Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology

Ludwig Leidinger

Ludwig Leidinger

PhD student (2016-2020)

Now data analyst of complex systems


My phD project is devoted to develop integrative process-based models for describing biodiversity dynamics across spatiotemporal scales (from local to biogeographical scales) and ecological levels (from individual genomic composition to ecological assemblages). To achieve this, the proposed models will integrate concepts of current ecological theories at low ecological levels (e.g. metabolic, neutral, coexistence theories) to obtain emergent patterns from population to metacommunity dynamics. Study systems will be provided by oceanic islands, which are an eminent model system for biodiversity dynamics. Emergent properties will be contrasted with theoretical predictions from island biogeography theories and ultimately used for improving and unifying theories, interacting with empirical studies and informing conservation planing.

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - 2020 PhD candidate Ecosystem Modeling, CCTB, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
2014 - 2016 Master in Biology Biology MA, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
2013 - 2014 Studies in Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Life Sciences MA programme, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
2010 - 2013 Bachelor in Biology Biology BA, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
2009 - 2010 Studies in Physics Physics BA programme, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany


2017[ to top ]
  • Biodiversity dynamics on islands: explicitly accounting for causality in mechanistic models. Leidinger, Ludwig; Cabral, Juliano Sarmento. In Diversity, 9(30). 2017.