Albrecht, F., Hering, J., Fuchs, E., Illera, J.C., Ihlow, F., Shannon, T.J., Collinson, J.M., Wink, M., Martens, J. & Päckert, M. 2020: Phylogeography of the Eurasian Wren Nannus troglodytes (Aves: Passeriformes: Troglodytidae) reveals deep and complex diversification patterns of Ibero-Maghrebian and Cyrenaican populations. PLoS ONE 15(3): e0230151.


Päckert, M., Milensky, C., Martens, J., Kyaw, M, Suarez-Rubio, M., Thaw, W.N., Oo, S.S.L., Wolfgramm, H. & Renner, S.C. 2019: Pilot biodiversity assessment of the Hkakabo Razi passerine avifauna – implications on conservation from molecular genetics. Bird Conservation International, 1-22. doi:10.1017/S0959270919000273.

Päckert, M., Belkacem, A. A., Wolfgramm, H., Gast, O., Canal, D., Giacalone, G., Lo Valvo, M., Vamberger, M., Wink, M., Martens, J. & Stuckas, H. 2019: Genetic admixture despite ecological segregation in a North African sparrow hybrid zone (Aves, Passeriformes, Passer domesticus x Passer hispaniolensis). Ecology and Evolution 9, 12710-12726.

Päckert, M., Giacalone, G., Lo Valvo, M. & Kehlmaier, C. 2019: Mitochondrial heteroplasmy in an avian hybrid form (Passer italiae: Aves, Passeriformes). Mitochondrial DNA part B 4(2), 3809–3812.

Del Mar Delgado, M., Bettega, C., Martens; J. & Päckert, M. 2019: Ecotypic changes of alpine birds to climate change. Scientific Reports 9, 16082.


Tritsch, C., Stuckas, H., Martens, J., Pentzold, S., Kvist, L., LoValvo, M., Giacalone, G., Tietze, D.T., Nazarenko, A.A. & Päckert, M. 2018: Gene flow in the European coal tit, Periparus ater (Aves: Passeriformes): low among Mediterranean populations but high in a continental contact zone. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 124, 319–338.

Uva, V., Päckert, M., Cibois, A., M., Fumagalli, L. & Roulin A. 2018: Comprehensive molecular phylogeny of barn-owls and relatives (Family: Tytonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125, 127-137.

Jønsson, K.A., Blom, M.P.K., Päckert, M., Ericson, P.G.P. & Irestedt, M. 2018: Relicts of the lost arc: High-throughput sequencing of the Eutrichomyias rowleyi (Aves: Passeriformes) holotype uncovers an ancient biogeographical link between the Philippines and Fiji. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 120, 28-32.

Collinson, J.M., Päckert, M., Lawrie, Y., Phalan, B., Fishpool, L. & Gatter, W. 2018: Taxonomic status of the critically endangered Liberian Greenbul Phyllastrephus leucolepis. Journal of Ornithology 159, 19-27.

Renner, S.R., Rappole, J., Kyaw, M., Milensky, C.M. & Päckert, M. 2018: Genetic confirmation of the species status of Jabouilleia naungmungensis. Journal of Ornithology 159, 63–7.

Mosbrugger, V., Favre, A., Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Päckert, M. & Mulch, A. 2018: Cenozoic Evolution of Geobiodiversity in the Tibeto‐Himalayan Region. In: Hoorn, C., Perrigo, A. & Antonelli, A. (eds) Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: A comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis for students and researchers. Wiley Blackwell, pp 429-448.


Fetting, P., Thorn, S., Päckert, M. & Heim, W. 2017: First record of Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus in Russia suggests a significant range extension of a species formerly endemic to China. Forktail, 32, 88-90.

Tritsch, C., Martens, J., Sun, Y.-H., Heim, W., Strutzenberger, P. & Päckert, M. 2017: Improved sampling at the subspecies level solves a taxonomic dilemma – A case study of two enigmatic Chinese tit species (Aves, Passeriformes, Paridae, Poecile). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107, 538-550.


