My Publications


Bruckermann, T., Straka, T. M., Stillfried, M., & Krell, M. (2021). Context Matters: Accounting for Item Features in the Assessment of Citizen Scientists’ Scientific Reasoning Skills. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 6(1), Available here.
Straka, T.M., Coleman, J., Macdonald, E.A. & Kingston, T. (2021). Human dimensions of bat conservation – 10 recommendations to improve and diversify studies of human-bat interactions, Biological Conservation, 262, 109304. Available here.
Sturm, U., Straka, T.M., Moormann, A. & Egerer, M. (2021). Fascination and Joy: Emotions Predict Urban Gardeners’ Pro-Pollinator Behaviour. Insects, 12, 785. Available here.
Straka, T.M., von der Lippe, M., Voigt, C.C., Gandy, M., Kowarik, I. & Buchholz, S. (2021). Light pollution impairs urban nocturnal pollinators but less so in areas with high tree cover. Science of The Total Environment, 146244. Available here.
Dheer, A., Davidian, E., Jacobs, M. H., Ndorosa, J., Straka, T. M., & Höner, O. P. (2021). Emotions and cultural importance predict the acceptance of large carnivore management strategies by Maasai pastoralists. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 2, 23.
Kowarik I, Straka T.M., Lehmann M, Studnitzky R. & Fischer LK (2021) Between approval and disapproval: Citizens’ views on the invasive tree Ailanthus altissima and its management. NeoBiota 66: 1-30. Available here.
Vlaschenko, A., Yatsiuk, Y., Hukov, V., Prylutska, A., Straka, T.M. & Kravchenko, K. (2021). Urban forest preserves local bat species diversity, but not forest dweller specialists—renewed study 65 years later (Kharkiv city, Ukraine) . Mammal Research, 1-12. Available here.


Straka, T.M., Greving, H., & Voigt, C.C. (2020). The effects of bat photographs on emotions, attitudes, intentions, and wildlife value orientations. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Available here.

Rocha, R., Aziz, S. A., Brook, C. E., Carvalho, W. D., Cooper-Bohannon, R. Frick, W. F., Huang, J. C.-C., Kingston, T., Lopez-Baucells, A., Maas, B., Mathews, F., Medellin, F.A., Olival, K.J., Peel, A.J., Plowright, R.K., Razgour, O., Rebelo, H., Rodrigues, L., Rossiter, S.J., Russo, D., Straka, T.M., Teeling, E.C., Treuer, T., Voigt, C.C., Webala, P.W. (2020). Bat conservation and zoonotic disease risk: a research agenda to prevent misguided persecution in the aftermath of COVID‐19. Animal Conservation. Available here.

Straka, T.M., Fritze, M. & Voigt, C.C. (2020). The human dimensions of a green-green dilemma: Lessons learned from the wind energy-wildlife conflict in Germany. Energy Reports, 6, 1768-1777. Available here.

Straka, T.M., Lentini, P.E., Lumsden, L.F., Buchholz, S., Wintle, B.A. &  van der Ree, R. (2020). Clean and green urban water bodies benefit nocturnal flying insects and their predators, insectivorous bats. Sustainability12, 2634. Available here.

Straka, T. M., Greif, S., Schultz, S., Goerlitz, H. R., & Voigt, C. C. (2020). The effect of cave illumination on bats. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00808. Available here.


Straka, T. M., Miller, K. K., & Jacobs, M. H. (2019). Understanding the acceptability of wolf management actions: roles of cognition and emotion. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 1-14. Available here.

Voigt C.C., Straka T.M., Fritze M. (2019) Producing wind energy at the cost of biodiversity: A stakeholder view on a green-green dilemma. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 11, 063303. Available here.

Straka, T. M., Wolf, M., Gras, P., Buchholz, S., & Voigt, C. C. (2019). Tree cover mediates the effect of artificial light on urban bats. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution7, 91. Available here


Straka, T. M., Bal, P., Corrigan, C., Di Fonzo, M. M., & Butt, N. (2018). Conservation leadership must account for cultural differences. Journal for Nature Conservation43, 111-116. Summary can be found here.

Blakey, R. V., Law, B. S., Straka, T. M., Kingsford, R. T., & Milne, D. J. (2018). Importance of wetlands to bats on a dry continent: a review and meta-analysis. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy29(1). Available here.


Bhardwaj, M., Soanes, K., Straka, T. M., Lahoz-Monfort, J. J., Lumsden, L. F., & van der Ree, R. (2017). Differential use of highway underpasses by bats. Biological Conservation212, 22-28. Available here.


Straka, T. M., Kendal, D., & van der Ree, R. (2016). When ecological information meets high wildlife value orientations: influencing preferences of nearby residents for urban wetlands. Human Dimensions of Wildlife21(6), 538-554.

Straka, T. M., Lentini, P. E., Lumsden, L. F., Wintle, B. A., & van der Ree, R. (2016). Urban bat communities are affected by wetland size, quality, and pollution levels. Ecology and Evolution6(14), 4761-4774. Available here.


Straka, T.M. (2015). The shared habitat: Understanding and linking the needs of insectivorous bats and people at urban wetlands (Doctoral dissertation).