Jule Mangels



Jule Mangels

Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien

Homepage Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien


Since 2015
Scientific coordinator of the Biodiversity Exploratories
Since 2013
PhD candidate in Biology at Technische Universität Darmstadt, group of Nico Blüthgen (Ecological Networks)
Thesis: ‘Effects of land-use and climate warming on nocturnal butterfly communities’
2006 - 2013
Diplom in Biology at Technische Universität Darmstadt
Main subjects: ecology, systematic zoology and botany

Research interests
Within the Biodiversity Exploratories my focus is on coordination between scientists, the local management teams, the DFG and publicity and organization of different events like the yearly assembly in Wernigerode.
As an ecologist I am mainly interested in the relationship between anthropogenic effects and biodiversity. The increase of land use has a negative effect for biodiversity, ecological systems and response diversity (RD) but the basic mechanisms are still not properly understood. RD is the assumption for the resilience of an ecological system against disruption. The sensitivity of a system depends on the number of functionally related organisms in it, which respond differently to altered environmental conditions.
In this context I study the impact of land-use effects on moth diversity, trait composition and plasticity. I focus on the reaction of moth species on land-use activities (namely grazing, mowing and fertilization) in three different German exemplary large-scale and long-term research sites. I additionally analyze the response of live-history traits (e.g. feeding niche, size, hibernation) to land use and investigate the effects of different climatic conditions to moth species.

(submitted) Mangels J., Fiedler K., Schneider F.D., Blüthgen N. (2016) Diversity and trait composition of moths respond to land-use intensity in grasslands: generalists replace specialists
Mangels J., Blüthgen N., Frank K., Grassein F., Hilpert A., Mody K. (2015) Tree Species Composition and Harvest Intensity Affect Herbivore Density and Leaf Damage on Beech, Fagus sylvatica, in Different Landscape Contexts. PLoS ONE, 10(5): e0126140. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126140

Visitor address: Georg-Voigt-Straße 14, Room 2.40
Postal address: c/o BiK-F | Senckenberganlage 25| D-60325 Frankfurt

Phone: +49 (0) 69 7542 1878
Mail: jule.mangels@senckenberg.de