Ripperger SP, Carter GC, Page RA, Duda N, Koelpin A, Weigel R, Hartmann M, Nowak T, Thielecke J, Schadhauser M, Robert J, Herbst S, Meyer-Wegener K, Wägemann P, Schröder-Preikschat W, Cassens B, Kapitza R, Dressler F & Mayer F. Thinking small: next-generation sensor networks close the size gap in vertebrate biologging. PLoS Biology 18:e3000655. [pdf]

          selected media response: Science Times, Focus (German), Berliner Woche

Carter GG, Farine DR, Crisp RJ, Vrtilek JK, Ripperger SP & Page R. Development of new food-sharing relationships among nonkin vampire bats. Current Biology 30:1-5. [pdf]

          selected media response: New York Times, The Scientific American, National Geographic, CNN

Carter G, Brown B, Razik I & Ripperger S. Penguins, falcons, and mountain lions: the extraordinary host diversity of vampire bats. In: 50 Years of Bat Research. Foundations and New Frontiers: Fascinating Life Sciences. Springer (in press). 

Ripperger SP, Stockmaier S & Carter GG. Sickness behaviour reduces network centrality in wild vampire bats. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.30.015545

Ripperger SP, Duda N, Koelpin A & Carter GC. Simultaneous monitoring of the same animals with PIT-tags and sensor nodes causes no system interference. Animal Behavior & Cognition (in press). Preprint available at bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.05.978437 

Duda N, Ripperger SP, Mayer F, Weigel R, Koelpin A. Low Weight Non-Invasive Heart Beat Detector for Small Airborne Vertebrates. IEEE Sensors Letters 4:1-4. [pdf]

Ripperger SP, Carter GC, Duda N, Koelpin A, Cassens B, Kapitza R, Josic D, Berrío-Martínez J, Page RA, & Mayer F. Vampire Bats that Cooperate in the Lab Maintain Their Social Networks in the Wild. Current Biology 29:P4139-4144.E4. [pdf

          featured as a 'Science Magazine Story' and as a 'Nature Research Highlight'

          selected media response: National Public Radio USACosmos Magazine AustraliaNOVA PBS USA, CNN

Ripperger S, Günther L, Wieser H, Duda N, Hierold M, Cassens B, Kapitza R, Koelpin A & Mayer F. Proximity sensors on common noctule bats reveal evidence that mothers guide juveniles to roosts but not food. Biology Letters 15:20180884. [pdf]

          featured as a 'Nature Research Highlight'

Ripperger SP, Page RA, Mayer F, Carter, GG. Evidence for unfamiliar kin recognition in vampire bats. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2019.12.16.874057.

Duda N, Ripperger S, Tschapka M, Mayer F, Weigel R & Koelpin A. Wireless Sensor Platform for Detection of Vital Parameters of Bats. 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society pp. 1294-1297.

Duda N, Barthule A, Ripperger S, Mayer F, Weigel R & Koelpin A. Non-Invasive Low Power ECG for Heart Beat Detection of Bats. IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks pp. 1-4. [pdf]

Ripperger SP, Rehse S, Wacker S, Kalko EKV, Schulz S, Rodriguez-Herrera B & Ayasse M. Nocturnal scent in a'bird-fig': a cue to attract bats as additional dispersers? PLoS ONE 14:e0220461. [pdf]

Conenna I, López-Baucells A, Rocha R, Ripperger S & Cabeza M. Movement seasonality in a desert-dwelling
bat revealed by miniature GPS loggers. Movement Ecology 7:27. [pdf]

Duda N, Nowak T, Hartmann M, Schadhauser M, Cassens B, Wägemann P, Nabeel M, Ripperger S, Herbst S, Meyer-Wegener K, Mayer F, Dressler F, Schröder-Preikschat W, Kapitza R, Robert J, Thielecke J, Weigel R, & Koelpin A. BATS: Adaptive Ultra Low Power Sensor Network for Animal Tracking. Sensors 18, 3343. [pdf]

Wieser H, Günther L, Mayer F, Ripperger S. Temperature profiles of artificial and natural bat roosts in an urban forest habitat (Königsheide Forst, Berlin). Nyctalus 19, 124-135. [pdf]

