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Magnus Dobler - PhD Candidate

Magnus Dobler
Photo: H. Weeks


University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany
Maulbeerallee 1, R. 2.01
14469 Potsdam, Germany

phone:  0049 (0)331 977-1926





Magnus Dobler
Photo: H. Weeks

Research interests

  • Functional plant diversity response to abiotic and biotic environmental factors
  • Intraspecific functional plant trait variation
  • Impacts of climate change on grassland communities
  • Soil – plant feedback relationships under climate change
  • Climate change induced changes in phenology



Education and Experience


2020 – Research Associate and PhD Student in the group of Prof. Linstädter, Biodiversity Research and Systematic Botany (University of Potsdam)

2017 -2020 Member and Graduate Research Assistant at AG Linstädter (University of Cologne/ University of Bonn)

2017 – 2020 MSc International Master of Environmental Sciences (University of Cologne), “Effect of land-use change on taxonomic and functional diversity in African savannas”

2015 –2017 Bonn-Cologne Graduate School for Physics and Astronomy (University of Cologne)

March 2015 – August 2015 Guest of the Condensed Matter Theory Group at Royal Holloway University of London to conduct research for BSc in Physics

2012 –2015 BSc in Physics (University of Konstanz), “Quantum Phase Transitions in a 1-D Optical Lattice Coupled to an Array of Atomic Quantum Dots

2009 – 2012 BA in Philosophy - Neurosciences - Cognitive Science (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg), “Conservative modal relationalism: A critical examination in reference to Kant’s argument on handedness and relationalism as a whole”





  • Kindermann, L., Dobler, M., Niedeggen, D., Fabiano, E. C., Linstädter, A. (2022). Dataset on Woody Aboveground Biomass, Disturbance Losses, and Wood Density from an African Savanna Ecosystem. Data in Brief, 42, 108155.
  • Kindermann, L., Dobler, M., Niedeggen, D., Linstädter, A. (2022). A new protocol for estimation of woody aboveground biomass in disturbance-prone ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 135, 108466.
  • Wozniak, D., Dobler, F. M., & Posazhennikova, A. (2018). Manipulating the Mott lobes: Optical lattice bosons coupled to an array of atomic quantum dots. Physical Review A, 98(5), 053628.