Who we are

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IAVS Young Scientists at the 2015 IAVS Symposium in Brno, Czech Republic

A map of where we are:
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The IAVS Young Scientists

Alla Aleksanyan
alla.alexanyan@gmail.com
Institute of Botany of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia
Interests: invasion, global climate change, ecosystem modeling
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Swanni Alvarado
swanni_ta@yahoo.es
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
Interests: Plant ecology, fire ecology, conservation, restoration, Savannas, Remote sensing
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Didem Ambarli
didem.ambarli@gmail.com
Duzce University
Duzce/ Turkey
Interests: conservation, vegetation dynamics
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Hamed Asadi
asadi.hamed@yahoo.com
Tarbiat Modares University
Sari, Mazandaran, Iran
Interests: Vegetation classification and description, indicator species analysis, ecoinformatics
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Alistair Auffret
alistair.auffret@natgeo.su.se
Stockholm University
Interests: Biodiversity, Conservation, Historical Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant traits.
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Guillem Bagaria
g.bagaria@creaf.uab.cat
CREAF
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia
Interests: Extinction debt, Immigration credit, Plant traits, Landscape ecology
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Christina Birnbaum
C.Birnbaum@murdoch.edu.au
Murdoch University
Western Australia
Interests: plant ecology, plant-soil interactions, rhizobia, legumes, invasion
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Gianmaria Bonari
gianmaria.bonari@gmail.com
University of Siena
Siena, Italy
Interests: Conservation, Cross-taxon, Management
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Karen Castillioni
karen.castillioni@gmail.com

Brazil
Interests: Restoration ecology, invasion ecology, Savannas, global change, conservation and plant ecology.
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Lucy Commander
lucy.commander@bgpa.wa.gov.au
Kings Park, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Perth, WA, Australia
Interests: Seed ecology, seed traits, restoration ecology, community assembly
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Renata Cušterevska
renatapmf@yahoo.com
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Interests:
Skype presenter: no, attendee:

Samantha Dawson
University of New South Wales
Sweden (was Australia)
Interests: vegetation restoration, plant traits, seedbank, some remote sensing
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Justin Dee
jrdee@okstate.edu
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma
Interests: Global change, Dendrochronology, Dendroecology, Disturbance ecology, Fire ecology, Patch dynamics, Metacommunities, Gradient Analysis
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Jana Eichel
j.eichel[at]uni-bonn.de
Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany
Bonn, Germany
Interests: Disturbances, plant traits, alpine ecosystems, biogeomorphology
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Felícia Miranda Fischer
felicia.fischer@ufrgs.br
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Interests: Plant traits, community ecology, ecosystem process, climate change, stability
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Sonya Geange
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Interests: Plant traits, alpine ecology
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Daniele Giorgini
dan.giorgini@gmail.com
University of Siena
Grottaferrata (Rome)
Interests: alpha/beta diversity, large-scale analysis
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Anaclara Guido
anaclara.guido@ufrgs.br
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Interests: Grassland, Invasion
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Reginald Tang Guuroh
guuroh@yahoo.co.uk
University of Bonn, Germany
Bonn, NRW, Germany
Interests: Plant traits, savanna ecosystems, global Change, spatial variations in diversity
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Aud Halbritter
me@audhalbritter.com
University of Bergen
Bergen
Interests: Plant community, climate change ecology, local adaptation, transplant experiment, environmental gradients, phenology
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Anastassiya Islamgulova
aislamgulova@gmail.com
Institute of Botany & Phytointroduction
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Interests: geobotany (vegetation dynamics and mapping), interpretation of remote sensing data, ecology (restoration biology), natural resource management (biodiversity conservation), climate change
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Christiane Koch
Technische Universität München
Koblenz, Germany
Interests: grasslands, conservation, restoration, invasions, land-use change
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Kadri Koorem
kadri.koorem@ut.ee
University of Tartu/ NIOO-KNAW
Tartu, Estonia
Interests: Global change, biotic interactions, range expansion, invasion, soil microorganisms
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Ivana Vitasović Kosić
ivitasovic (at) agr.hr
University of Zagreb,Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Agricultural botany
Zagreb, HR-10 000, Croatia
Interests: Mediterranean vegetation, plant traits, grassland conservation and restoratation, feed value of plants, ethnobotany, global change, landscape ecology.
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Emma Ladouceur
emmala@gmail.com
Museo delle Scienze
Trento, Italy
Interests: Restoration ecology, conservation biology, seed science, conservation planning and decision making, mapping.
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Michael Lee
michael.lee@unc.edu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Interests: ecoinformatics, large-scale analysis, restoration, data mining, plant communities, numerical-based classification
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Kathrin Litza
kathrin.litza@uni-bremen.de
University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany
Interests: conservation biology, plant ecology, landscape ecology, plant communities of hedgerows
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Oskar Löfgren
oskar.lofgren@nateko.lu.se
INES, Lund University
Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Interests: Remote sensing, spatial analysis, semi-natural grasslands, indicator values, plant traits
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Maria Majekova
maria.majekova@gmail.com
Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic; University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Interests: functional ecology, water relations in plants, co-existence mechanisms
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Carlos Martins Vila-Viçosa
cvv@cibio.up.pt
CIBIO – Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources – InBIO Associate Laboratory
Porto – Portugal
Interests: Gebotany, Phytosociology, Mycology, Vegetation Ecology, Landscape Ecology
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Jana Michaelis
jana.michaelis@uni-bremen.de
University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany
Interests: species response/niche modelling, rare plant species, conservation, restoration, reintroductions, abiotic soil factors, soil bacteria and plant interactions
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Gabriel Moulatlet
University of Turku
Turku – Finland
Interests: ecology of tropical forests, hydrology, conservation, plant diversity
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Lena Neuenkamp
lena.neuenkamp@ut.ee
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia
Interests: plant-soil interaction, grassland ecology, plant traits, community assembly, ecosystem restoration, mycorrhiza, ecosystem conservation, ecosystem functioning
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Mariana Ninno Rissi
mariananinno@yahoo.com.br
Unesp
Rio claro, São Paulo, Brasil
Interests: Plant trait, fire ecology, community assembly
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Jalil Noroozi
noroozi.jalil@gmail.com
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Interests: Alpine vegetation, phytogeography, Conservation
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Kyle Palmquist
kpalmqu1@uwyo.edu
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY, USA
Interests: biogeography, conservation, community assembly, global environmental change
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Salza Palpurina
Masaryk University
Brno
Interests: alpha diversity, grasslands, large-scale analysis, vegetation classification
Skype presenter: , attendee: yes

