Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983
    Master in Biology, Univ. Oldenburg, at Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NL, paid by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

  • 1984
    Diploma Applied Statistics, Oxford University, GB, paid by DAAD

  • 1986 – 1991
    Post-Doc in the Special Collaborative program (SFB 248) "Cycling of Matter in Lake Constance", University of Constance

  • 1988
    PhD University of Oldenburg (Prof. W. Ebenhöh, Mathematics)

  • 1992 – 1999
    Scientific Assistant (Assistant Professor), University of Constance

  • 1995
    Habilitation at University of Constance, Ecology & Limnology

  • since 1999
    Head of the Dept. Ecology/Ecosystem modeling, full professor, C4

  • since 2014
    Chair of the DFG Priority Programme "DynaTrait" (SPP 1704)

Selected publications

  • Boit, A. & U. Gaedke (2014) Benchmarking Successional Progress in a Quantitative Food Web. PLoS One 9(2): e90404

  • Bauer, B., M. Vos, T. Klauschies & U. Gaedke (2014) Diversity, functional similarity and top-down control drive synchronization and the reliability of ecosystem function. Am. Nat. 183: 394-409.

  • Massie, T. M., A. Ryabov, B., G. Weithoff, B. Blasius, U. Gaedke (2013) Complex transient dynamics of stage-structured populations in response to environmental changes. Am.Nat. 182:103-119.

  • Boit, A., N.D. Martinez, R. J. Williams & U. Gaedke (2012) Mechanistic theory and modeling of complex food web dynamics in Lake Constance. Ecol. Lett. 15:594-602.

  • Massie, T. M., B. Blasius, G. Weithoff, U. Gaedke and G. Fussmann (2010) Cycles, phase synchronization and entrainment in single-species phytoplankton populations. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) 107: 4236-4241.

  • Tirok, K. & U. Gaedke (2010) Internally driven alternation of functional traits in a multi-species predator-prey system. Ecology 91: 1748-1762.

  • Gaedke, U., M. Ruhenstroth-Bauer, I. Wiegand, K. Tirok, N. Aberle, P. Breithaupt, K. Lengfellner, J. Wohlers and U. Sommer (2010) Biotic interactions may overrule direct climate effects on spring phytoplankton dynamics. Global Change Biology 16: 1122–1136.

  • Tirok, K. & U. Gaedke (2007a) The effect of irradiance, vertical mixing and temperature on spring phytoplankton dynamics under climate change – long-term observations and models. Oecologia 150: 625-642.

  • Vasseur, D. & U. Gaedke (2007) Spectral analysis unmasks synchronous and compensatory dynamics in plankton communities. Ecology 88: 2058-2071.

  • Tittel, J., V. Bissinger, B. Zippel, U. Gaedke, E. M. Bell, A. Lorke & N. Kamjunke (2003) Mixotrophs combine resource use to out-compete specialists: implications for aquatic food webs. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) 100: 12776-12781.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Austrian Academy of Science, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), EU (BiodivERsA), European Science Foundation (ESF), German Science Foundation (DFG, evaluation of proposals and research groups), Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, Humboldt-Foundation, Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm, National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC, UK), Swiss National Science Foundation, The Israel Science Foundation (ISF), United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, etc

  • Evaluation commission of the Senate of the Leibniz-Institutes ((vice-)chairing evaluations of research institutes, since 2009), evaluations for the Wissenschaftsrat, member of KOWA (Commission of the Senate of the German Science Foundation (DFG); since 2009), advisory board of the Institute for the Chemistry and Biology of the Sea (ICBM, University of Oldenburg, since 2008, chair since 2012), evaluations of working groups for the DFG and the Saxony Academy of Science, etc, ProProfessur – Mentoring for female scientists


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