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Dr. Ingmar René Staude

Wiss. Mitarbeiter

Spezielle Botanik und funktionelle Biodiversität
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig


My research is primarily focused on understanding why and how biodiversity is changing in plant communities during the Anthropocene. During my PhD, I have collaborated with several consortia to synthesize temporal biodiversity data across forests, grasslands, and mountain tops to gain insights into the nature of biodiversity change. Yet clarifying the extent to which these changes are due to natural processes or human activities is a key challenge. Thus, my current research aims to characterize the changes in biodiversity that would be expected under natural ecological succession in order to provide a basis against which to compare the changes currently observed. This includes a range of approaches from cross-habitat data syntheses to simulations and field studies. Finally, my research also focuses on how to accelerate plant conservation through market-based tools, participatory mechanisms, and better coordination of conservation efforts around the world.

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  • seit 10/2021


  • 10/2017 - 10/2021
    Doctoral researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). PhD thesis, magna cum laude: "Systematic temporal turnover towards species with larger geographic ranges across plant communities" (Prof. Dr. Henrique Pereira).
  • 09/2015 - 09/2017
    International Master of Science in Applied Ecology at University of Poitiers (France), University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). MSc thesis, magna cum laude: "Local biodiversity erosion in south Brazilian grasslands under moderate levels of landscape habitat loss" (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Overbeck).
  • 01/2016 - 03/2016
    Fieldwork and research in the Northern Andean páramo, Amazon rainforest and Galapagos islands; Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador).
  • 10/2011 - 03/2015
    Bachelor of Science in Biology with emphasis on applied plant genetics at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).
  • 07/2014 - 12/2014
    Fieldwork and research in the Greenland Sea, Arctic Ocean, Tundra and Polar Desert with Otto-Bayer Fellowship; University Centre in Svalbard (Spitzbergen).