Dr. Christian Hof

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology

Department of Ecology and Ecosystemmanagement
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

Room:  1.1.2.9
Phone: +49.8161.71.2489
Fax:     +49.8161.71.4427
E-mail: christian.hof[at]tum.de

Curriculum vitae

2018- present Junior Research Group Leader
Since 2015 Member of the German Young Academy (Die Junge Akademie)
2011- 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt (Germany)
2010- 2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
2010   Graduation as PhD with the dissertation “Species distributions and climate change: current patterns and future scenarios for biodiversity”
2007- 2010 PhD, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Biodiversity and Global Change Lab, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid (Spain)
1999- 2006 Studies of Biology (majors: Animal Ecology, Nature Conservation, Zoology), University of Marburg

Research interest

My scientific work focuses on three main questions:

  • How are species able to respond to the challenges of anthropogenic global change?
  • What are the impacts of climate change on biodiversity – now, in the past and in the future?
  • How is biological diversity in space and time, and what are the underlying causes?

To address these questions, I work with several groups of animals such as terrestrial vertebrates (birds, mammals, amphibians) as well as invertebrates (insects, spiders) and freshwater organisms (in particular dragon- and damselflies).

In my research I aim to combine different types of data and methodological approaches from a mainly macroecological perspective. In order to better understand species’ potential responses to climate change, my recent work has set an emphasis on the integration of biogeographical physiological, and ecological data.

Recently I summarized the findings of our recent research on the impacts of climate and land use change on biodiversity in a popular science article in one of Germany's major newspapers (in German): LINK.

Current Projects

MINTBIO – Climate change impacts on Bavarian biodiversity: Multidimensional Integration for better BIOdiversity projections

Junior Research Group funded by the bayklif program of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts.

Central aim of this project is to improve our understanding the effects of how climate and land-use change on the Bavarian fauna and to build reliable future projections of biodiversity in Bavaria. We will combine data on species distributions of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers (and potentially other taxa) with information from physiology, ecology and biogeography as well as different modelling approaches and across different spatial scales. With this multi-dimensional integration across taxa, scales and disciplines we aim to develop realistic scenarios for biological diversity - in Bavaria and beyond.

BioScen1point5 - Biodiversity scenarios for a 1.5°C warmer world

Project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

Aim of BioScen1point5 is an evaluation of the potential future impacts of climate and land-use change for the global biodiversity of terrestrial vertebrates under an average temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, especially in comparison with other warming scenarios.

Climate change impacts on biodiversity in Pakistan

Project funded by the program „German-Pakistani Research Cooperations“ of the German ACademic Exchange Service (DAAD)

With this project, our main goal is to investigate the potential responses of species and ecological communities to the spatial and temporal variation of climatic conditions along elevational gradients in Pakistan. To do so, we will use a novel integrative methodological framework which combines observations on abundance variation, experimental measurements of thermal traits, and modelling approaches.

Publications

2021

  • Creutzig, Felix; Erb, Karl‐Heinz; Haberl, Helmut; Hof, Christian; Hunsberger, Carol; Roe, Stephanie: Considering sustainability thresholds for BECCS in IPCC and biodiversity assessments. GCB Bioenergy 13 (4), 2021, 510-515 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian: Towards more integration of physiology, dispersal and land-use change to understand the responses of species to climate change. The Journal of Experimental Biology 224 (Suppl 1), 2021, jeb238352 mehr…

2020

  • Schleuning, Matthias; Neuschulz, Eike Lena; Albrecht, Jörg; Bender, Irene M. A.; Bowler, Diana E.; Dehling, D. Matthias; Fritz, Susanne A.; Hof, Christian; Mueller, Thomas; Nowak, Larissa; Sorensen, Marjorie C.; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Kissling, W. Daniel: Trait-Based Assessments of Climate-Change Impacts on Interacting Species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35 (4), 2020, 319-328 mehr…

