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Doctoral candidate successfully completed her dissertation

Lisa Freudenberger is already the second doctoral student to obtain her doctoral degree of the graduate program. The successful defence of her dissertation on ecosystem-based adaptation of priority-setting in nature conservation to global change was celebrated in Potsdam on the 6th of November 2013. The defense was attended by the members of the exam comission as well as several colleagues from the University of Potsdam and the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.

Foto: Lisa Freudenberger and the exam commission (from the left: T. Heineken, H. Wiggering, W. Cramer, F. Jeltsch, A. Walz, L. Freudenberger, A. Kupfer, P. Ibisch, R. Tiedemann, J. Joshi)

Nicola Dolgener completed her doctoral thesis already last year. The topic of her thesis was aiming at the population analysis of the endangered fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina) in Brandenburg. Apart from that she analysed the importance of different environmental factors for the distribution of the fire-bellied toad and its genetic diversity today and in the future und climate change scenarios.