Department of Biology
Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
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Rasmus Revermann

Diplom in Geoecology

PhD student

Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants (BEE)
Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg, Germany

e-mail   rasmus.revermann@uni-hamburg.de

phone:  +4940 42816-408
Fax:  +4940 42816-539
room: 2.524
Availability: by arrangement

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Research focus

  • Vegetation ecology in south-western Africa; Vegetation mapping
  • Species distribution modelling: response to climate change; using the potential of remote sensing products as predictor variables
  • Application of the "ecosystem function and service" concept
  • Biodiversity

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Topic: Vegetation classification, mapping and modeling of the Angolan part of the Okavango catchment


  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Jürgens, University of Hamburg
  • Dr. Manfred Finckh, University of Hamburg

Start: March 2011

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Scientific education

Since 03/2011 Ph.D. student at the Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg in the project "The Future Okavango"
2009 Certificate in Outdoor Education at Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Tongariro, New Zealand
04/2007 Diplom - with distinction - in Geoecology at the University of Potsdam.
Title of thesis: Suitable habitat for ptarmigan (Lagopus muta helvetica) in the Swiss Alps and its response to rapid climate change in the 21st century – a multiscale approach
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Boris Schröder (University of Potsdam), Dr. Niklaus Zbinden (Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach)
2000 - 2007 Studies of Geoecology at University of Potsdam, Germany
2004 Studies of Marine Biology at Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile

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Professional experience

Since 03/2011 Research Associate at the Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg in the project "The Future Okavango"
2007 - 2011 Environmental Consultant in New Zealand
2009 - 2011 Outdoor Instructor at Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
1999 - 2000 Ranger for Schutzstation Wattenmeer on Amrum Island, National Park Wadden Sea, Germany

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2003 - 2006 Scholarship by Heinrich Böll Foundation
2005 Scholarship for Diplom thesis by DAAD (German Foreign Exchange Service)
10/2014 - 09/2015 Scholarship by University of Hamburg

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See List of Publications

Conference contributions

See List of Conference contributions

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