+++ NEWS +++ A new preprint is available on bioRxiv: Consistent behavioural syndromes across seasons in an invasive freshwater fish led by Juliane Lukas. +++ Our manuscript iEcology: harnessing large online resources to generate ecological insights led by Ivan Jarić has been accepted for publication in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. +++ A new open access publication on Complex responses of global insect pests to climate change led by Philipp Lehmann is now availabe online in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. +++ Another new preprint is out: Safeguarding Freshwater Life Beyond 2020: Recommendations for the New Global Biodiversity Framework from the European Experience led by Charles van Rees. You can find the pdf on preprints.org. +++ 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.

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: 2020-03-05