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2020

Journal Article

** Huber, N; Canoine, V; Cornils, JS; Maggini, I; Cardinale, M; Ruf, T; Fusani, L (2020): Leukocyte coping capacity as a complementary stress metric in migrating birds. J Ornithol. 2020 161 (3) 909-913.
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** Ruf, T; Bieber, C (2020): Use of social thermoregulation fluctuates with mast seeding and reproduction in a pulsed resource consumer. Oecologia. 2020; 192(4):919-928
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** Ruf, T; Bieber, C (2020): Physiological, Behavioral, and Life-History Adaptations to Environmental Fluctuations in the Edible Dormouse. Front Physiol. 2020; 11:423
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** Schai-Braun, SC; Ruf, T; Klansek, E; Arnold, W; Hackländer, K (2020): Positive effects of set-asides on European hare (Lepus europaeus) populations: Leverets benefit from an enhanced survival rate. Biological Conservation 2020; 244: 108518
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** Vetter, SG; Puskas, Z; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2020): How climate change and wildlife management affect population structure in wild boars. Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):7298
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Nowack, J; Ragger, MT; Tarmann, I; Ruf, T; Giroud, S (2020): Telomere dynamics during hibernation is positively affected by warmer winter temperatures and food availability. -Future Physiology, Virtual Conference; JUL 6-10, 2020; Online, United Kingdom.

Popular Science Article

Schai-Braun, S; Ruf, T; Klansek, E; Arnold, W; Hackländer, K (2020): Positiver Einfluss der Brachen auf Feldhasenpopulationen: Junghasen haben eine höhere Überlebensrate Jagd in Tirol 5, 16-21.

2019

Journal Article

** Ferretti, A; Rattenborg, NC; Ruf, T; McWilliams, SR; Cardinale, M; Fusani, L (2019): Sleeping Unsafely Tucked in to Conserve Energy in a Nocturnal Migratory Songbird. Curr Biol. 2019; 29(16):2766-2772.e4
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** Halsey, LG; Green, JA; Twiss, SD; Arnold, W; Burthe, SJ; Butler, PJ; Cooke, SJ; Grémillet, D; Ruf, T; Hicks, O; Minta, KJ; Prystay, TS; Wascher, CAF; Careau, V (2019): Flexibility, variability and constraint in energy management patterns across vertebrate taxa revealed by long-term heart rate measurements. Functional Ecology 33(2): 260-272.

** Nowack, J; Tarmann, I; Hoelzl, F; Smith, S; Giroud, S; Ruf, T (2019): Always a price to pay: hibernation at low temperatures comes with a trade-off between energy savings and telomere damage. Biol Lett. 2019; 15(10):20190466

** Nowack, J; Vetter, SG; Stalder, G; Painer, J; Kral, M; Smith, S; Le, MH; Jurcevic, P; Bieber, C; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2019): Muscle nonshivering thermogenesis in a feral mammal. Sci Rep. 2019; 9(1):6378
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** Riek, A; Stölzl, A; Marquina Bernedo, R; Ruf, T; Arnold, W; Hambly, C; Speakman, JR; Gerken, M (2019): Energy expenditure and body temperature variations in llamas living in the High Andes of Peru. Sci Rep. 2019; 9(1):4037
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Huber, N; Canoine, V; Cornils, J; Maggini, I; Cardinale, M; Ruf, T; Fusani, L (2019): Stress coping capacity during migration in an Old World warbler. -12th Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union; AUG 26-30, 2019; Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2018

Journal Article

** Arnold, W; Ruf, T; Loe, LE; Irvine, RJ; Ropstad, E; Veiberg, V; Albon, SD (2018): Circadian rhythmicity persists through the Polar night and midnight sun in Svalbard reindeer. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):14466
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** Bieber, C; Turbill, C; Ruf, T (2018): Effects of aging on timing of hibernation and reproduction. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):13881
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** Cornils, JS; Hoelzl, F; Huber, N; Zink, R; Gerritsmann, H; Bieber, C; Schwarzenberger, F; Ruf, T (2018): The insensitive dormouse: reproduction skipping is not caused by chronic stress in Glis glis . J Exp Biol. 2018; 221(Pt 20):

** Giroud, S; Stalder, G; Gerritsmann, H; Kübber-Heiss, A; Kwak, J; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2018): Dietary Lipids Affect the Onset of Hibernation in the Garden Dormouse ( Eliomys quercinus ): Implications for Cardiac Function. Front Physiol. 2018; 9:1235
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** Mahlert, B; Gerritsmann, H; Stalder, G; Ruf, T; Zahariev, A; Blanc, S; Giroud, S (2018): Implications of being born late in the active season for growth, fattening, torpor use, winter survival and fecundity. Elife. 2018; 7: e31225
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** Stenvinkel, P; Painer, J; Kuro-O, M; Lanaspa, M; Arnold, W; Ruf, T; Shiels, PG; Johnson, RJ (2018): Novel treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease: insights from the animal kingdom. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018; 14(4):265-284

** Weber, K; Hoelzl, F; Cornils, JS; Smith, S; Bieber, C; Balint, B; Ruf, T (2018): Multiple paternity in a population of free-living edible dormice (Glis glis). Mammalian Biology 2018; 93: 45-50
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Huber, N; Canoine, V; Cardinale, M; Cornils, JS; Ruf, T; Fusani, L (2018): How do birds cope with novel stress during migration? -27th International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, 2018; AUG 19-26, 2018; Vancouver, Canada.

Nowack, J; Vetter, SG; Ruf, T (2018): Wild boar compensate lack of uncoupling Protein with musclebased nonshivering thermogenesis. 165-165.-SEB Florence 2018; JUL 3-6, 2018; Florence, Italy.

Rath, T; Vetter, SG; Nowack, J; Painer, J; Stalder, GL; Ruf, T; Bieber, C (2018): Behavioural thermoregulation of wild boar (Sus scrofa) during winter. 188-189.-SEB Florence 2018; JUL 3-6, 2018; Florence, Italy.

Vetter, SG; Bieber, C; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2018): Climatic effects on wild boar population dynamics. -Porcine Futures I: Re-negotiating "Wilderness" in more-than-human worlds; Oct 16-17, 2018; Prague, Czech Republic.

