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Research in South Africa

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Dr. Maik Veste


  • CEBra - Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg CEBra e.V., Cottbus,
    Research Reclmation ecology, AgroLandscapes, Bioenergy crops
    (2010-present)
  • University of Hohenheim
    Institute of Botany, Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) 
    (since 2015)


  • Research Experience
    • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
      Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation, Research officer (2014-2015)
    • University of Hohenheim, Institute of Botany, Stuttgart-Hohenheim
      Researcher, Research Ecophysiology (2014)
    • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
      Center Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes, SFB/TRR38, Research officer (2007-2010)
    • Federal Research Institute for Forestry and Forest Products, Hamburg, Institute of World Forestry
      Visiting scientiest 
    • Rheinisch-Westfälische Wilhelms University Bonn
      Nees-Insitut for Biodiversity of Plants and University of Hamburg, Herbarium Hamburgensis
      Researcher, DFG-Project Lichen ecophysiology (2005-2007)
    • University of Hamburg
      Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
      Researcher Ecophysiology and biodiversity of desert plants  (2001-2004)
    • University of Bielefeld
      Department of Ecology, Researcher Ecophysiology and Desert Ecosystems (1992-2000)
    • South Valley University Aswan
      UNESCO-Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair, Unit for Environmental Studies and Development, Agypt
      Visiting scientiest (Jan - Feb 1998)
    • Arava Research and Development, Yotvata, Israel
      Visiting scientist BMBF-project (1996-2000)
    • Tel Aviv University
      Department of Plant Sciences, Visiting scientiest (1992-2000)
    • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
      Arid Ecosystem Research Center and Physical Geography
      Visiting scientiest (1992-2000)
    • University of Stellenbosch 
      Visiting scientiests (1990-1991; DAAD)
    • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität University Münster
      Institute of Applied Botany, Research Ecophysiology 1991-1992


  •  Teaching Experience
    • University of Hohenheim
      Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) für Plant Ecophysiology (2015-present)
    • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
      Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) for Botany and Economical Plants (2015)
      Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) for Agroforestry and Agriculture (2012-2013)
    • University of Hamburg
      Lecturer for botany (Lehrbeauftragter für Botanik) (2003-2005)
    • University of Bielefeld
      Plant Ecophysiology and botanical excursions
    • University of Münster
      Student assistance for botanical and ecophysiological courses, Institute of Applied Botany (1988-1990)
      Student assistance for zoological identification courses, Institute of Zoology, (1987-1988)
  • Travel grants and scholarships
    • University of Stellenbosch, Department of Forestry and Wood Science, South Africa
      NRF Research Fellowship (2016)
    • University of Stellenbosch, Department of Forestry and Wood Science, South Africa
      DAAD Research Fellowship (Dec. 2014)
    • University of Coimbra, Centre for Functional Ecology, Portugal
      COST Research Fellowship (April 2013)
    • Hebrew University, Physical Geography, Israel
      DAAD Fellowship (March 2011)
    • University of Stellenbosch, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, South Africa
      DAAD Fellowship (Nov. 2010)
    • Universidad  Austral de Chile, Institute of Botany, Valdivia, Chile 
      BMBF Research Fellowship (Sept. 2007)
    • COST Research Fellowship, Plant Genetics Institute, Division of Florence, National Research Council, Florence, Italy (May - June 2007)
    • University of Stellenbosch, Department of Botany, South Africa
      DAAD Research Fellowship, (July 1990 - April 1991)
  • Education and Thesis
    • PhD-thesis; Ökologisches Verhalten von Pflanzen in Wüsten: Integration ökophysiologischer Anpassungsstrategien von der Einzelpflanze zum Ökosystem
      Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften, Universität Hohenheim, Supervision: Prof. Dr. Manfred KüppersProf. Dr. Andreas Fangmeier (Hohenheim), Prof. Dr. Siegmar-W Breckle (Bielefeld) (2006)
    • Diplomarbeit: Beiträge zum Kohlenstoff- und Wasserhaushalt der Mangrove Pelliciera rhizophorae. Institute of Applied Botany, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Supervision: Prof. Dr. Dieter von Willert, Prof. Dr. Marianne Popp (1990)
    • Traineeship at the Institute for Weed Research, BBA, Braunschweig (1987)
    • Traineeship at the Institute for Plant Protection in Field Crops and Grassland Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft (BBA), Braunschweig (1986)         
    • Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
      Studies of botany, zoology, microbiology and biochemistry (1984-1990)
  • Languages
    • German, English, French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Regional expertise 
    • Europe, Israel, South Africa, Namibia, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Chile, USA, China, Kazakhstan
  • Reviewer for Journals
    • Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
, Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 
Australian Journal of Botany,
Atmospheric Research
, Bibliotheca Lichenologica, 
Catena
, Ecohydrology, 
Ecotropica, 
European Journal of Forest Research
, European Journal of Soil Biology, Flora, 
Forstarchiv, 
Geoderma, 
J. of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
, J. of Arid Environments, J. of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 
Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies, 
Plant, Cell and Environment
, South African Journal of Botany
, Trees - Structure and Function
  • Reviewer for Research Funding Agency
    • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF (Bioökonomie)
    • Internationales Büro -Projektträger DLR, Bonn 
    • Czech Science Foundation - GACR 
    • Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur 
    • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    • Israel Science Foundation
    • United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation


© Maik Veste 2017 - Update 07Dec2017                                          Impressum