Laura Meier


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Department Ecological Modelling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Building 1.0, Room 249a

Tel: +49 341 6025 2294

Laura Meier

Research interests

  • Food web modelling (Food web ecology)
  • Metacommunity theory and stressors in aquatic ecosystems
  • Modelling ASF transmission

Curriculum Vitae

Since April 2024

Digital transformation & HR Development manager

People & Culture

February 2024 - March 2024

International office

People & Culture (International office)
(sabbatical substitute)

January 2023 - March 2024

PhD support, Course & Event management

Graduate School HIGRADE / People & Culture (HIGRADE)
(parental leave substitute)

2017 - 2024

PhD Student

Department of Ecological Modelling, in cooperation with the Department of River Ecology

2014 - 2017

Master of Science in Environmental Modelling

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Thesis: Ecological Modelling of African Swine Fever Transmission: Upscaling Experimental Data to Understand the Role of Virulence in Population Level Persistence

2010 - 2014

Bachelor of Science in Evironmental System Science and Biology (Dual Major Bachelor's Degree)

University of Osnabrück

Thesis: Impact of drought regimes on the livelihood of pastoral households - an ecological-economic model analysis


2022 (1)

  • Meier, L., Lange, M., Thulke, H.-H. (2016): Beweist die Zunahme serologisch positiver Wildschweine in ASP-Ausbruchsgebieten die abnehmende Letalität des Virus?, DACh-Epidemiologie-Tagung, Jena, Germany. (First place: "Best poster presentation")
  • Meier, L., Lange, M., Thulke, H.-H. (2016): Integrating ASF sero-prevalence data in wild boar and the decreasing-virulence hypothesis. 3rd Annual GARA Scientific Workshop, Ploufragan, France.