2017

Journal Article

** Bieber, C; Cornils, JS; Hoelzl, F; Giroud, S; Ruf, T (2017): The costs of locomotor activity? Maximum body temperatures and the use of torpor during the active season in edible dormice. J Comp Physiol B. 2017; 187(5-6):803-814
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** Cornils, JS; Hoelzl, F; Rotter, B; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2017): Edible dormice (Glis glis) avoid areas with a high density of their preferred food plant - the European beech. Front Zool. 2017; 14:23
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** Nowack, J; Giroud, S; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2017): Muscle Non-shivering Thermogenesis and Its Role in the Evolution of Endothermy. Front Physiol. 2017; 8:889
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** Riek, A; Brinkmann, L; Gauly, M; Perica, J; Ruf, T; Arnold, W; Hambly, C; Speakman, JR; Gerken, M (2017): Seasonal changes in energy expenditure, body temperature and activity patterns in llamas (Lama glama). Sci Rep. 2017; 7(1):7600
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** Siutz, C; Nemeth, M; Wagner, KH; Quint, R; Ruf, T; Millesi, E (2017): Effects of food store quality on hibernation performance in common hamsters. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0185913
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** Stumpfel, S; Bieber, C; Blanc, S; Ruf, T; Giroud, S (2017): Differences in growth rates and pre-hibernation body mass gain between early and late-born juvenile garden dormice. J Comp Physiol B. 2017; 187(1):253-263
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** Williams, CT; Klaassen, M; Barnes, BM; Buck, CL; Arnold, W; Giroud, S; Vetter, SG; Ruf, T (2017): Seasonal reproductive tactics: annual timing and the capital-to-income breeder continuum. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017; 372(1734):

Streicher, U; Nowack, J; Stalder, G; Walzer, C; Nadler, T; Ruf, T (2017): Hibernation in pygmy lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus)–what does it mean? Vietnamese Journal of Primatology (2), 5 51-57.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Giroud, S; Gerritsmann, H; Stalder, G; Blanc, S; Ruf, T (2017): Being born late in the active season: implications for growth, fattening, torpor use and fertility. -11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin; OCT 4-7, 2017; Berlin, Germany.

Giroud, S; Gerritsmann, H; Stalder, G; Blanc, S; Ruf, T (2017): Being born late in the active season: implications for growth, fattening, torpor use and fertility. -Animal Ecophysiology Conference (CEPA); NOV 6-8, 2017; Straßburg, France.

Tarmann, I; Nowack, J; Ruf, T; Giroud, S (2017): Global warming impacts on the hibernation of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus). -11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife; OCT 4-7, 2017; Berlin, Germany.

2016

Journal Article

** Geiser, F; Gasch, K; Bieber, C; Stalder, GL; Gerritsmann, H; Ruf, T (2016): Basking hamsters reduce resting metabolism, body temperature and energy costs during rewarming from torpor. J Exp Biol. 2016; 219(Pt 14):2166-2172

** Hoelzl, F; Cornils, JS; Smith, S; Moodley, Y; Ruf, T (2016): Telomere dynamics in free-living edible dormice (Glis glis): the impact of hibernation and food supply. J Exp Biol. 2016; 219(Pt 16):2469-2474
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** Hoelzl, F; Smith, S; Cornils, JS; Aydinonat, D; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2016): Telomeres are elongated in older individuals in a hibernating rodent, the edible dormouse (Glis glis). Sci Rep. 2016; 6:36856
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** Portugal, SJ; Green, JA; Halsey, LG; Arnold, W; Careau, V; Dann, P; Frappell, PB; Grémillet, D; Handrich, Y; Martin, GR; Ruf, T; Guillemette, MM; Butler, PJ (2016): Associations between Resting, Activity, and Daily Metabolic Rate in Free-Living Endotherms: No Universal Rule in Birds and Mammals. Physiol Biochem Zool (89), 3 251-261.

** Schaffeld T; Bräger S; Gallus A; Dähne M; Krügel K; Herrmann A; Jabbusch M; Ruf T; Verfuß UK; Benke H; Koblitz JC (2016): Diel and seasonal patterns in acoustic presence and foraging behaviour of free-ranging harbour porpoises. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2016; 547: 257-272
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Bieber, C; Cornils, J; Hoelzl, F; Ruf, T (2016): The costs of foraging - maximum body temperatures and use of torpor during the active season in edible dormice. 26-26.-15th International Hibernation Symposium (IHS) - Living in a Seasonal World; JUL 31-AUG 04, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA. IHS Symposium Proceedings;

Cornils, JS; Hoelzl, F; Schwarzenberger, F; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2016): Measuring Stress in the Wild – Effects of Fluctuating Food Availability on the Edible Dormouse (Glis Glis). -15th International Hibernation Symposium - Living in a Seasonal World; Jul 31- Aug 4 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Geiser, F; Gasch, K; Bieber, C; Stalder, GL; Gerritsmann, H; Ruf, T (2016): Basking Hamsters? 27-27.-15th International Hibernation Symposium (IHS) - Living in a Seasonal World; JUL 31-AUG 04, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA. IHS Symposium Proceedings;

Geiser, F; Riek, A; Ruf, T (2016): Why is size so important? Phylogenic scaling of the width of the thermoneutral zone: impacts of the expression of torpor. 192-192.-6th International Meeting, Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation; DEC 5-9, 2016; Ljubljana, SLOVENIA.

Giroud, S; Arnold, W; Gerritsmann, H; Stalder, G; Ruf, T (2016): Dietary lipids affect the onset of Hibernation in the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus). 55-55.-15th International Hibernation Symposium (IHS) - Living in a Seasonal World; JUL 31-AUG 04, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA. IHS Symposium Proceedings;

Giroud, S; Blanc, S; Gerritsmann, H; Stalder, G; Ruf, T (2016): Being Born late in the active season: Implications for growth, pre-hibernation fattening and energetic strategies. 19-19.-15th International Hibernation Symposium (IHS)-Living in a Seasonal World; JUL 31-AUG 04, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA. IHS Symposium Proceedings;

Ruf, T; Hoelzl, F; Cornils, J; Bieber, C; Smith, S (2016): Hibernation, somatic maintenance, and aging: telomere dynamics in free-living edible dormice. 29-30.-15th International Hibernation Symposium - Living in a Seasonal World; JUL 31-AUG 04, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA. IHS Symposium Proceedings;

Popular Science Article

Schai-Braun, S; Hackländer, K; Reichlin, TS; Ruf, T; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W (2016): Auf der Suche nach Fett. Schweizer Jäger 4, 38-44.

