Alexandra Werner

Doctoral Researcher

Research interests


I aim to be a transdisciplinary environmental researcher; a specializing generalist that can work with different knowledge groups and understand how they connect to form larger, more holistic environmental systems. I am interested in the interface between human (societal) and environmental systems and therefore cover a wide range of topics. This has led me to do synthesis research on:

  • Physical effects of climate change induced weather on honey bee foraging flight in the Netherlands
  • An aquaponics design within a circular economy
  • Perceived health and environmental effects of urban green spaces in Budapest, Hungary
  • Life Cycle Analysis on Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) Plastics
  • Identifying Hazards in the Nomadic Pastoralist Lifestyle and Their Impact on Health
  • Mycoremediation as an in situ technique for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) soils in Canada
  • Climate change impacts on aquifer depletion in Bangladesh



2015 – 2017

Master of Environmental Science - Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Thesis: Future impacts of climate change induced weather patterns on honey bee (Apis mellifera) foraging flight conditions in the Netherlands

2012 – 2014

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Studies - Trent University, Canada

2009 – 2012

Advanced Diploma in Environmental Technology - Fleming College, Canada

iDiv publications


A. Perino, H. M. Pereira, M. Felipe-Lucia, H. Kim, H. S. Kühl, M. R. Marselle, J. N. Meya, C. Meyer, L. M. Navarro, R. van Klink, G. Albert, C. D. Barratt, H. Bruelheide, Y. Cao, A. Chamoin, M. Darbi, M. Dornelas, N. Eisenhauer, F. Essl, N. Farwig, J. Förster, J. Freyhof, J. Geschke, F. Gottschall, C. Guerra, P. Haase, T. Hickler, U. Jacob, T. Kastner, L. Korell, I. Kühn, G. U. C. Lehmann, B. Lenzner, A. Marques, E. Motivans Švara, L. C. Quintero, A. Pacheco, A. Popp, J. Rouet-Leduc, F. Schnabel, J. Siebert, I. R. Staude, S. Trogisch, V. Švara, J.-C. Svenning, G. Pe'er, K. Raab, D. Rakosy, M. Vandewalle, A. S. Werner, C. Wirth, H. Xu, D. Yu, Y. Zinngrebe and A. Bonn

(2021): Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters

McDonald, R. I., Mansur, A. V., ..., Pacheco, A., Pereira, H. M., Seto, K. C., Simkin, R., Walsh, B., Werner, A. S., Ziter, C.

(2019): Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth on biodiversity. Nature Sustainability
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