Dr.  Wiebke Münchberger
Dr. Wiebke Münchberger
Research assistant
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group & Research Group Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
Room 403
Heisenbergstr. 2
48149
Tel: +49(0)251-83 30 005
Fax: +49(0)251-83 38 338
wiebke.muenchberger [at] uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: Currently in parental leave

Project

CANDYbog - Carbon, water and nutrient dynamics in vascular plant- vs. Sphagnum-dominated bog ecosystems in southern Patagonia

  • Curriculum vitae

    since
    09/2013
    Research Assistant and PhD student
    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group and Research Group Hydrology, Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster
    2006 -
    2013
    Studies in Biology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
    05/2013 Master of Science Biologie University of Hamburg
    Master Thesis "Upscaling plant photosynthesis to gross primary productivity – An experimental approach in a temperate peatland"
    08/2012 Expedition to the Lena River Delta, Siberia (DAAD grant)
    2010 - 2013 Student Assistant
    Biozentrum Klein Flottbek and Institute of Soil Science, University of Hamburg
    09/2010 - 01/2011 Studies abroad University of Uppsala, Sweden (ERASMUS grant)
    09/2009 Bachelor of Science Biologie University of Hamburg
    Bachelor Thesis „Einfluss ausgewählter Pflanzenarten auf den Boden im Richtersveld, Südafrika“
    2005 -
    2006
    Voluntary ecological year (FÖJ) at the NABU headquaters Berlin

  • Research Interests

    • Ecosystem function and matter fluxes of peatland ecosystems
    • Ecophysiology and nutrient contents of peatland species
    • Vegetation ecology, hydrology and biogeochemistry of peatlands
    • Interactions between vegetation, soil and climate
  • Services, Memberships

    Services

    Academic self-administration of the Department of Geosciences, University of Münster

    • Institute Council: substitutional member since  07/2014

    Memberships in scientific organisations

    • International Mire Conservation Group (IMCG)

  • Publications

    International publications (peer-reviewed)

    • Lehmann JRK*, Münchberger W*, Blodau C, Nieberding F, Knoth C, Prinz T, Pancotto VA, Kleinebecker T (2016) High-resolution classification of South Patagonian peat bog microforms reveals potential gaps in up-scaled CH4 fluxes by use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and CIR image classification.  Remote Sensing, 8(3), 173 [doi:10.3390/rs8030173] (* equal authorship)
    • Hanke W, Wesuls D, Münchberger W, Schmiedel U (2013) Tradeoffs in the rehabilitation of a Succulent Karoo rangeland. Land Degradation and Development [doi: 10.1002/ldr.2224]

    Further publications

    • Opel et al. (2015): Russian-German Cooperation SYSTEM LAPTEV SEA: The expedition Lena 2012. In: Reports on Polar and Marine Research; 684: 1-104 [doi: 10.2312/BzPM_0684_2015]

    Conference presentations

    • Münchberger W, Reimann N, Knorr KH, Gałka M, Borken W, Blodau C, Pancotto VA, Kleinebecker T (2018): Carbon cycling in contrasting pristine bogs in southern Patagonia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). Poster, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2018. Vienna, 7-12/04/2018 [Abstract] [Poster]
    • Münchberger W, Blodau C, Kleinebecker T, Pancotto VA (2015): CO2 and CH4 fluxes of contrasting pristine bogs in southern Patagonia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). Poster, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015. Vienna, 12-17/04/2015 [Abstract] [Poster]

    Master Thesis

    • Upscaling plant photosynthesis to gross primary productivity – An experimental approach in a temperate peatland [Abstract]