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Dr. Maria Sporbert

Maria Sporbert

Maria Sporbert

Maria Sporbert

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Maria Sporbert

room 3.09
Institut für Biologie / Geobotanik und Botanischer Garten
Große Steinstraße 79/80
06108 Halle

phone: 0049 (0) 345 5526193

Scientific Employment

my detailed CV can be found here   

Since 2021 Postdoc

BMBF project “Faktencheck Artenvielfalt“, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany & Institute of Biology / Geobotany & Botanical Garden, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg

2019 – 2021 Scientific Coordinator

project “PhenObs - Botanical Gardens as a Global Phenological Observation Network“, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany & Plant Biodiversity, Institute of Ecology and Evolution with Herbarium Haussknecht and Botanical Garden, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Education

2015 –2021 PhD student

Institute of Biology / Geobotany & Botanical Garden, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg. Research topic: “Relationship between local abundance, range-wide niche characteristics and functional traits in vascular plants”; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide; Co-Supervisors: Dr. Erik Welk, Dr. Ute Jandt, Dr. Petr Keil

2011 – 2015 Master of Science Biology, MLU Halle

Focus: Field ecology, Nature conservation, Systematic Botany; Title master thesis: “Range and niche dynamics in plant invasion processes”; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide, Dr. Erik Welk

2008 - 2011 Bachelor of Science Biology, MLU Halle

Focus: Population and Vegetation Ecology, Molecular plant physiology; Title bachelor thesis: „Auswirkung von Trockenstress auf Wachstum und Etablierung südwest- und nordost-europäisch verbreiteter Gräser und Kräuter“; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Isabell Hensen, Dr. Susanne Lachmuth

Publications

Sporbert, M., Welk, E., Seidler, G., Jandt, U., Aćić, S., Biurrun, I., Campos, J.A., Čarni, A., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Chytrý, M., Ćušterevska, R., Dengler, J., De Sanctis, M., Dziuba, T., Fagúndez, J., Field, R., Golub, V., He, T., Jansen, F., Lenoir, J., Marcenò, C., Martín-Forés, I., Moeslund, J.E., Moretti, M., Niinemets, Ü., Penuelas, J., Pérez-Haase, A., Vandvik, V., Vassilev, K., Vynokurov, D. & Bruelheide, H. (2021). Different sets of traits explain abundance and distribution patterns of European plants at different spatial scales. Journal of Vegetation Science, 32, e13016. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.13016   

Nordt, B., Hensen, I., Bucher, S. F., Freiberg, M., Primack, R., Stevens, A.-D., Bonn, A., Wirth, C., Jakubka, D., Plos, C., Sporbert, M., & Römermann, C. (2021). The PhenObs initiative — A standardised protocol for monitoring phenological responses to climate change using herbaceous plant species in botanical gardens. Functional Ecology, 35, 821-834. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13747   

Proß, T., Bruelheide, H., Potvin, C., Sporbert, M., Trogisch, S., & Haider, S. (2021). Drivers of within-tree leaf variation in tropical forests of different tree richness. Basic and Applied Ecology, 50, 203-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2020.11.001   

Sporbert, M., Keil, P., Bruelheide, H., Seidler, G., Jandt, U., Acic, S., Biurrun, I., Campos, J.A., Čarni, A., Casella, L., Chytrý, M., Custerevska, R., Dengler, J., Golub, V., Jansen, F., Kuzemko, A., Lenoir, J., Marceno, C., Moeslund, J.E., Pérez-Haase, A., Rūsiņa, S., Šilc, U., Tsiripidris, I., Vandvik, V., Vasilev, K., Virtanen, R., & Welk, E. (2020). Testing macroecological abundance patterns: the relationship between local abundance and range size, range position and climatic suitability among European vascular plants. Journal of Biogeography, 47, 2210–2222. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13926   

Also see ECR Feature in Journal of Biogeography   

Hock, M., Plos, C., Sporbert, M., & Erfmeier, A. (2020). Combined effects of UV‐B and drought on native and exotic populations of Verbascum thapsus L. Plants, 9, 269. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9020269   

Sporbert, M., Bruelheide, H., Seidler, G., Keil P., Jandt, U., Austrheim, G, Biurrun, I., Campos, J.A., Čarni, A., Chytrý, M., Csiky, J., De Bie, E., Dengler, J., Golub, V., Grytnes, J.-A., Indreica, A., Jansen, F., Jiroušek, M., Lenoir, J., Luoto, M., Marcenò, C., Moeslund, J.E., Pérez-Haase, A., Rūsiņa, S., Vandvik, V., Vassilev, K., & Welk, E. (2019). Assessing sampling coverage of species distribution in biodiversity databases. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30, 620-632. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12763   

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S.M., Botta-Dukát, Z., Chytrý, M., Field, R., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Pillar, V.D., Schrodt, F., Mahecha, M.D., Peet, R.K., Sandel, B., van Bodegom, P., ..., Sporbert, M., ... & Jandt, U. (2018). Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 1906-1917. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0699-8   

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