Camilla Wellstein: Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth: 1st August 1976, Baden-Baden, Germany
Nationality: German

Academic positions:

since 03/2009: Postdoc at the department of Biogeography, University of Bayreuth, Germany

02/2007 – 02/2009: Assistant Professor at the department of Ecology and Geobotany, Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, J.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

05/2006 – 01/2007: Assistant Scientist at the department of Ecology and Geobotany, Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, J.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

12/2003 – 04/2006: Research Assistant at the Department of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Interdisciplinary Research Centre SFB 299, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

04/2003 – 11/2003: Project preparation and graduate assistant at the Department of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

Education

PhD: 01/2007
Degree: Dr. rer. nat. (final grade magna cum laude)
Titel of the dissertation: Impact of land-use practices on phytodiversity of mesic grasslands in a sub-mountainous region (Western Germany)

Master: 10/2002
Degree: Dipl. Biol. (final grade 1.5)
Title of Diploma Thesis: Vegetationsdynamik auf Moränenflächen eines Gletscher vorfeldes (Val Roseg, Schweiz) im Vergleich zur anschließenden Schwemmebene

Studies: 1995 - 2002
Studies in Geobotany, Plant Physiology, Limnology and Latin Philology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i. Br., Germany

Editorial Activities

Member of the editorial board of Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Guest editor of special issues for
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Biodiversity and Conservation
Tuexenia
LWF aktuell

Referee for International Journals

Acta Oecologica
Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment
Applied Vegetation Science
Basic and Applied Ecology
Conservation Biology
Ecological Indicators
Folia Geobotanica
Journal of Vegetation Science
Naturwissenschaften
Plant and Soil
Plant Biosystems
PLoS ONE
Polish Polar Research
Tuexenia
Weed Research

Teaching at Universities

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i. Br., Faculty of Biology (1998-2000)

o Geobotanical excursions including flora identification course for undergraduate student 

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Faculty of Agriculture, Nutrition Sciences and Environmental Management (2003-2006)

o Organisation and leading of one day excursions in vegetation ecology

o Study modules for Bachelor of Science (BP) 'Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Management'  and Master of Science (MP) 'Environmental and Resource Management':
           
' Vegetation ecology' (BP 73)
           
'Experimental agro-ecology and population biology' (MP 58)

J.W Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M., Faculty of Biosciences (2006-2009)

 o  Practical course 'Systematic and Ecology' (Plant ecology, undergraduate students)

o  Practical course 'Structur and function of the organisms' (Lectures and Microscope course 'Botany', undergraduate students)

o  Practical course 'Diverstiy of the organisms and biotops' (Practical course 'Phanerogames' including botanical garden and field excursions, undergraduate students)

o  Seminar 'Plant sociology and vegetation classification' (graduate students)

o  Seminar 'Vegetation ecology and numerical methods'  (e.g. Gradient analysis of Holocene river meadows of steep slopes of the Main river, vegetation and soil characteristics) (graduate students)

o   Practical course 'Geobotany and Plant ecology': 'Macro ecology' (graduate students)

o   Seminar/practical course 'Urban ecology' (graduate students)

o  One day excursions in vegetation ecology

o  Two weeks bi-national excursion across central and north-western Germany for Chinese and German students (ecology, geobotany, landscape change, industrialisation, nature conservation, tourism) including DAAD funding (together with Prof. Wittig)

o   Lectures (part-time) in 'Biogeography' und 'Vegetation of central Europe'

o  Conception and supervision of diploma theses and research internships

 University of Bern, Institute of Plant Sciences, Chair of Plant Ecology (visiting scientist)

o  One week excursion/practical course for graduate students in the Swiss Alps, Engadin (co-supervision; July 2008)
o Co-supervision of research internships

Università di Camerino, Department of Environmental and Natural Science (visiting scientist)

o Seminar/practical course 'Clonal growth traits of European plant species: concept, fieldwork experience, state of the research field' (April 2009)
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Co-supervision of doctoral theses and diploma theses

Università di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale (visiting scientist)

o Seminar/practical course 'Clonal growth traits of European plant species: concept, fieldwork experience, state of the research field' (April 2009)

University of Bayreuth, Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geosciences (Since 2009)

o Lectures (part-time) in 'Biogeography'

o Lectures (part-time) in 'Ecology'

o Seminar 'Geobotany' (Pro-paedeuticum for practical course in the Alps)

o Practical field course in the Alps 'Vegetation recording and mapping (Eastern Alps, South Tyrol)'

o Seminar 'Current literature in Biogeography'

o Seminar/practical course 'Scientific writing'

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Conception, supervision and co-supervision of doctoral theses, diploma theses, bachelor and master theses, and research trainees

Professional Memberships 

International Association of Vegetation Science (IAVS)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)
Società Italiana di Selvicoltura ed Ecologia Forestale (SISEF)
European Vegetation Survey (EVS)

European Dry Grassland Group (EDGG)
Bayreuth Center for Ecology and Environmental Reserarch (BayCEER)
Basler Botanische Gesellschaft (BBG)
Badischer Landesverein für Naturkunde und Naturschutz (BLNN)

Work experience abroad:

07/2012 Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Camerino, Italy: Experiment on diversity-productivity relationships in Apennine grasslands within the global meta-experiment Fraser et al.

10/2011 Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Camerino, Italy: Research project on climate change impact on montane grassland ecosystems (Apennines)

06/2010 Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Camerino, Italy: Research project on intraspecific functional variability in Apennines grassland species

09/2009 Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Sapienza Università di Roma & Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Camerino, Italy: Research project on functional ecology of Quercus pubescens

06-08/2008 Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland: Research project on functional diversity of dry grassland ecosystems

05/2008 Institute for Botany, Academy of Sciences, Třeboň, Czech Republic: DAAD fellow in the project ‘Functional ecology of vegetative & generative reproduction in Central European plant species’

07-08/2002 Polytechnic University of Tomsk and Moskow State Linguistic University, Russia: DAAD fellow ‘Sprachstipendium Russisch’

06-09/2001 EAWAG, Dübendorf and Val Roseg, Engadin, Switzerland: Field work in the Val Roseg Project

07-09/2000 Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria: Voluntary stage

Field trips to Austria, California, Czechia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey

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