Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge


PD Dr. Jörg Müller

Bavarian Forest National Park

Department Conservation and Research
Freyunger Str. 2
D-94481 Grafenau

Phone: +49.8552.9600.179
Fax:     +49.8552.9600.100
E-mail: joerg.mueller[at]

Curriculum vitae


Since 2013 Deputy head of the nationalpark.
Since 2012 Head of the Conservation and Research department.
Since 2010 Associated professor at the Technische Universität (TU) München, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan.
Since 2007 Postdoctoral lecturer at the Technische Universität (TU) München, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, in Conservation Biology, teaching Protected area management and Introduction to ecology
Since 2006 Zoologist at the Bavarian Forest National Park, Research and Documentation Department
2002- 2005 Researcher at the Bavarian State Institute of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecology; zoological research, leader of the working group Strict Forest Reserves
2001 Executive manager of the Bavarian State Forest Administration, forestry district Nuremberg


2006 Doctorate in Forestry, TU München; thesis: Forest structures as key factors for forest communities in colline and submontane beech forests (summa cum laude)
2000 State examination in Forestry (first in 2000)
1998 Diploma in Forest Science, TU Munich, thesis: (Rückkehrmöglichkeiten des Fischadlers nach Bayern) (with award)
1993 Abitur (German university entrance qualification), Gymnasium Dinkelsbühl

Research interest

  • All field of forest ecology, zoology and forest management, particularly the integration of conservation topics in forest management.
  • Dead wood communities and the influence of forest management.
  • The impact of natural disturbance on forest communities, particularly the restoration value of non-intervention strategies in conservation.
  • The development of species distribution models.
  • The use of LiDAR in habitat modeling.
  • The development of decision rules applicable in practical settings in near-natural forest management.
  • Birds, beetles, mollusks and moths.


Recently completed research projects:


  • Investigation of natural and anthropogenic gaps and edges for the biodiversity of montane forests (financed by the Bavarian Forest National Park)
  • Laser scanning as a baseline for evaluation of habitat quality of forest communities (financed by Interreg)

Current research projects:

  • Artificial dead wood experiment in a montane forest - the role of diversity and amount on decay process and diversity.
  • Response of capercaillie to human disturbance caused by tourism and forest management, using occurrence and stress hormone data
  • Investigation of the influence of natural disturbance by bark beetle infestation on the diversity of montane biocoenosis, with a focus on arthropods
  • Investigation of arthropod communities in the spruce canopy dependent on climate, as a baseline for forecasting climate changes (financed by Interreg)
  • Study of habitat use of bats in a mountain forest using automatic bat recorders (financed by Interreg)
  • Implication of conservation standards for mixed-montane forest (financed by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt)
  • Evaluation of the genetic relationship of Strix uralensis populations in Europe, as baseline information for re-introduction projects (financed by the Bavarian Forest National Park)
  • Analysis of the genetic isolation of the climate-sensitive montane mollusc Semilimax kotulae (financed by the Bavarian Forest National Park)
  • Investigation of Fomes fomentarius food webs along a temperature gradient (financed by the Bavarian Forest National Park)
  • BIOKLIM Project: Estimation of the influence of climate change on the protected area Bavarian Forest National Park (financed by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health)



Heikkala, O., S. Seibold, M. Koivula, P. Martikainen, J. Müller, S. Thorn and J. Kouki. 2016. Retention forestry and prescribed burning result in functionally different saproxylic beetle assemblages than clear-cutting. Forest Ecology and Management 359:51-58. PDF

Koban, M. B., M. M. Gossner, J. Müller, J. L. M. Steidle, C. Bässler, T. Hothorn, S. B. Unsicker and S. Seibold. 2016. Short-distance attraction of saproxylic Heteroptera to olfactory cues. Insect Conservation and Diversity DOI:10.1111/icad.12161. PDF

Seibold, S., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, B. Büche, A. Szallies, S. Thorn, M. D. Ulyshen and J. Müller. 2016. Microclimate and habitat heterogeneity as the major drivers of beetle diversity in dead wood. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12607. PDF

Stoklosa, A. M., M. D. Ulyshen, Z. Fan, M. Varner, S. Seibold and J. Müller. 2016. Effects of mesh bag enclosure and termites on fine woody debris decomposition in a subtropical forest. Basic and Applied Ecology DOI:10.1016/j.baae.2016.03.001. PDF

