Katherina Schimani

+49 30 838 50 152
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
Curriculum vitae 
  • Since 03/2020 Dissertation and research at the Research Group Diatoms, Botanical Garden and Bo-tanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2016 – 2019 Studies in Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Thesis: „Macroalgal-communities in Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen - Analysis of video transects“ at Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven
  • 2015 Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Kassel
Research interests 
  • Biogeography of diatoms
  • Environmental DNA barcoding of diatoms
  • Diatoms as bioindicators
Research projects 
  • "Endemism vs. cosmopolitanism: assessing polar benthic diatom diversity and biogeography patterns as baseline for environmental change using an integrative approach" in the Priority Programme SPP 1158 "Antarctic Research" of the German Research Foundation DFG together with the University of Rostock (Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten)