Degree Thesis - Experimental Plant Ecology
Find our suggested topics for Bachelor (BA) and Master (MA) theses below, sorted by potential starting date.
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The Experimental Plant Ecology lab offers the following topics for B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses in 2019/20:
1. Assessing root decomposition in drained and re-wetted peatlands (BA or MA)
- topic alreagy assigned -
Peatlands are globally important carbon sinks, but drainage of peatlands leads to a release of the stored carbon and to large emission of greenhouse gases. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, efforts are made in rewetting these systems in the hope of restoring their potential as carbon stores. Peat, the most important carbon store, is formed when more plant biomass is produced than decomposed. Low decompostion rates are therefore the key to make peatlands such efficient carbon stores.
The aim of this thesis will be to study the decomposition of local plant litter (i.e. roots, shoots and leaves) and tea (used as standard material) to evaluate if rewetting did result in peat forming conditions, again. Therefore, we buried litter bags in different depths in three different types of drained and rewetted peatlands (alder carr, percolation mire and coastal mire) here in MV. This project is within the framework of WETSCAPES (www.wetscapes.uni-rostock.de).
2.Functional characteristics of paludiculture plants along an environmental gradient (BA or MA)
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Drainage of fen soils leads to increased greenhouse gas emissions as well as soil degradation and subsidence, but these negative effects can be effectively counteracted by rewetting. To create an economic incentive for large-scale rewetting, we investigate the suitability of reed (Phragmites australis) and cattail (Typha latifolia and Typha angustifolia) for Paludiculture.
In a mesocosm experiment at the Arboretum Greifswald, 5 reed clones and two cattail species from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern were grown in a gradient of environmental conditions (different water levels and nutrient conditions). Functional traits such as root:shoot-ratio or specific root length (SRL) are important plant traits that help us to assess the performance of plants under different environmental conditions. By investigating such functional traits on the mesocosm plants you will not only learn about the plants’ response to environmental gradients but also be able to make recommendations on which species or clones can be used in various paludiculture environments.
3. When plants get cold “feet”: do plant roots develop dormancy in winter? (BA or MA)
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Background: bud dormancy prevents plant growth in the winter when the danger of frost is high but can also lead to delays in budburst in the spring with climate warming if winter is not cold enough to release plants from their “sleep”, referred to as dormancy (picture above; increasing dormancy level towards the left). It is not known if roots develop a dormancy state similar to leaf buds and if root temperature can affect leaf bud dormancy and in turn spring phenology. Thus, the differences in temperature responses of leaf buds and roots to temperature with respect to growth potential needs to be quantified to better forecast future onset of tree growth in the spring.
Methods: Root and leaf bud dormancy state will be quantified from November to February in young trees. The amount of heat required to force the initiation of root growth and bud burst during different times of the year will be used to compare dormancy development in roots vs. leaves (more heat required à deeper dormancy state of roots/buds). Trees will be taken from a field site and exposed to optimal growth conditions in greenhouses/climate chambers (photo right). Root growth initiation will be quantified by transplanting the plants in transparent pots and root growth will be tracked by daily photos. Bud burst will be detected visually. Impact of variable winter temperature on root dormancy can also be tested via selective soil warming treatments.
Literature: Fu, Y. H., Zhao, H., Piao, S., Peaucelle, M., Peng, S., Zhou, G., Janssens, I. a. (2015). Declining global warming effects on the phenology of spring leaf unfolding. Trees.
4. Photosynthetic activity of plants during winter in relation to temperature and intensity of temperature fluctuations (BA or MA)
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Winters are predicted to become milder but more unsteady in future. Many herbal plants stay active as long as there is no frost and snow. Here we want to quantify the photosynthetic activity in relation to ambient temperature as well as to what extend this is influenced by strong temperature fluctuations.
Methods: Photosynthetic activity (CO2 flux) of rapeseed (Brassica napus) under a constant light source will be measured at different temperatures. For simulation of temperature fluctuations, we will use greenhouses or climate chambers.
5. Dynamics of spring and autumn phenology of temperate deciduous trees - a joint project with the University of Antwerp (MA)
Data collection: to be scheduled depending on your interest between August 2019 and Spring 2020
Contact: Ilka Beil
There are various thesis possibilities about spring and autumn dynamics of temperate deciduous trees. You could examine (i) spring leaf phenology (late March-May 2020) of young trees in different environmental manipulations (e.g. warming, drought, fertilization) and forests, (ii) autumn leaf phenology, thus leaf senescence, leaf coloring, leaf fall etc. of young trees in different environmental manipulations (e.g. warming, drought, fertilization) and forests (late August-November 2019), (iii) formation of buds, their preparation to winter sleep and their reaction (bud opening and leaf formation) in case of environmental manipulations (a period within Sep 2019 –Feb 2020). You will use different eco-physiological methods and visual observations. Your field work will be in Antwerp (Belgium). Your subject will fit within the EU project LEAF-FALL (https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/onderzoek-en-innovatie/onderzoek-aan-uantwerpen/onderzoeksexcellentie/erc/matteo-campioli/).
