Dr. Ingrid Gruner

Guest scientist from 2017/4 to 2017/8
Research Group
Applied Landscape Ecology and
Ecological Planning

Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstraße 2, 48149 Münster

E-Mail: ingrid.gruner [at] xtra.co.nz

Tasks at the WWU/ department/institute

  • Guest Scientist in the summersemester 2017
  • Curriculum vitae

    since 2004 Ecologist for the Department of Conservation, New Zealand
    2002- 2004

    Ecologist for Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand
    Project: NZ Land Cover Database

    1999- 2003

    PhD Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Thesis: Comparative ecology and conservation of rare native NZ broom, Carmichaelia (Fabaceae), South Island, New Zealand

    1989- 1996 Diplomstudium der Biologie, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster
    Topic of the Diploma Thesis: Vegetationskundliche Untersuchung am Schöppinger Berg

  • Publications


    • Cruz, J., Thomson, C., Parkes, J., Gruner, I., Forsyth, D.M. 2017. Long-term impacts of an introduced ungulate in native grasslands: Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Biological Invasions 19, 339-349.
    • Gruner, I.G., Norton, D.A. 2006. Herbivory by hares as a threat to the native brooms Carmichaelia juncea and C. vexillata. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 30 (1), 261-265. 
    • Gruner, I.G., Heenan, P.B. 2001. Viability and germination of seeds of Carmichaelia (Fabaceae) after prolonged storage. New Zealand Journal of Botany 39 (1), 125-131. Link


    • Gruner, I.G., Cruz, J., Thomson, C., Parkes, J., Forsyth, D. 2015. Impact of Himalayan tahr on snow tussock grasslands in the Southern Alps. Kararehe kino - Vertebrate Pest Research 25, 16-17.
    • Thompson S., Gruner I., Gapare N. 2004. New Zealand land cover database version 2. Illustrated guide to target classes. Report for the Ministry for the Environment, Wellington. Available on CD-Rom as The illustrated guide to target land cover classes, from Terralink: http://www.terralink.co.nz/docs/lcdborderform.pdf. 2004.
    • Gruner I., Daniëls, F.J.A. 1998: Die Vegetation der Quellen und Bäche des Schöppinger Berges (nordwestliches Münsterland). Natur und Heimat 58: 71-85.