Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology

    Ludwig Leidinger

    PhD student


    Ecosystem Modeling, Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB)
    University of Würzburg

    Emil-Fischer-Str 32 (Left entrance, Apartment L4), 97074 Würzburg

    Tel: 0931 - 31 86380



    My phD project is devoted to develop integrative process-based models for describing biodiversity dynamics across spatiotemporal scales (from local to biogeographical scales) and ecological levels (from individual genomic composition to ecological assemblages). To achieve this, the proposed models will integrate concepts of current ecological theories at low ecological levels (e.g. metabolic, neutral, coexistence theories) to obtain emergent patterns from population to metacommunity dynamics. Study systems will be provided by oceanic islands, which are an eminent model system for biodiversity dynamics. Emergent properties will be contrasted with theoretical predictions from island biogeography theories and ultimately used for improving and unifying theories, interacting with empirical studies and informing conservation planing.

    Curriculum Vitae

    2016 - now PhD candidate Ecosystem Modeling, CCTB, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
    2014 - 2016 Master in Biology Biology MA, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
    2013 - 2014 Studies in Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Life Sciences MA programme, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
    2010 - 2013 Bachelor in Biology Biology BA, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
    2009 - 2010 Studies in Physics Physics BA programme, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany


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    2017 [ to top ]

    • Biodiversity dynamics on islands: explicitly accounting for causality in mechanistic models. Leidinger, Ludwig; Cabral, Juliano Sarmento in Diversity (2017). 9(30)

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