Prof. Dr. Catrin Westphal

W3 Heisenberg Professor for Functional Agrobiodiversity

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Grisebachstr. 6
37077 Göttingen
Germany
Tel. +49 (0)551 / 39-22257
Fax +49 (0)551 / 39-8806
cwestph#at#gwdg.de

Academic CV
since 2018 DFG Heisenberg Professorship for Functional Agrobiodiversity (W3) at the University of Göttingen
2016-2018 Lecturer at the Department of Crop Sciences, Agroecology, University of Göttingen
2011-2016 Scientific coordinator and sub-project leader of the BMBF project Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems at the Department of Crop Sciences, Agroecology, University of Göttingen
2009-2011 Senior scientist, Department of Crop Sciences, Agroecology, University of Göttingen
2006-2008 Scientific assistant, Department of Animal Ecology I, Population Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2004-2006 Postdoctoral researcher in EC FP6 Integrated Project ALARM - Assessing LArge scale environmental Risks with tested Methods at the Department of Crop Sciences, Agroecology, University of Göttingen
2000-2004 PhD student at the Department of Crop Sciences, Agroecology, University of Göttingen
1999-2000 Researcher at the Institute for Landscape Planning and Ecology, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Education
2016 Habilitation at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen, venia legendi for academic field of Ecology, title of the habilitation thesis: Pollinators, crop pollination services and functional diversity in changing agricultural landscapes
2004 PhD in Agricultural Sciences at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen, title of the PhD thesis: Bumblebees in agricultural landscapes: resource utilisation, colony growth, and duration of foraging trips
1999 Diploma in Biology at the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany; thesis in nature conservation on the importance of floral resources for bumblebee species in agricultural landscapes
1994-1995 Studies in biology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1990 Abitur at the Michelsenschule Hildesheim (high school diploma)

Fellowships
2018 - 2021 DFG Heisenberg Professorship for Functional Agrobiodiversity (Project number 405945293)
2002 - 2004 PhD scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

Professional activities
Editorial board of Basic and Applied Ecology, subject editor for Applied Ecology (since 2019)

Reviews for proposals
German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), German Science Foundation (DFG)

Reviews for journals (see my profile at publons.com/a/1202754/)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Apidologie, Basic and Applied Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Conservation, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biotropica, Diversity and Distributions, Ecography, Ecological Applications, Ecosphere, IPBES Pollination Assessment Report, Journal of Apicultural Research, Journal of Applied Ecology, Oecologia, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Sociobiology

Professional affiliations
Member of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GFÖ) and the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband)

Equal opportunity commissioner at the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences, University of Bayreuth (2007/2008)