Completed project

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021 Researcher
Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten, Münster / Department of Conservation Biology,
University of Göttingen

2018 - 2021 Coordinator for additional qualifications
Dean of Studies Forest Sciences & Forest Ecology, University Göttingen

2020 PhD in Forest Sciences & Forest Ecology (Dr. rer. nat)
Department Wildlife Sciences, University of Göttingen

Thesis: Advancing our understanding of animal dispersal and functional
connectivity in human-altered landscapes: conceptual considerations
and their empirical and simulation-based demonstration

2012-2018 Researcher
Department Wildlife Sciences, University of Göttingen

2010-2011 Researcher
Department Sociobiology / Anthropology, University of Göttingen

2009 Diploma in Biology
University of Göttingen


Dutta T., De Barba M., Selva N., Fedorca A.C., Maiorano L., Thuiller W., Zedrosser A., Signer J., Pflüger F., Frank S., Lucas P.M. and Balkenhol N. 2023. An objective approach to select surrogate species for connectivity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11:1078649.

Pflüger F.J., Signer J., Balkenhol N. 2019. Habitat loss causes non-linear genetic erosion in specialist species. Global Ecology and Conservation 17:e00507.

Pflüger F.J., Balkenhol N. 2014. A plea for simultaneously considering matrix quality and local environmental conditions when analysing landscape impacts on effective dispersal. Molecular Ecology 23:2146–2156.

Pflüger F.J., Fichtel C. 2012. On the function of redfronted lemur’s close calls. Animal Cognition 15:823–831.