Dr. Ingmar René Staude

Dr. Ingmar René Staude

Wiss. Mitarbeiter

Spezielle Botanik und funktionelle Biodiversität
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 97 - 38587

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  • seit 10/2021
    Senior Scientist in the group "Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity" led by Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Weigelt at Leipzig University.


  • 10/2017 - 10/2021
    Doctoral researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). PhD thesis: "Systematic temporal turnover towards species with larger geographic ranges across plant communities" (Prof. Dr. Henrique Pereira).
  • 09/2015 - 09/2017
    International Master of Science in Applied Ecology at University of Poitiers (France), University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). MSc thesis: "Local biodiversity erosion in south Brazilian grasslands under moderate levels of landscape habitat loss" (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Overbeck).
  • 01/2016 - 03/2016
    Fieldwork and research in the Northern Andean páramo, Amazon rainforest and Galapagos islands; Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador).
  • 10/2011 - 03/2015
    Bachelor of Science in Biology with emphasis on applied plant genetics at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).
  • 07/2014 - 12/2014
    Fieldwork and research in the Greenland Sea, Arctic Ocean, Tundra and Polar Desert with Otto-Bayer Fellowship; University Centre in Svalbard (Spitzbergen).

Hello, my name is Ingmar. I like plants and am fascinated by almost all facets of ecology. Accordingly, my research is broad and interdisciplinary… but mostly revolving around plants. I ask questions like: How can we upscale plant conservation in urban areas? Which plants are at risk of extinction but can be grown in urban green spaces by everyone? How do plant communities change over time? What is the role of ungulate herbivores, eutrophication, and succession in changing plant communities? Are declines in specific native plants tied to insect decline? How does the erosion of geographic boundaries in a globalized world affect plant diversification?  How does plant diversity impact human health? How “bad” are non-native plants really?

Our work (my students and I) on these questions is motivated by curiosity, and the questions are united by a single goal: understand nature’s strategy to cope with anthropogenic global change and guide policy to bend the curve of biodiversity loss to safeguard planetary health. Our work is both local and global and uses a range of empirical and theoretical, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches.

I teach on various ecology and statistic classes and particularly enjoy teaching R. I also play piano, paint big canvases, enjoy wood carpentry and hiking in remote places.

You can contact me at: ingmar.staude(at)uni-leipzig.de

11-BIO-201 Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity Research (Master)

Here we provide a broad theoretical foundation of statistical methods along with practical skills of applying different statistical techniques commonly used in biodiversity research. Our course provides a comprehensive introduction to the R programming language, teaches basic statistical concepts as well as some advanced methods of data analysis. In addition, we teach data visualization and how to present and discuss statistical results appropriately.

11-BIO-0635 Vegetationsökologie und Pflanzengeographie (Bachelor)

Here we provide a global overview of the determinants of plant life and the resulting vegetation types and ecosystems. We place special emphasis on understanding vegetation processes and material cycles on a global scale. The practical course focuses on field methods and analytical procedures of descriptive and quantitative vegetation science.