Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Birkhofer

Head of Department of Ecology, Brandenburg University of Technology


2020              1.5-months ecological expedition NE-Namibia and Botswana

2017              Professor, Head of Department, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

2016              Deputy professor (50%), BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

2014-2017    Associate professor, Lund University

2013             Docent title (equiv. “Habilitation”), Lund University

2011-2013    Researcher (permanent 2013), Lund University

2010             1-month zoological expedition to Western Tibet

2007-2011    Postdoc research associate, JLU Giessen

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

2005             1-month visit Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

2005             3-months visit University of Kentucky

2002-2004    Research assistant, Namibia

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

1999-2001    4 zoological expeditions, Tunisia

Referee to national research foundations

Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR), Austrian Science Fund, Czech Science Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Research Foundation (DFG), Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, Research Foundation Flanders, The Romanian National Council for Scientific Research

Membership to societies

Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ); Ecological Society of America (ESA); European Arachnological Society; German Arachnological Society; International Society of Arachnology

Editorial assignments

2013 Associate Editor Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

2014 Editor Pedobiologia (Elsevier)

2015 Associate Editor Agriculture, Ecosystem & Environment (Elsevier)

2015 Editor Agricultural and Forest Entomology (Wiley)