Roland Brandl obtained his Diploma in animal ecology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in 1982 and his Ph.D. degree from the same university. From 1985 to 1992, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bayreuth, and in 1992, he moved to the Department of Ecosystem Modeling at the Center for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle. From 1996 to 2001, he moved within the Center for Environmental Research to the Department of Community Ecology to lead the animal ecology group. Since 2001, he became a Full Professor of animal ecology at the University Marburg. His research interests focus on the evolution and ecology of biodiversity from small-scale experiments to macroecological pattern analysis. At present, he has a number of projects in tropical countries (Tanzania and Madagascar) to study the relationships between biodiversity and land use. Furthermore, in close cooperation with scientists of the National Park Bayerischer Wald, he works on the structure and functioning of forest biodiversity across a broad range of taxonomic groups of organisms.
Biography Updated on 21 February 2011