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 focus 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 emission profiles. I investigate which compounds might act as cues for the bark beetle to distinguish between healthy and weakened tress.

PhD thesis

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

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

Curriculum Vitae

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

                        Member of the IMPRS-gBGC

        06/23 - 08/23     Scientific research stay at University of Alberta, CAN

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

        09/19 - 11/19     Internship at Senckenberg Institut, Wilhelmshaven, DE

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

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


Lehmanski, L. M. A., Kösters, L. M., Huang, J., Göbel, M. Gershenzon, & Hartmann, H. 2024. Windthrow causes declines in carbohydrate and phenolic concentrations and increased monoterpene emission in Norway spruce. PLoS ONE 19(5): e0302714.
S. Netherer, Lehmanski, L. M. A., Bachlehner, A., Rosner, S., Savi, T., Schmidt, A., Huang, J., Paiva, M., Mateus, E., Hartmann, H., & Gershenzon, J. 2024. Drought increases Norway spruce susceptibility to Ips typographus and its associated fungi. New Phytol. 242: 1000–1017.

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. et al. 2023. How to find the right host - Primary attraction and host selection of the bark beetles Ips typographus. European Congress of Entomology, Heraklion, Greece, Poster.

Lehmanski, L. M. A. et al. 2023.  Opfer gesucht – Duftstoffsignale weisen dem Buchdrucker Ips typographus den Weg zu geeigneten Wirtsbäumen. FowiTa, Dresden, Germany, Talk.

Lehmanski, L. M. A. et al. 2023. Primary attraction in Ips typographus - New avenues to reduce the spread of pioneer beetles. IUFRO, Global Challenges and Innovative Management of Bark and Wood Borers in Planted Forests, Bordeaux, France, Talk.

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. SFE2 GFÖ EEF - International Conference on Ecological Sciences, Metz, France, Poster.

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. IUFRO all Division 7 "Forest Health", Lisbon, Portugal, Talk.

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

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

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

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