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Head of the group

Dr. Ina Säumel


Kontakt:
E-Mail: ina.saeumel[at]tu-berlin.de
Tel.: +49 (0)30 314 71373
Fax: +49 (0)30 314 71355

Institut für Ökologie
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1 (Gebäude BH-N, Raum 909)
10587 Berlin, Deutschland

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 09/2018 Coordinator/PI of the H2020 Project EdiCitNet: Edible Cities Network - Integrating Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities (1st rank proposal Call H2020-SCC-2016-2017, European Commission).
  • Since 09/2016 Coordinator/PI of the Research Group „Healthy Living - Strategie und Planungsinstrument für multifunktionales Wohnumfeldgrün in der Stadt der Zukunft“ (Berg Stiftung im Deutschen Stifterverband).
  • Since 09/2014 Head of the Junior Research Group RuralFutures-Strategies towards multifunctional, biodiverse and sustainble productive landscapes in agricultural and silvicultural modified grasslands in Uruguay.
  • 2013-2016 PI of the KURAS Subproject „Effects of urban rainwater management measures on biodiversity and landscape quality“ (BMBF INIS Collaborative research project KURAS; www.kuras-projekt.de).
  • 2012-2014 Research Associate at the TU department of Ecological Impact Research and Ecotoxicology
  • 2007 Dissertation:"Temperature effects on invasive tree species: Architecture, biomass allocation, plasticity and distribution patterns" zur Erlangung des Dr. rer. nat. Gesamturteil: summa cum laude.
  • 2005-2012 Head of the Plant Ecology Laboratory of the Institute of Ecology, TU Berlin.
  • 2004-2012 Research Associate at the Department of Ecosystem Science / Plant Ecology, TU Berlin.
  • 2002-2004 Scholarship holder in the DFG Research Training Group "Urban Ecological Perspectives of a European Metropolis - the Example of Berlin" with the research topic "Establishment and growth of non-native plant species as a function of climatic changes on a city-rural gradient in Berlin", Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik.
  • 2001 Masters degree in Biology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science II, Institute of Plant Physiology (Master thesis: "Research on photoinhibition in Ananas comosus, Agave americana, Agave salmiana, Yucca gloriosa, Saccharum officinarum, Zea mays, Cenchrus echinatus, Oryza sativa and Triticum aestivum like representative exponents of CAM-, C4- respectively C3-plants", Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Rank
  • 1999 Masters degree in Geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science I, Geographical Institute (Master thesis: "Impacts of the reincreasing groundwater levels after stopping the opencast-mining on agricultural areas in the region of Hoyerswerda"), Advisors: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nitz, Prof. Dr. Bodo Freund
  • Studies in Geography, Biology, Meteorology, Chemistry, Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Havana

Research Fields

  • Sustainable land use
  • Urban ecology
  • Ecology of biological invasions
  • Plant Ecophysiology (stress response, adaptation, plasticity)

Research projects

  • since 09/2018 Coordinator/PI of the H2020 Project EdiCitNet: Edible Cities Network - Integrating Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities (1st rank proposal Call H2020-SCC-2016-2017, European Commission).
  • since 09/2016 Coordinator/PI of the Research Group „Healthy Living - Strategie und Planungsinstrument für multifunktionales Wohnumfeldgrün in der Stadt der Zukunft“ (Berg Stiftung im Deutschen Stifterverband).
  • since 09/2014 Head of the Junior Research Group RuralFutures-Strategies towards multifunctional, biodiverse and sustainble productive landscapes in agricultural and silvicultural modified grasslands in Uruguay.
  • 2013-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher at the INIS BMBF joint project KURAS. Subproject: Effects of different urban storm water management measures on biodiversity and urban landscape quality.
  • 2013-2016 coordination of the chapter “Clean air” in the city report of the study Natural Capital Germany (TEEB-DE) - "Naturleistungen in der Stadt - Gesundheit schützen und Lebensqualität erhöhen" TEEB.
  • Habilitation project: Potentials and limitations of phenotypic and ecophysiological adaptations of plants in the course of the global change process and the associated mechanisms of biological invasions
  • 2008-2012 Relief function of spontaneous roadside vegetation (subproject in the DFG-GRK 780 / III Optimization of urban nature development - natural functions and living environment of city dwellers in dynamic change, work by Cand. Dr. ing. Frauke Weber), Co-Applicant and Supervision of the work.
  • 2007-2008 Tree growth in Aibi National Nature Reserve in Xinjiang, P.R. China (DAAD), Partner: TU Berlin - Xinjiang Normal University, Aibi National Wetland Natural Reserve, Xinjiang Forestry Technical School, cooperation in the project.
  • 2008-2011 Dendroecological analyzes of Populus euphratica and Picea shrenkiana in Xinjiang, China, (BMBF), Partner: TU Berlin, German Archaeological Institute Berlin, Institute of Desert Meteorology Urumqi, cooperation in the project.
  • GreenTraces: Renaissance of Central European City Parks - Potentials of Cultural and Ecological Heritage (Field of Monument Conservation, field of Ecosystem Research and Plant Ecology of the TU Berlin, various universities in the Eastern European extension area of the EU).
  • Role and consequences of hydrochory in primarily wind-dispersed invasive species.

