Martin Friedrichs-Manthey

Guest Scientist

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Puschstraße 4
04103 Leipzig




  • NFDI4BioDiversity

Research Interests

I am interested in everything that relates to species and their conservation. Moreover, I am especially interested in aquatic ecosystems, especially rivers and the species therein. In the last years, I worked often with species distribution models and climate niche factor analyses. I used those tools to assess the effects of future climate change on the distribution and protection status of fish species in river ecosystems. Within the NFDI4BioDiversity Project, I am a community coordinator, working in close contact with all kind of organisations ranging from research facilities through federal agencies to natural history societies. Here I am trying to identify their specific needs regarding data storage, visualisation, and, most importantly, exchange to promote research data management as an integral part of biodiversity research. Alongside this, I will test the use of some of the mobilised data for questions about biodiversity change in Germany.

Scientific Career

since 01/2021

Community Coordinator within the NFDI4BioDiveristy project, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena; partnering institutions Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

03/2017 - 12/2020

PhD candidate within the GLANCE project at Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin (IGB)

04/2014 - 03/2017

Freie Universität Berlin - Germany; Master of Science in Biology


Further Publications

  • Maasri, A., Jähnig, S. C., Adamescu, M. C., Adrian, R., Baigun, C., Baird, D., …, Friedrichs-Manthey, M., … Worischka, S. (2021, February 23). A Global Agenda for Advancing Freshwater Biodiversity Research. EcoEvoRxiv,
  • Jähnig, S.C, Baranov, V., Altermatt, F., Cranston, P., Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Geist, J., He, F., Heino, J., Hering, D., Hölker, F., Jourdan, J., Kalinkat, G., Kiesel, J., Leese, F., Maasri, A., Monaghan, M.T., Schäfer, R.B., Tockner, K., Tonkin, J.D., Domisch, S. (2020). Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity. WIREs Waters, early view (e1506) (open access)


  • Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Langhans, S.D., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Kling, H., Jähnig, S.C. & Domisch, S. (2020) From topography to hydrology—The modifiable area unit problem impacts freshwater species distribution models. Ecology and Evolution, 00: 1– 13.
  • Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Langhans, S.D., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Kling, H., Jähnig, S.C. & Domisch, S. (2020) Art-Areal-Modellierung für Fischarten im Einzugsgebiet der oberen Donau - Aspekte zur Interpretation der Projektionen. WasserWirtschaft, 110(2-3):38-40. doi: 10.1007/s35147-020-0350-x


  • Schuwirth N., Borgwardt F., Domisch S., Friedrichs M.,Kattwinkel M., Kneis D., Kuemmerlen M., Langhans S.D., Martínez-López J., Vermeiren P. (2019) How to make ecological models useful for environmental management, Ecological Modelling,
  • Domisch, S., Friedrichs, M., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Wetzig, A., Jähnig, S.C. & Langhans, S.D. (2019) Spatially-explicit species distribution models: a missed opportunity in conservation planning? Diversity and Distributions, doi:10.1111/ddi.12891 (open access) Data available at PANGAEA


  • Friedrichs, M., Hermoso, V., Bremerich, V., & Langhans, S. D. (2018). Evaluation of habitat protection under the European Natura 2000 conservation network–The example for Germany. PloS one, 13(12), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0208264. (open access)
  • Friedrichs, M., Hermoso, V., Bremerich, V., & Langhans, S. D. (2018). Evaluierung des Schutzstatus von Lebensraumtypen unter Natura 2000. Treffpunkt biologische Vielfalt XVI: Interdisziplinärer Forschungsaustausch im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt / Horst Korn ... (Hrsg.). - Bonn, 2018. - (BfN-Skripten / Bundesamt für Naturschutz ; 487). - S. 176-178