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

Open positions

We offer a student helper position for lab work from August 2019 to March 2020 (10-15h/week). More information can be found here.


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.


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.

Soil food webs and ecosystem functioning in global drylands

PDF with more details
Contact: Nico Eisenhauer

Bottom-up and top-down forces of herbivory in a tree diversity experiment

PDF with more details
Contact: Olga Ferlian

 

Global soil biodiversity

PDF with more details
Contact: Nico Eisenhauer

Impacts of earthworm invasion on aboveground invertebrate communities in North American forest ecosystems

PDF with more details
Contact: Malte Jochum

Impacts of earthworm invasion on belowground decomposer communities and decomposition in North American forest ecosystems

PDF with more details
Contact: Malte Jochum

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.

The succession of soil food webs in forest restoration sites across New Zealand

PDF with more details
Contact: Nico Eisenhauer

Impacts of earthworm invasion on belowground decomposer communities and decomposition in North American forest ecosystems

PDF with more details
Contact: Malte Jochum

Bottom-up and top-down forces of herbivory in a tree diversity experiment

PDF with more details
Contact: Olga Ferlian

 

Impacts of earthworm invasion on aboveground invertebrate communities in North American forest ecosystems

PDF with more details
Contact: Malte Jochum

Global soil biodiversity

PDF with more details
Contact: Nico Eisenhauer

Soil food webs and ecosystem functioning in global drylands

PDF with more details
Contact: Nico Eisenhauer

 

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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