Publications

Lovász, L., Korner-Nievergelt, F. and Amrhein, V. (2021) ‘Grazer density and songbird counts in a restored conservation area’, PeerJ, 9, p. e10657. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10657.   
Amrhein, V. (2020) ‘Statistics is for statisticians’. International Statistical Institute (ISI). Available at: https://blog.isi-web.org/react/2020/10/statistics-is-for-statisticians.   edoc
Roth, T., Kohli, L., Rihm, B., Meier, R. and Amrhein, V. (2020) ‘Effects of nitrogen deposition on butterfly species richness on the landscape scale’, bioRxiv, p. 2020.07.10.195354. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.10.195354.   
Amrhein, V. (2019) ‘Die wahren Lügen der Statistik’, NZZ am Sonntag, 12 May, p. 51. Available at: https://nzzas.nzz.ch/wissen/statistik-wissenschaft-stuetzt-sich-auf-ein-naives-konzept-ld.1481053.   
Amrhein, V., Greenland, S. and McShane, B. B. (2019) ‘Statistical significance gives bias a free pass’, European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Wiley, 49(12), p. e13176. doi: 10.1111/eci.13176.   edoc
Roth, T., Kohli, L., Buehler, C., Rihm, B., Meuli, R. G., Meier, R. and Amrhein, V. (2019) ‘Species turnover reveals hidden effects of decreasing nitrogen deposition in mountain hay meadows’, PeerJ. PeerJ, 7, p. e6347. doi: 10.7717/peerj.6347.   edoc | Open Access
Amrhein, V., Greenland, S. and McShane, B. (2019) ‘Retire statistical significance’, Nature. Springer Nature, 567(7748), pp. 305-307. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00857-9.   edoc
Amrhein, V., Trafimow, D. and Greenland, S. (2019) ‘Inferential statistics as descriptive statistics: there is no replication crisis if we don’t expect replication’, The American Statistician. Taylor & Francis, 73(S1), pp. 262-270. doi: 10.1080/00031305.2019.1543137.   edoc | Open Access
Trafimow, D., Amrhein, V., Areshenkoff, C. N., Barrera-Causil, C. J., Beh, E. J., Bilgiç, Y. K., Bono, R., Bradley, M. T., Briggs, W. M., Cepeda-Freyre, H. A., Chaigneau, S. E., Ciocca, D. R., Correa, J. C., Cousineau, D., de Boer, M. R., Dhar, S. S., Dolgov, I., Gómez-Benito, J., Grendar, M., Grice, J. W., Guerrero-Gimenez, M. E., Gutiérrez, A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Jaffe, K., Janyan, A., Karimnezhad, A., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Kosugi, K., Lachmair, M., Ledesma, R. D., Limongi, R., Liuzza, M. T., Lombardo, R., Marks, M. J., Meinlschmidt, G., Nalborczyk, L., Nguyen, H. T., Ospina, R., Perezgonzalez, J. D., Pfister, R., Rahona, J. J., Rodríguez-Medina, D. A., Romão, X., Ruiz-Fernández, S., Suarez, I., Tegethoff, M., Tejo, M., van de Schoot, R., Vankov, I. I., Velasco-Forero, S., Wang, T., Yamada, Y., Zoppino, F. C. M. and Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (2018) ‘Manipulating the Alpha Level Cannot Cure Significance Testing’, Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers Media, 9(699), pp. 1-7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00699.   edoc
Amrhein, V. (2018) ‘Inferential statistics is not inferential’, sci five | University of Basel. Available at: https://medium.com/sci-five-university-of-basel/inferential-statistics-is-not-inferential-1c9e0d9a82d8.   
Dufresnes, C., Leuenberger, J., Amrhein, V., Buhler, C., Thiebaud, J., Bohnenstengel, T. and Dubey, S. (2018) ‘Invasion genetics of marsh frogs (Pelophylax ridibundus sensu lato) in Switzerland’, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Oxford University Press, 123(2), pp. 402-410. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx140.   
