Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Current and past Master's theses

Master’s theses – ongoing

  • Katrin Kirchner - Assessing niche overlap between livestock and mountain ungulates in eastern Tajikistan and northern Kyrgyzstan
  • Yutong Liang - Identification of priority areas for conservation of the Persian leopard and its prey species considering human-leopard conflict risks in the Caucasus Ecoregion
  • Linda Siegert
  • Anastasios Savvidis
  • Anna Wenzel - Assessing the effectiveness of ecosystem restoration concessions in reducing forest fires in Indonesia
  • Rúben Chávez - Shifting conservation priorities due to rampant deofrestation in the Gran Chaco
  • Isabel Carpenter - Towards supply chain transparency: Attributing biodiversity impacts to agricultural commodities in the Gran Chaco
  • Karla Vergara - Dynamics of deforestation frontiers in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Suchana Dahal - Mapping trends in livestock grazing pressure in the mountains of Central Asia; combining satellite imagery and field data

  • 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
  • Saskia Bacher - Drought-induced bark beetle infestations, Germany
  • Kyra Damp - Analyzing the impact of mega herbivory on woody cover: A natural cross-sectional experiment in Eastern Africa
  • Vera Krause - Socioeconomic traces of land use intensification in Uruguay: Census meet remote sensing data
  • Monique Fahrenberg - Hydroclimatic conditions during extreme events associated with negative gross primary production

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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