717-732.

Müller, J., Bässler, C., Strätz, C., Klöcking, B., Brandl, R., 2009. Molluscs and climate warming in a low mountain range national park. Malacologia 51, 133-153.

Müller, J., Brandl, R., 2009. Assessing biodiversity by remote sensing and ground survey in montainous terrain: the potential of LiDAR to predict forest beetle assemblages. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 897–905.

Müller, J., Moning, C., Bässler, C., Heurich, M., Brandl, R., 2009. Using airborne laser scanning to model potential abundance and assemblages of forest passerines. Basic and Applied Ecology 10, 671-681.

Müller, J., Pöllath, J., Moshammer, R., Schröder, B., 2009. Predicting the occurrence of Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius on a regional scale, using forest inventory data. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 502–509.


Kneib, T., Müller, J., Hothorn, T., 2008. Spatial smoothing techniques for the assessment of habitat suitability. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 15, 343-364.

Löttker, P., Rummel, A., Traube, M., Stache, A., Šustr, P., Müller, J., Heurich, M., 2008. New Possibilities of Observing Animal Behavior from Distance Using Activity Sensors in GPS-Collars – An Attempt to Calibrate Remotely Collected Activity Data with Direct Behavioral Observations in Red Deer. Journal of Wildlife Biology 15, 425-434.

Moning, C., Müller, J., 2008. Environmental key factors and their thresholds for the avifauna of temperate montane forests. Forest Ecology and Management 256, 1198–1208.

Müller, J., Bussler, H., 2008. Key factors and critical thresholds at stand scale for saproxylic beetles in a beech dominated forest, southern Germany. Rev. Écol. (Terre Vie) 63, 73-82.

Müller, J., Bußler, H., Goßner, M., Rettelbach, T., Duelli, P., 2008. The European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus (L.) in a national park - from pest to keystone species. Biodiversity and Conservation 17, 2979-3001.

Müller, J., Bussler, H., Kneib, T., 2008. Saproxylic beetle assemblages related to silvicultural management intensity and stand structures in a beech forest in Southern Germany. European Journal of Insect Conservation 12, 107-124.


Müller, J., Engel, H., Blaschke, M., 2007. Assemblages of wood-inhabiting fungi related to silvicultural management intensity in beech forests in southern Germany. European Journal of Forest Research 126, 513-527.

Müller, J., Goßner, M., 2007. Single host trees in a closed forest canopy matrix: a highly fragmented landscape. Journal of Applied Entomology 131, 613-620.

Müller, J., Hothorn, T., Pretzsch, H., 2007b. Long-term effects of logging intensity on structures, birds, saproxylic beetles and wood-inhabiting fungi in stands of European beech Fagus sylvatica L. Forest Ecology and Management 242, 297-305.


Müller, J., Strätz, C., Hothorn, T., 2005. Habitat factors for land snails in acid beech forests with a special focus on coarse woody debris. European Journal of Forest Research 124, 233-242.


Müller, J., Hothorn, T., 2004. Maximally selected two-sample statistics as a new tool for the identification and assessment of habitat factors with an application to breeding-bird communities in oak forests. European Journal of Forest Research 123, 219-228.

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