Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Dr. Susanne Fritz - Macroevolution and biogeography of vertebrates
Dr. Christian Hof - Macroecology and global change biology
Dr. Eike Lena Neuschulz - Mechanisms of ecosystem functioning
Dr. Matthias Schleuning - Mutualistic plant-animal interactions



Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Director/Project Area Leader


Research interests: Macroecology, community ecology and conservation biology
- Influence of global climate and human land-use change on animal populations and communities in the tropics and in the temperate region
- Relationship between the diversity of animal communities and ecosystem functioning
-  Macroecology and evolution of bird communities and of bird migration

-several courses at Goethe University Frankfurt in the MSc Ecology and Evolution and in the BSc Biology




Carsten BraunMathias Templin

© Carsten Braun/Mathias Templin

Recent publications

Jeltsch, F., D. Bonte, G. Pe’er, B. Reineking, P. Leimgruber, N. Balkenhohl, B. Schröder,  C. M. Buchmann, T. Müller, N. Blaum, D. Zurell, K. Böhning-Gaese, T. Wiegand, J. A. Eccard, H. Hofer, J. Reeg, U. Eggers, and S. Bauer (2013) Integrating movement ecology with biodiversity research - exploring new avenues to address spatiotemporal biodiversity dynamics. Movement Ecology 1: 6.

Fritz, S. A., J. Schnitzler, J. T. Eronen, C. Hof, K. Böhning-Gaese, and C. H. Graham (2013) Diversity in time and space: wanted dead and alive. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 509-516.

Stournaras, K. E., E. Lo, K. Böhning-Gaese, E. Cazetta, D. M. Dehling, M. Schleuning, M. C. Stoddard, M. J. Donoghue, R. O. Prum, and H. M. Schaefer (2013) How colorful are fruits? Limited color diversity in fleshy fruits on regional and global scales. New Phytologist 198: 617-629.

Plein, M., L. Längsfeld, E. L. Neuschulz, C. Schultheiß, L. Ingmann, T. Töpfer, K. Böhning-Gaese, and Schleuning, M. (2013) Constant properties of plant-frugivore networks despite fluctuations in fruit and bird communities in space and time. Ecology 94: 1296-1306.

Berens, D. B., E. M. Griebeler, C. Braun, B. B. Chituyi, R. Nathan, and K. Böhning-Gaese (2013) Changes of effective gene dispersal distances by pollen and seeds across successive life stages in a tropical tree. Oikos 122: 1616-1625.

Mulwa, R. K., E. L. Neuschulz, K. Böhning-Gaese, and M. Schleuning (2013) Seasonal fluctuations of resource abundance and avian feeding guilds across forest-farmland boundaries in tropical Africa. Oikos 122: 524-532.

Ferger, S. W., K. Böhning-Gaese, W. Wilcke, Y. Oehlmann, and M. Schleuning (2013): Distinct carbon sources indicate strong differentiation between tropical forest and farmland bird communities. Oecologia 171: 473-486.

Laube, I., C. H. Graham, and K. Böhning-Gaese (2013): Intra-generic species richness and dispersal ability interact to determine geographic ranges of birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 223-232.

Laube, I., H. Korntheuer, M. Schwager, S. Trautmann, C. Rahbek, and K. Böhning-Gaese (2013): Towards a more mechanistic understanding of traits and range sizes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 233-241.

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