Thomas Schmitt
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
84Publications
26H-index
2,437Citations
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Published on Mar 7, 2019in Scientific Reports 4.12
Stefan Ehl3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Stephanie I. J. Holzhauer + 1 AuthorsThomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Arctic and alpine environments present extreme, but different, challenges to survival. We therefore studied the ecological adaptation of the arctic-alpine fritillary Boloria napaea in northern Sweden and compared these results with the eastern Alps. Using mark-release-recapture, we analysed phenology, mobility, activity patterns, change in wing condition and nectar sources. The phenology showed no protandry, but a longer flight period of the females. Wing conditions revealed a linear decay being...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 3.44
Thomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg),
Stefan Lange4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
+ 4 AuthorsReinhard H.H. Neubert38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Abstract This study used neutron diffraction to investigate a ceramide-[NP] C24/[AP] C24 /[EOS]-br C30/cholesterol/lignoceric acid (0.6: 0.3: 0.1: 0.7: 1) based stratum corneum modelling system. By adding specifically deuterated ceramides-[NP]-D 3 , [AP]-D 3 , and [EOS]-br-D 3 , detailed information on the lamellar and the nanostructure of the system was obtained. For the short periodicity phase a natural-like lamellar repeat distance of 5.47 ± 0.02 nm was observed, similar to the [NP]/[AP] base...
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Published on Feb 7, 2019in Insect Conservation and Diversity 2.09
Jan Christian Habel23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Technische Universität München),
Werner Ulrich28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
+ 2 AuthorsThomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
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Published on Jan 17, 2019in Frontiers in Zoology 3.63
Stefan Ehl3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Niklas Böhm1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsThomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Background Habitat quality is one main trigger for the persistence of butterflies. The effects of the influencing biotic and abiotic factors may be enhanced by the challenging conditions in high-alpine environments. To better our knowledge in this field, we performed a mark-release-recapture study with Boloria pales in the Southern Carpathians.
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Journal of Arid Land 1.44
Katja Kramp1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Thomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
+ 6 AuthorsFrank M. Thomas25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Trier)
Many riparian (Tugai) forests growing along rivers in arid and hyper-arid regions of Central Asia are dominated by the Euphrates poplar (Populus euphratica). Besides generative reproduction, which is only possible upon flooding events and at a distance to the groundwater of less than 2 m, this phreatophytic tree species also reproduces vegetatively by forming clones that can cover land surface areas of several hectares. Along a gradient of groundwater distances, we investigated whether the fract...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Journal of Biogeography 4.15
Lukas Drag5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Sewanee: The University of the South),
David Hauck5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 5 AuthorsLukas Cizek18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Sewanee: The University of the South)
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Biological Conservation 4.66
Jan Christian Habel23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Technische Universität München),
Thomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Abstract Biodiversity is declining, with major causes identified as habitat loss and a reduction of habitat quality. Recent studies have shown that particularly species with specific habitat demands are suffering in this way. Accordingly, habitat specialists have been nominated as umbrella species, which because they represent a much larger number of species, are thought best to fulfil the requirements of nature conservation. However, species which are ecologically intermediate between habitat s...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 2.77
Thomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg),
Rakesh Gupta6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Tata Research Development and Design Centre)
+ 5 AuthorsReinhard H.H. Neubert1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Abstract For this study mixtures based on the ceramides [NS] (NS = non-hydroxy-sphingosine) and [AP] (AP = α-hydroxy-phytosphingosine) in a 2:1 and 1:2 ratio, together with cholesterol and lignoceric acid, were investigated. These mixtures are modelling the uppermost skin layer, the stratum corneum . Neutron diffraction, utilizing specifically deuterated ceramide molecules, was used to obtain a maximum amount of experimental detail. Highly detailed molecular dynamics simulations were used to gen...
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Jan Christian Habel23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Technische Universität München),
Mike Teucher3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsThomas Schmitt26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Pristine tropical ecosystems are currently suffering under extreme demographic pressure. This has led to habitat destruction and disturbances, an important precondition for the invasion of exotic species into pristine ecosystems, with detrimental effects on biodiversity. In this study, we analysed the chronology of land cover changes along rivers in south-eastern Kenya using historical aerial photographs and current aerial pictures taken from a drone. We assessed quantity and quality of riparian...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Conservation Letters 7.28
Axel Hochkirch25
Estimated H-index: 25
(International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources),
Joscha Beninde7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 12 AuthorsSarah Wirtz2
Estimated H-index: 2
Global human population growth is associated with many problems, such as food and water provision, political conflicts, spread of diseases and environmental destruction. The mitigation of these problems is mirrored in several global conventions and programs, some of which however are conflicting. Here we discuss the conflicts between biodiversity conservation and disease eradication. Numerous health programs aim at eradicating pathogens, and many focus on the eradication of vectors, such as mosq...
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