Here at the Biosphere Reserves Institute my main focus lies in investigating temporal population dynamics of forest insects in the context of the assumed decline of insects. My research consists in large parts of the analysis of original (old) insect data and a multi-year reassessment of ground-beetles (Coleoptera:Carabidae) in the beech forests of BR Schorfheide-Chorin and parts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (PDF). Prior to my work at the Biosphere Reserves Institute I have done research in the fields of seed dispersal and movement ecology of ungulates.
If you are interested in writing a Bachelor- or Masterthesis within my research project feel free to contact me. Possible topics include:
- Evaluation of by-catches (e.g. rove-beetles, spiders, general biomass, â€¦)
- Catching rates of ground-beetles in relation to abundance prey (eg. by-catches, slugs, ...)
- Investigating differences in ground living arthropods between different forest development stages
- Research on methods for insect sampling (e.g. comparisons of different methods)
Since 10/2019 Research fellow at Biosphere Reserves Institute
Doctoral student at LEUPHANA (admission pending)
3/2018- 12/2019 Ornithological consultant
10/2015- 3/2019 M.Sc. in Environmental Science (Biodiversity, Vegetation and Wildlife) at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
10/2013- 3/2014 ERASMUS semester at University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)
10/2011- 9/2015 B.Sc. in Environmental Science and International Forestry at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Weiss, F., Brummer, T. J., & Pufal, G. (2016). Mountain bikes as seed dispersers and their potential socio-ecological consequences. Journal of Environmental Management, 181, 326-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.037
Weiss F., Heurich M., Rieger S., Gillich B., Michler F.U., Ciuti S., Tillmann J.E. (2019). Sheep grazing affects spatial behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in a German heathland area (Poster), 34th IUGB Congress, Kaunas.