Interdisciplinary approach to functional biodiversity research (IBR)

A6 Ecosystem functioning and regime shifts in metacommunities

IBR PhD Candidate 

Contact details: Schützenweg 42, 29129 Oldenburg, Germany
Telephone:+49 176 70914390
Email:

feras.karakit(at)uni-oldenburg.de 

Supervisors:

PI: Ulrike Feudel, Co-PIs: Helmut Hillebrand, Gerhard Zotz, Gabriele Gerlach

Projects and Research:

The objective of this thesis is to study the formation of vegetation patterns in tidal areas at the transition zone between marine and terrestrial environments. We will develop a model describing the growth of plants in the pioneer zone, which includes the interaction between biomass, suspended sediment and water level. We will employ this model to study the impact of perturbations on plant settling, growth and distribution. This model will be later extended to plant communities in lower and upper salt marches.

 

Contact

 

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Feudel

Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)

Phone  +49 (0)441 798 2790

eMail ulrike.feudel(at)uni-oldenburg.de