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Dr. Antje Herde

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Contact until 05/2018

University of Potsdam

Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation
Am Mühlenberg 3
14476 Potsdam (Golm), Germany

Phone: +49 331 977 4814
Fax: +49 331 977 1930
E-Mail: herdeuni-potsdamde

3st floor, room 3.11 (see directions)


  • 2002 - 2008 Biology, University of Bielefeld
  • 2008 Diploma thesis „Tierpersönlichkeiten bei Feldmäusen“ (Animal personalities in common voles)
  • 2009 Research assistant, University of Potsdam, Animal Ecology
  • 2010 - 2015 PhD student, University of Potsdam, Animal Ecology
  • 2015 PhD thesis „ Individual differences and seasonal variation in behaviour – Studies on common voles“

Current employment

 08/2015 - 05/2018: Project coordinator & PostDoc in the BioMove Research Training Group (DFG GRK 2118/1)

Research interests

  • Small mammal ecology and behaviour
  • Animal personality
  • GIS analyis & Data management



  • Herde A & Eccard JA 2013. Consistency in boldness, activity and exploration at different stages of life. BMC Ecology 13:49.
  • Eccard JA & Herde A 2013. Seasonal variation in the behaviour of a short-lived rodent. BMC Ecology 13:43.
  • Scheffler I, Hönicke C, Herde A 2013. Beitrag zur Faunistik und Ökologie von Säugetierflöhen in Brandenburg. Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten 15(2):257-273.
  • Gracceva G, Herde A, Groothuis TGG, Koolhaas JM, Eccard JA 2014. Turning shy on a winter´s day: effects of season on personality and stress response in Microtus arvalis. Ethology 120 (8).
  • Wilske B, Eccard JA, Zistl-Schlingmann M, Hohmann M, Methler A, Herde A, Liesenjohann T, Dannenmann M, Butterbach-Bahl K, Breuer L 2015. Effect of short term bioturbation by common voles on biogeochemical soil variables. PlosOne 10 (5).
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