German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
I am a computational ecologist trying to understand how farming practices and biodiversity influence each other. The aim of my research is to identify conservation measures that are good for nature and good for farmers. Specifically, I look at how different measures provided for by the EU's Common Agricultural Policy affect biodiversity and ecosystem services at a landscape scale. I use individual-based modelling to explore the complex ecological interrelationships inherent in this question, but also work closely with farmers, sociologists and economists to make sure my work is relevant to the people it most concerns.
Doctoral researcher at UFZ/iDiv/Uni Jena with the CAP4GI project.
M.Sc. in ecology and computational biology at the University of Würzburg
B.Sc. in biology at the University of Würzburg
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- Vedder, D., Lens, L., Martin, C.A., Pellikka, P., Adhikari, H., Heiskanen, J., Engler, J.O., Sarmento Cabral, J. (2022):
Hybridization may aid evolutionary rescue of an endangered East African passerine
Evol. Appl. 15 (7), 1177 - 1188
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- Vedder, D., Ankenbrand, M., & Cabral, J. S. (2021).
Dealing with software complexity in individual-based models.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(12), 2324–2333.
- Vedder, D., Leidinger, L., & Sarmento Cabral, J. (2021). Propagule pressure and an invasion syndrome determine invasion success in a plant community model. Ecology and Evolution, 11(23), 17106–17116. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8348
- Leidinger, L., Vedder, D., & Cabral, J. S. (2021). Temporal environmental variation may impose differential selection on both genomic and ecological traits. Oikos, 130(7), 1100–1115. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.08172