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Marie-Sophie Rohwäder [PhD student]


Campus Golm
University of Potsdam
Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation
Am Mühlenberg 3, Building 60
14476 Potsdam


Since 2018 PhD in Ecology, University of Potsdam 

2015 - 2019 MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, University of Potsdam
Thesis: “Predicting community structure in a changing world – A new dynamic agent-based model to simulate multi-species home range behaviour. ”

2011 - 2015 BSc Geoecology, University of Potsdam 

Current employment

Since 2018: PhD in the BioMove Research Training Group at the University of Potsdam
Topic: From individual home-range formation to community dynamics: A novel, allometric modelling approach to explore biodiversity loss caused by landscape changes

Research interests

  • Biodiversity research
  • Ecological modelling of communities
  • Agent-based models
  • Effects of individual trait variation for communities


Rohwäder MS, Jeltsch F. (2022). Foraging personalities modify effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity. Oikos e09056. doi: 10.1111/oik.09056.

Szangolies L, Rohwäder MS, Jeltsch F, (2022). Single large AND several small habitat patches: A community perspective on their importance for biodiversity. Basic and Applied Ecology 65 (2022) 16-27.

Grimm, V., Railsback, S. F., Vincenot, C. E., Berger, U., Gallagher, C., DeAngelis, D. L., Edmonds, B., Ge, J., Giske, J., Groeneveld, J., Johnston, A.S.A., Milles, A., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Polhill, J.G., Radchuk, V., Rohwäder MS, Stillman, R.A., Thiele, J.C. & Ayllón, D. (2020). The ODD protocol for describing agent-based and other simulation models: A second update to improve clarity, replication, and structural realism. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 23(2).

Courtiol, A., Rousset, F., Rohwäder, M. S., Soto, D. X., Lehnert, L. S., Voigt, C. C., Hobson, K. A., Wassenaar, L. I. & Kramer-Schadt, S. (2019). Isoscape computation and inference of spatial origins with mixed models using the R package IsoriX. In Tracking animal migration with stable isotopes (pp. 207-236). Academic Press.