Dr. Benjamin Rosenbaum


Research Interest


I am a researcher of applied mathematics with a general interest in dynamical systems. My current research topics include the numerical stability of food webs, Bayesian state-space models for animal movement and ODE-based model fitting in population dynamics.

Short CV


Since 2015    
Postdoc in the Theory in Biodiversity Group, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Resarch (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

2014 -2015   
Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Research Project: Detecting abstract coupling relations in complex dynamical systems.

PhD Thesis: Efficient Global Surrogate Models for Responses of Expensive Simulations. Department of Mathematics, University of Trier


Diploma in Applied Mathematics, University of Trier

Selected Publications


Rosenbaum, B. (2013): Efficient Global Surrogate Models for Responses of Expensive Simulations. Dissertation, Universität Trier.

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Rosenbaum, B., Schulz, V.: Response surface methods for efficient aerodynamic surrogate models. Computational Flight Testing, Edited by Kroll, N., Radespiel, R. , van der Burg, J.W., Sørensen, K., 06/2013: pp.113-129, Springer Series Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-38877-4_9.

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Rosenbaum, B., Schulz, V. (2013): Efficient response surface methods based on generic surrogate models. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 35(2):B529–B550, doi: 10.1137/120865331.

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Rosenbaum, B., Schulz, V. (2012): Comparing sampling strategies for aerodynamic Kriging surrogate models. ZAMM: Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 92(11–12):852–868, doi: 10.1002/zamm.201100112.

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Clark, A. T., Ann Turnbull, L., Tredennick, A., Allan, E., Harpole, W. S., Mayfield, M. M., Soliveres, S., Barry, K., Eisenhauer, N., de Kroon, H., Rosenbaum, B., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Feng, Y., Roscher, C., Schmid, B.

(2020): Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Trade-offs between model complexity and generality. Journal of Ecology 108(2), 774-787 *

Feng, Y., Soliveres, S., Allan, E., Rosenbaum, B., Wagg, C., Tabi, A., De Luca, E., Eisenhauer, N., Schmid, B., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W. W., Roscher, C., Fischer, M.

(2020): Inferring competitive outcomes, ranks and intransitivity from empirical data: A comparison of different methods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11(1), 117-128 *

Hirt, M. R., Tucker, M., Müller, T., Rosenbaum, B., Brose, U.

(2020): Rethinking trophic niches: Speed and body mass colimit prey space of mammalian predators. Ecology and Evolution (in press) *

Brose, U., P. Archambault, A. D. Barnes, L.-F. Bersier, T. Boy, ..., C. Digel, A. Dissanayake, A. A. V. Flores, K. Fussmann, B. Gauzens, C. Gray, J. Häussler, M. R. Hirt, U. Jacob, ..., E. Latz, K. Layer-Dobra, P. Legagneux, Y. Li, ..., B. C. Rall, B. Rosenbaum, R. Ryser, A. Silva, E. H. Sohlström, ..., S. Wang, J. M. Wefer, ..., A. C. Iles

(2019): Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems. Nature ecology & evolution 3(6), 919-927 *

Gauzens, B., Barnes, A., Giling, D. P., Hines, J., Jochum, M., Lefcheck, J. S., Rosenbaum, B., Wang, S. P., Brose, U.

(2019): fluxweb: An R package to easily estimate energy fluxes in food webs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10(2), 270-79

May, F., Rosenbaum, B., Schurr, F. M., Chase, J. M.

(2019): The geometry of habitat fragmentation: Effects of species distribution patterns on extinction risk due to habitat conversion. Ecology and Evolution 9(5), 2775-90

Pennekamp, F., Iles, A., Garland, J., Brennan, G., Brose, U., Gaedke, U., Jacob, U., Kratina, P., Matthews, B., Munch, S., Novak, M., Palamara, G. M., Rall, B., Rosenbaum, B., et al.

(2019): The intrinsic predictability of ecological time series and its potential to guide forecasting. Ecological Monographs 89(2)

Rosenbaum, B., M. Raatz, G. Weithoff, G. F. Fussmann, U. Gaedke

(2019): Estimating Parameters From Multiple Time Series of Population Dynamics Using Bayesian Inference. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6 *

Hirt, M. R., Grimm, V., Li, Y., Rall, B. C., Rosenbaum, B., Brose, U.

(2018): Bridging Scales: Allometric Random Walks Link Movement and Biodiversity Research. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33(9), 701-12

Lancia, L., Rosenbaum, B.

(2018): Coupling relations underlying the production of speech articulator movements and their invariance to speech rate. Biological Cybernetics 112(3), 253-76

Rosenbaum, B., Rall, B. C.

(2018): Fitting functional responses: Direct parameter estimation by simulating differential equations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9(10), 2076-90

Rüger, N., Comita, L. S., Condit, R., Purves, D., Rosenbaum, B., Visser, M. D., Joseph, W. S., Wirth, C.

(2018): Beyond the fast–slow continuum: demographic dimensions structuring a tropical tree community. Ecology Letters 21(7), 1075-84

Fussmann, K. E., Rosenbaum, B., Brose, U., Rall, B. C.

(2017): Interactive effects of shifting body size and feeding adaptation drive interaction strengths of protist predators under warming. bioRxiv 101675

Schwarz, B., Barnes, A. D., Thakur, M. P., Brose, U., Ciobanu, M., Reich, P. B., Rich, R. L., Rosenbaum, B., Stefanski, A., Eisenhauer, N.

(2017): Warming alters energetic structure and function but not resilience of soil food webs. Nature Climate Change 7(12), 895-900
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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

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