6. Combining historical climate records and experimental data to explain the variation in spring budburst dates in trees (MA or BA)
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Background: warmer winter and spring temperatures have resulted in many tree species advancing their spring budburst. However, higher mean temperature alone does not explain the large variability in spring budburst that occurs every year. The sufficient accumulation of cold temperature in the winter must be achieved in combination with a specific warming threshold to promote budburst. Furthermore, multiple environmental factors such as spring photoperiod sensitivity and previous summer and fall weather conditions may interact in influencing spring budburst requirements in trees. The goal of this data analysis is to identify key environmental factors which determine spring budburst to better project species-specific changes in the onset of the tree growing season.
Methods: phenology and climate records from the last 30 - 60 years are available for several European countries and common tree species. The number of species, countries, climate parameters and years to be included in the analyses will be adjusted based on the project (Bachelors/Masters) and interest. Data will be obtained and organiz ed from the German Weather Service and / or European phenology databases. The statistical program “R” will be the primary tool used to calculate climate indices, analyze the data (example above).
Literature: Fu, Y. H., Piao, S., Vitasse, Y., & Zhao, H. (2015). Increased heat requirement for leaf flushing in temperate woody species over 1980 – 2012: effects of chilling, precipitation and insolation, 2687–2697. http://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12863
7. Do early flushing trees produce early germinating seeds?
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Heritability of adaptive traits such as spring phenology is highly relevant for adaptation and species persistence in times of climate change. Based on a 12 years long phenological observation in the Müritz National Park, we selected early and late flushing Beech trees and collected their beech nuts. We want to find out if beech nuts from early flushing trees germinate earlier as well, i.e. answer the question to which degree timing in spring phenology is heritable to the next generation.
Methods: Beechnuts of phenologically early and late mother trees have been sampled in autumn 2019. They will be planted in pots outside now and emergence of seedlings as well as first true leaves will be recorded either by phenocams and/or by visual monitoring.
8. Root phenology of wetland plants in response to water regime (1 MA or 2 BA)
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Plant roots have key roles in ecosystem function and are of special importance in fens, where roots and rhizomes form peat and thus are the main contributors to large carbon stores. However, little is known about the root dynamics of different species, how they respond to changes in water table height, and how species respond to competition. This project is within the framework of WETSCAPES (www.wetscapes.uni-rostock.de).
Methods: Using minirhizotrons (root cameras) in a mesocosm facility to assess root growth and root architecture in fen species originating under different water table regimes.
9. Root dynamics in drained and rewetted peatlands in the face of climate change (MA or 2 BA)
Data collection: Spring and Summer 2020
Location: field sites in near Greifswald and Rostock (driving license is a requirement, costs will be covered)
Contact: Sarah Schwieger & Jürgen Kreyling
Peatlands are globally important carbon sinks, but drainage of peatlands leads to a release of the stored carbon and to large emission of greenhouse gases. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, efforts are made in rewetting these systems in the hope of restoring their potential as carbon stores.
Here, the root growth dynamics in three different types of drained and rewetted peatlands (alder carr, percolation mire and coastal mire) are assessed by the minirhozotron technique. The same observations occurred already in the extremely dry and warm years 2018 and 2019, when water tables even in the rewetted fens dropped below -60 cm. According to the IPCC report (2013), these extreme weather conditions are projected to increase with climate change. Long-term observations of root dynamics in drained and rewetted peatlands will increase our knowledge on how these ecosystems might react to changes in climate and if they are able to maintain their important function as carbon sinks in the future. This project is within the framework of WETSCAPES (www.wetscapes.uni-rostock.de).
Methods: Using minirhizotrons (root cameras), root growth in space and time is analysed at drained and rewetted peatlands in MV, which will be visited monthly during the growing season. A driving license is needed and an own car is a merit (travel costs will be covered).
10. Reindeer grazing effects on root biomass in a boreal forest and a fen (MA)
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Large herbivores, e.g. reindeer, are one of the key drivers shaping plant community dynamics in boreal ecosystems. Reindeer influence plant productivity directly through defoliation and the return of nutrients, but also induce changes in soil processes. This project aims to find out whether reindeer exclusion changes plant community composition and rooting depth distribution.
