The effectiveness of EU Special Protection Areas (SPAs) to protect birds of conservation concern

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021 Researcher / Post-Doc
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


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