Tina Buchmann

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Tina Buchmann
PhD student

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

phone: +49 345 558 5319
Fax: +49 345 558 5329
tina.buchmann@ufz.de


Curriculum Vitae

since Aug 2012

PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Community Ecology

PhD-Project: "The role of plant functional traits and trait variation for community assembly and productivity in semi-natural and experimentally manipulated grasslands" (funded by the DFG)

Supervisor: PD Dr. Christiane Roscher

Nov 2011

Diploma thesis, Institute of Ecology (FSU Jena), Community Ecology group

"Functional diversity of producers influencing functional diversity of consumers in an experimental grassland" Jena Experiment

Supervisors: Dr. Winfried Voigt and PD Dr. Jörg Perner

2005 - 2012

Studies of Biology / major: Ecology

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

2004 - 2005

Voluntary ecological year

2004

Abitur


PhD-Project: The role of plant functional traits and trait variation for community assembly and productivity in semi-natural and experimentally manipulated grasslands

Biodiversity-Ecosystem functioning research provided new insights of how changing biodiversity can affect ecosystem processes. These relationships were mainly investigated in artificially assembled plant communities of large biodiversity experiments. Although manipulative field experiments have the advantage to extract the causality of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships, considerable debate exists about the applicability of conclusions drawn from biodiversity experiments with artificially established plant communities to natural ecosystems.

This project aims to identify the biotic mechanisms by which plant functional characteristics and their within- and between-species variation are related to community assembly and processes at the community level in semi-natural grasslands. The research sites are extensively managed semi-natural grasslands under different environmental conditions in the floodplain of the river Saale and adjacent slopes near Jena (Thuringia, Germany), where we investigate species abundances, plant functional traits and biomass production. The data recorded in this project will be used together with plant biomass, species abundance and trait data collected previously within the Jena Experiment for comparisons of semi-natural and experimentally established grasslands.


Publications

2017 (2)

  • Milcu, A., Gessler, A., Roscher, C., Rose, L., Kayler, Z., Bachmann, D., Pirhofer-Walzl, K., Zavadlav, S., Galiano, L., Buchmann, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Roy, J., (2017):
    Top canopy nitrogen allocation linked to increased grassland carbon uptake in stands of varying species richness
    Sci. Rep. 7 , art. 8392
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  • Wright, A.J., de Kroon, H., Visser, E.J.W., Buchmann, T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Hildebrandt, A., Ravenek, J., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Voesenek, L.A.C.J., Mommer, L., (2017):
    Plants are less negatively affected by flooding when growing in species-rich plant communities
    New Phytol. 213 (2), 645 - 656
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2015 (1)

  • Wright, A.J., Ebeling, A., de Kroon, H., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Buchmann, T., Fischer, C., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Leimer, S., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Scheu, S., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Weisser, W., Wilcke, W., Eisenhauer, N., (2015):
    Flooding disturbances increase resource availability and productivity but reduce stability in diverse plant communities
    Nat. Commun. 6 , art. 6092
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Oral presentation

Buchmann T, Roscher C (2015): Dominants vs. subordinates in semi-natural grasslands, 28th Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Tübingen.

Poster presentation

Buchmann T, Roscher C (2014):The role of plant functional traits and trait variation for community assembly and productivity in semi-natural grasslands, 44th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Hildesheim.