I simulate dynamics in complex foodwebs in different landscapes and complex spatial networks. I am interested in how local trophic dynamics and meta-population dynamics interact in shaping foodweb and meta-foodweb structures.
PhD Thesis at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
09/2010 – 07/2015
Studies in biology with focus on ecology and evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
Master of Science
Thesis: Development and evaluation of new methods to study the impact of light pollution on ecological interaction networks
Bachelor of Science
Thesis: From dusk till dawn: Day time – night time plant-flower visitors and night time sampling methods
Publications before iDiv
Knop, E., Gerpe, C., Ryser, R., Hofmann, F., Menz, M. H., Trösch, S., ... & Fontaine, C. (2018). Rush hours in flower visitors over a day–night cycle. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 11(3), 267-275.
Knop, E., Zoller, L., Ryser, R., Gerpe, C., Hörler, M., & Fontaine, C. (2017). Artificial light at night as a new threat to pollination. Nature, 548(7666), 206.
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig, Germany
Friedrich Schiller University Jena