Oliver Fried


Tel.: +49-551-39-5715
E-Mail ofried@biologie.uni-goettingen.de
Untere Karspüle 2, D-37073 Göttingen, Room 0.308



2011 - ...

PhD student, Dept. Vegetation & Phytodiversity Analysis, AvH-Institute, University of Göttingen. Thesis subject: A comparative analysis of rice weed communities in Vietnam and the Philippines with special focus on the biodiversity and its relating ecosystem functions


Diplom (equiv. to M. Sc.) in Biology, University of Greifswald. Thesis subject: Plant communities on the coast of Oman from Muscat to Ras al Hadd and their site conditions

2005/2006Studies of Biology at UPMC, Paris
2004/2005Studies of Biology, University of Heidelberg
2003/2004Studies of Biology, University of Hohenheim


Research activities


Voluntary service in a permaculture demonstration site in the coastal rainforest of Ecuador


Research assistant at the Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, University of Greifswald


Internship for a project on halophytic vegetation and soil conditions in sabkhas, Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, University of Greifswald

2002Internship in the “Biologische Station Rieselfelder Münster”


Teaching experience


Vegetationsökologie: Wälder (Exercise course, B.Biodiv.339, SS)

Angewandte Vegetationsökologie & multivariate Statistik (Exercise course, M.Biodiv.431, SS)

Botanische Exkursionen für Fortgeschrittene (Excursions, B.Biodiv.331/ M.Biodiv.401, SS)

Statistik mit R in der Ökologie (Exercise course, B.Biodiv.365, WS)


Modern issues of vegetation science in agricultural landscapes (Seminar,

M.Biodiv.403/406, WS)



  • König, P. & Fried, O. (2015): Plant communities on the NE coast of Oman and their site conditions. Phytocoenologia 45(3): 269-290.


Conferences & Workshops

  • Fried, O., Bergmeier, E., Kühn, I., Nguyen Van Sinh & Grossman, S. (2015): Vegetation of rice agroecosystems in the LEGATO regions. Rice Ecosystem Services in South-East Asian Landscapes - a LEGATO conference. Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Fried, O., Bergmeier, E., Kühn, I., Nguyen Van Sinh & Grossman, S. (2014): Phytodiversity in rice-based production systems. LEGATO: Ecological engineering in Asian rice landscapes. Continental Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Fried, O., Bergmeier, E., Großmann, S., Kühn, I., Nguyen, S. V. (2012): Species and life form composition of vascular plants in rice-based production systems. The 42nd Annual Conference of the GfÖ (Gesellschaft für Ökologie). Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.
  • Fried, O., Bergmeier, E., Großmann, S., Kühn, I. (2012): Functional diversity in the vegetation of landscapes with different agricultural intensity. LEGATO-Workshop – Effects of land use on species and functional biodiversity and ecosystem services. Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany.


Supervised theses

  • Nowak, A. (2015): Vereinbarkeit von Reisanbau und Diversität von Wildkräutern im nördlichen Vietnam. Bachelor thesis. 57 pp. + Appendix + CD.
  • Heise, U. (2015): Floristic and Functional Composition Analysis in Agroforests in the Philippines. Master thesis. 64 pp. + Appendix + CD.