2019

  • Berkhout, B. W.; Borregaard, M. K.; Brandl, R.; Brandle, M.; Dehling, D. M.; Hof, C.; Poulin, R.; Thieltges, D. W.: Host assemblage and environment shape beta-diversity of freshwater parasites across diverse taxa at a continental scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29 (1), 2019, 38-49 mehr…
  • Biber, M. F.; Voskam, A.; Niamir, A.; Hickler, T.; Hof, C.: A comparison of macroecological and stacked species distribution models to predict future global terrestrial vertebrate richness. Journal of Biogeography 47 (1), 2019, 114-129 mehr…
  • Engelhardt, E. K.; Neuschulz, E. L.; Hof, C.: Ignoring biotic interactions overestimates climate change effects: The potential response of the spotted nutcracker to changes in climate and resource plants. Journal of Biogeography 47 (1), 2019, 143-154 mehr…
  • Leitao, P. J.; Andrew, C. J.; Engelhardt, E. K.; Graham, C. H.; Martinez-Almoyna, C.; Mimet, A.; Pinkert, S.; Schroder, B.; Voskamp, A.; Hof, C.; Fritz, S. A.: Macroecology as a hub between research disciplines: Opportunities, challenges and possible ways forward. Journal of Biogeography 47 (1), 2019, 13-15 mehr…
  • Wüest, Rafael O.; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Zurell, Damaris; Alexander, Jake M.; Fritz, Susanne A.; Hof, Christian; Kreft, Holger; Normand, Signe; Cabral, Juliano Sarmento; Szekely, Eniko; Thuiller, Wilfried; Wikelski, Martin; Karger, Dirk Nikolaus: Macroecology in the age of Big Data – Where to go from here? Journal of Biogeography 47 (1), 2019, 1-12 mehr…

2018

  • Buckley, Lauren B.; Khaliq, Imran; Swanson, David L.; Hof, Christian: Does metabolism constrain bird and mammal ranges and predict shifts in response to climate change? Ecology and evolution 8 (24), 2018, 12375-12385 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Voskamp, Alke; Biber, Matthias F.; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Engelhardt, Eva Katharina; Niamir, Aidin; Willis, Stephen G.; Hickler, Thomas: Bioenergy cropland expansion may offset positive effects of climate change mitigation for global vertebrate diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (52), 2018, 13294-13299 mehr…
  • Khaliq, Imran; Hof, Christian: Testing the heat dissipation limitation hypothesis: basal metabolic rates of endotherms decrease with increasing upper and lower critical temperatures. PeerJ 6, 2018, e5725 mehr…
  • Tucker, Marlee A.; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Fagan, William F.; Fryxell, John M.; Van Moorter, Bram; Alberts, Susan C.; Ali, Abdullahi H.; Allen, Andrew M.; Attias, Nina; Avgar, Tal; Bartlam-Brooks, Hattie; Bayarbaatar, Buuveibaatar; Belant, Jerrold L.; Bertassoni, Alessandra; Beyer, Dean; Bidner, Laura; van Beest, Floris M.; Blake, Stephen; Blaum, Niels; Bracis, Chloe; Brown, Danielle; de Bruyn, P. J. Nico; Cagnacci, Francesca; Calabrese, Justin M.; Camilo-Alves, Constança; Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon; Chiaradia, Andre; Davidson, Sarah C.; Dennis, Todd; DeStefano, Stephen; Diefenbach, Duane; Douglas-Hamilton, Iain; Fennessy, Julian; Fichtel, Claudia; Fiedler, Wolfgang; Fischer, Christina; Fischhoff, Ilya; Fleming, Christen H.; Ford, Adam T.; Fritz, Susanne A.; Gehr, Benedikt; Goheen, Jacob R.; Gurarie, Eliezer; Hebblewhite, Mark; Heurich, Marco; Hewison, A. J. Mark; Hof, Christian; Hurme, Edward; Isbell, Lynne A.; Janssen, René et al.: Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359 (6374), 2018, 466-469 mehr…

