Sami Domisch is a Leibniz Junior Research Group Leader at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). Sami is interested in freshwater biodiversity with an emphasis on spatial biodiversity patterns, macroecology, and developing tools to assess freshwater biodiversity across large spatial scales.
The group uses a wide array of open-source tools for spatial biodiversity informatics such as R, GRASS, GDAL/OGR, pktools, OpenForis within the Linux environment.
Associate Editor of Journal of Biogeography (since 2022)
Member of Editorial Board of Scientific Data (since 2022)
Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Limnologica (since 2014) and Global Change Biology (2014-2017)
Contributing author in Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability) of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Chapter 2 on “Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems and their Services”
Funding agencies: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), GO-IN-Goethe International Post-Doc Programme (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany), National Research Foundation of South Africa, Dutch Research Council
Journal referee: Aquatic Sciences, Biological Conservation, Biology Letters, Biological Invasions, Diversity & Distributions, Ecography, Ecohydrology, Ecological Applications, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Indicators, Ecological Modelling, Freshwater Biology, Freshwater Science, Fundamental and Applied Limnology (Guest Editor), Global Change Biology (Advisory Board member 2013-2017), Global Ecology and Conservation, Hydrobiologia, Integrative Zoology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Environmental Management, Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, Landscape Ecology, Limnetica, Limnologica, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Methods in Ecology & Evolution, Scientific Data, Scientific Reports, PLoS ONE, The Science of Nature, WIREs Climate Change
Doctoral studies (Dr. phil. nat) in Biology, 2009-2012
University Frankfurt, and Senckenberg / BiK-F, Germany
MSc in Biology (Diplom), Marine Biodiversity, 2005-2009
University Oldenburg, Germany and Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) Helgoland, Germany
BSc in Biology (Vordiplom), 2001-2005
University Kaiserlautern, Germany