Barbara Bauer

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My name is Barbara Bauer and I am originally from Hungary, but doing my PhD in Potsdam, Germany. My main subject is ecology of communities and ecosystems, but I am very interested in coupled socio-ecological systems too. Forecasting how man-caused changes affecting ecosystem structure will alter ecosystem services and how will this feed back to human systems requires multidisciplinary communication among researchers.

I find the summer school a great possibility to meet with young scientists working in different fields and to get to know different methodologies that can provide us a common language to communicate our interests and scientific questions.

When not working, I like dancing (contemporary), yoga, reading fantasy and learning new things (all kinds..).

My email address is I am looking forward to meet you all in June.

1. What are your main interests? Feel free to include a "pie in the sky" big idea!

How does ecosystem structure and function changes in space and time? How can we detect the changes? What are the implications for management aiming for conserving ecosystem services and/or biodiversity and natural habitats for their inherent values?

2. What sorts of expertise can you bring to the group?

structural analysis of large food webs, analysis of the adaptive dynamics of predator-prey systems

3. What do you hope to get out of the CSSS?

learning new methods to the analysis of complex systems and meet people from other disciplines to see what kind of questions they are interested in

4. Do you have any possible projects in mind for the CSSS?

coupling interaction webs to economical networks