Lisa-Maricia Schwarz - PhD Candidate
University of Bonn
Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES)
Department of Plant Nutrition
Karlrobert-Kreiten-Str. 13 (post)
Nussallee 1, 3rd floor, room 3.010 (office)
53115 Bonn, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)228 / 73-3695
University of Potsdam
Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany Group
14469 Potsdam, Germany
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NamTip – Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems – A Namibian Perspective
The inter- and transdisciplinary NamTip project investigates the social-ecological impacts that occur when a semi-arid grassland ecosystem shifts towards a desertified state. Using a comparative approach, my focus is on assessing plant communities in relation to plant functional traits.
SEBAS – SEnsing Biodiversity Across Scales (SEBAS). Land-use effects on the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) and the biodiversity-ecosystem service (BES) relationship in central European grasslands.
In this project, I focus on plant functional traits and functional diversity in response to land use intensity.
- Biodiversity and plant functional traits in grassland ecosystems
- Effects of grazing and drought on plant functional traits and plant community composition
- Tipping points in semi-arid rangelands
- Invasive plant species and their impact on plant communities
- Citizen science and machine learning in iNaturalist
Education and Experience
Since 2019 PhD student, University of Bonn, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES).
2019 Scientific Assistant, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Geography and Geoecology.
2016 – 2019 MSc degree in biology, Kiel University, Germany. Thesis in plant ecology.
2017 – 2018 Student Assistant, Kiel University, Institute for Ecosystem Research / Botanical Institute.
2012 – 2016 BSc degree in biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Thesis in ecotoxicology.