© Kevin Darras


Dr. Kevin F.A. Darras

Institute of Geography

Hülssebau, HÜL/W 433
Helmholtzstraße 10
01069 Dresden

Tel.+49 351 463-39697
Fax+49 351 463-37064


Office hours: Tue-Thu

  • Automated biodiversity monitoring methods, and in particular, ecoacoustics and embedded machine vision
  • Tropical agroecology, and in particular, Southeast-Asian agroforests and production systems such as cocoa, rubber, and oil palm

For my full list of articles check my google scholar profile

Selected publications:

  • Darras, K.F.A., Yusti, E., Huang, J.C.-C., Zemp, D.-C., Kartono, A.P., Wanger, T.C., 2021. Bat point counts: A novel sampling method shines light on flying bat communities. Ecology and Evolution 11, 17179–17190. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8356
  • Darras, K.F.A., Corre, M.D., Formaglio, G., Tjoa, A., Potapov, A., Brambach, F., Sibhatu, K.T., Grass, I., Rubiano, A.A., Buchori, D., Drescher, J., Fardiansah, R., Hölscher, D., Irawan, B., Kneib, T., Krashevska, V., Krause, A., Kreft, H., Li, K., Maraun, M., Polle, A., Ryadin, A.R., Rembold, K., Stiegler, C., Scheu, S., Tarigan, S., Valdés-Uribe, A., Yadi, S., Tscharntke, T., Veldkamp, E., 2019. Reducing Fertilizer and Avoiding Herbicides in Oil Palm Plantations—Ecological and Economic Valuations. Front. For. Glob. Change 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2019.00065
  • Darras, K.F.A., Batáry, P., Furnas, B., Celis‐Murillo, A., Wilgenburg, S.L.V., Mulyani, Y.A., Tscharntke, T., 2018. Comparing the sampling performance of sound recorders versus point counts in bird surveys: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 2575–2586. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13229

2022-present: PostDoc in Chair of Computational Landscape Ecology, TU Dresden, Germany
2020-2022 PostDoc in Sustainable Agricultural Systems & Engineering Lab, Westlake University, China
2016-2020 PostDoc in Agroecology, University of Göttingen, Germany
2012-2015 PhD in Agroecology,  University of Göttingen, Germany
2007-2010 Master degree in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
2007 Bachelor in Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland