Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus

Professor / Fachgebietsleiter

Research focus

Human dimensions and bio-economics of recreational fisheries, inter- and transdisciplinary fisheries research, fish and fisher behavioural ecology.


2004: PhD in Agricultural Sciences with a speciality in the Human Dimensions of Fisheries, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

2000: Master in Science in Ichthyology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


2013 – today: Professorship (W-2-S) for Integrative Fisheries Management at Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Senior Scientist for Fish Biology and Fisheries at IGB

2006 – 2012: Junior-Professorship (W-1-S) for Inland Fisheries Management at Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2004 – 2006: Post Doc for Inland Fisheries at IGB

Three important scientific discoveries and associated papers

Uusi-Heikkilä, S., Whiteley, A.R., Kuparinen, A., Matsumura, S., Venturelli, P.A., Wolter, C., Slate, J., Primmer, C.R., Meinelt, T., Killen, S.S., Bierbach, D., Polverino, G., Ludwig, A., Arlinghaus, R. (2015). The evolutionary legacy of size-selective harvesting extends from genes to populations. Evolutionary Applications, 8: 597-620

Arlinghaus, R., Beardmore, B., Riepe, C., Meyerhoff, J., Pagel, T. (2014). Species-specific preferences of German recreational anglers for freshwater fishing experiences, with emphasis on theintrinsic utilities of fish stocking and wild fishes. Journal of Fish Biology, 85: 1843-1867.

Sutter, D.A.H., Suski, C.D. David P. Philipp, D.P., Klefoth, T., Wahl, D.H., Kersten, P., Cooke, S.J., Arlinghaus, R. (2012). Recreational fishing selectively captures individuals with the highest fitness potential. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109: 20960–20965.