peer-reviewed publications



Schoenle LA, Schoepf I, Weinstein NM, Moore IT, Bonier F (2018) Higher plasma corticosterone is associated with reduced costs of infection in red-winged blackbirds. General and Comparative Endocrinology 256, 89-98.

Schoepf I, Pillay N, Schradin C (2017) Trade-offs between reproduction and health in free ranging African striped mice. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 187 (4), 625-637.

Schoepf I, Pillay N, Schradin C (2017) The pathophysiology of survival. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 187 (1), 183-201.

Yuen CH, Schoepf I, Schradin C, Pillay N (2017) Boldness: are open field and startle tests measuring the same personality trait? Animal Behaviour 128, 143-151.

Brunner P, Schoepf I*, Yuen CH, König B, Schradin C (2016) Does a mouse have a friend? Mixed evidence for individual recognition in the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio). Journal of Zoology 299 (2), 142-149.

Nater CR, Canale CI, Van Benthem KJ, Yuen CH, Schoepf I, Pillay N, Ozgul A, Schradin C (2016) Interactive effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on demographic rates of an African rodent. Oikos 125 (12), 1838-1848.

Rimbach R, Willigenburg R, Schoepf I, Yuen CH, Pillay N, Schradin C (2016) Young but not old adult African striped mice reduce their activity in the dry season when food availability is low. Ethology 122 (10), 828-840.

Yuen CH, Pillay N, Heinrichs M, Schoepf I, Schradin C (2016) Personality traits are consistent when measured in the field and in the laboratory in African striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70 (8), 1235-1246.

Schoepf I, Kenkel W, Schradin C (2015) Arginine vasopressin in brains of free ranging striped mouse males following alternative reproductive tactics. Journal of Ethology 33, 235–242.

Schoepf I, Schmohl G, König B, Pillay N, Schradin C (2015) Manipulation of population density and food availability affects home range sizes of African striped mouse females. Animal Behaviour 99, 53-60. In focus paper.

Yuen CH, Pillay N, Heinrichs M, Schoepf I, Schradin C (2015) Personality does not constrain social and behavioral flexibility in African striped mice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69, 1237–1249.

Schradin C, Pillay N, Kondratyeva A, Yuen CH, Schoepf I, Krackow S (2015) Basal blood glucose levels in free living striped mice are influenced by food availability, ambient temperature and social tactic. Biology Letters 11 (5), 20150208.

Schoepf I, Schradin C (2014) Arginine vasopressin plasma levels change seasonally in African striped mice but do not differ between alternative reproductive tactics. General and Comparative Endocrinology 204, 43-48. 

Schoepf I, Schradin C (2013) Endocrinology of sociality: comparisons between sociable and solitary individuals within the same population of African striped mice. Hormones and Behavior 64, 89-94.

Schoepf I, Schradin C (2012) Better off alone! Reproductive competition and ecological constraints determine sociality in the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio). Journal of Animal Ecology 81, 649-656.

Schoepf I, Schradin C (2012) Flexibility in social behavior and predispositions to change reproductive tactics in African striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio). Animal Behaviour 84, 1159-1167.

Schradin C, Lindholm AK, Johannesen J, Schoepf I, Yuen CH, König B, Pillay N (2012) Social flexibility and social evolution in mammals: a case study of the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio). Molecular Ecology 21, 541-553.

Schradin C, Schmohl G, Rödel HG, Schoepf I, Treffler SM, Brenner J, Bleeker M, Schubert M, König B, Pillay N (2009) Female home range size is regulated by resource distribution and intraspecific competition: a long-term field study. Animal Behaviour 79, 195-203.