Ecosystem Modeling, Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB)
University of Würzburg
Emil-Fischer-Str 32 (Left entrance, Apartment L4), 97074 Würzburg
Tel: 0931 - 31 84952
Project: Biodiversity distribution and dynamics of freshwater macrophytes in Bavarian lakes and their response to climate and land use change
Freshwater und floodplain ecosystems are among the most threatened ecosystems in the world. Their biodiversity is fascinating but mostly hidden from our eyes under the water surface. Climate change and changes in land use seem to the main threats for those ecosystems. To investigate their impacts, aquatic plants are good long-term indicator species.
In my research, I therefore use eco-physiological models to assess the response of macrophyte biodiversity to environmental change, taking into account the variety of Bavarian lake types. By exploring the complex correlations between environmental change and freshwater diversity, I hope to contribute to the theoretical understanding of freshwater ecosystems and to provide specific guidance to conservation authorities.
The project is part of the interdisciplinary research consortium “BLIZ”, a Bayklif funded project that investigates how society, land use, ecosystem services and biodiversity interact in Bavaria under the influence of climate change until 2100. Within BLIZ, my project entails close collaboration with partners in the Limnological Station Iffeldorf (TUM).
|2018||-||now||PhD student||Ecosystem Modeling, CCTB, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany|
|2017||-||2018||Nature conservation Trainee||World Wide Fund for Nature, Germany|
|2016||-||2017||Academic assistent||Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology|
|2012||-||2016||Master of Science Geoecology||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)|
|2009||-||2012||Bachelor of Science Geoecology||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)|
Spatiotemporal dynamics of freshwater macrophytes in Bavarian lakes under environmental change PhD thesis, Universität Würzburg. (2022).
Wasserpflanzen in Bayern. Der Blick auf den See verrät nicht, was unter der Oberfläche passiert in Mitteilungen der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (2021). (67) 19–28.
Depth diversity gradients of macrophytes: Shape, drivers, and recent shifts in Ecology and Evolution (2021). 11(20) 13830–13845.
bioDIVERsity. Ein Computerspiel gegen das Imageproblem von Wasserpflanzen in Mitteilungen der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (2021). (67) 29–36.
Functional assessment of invasive Salix fragilis L. in north-western Patagonian flood plains: A comparative approach in Acta oecologica (2019). 95 36–44.
30 Jahre Deltabildung am Chiemsee in Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt, E. Schneider, M. Werling, B. Stammel, K. Januschke, G. Ledesma-Krist, M. Scholz, D. Hering, M. Gehlaus, E. Diester, G. Egger (reds.) (2018). (Vol. 163) 512.