Sophia Elisabeth Kimmig

PhD student

Department of Ecological Dynamics

Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 453

Short curriculum vitae

  • 06/2015-present: Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin & Leibniz-IZW.
    Topic: „Ecology of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban ecosystems“
  • 2010-2013: M.Sc. Biological Sciences, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) Unidad Linares, Linares, Mexico.
    Thesis: „Alarm calling in Mexican Prairie Dogs (Cynomys mexicanus)-  kin selection in the context of different ecological conditions“
  • 2007-2010: BSc Organismal Biology, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany. 
    Thesis: „Interspecific communication between (Canis lupus) and brown bear (Ursus arctos) in a shared enclosure“ 
Research interests
  • urban ecology
  • behavioral ecology
  • evolutionary ecology
  • conservation
  • environmental education and science communication
Selected publications

Kimmig SE, Beninde J, Brandt M, Schleimer A, Kramer-Schadt S, Hofer H, Börner K, Schulze C, Wittstatt U, Heddergott M, Halczok T, Staubach C, Frantz AC (2020): Beyond the landscape: Resistance modelling infers physical and behavioural gene flow barriers to a mobile carnivore across a metropolitan area. MOL ECOL 29, 466–484. doi:10.1111/mec.15345

Kimmig SE, Flemming D, Kimmerle J, Cress U, Brandt M (2020): Elucidating the socio-demographics of wildlife tolerance using the example of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Germany. CONSERV SCI PRACT 2, e212. doi:10.1111/csp2.212

Rast W*, Kimmig SE*, Giese L, Berger A (2020): Machine learning goes wild: Using data from captive individuals to infer wildlife behaviours. PLOS ONE 15, e0227317. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0227317

Scholz C, Firozpoor J, Kramer-Schadt S, Gras P, Schulze C, Kimmig S, Voigt CC, Ortmann S (2020): Individual dietary specialization in a generalist predator: A stable isotope analysis of urban and rural red foxes. ECOL EVOL 10, 8855–8870. doi:10.1002/ece3.6584

Kimmig SE, Flemming D, Kimmerle J, Cress U, Brandt M (2020): Sociodemographic aspects of wildlife-tolerance: Knowledge, risk perception and attitude towards red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Germany, Conservation Science and Practice

Frigerio D, et al. (2018): Citizen science and wildlife biology: Synergies and challenges. ETHOLOGY, 124(6), 365-377. doi:10.1111/eth.12746

Flemming D, et al. (2018): Emotionalization in science communication: The impact of narratives and Visual representations on Knowledge gain and risk Perception. FRONT COMMUN 3(3). doi:10.3389/fcomm.2018.00003