Dr Steffen Ehrmann


Research Interest


My overarching interest is in exploring how the way we manage the ecosystem/landscape influences services and disservices nature holds for human health and well-being. When approaching an ecological problem, I try to understand it across all spatial and temporal scales because only then can we gather sufficient knowledge to make sound management recommendations. I am fascinated by spatial patterns and by how humans both shape and are shaped by the landscapes they inhabit.

During my Postdoc at the Macroecology and Society Lab I participate in the LUCKINet and coordinate the development of a dedicated, open-science IT infrastructure. This has the goal to generate global, annual, mutually consistent, data-driven and quality assured gridded modeled data-products of various land-use variables of forestry, crops and livestock. This is an important source of information that can help to solve many environmental and socio-economic problems and monitor the progress towards some of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Short CV


  • PhD in Biodiversity/Ecosystem Services/Ixodes ricinus, 2017
    Department of Geobotany, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Diplom in Agricultural Biology, 2011
    University of Hohenheim, Germany

iDiv publications


Ehrmann, S., R. Seppelt, C. Meyer

(2020): Harmonise and integrate heterogeneous areal data with the R package arealDB. Environmental Modelling & Software

Marrec, R., V. Le Roux, L. Martin, J. Lenoir, J. Brunet, S. A. O. Cousins, P. De Smedt, M. Deconchat, M. Diekmann, S. Ehrmann, E. Gallet-Moron, B. Giffard, J. Liira, J. Lindgren, A. Valdes, K. Verheyen, M. Wulf, G. Decocq

(2020): Multiscale drivers of carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in small European woodlands. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Poli, P., J. Lenoir, O. Plantard, S. Ehrmann, K. H. Røed, H. P. Leinaas, M. Panning, A. Guiller

(2020): Strong genetic structure among populations of the tick Ixodes ricinus across its range. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
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