PhD Theses Supervised

Daniel Osieko (2011). Interactive Influence of Land-use and Rainfall on The Structure and Function of The Herbaceous Layer Community of a Moist Tropical Savanna. PhD thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

George O. K’Otuto (2012). Effects of agro-ecosystems on the carbon dioxide exchange and carbon storage in the herbaceous layer of a moist savannah ecosystem. PhD thesis, School of Agriculture and Food Security, Maseno University, Kenya.

Thomas Leipold (2013) Water use by major tree species of the arid lowlands of Mt Kilimanjaro. PhD thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

 

Master Theses Supervised

Andreas Schweiger (2013) Drivers of plant facilitation in the afro-alpine zone of Mt. Kilimanjaro – spatial and temporal variation of micro-climate, vegetation structure, plant water relations and ecosystem CO2 fluxes and their interactions. Master thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Joseph Ondier Otieno (2013). Influence of land use on soil respiration and root growth in the herbaceous component of a moist Kenyan savanna. Master thesis, Department of Botany, Maseno University, Kenya.

John N. Maina (2009). Effects of ungulate herbivory and trees on ecosystem processes of the herbaceous layer community in wet tropical savanna. Master thesis, Maseno University, Kenya.

Melanie Hauer (2012) Heterogenität in der Wasser- und Stickstoffverteilung innerhalb der Baumkrone von drei Savannenarten. Master thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Bálint Jákli (2012) Synchronität mit saisonalen Niederschlagszyklen: Einfluss von Bewässerung auf CO2-Austausch und Produktivität der Grasschicht einer ostafrikanischen Savanne während Trockenperioden. Master thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

 

Bachelor Theses Supervised

Patrik Schröttle (2011). Einfluss von Termiten auf Wasser- und Nährstoffverfügbarkeit im Boden rund um ihre Nester und die Auswirkungen auf die mliegende Vegetation in der Savanne. Bachelor thesis, Department of Plant Ecology Department, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Bálint Jákli (2011). Einfluss von Acacia auf Wasserverfügbarkeit, CO2-Flüsse und Biomasseproduktion in einer ostafrikanischen Savanne während Trockenperioden. Bachelor thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Frank Breiner (2008). CO2 Austausch und Kohlenstoffverteilung in der tropischen Savannenlandschaft in Abhängigkeit von Beweidung und Wasserverfügbarkeit. Bachelor thesis, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.