At Department of Biogeography until 01/2020
In my bachelor thesis 'A time-elevation survey of plant primary succession and soil resource dynamics on lava-flows on a Canary Island' I found an increasing plant richness over a 6000 years chronosequence and evidence for relative constant plant-available P levels through time. Also, I investigated species-specific plant-soil interactions. Target species Pinus canariensis (C.Sm) was found to have no effect on soil composition while Rumex lunaria (L.) altered almost all soil variables significantly.
For my Master thesis I am investigating the global distribution patterns of legumes in grasslands using control plots of various projects. The aim is to better understand the reasons for nitrogen-fixing plant occurance in the context of climate and soil resources.