Angela Pannek
APannek@uni-bremen.de
University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany
Interests: niches, invasions, nitrogen deposition, response curves, forest herbs, causes of rarity
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Ricarda Pätsch
ricarda.paetsch@gmail.com
Hildesheim University, WG Ecology and Environmental Education
Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Interests: Vegetation science, vegetation classification, vegetation ecology, cultural landscapes, nature conservation, salt grasslands (Baltic Sea)
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Raharivololoniaina
ainaange@gmail.com
University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany
Interests: Plant Ecology, reforestation, restoration, long-term monitoring, global change
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Kamila Reczyńska
kamila.reczynska@gmail.com
University of Wrocław
Wrocław, Poland
Interests: forest ecology, phtyosociology, conservation, long-term analysis
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Cristina Rota
cristina.rota@uam.es
Autonomous University of Madrid
Madrid (Spain)
Interests: Plant traits, community assembly, global change, grasslands.
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Priscilla Sichone
pmwinji@yahoo.com
University of Hamburg
Hamburg
Interests: Alpha beta diversities, woodlands and forest ecosystems, conservation, plant traits
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Emma Shidolo
emmashidolo@gmail.com
Polytechnic of Namibia
Windhoek
Interests: Restoration, long-term/large-scale analysis
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Mariana Gliesch Silva
marianagliesch@gmail.com
ETH – Swiss Institute of Tecnology
Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: Community assembly, species interaction, plant-soil interaction
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Fernando Silveira
faosilveira@gmail.com
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Interests: Seed ecology, campo rupestre, cerrado, community assembly, for more info please visit leept.webnode.com
Skype presenter: no, attendee: no

Sandra Skowronek
san.sko@gmx.de
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Interests: invasive plant species, remote sensing
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Thom Starnes
thomstarnes@gmail.com
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bournemouth, UK
Interests: Island biogeography, spatial ecology, phytogeography, epiphytism, remote sensing and photogrammetry in forest environments, species distribution modelling, habitat connectivity analysis, plant-environment interactions, forest fragmentation and edge effects, forest community dynamics and responses to climate change.
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Ilka Strubelt
ilka.strubelt@hs-bremen.de
University of Applied Sciences Bremen & University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany
Interests: Alluvial forests, Drivers of species richness and composition, Long-term monitoring, Oak forests, Resurvey, Vegetation dynamics
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

Grzegorz Swacha
gswacha@gmail.com
University of Wroclaw
Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: phytosociology, ecoinformatics, large-scale analysis
Skype presenter: no, attendee:

André Terwei
German Federal Institute of Hydrology
Berlin, Germany
Interests: community assembly, invasion, restoration ecology, conservation
Skype presenter: yes, attendee: yes

Anna E. Vojtkó
vojtko.anna@okologia.mta.hu
Center for Ecologycal Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hungary
Interests: Plant traits, aquatic plants,
Skype presenter: no, attendee: yes

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