• Curriculum Vitae

    since 09/2017 Research Assistant and PhD Student
    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group, Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster
    2014 - 2017 Studies of Landscape Ecology (M.Sc.)
    University of Münster
    Master Thesis: Shifting from grazing to fire: consequences for vegetation in post-Soviet steppe
    09/2015 -
    01/2016
    ERASMUS Studies "Quantitative Ecology" at the University of South Bohemia, Budweis (Czech Republic)
    2013 - 2017 Student Assistant
    Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster
    2011 - 2014 Studies of Landscape Ecology (B.Sc.)
    University of Münster
    Bachelor Thesis: Floristic composition and ecology of pine forests in southern West-Siberia
    2010 - 2011 Studies of Physics (B.Sc.) 
    University of Münster

  • Research interrests

    • Vegetation ecology
    • Plant functional traits
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
    • Restoration and management of semi-natural grasslands
    • Impacts of land use and fire on steppe ecosystems

  • Memberships

    • International Association of Vegetation Science (IAVS)
    • The Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Gesellschaft für Ökologie GfÖ)
    • Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz)

  • Publications

    International publications (peer-reviewed)

    2019

    • Palpurina S, Chytrı M, Hölzel N, Tichý L, Wagner V, Horsák M, Axmanová I, Hajek M, Hájková P, Freitag M, Lososová Z, Mathar W, Tzonev R, Danihelka J, Dřevojan P (2019) The type of nutrient limitation affects the plant species richness–productivity relationship: evidence from dry grasslands across Eurasia. Journal of Ecology 107: 1038–1050 [doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13084]

    2018

    • Dara A, Baumann M, Kuemmerle T, Pflugmacher D, Rabe A, Griffiths P, Hölzel N, Kamp J, Freitag M, Hostert P (2018) Mapping the timing of cropland abandonment and recultivation in northern Kazakhstan using annual Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment 213: 49–60 [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.05.005]

    2017

    • E.-Vojtkó E, Freitag M, Bricca A, Martello F, Moreno Compañ J, Küttim M, Kun R, de Bello F, Klimešová J, Götzenberger L (2017) Clonal vs leaf-height-seed (LHS) traits: which are filtered more strongly across habitats? Folia Geobotanica 52(3-4): 269–281 [doi:10.1007/s12224-017-9292-1]
    • Gilhaus K, Freitag M, Kunze S, Hölzel N (2017) High fodder value and feeding likelihood favor endozoochorous plant dispersal. Journal of Vegetation Science 28(2): 357–367 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12481]

    2015

    Master Thesis

    • Freitag M (2017) Shifting from grazing to fire: consequences for vegetation in post-Soviet steppe. Master Thesis, Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster, Germany

    Bachelor Thesis

    • Freitag M (2014) Floristic composition and ecology of pine forests in southern West-Siberia. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster, Germany