Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Computational Ecology
Content

Peer-Reviewed Publications

You can also find me on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.
My ORCID ID is 0000-0003-0465-2543.

  • L Marescot, M Franz, S Benhaiem, H Hofer, C Scherer, M East & S Kramer-Schadt (2021) ‘Keeping the kids at home’ can limit the persistence of contagious pathogens in social animals. Journal of Animal Ecology 90 (11):2523–2535.

  • T Kürschner, C Scherer, V Radchuk, N Blaum & S Kramer-Schadt (2021) Movement can mediate temporal mismatches between resource availability and biological events in host-pathogen interactions. Ecology and Evolution 11 (10):5728–5741.

  • C Scherer, V Radchuk, M Franz, H-H Thulke, M Lange, V Grimm & S Kramer-Schadt (2020) Moving infections: Individual movement decisions drive disease persistence in spatially structured landscapes. Oikos 129 (5):651–667.

  • U Schlägel, V Grimm, N Blaum, P Colangeli, M Dammhahn, J Eccard, S Hausmann, A Herde, H Hofer, J Joshi, S Kramer-Schadt, M Litwin, S Lozada-Gobilard, M Müller, T Müller, R Nathan, J Petermann, K Pirhofer-Walzl, V Radchuk, M Rillig, M Roeleke, M Schäfer, C Scherer, G Schiro, C Scholz, L Teckentrup, R Tiedemann, W Ullmann, C Voigt, G Weithoff & F Jeltsch (2020) Movement-mediated community assembly and coexistence. Biological Reviews 95 (4):1073–1096.

  • B Pietzsch, S Fiedler, K.G Mertens, M Richter, C Scherer, K Widyastuti, M.-C Wimmler, L Zakharova & U Berger (2020) Metamodels for evaluating, calibrating and applying agent-based models: A review. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 23 (2):9.

  • C Pecoraro, I Zudaire, G Galiberti, M Romeo, H Murua, C Fruciano, C Scherer, F Tinti, N.C Diaha, N Bodin & E Chassot (2020) When size matters: large yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) females allocate more energetic resources for reproduction than smaller individuals in the central–eastern Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Research 232:105726.

  • C Scherer, V Radchuk, C Staubach, S Müller, N Blaum, H-H Thulke & S Kramer-Schadt (2019) Seasonal host life-history processes fuel disease dynamics at different spatial scales. Journal of Animal Ecology 88 (11):1639–1824.

  • V Radchuk, F De Laender, J Sarmento Cabral, I Boulangeat, M Crawford, F Bohn, J De Raedt, C Scherer, J-C Svenning, K Thonicke, F Schurr, V Grimm & S Kramer-Schadt (2019) The dimensionality of stability depends on disturbance type. Ecology Letters 22 (4):647–684.

  • M Sciaini, M Fritsch, C Scherer & CE Simpkins (2018) NLMR and landscapetools: An integrated environment for simulating and modifying neutral landscape models in R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9 (11):2240–2248.

  • C Scherer, F Jeltsch, V Grimm & N Blaum (2016) Merging trait-based and individual-based modelling: An animal functional type approach to explore the responses of birds to climatic and land use changes in semi-arid African savannas. Ecological Modelling 326:75–89.

Book Chapters

  • V Radchuk, U Berger, C Scherer, P Backmann, V Grimm & S Kramer-Schadt (2021) Individual-based models. In: (eds. R. Salguero-Gómez & M. Gamelon (Eds.), Demographic Methods across the Tree of Life. Oxford University Press, 400 pages, ISBN 0198838603.

Invited Talks

Conference Presentations

  • C Scherer (2021) ggplot Wizardry: My favorite tricks and secrets for beautiful plots in R. Outlier 2021 – 02|2021 – Online Conference hosted by the Data Visualization Society (Talk + Seminar)
    ↪ Slides↪ Recording↪ Hands-On Tutorial

  • C Scherer, V Radchuk, M Franz, C Staubach, S Müller, H-H Thulke, N Blaum, V Grimm & S Kramer-Schadt (2019): Effects of movement behaviour on disease persistence.
    Poster – Gordon Research Conference on Movement Ecology of Animals – 03|2019 – Lucca, Italy

  • C Scherer, V Radchuk, M Franz, C Staubach, S Müller, H-H Thulke, N Blaum, V Grimm & S Kramer-Schadt (2018) Effects of movement behaviour on disease persistence: The case of classical swine fever in wild boar.
    Talk – 1st International BioMove Symposium – 09|2018 – Potsdam, Germany

  • C Scherer, V Radchuk, N Blaum, V Grimm, F Jeltsch & S Kramer-Schadt (2016): Individual movement decisions shape disease dynamics: Combining movement ecology and epidemiological models.
    Talk – Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria & Switzerland (GfOe) – 09|2016 – Marburg, Germany

