Executive Committee of the DGaaE

About Prof. Dr Marko Rohlfs

Marko Rohlfs was born in Kiel in 1972. After leaving school and a period of conservation work funded by a foundation, Mr Rohlfs studied biology at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, specialising in zoology, botany and biochemistry. In 2003, Mr Rohlfs completed his doctorate in zoology with a thesis on the evolutionary ecology of oviposition behaviour in fruit flies. In 2010, he habilitated in zoology and ecology at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. In 2010, Mr Rohlfs then continued his DFG-funded research on the chemical and molecular ecology of insect-fungus interactions at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. From 2016 to 2020, Mr Rohlfs was a substitute professor in the Department of Population and Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Bremen. Since 2021, he has been Professor of Chemical Ecology of Insects at the University of Bremen. His research continues to focus on the ecology and evolution of insect-microbe interactions, and his research group also investigates the factors influencing the spatial oviposition behaviour of insect pests (Drosophila suzukii). For students, Mr Rohlfs combines competence-oriented teaching-learning scenarios with aspects of sustainable development in the context of biodiversity, in particular the promotion of insect biodiversity in urban areas.