Current Research

Bärenspinner
One out of more than 500 species or arctiinae moths in southern Ecuador

My research focus since 1999 are macroecology, biogeography and systematics of species-rich moth communities in the Neotropics, particularly Ecuador and Costa Rica. I am employed as researcher at the Phyletisches Museum in Jena where I am also designing exhibitions and curating the entomology collection.

Focal groups are the species-rich moth clades of Geometridae (looper moths) and Erebidae-Arctiinae (tiger moths and woolly bears). An  important study area was situated in and around the Podocarpus National Park in southern Ecuador where moths were investigated along environmental gradients between ca. 1000 and 3000 m a.s.l. The ca. 1460 km2 large National Park is one of the biologically richest areas in the world.

More than 2000 species of Geometridae and 450 species of Erebidae-Arctiinae have been recorded in southern Ecuador so far - more than anywhere else in the world. COI Barcoding means that we have sampled a short fragment of the COI gene of the moths that is particularly well suited to distinguish species. We estimate that at least 50% of the species collected in the area are new to science. Many new species will hopefully be described in the next years, but this requires time and financial resources. If you would like to support this work, please contact info@gunnarbrehm.de for further information. It is possible that species will be named after you and your friends.

Within the last five years, my research was supported by Barcoding Canada, the Baseler Stiftung für Biologische Forschung (Barcoding Ecuador) as well as by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (three trips to Ecuador and funding for a new project in Peru).

We have recently (2019) submitted a proposal for further work in the Peruvian Andes (project ANDIV). We want to work along a nearly complete elevational gradient in the Cosnipata valley (close to Manú National Park) and study holometabolous insects and their microbiome. Collaboration partners are Marcell Peters, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Alexander Keller (all WürzburgI, Gerardo Lamas and Lily Rodriquez (both Lima). A first trip to the area in 2016 has been successful and we are still working on the numerous moth samples.



An elevational gradient study in the Peruvian Andes

Wasser
Oxydia augusta – well camouflaged

A new project was launched in Peru in August / September 2016. The project was funded by DFG grants (establishment of an international cooperation). Participants: Matthias Nuss, Daniel Bolt, Gunnar Brehm, Juan Grados, Gerardo Lamas.

In Feburary 2019, a research proposal was submitted.

ANDIV1: Diversity and key traits of moths along a large elevational gradient in in the Peruvian Andes 

The major objective of the project bundle is to contribute to the understanding of the broad scale drivers of holometabolous insects and their microbiomes. Lepidoptera are among the “big four” clades of holometabolous insects, and they play key roles as pollinators, defoliators and prey, yet factors determining their diversity in the tropics are poorly understood. Elevational gradients offer “natural experiments” for diversity studies, and they are far less influenced by large-scale biogeographic patterns than latitudinal gradients. The species-rich Lepidoptera clades Geometridae and Arctiinae are selected as model groups because they are phylogenetically unrelated and that differ in many traits such as body size and colouration.

For the first time, moths will be sampled quantitatively (attraction to light) along a nearly complete elevational gradient in the tropical Andes. A research collection with ca. 30,000 moth specimens and a DNA-barcode library with ca. 3,500 species will be established that will become available for long-term research. We will use UV photography and automated segmentation software for image analysis and determination of morphometric traits for all species. The data set will allow us to analyse diversity patterns and to investigate changes in selected functional traits of the moths along the elevation gradient.

Considerable synergies are expected from close collaboration with ANDIV2–4 projects and Peruvian counterparts in field work, and in diversity and trait analysis.

Publications

Berg
Upper montane rainforest in Ecuador

List of publications, state July 2019

Publications at Google Scholar





Peer reviewed papers / book chapters

Submitted and in revision

Brehm G, Murillo-Ramos L, Sihvonen P , Hausmann A, Schmidt BC, Õunap E, Bolt D, Bodner F, Moser A, Mörtter, R, Lindt A, Parra L Wahlberg  N (submitted) New World geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae): Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, taxonomic updates and description of 11 new tribes. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, submitted.

