Dr. Angela Schmitz Ornés


Zoologisches Institut und Museum

Haus 6.2, Raum 212

Soldmannstr. 23
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 4348

Curriculum Vitae
2005 PhD: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn/ Museum Alexander Koenig, Zoologie, Ornithologie. AG Biologie und Phylogenie tropischer Vögel, Bonn.
1991 Master of Science: Universität von Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Institut für Wildbiologie, Bereich Naturwissenschaften. School of Forest and Conservation.
1987 Abschluss in Biologie: Universität Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.
seit Januar 2007 Co-Direktor Vogelwarte Hiddensee, Institut für Zoologie, Universität Greifswald.
2003 - 2006 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin von Prof. Karl-L. Schuchmann, und Redaktionsassistent für Gutachten der “Bonner Zoologisches Monographien” , Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig Bonn.
2000 Forschungsaustausch mit der AG Biologie und Phylogenie tropischer Vögel des Alexander Koenig Forschungsintitut und Museum, Bonn. DAAD-Conicit.
1995 - 2004 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Ezequiel Zamora (University of the Llanos) (UNELLEZ), Guanare, Portuguesa state, Venezuela. Fakultätsmitglied.
1997 Gastprofessor. Graduiertenprogramm zur Landwirtschaftlichen Zoologie. Universidad Central de Venezuela, Maracay.
1995 - 1999 Sekräterin für interinstitutionelle Angelegenheiten der AsoVAC (Venezuelan Association for Science) Portuguesa.
1992 - 1997 Assistent am Lehrstuhl der Fachgruppe für Cracidae (CSG-IUCN).
1992 - 1994 Tutorstelle der Abteilung für Zoologie, University of Florida.
1992 Feldassistent für Dr. James Whitehead (Institute for Advanced Research in Communication Processes, Gainesville, Florida) bei einer Studie über die verbalen Äußerungen von Brüllaffen (Allouata palliata) in Costa Rica.
1991 Vorübergehende Praktikantenstelle in Wildlife Conservation International, WCI (current “Wildlife Conservation Society” WCS). New York Zoological Society, USA.
1988 - 1989 Koordinator, Priorities Committee of the Venezuelan Society of Ornithology.
1988 Sekretär des Organisationskomitees, II International Symposium on the Biology and Conservation of the Family Cracidae (Caracas, Venezuela).
1987 - 1989 Forschungsassistent für Dr. Stuart D. Strahl von WCI (New York Zoological Society), Venezuelan Office.
Begutachtete Veröffentlichungen
  • Barwisch, I., Mewes, W., Schmitz Ornés, A. & Guenther, S (2023). Heavy metal residues in eggshells of Common Cranes (Grus grus) nesting in an agricultural region in north-eastern Germany. Journal of Ornithology

  • Schmitz Ornés, A., Ducay, R. L., Fulmer, A. G., Hauber, M. E. (2023). Coloniality and development impact intraclutch consistency of avian eggs: a comparative analysis of the individual repeatability of eggshell size and shape metrics. The Science of Nature

  • Brendecke, J., Hochmeier-Bachmann, T., Schmitz Ornés, A., Guenther, S., Heiden, S.E., Schwabe, M., Eger, E. & Schaufler, K. (2022). Multi-resistant high risk Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal lineages occur in black-headed gulls from two conservation islands in Germany. Antibiotics 2022, (11) 10, 1357

  • Barwisch, I., Mewes, W. & Schmitz Ornés, A. (2022). Long-term monitoring data reveal effects of age, population density, and environmental aspects on hatching success of Common Cranes (Grus grus). Avian Research 13 (2022) 100040

  • Piro, S. & Schmitz Ornés, A. (2022). Revealing different migration strategies in a Baltic Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) population with light‑level geolocators. J. Ornithology 163: 803-815

  • Piro, S. & Schmitz Ornés, A. (2021). Nest site tenacity and mate fidelity in the Black‑headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus). Avian Research 63: 12.

  • Rahn, K. & Schmitz Ornés, A. (2020) Individuality in egg colouration of Blackheaded Gulls Chroicocephalus ridibundus across the years confirmed through DNA analyses. Ardea, 108(1) : 1-14

  • Haase, M., Höltje, H., Blahy, B., Bridge, D., Henne, E., Johansson, U.S., Kaldma, K., Khudyakova, E.A., King, A., Leito, A., Mewes, W., Mudrik, E.A., Ojaste, I., Politov, D.V., Popken, R., Rinne, J., Stanbury, A., Tofft, J., Väli, Ü., Schmitz Ornés, A. (2019). Shallow genetic population structure in an expanding migratory bird with high breeding site fidelity, the Western Eurasian Crane Grus grus grus. J. Ornithology 160: 965–972.

