Publications Kamran Safi

Publications peer review

  • M. Wegmann, L. Santini, B. Leutner, K. Safi, D. Rocchini, M. Bevanda, H. Latifi, S. Dech, C. Rondinini (2014) Role of African Protected Areas in maintaining connectivity for large mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 369 20130193; doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0193
  • B. Kranstauber, K. Safi & F. Bartumeus (2014) Bivariate Gaussian Bridges: bi-directional factorization of diffusion on Browninan Bridge Models to accommodate correlated random walks. BMC Movement Ecology. 2(5): 1-10.
  • M. My-Y Lam, D. Martin-Creuzburg, K.O. Rothhaupt, K. Safi, E. Yohannes & I. Salvarina (2013) Tracking diet preferences of bats using stable isotopes and fatty acids signatures of faeces. Plos one. 8(12): e83452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083452
  • K. Safi, B. Kranstauber, R. Weinzierl, L. Griffin, E. Rees, D. Cabot, S. Cruz, C. Proaño, J. Y. Takekawa, S. Newman, J. Waldenström, D. Bengtsson, R. Kays, M. Wikelski & G. Bohrer (2013) Flying with the wind: modeling effects of wind support on bird migration. BMC Movement Ecology. In press.
  • K. Safi, K. Armour-Marshall, J.E.M. Baillie & N.J.B. Isaac (2013) Global patterns of evolutionary distinct and globally endangered amphibians and mammals. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63582.
  • Smaers, D.K.N. Dechmann, A. Goswami, C. Soligo & K. Safi (2012) Comparative analyses of evolutionary rates reveal different pathways to encephalisation in bats, carnivorans, and primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(44): 18006-18011.
  • N.J.B. Isaac, D.W. Redding, H.M. Meredith & K. Safi (2012) Phylogenetically-informed conservation priorities for amphibian conservation, PlosOne. 7(8): e43912.
  • A.K. English , A.L.M. Chauvenet, K. Safi & N. Pettorelli (2012) Reassessing the determinants of breeding synchrony in ungulates. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41444.
  • B. Kranstauber, R. Kays, S.D. LaPoint, M. Wikelski & K. Safi (2012) A dynamic Brownian bridge movement model to estimate utilization distributions for heterogeneous animal movement. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81: 738–746.
  • M. L. van Toor, C. Jaberg & K. Safi (2011) Habitat suitability models and the consequences of sex-specific differences in space use for monitoring. Animal Conservation. 14(5): 512-520.
  • A. S. L. Rodrigues, R. Grenyer, J. E. M. Baillie, O. R. P. Bininda-Emonds, J. L. Gittlemann, M. Hoffmann, K. Safi, J. Schipper, S. N. Stuart, T. Brooks (2011) Complete, accurate, mammalian phylogenies aid conservation planning, but not much. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 366(1578):2652-2660.
  • K. Safi, M. V. Cianciaruso, R. D. Loyola, D. Brito, K. Armour-Marshall & J. A. F. Diniz-Filho (2011) Understanding global patterns of mammalian functional and phylogenetic diversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 366(1577):2536-2544.
  • S. Krackow, E. Vannoni, A. Codita, A. Mohammed, F. Cirulli, I. Branchi, E. Alleva, A. Reichelt, A. Willuweit, V. Voikar, G. Colacicco, D.P. Wolfer, J.U.F. Buschmann, K. Safi & H.P. Lipp (2010) Consistent behavioral phenotype differences between inbred mouse strains in the IntelliCage. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 9(7):722-731.
  • C.J. Farmer, K. Safi, D.R. Barber, I. Newton, M. Martell & K. L. Bildstein (2010) Efficacy of migration counts for monitoring continental populations of raptors: an example using the osprey (Pandion haliaetus). The Auk. 127:863-870.
  • K. Safi & N. Pettorelli (2010) Phylogenetic, spatial and environmental components of extinction risk in carnivores. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 19: 352-362.
  • K. Safi & B. M. Siemers (2010) Biased sensory perception links predator diversity to prey size distribution. Evolutionary Ecology. 24:703–713.
  • I. A. Bisson, K. Safi & R. A. Holland (2009) Evidence for repeated independent evolution of migration in the largest family of bats. PlosONE. 4(10): e7504.
  • J.D. Sachs, J. Baillie, W.J. Sutherland, P.R. Armsworth, N. Ash, P. Bateson, J. Beddington, T. Blackburn, B. Collen, B. Gardiner, K. J. Gaston, H.C.J. Godfray, R. Green, P. Harvey, K. Homewood, B. House, S. Knapp, N. Kumpel, D. W. Macdonald, G.M. Mace, J. Mallett, A. Matthews, R. May, O. Petchey, A. Purvis, D. Raffaelli, D. Roe, K. Safi, C. Toulmin, K. Turner, M. Walpole, R. Watson & K.E. Jones (2009) Biodiversity conservation and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Science. 325: 1502-1503.
  • K.E. Jones, J. Bielby, M. Cardillo, S.A. Fritz, J. O’Dell, C.D.L. Orme, K. Safi, W. Sechrest, E. H. Boakes, C. Carbone, C. Connolly, M.J. Cutts, J. K. Foster, R. Grenyer, M. Habib, C.A. Plaster, S.A. Price, E.A. Rigby, J. Rist, A. Teacher, O.R.P. Bininda-Emonds, J.L. Gittleman, G.M. Mace & A. Purvis (2009) PanTHERIA: A species-level database of life-history, ecology and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals. Ecology. 90(9): 2648.
  • D.K.N. Dechmann, S.L. Heucke, L. Giuggioli, K. Safi, C.C. Voigt & M. Wikelski (2009) Experimental evidence for group hunting via eavesdropping in echolocating bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 276: 2721-2728.
  • D. K. N. Dechmann & K. Safi (2009) Comparative studies of brain evolution: a critical insight from the Chiroptera. Biological Reviews. 84: 161-172.
  • K. Safi (2008) Sociality in bats: the males' perspective. Journal of Mammalogy. 89: 1342-1350.
  • K. Safi & G. Kerth (2007). Comparative analyses suggest that information transfer promoted sociality in male bats in the temperate zone. American Naturalist 170: 465-472.
  • K. Safi, B. König & G. Kerth (2007) Sex differences in population genetics, home range size and habitat use of the parti-colored bat (Vespertilio murinus, Linnaeus 1758) in Switzerland and their consequences for conservation. Biological Conservation. 137: 28-36.
  • K. Safi, J. Heinzle & K. Reinhold (2006) Species recognition influences female mate preferences in the common European grasshopper (Chorthippus biguttulus Linnaeus, 1758). Ethology, 112: 1225-1230.
  • D.K.N. Dechmann, K. Safi & M.J. Vonhoff (2006) Matching morphology and diet in the disc-winged bat, Thyroptera tricolor (Chiroptera). Journal of Mammalogy, 87: 1013-1019.
  • F.C. Saunders, A.G. McElligott, K. Safi & T.J. Hayden (2005) Mating tactics of male feral goats (Capra hircus): risks and benefits. Acta Ethologica, 8: 103-110.
  • K. Safi, M.A. Seid & D.K.N. Dechmann (2005) Bigger is not always better - when brains get smaller. Biology Letters, 1: 283-286.
  • K. Safi & D.K.N. Dechmann (2005) Adaptation of brain regions to habitat complexity: a comparative analysis in bats (Chiroptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B, 272: 179-186.
  • K. Safi & G. Kerth (2004) A comparative analysis of specialization and extinction risk in temperate-zone bats. Conservation Biology, 18: 1293-1303.
  • K. Safi & G. Kerth (2003) Secretions of the interaural gland contain information about individuality and colony membership in the Bechstein’s Bat. Animal Behaviour, 65:363-369.
  • G. Kerth, K. Safi & B. König (2002) Mean colony relatedness is a poor predictor of colony structure and female philopatry in the communally breeding Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteinii). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 52: 203-210.

