Further Informations about the Department Biology and Ecology of Fishes
In response to the last evaluation we have streamlined our departmental research by focusing on the behavioural and evolutionary ecology of fishes and their consequences for fisheries management. To this end, the two key appointments in experimental behavioural ecology (HoD Krause, Ward) have strategically complemented the existing competencies in ecology, evolution and management. Our most recent appointment (Wolf), a theoretical biologist with a strong background in ecology and evolution, expands our modeling expertise. Our fish and fisheries expertise has resulted in cutting-edge research papers, and has also contributed to the success of various cross-departmental research programs, one of which is chaired by one Department member (PB-3, Human-Environment-Interactions, Wolter).
Furthermore, our department is represented in various international research networks (EU-projects: Wiser and Forecaster), and has attracted major competitive funds (see projects).
Members of our department also provide relevant expertise in the policy arena (e.g., EIFAC, FAO, reintroduction of sturgeons), as journal editors (Aquatic Ecology, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behavioral Ecology, North American Journal of Fisheries Management) and contribute substantially to the international Master of Fisheries Science and Aquaculture at the Humboldt University, where two joint professorships are located (Krause, Arlinghaus).