For citations, please refer to my google scholar profile.

Peer-reviewed publications

in press & preprints

Emanuel A. Fronhofer, Delphine Legrand, Florian Altermatt, Armelle Ansart, Simon Blanchet, Dries Bonte, Alexis Chaine, Maxime Dahirel, Frederik De Laender, Jonathan De Raedt, Lucie di Gesu, Staffan Jacob, Oliver Kaltz, Estelle Laurent, Chelsea J. Little, Luc Madec, Florent Manzi, Stefano Masier, Felix Pellerin, Frank Pennekamp, Nicolas Schtickzelle, Lieven Therry, Alexandre Vong, Laurane Winandy, Julien Cote (2017). “Bottom-up and top-down control of dispersal across major organismal groups: a coordinated distributed experiment.”, bioRxiv, 213256. doi:10.1101/213256


14. Griffiths, J.I., Petchey, O.L., Pennekamp, F., Childs, D.Z., 2018. Linking intraspecific trait variation to community abundance dynamics improves ecological predictability by revealing a growth–defence trade-off. Funct Ecol 32, 496–508.


13. Pennekamp, F., Adamson, M.W., Petchey, O.L., Poggiale, J.-C., Aguiar, M., Kooi, B.W., Botkin, D.B. & DeAngelis, D.L. (2017) “The practice of prediction: What can ecologists learn from applied, ecology-related fields?”, Ecological Complexity 32: 156–167.

12. Aurélie Garnier, Frank Pennekamp, Mélissa Lemoine, Owen L. Petchey (2017). “Temporal scale dependent interactions between multiple environmental disturbances in microcosm ecosystems”.
Global Change Biology, 23(12), 5237–5248. doi:10.1111/gcb.13786

11. Ali Soleymani, Frank Pennekamp, Somayeh Dodge, Robert Weibel (2017). “Characterizing change points and continuous transitions in movement behaviours using wavelet decomposition”.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(9), 1113–1123. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12755

10. Frank Pennekamp, Jason I. Griffiths, Emanuel A. Fronhofer, Aurélie Garnier, Mathew Seymour, Florian Altermatt, Owen L. Petchey (2017) “Dynamic species classification of microorganisms across time, abiotic and biotic environments—A sliding window approach.”
PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176682.


9. Petchey, O., Plebani, M. & Pennekamp, F. (2016) [Re] “Chaos in a long-term experiment with a plankton community.” ReScience, 2.


8. Ali Soleymani, Frank Pennekamp, Owen L. Petchey, Robert Weibel. “Developing and integrating advanced movement features improves automated classification of ciliate species” PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145345. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145345

7. Pennekamp, Frank, Nicolas Schtickzelle, and Owen L. Petchey. “BEMOVI, software for extracting BEhaviour and MOrphology from VIdeos.”
Ecology & Evolution, Volume 5, Issue 13, pages 2584–2595

6. Owen L Petchey, Mikael Pontarp, Thomas M Massie, Sonia Kéfi, Arpat Ozgul, Maja Weilenmann, Gian Marco Palamara, Florian Altermatt, Blake J Matthews, Jonathan M Levine, Dylan Z Childs, Brian J McGill, Michael E Schaepman, Bernhard Schmid, Piet Spaak, Andrew P Beckerman, Frank Pennekamp, Ian S Pearse. “The ecological forecast horizon, and examples of its uses and determinants” Ecology Letters, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12443, (preprint available at bioRxiv)

5. Florian Altermatt , Emanuel A. Fronhofer, Aurélie Garnier, Andrea Giometto, Frederik Hammes, Jan Klecka, Delphine Legrand, Elvira Mächler, Thomas M. Massie, Frank Pennekamp, Marco Plebani, Mikael Pontarp, Nicolas Schtickzelle, Virginie Thuillier, Owen L. Petchey. “Big answers from small worlds: a user’s guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6 (2): 218–31. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12312.


4. Pennekamp, Frank, Patrícia Garcia-Pereira, and Thomas Schmitt. “Habitat requirements and dispersal ability of the Spanish fritillary (Euphydryas desfontainii) in Southern Portugal: evidence-based conservation suggestions for an endangered taxon.” Journal of Insect Conservation 18 (3): 497–508. doi:10.1007/s10841-014-9655-3.

3. Pennekamp, Frank, Katherine A. Mitchell, Alexis Chaine, and Nicolas Schtickzelle. “Dispersal propensity in Tetrahymena thermophila ciliates — a reaction norm perspective.” Evolution 68 (8): 2319–30. doi:10.1111/evo.12428.


2. Pennekamp, Frank, Eva Monteiro, and Thomas Schmitt. “The larval ecology of the butterfly Euphydryas desfontainii (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in SW-Portugal: food plant quantity and quality as main predictors of habitat quality.” Journal of Insect Conservation 17 (1): 195–206. doi:10.1007/s10841-012-9497-9.

1. Pennekamp, Frank, and Nicolas Schtickzelle. “Implementing image analysis in laboratory-based experimental systems for ecology and evolution: a hands-on guide.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4 (5): 483–92. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12036.

Other publications

Eva Monteiro, Patrícia Garcia-Pereira, Frank Pennekamp, Albano Soares, Sandra Antunes. 2014. “Rede das Estações da Biodiversidade: balanço e futuro”, Ecologi@, 7: 27-33.

Pennekamp, Frank 2014. “Swimming with ciliates: dispersal and movement ecology of Tetrahymena thermophila.”
Dissertation, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Université catholique de Louvain.