Agroecology

Prof. Dr. Teja Tscharntke

Curriculum Vitae


Education and specialisation


  • 1973-1981
    Studies in sociology and biology at the universities in Marburg and Gießen

  • 1978
    Diploma (MSc) in Sociology, University of Marburg

  • 1981
    Diploma (MSc) in Biology, University of Marburg

  • 1986
    PhD in Biology, University of Hamburg

  • 1992
    Habilitation (venia legendi) in Zoology, University of Karlsruhe






Academic appointments


  • 1985-1992
    Postdoc and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, University of Karlsruhe

  • 1992
    Offer of three tenure professor positions: C4 ecology (Hamburg), C3 zoology (Gießen), C4 agroecology (Göttingen)

  • since 1993
    Head of the Agroecology Research Group at the University of Göttingen, Faculty member in Agriculture and Biology






Professional/academic positions


  • since 1996
    Member of the Editorial Boards of Oecologia (1996-2002), Journal of Applied Ecology (2000-2006), Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (since 2002), Agriculture (since 2014), Biology (since 2014) and Current Opinion in Insect Science

  • since 2000
    Editor-in-Chief of Basic and Applied Ecology (the official journal of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, GfOe)

  • since 2000
    Speaker and coordinator of the study branch “Resource Management” of the Faculty of Agriculture (Göttingen)

  • 2000-2011
    Member of the Management Board (“Strukturkommission”) of the Faculty of Agriculture (Göttingen)

  • 2002-2010
    Member of the federal scientific board for biodiversity and genetic resources (Federal Ministry of Agriculture, BMELV)

  • 2005-2009
    Speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre STORMA (“Stability of Rainforest Margins in Indonesia”) of the German Science Foundation (DFG SFB 552; www.storma.uni-goettingen.de)

  • 2007-2009
    Member of the Managing Board of the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology

  • since 2008
    Member of the Science Committee of the agroBIODIVERSITY network of DIVERSITAS

  • since 2010
    Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the SAFE (Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystem) project in Malaysia

  • since 2012
    Advisory Board of the Dorothea-Schlözer Mentoring Program (female scientific career counseling at Göttingen University)

  • 2015 -2016
    Member of the Project Advisory Group to review and critically evaluate a Pan-European experiment to quantify the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on pollinators






Awards


  • 2008
    Internationally most cited ecologist from Germany, Austria & Switzerland (according to the ranking in Laborjournal 10/2008: 55-57)

  • 2009
    One-year sabbatical (Excellency program of Göttingen University)

  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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    Highly Cited Researcher, ranking among the top 1% most cited scientists for the fields "Environment/Ecology" and "Plant&Animal Science"
    (according to the Web of Science, ISI Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics)

  • 2017
    Internationally most cited ecologist from Germany, Austria & Switzerland (according to the ranking in Laborjournal 01/2017: 36-39)

  • 2018
    The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists






Key research expertise


  • Biodiversity patterns and associated ecosystem functioning at different spatial and temporal scales (local vs. landscape effects; inter-annual changes; GIS and geostatistics); habitat fragmentation; beta diversity; spatial ecology

  • Biodiversity and associated ecosystem services in managed and natural systems, succession of plant and animal communities

  • Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships (herbivory, predation, parasitism, pollination)

  • Tropical ecology; comparison of tropical and temperate communities and associated multitrophic interactions

  • Pollination in wild plants and crops; plant population dynamics

  • Quantified food webs and multitrophic interactions (direct and indirect effects; below- and aboveground interactions; interactions between plants, herbivores, pathogens, predators, parasitoids, pollinators and between invertebrates and vertebrates)

  • Ecosystem services; multidisciplinary studies linking socioeconomic with ecological approaches






Publications: see PUBLICATIONS


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