PhD student at the Functional Biogeography Research Group
[I] What can we learn from the covariances of global plant traits? To which extent do subgroups differ in their function or strategy?
[II] How do community strategies link to their abiotic environment?
[III] The data Basis: Assessment of potential global trait patterns' alteration due to gap-filling.
Plant function, namely trait identity and diversity are linked to the individual plants' performances. They enable to glimpse into processes that shaped the form and function of todays plant kingdom. I would like to understand better which major processes lead to todays' functional diversity in different plant groups, may it be due to multivariate whole plant trade- offs or due to broad scale environmental filtering. On the long term I aim to understand the impact of anthropogenic land use change on the functional traits globally.
Assessment of potential global trait patterns' alteration due to gap-filling.
Evaluation of the Concept of Environmental Filtering for Global Plant Function.
since 2014 PhD student: "Plant strategies in the environment, considering land-use change" with a research stay at the University of Santander in Bucaramanga (Colombia)
2013 - 2014 Sensitivity Ananlysis of the gap-filling algorithm HPMF
2010 - 2013 Master studies of Geography at the Georg August University of Göttingen, Gothenburg and Dresden with emphasis on soil sciences, field research at the Estación Científica San Francisco in Ecuador
2006 - 2010 Bachelor studies of Biology at the Georg August University of Göttingen and the Free University of Berlin
Franziska Schrodt, Jens Kattge, Hanhuai Shan, Farideh Fazayeli, Julia Joswig, Arindam Banerjee, Markus Reichstein, Gerhard Bönisch, Sandra Díaz, John Dickie, Andy Gillison, Anuj Karpatne, Sandra Lavorel, Paul Leadley, Christian B. Wirth, Ian J. Wright, S. Joseph Wright andPeter B. Reich (2015): BHPMF – a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography,Global Ecology and Biogeography (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.12335/epdf)
Diaz et al. (2016): The global spectrum of plant form and function, Nature (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7585/abs/nature16489.html)
2017 - New Phytologist Symposium, Exeter - Oral presentation: Environmental signals in plant traits: A dichotomy of soil and climate driven traits
2016 - American Geophysical Union, San Francisco - Oral presentation: What it needs to make plant function explicable
2016 - iDiv Conference Leipzig - Oral presentation: What it needs to make plant function explainable
2015 - iDiv Conference Leipzig
2015 - EEF Rome - Oral presentation: Gap-filling for multivariate plant trait analyses - trait prediction using Bayesian Hierarchical Probabilistic Matrix Factorization
2014 - GfÖ Hildesheim - Oral presentation: Evaluating the spatial influence on gap-filling of global plant functional traits