The Agroecology Team


Dr. Anoush Miriam Ficiciyan
Commons-based seed varieties and mixtures in sustainable crop production
Phone +49 (0)551 / 39-22111-

Dr. Kevin Darras
Diversity, functions and services of birds and bats in Sumatra, Indonesia
Phone +49 (0)551 / 39-33734 -

Dr. Maximilian Vollstädt
Functional diversity and biotic interactions in tropical ecosystems under global change
Phone +49 (0)551 / 39-8807

PhD students

Felix Klaus
Grid-based predictions of biodiversity and ecosystem services at different spatial scales

Kevin Li
Pollination function and service in a rainforest transformation landscape in Sumatra, Indonesia

Felipe Libran
Biodiversity patterns and processes across landscapes differing in local habitat composition and configuration

Carolina Ocampo-Ariza
Pest control services offered by vertebrates and invertebrates in native cacao plantations of Peru

Julia Rosa
Costs and benefits of the diversification of farming systems

Manuel Toledo-Hernández
Cocoa pollination as a potential yield driver under changing management and climate

Emmeline Topp
A biodiversity hotspot faces intensification of viticulture: The role of renosterveld remnants for the conservation of butterflies.

Annemarie Wurz
Biodiversity and ecosystem services of agro-ecologically optimized cultivation

Guest scientists

Anjaharinony Andry Ny Aina Rakotomalala

Estelle Raveloaritiana

Dr. Daisy Cárate Tandalla

Dr. Bea Maas

Dr. Thomas Cherico Wanger

Dr. Yvonne Fabian

Julia Piko

Andreas Wiedenmann

Viviana Alarcón

Technical assistants

Susanne Jahn
Phone +49 (0)551 / 39-22211 -

Brigitte Jünemann
Phone +49 (0)551 / 39-22211 -

IT Group

Siegfried Opolka

Marco Seipke

Phone +49 (0)551 / 39-33745

Managing Editor

Prof. Klaus Hoevemeyer
Managing Editor (Journal: Basic and Applied Ecology)

BSc and MSc students

Students' room phone: +49 (0)551 / 39-33731

Sophie Heumann
Effects of strip intercropping on pest predation success

Louise Rinck
Effects of strip intercropping on the damage and parasitism of rape pollen beetles

Maximilian Pink
Effects of strip intercropping on insect diversity

Dominik Thomas Nolte
Effects of strip intercropping on cereal aphids and their predators

Adelina Weißmann
Effects of strip intercropping on pollinator communities

Denise Bertleff
Predation pressure in cacao agroforestry

Hanna Gesche Gardein
Effects of habitat size on ground-nesting bee communities on calcareous grasslands

Tara Hanf-Dressler
The potential of cacao agroforestry for conservation of Peruvian birds and their ecosystem services

Katrin Hübner
Effects of habitat isolation on ground-nesting bee communities in agricultural landscapes

Celina Herrera Krings
Bat activity in different ecological compensation areas

Sophie Müller
Insect diversity on grafted fine and flavour cacao trees