Biologist, researcher, Leader WP2, Project Manager
SGN, Frankfurt, Germany
ORCID: 0000-0001-7255-326X (link)
In my research I apply genetic and genomic methods as a tool to enable a better understanding and management of natural populations, particularly with regard to biodiversity conservation, population dynamics and invasive species management in a wide variety of freshwater species (turtles, amphibians, crayfish, and macrozoobenthos). My specific expertice of relevance for this project covers all needed molecular tools for biodiversity monitoring, such as eDNA, qPCR and metabarcoding. Furthermore, I have documented experience in wildlife forensics, i.e., the DNA extraction of forensics samples such as feces. Finally, I have a research focus on conservation of indeginous and management of invasive freshwater crayfish.
Emys-R is funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa & Water JPI joint call for research proposals, under the BiodivRestore ERA-Net COFUND programme, and with the funding organisations Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany), State Education Development Agency (VIAA, Latvia), and National Science Center (NSC, Poland).
Jean-Yves Georges, IPHC, FR
Kathrin Theissinger, SGN, DE