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Teaching experience
Summer semester 2017:         teaching appointment “Ecology and taxonomy field course” HU Berlin (in collaboration with Prof. Emanuel Heitlinger)
Summer semester 2017:         MSc lecture: “Trends in Aquatic Ecology: Predator-prey interactions” FU Berlin
Summer semester 2016:         teaching appointment “Ecology and taxonomy field course” HU Berlin (in collaboration with Prof. Emanuel Heitlinger)
09/2011 – 12/2012:                 teaching associate at the Department of Biology, TU Darmstadt: undergraduate courses “Terrestrial Ecology” (field course),
                                                “Principles of Ecology” (lab course) and “emb/KIVA” (interdisciplinary project course in cooperation with the Departments
                                                of Engineering, Political Sciences and Philosophy).
Summer semester 2011:         teaching assignment (Lehrauftrag - undergraduate field course “Terrestrial Ecology”) at the Department of Biology, TU Darmstadt
Summer semester 2005/06:    student teaching assistant Animal taxonomy (“zoologische Bestimmungsübungen“) at the Department of Biology, TU Darmstadt

Student supervision
05/2017 – ongoing:     main supervision BSc project Joshua Leibrock, HU Berlin: “Feeding efficiency in non-native guppies from a thermally polluted stream.”
06/2016 – 02/2017:     main supervision research project Miriam Dominguez Rodriguez and Jaeug Choi (MSc Fish Biology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, HU Berlin).
                                    Project title: “Individual variation in behaviour and feeding rates of convict cichlids (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) at optimal and suboptimal temperatures”
03/2016 – 03/2017:     co-supervision MSc project Juliane Lukas, HU Berlin; (MSc Fish Biology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, HU Berlin; main supervisor: Dr. David Bierbach).
                                    Thesis title: "Behavioural adaptations of a feral guppy population (Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859) to temperature gradients in thermally polluted freshwaters
                                    in Germany”
07/2015 – 03/2017:     co-supervision PhD project Yuanheng Li, Uni Göttingen & iDiv Leipzig; (main supervisor: Dr. Björn Rall).
                                    Thesis title: “Feeding interactions and their relevance to biodiversity under global change”

last updated 2017-10-17
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