Young Scientists

Young Scientists

Liebe Jungwissenschaftler*innen,

wir sind die Vertreter*innen von BSc, MSc, Praktikant*innen, Doktorand*innen und Postdocs aller Senckenberg-Standorte. Wir fungieren als Schnittstelle zwischen Studierenden, Betreuenden und unserer Verwaltung.

Alle Jungwissenschaftler*innen sind eingeladen, bei den Young Scientists mitzuwirken und sich einzubringen.

Worum geht es bei uns?

  • Vernetzung über die Senckenberg-Standorte hinweg durch monatliche Treffen und unseren jährlichen Young Scientists Retreat.
  • Vertretung für Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen durch unsere Rolle im Wissenschaftsausschuss (wissenschaftlicher Beirat des Direktoriums) und regelmäßige Treffen mit einem Mitglied des Direktoriums.
  • Unterstützung bieten: Hast Du Ideen oder Probleme?
  • Informationen über Ausbildungsprogramme und Verwaltungsverfahren erhalten.
  • Austausch mit anderen Netzwerken (Leibniz PhD Network, ermöglichen.

Möchtest Du in unseren E-Mail-Verteiler aufgenommen werden oder Dich stärker engagieren?

Dann schreibe uns eine E-Mail an: youngscientists@senckenberg.de

Dein Young Scientists Team

Young Scientists Veranstaltungen

Wir veranstalten jährliche Young Scientists Retreats, die 2008 in Wilhelmshaven begonnen haben und abwechselnd in Frankfurt und an den anderen Senckenberg-Standorten stattfinden.

Unser Young Scientists Retreat ist eine großartige Möglichkeit, sich zu vernetzen, mehr über Senckenberg zu erfahren und Deine Forschung zu teilen.

  • Sehen und gesehen werden: Präsentiere Deine aktuelle Forschung, Abschlussarbeit oder ein (geplantes) Projekt durch Science Slams, Vorträge und Poster.
  • Einblicke in Senckenberg: Erfahre mehr über Strukturen und Prozesse innerhalb Senckenbergs und diskutiere mit dem Senckenberg-Direktorium.
  • Profitiere vom Senckenberg-Netzwerk: Lerne andere Wissenschaftler*innen kennen, tausche Dich aus und profitiere von neuen Kooperationen und unseren Erfahrungen. Eingeladene Gäste halten Vorträge über interessante Forschungsarbeiten oder zu spezifischen Themen des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, wie z.B. Mentoring, Drittmittel etc.
  • Reisen zu neuen Orten: Lerne die anderen Senckenberg-Standorte, ihre Forschungsgebiete, Einrichtungen und Mitarbeiter*innen kennen.
  • Have fun! Zu jedem Young Scientists Retreat gehört eine Exkursion – wir sind durch das Watt in Wilhelmshaven gewatet, haben uns geologische Formationen in der Sächsischen Schweiz angeschaut, Fossilienlagerstätten in der Grube Messel erkundet und im Spessart nach Bibern gesucht.

Monthly meetings

Am ersten Montag eines jeden Monats um 16 Uhr sind alle Young Scientists zu unseren Monthly Meetings über Skype eingeladen. Die Diskussionen werden von den Haupt- und Standortsprecher*innen geleitet, die immer auf der Suche nach Feedback und Ideen von anderen Jungwissenschaftler*innen sind. Wir diskutieren über Themen aus den verschiedenen Senckenberg-Standorten, aus unseren Arbeitsgruppen (siehe unten) und planen unsere Treffen der Standortsprecher*innen und die Young Scientists Retreats. Bitte schreibe uns eine E-Mail, wenn Du an einem Treffen teilnehmen möchtest. Wir freuen uns immer über neue Teilnehmer*innen, auch wenn Du einfach nur zuhören und lernen willst, was sich bei uns abspielt. Häufig nimmt bereits eine Gruppe deines Standortes teil, sodass Du Dich am besten direkt bei den Standortsprecher*innen meldest (siehe unten). Unsere Monthly Meetings sind auch eine gute Möglichkeit zu erfahren, wie man sich bei uns einbringen kann.

Du findest uns auch bei Twitter! Such einfach nach dem Hashtag #YSatSGN.

Unser Team

Die Young Scientists werden von den Promovierenden der Senckenberg-Institute gebildet. Jede*r Jungwissenschaftler*in ist eingeladen, bei den Young Scientists mitzuwirken und sich einzubringen.