Strutzenberger P, Brehm G, Gottsberger B, Bodner F, Fiedler K (in revision) Evidence for a convergent origin of fern-feeding in two  clades of Neotropical moths (Geometridae, Larentiinae). Zoologica Scripta, in revision

in press / accepted

Murillo-Ramos L, Brehm G, Sihvonen P, Hausmann A, Holm S, Ghanavi H, Õunap E, Truuverk A, Staude HS, Friedrich E, TammaruT, Wahlberg N (accepted). A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) with a focus on enigmatic small subfamilies. PeerJ.


2019

Brehm G, Zeuss D, Colwell RK (2019) Moth body size increases with elevation along a complete tropical elevational gradient for two hyperdiverse clades. Ecography 42: 632–642. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03917

Jaimes Nino LM, Mörtter R, Brehm G (2019) Diversity and trait patterns of moths at the edge of an Amazonian rainforest. Journal of Insect Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-019-00168-4

Rabl D, Gottsberger B, Brehm G, Hofhansl F, Fiedler K (2019) Moth assemblages in Costa Rica rain forest mirror small‐scale topographic heterogeneity. Biotropica. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12677

 

2018

Brehm G (2018) Revision of the genus Callipia Guenée (1858) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) with the description of 15 new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 404: 1–54 (open access). doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.404

Brehm G, Knorre D von, Fischer MS (2018) JENA: The scientific zoological collections at the Phyletisches Museum in Jena – historical development and conservational challenges. In: Zoological collections of Germany (ed. L Beck). Springer

Kawahara A, Plotkin D, Forero D, Storer C, St Laurent R, Espeland M, Dexter K, Pierce N, Breinholt J, Brehm G, Lohman D, Toussaint E, Vargas S (2018) Phylogenetics of moth-like butterflies (Papilionoidea: Hedylidae) based on a new 13-locus target capture probe set. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 600–605

Puchert G, Brehm G (2018) JENA: The teaching collection at the Zoological Institute of the Jena University – its importance, value and conservational problems. In: Zoological collections of Germany (ed. L Beck). Springer

Wallis CIB, Brehm G, Donoso DA, Fiedler K, Homeier J, Paulsch D, Süßenbach D, Tiede Y, Brandl R, Farwig N, Bendix J (2018) Predictability of species richness and turnover in a biodiversity hotspot using remote sensing based habitat. Ecological Indicators 83: 538-549

2017

Beck J, McCain CM, Axmacher JC, Ashton L, Bärtschi F, Brehm G, Cizek O, Colwell RK, Fiedler K, Francois CL, Holloway JD, Intachat J, Kadlec T, Kitching R, Maunsell SM, Merckx T, Nakamura A, Odell E, Sang W, Toko P, Zamecnik J, Zou Y, Novotny V (online early) Elevational species richness gradients in a hyperdiverse insect taxon: a global meta-study on geometrid moths. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 412–424. doi: 10.1111/geb.12548

Brehm G (2017) A new LED lamp for the collection of nocturnal Lepidoptera and a spectral comparison of light-trapping lamps. Nota lepidopterologica 40: 87–108. DOI 10.3897/nl.40.11887

Infusino M, Brehm G, Di Marco C, Scalercio S (2017) Assessing the efficiency of UV LEDs as light sources for macro-moth diversity sampling. European Journal of Entomology 114: 25–33. doi: 10.14411/eje.2017.004

Strutzenberger P, Brehm G, Gottsberger B, Bodner F, Seifert, CL, Fiedler, K (2017) Diversification rates, host plant shifts and an updated molecular phylogeny of Andean Eois moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). PlosOne 12: e018843

2016

Brehm G, Hebert PDN, Colwell RK Adams MO, Bodner F, Friedemann K, Möckel L,Fiedler K (2016) Turning up the heat at a hotspot: DNA barcodes reveal 80% more species of geometrid moths along an Andean elevational gradient. PlosOne 11: e0150327. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150327

Colwell RK, Gotelli NJ, Ashton LE, Beck J, Brehm G, Fayle TM, Fiedler K, Forister ML, Kessler M, Kitching R, Klimes P, Kluge J, Longino JT, Maunsell SC, McCain CM, Moses J, Noben S, Sam K,  Same L, Shapiro AM, Wang X, Novotny V (2016) Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modeling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19: 1009–1022. doi:

