Group members and Teaching

 I supervise a core group consisting of 2-3 postdocs, 6-8 PhD students and additional BSc/MSc students.

Latest group picture: September 2016

[from left to right: Yeisson Gutierrez, Julia Tiede, David Ott, Kristy Udy, Christoph Scherber, Michael Meyer, Hannah Reininghaus]

Group picture October 2014:

group picture

I teach courses in Animal Ecology and multitrophic interactions, Plant-Animal interactions, Entomology, Biodiversity, Nature Conservation and Statistics. I have also taught Systematic Botany and Plant Anatomy.


Current course materials can be found online at LearnWeb of University of Münster.

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Dr. David Ott
Research Scientist and Lecturer

Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstr. 2
D-48149 Münster
Room 537
Phone +49 (0) 251 - 83 31 967
Fax +49 (0) 251 - 83 38 338
E-mail: david.ott [a] uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: on appointment

 


 

Andrew. D. Barnes, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Experimental Interaction Ecology

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Deutscher Platz 5e, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig University
Institute of Biology
Johannisallee 21, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
phone: +49 341 9733122
e-mail: andrew.barnes@idiv.de
web: https://www.idiv.de/en/the-centre/employees/details/eshow/barnes-andrew.html
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=PU-QAzMAAAAJ&hl=en

 


 

Dr. Hilke Hollens; Lecturer

Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstr. 2
D-48149 Münster
Room 443
Phone +49 (0)251-83 30012
Fax +49 (0)251-83 38338
E-mail: hilke.hollens [at] uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: on appointment

 


MSc Michael Meyer
Scientific Staff

Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstr. 2
48149 Münster

Room: 539
Phone: +49 (0) 251 - 83 39 350+49 (0) 251 - 83 39 350
Fax: +49 (0) 251 - 83 38 338
E-Mail: micmeyer [at] uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: on appointment by e-mail


 

M. Sc. Yeisson Gutiérrez (PhD candidate)

Institute of Landscape Ecology

Heisenbergstr. 2
48149 Münster

Room: 440
Phone: +49 (0)251-83 33924
Fax: +49 (0)251 - 83 38338
E-mail: yeisson.gutierrez [at] uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: on appointment by e-mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D students supervised

ongoing

  1. Silvia Pappagallo (expected 2020) Crop diversification effects on plant-insect interactions (EU-H2020 project "Diversify"; Supervisor: C. Scherber)
     
  2. Yeisson Gutiérrez (expected 2019) Global change effects on insect performance (Supervisors: C. Scherber, D. Ott)
    (see personal webpage)

  3. Michael Meyer (expected 2018) Effects of temporal crop diversification on arthropod communities and ecosystem processes (Supervisor: C. Scherber)
    (see personal webpage)

  4. Larissa Schaub (expected 2018) Landscape heterogeneity and agroecosystem services in wheat-dominated cropping systems (Supervisors: Jasmin Joshi, C. Scherber)

  5. Julia Tiede (expected 2017) Effects of plant biodiversity on trophic and non-trophic interactions: A molecular approach using next-generation DNA sequencing (DFG-FOR 1451-2, ongoing; Supervisors: C. Scherber, T. Tscharntke)
    (see former lab page and profile on ResearchGate)

  6. Christine Venjakob (expected 2017) Effects of plant biodiversity on plant-pollinator interactions and pollination (Supervisors: A.-M. Klein and C. Scherber)
    (see personal webpage)

  7. Hagen Andert (expected 2017) Plant-arthropod interactions on experimental islands in a marine-terrestrial environment (Supervisors: C. Scherber, T. Tscharntke)
    (see personal webpage)

finished

  1. Stephanie Sobek (2008) Spatiotemporal patterns of insect diversity and multitrophic interactions across a tree diversity gradient in a Central European deciduous forest (Supervisors: T. Tscharntke, I. Steffan-Dewenter, C. Scherber)
    now at University of Western Ontario (Canada) [4 manuscripts published]

