Executive Committee of the DGaaE
About Prof. Dr Marko Rohlfs
Marko Rohlfs was born in Kiel in 1972. After graduating from high school and a phase of foundation-financed nature conservation work, Mr Rohlfs studied biology at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, majoring in zoology, botany and biochemistry. In 2003, Mr Rohlfs received his doctorate in zoology with a thesis on the evolutionary ecology of the oviposition behaviour of fruit flies, and in 2010 he habilitated in zoology and ecology at the University of Kiel. In 2010, Mr Rohlfs continued his DFG-funded research on the chemical and molecular ecology of insect-fungus interactions at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. Since 2016, Mr Rohlfs has been deputy professor in the Department of Population and Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Bremen. His main research interests are still the ecology and evolution of insect-microbe interactions. In addition, his research group focuses on the factors influencing the spatial oviposition behaviour of pest insects (Drosophila suzukii), as well as the insect biodiversity of small water bodies. With the latter topic, Mr Rohlfs is continuing an earlier research interest. Mr Rohlfs is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Chemoecology and since 2016 spokesman of the 'Ecology' section of the German Zoological Society.