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Courses and Lectures

  • Studienprojekte:

    • Study project "Natural Resins for Holy and Healthy Smoke: natural products chemistry of incense as a mirror of the landscape" SS 2018
    • Study project „Dust Blooms – Urban Ecology Study Project“ SS 2016
    • Master study project "By far the greenest concepts for sustainable green spaces in row building settlements of the 1950s and 1960s" WS 2015/2016

    • Study project "Ecosystem Services from the perspective of aquatic ecology" WS 2012/2013, SS 2013 und SS2014

    • Main course study project "Green footprints from yesterday to today?(PDF, 318,9 KB)" Historical plant use and its ecological consequences. WS 2009/10
    • Undergraduate study project "The Shrinking City: Concepts for an Ecological Urban Redevelopment in Berlin Hellersdorf" WS 2004/05 and SS 2005 (Diplom) Lectures at the following courses: Landscape Functions SS 2008, SS 2009 (BA)

    Lectures at the following courses:

    • Quality objectives of aquatic habitats (IV, SS2013, SS2014, BA)
    • Landscape Ecology SS2012 (HU Berlin, Geographisches Institut)
    • Ecological foundations of urban and regional planning WS 2011/12 (BA)
    • History and Perspectives of Urban Ecosystems WS 2009/10, WS 2011/12 (MS)
    • Basics of Landscape Ecology SS 2009, SS2011, SS2012 (BA)

    • Introduction to the methods of landscape ecology SS 2009, SS 2011, SS 2012 (BA)
    • Methods of Ecosystem Analysis SS 2009 (BA)
    • Landscape functions SS 2008, SS2009 (BA)
    • Vegetation of Central Europe SS 2006 (Diplom)
    • Introduction to Urban Ecology WS 2004 (Diplom)
    • Evaluation of ecological maps WS 2008/09 (Diplom)
    • Landscape ecosystems SS2009 (BA)


    Seminars:

    • Seminar for Species Knowledge SS2013, SS2014 (BA und MS)
    • Seminar for Aquatic Ecology SS 2013, SS2014 (BA und MS)

    • Seminar for Urban Ecology SS 2006, SS 2007, SS 2008, SS 2009 (Diplom)
    • Seminar for Urban Ecology SS 2008, SS 2009, SS 2010, SS 2011, SS 2012 (BA)
    • Seminar for Urban Ecology SS 2009, SS2011, SS2012 (BA)
    • Seminar for Urban Ecology SS 2005, SS 2006 (Diplom)

