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.


PhD positions

Promotionsprojekt „Trockenes Grünland“

Haben Sie einen Master-Abschluss in der Ökologie (oder in einem verwandten biologischen Teilgebiet) und möchten den Einfluss von extremen Dürre-Ereignissen auf Ökosysteme erforschen und zu diesem Thema auch promovieren? Suchen Sie nach einer Möglichkeit, unter sehr guter fachlicher Betreuung einen eigenen Projektantrag für eine solche Promotionsstelle an die Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) zu richten?


Wir – Prof. Nico Eisenhauer (iDiv Leipzig: Experimentelle Interaktionsökologie) und Dr. Harald Auge (UFZ Halle: Experimentelle Ökologie von Populationen und Lebensgemeinschaften) – möchten Sie gern dabei unterstützen, einen solchen DBU-Antrag anzufertigen, und möchten Ihre Promotionsarbeit bei einer Bewilligung dieses Antrags auch betreuen.

Mehr Infos finden Sie hier.


Postdoc positions

We currently have no vacancies


Non-scientific personnel

We currently have no vacancies


Student helper positions

We currently have no vacancies


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: Influence of light availability and ungulate browsing on earthworms in temperate forests
Student profile: Interested in soil biodiversity and forest ecology
Thesis profile: Field work, species identification, data analysis
Start / Timeframe: Fieldwork 30. Sep – 20. Oct 2024
Language: English and German
Related to the project/more general information: BETA-FOR
Contact: Christian Ristok
PDF with details


Title: Linking stress-induced root morphology traits and nematode communities
Student profile: Bachelor or Master student
Thesis profile: Greenhouse work, lab work, microscopy work, and data analyses
Start / Timeframe: May/June 2024 or later
Language: English
Related to the project/more general information: PhytOakmeter
Contact: April Lyn Leonar
PDF with details


Title: Microclimate effects on ecosystem functions in the MyDiv tree diversity experiment
Student profile: Bachelor or Master student
Thesis profile: field and lab work, student should not be afraid of statistics and large data sets
Start / Timeframe: Start around March/April 2024 would be ideal
Language: English or German
Related to the project/more general information: MyDiv
Contact: Simone Cesarz
PDF with details


Title: The effects of tree diversity and mycorrhizal types on the composition and diversity of nematode communities
Student profile: Bachelor or Master student
Thesis profile: no lab work, data is ready. Thesis can be also done 100% remotely
Start / Timeframe: could start at any time
Language: English
Related to the project/more general information: MyDiv
Contact: Huimin Yi
PDF with details


Title: Global change effects on soil microbes over time
Student profile: Bachelor or Master student
Thesis profile: Field work, lab work, and data analyses.
Start / Timeframe: April/May 2024 or later.
Language: German and English, the thesis would ideally be written in English.
Related to the project/more general information: GCEF
Contact: Marie Sünnemann
PDF with details


Title: Understory vegetation effect on air temperature
Student profile: Interest in climate and biodiversity indices with a strong taste for mathematics
Thesis profile: Data analysis and modelling. No lab or field work.
Start / Timeframe: The thesis can start at any time.
Language: English
Contact: Remy Beugnon
PDF with 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: Global change effects on soil microbes over time
Student profile: Bachelor or Master student
Thesis profile: Field work, lab work, and data analyses.
Start / Timeframe: April/May 2024 or later.
Language: German and English, the thesis would ideally be written in English.
Related to the project/more general information: GCEF
Contact: Marie Sünnemann
PDF with details


Title: The effects of tree diversity and mycorrhizal types on the composition and diversity of nematode communities
Student profile: Bachelor or Master student
Thesis profile: no lab work, data is ready. Thesis can be also done 100% remotely
Start / Timeframe: could start at any time
Language: English
Related to the project/more general information: MyDiv
Contact: Huimin Yi
PDF with details


Title: Soil microbial communities under litter exclusion
Student profile: Likes lab work
Thesis profile: Mostly lab work, single field days
Start / Timeframe: Flexible
Language: English or German
Related to the project/more general information: MyDiv
Contact: Olga Ferlian
PDF with details


Title: Understory vegetation effect on air temperature
Student profile: Interest in climate and biodiversity indices with a strong taste for mathematics
Thesis profile: Data analysis and modelling. No lab or field work.
Start / Timeframe: The thesis can start at any time.
Language: English
Contact: Remy Beugnon
PDF with details

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