Laura Argens

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology

Department for Life Science Systems
TUM School of Life Sciences
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

Phone: +49.8161.71.4149
Fax:     +49.8161.71.4427
E-mail:  laura.argens[at]

Curriculum vitae

05/2019- present PhD student at the Chair of Terrestrial Ecology, Technische Universität München under the supervision of Dr. S. Meyer. Topic: ´Ecological synthesis to study ecosystem functions, ecosystem services, and their drivers such as land use to contribute to sustainable land use decisions in the face of climate change´.
10/2016- 05/2019 M. Sc. Ecology and Evolution at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. Main. Master thesis was conducted at GEOMAR, Kiel and the National Institute of Oceanography, Haifa: `Impact of heat waves on the food preference of the herbivorous Gastropod Conomurex persicus (Swainson 1821)´.
04/2013- 04/2016 B. Sc. Biology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Bachelor thesis was conducted at the Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution: `The life history of European Accipitriformes – analysis of reproductional traits´.

Research interest

  • Drivers of ecosystem services
  • Prediction of ecosystem service provisioning
  • Effects of land use/ land cover on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


Drivers of Ecosystem Services in Heterogeneous Landscapes (ECOSERV), Project number 13.10,