Dejtaradol, A., Renner, S.C., Karapan, S., Bates, P.J.J., Moyle, R.G. & Päckert, M. 2016: Indochinese-Sundaic faunal transition and phylogeographical divides north of the Isthmus of Kra in Southeast Asian Bulbuls (Aves: Pycnonotidae). Journal of Biogeography, 43, 471-483.

Päckert, M., Martens, J. Sun, Y.-H. & Strutzenberger, P. 2016: The phylogenetic relationships of Przevalski’s Finch Urocynchramus pylzowi, the most ancient Tibetan endemic passerine known to date. Ibis, 158, 530-540.

Garg, K., Tizard, R., Ng, N.S.R., Cros, E., Dejtaradol, A., Chattopadhyay, B., Pwint, N., Päckert, M. & Rheindt, F. 2016: Genome-wide data help identify an avian species-level lineage that is morphologically and vocally cryptic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 102, 97-103.

Belkacem, A.A., Gast, O., Stuckas, H., Canal, D., LoValvo, M., Giacalone, G. & Päckert, M. 2016: North African hybrid sparrows (Passer domesticus, P. hispaniolensis) back from oblivion – ecological segregation and asymmetric mitochondrial introgression between parental species. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 5190–5206.

Fetting, P., Thorn, S., Päckert, M. & Heim, W. 2016: First record of Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus in Russia suggests a significant range extension of a species formerly endemic to China. Forktail (in press).

Pentzold, S., Förschler, M.I., Tietze, D.T., Randler, C., Martens, J. & Päckert, M. 2016: Geographic variation in coal tit song across continents and reduced species recognition between Central European and Mediterranean populations. Vertebrate Zoology, 66, 191-196.

Päckert, M., Martens, J. & Sun, Y.-H. (eds) 2016: Atlas der Verbreitung palaearktischer Vögel, Lfrg. 22, Stresemann-Gesellschaft für paläarktische Avifaunistik. Berlin.


Päckert, M. 2015: Vom Sinn und Unsinn einer reduktionistischen Biologie. Vogelwarte 53, 29-36.

Tietze, D.T., Martens, J., Fischer, B.S., Sun, Y.H., Klussmann-Kolb, A. & Päckert M. 2015: Evolution of leaf-warbler songs (Aves: Phylloscopidae). Ecology and Evolution 5, 781-798.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Sun, Y.H. & Tietze, D.T. 2015: Evolutionary history of passerine birds (Aves: Passeriformes) from the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau – from a pre-Quarternary perspective to an integrative biodiversity assessment. Journal of Ornithology, 156, 355-365.

Päckert, M., Sun, Y.-H., Strutzenberger, P., Valchuk, O., Tietze, D.T. & Martens, J. 2015: Phylogenetic relationships of endemic bunting species (Aves, Passeriformes, Emberizidae, Emberiza koslowi) from the eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Vertebrate Zoology 65, 135-150.

Lyu, N., Päckert, M., Tietze, D.T.  Sun, Y.-H. 2015: Uncommon paleodistribution patterns of Chrysolophus pheasants in east Asia: explanations and implications. Journal of Avian Biology 46, 528-537.


Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Töpfer, T., Päckert, M., Estler, P., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Schleuning, M. 2014: Functional and phylogenetic diversity and assemblage structure of frugivorous birds along an elevational gradient in the tropical Andes. Ecography 37, 1047-1055.

Favre, A., Päckert, M., Pauls, S., Jähnig, S., Uhl, D., Michalak, I. & Muellner-Riehl, A. 2014: The role of the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau for the evolution of Tibetan biotas. Biological Reviews, 90, 236-253.

Päckert, M., Sun, Y.H., Fischer, B., Tietze, D.T. & Martens, J. 2014: A phylogeographic break and bioacoustic intraspecific differentiation in the Buff-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus pulcher (Aves: Passeriformes, Phylloscopidae). Avian Research 5, 2.

