Julie Koch Sheard

Guest Scientist

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Puschstraße 4
04103 Leipzig




Research Interests

I am interested in biodiversity and the challenges posed by anthropogenic change. I try to engage the public, especially children, in my research through citizen science projects in order to increase scientific literacy and nature relatedness. My core research focuses on the effect of urbanization and climate change on invertebrate communities. In collaboration with schools in Halle, Leipzig and Berlin, I use space-for-time pitfall experiments to understand how future invertebrate communities will be affected by increasing temperatures and urbanisation. This project is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.


Scientific Career

since 2022

Postdoctoral researcher, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

2020 -
2021

Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and
Climate, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2019 -
2022

Research assistant, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2016 -
2020

Ph.D. in Ecology, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 -
2015

MSc in Biology, Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 -
2012

BSc in Biology, Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


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