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.kerthuni-greifswaldde

Curriculum Vitae
Higher Education
1986 - 1992Study of Biology ("Diplombiologe") at the University of Würzburg, Germany
1989/90Graduate study at the Department of Zoology, State University of New York, Albany, USA
1992Diploma 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 1998PhD 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 2004Habilitation in Zoology at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
Professional Employment
1994 - 1998Research assistant at the University of Würzburg
1998 - 2005Postdoc research associate at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
March 2004Invited guest professor at the University of Rennes, France
2005 - 2008Research fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Universities of Groningen, Netherlands, and Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct. - Dec. 2008Postdoc research associate at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 - 2010Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen
Since Oct. 2010Professor for Applied Zoology and Conservation at the University of Greifswald
Academic Awards and Scholarships
1989Full scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1998Award for the PhD thesis: "Deutscher Preis für Wildtierforschung"
2005Research fellowship of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
2008Heisenberg 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

Nicola Fischer
(funded by the German Research Foundation DFG)

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)

Frauke Meier: Localization and use of hibernacula in temperate zone bats

Carolin Mundinger
(funded by the German Research Foundation DFG: GRK 2010 RESPONSE)

Thomas Näf
(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)

Bianca Stapelfeld: Die Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf das Überleben von Fransenfledermäusen (Myotis nattereri)
(funded by Landesgraduiertenförderung M-V)

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)

Bachelor and Master students

Julien Bota (since 2018): "Interactions between ants (Camponotus spp.) and the rattan palm Korthalsia robusta on Borneo (BSc)

Julia Sophie Ellerbrok (since 2018): "Influence of bat feces on nutritient-poor tropical ecosystems" (BSc)

Sofie Gawronski (since 2018): "Microbial effects on the performance of coprophagous pitcher plant species" (BSc)

Julie Kopplin (since 2018): "Erhöhen Fledermausrufe, die vor und während der Schwärmphase an Winterquartieren abgespielt werden, die Wahrscheinlichkeit deren Besiedlung?“ (BSc)

Johanna Lauffer (since 2018): "Does socialtiy influence the spatial memory of the foliage roosting bat Myotis muricola?" (BSc)

Betty Neumann (since 2018): "Einfluss der Außentemperatur auf die Flugaktivität von Fledermäusen an Winterquatieren" (BSc)

Lioba Ufer (since 2018): "Convergent microbial communities in the fluid of coprophagous pitcher plants" (BSc)

Marie Wirth (since 2018): "Einfluss von Lichtverschmutzung vor und während der Schwärmphase auf die Besiedlung von Winterquartieren“ (BSc)

Alumni
Team 2016 - 2017
Team 2015 - 2016
Team 2014 - 2015
Team 2012 - 2013
Team 2011
Team 2010
Social Events

Retreat Hiddensee 2016

Retreat Hiddensee 2015