Dr. Cosima Tegetmeyer

Areas of work

  • Bird ringing (all species),Radio tacking, ecological analyses of bird habitats

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Peatland and vegetation ecology

Education and professional career

since 2013
scientific assistant at the
Greifswald University, working group “peatland ecology and paleoecology”

since 2008
PhD project „Analyses of Aquatic Warbler wintering habitats in Senegal“ funded by DBU and MAVA foundation

Studies in Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation in Greifswald


  • Analyses of Aquatic Warbler wintering habitats in Senegal (DBU,MAVA, 2008-2011)
  • The Pomeranian population of the Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) - habitat selection and management (DBU, 2005-2008)


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Poluda A, Flade M, Foucher J, Kiljan G, Tegetmeyer C and Salewski V (2012) First confirmed connectivity between breeding sites and wintering areas of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. Ringing & Migration. 27 (1): 57-59.
  • Tegetmeyer C, Thoma M and Arbeiter S (2012) Moult and mobility of the Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola on the West African non-breeding grounds. Journal of Ornithology. 153 (4): 1045-1051.
  • Arbeiter S and Tegetmeyer C (2011) Home range and habitat use by the Aquatic Warblers Acrocephalus paludicola on their wintering grounds in Northwestern Senegal. Acta Ornithologica. 46: 117-126.
  • Oppel S, Pain DJ., Lindsell JA., Lachmann L, Diop I, Tegetmeyer C, Donald PF., Anderson G, Bowden CGR, Tanneberger F and Flade M (2011) High variation reduces the value of feather stable isotope ratios in identifying new wintering areas for aquatic warblers Acrocephalus paludicola in West Africa. Journal of Avian Biology . 42(4): 342–354.
  • Buchanan GM., Lachmann L, Tegetmeyer C, Oppel S, Nelson A and Flade M (2011) Identifying the potential wintering sites of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola using remote sensing. The Ostrich. 82 (2): 81-85
  • Flade M,Diop I, Haase M,Le Nevé A, Oppel S, Tegetmeyer C, Vogel A and Salewski V (2011) Distribution, ecology and threat status of the Aquatic Warblers (Acrocephalus paludicola) wintering in West Africa. Journal of Ornithology. 152 (0): 129–140.
  • Tanneberger F, Tegetmeyer C, Dylawerski M, Flade M and Joosten H (2009) Commercially cut reed as a new and sustainable habitat for the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler. Biodiversity and Conservation. 6: 1475-1489.


 Research reports, discussion papers, other journal papers

  • Tanneberger F, Bellebaum J, Dylawerski M, Fartmann T, Jurzyk S, Koska I, Tegetmeyer C and Wojciechowska M (2011): Habitats of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) in Pomerania - site conditions, flora, and vegetation characteristics. Plant Diversity and Evolution. DOI: 10.1127/1869-6155/2011/0129-0047
  • Tegetmeyer C, Tanneberger F, Dylawerski M, Flade M and Joosten H (2007): The Aquatic Warbler - Saving Europe's most threatened song bird. Peatlands International. 1: 19-23.
  • Tegetmeyer C, Peper J, Etzold J and Schmidt S (2007): Conservation value of the shifting sand dune complex and lagoons in Samur Divichi Lowlands (Northern Azerbaijan). Archiv für Naturschutz und Landschaftsforschung. 46.: 79-93.