Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Fabio Weiss

Fabio Weiss                 

Research fellow

M.Sc. Environmental Science

Phone:    +49.3334.657.510

E-mail:     fabio.weiss@hnee.de

Website:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabio_Weiss

Research interest

Here at the Biosphere Reserves Institute my main focus lies in investigating temporal population dynamics of forest insects in the context of the assumed decline of insects. My research consists in large parts of the analysis of original (old) insect data and a multi-year reassessment of ground-beetles (Coleoptera:Carabidae) in the beech forests of BR Schorfheide-Chorin and parts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (PDF). Prior to my work at the Biosphere Reserves Institute I have done research in the fields of seed dispersal and movement ecology of mammals.

If you are interested in writing a Bachelor- or Masterthesis within my research project feel free to contact me. Possible topics include:

  • Investigating the effects of vegetation and dead-wood on ground-beetles
  • Evaluation of by-catches (e.g. rove-beetles, spiders, biomass, …)
  • Investigating differences in ground living arthropods between different forest development stages

Finished theses:

"Investigating the early spring ground-beetle community in lowland beech forest and its dependency on different soil parameters" (2020, Andrea Brini, IFEM)

Carabus violaceus               beech forest               Abax parallelepipedus               pitfall trap                  

Curriculum vitae

Since    10/2019        Research fellow at Biosphere Reserves Institute

                                  Doctoral student at LEUPHANA (admission pending)

03/2018- 10/2019      Freelance consultant for ornithology and data processing

10/2015- 03/2019      M.Sc. in Environmental Science (Biodiversity, Vegetation and Wildlife) at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

04/2014- 08/2017      Forest surveyor (Waldinventur)

10/2013- 03/2014      ERASMUS semester at University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

10/2011- 09/2015      B.Sc. in Environmental Science and International Forestry at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg


Weiss, F., Brummer, T. J., & Pufal, G. (2016). Mountain bikes as seed dispersers and their potential socio-ecological consequences. Journal of Environmental Management, 181, 326-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.037

Conference contributions

Weiss F., Heurich M., Rieger S., Gillich B., Michler F.U., Ciuti S., Tillmann J.E. (2019). Sheep grazing affects spatial behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in a German heathland area (Poster), 34th IUGB Congress, Kaunas.


Pepe und die Welt der Insekten – Schau in meine Welt. Bernadette Haucke/Pangolin Doxx Films. rbb, 2020. Dokumentarfilm

Mountain bikes as seed dispersers. Weiss, F. & Pufal, G; (2014). radio interview. Deutschlandradio Wissen.