• since Nov. 2015: PhD candidate at TUM. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Hanno Schäfer
  • 2015 M.Sc. Biology Technische Universität München (passed with high destinction); Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hanno Schäfer (TUM) and Prof. Dr. David Hibbett (Clark University)
  • 2013 B.Sc. Forest Science and Resource Management Technische Universität München; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Fischer (TUM), Dr. Bässler (Bavarian Forest National Park)
  • 2010 Magister Philosophy Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) (Intermediate Exam)


  • Franz-S. Krah, Claus Bässler, Christoph Heibl, Hanno Schäfer, John Soghigian, David Hibbett. Evolutionary Dynamics of Substrate Switches and Specialization Patterns among Wood-Decay Fungi. BMC Evolutionary Biology (accepted, 29th June 2018)<div class='altmetric-embed' data-badge-type='donut' data-doi="10.1186/s12862-018-1229-7"></div>
  • Franz-S. Krah, Sebastian Seibold, Roland Brandl, Petr Baldrian, Jörg Müller, Claus Bässler. Quantifying the effects of environment and resources as drivers of the diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi. 2018. Journal of Ecology 106:1428-1442 )<div class='altmetric-embed' data-badge-type='donut' data-doi="10.1111/1365-2745.12939"></div>
  • Maria-Barbara Winter, Claus Bässler, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Franz-S. Krah, Hanno Schaefer, Sebastian Seibold, Jörg Müller. On the structural and species diversity effects of bark beetle disturbance in forests during initial and advanced early-seral stages at different scales. 2017. European Journal of Forest Research 136:357-373 <div class='altmetric-embed' data-badge-type='donut' data-hide-less-than="1" data-doi="10.1007/s10342-017-1037-4"></div>


  • Guest speaker, invited by Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner. Faculty of Biology, LMU (Munich). November 9th, 2016, LMU Munich. The Evolution of Color in Fungal Fruit Bodies
  • Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mykologie (DGfM) (Wolfgang Beyer - Gedächtnistagung). Bernried. September 9 – 16, 2016. Is resource diversity or resource amount more important for wood-inhabiting fungal diversity? Foto
  • Evolution Meetings 2017 - June 23-27, Portland (Oregon). Evolutionary and Ecological Signal in Fungal Fruit Body Colors
  • Guest speaker, invited by Prof. Dr. Michael Donoghue. 18th July 2017. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale (New Haven, CT). Evolutionary and Ecological Signal in Fungal Fruit Body Colors
  • PhD-colloquium in Ecology October 23rd 2017 (Technical University of Munich) Fungal kingdom reveals color adaptation to cold environment
  • Naturschutz: Von der Forschung in die Praxis. 29th November 2017. Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege, Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf Totholzexperiment im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald


  • Comparative Methods and their application in evolutionary biology. Seville, Spain, 11/11-15/2014.
  • 23rd Symposium on ‘Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology’ of the German Botanical Society. Munich. September 8 – 11, 2016 (1st price poster session)
  • 2nd International Conference on forests. 26 – 29 April 2017 in the Baverian Forest National Park. poster

Courses & Seminars

  • Seminar Towards Substainable Development in Harmony With Nature in “Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve (CRBR)”. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 9.12.2015 foto
  • Seminar: Improving your Intercultural Skill Set. Frauenchiemsee. Germany. January 27 - 29, 2016
  • EMBO Practical Course on Computational Molecular Evolution. Crete, 8-19 May 2016; poster

Reviewing for

  • Fungal Ecology
  • Web ecoloy

Research visits

  • Clark University, Massachusetts, USA. Prof. Dr. David Hibbett. 27.02.2015 - 29.05.2015
  • Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ITBC), Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Dr. Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan. 27.11.2015 - 18.12.2015