Päckert, M., Hering, J., Fuchs, E., Barthel, P.H. & Heim, W. 2014: Genetic barcoding confirms first breeding record of the Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis, (Aves: Pelecaniformes, Ardeidae) in the Western Palearctic. Vertebrate Zoology 64, 251-260.


Kuhn, K., Schwenk, K., Both, C., Canal, D., Johansson, U.S., van der Mije, S., Töpfer, T. & Päckert, M. 2013: Differentiation in neutral genes and a candidate gene in the pied flycatcher: using biological archives to track climate change. Ecology and Evolution 3, 4799-4814.

Frahnert, S., Päckert, M., Tietze, D.T. & Töpfer, T. 2013: Aktuelle Schwerpunkte sammlungsbezogener Forschung in der Ornithologie. Vogelwarte 51, 185-191.

Hering, J., Barthel, P.H., Eilts, H.-J., Frommolt, K.-H., Fuchs, E., Heim, W., Müller, K. & Päckert, M. 2013: Die Chinadommel Ixobrychus sinensis am Roten Meer in Ägypten – erste Nachweise eines übersehenen westpaläarktischen Brutvogels. Limicola 26, 253-278.

Tietze, T., Päckert, M., Sun, Y.-H., Lehmann, H., & Martens, J. 2013: Complete phylogeny and historical biogeography of true rosefinches (Aves: Carpodacus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169, 215-234.

Päckert, M., Stuckas, H., Ernst, R., Mende, M. & Fritz U. 2013: Integrative Taxonomie – eine Zukunftswissenschaft. Natur Forschung Museum 143, 206-217.

Pentzold, S., Tritsch, C., Martens, J., Tietze, D.T., Giacalone, G., LoValvo, M., Nazarenko, A.A., Kvist, L. & Päckert, M. 2013: Phylogeography and secondary contact of western Palearctic coal tits (Periparus ater: Aves, Passeriformes, Paridae). Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology 252, 360-367.

Päckert, M., Martens, J. Hering, J., Kvist, L. & Illera, J.C. 2013: Return flight to the Canary Islands – The key role of peripheral populations of Afrocanarian blue tits (Aves: Cyanistes teneriffae) in multi-gene reconstructions of colonization pathways. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67, 458-467. 

Päckert, M., Martens, J. & Tietze, D.T. 2013: Biodiversität und Naturgeschichte der Gebirgsvögel im Himalaya und China. Natur Forschung Museum 143 (1/2), 34-41.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Liang, W., Hsu, Y.-C. & Sun, Y.-H. 2013: Molecular genetic and bioacoustic differentiation of Pnoepyga wren babblers. Journal of Ornithology 154, 329-337.


Päckert, M. 2012: Ein Pfeilstorch auf dem Dachboden. Natur Forschung Museum 142 (9/10), 328-331.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Sun, Y.-H., Severinghaus; L.L., Nazarenko, A.A., Ting, J., Töpfer, T. & Tietze, D.T. 2012: Horizontal and elevational patterns of Himalayan and Southeast Asian forest passerines (Aves: Passeriformes). Journal of Biogeography 39, 556-573.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Wink, M., Feigl. A. & Tietze, D.T. 2012: Molecular Phylogeny of Old World swifts (Aves: Apodiformes, Apodidae, Apus and Tachymarptis) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63, 606-616.


Eck, S., Fiebig, J., Fiedler, W., Heynen, I., Nicolai, B., Töpfer, T., v. d. Elzen, R., Winkler, R. & Woog, F. 2011: Measuring birds. Vögel vermessen. Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft. Wilhelmshaven. 118pp.

Illera, J.C., Koivula, K., Broggi, J., Päckert, M., Martens, J. & Kvist, L. 2011: A multi-gene approach reveals a complex evolutionary history in the Cyanistes species group. Molecular Ecology 20, 4123-4139.

