About the Authors

Dominik Fischer

dominik.fischer@uni-bayreuth.de

Affiliation Department of Biogeography, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

Philipp Moeller

Affiliation Department of Biogeography, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

Stephanie M. Thomas

Affiliation Department of Biogeography, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

Torsten J. Naucke

Affiliations Division of Parasitology, Department of Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, Parasitus Ex e.V., Niederkassel, Germany, Laboklin GmbH & Co.KG, Bad Kissingen, Germany

Carl Beierkuhnlein

Affiliation Department of Biogeography, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DF CB. Performed the experiments: DF PM. Analyzed the data: DF PM SMT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJN. Wrote the paper: DF PM CB. Commented on the final draft: DF PM SMT TJN CB. Assisted in the choice of which expert knowledge on species ecology can be integrated: TJN.