Schai-Braun, S; Reichlin, TS; Ruf, T; Klansek, E; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W; Hackländer, K (2016): Naschhafte Feldhasen. St. Hubertus 3, 14-16.

Schai-Braun, SC; Reichlin, TS; Ruf, T; Klansek, E; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W; Hackländer, K (2016): Auf der Suche nach Fett. Wild und Hund 6, 16-23.

2015

Journal Article

** Arnold, W; Giroud, S; Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2015): Ecophysiology of omega Fatty acids: a lid for every jar. Physiology (Bethesda). 2015; 30(3):232-240

** Hoelzl, F; Bieber, C; Cornils, JS; Gerritsmann, H; Stalder, GL; Walzer, C; Ruf, T (2015): How to spend the summer? Free-living dormice (Glis glis) can hibernate for 11 months in non-reproductive years. J Comp Physiol B. 2015; 185(8):931-939
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** Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2015): Daily and Seasonal Rhythms in Human Mucosa Phospholipid Fatty Acid Composition. J Biol Rhythms. 2015; 30(4):331-341

** Ruf, T; Geiser, F (2015): Daily torpor and hibernation in birds and mammals. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2015; 90(3):891-926
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** Ruf, T; Streicher, U; Stalder, GL; Nadler, T; Walzer, C (2015): Hibernation in the pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus): multiday torpor in primates is not restricted to Madagascar. Sci Rep. 2015; 5:17392
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** Schai-Braun, SC; Reichlin, TS; Ruf, T; Klansek, E; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W; Hackländer, K (2015): The European Hare (Lepus europaeus): A Picky Herbivore Searching for Plant Parts Rich in Fat. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0134278
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** Stawski, C; Valencak, TG; Ruf, T; Sadowska, ET; Dheyongera, G; Rudolf, A; Maiti, U; Koteja, P (2015): Effect of Selection for High Activity-Related Metabolism on Membrane Phospholipid Fatty Acid Composition in Bank Voles. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2015; 88(6):668-679

** Valencak, TG; Gamsjäger, L; Ohrnberger, S; Culbert, NJ; Ruf, T (2015): Healthy n-6/n-3 fatty acid composition from five European game meat species remains after cooking. BMC Res Notes. 2015; 8:273
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** Vetter, SG; Ruf, T; Bieber, C; Arnold, W (2015): What Is a Mild Winter? Regional Differences in Within-Species Responses to Climate Change. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132178
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Köhler, M; Jordana, X; Gerritsmann, H; Ruf, T; Arnold, W; Stalder, G; Huber, N; Orlandi-Oliveras, G (2015): Calibration of bone growth with metabolic rate and life history events in Lepus europaeus: a labeling experiment. -3rd International Symposium of Paleohistology; JUL 2-5, 2015; Bonn, GERMANY.

2014

Journal Article

** Bieber, C; Lebl, K; Stalder, G; Geiser, F; Ruf, T (2014): Body mass dependent use of hibernation: why not prolong the active season, if they can. Funct Ecol (28), 1 167-177.
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** Giroud, S; Zahn, S; Criscuolo, F; Chery, I; Blanc, S; Turbill, C; Ruf, T (2014): Late-born intermittently fasted juvenile garden dormice use torpor to grow and fatten prior to hibernation: consequences for ageing processes. Proc Biol Sci. 2014; 281(1797):
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** Lovegrove, BG; Canale, C; Levesque, D; Fluch, G; Reháková-Petrů, M; Ruf, T (2014): Are tropical small mammals physiologically vulnerable to Arrhenius effects and climate change? Physiol Biochem Zool. 2014; 87(1):30-45

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Cornils, JS; Hölzl, F; Erci, SB; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2014): RFID-reader is watching you: measuring activity patterns in free-living edible dormice (Glis glis). 170-170.-107th Annual meeting of the German Zoological Society; SEP 11-14, 2014; Göttingen, GERMANY, Germany. PP-E-07;

Vetter, SG; Ruf, T; Bieber, C; Arnold, W (2014): The burst of wild boar populations in Europe: how local adaptation mediates the effects of climate change in a widespread ungulate. 53-53.-107th Annual meeting of the German Zoological Society; SEP 11-14, 2014; Göttingen, GERMANY.

2013

Journal Article

** Giroud, S; Frare, C; Strijkstra, A; Boerema, A; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2013): Membrane phospholipid fatty acid composition regulates cardiac SERCA activity in a hibernator, the Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63111
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** Turbill, C; Ruf, T; Rothmann, A; Arnold, W (2013): Social dominance is associated with individual differences in heart rate and energetic response to food restriction in female red deer. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2013; 86(5):528-537

** Turbill, C; Ruf, T; Smith, S; Bieber, C (2013): Seasonal variation in telomere length of a hibernating rodent. Biol Lett. 2013; 9(2):20121095
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** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2013): Phospholipid composition and longevity: lessons from Ames dwarf mice. Age (Dordr). 2013; 35(6):2303-2313
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2012

** Bieber, C; Juškaitis, R; Turbill, C; Ruf, T (2012): High survival during hibernation affects onset and timing of reproduction. Oecologia. 2012; 169(1):155-166

** Corlatti, L; Lebl, K; Filli, F; Ruf, T (2012): Unbiased sex-specific survival in Alpine chamois. Mamm Biol (77), 2 135-139.