Thorn, S., C. Bässler, H. Bußler, D. B. Lindenmayer, S. Schmidt, S. Seibold, B. Wende and J. Müller. 2016. Bark-scratching of storm-felled trees preserves biodiversity at lower economic costs compared to debarking. Forest Ecology and Management 364:10-16. PDF

Thorn, S., C. Bässler, M. Bernhardt-Römermann, M. Cadotte, C. Heibl, H. Schäfer, S. Seibold and J. Müller. 2016. Changes in the dominant assembly mechanism drive species loss caused by declining resources. Ecology Letters 19:163-170. PDF

Thorn, S., S. A. B. Werner, J. Wohlfahrt, C. Bässler, S. Seibold, P. Quillfeldt and J. Müller. 2016. Response of bird assemblages to windstorm and salvage logging — Insights from analyses of functional guild and indicator species. Ecological Indicators 65:142-148. PDF

Ulyshen, M. D., J. Müller and S. Seibold. 2016. Bark coverage and insects affect rates of wood decomposition in a subtropical forest. J. Appl. Soil Ecol accepted. PDF


Müller, J., H. Brustel, A. Brin, H. Bussler, C. Bouget, E. Obermaier, I. M. M. Heidinger, T. Lachat, B. Förster, J. Horak, J. Procházka, F. Köhler, L. Larrieu, U. Bense, G. Isacsson, L. Zapponi and M. M. Gossner. 2015. Increasing temperature may compensate for lower amounts of dead wood in driving richness of saproxylic beetles. Ecography 38:499-509. PDF

Müller, J., S. Thorn, R. Baier, K. Sagheb-Talebi, H. V. Barimani, S. Seibold, M. D. Ulyshen and M. M. Gossner. 2015. Protecting the forests while allowing removal of damaged trees may imperil saproxylic insect biodiversity in the Hyrcanian beech forests of Iran. Conservation Letters DOI:10.1111/conl.12187. PDF

Müller, J., B. Wende, C. Strobl, M. Eugster, I. Gallenberger, A. Floren, I. Steffan-Dewenter, K. E. Linsenmair, W. W. Weisser and M. M. Gossner. 2015. Forest management and regional tree composition drive the host preference of saproxylic beetle communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:753-762. PDF

Seibold, S., R. Brandl, J. Buse, T. Hothorn, J. Schmidl, S. Thorn and J. Müller. 2015. Association of extinction risk of saproxylic beetles with ecological degradation of forests in Europe. Conservation Biology 29:382-390. PDF

Seibold, S., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, M. M. Gossner, S. Thorn, M. D. Ulyshen and J. Müller. 2015. Experimental studies of dead-wood biodiversity - A review identifying global gaps in knowledge. Biological Conservation 191:139-149. PDF1, PDF2

Thorn, S., H. H. Hacker, S. Seibold, H. Jehl, C. Bässler and J. Müller. 2015. Guild-specific responses of forest Lepidoptera highlight conservation-oriented forest management – Implications from conifer-dominated forests. Forest Ecology and Management 337:41-47. PDF

Winter, M.-B., C. Ammer, R. Baier, D. C. Donato, S. Seibold and J. Müller. 2015. Multi-taxon alpha diversity following bark beetle disturbance: Evaluating multi-decade persistence of a diverse early-seral phase. Forest Ecology and Management 338:32-45. PDF


Bae, S., B. Reineking, M. Ewald and J. Mueller. 2014. Comparison of airborne lidar, aerial photography, and field surveys to model the habitat suitability of a cryptic forest species – the hazel grouse. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35:6469-6489. PDF

Bässler, C., R. Ernst, M. Cadotte, C. Heibl and J. Müller. 2014. Near-to-nature logging influences fungal community assembly processes in a temperate forest. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:939-948. PDF

Ewald, M., C. Dupke, M. Heurich, J. Müller and B. Reineking. 2014. LiDAR Remote Sensing of Forest Structure and GPS Telemetry Data Provide Insights on Winter Habitat Selection of European Roe Deer. Forests 5:1374-1390. PDF

Farwig, N., R. Brandl, S. Siemann, F. Wiener and J. Müller. 2014. Decomposition rate of carrion is dependent on composition not abundance of the assemblages of insect scavengers. Oecologia 175:1291-1300. PDF