      Selected Publications
      Matzinger, Schmidt, Strehl, Nickel, Pallasch, Kaiser, Möller, Lessmann, von Tils, Säumel, Winkler, Heinzmann, Reichmann, Rehfeld-Klein, Rouault (accepted) Integrated planning of urban stormwater management - Introduction to the KURAS-approach from Berlin, Germany, ICUD Special Issue.
      Csizmadia D., Säumel I., Pille L., Szijagyi K., Balogh P.I., (2017): Water sensitive design potentials in Paris, Berlin, and Budapest revisited, Journal Technical Transaction, Environmental Engineering, DOI 10.4467/2353737XCT.17.009.6106
      Säumel I. & Butenschön S. (in press) HealthyLiving: Strategie und Planungsinstrument für gesundheitsförderndes Wohnumfeldgrün in der Stadt der Zukunft. Edition Nachhaltige Gesundheit in Stadt und Region / Sustainable Urban & Regional Health Bd.1: „Stadt der Zukunft – Nachhaltig und gesund“ (Arbeitstitel) Hg.: Fehr, Hornberg
      Pille L., Säumel I. (2017): Only cooling and saving water? The effects of rainwater management measures on biodiversity: a meta-analysis, Acta Horticulturae, DOI10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.110.
      Säumel I., Herrera R., Barcia L., Barra, M. (2017): Bridging the gap between Environmental and Science Education: The ‘Student Science Approach’. In 'Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften und die Suche nach neuen Wissensrordnungen (Hrsg. Pfister Th. in "Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften und die Suche nach neuen Wissensordnungen" Metropolis Verlag)
      Csizmadia D., Szijagyi K., Balogh P.I., Säumel I. (2017): More than Green: Implementation of multifunctional blue-green infrastructure in residential areas of European Cities, Acta Horticulturae DOI10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.110
      Säumel, I., Draheim, Th.; Endlicher, W. & Langner, M. (2016): Stadtnatur fördert saubere Luft. In Ökosystemleistungen in der Stadt, Naturkapital Deutschland – TEEB.de. 71-79.
      Säumel, I., Weber, F., Kowarik, I. (2016): Towards livable and healthy urban streets: roadside vegetation provides ecosystem services where people live and move. Environmental Science and Policy. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.11.012
      Schlecht, M.T. & Säumel, I. (2015): Wild growing mushrooms for the Edible City? Cadmium and lead content in edible mushrooms harvested within the urban agglomeration of Berlin, Germany. Environmental Pollution 204:298-305
      Weber, F., Kowarik, I., Säumel, I. (2014): A walk on the wild side: perceptions of roadside vegetation beyond trees. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 13, 205-212. 
      von Hoffen, L.P. & Säumel, I. (2014): Orchards for edible cities:Cadmium and lead content in nuts, berries, pome and stone fruits harvested within the inner city neighbourhoods in Berlin, Germany. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 101: 233-239.
      Weber, F., Kowarik, I., Säumel, I. (2014): Herbaceous plants as filters: Immobilization of particulates along urban street corridors. Environmental Pollution 186: 234–240.
      Säumel, I., Kowarik, I., (2013): Propagule morphology and river characteristics shape secondary water dispersal in tree species. - Plant Ecology 214: 1257-1272.
      Säumel, I., Kotsyuka, I., Hölscher, M., Lenkereit, C., Weber, F., Kowarik, I. (2012). How healthy is urban horticulture in high traffic areas? Trace metal concentrations in vegetable crops from plantings within inner city neighbourhoods in Berlin, Germany. Environmental Pollution 165: 124-132.
      Säumel, I., Ziche, D., Yu, R., Kowarik, I., Overdieck, D. (2011) Grazing as driver for Populus euphratica woodland degradation in the semi-arid Aibi Hu Region, northwestern China. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 265-269.
      Butenschön, S.; Säumel, I. (2011): Between cultural and ecological processes: historical plant use in communal parks in Berlin, Germany. Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA), Spring pp. 54-67.
      Kowarik, I., Fischer, L.K., Säumel, I., von der Lippe, M., Weber, F., Westermann, J.R. (2011) Plants in urban settings: from patterns to mechanisms and ecosystem services. In: Endlicher, W. et al. (Eds.): Perspectives of Urban Ecology. Ecosystems and Interactions between Humans and Nature in the Metropolis of Berlin. Springer, pp. 135-166.
      Säumel, I. & Kowarik, I. (2010) Urban rivers as dispersal corridors for primarily wind-dispersed invasive tree species. Landscape and Urban Planning 94: 244-249.
      Säumel, I., Kowarik, I. & Butenschön, S. (2010): Green traces from past to future: the interplay of culture and ecological processes in European historical parks. Acta Horticulturae 881: 933-938.
      Kowarik, I. & Säumel, I. (2008): Water dispersal as an additional pathway to invasions by the primarily wind-dispersed tree Ailanthus altissima. Plant Ecology 198: 241-252.
      Kowarik, I. & Säumel, I. (2007): Biological Flora of Central Europe: Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 8(4): 207-237. 
      Säumel, I. & Kowarik, I. (2007): Closing the gap! How local actors respond to climate change processes in urban landscapes. L+U S20: 533-536.
      von der Lippe, M., Säumel, I. & Kowarik, I. (2005): Cities as drivers of biological invasions. The role of climate changes and traffic. Die Erde 136 (2): 123-143. 

      Kowarik, I. & Säumel, I. (accepted): Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle In