Dr. Tanja Straka

Career progression

  • Since 7/2019 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Ecology, Ecosystem Sciences/Plant Ecology and since 04/2021 Climatology
  • 2017-2019 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin, Department of Evolutionary Ecology
  • 2015-2016 Scientific officer for nature and biodiversity conservation, DTSchB, Neubiberg
  • 2011-2015 PhD in urban ecology at the University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008-2011 Environmental assessment and biodiversity monitoring (freelance)
  • 2008 German Diplom in Biology (approx. equivalent to a Master‘s degree) LMU München

Research areas

  • urban biodiversity
  • human-nature relationships

Current projects

  • CURT program: "Urban Biodiversity in a Changing World" in cooperation with the University of Melbourne (seed funding of the Berlin University Alliance )

Further scientific activities

  • member of the IUCN SSC Bat Specialist group
  • member of the committee "International Association for Society and Natural Ressources (IASNR)"
  • Review editor for Frontiers in Conservation Science
  • Reviewer for several scientific journals (e.g. Biological Conservation, Conservation Biology, Journal of Urban Ecology, Human Dimensions of Wildlife)


© Tanja Straka

Tanja Straka
AB-3 (1st floor)


Elke Thiessenhusen

room: AB1-110
opening hours:
Monday - Thursday
9am - 2pm
Tel: +49-(0)30-314-73195
Fax: +49-(0)30-314-71355

Postal address:

Fachgebiet Klimatologie
Institut für Ökologie
TU Berlin
Rothenburgstraße 12
D-12165 Berlin