Scientific publications


  • Bo Peters, Gesche Blume-Werry, Alexander Gillert, Sara Schwieger, Uwe von Lukas and Jürgen Kreyling
    As good as human experts in detecting plant roots in minirhizotron images but efficient and reproducible: The Convolutional Neural Network “RootDetector”
    Scientific Reports 13: 1399 (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-28400-x
  • Alexander Gillert, Bo Peters,Uwe Freiherr von Lukas, Jürgen Kreyling and Gesche Blume-Werry
    Tracking Growth and Decay of Plant Roots in Minirhizotron Images
    2023 IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2023: 3688-3697. DOI: 10.1109/WACV56688.2023.00369


  • Mareike Fischer, Andrew Francis and Kristina Wicke
    Phylogenetic diversity rankings in the face of extinctions: the robustness of the fair proportion index.
    Systematic Biology 2022; syac030, DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syac030
  • Mareike Fischer
    Defining Binary Phylogenetic Trees Using Parsimony
    Annals of Combinatorics 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s00026-022-00627-x
  • Mareike Fischer, Tom Niklas Hamann and Kristina Wicke
    How far is my network from being edge-based? Proximity measures for edge-basedness of unrooted phylogenetic networks
    2022. DOI: abs/2207.01370
  • Alexander Gillert, Giulia Resente, Alba Anadon-Rosell, Martin Wilmking and Uwe Freiherr von Lukas
    Iterative Next Boundary Detection for Instance Segmentation of Tree Rings in Microscopy Images of Shrub Cross Sections
    2022, DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2212.03022
  • Gabriella Krivek, Edna Paola Niño-Mahecha,  Frauke Meier, Gerald Kerth and Jaap van Schaik
    Counting in the dark: estimating population size and trends of bat assemblages at hibernacula using infrared light barriers.
    Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12856
  • Sarah Schwieger, Jürgen Kreyling,Bo Peters, Alexander Gillert, Uwe Freiherr von Lukas, Gerald Jurasinski, Daniel Köhn and Gesche Blume-Werry
    Rewetting prolongs root growing season in minerotrophic peatlands and mitigates negative drought effects
    Journal of Applied Ecology, 59: 2106– 2116. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14222


  • Remco Bouckaert, Mareike Fischer and Kristina Wicke
    Combinatorial perspectives on Dollo-k characters in phylogenetics
    Advances in Applied Mathematics 131. DOI: 10.1016/j.aam.2021.102252
  • Lena Collienne, Kieran Elmes, Mareike Fischer, David Bryant and Alex Gavryushkin
    Discrete coalescent trees
    Journal of Mathematical Biology 83: 60. DOI: 10.1007/s00285-021-01685-0
  • Mareike Fischer
    Extremal values of the Sackin tree balance index
    Annals of Combinatorics 25: 515–541. DOI: 10.1007/s00026-021-00539-2

  • Mareike Fischer and Michael Hendriksen
    Refinement-stable consensus methods
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  • Mareike Fischer and Volkmar Liebscher
    On the Balance of Unrooted Trees
    Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications 25(1): 133-150. DOI: 10.7155/jgaa.00553

  • Alexander Gillert and Uwe von Lukas
    Towards Combined Open Set Recognition and Out-of-Distribution Detection for Fine-grained Classification

    Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications 5: 225-233. DOI: 10.5220/0010340702250233
  • Alexander Gillert, Bo Peters, Uwe Freiherr von Lukas and Jürgen Kreyling
    Identification and Measurement of Individual Roots in Minirhizotron Images of Dense Root Systems
    Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2021:1323-1331. DOI: 10.1109/ICCVW54120.2021.00153
  • Sophie Kersting and Mareike Fischer
    Measuring tree balance using symmetry nodes – a new balance index and its extremal properties
    Mathematical Biosciences, 341. DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2021.108690
  • Gabriella Krivek, Brian Schulze, Peter Zs. Poloskei, Karina Frankowski, Xenia Mathgen, Aenne Douwes and Jaap van Schaik
    Camera traps with white flash are a minimally invasive method for long-term bat monitoring
    Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1002/rse2.243
  • Giulia Resente, Alexander Gillert, Mario Trouillier, Alba Anadon-Rosell, Richard L. Peters, Georg von Arx, Uwe von Lukas and Martin Wilmking
    Mask, Train, Repeat! Artificial Intelligence for Quantitative Wood Anatomy

    Froniers in Plant Science 12: 2526. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2021.767400


The project "DIG-IT!"  is funded by the European Social Fund and the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.