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Professur für Naturschutz
& Landschaftsökologie
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg




Dr. Finn Rehling

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Web of Science ResearcherID: AAV-2241-2021
Tel: 0 761 203 -3630
Raum Nr. 03089



My research focuses on ecological and evolutionary processes which maintain the diversity of species and their interactions in a human-dominated world. My research is not limited to a particular scale or type of organism. Only the goal of my research stays the same across projects, namely finding ways to harmonize the well-being of people and nature.

Aktuell: Koordination im  BEF-China - MultiTroph Projekt



Winter Semester:

  • B.Sc. Modul (3112) Spannungsfeld Mensch und Natur: Wege zu einer nachhaltigen Zukunft





Seit 01 2023 Postdoc an der Professur für Naturschutz und Landschaftsökologie, Institut für Geo- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften, Fakultät für Umwelt und natürliche Ressourcen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Postdoc at the Department of Animal Ecology and the Department of Conservation Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Marburg 
Research stay at Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL
2017 - 2019
Field period at Geobotanical Station Białowieża, University of Warsaw, Poland
2017 - 2021 PhD thesis at Department of Conservation Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Marburg. Thesis: “Integrating animal seed dispersal into plant regeneration"
2015 - 2016 Research stay at Plant Ecology group, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
2014 - 2017 Master of Science in “Biodiversity and Nature Conservation”, Faculty of Biology, University of Marburg. Thesis: "The effect of density and nutrient supply on biomass production and allocation: a study with 43 grassland species"
2011 - 2014 Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Biology, University of Marburg






  • Rehling, F., Delius, A., Ellerbrok, J., Farwig, N. & Peter, F. (2023): Windenergieanlagen in Wirtschaftswäldern verdrängen häufige Vogelarten. Natur und Landschaft 98: 365-371. Link
    Thiel, S., Willems, F., Farwig, N., Rehling, F., et al. & Heer, K. (2023): Vertically stratified frugivore community composition and interaction frequency in a liana fruiting across forest strata. Biotropica 55: 650-664. Link
  • Rehling, F., Jongejans, E., Schlautmann, J., Albrecht, J., Fassbender, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Matthies, D., Waldschmidt, L., Farwig, N. & Schabo, D.G. (2023): Common seed dispersers contribute most to the persistence of a fleshy-fruited tree. Communications Biology 6: 330. Link
  • Niu, H., Rehling, F., Chen, Z., Yue, X., Zhao, H., Wang, Z., Zhang, H., Schabo, D.G. & Farwig, N. (2023): Regeneration of urban forests as influenced by fragmentation, seed dispersal mode and the legacy effect of reforestation interventions. Landscape and Urban Planning 233: 104712. Link
  • Rehling, F., Delius, A., Ellerbrok, J., Farwig, N., & Peter, F. (2023): Wind turbines in managed forests partially displace common birds. Journal of Environmental Management 328: 116968. Link
  • Rehling, F., Schlautmann, J., Jaroszewicz, B., Albrecht, J., Schabo, D. G., Farwig, N. (2022): Forest degradation limits complementarity and quality of animal seed dispersal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2022.0391
  • Rehling, F., Jaroszewicz, B., Schlautmann, J., Albrecht, J., Jordano, P., Farwig, N., Schabo, D. G. (2021): Within-species trait variation can lead to size limitations in seed dispersal of small-fruited plants. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.698885
  • Schlautmann J., Rehling F., Albrecht J., Jaroszewicz B., Schabo D.G., Farwig N. (2021): Observing frugivores or collecting scats: a method comparison to construct quantitative seed dispersal networks. Oikos. doi: 10.1111/oik.08175
  • Rehling, F., Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2021): Biomass partitioning in response to intraspecific competition depends on nutrients and species characteristics: a study of 43 grassland species. Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13635
  • Rehling, F., Matthies, D., Sandner, T. M. (2019): Responses of a legume to inbreeding and the intensity of novel and familiar stresses. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4831
  • Westhook A., Field E., Rehling F., Mulley G., Webb I., Poole P.S., Turnbull L.A. (2017): Policing the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis: a critical test of partner choice. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/ s41598-017-01634



weitere Publikationen (non peer-reviewed)

  • Langer, L., Classen, P., Müller, F., Friedrich, C., Claasen, F., Abel, L., Maurer, J., Rehling, F., Krüger, F. (2021): Online-Methodenkoffer. Together on Earth – weltwärts Alumni e.V.

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