2017

  • Bowler, Diana E.; Haase, Peter; Hof, Christian; Kröncke, Ingrid; Baert, Léon; Dekoninck, Wouter; Domisch, Sami; Hendrickx, Frederik; Hickler, Thomas; Neumann, Hermann; O'Hara, Robert B.; Sell, Anne F.; Sonnewald, Moritz; Stoll, Stefan; Türkay, Michael; van Klink, Roel; Schweiger, Oliver; Vermeulen, Rikjan; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin: Cross-taxa generalities in the relationship between population abundance and ambient temperatures. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284 (1863), 2017, 20170870 mehr…
  • Bowler, Diana E.; Hof, Christian; Haase, Peter; Kröncke, Ingrid; Schweiger, Oliver; Adrian, Rita; Baert, Léon; Bauer, Hans-Günther; Blick, Theo; Brooker, Rob W.; Dekoninck, Wouter; Domisch, Sami; Eckmann, Reiner; Hendrickx, Frederik; Hickler, Thomas; Klotz, Stefan; Kraberg, Alexandra; Kühn, Ingolf; Matesanz, Silvia; Meschede, Angelika; Neumann, Hermann; O’Hara, Robert; Russell, David J.; Sell, Anne F.; Sonnewald, Moritz; Stoll, Stefan; Sundermann, Andrea; Tackenberg, Oliver; Türkay, Michael; Valladares, Fernando; van Herk, Kok; van Klink, Roel; Vermeulen, Rikjan; Voigtländer, Karin; Wagner, Rüdiger; Welk, Erik; Wiemers, Martin; Wiltshire, Karen H.; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin: Cross-realm assessment of climate change impacts on species’ abundance trends. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1 (3), 2017 mehr…
  • Buckley, Lauren; Khaliq, Imran; Swanson, David; Hof, Christian: Metabolism constrains bird and mammal ranges and predicts shifts in response to climate change. bioRxiv, 2017, 167973 mehr…
  • Frieler, Katja; Lange, Stefan; Piontek, Franziska; Reyer, Christopher P. O.; Schewe, Jacob; Warszawski, Lila; Zhao, Fang; Chini, Louise; Denvil, Sebastien; Emanuel, Kerry; Geiger, Tobias; Halladay, Kate; Hurtt, George; Mengel, Matthias; Murakami, Daisuke; Ostberg, Sebastian; Popp, Alexander; Riva, Riccardo; Stevanovic, Miodrag; Suzuki, Tatsuo; Volkholz, Jan; Burke, Eleanor; Ciais, Philippe; Ebi, Kristie; Eddy, Tyler D.; Elliott, Joshua; Galbraith, Eric; Gosling, Simon N.; Hattermann, Fred; Hickler, Thomas; Hinkel, Jochen; Hof, Christian; Huber, Veronika; Jägermeyr, Jonas; Krysanova, Valentina; Marcé, Rafael; Müller Schmied, Hannes; Mouratiadou, Ioanna; Pierson, Don; Tittensor, Derek P.; Vautard, Robert; van Vliet, Michelle; Biber, Matthias F.; Betts, Richard A.; Bodirsky, Benjamin Leon; Deryng, Delphine; Frolking, Steve; Jones, Chris D.; Lotze, Heike K.; Lotze-Campen, Hermann et al.: Assessing the impacts of 1.5 °C global warming – simulation protocol of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP2b). Geoscientific Model Development 10 (12), 2017, 4321-4345 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Fritz, Susanne A.; Prinzinger, Roland; Pfenninger, Markus; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Khaliq, Imran: Phylogenetic signals in thermal traits remain stronger in the tropics if we can believe published physiological data. A reply to McKechnie et al., “Data quality problems undermine analyses of endotherm upper critical temperatures”. Journal of Biogeography 44 (10), 2017, 2427-2431 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Khaliq, Imran; Prinzinger, Roland; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Pfenninger, Markus: Global patterns of thermal tolerances and vulnerability of endotherms to climate change remain robust irrespective of varying data suitability criteria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284 (1855), 2017, 20170232 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Winter, Marten; Hotes, Stefan; Opgenoorth, Lars: It’s not (all) about the money — supporting IPBES through challenging times. Frontiers of Biogeography 9 (1), 2017 mehr…
  • Khaliq, Imran; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Prinzinger, Roland; Pfenninger, Markus; Hof, Christian: The influence of thermal tolerances on geographical ranges of endotherms. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26 (6), 2017, 650-668 mehr…
  • Methorst, Joel; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Khaliq, Imran; Hof, Christian: A framework integrating physiology, dispersal and land-use to project species ranges under climate change. Journal of Avian Biology 48 (12), 2017, 1532-1548 mehr…
  • Pinkert, Stefan; Dijkstra, Klaas-Douwe B.; Zeuss, Dirk; Reudenbach, Christoph; Brandl, Roland; Hof, Christian: Evolutionary processes, dispersal limitation and climatic history shape current diversity patterns of European dragonflies. Ecography 41 (5), 2017, 795-804 mehr…