Hausknecht, R., S. Jacobs, J. Müller, R. Zink, H. Frey, R. Solheim, A. Vrezec, A. Kristin, J. Mihok, I. Kergalve, P. Saurola and R. Kuehn. 2014. Phylogeographic analysis and genetic cluster recognition for the conservation of Ural Owls (Strix uralensis) in Europe. Journal of Ornithology 155:121-134. PDF

Maraun, M., D. Augustin, J. Müller, C. Bässler and S. Scheu. 2014. Changes in the community composition and trophic structure of microarthropods in sporocarps of the wood decaying fungus Fomitopsis pinicola along an altitudinal gradient. Applied Soil Ecology 84:16-23. PDF

Müller, J., S. Bae, J. Röder, A. Chao and R. K. Didham. 2014. Airborne LiDAR reveals context dependence in the effects of canopy architecture on arthropod diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 312:129-137. PDF

Müller, J., C. Bässler, S. Essbauer, S. Schex, D. W. H. Müller, L. Opgenoorth and R. Brandl. 2014. Relative heart size in two rodent species increases with elevation: reviving Hesse's rule. Journal of Biogeography DOI:10.1111/jbi.12365. PDF

Müller, J., H. Brustel, A. Brin, H. Bussler, C. Bouget, E. Obermaier, I. M. M. Heidinger, T. Lachat, B. Förster, J. Horak, J. Procházka, F. Köhler, L. Larrieu, U. Bense, G. Isacsson, L. Zapponi and M. M. Gossner. 2014. Increasing temperature may compensate for lower amounts of dead wood in driving richness of saproxylic beetles. Ecography DOI:10.1111/ecog.00908. PDF

Müller, J. and L. Opgenoorth. 2014. On the gap between science and conservation implementation—A national park perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:373-378. PDF

Müller, J., M. Wölfl, S. Wölfl, D. W. H. Müller, T. Hothorn and M. Heurich. 2014. Protected areas shape the spatial distribution of a European lynx population more than 20 years after reintroduction. Biological Conservation 177:210-217. PDF

Rösner, S., R. Brandl, G. Segelbacher, T. Lorenc and J. Müller. 2014. Noninvasive genetic sampling allows estimation of capercaillie numbers and population structure in the Bohemian Forest. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:789-801.

Seibold, S., C. Bässler, P. Baldrian, S. Thorn, J. Müller, and M. M. Gossner. 2014. Wood resource and not fungi attract early-successional saproxylic species of Heteroptera – an experimental approach. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7:533-542. PDF

Stoeckle, B. C., D. Müller, J. Müller and R. Kuehn. 2014. Identification of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the high montane gastropod Semilimax kotulae using high-throughput sequence data. Molluscan Research 34:20-24. PDF

Stoll, S., M. Frenzel, B. Burkhard, M. Adamescu, A. Augustaitis, C. Baeßler, F. J. Bonet, M. L. Carranza, C. Cazacu, G. L. Cosor, R. Díaz-Delgado, U. Grandin, P. Haase, H. Hämäläinen, R. Loke, J. Müller, A. Stanisci, T. Staszewski and F. Müller. 2014. Assessment of ecosystem integrity and service gradients across Europe using the LTER Europe network. Ecological Modelling in press. PDF

Thorn, S., C. Bässler, T. Gottschalk, T. Hothorn, H. Bussler, K. Raffa and J. Müller. 2014. New Insights into the Consequences of Post-Windthrow Salvage Logging Revealed by Functional Structure of Saproxylic Beetles Assemblages. Plos ONE 9:e101757. PDF

Wang, X., J. Müller, L. An, L. Ji, Y. Liu, X. Wang and Z. Hao. 2014. Intra-annual variations in abundance and species composition of carabid beetles in a temperate forest in Northeast China. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:85-98. PDF

Zehetmair, T., J. Müller, V. Runkel, P. Stahlschmidt, S. Winter, A. Zharov and A. Gruppe. 2014. Poor effectiveness of Natura 2000 beech forests in protecting forest-dwelling bats. Journal for Nature Conservation in press. PDF


