Jennifer Born


Jennifer Born
PhD student

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

Tel: 0345 558 5247
Fax: 0345 558 5329

Jennifer Born

CV / Scientific Career

since May 2013

PhD student at UFZ (department: Community Ecology) in the DFG funded project:

"Evolutionary potential in functional traits of a wetland macrophyte (Juncus effusus) relevant for natural degradation of contaminants". 

Supervision by:

Dr. Stefan Michalski (UFZ)

Dr. Walter Durka (UFZ)

Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide (Martin-Luther University Halle)

2011 - 2013

MSc degree in Biology at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Master thesis: "Epigenetische Variation bei der genetisch verarmten Pflanzenart Ceratocapnos claviculata".

Supervision by Dr. W. Durka (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) and Prof. Dr. H. Bruelheide (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg).

2008 - 2011

BSc degree in Biology at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Bachelor thesis: "Genetische Diversität und Differenzierung invasiver Prunus serotina - Populationen entlang eines West-Ost Gradienten in Europa".

Supervision by Prof. Dr. H. Bruelheide and PD Dr. A. Erfmeier (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg).

Research interests

The aim of my PhD project is the quantification of intra-specific variability in functional traits which are relevant for the degradation of nitrogen compounds, to investigate its genetic basis and its response to selection. The project is focused on Juncus effusus, a plant representative for natural and constructed wetland ecosystems and well suited as a model system.