2016

  • Fritz, Susanne A.; Eronen, Jussi T.; Schnitzler, Jan; Hof, Christian; Janis, Christine M.; Mulch, Andreas; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Graham, Catherine H.: Twenty-million-year relationship between mammalian diversity and primary productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (39), 2016, 10908-10913 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Dehling, D. Matthias; Bonn, Aletta; Burgess, Neil D.; Eigenbrod, Felix; Harfoot, Michael B. J.; Hickler, Thomas; Jetz, Walter; Marquard, Elisabeth; Pereira, Henrique M.; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin: Macroecology meets IPBES. Frontiers of Biogeography 7 (4), 2016 mehr…
  • Schleuning, Matthias; Fründ, Jochen; Schweiger, Oliver; Welk, Erik; Albrecht, Jörg; Albrecht, Matthias; Beil, Marion; Benadi, Gita; Blüthgen, Nico; Bruelheide, Helge; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Dehling, D. Matthias; Dormann, Carsten F.; Exeler, Nina; Farwig, Nina; Harpke, Alexander; Hickler, Thomas; Kratochwil, Anselm; Kuhlmann, Michael; Kühn, Ingolf; Michez, Denis; Mudri-Stojnić, Sonja; Plein, Michaela; Rasmont, Pierre; Schwabe, Angelika; Settele, Josef; Vujić, Ante; Weiner, Christiane N.; Wiemers, Martin; Hof, Christian: Ecological networks are more sensitive to plant than to animal extinction under climate change. Nature Communications 7 (1), 2016 mehr…

2015

  • Bowler, D.E.; Haase, P.; Kröncke, I.; Tackenberg, O.; Bauer, H.G.; Brendel, C.; Brooker, R.W.; Gerisch, M.; Henle, K.; Hickler, T.; Hof, C.; Klotz, S.; Kühn, I.; Matesanz, S.; O‘Hara, R.; Russell, D.; Schweiger, O.; Valladares, F.; Welk, E.; Wiemers, M.; Böhning-Gaese, K.: A cross-taxon analysis of the impact of climate change on abundance trends in central Europe. Biological Conservation 187, 2015, 41-50 mehr…
  • Dulle, Hamadi I.; Ferger, Stefan W.; Cordeiro, Norbert J.; Howell, Kim M.; Schleuning, Matthias; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Hof, Christian: Changes in abundances of forest understorey birds on Africa's highest mountain suggest subtle effects of climate change. Diversity and Distributions 22 (3), 2015, 288-299 mehr…
  • Fristoe, Trevor S.; Burger, Joseph R.; Balk, Meghan A.; Khaliq, Imran; Hof, Christian; Brown, James H.: Metabolic heat production and thermal conductance are mass-independent adaptations to thermal environment in birds and mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (52), 2015, 15934-15939 mehr…
  • Khaliq, Imran; Fritz, Susanne A.; Prinzinger, Roland; Pfenninger, Markus; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Hof, Christian: Global variation in thermal physiology of birds and mammals: evidence for phylogenetic niche conservatism only in the tropics. Journal of Biogeography 42 (11), 2015, 2187-2196 mehr…
  • Willis, S.G.; Foden, W.; Baker, D.J.; Belle, E.; Burgess, N.D.; Carr, J.A.; Doswald, N.; Garcia, R.A.; Hartley, A.; Hof, C.; Newbold, T.; Rahbek, C.; Smith, R.J.; Visconti, P.; Young, B.E.; Butchart, S.H.M.: Integrating climate change vulnerability assessments from species distribution models and trait-based approaches. Biological Conservation 190, 2015, 167-178 mehr…

