Sonja M. Thielen

University of Tübingen
Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

Room 2R32

 +49 (0)7071 29-73073
sonja.thielenspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7888-9039

 

Research Interests

I am currently investigating the interactions of mosses with water and especially their leaf surface patterns in a PhD, but I'm also broadly interested in biodiversity conservation.

  •  Water relations in mosses
  •  Surface structures of moss species
  •  Interactions of mosses with their environment

Work Experience & Education

since 06/2018
PhD candidate at the University of Tübingen

2017-18
Researcher at the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart

Pilot Study 'Moss Wall' – Reduction of Particulate Pollution in City Centers

2013-16
M.Sc. in Biology, University of Freiburg

Master Thesis: The impact of historic forestry management on today's occurrence of Dicranum viride in the Forest of Endingen

2015
University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland

Study abroad with focus on conservation biology

2010-13
B.Sc. in Biology, University of Freiburg

Bachelor Thesis: The influence of benzoic acid derivatives on the root growth of Arabidopsis thaliana

Publications (peer reviewed)

Thielen, S.M., Gall, C., Ebner, M., Nebel, M., Scholten, T., Seitz, S. (2021): Water’s path from moss to soil: A multi-methodological study on water absorption and evaporation of soil-moss combinations. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. Accepted

Conference contributions

Thielen, S.M., Gall, C., Nebel, M., Scholten, T., and Seitz, S.: Soil-Moss-Relations: The path of water from dripping to infiltration, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8390, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-8390, 2021.

Gall, C., Grabherr, L., Nebel, M., Scholten, T., Thielen, S.M., and Seitz, S.: On the effect of different moss species on soil erosion, percolation and carbon relocation, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8389, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-8389, 2021.

Thielen, S.M., Ebner, M., Miranda, T., Nebelsick, J. H., Roth-Nebelsick, A. (2019). Moss-water interactions: Effects of dehydration and hydration on moss surface structures. Poster presentation at the joint conference of the International Association of Bryologists, the International Molecular Moss Science Society and the Sociedad Española de Briología, Madrid, Spain

Thielen, S.M., Ebner, M., Miranda, T., Nebelsick, J. H., Roth-Nebelsick, A. (2019). From dry to wet: How moss surface structures interact with water. Oral presentation at the Society for Experimental Biology's Annual Meeting, Sevilla, Spain Link

Thielen, S.M., Nebel, M. (2019). Salinity Tolerance of Moss - An Aspect in Urban Greening. Poster presentation at the Society for Experimental Biology's Annual Meeting, Sevilla, Spain Link

Memberships

Bryologisch-lichenologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa (https://blam-bl.de/); VBIO Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin in Deutschland (https://www.vbio.de/); European Geosciences Union (https://www.egu.eu/)