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Usukhjargal, D., Schafberg, R., Sablin, M. V., Gaanbaatar, O. & H. Ansorge: Epigenetic variability of the highly endangered Przewalski’s horse in temporal and geographical populations. – Biological conservation

Apenborn, R., Lammers, K., Harr, B., Lkhagvasuren, D., Samiya, R., Stubbe, M. & H. Ansorge: The house mouse Mus musculus in Mongolia - taxonomy, status and ecology of a neglected species. – Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia

Brugger, M., Jährig, M., Peper, P., Cocchiararo, B., Nowak, C. & H. Ansorge: Interaction between Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) and Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) - evidence for mutual avoidance in anthropogenic habitats in eastern Germany. – European Journal of Wildlife Research

Kozyra, K., Zając T., Ansorge, H., Stanko, M. & P. Stopka: Merging phylogeography with distribution modelling: insights into Pleistocene expansion and evolutionary history of striped field mouse (Apodemus agrarius). – Molecular ecology

Thier, N., Ansorge, H. & C. Stefen: Assessing geographic differences in skulls of Neomys fodiens and Neomys anomalus using linear measurements, geometric morphometrics and non-metric epigenetics. – Mammal Research

Tiralla, N., Holzapfel, M. & H. Ansorge: No predation of livestock – feeding ecology of the wolf (Canis lupus) in a near-natural ecosystem in Mongolia. – European Journal of Wildlife Research


Arbieu, U., Mehring, M., Bunnefeld, N., Kaczensky, P., Reinhardt, I., Ansorge, H., Böhning-Gaese, K., Glikman, J.A., Kluth, G., Nowak, C. & T. Müller (2019): Attitudes towards returning wolves ( Canis lupus) in Germany: Exposure, information sources and trust matter. – Biological Conservation 234: 202-210

Karssene, Y., Li, F., Eddine, A., Najjar, C., Ansorge, H. & S. Nouira (2019): Spatial and temporal variabilities in the distribution, daily activity and diet of fennec fox (Vulpes zerda), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and golden wolf (Canis anthus) in southern Tunisia. – Mammalian Biology 95: 41-50

Reinhardt, I., Kluth, G., Nowak, C., Szentiks, C. A., Krone, O., Ansorge, H. & Mueller, T. (2019): Military training areas facilitate the re-colonization of wolves in Germany. – Conservation Letters online first DOI:10.1111/conl.12635


Lkhagvasuren, D., Batsaikhan, N., Fagan, W. F., Ghandakly, E. C., Kaczensky, P., Müller, T., Samiya, R., Schafberg, R., Stubbe, A., Stubbe, M. & H. Ansorge (2018): First assessment of the population structure of the Asiatic wild ass in Mongolia. – European Journal of Wildlife Research 64, 3:

Wang, Y., Lehnert, L.W., Holzapfel, M., Schultz, R., Heberling, G., Görzen, E., Meyer, H., Seeber, E., Pinkert, S., Ritz, M., Fu, Y., Ansorge, H., Bendix, J., Seifert, B., Miehe, G., Long, R.-J., Yang, Y.-P. & K. Wesche (2018): Multiple indicators yield diverging results on grazing degradation and climate controls across Tibetan pastures. – Ecological indicators 93: 199-1208.


Eddine, A., Mostefai, N., de Smet, K., Klees, D., Karssene, Y., Ansorge, H., Nowak, C. & P. van der Leer (2017): Local diet composition of a newly recognized North-African carnivore, the African golden wolf (Canis anthus). – Annales Zoologici Fennici 54: 347–356.

Heddergott, M., Frantz, A. C., Stubbe, M., Stubbe, A., Ansorge, H. & N. Osten-Sacken (2017): Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in feral raccoons (Procyon lotor) from Luxembourg and Germany. – Parasitology Research 116: 2335–2340.

Hirche, A., Jimenez, A., Roncancio-Duque, N & H. Ansorge (2017): Population density of Aotus cf. lemurinus (Primates: Aotidae) in a subandean forest fragment on the eastern slopes of the western Andes, region of Dapa, Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. – Primate Conservation 31. online first

Lippitsch, P., Zinke, O. & H. Ansorge (2017): Altersstruktur tot aufgefundener Fischotter aus Ostsachsen. – Berichte Naturforsch. Ges. Oberlausitz 25: 23-30.

Ryll, R., Bernstein, S., Heuser, E., Schlegel, M., Dremsek, P., Zumpe, M., Wolf, S., Pepin, M., Bajomi, D., Müller, G., Heiberg, A.-C., Spahr, C., Lang, J., Groschup, M., Ansorge, H., Freise, J., Guenther, S., Imholt, C., Heckel, G., Johne, R. & R. Ulrich (2017): Detection of rat hepatitis E virus in wild Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) and Black rats (R. rattus) from 11 European countries. – Veterinary Microbiology 208: 58-68.