** Schöpper, H; Klaus, T; Palme, R; Ruf, T; Huber, S (2012): Sex-specific impact of prenatal stress on growth and reproductive parameters of guinea pigs. J Comp Physiol B. 2012; 182(8):1117-1127

** Schöpper, H; Palme, R; Ruf, T; Huber, S (2012): Effects of prenatal stress on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function over two generations of guinea pigs (Cavia aperea f. porcellus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012; 176(1):18-27

** Turbill, C; Smith, S; Deimel, C; Ruf, T (2012): Daily torpor is associated with telomere length change over winter in Djungarian hamsters. Biol Lett. 2012; 8(2):304-307
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** Weissenböck, NM; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2012): Taking the heat: thermoregulation in Asian elephants under different climatic conditions. J Comp Physiol B. 2012; 182(2):311-319

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Giroud, S; Turbill, C; Hofer, I; Ruf, T (2012): Torpor use and body mass gain during pre-hibernation in late-born juvenile garden dormice (Eliomys quercinus). -14th International Hibernation Symposium (IHS), Semmering, Austria; AUG 8-14, 2012; Semmering, AUSTRIA.

Haymerle, A; Knauer, F; Ruf, T; Walzer, C; Arnold, W (2012): Human disturbances on wintering chamois – the effect is surprisingly small. 37-37.-3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology; AUG 28 - SEP 1, 2012; Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM. ECCB2012 Orals, O14.1.4.;

Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2012): Sustained metabolic rate in Mammals: The case of the European hare (Lepus europaeus). -4th International lagomorph conference; Jul 23-27; Vienna, Austria.

Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2012): To be cold and get old: effects of moderate cold exposure during lactation on metabolism and lifespan in mice. -International Hibernation Symposium; AUG 8-13, 2012; Semmering, Austria.

Original Article in Series

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2012): Does Age Matter? Effects of Age on Hibernation Patterns in Edible Dormice (Glis glis). IN: Ruf, T [Hrsg.]: Living in a Seasonal World: thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations. Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 133-142. ISBN: 978-3-642-28677-3.

Giroud, S; Turbill, C; Ruf, T (2012): Torpor use and body mass gain during pre-hibernation in late-born juvenile garden dormice exposed to food shortage. IN: Ruf, T [Hrsg.]: Living in a seasonal world: thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations. Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 481-491. ISBN: 978-3-642-28677-3.

Ruf, T; Bieber, C; Turbill, C (2012): Survival, Aging, and Life-History Tactics in Mammalian Hibernators. IN: Ruf, T [Hrsg.]: Living in a Seasonal World: thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations. Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 123-132. ISBN: 978-3-642-28677-3.

Siutz, C; Pluch, M; Ruf, T; Millesi, E (2012): Sex Differences in Foraging Behaviour, Body Fat and Hibernation Patterns of Free-Ranging Common Hamsters. IN: Ruf, T [Hrsg.]: Living in a Seasonal World: thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations. Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 155-165. ISBN: 978-3-642-28677-3.

Popular Science Article

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2012): Schwarzwild: In die Frischlinge eingreifen!. Österreichs Weidwerk 1, 8-10.

Editor(s) of Series

Ruf, T; Bieber, C; Arnold, W; Millesi, E [Hrsg.] (2012): Living in a Seasonal World: thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations. Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. (ISBN: 978-3-642-28677-3)

2011

Journal Article

** Arnold, W; Ruf, T; Frey-Roos, F; Bruns, U (2011): Diet-independent remodeling of cellular membranes precedes seasonally changing body temperature in a hibernator. PLoS One. 2011; 6(4):e18641
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** Bieber, C; Ausserlechner, K; Skerget, C; Walzer, C; Ruf, T (2011): Seasonal changes in liver size in edible dormice (Glis glis): non-invasive measurements using ultrasonography. Eur J Wildl Res (57), 3 657-662.

** Lebl, K; Bieber, C; Adamík, P; Fietz, J; Morris, P; Pilastro, A; Ruf, T (2011): Survival rates in a small hibernator, the edible dormouse: a comparison across Europe. Ecography (Cop.). 2011; 34(4):683-692
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** Lebl, K; Rotter, B; Kürbisch, K; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2011): Local environmental factors affect reproductive investment in female edible dormice. J Mammal (92), 5 926-933.

** Popescu, FD; Hackländer, K; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2011): Effects of season and reproductive state on lipid intake and fatty acid composition of gastrointestinal tract contents in the European hare. J Comp Physiol B. 2011; 181(5):681-689
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** Schöpper, H; Palme, R; Ruf, T; Huber, S (2011): Chronic stress in pregnant guinea pigs (Cavia aperea f. porcellus) attenuates long-term stress hormone levels and body weight gain, but not reproductive output. J Comp Physiol B. 2011; 181(8):1089-1100

** Signer, C; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2011): Hypometabolism and basking: the strategies of Alpine ibex to endure harsh over-wintering conditions. Funct Ecol (25), 3 537-547.

** Turbill, C; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2011): Hibernation is associated with increased survival and the evolution of slow life histories among mammals. Proc Biol Sci. 2011; 278(1723):3355-3363
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** Turbill, C; Ruf, T; Mang, T; Arnold, W (2011): Regulation of heart rate and rumen temperature in red deer: effects of season and food intake. J Exp Biol. 2011; 214(Pt 6):963-970
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** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2011): Feeding into old age: long-term effects of dietary fatty acid supplementation on tissue composition and life span in mice. J Comp Physiol B. 2011; 181(2):289-298
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Conference Paper in Journal

** Schöpper, H; Klaus, T; Ruf, T; Huber, S (2011): Body Mass Is Altered in F2-Generation Female Guinea Pigs after Chronic Stress during F0-Pregnancy. 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Portland, Oregon, USA, United States (USA), SEP 18-21, 2011. J Dev Orig Hlth Dis (2), S1 S32-S32.

** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2011): Lactating hares in the cold: the role of heat dissipation. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, JAN 03-07, 2011. Integr Comp Biol (51) E260-E260.

Corlatti, L; Lebl, K; Filli, F; Ruf, T (2011): Unbiased sex-specific survival in Alpine chamois. 85th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, Luxembourg, LUXEMOURG, SEP 13-17, 2011. Mammalian Biology (76), S 6-6.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2011): Ames dwarf mice: are membrane fatty acids the key to a long life?. -Society of Experimental Biology Annual Meeting; JUL 1-4, 2011; Glasgow, UK.

2010

Journal Article

** Lebl, K; Kürbisch, K; Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2010): Energy or information? The role of seed availability for reproductive decisions in edible dormice. J Comp Physiol B. 2010; 180(3):447-456
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** Lebl, K; Ruf, T (2010): An easy way to reduce PIT-tag loss in rodents. Ecol Res (25), 1 251-253.