Amrhein, V. and Greenland, S. (2018) ‘Remove, rather than redefine, statistical significance’, Nature Human Behaviour. Nature Publishing Group, 2(1), pp. 4-4. doi: 10.1038/s41562-017-0224-0.   
Roth, T., Allan, E., Pearman, P. B. and Amrhein, V. (2018) ‘Functional ecology and imperfect detection of species’, Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Wiley, 9(4), pp. 917-928. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12950.   
Amrhein, V. (2017) ‘Das magische P’, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 23 September, p. 37. Available at: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/wissenschaft-das-magische-p-1.3676252.   edoc
Amrhein, V., Korner-Nievergelt, F. and Roth, T. (2017) ‘The earth is flat (p PeerJ. PeerJ, 5, p. e3544. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3544.   edoc | Open Access
Hahn, S., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Emmenegger, T., Amrhein, V., Csoergo, T., Gursoy, A., Ilieva, M., Kverek, P., Perez-Tris, J., Pirrello, S., Zehtindjiev, P. and Salewski, V. (2016) ‘Longer wings for faster springs - wing length relates to spring phenology in a long-distance migrant across its range’, Ecology and Evolution . Wiley-Blackwell, 6(1), pp. 68-77. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1862.   edoc
Emmenegger, T., Hahn, S., Arlettaz, R., Amrhein, V., Zehtindjiev, P. and Bauer, S. (2016) ‘Shifts in vegetation phenology along flyways entail varying risks of mistiming in a migratory songbird’, Ecosphere. Wiley-Blackwell, 7(6), p. e01385. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1385.   edoc
Roth, T., Buehler, C. and Amrhein, V. (2016) ‘Estimating Effects of Species Interactions on Populations of Endangered Species’, The American Naturalist. University of Chicago Press, 187(4), pp. 457-467. doi: 10.1086/685095.   edoc
Roth, T., Kohli, L., Rihm, B., Amrhein, V. and Achermann, B. (2015) ‘Nitrogen deposition and multi-dimensional plant diversity at the landscape scale’, Royal Society open science. The Royal Society, 2(4), p. 150017. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150017.   edoc
Roth, T., Strebel, N. and Amrhein, V. (2014) ‘Estimating unbiased phenological trends by adapting site-occupancy models’, Ecology. Ecological Society of America, 95(8), pp. 2144-2154. doi: 10.1890/13-1830.1.   edoc
Amrhein, V. (2014) ‘Wild bird feeding (probably) affects avian urban ecology’, in Gil, D. and Brumm, H. (eds) Avian Urban Ecology. behavioural and physiogical adaptations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 29-37.   edoc
Hahn, S., Emmenegger, T., Lisovski, S., Amrhein, V., Zehtindjiev, P. and Liechti, F. (2014) ‘Variable detours in long-distance migration across ecological barriers and their relation to habitat availability at ground’, Ecology and Evolution . Wiley, 4(21), pp. 4150-4160. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1279.   edoc
Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhein, V. and Naguib, M. (2014) ‘Effects of previous intrusion pressure on territorial responses in Nightingales’, Journal of Ornithology. Springer, 155(1), pp. 111-119. doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-0993-9.   edoc
Roth, T., Plattner, M. and Amrhein, V. (2014) ‘Plants, birds and butterflies : short-term responses of species communities to climate warming vary by taxon and with altitude’, PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, Vol. 9, H. 1 , e82490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082490.   edoc
Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhein, V. and Naguib, M. (2013) ‘The predictive value of trill performance in a large repertoire songbird, the nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos’, Journal of avian biology. Blackwell, Vol. 44 , S. 567–574.   edoc
Amrhein, V. (2013) ‘Entwicklungen in der ornithologischen Kommunikationsforschung’, Der ornithologische Beobachter. Schweizerische Vogelwarte, Bd. 110, H. 3, pp. 295-306.   edoc