Martens, J., Tietze, D. T. & Päckert, M. 2011: Phylogeny, speciation and species limits of passerine birds in the Sino-Himalayan region – a critical review of genetics, bioacoustics and biogeography. Ornithological Monographs 70, 64-94.

Tietze, D.T., Martens, J., Sun, Y.H., Liu Severinghaus, L. & Päckert, M. 2011: Song evolution in the Coal Tit (Parus ater): Journal of Avian Biology 42, 1-23.

Töpfer, T., Gamauf, A., Haring, E. 2011. Utility of arsenic-treated bird skins for DNA extraction. BMC Research Notes, 4, 197.

Töpfer, T. Haring, E. Birkhead, T.R., Lopes, R.J., Liu Severinghaus, L., Martens, J. & Päckert, M. 2011: A molecular phylogeny of bullfinches Pyrrhula Brisson, 1760 (Aves: Fringillidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58, 271-282.


Hering, J. & Päckert, M. 2010: DNA analysis of a juvenile Common Snipe on Corvo, Azores. British Birds 103, 184-185.

Päckert, M., Martens, J. & Sun, Y.H. 2010: Phylogeny of long-tailed tits and allies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers (Aves: Passeriformes, Aegithalidae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55, 952-967.

Tietze, D.T. & Martens, J. 2010: Intraspecific differentiation in Spotted Creepers, Salpornis spilonotus (Aves: Passeriformes, Certhiidae). Vertebrate Zoology 60, 163-170.

Töpfer, T. 2010: Suspected road salt poisoning in Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus (Aves: Passeriformes: Bombycillidae). Vertebrate Zoology 60, 171-174. 


Päckert, M., Blume, C., Sun, Y.-H., Wei, L. & Martens, J. 2009: Acoustic differentiation reflects mitochondrial lineages in Blyth´s Leaf Warbler and White-tailed Leaf Warbler complexes (Aves: Phylloscopus reguloides, P. davisoni). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96, 584-600.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Sun, Y.-H. & Tietze, D.T. 2009: Phylogeography and the evolutionary time-scale of passerine radiations in the Sino-Himalaya. In: Hartmann, M. & Weipert, J. Biodiversity and Natural Heritage of the Himalaya. Vol. III. Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Naturkundemuseums Erfurt, Erfurt, 71–80.

Päckert, M & Fritz, U. 2009: Moderne molekulargenetische Forschung mit alten Sammlungsbelegen – Die Zukunft liegt in der Vergangenheit. Natur und Museum 139, 16-19.

Tietze, D.-T., Martens, J. 2009: Morphometric characterization of treecreepers (genus Certhia). J. Ornithol. 150: 431-457.

Tietze, D.T., Klodwig, U. 2009: Tannenmeisen (Parus ater) ziehen Waldbaumläufer (Certhia familiaris) mit auf. Ornithol. Anz. 48, 150-154.

Töpfer, T. 2009: Ein Nachweis des Gänsegeiers Gyps fulvus aus Sachsen. – Mitt. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 10, 349-351.


Martens, J., Sun, Y.-H., Wei, L. & Päckert, M. 2008: Intraspecific differentiation of Sino-Himalayan bush-dwelling Phylloscopus leaf warblers, with description of two new taxa (P. fuscatus, P. fuligiventer, P. affinis, P. armandii, P. subaffinis). Vertebrate Zoology 58 (2), 233-266.

Päckert, M., Martens, J. 2008: Taxonomic pitfalls in tits – comments on the chapter Paridae of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (Vol. 12, 2007). Ibis 150, 829-831.

Päckert, M., Martens, J. & Severinghaus, L.L. 2008: The Taiwan Firecrest (Regulus goodfellowi) belongs to the Goldcrest assemblage (Regulus regulus s. l.) – evidence from mitochondrial DNA and territorial song of the Regulidae. Journal of Ornithology 150, 205-220. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-008-0335-5.

