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Dr. Nadja Pernat

Cibra - Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and Applied Ecology
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstr. 2, D-48149 Münster
room 539
phone +49(0)251-83 30 212
e-mail nadjapernat[at]uni-muenster.de

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  • Research Areas

    • Citizen Science, image-based trait analysis (secondary data), Ecological novelty, Urban ecology, Biodiversity literacy
  • CV


    Doctoral candidate at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg and 2021 Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
    Diploma in Biology at the Ruhr University, Bochum
    Undergraduate in Statistics, Technical University, Dortmund


    Visiting scientists in the Ecological Novelty group (Prof. Jonathan M. Jeschke) at the Institute for Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
    Postdoc at the Animal Ecology Lab (Prof. Sascha Buchholz), Institute of Landscape Ecology, WWU Münster
    Praedoc in the (Semi)aquatic biodiversity group at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
    Technical staff at the (Semi)aquatic biodiversity group at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
    Chief Operations Officer at IMAGINARY gGmbH, Berlin
    Assistant Content Developer at the Science Museum, London, UK
    Research Assistant / Science Communicator / International Project Manager at the Max Planck Society Administrative Headquarters, Munich and Berlin
    Editorial Trainee / Editor for Didactics in Biology, Stark Verlagsgesellschaft, Munich

    External Functions

    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and Applied Ecology (CIBRA), Managing Director)
    Citizen Science Association (CSA) (Mitglied, Member)
    European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) (Museum for Natural History in Berlin, Member)
  • Teaching

  • Publications

    • Pernat, Nadja; Gathof, Anika Kristin; Herrmann, Johann; Seitz, Birgit; Buchholz, Sascha. . ‘Citizen Science Apps in a Higher Education Botany Course: Data Quality and Learning Effects.’ Sustainability 15, No. 17: 12984. doi: 10.3390/su151712984.
    • Dekramanjian, Berj; Bartumeus, Frederic; Kampen, Helge; Palmer, John R. B.; Werner, Doreen;; Pernat, Nadja. . ‘Demographic and motivational differences between participants in analog and digital citizen science projects for monitoring mosquitoes.’ Scientific Reports 13, No. 1: 12384. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-38656-y.
    • Emu-Felicitas, Ostermann-Miyashita; Nadja, Pernat; Hannes J., Konig;, Karoline, Hemminger; Nina, Gandl; Sonoko Dorothea, Bellingrath-Kimura; Sophia, Hibler; Christian, Kiffner. . ‘Attitudes of wildlife park visitors towards returning wildlife species: An analysis of patterns and correlates.’ Biological Conservation 278: 109878. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109878.

    • Castillo Nolte, A; Buchholz, S; Pernat, N; Egerer, M. . ‘Temporal Temperature Variation in Urban Gardens Is Mediated by Local and Landscape Land Cover and Is Linked to Environmental Justice.’ Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 6: 1–11. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.826437.
    • Pernat, Nadja; Kampen, Helge; Zscheischler, Jana; Ostermann-Miyashita, Emu-Felicitas; Jeschke, Jonathan M.; Werner, Doreen. . ‘How media presence triggers participation in citizen science – the case of the mosquito monitoring project ‘Mückenatlas‘.PloS one 2022, No. : e0262850. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262850.
    • Pernat, Nadja; August, Tom; Groom, Quentin; Memedemin, Daniyar; Reyserhofe, Lien. . An iNaturalist-Pl@ntNet-workflow to identify plant-pollinator interactions – a case study of Isodontia mexicana. BioHackrXiv. doi: 10.37044/osf.io/em3rk.
    • Emu-Felicitas, Ostermann-Miyashita; Hannes, J. König; Nadja, Pernat; Sonoko, Dorothea Bellingrath-Kimura; Sophia, Hibler; Christian, Kiffner. . ‘Knowledge of returning wildlife species and willingness to participate in citizen science projects among wildlife park visitors in Germany.’ People and Nature 4, No. 5: 1201–1215. doi: 10.1002/pan3.10379.

    • Groom, Quentin; Pernat, Nadja; Adriaens, Tim; de Groot, Maarten; Jelaska, Sven D.; Marčiulynienė, Diana, Martninou, Angeliki F; Skuhrovec Jaric, Tricarico, Ellen; Wit C, Ernst; Roy, Helen E. . ‘Species interactions: Next level citizen science.Ecography 2021, No. 44: 1–9. doi: 10.1111/ecog.05790.
    • Pernat, Nadja; Kampen, Helge; Jeschke, Jonathan M.; Werner, Doreen. . ‘Buzzing Homes: Using Citizen Science Data to Explore the Effects of Urbanization on Indoor Mosquito Communities.’ Insects 2021, No. 12: 374. doi: 10.3390/insects12050374.
    • Ostermann-Miyashita, Emu-Felicitas; Pernat, Nadja; Koenig, Hannes J. . ‘Citizen science as a bottom-up approach to address human–wildlife conflicts: From theories and methods to practical implications.’ Conservation Science and Practice 3: e385. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.385.
    • Pernat, Nadja; Kampen, Helge; Jeschke, Jonathan M.; Werner, Doreen. . ‘Citizen science versus professional data collection: Comparison of approaches to mosquito monitoring in Germany.’ Journal of Applied Ecology 58, No. 2: 214–223. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13767.
    • Pernat, Nadja; Kampen, Helge; Ruland, Florian; Jeschke, Jonathan M.; Werner, Doreen. . ‘Drivers of spatio-temporal variation in mosquito submissions to the citizen science project ‘Mückenatlas’.’ Scientific Reports 11, No. 1: 1356. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80365-3.

    • Früh, Linus; Kampen, Helge; Koban; Marcel B; Pernat, Nadja; Schaub, Günter A; Werner, Doreen. . ‘Oviposition of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) and associated native species in relation to season, temperature and land use in western Germany.’ Parasites and Vectors 13, No. 1. doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-04461-z.

    • Ostermann-Miyashita, Emu-Felicitas; Bellingrath-Kimura, Sonoko Dorothea; Pernat, Nadja; Watanabe, Izumi; Ozaki, Hirokazu; Kampen, Helge; Werner, Doreen. . ‘Analysis of the current state of citizen science in Germany, based on 96 projects registered on the official website of the federal ministry for education and research.’ Contributed to the Forum Citizen Science, Münster. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/8P96M.