Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. Karsten Wesche


born 1970 in Lüchow, Lower Saxony, Germany

1990 to 1996: university studies; subject biology (botany, conservation biology, ecology) and related fields (soil science, geography) in Marburg, Gießen, and Aberdeen (UK). Diploma thesis on tropical Sal forests in southern Nepal

Aug. 1996 to Jan. 2000: PhD. project at the Fac. of Geography, Univ. of Marburg. Fieldwork on Mt. Elgon (Uganda/Kenya). Thesis: "The high-altitude environment of Mt. Elgon (Uganda/Kenya). Climate, vegetation and the impact of fire"

June 2000 to April 2008: Post-doctoral researcher/scientific assistant at the Institute of Biology - Geobotany and Botanical Garden, Univ. Halle-Wittenberg

July 2007: Habilitation / venia legendi for Botany, thesis: "Plant survival in southern Mongolian desert steppes - Ecology of communities, interactions and populations" (submitted Oct. 2006)

May 2008 to Dec. 2009: Scientific assistant / project coordinator for "BioChange - Germany", Dept. of Ecology and Ecosystems Research, Georg August University Göttingen

Jan 2010 _mce_onwards: Head of Botany Dept., Senckenberg Museum for Natural History, Görlitz

July 2016 onwards: Professor, Chair Biodiversity of Plants, International Institute Zittau, Technical University Dresden

Fieldwork in a number of countries including: Switzerland, Mongolia, China, Nepal, Russia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Bolivia, Costa Rica (and Germany of course)

Funding member German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Subject editor Flora, member of the editorial boards of Journal of Vegetation Science / Applied Vegetation Science and Phytocoenologia, Co-editor Rothmaler-Exkursionsflora.