Ongoing Dissertations

Completed Dissertations

2018

  • Alexandra Brinke:
    Bridging cause and effect- A sediment-contact bioassay with Oryza sativa L. coupled with gene expression analysis for the integrative assessment of sediment-bound pollutants
  • Valentin Mingo
    The use of plant protection products and its impact on reptiles
  • Christina Müller: 
    Mathematical modelling of bat activity behavior

2017

  • Joscha Beninde:
    Urban Biodiversity and genetic invasion of cities - hybridization among native and non-native common wall lizards
  • Marietta Fischer: 
    Besiedlungsprozesse und Auswirkungen des Waschbären (Procyon lotor L., 1758) in Deutschland
    Colonization processes and effects of the raccoon (Procyon lotor L., 1758) in Germany
  • André Krahner:
    Untersuchung der Biodiversität von Wildbienen und Grabwespen in Weinbergssteillagen
    Investigation of the biodiversity of wild bees and digger wasps in steep vineyard sites
  • Enrico Lunghi:
    Population dynamics and host-parasite interaction of Speleomantes flavus: ecological and genetic studies for conservation of a highly threatened endemic species
  • Charlotte Wesch: 
    Monitoring the ingestion of microplastics by aquatic biota
  • Friederike Meyer-Wolfarth:
    Biological control of plant pathogenic fungi and the regulation of mycotoxins by soil fauna communities in a conservation tillage system as ecosystem services for soil health

2016

  • Dirk Louy:
    Die molekulare Biogeographie alpin disjunkter Arten am Beispiel verschiedener Mohrenfalter (Erebia, Satyrinae, Lepidoptera)
    Molecular biogeography of alpine disjunct species using the example of different butterflies (Erebia, Satyrinae, Lepidoptera)
  • Daniela Matenaar:
    Species richness and genetic diversity of Acridomorpha in the UNESCO World Heritage site ‘Cape Floral Region Protected Areas‘, South Africa
  • Francesco Vitali:
    Spatiotemporal changes and current consistency of the Cerambycofauna of Luxembourg for biodiversity conservation and forestry management

2015

  • Katja Rohde:
    Climatic effects on population dynamics and hybridization of a rare grasshopper species. 
  • Norman Wagner:
    Conservation of amphibians and use of pesticides.

2014

  • Katja Kramp:
    Comparative European phylogeography of mountain forest and peatland species using the example of two plant and two butterfly species.
  • Philine Werner:
    Geographic range limits and ecological niches of parapatric land salamanders - a case study for the European Alps.
  • Jessica Weyer:
    Die Auswirkungen der Habitatfragmentierung auf die Konnektivität von Populationen unterschiedlich mobiler Insektenarten - unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kurzfühlerschrecke Chorthippus montanus und des Tagfalters Brenthis ino.
    The effects of habitat fragmentation on the connectivity of populations of differently mobile insect species - with special emphasis on Caelifera species Chorthippus montanus and the butterfly Brenthis ino.

2013

  • Katharina Filz:
    Global Change Impacts on Biodiversity and their Implications for Species Conservation 
  • Lisa Schulte:
    Chemical communication in the reproductive behaviour of Neotropical poison frogs (Dendrobatidae).
  • Waqas Wakil:
    Developing novel approaches for the control of stored-grain insect pests: laboratory assays of insecticide, diatomaceous earths and entomopatogenic fungi and implementation on small-scale farms in Pakistan 

2012

  • Kerstin Bidinger:
    Schadpotential gebietsfremder, invasiver Käferarten unter Berücksichtigung des globalen Klimawandels und rechtlicher Aspekte 
    Damage potential of alien, invasive beetle species under consideration of global climate change and legal aspects
  • Markus Heiser:
    Die Biogeographie der Libellen der Paläarktis und ihre Relevanz für die naturschutzrechliche Normsetzung und Normanwendung
    The biogeography of the dragonflies of the Palaearctic and their relevance for the setting and application of standards in nature conservation law
  • Susanne Kögel:
    Risikoabschätzung des Asiatischen Marienkäfers Harmonia axyridis als ein potentieller Schädling in deutschen Weinbaugebieten - Evaluation of the Multicolored Asian ladybird beetle Harmonia axyridis as a possible risk for German viticulture
  • Ulrich Schulte:
    Origin, climate niche, population genetics and intraspecific hybridization of introduced wall lizard populations in Central Europe 

2011

  • Jessica Hillen:
    Intra- and interspecific competition in western barbastelle bats (Barbastella barbastellus, Schreber 1774): Niche differentiation in a specialized bat species, revealed via radio-tracking 
  • Susanne Schick:
    Kryptische Diversität bei afrotropischen Anuren (Klasse: Amphibia)
    Cryptic diversity in afrotropic anurans (Class: Amphibia)
  • Kathrin A. Witzenberger: 
    The genetic consequences of ex situ breeding in the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) and the Arabian sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni

2010

  • Marius Junker:
    Kritische Betrachtung des FFH-Konzeptes unter Berück­sichtigung von Ökologie, Management-Einheiten und Evolutionär Signifikanten Einheiten am Beispiel der Schmetterlingsart Euphydryas aurinia  
    Critical review of the FFH concept, taking into account ecology, management units and evolutionary significant units using the example of the butterfly species Euphydryas aurinia 
  • Dominik Lermen:
    Isolation, Charakterisierung, Differenzierung und Kryokonservierung adulter Stammzellen aus der Haut am Modell Sus scrofa domestica 
    Isolation, characterization, differentiation and cryopreservation of adult stem cells from the skin on the model
    Sus scrofa domestica
  • Gero Sylvester Kühne:
    Schutzgut Biodiversität - Zur Konkretisierung der „voraussichtlichen erheblichen Umweltauswirkung“ im Rahmen der strategischen Umweltprüfung
    Biodiversity as a protected asset - To specify the " expected significant environmental impact " within the framework of the strategic environmental assessment
  • Diana Teubner:
    Aufbau eines nationalen Referenzsystems für das Biomonitoring aus den Daten der Umweltprobenbank des Bundes
    Establishment of a national reference system for biomonitoring from the data of the Federal Environmental Specimen Bank
  • Gifar Wannous:
    Zur Wirkung von Atrazin auf die Entwicklung von Caenorhabditis elegans
    The effect of atrazine on the development of
    Caenorhabditis elegans

2008

  • Annika Hillers: 
    West African forest frogs: ecology, evolution, and conservation 
  • Andreas Kiefer:
    Phylogeny of Western Palearctic long-eared bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Plecotus) - a molecular perspective 
  • Patrick Malonza:
    Amphibian Biodiversity in the Taita Hills, Kenya