Cassens B, Ripperger S, Hierold M, Mayer F & Kapitza R. Automated Encounter Detection for Animal-Borne Sensor Nodes. Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks: Junction Publishing. p 120-131. [pdf]

          awarded as the 'best student paper'       

Ripperger S, Josic D, Hierold M, Koelpin A, Weigel R, Hartmann M, Page R, and Mayer F. Automated proximity sensing in small vertebrates: design of miniaturized sensor nodes and first field tests in bats. Ecology and Evolution 6:2179-2189. [pdf]

Nkrumah EE, Vallo P, Klose SM, Ripperger SP, Badu EK, Gloza-Rausch F, Drosten C, Kalko EK, Tschapka M, & Oppong SK. Foraging Behavior and Habitat Selection of Noack’s Round-Leaf Bat (Hipposideros aff. ruber) and Conservation Implications. Tropical Conservation Science 9:1940082916680428. [pdf

Nkrumah EE, Vallo P, Klose SM, Ripperger S, Badu EK, Drosten C, Kalko EKV, Tschapka M & Oppong SK. Home Range of Noack's Round-Leaf Bat (Hipposideros aff. ruber) in an Agricultural Landscape of Central Ghana. Acta Chiropterologica 18:239-247. [pdf]


Dressler F, Ripperger S, Hierold M, Nowak T, Eibel C, Cassens B, Mayer F, Meyer-Wegener K & Koelpin A. From Radio Telemetry to Ultra-Low Power Sensor Networks – Tracking Bats in the Wild. IEEE Communications Magazine 54:129-135. [pdf]

Dressler F, Mutschlechner M, Li B, Kapitza R, Ripperger S, Eibel C, Herzog B, Hönig T & Schröder-Preikschat W. Monitoring Bats in the Wild: On Using Erasure Codes for Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks 12:1-29. [pdf]

Hierold M, Hartmann M, Ripperger S, Mayer F, Heuberger A, Weigel R, and Koelpin A. Low-weight Wireless Sensor Node for Animal Encounter Detection and Dual-band Localization. IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks pp 21-23.

Ripperger SP, Kalko EK, Rodríguez-Herrera B, Mayer F & Tschapka M. Frugivorous Bats Maintain Functional Habitat Connectivity in Agricultural Landscapes but Rely Strongly on Natural Forest Fragments. PLoS ONE 10:e0120535. [pdf]

Hierold M, Ripperger S, Josic D, Mayer F, Weigel R &Koelpin A. Low-weight wireless sensor network for encounter detection of bats. IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks pp 11-13.

          awarded as the 'best student paper'     

Hierold M, Ripperger S, Mayer F, Weigel R, and Koelpin A. 2015. System design for encounter detection of distributed wireless sensors. German Microwave Conference pp 382-385.

Ripperger SP, Tschapka M, Kalko EK, Rodríguez-Herrera B, and Mayer F. 2014. Resisting habitat fragmentation: High genetic connectivity among populations of the frugivorous bat Carollia castanea in an agricultural landscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 185:9-15. [pdf]

Ripperger SP, Heymann EW, Tschapka M, & Kalko EKV. Fruit characteristics associated with fruit preferences in frugivorous bats and saddle-back tamarins in Perú. Ecotropica 20:53-63. [pdf]

Rödel M-O, Demtröder S, Fuchs C, Petrich D, Pfisterer F, Richter A, Stolpe C, Voß R, Ripperger SP, Mayer F, Dittrich C & Thein J. Does intraspecific and intersexual attraction or avoidance influence newt abundance estimates based on fish funnel trap records? Amphibia-Reptilia 35:141-144. 

Rödel M-O, Demtröder S, Fuchs C, Petrich D, Pfisterer F, Richter A, Stolpe C, Voß R, Ripperger SP & Mayer F. 2014. Modifizierte Kleinfischreusen zur verbesserten Fängigkeit adulter Molche. Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie 21:75-82. 

Ripperger S, Tschapka M, Kalko EV, Rodriguez-Herrera B & Mayer F. Life in a mosaic landscape: anthropogenic habitat fragmentation affects genetic population structure in a frugivorous bat species. Conservation Genetics 14:925-934. [pdf]