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
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Spokesperson of the DFG-Research Training Group "GRK 2010: Biological Responses to Novel and Changing Environments (RESPONSE)
Speaker of the Academic Key Field of Research “Environmental Change: Responses and Adaptation (ECRA)”
Curator of the Stiftung Umwelt- und Naturschutz MV