  2. David Gladbach (2010) Biological control and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes (Supervisors: C. Dormann, A. Holzschuh, T. Tscharntke, C. Scherber)
    now at Bayer Crop Science (Monheim, Germany) [3 manuscripts published]

  3. Elke Vockenhuber (2011) Plant-insect interactions in a tree diversity gradient (Supervisors: T. Tscharntke, C. Scherber)
    now at BASF (Germany) [2 manuscripts published]

  4. Christoph Rothenwöhrer (2012) Multitrophic plant-herbivore-predator interactions in a grassland management gradient (Supervisors: T. Tscharntke, C. Scherber)
    Now at Bayerisches Landesamt für Umweltschutz [3 manuscripts published]

  5. Georg Everwand (2013) Grassland management and plant diversity effects on plant-herbivore-predator and plant-pollinator interactions (Supervisors: T. Tscharntke und C. Scherber)
    Now at VTI Braunschweig [4 manuscripts published]

  6. Verena Rösch (2014) The effects of fragmentation and isolation of calcareous grasslands on different groups of organisms (Supervisors: P. Batáry, T. Tscharntke; Co-supervisor: C. Scherber)
    Now at Planungsbüro near Lake Constance [2 manuscripts published; See personal webpage]

  7. Urs Kormann (2014) Scale and context-mediated conservation management in fragmented landscapes and populations (Supervisors: T. Tscharntke and C. Scherber)
    now at Oikostat.ch (1 manuscript published)

  8. Tatiane Beduschi (2014) Scale dependence of plant-insect interactions and community structure in changing landscapes (Supervisors: C. Scherber and T. Tscharntke)
    (1 manuscript published)

  9. Claudia Normann (2015) The impact of edge effects on multitrophic interactions in a tree diversity gradient (Supervisors: C. Scherber, T. Tscharntke)
    [1 manuscript published]

  10. Hannah Reininghaus (2017) Local and Landscape Effects on Arthropod Communities along an Arable-Urban Gradient (DFG-GRK 1644, ongoing; Supervisors: C. Scherber, T. Tscharntke, T. Kneib)

  11. Kristy Udy (2017) Scaling of Animal Communities: From Local and Landscape to Global Processes (DFG-GRK 1644; Supervisors: T. Tscharntke, C. Scherber, T. Kneib)
    (see former lab page and RTG page)

Additional PhD committee memberships (selection)

  1. Hèléne Deraison (2014) Dynamics of functional diversity within food webs and anthropogenic ecosystem functioning (Supervisors: Isabelle Badenhausser, Luca Börger, Nicolas Gross; CNRS - CEBC, Chizé, France; PhD committee members: Nicolas Loeuille, Cyrille Violle, Juliette Bloor, Christoph Scherber)
    see manuscript published in Ecology Letters
  2. Ingo Hahn (2016) Altitudinal movements of birds in the Equadorian Andes (Supervisor: Hermann Mattes, Münster)
  3. Kristin Gilhaus (2016) Grassland management by year-round grazing – opportunities and constraints (Supervisors: Norbert Hölzel, Sabine Tischew)
  4. Jan-Hendrik Dudenhöffer (2017) Biotic mediated feedbacks and plant fitness in an experimental grassland community. University of Freiburg (Supervisors: Alexandra-Maria Klein, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen).