Drygala, F., Korablev, N., Ansorge, H., Fickel, J., Isomursu, M., Elmeros, M., Kowalczyk, R., Baltrunaite, L., Balciauskas, L., Saarma, U., Schulze, C., Borkenhagen, P. & A. C. Frantz (2016): Homogenous population genetic structure of the non-native raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Europe as a result of rapid population expansion. – PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153098. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153098

Schmidt, S., Saxenhofer, M., Drewes, S., Schlegel, M., Wanka, K. M., Frank, R., Klimpel, S., Blanckenhagen, F.v., Maaz, D, Herden, C., Freise, J., Wolf, R., Stubbe, M., Borkenhagen, P., Ansorge, H., Eccard, J.A., Lang, J., Jourdain, E., Jacob, J., Marianneau, P., Heckel, G. & R. G. Ulrich (2016): High genetic structuring of Tula hantavirus lineages in Central and Western Europe. – Archives of Virology 161: 1134-1149.


Hiery, M., Hochkirch, A., Heddergott, M., Schulze, C., Anheyer-Behmenburg, H., Lang, J., Michler, F.-U., Hohmann, U., Ansorge, H., Hoffmann, L., Klein, R. & A. Frantz (2015): Historical invasion records can be severely misleading: Genetic evidence for multiple introductions of invasive raccoons (Procyon lotor). – PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125441. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125441

Jähde, M. & H. Ansorge (2015): Kraniologische Analyse zur Unterscheidung von Wolf und Hund einschließlich ihrer Hybriden. – Beitr. Jagd- und Wildforsch. 40: 433–446

Lkhagvasuren, D., Batsaikhan, N., Samiya, R., Schafberg, R., Stubbe, A., Stubbe, M. & H. Ansorge (2015): Morphological approach to genetic variability of the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus) using non-metric skull characters. – Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 13, 1–2: 3–12

Ranyuk, M. & H. Ansorge (2015): Low epigenetic variability of the Eurasian otter Lutra lutra (L.) from Europe to Kamchatka. – Russian Journal of Ecology 46: 195–201

Shar, S., Batsaikhan, N., Dolch, D. Gardner, S. L., Kullmer, O., Lebedev, V. S. Lkhagvasuren, D., Menz, U., Samiya, R., Stubbe, M. & Н. Ansorge (2015): First Report of the Herb Field Mouse, Apodemus uralensis (Pallas, 1811) from Mongolia. – Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 13, 1–2: 35–42


Keckel, M. R., Ansorge, H. & C. Stefen (2014): Differences in the microhabitat preferences of Neomys fodiens (Pennant 1771) and Neomys anomalus Cabrera, 1907 in Saxony, Germany. – Acta Theriologica 59: 485–494


Frantz, A. C., Heddergott, M., Lang, J., Schulze, C., Ansorge, H., Runge, M., Braune, M., Michler, F.-U.,  Wittstatt, U., Hoffmann, L., Hohmann, U., Michler, B. A., Berge, K. van den & G. J. Horsburgh (2013): Limited mitochondrial DNA diversity is indicative of a small number of founders of the German raccoon (Procyon lotor) population. – European Journal of Wildlife Research 59: 665–674

Frömmel, U., Böhm, A., Nitschke, J., Weinreich, J., Groß, J., Rödiger, S., Zinke, O., Ansorge, H., Wex, T., Schröder, C. & P. Schierack (2013): Adhesion patterns of commensal and pathogenic E. coli from humans and wild animals _mce_on human and porcine epithelial cell lines. – Gut Pathogens 2013, 5: 31

Frömmel, U., Lehmann, W., Rödiger, S., Böhm, A., Nitschke, J., Weinreich, J., Groß, J., Roggenbuck, D., Zinke, O., Ansorge, H., Vogel, S., Klemm, P., Wex, T., Schröder, C., Wieler, L. H. & P. Schierack (2013): Adhesion of human and animal Escherichia coli in association with their virulence-associated genes and phylogenetic origin. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 5814–5829

Holzapfel, M., Miehe, G., Wesche, K. & H. Ansorge (2013): The plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) – An indicator for pasture degradation on the Tibetan Plateau. – Mammalian Biology 78, suppl.: 12–13

Lkhagvasuren, D., Ansorge, H., Samiya, R., Schafberg, R., Stubbe, A. & M. Stubbe (2013): Age determination of the Mongolian wild ass (Equus hemionus Pallas, 1775) by the dentition patterns and annual lines in the tooth cementum. – Journal of Species Research 2: 85–90