Hahn, S., Amrhein, V., Zehtindijev, P. and Liechti, F. (2013) ‘Strong migratory connectivity and seasonally shifting isotopic niches in geographically separated populations of a long-distance migrating songbird’, Oecologia. Springer, Vol. 173, H. 4 , S. 1217–1225.   edoc
Amrhein, V., Scaar, B., Baumann, M., Minery, N., Binnert, J.-P. and Korner-Nievergelt, F. (2012) ‘Estimating adult sex ratios from bird mist netting data’, Methods in ecology and evolution. Wiley, Vol. 3, H. 4, pp. 713-720. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00207.x.   edoc
Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhein, V. and Naguib, M. (2012) ‘Distance-dependent responses by eavesdroppers on neighbour-stranger interactions in nightingales’, Animal behaviour. Academic Press, Vol. 83, H. 4, pp. 961-968. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.01.015.   edoc
Roth, T., Sprau, P., Naguib, M. and Amrhein, V. (2012) ‘Sexually selected signaling in birds: a case for bayesian change-point analysis of behavioral routines’, The Auk. Oxford University Press, 129(4), pp. 660-669. doi: 10.1525/auk.2012.12041.   edoc
Sprau, P., Roth, T., Naguib, M. and Amrhein, V. (2012) ‘Communication in the Third Dimension: Song Perch Height of Rivals Affects Singing Response in Nightingales’, PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, 7(3), p. e32194. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032194.   edoc
Saggese, K., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Slagsvold, T. and Amrhein, V. (2011) ‘Wild bird feeding delays start of dawn singing in the great tit’, Animal behaviour. Academic Press, Vol. 81, H. 2, pp. 361-365. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.11.008.   edoc
Neumann, F., Schai-Braun, S., Weber, D. and Amrhein, V. (2011) ‘European hares select resting places for providing cover’, Hystrix. Associazione teriologica romana, N.S. Vol. 22, pp. 291-299.   edoc
Naguib, M., Kunc, H. P., Sprau, P., Roth, T. and Amrhein, V. (2011) ‘Communication Networks and Spatial Ecology in Nightingales’, Advances in the study of behavior. Academic Press, 43, pp. 239-271. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-380896-7.00005-8.   edoc
Amrhein, V. and Lerch, S. (2010) ‘Differential effects of moving versus stationary territorial intruders on territory defence in a songbird’, The journal of animal ecology. Blackwell Science, Vol. 79, H. 1, pp. 82-87. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01629.x.   edoc
Käser, J., Amrhein, V. and Hänggi, A. (2010) ‘Spinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) im Winter : kleinräumige Unterschiede als Folge tageszeitlicher Temperaturschwankungen’, Arachnologische Mitteilungen. Arachnologische Arbeitsgemeinschaften Deutschlands, H. 39, pp. 5-21. Available at: http://www.arages.de/aramit/pdf/Heft_39/AM39_05_21.pdf.   edoc
Sprau, P., Roth, T., Schmidt, R., Amrhein, V. and Naguib, M. (2010) ‘Communication across territory boundaries : distance-dependent responses in nightingales’, Behavioral ecology. Oxford University Press, Vol. 21, H. 5, pp. 1011-1017. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arq097.   edoc
Sprau, P., Schmidt, R., Roth, T., Amrhein, V. and Naguib, M. (2010) ‘Effects of rapid broadband trills on responses to song overlapping in nightingales’, Ethology. Paul Parey, Vol. 116, pp. 300-308. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01743.x.   edoc
Roth, T. and Amrhein, V. (2010) ‘Estimating individual survival using territory occupancy data on unmarked animals’, Journal of Applied Ecology. Wiley, 47(2), pp. 386-392. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01786.x.   edoc
Roth, T., Sprau, P., Schmidt, R., Naguib, M. and Amrhein, V. (2009) ‘Sex-specific timing of mate searching and territory prospecting in the nightingale : nocturnal life of females’, Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences. The Royal Society, Vol. 276, H. 1664, pp. 2045-2050. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1726.   edoc