Dr. Hilke Hollens-Kuhr

DR. Hilke Hollens-KUHR

Research Group Animal Ecology and multitrophic interactions
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstraße 2
48149 Münster

Room: 443
Phone: +49 (0) 251 – 83 30012
Fax: +49 (0)251 - 83 38338
E-Mail: hilke.hollens [at] uni-muenster.de
Office hours: Tuesday 10:30-12:00 or on appointment via mail

Dr. Hollens-Kuhr is currently on maternity leave / parental leave until the beginning of March 2020. She is represented by

Dr. Christian Lampei
Heisenbergstr. 2, 48149 Münster
Raum 515
Telefon +49(0)251-83 33 918
E-Mail christian.lampei [at] uni-muenster.de
Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung

  • Curriculum vitae

    Since 02/2014

    Research Associate

    Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

    07/2017

    PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)

    Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

    Thesis: “Plant-pollinator interactions in a biodiversity hotspot - Pollination ecology and evolutionary processes in oil-collecting Rediviva bees and their oil-producing Diascia host plants in the South African winter rainfall region”

    04-12/2016 Maternity Leave

    2010-2014

    Graduate Assistant

    Service Unit Geoscience I and Working Group Community Ecology, Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

    2010

    Diploma in Landscape Ecology

    Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

    Thesis: "Oil collecting bees and their host plants – Interaction of bees of genus Rediviva and Diascia-species in the winter rainfall region of South Africa"

    2006-2010

    Student Assistant

    Service Unit Geoscience I and Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

    2004-2010

    Studies in Landscape Ecology

    Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

    Fieldworks

    2011-2013

    Data collection for PhD thesis in South-Africa (3 month each year)

    2009

    Data collection for diploma thesis in South Africa (3 month)

    Scholarships

    2011-2014

    PhD scholarship (German National Academic Foundation)

    08-10/2009

    Scholarship for diploma thesis in South Africa (German Academic Exchange Service)

    08-09/2008

    Scholarship for an internship in South Africa (German Academic Exchange Service)

  • Teaching

    • Courses in Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
    • Seminar Biogeography
    • Seminar Physical Geography of southern Africa

    • Lecture Introduction to Physical Geography

  • Research interests

    • Pollination Ecology
    • Biodiversity
    • Evolutionary Ecology
    • Community Ecology

  • Research projects

    • Geographical and phenological diversity patterns of solitary bees (Anthophila) and lilies (Iridaceae)
    • "Geographical mosaic of coevolution“ of oil collecting bees (Rediviva spp.) and their host plants (Diascia spp.)

  • Further qualifications, memberships

    Services

    • Representative for students with disabilities at Department of Geoscience, University of Münster (since 2011)
    • Member of the Commission for admissions seminars of the German National Academic Foundation (since 2013)

     

    Memberships in scientific Organisations

    • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)

  • Publications

    • Kahnt, B.; Theodorou, P.; Soro, A.; Hollens-Kuhr, H.; Kuhlmann, M.; Pauw, A.; Paxton, RJ. (2018): Small and genetically highly structured populations in a long-legged bee, Rediviva longimanus, as inferred by pooled RAD-seq. BMC Evolutionary Biology, doi:  10.1186/s12862-018-1313-z.
    • Hollens, H., Van der Niet, T., Cozien, R. and Kuhlmann, M. (2017): A spur-ious inference: Pollination is not more specialized in long-spurred than in spurless species in Diascia-Rediviva mutualisms. Flora – Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 232, S. 73-82.
    • Kuhlmann, M., Hollens, H. (2015): Morphology of oil-collecting Pilosity of Female Rediviva Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae) reflect Host Plant Use. Journal of Natural History 49, Vol. 9-10, 561-573
    • Johnson, S.D., Hollens, H., Kuhlmann, M. (2012): Competition versus facilitation: conspecific effects on pollinator visitation and seed set in the iris Lapeirousia oreogena. Oikos 121, Vol. 4, 545-550
    • Hollens, H., Wünsch, Y., Buchholz S. (2009): Die Webspinnenfauna des Borghorster und Emsdettener Venns – Rückzugsräume für gefährdete und stenotope Arten -. Natur und Heimat 69, 117-140
    • Kuhlmann, M., Timmermann, K., Hollens, H. (2007): Size matters – influence of Mediterranean climate on body size evolution in bees? Origin and Evolution of Biota in Mediterranean Climate Zones – an Integrative Vision.14-15 July, 2007, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich: 26

    Conference Presentations

    • Hollens, H., Van der Niet, T., Cozien, R. and Kuhlmann, M. (2017): Pollination is not more specialised in long-spurred than in short-spurred Diascia species. Joint annual Meeting of British Ecological Society (BES), Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Gesellschaft für Ökologie, GfÖ), Netherlands-Flanders Ecology Society (NECOV), European Ecological Federation (EEF), Ghent, Belgium.
    • Kahnt, B., Theodorou, P., Kuhlmann, M., Soro, A., Pauw, A., Hollens, H., Montgomery, G., Murray, E. Danforth, B.N., Michez, D., Paxton, J.R. (2017): Cabinet of curiosities: The evolution of exaggerated forelegs in South African Rediviva bees. Poster. Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Groningen, Netherlands.
    • Hollens, H., Kuhlmann, M. (2014): Does small-scale pollinator shift drive evolution of functional traits in a specialised pollination system? Oral Presentation. 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Gesellschaft für Ökologie, GfÖ), Hildesheim.
    • Kuhlmann, M., Hollens, H. (2014): Morphology of oil-collecting Pilosity of Female Rediviva Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae) reflect Host Plant Use. Poster Presentation. 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Gesellschaft für Ökologie, GfÖ), Hildesheim.
    • Hollens, H., Kuhlmann, M. (2012): Interaction of oil-collecting Rediviva bees and their Diascia host plants. Oral Presentation. EcoTalk at Non-Governmental Organization INDIGO in Nieuwoudtville, Southafrica.
    • Hollens, H., Kuhlmann, M. (2011): Pollination efficiency of oil-collecting Rediviva bees and their Diascia host plants. Oral Presentation. Arid Zone Ecology Forum Konferenz in Nieuwoudtville, Südafrika.