Rodríguez-Castañeda G, Brehm G,  Fiedler K,  Dyer LA (2016) Ant predation on herbivores through a multitrophic lens: how effects of ants on plant herbivore defense and natural enemies vary along temperature gradients. Current Opinion in Insect Science 14: 73–80. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2016.02.001 Link to ResearchGate

2015

Brehm G (2015) Three new species of Hagnagora Druce, 1885 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae) from Ecuador and Costa Rica and a concise revision of the genus. ZooKeys 537:131–156 Open access at publisher

Bodner F, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2015) Many caterpillars in a montane rain forest in Ecuador are not classical herbivores. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31: 473-476 (pdf here available one year after publication) Link to pdf

Brehm G, Fischer M, Gorb S, Kleinteich T, Kühn B, Neubert D, Pohl H, Wipfler B, Wurdinger S (2015) The unique sound production of the Death’s head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)) revisited. Naturwissenschaften – The Science of Nature 102: 43 DOI 10.1007/s00114-015-1292-5. Contact me for pdf

Rodner E, Simon M, Brehm G, Pietsch S, Wägele JJ, Denzler J (2015) Fine-grained Recognition Datasets for Biodiversity Analysis, CVPR Workshop on Fine-grained Visual Classification (CVPR-W 2015) Link

Seifert C, Bodner F, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2015) Host plant associations and parasitism of South Ecuadorian Eois species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) feeding on Peperomia (Piperaceae). Journal of Insect Science 15: 119 Download pdf

2013

Brehm G, Strutzenberger P, Fiedler K (2013) Phylogenetic diversity of geometrid moths decreases with elevation in the tropical Andes. Ecography 36: 1247-1253. doi 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00030.x Download pdf

Hünefeld F, Brehm G, Pohl H (2013) A simple "hands-off" apparatus to inflate eversible soft parts of the genitalia of small insect specimens. Microscope Research and Technique 76: 258-263. DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22161. Link to Publisher

Werner F, Jantz N, Krashevska V, Peters T, Behling H, Maraun M, Scheu S, Brehm G (2013) Climate Change: Effects on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Pp. 247-263 in: Ecosystem services, biodiversity and environmental change in a tropical mountain ecosystem of South Ecuador (ed by Bendix J et al.), Chapter 18, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-38137-9_18.

2012

Strutzenberger P, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2012) DNA barcode sequencing from old type specimens as a tool in taxonomy: a case study in the diverse genus Eois (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). PlosOne 7:e49710. Download pdf

Bodner F, Strutzenberger P, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2012) Species richness and host specificity among caterpillar ensembles on shrubs in the Andes of southern Ecuador. Neotropical Entomology. Published online, doi: 10.1007/s13744-012-0066-4. Download pdf

2011

Brehm G, Bodner F, Strutzenberger P, Hünefeld F, Fiedler K (2011) Neotropical Eois (Lepidoptera: Geometridae): checklist, biogeography, diversity, and description patterns. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 1091-1107. Download pdf

Strutzenberger P, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2011) DNA barcoding based species delimitation increases species richness count of (Geometridae) moths in a well-studied tropical mountain forest by up to 50%. Insect Science 18: 349-62. doi 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2010.01366.x Download pdf

Sihvonen P, Mutanen M, Kaila L, Brehm G, Hausmann A, Staude HS (2011) Comprehensive molecular sampling yields a robust phylogeny for geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). PlosOne 6: e20356. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020356  Download pdf  download supplementary material I material II

Larsen TH, Brehm G, Navarrete H, Franco P, Gomez H, Mena JL, Morales V, Argollo J, Blacutt K, Canhos V (2011) Range Shifts and Extinctions Driven by Climate Change in the Tropical Andes: Synthesis and Directions. Pp. 47-67 in: Herzog SK, Martínez R, Joergensen PM, Tiessen H (eds) Climate Change and biodiversity in the tropical Andes. Inter-American Institute of Global Change Research and Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, Sao José dos Campos, Brazil, and Paris, France. Download pdf

Aguirre LF, Anderson EP, Brehm G, Herzog SK, Joergensen PM, Kattan GH, Maldonado M, Martínez R, Mena JL, Pabón JD, Seimon A, Toledo C (2011) Phenology and nterspecific Ecological Interactions of Andean Biota in the Face of Climate Change. Pp. 68-92 in: Herzog SK, Martínez R, Joergensen PM, Tiessen H (eds) Climate Change and biodiversity in the tropical Andes. Inter-American Institute of Global Change Research and Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, Sao José dos Campos, Brazil, and Paris, France.

