Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Fabio Weiss

Fabio Weiss                 

Research fellow

M.Sc. Environmental Science

Room:      66.207

E-mail:     fabio.weiss@hnee.de


Research interest

Here at the Biosphere Reserves Institute my main focus lies in investigating temporal population dynamics of forest insects in the context of the reported decline of insects. My research consists in large parts of the analysis of already existing (old) insect data and a multi-year reassessment of ground-beetles (Coleoptera:Carabidae) in the beech forests of BR Schorfheide-Chorin and parts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (PDF). I also work with time series data. Prior to my work at the Biosphere Reserves Institute I have done research in the fields of seed dispersal and movement ecology of mammals.

If you are interested in writing a Bachelor- or Masterthesis within my research project feel free to contact me.

Current theses:

Influence of vegetation structure on the ground-beetle community in lowland beech forests (Nancy Müller, IFEM)

Influence of woody debris on the ground-beetle community in lowland beech forests (Analena Meyer, IFEM)

Effects of climate and weather conditions on the ground-beetle community in lowland beech forests (Rebecca Arnrich, FOWI)

Finished theses:

"Investigating the early spring ground-beetle community in lowland beech forest and its dependency on different soil parameters" (2020, Andrea Brini, IFEM)

Carabus violaceus               beech forest               Abax parallelepipedus               pitfall trap                  

Curriculum vitae

Since    10/2019        Research fellow at Biosphere Reserves Institute

                                  Doctoral student at LEUPHANA (admission pending)

03/2018- 10/2019      Freelance consultant for ornithology and environmental data

10/2015- 03/2019      M.Sc. in Environmental Science (Biodiversity, Vegetation and Wildlife) at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

04/2014- 08/2017      Forest surveyor (Waldinventur)

10/2013- 03/2014      ERASMUS semester at University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

10/2011- 09/2015      B.Sc. in Environmental Science and International Forestry at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg


Weiss, F., Brummer, T. J., & Pufal, G. (2016). Mountain bikes as seed dispersers and their potential socio-ecological consequences. Journal of Environmental Management, 181, 326-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.037

Conference contributions

Weiss F., Heurich M., Rieger S., Gillich B., Michler F.U., Ciuti S., Tillmann J.E. (2019). Sheep grazing affects spatial behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in a German heathland area (Poster), 34th IUGB Congress, Kaunas.


Pepe und die Welt der Insekten – Schau in meine Welt. Bernadette Haucke/Pangolin Doxx Films. rbb, 2020. Dokumentarfilm

Mountain bikes as seed dispersers. Weiss, F. & Pufal, G; (2014). radio interview. Deutschlandradio Wissen.