German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Spatial Interaction Ecology

The Spatial Interaction Ecology research group strives to understand how human mediated environmental changes are influencing plant population dynamics, plant-animal interactions and community patterns at multiple spatial scales.  In particular, we focus on the causes and consequences of exotic plant invasions, the role of human perturbations on plant-pollinator interactions and pollen limitation, the restoration of degraded habitats, and forest community dynamics.

Prof. Tiffany Marie Knight
Alexander von Humboldt Professor
and Head of Research Group

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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and iDiv offer the following M.Sc. thesis opportunity:

“The prevalence and duration of lagged climate effects across different plant life histories”

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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and iDiv offer the following opportunity for an internship:

“Developing automated tools for detection of insect pollinators”

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Head of research group

Prof. Tiffany Knight


Scientific Coordinator

Nina Becker


+49 341 9733159

Administrative Assistant

Anne-Kathrin Thomas


+49 341 9733198

Postal address

AG Spatial Interaction Ecology (SIE)
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Puschstrasse 4
04103 Leipzig


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