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Group members

Foto: Stefan Harnischmacher
AG Ecological Plant Geography, November 2018

The following people currently build the research group:

Group leader

Prof. Dr. Maaike Bader


Marianne Schäfer


Technical Assistant

Former group members:

MSc Elodie Moureau: researcher (2016-2020), rainforest bryophytes. Current occupation: Yoga teacher, France.

Dr. Rafaella Canessa: former PhD student (2016-2021), plant functional ecology. As of 2021: Postdoc at University of Tübingen, Institute of Ecology and Evolution.

Dr. Eyvar E. Rodríguez Quiel: former PhD student (2016-2020), tropical bryophytes. As of 2020: Professor / Laboratory analyst at the UCH Herbarium, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, República de Panamá.

Dr. Anna Mezaka: former post-doc (2016-2019), epiphyll dynamics in a tropical rain forest. Current affiliation: Assoc. guest professor, senior researcher at the Daugavpils University.

Dr. Francisco E. Méndez Castro: former post-doc (2016-2019), island biogeography of spiders in epiphytes and in vegetation islands at alpine treeline. As of 2019: post-doc at the Czech Academy of Science, Trebon

Dr. Diana Gómez: former PhD student, epiphyte ecology and hydrology in a tropical montane forest, graduated in Oldenburg, 2017. Current affiliation: Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, República de Panamá.

Dr. Zhe Wang: former post-doc (2015-2017), moss ecophysiology. As of 2017: lecturer at Shanghai Normal University

Dr. Hannah Loranger: former PhD student, tree regeneration at the alpine treeline, graduated in Oldenburg, 2016. Current occupation: permaculture consultant.

Dr. Carolina García: former PhD student, facilitation effects on high-Andean cushion plants, graduated in Concepción (Chile), 2016. Current affiliation: Researcher at the University of Halle, Plant Ecology group.