Successfully defended doctoral theses

Carolin Scholz

Andrew Tilker

Susana Carolina Martins Ferreira. Intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of parasite infection in spotted hyenas in the Serengeti National Park. 23.09.2019. Veterinärmedizin Freie Universität Berlin. Hofer H, East ML.

John Mathai. Distribution and conservation of small carnivores focussing on the Bornean endemic Hose’s civet. 17.04.2019. Biologie Freie Universität Berlin. Hofer H, Wilting A.

Phillip Cedric Scherer. Infections on the move: Individual host movement drives disease persistence in spatially structured landscapes. 25.03.2019. Institut für Biochemie und Biologie der Universität Potsdam. Kramer-Schadt S, Jeltsch F.

Scientific highlights

10/20 – Bird community responses to the urbanization gradient are modulated by arthropod abundance by Aimara in Diversity and Distributions

11/19 – Found it! Read how An Nguyen and colleagues solved the mystery of the lost Chevrotain in Nature Ecology & Evolution

01/20 – Andrew Tilker in Diversity and Distributions identifies conservation priorities in a defaunated tropical biodiversity hotspot

10/19 – New paper by Andrew Tilker in Communications Biology reveals huntig is a higher threat to SEA wildlife than habitat degradation

07/19 – She did it again! Paper in Nature Comms on climate change and animal populations at risk by amazing V!

02/19 – New paper by Viktoriia Radchuk on the dimensionality of stability under disturbance in Ecology Letters

New people

10/20 – Welcome Ludmilla Figueiredo!

04/20 – Julie received and IPODI grant and will continue with us for the next 2 years!

08/19 – We are happy to welcome Seth Wong and Badru Mugerwa as new PhD students!

04/19 – Jesse Abrams is back! Welcome!

01/19 – Julie Louvrier joins D6. Welcome!

Prizes and awards

11/18 – Sophia Kimmig was awarded the ‘UN-Dekade Biologische Vielfalt’ Prize for her contribution to the website stadtwildtiere.de

01/2021 – Sinah Drenske was awarded the prize for the best master thesis of her studies Landscape and Environmental Planning at TU Berlin with „Using social network analysis on a population of reintroduced Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) to understand decisions of migratory association“