Bei Fragen zu den Young Scientists, zur Promotion, bei Problemen, bei Kritik und Verbesserungsvorschlägen oder bei Interesse an aktiver Teilnahme bitte eine E-Mail schicken an youngscientists@senckenberg.de.

YS Speaker Meeting

Jedes Jahr stimmen wir auf dem Young Scientists Retreat über die Besetzung der unten aufgeführten Positionen ab.

Für den Zeitraum Juli 2020 bis Juli 2021 wurden folgende Personen gewählt:

Hauptsprecher*in

Dr. Tahir Ali
PostDoc, Member of Research Group “Evolutionary Analyses and Biological Archives”

Research interests

Synthesis of the approaches that investigate historical (geographic and palaeoclimatic changes) and contemporary (i.e., like habitat loss, fragmentation and anthropogenic climate change) processes underlying current patterns of genetic variation is key to reconstruct the evolutionary history of species and implement conservation measures promoting their long-term persistence. Resolving the evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes that underlie speciation and diversification is a central theme of my research. While the focus of my current research is on landscape genomics, plant microbiome and integrated species distribution modelling, however, I have an interdisciplinary research background ranging from plant systematics to population genetics and phylogeography.

Current projects 

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on a project funded by Translation Biodiversity Genomics (TBG), wherein, I am investigating the role of micro-evolutionary processes in determining genetic and phenotypic diversity across a heterogeneous landscape, and doing genome‐wide association studies on the phyllosphere microbiome using Microthlaspi erraticum (claspleaf pennycress) as a model system. Apart from my research work, I am Young Scientist main speaker at Senckenberg, and also working with a small group of volunteers on a project “Translating the Climate Change Science to Human”- aiming to educate and empower communities, particularly children and women on Climate.
 
Google Scholar Profile 

ResearchGate Profile 

ORCID Profile 

Linkedin Profile 

 CV (PDF)

Ali, T., Peterson, A.T., A conceptual framework and toolkit for phylogeography and landscape genomics(submitted in Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences).

Ali, T., Muñoz-Fuentes, V., Çelik, A., Schmuker, A., Buch, A., Dutbayev, A., Runge, F., Khaliq, I., Solovyeva, I., Gabrielyan, I., Maciá-Vicente, J.G., Glynou, K., Nigrelli, L.,Vakhrusheva, L., Kitner, M.,  Ploch, S., Xia, X., Nowak, C., Thines, M., (2019). Out of Transcaucasia: Origin of Western and Central Palearctic populations of Microthlaspi perfoliatum. Flora 253, 127-141.

Brandrud, T.E., Schmidt-Stohn, G., Liimatainen, K., Niskanen, T., Frøslev, T.G., Soop, K., Bojantchev, D., Kytövuori, I., Jeppesen, T.S., Bellù, F., Saar, G., Oertel, B., Ali, T., Thines, M., Dima, B., (2018) Cortinarius sect. Riederi: taxonomy and phylogeny of the new section with European and North American distribution.  17, 1323-1354.

Bandini, D., Oertel, B., Ploch, S., Ali, T., Vauras, J., Schneider, A., Scholler, M., Eberhardt, U., Thines, M., (2018) Revision of some central European species of Inocybe (Fr.: Fr.) Fr. subgenus Inocybe, with the description of five new species. Mycological Progress, 1-48.

Ali, T., Muñoz-Fuentes, V., Çelik, A., Schmuker, A., Buch, A., Dutbayev, A., Runge, F., Khaliq, I., Solovyeva, I., Gabrielyan, I., Maciá-Vicente, J.G., Glynou, K., Nigrelli, L.,Vakhrusheva, L., Kitner, M.,  Ploch, S., Xia, X., Nowak, C., Thines, M., (2017). Genetic patterns reflecting Pleistocene range dynamics in the annual calcicole plant Microthlaspi erraticum across its Eurasian range. Flora, 236-237, 132-142.

Glynou, K., Ali, T., Haghi Kia S., Thines, M., Maciá-Vicente, J.G., (2017). Intraspecific genetic diversity in root-endophytic fungi reflects efficient dispersal and environmental adaptation. Molecular Ecology. 10.1111/mec.14231.

