Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology

Jana Blechschmidt

Jana Blechschmidt

PhD student


Ecosystem Modeling, Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB)
University of Würzburg

Emil-Fischer-Str 32 (Left entrance, Apartment L3), 97074 Würzburg



Project: Biodiversity distribution and dynamics of terrestrial plants in Bavaria and their response to climate and land use change

In my research, I use mechanistic niche models to assess the response of plant biodiversity to environmental change in Bavaria. By exploring the complex correlations between environmental change and plant diversity, I hope to contribute to the theoretical understanding of range dynamics of plant species 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 University of Regensburg (Prof. Dr. Florian Hartig).

Curriculum Vitae

2020 - now PhD student Ecosystem Modeling, CCTB, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
2020 - 2020 Research assistant Theoretical Biology Group, University of Bielefeld
2017 - 2020 Master of Behaviour: From Neural University of Bielefeld
2013 - 2016 Bachelor of Biology University of Bielefeld