Masters students supervised

2017

Jana Brandmeier
Cropping system diversification and plant-insect interactions (ongoing)

2017

Cora Sonsalla
Studies on the ecology of fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) (ongoing)

2017

Benjamin Ullrich
Optimizing bird monitoring schemes in arable landscapes (ongoing)

2017

Christopher Reith
Calling behaviour in European Spadefoot toad (Pelobates fuscus) (ongoing)

2017

Mara Kreimeier
Effects of habitat connectivity and landscape composition on reptile communities (ongoing)

2017

Clara Mattner
Modelling wolf distribution in Central Europe using individual-based models (ongoing)

2017

Nina Bacchi Pflanzenphysiologische Parameter von Gemengen mit Winterackerbohne (Vicia faba L. ) und Winterweizen (Triticum aestivum L.) unter Trockenstress (finished)

2017

Maren Smiatek Effects of temporal diversification on litter decomposition, microbial respiration and soil mesofauna in a long-term crop rotation experiment (finished)

2016 Lukas Egli
Global assessment of crop distribution and biodiversity patterns (finished)
2015

Wiebke Röper
Neue Agrarumweltmaßnahmen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern aus der Sicht landwirtschaftlicher Unternehmen (finished)

2015

Niklas Krummel Bottom-up control of Pterostichus melanarius (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in different habitats: fitness mediated by plant diversity? (finished)

2015

Marie Holler Effects of vegetation characteristics on leafhopper abundance in calcareous grasslands, adjacent paturelands and waysides in Northern Hesse (Germany) (finished)

2014

Sarah Lenze The effects of spatial scale, land use and vegetation characteristics on species richness and abundance of butterfly communities in calcareous grasslands (finished)

2013

Till Benner Effects of varying grassland management regimes and plant functional group composition on ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) (finished)

2013

Marcel Mühlfeit Einfluss eines Höhengradienten auf Cerambyciden, Elateriden und Lymexyliden in Fichtenwäldern des Westharzes. (finished)

2013

Marieke Neßmann Movement behavior and jumping performance of the Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus) in fragmented grasslands along the Green Belt Eichsfeld-Werratal, Germany.(finished)

2013

Margaritha Hottmann Auswirkungen von Baumartendiversität und Distanz zum Waldrand auf Pflanzen und Arthropoden im Nationalpark Hainich (finished)

2011

Barbara Mayer Untersuchungen zur Ökologie der Zwergbirke (Betula nana L.) im Naturschutzgebiet Bernrieder Filz.(finished)

2011

Kerstin Albrecht Vergleichende Analysen zum Einfluss der Herbivorie auf die reproduktive Fitness von Senecio inaequidens DC. (Asteraceae) (with S. Porembski, Rostock) (finished)

2009

Lea Stanke Der Einfluss von Pflanzendiversität und Landnutzungsintensität auf Herbivorie (in German) (finished) [see Biological Conservation paper arising from this thesis]

2009

Lisa Freudenberger Predicting habitat suitability for Kea (Nestor notabilis) based on Ecological Modeling and Factor Analysis.(finished)

2009

Eva-Maria Kuhl Distribution of plant functional traits in a range of grassland formations differing in water and nitrogen availability A comparison using the SynBioSys and BiolFlor databases (finished) [see thesis published online]

2008

Mareen Gollnow Die Diversität von Totholzkäfern in Laubwäldern unterschiedlicher Baumartenzahl (finished) [see Ecological Entomology and Forest Ecol Manag papers where data from this thesis were used as covariates]

2006

Juliane Specht The relationship between plant diversity and the fitness of the common grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus ZETT. (Orthoptera: Acrididae) (finished) [see J Anim Ecol and Oecologia papers arising from this thesis]

 

Additional MSc thesis committee memberships

New!Carina Burmeister (MSc) Honey Bees vs.Wild Bees: Competition or Teamwork? [see PloS One paper arising from this thesis]

Bachelors students supervised

2017 Lukas Dreyling Development of Locusta migratoria at different temperatures in a climate change scenario of Central Europe (ongoing)
2017 Sam Lucy Behle Experiments on small mammal behaviour at bait boxes: minimizing the risk to non-target species (ongoing; co-supervised with J. Jacob, JKI Münster)
2017

Linda Goebel Landscape context and functional connectivity of heathlands in the government district of Münster (finished)

2017

Marit Kelling Three-year monitoring of a sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) translocation in Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia (finished)

