Romy Zeiss

Doctoral Researcher

Scientific career

 

Since December 2021

PhD student at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and Leipzig University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer. Title: "Priorities for effective conservation of soil biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in Germany" funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

2019 – 2021

M. Sc. Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution at the Leipzig University. Thesis at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer and Dr. Carlos A. Guerra: “How (well) does European policy protect soil organisms - Challenges of protecting European belowground biodiversity beyond productive systems”.

2016 – 2019

B. Sc. Biology at the Leipzig University. Thesis at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer and Dr. Malte Jochum: “Impacts of earthworm invasion on aboveground invertebrate communities in North American forest ecosystems”.

Publications

 

Zeiss, R., Eisenhauer, N., Orgiazzi, A., Rillig, M., Buscot, F., Jones, A., ... & Guerra, C. A. (2022). Challenges of and opportunities for protecting European soil biodiversity. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13930
 

Jochum, M., Thouvenot, L., Ferlian, O., Zeiss R., Klarner, B., Pruschitzki, U., Johnson, E.A., Eisenhauer, N. (2022). Aboveground impacts of a belowground invader: how invasive earthworms alter aboveground arthropod communities in a northern North American forest. Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2021.0636 

Projects

 

Co-coordinating the translation of the Frontiers for Young Minds “Soil Biodiversity” Collection (Link to collection: https://www.idiv.de/en/young-minds/languages.html)

iDiv publications

 

Jochum, M., Thouvenot, L., Ferlian, O., Zeiss, R., Klarner, B., Pruschitzki, U., Johnson, E. A. and Eisenhauer, N.

(2022): Aboveground impacts of a belowground invader: how invasive earthworms alter aboveground arthropod communities in a northern North American forest. Biology Letters

Zeiss, R., Eisenhauer, N., Orgiazzi, A., Rillig, M., Buscot, F., Jones, A., Lehmann, A., Reitz, T., Smith, L., Guerra, C. A.

(2022): Challenges of and opportunities for protecting European soil biodiversity. Conservation Biology
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Puschstrasse 4
04103 Leipzig
Germany

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B.00.11

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+49 341 9733122
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romy.zeiss@idiv.de
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Leipzig University

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