** Ruf, T; Grafl, B (2010): Maximum rates of sustained metabolic rate in cold-exposed Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus): the second wind. J Comp Physiol B. 2010; 180(7):1089-1098

** Signer, C; Ruf, T; Schober, F; Fluch, G; Paumann, T; Arnold, W (2010): A versatile telemetry system for continuous measurement of heart rate, body temperature and locomotor activity in free-ranging ruminants. Methods Ecol Evol. 2010; 1(1):75-85
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** Turbill, C; Ruf, T (2010): Senescence is more important in the natural lives of long- than short-lived mammals. PLoS One. 2010; 5(8):e12019
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** Valencak, TG; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2010): Peak energy turnover in lactating European hares: a test of the heat dissipation limitation hypothesis. J Exp Biol. 2010; 213(Pt 16):2832-2839
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Conference Paper in Journal

** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2010): Dietary n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation alters heart phospholipid composition but does not affect lifespan. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, Seattle, WA, JAN 03-07, 2010. Integr Comp Biol (50), S 1 E178-E178.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Signer, C; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2010): Seasonal acclimatisation and over-wintering at the extremes: the Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex). -Young Scientists in Contest; AUG 25-26, 2010; Chur, SWITZERLAND.

2009

Journal Article

** Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2009): Summer dormancy in edible dormice (Glis glis) without energetic constraints. Naturwissenschaften. 2009; 96(1):165-171

** Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2009): Habitat differences affect life history tactics of a pulsed resource consumer, the edible dormouse (Glis glis). Popul Ecol 2009; 51(4): 481-492.

** Nicol, SC; Andersen, NA; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2009): Rewarming rates of two large hibernators: Comparison of a monotreme and a eutherian. J Therm Biol (34), 3 155-159.

** Seltmann, MW; Ruf, T; Rodel, HG (2009): Effects of body mass and huddling on resting metabolic rates of post-weaned European rabbits under different simulated weather conditions. Funct Ecol (23), 6 1070-1080.

** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2009): Energy turnover in European hares is centrally limited during early, but not during peak lactation. J Comp Physiol B. 2009; 179(8):933-943
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** Valencak, TG; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T (2009): Peak energy turnover in lactating European hares: the role of fat reserves. J Exp Biol. 2009; 212(Pt 2):231-237
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** Weissenböck, NM; Schwammer, HM; Ruf, T (2009): Estrous synchrony in a group of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) under human care. Anim Reprod Sci. 2009; 113(1-4):322-327

Conference Paper in Journal

** Turbill, C; Mang, T; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2009): Food availability as a cue for mechanisms of winter energy conservation in red deer. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Experimental-Biology, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, JUN 28-JUL 01, 2009. Comp Biochem Physiol Pt A (153A), 2 S148-S148.

** Turbill, C; Ruf, T (2009): Mice run faster on a high n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid diet. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Experimental-Biology, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, JUN 28-JUL 01, 2009. Comp Biochem Physiol Pt A (153A), 2 S100-S100.

** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2009): Physiological limits to energy turnover: The case of the European hare (Lepus europaeus). Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Experimental-Biology, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, JUN 28-JUL 01, 2009. Comp Biochem Physiol Pt A (153A), 2 S147-S148.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Ruf, T; Bieber, C; Kürbisch, K; Michel, T; Paumann, T; Frey-Roos, F (2009): A transportable indirect calorimetry system to determine metabolic rates in wild animals. -47. wissenschaftliche Tagung der GV-SOLAS; SEP 13-15, 2009; Vienna, AUSTRIA.

Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2009): Peak sustained energy turnover during reproduction in hares: where is the limit?. -7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife; SEP 21-24, 2009; Berlin, Germany.

2008

Journal Article

** Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2008): Effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids on hibernation and torpor: a review and hypothesis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008; 294(3):R1044-R1052

** Schiviz, AN; Ruf, T; Kuebber-Heiss, A; Schubert, C; Ahnelt, PK (2008): Retinal cone topography of artiodactyl mammals: influence of body height and habitat. J Comp Neurol. 2008; 507(3):1336-1350

Conference Paper in Journal

Bieber,C; Ruf,T (2008): No way out: Dormice (Glis glis) depend on the pulsed availability of tree seeds. 82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Austria, SEP 14-18, 2008. Mammalian Biology (73) 8-8.

Popescu, F; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2008): Digestive and nutritional strategies in European hare (Lepus europaeus) - effects of sex and season on gut length, nutrient composition of the gastrointestinal tract and caecotrophy. 82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Austria, SEP 14-18, 2008. Mammalian Biology (73) 30-30.

Rotter,B; Lebl,K; Bieber,C; Ruf,T (2008): Population ecology and habitat use of the Edible dormouse under harsh environmental conditions. 82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Austria, SEP 14-18, 2008. Mammalian Biology (73) 32-33.

Ruf,T; Valencak, TG (2008): From capital to income breeding: Seasonal changes in lactation energetics in the European hare (Lepus europaeus). 82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Austria, SEP 14-18, 2008. Mammalian Biology (73) 33-33.

Valencak, TG; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T (2008): Maternal investment depends on season in reproducing European hares. Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, United States (USA), JAN 2-6, 2008. Integrative and Comparative Biology

Valencak,TG; Ruf,T (2008): Cold exposure during reproduction: boon or bane?. 82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Austria, SEP 14-18, 2008. Mammalian Biology (73) 43-43.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Ruf,T (2008): Neither fish nor fowl: energetics of lactation in the precocial brown hare (Lepus europaeus). -Seminar des Physiologischen Institutes der TiHo Hannover; FEB 2, 2008; Hannover, DEUTSCHLAND.

Popular Science Article

Ruf, T (2008): Jäger der Steinzeit. Die Pirsch (3) 86-88.

Ruf, T (2008): Jäger oder Sammler? Die Steinzeit gibt Auskunft. Jäger 3: 16-19. Jäger (3) 16-19.

Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2008): Feldhasen: Fett macht fit. Österreichs Weidwerk 5, 12-14.

