Thesis and research projects

We are always happy to work with enthusiastic students in projects or for a thesis. Below you will find a list of available oppurtunities. Apart from these, please contact us to discuss other potential topics.

Master thesis: Impact of intraspecific diversity on plant-soil-feedback
Plant-soil-feedbacks (PSF), either mediated by co-occurring species or through a target species itself, can significantly impact plant performance. PSF are even supposed to affect plant invasion processes through various mechanisms. One rarely considered source of PSFs that has just recently gained attention is the contribution of intraspecific diversity.

Contact: Lena Y. Watermann, lwatermann@ecology.uni-kiel.de
Impact of intraspecific diversity on plant-soil-feedback

Master thesis: Inbreeding effects on plant resistance to abiotic stress
Practical work will comprise a common garden experiment, in which inbred and outbred Silene latifolia plants (White Campion) are subjected to four experimental treatments including benign control conditions, high UV-B radiation, drought, and high UV-B radiation + drought. Data on plant fitness (size, biomass, flower number) and metabolic responses to experimental stress will be recorded.

Contact: Dr. Karin Schrieber, Email: kschrieber@ecology.uni-kiel.de
Inbreeding effects on plant resistance to abiotic stress