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Claudia Hermes



Former PhD student



Tel: +49 (0)761 203 3664
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Tennenbacher Straße 4
79106 Freiburg; Germany



Curriculum vitae




Curriculum vitae

Academic Education

  • 2017 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany 
  • 2012 Diploma (MSc), University of Freiburg, Germany 
  • 2010 Erasmus studies, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2008 Vordiplom (BSc), University of Bonn, Germany

Work experience and internships

  • 2017 Visiting researcher, Duke University, Durham, USA 
  • 2013 – 2017 Doctoral thesis (“Restoring connectivity in a fragmented landscape - Creation of an ecological corridor in southwestern Ecuador”), Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg, Germany 
  • 2015 Visiting researcher, Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA 
  • 2014 – 2015 Field work, Buenanventura Reserve, Ecuador 2013 Field work, Yunguilla Reserve, Ecuador 
  • 2011 – 2012 Diploma thesis (“Assortative mating and microhabitat choice of Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) along a migratory divide”), Institute of Biology I (Zoology), University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2010 Internship, Zoological Garden Neunkirchen, Germany 
  • 2009 Internship, Zentrum für Biodokumentation Landsweiler-Reden, Germany


Restoring connectivity in a fragmented landscape: Creation of a biological corridor in Southwestern Ecuador


Peer reviewed

  • Hermes C, Segelbacher G, Schaefer HM (2017): A framework for prioritizing areas for conservation in tropical montane cloud forets. Écoscience (first view) 
  • Hermes C, Jansen J, Schaefer HM (2017): Habitat requirements and population estimate of the endangered Ecuadorian Tapaculo Scytalopus robbinsi. Bird Conservation International (first view) 
  • Hermes C, Döpper A, Schaefer HM, Segelbacher G (2016): Effects of forest fragmentation on the morphological and genetic structure of a dispersal-limited, endangered bird species. Nature Conservation 16: 39-58 
  • Hermes C, Mettler R, Santiago-Alarcon D, Segelbacher G, Schaefer HM (2015): Spatial isolation and temporal variation in fitness and condition facilitate divergence in a migratory divide. PLoS One 10: e0144264 
  • Rolshausen G, Segelbacher G, Hermes C, Hobson K, Schaefer HM (2013): Individual differences in migratory behavior shape population genetic structure and microhabitat choice in sympatric blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla). Ecology and Evolution 3: 4278-4289