Personal

Prof. Dr. Gerald Kerth

Applied Zoology and Nature Conservation

Loitzer Str. 26
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 4100
Fax: +49 (0)3834 420 4252
gerald.kerth(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de

Curriculum Vitae
Higher Education
1986 - 1992 Study of Biology ("Diplombiologe") at the University of Würzburg, Germany
1989/90 Graduate study at the Department of Zoology, State University of New York, Albany, USA
1992 Diploma in Biology at the University of Würzburg, Germany - Thesis: “Investigations on the ability of female house mice (Mus domesticus) to discriminate between own and foreign offspring”
May 1998 PhD in Zoology and Genetics at the University of Würzburg, Germany - Thesis: “Social behaviour and genetic population structure of the Bechstein's bat Myotis bechsteinii”, at the Universities of Würzburg and Erlangen, Germany
April 2004 Habilitation in Zoology at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
Professional Employment
1994 - 1998 Research assistant at the University of Würzburg
1998 - 2005 Postdoc research associate at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
March 2004 Invited guest professor at the University of Rennes, France
2005 - 2008 Research fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Universities of Groningen, Netherlands, and Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct. - Dec. 2008 Postdoc research associate at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 - 2010 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen
Since Oct. 2010 Professor for Applied Zoology and Conservation at the University of Greifswald
Academic Awards and Scholarships
1989 Full scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1998 Award for the PhD thesis: "Deutscher Preis für Wildtierforschung"
2005 Research fellowship of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
2008 Heisenberg fellowship of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
Academic and Professional Services
Member of the coordination team of the DFG Priority Program "Ecology and Species Barriers in Emerging Viral Diseases" (SPP 1596)
Curator of the Stiftung Umwelt- und Naturschutz MV
PhD Students

Toni Fleischer: Bat demography: understanding factors influencing survival and mortality in Bechstein's bats
(in collaboration with the MPIDR, Rostock)

Tanja Halczok: Influence of habitat fragmentation and host dispersal abilities on host genetic population structures and on virus prevalences in several neotropical bat species
(funded by the German Research Foundation DFG)

Jesus Raffael Hernández Montero: Associative learning in bats
(funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology CONACYT)

Lisa Lehnen: Range expansion in the lesser horseshoe bat
(funded by the German Research Foundation DFG: GRK 2010 RESPONSE)

Christine Reusch: Life history responses of bats to climate change
(funded by the German Research Foundation DFG: GRK 2010 RESPONSE)

Veronika Zeus: Influence of socio-ecology on virus transmission within and between bat species (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG; in cooperation with the FLI Riems)

Master students

Friederike Böhm: Characterization of pair bond quality in Corvus corax and Corvus corone

Alexandra Cielas: Waldumbau von Kiefernwald zu Buchenwald: Auswirkungen für Fledermausgemeinschaften

Surendra Ranpal: Identifying the source population of the North American fungal invasive species, Geomyces destructans, the causative agent of White-Nose Disease in Bats

Constanze Schild: Social organisation of Natterer’s bats in the summer habitat

Bianca Stapelfeld: Social organisation of Natterer’s bats during hibernation

Alumni
Team 2015 - 2016
Team 2014 - 2015
Team 2012 - 2013
Team 2011
Team 2010
 
Social Events

Retreat Hiddensee 2016

Retreat Hiddensee 2015