Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Anna Kirschbaum

Plant Evolutionary Ecology

Institute of Evolution & Ecology

University of Tubingen

Auf der Morgenstelle 5

72076 Tubingen, Germany

Phone: +49 7071 2972976

anna.kirschbaum [at]

Research interests

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