2007

Journal Article

** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2007): N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids impair lifespan but have no role for metabolism. Aging Cell. 2007; 6(1):15-25

Conference Paper in Journal

** Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2007): Membrane fatty acids and maximum lifespan in mammals - A reassessment. Society of Experimental Biologists Meeting, Glasgow, UK, United Kingdom, Mar31- Apr 4, 2007. Comp Biochem Physiol Pt A (146), 4 S55-S55.

** Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2007): Lactating hares are limited by the capacity of the alimentary tract. Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, United States (USA), JAN 3-7, 2007. Integr Comp Biol (46) E145-E145.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Ruf, T; Rotter, B; Bieber, C (2007): Life history tactics in a pulsed resource consumer, the edible dormouse. 188-188.-Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildife Research; OCT 7-10, 2007; Berlin, GERMANY. Editors: East ML; Hofer H;;

Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2007): Impact of dietary energy content on lactating brown hares, Lepus europaeus. 230-230.-Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildife Research; OCT 7-10, 2007; Berlin, GERMANY. Editors: East, ML; Hofer, H;;

Valencak, TG; Ruf, T (2007): Lactating hares are limited by the capacity of the alimentary tract. -SICB Annual Meeting; 03.-07.01.2007; Phoenix, AZ.

Popular Science Article

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2007): Das Sauen-Einmaleins. Die Pirsch ( ), 11 6-11.

Ruf, T (2007): Zurück zur Steinzeit? Österreichs Weidwerk 8, 10-12.

2006

Journal Article

** Arnold, W; Ruf, T; Kuntz, R (2006): Seasonal adjustment of energy budget in a large wild mammal, the Przewalski horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) II. Energy expenditure. J Exp Biol. 2006; 209(Pt 22):4566-4573
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** Kuntz, R; Kubalek, C; Ruf, T; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W (2006): Seasonal adjustment of energy budget in a large wild mammal, the Przewalski horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) I. Energy intake. J Exp Biol. 2006; 209(Pt 22):4557-4565
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** Ruf, T; Fietz, J; Schlund, W; Bieber, C (2006): High survival in poor years: life history tactics adapted to mast seeding in the edible dormouse. Ecology. 2006; 87(2):372-381

** Ruf, T; Valencak, T; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W (2006): Running speed in mammals increases with muscle n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid content. PLoS One. 2006; 1:e65
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Zenker, W; Arnold, W; Balfanz, F; Beiglböck, C; Fluch, G; Huber, J; Ruf, T; Schober, F (2006): Application of a new rumen transmitter in red deer for measuring heart rate and body temperature. European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary, 24.-28.5.2006. European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Budapest, Hungary, 24.-28.5.2006.

Popular Science Article

Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2006): Ob Beutegreifer oder Fluchttier - Schnelligkeit entscheidet. Jagd & Natur (8) 36-38.

2005

Journal Article

** Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2005): Population dynamics in wild boar Sus scrofa: ecology, elasticity of growth rate and implications for the management of pulsed resource consumers. J Appl Ecol (42), 6 1203-1213.

Original Article in Series

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2005): Hege des Feldhasen: Sind Brachen der Schlüssel zum Erfolg? IN: Paulsen, P [Hrsg.]: Niederwild - Wildtiergesundheit, Lebensmittel-Sicherheit und Qualität. Wien, Institut für Fleischhygiene, Fleischtechnologie und Lebensmittelwissenschaft, pp. 17-21.

Popular Science Article

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2005): Schwarzwild-Management mit Mathematik: Frischlinge, Motor des Wachstums. Revierkurier ( 2005), 1 4-5.

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2005): Schwarzwild auf dem Vormarsch. Schwarzwild aktuell (12) 43-48.

Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2005): "Herzensgute" Fette. Die Pirsch 10, 7-9.

Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2005): Wildtiere: Schnelligkeit entscheidet! Österreichs Weidwerk (2005), 5 14-16.

Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2005): Wie gesund ist unser Wildbret? Die Bedeutung mehrfach ungesättigter Fettsäuren. Jagd in Tirol (57), 5 10-12.

Valencak,T; Ruf, T (2005): Schnelligkeit entscheidet. Die Pirsch 23, 4-7.

2004

Journal Article

** Arnold, W; Ruf, T; Reimoser, S; Tataruch, F; Onderscheka, K; Schober, F (2004): Nocturnal hypometabolism as an overwintering strategy of red deer (Cervus elaphus). Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004; 286(1):R174-R181

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Steineck, T; Ruf, T (2004): How to increase density of European hares (Lepus europaeus) in intensively used arable land. 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004. 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004.

Hackländer, K; Sternbach, E; Frisch, C; Ruf, T (2004): Placental scar analysis in European hares (Lepus europaeus): Is staining important?. 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004. 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004.

Suchentrunk, F; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2004): Comparison of growth models of eye lens weight for aging brown hares (Lepus europaeus). 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004. 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004.

Valencak, T; Hauhart, B; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2004): Impact of polyunsaturated fatty acids on performance of European hares (Lepus europaeus). 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004. 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, 26. - 31.07.2004.

Original Article in Series

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2004): Seasonal Timing of Reproduction and Hibernation in the Edible Dormouse (Glis glis). IN: Barnes, BM [Hrsg.]: Life in the Cold. Evolution, Mechanism, Adaptation and Application. Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, pp. 113-125.

Popular Science Article

Valencak, T; Ruf, T (2004): "Gesundes" Fett im Wildfleisch. Österreichs Weidwerk (2004), 12 12-13.

2003

Journal Article

** Valencak, TG; Arnold, W; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T (2003): High content of polyunsaturated fatty acids in muscle phospholipids of a fast runner, the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus). J Comp Physiol B. 2003; 173(8):695-702

Conference Paper in Journal

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Steineck, T; Ruf, T (2003): Reproduction and juvenile mortality in European hare (Lepus europaeus) populations in intensive agriculture. Mammalian Biology 68,( Spec.Iss.).

Suchentrunk, F; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2003): New growth models of eye lens weights for aging brown hares, Lepus europaeus. Mammalian Biology 68 (Spec. Iss.): 67-68

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Arnold, W; Bruns, U; Frey-Roos, F; Ruf, T (2003): Dietary fatty acids and natural hibernation in alpine marmots. 4th European Congress of Mammalogy, Brno, 28.7.2003. 4th European Congress of Mammalogy, Brno, 28.7.2003.