2016

Charlotte Hurck Studies on the population structure and habitat preferences of the European adder (Vipera berus L.) at the Dortmund-Ems Canal (Coesfeld district, North Rhine-Westphalia) (finished)

2016

Florian Meinking Die Libellen der Stillgewässer des LSG „Wesermarsch“ und des
NSG „Drakenburger Marsch“ – Bestandsaufnahme und Entwicklungsvorschläge (finished)

2016

Friederike Siegel Untersuchungen zur zeitlichen Aktivität des europäischen Feldhamsters (Cricetus cricetus L.) unter Freilandbedingungen (finished)

2016

Stephanie Funke Untersuchungen zur Verbreitung und zum Nahrungsspektrum des Fischotters (Lutra lutra) im mittleren Münsterland

2015

Tamer Özkömec Alternativen zum Mais als Substrat in der Produktion von Biogas (finished)

2015

Melanie Fiedler Untersuchungen zur Akzeptanz künstlicher Wohnröhren beim Feldhamster Cricetus cricetus L.) (finished)

2015

Friederike Siegel Untersuchungen zur zeitlichen Aktivität des Feldhamsters (Cricetus cricetus L.) unter Freilandbedingungen (finished)

2014

Nina Bacchi Der Einfluss von Ackerrandstrukturen auf den Ertrag von Raps und Weizen (finished)

2013

Wiebke Röper Auswirkungen von Management und Pflanzendiversität auf Arthropoden im Grünland (finished)

2013

Miriam Obermüller Fraßverhalten und Nahrungsspektrum von Laufkäfern (Carabidae) (finished)

2013

Jana Rühlke Studien zum Vorkommen naturschutzrelevanter Insektentaxa entlang des Grünen Bandes Eichsfeld-Werratal (finished)

2013

Henrike von der Decken Bestandsentwicklung ausgewählter Vogelarten im Gebiet "Außendeich Nordkehdingen" (Vogelschutzgebiet Unterelbe) im Spannungsfeld zwischen Landwirtschaft und Naturschutz (finished)

2012

Annabelle Rohlfing  Effects of plant diversity and management on grassland invertebrates (finished)

2011

Till Benner  Versuche zur Attraktivität verschiedener Genotypen von Populus tremula L. für Phratora spec. und Lochmaea caprea (Chrysomelidae) (finished)

2009

Dorothee Schwenke  Introducing Ericulture in Nonno Rural Development Project in Ethiopia (finished)

2009

Kirsten Patzig  Auswirkungen des Energiepflanzenanbaus auf die Biodiversität (finished)

 

    Themen für Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten
    Topics for Bachelor- and Master theses

    Bachelorarbeiten können in Form einer Literaturarbeit, oder in Form kleinerer experimenteller Untersuchungen durchgeführt werden. Beispiele für mögliche Themen:

      • Fraßwahlversuche mit herbivoren Insekten (z.B. Blattkäfer, Heuschrecken)
      • Klimawandel und Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen
      • Interaktionen zwischen oberirdischen und unterirdischen Organismen
      • Herbivorie und die Artenvielfalt von Pflanzen
      • Räuber-Beute-Theorie
      • Theorien und Hypothesen in der Ökologie: Eine kritische Analyse
     
    Masterarbeiten können zum Beispiel zu folgenden Themen durchgeführt werden:
      • Grünlandnutzung und Biodiversität im Naturpark "Solling-Vogler"
      • Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Heideökosysteme in Dänemark
      • Biodiversität im Nationalpark "Hainich"
      • Biodiversität und Nutzungsintensität in Nationalparken und Biosphärenreservaten Deutschlands
      • Experimente zum Fraßverhalten von Heuschrecken
      • Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen entlang eines Höhengradienten im Nationalpark "Harz"
      • Biologische Invasionen als Komponente globaler Umweltveränderungen
      • Ökologische Untersuchungen in Hochmooren

    For current courses at University of Münster, see Learnweb.