Silvia Eckert - PhD Student

Silvia Eckert
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Contact

University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research | Systematic Botany
Maulbeerallee 1
14469 Potsdam , Germany

Phone: 0049 (0)331 / 977-4869
E-Mail: silvia.eckert@uni-potsdam.de

 

Silvia Eckert
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Research interests

  • The role of cytosine methylation in the local adaptation of annual plant species
  • The role of cytosine methylation in the adaptive differentiation of invasive plant species along climatic gradients
  • Trait variations of invasive plant species in urban environments

 

 

Publications

2021

Eilers, E., Kleine S., Eckert, S., Waldherr, S. & Müller, C. (2021). Flower production, headspace volatiles, pollen nutrients, and florivory in Tanacetum vulgare chemotypes. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:611877. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.611877

2021

Eckert, S., Herden, J., Stift, M., Joshi, J., van Kleunen, M. (2021). Manipulation of cytosine methylation does not remove latitudinal clines in two invasive goldenrod species in Central Europa. Molecular Ecology 30(1): 222-236. doi: 10.1111/mec.15722

2019

Herden, J., Eckert, S., Stift, M., Joshi, J., van Kleunen, M. (2019). No evidence for local adaptation and an epigenetic underpinning in native and non‐native ruderal plant species in Germany. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5325

2014

Fortuna, T.M., Eckert, S., Harvey, J.A., Vet, L.E.M., Müller, C., Gols, R. (2014). Variation in plant defences among populations of a range-expanding plant: consequences for trophic interactions. New Phytologist 204(4): 989 – 999. doi: 10.1111/nph.12983

 

 

Conference talks and posters

2018

Eckert, S., Bernard-Verdier, M., Schittko, C., Joshi, J. Assessing plant trait response to urbanization in a pair of co-occurring native and non-native Asteraceae—a case of epigenetic adaptation?  Poster at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (10 – 14 September 2018)

 

Eckert, S., Herden, J., Stift, M., Durka, W., Joshi, J.,  van Kleunen, M. Inferring population differentiation along a latitudinal gradient in Solidago canadensis s.l. Poster at the DFG SPP1819 International Meeting (October 17–19, 2018)

2017

Eckert, S. and Herden, J. The role of epigenetic inheritance in rapid evolutionary adaptation of native and invasive plants. Talk at the 2nd DFG SPP1819 Annual Meeting (March 68, 2017)

 

Eckert, S., Herden, J., Stift, M., van Kleunen, M., Joshi, J. A role for epigenetics in local adaptation to different latitudes in two invasive Solidago species?  Poster at the POPBIO 2017 Conference (May 18–20, 2017)

 

Tomowski, M., Eckert, S., Herden, J., Stift, M., van Kleunen, M., Joshi, J.  A role for epigenetics in local adaptation to invertebrates and pathogens in two invasive Solidago species? Poster at the POPBIO 2017 Conference (May 18–20, 2017)

2016

Eckert, S., Herden, J., Stift, M., Joshi, J., van Kleunen, M. Does experimental manipulation of epigenetic variance in DNA methylation affect local adaptation? - A reciprocal transplant experiment comparing native and non-native ruderal plant species. Poster at the NEOBIOTA 9th International Conference on Biological Invasions (September 14–16, 2016)

 

Herden, J., Eckert, S., Stift, M., Joshi, J., van Kleunen, M. The role of epigenetic inheritance in rapid evolutionary adaptation of two invasive Solidago species. Poster at the NEOBIOTA 9th International Conference on Biological Invasions (September 14–16, 2016)

 

 

Teaching and activities

2018

Thesis supervision for Tomowski, M. The role of epigenetics in local adaptation to herbivores and pathogens in two invasive Solidago species.

 

Participation in the Science Communication Program at the Potsdam Graduate School

 2017–2018   

PhD representative at the Potsdam Graduate School and part of the organizing team for the PhDay in June 2018

2018

Organizing and teaching in the undergraduate course Grundlagen ökologischen Arbeitens during the summer semester at the University of Potsdam

2017

Organizing and teaching in the undergraduate course Grundlagen ökologischen Arbeitens during the summer semester at the University of Potsdam

 2016–2017     

Participation in the International Teaching Professionals Program at the Potsdam Graduate School

2016

Organizing and teaching in the undergraduate course Grundlagen ökologischen Arbeitens during the summer semester at the University of Potsdam

2015

Organizing a weekly seminar during the summer semester to exchange knowledge about statistical questions for PhD students (Stats Club)

 2011–2014       

Assistance with organization and teaching during undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Bielefeld

 

 

Links

ResearchGate

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