Cédric Scherer

Since my Bachelor’s thesis at the University of Potsdam, in which I used acceleration ACC data logger to distinguish behaviours in wild boars, I am highly interested in movement ecology. Prior to my Bachelor’s thesis, I took the chance to do practical training at the ZALF Müncheberg within the “AgroScapeLabs” project, catching brown hares (see picture), foxes and raccoons and learning about telemetry via GPS and ACC data by applying collars to them. Within my Master's course “Ecology, Evolution & Nature Conservation”, my main subjects where theoretical ecology, ecological modelling and behavioural ecology.

At the moment I am working as a research assistant at the University of Potsdam within the working group of Prof. Dr. Florian Jeltsch (Plant Ecology & Nature Conservation), developing a model for a common insect root herbivore in grasslands. I consider the new field of movement ecology an important avenue for predicting effects of environmental change and landscape fragmentation on animals and thus for biodiversity conservation. I personally aspire towards research projects that incorporate animals with a focus on causes and consequences of movement.

Research interests:

  • Ecological modelling, especially spatial-explicit, individual-based approaches
  • Animal movement ecology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Land-use and climatic impacts on ecological systems

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