Marija Milanovic


Marija Milanović
Doctoral Researcher
Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4, office 318
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Tel: +49 345 558 5223


Doris Wolst


2017 - present

Doctoral Researcher at UFZ, Department Community Ecology


MSc. in Ecology, University of Poitiers, France
Department: Ecology and Biology of Interactions


Christian - Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany
Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Department for Landscape Ecology
Master thesis and internship
Title: Wild bee diversity on wild flower areas in relation to landscape composition


Research Trainee, Institute of Botany
Department: Plant Morphology and Systematic


BSc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Current research

An integrated assessment of the effects of plant invasions on ecosystem services

Invasive alien species (IAS) can impact biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services (ES) as well as cause considerable economic lost. Invasive plants and their interaction with habitat are known to act as drivers of change. Impacts of species are mediated by their traits (biological and ecological characteristics, environmental preferences, spatial distribution), though many of the species characteristics responsible for changes in Ecosystem Services or Disservices (EDS) are context dependent. I am interested in how invasive plant species affects ES and EDS and which sectors are benefiting and which one are those that are impacted. Identifying competing interests and identifying plants or features which are most prominent in them, will help mitigating impacts on ES.

Research interests

  • Invasive Plants
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Plant Functional Traits