Radosa, L., Schlegel, M., Gebauer, P., Ansorge, H., Heroldová, M., Jánováe, E., Stanko, M., Mošanský, L., Fričová, J., Pejčoch, M., Suchomel, H., Purchart, L., Groschup, M. H., Krüger, D. H., Ulrich, R. G. & B. Klempa (2013): Detection of shrew-borne hantavirus in Eurasian pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) in Central Europe. – Infection, Genetics and Evolution 19: 403–410

Usukhjargal, D., Bandi, N., Gaanbaatar, O., Sablin, M. V., Schafberg, R. & H. Ansorge (2013): Preliminary research results of epigenetic variability in different populations of the Przewalski’s wild horse Equus przewalskii Poljakov, 1881 by non-metric characters of the skulls. – Mammalian Biology 78, suppl.: 25


Ansorge, H., Anděra, M., Borkenhagen, P., Büchner, S., Juškaitis, R. & G. Markov (2012): Morphological approach to the genetic variability of the common dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius. – Peckiana 8: 265–274

Ansorge, H., Fritz, U., Terbish, Kh. & S. Shar (2012): “Agrionemys kazachstanica terbishi” or the two-faced Mongolian steppe tortoise. – Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia 12: 213–218

Keckel, M., Büchner, S. & H. Ansorge (2012): Does the occurrence of the hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius in East-Saxony (Germany) dependent on habitat isolation and size? – Peckiana 8: 57–60

Stubbe, M., Stubbe, A., Samjaa, R. & H. Ansorge (2012): Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1778) in Mongolia. – Peckiana 8: 117–128

Wagner, C., Holzapfel, M., Kluth, G., Reinhardt, I. & H. Ansorge (2012): Wolf (Canis lupus) feeding habits during the first eight years of its occurrence in Germany. – Mammalian Biology 77: 196–203


Kuhn, R., Ansorge, H. & W. Meyer (2010): Comparative hair density in the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) and the Sea otter (Enhydra lutris). – Acta Theriologica 55: 211–222

Mucci, N., Arrendal, J., Ansorge, H., Bailey, M., Bodner, M., Delibes, M., Ferrando, A., Fournier, P., Fournier, C., Godoy, J. A., Hajkova, P., Hauer, S., Heggberget, T. M., Heidecke, D., Jansman, H., Kirjavainen, H., Krueger, H.-H., Kvaloy, K., Lafontaine, L., Lanszki, J., Lemarchand, C., Liukko, U.-M., Loeschcke, V., Ludwig, G., Madsen, A. B., Mercier, L., Ozolins, J., Paunovic, M., Pertoldi, C., Piriz, P., Prigioni, C., Luis, T. S., Stjernberg, T., Schmid, H., Suchentrunk, F., Teubner, J., Tornberg, R., Zinke, O. & E. Randi (2010): Genetic diversity and landscape genetic structure of otter (Lutra lutra) populations in Europe. – Conservation Genetics 11: 583–599

Sutor, A., Kauhala, K. & H. Ansorge (2010): Diet of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) – a canid with an opportunistic foraging strategy – in various European landscapes. – Acta Theriologica 55: 165–176


Ansorge, H., Ranyuk, M., Kauhala, K., Kowalczyk, R. & N. Stier (2009): Raccoon dog Nyctereutes procyonoides populations in the area of origin and in colonised regions – epigenetic variability of an immigrant. – Annales Zoologici Fennici 46: 51–62

Hauer, S., Ansorge, H. & U. Zöphel (2009): Atlas der Säugetiere Sachsens. – Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie, Dresden, 416 S.

Kowalczyk, R., Zalewski, A., Jędrzejewska, B., Ansorge, H. & A. N. Bunevich (2009): Reproduction and mortality of invasive raccoon dogs Nyctereutes procyonoides in Białowieża Primeval Forest (eastern Poland). – Annales Zoologici Fennici 46: 291–301


Ansorge, H., Stubbe, A., Batsajchan, N., Samjaa, N. & M. Stubbe (2007): Assessment of non-metric skull characters and age determination in the Asiatic wild ass Equus hemionus – a methodological approach. – Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia 10: 133–142


Ansorge, H. (2006): Mammalia, Säugetiere. – In: Schaefer, M. (Hrsg.): Brohmer, P. (Begr.): Fauna von Deutschland. – 22. Auflage. Quelle & Meyer, Wiebelsheim: 724–753

Ansorge, H., Kluth, G. & S. Hahne (2006): Feeding ecology of wolves Canis lupus returning to Germany. – Acta Theriologica 51: 99–106


Stubbe, M., Dawaa, N., Samjaa, R., Stubbe, A., Saveljev, A. P., Heidecke, D., Sumjaa, D., Ansorge, H., Shar, S. & J.-F. Ducroz (2005): Beaver research in the Uvs nuur region. – Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia 9: 101–106