Research Associate in the Department of General Zoology

Current Research

  • Ecology of small mammals and owls, especially from urban and anthropogenic habitats
  • Urban Zoology (mainly Mammalia, Aves, Araneae)
  • Distribution of thermophilous spiders (Araneae) in Central Europe
  • Publications


Curriculum vitae

1992-1995 study of forestry at the University of Applied Sciences Hildesheim/Holzminden in Goettingen

1995-1999 study of Ecology in Essen

1996-2001 student assistant at the Department of General Zoology, University of Essen

2001 - 2007 PhD-student at the Department of General Zoology, University of Duisburg-Essen (Ecology of Muridae)

2007 Lecturer, Dept. General Zoology

February 2008 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in zoology, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen

since 2009 research associate and lecturer 




- zoological and ecological excursions

- animal identification

- practicals

- participation in lectures and seminars


Research interests

- animal ecology, particularly of spiders and small mammals



Dr. Marcus Schmitt, Diplom Ökologe
R09 S02 B81 (interim)
Phone  0201 183-2454
Fax: -2179

University of Duisburg-Essen
Research Group General Zoology
Universitätsstr. 5
45141 Essen