Prof. Dr. Michael Kleyer

Landscape Ecology Group
Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences
University of Oldenburg

Carl von Ossietzky Str. 9-11
D-26129 Oldenburg

D-26111 Oldenburg

Tel.: +49-(0)441-798-3278

Secretary's office
Tel.: +49-(0)441-798-3910
Fax: +49-(0)441-798-5659

Vanessa Minden

Dr. Vanessa Minden

Assistant Professor

Landscape Ecology Group
Room W2 2-225
Department of Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg

Tel. ++ 49 (0)441 798 3954


My main research focus lies with functional traits of plants. Starting my career studying effects of a plant invader on the autochthonous plant community in a Hawaiian rainforest, I was introduced to functional traits during my PhD project. Here, the main emphasis was placed on trait expressions along environmental gradients, trait-trait relationships and effects of community traits on ecosystem properties.

As a PostDoc I am interested in plant allocation patterns and ecological stoichiometry – the allocation of carbon and nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) to different plant organs in relationship to their functional differentiation and to environmental site conditions. My regional expertise include salt marshes (Germany), tropical rainforests (Hawai’i) and forest-savannah ecosystems (Ivory Coast).

Please refer to my website

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