Successfully defended doctoral theses

Carolin Scholz: The ecology of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in anthropogenic landscapes. 28.01.2021. Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy Freie Universität Berlin. Hofer H, Kramer-Schadt S.

Andrew Tilker: Assessing defaunation in the central Annamites ecoregion of Vietnam and Laos. 19.11.2020. Biologie Freie Universität Berlin. Hofer H, Wilting A.

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

08/21 – A warm welcome (back) to Rahel Sollmann!

01/21 – Welcome back Jürgen Niedballa!

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“