Ali, T., Runge, F., Ayan D., Schmuker, A., Solovyeva, I., Nigrelli, L., Buch, A., Xia, X., Ploch, S., Orren, O., Kummer, V., Ҫelik, A., Vakhrusheva, L., Gabrielyan, I., Thines, M., (2016b). Range-wide complete taxon sampling of Microthlaspi reveals that Microthlaspi erraticum is widespread and ranges from the Alps to the Tien Shan. Flora, 225, 76-81.

Ali, T., Schmuker, A., Runge, F., Solovyeva, I., Nigrelli, L., J, P., Buch, A., Xia, X., Ploch, S., Orren, O., Kummer, V., Linde-Laursen, I., Ørgaard, M., Hauser, T.P., Ҫelik, A., Thines, M., (2016a). Morphology, phylogeny, and taxonomy of Microthlaspi (Brassicaceae, Coluteocarpeae) and related genera. Taxon 65(1):79-98.

Glynou K., Ali T., Buch A., Haghi Kia S., Ploch S., Xia X., Çelik A., Thines M., Maciá-Vicente J.G., (2016) The local environment determines the assembly of root endophytic fungi at a continental scale. Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13112.

Cheikh-Ali Z., Glynou K., Ali T., Ploch S., Kaiser M., Thines M., Bode H.B., Maciá-Vicente J.G., (2015) Diversity of exophillic acid derivatives in strains of an endophytic Exophiala sp. Phytochemistry 118:83–93.

Kitner, M., Lebeda, A., Sharma, R., Runge, F., Dvorák, P., Ali, T., Choi, Y.-J., Sedláková, B., Thines, M., (2015) Coincidence of virulence shifts and population genetic changes of Pseudoperonospora cubensis in the Czech Republic. Plant Pathology 64, 1461–1470.

Schneider, J.V., Bissiengou, P., Amaral Mdo, C., Ali, T., Fay, M.F.,Thines, M., Sosef, M.S., Zizka, G., Chatrou, L.W., (2014) Phylogenetics, ancestral state reconstruction, and a new infrafamilial classification of the pantropical Ochnaceae (Medusagynaceae, Ochnaceae s.str., Quiinaceae) based on five DNA regions. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 78:199–214.

Lukas Dreyling
Ph.D. student, Member of Research Group 'Molecular Evolutionary Biology'

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am primarily interested in the structure and interactions of communities in different environmental contexts. Especially how different species within a community influence each other and how those relationships are mediated by their environment. In the past I have studied root competition between shrubs from mediterranean type ecosystems in South Africa, identifying how this interaction is shaped by density dependence. Currently I am expanding my skillset and work with microbial communities from various forest substrates, which are assessed by high-throughput metabarcoding. I study community interactions and model how abiotic factors, such as forest management, are changing these micro-communities. Being able to combine fieldwork with laboratory work, statistics and ecological modeling is one of the things making this research field so fascinating and I enjoy being part of the genetically informed future of community ecology.

Leibniz-Vertretung

Florian Schwarzmueller Sbik-f
Dr. Florian Schwarzmüller
PostDoc, Member of Young Scientist Group 'Impacts-of-the-consumption-of-agricultural-and-forestry-products'

Research interests

I am an Ecological Modeller working on the effects of global change on the stability and functioning of ecological communities. During my PhD at the University of Göttingen, I worked on the effect of climate change, nutrient enrichment and habitat fragmentation on the stability of trophic interaction systems. I then went on to do a postdoc at the Commonwealth Scientific Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Brisbane, Australia. There, I worked in an interdisciplinary project on the effectiveness and acceptance of Area-wide management strategies in a complex socio-ecological system.
At Senckenberg BiK-F, I am currently working on a project entitled “Consumption Based Accounting of Land-Use Carbon Emissions (CoBALUCE)” which is a joined project between SBiK-F and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. In this project, we are looking at the effect of land-use change for the production of forestry and agricultural products on ecosystem carbon storage. We aim to attribute these emissions to products that are traded globally, to trace the emissions from the place they are producer to the consumer of the final product. The results can inform consumer decisions or global mitigation policies. I am also interested in effects of land-use change on biodiversity and in developing model scenarios along future socio-ecological pathways.

