Dr. Christian Guill


Wissenschaftlicher Assistent

E-mail: guilluni-potsdamde

Tel.: 0049-(0)331 977 1907

Qualifikationen und Beschäftigung

seit 2015Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institut für Biochemie und Biologie, Universität Potsdam
2013 - 2015Postdoc, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL
2010 - 2013Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, J.-F.-Blumenbach-Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2010Promotion in theoretischer Physik, Technische Universität Darmstadt
2007 - 2010Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt
2007Diplom Physik, Technische Universität Darmstadt


  • Dynamics of ontogenetically structured populations
  • Temporal variability of spatial networks and the stability and diversity of meta-community food webs
  • Intraspecific trait diversity in complex food webs
  • Fundamentals of bioenergetics in food webs


  • Binzer, A., Guill, C., Rall, B.C. & Brose, U. (2015) Interactive effects of warming, eutrophication and
    size-structure: impacts on biodiversity and food-web structure. Global Change Biol., accepted.
  • Guill, C. & Paulau, P. (2015) Prohibition rules for 3-node substructures in ordered food webs with
    cannibalistic species. Israel J. Ecol. Evol., accepted.
  • Allhoff, K.T., Ritterskamp, D., Rall, B.C., Drossel, B. & Guill, C. (2015) Evolutionary food web model
    based on body masses gives realistic networks with permanent species turnover. Sci. Rep. 5,
  • Pfaff, T., Brechtel, A., Drossel, B. & Guill, C. (2014) Single generation cycles and delayed feedback
    cycles are not separate phenomena. Theor. Pop. Biol. 98, 38–47.
  • Schmitt, C.K., Guill, C., Carmack, E. & Drossel, B. (2014) Effect of introducing a competitor on
    cyclic dominance of sockeye salmon. J. Theor. Biol. 360, 13–20.
  • Guill, C., Carmack, E. & Drossel, B. (2014) Exploring cyclic dominance of sockeye salmon with a
    predator-prey model. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 71, 959–972.
  • Schmitt, C.K., Schulz, S., Braun, J., Guill, C. & Drossel, B. (2014) The effect of predator limitation
    on the dynamics of simple food chains. Theor. Ecol. 7, 115–125.
  • Kalinkat, G., Schneider, F.D., Digel, C., Guill, C., Rall, B.C. & Brose, U. (2013) Body masses,
    functional responses and predator-prey stability. Ecol. Lett. 16, 1126–1134.
  • Schmitt, C.K., Guill, C. & Drossel, B. (2012) The robustness of cyclic dominance under random
    fluctuations. J. Theor. Biol. 308, 79–87.
  • Binzer, A., Guill, C., Brose, U. & Rall, B.C. The dynamics of food chains under climate change and
    nutrient enrichment (2012) Phil. Trans. Royal. Soc. Lond. 367, 2935–2944.
  • Plitzko, S.J., Drossel, B. & Guill, C. Complexity-stability relations in generalized food-web models
    with realistic parameters. J. Theor. Biol. 306, 7–14.
  • Heckmann, L., Drossel, B., Brose, U. & Guill, C. (2012) Interactive effects of body-size structure
    and adaptive foraging on food-web stability. Ecol. Lett. 15, 243–250.
  • Guill, C., Reichhardt, B., Drossel, B. & Just, W. (2011) Coexistence of two periodic attractors: the
    degenerate Neimark Sacker bifurcation as a generic mechanism. Phys. Rev.E 83, 021910.
  • Guill, C., Drossel, B., Just, W. & Carmack, E. (2011) A three-species model explaining cyclic domi-
    nance of pacific salmon. J.Theor. Biol. 276, 16–21.
  • Kartascheff, B., Heckmann, L., Drossel, B. & Guill, C. (2010) Why allometric scaling enhances
    stability in food web models. Theor. Ecol. 3 195–208.
  • Guill, C. (2010) A model of large-scale evolution of complex food webs. Math. Model. Nat. Phenom.
    5, 139–158.
  • Guill, C. Dynamik alters- und stadienstrukturierter Populationen. Doctoral thesis, online publication,
    Darmstadt, 2011. tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/2411/, Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Kartascheff, B., Guill, C. & Drossel, B. (2009) Positive complexity-stability relations in food web
    models without foraging adaptation. J. Theor. Biol. 259, 12–23.
  • Guill, C. (2009) Alternative dynamical states in stage-structured consumer populations. Theor. Pop.
    76, 168–178.
  • Guill, C. & Drossel, B. (2008) Emergence of complexity in evolving niche-model food webs. J.
    Theor. Biol
    . 251, 108–120.
  • Rall, B., Guill, C. & Brose, U. (2008) Food-web connectance and predator interference dampen the
    paradox of enrichment. Oikos 117, 202–213.