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Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Population Ecology

My research interests focus on biodiversity in forest ecosystems. Particularly I am interested in deadwood ecology especially tree hollows and saproxylic insects. Tree hollows are long lasting habitats that are considered key elements of a high forest diversity supporting generalist saproxylic species but also very rare species. I am interested in environmental factors affecting the diversity in tree hollows, dispersal abilities and distances and trophic interactions of saproxylic insects.

The conversion from plantations to mixed forests is a major goal of forest management strategies in the light of climate change, as mixed forest stands are less vulnerable to biotic and abiotic disturbances. Therefore, I am interested how forest conversion, from pure to mixed forest stands affects forest associated taxa, e.g. insects, fungi, plants and birds.

My research aims to get insights into patterns of forest biodiversity and how to integrate these insights into forest management for efficient conservation strategies.


Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Population Ecology



Bastian Schauer, Simon Thorn, Markus Blaschke, Thomas Kudernatsch: Conversion of pure spruce to mixed spruce beech stands : Effects on alpha and beta diversity of multiple taxonomic groups. In: Forest Ecology and Management, 545 (2023). - .

Roswitha Walter, Vincent Buness, Bastian Schauer, Thomas Kudernatsch: Waldumbau und Regenwurmfauna. In: LWF aktuell, (2023). - S. 8-11.

Markus Blaschke, Bastian Schauer, Angela Siemonsmeier, Thomas Kudernatsch: Quantifizierung der strukturellen Vielfalt von Waldbeständen. In: AFZ : Der Wald, (2023). - S. 31-35.


Bastian Schauer:Saproxylic insects in tree hollows : drivers of diversity, dispersal and food web structure. - Bayreuth: 2022. - 251 S.
(Dissertation, 2022, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuther Graduiertenschule für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften - BayNAT)

Bastian Schauer, Thomas Kudernatsch: Auswirkungen des Waldumbaus mit Buche auf die Biodiversität. In: AFZ : Der Wald, (2022). - .

Thomas Kudernatsch, Bastian Schauer: Auswirkungen des Waldumbaus mit Buche auf strukturelle Vielfalt und Biodiversität. In: LWF Wissen, (2022). - .


Thomas Kudernatsch, Bastian Schauer, Helge Walentowski: Effects of forest conversion of spruce monocultural stands to mixed spruce-beech forests on vegetation and humus layer. In: Tuexenia, 41 (2021). - S. 109-132.


Sara Bellinvia, Andrea Spachtholz, Ina Borgwardt, Bastian Schauer, Oliver Otti: Female immunity in response to sexually transmitted opportunistic bacteria in the common bedbug Cimex lectularius. In: Journal of Insect Physiology, 123 (2020). - .


Bastian Schauer, Heike Feldhaar, Anna Kanold, Elisabeth Obermaier: Mulmhöhlen : für die Artenvielfalt im Wald. In: LWF Merkblatt, 42 (2018). - S. 1-4.

Bastian Schauer, Heike Feldhaar, Elisabeth Obermaier: Wohnungsnot in deutschen Wäldern. In: LWF aktuell, 118 (2018). - S. 42-46.

Bastian Schauer, Jaqueline Bong, Christian Popp, Elisabeth Obermaier, Heike Feldhaar: Dispersal limitation of saproxylic insects in a managed forest? A population genetics approach. In: Basic and Applied Ecology, 32 (2018). - S. 26-38.

Heike Feldhaar, Bastian Schauer: Dispersal of Saproxylic Insects. In: Michael D. Ulyshen (Hrsg.): Saproxylic Insects. - Cham : Springer, 2018. - S. 515-546.

Bastian Schauer, Manuel Steinbauer, Lionel Sujay Vailshery, Jörg Müller, Heike Feldhaar, Elisabeth Obermaier: Influence of tree hollow characteristics on saproxylic beetle diversity in a managed forest. In: Biodiversity and Conservation, 27 (2018). - S. 853-869.


Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Population Ecology

Dr. Bastian Schauer
Research assistant

Chair Animal Ecology I - Population Ecology
Building NW I, Room 5.0 01 06
University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0) 921 55 2646
Fax: +49 (0) 921 55 2784

E-mail: Bastian.Schauer@uni-bayreuth.de

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