Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Schäfer


  • Management, Quantitative Landscape Ecology
  • Campus Representative for Research, Sustainability, Internationalization and Transfer, University Koblenz - Landau
  • Supervisor of the subproject Macroscopic Modeling, Graduate Academy Education - Human - Environment
  • Supervisor of the subproject Space and Stress, Graduate Academy Education - Human - Environment

Additional information

  • Community and food web eco(toxico)logy
  • Computational ecotoxicology
  • Stress ecology, focusing on traits and ecosystem functioning
  • Ecological and spatial modelling of stress responses and stressors
  • Environmental data analysis
  • Data analysis (Univariate and Multivariate)
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology
  • Advanced tools for data analysis
  • GIS, Environmental and Ecological Modeling
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Excursions and field courses
since 2016Professor for Quantitative Landscape Ecology
2013Habilitation in Environmental Sciences and Landscape Ecology, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
2010 - 2016Juniorprofessor for Quantitative Landscape Ecology
2008 - 2010Postdoctoral Researcher at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2005 - 2008PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Environmental Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
2005 - 2008PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
2003 - 2004Studies in Statistics, Philosophy and Sociology, University Kassel, Germany
1997 - 2003MSc in Environmental Sciences at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany


  • Research Award for Early Career Scientists of the Faculty for Natural and Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau (2013)
  • Best Publication Award of the SETAC Europe (2008)
  • 2nd Best Presentation Award of SETAC German Language Branch, Landau, Germany (2006)