Methods: Soil cores for root biomass and analysis of vegetation height aboveground, as well as plant community composition in grazed and ungrazed (in a fenced area) areas in a boreal peatland and boreal forest close to the Oulanka Research Station, Finland.
11. Recovery of a coastal heathland after disturbance - does drought matter? (BA or MA)
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Coastal heathlands are dominated by Calluna vulgaris. They are old cultural landscapes of high conservation value. However, atmospheric nitrogen deposition and management cessation have led to increased competition by grasses and woody species, thereby endangering this ecosystem type. In a field experiment on the island of Hiddensee, we test if climate change-induced drought would further exacerbate these developments and if (simulated) sheep grazing might retard it. All this is realized in two successional stages, one with young and vigorously-growing Calluna plants and the other with over-aged and partly dying Calluna. The whole experiment is part of the International Drought Experiment (https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/droughtnet/) , a network which runs comparable drought experiments all over the globe.
Methods: The experiment is running since 2015. Here, aboveground biomass of all species is to be quantified via non-destructive measures (point intercept method) and the grazing simulations are to be performed. Up to three visits to Hiddensee are required, one lasting for 4-5 days and the others being day-trips. Travel costs are paid.
12. Root responses of arctic plants to deep fertilization (MA)
Date sampling: September 2020, potentially also a longer time period leading up to that
Location: Abisko, Sweden
Contact: Gesche Blume-Werry
Permafrost thaw releases large amounts of nitrogen, but this is only available deep in the soil and late in the season. Recent research has shown that some deep-rooting plants can access this nitrogen, but it is unclear if permafrost thaw will ultimately lead to a change in root depth distribution favoring deep roots. This project will measure root length and root depth distribution in a deep-fertilization experiment in a permafrost peatland in Lapland, northern Sweden.
Methods: Roots will be observed withminirhizotrons (transparent tubes buried permanently in the soil and a camera system to take pictures of the roots). The student will be based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, Sweden, for the time of the fieldwork.
Ongoing and finished Theses:
A study on the effects of different water- and nutrient levels on leaf and stem growth in five Phragmites australis clones
Lisa Schade (B.Sc. thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Kerstin Haldan)
Zusammenhang von Frostresistenz und Zeitpunkt des Austriebs bei Gehöölzen im Greifswalder Arboretum
(Anna Maria Weißig, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Ilka Beil and Jürgen Kreyling)
Photosynthesis rates in five clones of Phragmites australis in a water and a nutrient gradient experiment
(Joraine Schmoldt, M.Sc.-thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling und Kerstin Haldan)
Importance of snow cover for understory plants in boreal forests
(Lukas Alexander Gäckle, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Gesche Blume-Werry)
Einfluss der Temperatur auf die Dormanztiefe und Frühlingsphänologie bei vier verschiedenen Laubbaumarten
(Nele Lemcke, B.Sc.-thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Ilka Beil)
Development of root distribution patterns of Andean Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis) in monoculture and intercropped with maize
(Hannah Holzgreve, M.Sc.-Arbeit, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Herr Dr. Böhm)
Effects of snow cover on fine root growth in beech forest varying in winter harshness
(Christiane Klemm, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Robert Weigel and Juergen Kreyling)
Putting the root growth of an extreme year into perspective
(Charlotte Arnswald, M.Sc.-Thesis,supervised by Gesche Blume-Werry and Sarah Schwieger)
Digital visualization of roots in peat
(Stella Gribbe, M.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by John Couwenberg and Gesche Blume-Werry)
Comparison of root growth within and among five Carex species, influenced by nutrient levels
(Sascha Bock, M.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Gesche Blume-Werry and Juergen Kreyling)
Influence of water regime on root production of wetland plants
(Hannah Marx, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Gesche Blume-Werry and Juergen Kreyling)
The influence of aspect on species composition and phenology at mountain summits of Nuolja and Slåttajakka, Sweden
(Pia Raker, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Gesche Blume-Werry and Keith Larsen)
Changes in vegetation composition in the last 100 years on Mount Nuolja, northern Sweden
(Anne-Kathrin Schäfer, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Gesche Blume-Werry and Keith Larson)
Einflussfaktoren auf die Blühphänologie von Anemone Nemorosa
(Luisa Daniel, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Jonas Schmeddes)
Zusammenhang von Baumbeschaffenheit und Zeitpunkt des Austriebs bei etwa 500 Baum- und Straucharten im Greifswalder Arboretum
(Kristin Koch, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Ilka Beil)
Assessing root production in drained and re-wetted peatlands
(Nils Krauß, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Sarah Schwieger)
Influence of temperature on autumnal phenology in trees
(Claudia Meyer, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Jürgen Kreyling and Ilka Beil)
Age and biomass distribution of Alnus glutinosa roots in a drained and a rewetted Swamp
(Felix Ciesiolka, M.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Dr. Anadon-Rosell and Sarah Schwieger)
Abbau organischen Materials in trockenen und wiedervernässten Mooren
(Friederike Pautz, B.Sc.-Thesis, supervised by Sarah Schwieger and Gesche Blume-Werry)
Minirhizotron picture analysis - maintaining accuracy while reducing time effort
(Melanie Thürk, B.Sc.-Thesis supervised by Gesche Blume-Werry and Robert Weigel)
Einfluss von Trockenheit und Beweidung auf die Entwicklung der Heide auf Hiddensee
(Sara Zielke, B.Sc.-Arbeit, betreut durch Ilka Beil und Jürgen Kreyling)
Management options for the conversion of non-native coniferous forest patches towards more natural species composition in the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park (Germany)
(Alex Seliger, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling und Michael Manthey)
Do volcanoes fertilize the globe?