2014

  • Khaliq, Imran; Hof, Christian; Prinzinger, Roland; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Pfenninger, Markus: Global variation in thermal tolerances and vulnerability of endotherms to climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281 (1789), 2014, 20141097 mehr…
  • Platts, Philip J.; Garcia, Raquel A.; Hof, Christian; Foden, Wendy; Hansen, Louis A.; Rahbek, Carsten; Burgess, Neil D.: Conservation implications of omitting narrow-ranging taxa from species distribution models, now and in the future. Diversity and Distributions 20 (11), 2014, 1307-1320 mehr…
  • Stevens, Virginie M.; Whitmee, Sarah; Le Galliard, Jean-François; Clobert, Jean; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Bonte, Dries; Brändle, Martin; Matthias Dehling, D.; Hof, Christian; Trochet, Audrey; Baguette, Michel: A comparative analysis of dispersal syndromes in terrestrial and semi-terrestrial animals. Ecology Letters 17 (8), 2014, 1039-1052 mehr…

2013

  • Fritz, Susanne A.; Schnitzler, Jan; Eronen, Jussi T.; Hof, Christian; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Graham, Catherine H.: Diversity in time and space: wanted dead and alive. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28 (9), 2013, 509-516 mehr…

2012

  • Beck, Jan; Ballesteros-Mejia, Liliana; Buchmann, Carsten M.; Dengler, Jürgen; Fritz, Susanne A.; Gruber, Bernd; Hof, Christian; Jansen, Florian; Knapp, Sonja; Kreft, Holger; Schneider, Anne-Kathrin; Winter, Marten; Dormann, Carsten F.: What's on the horizon for macroecology? Ecography 35 (8), 2012, 673-683 mehr…
  • Grewe, Yannic; Hof, Christian; Dehling, D. Matthias; Brandl, Roland; Brändle, Martin: Recent range shifts of European dragonflies provide support for an inverse relationship between habitat predictability and dispersal. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22 (4), 2012, 403-409 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Brändle, Martin; Dehling, D. Matthias; Munguía, Mariana; Brandl, Roland; Araújo, Miguel B.; Rahbek, Carsten: Habitat stability affects dispersal and the ability to track climate change. Biology Letters 8 (4), 2012, 639-643 mehr…

2011

  • HOF, CHRISTIAN; LEVINSKY, IRINA; ARAÚJO, MIGUEL B.; RAHBEK, CARSTEN: Rethinking species' ability to cope with rapid climate change. Global Change Biology 17 (9), 2011, 2987-2990 mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Araújo, Miguel B.; Jetz, Walter; Rahbek, Carsten: Additive threats from pathogens, climate and land-use change for global amphibian diversity. Nature 480 (7378), 2011, 516-519 mehr…
  • Thieltges, David W.; Hof, Christian; Borregaard, Michael K.; Matthias Dehling, D.; Brändle, Martin; Brandl, Roland; Poulin, Robert: Range size patterns in European freshwater trematodes. Ecography 34 (6), 2011, 982-989 mehr…
  • Thieltges, David W.; Hof, Christian; Dehling, D. Matthias; Brändle, Martin; Brandl, Roland; Poulin, Robert: Host diversity and latitude drive trematode diversity patterns in the European freshwater fauna. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20 (5), 2011, 675-682 mehr…

