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Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Georg Küstner

PhD student

Phone:  +49 (0)931/31-83855
Email:  georg.kuestner@uni-wuerzburg.de

ORCID:  0000-0002-1999-1057

Room C041

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Tropical ecology
  • Agroecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Biological pest control
  • Conservation biology
  • Invasive alien species
  • Bioacoustics
  • Remote sensing of biodiversity
  • Nature's contributions to people
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Science-policy interface

FARMS4Biodiversity – Farmer-led Agroecological Research in Malawi using Scenarios for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Education

09/2019 - present - PhD student | Graduate School of Life Sciences | Department Of Animal Ecology And Tropical Biology | University of Würzburg | Würzburg | Germany

               Working title: “Biological pest control along a landscape complexity gradient in smallholder agroecosystems in northern Malawi”

               Supervisors: Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Katja Poveda, Aaron Iverson

10/2015 - 07/2018 - Global Change Ecology (MSc) | University of Bayreuth | Bayreuth | Germany

                Master thesis: “The influence of forest cover and land use on water quality and macroinvertebrate communities in Tunkhel River catchment in
                                             northern Mongolia”

10/2011 - 10/2014 - Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning (BSc) | Anhalt University of Applied Sciences | Bernburg (Saale) | Germany

                 Bachelor thesis: “The condition of littoral vermetid crusts in the Maltese islands"

 

Professional experience

09/2018 - 05/2019 - Carlo Schmid Fellow in the Natural Science's sector of UNESCO | Hanoi | Vietnam

04/2018 - 06/2018 - Internship at the Helmholtz Centre for Enviornmental Research (UFZ)/German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) |
                                      Department of Community Ecology | Spatial Interaction Ecology Research Group | Halle (Saale) | Germany

03/2018 - 04/2018 - Internship at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) | Department of Protected Areas | Bonn | Germany

07/2013 - 09/2013 - Internship at the lower nature conservation authority of the city of Erlangen | Erlangen | Germany

 09/2010 - 09/2011 - Anderer Dienst im Ausland (ADiA) with Children for Green New Nepal (CGNN) via weltwärts with the GIZ | Lalitpur | Nepal