(Vanessa Teike, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling und Ilka Beil)
Frost and drought tolerance in two provenances of a temperate weed (Anchusa arvensis)
(Kathrin Hölscher, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Cross-stress memory: Influence of prior frost exposure on drought tolerance of a temperate weed
(Lena Hirschler, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Variation der Frühjahrsphänologie bei Rotbuchen (Fagus sylvatica L.) unter Betrachtung der innerartlichen Konkurrenz
(Dennis Maß, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling & Ernst van der Maaten)
Inter-individual variation in spring phenology of european beech
(Aron Garthen, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling & Andrey Malyshev)
Effects of manipulated snow cover on fine root growth in beech forests varying in winter harschness
(Annika Behrens, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Robert Weigel & Juergen Kreyling)
Möglicher Zusammenhang zwischen Elektrolytgehalt und Tiefe der Knospendormanz
(Lena Möhlmann, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Conditionally expressed heritability in Fagus sylvatica in a translocation experiment across Europe
(Stefanie Holm, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling & Lena Muffler)
Chasing aliens: The effects of non-native species removal on early stages of tallgrass prairie restoration
(Thea Courtial, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Hugh AL Henry & Juergen Kreyling)
Stressgedächtnis und lokale Anpassung verschiedener Herkünfte der Rotbuche (Fagus sylvatica L.) an Frost
(Zhuo Yang, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling)
Temperature dependence of heritability in Arabidopsis thaliana
(Dustin Koch, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling)
Using historical and phenological data to explain spatial and temporal variation in spring budburst dates of five tree species in Germany
(Jamal Uddin, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Untersuchung der Zersetzung in trockengelegten und wiedervernässten Mooren mit dem Tea Bag Index
(Tristan Torsten Kallweit, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling & Sarah Schwieger)
Effects of snow cover on fine root growth in beech forests varying in winter harshness
(Christiane Klemm, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Robert Weigel)
Memory effects and intraspecific variation in stress response of Fagus sylvatica to recurrent drought events
(Phil Garthen, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling)
Cross-stress tolerance and stress memory in perennial plants
(Alexander Wille, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Bud dormancy and frost tolerance in trees – are they linked?
