Markus Stark, PhD student

Tel       + 49 331 977 1955
Fax      + 49 331 977 1948

E-Mail: markus.starkuni-potsdamde

DFG Research Unit 1748

Scientific career

Since 2017

PhD at the University of Potsdam with Prof. Ursula Gaedke Gaedke (supervised by Dr.                            Christian Guill)

2017

Master‘s thesis „Population dynamics and stability of a linear food chain with seasonal dispersal on a spatial habitat network“ within the DFG-research project „Networks on Networks“ (FOR1748) with Dr. Christian Guill (AG Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling, University of Potsdam)

2014-2017

Master‘s study in  „Ecology, Evolution and Nature Conservation“ at the Unversity of Potsdam 

2013

Bachelor‘s thesis „Vertical distribution of zooplankton in the presence of Planktothrix rubescens layer in Lake Ammer“ with Prof. Dr. Frank Peeters (AG Umweltphysik, University of Konstanz)

2013

Semester abroad, study focus on „environmental sciences“, University College Dublin, Ireland

2010-2013

Bachelor‘s study in „Biological Sciences“ at the University of Konstanz

Research interests

 

  • Allometric food-web models
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Ecosystem stability in complex spatial networks

Conference Contribution

2019 Symposium of Networks in Ecology, Paris, oral presentation: Markus Stark, Christian Guill - „How landscape fragmentation deconstructs large meta-food webs“ 

2019 OIKOS, Uppsala, oral presentation: Markus Stark, Johanna Häussler, Remo Ryser, Björn Rall, Ulrich Brose, Christian Guill - „Landscape fragmentation - How isolation impacts species diversity of large metacommunities“2018 BioMove Symposium, Potsdam, oral presentation: Markus Stark, Johanna Häussler, Remo Ryser, Björn Rall, Ulrich Brose, Christian Guill - „Landscape fragmentation - How isolation impacts

species diversity of large metacommunities“

2018 MPDEE, Leicester, oral presentation: Markus Stark, Johanna Häussler, Remo Ryser, Björn Rall, Ulrich Brose, Christian Guill - „How spatial networks affect food web structure and persistence“

2017 Yomos workshop, Buchenbach , poster presentation: Markus Stark, Christian Guill - „The relevance of dispersal on population dynamics and stability in a spatial habitat network“

Publications

Ryser Remo, Häussler Johanna, Stark Markus, Brose Ulrich, Rall Björn C., Guill Christian. The biggest losers: habitat isolation deconstructs complex food webs from top to bottom. 286. Proc. R. Soc. B http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1177