Angelstam, P., J.-M. Roberge, R. Axelsson, M. Elbakidze, K.-O. Bergman, A. Dahlberg, E. Degerman, S. Eggers, P.-A. Esseen, J. Hjältén, T. Johansson, J. Müller, H. Paltto, T. Snäll, I. Soloviy and J. Törnblom. 2013. Evidence-Based Knowledge Versus Negotiated Indicators for Assessment of Ecological Sustainability: The Swedish Forest Stewardship Council Standard as a Case Study. AMBIO 42:229-240. PDF

Aparicio, A., D. G. Berens, J. Müller and N. Farwig. 2013. Resources determine frugivore assemblages and fruit removal along an elevational gradient. Acta Oecologica 52:45-49. PDF

Bacht, M., S. Rösner, J. Müller, R. Pfeifer, J. Stadler, R. Brandl and L. Opgenoorth. 2013. Are Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) populations of the low mountain ranges remnants of a broader distribution in the past? Journal of Ornithology 154:231-237. PDF

Bässler, C., T. Hothorn, R. Brandl and J. Müller. 2013. Insects Overshoot the Expected Upslope Shift Caused by Climate Warming. Plos ONE 8:e65842. PDF

Gossner, M. M., T. Lachat, J. Brunet, G. Isacsson, C. Bouget, H. Brustel, R. Brandl, W. W. Weisser and J. Müller. 2013. Current Near-to-Nature Forest Management Effects on Functional Trait Composition of Saproxylic Beetles in Beech Forests. Conservation Biology 27:605-614. PDF

Lehnert, L. W., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, P. J. Burton and J. Müller. 2013. Conservation value of forests attacked by bark beetles: Highest number of indicator species is found in early successional stages. Journal for Nature Conservation 21:97-104. PDF

Müller, J., R. Brandl, J. Buchner, H. Pretzsch, S. Seifert, C. Strätz, M. Veith and B. Fenton. 2013. From ground to above canopy—Bat activity in mature forests is driven by vegetation density and height. Forest Ecology and Management 306:179-184. PDF

Müller, J., A. Jarzabek-Müller and H. Bussler. 2013. Some of the rarest European saproxylic beetles are common in the wilderness of Northern Mongolia. Journal of Insect Conservation 17:989-1001. PDF

Müller, J., A. Jarzabek-Müller, H. Bussler and M. M. Gossner. 2013. Hollow beech trees identified as keystone structures for saproxylic beetles by analyses of functional and phylogenetic diversity. Animal Conservation 17:154-162. PDF

Riedinger, V., J. Müller, J. Stadler, W. Ulrich and R. Brandl. 2013. Assemblages of bats are phylogenetically clustered on a regional scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 14:74-80.

Seibold, S., J. Buchner, C. Bässler and J. Müller. 2013. Ponds in acidic mountains are more important for bats in providing drinking water than insect prey. Journal of Zoology 290:302-308. PDF

Seibold, S., A. Hempel, S. Piehl, C. Bässler, R. Brandl, S. Rösner and J. Müller. 2013. Forest vegetation structure has more influence on predation risk of artificial ground nests than human activities. Basic and Applied Ecology 14:687-693. PDF

Teuscher, M., R. Brandl, B. Förster, T. Hothorn, S. Rösner and J. Müller. 2013. Forest inventories are a valuable data source for habitat modelling of forest species: an alternative to remote-sensing data. Forestry 86:441-453. PDF


Bässler, C., J. Müller, M. Svoboda, A. Lepšová, C. Hahn, H. Holzer and V. Pouska. 2012. Diversity of wood-decaying fungi under different disturbance regimes—a case study from spruce mountain forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:33-49. PDF

Heurich, M., J. Müller and M. Burg. 2012. Comparison of the effectivity of different snare types for collecting and retaining hair from Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx). European Journal of Wildlife Research 58:579-587.

