Full List of Publications:


D. Dreyer, B. el Jundi, D. Kishkinev, C. Suchentrunk, L. Campostrini, B. J. Frost, T. Zechmeister, E. J. Warrant (2018)
Evidence for a southward autumn migration of nocturnal noctuids moths in central Europe
Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb179218 doi: 10.1242/jeb.179218

C. Eikenaar, E. Ballstaedt, S. Hessler, T. Klinner, F. Müller, H. Schmaljohann (2018)
Cues, corticosterone and departure decisions in a partial migrant
General and Comparative Endocrinology 261: 59-66.

C. Eikenaar, F. Müller, G. Rüppel, M. Stöwe (2018)
Endocrine regulation of migratory departure from stopover: Evidence from a longitudinal migratory restlessness study on northern wheatears
Hormones and Behavior 99: 9-13.

K. Kareklas, R. W. Elwood, R. A. Holland (2018)
Fish learn collectively, but groups with differing personalities are slower to decide and more likely to split
Biology open bio.033613.

K. Kareklas, R. W. Elwood, R. A. Holland (2018)
Grouping promotes risk-taking in unfamiliar settings
Behavioural processes 148:41-45.

K. Kareklas, G. Arnott, R. W. Elwood, R. A. Holland (2018)
Relationships between personality and lateralization of sensory inputs
Animal Behaviour 141:127-135.

D. Karmaker, I. Schiffner, M. Wilson, M.V. Srinivasan (2018)
Image denoising with Weighted ORientation-Matched filters(WORM)
2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO 2018) December 12-15 2018, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

D. Karmaker, I. Schiffner, M. Wilson, M.V. Srinivasan (2018)
The bird gets caught by the WORM: tracking multiple deformable objects in noisy environments using Weight ORdered Logic Maps
13th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2018) November 19-21 2018, Las Vegas USA.

T.L. Molloy, G.S. Garden, T. Perez, I. Schiffner, D. Karmaker, M.V. Srinivasan(2018)
An inverse differential game approach to modelling bird mid-air collision avoidance behaviours
In 18th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID 2018), 9-11 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.

F. Müller, C. Eikenaar, CJ Crysler, PD Taylor, H Schmaljohann (2018)
Nocturnal departure timing in songbirds facing distinct migratory challenges
Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 1102-1115.

F. Müller, G. Rüppel, H. Schmaljohann (2018)
Does the length of the night affect the timing of nocturnal departures in a migratory songbird?
Animal Behaviour 141: 183-194.

A. Mukhin, D. Kobylkov, D. Kishkinev, V. Grinkevich (2018)
Interrupted breeding in a songbird migrant triggers development of nocturnal locomotor activity
Scientific reports 8 (1):5520.

I. Schiffner, P. Fuhrman, J. Reimann, R. Wiltschko (2018)
Behavioural traits of individual homing pigeons, Columba livia f. domestica, in their homing flights
PLoS ONE 13(9): e0201291.

H. Schmaljohann, F. Müller, T. Klinner, C. Eikenaar (2018)
Potential age differences in the migratory behaviour of a nocturnal songbird migrant during autumn and spring
Journal of Avian Biology e01815.


N. Chernetsov, A. Pakhomov, D. Kobylkov, D. Kishkinev, R. Holland, H. Mouritsen (2017)
Migratory Eurasian reed warblers can use magnetic declination to solve the longitude problem
Current Biology 27 (17):2647-2651. e2.

C. Eikenaar, F. Müller, C. Leutgeb, S. Hessler, K. Lebus, PD Taylor, H. Schmaljohann (2017)
Corticosterone and timing of migratory departure in a songbird
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284.

R. Juvaste, E. Arriero, A. Gagliardo, R. Holland, M. J. Huttunen, I. Mueller, K. Thorup, M. Wikelski, J. Hannila, M. Penttinen (2017)
Satellite tracking of red-listed nominate lesser black-backed gulls (Larus f. fuscus): Habitat specialisation in foraging movements raises novel conservation needs
Global Ecology and Conservation 10:220-230.

