Judith Kochmann


Dr. Judith Kochmann

7-4: Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology

Research Interest
My main research interest lies in aquatic ecology, with a focus on marine coastal ecosystems and non-indigenous species.  I obtained my PhD in Environmental Biology from University College Dublin where I worked in the field of sustainable aquaculture. More specifically, the aim of my PhD project was to document and predict the spread of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) outside aquaculture installations in Ireland. The research included a large-scale survey, different field experiments and molecular techniques and involved working in close cooperation with different aquaculture stakeholders.
Currently, I am working on invasive fish (e.g. Neogobius melanostomus) and amphipod species (e.g. Dikerogammarus villosus) in freshwater ecosystems, taking into account their impacts on host-parasite dynamics. Furthermore, I am coordinating the international Graduate School IMPact-Vector funded by the Leibniz Association.

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 7542 1898
E-Mail: judith.kochmann@senckenberg.de

Emde, S., Rückert, S., Kochmann, J., Knopf, K., Sures, B., Klimpel, S. (2014) Nematode eel parasite found inside acanthocephalan cysts - a "Trojan horse" strategy. Parasites and Vectors 7(1):504.

Emde, S., Kochmann, J., Kuhn, T., Plath, M., Klimpel, S. (2014) Getting what is served? Feeding ecology influencing parasite-host interactions in invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109971.

Kochmann, J., Crowe, T.P. (2014) Effects of native macroalgae and predators on survival, condition and growth of non-indigenous Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 451:122-129

Kochmann, J., O’Beirn, F., Yearsley, J., Crowe, T.P. (2013) Environmental factors associated with the local establishment of Pacific oysters: modelling occurrence data from a coordinated sampling programme. Biological Invasions 15:2265-2279.

Kochmann, J., Carlsson, J., Crowe, T.P., Mariani, S. (2012) Genetic evidence for the uncoupling of local aquaculture activities and a population of an invasive species – a case study of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Journal of Heredity 103:661-671.

Callier, M., Crowe, T.P., Green, D., Kochmann, J., O’Beirn, F., O’Brien, G. (2011) Strategic overview of influences of aquaculture on biodiversity and ecosystems services in Ireland. Report prepared as part of SIMBIOSYS, an EPA funded project examining sectoral influences on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Website: http://www.tcd.ie/research/simbiosys/outputs/strategic-reviews/

Kochmann, J., Buschbaum, C., Volkenborn, N., Reise, K. (2008) Shift from native mussels to alien oysters: Differential effects of ecosystem engineers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 364 (1): 1-10.

Gröning, J., Kochmann, J., Hochkirch, A. (2005): Dornschrecken (Orthoptera, Tetrigidae) auf den ostfriesischen Inseln. Verbreitung, Koexistenz und Ökologie. Entomologie heute 17: 47-63.