Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Dr. Korinna T. Allhoff

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Research interest

I am a physicist who has fallen in love with (theoretical) ecology. My research projects are very diverse and rooted in various sub-disciplines. All of them have the goal to improve our understanding of how ecosystems work and how they respond to changing environmental conditions. The common link between them is either network theory or eco-evolutionary feedbacks (or both). My background in theoretical physics and complex systems analysis allows me to tackle my research questions from a rather abstract and generalizing viewpoint, leveraging mathematical tools and computing power.

Professional experience

2017-present Assistant professor
Plant Ecology Group (Prof. Katja Tielbörger)
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

2015-2017 Postdoctoral researcher
Team "Ecology and Evolution of Interaction Networks"
(Prof. Nicolas Loeuille)
ANR project "ARSENIC"
Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Academic Education

2011-2015 PhD studies in Theoretical Ecology
Theory of Complex Systems Group (Prof. Barbara Drossel)
DFG research unit 1748 "networks on networks"
Institute of Solid State Physics
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

2008-2009 Erasmus scholarship
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

2005-2011 Studies of Physics
Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Publications (Peer reviewed)

L.C. Ponisio, F. S. Valdovinos, K.T. Allhoff, M.P. Gaiarsa, A. Barner, P.R. Guimaraes Jr, D.H. Hembry, B. Mossison and R. Gillespie. 2019. A Network Perspective for Community Assembly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00103

T. Rogge, D. Jones, B. Drossel and K.T. Allhoff. 2019. Interplay of spatial dynamics and local adaptation shapes species lifetime distributions and species–area relationships. Theoretical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-019-0410-y

L. Bolchoun, B. Drossel and K.T. Allhoff. 2017. Spatial topologies affect local food web structure and diversity in evolutionary metacommunities. Scientific Reports 7: 1818 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01921-y

K.T. Allhoff and B. Drossel. 2016. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in evolving food webs. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371(1694): 20150281 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0281

K.T. Allhoff, D. Ritterskamp, B.C. Rall, B. Drossel and C. Guill. 2015. Evolutionary food web model based on body masses gives realistic networks with permanent species turnover. Scientific Reports 5: 10955 doi: 10.1038/srep10955

K.T. Allhoff, E.M. Weiel, T. Rogge and B. Drossel. 2015. On the interplay of speciation and dispersal: An evolutionary food web model in space. Journal of Theoretical Biology 366: 46-56 doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.11.006

K.T. Allhoff and B. Drossel. 2013. When do evolutionary food web models generate complex networks? Journal of Theoretical Biology 334: 122-129 doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.06.008

K.T. Allhoff and B. Eckhardt. 2012. Directed percolation model for turbulence transition in shear flows. Fluid Dynamics Research 44(3): 031201  doi: 10.1088/0169-5983/44/3/031201