Research Interests
My principal research interest lies in the field of biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of tropical rain forest ecosystems with a special consideration of carnivorous plants and epiphytes.

Educational Background
Dissertation
Dec. 2007 - Jul. 2011 - PhD study entitled „Conservation status of the vascular plants in East African rain forests“, at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. E. Fischer

Academic studies
09. Jun. 2006 - Submission of the diploma thesis entitled „The ecology of the carnivorous Nepenthes madagascariensis“, Diploma MSc) at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. W. Barthlott

2000 - 2006 - University studies in biology as main subject with geography as subsidiary subjects at the University of Bonn, Germany

School education
30. May 2000 - general qualification for university entrance (Gymnasium Am Oelberg, Oberpleis, Germany)

Employment History
Since March 2018 Scientific staff of the Botanical Garden of the University Bern

April 2012 – February 2018 Postdoc position in the project “Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)”, University of Göttingen

Jul. 2011 - March 2012 - Project manager of the APRECO project (Agroforestry for the Protection of Rainforest Ecosystems), University of Koblenz-Landau, working place in Rwanda, Africa

Jun. 2010 - Jun. 2011 - Research assistant at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn. Teaching and Coordination of the Carnivorous Plants working group

Dec. 2007 - May 2010 - Research assistant at the Institute for Integrated Natural Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau. Participant of the research project “Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa” (BIOTA) East Africa (E04)

Oct. 2006 - Nov. 2007 - Research assistant at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn. Project coordination “Biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces: maintaining functionality via regeneration”. Coordination of the Carnivorous Plants working group

Nov. 2003 - May 2006 - Student research assistant at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn

Publications

Rembold, K. & Schröter, A. 2017. Dragonflies and damselflies of the EFForTS study area in Jambi and Bogor (Indonesia). Version 2. Biodiversity, Macroecology & Biogeography, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology of the University of Goettingen, Germany. DOI: 10.3249/webdoc‐3980

Rembold, K., Sri Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Kreft, H. 2017. Common wayside plants of Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia). Version 2. Biodiversity, Macroecology & Biogeography, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology of the University of Goettingen, Germany. DOI: 10.3249/webdoc‐3979

Rembold, K., Mangopo, H., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Kreft, H., 2017. Plant diversity, forest dependency, and alien plant invasions in tropical agricultural landscapes. Biological Conservation 213, 34-242. pdf

Jochum, M., Barnes, A.D., Weigelt, P., Ott, D., Rembold, K., Farajallah, A. & Brose, U (2017): Resource stoichiometry and availability modulate species richness and biomass of tropical litter macro-invertebrates. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12695 pdf

Wahyuni, I., Sulistijorini, Setiabudi, Meijide, A., Nomura , M., Kreft , H., Rembold , K., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S. & Tjitrosoedirdjo, S. (2016): Distribution of invasive plant species in different land-use systems in Sumatera, Indonesia. Biotropia 23, 127-135. pdf

Böhnert, T., Wenzel, A., Altenhövel, C., Beeretz, L., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Meijide, A., Rembold, K. & Kreft, H. (2016): Effects of land-use change on vascular epiphyte diversity in Sumatra (Indonesia). Biological Conservation, 202, 20-29. pdf

Bauer, U., Rembold, K., Grafe, T.U., (2015) Carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plants are a rich food source for a diverse vertebrate community. Journal of Natural History, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2015.1059963

Drescher, J., Rembold, K., Allen, K., Beckschäfer, P., Buchori, D., Clough, Y., Faust, H., Fauzi, A.M., Gunawan, D., Hertel, D., Irawan, B., Jaya, I.N.S., Klarner, B., Kleinn, C., Knohl, A., Kotowska, M.M., Krashevska, V., Krishna, V., Leuschner, C., Lorenz, W., Meijide, A., Melati, D., Nomura, M., Pérez-Cruzado, C., Qaim, M., Siregar, I.Z., Steinebach, S., Tjoa, A., Tscharntke, T., Wick, B., Wiegand, K., Kreft, H., Scheu, S., 2016. Ecological and socio-economic functions across tropical land use systems after rainforest conversion. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 371.

Darras, K., Pütz, P., Fahrurrozi, Rembold, K., Tscharntke, T., 2016. Measuring sound detection spaces for acoustic animal sampling and monitoring. Biological Conservation 201, 29-37.

Clough, Y., Krishna, V.V., Corre, M.D., Darras, K., Denmead, L.H., Meijide, A., Moser, S., Musshoff, O., Steinebach, S., Veldkamp, E., Allen, K., Barnes, A.D., Breidenbach, N., Brose, U., Buchori, D., Daniel, R., Finkeldey, R., Harahap, I., Hertel, D., Holtkamp, A.M., Hörandl, E., Irawan, B., Jaya, I.N.S., Jochum, M., Klarner, B., Knohl, A., Kotowska, M.M., Krashevska, V., Kreft, H., Kurniawan, S., Leuschner, C., Maraun, M., Melati, D.N., Opfermann, N., Pérez-Cruzado, C., Prabowo, W.E., Rembold, K., Rizali, A., Rubiana, R., Schneider, D., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Tjoa, A., Tscharntke, T., Scheu, S., 2016. Land-use choices follow profitability at the expense of ecological functions in Indonesian smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications 7, 13137.

Rembold, K., Fischer, E., Striffler, B.F., Barthlott, W. (2012): Crab spider association with the Malagasy pitcher plant Nepenthes madagascariensis. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12037

C. Lee, C.C., Bourke, G., Taylor, W., Yeo Siew Teck, Y.S., Rembold, K. (2011): Nepenthes appendiculata, a new Pitcher Plant from Sarawak, Borneo. In: McPherson, S.: New Nepenthes Vol. 1. Redfern Natural History Publications.

Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A., Obholzer, J., Malombe, I., Mwachala, G., Onyango, J., Dumbo. B. & Theisen, I. (2010): Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Kakamega Forest, Western Province, Kenya. Journal of East Africa Natural History. 99 (2): 129-226.

Rembold, K., Fischer, E., Wetzel, M., Barthlott, W. (2010): Prey composition of the pitcher plant Nepenthes madagascariensis. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26 (4): 365-372.

Rembold, K., Irmer, A., Rischer, H., Poppinga, S., Bringmann, G. (2010): Propagation of Triphyophyllum peltatum (Dioncophyllaceae) and observations on its carnivory. Carnivorous Plants Newsletter 39 (3): 71-77.

Rembold, K., Fischer, E., Barthlott, W. (2009): Prey composition and inhabitants of Nepenthes madagascariensis. In: Lee, C.C. (ed.): Proceedings of the 2007 Sarawak Nepenthes Summit, Kuching, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, pp. 19-25.

Rembold, K. (2009): Life in Nepenthes Pitchers. In: McPherson, S.: Pitcher Plants of the Old World. Redfern Natural History Publications, pp. 121-141.

Striffler, B.F. & Rembold, K. (2009): Henriksenia labuanica nom. Nov., a replacement name for Misumenops nepenthicola Bristowe (1930) and the clarification of the current taxonomic status of Misumenops nepenthicola Fage (1928) (Arachnida, Araneae, Thomisidae). In: McPherson, S.: Pitcher Plants of the Old World. Redfern Natural History Publications, pp. 1334-1338.

Clarke, C.M., Bauer, U., Lee, C.C., Tuen, A.A., Rembold, K. & Moran, J.A. (2009): Tree shrew lavatories: a novel nitrogen sequestration strategy in a tropical pitcher plant. Biology Letters. 5 (5): 632-635.