Alumni

2012 – 2017

Tong GuoThe role of diversity in savannas: modelling plant functional diversity and its effects on ecosystem functioning

PhD
2017

Maximilian Windolf: Processing and analysis of geospatial data

SHK
2016/2017 

Katharina Ziegler: Impact of livestock grazing on savannah vegetation around water points:a simulation study on the emergence of piospheres

MSc 
2016/2017

Maik Billing: Developing a rain generator producing stochastic precipitation time series

SHK
2015 – 2016

Camille Guilbaud: Predicting the fate of a community from initial conditions and the structure of the metacommunity

PostDoc
2015/2016

Lisa Braun: Resistenz gegen Antikoagulantien in Rattus norvegicus: Entwicklung eines Individuenbasierten Modells (toegther with Dr. Alexandra Esther, Julius Kühn-Institut, Quedlinburg) 

MSc 
2011 – 2016

Alexis Synodinos: Impact of fire and herbivory on vegetation dynamics in a savanna system (at University of Potsdam, together with Prof. Dr. Jeltsch)

PhD
2011 – 2016

Istem Fer: Transient vegetation dynamics under paleoclimatic changes in the complex topography of the East African rift system (at University of Potsdam, together with Prof. Dr. Jeltsch)

PhD
2015/2016 

Liubov Zakharova: Using ecohydrological plant traits to model and predict the impact of altered precipitation patterns on the performance of individual plants in warm drylands

MSc

2015 – 2016

Lena Elisa Dressler: Database research on savanna plant traits (within the OPTIMASS project)

SHK 

2016

Gabriel Follin-Arbelet: Extending EcoHyD by a third soil layer to assess groundwater recharge

Internship

2015/2016

Susanne Zander: Developing a rain generator for the Eneabba region

SHK

2015/2016

Selina Baldauf: Coupled modelling of erosion risk in savanna ecosystems: Abiotic vs. biotic controls (Master student from Karlsruhe)

MSc, SHK

2015/2016

Yvonne Buchholz: Integrating ecohydrological feedback mechanisms to assess water availability under a single plant

MSc

2015

Susanne Zander: Trait-based modelling of vegetation dynamics in a Mediterranean-type landscape

BSc

2015

Firdevs Akgül: Impact of vegetation representation on socio-ecological assessments of biofuel production

BSc

2015

Nina Berndt: The impact of savanna stability on ecosystem productivity (Master student from LMU München)

MSc

2014/2015

Thomas Piernicke: Are future vegetation changes imposed by climate change stabilizing or destabilizing soil water conditions? (in cooperation with the Dryland Ecohydrology Group of the USGS)

MSc

2014/2015

Melanie Malchow: Plants as ecosystem engineers - the impact of plant morphology on local water distribution (together with Dr. van Schaik, University of Potsdam)

MSc

2014/2015

Philibert Pinkert: Effects of soil texture and precipitation intensity on the local water and vegetation heterogeneity in savannas

BSc

2014

Klarissa Lipowski: Effects of stress on the community structure of nectar yeasts (together with Dr. Wehner)

BSc

2014

Erik Faltin: A survey of trait-based approaches to assess the provision of multiple ecosystem services in Mediterranean-type landscapes

BSc

2011 – 2013

Dirk Lohmann: Sustainable management of a semi-arid savanna under climate change (at University of Potsdam, together with Prof. Dr. Jeltsch)

PhD

2013

Anna Maria Wolf: Stabilising and destabilising effects of a phytotelm ecosystem - A simulation study (together with Prof. Dr. Petermann)

BSc

2012

Thomas Piernicke: Modellierung der räumlichen Wasserverfügbarkeit in einer mediterranen Dünenlandschaft Westaustraliens

BSc

2012

Martin Pluta: Impacts of an increased atmospheric CO2 level on vegetation composition and hydrological processes in a savanna system

BSc