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Claudia Grünewald

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Claudia Grünewald

Ph.D. student

B3.10: BIODIVERSITY AND AREA DYNAMICS OF VERTEBRATES

Main research interests
My primary research interests focus on the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functions, on ecosystem services and consequently, on human well-being. Moreover, I am interested in how these relationships are influenced by global change, e.g. climate or land-use change. To investigate these links, I mainly focus on medium-sized to large terrestrial mammals, employing statistical modeling tools and field studies, as well as socio-ecological methods such as stakeholder surveys. In particular, I am looking at the relationships between climatic factors, ecosystem features, large mammals and wildlife tourism in African savannah national parks in a quantitative, multi-scale approach. From this quantitative understanding, potential impacts of climate change can be assessed and management recommendations can be derived. Statistical model results are also supplemented by multiple surveys to account for the wildlife tourists’ perspectives.

Research gate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudia_Gruenewald

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Publications

Grünewald, C., Breitbach, N. & K. Böhning-Gaese (2010).Tree visitation and seed dispersal of wild cherries by terrestrial mammals along a human land-use gradient. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 532-541.

Breitbach, N., Tillmann, S., Schleuning, M., Grünewald, C., Laube, I., Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2012). Influence of habitat complexity and landscape configuration on pollination and seed dispersal interactions of wild cherry trees. Oecologia 168: 425-437. 

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Phone: 069 7542 1873
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