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Viktoria Wagner

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Viktoria Wagner

Postdoctoral Researcher

Personal Summary

I have recently moved to the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). Please visit my new homepage: http://viktoriawagner.weebly.com/

Education

2007 – 2011             PhD, Biology, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2002 – 2006             Biology, University of Göttingen, Germany

Research Interests

I am a plant ecologist with a keen interest in linking basic science with on-the-ground questions in land management, ecological restoration and conservation. My research encompasses work at the individual, population and community level. In the past, I have explored meadow vegetation in the Tien Shan mountains, and have studied populations of steppe plants in Europe and Central Asia.

In my current project, I am evaluating the use of herbicides in invasive species management, with respect to their effects on native plants. Herbicides are a widely used tool to control invasive non-native plants in many countries, yet their effect on native plant communities are not well understood. Some of the questions I address with my collaborators are how herbicides affect species at different life stages, whether they impact the soil seed bank, and whether species' responses at the community level can be explained by biological traits.