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


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 3, 16-24 *
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+49 341 9733208
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Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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