Lab alumni

Postdocs

  • 2022 – James Hunter-Ayad (PhD) - conservation biogeography, macroecology, population modelling
  • 2018-2022 – Guillermo Fandos Guzman (PhD) - BIOPIC project, work package “Understanding how life history and environment shape dispersal in birds”
  • 2020-2021 – Philipp Brun (PhD) - WSL, COMECO project - Improving automatic image classification of Swiss plant species, main advisor: Prof. Dr. Niklaus E. Zimmermann (WSL, Switzerland)
  • 2019-2021 – Christian König (PhD) - BIOPIC project, work package “Understanding how biotic interactions shape species’ niches”
  • 2018-2020 – Patrice Descombes (PhD) - WSL, SPEEDMIND project - Improve feedback between biodiversity analyses and citizen scientists, main advisor: Prof. Dr. Niklaus E. Zimmermann (WSL, Switzerland)

Technicians / Research assistants

  • 2020-2021 – Simon Kapitza (M.Sc.) - Univ. Potsdam – data base management, biodiversity assessments, socio-economic modelling
  • 2020-2021 – Yari Osenberg (M.Sc.) - Univ. Potsdam, CRC1294 Data assimilation – modelling spatiotemporal population dynamics
  • 2017-2018 – Helge Gross (M.Sc.) – WSL, SCODA project (SNF) – data management and species distribution modelling
  • 2017-2018 – Katarina Varga (M.Sc) – WSL, SCODA project (SNF) – ornithologist, bird territory mapping Switzerland
  • 2015 – Helge Gross (M.Sc.) – Univ. Potsdam and WSL – data management, habitat selection in white storks
  • 2015 – Lena Schlag (M.Sc.) – Univ. Potsdam and WSL – home range selection in white storks
  • 2014-2015 – Merlin Schäfer (M.Sc.) – Univ. Potsdam and WSL – computer scientist, optimal annual routine models for migratory animals

Student assistants

  • 2021-2022 – Erik Janner, Univ. Potsdam, acoustic bird monitoring
  • 2019 – Malte Wünsche, HU Berlin master programme Global Change Geography

Master theses

  • 2021-2022 – Anshika Kulshrestha – “Dynamic occupancy models using Bayesian methods: An analysis using Swiss breeding bird data” – HNE Eberswalde
  • 2021-2022 – Louica Philipp – “Maintenance of functional diversity by self-organized pattern formation in complex spatial systems” – Univ. Potsdam, main advisor: Dr. Christian Guill (Univ. Potsdam)
  • 2021-2022 – Nikola Halaski – “Understanding dispersal barriers for the Eurasian lynx in Europe” – Univ. Potsdam, main advisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kümmerle (HU Berlin)
  • 2020-2021 – Magdalena Schmittlein – “Understanding current and past species abundance at landscape scale based on Ellenberg indicator values and a historical flora” – Univ. Potsdam, main advisor: Dr. Kolja Bergholz
  • 2019-2020 – Mingjian Xiahou – “Effects of spatial autocorrelation on dynamic occupancy models: Estimating birds range dynamics over a 14-year time period in Switzerland” – HU Berlin
  • 2018-2019 – Hendrik Bluhm – “Mapping habitat suitability and landscape connectivity for moose (Alces alces) in Central Europe” – HU Berlin, main advisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kümmerle (HU Berlin)
  • 2013-2014 – Andreas Neumann – “Vorhersage von Artenvielfalt und -zusammensetzung mittels überlagerter Artverbreitungsmodelle (S-SDM)” – Univ. Potsdam, main advisor: Dr. Anna Cord (UFZ Leipzig)
  • 2013-2014 – Helge Gross – “Multi-regional assessment of determinants of tree species diversity in Mexico” – Univ. Potsdam , main advisor: Dr. Anna Cord (UFZ Leipzig)
  • 2013-2014 – Merlin Schäfer – “Modeling of optimal annual routines to infer migration timing in white storks (Ciconia ciconia)” – TU Berlin
  • 2013-2014 – Alexandra Hinz – “Dynamic patterns of behaviour in breeding white storks (Ciconia ciconia): an analysis using 3-dimensional acceleration data” – Univ. Potsdam

Bachelor theses

  • 2022 – Milena Gottschalk - “Comparison of Eurasian lynx dispersal kernels in five model landscapes with different degrees of freedom” – Univ. Potsdam
  • 2022 – Sonja Kutzner - “Spatial patterns and drivers of diversity of butterflies and snails in Switzerland” – Univ. Potsdam, main advisor: Prof. Dr. Bertrand Fournier
  • 2021 – Elisabeth Riegel - “Variation in white stork movement behavior within and between years” – Univ. Potsdam
  • 2021 – Bennett Stolze - “Estimating seasonal niche tracking behaviour of white storks using citizen-science data” – FU Berlin
  • 2019 – Valentin Woitek – “Einfluß das Extremwetterjahres 2018 auf die Stadt- und Landimkerei und auf die Honigbienen” – HU Berlin, main advisor: Prof. Christoph Schneider (HU Berlin)
  • 2018 – Florina Ley – “Testing for a relationship between climate indicator and chamois (R. Rupicapra) body weight in Berchtesgaden National Park” – HU Berlin, main advisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kümmerle (HU Berlin)

Interns

  • 2021 – Jose Vindas - Niche modelling of marine biodiversity in Macaronesia – Intern, Univ. Potsdam
  • 2014 – Ruben Ulbrich – “Species distribution modelling of invasive species using presence-only data” – Intern, Univ. Namibia
  • 2013 – Marianne Meinel – “Validation of flight behaviour and wing beat frequency from ACC signal by video surveillance” – Intern, Univ. Potsdam
  • 2013 – Simon Wohlfahrt – field assistant, GPS tracking white storks, ACC behavioural observations – Intern, Univ. Potsdam