Judith Kochmann


Dr. Judith Kochmann

Member of Research Group '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. More specifically, I am interested in the patterns and processes of biological invasions, including changes in biotic interactions, population structure and genetic diversity of invasive and native species.
I obtained my PhD in Environmental Biology from University College Dublin where I worked in the field of sustainable aquaculture, more specifically on the spread of the Pacific oyster (Magallana gigas). The research included various methods (large-scale surveying, field experiments and molecular work) and resulted in various collaborative projects.
At Senckenberg BiK-F, I still enjoy and value the use of different approaches to study various aspects of native and alien species in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Thus, I was previously involved in studies on the invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus and the invasive amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus in freshwater ecosystems, taking into account their impacts on host-parasite dynamics. I am currently working on distributions of invasive mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus, Ae. aegypti) using ecological niche modelling. Over the last four years I also took on tasks in project management, such as coordinating the International Graduate School IMPact-Vector funded by the Leibniz-Association.

Judith Kochmann at ResearchGate

Phone: +49 69 7542 1898
E-Mail: judith.kochmann@senckenberg.de