Florian Männer - PhD Student

Florian Männer
Photo: Florian Männer


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)
D-53115 Bonn, Germany

Phone: 0049 (0)228 / 73-3695
Fax: 0049 (0)228 / 73-2489

Email:  florian.maenner@uni-bonn.de


Research Group:

Grassland Ecology & Grassland Management


2nd Affiliation:

University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany Group

Maulbeerallee 1

14469 Potsdam, Germany


Florian Männer
Photo: Florian Männer


Research Interests

- Grassland and vegetation ecology
- Ecological tipping points in drylands
- Forage provision analysis
- Hyperspectral sensing and remote sensing



Since 2019:
PhD Student at University of Bonn - Vegetation Ecology

2016 - 2018:
Master of Science, Agricultural Sciences - Crop Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Bachelor of Education, Vocational Education for Agricultural Economics and Mathematics, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany


Current Projects

NamTip – Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems – A Namibian Perspective

I am currently doing my PhD in the BMBF funded transdisciplinary project NamTip, that strives to understand ecological processes, societal and management related aspects around desertification tipping points (DTP) at Namibia's semi-arid savannah rangelands.
My work in that project takes place in Namibia and focusses on experimental investigation of functional plant trait patterns and forage provision of a semi-arid savannah rangeland close to a DTP, including their reaction to severe drought and heavy grazing.


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 www.geographie.uni-bonn.de/Pressemitteilungen/sensing-biodiversity-across-scales-sebas

I work on hyperspectral canopy sensing of grassland traits, such as biomass, forage quality, plant functional types and plant functional traits


Positions held

Since 2019
Scientific Assistant, University of Bonn, INRES - Grassland Ecology & Grassland Management

2017 - 2019
Student Assistant, University of Hohenheim, Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics