People

BIOPIC

For opportunities to join the lab, please have a look here.

Group leader:

  • Damaris Zurell (PhD) - Professor of Ecology & Macroecology at University of Potsdam (tenure track)

Administrative assistant:

Scientific programmer:

  • Jette Reeg (PhD) - ecological modeller and scientific programmer

Postdocs:

  • Juliane Wolter (PhD) - Individual postdoc project, paleoecology, effects of Arctic vegetation changes on carbon dynamics

PhD students:

  • Anne-Kathleen Malchow (M.Sc.) - BIOPIC project, PhD thesis “Understanding how life history and demography shape species’ niches”

Research and student assistants:

  • Anna Rönnfeldt (B.Sc.) - species distribution modelling
  • Katrin Schifferle (M.Sc.) - scientific programming, outreach

Bachelor/Master students:

  • Milena Gottschalk - Univ. Potsdam, Bachelor thesis on dispersal traits emerging from movement processes in different fragmented landscapes
  • Anne Rönnfeldt - Univ. Potsdam, Master thesis on niche dynamics of invasive plants
  • Levin Wiedenroth - Univ. Potsdam, Master thesis on range and niche dynamics of breeding birds over five decades of global change

Alumni:

  • please find a list of former lab members here.

Projects

Audiomonitoring

Automated bioacoustic monitoring of birds, bats and insects.

RangeShiftR

The RangeShifter platform - an eco-evolutionary modelling framework.

COMECO

Interdisciplinary project funded by the Swiss Data Science Center (2020-2022).

RangeDyna

DAAD research exchange with Univ. Melbourne (2019-2020).

BIOPIC

Emmy Noether project funded by the German Science Foundation DFG (2018-2023).

SCODA

Ambizione project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNF (2016-2019).

SPEEDMIND

Interdisciplinary project funded by the Swiss Data Science Center (2017-2019).

MATES

Marie Curie fellowship funded by FP7 (2014-2016).

PhD thesis

My PhD research funded by Scholarship from University of Potsdam (2007-2011).

Publications

You can find a full list of my publications here.

My ResearcherID is E-2439-2012. You can also find me on ResearchGate and GoogleScholar.

Teaching

Teaching materials for practicals:

Current teaching:

  • BSc course “Introduction to scientific working in ecology”, Bachelor programme Bioscience, Univ. Potsdam
  • MSc course “R preparatory course”, Master programme “Ecology, Evolution and Conservation”, Univ. Potsdam
  • MSc module “Experimental design and data analysis”, Master programme “Ecology, Evolution and Conservation”, Univ. Potsdam
  • MSc module “Macroecology and global change”, Master programme “Ecology, Evolution and Conservation”, Univ. Potsdam
  • MSc module “Quantitative conservation biogeography”, Master programme “Ecology, Evolution and Conservation”, Univ. Potsdam
  • MSc module “Ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity”, Master programme “Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability”, Univ. Potsdam

Downloads

You can download some of my codes from my github site.

Latest software developments in my team include:

  • an R package for the RangeShifter platform. More info under https://rangeshifter.github.io
  • a Shiny web app introducing and facilitating the usage of the ODMAP protocol for reporting SDM. Check out here: odmap.wsl.ch

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