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Elizabeth Bickford Glatthaar



PhD student


Mail:     libbybickford[at]







Curriculum vitae


  • 1995 – 1999    Everett High School, graduated with honors, (Advanced Placement Program)
  • 1999 – 2003    University of Washington, Seattle Campus
  • 2001 – 2002     Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, academic exchange
  • Degree earned, August 2003      Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources

       (Equivalent to the degree level „Diplom“ . 210 UW credits = 280 ECTS-Points.) Major: Wildlife Science

    Bachelor Thesis: Segregation of Male and Female Vespertilionid Bats by Elevation on
    the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

  • 2003 – 2004    Universtiy of Freiburg, Master program in Sustainable Forestry and Land Use Management
  • 2006 - present    Prelimary work for planned PhD project, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Ecology         and Management Department



Work Experience

  • 2001  Demonstration of Ecosystems Management Options (DEMO) project – Small Mammal research, research assistant
  • 2002  Research Assistant for Dr. Dieter Korn, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geosciences
  • 2003  Bat Inventory of Olympic National Park, field researcher
  • 2004   Research Assistant for Friderike Oehler, University of Freiburg, Institute of Soil Science and Forest Nutrition
  • 2004    Research Assistant for Dr. Giuliana DeFlorio, University of Freiburg, Institute of Forest Botany and Tree Physiology
  • 2004- present   PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) consultant at Phönix-PACS GmbH, Freiburg i. Br.


Volunteer Experience

  • 1995   Camp Paterson (summer camp for special needs children)
  • 2001   Washington State Fish and Wildlife Service Red Tailed Hawk Survey
  • 1999 – 2003   Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • 2002   University of Washington Arbor Day Fair
  • 2003   Bat inventory of Miller’s Peninsula State Park – field researcher
  • 2003   Salmon Habitat Restoration with the Nature Conservancy




  • 1996 – 1999   College in the High School Program
  • 1999   World Language Scholar of the Year in German
  • 1999   President’s Award for Educational Excellence
  • 2000, 2002, 2003   Dean’s List at University of Washington


Scholarships and Grants

  • 1999   Lion’s Club Scholarship
  • 1999   Rotary Scholarship (Sanford Wright Scholarship)
  • 1999   Washington State Promise Scholarship
  • 2002   Sponsorship for exchange year in Tübingen
  • 2006   Wild Mammal Association (AGWS) grant for PhD project
  • 2007   German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE-program – paid intern from Canada for PhD project




Research interests:

  • Bat species

  • Small mammals

  • Landscape ecology

  • Conservation biology

  • Molecular Ecology

The effect of landscape fragmentation on the dispersal behaviour, demographie, population genetics and species diversity of the small mammals of the Black Forest




West, S.D., P. Adam, E.M. Bickford und M.L. Noe 2004. Bat Inventory in Olympic National Park. Final Report for Olympic National Park, Washington, USA.  86 S.

Bickford, E.M. und I. Storch 2006. Auswirkungen der Landschaftsfragmentierung auf die Kleinsäuger des Schwarzwalds: Dispersalverhalten, Demographie, Populationsgenetik und Artendiversität. Poster. Symposium "Wildtiermanagement in Baden-Württemberg", Freiburg 12.-13. Nov 2006. Ministerium für Ernährung und Ländlichen Raum, Stuttgart.

Bickford, E.M. und I. Storch 2007. Auswirkungen der Landschaftsfragmentierung auf Dispersalverhalten, Demographie, Populationsgenetik und Artendiversität von Kleinsäugern, Vorschungsbeschreibung. AGWS Vereinsheft „Maus“ (im Druck).