M.Sc. Biol. Verena Busch - University of Münster

M.Sc. Biol. Verena Busch

alumnus
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group
Institute of Landscape Ecology

since November 2018

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning
verena.busch [at] umwelt.uni-giessen.de

Project

STOICHIO - Land-use effects on plant–herbivore stoichiometry: micro- and macronutrients

  • Curriculum vitae

    since 03/2019 Research assistant and PhD student
    Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
    2018 - 2019 Graduate assistant and PhD student
    Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
    2014 - 2018 Research assistant and PhD Student
    AG Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    2010 - 2013 Study of Biology (Master of Science) at the University of Ratisbon
    Master Thesis: Living in Isolation – Population biology, ecology and genetics of the endangered „Ragged Pink“ (Dianthus seguieri ssp. glaber)
    2010 - 2012 Scientific assistant at the Institutof Botany and at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Ratisbon
    11/2011 - 02/2012 Biological/Ecological Internship at the Estación Scientífica San Francisco, Loja, Ecuador
    2006 - 2010 Study of Biology (Bachelor of Science) at  the University of Ratisbon
    Bachelor Thesis: Impact of land-use on the genetic structure of Aster bellidiastrum (Asteraceae)
    2009 - 2010 Student assistant at the Institute of Botany, University of Ratisbon
    2004 - 2005

    Study of Chemistry (Diploma) at the University of Ratisbon

    03 - 06/2004 Biological/Biochemical internship at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena and at the Max Planck-Institute of Chemical Ecology, Jena

  • Research Interests

    • Impact of Land use on nutrient stoichiometry of plant- and (herbivore)-communities
    • Diversity and ecology of plant communites in semi-natural landscapes
    • Population genetics, conservation genetics and phylogeography of endangered species
    • Impact of Land use on population genetics and population structure of plant species
  • Services And Memberships in scientific organisations

    Services

    Memberships

    • Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft von 1790 e.V. (RBG)
    • Society for Ecological Restauration (SER)

  • Publications

    Publications (peer-reviewed)

    • Busch V, Heiland L, Klaus VH, Prati D, Hölzel N, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (in preparation) Reduced phosphorus ratio homeostasis of grassland plant species declining due to increased land-use intensity.

    2019

    • Busch V, Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Prati D, Boch S, Müller J, Chisté M, Mody K, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T (2019) Will I stay or will I go? Plant species specific response and tolerance to high land-use intensity in temperate grassland ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 674-686 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12749]
    • Heuss L, Grevé M, Schäfer D, Busch V, Feldhaar H (2019) Direct and indirect effects of land-use intensification on ant communities in temperate grasslands. Ecology and Evolution 9(7): 4013–4024 [doi:10.1002/ece3.5030] Open Access

    2018

    • Busch V, Klaus VH, Penone C, Schäfer D, Boch S, Prati D, Müller J, Socher S, Niinemets Ü, Peñuelas J, Hölzel N, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2018) Nutrient stoichiometry and land use rather than species richness determine plant functional diversity. Ecology and Evolution 8 (1): 601–616 [doi:10.1002/ece3.3609] Open Access
    • Djukic I, Kepfer-Rojas S, Schmidt IK, Larsen KS, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyend K, TeaComposition (among others: Busch V, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T) (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628-629: 1369–1394 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.012]
    • Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Busch V, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Nowak S, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Hamer U (2018) Land use intensity, rather than plant species richness, affects the leaching risk of multiple nutrients from permanent grasslands . Global Change Biology 24 (7): 2828–2840 [doi:10.1111/gcb.14123]
    • Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Prati D, Busch V, Hamer U, Hoever CJ, Kleinebecker T, Mertens D, Fischer M, Hölzel N (2018) Effects of mowing, grazing and fertilization on soil seed banks in temperate grasslands in Central Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 256: 211–217 [doi:10.​1016/​j.​agee.​2017.​11.​008]
    • Kleinebecker T, Busch V, Hölzel N, Hamer U, Schäfer D, Prati D, Fischer M, Hemp A, Lauterbach R, Klaus VH (2018) And the winner is … ! A test of simple predictors of plant species richness in agricultural grasslands. Ecological Indicators 87: 296–301 [doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.12.031]
    • Leimer S, Bischoff S, Boch S, Busch V, Escher P, Fischer M, Hänsel F, Hölzel N, Kerber K, VH Klaus, Kleinebecker T, Michalzik B, Nauss T, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schwarz MT, Siemens J, Thieme L, Wöllauer S, Wilcke W (2018) Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Ecohydrology 4 (11): e1945 [doi:10.1002/eco.1945]

    2015

    • Busch V, Reisch C (2015) Population size and land use affect the genetic variation and performance of the endangered plant species Dianthus seguieri ssp. glaber. Conservation Genetics. [doi:10.1007/s10592-015-0794-1]

    Conference Presentations

    • Leimer S, Bischoff S, Blaser S, Boch S, Busch V, Escher P, Fischer M, Kaupenjohann M, Kerber K, Kerber K, VH Klaus, Michalzik B, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schwarz MT, Siemens J, Thieme L, Wilcke W (2017) Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Geophysical Research Abstracts 19: EGU2017–2067 [link]
    • Busch V, Heiland L, Klaus V, Grassein F, Prati D, Hölzel N, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2016): Restauration toe-hold: "Loser" stoichiometric variation and investment in seed production decreases with land-use intensity. Poster, Society of Ecological Restoration (SER). Freising, 22.08.–26.08.2016
    • Busch V, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N (2015): Interrelation of plant functional diversity, nutrient stoichiometry and land use intensity. Talk, Annual Assembly 2015 of Association for Ecology - Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ). Göttingen, 31.8–04.09.2015
    • Busch V, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N (2015): Relationships between plant functional diversity, land use intensity and nutrient stoichiometry. Talk, International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS). Brno, 19.–24.07.2015
    • Busch V, Klaus V, Grassein F, Prati D, Hölzel N, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2016): Effect of nutrient stoichiometry and land use on plant functional diversity. Poster, Annual Assembly 2016 of the Biodiversity Exploratories. Wernigerode, 16.02.19.02.2016.
    • Busch V, Kleinebecker T (2015): Stoichio - Project Aims and Background. Poster, Annual Assembly 2015 of the Biodiversity Exploratories. Wernigerode, 17.02.–20.02.2015

    Master Thesis

    • Busch V (2013): Living in isolation - Population biology, ecology and genetics of the endangered "Ragged Pink" (Dianthus seguieri ssp. glaber). University of Ratisbon

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