Sophia Elisabeth Kimmig

PhD student

Department of Ecological Dynamics

Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 453

Short curriculum vitae

  • 06/2015-present: Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin & Leibniz-IZW.
    Topic: „Ecology of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban ecosystems“
  • 2010-2013: M.Sc. Biological Sciences, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) Unidad Linares, Linares, Mexico.
    Thesis: „Alarm calling in Mexican Prairie Dogs (Cynomys mexicanus)-  kin selection in the context of different ecological conditions“
  • 2007-2010: BSc Organismal Biology, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany. 
    Thesis: „Interspecific communication between (Canis lupus) and brown bear (Ursus arctos) in a shared enclosure“ 
Research interests
  • urban ecology
  • behavioral ecology
  • evolutionary ecology
  • conservation
  • environmental education and science communication
Selected publications

Kimmig SE., Flemming D., Kimmerle J., Cress U., Brandt M. (2020): Sociodemographic aspects of wildlife-tolerance: Knowledge, risk perception and attitude towards red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Germany, Conservation Science and Practice

Kimmig SE./Rast W., Giese, L., & Berger, A. (2020). Machine learning goes wild: Using data from captive individuals to infer wildlife behaviours. PloS one

Kimmig SE., Beninde J., Brandt M., Schleimer A., Kramer-Schadt S., Hofer H., Börner K., Schulze C., Wittstatt U., Heddergott M., Halczok T., Staubach C., Frantz AC. (2019). Beyond the landscape: resistance modelling infers physical and behavioural gene flow barriers to a mobile carnivore across a metropolitan area, Molecular Molecular Ecology

Frigerio D, et al. (2018): Citizen science and wildlife biology: Synergies and challenges. ETHOLOGY, 124(6), 365-377. doi:10.1111/eth.12746

Flemming D, et al. (2018): Emotionalization in science communication: The impact of narratives and Visual representations on Knowledge gain and risk Perception. FRONT COMMUN 3(3). doi:10.3389/fcomm.2018.00003