2010

  • Dehling, D. Matthias; Hof, Christian; Brändle, Martin; Brandl, Roland: Habitat availability does not explain the species richness patterns of European lentic and lotic freshwater animals. Journal of Biogeography, 2010, no-no mehr…
  • Hof, Christian; Rahbek, Carsten; Araújo, Miguel B.: Phylogenetic signals in the climatic niches of the world's amphibians. Ecography, 2010, no-no mehr…

2009

  • Diniz-Filho, José Alexandre F.; Mauricio Bini, Luis; Fernando Rangel, Thiago; Loyola, Rafael D.; Hof, Christian; Nogués-Bravo, David; Araújo, Miguel B.: Partitioning and mapping uncertainties in ensembles of forecasts of species turnover under climate change. Ecography 32 (6), 2009, 897-906 mehr…

2008

  • Hof, Christian; Brändle, Martin; Brandl, Roland: Latitudinal variation of diversity in European freshwater animals is not concordant across habitat types. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17 (4), 2008, 539-546 mehr…

2006

  • Hof, Christian; Brandle, Martin; Brandl, Roland: Lentic odonates have larger and more northern ranges than lotic species. Journal of Biogeography 33 (1), 2006, 63-70 mehr…

Invited Talks (Selection)

Biodiversität am Abgrund – Herausforderung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft in Zeiten globalen Wandels. Haus am Dom, Katholische Akademie Rabanus Maurus des Bistums Limburg, Frankfurt, 17 May 2018.

Klima, Mensch, Ökosysteme. Wie beeinflussen Mensch und Klima die Vielfalt des Lebens auf der Erde? Gymnasium Nord, Frankfurt, 16 January 2018.

Understanding and predicting responses of biodiversity to global change: integration at the macro-scale. Technische Universität München, Freising, 6 November 2017.

Biologische Vielfalt im Wandel - Forschung zwischen Orakel und Wissenschaft. Cusanuswerk-Regionalgruppe Rhein-Main, Mainz, 30 June 2017

Wärmer = ärmer? – Artenvielfalt im Klimawandel. Symposium “Worauf wartest Du” der Jungen Akademie in Berlin, 4 November 2016.

Understanding responses of biodiversity to global change: integration at the macro-scale. Invited “next generation scientist”-talk, 9th annual meeting of the Macroecology Specialist Group of the GfÖ in Trier, 15-17 March 2016.

Climate change impacts on biodiversity: are ecological models relevant for conservation? Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne (Australien), 28 January 2016.

Climate change impacts on biodiversity: macroecological perspectives. Greifswald University, 26 November 2015.

Modelling the responses of biodiversity to global change: visions, challenges, and opportunities. University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada), 19 May 2015.

Globaler Wandel und Biodiversität: Makroökologische Perspektiven. Symposium keynote, 147. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft, Bielefeld, 1-6 October 2014.

Orakel oder Wissenschaft? Zu den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Arten und Biodiversität. University of Marburg, 8 July 2014.

Szenarien für die Biosphäre – Prognosen oder Orakel? Von den Möglichkeiten und Grenzen ökologischer Forschung. Tagung “Die Zukunft des Lebens – Szenarien für die Biosphäre” der Fachschaft Chemie/Biologie des Cusanuswerks, Ellwangen, 12 May 2013.

Klimawandel - und sonst? Auswirkungen globaler Bedrohungen auf Artverbreitungen und Biodiversität. Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, 5 February 2013.

Ist das Klima das Problem? Auswirkungen des globalen Wandels auf Tierverbreitungen und Artenvielfalt. Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald, Grafenau, 22 November 2012.

Frying frogs, dispersing dragons. Does climate change really matter for biodiversity? Imperial College London, Silwood Park (United Kingdom), 20 October 2011.

The geography of future threats for global amphibian diversity - a macroecological perspective on niches, distributions, and climate change. Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, 3 February 2011.

Habitats, dispersal, and climate change: Macroecological insights into the freshwater world. Fachgebiet Angewandte Zoologie/Hydrobiologie, University of Duisburg/Essen, 29 March 2010.

Es wird heiß! - Artenvielfalt und Klimawandel. Realschule Altenkirchen/Westerwald, August 2008.