Katrin Helsper


Kathrin Helsper

Master Student
Member of Research Group 'Movement Ecology'

Research interests

Having a broad interest in the behaviour and conservation of large mammals, I am especially interested in the related human-wildlife conflicts being current topics not only in science but in politics and society as well. One of the most recent issues in Germany is the return of wolves. For my Master Thesis, I am working at SBiK-F and conduct a media analysis concerning wolves in Germany to better understand how the shaping of information influences public perception on this topic. In this the focus is set on the relationships between emotions and stakeholders as depicted in online and printed newspaper articles which have been published since wolves' return in 2000 until 2018.

I did my Bachelor at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt working with the movement and behaviour of giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest in a shared enclosure in the Opel Zoo and moved to the Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel to pursue my Master studies.

B.S. Biowissenschaften (specialised on ecology)
at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Currently M.S. Biologie (specialising on ecology)
at Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany