Rike Schwarz

Doctoral Researcher

Scientific career


August 2022- present
PhD student at EIE, iDiv in the BETA-FOR project investigating effects of enhanced structural beta
complexity in forests on soil biodiversity and functioning

February- April 2022
Scientific employee at EIE, iDiv

MSc thesis at EIE, iDiv: “Effects of invasive earthworms on plant functional traits and biotic
interactions” supervised by Dr. Lise Thouvenot and Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer
MSc in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Forestry Sciences with focus on wildlife and biodiversity,
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg  

BSc in Biology at Freie Universität, Berlin
Thesis: “Rarity and persistence as linked traits in nectar yeasts” supervised by Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig 

iDiv publications


Schwarz, Rike, Eisenhauer, Nico, Ferlian, Olga, Maestre, Fernando. T., Rosenbaum, Benjamin, Uthe, Henriette, Thouvenot, Lise

(2023): Invasive earthworms modulate native plant trait expression and competition. Oikos
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