Hothorn, T., R. Brandl, and J. Müller. 2012. Large-Scale Model-Based Assessment of Deer-Vehicle Collision Risk. PLoS ONE 7:e29510. PDF

Lachat, T., B. Wermelinger, M. M. Gossner, H. Bussler, G. Isacsson and J. Müller. 2012. Saproxylic beetles as indicator species for dead-wood amount and temperature in European beech forests. Ecological Indicators 23:323-331. PDF

Leutner, B. F., B. Reineking, J. Müller, M. Bachmann, C. Beierkuhnlein, S. Dech and M. Wegmann. 2012. Modelling Forest a-Diversity and Floristic Composition — On the Added Value of LiDAR plus Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing 4:2818-2845. PDF

Mehr, M., R. Brandl, T. Kneib and J. Müller. 2012. The effect of bark beetle infestation and salvage logging on bat activity in a national park. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:2775-2786. PDF

Müller, J., M. Mehr, C. Bässler, M. B. Fenton, T. Hothorn, H. Pretzsch, H.-J. Klemmt, and R. Brandl. 2012. Aggregative response in bats: prey abundance versus habitat. Oecologia 169:673-684. PDF

Müller, J., J. Brunet, A. Brin, C. Bouget, H. Brustel, H. Bussler, B. Förster, I. Gunnar, F. Köhler, L. Thibault and M. M. Gossner. 2012. Implications from large-scale spatial diversity patterns of saproxylic beetles for the conservation of European Beech forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6:162-169. PDF


Bässler, C., J. Stadler, J. Müller, B. Förster, A. Göttlein, and R. Brandl. 2011. Lidar as a useful and  rapid tool to predict forest habitat types in Natura 2000 networks. Biodiversity and Conservation 20:465-481.

Bussler, H., C. Bouget, H. Brustel, M. Brändle, V. Riedinger, R. Brandl and J. Müller. 2011. Abundance and pest classification of scolytid species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) follow different patterns. Forest Ecology and Management 262:1887-1894. PDF

Gossner, M. M. and J. Müller. 2011. The influence of species traits and q-metrics on scale-specific beta-diversity components of arthropod communities of temperate forests. Landscape Ecology 26:411-424. PDF

Hofner, B., J. Müller and T. Hothorn. 2011. Monotonicity-constrained species distribution models. Ecological Society of America 92:1895–1901. PDF

Hothorn, T., J. Müller, B. Schröder, T. Kneib, and R. Brandl. 2011. Decomposing environmental, spatial, and spatiotemporal components of species distributions. Ecological Monographs 81:329-347.

Mehr, M., R. Brandl, T. Hothorn, F. Dziock, B. Förster and J. Müller. 2011. Land use is more important than climate for species richness and composition of bat assemblages on a regional scale. Mammalian Biology 76:451-460.

Müller, J., J. Stadler, A. Jarzabek-Müller, H. Hacker, C. Ter Braak and R. Brandl. 2011. The Predictability of Phytophagous Insect Communities: Host Specialists as Habitat Specialists. PLoS ONE 6:e25986. PDF

Schex, S., J. Müller, and S. Essbauer. 2011. Rickettsia spp. in wild small mammals in Lower Bavaria, South-Eastern Germany. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11:493-502.

Vierling, K. T., C. Bässler, B. Brandl, L. A. Vierling, I. Weiß, and I. Müller. 2011. Spinning a laser web: predicting spider distributions using lidar Ecological Applications 21:577-588.


Bässler, C. and J. Müller. 2010. Importance of natural disturbance for recovery of the rare polypore Antrodiella citrinella Niemelä & Ryvarden. Fungal Biology 114:129-133.

Bässler, C., J. Müller, and F. Dziock. 2010. Identification of climate sensitive zones for plants in montane forests. Folia Geobotanica 45:163-182.

Bässler, C., J. Müller, F. Dziock, and R. Brandl. 2010. Microclimate and especially resource availability are more important than macroclimate for assemblages of wood-inhabiting fungi Journal of Ecology 98:822-832.

Hothorn, T. and J. Müller. 2010. Large-scale reduction of ungulate browsing by managed sport hunting. Forest Ecology and Management 260:1416-1423.

Müller, J. and R. Bütler. 2010. A review of habitat thresholds for dead wood: a baseline for management recommendations. European Journal of Forest Research 129:981-992.

Müller, J. and M. Goßner. 2010. Three-dimensional partitioning of diversity reveals baseline information for state-wide strategies for the conservation of saproxylic beetles. Biological Conservation 143:625-633.

Müller, J., N. Reed, H. Bussler, and R. Brandl. 2010. Learning from a "benign neglect strategy" in a national park: Response of saproxylic beetles to dead wood accumulation. Biological Conservation 143:2559-2569.

Müller, J., J. Stadler, and R. Brandl. 2010. Composition versus physiognomy of vegetation as predictors of bird assemblages: the role of lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment 114:490-495.

