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• Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
• PhD (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
• MSc Zoology (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
• BSc Biology (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)


I am a behavioural eco-physiologist with research interests that include behavioural plasticity in changing environments especially in rodents, and antelopes. I am interested in interdisciplinary approaches answering research questions in the area of wildlife biology and ecology, eco-physiology, chronobiology, animal welfare of wild, farm, and pet animals in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.


Course leader for BSc International Wildlife Biology

Module Leader for:
• BI1S62 Big Game Tracking, South Africa Field expedition (1st year)
• BI1S105 Evolutionary Botany and Zoology (1st year)
• BI2S112 Ethology (2nd year)

• Additional teaching:
• BI1S49 Principles of Ecology (1st year)
• BI1S104 Biological Research Skills (1st year)
• BI2S117 Patterns in African Biodiversity (2nd year)
• BI3D105 Science Research Project (3rd year)
• BI3S119 Population and community ecology (3rd year)
• BI3S110 Global ecological challenges (3rd year)
• ES4S009 Restoration Ecology (MSc)


Roschlau, C. & E. Scheibler (2015) Foraging behaviour of a desert rodent community: habitat or moon – which is more influential? Ethology Ecology & Evolution. DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2015.1076524, 2015

Scheibler, E., Roschlau, C. & D. Brodbeck (2014) Lunar and temperature effects on activity of free-living Desert hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii, Satunin 1903). Journal of Biometeorology 58(8):1769-78, 2014

Scheibler, E., Wollnik, F., Brodbeck, D., Hummel, E., Yuan, S., Zhang, F., Zhang, X., Fu, H., and X. Wu (2013) Composition of rodent community affects activity pattern in free-living Desert hamsters in Alashan desert, China. Journal of Mammalogy. 94(2): 448-458, 2013

Scheibler, E. & F. Wollnik (2013): Oestrus cycle of the Desert hamster (Phodopus roborovskii, Satunin, 1903). Laboratory Animals. 47(4):301-311, 2013.

Scheibler, E. & F. Wollnik: Interspecific contact affects phase response and activity in Desert hamsters. Physiology & Behavior. 98:288-295 (2009)

Scheibler, E., Liu, W., Weinandy, R. & R. Gattermann: Burrow systems of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus, Milne Edwards 1867). Mammalian Biology. 71: 178-182 (2006).

Scheibler, E., Weinandy, R. & R. Gattermann: Male expulsion in cooperative Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus). Physiology & Behavior. 87: 24-30 (2006).

Scheibler, E., Weinandy, R. & R. Gattermann: Intra-family aggression modulates physiological features of the Mongolian gerbil. Acta Zoologica Sinica. 51 (6) 989-997 (2005).

Scheibler, E., Weinandy, R. & R. Gattermann: Intra-family aggression and offspring expulsion in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) under restricted environments. Mammalian Biology. 70(3): 137-146 (2005).

Scheibler, E., Weinandy, R. & R. Gattermann: Social factors affecting litters in families of Mongolian gerbils, Meriones unguiculatus. Folia Zoologica. 54(1-2): 61- 68 (2005).

Scheibler, E., Weinandy, R. & R. Gattermann: Social categories in families of Mongolian gerbils. Physiology & Behavior. 81: 455 – 464 (2004).

Book chapter
Scheibler, E. & E. Waiblinger (2018): The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) as a pet. In Companion Animal Care and Welfare – The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook. Ed. J. Yates. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK

Scheibler, E.: Circadian entrainment by non-photic interspecific stimuli. In Circadian rhythms: Biology, Cognition and Disorders. Ed. L. GOLOVKIN and A. MALISZKEWICZ. Nova Publishers, New York, USA (2011).

Scheibler, E.: Dynamic in rodent communities’ affects temporal niche. In Deserts: Flora, Fauna and Environment. Ed. J. GUEVARA and C. SIVAPERUMAN. Nova Publishers, New York, USA (2011).

Scheibler, E. & R. Weinandy: Testosterone and its role in inter-individual behavior in a socially living rodent species. In Testosterone research trends ed. L.I. ARDIS. Nova Publishers, New York, USA (2007).

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