Michael T. Monaghan
molecular ecology, evolution, biodiversity, phylogeny / rivers, streams, lakes
at Freie Universität Berlin, Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Biology
since 2018 Professor of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
2016 Visiting Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
since 2015 Guest Professor, Ehime University, Matsuyama
since 2008 Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader, IGB
2003-08 Research Fellow, Imperial College and Natural History Museum, London
2002 Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zürich
1998-2002 Doctoral student, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)
1998 M.S. Biology, Idaho State University
1995 B.S. Natural Resources Management, The Ohio State University
Strassert & Monaghan (2022) Phylogenomic insights into the early diversification of fungi. Current Biology 32:3628-3635.e3.
Premke et al. (2022) Large-scale sampling of the freshwater microbiome suggests pollution-driven ecosystem changes. Environmental Pollution 308:119627.
Sire et al. (2022) Climate-induced forest dieback drives compositional changes in insect communities that are more pronounced for rare species. Communications Biology 5:57.
Maasri et al. (2022) A global agenda for advancing freshwater biodiversity research. Ecology Letters 25:255-263.
Welti et al. (2022) Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a German malaise trap network. Insect Conservation and Diversity 15:168-180.
Heeger et al. (2021) Evidence for lignocellulose-decomposing enzymes in the genome and transcriptome of the aquatic hyphomycete Clavariopsis aquatica. Journal of Fungi 7:854.
Beng et al. (2021) Temporal dynamics of freshwater planktonic parasites inferred using a DNA metabarcoding time-series. Parasitology 148:1602-1611.
Rutschmann et al. (2021) Three mitochondrial genomes of early-winged insects (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae and Leptophlebiidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 6:2969-2971
Hoffmann et al. (2021) PriSeT: Efficient de novo primer discovery. Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics Article No.: 2, pp. 1-12.
Rodriguez-Ezpeleta et al. (2021) Trade-offs between reducing complex terminology and producing accurate interpretations from environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology 30:4601-4605.
Bracamonte et al. (2021) Encapsulation of Anguillicola crassus reduces the abundance of adult parasite stages in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Journal of Fish Diseases 44:771-782.
van Rees et al. (2021) Safeguarding freshwater life beyond 2020: recommendations for the new Global Biodiversity Framework from the European experience. Conservation Letters 14:e12771
Jähnig et al. (2021) Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity. WIREs Water 8:e1506.
Lu et al. (2020) Revisiting the phylogenetic position of Caullerya mesnili (Ichthyosporea), a common Daphnia parasite, based on 22 protein-coding genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 151:106891
Serlet et al. (2020) SMART Research: towards interdisciplinary river science in Europe. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8:63.
Honnen et al. (2019) Artificial light at night influences clock-gene expression, activity, and fecundity in the mosquito Culex pipiens f. molestus. Sustainability 11:6220.
Heeger et al. (2019) Combining the 5.8S and ITS2 to improve classification of fungi. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1702-1711.
Jähnig et al. (2019) In-depth approach to river management. (corresp). Nature 573:32.
Bracamonte et al. (2019) Experimental infection with Anguillicola crassus alters immune gene expression in both spleen and head kidney of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Marine Genomics 45:28-37.
Heeger et al. (2018) Long-read DNA metabarcoding of ribosomal rRNA in the analysis of fungi from aquatic environments. Molecular Ecology Resources 18:1500-1514.
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Biology (Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy)
- 23204 Data Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (5 LP)
- 23306 Experimental and Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology (10 LP)
- 23308 Biotic Interactions in a Changing World (5 LP)
- Project (10 LP)
- Research Project (15 LP)
- Master's Project
Institute of Computer Science (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)
- 23779 Biodiversity and Evolution (10 LP)
- 23780 Environmental Metagenomics (5 LP)
- 23781 Evolutionary Bioinformatics and NGS Applications (5 LP)
- Research Internship (10 LP)