Eleonore Slabbert


Eleonore Slabbert
Conservation ecologist
PhD researcher

Department Community Ecology
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle, Germany

Tel: +49 345 558 5222

Eleonore Slabbert

Research interests

Conservation ecologist with an keen interest in agroecology, sustainable agriculture & land management, integrative pest management, habitat restoration and entomology. My current research aims to address knowledge gaps in understanding how land use change is influencing the multifunctionality of agroecosystems. The research is especially interesting as makes use of long-term monitoring data (from the TERENO ) for several taxonomic groups, while also considering multiple environmental factors. My work is considering how our natural systems are interlinked, as well as how they are fundamentally responding to human-induced change. Through ‘puzzling’ together the known and unknown pieces of how ecological systems function and respond to anthropocentric change we can make more informed management and conservation decisions going forward.  

Projects / Collaborations

Terrestrail Environmental Observatories (TERENO) :

Working with the long-term monitoring data from the Hartz/Central Germany sites. Aim to synthesis the datasets so as to gain a more holistic understanding of how agro-ecosystems are functioning and changing under current management practices and climatic conditions.

Spatial Interaction Ecology (iDiv) :  

PhD researcher in the Spatial Interaction Ecology working group of Prof. Dr. Tiffany Knight

Curriculum Vita & Scientific Career

Jun 2017 - current

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (PhD researcher)

2014 - Mar 2016

Stellenbosch University, South Africa, M.Sc. Applied Entomology


2010 - 2013

Stellenbosch University, South Africa, B.Sc. Conservation Ecology