Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Current and past Master's theses

Master’s theses – ongoing

  • Anna Wenzel
  • Rúben Chávez - Shifting conservation priorities due to rampant deofrestation in the Gran Chaco
  • Isabel Carpenter - The impact of global demand for Soy/Cattle on biodiversity in the Gran Chaco Biome
  • Karla Vergara - Dynamics of deforestation frontiers in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Suchana Dahal - Mapping grazing pressure and its impact on distribution of snow leopard and wild-prey in mountainous region of Central Asia

  • Sophia Zielosko - Reindeer, Climate and Vegetation: Development of Empetrum nigrum Biomass on Reindeer Summer Pastures in Finnmark, Norway

  • Gideon Hussels - Protecting an ancient forest - logging and forest conservation in the Bialowieza Forest in Poland and Belarus
  • Sofia Miguel - Legacies of the Vietnam War bombing on contemporary land use and landscape fragmentation in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
  • Nikola Halaski - Understanding dispersal barriers for the Eurasian lynx in Europe
  • Lars Holschuh - Taxing EU's agricultural commodity imports to incentivise tropical and subtropical forest restoration

Past Master’s theses







  • Joe MacPherson - Potential terrestrial habitat loss due to future reservoir impoundment from hydropower dams*
  • Isabel Knabe - Systematic conservation planning for increasing the protection of amphibians in West Africa



  • Martin Mantel - Target areas for the introduction of agroforestry systems in Upper Lusatia*
  • Benjamin Bleyhl - Mapping European bison habitat in the Caucasus
  • Stephan Gollombeck - Determinants and spatial patterns of cropland fallow events in Central Europe
  • Oreas Kotschi - The changing global soybean network: relations between soybean consumption and its land use footprint


  • Myron Thylmann - Global simulations of high and low intensity agriculture: land management types in a global biogeochemical computer model (LPJmL)*


* = co-supervision


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