Beck J, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2011) Links between the environment, abundance and diversity of Andean moths. Biotropica 43: 208-217. doi 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2010.00689.x Download pdf

Laurance WF, Useche DC, Shoo, LP, Herzog SK, Kessler M, Escobar F, Brehm G, and 40 authors (2011) Global warming, elevational ranges and the vulnerability of tropical biota. Biological Conservation 144: 548-557. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2010.10.010. Download pdf

2010

Brehm G (2010) Diversity of geometrid moths in two Neotropical montane rain forests. In Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS (eds) Tropical montane cloud forests. Science for Conservation and Management. Cambridge University Press.    Download pdf

Bodner F, Brehm G, Homeier J, Strutzenberger P, Fiedler K (2010) Caterpillars and host plant records for 59 species of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from a montane rainforest in southern Ecuador. Journal of Insect Science 2010; 10: 67.  Link to pdf

Rodríguez-Castañeda G, Dyer LA, Brehm G, Connahs H, Forkner RE, Walla TR (2010) Tropical forests are not flat: How mountains affect herbivore diversity. Ecology Letters 13: 1348-1357. Download pdf

Strutzenberger P, Bodner F, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2010). Molecular phylogeny of Eois: historical signal of wing patterns and host plant use in a group of species rich tropical moths. Zoologica Scripta 39: 609-620. Download pdf download supplementary material

2009

Axmacher J, Brehm G, Hemp A, Tünte H, Lyaruu HVM, Müller-Hohenstein K, Fiedler K (2009) Determinants of diversity in afrotropical herbivorous insects (Lepidoptera: Geometridae): plant diversity, vegetation structure, or abiotic factors? Journal of Biogeography 36: 337-349. Download pdf

Brehm G (2009) Patterns of arctiid diversity. Pp. 223-232 in: Conner WE (ed) Tiger Moths and Woolly Bears: Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution of the Arctiidae. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York. Download pdf (proof)

2008

Colwell RK, Brehm G, Cardelús C, Gilman AC, Longino JT (2008) Global warming, elevational range shifts, and lowland biotic attrition in the wet tropics. Science 322: 258-261. Download pdf

Brehm G, Fiedler K, Häuser CL, Dalitz H (2008) Methodological challenges of a megadiverse ecosystem. Pp. 41-47 in: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Springer, Ecological Studies 198. Download pdf

Brehm G, Homeier J, Fiedler K, Kottke I, Illig J, Nöske NM, Werner F, Breckle S-W (2008) Mountain rain forests in southern Ecuador as a hotspot of biodiversity - limited knowledge and diverging patterns. Pp. 15-24 in: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Springer, Ecological Studies 198. Download pdf

Fiedler K, Brehm G, Hilt N, Süßenbach D, Häuser CL (2008) Variation of diversity patterns across moth families along a tropical altitudinal gradient. Pp. 167-180 in: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Springer, Ecological Studies 198. Download pdf

Nöske NM, Hilt N, Werner FA, Brehm G, Fiedler K, Sipman HJM, Gradstein SR (2008) Disturbance effects on diversity of epiphytes and moths in a montane forest in Ecuador. Basic and Applied Ecology 9 :4-12. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2007.06.014 Download pdf

2007

Brehm G (2007) Contrasting patterns of vertical stratification in two moth families in a Costa Rican lowland rain forest. Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 44-54. Download pdf

Brehm G, Colwell RK, Kluge J (2007) The role of environment and mid-domain effect on moth species richness along a tropical elevational gradient. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 205-219. Download pdf