Tietze, D.T., Martens, J., Sun, Y.-H. & Päckert, M. 2008: Evolutionary history of treecreeper vocalizations (Aves: Certhia) Organisms Diversity and Evolution 8, 305-324.


Kvist, L., Arbabi, T., Päckert, M., Orell, M. & Martens, J. 2007: Population differentiation in the marginal populations of  the great tit (Paridae: Parus major). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90, 201-210.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Tietze, D.T., Dietzen, C., Wink, M. & Kvist, L. 2007: Calibration of a molecular clock in tits (Paridae)- do nucleotide substitution rates of mitochondrial genes deviate from the 2% rule? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44, 1-14.

Martens, J. & Päckert, M. 2007: Ringspecies – do they exist in birds? Zoologischer Anzeiger 246, 315-324.

Päckert, M. & J. Martens 2007: Singvögel auf den Kanarischen Inseln: Inseldialekte und Artbildung. – Der Falke – Taschenkalender für Vogelbeobachter. – Aula Verlag Wiesbaden.

Töpfer, T. 2007: Nachweise seltener Vogeltaxa in Sachsen aus der ornithologischen Sammlung des Museums für Tierkunde Dresden. – Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 26: 63 -101.


Eck, S. 2006: The Palaearctic Titmouse Species (Aves: Paridae: Parus sensu lato) — A current survey – Zootaxa 1325: 7-54.

Eck, S. & Martens, J. 2006: Systematic notes on Asian Birds 49 – A preliminary review of the Aegithalidae, Remizidae and Paridae. – Zool. Med. Leiden 80: 1-63.

Eck, S. 2006: Was entdeckte Christian Ludwig Brehm an „gepaarten Paaren“ der Vögel? – Ein spezieller Befund. – Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 55: 121-128.

Quaisser, C. & Eck, S. 2006: Korrekturen und Ergänzungen zum Verzeichnis der Typen der Vogelsammlung des Museums für Tierkunde in den Staatlichen Naturhistorischen Sammlungen Dresden. – Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 55: 129-138.

Eck, S. 2006: Christian Ludwig Brehms „gepaarte Paare“, seine Arten und die Rolle von Beobachtungen. Ökol. Vögel (Ecol. Birds) 25: 141-158.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Dietzen, C., Wink, M. & Kvist, L. 2006: Radiation of goldcrests (Regulus regulus) on the Atlantic Islands: Evidence of a new taxon from the Canary Islands. Journal of Avian Biology 37, 364-380.

Päckert, M. 2006: Song dialects as diagnostic characters – acoustic differentiation of the Canary Island Goldcrest subspecies Regulus regulus teneriffae SEEBOHM 1883 and R. r. ellenthalerae PÄCKERT ET AL. 2006. Zootaxa 123, 99-115.

Martens, J., Eck. S., Päckert, M. & Y.-H. Sun 2006: The golden-spectacled warbler (Seicercus burkii auct.) – a species swarm. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52, 301-304.

Päckert, M. & J. Martens 2006: Regulidae. In: del Hoyo, J, Elliot, A. & D. Christie (Eds.) Handbook of the Birds of the World 11, 346-368.

Töpfer, T. 2006: The taxonomic status of the Italian Sparrow (Passer italiae (VIEILLOT 1817)): Speciation by stabilised hybridisation? A critical analysis – Zootaxa 1325: 117-145.

Töpfer, T. 2006: Systematic notes on Asian birds. 60. Remarks on the systematic position of Ficedula elisae (WEIGOLD, 1922). – Zool. Med. Leiden 80: 203-212.

Lieser, M., T. Töpfer, K.-E. Schroth & P. Berthold 2006: Energetische Beurteilung von Koniferennadeln als Winternahrung von Auerhühnern. – Ökol. Vögel (Ecol. Birds) 28: 1-29.