My Publications

Straka, T.M., Hilmer, C., Fritze, M., Starik, N., und Buchholz, S. (2023). Catch me if you can – Urbane Klimatrends und deren Auswirkungen auf die winterliche Aktivität von Fledermäusen und Insekten. BfN- Schriften 652Available here.
Elliott, T., Thompson, A., Klein, A.-M., Albert, C., Eisenhauer, N., Jansen, F., Schneider, A., Sommer, M., Straka, T.M., Settele, J., Sporbert, M., Tanneberger, F., & Mupepele, A.-C. (2023). Abandoning grassland management negatively influences plant but not bird or insect biodiversity in Europe. Conservation Science and Practice, e13008.  Available here.
Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Straka, T. M., Frank, B., & Snyman, S. (2023). Women in human-wildlife dynamics: 2021. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 4, 1189903. Available here.
Lokatis, S., Jeschke, J.M., Bernard-Verdier, M., Buchholz, S., Grossart, H.-P., Havemann, F., Hölker, F., Itescu, Y., Kowarik, I., Kramer-Schadt, S., Mietchen, D., Musseau, C.L., Planillo, A., Schittko, C., Straka, T.M. and Heger, T. (2023), Hypotheses in urban ecology: building a common knowledge base. Biol Rev. Available here.
Bruckermann, T., Straka, T. M., & Krell, M. (2023). Praxisbeitrag: Entwicklung und Überprüfung eines adaptierbaren Tests zum wissenschaftlichen Denken für Evaluationen in der Wissenschaftskommunikation. In Evaluationsmethoden der Wissenschaftskommunikation (pp. 277-291). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. Available here.
Straka, T.M., Drijfhout, M., Kochalski, S., von Ruschkowski, E., Gruenewald, C. (2023). Die menschliche Perspektive im Naturschutz und Wildtiermanagement: Eine Einführung in die „Human Dimensions of Wildlife“. In: Voigt, C.C. (eds) Evidenzbasiertes Wildtiermanagement. Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg. Available here.
Felgentreff, E. S., Buchholz, S., & Straka, T. M. (2023). From science to society to practice? Public reactions to the insect crisis in Germany. People and Nature, 00, 1– 8. Available here.
Straka T.M. & Voigt C.C. (2022). Threat Perception, Emotions and Social Trust of Global Bat Experts before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability 14(18):11242. Available here. 
Straka, T. M., Bach, L., Klisch, U., Egerer, M. H., Fischer, L. K., & Kowarik, I. (2022). Beyond values: How emotions, anthropomorphism, beliefs and knowledge relate to the acceptability of native and non‐native species management in cities. People and Nature. Available here.
Straka, T. M., Mischo, M., Petrick, K. J., & Kowarik, I. (2022). Urban Cemeteries as Shared Habitats for People and Nature: Reasons for Visit, Comforting Experiences of Nature, and Preferences for Cultural and Natural Features. Land, 11(8), 1237. Available here.
Grabow M., Louvrier J.L.P., Planillo A., Kiefer S., Drenske S., Börner K., Stillfried M., Hagen R., Kimmig S., Straka T.M. and Kramer-Schadt S. (2022). Data-integration of opportunistic species observations into hierarchical modeling frameworks improves spatial predictions for urban red squirrels. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 735. Available here.
Lippert, H., Kowarik, I., & Straka, T. M. (2022). People’s Attitudes and Emotions towards Different Urban Forest Types in the Berlin Region, Germany. Land, 11(5), 701. Available here.
Bruckermann, T., Stillfried, M., Straka, T. M., & Harms, U. (2022). Citizen science projects require agreement: a delphi study to identify which knowledge on urban ecology is considered relevant from scientists’ and citizens’ perspectives. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 1-18. Available here.
Sorbe, F., Buchholz, S. & Straka, T.M. (2022). Fledermauskästen im urbanen Raum – Einfluss der Baumkronendichte und weiterer Standorteigenschaften auf die Belegrate. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 54(2), 26-31.

Greving, H., Bruckermann, T., Schumann, A., Straka, T.M., Lewanzik, D., Voigt-Heucke, S.L., Marggraf, L., Lorenz, J., Brandt, M., Voigt, C.C., Harms, U. & Kimmerle, J. (2022). Improving attitudes and knowledge in a Citizen Science project on urban bat ecology. Ecology and Society. Available here.

Jacobs, M. H., Dubois, S., Hosaka, T., Ladanović, V., Muslim, H. F. M., Miller, K. K., Numata, S., Ranaweerage, E., Straka, T.M., Weston, M.A. & Abidin, Z. A. Z. (2022). Exploring cultural differences in wildlife value orientations using student samples in seven nations. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-21. Available here.


Lewanzik, D., Straka, T. M., Lorenz, J., Marggraf, L., Voigt-Heucke, S., Schumann, A., Brandt, M. & Voigt, C. C. (2021). Evaluating the potential of urban areas for bat conservation with citizen science data. Environmental Pollution, 118785. Available here.
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, 26(6), 596-603. 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, 1-5. 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).