Dr. Jonathan M. Jeschke is a German evolutionary ecologist who is addressing broad ecological and evolutionary questions. His major research methods are the development of general models, the comparison of model predictions to empirical data from a wide range of organisms, and the synthesis of existing knowledge. His special expertise is in the relationship between consumers and their food and in the biology of species that were introduced beyond their native range (also known as alien, exotic, invasive, naturalized, nonindigenous, or non-native species). He has additionally been working on different aspects of the behavior of seabirds, especially the common murre (Uria aalge), and is knowledgeable about biological philosophy as well as biology education.
Dr. Jeschke received his doctorate in 2002 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. He worked as a postdoc at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, USA, and the Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Since 2007, he is at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich again and a Visiting Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.