Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth

MSc Biology

room 343d

Department of Conservation Biology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 235 1652


Persönliche Bild
Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth and wildlife detection dog Zammy. Photo: André Künzelmann

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Scientific career

2010 - 2012 Master of Science in Biology at the University of Leipzig
Thesis Title: Assessing Effective Population Size in Vertebrate Populations
2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Leipzig
Thesis Title: Reliability of Different Methods for Population Size Estimates Tested with Field Data from Populations of Known Size

Academic positions

2018 onwards Postdoc at UFZ, Dep. Conservation Biology
2015 - 2018 PhD at UFZ, Dep. Conservation Biology; University of Potsdam, WG Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation
2013 - 2014 Researcher at UFZ, Dep. Conservation Biology
2012 - 2017 Guest scientist at the University of Canberra, Institute for Applied Ecology
2009 - 2012 Internship, Research Assistant, and Guest Scientist at UFZ, Dep. Conservation Biology
2011 - 2012 Student Assistant in a cooperation project between the University of Leipzig, the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and EURING
2009 Internship at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Research interests

  • Population ecology of vertebrates
  • Effects of climate warming and land use on vertebrates
  • Herpetology
  • international nature and species conservation
  • Statistics, programming, and modelling
  • Detection dogs for species monitoring


IGAMon-Dog - Dog owners support the search and clear determination of occurrences for invasive plant and animal species
Project duration: seit 2021
In the project: since 2021
Partner: UfU e.V., WDD e.V.
Contact person: Wiebke Harms wiebke.harms@ufz.de, Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth annegret.grimm@ufz.de

ADVANCE - Advanced metadata standards for biodiversity survey and monitoring data: Supporting of research and conservation

Project duration: seit 2021
In the project: since 2021
Partner: AWI
Contact person: Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth annegret.grimm@ufz.de, Dr. Cornelia Sattler cornelia.sattler@ufz.de

Influence of micrclimate and land use on the suitability of terrestrial habitats for amphibians

Project duration: 2018 onwards
In the project: since 2018
Contact person: Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth, annegret.grimm@ufz.de

Influence of winter tourism on montane herpetological communities in Europe
Project duration: 2018 onwards
In the project: since 2018
Contact person: Michele Chiacchio, michele.chiacchio@ufz.de

Effects of climate change on a reptile community in arid Australia
Project duration: 2012 onwards
In the project: since 2012
Contact person: Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth, annegret.grimm@ufz.de

The use of detection dogs in conservation

Project duration: 2014 onwards
In the project: since 2015
Contact person: Dr. Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth, annegret.grimm@ufz.de

Otter Damage Monitoring (ODaMo)

Project duration: 2015 onwards
In the project: since 2015
Contact person: Dr. Reinhard Klenke, reinhard.klenke@ufz.de

Orchards in Germany - Ecological importance, stock situation and need for action

Project duration: seit 2021
In the project: since 2021
Contact person: Marie-Luise Hüttner marie-luise.huettner@ufz.de

Finished projects

Effects of climate change on barn swallows

Project duration: 2011 - 2015
In the project: 2011-2015
Partner: Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Primate kin selection
Contact person: Annegret Grimm, annegret.grimm@ufz.de


Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales
Project duration: 01.05.2009 - 31.07.2014
In the project: 2012 - 2014
Contact person: Reinhard Klenke, reinhard.klenke@ufz.de    


2022 (3)

  • Grimm-Seyfarth, A., (2022):
    Environmental and training factors affect canine detection probabilities for terrestrial newt surveys
    J. Vet. Behav. 57 , 6 - 15
    full text (doi)
  • Haack, N., Borges, P.A.V., Grimm-Seyfarth, A., Schlegel, M., Wirth, C., Bernhard, D., Brunk, I., Henle, K., Pereira, H.M., (2022):
    Response of common and rare beetle species to tree species and vertical stratification in a floodplain forest
    Insects 13 (2), art. 161
    full text (doi)
  • Reinke, B.A., Cayuela, H., Janzen, F.J., Lemaître, J.-F., Gaillard, J.-M., Lawing, A.M., Iverson, J.B., Christiansen, D.G., Martínez-Solano, I., Sánchez-Montes, G., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Rose, F.L., Nelson, N., Keall, S., Crivelli, A.J., Nazirides, T., Grimm-Seyfarth, A., Henle, K., Mori, E., Guiller, G., Homan, R., Olivier, A., Muths, E., Hossack, B.R., Bonnet, X., Pilliod, D.S., Lettink, M., Whitaker, T., Schmidt, B.R., Gardner, M.G., Cheylan, M., Poitevin, F., Golubović, A., Tomović, L., Arsovski, D., Griffiths, R.A., Arntzen, J.W., Baron, J.-P., Le Galliard, J.-F., Tully, T., Luiselli, L., Capula, M., Rugiero, L., McCaffery, R., Eby, L.A., Briggs-Gonzalez, V., Mazzotti, F., Pearson, D., Lambert, B.A., Green, D.M., Jreidini, N., Angelini, C., Pyke, G., Thirion, J.-M., Joly, P., Léna, J.-P., Tucker, A.D., Limpus, C., Priol, P., Besnard, A., Bernard, P., Stanford, K., King, R., Garwood, J., Bosch, J., Souza, F.L., Bertoluci, J., Famelli, S., Grossenbacher, K., Lenzi, O., Matthews, K., Boitaud, S., Olson, D.H., Jessop, T.S., Gillespie, G.R., Clobert, J., Richard, M., Valenzuela-Sánchez, A., Fellers, G.M., Kleeman, P.M., Halstead, B.J., Campbell Grant, E.H., Byrne, P.G., Frétey, T., Le Garff, B., Levionnois, P., Maerz, J.C., Pichenot, J., Olgun, K., Üzüm, N., Avcı, A., Miaud, C., Elmberg, J., Brown, G.P., Shine, R., Bendik, N.F., O’Donnell, L., Davis, C.L., Lannoo, M.J., Stiles, R.M., Cox, R.M., Reedy, A.M., Warner, D.A., Bonnaire, E., Grayson, K., Ramos-Targarona, R., Baskale, E., Muñoz, D., Measey, J., de Villiers, F.A., Selman, W., Ronget, V., Bronikowski, A.M., Miller, D.A.W., (2022):
    Diverse aging rates in ectothermic tetrapods provide insights for the evolution of aging and longevity
    Science 376 (6600), 1459 - 1466
    full text (doi)

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2016 (1)

2015 (2)

2014 (4)