Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie

Dr. Emily A. Poppenborg Martin

Post-doctoral researcher

Telephone: +49 (0)931 31-83876
Fax:             +49 (0)931 31-84352
e-Mail:  emily.martin@uni-wuerzburg.de

Room C038

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter -  Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg, Germany

Research Interests

My research focuses on the effects of agricultural landscape context on the dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystem service provision, particularly natural pest control and pollination. I seek to test hypotheses enabling a mechanistic understanding and better prediction of these processes in the context of global change. For this I use a combination of empirical studies and large-scale data synthesis at the global or continental level. In addition I am investigating the effectiveness and options for natural pest control in individual crops, with the aim of facilitating their ecological intensification. My main areas of interest include:

  • Agroecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Trophic interactions
  • Ecosystem service science
  • Parasitoid taxonomy
  • Interdisciplinary research

  • ECODEAL: Enhancing biodiversity-based ECOsystem services to crops through optimized DEnsities of green infrastructure in Agricultural Landscapes (EU-Biodiversa)

Emily MartinAndrea HolzschuhElena KrimmerIngolf Steffan-Dewenter

  • LIBERATION: Linking farmland biodiversity to ecosystem services for effective ecofunctional intensification (EU-FP7)

Emily MartinSarah RedlichIngolf Steffan-Dewenter

  • TERRECO: Effects of landscape context and management practices on insect diversity and biological pest control in South Korea (DFG-IRTG)

Emily Martin, Björn Reineking, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 2014: Postdoc in agroecology at the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany, project LIBERATION.
  • 2009-2013: PhD thesis in Animal ecology and Biogeographical Modelling, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Topic: "Effects of landscape context and management on insect diversity and biological pest control in South Korea". Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Prof. Dr. Björn Reineking. Summa cum laude.
  • 2008: Engineer in agronomy (AgroParisTech). MSc. with honours in landscape ecology, University of Montpellier 2 and IRD Montpellier. Topic: "Conservation value of heterogeneous agricultural landscapes for birds in Madagascar". Supervisor: Dr. Stéphanie Carrière.
  • 2006-2007: Field research in ethnobotany of the Siberut Mentawai in Indonesia. Siberut Conservation Programme of the German Primate Center, Siberut, Indonesia.
  • 2002-2008: Studies in agronomy, ecology and evolutionary biology at AgroParisTech (INA Paris-Grignon) and University of Montpellier 2, France.

Gagic, V., Kleijn, D., Báldi, A., Boros, G., Elek, Z., Bracht Jørgensen, H., Garratt, M.P.D., de Groot, A., Hedlund, K., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Marini, L., Martin, E.A., Pevere, I., Potts S., Redlich, S., Senapathi, D., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Świtek, S., Takács, V., Tryjanowski, P., van der Putten, W. H., van Gils, S., Bommarco, R. (2017) Combined effects of agrochemicals and ecosystem services on crop yield across Europe. Ecology Letters, doi:10.1111/ele.12850.

Lichtenberg, E.M., C. M. Kennedy, C. Kremen, P. Batáry, F. Berendse, R. Bommarco, N. A. Bosque-Pérez, L. G. Carvalheiro, W. E. Snyder, N. M. Williams, R. Winfree, S. Åström, F. Benjamin, C. Brittain, R. Chaplin-Kramer, Y. Clough, H. Connelly, B. Danforth, T. Diekötter, S. D. Eigenbrode, J. Ekroos, E. Elle, B. M. Freitas, Y. Fukuda, H. R. Gaines-Day, C. Gratton, A. Holzschuh, R. Isaacs, M. Isaia, S. Jha, D. Jonason, V. P. Jones, B. Klatt, A.-M. Klein, J. Krauss, D. K. Letourneau, S. Macfadyen, R. E. Mallinger, E. A. Martin, E. Martinez, J. Memmott, L. Morandin, L. Neame, M. Otieno, M. G. Park, L. Pfiffner, M. Pocock, C. Ponce, S. G. Potts, K. Poveda, M. Ramos, J. A. Rosenheim, M. Rundlöf, H. Sardiñas, M. E. Saunders, N. L. Schon, A. R. Sciligo, C. S. Sidhu, I. Steffan-Dewenter, T. Tscharntke, M. Veselý, W. W. Weisser, J. K. Wilson, D. W. Crowder (2017) A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.13714.

Tscharntke, T., Karp, D.S., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Batáry, P., DeClerck, F., Gratton, C., Hunt, L., Ives, A., Jonsson, M., Larsen, A., Martin, E.A., Martínez-Salinas, A., Meehan, T.D., O’Rourke, M., Poveda, K., Rosenheim, J.A., Rusch, A., Schellhorn, N., Wanger, T.C., Wratten, S., Zhang, W. (2016) When natural habitat fails to enhance biological pest control – Five hypotheses. Biological Conservation doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.10.001.

Martin, E. A., B. Seo, C.-R. Park, B. Reineking, I. Steffan-Dewenter (2016) Scale-dependent effects of landscape composition and configuration on natural enemy diversity, crop herbivory and yields. Ecological Applications 26(2):448–462.

Martin, E. A., B. Reineking, B. Seo, I. Steffan-Dewenter (2015) Pest control of aphids depends on landscape complexity and natural enemy interactions. PeerJ 3:e1095; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1095. open access

Seo, B., C. Bogner, P. Poppenborg, E. Martin, M. Jun, T. Koellner, B. Reineking, C. L. Shope, J. Tenhunen (2014) Deriving a per-field land use and land cover map in an agricultural mosaic catchment. Journal of Earth System Science Data Discussion 7(1):271-304.

Arnhold, S., S. Lindner, B. Lee, E. Martin, J. Kettering, T. T. Nguyen, T. Koellner, Y. S. Ok, B. Huwe (2014) Conventional and organic farming: Soil erosion and conservation potential for row crop cultivation’. Geoderma 219:89–105.

Kang, W., M. Hoffmeister, E. A. Martin, I. Steffan-Dewenter, D. Han, D. Lee (2013) Effects of management and structural connectivity on the plant communities of organic vegetable field margins in South Korea. Ecological Research 28(6):991–1002.

Martin, E. A., B. Reineking, B. Seo, I. Steffan-Dewenter (2013) Natural enemy interactions constrain pest control in complex agricultural landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 110(14):5534-5539.

Martin, E. A., M. Viano, L. Ratsimisetra, F. Laloë, S. M. Carrière (2012) Maintenance of bird functional diversity in a traditional agroecosystem of Madagascar. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 149:1-9.

Martin, E. A., L. Ratsimisetra, F. Laloë, S. M. Carrière (2009). Conservation value for birds of traditionally managed isolated trees in an agricultural landscape of Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 2719-2742.


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