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Dr. Bettina Wachter

Project C1: Parasites and immune cells in cheetahs and leopards
PhD student: Maria Serocki (C1-2)

Bettina Wachter
Image Credit: Bettina Wachter

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Evolutionary Ecology

Research interest:

  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Conservation Biology

Seltmann A, Schares G, Aschenborn OHK, Heinrich SK, Thalwitzer S, Wachter B*, Czirják GÁ*. (2020)
* equal contribution.
Species-specific differences in Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Besnoitia besnoiti seroprevalence in Namibian wildlife.
Parasit Vectors. 13:7.
doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3871-3

Seltmann A, Webster F, Ferreira SCM, Czirják GÁ*, Wachter B*. Age-specific gastrointestinal parasite shedding in free-ranging cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) on Namibian farmland. Submitted to International Journal for Parsitology: Parasites and Wildlife on 02.07.2018. * authors contributed equally to the work.
accepted December 2018

Costantini D, Wachter B, Melzheimer J, Czirják GÁ (2017):
Socioecological and environmental predictors of physiological stress markers in a threatened feline species. Conservation Physiology 5(1) ): cox069.

Costantini D, Czirják GÀ, Melzheimer J, Menges V, Wachter B (2018)
Sex and species differences of stress markers in sympatric cheetahs and leopards in Namibia.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A. Molecular & Integrative Physiology.227: 8-13

Heinrich SK, Hofer H, Courtiol A, Melzheimer J, Dehnhard M, Czirják GÁ*, Wachter B*. (2017):
Cheetahs have a stronger constitutive innate immunity than leopards. Sci Rep.; 7:44837. * authors contributed equally to the work.
doi: 10.1038/srep44837., PMID: 28333126


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