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Mrs. Ilona Winkler
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Dr. Julia Osterman

 JOsterman.jpg Julia Osterman
phone: +49 (0)151 65176837



I am interested in the bee ecology, wild bee conservation and the essential contribution of bees to agriculture: pollination of crops. My aim is to get a better understanding how crop pollination can be integrated into farm management to attain sustainable yields for a growing human population and to ensure farmers` livelihood. For example, I investigate how the agricultural landscape (i.e. cultivation of oilseed rape) effects pollination of a co-flowering crop (apple). Also, I am interested into farmers` knowledge and perception of pollinators across the globe. By interviewing farmers, I aim to contribute to a better understanding of local and indigenous knowledge, to prevent further losses of bee diversity and abundances. Also, my research contributes to an understanding of how on-farm management decisions (e.g. use of pesticides, floral strips, crop rotation) alter bee abundances and diversity and consequently pollination services. Currently I am working in the NutriB2 and PoshBee project.




since 12/2021 Research assistant at the Chair of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, University of Freiburg
02/18 - 09/21
Ph.D. student, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Biology, General Zoology
Thesis: The ecology of crop pollination and its integration into farm management to ensure sustainable and stable crop yields. Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Robert J. Paxton
06/18 – 06/19

Parental leave

09/16 – 01/17 Internship at NGO Yunkawasi, Andean bear research in Northern Peru
02/15 – 08/16 Environmental analyst at the Kaminsky Naturschutzplanung GmbH
07/15 – 04/16 Parental leave
10/12 –06/14 Environmental Science - Soil, Water and Biodiversity
University of Hohenheim and Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Master of Science, Master Thesis: Neonicotinoids and Honey bee health
10/09 –07/12 Environmental Science with minor subject hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg





Granted host for the DAAD RISE program
02/18 Grant for women in science from the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany


Best poster presentation at the ICPPR conference in Ghentel
07/14 Helmut-Aurenz-Scholarship for financing a research project in Europe
11/13 Best poster presentation at the ELLS students’ conference in Vienna
09/13 Germany Scholarship financed by Karl Schlecht foundation



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