Molekulare Ökologie

Unterstützen Sie uns in Frankfurt am Main bei der Tierzucht und Probensammlung

Unterstützen Sie uns in Frankfurt am Main in der Arbeitsgruppe Molekulare Ökologie bei der Tierzucht und Probensammlung. Sie helfen bei der Organisation und Durchführung von Probensammlungen (Benthosorganismen, Pflanzenlaub, Insekten), der Futterzubereitung und der Pflege von Tierzuchten.

Sie benötigen keine speziellen Voraussetzungen; die weitere Einarbeitung erfolgt vor Ort.

Keine, eine Einarbeitung erfolgtNach AbspracheIn der Arbeitsgruppe Molekulare ÖkologieOrganisation, Durchführung von Probensammlungen (Benthosorganismen, Pflanzenlaub, (aquatische) Insekten), Futterzubereitung, Pflege von TierzuchtenNach Absprache


Dr. Friederike Reuß
PostDoc, Member of Research Group 'Molecular Ecology'

Research interests/current works

I am a trained ecologist with keen interest in insects, especially disease vectors and agricultural pests. The methods I apply range from insect bioassays to monitoring and control of field populations, and include molecular DNA and RNA work as well as population modelling. With my work I wish to contribute to the scientific knowledge basis of integrated management plans and applied ecology. My current projects focus on the temperature-dependent development of spotted wing drosophila and Asian bush mosquito.

Short CV

Since 2018 Research Associate/PostDoc at SBiK-F research group ‘Molecular Ecology’
2014-2020 PhD thesis at Goethe University Frankfurt/SBiK-F research group ‘Molecular Ecology’
2012-2013 Student/research assistant at BiK-F research group ‘Evolutionary Vertebrate Genomics’
2011-2012 Master studies in Ecology and Evolution at Goethe University Frankfurt 2009-2010 Study abroad at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2007-2011 Bachelor studies in Biology at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Bock F, Kuch U, Pfenninger M, Müller R (2015) Standardized laboratory feeding of larval Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae). – Journal of Insect Science 15(1): 144. Doi:

Müller R, Knautz T, Vollroth S, Berger R, Kreß A, Reuss F, Groneberg DA, Kuch U (2018) Larval superiority of Culex pipiens to Aedes albopictus in a replacement series experiment: Prospects for coexistence in Germany. – Parasites & Vectors 11: 80. Doi:

Reuss F, Wieser A, Niamir A, Balint M, Kuch U, Pfenninger M (2018) Thermal experiments with the Asian bush mosquito (Aedes japonicus japonicus) (Diptera: Culicidae) and implications for its distribution in Germany. – Parasites & Vectors 11: 81. Doi:

Wieser A, Reuss F, Niamir A, Müller R, O’Hara RB*, Pfenninger M* (2019) Modelling seasonal dynamics, population stability, and pest control in Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) – Parasites & Vectors 12: 142. *shared last authors. Doi:

Fennessy J, Bock F, Tutchings A, Brenneman R, Janke A (2013) Mitochondrial DNA analyses show that Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti) are genetically isolated. – African Journal of Ecology 51: 635-640. Doi:

Bock F*, Gallus S*, Janke A, Hailer F, Steck BL, Kumar V, Nilsson MA (2014) Genomic resources and genetic diversity of captive lesser kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis). – Zoo Biology 33(5): 440-445. *shared first authors. Doi:

Bock F, Fennessy J, Bidon T, Tutchings A, Marais A, Deacon F, Janke A (2014) Mitochondrial sequences reveal a clear separation between Angolan and South African giraffe along a cryptic rift valley. – BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 219. Doi:

Fennessy J, Bidon T, Reuss F, Kumar V, Elkan P, Nilsson MA, Vamberger M, Fritz U, Janke A (2016) Multi-locus analyses reveal four giraffe species instead of one. – Current Biology 26: 1-7. Doi:

Fennessy J, Winter S, Reuss F, Kumar V, Nilsson MA, Vamberger M, Fritz U, Janke A (2016) Response to “How many giraffe species are there?” – Current Biology 27: R137-R138. Doi: