Jessica Hetzer


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Department of Ecological Modelling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 235-1710
Fax: +49 341 235-451710    



  • The role of species traits, soil and climate on grassland dynamics
  • Forest and grassland modelling
  • Sampling strategies in ecology

Curriculum vitae

since Sep 2017 PhD Student
Department of Ecological Modelling, Leipzig
Apr 2016 - July 2017 Master in Applied Mathematics, M.Sc.
University of Applied Science (HTWK), Leipzig
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016 Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, B.Sc.
University of Applied Science (HTWK), Leipzig


Hetzer, J., Taubert, F., Huth, A. (2018): The role of species traits in grassland models. Young Modellers (YoMo's) Workshop, Malmö, Sweden

Hetzer, J., Fischer, R., Dobner, H.-J.,Taubert, F., Huth, A. (2017): An analysis of forest biomass sampling strategies on landscape and pantropical scale. Ecology Across Borders, Ghent, Belgium

Hetzer, J., Fischer, R., Dobner, H.-J.,Huth, A. (2016): Efficient sampling of biomass in tropical forests. Umweltinformationssysteme, Leipzig, Germany

Visualization of the individual based grassland model GRASSMIND. For more see


FORMIND - the forest model

Forests and Grassland Dynamics