Dr. Cornelia Baessler

Kontakt/Address

Dr. Cornelia Baessler
Science Manager

Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz-Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
D-06120 Halle, Germany

Tel: 0345 558 5317
Fax: 0345 558 5329
cornelia.baessler@ufz.de

Cornelia Baessler

Lebenslauf / Scientific Career

since 2013

Science Manager at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig-Halle

  • Coordinator Research Topic "Landuse, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services"
  • Coordinator Integrated Projects "Emerging Ecosystems" & "Land Use Conflicts"

2008/2009

PostDoc at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel & Helmholtz - Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig-Halle

2006-2013

Coordinator of the Project LTER-D: Long Term Ecological Research - Germany (at Helmholtz - Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig-Halle)

2002-2006

PhD at Helmholtz - Centre for Environmental Research UFZ and ETH Zurich
Title "Plant species diversity and genetic variation: Temporal changes and spatial determinants in agricultural landscapes"

1993-1999, 2001-2002

Studies in Biology at University Halle-Wittenberg and University of Vienna with a major in botany and minors in zoology, geology and nature conservation, diploma grade 'sehr gut'


Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research interests

I am a landscape ecologist with main experiences in vegetation science. In the field of landscape ecology I am interested in the pattern and processes of ecological systems at different temporal and spatial scales. Here I focus mainly on the influences of past and present changes in land use intensity, landscape structure and climate change on species and functional diversity, and their relation to ecosystem services.

Currently I am involved in the coordination and management of the Helmholtz Research Topic "Landuse, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services" and the Integrated Projects "Emerging Ecosystems" & "Land Use Conflicts".


Kooperationen / Projekte | Co-operations / Projects

TERENO
Terrestrial Environmental Observatoria

ALTER-Net
A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network

LTER-D
Long-Term Ecological Research - Germany

LTER-Europe
Long-Term Ecological Research - Europe



Publikationen / Publications

Pütz, Th., R. Kiese, U. Wollschläger, J. Groh, H. Rupp, S. Zacharias, E. Priesack, H. Gerke, R. Gasche, O. Bens, E. Borg, C. Baessler, K. Kaiser, M. Herbrich, J.-C. Munch, M. Sommer, H.-J. Vogel, J. Vanderborght, and H. Vereecken (2016)
TERENO-SOILCan - A lysimeter-network in Germany observing soil processes and plant diversity influenced by climate change
Env. Earth Sci.,75, doi:10.1007/s12665/016-6031-5

Stoll S., Frenzel M., Burkhard B., Adamescu M., Augustaitis A., Baeßler C., Bonet F.J., Carranza M.L., Cazacu C., Cosor G.L., Díaz-Delgado R., Grandin U., Haase P., Hämäläinen H., Loke R., Müller J., Stanisci A., Staszewski T., Müller F. (2014)

Assessment of ecosystem integrity and service gradients across Europe using the LTER Europe network
Ecol. Model. 295: 75 - 87

Vihervaara P., D'Amato D., Forsius M., Angelstam P., Baessler C., Balvanera P., Boldgiv B., Bourgeron P., Dick J., Kanka R., Klotz S., Maass M., Melecis V., Petrik P., Shibata H., Tang J., Thompson J., Zacharias S. (2013)
Using long-term ecosystem services and biodiversity data to study the impacts and adaptation options in response to climate change: insights from the global ILTER sites network
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5

Klotz S., Baessler C., Klussmann-Kolb A., Muellner-Riehe A.N., (2012):
Biodiversitätswandel in Deutschland
In: Mosbrugger, V., Brasseur, G.P., Schaller, M., Stribrny, B., (Hrsg.)
Klimawandel und Biodiversität - Folgen für Deutschland
Wiss. Buchgesell., Darmstadt, S. 38 - 56

Zacharias S., Bogena H., Samaniego L., Mauder M., Fuß R., Pütz T., Frenzel M., Schwank M., Baessler C., Butterbach-Bahl K., Bens O., Borg E., Brauer A., Dietrich P., Hajnsek I., Helle G., Kiese R., Kunstmann H., Klotz S., Munch J.C., Papen H., Priesack E., Schmid H.P., Steinbrecher R., Rosenbaum U., Teutsch G., Vereecken H. (2011)
A Network of Terrestrial Environmental Observatories in Germany
Vadose Zone Journal 10: 955-973

Müller F., Baessler C., Schubert H., Klotz S. (2010)
Long-Term Ecological Research - Between Theory and Application, Springer, Dordrecht, 456 S.

Baessler C., Klotz S., Durka W. (2010)
Temporal changes and spatial determinants of plant species diversity and genetic variation.
In: Müller F., Baessler C., Schubert H., Klotz S. (Eds.): Long-Term Ecological Research - Between Theory and Application, Springer, p 279-297

Baessler C., Groner E., Krauze K., Shachak M., Boeken B. et al. (2009)
LTER site Meta-analysis on trends in vascular plants biodiversity.
In: Mirtl M. (Ed.): LTER-Europe Design and implementation Report - Enabling "Next Generation Ecological Science". Federal Environmental Agency Austria. Vienna. p 279-297

Baessler C. (2008)
Plant species diversity and genetic variation. Temporal changes and spatial determinants in agricultural landscapes.
Dissertation, ETH Zürich, No. 17734
http://e-collection.ethbib.ethz.ch/view/eth:30507

Klotz S., Baessler C., Frenzel M. (2008)
Ökologische Langzeitforschung in Deutschland - das LTER-D Netzwerk
Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie, Bd. 34, 113-122

Baessler C., Durka W. (2007)
Genetic diversity of a common plant species is affected by landscape fragmentation and spatial population characteristics.
49th Annual Conference of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS)

Baessler C., Klotz S. (2006)
Effects of changes in agricultural land use on landscape structure and arable weed vegetation in the last 50 years
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 115: 43-50

Baessler C., Durka W. (2005)
Genetic diversity and population structure of Geum urbanum L. (Rosaceae) in fragmented agricultural landscapes
XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna