Dr. Karin Ulbrich


Dr. Karin Ulbrich
Senior scientist

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Community ecology
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4
D-06120 Halle

Phone: +49 345 558 5318
Fax: +49 345 558 5329

Karin Ulbrich

Research areas

My current fields of work are Science Communication and Citizen Science. Using my experience as an ecological modeller, I develop simulation tools and educational software for biodiversity education in the context of Education for Sustainable Development. In the course of the projects I was lucky to meet engaged educators who have been building a powerful network for project development, evaluation and dissemination.



Recent publications

Ulbrich, K., Schweiger, O., Klotz, S. Settele, J. 2015. Biodiversity impacts of climate change – the PRONAS software as educational tool. Web Ecol., 15, 49–58. pdf

Ulbrich, K., Kühn, E., Wiemers, M., Harpke, A., Settele, J. 2014. „Find the Great Burnet“ – a Citizen Science project. Oedippus.29, 21-31. Pensoft Publishers Sofia-Moscow. pdf

Ulbrich, K., Settele, J., Klotz, S. 2014.Combining Computer and real environment - experience from Implementing Biodiversity Research in the classroom. EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 3493-3499. pdf

Ulbrich, K., Kühn, E., Wiedling, S., Harpke, A., Wiemers, M., Metzler, B., Settele, J. 2013. Wiesenknöpfe und Ameisenbläulinge – „Citizen Science“ als Wissenschaft zum Mitmachen. Pensoft Publishers Sofia-Moscow. pdf

Ulbrich, K., Körnig, S., Lodemann, T., Eschenhagen, W., Bindel, L., Settele, J. 2013. Klima und biologische Vielfalt - erforscht mit der Lernsoftware PRONAS. MNU, 66 (3), 165-172. pdf

Ulbrich K, Settele J, Benedict FF (eds) 2010. Biodiversity in Education for Sustainable Development - Reflection on School-Research Cooperation. Pensoft Publishers Sofia-Moscow. Reprint

Seidelmann K, Ulbrich K, Mielenz N (2010). Conditional sex allocation in the Red Mason bee, Osmia rufa. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 64:337-347. Reprint

Ulbrich K, Drechsler M., Waetzold F, Johst K, Settele J (2008). A software tool for designing cost-effective compensation payments for conservation measures.
Environmental Modelling & Software 23 (1) 122-123. Reprint


Studies of Chemical engineering, Mendelejev Institute (Moscow, Russia)


Phd in Chemical engineering, Academy of Science, GDR

1989 - 1991

Biocenter, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

1992 - 1996

Department for Ecological Modelling, UFZ

1997 - 2001

Institute for Zoology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

2003 - 2005

Biocenter, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

since 2005

Department for Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