Carolin Mayer
Carolin Mayer

Professional experience

since january 2018: Scientific Manager of the Institute of Life, Earth and Environment (ILEE) at the University of Namur, Belgium

 

2008-present: Editor-in-chief, since May 2017 Managing Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Pollination Ecology


2015: Knowledge manager,  Earth and Life Institute (ELI), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

 

2013-2014: Information officer, Earth and Life Institute (ELI), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2009-2013: PostDoc FNRSEarth and Life Institute (ELI), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Project: Key factors for the persistence of fragmented populations of rare or declining plant species and their preferential pollinators: pollination patterns, inbreeding depression, gene flow and available resources

2007-2008: Freelancer, Hamburg, Germany
- Conference organization
- Development and launch of the Journal on Pollination Ecology
- Scientific advisor for GEOkompakt

2001-2007: Research Fellow within BIOTA Southern Africa at the Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg, Germany
PhD thesis: “The influence of grazing on the pollination of plants (Aizoaceae) in Namaqualand, South Africa”

Education

2005 Doctorate in biology; University of Hamburg, Germany

2000 Diploma in biology; Justus-Maximilian University, Würzburg, Germany
Thesis Title: “Pollination ecology of the !Nara-melon (Acanthosicyos horrida)”

1991 German “Abitur” certificate; Theresiengymnasium, Ansbach, Germany

Awards

Best paper presentation by a young scientist, Arid Zone Ecology Forum, 2002

Service as reviewer

Apidologie, Ecologcial Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Arid Environments, Landscape and Urban Planning, Naturwissenschaften, Plant Biology, PLoS ONE, Science
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