Landscape Ecology

Junior Group - Plant allocation patterns

Motivated students are always welcome to join our group. Bachelor and master students looking for a thesis topic: please contact me at any time.

Dr. Vanessa Minden 

Assistant Professor

Telephone +449-441-7983954

Email vanessa.minden(at)

Further information

M.Sc. Tilla Schulte Ostermann

PhD student

Email to come

Tilla is member of the tibass project

PhD student

Julia is member of the project IBR

Annegret Fischer

Bachelor student

Topic: Effekte von Tierarzneimitteln auf funktionelle Eigenschaften von Pflanzen am Beispiel von Zea mays


B.Sc. Anna Martina Volkert

Master student

Topic: Effects of anthropogenically distributed antibiotics on plant functional traits

Project: Effects of anthropogenically distributed antibiotics on plants and plant-insect interactions

Niels Kappert

Bacheor student

Topic: Enzymaktivität, Spezifische Wurzellänge und Unterirdische Biomasseallokation von Nutzpflanzen und Arten des Ackerrandstreifens unter Antibiotikaeinfluss

Lisann de Jong

Bachelor student


Topic: Do invasives grow better? Testing the growth rate hypothesis of a native herb and its invasive congener

Anna Rauscher

Bachelor student

Email anna.rauscher(at)

Topic: Variation of plant functional traits during ontogeny

B.Sc. Jelena Gorschlüter

Master student

Email jelena(at)gorschlü

Topic: Trait-plasticity of three congeneric Impatiens-species as response to different light and nutrient treatments

Minden V, Gorschlüter J (2016) Comparison of native and non-native Impatiens species across experimental light and nutrient gradients. Plant Ecology and Evolution 149: 59-72 [link]

Claas Lünsdorf

Bachelor student

Email claas.henning.luensdorf(at)

Topic: Tree allometry and differences in crown shape in relation to growth strategies between canopy and understory tree species