About Vanessa

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Professional Experience

from 02/2021 Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Project: ‚Within-generational and transgenerational plasticity to nutrient stress in endangered, non-endangered and invasive plants‘
05/2017 – 02/2021 Assistant Professor at the Landscape Ecology Group, University of Oldenburg, Germany     & Guest Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
05/2016 – 05/2017 Research Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium. Project: ‚Plant traits and species interactions along gradients of N:P:K stoichiometry‘
10/2011 – 04/2016 Assistant Professor at the Landscape Ecology Group, University of Oldenburg, Germany
01/2011-08/2011 Co-Coordinator of the Project COMTESS

Academic Training

University of Oldenburg, Germany

2006 to 2010Dissertation at the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Germany. ‚Funtional traits of salt marsh plants: responses of morphology- and elemental-based traits to environmental constraints, trait-trait relationships and effects on ecosystem properties‚ (summa cum laude), Project TREIBSEL

University of Rostock, Germany

2005 Diploma thesis ‚The effects of the invasion of Hedychium gardnerianum Ker.-Gaw. (Zingiberaceae) on the regeneration dynamics of a montane rainforest on the Island of Hawai’i‘
1998 to 2005 Studies in Biology (Diplom). Major subject: Botany, minor subjects: Ecology, Plant Physiology, Philosophy

University of Hawai’i, USA

2004Research in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) with Dieter-Mueller Dombois (Univ. of Hawai’i at Manoa), Jim Jacobi (USGS) and Tim Tunison (HAVO)