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Angebotene Bachelorarbeiten

Forest Response to Drought Stress

 

Aims:  Drought episodes are predicted to increase their intensity and frequency globally, which will have a particular impact on forest vitality, productivity, and species distribution. This study aims to assess the impact of tree species interaction on forest vulnerability to drought.

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: N Bavaria/ Germany

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R

Methods: Modelling, Remote Sensing



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Spatial statistics

 

Aims: Analyzing spatial forest structure in order to reveal relationships that take place between different tree species - species mingling.

Method: point pattern analysis

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language:  English

Start: anytime

Location: N Bavaria/ Germany

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Tree regeneration patterns in deciduous forests

 

Aims:  Tree regeneration and species composition are driven by numerous biotic and abiotic variables with varying degrees of overlapping influence. Understanding the conditions that promote certain spatial patterns of natural regeneration are important for forest productivity, ecological stability, and biodiversity.

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Global analysis of tree structure in protected areas

 

Aims:  Forest structure is a key driver of ecosystem diversity. Here we aim to identify forest structure patterns between IUCN protected categories.

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: Globally

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Landscape fragmentation inside protected areas

 

Aims:  Habitat loss and fragmentation are causing an unprecedented decline in global biodiversity. Protected areas (PAs) are meant to counteract loss and fragmentation. Yet, even inside PAs ecosystems are fragmented. Our goal is to understand the patterns in which fragmentation occur inside and around PAs.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. GCE

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Germany / Europe

Skills needed: GIS, R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Alexandra Lawrence
The Geography of Global Freshwater Biodiversity

 

Aims:  Identify and analyse drivers of global freshwater biodiversity by using open data.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, B.Sc. Geographie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed: GIS, R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Samuel Hoffmann
Human Impacts on Marine Protected Areas

 

Aims:  Geographical analysis of anthropogenic factors (e.g. shipping traffic, fishing quota, water pollution) affecting marine protected areas using open data.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, B.Sc. Geographie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Global

Skills needed: Basic knowledge in R and GIS

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Samuel Hoffmann
Biodiversitätsmuster in der Kulturlandschaft

 

Ziele: Es ist viel die Rede von Biodiversitätsverlust und der Notwendigkeit Biodiversität zu erfassen, doch gibt es zu wenig praktische Arbeiten hierzu. In dieser Arbeit (evtl. mehrere) wird Pflanzen-Artenvielfalt kartiert und auf Landschaftsstrukturen bezogen. Hierzu ist die Identität einzelner Arten nicht zwingend erforderlich.

Studiengänge: B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie.

Sprache: Deutsch/English

Beginn: April/Mai 2021

Ort: Nähe Bayreuth (Frankenalb/Fichtelgebirge)

Vorkenntnisse: Artkenntnisse, Pflanzenbestimmung, R für M.Sc.

Methodik: Feldarbeit, Remote Sensing, Botanik



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Frank Weiser
Auswirkungen der Dürre auf Quellfluren

 

Ziele: In den Dürreperioden der Jahre 2018 und 2019 fielen zahlreiche sonst kontinuierlich schüttende Waldquellen trocken. Durch einen Vergleich vorher / nachher soll der Einfluss dieser außergewöhnlichen Ereignisse auf die Artenzusammensetzung und Diversität von Waldquellfluren untersucht werden.

Studiengänge: B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie

Sprache: Deutsch/English

Beginn: April/Mai 2021

Ort: Frankenwald und Fichtelgebirge

Vorkenntnisse: Artkenntnisse, Pflanzenbestimmung, R für M.Sc.

Methodik: Feldarbeit, Zeitreihen, Botanik



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Timothy Smith

Angebotene Masterarbeiten

The Significance of Protected Areas in Species Conservation

 

Aims:  Analyse and compare the spatial distribution of threatened species (e.g. Red List, Natura 2000) inside and outside protected areas by using open data.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, B.Sc. Geographie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Any, but preferrably Europe

Skills needed: Basic knowledge in R and GIS

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Samuel Hoffmann
Human Impacts on Marine Protected Areas

 

Aims:  Geographical analysis of anthropogenic factors (e.g. shipping traffic, fishing quota, water pollution) affecting marine protected areas using open data.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, B.Sc. Geographie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Global

Skills needed: Basic knowledge in R and GIS

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Samuel Hoffmann
Shrink or shift: distribution of Rhodostrophia jacularia (Lepidoptera:Geometridae)

 

Aims:  If temperature keep rising, how species of steppe and desert will react to it? Since species richness of moths in central Asia was negatively correlated with temperature, it is a crucial question to answer.

Study programs:  M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. GCE

Language:  English

Start: Palearctic

Location: Europe

Skills needed: GIS



Ansprechpartner: Khishigdelger Enkhtur, Martin Pfeiffer
rought damage and recovery of grasslands in European Natura 2000 areas

 

Aims:  Analysis of drought damage  and subsequent recovery of grasslands after the drought years 2018/2019 using Remote Sensing data (e.g. Sentinel-2)

Study programs:  M.Sc. Geoökologie,  M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. GCE

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Central Europe or focus on Germany

Skills needed: Remote Sensing, GIS, R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining, Remote Sensing



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Frank Weiser
Auswirkungen der Dürre auf Quellfluren

 

Ziele: In den Dürreperioden der Jahre 2018 und 2019 fielen zahlreiche sonst kontinuierlich schüttende Waldquellen trocken. Durch einen Vergleich vorher / nachher soll der Einfluss dieser außergewöhnlichen Ereignisse auf die Artenzusammensetzung und Diversität von Waldquellfluren untersucht werden.