External links

My Twitter account @FSchwarzmueller

Profile on ResearchGate

List of publications on Google Scholar

Carola Martens
Ph.D. student, Member of Research Group 'Quantitative Biogeography'

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests involve the field of climate-vegetation interactions and human influences. This matches well with the BMBF-funded SPACES project EMSAfrica (Ecosystem Management Support for Climate Change in Southern Africa). EMSAfrica focuses on the effects of natural disturbances, such as the impacts of land-use and climate change on the structure and functioning of South African terrestrial ecosystems. It also focuses on the production of information relevant to ecosystem management in the region.  Within the scope of this project I am working with the dynamic vegetation models (DVMs) aDGVM and aDGVM2 with a focus on Southern African vegetation changes. By using DVMs, I would like to detect changes in ecosystems and identify areas that require special attention in ecosystem management. Thus, I can contribute to protecting and maintaining biodiversity in vulnerable ecosystems.

CURRENT PROJECTS

EMSAfrica – Ecosystem Management Support for Climate Change in Southern Africa

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PUBLICATIONS

Kumar, D., Pfeiffer, M., Gaillard, C., Langan, L., Martens, C. and Scheiter, S.: Misinterpretation of Asian savannas as degraded forest can mislead management and conservation policy under climate change, Biological Conservation, 241, 108293, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108293, 2020.

Pfeiffer, M., Langan, L., Linstädter, A., Martens, C., Gaillard, C., Ruppert, J. C., Higgins, S. I., Mudongo, E. and Scheiter, S.: Grazing and aridity reduce perennial grass abundance in semi-arid rangelands – Insights from a trait-based dynamic vegetation model, Ecological Modelling, 395, 11–22, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.12.013, 2019.

Scheiter, S., Schulte, J., Pfeiffer, M., Martens, C., Erasmus, B. F. N. and Twine, W. C.: How Does Climate Change Influence the Economic Value of Ecosystem Services in Savanna Rangelands?, Ecological Economics, 157, 342–356, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.015, 2019.

Gaillard, C., Langan, L., Pfeiffer, M., Kumar, D., Martens, C., Higgins, S. I., and Scheiter, S.: African shrub distribution emerges via a trade-off between height and sapwood conductivity, Journal of Biogeography, 45, 1–12, https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13447, 2018.

Scheiter, S., Gaillard, C., Martens, C., Erasmus, B. F. N., and Pfeiffer, M.: How vulnerable are ecosystems in the Limpopo province to climate change?, South African Journal of Botany, 116, 86–95, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2018.02.394, 2018.

 

Theresa Stratmann
Ph.D. Student, Member of Research Group 'Movement Ecology' and Research Group 'Quantative Biogeography'

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interest is in conservation biology and how we can use math and modeling to make better decisions regarding conservation. While studying my master’s degree I used bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) as a case study for how we can resource-efficiently locate and survey rare and elusive species. This work combined species distribution modeling and intensive field work in close collaboration with state wildlife agencies in the United States to give me first-hand experience into what it means to conserve species at ground-level. For my Ph. D. I am changing my focus to examine how movement affects population dynamics in highly mobile animals. My study system is the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia and the nomadic Mongolian Gazelles (Procapra gutturosa). I will simulate this system by programming an herbivore-vegetation model. To do this I am combining expertise from the two working groups I am involved in. I am a part of Thomas Müller’s group, whose focus is on movement ecology and conservation, and Thomas Hickler’s group, whose focus is on vegetation modeling and effects of climate change. We hope this modeling approach will help us better understand how important mobility is to long-term population persistence of animals living in unpredictable and dynamic landscapes.

Past Projects:

B.S. Ecology, Minor Mathematics, summa cum laude,  The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA,  (Lab of Dr. John Maerz: click here)

M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology,  Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA,  (Lab of Dr. Kyle Barrett: click here)

CURRENT PROJECTS

My work is part of the BMBF project MoreStep which brings together social and ecological sciences to identify societal drivers that can lead to an ecological tipping point of the Mongolian steppe ecosystem. Our role is to use the herbivore-vegetation model to examine the importance of movement in maintaining sustainable numbers of wild and domestic herbivores. The model will also be used to disentangle the effects of climate and grazing on vegetation. 

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Researchgate

Stratmann, T. S. M., T. Floyd, and K. Barrett (2020): Habitat and History Influence Abundance of Bog Turtles. The Journal of Wildlife Management 84(2):331–343. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21793

Nandintsetseg, D., C. Bracis, … , T. Stratmann, and T. Mueller. Challenges in the conservation of wide-ranging nomadic species. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56(8): 1916-1926.

