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Prof. Dr. Emily Poppenborg Martin

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Prof. Dr. Emily Poppenborg Martin

Justus Liebig University
IFZ - Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32
D-35392 Giessen

Tel: +49(0)641/ 99-35700






Teaching & Research Focus

I am an agroecologist and landscape ecologist focusing on the links between land-use and agricultural landscape management, and the maintenance and resilience of biodiversity and ecosystem services in agriculture, particularly pollination and natural pest control. With this focus my overall aim is to combine environmental sustainability with agricultural food production, now and under changing future conditions. I investigate ways to attain this goal at field, landscape and cross-regional levels using large syntheses of empirical data, modelling and field studies of the impact of policy, landscape and farm-level management on biodiversity, ecosystem services and agricultural production.

  • Agroecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Functional ecology
  • Biodiversity processes and functions across scales
  • Ecosystem services
  • Plant-insect and multitrophic interactions
  • Arthropod community ecology
  • Interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary science

Scientific Career

  • Oct 2022-current. W3 professor of Animal Ecology, Institute of Animal Ecology and Systematics, University of Gießen, Germany
  • 2020-2022. W2 tenure-track professor for Zoological Biodiversity at the Institute of Geobotany, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany    
  • 2019. Guest researcher, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, Strategic Research Area ‘Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate’, Lund University, Sweden
  • 2018-2020. Senior research fellow pursuing Habilitation in Agroecology, Department of Animal ecology and Tropical biology, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2014-2017. Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Animal ecology and Tropical biology, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2014. Doctorate in natural sciences summa cum laude, Departments of Biogeographical Modelling and Animal Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany    
  • 2008. Engineer in Agronomy of AgroParisTech, Paris, France. MSc in Ecology, Evolution biology and Environment with honours, University of Montpellier 2, France
  • 2004-2008. Studies in Agronomy and Ecology at AgroParisTech and University of Montpellier 2, France. Internships at IRD Montpellier, MNHN (Paris), Siberut Conservation Project (Indonesia), IRD Madagascar