Esra Sohlström

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interest


Anthropogenic climate change and land-use intensification are expected to have strong impacts on the structure of ecological communities and ecosystem processes associated with them. In my PhD project I study the combined effects of climate change and land-use intensification on aboveground invertebrate communities. More specifically, I am working in the Global Change Experimental Facility (GCEF) to investigate how climate change and land-use interactively affect (1) community composition, (2) body-size structure and (3) trophic interactions of aboveground-invertebrate communities in an experimental grassland system.

Short CV


Since 2016Doctoral researcher in the Theory in Biodiversity group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany. 

Master of Science in Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Ecology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

iDiv publications


Archer, L. C., E. H. Sohlström, B. Gallo, M. Jochum, G. Woodward, R. L. Kordas, B. C. Rall, E. J. O'Gorman

Consistent temperature dependence of functional response parameters and their use in predicting population abundanceJournal of Animal Ecology(in press),

Brose, U., P. Archambault, A. D. Barnes, L.-F. Bersier, T. Boy, ..., C. Digel, A. Dissanayake, A. A. V. Flores, K. Fussmann, B. Gauzens, C. Gray, J. Häussler, M. R. Hirt, U. Jacob, ..., E. Latz, K. Layer-Dobra, P. Legagneux, Y. Li, ..., B. C. Rall, B. Rosenbaum, R. Ryser, A. Silva, E. H. Sohlström, ..., S. Wang, J. M. Wefer, ..., A. C. Iles

Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystemsNature ecology & evolution3(6), 919-927

Sohlstrom, E. H., Marian, L., Barnes, A. D., Haneda, N. F., Scheu, S., Rall, B. C., Brose, U., Jochum, M.

Applying generalized allometric regressions to predict live body mass of tropical and temperate arthropodsEcology and Evolution8(24), 12737-49
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