Oribatida

Team

Dr. Ricarda Lehmitz
Head of section

born, November 1980

 

Professional activity

since July 2013
Head of section Oribatida
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
 
Aug. 2012 – June 2013
Research assistant
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
in the project “Creation of the Red Lists 2020 – Preparatory Phase (FKZ 3511 861100)” of the Free University of Berlin for a test run Red Lists using the example of earthworms (Lumbricidae)
 
Jan. 2012 – June 2013
Research assistant
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Scholarship of the Swiss foundation “Pro Acarologia Basiliensis” for the study of the “Oribatidensynusien in the nature reserve Dubringer Moor”

Jan. 2008 – Okt. 2012
Doctorand
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
 
July – Dez. 2007
Research assistant
University Oldenburg
in the joint project “Entomological investigation to combat bluetongue disease”
 
June 2006 – March 2007 
Student assistant
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI) Potsdam
University Potsdam
 

Education

Okt. 2012
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Degree: Doctorate (biology)
at the University of Leipzig; topic: The distribution routes of horn mites (Oribatida) and their immigration in raw soils
 
June – July 2010
Ohio State University
Soil Acarology Workshop, Acarology Summer Program
 
June 2006 – March 2007
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Degree: Diploma (Biology)
Topic: “Characterization of lake types of the North German Plain using aquatic coleoptera”.
 
Aug. – Okt. 2010
Elbe Brandenburg Biosphere Reserve
Work experience
Registration of the water beetles in the Rambower Moor
 
Sept. 2003 – Jan. 2004
University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Great Britain)
Semester abroad
 
Okt. 2001 – March 2007
University Potsdam
Degree: Diploma (biology)
Specialisation in ecology/nature conservation

 

2020

Lehmitz, R., Haase, H., Otte, V. & Russell, D. (2020): Bioindication in peatlands by means of muti-taxa indicators (Oribatida, Aaraneae, Carabidae, Vegetation). Ecological Indicators 109, doi 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105837

2019

Graefe, U., Römbke, J. & Lehmitz, R. (2019): Die Waldbindung der Regenwürmer (Lumbricidae) Deutschlands. S.17-25. In: Dorow, W.H.O:, Blick S.U.P. & Schneider, A. (eds): Waldbindung ausgewählter Tiergruppen Deutschlands. Lumbricidae, Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Heteroptera, Coleoptera, Aculeata, Macrolepidoptera, Aves. BfN-Skripten 544. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn-Bad Godesberg. 388 S.

Schuppenhauer, M.M., Lehmitz, R. & Xylander, W.E.R. (2019) Slow-moving soil organisms on a water highway: aquatic dispersal and survival potential of Oribatida and Collembola in running water. Movement Ecology. 7(1):20

Maraun, M., Caruso, T., Hense, J., Lehmitz, R., Mumladze, L., Murvanidze, M., Nae, I, Schulz, J., Seniczak, A. & Scheu, S. (2019). Parthenogenetic vs. sexual reproduction in oribatid mite communities. Ecology and Evolution:1-9

2018

Balkenhol, B., Haase, H., Gebauer, P. & Lehmitz, R. (2018): Steeplebushes conquer the countryside – Influence of invasive plant species on spider communities (Araneae) in former wet meadows. Biodiversity and Conservation 27 (9): 2257-2274

2017

Schuppenhauer, M. M. & Lehmitz, R. (2017): Floating Islands: A method to detect aquatic dispersal and colonisation potential of soil microarthropods. – Soil Organisms 89 (2): 119–126

Lehmitz, R. & Decker, P. (2017): The nuclear 28S gene fragment D3 as species marker in oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from German peatlands. Experimental and Applied Acarology 71(3), 259–276, doi 10.1007/s10493-017-0126-x

2016

Krause, A., Pachl, P., Schulz, G., Lehmitz, R., Senizcak, A., Schaefer, I., Scheu, S. & Maraun, M. (2016): Convergent evolution of aquatic life by sexual and parthenogenetic oribatid mites. Experimental and Applied Acarology, doi 10.1007/s10493-016-0089-3

Lehmitz, R., Römbke, J., Graefe, U., Beylich, A. & Krück, S. (2013): Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Regenwürmer (Lumbricidae et Criodrilidae) Deutschlands. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt, 70 (4) Wirbellose Tiere (Teil 2), 565-590.

Lehmitz, R. & Maraun, M. (2016): Small-scale spatial heterogeneity of stable isotope signatures (δ15N, δ13C) in Sphagnum sp. transfers to all trophic leverl in oribatid mites. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 100: 242-251.

2015

Xylander, W.E.R., Lehmitz, R., Hohberg, K., Lang, B., Russell, D.J. (2015) Boden ein unterschätzter Lebensraum. Biologie in unserer Zeit 6/2015: 388-395.

Lehmitz, R., Hohberg, K., Voigtländer, K. (2015) Senckenberg erforscht, wie Boden entsteht – Görlitzer Langzeitstudien zur Entwicklung von Bodenlebensgemeinschaften. Senckenberg – Natur Forschung Museum 145: 84-89.

Xylander, W.E.R., Lehmitz, R. & Lang, B. (2015): Unsere Böden – Unbeachtet, unverzichtbar und voller Leben. Senckenberg – Natur Forschung Museum 145: 74-77.

Hohberg, K., Lehmitz, R., Voigtländer, K. (2015) Wie ein Lebensraum entsteht – Bodentiere in der Bergbaufolge. The genesis of a habitat – Soil animals at post-mining sites. Senckenberg Jahresbericht 2013-2014 ISBN 978-3-929907-92-6: 36-42.

