Curriculum Vitae





CURRICULUM VITAE


Anna Christina Treydte, Dr.sc.nat.,

born in Ravensburg, Germany, on December 17, 1975.


Work address:

A.C. Treydte
Wageningen University
Resource Ecology Group
Bornsesteeg 69
6708 PD Wageningen
Netherlands

Email: anna.treydte @ wur.nl, anna @ treydte.de

Studies and Education



June 2005 – present

Post – doctoral position at the Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG).



Nov. 2004 – May 2005

Employee at the ecological agency EcoStrat (GMO risk assessment) in Zürich, Switzerland



Dec. 2004 - Apr. 2005

Administrative assistant at the University of Applied Sciences in Education of Children with Learning Difficulties, Dept. Pedagogic and Therapeutic positions, HFH, Zürich, Switzerland.



2001 – 2004

PhD student and research associate at the Geobotanical Institute ETH, Zürich, Switzerland. Thesis title: Habitat use of wildlife and diet preferences of the common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) on a former cattle ranch in a Tanzanian savanna. Diss. ETH No. 15855. Geobotanical Institute ETH Zürich, Switzerland (funded by the Swiss National Foundation, SNF).



1998 – 2000

Graduate student in Biology. Thesis title: An Optimal Management Strategy for Arabian Oryx (Oryx Leucoryx) in Mahazat as-Sayd, Saudi Arabia. MSc Thesis, EEOB, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.



1999 – 2000

Teaching associate in Biology, Physiology and Zoology at the EEOB, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA.



1998 – 1999

Exchange graduate student (DAAD scholarship) at the EEOB, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA



1995 – 1998

Undergraduate and graduate student in Biology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany



Spring 1995

Abitur (High School Diploma) at the Spohn Gymnasium, Ravensburg, Germany



Scientific Practical Research



2001-2004

Sixteen months of field work at Mkwaja Ranch and Saadani National Park, Tanzania: Data collection on wildlife, direct and indirect observation techniques, habitat assessment, and dietary laboratory analyses. Supervision of one MSc student and several internship students from Switzerland and Tanzania.



Spring 2000

Computer modelling for population dynamics with respect to varying environmental factors.



Summer 1999

Two months of field work and independent studies for the MSc Thesis at the NWRC and the Mahazat as-Sayd reserve, Taif, Saudi Arabia:


Collection and literature review on the reintroduced Oryx antelope population, reintroduction, and climate data.



Summer 1998

One month “Applied Field Ecology” course at Hallig Hooge, Ecosystem Wattenmeer, Northern Germany: Data collection and analyses of the Northern Sea ecosystem.



Spring 1998

Two months of “Applied Field Studies” and practical work of Tropical Ecology with EcoSciencia in Playa d’Oro, Ecuador: Habitat assessment of primary and secondary tropical rainforest with respect to tropical songbirds.



Winter 1998

One month “Experimental Field Ecology” course in Germany: Data collection and analyses of wildlife-habitat relationships, visits of several research and governmental institutions to gain knowledge about nature conservation and resource management.



Summer 1995

Two months of practical work at the Mukuyu Winery in Marondera, Zimbabwe, arranged through the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Bonn, Germany.

Qualifications



Language skills:

German, English, Kiswahili, Latin, (Ancient Greek, limited knowledge in French and Italian)



Computer skills:

Mac / PC office software; Statistical software (SPSS, JMP, Minitab, R); Basic programming skills in Visual Basic; Design software (Adobe Illustrator, Inn design, Sigma Plot, Photoshop, Power Point); DISTANCE sampling software, VORTEX software GIS (ArcView, ArcGIS)



Scientific knowledge:

Attended several courses on Statistics, Theoretical Biology, Behavioural Ecology, Experimental Field Ecology, Project Management, Scientific Writing, Stable Isotope techniques, N-Alkane techniques, DISTANCE sampling, GIS, Mark-Recapture theory, Kiswahili language.



Other skills:

Teaching skills in several biology courses at the Dept. of EEOB, The Ohio State University (Physiology, Introductory Biology, Zoology), supervision of several Tanzanian and Swiss students in Tanzania and Switzerland, supervising diploma students, collaboration efforts with Tanzanian universities (SUA, Morogoro; University of Dar Es Salaam), collaboration with other Institutes in Switzerland (ETH, Zürich)



Publications


Treydte, A.C., Williams, J.B., Bedin, E., Ostrowski, S., Seddon, P.J., Marschall, E.A., Waite, T.A., Ismail, K. (2001). In search of the optimal management strategy for Arabian oryx. Animal Conservation 4, 239-249.

A.C. Treydte (2000). An Optimal Management Strategy for Arabian Oryx (Oryx Leucoryx) in Mahazat as-Sayd, Saudi Arabia. MSc Thesis in EEOB, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Treydte, A.C., Halsdorf, S., Edwards, P.J. (2002). The impact of cattle ranching on a coastal savannah in Tanzania. Proceedings of the third TAWIRI Annual Scientific Conference, Arusha, Tanzania.

Treydte, A.C. (2003) Are warthogs attracted to paddocks? Studies on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. Proceedings of the third International Wildlife Management Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2003.

Treydte, A.C., Edwards, P.J., Suter, W. (2004). Shifts in native ungulate communities on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology (in press).

Treydte, A.C., Halsdorf, S.A., Weber, E., Edwards, P.J. (2004). Habitat preferences of the warthog on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. Journal of Wildlife Management (accepted).

Treydte, A.C., Bernasconi, S.M., Kreuzer, M., Edwards, P.J. (2004). Diet preferences of the common warthog on nutrient enriched former cattle grounds on a coastal savanna in Tanzania. Journal of Mammalogy (in review).


Treydte, A.C. (2004). Habitat use of wildlife and diet preferences of the common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) on a former cattle ranch in a Tanzanian savanna. Diss. ETH No. 15855. Geobotanical Institute ETH Zürich, Switzerland.




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