C. L. McAroe, C. M. Craig, R. A. Holland (2017)
Shoaling promotes place over response learning but does not facilitate individual learning of that strategy in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
BMC Zoology 2 (1):10.

K. Kareklas, R. W. Elwood, R. A. Holland (2017)
Personality effects on spatial learning: comparisons between visual conditions in a weakly electric fish
Ethology 123 (8):551-559.

M. L. van Toor, E. Arriero, R. A. Holland, M. J. Huttunen, R. Juvaste, I. Müller, K. Thorup, M. Wikelski, K. Safi (2017)
Flexibility of habitat use in novel environments: insights from a translocation experiment with lesser black-backed gulls
Royal Society open science 4 (1):160164.

C. C. Voigt, W. F. Frick, M. W. Holderied, R. Holland, G. Kerth, M. A. Mello, R. K. Plowright, S. Swartz, Y. Yovel (2017)
Principles and Patterns of Bat Movements: From Aerodynamics to Ecology
The Quarterly review of biology 92 (3):267-287.


C. Eikenaar, F. Müller, S. Kämpfer, H. Schmaljohann. (2016)
Fuel accumulation advances nocturnal departure: A migratory restlessness study on northern wheatears at stopover
Animal Behaviour 117: 9-14.

C. L. McAroe, C. M. Craig, R. A. Holland (2016)
Place versus response learning in fish: a comparison between species
Animal cognition 19 (1):153-161.

K. Kareklas, G. Arnott, R. W. Elwood, R. A. Holland (2016)
Plasticity varies with boldness in a weakly-electric fish
Frontiers in zoology 13 (1):22.

D. Karmaker, I. Schiffner, R. Strydom, M.V. Srinivasan (2016)
WHoG: A weighted HoG-based scheme for the detection of birds and identification of their poses in natural environments
2016 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV):1-7.

D. Kishkinev, D. Heyers, B.K. Woodworth, G.W. Mitchell, A.H. Keith, D.R. Norris (2016)
Experienced migratory songbirds do not display goal-ward orientation after release following a cross-continental displacement: an automated telemetry study
Scientific Reports (6): 37326.

F. Müller, PD Taylor, S. Sjöberg, R. Muheim, A. Tsvey, SA Mackenzie, H. Schmaljohann (2016)
Towards a conceptual framework for explaining variation in nocturnal departure time of songbird migrants
Movement Ecology 4: 24.

I. Schiffner, S. Denzau, D. Gehring, R. Wiltschko (2016)
Mathematical analysis of the homing flights of pigeons based on GPS tracks
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 202 (12):869-877.

I. Schiffner, T. Perez , M.V. Srinivasan (2016)
Strategies for pre-emptive mid-air collision avoidance in budgerigars
PloS one 11 (9):e0162435.

I. Schiffner, M.V. Srinivasan (2016)
Budgerigar flight in a varying environment: flight at distinct speeds?
Biology letters 12 (6):20160221.

H.D. Vo, I. Schiffner, M.V. Srinivasan (2016)
Anticipatory manoeuvres in bird flight
Scientific reports (6):27591.


D. Kishkinev (2015)
Sensory mechanisms of long-distance navigation in birds: a recent advance in the context of previous studies
Journal of Ornithology 156 (1):145-161.

D. Kishkinev, N. Chernetsov (2015)
Magnetoreception systems in birds: a review of current research
Biology Bulletin Reviews 5 (1):46-62.

D. Kishkinev, N. Chernetsov, A. Pakhomov, D. Heyers, H. Mouritsen (2015)
Eurasian reed warblers compensate for virtual magnetic displacement
Current Biology 25 (19):R822-R824.

O. Lindecke, C. C. Voigt, G. Petersons, R. A. Holland (2015)
Polarized skylight does not calibrate the compass system of a migratory bat
Biology letters 11 (9):20150525.

I. Schiffner and M.V. Srinivasan (2015)
Direct evidence for vision-based control of flight speed in budgerigars.
Scientific Reports 5, 10992; doi: 10.1038/srep10992.

