Head of Department

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Birkhofer

Phone: 0355/69-3235
Fax: 0355/69-2225
E-mail: klaus.birkhofer(at)b-tu.de

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Consultation hours

On appointment!

Curriculum Vitae

2017 Professor, Department of Ecology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

2014-2017 Associate professor, Lund University, Sweden

2011-2014 Researcher, Lund University, Sweden

2010 Zoological expedition to Western Tibet

2007-2011 Postdoc research associate, JLU Giessen

2004-2007 PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.), TU Darmstadt

2002-2004 Research assistant in Namibia, Arhus University, Denmark

2002 Diploma degree (Dipl. Biol.), TU Darmstadt

1999-2001 Four zoological expeditions, Northern Sahara, Tunisia

Field of Research

The relationships between anthropogenic disturbances (land-use and climate change), biodiversity conservation (taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional) and related processes (functions & services) in animal communities with a focus on community composition, predator-prey interactions, spatial patterns and landscape ecology in terrestrial ecosystems worldwide.


Membership to societies: Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ); Ecological Society of America (ESA); European Arachnological Society; German Arachnological Society; International Arachnological Society

Editorial boards: Editor Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Editor Pedobiologia; Associate Editor Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution; Associate Editor Agriculture, Ecosystem & Environment