Studiengänge: B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie

Sprache: Deutsch/English

Beginn: April/Mai 2021

Ort: Frankenwald und Fichtelgebirge

Vorkenntnisse: Artkenntnisse, Pflanzenbestimmung, R für M.Sc.

Methodik: Feldarbeit, Zeitreihen, Botanik



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Timothy Smith
Biodiversitätsmuster in der Kulturlandschaft

 

Ziele: Es ist viel die Rede von Biodiversitätsverlust und der Notwendigkeit Biodiversität zu erfassen, doch gibt es zu wenig praktische Arbeiten hierzu. In dieser Arbeit (evtl. mehrere) wird Pflanzen-Artenvielfalt kartiert und auf Landschaftsstrukturen bezogen. Hierzu ist die Identität einzelner Arten nicht zwingend erforderlich.

Studiengänge: B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie.

Sprache: Deutsch/English

Beginn: April/Mai 2021

Ort: Nähe Bayreuth (Frankenalb/Fichtelgebirge)

Vorkenntnisse: Artkenntnisse, Pflanzenbestimmung, R für M.Sc.

Methodik: Feldarbeit, Remote Sensing, Botanik



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Frank Weiser
Animal diversity in human diet

 

Aims:  Animals are sources of zoonoses that can affect human health. Animal diversity is well documented, but biodiversity patterns related to human diet are not available yet. 

Study programs:  M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology

Language: German or English

Start: anytime

Location: Global

Skills needed:  GIS, R

Methods: Data Mining, Zoology



Ansprechpartner: Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein
Muntjacs - invading Europe?

Aims: Small dear (Muntiacus reevesi) have become a serious invader in Great Britain. They are vectors for diseases, cause traffic accidents and compete with local deer species. We want to model the potential distribution of the species in Europe.

Study programs: M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. GCE

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed: GIS, R

Methods: Modelling, Literature screening, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Anna Walentowitz, Jan-Christopher Fischer
Global diversity in bat

 

Aims:  Bats represent a very large proportion of biodiversity in animals. They are known as original hosts of pathogens. However, there is no solid current biogeographical overview on their global diversity related to biomes.

Study programs:  M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology

Language: German or English

Start: anytime

Location: Global

Skills needed:  GIS, R

Methods: Data Mining, Zoology



Ansprechpartner: Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein
Biodiversity and Vector-Borne Diseases

 

Aims:  Invasive vectors and emerging diseases are increasingly appearing in Europe. Climate change drivers have been identified. The role of biodiversity to regulate these threats is not addressed, yet.

Study programs:  M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed:  R (Remote Sensing)

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining, Remote Sensing, Zoology



Ansprechpartner: Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein
Forest Response to Drought Stress

 

Aims:  Drought episodes are predicted to increase their intensity and frequency globally, which will have a particular impact on forest vitality, productivity, and species distribution. This study aims to assess the impact of tree species interaction on forest vulnerability to drought.

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: N Bavaria/ Germany

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R

Methods: Modelling, Remote Sensing



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Wind may prevent invasion of disease vector

 

Aims:  Invasive disease vector – Asian Tiger Mosquito – is currently spreading into Germany. Wind seems to play an interesting role in whether this tropical species can establish itself or not. Little is known about this.

Study programs:  M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed:  Enjoy working in the laboratory and provide statistical analyses.

Partners: DiMoC (BiodivERsA)

Methods: Experimental, Zoology



Ansprechpartner: Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein
Spatial statistics

 

Aims: Analyzing spatial forest structure in order to reveal relationships that take place between different tree species - species mingling.

Method: point pattern analysis

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language:  English

Start: anytime

Location: N Bavaria/ Germany

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Tree regeneration patterns in deciduous forests

 

Aims:  Tree regeneration and species composition are driven by numerous biotic and abiotic variables with varying degrees of overlapping influence. Understanding the conditions that promote certain spatial patterns of natural regeneration are important for forest productivity, ecological stability, and biodiversity.

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Global analysis of tree structure in protected areas

 

Aims:  Forest structure is a key driver of ecosystem diversity. Here we aim to identify forest structure patterns between IUCN protected categories.

Study programs:  M.Sc. GCE, B.Sc./ M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversity & Ökologie, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: English

Start: anytime

Location: Globally

Skills needed: Basic knowledge of R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Mirela Beloiu
Landscape fragmentation inside protected areas

 

Aims:  Habitat loss and fragmentation are causing an unprecedented decline in global biodiversity. Protected areas (PAs) are meant to counteract loss and fragmentation. Yet, even inside PAs ecosystems are fragmented. Our goal is to understand the patterns in which fragmentation occur inside and around PAs.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. GCE

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Germany / Europe

Skills needed: GIS, R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Alexandra Lawrence
The Geography of Global Freshwater Biodiversity

 

Aims:  Identify and analyse drivers of global freshwater biodiversity by using open data.

Study programs:  B.Sc. / M.Sc. Geoökologie, B.Sc. Geographie, M.Sc. Biodiversität & Ökologie, M.Sc. Global Change Ecology, M.Sc. Environmental Geography

Language: Deutsch/English

Start: anytime

Location: Europe

Skills needed: GIS, R

Methods: Modelling, Data Mining



Ansprechpartner: Carl Beierkuhnlein, Samuel Hoffmann