Andrea Hilpert

Contact

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Work B1|01 263
Schnittspahnstraße 3
64287 Darmstadt

Biosketch
As an ecologist I am interested in the correlation between species’ body masses and their metabolism and how this correlation is affected by temperature.

Current position
In march 2008, I started my doctoral thesis in the EcoNetLab as a part of the biodiversity exploratories funded by the DFG.

Research interests:
Does the litter-soil community change with the intensity of land use? I am comparing litter-soil communities of differently used forests to see how they are affected by different types of forestry. The focus is on the composition of the communities in these litter-soil systems of differently managed forests. Therefore body sizes, abundances and metabolic rates will be measured and body-size distributions across trophic levels, metabolic demands of populations and population densities across trophic levels as well as in accordance to body mass will be calculated. One of the key questions to be addressed is whether these factors are correlated to the trophic level in the litter-soil system as it has been demonstrated in aquatic systems?

Publications

Ehnes R. B.; Rall B. C.; Brose U. (2011): Phylogenetic grouping, curvature and metabolic scaling in terrestrial invertebrates, Ecology Letters Volume: 14 Issue: 10 Pages: 993-1000

Vucic-Pestic O.; Ehnes R. B.; Rall B. C.; et al. (2011): Warming up the system: higher predator feeding rates but lower energetic efficiencies, Global Change Biology Volume: 17 Issue: 3 Pages: 1301-1310

Rall B. C.; Vucic-Pestic O.; Ehnes R. B.; et al. (2010): Temperature, predator-prey interaction strength and population stability, Global Change Biology Volume: 16 Issue: 8 Pages: 2145-2157

Brose U.; Ehnes R. B.; Rall B. C.; et al. (2008):Foraging theory predicts predator-prey energy fluxes,

Journal of Animal Ecology Volume: 77 Issue: 5 Pages: 1072-1078

Conferences contributions

Ehnes R. B., Brose, U. (2011): Abundance and population-energy use in forest-soil communities. - Oral presentation at the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Sheffield University

Ehnes R. B., Brose, U. (2011): Abundance and population-energy use in forest-soil communities. - Oral presentation at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Oldenburg University

Ehnes R. B., Brose, U. (2010): No energetic equivalence in forest soil food webs. - Poster presentation at the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Leeds University

Ehnes R. B., Brose, U. (2010): Lack of energetic equivalence in forest soil food webs. - Oral presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Giessen University

Ehnes R. B. (2010): Energetic equivalence in forest soil food webs. - Poster presentation at the Multitrophic Interactions Workshop, Göttingen University

Awards

2010 Best Poster Award, British Ecological Society (BES)

Ehnes, R.B, Brose, U. No energetic equivalence in forest soil food webs.