Raabe, S., J. Müller, M. Manthey, M. Dürhammer, U. Teuber, A. Göttlein, B. Förster, R. Brandl, and C. Bässler. 2010. Drivers of bryophyte diversity allow implications for forest management with a focus on climate change. Forest Ecology and Management 260:1956-1964.

Röder, J., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, L. Dvorak, A. Floren, A. Gruppe, M. Goßner, A. Jarzabek-Müller, O. Vojtech, C. Wagner, and J. Müller. 2010. Arthropod species richness in the Norway Spruce canopy along an elevation gradient. Forest Ecology and Management 259:1513-1521.


Bässler, C., J. Müller, T. Hothorn, T. Kneib, F. Badeck, and F. Dziock. 2009. Estimation of the extinction risk for high montane species as a consequence of global warming and assessement of their suitability as cross-taxon indicators. Ecological Indicators 10:341-352.

Moning, C. and J. Müller. 2009. Critical forest age thresholds for diversity of lichens, molluscs and birds in temperate beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) plant communities. Ecological Indicators 9:922–932.

Moning, C., S. Werth, F. Dziock, C. Bässler, J. Bradtka, T. Hothorn, and J. Müller. 2009. Lichen diversity in temperate montane forests is influenced by forest structure more than climate. Forest Ecology and Management 258:745-751.

Müller, D., B. Schröder, and J. Müller. 2009. Modelling habitat selection of the cryptic Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia in a montane forest. Journal Ornithology 150:717-732.

Müller, J., C. Bässler, C. Strätz, B. Klöcking, and R. Brandl. 2009. Molluscs and climate warming in a low mountain range national park. Malacologia 51:133-153.

Müller, J. and R. Brandl. 2009. Assessing biodiversity by remote sensing and ground survey in montainous terrain: the potential of LiDAR to predict forest beetle assemblages. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:897–905.

Müller, J., C. Moning, C. Bässler, M. Heurich, and R. Brandl. 2009. Using airborne laser scanning to model potential abundance and assemblages of forest passerines. Basic and Applied Ecology 10:671-681.

Müller, J., J. Pöllath, R. Moshammer, and B. Schröder. 2009. Predicting the occurrence of Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius on a regional scale, using forest inventory data. Forest Ecology and Management 257:502–509.

Müller, M. and H. Job. 2009. Managing natural disturbance in protected areas: Tourists' attitude towards the bark beetle in a German national park. Biological Conservation 142:375-383.


Kneib, T., J. Müller, and T. Hothorn. 2008. Spatial smoothing techniques for the assessment of habitat suitability. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 15:343-364.

Moning, C. and J. Müller. 2008. Environmental key factors and their thresholds for the avifauna of temperate montane forests. Forest Ecology and Management 256:1198–1208.

Müller, J. and H. Bussler. 2008. Key factors and critical thresholds at stand scale for saproxylic beetles in a beech dominated forest, southern Germany. Rev. Écol. (Terre Vie) 63:73-82.

Müller, J., H. Bußler, M. Goßner, T. Rettelbach, and P. Duelli. 2008. The European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus (L.) in a national park - from pest to  keystone species. Biodiversity and Conservation 17:2979-3001.

Müller, J., H. Bussler, and T. Kneib. 2008. Saproxylic beetle assemblages related to silvicultural management intensity and stand structures in a beech forest in Southern Germany. European Journal of Insect Conservation 12:107-124.


Müller, J., H. Engel, and M. Blaschke. 2007. Assemblages of wood-inhabiting fungi related to silvicultural management intensity in beech forests in southern Germany. European Journal of Forest Research 126:513-527.

Müller, J., T. Hothorn, and H. Pretzsch. 2007. Long-term effects of logging intensity on structures, birds, saproxylic beetles and wood-inhabiting fungi in stands of European beech Fagus sylvatica L. Forest Ecology and Management 242:297-305.


Müller, J., C. Strätz, and T. Hothorn. 2005. Habitat factors for land snails in acid beech forests with a special focus on coarse woody debris. Eur. J. Forest Res. 124:233-242.


Müller, J. and T. Hothorn. 2004. Maximally selected two-sample statistics as a new tool for the identification and assessment of habitat factors with an application to breeding-bird communities in oak forests. Eur J Forest Res 123:219-228.