Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 2000
    Studied biology at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, and at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • 2001
    Practical training at the State Zoology Museum of Dresden

  • 2001 – 2011
    Doctoral studies and research associate at the Dresden University of Technology

  • 2006
    Visiting researcher at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand

  • 2009 – 2011
    Visiting researcher at the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz

  • Since 2011
    Head of an Emmy Noether junior research group at the University of Koblenz-Landau

Selected publications

  • Winkelmann C and Koop JHE (2007) The management of metabolic energy storage during the life cycle of mayflies: a comparative field investigation of the collector-gatherer Ephemera danica and the scraper Rhithrogena semicolorata. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 177: 119-128.

  • Winkelmann C, Worischka S, Koop JHE and Benndorf J (2007) Predation effects of benthivorous fish on grazing and shredding macroinvertebrates in a detritus-based stream food web. Limnologica 37:121-128.

  • Winkelmann, C; Hellmann, C; Worischka, S; Petzoldt, T; Benndorf, J (2011) Fish predation affects the structure of a benthic community. Freshwater Biology 56, 1030-1046.

  • Koop JHE, Winkelmann C, Becker J, Hellmann C, Ortmann C (2011) Physiological indicators of fitness in benthic invertebrates: a useful measure for ecological health assessment and experimental ecology. Aquatic Ecology 45, 547-559.

  • Worischka S, Koebsch C, Hellmann C, Winkelmann C (2012) Habitat overlap between benthic fish predators and their invertebrate prey in streams: The influence of spatial versus temporal patterns on predation risk. Freshwater Biology. 57:2247-2261


Selected projects

  • 2004 – 2011 Ecosystem experiment in two streams in order to influence different types of top-down regulation of macrozoobenthos community structure

  • 2007 – 2011 Top-down and bottom-up regulation of benthic grazers as key species in the biomanipulation of streams

  • Since 2011 Mechanisms and consequences of aquatic invasions in European rivers

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