Short CV/Education and training

Professional Experience and scientific community services

  • Since 2014
    Group Leader: Global change effects in river ecosystems, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

  • 2010 – 2013
    Junior research group leader, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK‐F), Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2009
    Postdoc, Department of River Ecology and Conservation, Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2008
    Postdoc, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China

  • 2002 – 2003
    Project manager, WASY Ltd. in the Guanting Project

University Education

  • 2007
    Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2001 – 2002
    Mandarin Language Training, Normal University, Beijing

  • 1995 – 2001
    Study of Ecology, University of Essen

Selected publications

  • Domisch, S., Araújo, M.B., Bonada, N., Pauls, S.U., Jähnig, S.C.* & Haase, P.* (2012) Modelling distribution in European stream macroinvertebrates under future climates. Global Change Biology, 19: 752–762. (*equally contributing authors)

  • Jähnig, S.C., Brabec, K., Buffagni, A., Erba, S., Lorenz, A.W., Ofenböck, T., Verdonschot, P.F.M. & Hering, D. (2010) A comparative analysis of restoration measures and their effects on hydromorphology and benthic invertebrates in 26 central and southern European rivers. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 671–680.

  • Jähnig, S.C., Domisch, S., Kiesel, J., Kuemmerlen, M., Cai, Q., Schmalz, B. & Fohrer, N. (2012) Modelling of riverine ecosystems by integrating models: conceptual approach, a case study and research agenda. Journal of Biogeography, 39: 2253–2263.

  • Kuemmerlen, M., Schmalz, B., Cai, Q., Haase, P., Fohrer, N. & Jähnig, S.C. (2015) An attack on two fronts: how predicted climate and land use changes affect the predicted distribution of stream macroinvertebrates. Freshwater Biology, 60: 1443–1458.

  • Tachamo-Shah, R. D., Sharma, S., Haase, P., Jähnig, S.C.* & Pauls, S.U.* (2015) The climate sensitive zone along an altitudinal gradient in central Himalayan rivers: a useful concept to monitor climate change impacts in mountain regions. Climatic Change, 132: 265–278. (*equally contributing authors)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • EU Horizon 2020 (2015-2018): PIs S. Jähnig, M. Pusch, Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU Policies (AQUACROSS)

  • BMBF Junior research group "global change 4+1" (2014-2019): PI S. Jähnig, Global change effects on river ecosystems (GLANCE)

  • DFG Grant JA 1827/2-1 and FO 301/14-1 (2010-2012): PIs S. Jähnig, N. Fohrer (University of Kiel)

    Integrated modelling of the response of aquatic ecosystems to land use and climate change in the Poyang lake region, China

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Limnological Society (DGL)

  • Society of Freshwater Science (SFS), Member of the International Coordination Committee

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Center for Science & Research Management Speyer: Junior Professional Management Program

  • Didactics Certificate: "Professional training program of higher education didactics"


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