Brehm G, Hartmann T, Willmott KR (2007) Pyrrolizidine alkaloids and pharmacophagous Lepidoptera visitors of Prestonia amabilis (Apocynaceae) in a montane rain forest in Ecuador. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94: 465-475. Download pdf

Fiedler K, Brehm G, Hilt N, Süssenbach D, Onore G, Bartsch D, Racheli L, Häuser CL (2007) Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Geometridae, Hedylidae, Pyraloidea, Sphingidae,  Saturniidae, and Uraniidae (moths) - Checklist Reserva Biológica San Francisco (Prov. Zamora-Chinchipe, S. Ecuador). Ecotropical Monographs 4: 155-217. Download pdf

Fiedler K, Hilt N, Brehm G, Schulze CH (2007) Moths at tropical forest margins - how mega-diverse insect assemblages respond to forest disturbance and recovery. Pp. 39-60 in: Tscharntke T, Leuschner C, Zeller M, Guhardja E, Bidin A (eds) The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer, Berlin. Download pdf

Häuser CL, Fiedler K, Bartsch D, Brehm G, Kling M, Süssenbach D, Onore G (2007) Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) - Checklist Reserva Biológica San Francisco (Prov. Zamora-Chinchipe, S. Ecuador). Ecotropical Monographs 4: 145-154. Download pdf

Hilt N, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2007) Temporal dynamics of rich moth ensembles in the montane forest zone in southern Ecuador. Biotropica 39: 94-104. Download pdf

2006

Brehm G, Axmacher JC (2006) A comparison of manual and automatic moth sampling methods (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Geometridae) in a rain forest in Costa Rica. Environmental Entomology 35: 754-764. Download pdf

Hilt N, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2006) Diversity and ensemble composition of geometrid moths along a successional gradient in the Ecuadorian Andes. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 155-166. Download pdf

2005

Brehm G (2005) A revision of the Acrotomodes clota Druce, 1900 species-group (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 115: 75-80. Download pdf

Brehm G, Fiedler K (2005) Diversity and community structure of geometrid moths of disturbed habitat in a montane area in the Ecuadorian Andes. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 38: 1-14. Download pdf

Brehm G, Pitkin LM, Hilt N, Fiedler K (2005) Tropical Andean rain forests are a global diversity hotspot of geometrid moths. Journal of Biogeography 32: 1621-1627. Download pdf

Brehm G, Sullivan B (2005) Unusual flight activity of a new species of Hagnagora Druce, 1885 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) from Costa Rica. Entomologische Zeitschrift 115: 256-260. Download pdf

2004

Axmacher JC, Holtmann G, Scheuermann L, Brehm G, Müller-Hohenstein K, Fiedler K (2004) Diversity of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) along an Afrotropical elevational rainforest transect. Diversity and Distributions 10: 293-302. Download pdf

Brehm G (2004) A new species of Oenoptila Warren, 1895 from the Andes (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 114: 278-280. Download pdf

Brehm G, Fiedler, K. (2004) Bergmann's rule does not apply to geometrid moths along an elevational gradient in an Andean montane rainforest. Global Ecology and Biogeography 13: 7-14. Download pdf

Brehm G, Fiedler K (2004) Ordinating tropical moth ensembles from an elevational gradient: a comparison of common methods. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 165-172. Download pdf

2003

Brehm G, Fiedler, K. (2003) Faunal composition of geometrid moths changes with altitude in an Andean montane rain forest. Journal of Biogeography 30: 431-440. Download pdf

Brehm G, Homeier J, Fiedler K. (2003) Beta diversity of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in an Andean montane rainforest. Diversity and Distributions 9: 351-366. Download pdf

Brehm G, Süssenbach D, Fiedler K (2003) Unique elevational diversity patterns of geometrid moths in an Andean montane rainforest. Ecography 26: 456-466. Download pdf

 

 

Publications without peer review

Weitere Publikationen (ohne Peer-Review, populärwissenschaftlich etc.)