Check out the animation I made for the paper here.

Stratmann, T. S. M., T. Floyd, and K. Barrett (2016): Locating suitable habitat for a rare species: evaluation of a species distribution model for Bog Turtles ( Glyptemys muhlenbergii) in the southeastern United States. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 11(1): 199-213.

Munscher, E., A. Walde, T. S. M. Stratmann, and B. Butterfield (2015): Exceptional Growth Rates Observed in Immature Pseudemys from a Protected Spring System in Florida. Herpetology Notes. 8: 133-140.

Pierson, T., T. S. M. Stratmann, E. White, A. Clause, C. Carter, M. Herr, A. Jenkins, H. Vogel, M. Knoerr, and B. Folt (2014): New County Records of Amphibians and Reptiles Resulting from a Bioblitz Competition in North-Central Georgia, USA. Herpetological Review. 45(2): 296-297.

Floyd, T.M., T.S.M. Stratmann, G.J. Brown, III, and C.S. Pfaff (2013): Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis. Terrestrial Movement. Herpetological Review. 44:651.

Stratmann, T. and S. Pfaff (2011): Geographic Distribution Note for Lampropeltis elapsoides. Herpetological Review. 42(4):572-573.

Website

Mitarbeiter Alexander Neu
Alexander Neu
Ph. D.Student, Member of Senior Scientist Group 'Functional Ecology and Global Change'

Research interests

ProteaNet: Spatiotemporal dynamics of plant-animal interaction networks

ProteaNet is the follow-up project of ProteaBird and investigates Protea communities in South African fynbos. I will extend spatial and short-term analyses of ProteaBird, conducted by Baptiste Schmid and Henning Nottebrock, and will study how plant-based resources determine long-term dynamics of animal communities. I will address fundamental ecological questions about mechanisms that underlie life-history variation, species coexistence, and the structuring of mutualistic and antagonistic plant-animal interaction networks.

I will specifically study the resource allocation for animal-mediated indirect interactions among Protea plants. I will also test how the spatiotemporal dynamics of Protea-based resources (nectar, pollen, seeds) affect the functional and interaction diversity of bird, rodent, and insect pollinators and seed predators. This will enable us to investigate how mutualistic and antagonistic plant-animal interaction networks assemble in space and time and how the spatiotemporal dynamics of these networks affect plant community dynamics.

I am working under the supervision of PD Dr. Matthias Schleuning. The project is conducted together with Prof. Dr. Frank Schurr and the PhD student Huw Cooksley from the University of Hohenheim, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Karen Esler and with Prof. Dr. Anton C. Pauw at the University of Stellenbosch. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation.

Functional diversity of birds along land-use and elevational gradients on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

For my Diploma thesis, I worked within the DFG-funded research unit KiLi. The aim was to test whether differences in avian ecomorphological traits depict the functional roles (dietary and foraging preferences) of bird species on Mount Kilimanjaro. I also investigated changes in the functional diversity of the bird communities along an elevational gradient and with land-cover change. This research gives insights into how anthropogenic impacts could modify ecosystem functions of birds.

Keywords
Mutualistic and antagonistic plant-animal interaction Networks, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, Functional diversity, Pollination by animals, Observational and experimental field studies, Trait-based network Analysis

Press coverage

Citizen Science

Vögel beobachten und mitteilen  [German] SWR, 7 Feb 2017

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Finanzverwaltung

Mitarbeiter Alexander Neu
Alexander Neu
Ph. D.Student, Member of Senior Scientist Group 'Functional Ecology and Global Change'

Research interests

ProteaNet: Spatiotemporal dynamics of plant-animal interaction networks

ProteaNet is the follow-up project of ProteaBird and investigates Protea communities in South African fynbos. I will extend spatial and short-term analyses of ProteaBird, conducted by Baptiste Schmid and Henning Nottebrock, and will study how plant-based resources determine long-term dynamics of animal communities. I will address fundamental ecological questions about mechanisms that underlie life-history variation, species coexistence, and the structuring of mutualistic and antagonistic plant-animal interaction networks.