  • Günter, F., Beaulieu, M., Brunetti, M., Lange, L., Schmitz Ornés, A. & Fischer, K. (2019). Latitudinal and altitudinal variation in ecologically important traits in a widespread butterfly. Biol. J. Linnean Society, blz133.

  • Stermin, A.N., David, A., Eilers, A., Haase, M., Schmitz Ornés, A. (2018). A better sex discriminator? Validity of sex-discriminating formulas in water rails Rallus aquaticus L., 1758 (Rallidae). North-Western J. Zoology 14(2): 208-212.

  • Seifert, N., Tegetmeyer, C., Schmitz Ornés, A. (2018). Habitat selection, home range and population size of Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla in the Senegal Delta, north-west Senegal. Bird Conservation International 28(1):38–58.

  • Höltje, H., Mewes, W., Haase, M. & Schmitz Ornés, A. (2016). Genetic evidence of female specific eggshell colouration in the Common Crane (Grus grus). J. Ornithology 157(2): 609-617.

  • Seifert, N., Haase, M., van Wilgenburg, S.L., Voigt, C.C. & Schmitz Ornés, A. (2016). Complex migration and breeding strategies in an elusive bird species illuminated by genetic and isotopic markers. J. Avian Biol. 47(2): 257-287.
  • von Gagern, M., von Gagern, M., Schmitz Ornés, A. (2015). Problems with bins: A critical reassessment of Gotelli and Ulrich's Bayes approach using bird data. Acta Oecologica 69: 137-145.
  • Seifert, N, Koschkar, S. & A. Schmitz Ornés (2015). Diet of Baillon‘s Crakes Zapornia pusilla: assessing differences in prey availability and consumption during the breeding season in the Senegal River Delta, West Africa. Acta Ornithologica 50(1): 69-84.
  • Stenkat, J., Krautwald-Junghanns, M.-E., Schmitz Ornés, A., Eilers, A. & Schmidt, V. 2014. Aerobic cloacal and pharyngeal bacterial flora in six species of free-living birds. J. Applied Microbiology 117: 1564-1571.
  • Bravo, A., Esparza, X., Sáez de Adana,E., Schmitz Ornés, A. & Arizaga, J. 2014. Only females! An unexpected sex-bias in a population of Water Rails Rallus aquaticus wintering in a tidal marsh in northern Spain. Revista Catalana d’Ornitologia 30:86-89.
  • Schmitz Ornés, A.,Herbst, A., Spillner, A., Mewes, W. & Rauch, M. 2014. A standardized method for quantifying eggshell spot patterns. J. Field Ornithol. 85(4):397–407.
  • Stermin, A. N., David, A., Pripon, L. R., Sevianu, E. N., Seifert, N., Eilers, A., Fregin, S., Haase, M., & Schmitz Ornés, A. 2014. Limited genetic structure and diversity in the water rail Rallus aquaticus L., 1758 (Aves: Gruiformes: Rallidae) revealed by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Ital. J. Zool. 81 (4): 496-500.
  • Eilers, A., Schmitz Ornés, A. & Haase M. 2012. Sex at second sight. Sexing Water Rails and Spotted Crakes using morphology and molecular techniques. Acta Ornithologica 47: 1-9.
  • Schmitz Ornés, A. & Schuchmann, K.-L. 2011. Taxonomic review and phylogeny oft he hummingbird genus Topaza Gray, 1840 using plumage color spectral information. Ornitologia Neotropical 22(1): 25-38.
  • Schmitz Ornés, A. & Haase, M. 2009. Adapting generalized frequency coding to use color spectra in the determination of phylogenetic relationships: an example with humming birds. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 47(3): 385-390.
  • Schmitz Ornés, A. 2006. Using colour spectral data in studies of geographic variation and taxonomy of birds. Examples with two hummingbird genera: Anthracothorax and Eulampis. J. Ornithology: 147(3): 9 pp.
  • Schmitz Ornés, A. 1999. The rufous-vented chachalacas (Ortalis ruficauda), and the effects of man-induced changes on their habitat. Ornitología Neotropical 10(1): 27-34.
  • Schmitz Ornés, A. 1998. Group size and nesting in the rufous-vented chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda) in north and central Venezuela. Ornitología Neotropical 9(2): 177-184.