+++ NEWS +++ Our manuscript The role of species charisma in biological invasions led by Ivan Jarić has just been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. +++ Another manuscript entitled Complex responses of global insect pests to climate change and led by Philipp Lehmann has also been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and is currently going through the production process. This manuscript is available as preprint on bioRxiv. +++ Another preprint is available via bioRxiv: Societal attention towards extinction risks also led by Ivan Jarić. +++ Since June 2019 I'm part of the Light Pollution and Ecophysiology working group led by Franz Hölker at IGB in a 6 year project funded by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN; see press release in DE). +++ 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, biodiversity scientist and zoologist.

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. Und hier gibt es noch einen Radiobeitrag über unsere Forschung am Gillbach im Rheinland.


last update: 2019-11-21