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Ninon Meyer

 Ninon Meyer





Phone: 0049 761 203 3663
Fax: 0049 761 203 3661

Mail: ninon.meyer[at]

Tennenbacher Straße 4 
79106 Freiburg; Germany


I'm a wildlife ecologist with a research background in landscape connectivity, and applied conservation science. In particular, my solution-oriented research focuses on investigating the ecological interactions between terrestrial mammals and their environment, and the mechanisms that drive their movement and resource use. This information is critical in helping us understand how best to improve global biodiversity conservation and restoration strategies, and provide policy guidance.
In my current position at the Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management, and within the Confobi project, I investigate the joint-effect of retention forestry and landscape structure on large mammal communities.


Curriculum vitae




Curriculum vitae


  • 2015-2018: PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Development, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Campeche, Mexico
  • 2009-2011: MSc Forest & Nature Conservation, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 2005-2011 : Agricultural engineer, Institut Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais, France


Relevant Research Experience

  • 2021 – present : Marie Curie-Sklodowska Fellow, University of Freiburg
  • 2019-2020 : Postdoc in movement ecology and landscape connectivity, PRIME-DAAD Fellow at the University of Goettingen (Germany) and The University of Newcastle (Australia).
  • 2013-2014: Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama




  • Movement ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Landscape resistance
  • Functional connectivity
  • Terrestrial mammals
  • Camera trapping





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Selected relevant publications

  • Meyer N, King JP, Mahony M, Clulow J, Beranek C, Reedman C, Balkenhol N & Hayward M, 2021, ‘Large area used by squirrel gliders in an urban area, uncovered using GPS-telemetry, Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ECE3.7644
  • Meyer N, Balkenhol N, Dutta T, Hofman M, Meyer J-Y, Ritchie E, Ailley C, Beranek C, Bugir C, Callen A, Clulow S, Cove M, Klop-Toker K, Lopez O, Mahony M, Scanlon R, Sharma S, Shute E, Upton R, Guibault E, Griffin A, Hernandez Perez E, Howell L, King J-P, Lenga D, ODonoghue P & Hayward M, 2020, ‘Beyond species counts for assessing, valuing, and conserving biodiversity: a response to Wallach et al. 2019’, Conservation Biology, doi:10.1111/cobi.13665
  • Meyer N, Moreno R, Reyna-Hurtado R, Signer J, Balkenhol N. 2020, ‘Towards the restoration of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor for large mammals in Panama: comparing multi-species occupancy to movement models’, Movement Ecology, vol. 8, no. 1, doi:10.1186/s40462-019-0186-0
  • Meyer N, Moreno R, Sutherland C, de la Torre JA, Esser H, Jordan CA, Olmos M, Ortega J, Reyna-Hurtado R, Valdes S, Jansen P. 2020, ‘Effectiveness of Panama as an intercontinental land bridge for large mammals’, Conservation Biology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 207–219, doi:10.1111/cobi.13384
  • Moreno R, Meyer N, Olmos M, Hoogesteijn R, Hoogesteijn A. 2015. ‘Causes of jaguar mortality in Panama - a long term survey using interviews’, Cat News, vol. 62, pp. 39-42



Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia

IUCN Tapir Specialist Group country coordinator in Panama

Program manager in Panama Baird’s Tapir Survival Alliance