Dipl.-Biol. Jule Mangels
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As an ecologist I am interested in the relationship between anthropogenic effects and biodiversity. The increase of land use has a negative effect for biodiversity, ecological systems and response diversity (RD) but the basic mechanisms are still not properly understood. RD is the assumption for the resilience of an ecological system against disruption. The sensitivity of a system depends on the number of functionally related organisms in it, which respond differently to altered environmental conditions.
In this context I study the impact of forestal land use effects on plant-herbivore networks. The study by which I intend to achieve my PhD belongs to the Biodiversity Exploratories. It is a part of a Science Foundation project funded by the German Research Foundation. I focus on the analysis of the diversity of herbivore species in the forest and their reactions to different conditions, which are likely to occur in the course of climate change.