We regularly supervise Master and Bachelor theses, and are happy to collaborate on PhD and postdoc projects. Please have a look at our projects and publications to get an idea what topics interest us. These include:
- Global change impacts on biodiversity: range and community shifts, invasive species
- Species distribution modelling
- Spatially explicit dynamic population models and dispersal models
- Occupancy modelling (static and dynamic)
- Automatic monitoring: integrating audio detection and image recognition
- Movement ecology and animal migration: migration phenology, seasonal niches, home range strategies
Most of our work is based on statistics and/or simulation models. Thus, a base understanding of R programming or C++ programming as well as statistics is prerequisite for working in our team.
When approaching us for a thesis topic, please provide some more information about yourself, e.g. study programme, previous experience in R and statistics (or any other relevant skills), and your time frame. Please be aware that the working language is english.
Current Bachelor and Master theses
- Verena Bischoff: Master thesis on carbon degradation and potential greenhouse gas production in a changing Arctic thermokarst landscape – a case study from drained lake basins on the Yukon Coastal Plain, Canada. Main supervisor: Juliane Wolter
- Raya Keuth: Master thesis on Estimating extinction risks with species distribution models - a test using simulated data. Main Supervisor: Damaris Zurell
Open Bachelor theses
- Avian sound diversity in Park Sanssouci monitored from audiodetectors
Open Master theses
- Climatic niche asymmetry in plants of the Americas