Peter Dietrich

PhD Student

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig




Peter Dietrich

04/2017 – Present PhD student at UFZ / iDiv (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research) Leipzig, Germany (Doctoral Scholarship of Heinrich-Böll-Foundation)
10/2016 – 12/2016 Research Assistant (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
10/2013 – 09/2016 M.A. Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)
10/2010 – 09/2013 B.A. Biology (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)

During the last decades, biodiversity has dramatically decreased due to the impact of global change. So far, little is known about the consequences of declining diversity for micro-evolutionary trajectories of the persisting species and their adaptive abilities to maintain various ecosystem services and processes. Therefore, the research of my PhD project addresses the questions;

(1) how rapid and pervasive local adaptations (plant-soil feedbacks) are in response to changing local species diversity, and
(2) whether such diversity-related micro-evolutionary niche shifts affect species responses to global change drivers, such as drought and increased nitrogen deposition.


2017 (1)

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2017 (1)

  • Dietrich, P., Buchmann, T., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., (2017):
    Fertilization, soil and plant community characteristics determine soil microbial activity in managed temperate grasslands
    Plant Soil 419 (1–2), 189 - 199
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Eisenhauer, N., Wirsch, D., Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Dietrich, P., Friese, J., Helm, J., Hines, J., Schellenberg, M., Scherreiks, P., Schwarz, B., Uhe, C., Wagner, K., Steinauer, K., (2014):
Organic textile dye improves the visual assessment of the bait lamina test.
Applied Soil Ecology 82, 78-81.