Invited articles and commentaries

  • N. Pettorelli, K. Safi & W Turner (2014) Satellite Remote Sensing, Biodiversity research and Conservation of the future. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 369 20130190; doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0190
  • F. Mansmann, D. Spretke, H. Janetzko, B. Kranstauber & K. Safi (2012) Correlation-based Arrangement of Time Series for Movement Analysis in Behavioural Ecology.  http://bib.dbvis.de/uploadedFiles/CorrelationbasedArrangement.pdf
  • K. Safi (2011) “Eigenvector estimation of phylogenetic and functional diversity”: from patterns to processes. Functional Ecology 25(4): 745-746.
  • K. E. Jones, K. Safi (2011) Ecology and evolution of mammalian biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 366(1577): 2451-2461.
  • K. Safi (2007) Does size matter? A comment on "The Perils of Picky Eating: Dietary Breadth is related to Extinction Risk in Insectivorous Bats" by Justin G. Boyles and Jonathan J. Storm published 2007 in PlosOne. Online PlosOne
  • K. Safi, F. Neuhäusser-Wespy, H. Welzl & HP Lipp. (2006) Mouse anxiety models and an example of an experimental setup using conditioned and unconditioned avoidance in an automated system – IntelliCage (invited review). Cognition, Brain, Behavior. Vol. X: 475-488.
  • D.K.N. Dechmann & K. Safi (2005) Studying bat communication (invited review). Cognition, Brain, Behavior, Vol. IX: 479-496.

Book & book chapters

  • K. Safi, M. Shai & K. Jones (in press) Evolution of body size in bats. (Eds. F.A. Smith & S.K. Lyons) On being the right size: the importance of size to life history, ecology and evolution.
  • K. Safi (2006) Die Zweifarbfledermaus in der Schweiz: Status und Grundlagen zum Schutz. Haupt Verlag. Bern Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-258-07024-7

Unpublished work

  • K. Safi (2007) Social Sexual Segregation in the Absence of Size Dimorphism: Causes and Consequences. Dissertation, Mathematisch naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Zürich.
  • K. Safi (2001) Gaschromatographische Untersuchungen zur olfaktorischen Individual-erkennung bei der Bechsteinfledermaus (Myotis bechsteinii). Diplomarbeit Zoologisches Institut, Abteilung Verhaltensbiologie, Universität Zürich.

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