Dipl.-Umw. Vanessa Vetter

Scientist (Geoökologie & Physische Geographie)
Gebäude I, Raum 5.28

Academic career

Since 2014 PhD-Thesis: “Plant invaders open opportunities for novel ecosystems under climate stress”

Title of the thesis: Mountain Invasion Ecology – Does herbivory influence the invasiveness of two alien plant species in mountain grasslands?

2007 - 2014 Studies in Environmental Sciences at the University of Koblenz Landau, Campus Landau


Vetter VMS, Tjaden NB, Jaeschke A, Buhk C, Wahl V, Wasowicz P and Jentsch A (2018) “Invasion of a Legume Ecosystem Engineer in a Cold Biome Alters Plant Biodiversity”. Front. Plant Sci. 9:715. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00715 

Arfin Khan MAS, Vetter VMS, Reshi ZA, Dar PA, Jentsch A (2018) “Factors influencing seedling emergence of three global invaders in greenhouses representing major eco-regions of the world”. Plant Biol.20, 610–618. doi:10.1111/plb.12710

Vetter VMS, Walter J, Buhk C, Braun M, Clemens S, Dinkel E, Schramm A, Dubbert M, Wegener F, Werner C, Wilfahrt PA, Jentsch A (2019) „Invasion windows for a global legume invader are revealed after joint examination of abiotic and biotic filters“. Plant Biol. doi:10.1111/plb. 12987


Research interests

  • Plant Ecology
  • Invasive plant species
  • Ecological Novelty
  • Modelling of Spatial Ecological Processes
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape ecology


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