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

(2019): Consistent temperature dependence of functional response parameters and their use in predicting population abundance. Journal 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

(2019): Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems. Nature ecology & evolution 3(6), 919-927 *

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

(2018): Applying generalized allometric regressions to predict live body mass of tropical and temperate arthropods. Ecology and Evolution 8(24), 12737-49
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