I am a plant ecologist currently working on evolutionary responses of grassland management. Generally, I am interested in the evolutionary and ecological effects of a changing environment on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. This includes effects of land-use, urbanization and invasions.
During my PhD, I investigate how land-use type and intensity affected the evolution of phenotypic plasticity, an important aspect of plant adaptation to variable environmental conditions, in three grassland species (Biodiversity Exploratories, Project: EvoPlast).
PhD student at the University of Tubingen, Germany
MSc at the University of Tubingen, Germany
|2011||2014||BSc at the University of Tubingen, Germany|
Kirchhoff L, Kirschbaum A, Joshi J, Bossdorf O, Scheepens JF, Heinze J (2019) Plant-soil feedbacks of Plantago lanceolata in the field depend on plant origin and herbivory. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 422