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Sarah Niklas: Curriculum Vitae


10/2008 – now          Masters Program Global Change Ecology University of Bayreuth, Germany,

10/2004 - 03/2008    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology, Majors: Ecology and Zoology

                                Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria;

08/2003 – 08/2004    Year abroad: Gap Year in Australia, New Zeeland und Indonesia

07/2003 - 10/1993    Abitur 


Bachelor Projects

Doping - Focus on Erythropoietin (EPO)ʼʼ (2008)

Supervisor: Prof. Bernd Pelster, Institute for Zoology and Center for Molecular Bioscience, Innsbruck

The work describes a common doping substance, the hormone Epopoetin, and broaches the issue of other illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Furthermore, it discusses the history of its use and the physiological effects on the athletes.


The Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaursʼʼ (2006)

Supervisor: Prof. Bert Hobmeyer, Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck

The project is a theoretical work that focuses on the evolution and extinction of two interesting species T. rex and Triceraptos.




Internship at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), Sydney, Australia.

The ISF is focusing on sustainable solutions for urban environments. My contribution to the research involved a literature review regarding the potential of Green roofs and walls for Australian cities.



Internship at the Institute of Zoology Oceans Programme (IOZ), Imperial College, London, UK.

During my internship I worked on a database of marine deepsea fauna. The project investigated the diversity and distribution of deep-sea octocoral. I was introduced to GIS- Geographic information system and assisted with modeling approaches to visualize and understand the distribution of marine organisms.


Working experience in Germany

09/ 2009      Organizational assistance at the international GFÖ (Gesellschaft für Ökologie) conference in Bayreuth

06/ 2002      Working experience in a chemist (Hof Apotheke, Bad Laasphe)


Attended international conferences and Workshops

05/2010      Resilient Cities 2010, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn

04/2010      Green Roofs - Challenges and Reward Meeting, Department of Environment,

                  Climate Change and Water, NSW Government, Kenthurst, NSW, Australia

12/2009      COP 15, UNFCCC Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

12/2009      COP15 “Development and Climate Change Days”, DR Byen, Copenhagen

11/2009      24. Forum Globale Fragen "Climate justice", Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

11/2008      International conference held by the Federal Foreign Office „Climate Change as a

                  Security Threat - Strategies for Policy-Makers, Science and Business“, Freiburg


Attended international Summer and Winter Schools


Summer School “Adaptation to Climate Change – Challenges for Research and Ecosystem Management”, Castle of Thurnau, Bavaria, Germany



Bergen Summer Research School “Climate, Environment and Energy”, course: “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Terrestrial Resources”, Bergen, Norway



Marine biological excursion to Madeira, Prof. Pelster, Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck


 Attitional work shops:

10/2009      Workshop “Negotiation for results” within the Elite Netzwork Bavaria (ENB)

05/2009      Workshop “Intercultural Competence” within the Elite Netzwork Bavaria (ENB)


Foreign language competence

English: fluent written and spoken

French: 5 years, high school level

Spanish: Beginner level


Language - certificate

06/2008      Cambridge Advanced English Test (C1)


PC Skills

- MS Office

- Basics: ArcGis and ArcView

- Basics: Remote Sensing Software: ENVI 4.5, ENVI Zoom

- Basics: Programming language „R“

- Basics: SimaPro Life Cycle Assessment Software

- Reference Software 'Zotero'

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