Dr. Cornelia Sattler


Dr. Cornelia Sattler

Department of Conservation Biology & Social-Ecological Systems
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig



Cornelia Sattler



Postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department of Conservation Biology, Head of working group (Interim) COPE, Projects: ADVANCE, Orchards in Germany


Research Consultant at the International Rice Research Institute IRRI and German Environment Agency UBA


Postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department of Community Ecology, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Cambodia, Project: VERDE


Ph.D. student at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department of Community Ecology, Project: LEGATO
Ph.D. Thesis: ‘Arthropod Communities in Rice Agroecosystems in Northern Vietnam -
Quantifying the Impact of Pesticides and Land Cover Heterogeneity’

Research interests

  • Food web interactions
  • Ecosystem services
  • Biological pest control
  • Entomology
  • Ecological Engineering

Arthropods provide important ecosystem services like controlling species harmful to rice plants, which would otherwise turn into pests and lead to harvest losses when becoming too abundant. To avoid the latter, farmers frequently use pesticides. However, such practices do not only suppress the pests and other herbivores, but also other important functional groups like predators and parasitoids, many of which are natural enemies of rice pests. My research focuses on the interaction of rice pest with their natural enemies in rice agroecosystems as well as on the approach of 'ecological engineering'. Ecological engineering aims to support ecosystem services provided by natural enemies of rice pests. For instance, the enhancement of adequate nesting sites and food resources which can lead to an increase of natural enemies and consequently reduce of the use of pesticides.


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2020 (2)

2019 (1)

  • Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Heong, K.L., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Arida, G., Burkhard, B., Bustamante, J.V., Cabbigat, J., Canh, L.X., Catindig, J.L.A., Chien, H.V., Cuong, L.Q., Escalada, M., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Grossmann, S., Hadi, B.A.R., Harpke, A., Hass, A.L., Hirneisen, N., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Langerwisch, F., Magcale-Macandog, D.B., Manh, N.H., Marion, G., Marquez, L., Ott, J., Penev, L., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schmidt, A., Schrader, J., Schweiger, O., Seppelt, R., Sinh, N.V., Stoev, P., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Trisyono, Y.A., Truong, D.T., Tuan, L.Q., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M., (2019):
    Rice ecosystem services in South-East Asia: the LEGATO project, its approaches and main results with a focus on biocontrol services
    In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C., (eds.)
    Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 373 - 382
    full text (doi)

2018 (5)