Michael T. Monaghan

email: monaghan @ igb-berlin.de


Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie

My background is in freshwater ecology and evolutionary biology and I use both to study biodiversity in aquatic organisms. I also work on the development and application of genomics methods (NGS, evolutionary bioinformatics) to problems in freshwater ecology and environmental science.


2002 Dr sc nat ETH Zürich
1998 MS Idaho State University
1995 BS (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)
2003-2008 Research Fellow/Assistant, Imperial College + Natural History Museum, London
1998-2002 Doctoral student, Eawag, Dübendorf
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, Ohio State University, Columbus

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Recent and upcoming talks

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 – Thematic Steam Session Organiser, “Scaling Up – Expanding Action on the global crisis facing freshwater biodiversity”, Marseille (2021)

International Congress of Entomology – Session Organiser, “Genomic tools for biomonitoring of insects”, Helsinki (2020) *postponed*

Inaugural Lecture (Antrittsvorlesung), Institut für Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin (2019)

World Water Week – Showcase Event convenor “Alliance for Freshwater Life”, Stockholm (2018)

Keynote12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Tokyo (2018)


Subject Matter Editor: Ecology and Ecological Monographs (2021-)
Subject Editor: Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (2017-)
Associate Editor: Aquatic Ecology (2010-2018)
Special Series Guest Editor: Freshwater Science (published 2014)
Special Issue Guest Editor: Hydrobiologia (published 2011)
Special Series Guest Editor: J N Am Benthological Society (published 2010)