Department of Biology
Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology
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Kristin Marie Krewenka

Dr. sc. agr.

Postdoctoral research associate

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

e-mail   kristin.marie.krewenka@uni-hamburg.de

phone:  +4940 42816-403
room: 2.512

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Research interests

Landscape ecology & biotic ecosystem services: assessment of the effect of growing amounts of intensively used agricultural areas in the landscape on the availability of biotic ecosystem services. With focus on the diversity, fitness, performance and interactions of native communities of social and solitary bees, managed honey bees, wasps, their parasitoids and hoverflies.

Pollination: Pollen limitation of entomophilous crops and development of indicators for threshold levels concerning the amount of pollination to get optimal yields. This is linked to the evaluation of insect pollination in monetary terms as a convincing tool to highlight the importance of pollination for agricultural production and the need for conservation of pollinators. I am also interested in the determination of pollination efficiency and complementarity of different pollinator guilds.

Natural pest control: Contribution of predatory wasps and hoverfly larvae to biological control in crop fields.

Trophic interactions: Quantification of possible alterations of the trophic interactions and species turnover of host/parasitoid communities in changing landscapes.

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  • SASSCAL - Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management, BMBF, since 2013
  • BESS - Biotic EcoSystem Services, 2007-2011
  • ALARM - Assessing Large Scale Risks with tested Methods (2005-2006)

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Scientific education

2007 - 2011PhD studies in the Agroecology group at the Georg-August-University Göttingen:
Title of PhD thesis: Landscape context of bee, wasp and parasitoid diversity: grass-strip corridors, fallows and food webs
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Teja Tscharntke, Prof. Dr. Carsten Dormann, Dr. Andrea Holzschuh
1999 - 2006Studies of agricultural sciences, with specialisation in the field of resource management, at the Georg-August-University, Göttingen
Title of Master thesis: Effects of land use changes on an ecosystem service: Insect pollination in strawberry fields
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Dr. Catrin Westphal

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Professional experience

Since 2013Postdoctoral researcher and Project Management in the SASSCAL-project at the BEE, University of Hamburg.
04/2012 - 06/2013Research assistant for teaching activities in the Agroecology group at the Georg-August-University Göttingen.
02/2007 - 07/2010Scientific assistant in the BESS-project in the Agroecology group at the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

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See List of Publications

Conference contributions

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Imprint  /  last update: 2013-09-02  by: Kristin Marie Krewenka DE