M.Sc. Ginevra Bellini

Ginevra Bellini


Olshausenstraße 75, 24118 Kiel, Raum: 309
Telefon: +49 (0) 431 880-3637

Research interest

My research focuses on the drivers that allow introduced species to expand their ranges and become invasive; I am particularly interested in the role of disturbance, whether natural or anthropogenic. My PhD project is in the ROOTS Cluster of Excellence and it will focus on the role of European long-term agriculture and pastoralism in shaping grassland plants as strong invaders (Neolithic Plant Invasion Hypothesis).


Curriculum vitae

January 2020 – Present
PhD project in the ROOTS Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Title: Testing the Neolithic Plant Invasion Hypothesis

2017 – 2019
International Master in Applied Ecology (IMAE)
Université de Poitiers, Kiel Universty, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Thesis topic: Environmental drivers facilitating the invasion of Hedychium coronarium (white ginger lily) in a subtropical Brazilian riparian area

2014 – 2017
Bachelor of Sciences in Biology
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Thesis topic: Biofluorescence in bony fish

Conference contributions

Bellini G., Becker F. G. (2019) Natural and anthropogenic drivers facilitate the invasion of riparian areas by Hedychium coronarium (white ginger lily). 21st International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species; 28/10/2019-31/10/2019; Montreal, Canada.  Poster


Bellini, G., & Becker, F. G. (2021). Riparian degradation, stream position in watershed, and proximity to towns facilitate invasion by Hedychium coronarium. Aquatic Invasions, 16.