+++ NEWS +++ The journal Insect Conservation and Diversity has just accepted our manuscript Assessing long-term effects of artificial light at night on insects: what is missing and how to get there. The short review paper will soon be published in a special issue on light pollution and its effects on insects. +++ Our manuscript Consistent behavioural syndromes across seasons in an invasive freshwater fish led by Juliane Lukas has just been published open access in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. +++ Our comment Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity discussing a recent meta-analysis study of global insect population trends (van Klink et al 2020) is now also online. The manuscript was led by Sonja Jähnig and Viktor Baranov and is now available open access in WIRES Water. +++ Another recent manuscript entitled: Safeguarding Freshwater Life Beyond 2020: Recommendations for the new Global Biodiversity Framework from the European Experience led by Charles van Rees has now been published in Conservation Letters. You can find the open access paper here and a summary on the FreshwaterBlog. +++ NEWS +++


My name is Gregor Kalinkat and I study animals and how they interact with each other, with the environment, and last not least, with us humans (and vice versa). During my PhD I started out as animal ecologist aiming to connect theoretical and empirical approaches with a particular focus on predator-prey interactions and food webs. Over the years since my interests have diversified to include a broad range of topics and today I consider myself also as conservation biologist and biodiversity scientist. In my current position I'm a research scientist in the project AuBe (Artenschutz durch umweltverträgliche Beleuchtung translated as species protection through environment-friendly illumination). There we are trying to implement new lighting technologies and monitor responses of insect communities in different parts of Germany. Check out our project website to learn more.

If you wonder what we scientists actually mean when we say "ecology" you should start here. If you already know about the science of ecology and wonder where exactly my interests within this field are you should check out the research and publication pages.

Despite having been affiliated with freshwater focused research institutes over the last couple of years (particularly Leibniz IGB Berlin, DE, and Eawag Kastanienbaum, CH) I am not bound to a particular habitat when studying ecology, as you can see on the pictures below:

Sampling benthic invertebrates in the Mediterranean (photo by Doro Sandmann).

Sampling soil organisms in the Swabian Alb (photo by Roswitha Ehnes).

Deploying a temperature logger in an artificially heated stream (photo by Juliane Lukas).


DE: Hinweis für Besucher, die Texte in deutscher Sprache suchen: Eine zweisprachige Webseite ist für die Zukunft geplant. Zum Einstieg gibt es hier eine Kolumne, die ich zusammen mit Susan Mücke für Krautreporter verfasst habe. Ausserdem kann ich einen Radiobeitrag über unsere Forschung zu Neozoen im Gillbach im Rheinland verlinken sowie einen aktuellen Radiobeitrag über eine Publikation zu charismatischen Neobiota.


last update: 2021-02-11