Dr. Melanie Hahn

Former Member
Building C I; Room 101e


I studied Environmental Science at University of Landau and obtained my diploma in 2009. My diploma thesis on “The diversity and abundance of nocturnal insects in the agricultural landscape with a focus on moths“ (Untersuchung zu Diversität und Abundanz nachtaktiver Insekten – mit Schwerpunkt auf Nachtfaltern (Lepidoptera) – auf verschiedenen landwirtschaftlich genutzten Flächen) (more Info) received an University award (best diploma thesis with regional aspect in 2009). I started my PhD study at the Institute of Environmental Science in March 2010.

Research Interests

I am interested in biodiversity of the agricultural landscape and work in the fields of applied ecology linked with ecotoxicology.

Current Research Projects

bap (biodiversity assessment of pesticides): Biodiversity protection in the regulation of environmental risks of pesticides (Research and development project funded by the Federal Environment Agency Germany) (more Info)

Recent Presentations

  • Hahn, M., Lenhardt, P., Vollmar, T., Brühl, C. A. (2010): Erfassung der Breiten von Saumstrukturen landwirtschaftlicher Flächen auf digitalen Orthophotos (DOPs). Oral presentation at the 4th joint Annual Meeting of the SETAC GLB and the GDCh (Section Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology) 2010, Dessau, Germany.

  • Hahn, M., Stahlschmidt, P., Brühl, C. A. (2009): Biomass, abundance and diversity of nocturnal insects – with a focus on moths (Lepidoptera) – in organic and conventionally managed vineyards. Poster Presentation, Young Environmental Scientist Meeting (YES-Meeting), Landau (more Info)

Contact Details

Dipl.-Umweltwiss. Melanie Hahn
Institute of Environmental Sciences
University of Koblenz-Landau
Fortstraße 7, Building C I, Room 101e
76829 Landau