A biodiversity-friendly garden

Esther Felgentreff

Institute of Ecology and Evolution | Professorship for Ecology | Working Group Vegetation Ecology
A biodiversity-friendly garden
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Esther Sophie Felgentreff
PhD student
Professorship of Ecology
Esther Felgentreff
Room 507
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena

Research Interests

  •  Urban Ecology
  •  Methods of biodiversity monitoring
  •  Human nature interactions
  •  Ornithology
  •  Funktional diversity
  •  Biodiversity in private gardens

Project: gARTENreich-ProjektExternal link – Science and Practice for more Biodiversity in Gardens


Since 05/2023

PhD student in the gARTENreichExternal link project at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Working Group Vegetation Ecology

10/2019 – 03/2023

M.Sc. in Urban Ecosystem Sciences at Technische Universität Berlin. Thesis titled "Changes in Bird Communities in a Huge Urban Park over the Centuries – The Tiergarten in Berlin"

11/2021 – 03/2023

Student Assistant in the gARTENreich project at the Institute for Ecological Economy ResearchExternal link, Berlin

10/2018 – 08/2021

Student assistant at the science policy interface team and at the CityScapeLab in the BIBSExternal link project (Bridging in Biodiversity Science), Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin

10/2015 – 09/2019

B.Sc. in Biology, Humboldt-Universität Berlin with two semesters abroad at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Thesis titled "Correlation of moisture content and greenhouse gas emissions in small-scale vermicomposting systems"



Felgentreff, E. S., Buchholz, S., & Straka, T. M. (2023). From science to society to practice? Public reactions to the insect crisis in Germany.External link People and Nature, 5(2), 660-667.

Felgentreff, E. S., Cochius, D., Nehls, T., Quandt, J. H. W., & Roesch, E. J. (2022). Quantifying potential contributions of green facades to environmental justice: a case study of a quarter in Berlin.External link Urban Ecosystems, 25(5), 1417-1430.