Field Station Fabrikschleichach

    Julia Rothacher

    PhD Student

    Telefon: 0931/31-84210
    Email: julia.rothacher@uni-wuerzburg.de

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    University of Würzburg
    Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
    Biocenter - Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg, Germany

    Office Adress:
    University of Würzburg
    Hubland Nord, Emil-Fischer-Str. 32
    Building 32, Right Entrance, App. R6


    Research interests

    • Forest Ecology and Conservation
    • Saproxylic beetles
    • Bioacoustics
    • Stressresponse of Insects


    Effects of silvicultural interventions on Biodiversity - new methods allow new insights

    Curriculum Vitae


    11/2021 - present | PhD Student at Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg | Focus: Effects of silvicultural interventions on biodiversity | Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jörg MüllerProf. Dr. Ricarda Scheiner

    10/2018 - 10/2021| Master of Science in Biosciences at Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg | Focus: Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology & Behavioural Physiology and Sociobiology | Thesis: "Response of beetle diversity to deadwood and light regime - an experimental approach"

    10/2012 - 07/2017 | 1.State examination in teaching (Gymnasiallehramt) at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen | Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Pedagogics | Focus: Ecology and Diversity of Arthropods | Thesis: "Parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera Parasitica) in Amazonian tree bark arthropod communities - diversity and spatio-temporal patterns"

    Professional experience

    05/2018 - 09/2018 | Internship in the Bavarian Forest Natural Park, Grafenau  | Focus: Environmental Education and Research

    08/2017 - 04/2018 | Part time position at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen  | Focus: Supervision of Biology Bachelor Courses in Taxonomy, Humanbiology, Organismic Biology and Anorganic Chemistry


    Busse, A., Cizek, L., Čížková, P., Drag, L., Dvorak, V., Foit, J., Heurich, M., Hubený, P., Kašák, J., Kittler, F., Kozel, P., Lettenmaier, L., Nigl, L., Procházka, J., Rothacher, J., Straubinger, C., Thorn, S., & Müller, J. (2022). Forest dieback in a protected area triggers the return of the primeval forest specialist Peltis grossa (Coleoptera, Trogossitidae). Conservation Science and Practice, e612. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.612