M. Wikelski, E. Arriero, A. Gagliardo, R. A. Holland, M. J. Huttunen, R. Juvaste, I. Mueller, G. Tertitski, K. Thorup, M. Wild (2015)
True navigation in migrating gulls requires intact olfactory nerves
Scientific reports 5:17061.


S. Greif, I. Borissov, Y. Yovel, R. A. Holland (2014)
A functional role of the sky’s polarization pattern for orientation in the greater mouse-eared bat
Nature communications 5:4488.

R. Holland (2014)
True navigation in birds: from quantum physics to global migration
Journal of Zoology.

I. Schiffner, B. Siegmund and R. Wiltschko (2014):
Following the sun: a mathematical analysis of the tracks of clock-shifted homing pigeons
Journal of Experimental Biology 217:2643-2649.

I. Schiffner, R. Wiltschko (2014)
Pigeon navigation: different routes lead to Frankfurt
PloS one 9 (11):e112439.

I. Schiffner, H.D. Vo, P.S. Bhagavatula and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
Minding the gap: in-flight body awareness in birds
Frontiers in Zoology 11(64)


R. Holland, C. Filannino, A. Gagliardo (2013)
A magnetic pulse does not affect homing pigeon navigation: a GPS tracking experiment
The Journal of experimental biology 216 (12):2192-2200.

R. A. Holland, B. Helm (2013)
A strong magnetic pulse affects the precision of departure direction of naturally migrating adult but not juvenile birds
Journal of The Royal Society Interface 10 (81).

D. Kishkinev, N. Chernetsov, D. Heyers, H. Mouritsen (2013)
Migratory reed warblers need intact trigeminal nerves to correct for a 1,000 km eastward displacement
PLoS One 8 (6):e65847.

I. Schiffner, P. Fuhrmann and R. Wiltschko (2013)
Homing flights of pigeons in the Frankfurt region: the effect of distance and local experience.
Animal Behaviour 86:291-307.

I. Schiffner, M. V. Srinivasan (2013)
Behavioural lateralization in budgerigars varies with the task and the individual
PLoS One 8 (12):e82670.

I. Schiffner and R. Wiltschko (2013)
Development of the Navigational System in Homing Pigeons: Increase in Complexity of the Navigational Map.
Journal of Experimental Biology 216:2675-2681.

M. L. van Toor, A. Hedenström, J. Waldenström, W. Fiedler, R. A. Holland, K. Thorup, M. Wikelski (2013)
Flexibility of continental navigation and migration in European mallards
PloS one 8 (8):e72629.


D. Kishkinev, H. Mouritsen, C.V. Mora (2012)
An attempt to develop an operant conditioning paradigm to test for magnetic discrimination behavior in a migratory songbird
Journal of Ornithology 153 (4):1165-1177.

K. Thorup, T. E. Ortvad, R. A. Holland, J. Rabøl, M. W. Kristensen, M. Wikelski (2012)
Orientation of vagrant birds on the Faroe Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
Journal of Ornithology 153 (4):1261-1265.


N. Chernetsov, D. Kishkinev, V. Kosarev, C.V. Bolshakov (2011)
Not all songbirds calibrate their magnetic compass from twilight cues: a telemetry study
Journal of Experimental Biology 214 (15):2540-2543.

T. Guilford, S. Åkesson, A. Gagliardo, R. A. Holland, H. Mouritsen, R. Muheim, R. Wiltschko, W. Wiltschko, V. P. Bingman (2011)
Migratory navigation in birds: new opportunities in an era of fast-developing tracking technology
The Journal of Experimental Biology 214 (22):3705-3712.

C.M. Hein, S. Engels, D. Kishkinev, H. Mouritsen (2011)
Robins have a magnetic compass in both eyes
Nature 471 (7340):E1.

R. A. Holland, C. F. Meyer, E. K. Kalko, R. Kays, M. Wikelski (2011)
Emergence time and foraging activity in Pallas' mastiff bat, Molossus molossus (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in relation to sunset/sunrise and phase of the moon
Acta Chiropterologica 13 (2):399-404.

