Judith Niedersen - PhD Student

Judith Niedersen
Photo: Judith Niedersen


University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany
Maulbeerallee 1, R. 2.08
14469 Potsdam, Germany

phone: 0049 (0)331 / 977-1904

E-Mail: judith.niedersen@uni-potsdam.de


Judith Niedersen
Photo: Judith Niedersen

Research Interests

  • functional and taxonomic diversity of plant communities in grassland systems
  • effect of anthropogenic environmental gradients (land-use intensity, urbanisation) on biodiversity and ecosystem functionality
  • adaption and evolution in response to changing environmetal conditions
  • community and interaction ecology of plants and herbivorous insects
  • invasion ecology




since 2021

PhD candidate in SEBAS – SEnsing Biodiversity Across Scales, Universität Potsdam



M.Sc. Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin

Thesis title: Local adaptation of a specialist herbivore to the urban environment: an aphid common garden experiment in the heart of Berlin



Master‘s program: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation, Universität Potsdam



Erasmus exchange Netherlands, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Universiteit van Amsterdam



B.Sc. Biology, Freie Universität Berlin

Thesis title: Plant-herbivore interactions in urban grasslands: Diversity and structure of aphid-Asteraceae communities along an urbanity gradient.




Positions held


Student research assistent, Bridging in Biodiversity Science (BIBS), Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB) and Freie Universität Berlin