Wolf-Christian Saul

+49(30) 83 85 72 96


IGB & Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy

Ecological Novelty Group

Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3

14195 Berlin


Working group
Ecological Novelty and Theoretical Ecology
  • invasion ecology
  • theoretical ecology
  • ecological novelty
  • myrmecology
  • behavioural ecology
  • biodiversity research
  • evolutionary ecology
  • tropical ecology
  • sociobiology

Since 9/2014: Research associate, AG Ecological Novelty, IGB & Freie Universität Berlin

12/2013–8/2014: Research associate, Restoration Ecology, Technische Universität München

8/2009–2/2013: Project coordinator of the research network ‘AgroClustEr Synbreed – Synergistic Plant and Animal Breeding’ (funded by BMBF; part-time), Plant Breeding, Technische Universität München

4/2007–6/2015: PhD Student (Dr. rer. nat.), Landscape Ecology & Restoration Ecology, Technische Universität München

1998-2005: Studies in Biology (Diploma): Universität Konstanz / Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg / Universidad de Costa Rica


Gregor Kalinkat; Juliano S. Cabral; William Darwall; G. Francesco Ficetola; Judith L. Fisher; Darren P. Giling; Marie-Pierre Gosselin; Hans-Peter Grossart; Sonja C. Jähnig; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Klaus Knopf; Stefano Larsen; Gabriela Onandia; Marlene Paetzig; Wolf-Christian Saul; Gabriel Singer; Erik Sperfeld; Ivan Jaric

Flagship umbrella species needed for the conservation of overlooked aquatic biodiversity

Conservation Biology. - 31(2017)2, S. 481-485




Tina Heger; Sylvia Haider; Wolf-Christian Saul; Jonathan M. Jeschke

Species from different taxonomic groups show similar invasion traits

Immediate Science Ecology. - 3(2015),S. 1-13

Further publications


Heger T, Saul W-C, Trepl L (2013) What biological invasions ‘are’ is a matter of perspective. Journal for Nature Conservation 21: 93–96. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2012.11.002

Saul W-C, Jeschke JM, Heger T (2013) The role of eco-evolutionary experience in invasion success. NeoBiota 17: 57–74. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.17.5208


Hoffmann BD, Saul W-C (2010) Yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) invasions within undisturbed mainland Australian habitats: no support for biotic resistance hypothesis. Biological Invasions 12: 3093–3108. doi: 10.1007/s10530-010-9701-3

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