Linda Lehmanski

Doctoral Researcher
Department of Biogeochemical Processes (BGP)
Research theme Plant Allocation
Intern. Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC)
+49 3641 57-6104

Main Focus

I am a PhD student in the 'Plant Allocation' group of Henrik Hartmann.My research interests focuses on the causes for host selection of the European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus. I am looking into the volatile emissions of spruce bark and the effect of weather events (windthrow, drought) on these profiles. I investigate which compounds might act as cues for the bark beetle to distinguish healthy and weakened tress from one another.

PhD thesis

Topic: VOC emission as cues for pioneer bark beetle host selection

Supervision: Dr. Henrik Hartmann (MPI BGC), Prof. Dr. Nicole van Dam (FSU), Jonathan Gershenzon (MPI CE)

Curriculum Vitae

since 2021        PhD student, MPI-BGC & FSU, Jena, DE

                            Member of the IMPRS-gBGC

2018-2020        M. Sc. in Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolution), University of Cologne, DE

09/17- 02/18    ERASMUS semester abroad, University of Sheffield, GB

2015-2018        B. Sc. in Life Sience, University of Münster, DE


Lehmanski, L. M. A., Kandasamy, D., Andersson M. N., Netherer, S., Gomes Alves, E., Huang, J. & Hartmann, H. 2023. Addressing a century old hypothesis - do pioneer beetles of Ips typographus use volatile cues to find suitable host trees? New Phytol.

George, K. H., Lehmanski, L. M. A. & Kihara. T. C. 2020. Revision of the genus Laophontodes T. Scott (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Ancorabolidae), including the description of a new species and a key to species. Zookeys 997:17-46.


Lehmanski, L. M. A., Werner, M., Göbel, M., Lambert, S. & Hartmann, H. 2022. How to find the right host - Olfactory signals as cues in bark beetle host selectoion. Poster SFE2 GFÖ EEF - International Conference on Ecological Sciences, Metz, France.

Lehmanski, L. M. A. Werner, M., Göbel, M., Lambert, S. & Hartmann, H. 2022. The scent of easy prey- The importance of olfactory signals in bark beetle host selection. Talk. IUFRO all Division 7 "Forest Health", Lisbon, Portugal.

Lehmanski, L. M. A. & Hartmann, H. 2022. Volatile emissions in spruce could act as cues for bark beetle host selection. Talk. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Lehmanski, L. M. A., Kunz, L., Gershenzon, J. & Hartmann, H. 2021. VOC emission in spruce as cause for bark beetle host selection. Talk. GFÖ virtual meeting.

Lehmanski, L. M. A., Werner, J., Scherwaß, A. & Arndt, H. 2020. Studies on microplastic consumption by ciliates. Poster. DGP meeting in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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