Arnold, W; Ruf, T; Reimoser, S; Tataruch, F; Onderscheka, K; Schober, F (2003): Nocturnal metabolic depression as an overwintering strategy of red deer (Cervus elaphus). 4th European Congress of Mammalogy, Brno, 27.07. - 01.08.2003. 4th European Congress of Mammalogy, Brno, 27.07. - 01.08.2003.

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Steineck, T; Ruf, T (2003): Population dynamics in European hares (Lepus europaeus): The role of female fertility and juvenile mortality. European Mammalogy 2003, Brno, Juli 2003. European Mammalogy 2003, Brno, Juli 2003.

Suchentrunk, F; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2003): Comparison of growth models of eye lens weight for aging brown hares, Lepus europaeus. European Mammalogy 2003, Brno, Juli 2003. European Mammalogy 2003, Brno, Juli 2003.

Suchentrunk, F; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2003): Eye lens weights for age estimation in brown hares, Lepus europaeus: new data - different growth models. XXVI International IUGB Congress & Xth International Perdix Symposium, Braga, Portugal, Portugal, 01. -06.09.2003. XXVI International IUGB Congress & Xth International Perdix Symposium, Braga, Portugal, 01. -06.09.2003.

Original Article in Series

Arnold, W; Bruns, U; Frey-Roos, F; Ruf, T (2003): Dietary fatty acids and natural hibernation in alpine marmots. IN: Ramousse, R; Allainé, D; Le Berre, M [Hrsg.]: Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots. Lyon, International Marmot Network Publisher, pp. 12-13.

Popular Science Article

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2003): Mit Frischlingen rechnen. Wild und Hund Exklusiv (22) 16-21.

Ruf, T; Hauhart, B; Valencak, T; Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Tataruch, F; Arnold, W (2003): Von Feldhasen, Pflanzen und Fettsäuren. Schweizer Jäger (88) 22-25.

Ruf,T (2003): Feldhase: Neues zur Ernährungsphysiologie. Österreichs Weidwerk (2003), 1 13-15.

2002

Journal Article

** Beiglböck, C; Steineck, T; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T (2002): Environmental cadmium induces histopathological changes in kidneys of roe deer. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2002; 21(9):1811-1816

** Hackländer, K; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2002): Postnatal development and thermoregulation in the precocial European hare (Lepus europaeus). J Comp Physiol B. 2002; 172(2):183-190

** Hackländer, K; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T (2002): The effect of dietary fat content on lactation energetics in the European hare (Lepus europaeus). Physiol Biochem Zool. 2002; 75(1):19-28

** Hume, D; Beiglböck, C; Ruf, T; Frey-Roos, F; Bruns, U; Arnold, W (2002): Seasonal changes in morphology and function of the gastrointestinal tract of free-living alpine marmots ( Marmota marmota). J Comp Physiol B. 2002; 172(3):197-207

** Janovsky, M; Ruf, T; Zenker, W (2002): Oral administration of tiletamine/zolazepam for the immobilization of the common buzzard (Buteo buteo). Journal of Raptor Research (36), 3 188-193.

** Steinlechner, S; Stieglitz, A; Ruf, T (2002): Djungarian hamsters: a species with a labile circadian pacemaker? Arrhythmicity under a light-dark cycle induced by short light pulses. J Biol Rhythms. 2002; 17(3):248-258

Popular Science Article

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2002): Schwarzes Dynamit. Wild und Hund (105), 16 38-43.

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2002): Populationsökologie des Schwarzwildes. Österreichs Weidwerk (2002), 8 11-14.

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2002): Schwarzwild auf dem Vormarsch. Schweizer Jäger (87), 10 6-11.

Bieber, C; Ruf, T (2002): Vermehrung im "Schweinsgalopp". Der Jäger in Baden-Württemberg (47), 8 3-5.

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2002): Lampes Lichtblick. Wild und Hund (105), 18 42-45.

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2002): Feldhasen: Führen Brachen zu höheren Besätzen? Schweizer Jäger ( 2002), 10 63-66.

Hackländer, K; Klansek, E; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2002): Hege des Feldhasen: Sind Brachen der Schlüssel zum Erfolg? Österreichs Weidwerk (2002), 4 10-12.

2001

Journal Article

** Gockel, J; Ruf, T (2001): Alternative seasonal reproductive strategies in rodent populations. Journal of Mammalogy (82) 1034-1046.

** Hackländer, K; Frisch, C; Klansek, E; Steineck, T; Ruf, T (2001): Die Fruchtbarkeit weiblicher Feldhasen (Lepus europaeus) aus Revieren mit unterschiedlicher Populationsdichte. Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft (47) 100-110.

** Van Dongen, HP; Ruf, T; Olofsen, E; VanHartevelt, JH; Kruyt, EW (2001): Analysis of problematic time series with the Lomb-Scargle Method, a reply to "emphasizing difficulties in the detection of rhythms with Lomb-Scargle periodograms". Biol Rhythm Res. 2001; 32(3):347-354

** Van Dongen, HP; Ruf, T; Olofsen, E; VanHartevelt, JH; Kruyt, EW (2001): A brief response to Dr. Schimmel"s reply. Biol Rhythm Res. 2001; 32(3):361-362

Conference Paper in Journal

Hackländer, K; Sternbach, E; Frisch, C; Ruf, T (2001): Placental scar analysis: a method to determine reproductive history in female mammals. 94. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft. Zoology 104,(Suppl.).

Hauhart, B; Hackländer, K; Arnold, W; Ruf, T (2001): The effect of diet quality on reproduction and postnatal thermoregulation in European hares (Lepus europaeus). 75. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Säugetierkunde, September 2001, Berlin. Mammalian Biology 66,(Suppl).

2000

Journal Article

** Ruf, T (2000): Mass-dependent mass loss: how to get the null hypothesis wrong. Oikos (90) 413-416.

** Schmid, J; Ruf, T; Heldmaier, G (2000): Metabolism and temperature regulation during daily torpor in the smallest primate, the pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus) in Madagascar. J Comp Physiol B. 2000; 170(1):59-68

Conference Paper in Journal

Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2000): Litter size and reproductive energetics in female European hares (Lepus europaeus). Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35,(1).

