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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iDiv publications


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

Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystemsNature ecology & evolution3(6), 919-927

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

fluxweb: An R package to easily estimate energy fluxes in food websMethods in Ecology and Evolution10(2), 270-79

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

The geometry of habitat fragmentation: Effects of species distribution patterns on extinction risk due to habitat conversionEcology and Evolution9(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.

The intrinsic predictability of ecological time series and its potential to guide forecastingEcological Monographs89(2),

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

Estimating Parameters From Multiple Time Series of Population Dynamics Using Bayesian InferenceFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution6,

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

Bridging Scales: Allometric Random Walks Link Movement and Biodiversity ResearchTrends in Ecology & Evolution33(9), 701-12

Lancia, L., Rosenbaum, B.

Coupling relations underlying the production of speech articulator movements and their invariance to speech rateBiological Cybernetics112(3), 253-76

Rosenbaum, B., Rall, B. C.

Fitting functional responses: Direct parameter estimation by simulating differential equationsMethods in Ecology and Evolution9(10), 2076-90

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

Beyond the fast–slow continuum: demographic dimensions structuring a tropical tree communityEcology Letters21(7), 1075-84

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

Interactive effects of shifting body size and feeding adaptation drive interaction strengths of protist predators under warmingbioRxiv101675,

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

Warming alters energetic structure and function but not resilience of soil food websNature Climate Change7(12), 895-900
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04103 Leipzig, Germany

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Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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