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Dr. Linus Günther

Post-Doc (since 2018)

  • 2018 - Acquisition of the museum’s ‘Innovation fund’ for grant writing and publication activities to start a Post-Doc project

Dissertation und other scientific work (2012-2017)

  • 2017 - PhD defence (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • 2017 - Six-month research assistance in the BATS-Projekt (Betriebsadaptive Tracking-Sensorsysteme) of the DFG Forschergruppe FOR 1508
  • 2017 - Dissertation submission
  • 2016 - Six-month research assistance in the BATS-Projekt (Betriebsadaptive Tracking-Sensorsysteme) of the DFG Forschergruppe FOR 1508
  • 2014 - Two-month field trip to Costa Rica (La Selva, OTS) funded by the museum’s ‘Innovation fund’ to collect observational data and genetic samples of proboscis bats (Rhynchonycteris naso) for my PhD project (September/October)
  • 2014 - Two-month field trip to Costa Rica (La Selva, OTS) for my PhD project funded by the DAAD (April/March)
  • 2013 - Nine-month field trip to Costa Rica (La Selva, OTS) for my PhD project (March-December)
  • 2013 - Acquisition of the Elsa-Neumann-Stipend to conduct my PhD project
  • 2012 - One-month field trip to Costa Rica (La Selva, OTS) for my PhD project
  • 2012 - Start of PhD at Humboldt-University Berlin and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Undergraduate studies (2005-2012)

  • 2012 - Graduation: Diploma Biogeographer
  • 2011 - Six-week field trip to Costa Rica (La Selva, OTS) to collect observational data and genetic samples of proboscis bats (Rhynchonycteris naso) for my diploma thesis (funded by the PROMOS-program of the DAAD)
  • 2010 - Six-week internship as field assistant in Costa Rica (La Selva, OTS) in a DFG project about ‘the evolutionary causes for the untypical mammalian natal dispersal pattern in Neotropical emballonurid bats’. Methods: Mist netting, banding, genetic sampling and behavioural observations
  • 2010 - Two-week laboratory internship at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Methods: Paternity analyses with microsatellite markers of the Neotropical greater sac-winged bat Saccopteryx bilineata (Emballonuridae)
  • 2009 - Four-month research internship: Studying xylem sapflow of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • 2009 - Four-month research internship: Studying the habitat usage and singing activity of the melodious warbler (Hippolais polyglotta) at the northeastern border of its summer distribution (Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
  • 2009 - Three-month research internship: Studying the habitat usage of Bechstein’s bats (Myotis bechsteinii) with vhf-telemetry in the nature reserve ‘Wawerner Bruch’ (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
  • 2009 - Two-week internship at the ecotoxicological laboratories of the University Trier including applications of various molecular (cloning, PCR, gene sequencing) immunological (immunodetection) and cytological methods (cell isolation and cell cycle analyses)
  • 2008 - Three-month internship at the ‘Endangered Primate Rescue Centre’ of the der Frankfurt Zoological Society at Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. Establishing of a new data base for primates with information on ecology, populations, distribution, habitat types, systematic and conservation status
  • 2005 - Start of my undergraduate studies in applied Biogeography, Geobotany, Ecotoxicology and Soil Science at the University of Trier

Other activities:

  • Journal reviewing: Mammalia
  • Committee work as PhD-representative at the Museum für Naturkunde (2014/2016)
  • Consulting work at the ‘Landschaftsökologisches Büro Gessner’ in various bat consulting projects (e.g. wind energy) and a long-term survey on impact of a large street construction (B51 at Meckel) on the bat abundance and community. Deepening my experience in acoustic and telemetric methods (2009/2010)
  • Assistance in a project of the ‘Faunistisch-Ökologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft’ (FÖA) on fragmentation of bat habitats due to infrastructure and possible coping strategies (2007)
  • Bat conservation work: Hibernation counts in mines and natural caves. Mist netting and banding, baring mine and cave entries, remediating and cleaning bunkers and attics as hibernation sites and nursery colonies, educational work (2005-2011)