GCEF-related theses


PhD theses:

Schmid, Julia (ongoing): Modellierung und Analyse des Einflusses verschiedener Bewirtschaftungsregimes auf die Dynamik von Grasland. (UFZ)


Jessen, Maria-Theresa (ongoing): Does competition for light drive loss of plant diversity under fertilization and exclusion of herbivory? (UFZ/iDiv)


Wahdan, Sara (ongoing): Impact of climate change on arbuscular mycorrhizal communities within two agricultural management systems. (UFZ)


Andersson, Reed (ongoing): Extracting quantitative data on plant community response with camera. (UFZ)


Madaj, Anna-Maria (ongoing): Effects of climate change and land management on plant evolutionary dynamics in extensively used grasslands. (UFZ)


Hetzer, Jessica (ongoing): The role of species traits, soil and climate on grassland dynamics and function. (UFZ)


Breitkreuz, Claudia
(ongoing): Enhancement of stress resistance of agro-ecosystems by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) using the example of wheat (Triticum L.). (UFZ)

Berger, Sigrid (ongoing): Effects of climate change and land use change on grassland vegetation and top-down control by plant antagonists (insect herbivores and pathogens). (UFZ)

Siebert, Julia (ongoing): Effects of climate change and land-use on soil organisms and soil processes. (iDiv)

Sohlström, Esra (ongoing): The effects of land use and climate change on epigeic and aboveground fauna in grasslands. (iDiv)

Yin, Rui (ongoing): Structure and function of soil fauna in crop and grassland systems and the effects of climate change. (UFZ)

Han, Cheng
(ongoing): Quantifying land-use intensity and hemeroby of landscapes by remote sensing. (UFZ)

Master theses:

Kindermann, Liana (2016): The impact of climate change on Middle European Grasslands. (University of Cologne) - in German

Schüchner, Ruben (2016): Influence of land use and climate change on soil bacteria in the Global Change Experimental Facility (University Leipzig)

Hollingsworth, Patrick (2016): Effects of climate change and land use on composition, body size distribution and function of soil fauna. (University Augsburg) – in German.

Madaj, Anna-Maria (2016): Genetic and phenotypic variability of plant species in the grasslands of the GCEF. - in German.

Schirma, Robert (2014): Comparative analysis of two different imaging techniques for the determination of crop growth and plant population. (University Rostock).


Bachelor theses:

Bose, Jessica (ongoing): Summer drought and springtime wetting: Climate change effects on intraspecific trait variation in grassland species. (University of Cologne)

Tegethof, Hendrik Emmanuel (2017): Global change effects on ecosystem functions and services: first results from extensive grasslands of the Global Change Experimental Facility (GCEF). (University of Cologne)

Schwarz, Erik (2017): Influence of land use and drought on the degredation potential of microorganisms in grasslands. (University Tübingen).

Wolfram, Julia (2017): Impact of climate change on the structure and function of of microbial, phosphate-solubilizing soil communities of five central land use types in Germany. (TU Freiberg)

Pfeifer, Hannah (2016): The effects of land-use and climate change on root biomass in experimental grassland communities. (University of Leipzig)

Augustin, Christoph (2016): Effects of climate change on the composition and productivity of differently managed grasslands. (FH Bernburg). - in German.

Andrzejak, Martin (2015): Effect of climate change on species composition and productivity of differently managed grasslands. (University Halle) – in German.

Schmid, Judith Elfriede (2015): Effects on increased temperature and changed precipitation pattern on yield quality of oilseed rape in two field experiments (University Hohenheim) – in German.

Steffen, Martin (2015): Effects of climate change and land use on soil fauna and litter decomposition. (University Halle) – in German.

Stolz, Juliane (2014): The influence of climate manipulation in species richness and vegetation cover in the extensively used grasslands of the GCEF. (University Halle) – in German.

Cuntz, Thomas (2013): Experimental characterization and evaluation of wave length specific semiconductor sensor technology for the use in wireless sensor networks. (HTWK Leipzig) – in German.

Pälke, Sebastian (2013): Development of a modular micro controller platform for a sensor network system. (HTWK Leipzig) – in German.