Promoting biodiversity at the landscape level

I am interested in biodiversity, plant-pollinator interaction networks, ecosystem functions and services, new monitoring technologies, and interdisciplinary and diversified research.
My PhD will investigate interactions between landscape structures and combined agri-environmental measures (organic farming, flower strips) on bird species richness and activity. I will explore new technologies (audio and video recording systems) for monitoring pollinator richness. I am also investigating the synergies between ecological impact, economic efficiency and governance of cooperative agri-environment measures.

In addition, I coordinate farmer acquisition and the selection/ assessment and updating of study landscapes for the ‘KOOPERATIV’ project. The goal of KOOPERATIV is to promote biodiversity at the landscape level based on multi-stakeholder cooperation. In this context, I am investigating pollinator abundance, richness and diversity with standardized transect walks, bird and bat activity and species richness with sound recordings, and pollination rates with exclusion experiments. The research is taking place in 38 landscapes, each 100 ha in area, that vary in the area percentage of perennial flower fields (0 % - 13 %) and along a diversity gradient.

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I have a master´s degree in agricultural sciences in the field of Agroecology from the University of Göttingen, Germany, as well as expertise in social sciences and economics. I wrote my master thesis in the interdisciplinary and international SFB project EFForTs in Indonesia on the topic of transformation systems in oil palm monocultures. For this, I received the scholarships PROMOS (DAAD) and "Master's Theses in Developing Countries" (AKB Foundation/CBL).