Valerie Wentzky

Contact / Address

Valerie Wentzky
PhD Student

for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis and Department Lake Research
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone: 0049 391 8109440

Photo Valerie Wentzky

Curriculum vitae

Since 2015

PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - Department for Lake Research and Department for Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis and Management
Project: The determinants of algal trait dynamics in phytoplankton communities over vertical, seasonal and inter-annual gradients

2012 – 2014

European M.Sc in Environmental Sciences with specialization in Freshwater Ecosystems at the University of Hohenheim and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala
Master project at the Department for Aquatic Sciences and Assessment at SLU: Humic Matter and Phytoplankton Nutrient Limitation in a Changing Environment. Investigation of the effects of changed DOC quality and quantity and its interactions with iron and phosphorus on phytoplankton growth in microcosm experiments

2008 – 2012

B.Sc in Environmental Science at the Bielefeld University
Bachelor project at the Department for Experimental Ecology and Ecosystem Biology: Investigation of soil condition changes on sites in the Wistinghauser Senne and Teutoburger Forrest, especially with respect to the recolonization with dwarf shrub heather


Exchange semester with focus on Freshwater and Marine Processes and Management at the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia

Research interests

  • Environmental change effects on pelagic ecosystems
  • Dynamics of phytoplankton communities and their functional traits
  • Influence of abiotic factors and biotic interactions on algal trait distributions
  • Combination of analysis of long-term data with experimental testing and modelling

Publikationen / Publications


Articles in ISI listed journals (5)

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Articles in ISI listed journals (5)

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