Prof. Dr. Klaus Schwenk

Head (Molecular Ecology)
Building I, room 3.07


Research Interests

  • Molecular Ecology of aquatic organisms
  • Life history evolution, focusing on responses to global change
  • Population genetics and phylogeography of groundwater species
  • Cryptic species and interspecific hybridization
  • Experimental evolution


  • Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Phylogenetic and population genetic analyses

Academic History

  • Professor for Molecular Ecology (since 2009)
  • Guest researcher at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (Bik-F) and LOEWE-Zentrum Translational biodiversity genomics (TBG), Frankfurt am Main, Germany (since 2014)
  • Habilitation in Zoology, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2005)
  • Associate Professor (C1) at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (2000-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Netherlands Institute of Ecology and University of Amsterdam (1997-1999)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Guelph University, Canada (1997)
  • PhD at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (1997)
  • Dipl. Biol. at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (1992)
  • Study of Biology at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (1985-1992)

Functions and Honours

  • Dean of the faculty Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften at the University of Koblenz-Landau (since 2016)
  • Discipline leader Biology, University of Koblenz-Landau (2009-2015)
  • Editor for Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2007-2008)
  • Organizer of the first International symposium on Hybridization on animals - extent processes and evolutionary impact (2006)
  • Ph.D. thesis award by Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography (1999)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at Guelph University, Canada (1997)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship granted by NWO-SLW (1996–1997)


Publications and Grants

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