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The "Helmholtz Interdisciplinary GRADuate School for Environmental Research (HIGRADE)" provides a coherent framework for qualifying new generations of internationally competitive doctoral researchers in the field of environmental science. Our aim is to prepare doctoral researchers at the UFZ for careers in a range of environmental fields, i.e. for taking over leading positions in research, management and policy, technology development, or consulting and education.
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Elena Motivans (Canada)
Department Community Ecology
I will compare pollinator visitation networks across natural and land-use gradients. Most of my fieldwork will focus on countries that have scarce baseline pollination data and contain traditionally managed meadows. Additionally, I will be using barcoding to learn more about the bees from the regions studied and examine pollen transport by Hymenopterans and Dipterans.