I. Schiffner, J. Baumeister and R. Wiltschko (2011)
Mathematical analysis of the navigational process in homing pigeons.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 291:42-46.

I. Schiffner, P. Fuhrmann, R. Wiltschko (2011)
Tracking pigeons in a magnetic anomaly and in magnetically "quiet" terrain
Naturwissenschaften 98 (7):575-581.

I. Schiffner, T. Pavkovic, B. Siegmund, R. Wiltschko (2011)
Strategies of young pigeons during 'map' learning
The Journal of Navigation 64 (3):431-448.

I. Schiffner, R. Wiltschko (2011)
Temporal fluctuations of the geomagnetic field affect pigeons' entire homing flight
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197 (7):765-772.

K. Thorup, T. E. Ortvad, J. Rabøl, R. A. Holland, A. P. Tøttrup, M. Wikelski (2011)
Juvenile songbirds compensate for displacement to oceanic islands during autumn migration
PloS one 6 (3):e17903.


R. A. Holland, I. Borissov, B. M. Siemers (2010)
A nocturnal mammal, the greater mouse-eared bat, calibrates a magnetic compass by the sun
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (15):6941-6945.

R. A. Holland (2010)
Differential effects of magnetic pulses on the orientation of naturally migrating birds
Journal of The Royal Society Interface 7 (52):1617-1625.

D. Kishkinev, N. Chernetsov, H. Mouritsen (2010)
A Double-Clock or Jetlag Mechanism is Unlikely to be Involved in Detection of East-West Displacements in a Long-Distance Avian Migrant
The Auk 127 (4):773-780.

K. Thorup, R. A. Holland, A. P. Tøttrup, M. Wikelski (2010)
Understanding the migratory orientation program of birds: extending laboratory studies to study free-flying migrants in a natural setting
Integrative and Comparative Biology 50 (3):315-322.

M. Wikelski, J. Moxley, A. Eaton-Mordas, M. M. Lopez-Uribe, R. Holland, D. Moskowitz, D. W. Roubik, R. Kays (2010)
Large-range movements of neotropical orchid bees observed via radio telemetry
PLoS One 5 (5):e10738.

R. Wiltschko, I. Schiffner, P. Fuhrmann, W. Wiltschko (2010)
The role of the magnetite-based receptors in the beak in pigeon homing
Current Biology 20 (17):1534-1538.


I. Bisson, K. Safi, R. A. Holland (2009)
Evidence for repeated independent evolution of migration in the largest family of bats
PLoS One 4 (10):e7504.

V. N. Bulyuk, A. Mukhin, D. Kishkinev, V. Kosarev (2009)
To what extent do environmental factors affect the long-distance nocturnal post-fledging movements of the Reed Warbler?
Journal of Ornithology 150 (2):339-350.

R. Holland (2009)
Blind as a Bat? The Sensory Basis of Orientation and Navigation at Night
In: Berthoz A., Christen Y. (eds) Neurobiology of “Umwelt”. Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg pp 125-139.

R. A. Holland, K. Thorup, A. Gagliardo, I. Bisson, E. Knecht, D. Mizrahi, M. Wikelski (2009)
Testing the role of sensory systems in the migratory heading of a songbird
The Journal of experimental biology 212 (24):4065-4071.

R. A. Holland, M. Wikelski (2009)
Studying the migratory behavior of individual bats: current techniques and future directions
Journal of Mammalogy 90 (6):1324-1329.

R. A. Holland, M. Wikelski, F. Kümmeth, C. Bosque (2009)
The secret life of oilbirds: new insights into the movement ecology of a unique avian frugivore
Plos One 4 (12):e8264.

I. Schiffner, R. Wiltschko (2009)
Point of decision: when do pigeons decide to head home?
Naturwissenschaften 96 (2):251-258.

K. Thorup, R. A. Holland (2009)
The bird GPS–long-range navigation in migrants
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (22):3597-3604.

R. Wiltschko, I. Schiffner, W. Wiltschko (2009)
A strong magnetic anomaly affects pigeon navigation
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (18):2983-2990.

