German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
 

Join the lab!

Interested students are welcome to participate in the research conducted in our lab throughout the year. Open PhD and Postdoc positions will be announced at this page. We offer different topics for bachelor and master theses and also welcome your ideas and suggestions for other thesis topics. Please find a selection of topics listed or request further topics by contacting Prof. Nico Eisenhauer or Dr. Simone Cesarz.


Postdoc positions

We are offering a 2+2 year postdoc position on "Diversity and scenario modelling of molecular markers of plant pathogens in plant, litter and soil metagenomes".
For more details see the job advertisement.
Application deadline is September 10th, 2020

PhD positions

There are currently no open positions available

Bachelor theses

We offer many topics for bachelor and master theses in our working group. Finding the right topic is not easy and we are happy to introduce our topics to you in more detail or discuss further ideas.
 


Title: European Patterns of Soil Multifunctionality
Contact: Carlos Guerra
Related project: LUCAS Soil Ecosystem Functions
PDF with details

Title: Above-belowground interactions in the context of biological invasions
Contact: Lise Thouvenot
Related project:Ecoworm
PDF with details

Title: Bottom-up and top-down forces of herbivory in a tree diversity experiment
Contact: Olga Ferlian
Related project: MyDiv
PDF with more details

Titel: Global soil biodiversity
Contact:Nico Eisenhauer
Related project:
PDF with more details
 

Title: Impacts of earthworm invasion on above- and belowground invertebrate communities in North American forest ecosystems
Contact:Malte Jochum
Related project: Ecoworm
PDF with more details

Title: Exploring length-dry body mass regressions and the relationship between dry and fresh body mass for temperate arthropods
Contact:Malte Jochum
Related project:
PDF with more details

 


Master theses

We offer many topics for bachelor and master theses in our working group. Finding the right topic is not easy and we are happy to introduce our topics to you in more detail or discuss further ideas.


Title: Effects of tree dissimilarity on microbial biomass and respiration
Contact: Rémy Beugnon
Related project:Tree Dì (BEF-China)
PDF with details

Title: Above-belowground interactions in the context of biological invasions
Contact: Lise Thouvenot
Related project:Ecoworm
PDF with details

Title: European Patterns of Soil Multifunctionality
Contact: Carlos Guerra
Related project: LUCAS Soil Ecosystem Functions
PDF with details

Titel: The impact of global change drivers on soil fauna: a meta-analytic approach
Contact:Helen Phillips
PDF with more details

Title: The succession of soil food webs in forest restoration sites across New Zealand
Contact:
Nico Eisenhauer
Related project:
PDF with more details
 

Title: Impacts of earthworm invasion on above- and belowground invertebrate communities in North American forest ecosystems
Contact: Malte Jochum
Related project: Ecoworm
PDF with more details

Title: Bottom-up and top-down forces of herbivory in a tree diversity experiment
Contact: Olga Ferlian
Related project: MyDiv
PDF
with more details

Title: Exploring length-dry body mass regressions and the relationship between dry and fresh body mass for temperate arthropods
Contact:Malte Jochum
PDF
with more details

 

Title: Global soil biodiversity
Contact: Nico Eisenhauer
PDF with more details

Title: Effects of nutrient enrichment and top-predator size structure on energy flux in a marine benthic community
Contact:Malte Jochum
PDF
with details
 

 

Internships

Students can visit our lab to perform internships at any time. Interns can learn a multitude of methods in ecology with particular focus on soil ecology. Interns can learn how to ask scientific questions, to design respective experiments, to conduct experiments in the field or in the lab, and to analyze the data with statistical methods. Please send applications to Dr. Simone Cesarz.

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