Jonna Heuschele

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Doctoral Researcher

Department Community Ecology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Tel: +49 345 558 5318
jonna.heuschele@ufz.de


Intercede project

INTERCEDE will address the impacts of increasing landscape homogenization (reduced landscape heterogeneity, removal of remnant semi-natural vegetation) and crop specialization on farmland biodiversity and agricultural yields. Both aspects are expected to become more relevant with climate change and resulting pressures on agriculture (drought, extreme events).

To study the effects of landscape heterogeneity, crop diversity and land use intensity on the beneficial ecosystem services provided by arthropods (e.g. pollination and pest control) sixteen study sites in Saxony-Anhalt that run along a land use intensity gradient were selected. Arthropod sampling will be repeated three times at the respective sites to capture the seasonal turn-over of species.

I am an environmental scientist and entomologist interested in the effects of land use intensity in agricultural landscapes on ecosystem services (pollination and pest control). Pollinator health is a particular focus of my research.

since April 2020







2017 - 2020






2013 - 2017    

Doctoral Researcher at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Department Community Ecology) – UFZ

PhD project: "The effects of landscape heterogeneity, crop diversity and land use intensity on beneficial arthropods in agro-ecosystems providing multiple ecosystem services"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Josef Settele, Dr. Christophe Dominik and Dr. Marìa Felipe-Lucia


M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences

University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany)

Masterthesis at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Masterthesis: "Use and demand of cultural ecosystem services in Bavarian Forest National Park"


B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and International Forestry

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany)
Bachelorthesis: "Functional diversity of leaf litter ants in a tree diversity experiment (BEF-China)"