(Kathrin Bäthge, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Die Auswirkungen verschiedener Winterbedingungen auf die Knospenzruhe und Knospenfrosthärte bei Fagus sylvatica
(Alex Kolb, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling)
Root- and shoot phenology in different vegetation types
(Bo Peters, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Gesche Blume-Werry und Juergen Kreyling)
Influence of warm temperature on growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana
(Matthias Lorenz, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling und Ilka Beil)
Impacts of machine mowing on selected soil properties of near-natural fens - A case study from NE Germany
(Felix Närmann, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Franziska Tanneberger und Juergen Kreyling)
Impacts of machine mowing on vegetation composition, root porosity and decomposition in near-natural fens - A case study from NE Germany
(Franziska Richter, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Elke Seeber und Juergen Kreyling)
Response of a coastal heathland to drought and grazing during different successional stages
(Anne Guthke, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Juergen Kreyling)
Importance of the three-spined stickleback (Gastrerosteus aculeatus) in the food web of two coastal shallow lagoons in the southern Baltic Sea
(Michael Steinmüller, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Effects of snow cover on fine root growth in beech forests varying in winter harshness(Annika Behrens, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Robert Weigel und Jürgen Kreyling)
Within-species variation in leaf traits of Fagus sylvatica in response to macroclimatic site conditions
(Celia Baron, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Lena Muffler und Jürgen Kreyling)
Leaf and growth traits in different populations of Fagus sylvatica in response to drought
(Uday Sagar, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling und Lena Muffler)
Stressgedächtnis und lokale Anpassungsfähigkeit verschiedener Herkünfte der Rotbuche (Fagus sylvatica L.) an Spätfrost
(Bibiana Kruse, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Lena Muffler und Jürgen Kreyling)
Veränderungen der Waldbodenvegetation entlang eines Temperaturgradienten in Buchenwäldern an neun Standorten in Deutschland und Polen
(Jennifer Gilles, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Robert Weigel und Jürgen Kreyling)
Developement of bud dormancy and cold tolerance in species with different chilling requirements
(Maren Hestermann, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Comparison of above ground and below ground autumn phenology in contrasting temperate vegetation types
(Sina Rogge, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling und Robert Weigel)
Bestimmung der flächendifferenzierten Grundwasserneubildung eines holozänen Porengrundwasserleiters auf Hiddensee (Mecklenbeck-Vorpommern)
(Philip Hartung, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Maria Schafmeister und Irmgard Blindow)
Kalkinkrustierung verschiedener Characeenarten in Süß- und Brackwasser
(Levke Henningsen, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Distribution of Zostera marina in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea
(Anton Bühler, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Der Einfluss meteorologischer Elemente auf das Blühverhalten ausgewählter Orchidaceae des Naturpark Schlaubetal
(Kai Hobritz, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling)
Influence of soil-borne pathogens on seedling performance in declining Quercus suber forests: an experimental approach
(Vincent Hoeber, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling)
Temporal bud dormancy and cold tolerance changes in trees
(Sascha Bock, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Populations-spezifische Frosttoleranz vor und nach der Keimung von Fagus sylvatica
(Jan Moritz Böhme, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling und Lena Muffler)
Allometric quantification of biomass in Calluna vulgaris
(Alexandra Nicola Effinger, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling und Irmgard Blindow)
Fotoidentifikation von Meeresschildkröten auf Koh Tao, Thailand
(Lena Schenke, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Plant stress memory: effects of recurrent drought and frost events on stress resistance in P lanceolata
(Molla Karimul Islam, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Andrey Malyshev)
Long term effects of a crude oil spill on desert vegetation
(Mara Nothers, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling)
Effects of climate change induced autumnal warming on root phenology in the Arctic tundra
(Sarah Schwieger, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Jürgen Kreyling)
Zusammenhang zwischen frühlaichenden Amphibien und Habitateigenschaften von Kleingewässern auf der Insel Hiddensee
(Anna Sickert, Bachelorarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Zusammenhang zwischen Gewässereigenschaften und Amphibien auf der Insel Hiddensee
(Lina Hartrampf, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Beziehungen zwischen Zooplankton und submersen Makrophyten in der Darß-Zingster Boddenkette
(Maria Schiffler, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Sedimentation und Resuspension in der Darß-Zingster Boddenkette – eine Methodenstudie
(Vivien Leonhardt, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Composition and adaptation of submerged macrophytes in shallow coastal lagoons of the southern Baltic Sea
(Laura Schulz, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Interaktionen zwischen suspendiertem Material und submersen Makrophyten in flachen Küstengewässern der südlichen und westlichen Ostsee
(Milena Kafka, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Zusammenhang zwischen Makrophytobenthos und Sedimentstruktur in flachen Küstengewässern der deutschen Ostsee
(Antje Kerkow, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Wechselwirkungen zwischen Phytoplankton, Nährstoffen und Submersvegetation an der deutschen Ostseeküste
(Caroline Lindner, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Interaktionen zwischen Zooplankton und submersen Makrophyten in den Boddengewässern vor Hiddensee
(Božena Nawka, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)
Potential und aktueller Stand der Kultivierung von Dreissena polymorpha zur Verbesserung des ökologischen Zustandes des Usedomer Sees
(Kristina Schulze-Böttcher, Masterarbeit, betreut durch Sven Dahlke)
Aktuelle Situation submeser Makrophyten und Diasporenreservoir im Usedomer See
(Elisa Domke, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Sven Dahlke)
Means of communication and herbicide effects in predator-prey interactions between Scorpaena porcus and Pomatoschistus spp.
(Sandra Jahn, Diplomarbeit, betreut durch Claudia Kruschel und Irmgard Blindow)
Bereitstellungsketten von Landschaftspflegematerial zur energetischen Nutzung am Beispiel der Insel Hiddensee
(Sandra Grützmann, Bachelorarbeit (FH Stralsund), betreut durch Irmgard Blindow)