Chair of biogeography
Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
university of Bayreuth
D - 95440 Bayreuth
Universitätsstr. 30
D - 95447 Bayreuth
Ann-Kathrin Edel
GEO II, room 129
Tel. +49(0)921-55-2287

ecop ECOPOTENTIAL: improving future ecosystem benefits through earth observations.

Job Options available for PhD Candidates in Biology, Environmental Sciences and Geosciences!
Theses topics available for Bachelor and Master Students!


July 2017: Dr. Severin Irl received the Strasburger Award 2017 by the German Botanical Society.

Aug. 2016: Andreas Schweiger received the Bernd-Rendel Award by the DFG.

Publication in Nature: Late Quaternary climate change shapes island biodiversity. >>Link...

Publikation in Science Vol. 349 no. 6245 pp. 302-305: Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness. >>Link...

Book publication: Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Fauna, Flora und Lebensräume sowie Anpassungsstrategien des Naturschutzes
Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt Heft 137. >>Link...

Aug. 2015: Dr. Manuel Steinbauer received the Wilhelm-Pfeffer Award by the German Botanical Society

Nov. 2014: Bavarian state medal awarded to Prof. Carl Beierkuhnlein for outstanding services to the environment: Press announcement


Biodiversity and Human Health: NEFO-Interview with Dr. Stephanie Thomas 

Oct. 2014: PhD thesis of Dr. Manuel Steinbauer was awarded to be the best in 2014 by the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

July 2014: Awarding of the Royal Entomological Society "Best Paper Published 2012/2013"

We offer for external students and alumni to collaborate within our project. If you are interested in working on a thesis feel free to contact us via e-mail.

book publication: Zwischen Denkmalschutz und Naturschutz Find an excerpt from this study here.