Michael T. Monaghan

email: monaghan @ igb-berlin.de
twitter: @ monaghanlab

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Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany
Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research
(BeGenDiv)

Professor
Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie

My background is in freshwater ecology and evolutionary biology and I use both to study biodiversity, namely the processes of diversification and adaptation and the influence of environmental changes (e.g., climate, habitat). I also work on the development and application of genomics methods (next-gen. sequencing, evolutionary bioinformatics) to problems in freshwater ecology and environmental science. I have lived and worked in Germany, England, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, Tanzania, Madagascar, New Zealand, and the USA and lead an international research group with a broad outlook.

Education

2002 PhD ETH Zürich
1998 MSc Idaho State University
1995 BSc (The) Ohio State University

Curriculum Vitae

2018- Professor of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
2016 Visiting Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
2015- Guest Professor, Ehime University, Matsuyama
2008- Senior Scientist, Leibniz IGB
2008-18 Lecturer (Dozent), Freie Universität Berlin (2008- Biology / 2013- Computer Science)
2003-08 Post-Doc, Imperial College + Natural History Museum, London
1998-2002 Doctoral student, Eawag
2000 Visiting PhD Student, Otago University, Dunedin
1995-1998 Research Assistant, Idaho State University, Pocatello
1994 Laboratory Assistant, FT Stone Laboratory, Put-in-Bay
1990-95 Studies in engineering, biology, and environmental science, (The) Ohio State University

Link to Research Group Members
Link to Teaching
Link to Publications
Recent and upcoming talks

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 – Session 4576 – “Scaling Up – Expanding Action on the global crisis facing freshwater biodiversity”, Marseille (2020)
Innagural Lecture (Antritsvorlesung), Institut für Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin (2019)
World Water Week – Showcase Event convenor “Alliance for Freshwater Life”, Stockholm (2018)
Keynote12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics ISE2018 , Tokyo (2018)

Editing

Subject Editor: Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (2017-)
Associate Editor: European Journal of Ecology (2015-)
Associate Editor: Aquatic Ecology (2010-2018)
Guest Editor: Freshwater Science (published 2014)
Guest Editor: Hydrobiologia (published 2011)
Guest Editor: Journal of the North American Benthological Society (published 2010)