Department of Geoscience

Master's Thesis Topics in Geoecology

Recent research topics geoecology students have focused on in their Master's thesis, sorted by work groups (2020-2022)

Animal Evolutionary Ecology

  • Association between management regimes and population abundances of the Bull bush cricket (Polysarcus denticauda) (2021)
  • Differential Use of Fallow Land by Farmland Birds outside the Breeding season (2020)

Animal Physiological Ecology

  • Biochemical & histopathological investigations of brown trout larvae (Salmo trutta f. fario) exposed to microplastics and the antidepressant amitriptyline (2020)
  • Untersuchung einer Methode zur Messung der Laccase-Aktivität aquatischer Pilze und Analyse potenzieller Fehlerquellen (2020)
  • Auswirkungen des Antidepressivums Venlafaxin auf Stressproteine und die Acetylcholinesterase-Aktivität bei Bachforellen und Posthornschnecken (2020)
  • Tankmischungen: Eine versteckte Gefahr für Blütensucher? Effekte einer Tankmischung mit Thiacloprid und Prochloraz auf Hummeln (Bombus terrestris) (2020)
  • Influence of the wastewater treatment plant Tübingen (Neckar River, Baden-Württemberg) on the health of the amphipod Gammarus fossarum: status prior to the upgrade with an ozonation stage (2020)
  • Beeinflusst Mikroplastik die Wirkungen von Amitriptylin auf oxidativen Stress und die Gewebeintegrität bei juvenilen Bachforellen? (2020)
  • Influence of the antidepressant venlafaxine on oxidative stress and liver histopathology in brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario) (2020)
  • Moduliert Mikroplastik die akute Toxizität von Thiacloprid bei Zuckmückenlarven (Chironomus riparius)? (2021)
  • Stresstoleranz des Bachflohkrebses Gammarus fossarum oberhalb und unterhalb von Kläranlagen (2021)

Comparative Zoology

  • Der Nördliche Kammmolch (Triturus cristatus) im Landkreis Esslingen - Eine populationsökologische und morphologische Untersuchung (2020)
  • Modelling Species Distribution Patterns of Romania's Herpetofauna (Amphibians and Reptiles) (2021)

Environmental Biotechnology

  • Establishing a base-editing tool in Clostridium ljungdahlii based on CRISPR/Cas12a (2021)
  • Impedance measurements and process optimization in an electrochemical cell designed for biomethanation (2021)

Environmental Mineralogy

  • Study on spatial and temporal dynamics of organic micropollutants in a small catchment based on targeted and non-targeted analysis (2020)
  • Etablierung von quantitativen Analysen für Quarz und Cristobalit (2021)
  • Impact of biochar ash content on contaminant transformation in the presence of Fe and persulfate (2021)

Environmental Systems Analysis

  • Supporting sustainable hydropower plant site and size selection in the Vjosa Catchment (Balkan Region) (2020)
  • Correlation between the Development of Hydropower Dams and the Prevalence of Human Schistosomiasis in Africa (2020)
  • Surprising insights into the (in)stabiliy of competitive communities from a mathematical network approach (2021)
  • Tailings Storage Facilities and their Disaster Risk Potential (2021)

Environmental Toxicology

  • Cytotoxicity as a proxy for particle-associated and dissolved organic contaminant loads in rivers during storm events (2022)

Evolutionary Biology of Invertebrates

  • Interplay between microclimate, morphological variation and water relations of the epiphytic bryophyte Hypnum cupressiforme HEDW. s.l. (2020)
  • Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Odonata (Insecta) of the Goldersbach, Schönbuch, Baden-Württemberg (2021)
  • Structure and function of the skeletomuscular ovipositor system of the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina heterotoma (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) (2022)
  • Diversität und Abundanz blütenbesuchender Bienen und Schwebfliegen auf Projektflächen der" Blühenden Naturparke Baden-Württemberg" (2022)

Geology & Geodynamics

  • Remote Sensing based Land Cover Classification and Change Detection in La Campana National Parc in Chile using the Google Earth Engine (2022)

Geomicrobiology

  • Vertical and temporal dynamics of iron-organic carbon associations across permafrost sites (2020)
  • Changes in microbial Fe-Cycling along a precipitation gradient (2020)

Micropaleontology

  • Grain size analysis as a tool for reconstruction of climate driven sediment provenance changes from the Marathousa MAR18-1A core, Megalopolis basin, Greece (2022)

Plant Biogeochemistry

  • What determines intraspecific variability in heavy metal hyper-accumulation efficacy of Arabidopsis halleri? - Plants traits or soil biogeochemistry? (2022)

Plant Evolutionary Ecology

  • The effects of grazing and mowing on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity in Trifolium pratense L. (2020)

Soil Science and Geomorphology

  • Can Leipzig feed itself? A food self-sufficiency analysis for different food production systems (2020)
  • Development of soils and vegetation in the Güglinger state forest over the last nine decades (1932 - 2021) (2022)
  • Assessing the transferability of satellite-based soil organic carbon models: A case study of cropland soils in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria (2022)

Vegetation Ecology

  • Vergleich von Biotopkartierungen in Baden-Württemberg (2020)
  • Einfluss der Kläranlage Tübingen vor Ausbau mit einer vierten Reinigungsstufe auf den Gütezustand des Neckars: Effektstudien mit dem Flohkrebs Gammarus fossarum und dem Zebrabärbling Danio rerio (2020)
  • Interspecific plant-soil feedback in relation to phylogenetic distance and co-occurrence in grassland communities (2020)
  • Prey selection in metal hyperaccumulating plants (2021)
  • Survival and biomass allocation in adult plants and seedlings under varying levels of climate stress in the Scandes (2022)