I will specifically study the resource allocation for animal-mediated indirect interactions among Protea plants. I will also test how the spatiotemporal dynamics of Protea-based resources (nectar, pollen, seeds) affect the functional and interaction diversity of bird, rodent, and insect pollinators and seed predators. This will enable us to investigate how mutualistic and antagonistic plant-animal interaction networks assemble in space and time and how the spatiotemporal dynamics of these networks affect plant community dynamics.

I am working under the supervision of PD Dr. Matthias Schleuning. The project is conducted together with Prof. Dr. Frank Schurr and the PhD student Huw Cooksley from the University of Hohenheim, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Karen Esler and with Prof. Dr. Anton C. Pauw at the University of Stellenbosch. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation.

Functional diversity of birds along land-use and elevational gradients on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

For my Diploma thesis, I worked within the DFG-funded research unit KiLi. The aim was to test whether differences in avian ecomorphological traits depict the functional roles (dietary and foraging preferences) of bird species on Mount Kilimanjaro. I also investigated changes in the functional diversity of the bird communities along an elevational gradient and with land-cover change. This research gives insights into how anthropogenic impacts could modify ecosystem functions of birds.

Keywords
Mutualistic and antagonistic plant-animal interaction Networks, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, Functional diversity, Pollination by animals, Observational and experimental field studies, Trait-based network Analysis

Press coverage

Citizen Science

Vögel beobachten und mitteilen  [German] SWR, 7 Feb 2017

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Katja Uhlenkott
Doktorandin

Forschungsgebiete

Verbreitungsmodelle für die Tiefseefauna im Manganknollen-Gürtel in der Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ), Pazifik

Seit langem gibt es Überlegungen, in der Clarion Clipperton Bruchzone (CCZ) polymetallische Knollen, die auch als Manganknollen bekannt sind, abzubauen. Um die Tiere in diesen Gebieten zu schützen, ist es wichtig Schutzgebiete einzurichten. Allerdings ist es aufgrund der Wassertiefe von mehr als 4000 Metern und der Größe des möglichen Abbaugebiets schwierig die Tiefseefauna flächendeckend zu untersuchen. Insbesondere bei der Meiofauna ist dies wegen der geringen Größe und der hohen Individuenzahl im Sediment nur mit großem Aufwand möglich.

Deswegen verwenden wir das machine learning tool „random forest“ um Verbreitungsmodelle für verschiedene Taxa der Meiofauna zu berechnen. Gemeinsam mit der Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) erproben wir die Anwendbarkeit dieser Modelle sowohl direkt für die Untersuchung der Verbreitung der Meiofauna, als auch für die Auswahl aussagekräftiger Positionen zur Probennahme.

Standortsprecher*innen

Jordi de Raad
Ph.D. student, Member of Research Group 'Evolutionary vertebrate genomics' and Young Research Group 'Transposable Elements'
Frankfurt

Research Interests

As a molecular ecologist, I have always been amazed by the rapid-evolving fields of genomics and genetics and its underlying potential. I am mainly interested in applying genomic and genetic methods to elucidate evolutionary uncertainties and to contribute to the conservation of our biodiversity.  During my Msc thesis, I have worked on the genetics of the endangered Eurasian Black Vulture, resulting in a general interest in the (highly conserved) genome of birds. Currently, I am working on evolutionary genomics and genetics in passerine birds. The aim is to resolve phylogenies, examine evolutionary histories and to link this data with varying ecological and morphological traits.

Short CV

2018 – present Ph.D. student at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Working group of Prof. Dr. Axel Janke

2015 – 2017 Msc Environmental Biology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Thesis topic: “First insights in the reintroduction of the Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Southern-France – evaluating individual contribution, genetic diversity and population genetic structure”. Supervised by dr. Peter Galbusera and Philippe Helsen

2014 – 2015 Student assistant at the department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

2009 – 2013 Bsc Biology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Anna Küchler
PhD student, Member of Senior Scientist Group 'Molecular Biodiversity Dynamics'
Frankfurt
Mitarbeiterfoto
M.Sc. Nathan Baker
Doktorand
Gelnhausen
Jana Dietrich
Jana Dietrich
Gelnhausen
Mitarbeiterin Jana Bingemer Görlitz
Jana Bingemer
M. Sc.
Museumspädagogin
Görlitz
Wissenschaftliche Volontärin Lisa Janke
Lisa Janke
wissenschaftliche Volontärin/ SMNG
Görlitz