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.


Humboldt postdoc fellowship

The Humbolt Foundation is scouting for researchers (postdocs) from underrepresented regions of the globe. For that, they developed a scouting program particularly dedicated to supporting excellent female scientists, and Nico Eisenhauer has the honor to serve as one of their scouts. In this context, we are looking for a scientist with expertise in ecology/ macroecology.

For this second round of candidates (2022), there are three main topics:

1) The candidate should be interested in synthesizing/modelling global data on soil biodiversity, carbon cycling, and soil-biosphere-atmosphere interactions (context: e.g. Soil BON; https://geobon.org/bons/thematic-bon/soil-bon/); or

2) The candidate should be interested in plant-mycorrhizae interactions and work in the broad context of the MyDiv Experiment (https://www.idiv.de/de/research/platforms-and-networks/mydiv.html) in TreeDivNet (https://treedivnet.ugent.be/); or

3) The candidate should be interested in biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning with a focus on plant-soil interactions in the broad context of the Jena Experiment (http://the-jena-experiment.de/) on mechanisms underlying long-term biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning (https://riojournal.com/article/47042/).

 

Please find more info here.


Student helper positions

We are looking for a student helper for up to 19h/week starting mid-September. 

More information can be found here.

 

 


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: Manipulation of soil biodiversity to investigate soil ecosystem functioning
Contact: Simone Cesarz
PDF with details

Title: Functional diversity of soil microorganisms
Contact: Simone Cesarz
PDF with 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: NA
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: Manipulation of soil biodiversity to investigate soil ecosystem functioning
Contact: Simone Cesarz
PDF with details

Title: Functional diversity of soil microorganisms
Contact: Simone Cesarz
PDF with 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
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
 

Title: Investigating joint effects of climate and predation on above-belowground forest ecosystems
Contact:Malte Jochum
PDF with details

 

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