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Friederike Zenth

Friederike Zenth klein


PhD student



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Mail: friederike.zenth[at]


Tennenbacher Straße 4 
79106 Freiburg; Germany








  • 2017- 2020 MSc, Environmental Sciences (Elective track: Wildlife and Biodiversity) – University of Freiburg, DE
  • 2018 Frankfurt Spring School on Conservation Project Management, Frankfurt University, DE
  • 2012 – 2017 BSc, Biology – Kiel University, DE (2014 – 2015 ERASMUS – University of Aberdeen, UK)


Practical Experience

  • 2020 Intern – Bavarian Forest National Park, DE
  • 2020 Research Assistant – Sea Lion Project Gálapagos, Bielefeld University, DE
  • 2018 Field Assistant – Sea Lion Project Gálapagos, Bielefeld University, DE / ECU
  • 2016 Handraiser – Wolf Science Center, AT
  • 2015 Intern - Wolf Science Center, AT


Work Experience

  •  2021 DBU fellow (PhD candidate) – Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg
  • 2021 Research Assistant – Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg


Investigating non-lethal effects of hunting on the behavioural ecology of the Alpine marmot Marmota marmota with regard to social structuring, time-budgets and susceptibility to human disturbance.




Peer-reviewed articles

Zenth, F., DeRango, E. J., Krüger, O., Piedrahita, P., Páez-Rosas, D., & Schwarz, J. F. (2021). More than the sum of its parts: individual behavioural phenotypes of a wild pinniped. Animal Behaviour, 179, 213-223.

DeRango, E. J., Schwarz, J. F. L., Zenth, F., Piedrahita, P., Páez-Rosas, D., Crocker, D. E., & Krüger, O. (2020). Developmental conditions promote individual differentiation of endocrine axes and behavior in a tropical pinniped. Oecologia, in press

Conference presentations

Zenth F., Schwarz J. F. L., DeRango E., Krüger O. (2019). Growing up with the cool kids? Influences on behaviour of young Galápagos sea lions. World Marine Mammal Conference, (poster presentation), Barcelona, ES.

Zenth F., Jeanson L., Kotrschal K., and Kortekaas K. (2016). Behaviour of wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris) in a complex training situation: learning to use a treadmill. European Conference of Behavioural Biology, (poster presentation), Vienna, AT.