Eleonore Slabbert


Eleonore Slabbert
Conservation ecologist
Dr. nat.

Department Conservation Biology & Ecological Systems
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle, Germany

Tel: +49 345 558 5222

Eleonore Slabbert

Research interests

Conservation ecologist with an keen interest in socio-ecological systems, community based natural resource management and different fields related to sustainable land management.

My PhD current research aimed to address knowledge gaps in understanding how land management impacts above- and belowground biodiversity. Investigating the scale-dependent and mechanistic impact of land use on multiple trophic groups for advancing multifunctionality within agroecosystems. The focus across the soil interface make this work especially interesting and novel. 

Projects / Collaborations

Terrestrail Environmental Observatories (TERENO) :

During my PhD I worked with the monitoring data from the Harz/Central Germany sites, collaborating with colleagues across the soil interface. We aimed to synthesis some of the datasets of above- and belowground taxa groups so as to gain a more holistic understanding of how agro-ecosystems are shaped by proportionally by biotic and abiotic factors.

Spatial Interaction Ecology (iDiv) Department of Community Ecology :  

PhD researcher was completed with support from Prof. Dr. Tiffany Knight and the Spatial Interaction Ecology working group. As well as Oliver Schweiger as Project Instigator, and other colleagues at the Department for Community Ecology.

Currently working within the SPRING project as part of the regional coordination team for the Central European region overseeing piloting of the monitoring scheme and supporting development of taxonomic trainings. 

Curriculum Vita & Scientific Career

Jun 2017 - Jul 2022

2016 Jul - Dec

2016 Apr - Jun

2017 Jan - Jun

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

Environmental Educator for Department of Environmental Affairs (ZAR)

Internship at Non-Profit in South Africa (Indigo Development and Change)

Project proposal development for community based projects (for Indigo Development & Change)

2014 - Mar 2016

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


2010 - 2013

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