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    Field Station

    Topics for thesis

    The Field Station of Fabrikschleichach (FSF) and the Nationalpark Bavarian Forest (NP BW) offers distinct topics in applied ecology for Bachelor and Master thesis based on literature, field and/or lab work. Each topic will be supervised by members of the field station team, whereas the respective supervisor is mentioned in brackets at the end of the respective topic.

    Projects at the Fieldstation Fabrikschleichach/Uniwald/Steigerwald:

    • Differences of degradation rates of different substrats (cellulose, wood, leaf litter) at university forest along a gradient of tree species (JM, Uni forest, in cooperation with Uni Freiburg, Prof. Scherer-Lorenzen)
    • Differences of soundscapes (birds, bats, insects) at university forest along a gradient of tree species (JM, Uni forest, in cooperation with Uni Freiburg, Prof. Scherer-Lorenzen)
    • Reaction of moth communities at treespecies diversity and microclimate (JM, FSF)
    • Reaction of birds and bats at treespecies diversity and microclimate (JM, FSF)
    • Change of individual size composition of arthropod communities along forest structure and a gradient of forest management intensity (LH, FSF)
    • Change of color composition of arthropod communities along forest structure and a gradient of forest management intensity (LH, FSF)
    • Effects of sanitary felling on bark beetle breakouts (ST, FSF)
    • Comparison of biodiversity in beech forests in Iran, Georgia and Armenia (JM, FSF)
    • Meta analysis of effects of sanitary felling on bark beetle breakouts (ST, MK, FSF)
    • Meta analysis of effects of natural disturbances on biodiversity (ST, MK, FSF)
    • Effects of climate change on biodiversity of insects (JU)
    • Effects of control of gypsy moths on non-target organisms (SH, FSF)

    Projects in the Nationalpark Bavarian Forest

    • Xylobiontic beetles along a gradient of succession and light intensity (JM, FSF)
    • Red deer, wild horse and wisent and their relevance for coprophagous beetles (JM, NP BW)
    • Stix uralensis
    • Setup of a camera trap inventory in Montecristo National Park, El Salvador (JM&CH, NP BW, El Salvador) Master!
    • Habitat quantity and habitat networking of moor - An analysis of beetle communities (JM, NP BW)
    • Effect of micro- and macroclimate and season on intraspecific variation of beetle sizes (JM, NP BW)
    • Tree-dwelling mammals along a 1000 meter altitudinal gradient (JM, NP BW)
    • Reaction of mollusc communities at climate change along a altitudinal gradient (JM, NP BW)
    • Effects of sanitary felling on various taxonomic groups (ST, NP BW)
    • Mesocosm experiment with Ips typographus in the bavarian forest (SS, NP BW)
    • Microbial degradation of dead wood, dung an carrion along a climate- and landuse gradient (JE)
    • 2 Master thesis: Activity of insects and bats on solitary trees in rural surrounding (2019/20, JM, in cooperation with Koordinationsstelle für Fledermausschutz, Bernd-Ulrich Rudolph)

     

    JM: Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller

    ST: Dr. Simon Thorn

    SS: Dr. Sebastian Seibold (TU München)

    LH: Lea Heidrich

    MK: Mareike Kortmann

    JU: Johannes Uhler

    SH: Sophia Hochrein

    JE: Jana Englmeier