Pia Eibes

PhD student

I am a PhD student in the Quartz island project of the Biogeography and Biodiversity Department at the Institute for Physical Geography (IPG) at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt. For my thesis, I study the diversity and distribution of the flora on quartz patches in the Succulent Karoo (South Africa). My thesis is supervised by Prof. Dr. Severin Irl, the Quartz island project is a joint project with Dr. Ute Schmiedel and Dr. Jens Oldeland from the Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology at the University of Hamburg.


Curriculum vitae

January 2019 - now Goethe-University Frankfurt PhD student at the Biogeography and Biodiversity department (Quartz Island project)
     

July 2017 - October 2018

University Bayreuth Research associate at the Disturbance Ecology and Vegetation Dynamics Lab
     

October 2014 - May 2017

University Bayreuth Master of Science in "Geoecology" with additional study program "Environmental Law" (2014 - 2015)
     

September 2011 - August 2012

University Cádiz (Spain) Study year abroad in "Environmental Sciences (Sciencias ambientales)"
     

October 2010 - September 2014

Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster Bachelor of Science in "Landscape Ecology"

Scientific publications

peer-reviewed:

Oldeland, J., Eibes, P. M., Irl, S. D. H., & Schmiedel, U. (2022). Do image resolution and classifier choice impact island biogeographical parameters of terrestrial islands? Transactions in GIS, 00, 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12920

Pia M. Eibes and Friederike Gabel (2022). Floating microplastic debris in a rural river in Germany: Distribution, types and potential sources and sinks. Science of the Total Environment, 151641, ISSN 0048-9697, https://doi.org/10.101/j.scitotenv.2021.151641.


Peter A Wilfahrt, Andreas H Schweiger, Nelson Abrantes, Mohammed AS Arfin‐Khan, Michael Bahn, Bernd J Berauer, Michael Bierbaumer, Ika Djukic, Marleen van Dusseldorp, Pia M. Eibes, Marc Estiarte, Andreas von Hessberg, Petr Holub, Johannes Ingrisch, Inger Kappel Schmidt, Lazar Kesic, Karel Klem, György Kröel‐Dulay, Klaus S Larsen, Krista Lõhmus, Pille Mänd, Ildikó Orbán, Sasa Orlovic, Josep Peñuelas, David Reinthaler, Dajana Radujković, Max Schuchardt, Julienne M‐I Schweiger, Srdjan Stojnic, Albert Tietema, Otmar Urban, Sara Vicca, Anke Jentsch (2021). Disentangling climate from soil nutrient effects on plant biomass production using a multispecies phytometer. Ecosphere, 2(8): e03719. 10.1002/ecs2.3719, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3719

Pia M. Eibes, Jens Oldeland, Severin D.H. Irl, Alina Twerski, Nicole Kühne, Ute Schmiedel (2021). Partitioned beta diversity patterns of plants across sharp and distinct boundaries of quartz habitat islands. Journal of Vegetation Science, 32:e13036, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.13036

Pia M. Eibes, Judith Eisenbacher, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Alessandro Chiarucci, Richard Field, Anke Jentsch, Tina Köhler, Ole R. Veetas, Severin D.H. Irl (2021). Co-occurrence frequency in vegetation patches decreases towards the harsh edge along an arid volcanic elevational gradient. Frontiers of Biogeography, 13.3, e49743, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21425/F5FBG49743

Bernd Josef Berauer, Peter A. Wilfahrt, Mohammed A. S. Arfin-Khan, Pia M. Eibes, Andreas Von Heßberg, Johannes Ingrisch, Michael Schloter, Max A. Schuchardt & Anke Jentsch(2019). Low resistance of montane and alpine grasslands to abrupt changes in temperature and precipitation regimes. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research,51:1,215-231,DOI: 10.1080/15230430.2019.1618116

others:

Ewald, J.; von Heßberg, A.; Diewald, W.; Rösler, S.; Klotz, J.; Fütterer, S., Eibes, P.; Jentsch, A. (2018). Erfassung der Farn-und Blütenpflanzenarten auf der Wiederbeweidungsfläche am Brunnenkopf-Südhang (Ammergebirge). Berichte Bayer. Bot. Ges, 88, 128 – 132. https://www.susalps.de/fileadmin/user_upload/BBG_88_2018.pdf


Scientific presentations & posters

Eibes, P.; Schmiedel, U., Oldeland, J.; Irl, S. (2021). Habitat islands and their arid “ocean”: Habitat islands in an arid “ocean”: relative importance of different spatial characteristics on plant species richness, percentage endemism and habitat specialists. GfÖ-Annual Meeting, virtual conference. 30. 08. – 01.09.2021 and AZEF, Arid Zone Ecology Forum, Annual Meeting 2021, 11.- 14. 10.2021, virtual conference

Eibes, P.; Oldeland, J.; Irl, S.; Twerski, A., Kühne, N.; Schmiedel, U. (2021). Habitat islands and their arid “ocean”: Partitioned beta diversity patterns of plants across sharp and distinct boundaries of quartz habitat islands. ECBC 2021, 22.-24.10.2021, virtual conference

Eibes, P.; Schmiedel, U.; Oldeland, J., Irl, S. (2019). Edaphic habitat islands in quartz fields of South Africa – a model system for Island Biogeography? Poster, Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF), Kimberley (South Africa), October 2019

Eibes, P.; Chiarucci, A.; Eisenbacher, J.; Field, R.; Irl, S.; Köhler, T.; Vetaas, O.; Beierkuhnlein, C. (2019). Lone fighters or team players? How co-occurrence patterns shape the patchy vegetation in arid volcanic environments. Oral presentation, Island Biology in Saint-Denis (La Reunión, France), July 2019

Eibes, P.; Schmiedel, U.; Oldeland, J., Irl, S. (2019). Edaphic habitat islands in quartz fields of South Africa – a model system for Island Biogeography? Poster, Island Biology in Saint-Denis (La Reunión, France), July 2019

Eibes, P.; Chiarucci, A.; Eisenbacher, J.; Field, R.; Irl, S.; Köhler, T.; Vetaas, O.; Beierkuhnlein, C. (2019). Lone fighters or team players? How co-occurrence patterns shape the patchy vegetation in arid volcanic environments. Oral presentation, AK Biogeographie, Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), May 2019

Eibes P, Schuchardt M, Wilfahrt P, Berauer B, von Hessberg A, Jentsch A (2018). Flowering phenology of sub-alpine grasslands and potential shift under warmer conditions. Poster, SusAlps Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), September 2018. pdf link

Eibes P, Kienle D, Beierkuhnlein C (2017). Endemic vascular plants in the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada National Park (Spain). Poster, International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, Salzburg (Austria), November 2017. pdf link

Eibes P, Blodau C, Gabel F (2015). Bunte Flüsse - Mikroplastik in der Ems. Oral presentation, Jahrestagung DGL, Essen (Germany), September 2015