Department of Biology
Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology
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Wiebke Hanke

PhD student

Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants (BEE)
Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg, Germany

e-mail   wiebke.hanke@uni-hamburg.de

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Research focus

  • Dryland biodiversity
  • Vegetation ecology in southern Africa
  • Desertification processes and restoration ecology

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Curriculum Vitae

until 2006 Studies of Landscape Use and Nature Protection, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde;
Diplom thesis: Indicator plants for soil conditions on fields in Brandenburg (awarded the Savings Bank Prize for regional development)

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See List of Publications

Conference contributions

See List of Conference contributions



Hanke, W., Gröngröft, A., Jürgens, N.Schmiedel, U. (2012): Response of Soil Water Conditions and Vegetation Structure on Rehabilitation Treatments in a Winter Rainfall Semi-Desert. Talk at the Jahrestagung der Afrikagruppe deutscher Geowissenschaftler (AdG). Hamburg, Germany, 22.-23. 06.2012.


Hanke, W., Schmiedel, U., Wesuls, D. (2011): New concepts in restoration ecology applied in a South African arid rangeland. Talk at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Oldenburg, Germany, 09-14.09.2011.


Hanke, W. (2009): How to mitigate the drying up of arid rangeland soils? Impact of rehabilitation treatment techniques on soil hydrology. Talk at the Arid Zone Ecology Forum, Graaf-Reinet, South Africa, 5-8.10.2009.



Hanke, W., Dengler, J., Schmiedel, U., Weber, J. (2010): Effects of grazing intensity and rainfall on plant population dynamics in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Vegetation Databases and Climate Change, 9th international meeting on vegetation databases, February 24-26, 2010, Hamburg, Germany.

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Imprint  /  last update: 2013-09-25  by: Wiebke Hanke DE