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Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

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Sebastian König

PhD student

Telephone:+49 (0)931 / 31-89506
e-Mail: sebastian.c.koenig@uni-wuerzburg.de

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3253-8457

Room C038

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

97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Diversity patterns and community assembly along elevational gradients
  • Ecosystem functions (e.g. predation, herbivory)
  • Species traits
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Orthoptera taxonomy and faunistics
  • Foodwebs, plant-herbivore interactions and network structure
  • DNA-metabarcoding (insect food and microbiome)

Education

04/2019 - present: PhD Student, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology; Main Focus: Linking traits and phylogeny to diversity patterns, community assembly and ecosystem functions along elevational gradients;  foodwebs and network structure along climatic gradients with link to microbiota. supervision by Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Prof. Dr. Jochen Krauss

04/2016 – 03/2019: Master of Science in Biology, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg; Main Focus: Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Ecology, Tropical Ecology and elevational gradients in species diversity (South Africa and European Alps). Master Thesis: „Drivers of grasshopper diversity in an elevational gradient in the National Park Berchtesgaden“ (Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Zoology III), University of Würzburg)

10/2012 – 03/2016: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg; Main Focus: Zoology, Animal Ecology, Animal Behaviour. Bachelor Thesis: „Einfluss von Habitatgröße und Anteil an halbnatürlichem Habitat in der Landschaft auf heuschreckenzönosen in Kalkmagerrasen“ (Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Zoology III), University of Würzburg)

 

 

 

 

2019

König, S. & Krauss, J. (2019) Get larger or grow longer wings? Impacts of habitat area and habitat amount on Orthoptera assemblages and populations in semi-natural grasslands”. Landscape Ecology 34: 175-186. doi: 10.1007/s10980-018-0762-5