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Dr. Kolja Bergholz

 

Campus Golm
University of Potsdam
Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation
Am Mühlenberg 3
House 60, Office 3.17
14476 Potsdam (Golm)

 

Education

·      2004 – 2007 Biology, University of Kassel

·      2007 – 2010 Biology, University of Potsdam

·      2009 – 2010 MSc thesis (German Diploma), “Relating colonization success to traits – a case study of dry grasslands adjacent to ex-arable fields”

·      2011 – 2019 PhD, University of Potsdam, “Trait-based understanding of plant species distributions along environmental gradients”

Current employment

PostDoc in the research group Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation

Research interests

·      Functional ecology of plants and insects

·      Mechanisms of coexistence

·      Landscape ecology

Projects

·      BIBS – Bridging in Biodiversity Science (LINK: www.bbib.org/bibs-projekt.html)

Publications

·         Bergholz K, May F, Ristow M, Giladi I, Ziv Y, Jeltsch F, (2017). Two Mediterranean annuals feature high within-population trait variability and respond differently to a precipitation gradient. Basic and Applied Ecology, 25, 48–58. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2017.11.001

·         Bergholz K, May F, Giladi I, Ristow M, Ziv Y, Jeltsch F, (2017). Environmental heterogeneity drives fine-scale species assembly and functional diversity of annual plants in a semi-arid environment. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 24, 138–146. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2017.01.001

·         Bergholz K, Jeltsch F, Weiss L, Pottek J, Geißler K, Ristow M, (2015). Fertilization affects the establishment ability of species differing in seed mass via direct nutrient addition and indirect competition effects. Oikos, 124, 1547–1554. doi:10.1111/oik.02193