Profile of HIGRADE participants
Name: Julia Goss (Germany)
Department Computational Landscape Ecology
Provision of the ecosystem service of pollination in a changing world: oilseed rape for food and fuel
In this project we will try to understand the interactions between agricultural practices and the ecosystem service pollination, to optimize yields, to conserve the diversity of pollinators and to ensure food security for the generations to come. The major output of the project should be the better integration of pollination as an agricultural input into agronomic practices.
How did you learn about the UFZ?
I knew about UFZ from collegues and study friends.
Why did you come to the UFZ?
I am interested in honey bee and wild bee research. The interdisciplinary research topic offered by UFZ combining my interest in biology with ecosystem service draw my attention.
What do you like about the city you live in?
I am based at the Martin-Luther University of Halle. Therefore me and my family live in Halle (Saale). It is a very nice green family friendly city.
How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?
HIGRADE gives me the perfect opportunity to proceed in my PhD project as well as interact with other students.