Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1999
    Study of biology (final examines in Conservation Biology; Botany; Tropical and Subtropical Crop production) and student assistant at the Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry

  • 1997
    Professional courses, work experience: Practical course and work experience in Environmental Education and Conservation at the ecological farm of José Lutzenberger in Brazil; Tropical study field course in Bolivia in Botany and Geography

  • 1998 – 1999
    Diploma in Biology with specialisation in Tropical Ecology and Conservation Biology at University of Göttingen, Germany (certificate: diploma in biology; mark: very good)

  • 1998 – 2000
    Student assistant at Institute of Agroecology and Albrecht-von Haller Institute (taxonomy and ecology of plants and insects)

  • 2000 – 2003
    Ph.D in Agroecology and Zoology at Institute of Agroecology, Germany and IPB Bogor, Indonesia with the title "Bees, wasps, and natural enemies in coffee systems of Sulawesi: pollination success, interactions, habitat evaluation" (certificate: Dr. sc. agr.; mark: summa cum laude)

  • 2003 – 2005
    Postdoc, Institute of Agroecology, project Bioteam "Evaluation of biological diversity of land-use systems in a mega-diverse region of Ecuador" financed by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

  • 2005 – 2009
    Lecturer and Research Assistant, Institute of Agroecology, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008
    Visiting-Researcher at UC Berkeley and Stanford with Claire Kremen and Harold Mooney, USA

  • 2009
    Offer of a W2 professorship for Applied Zoology and Nature Conservation at the University of Greifswald, Germany (offer declined)

  • 2009 – 2010
    Head of the Agroecology group in the Department of Crop Sciences, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2010
    Habilitation at the University of Göttingen, Germany with venia legendi in Ecology; topic of the thesis: "Biodiversity and ecosystem services in changing environments – from local and landscapes to global scales"; topic of the lecture: "The role of endophytic fungi for agricultural systems"

  • Since 2010
    W2 professorship of Ecosystem Functions at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

  • Since 2011
    Head of the Institute of Ecology at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

  • 2012
    Offer of a professorship (W3) of Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 2012
    Offer of a professorship (W3) of Ecosystem Functions at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

  • Since 2013
    Full professorship in Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Brittain, C., Kremen, C. and Klein, A.M. 2012. Biodiversity buffers pollination in changing environmental conditions. Global Change Biology DOI. 10.1111/gcb.12043.

  • Klein, A.M. Brittain, C., Hendrix, S.D., Thorp, R., Williams, N. and Kremen, C. 2012. Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:723-732.

  • Hudewenz, A., Klein, A.M., Scherber, C., Stanke, L., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W. and Ebeling, A. 2012. Herbivore and pollinator responses to grassland management intensity along experimental changes in plant species richness. Biological Conservation 150:42-52.

  • Fischer, J., Batáry, P., Bawa, K.S., Brussaard, L., Chappell, M.H., Clough, Y. Daily, G.C., Dorrough, J., Hartel, T., Jackson, L.E., Klein, A.M., Kremen, C., Kuemmerle,T., Lindenmayer, D.B., Mooney, H.A, Perfecto, I., Philpott, S.M., Tscharntke, T., Vandermeer, J., Wanger, T.C. and von Wehrden, H. 2011. Land sparing is a simplistic solution for a complex problem. Science 334:593.

  • Garibaldi, L.A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Kremen, C., Morales, J.M., Bommarco, R., Cunningham, S.A., Carvalheiro, L.G., Chacoff, N.P., Dudenhöffer, J.H., Greenleaf, S.S., Holzschuh, A., Isaacs, R., Krewenka, C., Mandelik, Y., Mayfield, M.M., Morandin, L.A., Potts, S.G., Ricketts, T.H., Szentgyörgyi, H., Viana, B.F., Westphal, C., Winfree, R. and Klein, A.M. 2011. Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits. Ecology Letters 14:1062-1072.

  • Eilers, E.J., Kremen, C., Smith Greenleaf, S., Garber, A.K. and Klein, A.M. 2011. Contribution of pollinator-mediated crops to nutrients in the human food supply. PLoS ONE 6, e21363. doi:10.1371.

  • Blüthgen, N. and Klein, A.M. 2011. Functional complementarity and specialisation: the role of biodiversity in plant-pollinator interactions. Basic and Applied Ecology 12:282-291.

  • Olschewski, R. and Klein, A.M. 2011. Ecosystem services between sustainability and efficiency. Sustainability, Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 7:69-73.

  • Olschewski, R., Klein, A.M. and Tscharntke, T. 2010. Economic trade-offs between carbon sequestration, timber production, and crop pollination in tropical forested landscapes. Ecological Complexity 7:314-319.

  • Veddeler, D., Tylianakis, J., Tscharntke, T. and Klein, A.M. 2010. Natural enemy diversity reduces temporal variability in wasp but not bee parasitism. Oecologia 162:755-762.

  • Eilers, E.J. and Klein, A.M. 2009. Landscape context and management effects on an important insect pest and its natural enemies in almond. Biological Control 51:388-394.

  • Klein, A.M., Vaissière, B.E., Cane, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Cunningham, S.A., Kremen, C. and Tscharntke, T. 2007. Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. The Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 274:303-313.

  • Klein, A.M., Steffan-Dewenter, I. and Tscharntke, T. 2003. Fruit set of highland coffee increases with the diversity of pollinating bees. The Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270:955-961.

  • Klein, A.M., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Buchori, D. and Tscharntke, T. 2002. Effects of land-use intensity in tropical agroforestry systems on flower-visiting and trap-nesting bees and wasps. Conservation Biology 16:1003-1014.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Global evaluation of bee attractiveness and apicultural relevance of agricultural crops (PI A.M. Klein), in cooperation with by BayerCrop Science, 2012 – 2014

  • Ecological valuation of crop pollination in traditional Indonesian homegardens (PI A.M. Klein, T. Tscharntke), DFG 2012 – 2015

  • Leuphana research platform on sustainable biofuel production (PI S. Schaltegger, A.M. Klein), EU 2011 – 2014

  • Aboveground multi-trophic plant-insect interactions in a Chinese subtropical forest (PI A.M. Klein, N. Blüthgen) of the DFG Forschergruppe "BEF China", DFG 2011 – 2014

  • Plant-insect interactions, flower traits, and pollination along an experimental plant diversity gradient (PI A.M. Klein, C. Scherber) of the DFG Forschergruppe "The Jena Experiment", DFG 2010 – 2013

  • Community-mediated mechanisms to stabilize pollination of agricultural production highly dependent on shrinking honey bee populations under global change (PI A.M. Klein), DFG, 2009 – 1013

  • Biodiversity and its role in the ecosystem services and dis-services concept in agricultural landscapes in Israel (PI A.M. Klein, Y. Mandelik) Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, 2009 – 2012

  • Multi-trophic interactions of Butterflies along a gradient of management intensity in grasslands and forest (BATMAN) (PI A.M. Klein and J. Krauss) (Biodiveristy Exploratories of the DFG), 2008 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • DFG advisory board for the field "Ecology of agricultural landscapes" (Ökologie von Agrarlandschaften), selected in Dec 2011

Additional qualifications

  • Diploma in Biology with specialisation in Tropical Ecology and Conservation Biology at University of Göttingen, Germany


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Parental leaves in 2002 and 2005


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