Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Protecting biodiversity in fragmented landscapes on the Atlantic plateau of Sao Paulo – Consequences of habitat fragmentation on the population structure, genetic diversity and parasite resistance of small mammals in the coastal rainforest, Mata Atlantica, Brazil (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): Science and Technology for the Mata Atlantica)

  • Olfactory partner selection – Immune system, olfactory receptors and their adaptive significance for the state of health of mammals (Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation)

  • Host–parasite co-evolution: molecular and transcriptional host adaptations to a quickly evolving pathogen (German Research Foundation (DFG))

  • Influence of climate and different types of land use on parasite load and the variability of immunogens (MHC) – Research based on a selection of small mammals along a climate gradient in southern Africa

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) review board member (Zoology: Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity, Anthropology)

  • Scientific board of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ)

  • Associate member of the Centre for Infection Biology and Immunity (ZIBI), Berlin

  • Associate editor: Conservation Genetics, Ecotropica

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Family: 1 daughter, * 26.04.2010


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