Dr. Martin Wiemers


Assistant Professor at the Department of Animal Biodiversity from 2005 to 2010


Academic Staff

Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle Germany

+49 345 558-5322

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Research Interests

Molecular phylogeny, speciation, population biology, biology and conservation of Lepidoptera, especially butterflies (Papilionoidea) of the Western Palaearctic, the Canary Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Selected Publications

  • Swaay, C. van, Maes, D., Collins, S., Munguira, M. L., Šašić, M., Settele, J., Verovnik, R., Warren, M., Wiemers, M., Wynhoff, I. & Cuttelod, A. (2011): Applying IUCN criteria to invertebrates: How red is the Red List of European butterflies? - Biol. Cons. 144 (1): 470-478
  • Fric, Z., Kudrna, O., Pech, P., Wiemers, M. & Zrzavy, J. (2010): Comment on the proposed precedence of Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 over Phengaris Doherty, 1891 (Lepidoptera, LYCAENIDAE). - Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 67(4): 315-319 [pdf, 200 KB]
  • Van Swaay, C.A.M., Collins, S., Dusej, G., Maes, D., Munguira, M.L., Rákosy, L., Ryrholm, N, Šašić, M., Settele, J., Thomas, J., Verovnik, R., Verstrael, T., Warren, M.S., Wiemers, M. & Wynhoff, I. (2010): Do’s and don’ts for butterflies of the Habitats Directive. - Report VS2010.037, Butterfly Conservation Europe & De Vlinderstichting, Wageningen [pdf, 4.2 MB]
  • Wiemers, M. & Gottsberger, B. (2010): Discordant patterns of mitochondrial and nuclear differentiation in the Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii (Duponchel, 1832) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). – Entomol. Z. 120(3): 111-115 [pdf, 2.6 MB]
  • Wiemers, M., Stradomsky, B. V. & Vodolazhsky, D. I. (2010): A molecular phylogeny of Polyommatus s. str. and Plebicula based on mitochondrial COI and nuclear ITS2 sequences (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). – Eur. J. Entomol. 107: 325-336.
  • Krenn, H., Wiemers, M., Maurer, L., Pemmer, V., Huber, W. & Weissenhofer, A. (2010): Butterflies of the Golfo Dulce Region, Costa Rica. 76pp. Verein zur Förderung der Tropenstation La Gamba, Vienna.
  • Van Swaay, C., Cuttelod, A., Collins, S., Maes, D., López Munguira, M., Šašić, M., Settele, J., Verovnik, R., Verstrael, T., Warren, M., Wiemers, M. & Wynhof, I. 2010. European Red List of Butterflies. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. X+47pp [pdf, 2.7 MB]
  • WIEMERS, M., KELLER, A. & WOLF, M. (2009): ITS2 secondary structure improves phylogeny estimation in a radiation of blue butterflies of the subgenus Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Polyommatus). – BMC Evol. Biol. 9: 300
  • VODOLAZHSKY, D. I., WIEMERS, M. & STRADOMSKY, B. V. (2009): A comparative analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences in blue butterflies of the subgenus Polyommatus (s. str.) Latreille, 1804 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Polyommatus). - Caucasian Entomological Bull. 5(1): 115-120 [pdf, 535KB].
  • SETTELE, J., KUDRNA, O., HARPKE, A., KÜHN, I., VAN SWAAY, C., VEROVNIK, R., WARREN, M., WIEMERS, M., HANSPACH, J., HICKLER, T., KÜHN, E., VAN HALDER, I., VELING, K., VLIEGENTHART, A., WYNHOFF, I. & SCHWEIGER, O. (2009): Corrigenda: Settele J et al. (2008) Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies. - Biorisk  2: 33-72.
  • Wiemers, M. & Fiedler, K. (2008): Butterfly diversity of the Piedras Blancas National Park and its vicinity - a preliminary assessment (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea & Hesperioidea). - Stapfia 88, zugleich Kataloge der oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen Neue Serie 80 (2008): 277-294. Corrigendum: Fig. 3
  • Gruber, M.H., Morawetz, L. & Wiemers, M. (2008): Diversity of Euglossini (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in primary and secondary lowland rainforests in south-western Costa Rica. - Stapfia 88, zugleich Kataloge der oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen Neue Serie 80 (2008): 257-266.
  • Wiemers, M. (2008): Zur Phänologie von Coenonympha glycerion (Borkhausen, 1788) mit Nachweis einer zweiten und dritten Generation im östlichen Österreich und in Rumänien (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 118 (5): 225-228. [pdf, 500KB]
  • Wiemers, M. & Fiedler, K. (2007): Does the DNA barcoding gap exist? - a case study in blue butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). - Front. Zool. 4: 8.

  • Höttinger, H., Pennerstorfer, J., Pendl, M., Wiemers, M. & Räuschl, G. (2006): Verbreitungskarten der Tagschmetterlinge der Stadt Wien (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea & Hesperioidea) - Beitr. Entomofaunistik 7: 69-104. [pdf,37MB]