Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1995
    Studies of Biology at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen

  • 1990 – 1991
    Studies of Biology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (DAAD)

  • 1995
    M.Sc. (Diplom) in Biology, University of Tübingen

  • 1999
    Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Tübingen

  • 2000
    Research Associate at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Tübingen

  • 2000 – 2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Animal Physiology, Philipps-University, Marburg (DFG)

  • 2003 – 2009
    Research Associate (Akademische Angestellte) at the Institute of Experimental Ecology, University of Ulm, (Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm)

  • 2009
    Habilitation at the University of Ulm, venia legendi for Zoology and Ecology

  • 2009 – 2010
    Interim Professor at the Institute for Neurobiology, University of Ulm, filling in for Prof. Dr. Harald Wolf

  • Since 2011
    Associate Professor (DFG-Heisenbergstipendium) at the University of Hohenheim

Selected publications

  • Fietz J, Kager T, Schauer S (2009) Is energy supply the trigger for reproductive activity in male edible dormice (Glis glis)? Journal of Comparative Physiology B 179:829-837

  • Fietz J, Klose SM, Kalko EKV (2010) Behavioural and physiological consequences of male reproductive trade-offs in edible dormice (Glis glis). Naturwissenschaften 97:883 – 890

  • Fietz J, Weis-Dootz T (2012) Stranded on an island: consequences of forest fragmentation for body size variations in an arboreal mammal, the edible dormouse (Glis glis). Population Ecology 54:313-320

  • Kager T, Fietz J (2009) Food availability in spring influences reproductive output in the seed-preying edible dormouse (Glis glis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:555-565

  • Ruf T, Fietz J, Schlund W, Bieber C (2006) High survival in poor years: Life history tactics adapted to mast seeding in the edible dormouse. Ecology 87:372-381


Selected projects

  • Consequences of habitat fragmentation on life history strategies in mammals and their underlying ecophysiological mechanisms (DFG)

  • Effect of landscape fragmentation on the prevalence of dormouse-associated zoonoses

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Arbeitsgruppe Wildlebende Säugetiere (AGWS)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP)

  • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)

  • Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (GTÖ)

Additional qualifications

  • Certificate for University Didactics Baden-Württemberg


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