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Dr. Mareike Petersen


work experience

since February 2019 Biological Data Scientist at the Center for for Integrative Biodiversity Discovery (Link) and GFBio
January 2015 - January 2019 Coordination Co-lead of the project ABCD 3.0, MfN
Januar - June 2015 Project collaboration EoS, MfN
April - December 2014 Projekt collaboration EuropeanaCreative (Workpackage 1), MfN
August 2013 - February 2014 Coordination in the OpenUp! project (Workpackage 4), MfN
March 2009 - May 2010 Scientific Assistant at Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (AG Rödel), MfN



2016 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD); Title of thesis: "Life in a changing world - Threats and survival strategies of tropical forest frogs"
2010-2016 PhD student at the Museum für Naturkunde & Humboldt Universität Berlin
2009 Degree in Biology (Diplom)
Thesis about the habitat use and reproductive strategies of Phrynomantis microps in a West African savannah. Title: „Habitatnutzung und Fortpflanzungsstrategien von Phrynomantis microps (Anura: Microhylidae) in einer westafrikanischen Savanne“. Supervised by PD Dr. M.-O. Rödel, Department of animal ecology and tropical ecology, University of Würzburg
2002 - 2009 Studies in Biology at the University of Marburg and Würzburg, Germany (animal ecology and tropical biology, behavioural physiology and sociobiology, genetics)

grants & scholarships

Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium, PhD fellowship of the Federal State of Berlin, 2010-2013
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), travel & abroad grant (Aufstockung auf die Länder-Graduiertenförderung), 2010 & 2011
Arthur von Gwinner Stiftung, travel grant, 2007
DAAD, fellowship for international interships, 2006


Benin (Pendjari Nationalpark, W-Nationalpark, Malanville)
Guinea (Mount Nimba, Simandou)
Cameroon (Mount Manengouba, Mount Nlonako, Ebo Forest Reserve)