Ruf, T; Hackländer, K (2000): Energy budgets during female reproduction in female hares (Lepus europaeus). Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35,(1).

Steineck, T; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2000): Placental scars as an indicator for reproduction in European hares (Lepus europaeus). Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35,(1).

Tataruch, F; Hackländer, K; Ruf, T (2000): The effect of diet quality on lactation in European hares (Lepus europaeus). Reproduction in Domestic Animals 35,(1).

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

** Bruns, U; Frey-Roos, F; Pudritz, S; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2000): Essential fatty acids: Their impact on free-living alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). 215-222.-11th International Hibernation Symposium on Life in the Cold; AUG 13-18, 2000; JUNGHOLZ, AUSTRIA.

** Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2000): Mechanisms of social thermoregulation in hibernating Alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). 81-94.-11th International Hibernation Symposium on Life in the Cold; AUG 13-18, 2000; JUNGHOLZ, AUSTRIA, Austria.

Original Article in Series

Bruns, U; Frey-Roos, F; Pudritz, S; Tataruch, F; Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2000): Essential fatty acids: their impact on free-living alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). IN: Heldmaier, G [Hrsg.]: Life in the Cold IV. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer, pp. 215-220.

Ruf, T; Arnold, W (2000): Mechanisms of social thermoregulation in hibernating alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). IN: Heldmaier, G; Klingenspor, M [Hrsg.]: Life in the Cold. Berlin, Springer, pp. 81-94.

Ruf, T; Heldmaier, G (2000): Djungarian hamsters: small graminivores with daily torpor. IN: Stenseth, NC; Halle, S [Hrsg.]: Activity patterns of small mammals. Berlin, Springer, pp. 217-234.

Zenker, W; Janovsky, M; Kurzweil, J; Ruf, T (2000): Immobilisation of the Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) with Oral Teletamine/Zolazepam. IN: Lumeij, JT;Remple, JD; Redig, PT; Lierz, M; Cooper, JE [Hrsg.]: Raptor Biomedicine III. Lake Worth, Zoological Education Network, pp. 295-300.

1999

Journal Article

** Ruf, T (1999): The Lomb-Scargle Periodogram in Biological Rhythm Research: Analysis of incomplete and unequally spaced time-series. Biological Rhythm Research (30), 2 178-201.

1997

** Ruf, T; Korytko, AI; Stieglitz, A; Lavenburg, KR; Blank, JL (1997): Phenotypic variation in seasonal adjustments of testis size, body weight, and food intake in deer mice: role of pineal function and ambient temperature. J Comp Physiol [B] 1997; 167(3): 185-192.

1996

** Ruf, T (1996): The baseline cosinus function: a new periodic regression model. Biological Rhythms Research (27) 153-165.

1995

** Geiser, F; Ruf, T (1995): Hibernation versus daily torpor in mammals and birds: physiological variables and classification of torpor patterns. Physiological Zoology (68) 935-966.

1994

** Blank, JL; Korytko, AI; Freeman, DA; Ruf, TP (1994): Role of gonadal steroids and inhibitory photoperiod in regulating body weight and food intake in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Proc Soc Exp Biol Med (206), 4 396-403.

1993

** Lovegrove, BG; Heldmaier G; Ruf, T (1993): Circadian Activity Rhythms In Colonies Of Blind Molerats, Cryptomys-Damarensis (Bathyergidae). S Afr J Zool (28), 1 46-55.

** Ruf, T; Stieglitz, A; Steinlechner, S; Blank, JL; Heldmaier, G (1993): Cold exposure and food restriction facilitate physiological responses to short photoperiod in Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). J Exp Zool (267), 2 104-112.

1992

** Blank, JL; Ruf, T (1992): Effect of reproductive function on cold tolerance in deer mice. Am J Physiol (263), 4 Pt R820-R826.

** Heldmaier, G; Ruf, T (1992): Body temperature and metabolic rate during natural hypothermia in endotherms. J Comp Physiol [B] (162), 8 696-706.

** Ruf, T; Heldmaier, G (1992): The Impact Of Daily Torpor On Energy-Requirements In The Djungarian Hamster, Phodopus-Sungorus. Physiol Zool (65), 5 994-1010.

** Ruf, T; Heldmaier, G (1992): Reduced locomotor activity following daily torpor in the Djungarian hamster: recovery from hypothermia?. Naturwissenschaften (79), 12 574-575.

1991

** Arnold, W; Heldmaier, G; Ortmann, S; Pohl, H; Ruf, T; Steinlechner, S (1991): Ambient temperatures in hibernacula and their energetic consequences for alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). Journal of Thermal Biology (16), 4 223-226.

** Lovegrove, Bg; Heldmaier, G; Ruf, T (1991): Perspectives Of Endothermy Revisited - The Endothermic Temperature-Range. J Therm Biol (16), 4 185-197.

** Ruf, T; Klingenspor, M; Preis, H; Heldmaier, G (1991): Daily Torpor In The Djungarian Hamster (Phodopus-Sungorus) - Interactions With Food-Intake, Activity, And Social-Behavior. J Comp Physiol B (160), 6 609-615.

** Stieglitz, A; Steinlechner, S; Ruf, T; Heldmaier, G (1991): Cold prevents the light induced inactivation of pineal N-acetyltransferase in the Djungarian hamster, Phodopus sungorus. J Comp Physiol [A] 1991; 168(5): 599-603.

1989

** Heldmaier, G; Steinlechner, S; Ruf, T; Wiesinger, H; Klingenspor, M (1989): Photoperiod and thermoregulation in vertebrates: body temperature rhythms and thermogenic acclimation. J Biol Rhythms (4), 2 251-265.

1987

** Ruf, T; Heldmaier, G (1987): Computerized body temperature telemetry in small animals: use of simple equipment and advanced noise suppression. Comput Biol Med (17), 5 331-340.

1985

Conference Paper in Journal

** STEINLECHNER, S; RUF, T; HELDMAIER, G (1985): Influence Of Photoperiod On Body-Temperature Rhythms In The Djungarian Hamster. J Interdiscipl Cycle Res 1985; 16(4): 329-330.

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