M. Zapka, D. Heyers, C.M. Hein, S. Engels, N. Schneider, J. Hans, S. Weiler, D. Dreyer, D. Kishkinev, J.M. Wild (2009)
Visual but not trigeminal mediation of magnetic compass information in a migratory bird
Nature 461 (7268):1274.


N. Chernetsov, D. Kishkinev, H. Mouritsen (2008)
A long-distance avian migrant compensates for longitudinal displacement during spring migration
Current Biology 18 (3):188-190.

N. Chernetsov, D. Kishkinev, S. Gashkov, V. Kosarev, C.V. Bolshakov (2008)
Migratory programme of juvenile pied flycatchers, Ficedula hypoleuca, from Siberia implies a detour around Central Asia
Animal Behaviour 75 (2):539-545.

R. A. Holland, J. L. Kirschvink, T. G. Doak, M. Wikelski (2008)
Bats use magnetite to detect the earth's magnetic field
PLoS One 3 (2):e1676.

A. Mukhin, N. Chernetsov, D. Kishkinev (2008)
Acoustic information as a distant cue for habitat recognition by nocturnally migrating passerines during landfall
Behavioral Ecology 19 (4):716-723.


R. A. Holland (2007)
Orientation and navigation in bats: known unknowns or unknown unknowns?
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61 (5):653-660.

R. A. Holland, D. A. Waters (2007)
The effect of familiarity on echolocation in the megachiropteran bat Rousettus aegyptiacus
Behaviour 144 (9):1053-1064.

K. Thorup, I. Bisson, M. S. Bowlin, R. A. Holland, J. C. Wingfield, M. Ramenofsky, M. Wikelski (2007)
Evidence for a navigational map stretching across the continental US in a migratory songbird
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 (46):18115-18119.

R. Wiltschko, I. Schiffner, B. Siegmund (2007)
Homing flights of pigeons over familiar terrain
Animal Behaviour 74 (5):1229-1240.


R. A. Holland, K. Thorup, M. J. Vonhof, W. W. Cochran, M. Wikelski (2006)
Navigation: bat orientation using Earth's magnetic field
Nature 444 (7120):702-702.

R. A. Holland, M. Wikelski, D. S. Wilcove (2006)
How and why do insects migrate?
Science 313 (5788):794-796.


R. A. Holland, D. A. Waters (2005)
Echolocation signals and pinnae movement in the fruitbat Rousettus aegyptiacus
Acta chiropterologica 7 (1):83-90.

R. A. Holland, P. Winter, D. A. Waters (2005)
Sensory systems and spatial memory in the fruit bat Rousettus aegyptiacus
Ethology 111 (8):715-725.


R. A. Holland, D. A. Waters, J. M. Rayner (2004)
Echolocation signal structure in the Megachiropteran bat Rousettus aegyptiacus Geoffroy 1810
Journal of experimental biology 207 (25):4361-4369.


R. A. Holland (2003)
The role of visual landmarks in the avian familiar area map
Journal of experimental biology 206 (11):1773-1778.


F. Bonadona, R. Holland, L. Dall'Antonia, T. Guilford, S. Benvenuti (2000)
Tracking clock-shifted homing pigeons from familiar release sites
Journal of Experimental Biology 203 (2):207-212.

R. Holland, F. Bonadonna, L. Dall'Antonia, S. Benvenuti, T. B. D. Perera, T. Guilford (2000)
Short distance phase shifts revisited: tracking clock?shifted homing pigeons (Rock Dove Columba livia) close to the loft
Ibis 142 (1):111-118.


T. Guilford, A. Gagliardo, J. Chappell, F. Bonadonna, T. B. D. Perera, R. Holland (1998)
Homing pigeons use olfactory cues for navigation in England
The Journal of experimental biology 201 (6):895-900.


T. Burt, R. Holland, T. Guilford (1997)
Further evidence for visual landmark involvement in the pigeon's familiar area map
Animal behaviour 53 (6):1203-1209.

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