Lab Members

If you would like to join my lab and develop a project that matches my research interests (in particular on timing and multi-species interactions), please contact me!
If you are interested in ecological interaction networks, it might sound cool for you that here you would be at the source of the developers of the widely used bipartite R package. I’d be happy to assist you in developing an application for a PhD fellowship (I have successfully applied for several fellowships in the past).

If you are interested in doing an MSc or BSc thesis with me, see here.

My lab is part of the Biometry & Environmental System Analysis group led by Carsten Dormann.

Present lab members

PhD candidates

BenjaminSchwarzFotoBenjamin Schwarz joined the team in March 2017. He is combining theory and empirical studies to get a better understanding of temporal dynamics of ecological networks and what they mean for the functional outcomes of interactions. A special focus are diel patterns in plant-pollinator interactions. See more on his page on our department website.

MSc candidates

One student will be starting Apr 2018 and look on flower closure and pollinators in Cichorieae.

BSc candidates

One student will be starting Apr 2018 and model mutualistic networks, looking at their stability.

One student will be starting in 2018 and study insects on trees in the IDENT experiment.


Past lab members

MSc theses

Elena Weindel (2016): How does tree diversity influence habitat use and predation by insectivorous birds?

Mert Kavaklıoğlu (2016): Insect herbivore diversity in the IDENT tree diversity experiment

BSc theses

Urban Eisele (2016): Auswirkungen der Vielfalt des Baumbestandes auf die Kontrolle herbivorer Insekten durch Vögel (EN: tree diversity and insect predation by birds)

Clara Wild (2017): Stellung von Ackerwildkräutern im Pflanzen-Bestäuber-Nahrungsnetz und die Bedeutung von Habitatkomplexen für den Naturschutz (EN: plant-pollinator networks in a habitat complex)