Dr. Roman Bucher
Lecture Building 2 C, room 210 b
03046 Cottbus
Phone: 0355 69-5065
Fax: 0355 69-22 25
Email: roman.bucher(at)

Research interest

My research focuses on community composition in different land-use contexts and on ecosystem functioning. Here, traits might help to relate biodiversity to ecosystem services/disservices. Currently, I apply a variety of statistical analyses to synthesize existing land-use, community composition, and ecosystem functioning data from six European countries (EU-BiodivERsA-FunProd). With this, I hope to obtain a better understanding of the interplay between functional diversity and productivity/human well-being.

Academic history

2022- Postdoc (research), Department of Ecology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

2015-2021 Postdoc (research and teaching), Conservation Ecology, Philipps-University Marburg

2011-2015 PhD-student and Postdoc, Ecosystem Analysis, University of Koblenz-Landau

2014 PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

2011 MSc in Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland

2009 BSc in Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland


Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (GfÖ)

European Society of Arachnology (ESA)