  • C Scherer, F Jeltsch, V Grimm & N Blaum (2014): Can we use functional types to predict responses of birds to changes in African savannas? An individual-based modelling approach.
    Talk – Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria & Switzerland (GfOe) – 09|2014 – Hildesheim, Germany

  • C Scherer, N Blaum, V Grimm & S Kramer-Schadt (2017): Infection on the move: Combining movement ecology and epidemiological models.
    Poster – Gordon Research Conference on Movement Ecology of Animals – 03|2017 – Ventura, CA, USA

  • C Scherer, V Radchuk, N Blaum, V Grimm, F Jeltsch & S Kramer-Schadt (2016): Combined effects of land-use and individual movement decisions shape disease dynamics.
    Poster – CAnMove Animal Movement International Symposium – 02|2016 – Lund, Sweden

  • C Scherer, I Sonnenmann, S Wurst & F Jeltsch (2015): Modelling the vertical and horizontal migration of wireworms: how does timing and intensity of root herbivore pressure impact grassland communities?
    Poster – Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria & Switzerland (GfOe) – 09|2015 – Goettingen, Germany

Workshops and Trainings

  • “Hands-on data visualization in R: how to create engaging charts with {ggplot2}
    (Workshop for National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (INEGI and CIMAT), 1/2 day, remote, Jan 2022)
  • “Hands-on data visualization with ggplot2: how to create engaging and well-designed visualizations in R”
    (Pearson/O'Reilly Live Training Event , 5 hours, remote, Sep 2021 and Dec 2021)
  • “Data visualization in R with {ggplot2}
    (Physalia Courses Workshop, 5 days, Berlin/remote, Mar 2020, Nov 2020, and Nov 2021)
  • “Data visualization in R (Beginner + Advanced)” as part of the VVSOR DataViz Workshop Series
    2-Day Workshop for Statistics Communication Section of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research, 2 days, remote, Dec 2021)
  • “Data visualization in science: how to create beautiful charts with {ggplot2}
    (Workshop for University of Uppsala, 1/2 day, remote, Nov 2021)
  • “Effective data visualization: convert information into visual forms—and tell a story”
    (Workshop for Senckenberg Young Scientists, 1/2 day, remote, Nov 2021)
  • “Effective data visualization: theory and hands-on with {ggplot2}
    (Workshop for Geo.X Research Network, 1/2 day, Berlin, Nov 2021)
  • “Data visualization in R (Beginner + Advanced)” as part of the RBSZ DataViz Workshop Series
    2-Day Workshop for Royal Zoological Society of Belgium (RZSB), 2 days, remote, Oct 2021)
  • “Effective Data Visualization: How to design impactful and aesthetically pleasing charts”
    (Workshop for Bonn International Graduate School Clinical and Population Science, 1/2 day, remote, Oct 2021)
  • “Data visualization with {ggplot2}: 2–day course on data visualization principles and beautiful plotting in R”
    (Workshop for BioMove Research Training Group, 2 days, remote, Apr 2021)
  • “Data visualisation techniques for data scientists”
    (Internal Training for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), 2 days, remote, Feb 2021)
  • “Data visualization with {ggplot2}: data visualization principles and beautiful plotting in R”
    (Workshop for NC3 Collaborative Research Centre, 2 days, remote, Nov 2020)
  • “Scientific data visualization: principles and good practices”
    (Workshop at Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, 1 day, Berlin, 2019)
  • “Introduction to ecological modelling”
    (Department of Theoretical Ecology, 5 days, University of Potsdam, Workshop, 2016)
  • “Introduction to Zoology: Microscopy and Dissection”
    (Department for Zoology, University of Potsdam, Practical Workshop, 2009–2014)
  • “Research and presentation”
    (Department for Didactics of Biology, University of Potsdam, Workshop, 2013–2014)
  • “Systematic zoology II”
    (Department for Evolutionary Biology and Systematic Zoology, University of Potsdam, Field Workshop, 2013–2014)

Contributions to R Packages

CRAN Packages
  • M Sciaini & C Scherer 2022: layer: Create stacked tilted maps in ggplot2. R package version 0.0.1, available on GitHub and CRAN.

  • S Garnier, N Ross, B Rudis, PA Camargo, M Sciaini & C Scherer 2021: viridis: Default color maps from ‘matplotlib’. R package version 0.6.2, available on GitHub and CRAN.

  • M Sciaini, C Simpkins, M Fritsch & C Scherer 2017: NLMR: Simulating neutral landscape models with R. R package version 1.1, available on GitHub and CRAN.

Non-CRAN Packages
  • C Scherer 2021: d6berlin: Spatial data and template maps for Berlins. Available on GitHub.

  • C Scherer 2020: d6: Simplify workflows of D6 research projects. Available on GitHub.

Media Appearances

Video Recordings
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