Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Schäfer

Head (Quantitative Landscape Ecology)
Consultation Hour: By arrangement
Building I, Room 3.05

Research Interests

  • Community ecology of freshwater organisms
  • Trait-based ecology, particularly with respect to stressors
  • Effects of chemicals (and other stressors) on freshwater ecosystem functioning
  • Modelling of stressors in freshwater ecosystems
  • Spatial and statistical analysis


  • Data analysis (Univariate and Multivariate)
  • Advanced tools for data analysis
  • Environmental and Ecological Modeling
  • Environmental Philosophy

Academic History

    • Professor for Quantitative Landscape Ecology (since 2016)
    • Habilitation in Environmental Sciences and Landscape Ecology, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany (2013)
    • Juniorprofessor for Quantitative Landscape Ecology (2010-2016)
    • Postdoctoral Researcher at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2008-2010)
    • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Environmental Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany (2005-2008)
    • PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany (2005-2008)
    • Studies in Statistics, Philosophy and Sociology, University Kassel, Germany (2003-2004)
    • MSc in Environmental Sciences at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany (1997-2003)


    • Research Award for Early Career Scientists of the Faculty for Natural and Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau (2013)
    • Best Publication Award of the SETAC Europe (2008).
    • 2nd Best Presentation Award of SETAC German Language Branch, Landau, Germany (2006).


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