Brehm G (2017) Migration, Ausbreitung und Verschleppung: Auswirkungen auf biologische Vielfalt. Pp. 153–163 in Tittel C (ed) Migration der Dinge. Kulturtransfer und Wissenszirkulation in Zeitaltern der Globalisierung. Schriften des Internationalen Kollegs für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie 31, Weimar. ISBN 978-3-95773-243-9

Brehm G (2017) Prologue, subfamily and phylogeny texts. Pages 6-7,31,32-34,50,75,83,97,139,171,203,209,229,248,261 in Dett A (ed) Moths of Costa Rica's rainforest. Benteli, Salenstein. ISBN 978-3-7165-1840-3

Brehm G (2016) Erforschung biologischer Vielfalt in Neotropischen Brennpunkten der Vielfalt. Nachrichtenblatt bayerischer Entomologen 65: 99–102. ISSN 0027-7452

Brehm G, Gaona FP, Fiedler K (2016) Andean rainforests: studying the global hotspot of Lepidopteran diversity. Pp 110–115 in Bogner FX, Bendix J, Beck E (eds) Biodiversity Hotspot Tropical Mountain Rainforest. NCI Foundation, Loja, Ecuador. ISBN 978-9942-14-583-3

Brehm G, Fiedler K (2016) Lepidoptera. Pp 464–496 in Schaefer M (ed) Brohmer, Fauna von Deutschland. 24. Aufl, Quelle & Mayer, Wiebelsheim. ISBN 978-3-494-01668-9

Brehm G (2015) Die Zoologischen Sammlungen am Phyletischen Museum. Pp. 25–30 in Christoph A, Brehm G, Elschner E (eds) Zoogeographie. Die Welt der Tiere in den Sammlungen des Phyletischen Museums Jena. Laborberichte 8 (Siegel S, Klinger K eds) Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften, Weimar. ISBN 978-3-89739-842-9.

Brehm G, Waechter R (2015) Wie stellt man einen Farbkatalog für Peter Halley her? / How to make a catalogue for Peter Halley. Pp. 92-96 in Fischer MS, Happe B, Siegel S (eds) Peter Halley – Prisons. ISBN 978-3-9806431-7-7

Brehm G, Fischer MS (2014) Phyletisches Museum im Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie. Pp 209–220 in Werneburg R, May R (eds) Thüringer Natur-Schätze. Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg. ISBN 978-3-7954-2729-0

Brehm G (2013) Biologische Invasionen – Wachsende Probleme mit der Globalisierung. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 66: 117–123

Hoßfeld U, Brehm G (2012) Darwins Finken: „Alle diese Spezies sind diesem Archipel eigentümlich“. Praxis der Naturwissenschaft – Biologie in unserer Schule 61: 45–48

Brehm G, Hoßfeld U (2011) Von bunt zu braun – Bärenspinner (Utetheisa spp.) der Galápagos-Inseln. Praxis der Naturwissenschaft – Biologie in unserer Schule 60: 47–49

Fischer MS, Brehm G, Hoßfeld U (2008) Das Phyletische Museum in Jena. Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum. ISBN 978-3-9811758-3-7

Brehm G, Schrumpf M (2006) Seidenschwänze fressen Schnee. Ornithologische Mitteilungen 58: 261-262. Runterlad pdf

Brehm G (2003) Host-plant records and illustrations of the larvae of 19 geometrid moth species from a montane rainforest in Ecuador (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, N.F. 24: 29-34. Runterlad pdf

Brehm G (2002) Diversity of geometrid moths in a montane rainforest in Ecuador. Dissertation, Universität Bayreuth. Link zum pdf

Brehm G, Brehm K (1997) Anmerkungen zur Gefährdung des Mosel-Apollos (Parnassius apollo vinningensis Stichel, 1899) durch den Straßenverkehr - Wie groß sind die Populationen an der Mosel tatsächlich? (Lep., Papilionidae). Melanargia 9: 32-37.

Eitschberger U, Reinhard R, Steiniger H, Brehm G (1991) Wanderfalter in Europa. Zugleich Aufruf für eine internationale Zusammenarbeit an der Erforschung des Wanderphänomens bei den Insekten. Atalanta 22: 1-67, Tafeln I-XVI.

Brehm G (1989) Silage als neues Umweltproblem. Die Heimat 96: 202-210.