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Full name
Sophie von Merten

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Journal article
  1. Guilherme Aparício; Maílis Carrilho; Flávio Oliveira; Maria da Luz Mathias; Joaquim T. Tapisso; Sophie von Merten. "Artificial light affects the foraging behavior in greater white-toothed shrews (Crocidura russula)". Ethology (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eth.13347.
  2. von Merten, Sophie; Oliveira, Flávio G.; Tapisso, Joaquim T.; Pustelnik, Anna; Mathias, Maria da Luz; Rychlik, Leszek. "Urban populations of shrews show larger behavioural differences among individuals than rural populations". Animal Behaviour 187 (2022): 35-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2022.02.012.
  3. Grilo, Clara; Afonso, Beatriz C.; Afonso, Filipe; Alexandre, Marta; Aliácar, Sara; Almeida, Ana; Alonso, Ivan Prego; et al. "MAMMALS IN PORTUGAL: A data set of terrestrial, volant, and marine mammal occurrences in Portugal". Ecology (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3654.
  4. Flávio G. Oliveira; Joaquim T. Tapisso; Beatriz C. Afonso; Joana V. Pereira; Tomé Neves; Sophie von Merten; Maria da Luz Mathias; Leszek Rychlik. "Dissimilar use of an external heat source for thermoregulation by shrews from different geographic regions". Journal of Thermal Biology (2022): 103193-103193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2022.103193.
  5. von Merten S; Pfeifle C; Künzel S; Hoier S; Tautz D. "A humanized version of Foxp2 affects ultrasonic vocalization in adult female and male mice". Genes, Brain and Behavior 20 7 (2021): https://doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12764.
  6. Oliveira FG; Tapisso JT; von Merten S; Rychlik L; Fonseca PJ; Mathias ML. "Behavioral responses of rural and urban greater white-toothed shrews (Crocidura russula) to sound disturbance". Urban Ecosystems (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-01079-y.
  7. Oliveira FG; Mathias ML; Rychlik L; Tapisso JT; von Merten, Sophie. "Metabolic and behavioral adaptations of greater white-toothed shrews to urban conditions". Behavioral Ecology (2020): https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa088.
  8. von Merten S; Siemers BM. "Shrew twittering call rate is high in novel environments—a lab-study". Mammal Research (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13364-020-00488-w.
  9. von Merten S; Dingemanse NJ; Mathias ML; Rychlik L. "Individual behavior, behavioral stability, and pace of life within and among five shrew species". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-2793-6.
  10. Linnenbrink M*; von Merten S*. "No speed dating please! Patterns of social preference in male and female house mice.". Frontiers in Zoology (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28747988.
  11. von Merten S; Zwolak R; Rychlik L. "Social personality: a more social shrew species exhibits stronger differences in personality types". Animal Behaviour 127 (2017): 125-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.02.021.
  12. Hoier S; Pfeifle C; von Merten S*; Linnenbrink M*. "Communication at the Garden Fence - Context Dependent Vocalization in Female House Mice". PLoS ONE 11 3 (2016): e0152255-e0152255. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152255.
  13. Zsebok S; Czabán D; Farkas J; Siemers BM; von Merten S. "Acoustic species identification of shrews: Twittering calls for monitoring". Ecological Informatics 27 (2015): 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.02.002.
  14. von Merten S; Hoier S; Pfeifle C; Tautz D. "A Role for Ultrasonic Vocalisation in Social Communication and Divergence of Natural Populations of the House Mouse (Mus musculus domesticus)". PLoS ONE 9 5 (2014): e97244-e97244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097244.
  15. von Merten S; Siemers BM. "Exploratory behaviour in shrews: fast-lived Sorex versus slow-lived Crocidura". Animal Behaviour 84 1 (2012): 29-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.04.002.
  16. Page RA*; von Merten S*; Siemers BM. "Associative memory or algorithmic search: a comparative study on learning strategies of bats and shrews". Anim Cogn 15 4 (2012): 495-504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10071-012-0474-1.
  17. Siemers BM; Schauermann G; Turni H; von Merten S. "Why do shrews twitter? Communication or simple echo-based orientation". Biology Letters 5 5 (2009): 593-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2009.0378.
  18. Winter Y; von Merten S; Kleindienst HU. "Visual landmark orientation by flying bats at a large-scale touch and walk screen for bats, birds and rodents". Journal of Neuroscience Methods 141 2 (2005): 283-290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2004.07.002.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. von Merten, Sophie. "Spatial Exploration and Acoustic Orientation in Shrews - a comparative approach on the three sympatric species Sorex araneus, Sorex minutus and Crocidura leucodon". PhD, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 2011.