2014

Lehmitz, R. (2014): The oribatid mite community of a German peatland in 1987 and 2012 – effects of anthropogenic desiccation and afforestation. Soil Organisms 86 (2), 131-145.

Lehmitz, R., Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Krück, S., Beylich, A. & U. Graefe (2014): Checklist of earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) from Germany. Zootaxa 3866, 2: 221-245

2012

Lehmitz, R. (2012): Die Verbreitungswege von Hornmilben (Oribatida) und ihre Einwanderung in Rohböden. – Dissertation, Universität Leipzig, Fakultät der Biowissenschaften, pp. 99.

Lehmitz, R (2012): Milben – vom Winde verweht. – Natur • Forschung • Museum 142, 3/4: 130-131

Lehmitz, R, Russell, D., Hohberg, K., Christian, A. & W.E.R. Xylander (2012): Active dispersal of oribatid mites into young soils. – Applied Soil Ecology 55: 10-19

2011

Hohberg, K., Elmer, M., Russell, D., Christian, A., Schulz, H.-J., Lehmitz, R., R. & M. Wanner (2011): First five years of soil food-web development in ‘Chicken Creek’ catchment. In: Elmer, M., Schaaf, W., Biemelt, D., Gerwin, W. & R.F. Hüttl (Eds.), The artificial catchment ‘Chicken Creek’ – initial ecosystem development 2005-2010. – Ecosystem Development 3: 93-114

Lehmitz, R., Russell, D. J., Hohberg, K., Christian, A., Xylander, W.E.R. (2011): Wind dispersal of oribatid mites as a mode of migration. – Pedobiologia 54: 201–207

2010

Lehmitz, R. (2010): Typisierung von Seen Norddeutschlands anhand aquatischer Coleoptera.- VDM-Verlag, ISBN 3639290593, pp. 116.

2009

Lehmitz, R. (2009): Aerial migration of oribatid mites.- 10th Central European Workshop on Soil Zoology, Ceské Budejovice, Abstract book, p. 48.

2008

Lehmitz, R., Christian, A. & W.E.R. Xylander (2008): Detection of migration mechanisms of oribatid mites.- EURECO-GFOE 2008, Proceedings, Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 38: 449.

Dipl.-Biol.  Henriette Jechorek
Technical assistant
Dr. Meike Schuppenhauer
Former employee

born December, 1990

 

Professional activity

since April 2016
PhD student
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Department of Soil Zoology-Section Oribatida
 
Dez 2011 – Jun 2012
Student assistant
Botanica Science Center Bremen
 

Education

April 2020
TU Dresden
Degree: doctorate
Thesis: Investigations on passive aquatic dispersal and colonisation of oribatid mites using experimental and genetic methods

Feb 2014 – Feb 2016
University of Applied Sciences Bremen- City University of Applied Sciences
Degree: Master
International course of studies Technical and Applied Biology
Thesis: Contribution to the taxonomy of the genera Polynema and Stephanodes of Sweden,
Scholarships of the Entomological Associations (Entomologiska Förening) in Stockholm and Uppland

Aug 2014 – Feb 2015
Natural History Museum Stockholm
Internship in cooperation with Station Linné and the Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet
Field of research: Taxonomy of the Mymaridae (dwarf wasps), barcoding, next generation sequencing

Jan 2013 – Jul 2013
Station Linné, Öland
Internship in the field of entomology and taxonomy (Brachycera-Milichiidae)

Sep 2012 – Jan 2013
Linnéuniversitetet – Linnaeus University, Kalmar
Semester abroad with focus on limnology, marine and fish ecology

Okt 2010 – Jan 2014
University of Applied Sciences Bremen- City University of Applied Sciences
Degree: Bachelor
International course of studies Technical and Applied Biology
Final thesis: Macrozoobenthos in ditches of the city forest as a potential for settlement in a retention water

 

2020

Ronquist, R., Forshage, M., Häggqvist, S., Karlsson, D., Hovmöller, R., Bergsten, J., Holston, K., Britton, K., Abenius, J., Andersson, B., Buhl, P. N., Coulianos, C.-C., Fjellberg, A., Gertsson, C.-A., Hellqvist, S., Jaschhof, M., Kjærandsen, J., Klopfstein, S., Kobro, S., Liston, A., Meier, R., Pollet, M., Prous, M., Riedel, M., Roháček, J., Schuppenhauer, M., Stigenberg, J., Struwe, I., Taeger, A., Ulefors, S.-O., Varga, O., Withers, P. & Gärdenfors, U. (2020): Completing Linnaeus`s inventory of Swedish insect fauna: only 5000 species left? PLOS ONE 15 (3):
e0228561. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228561

2019

Schuppenhauer, M.M., Lehmitz, R. & Xylander, W.E.R. (2019) Slow-moving soil organisms on a water highway: aquatic dispersal and survival potential of Oribatida and Collembola in running water. Movement Ecology. 7(1):20

2018

Schuppenhauer, M. M. & Triapitsyn, S. V. (2018): Contribution to the taxonomy of Polynema Haliday, 1833 and Stephanodes Enock, 1909 (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) of Sweden. – Entomologisk Tidskrift 139: 159–183

2017

Schuppenhauer, M. M. & Lehmitz, R. (2017): Floating Islands: A method to detect aquatic dispersal and colonisation potential of soil microarthropods. – Soil Organisms 89 (2): 119–126

Mitarbeiter Jörg Müller Görlitz
Dipl.-Ing.  Jörg Müller
Technical assistant LOEWE-TBG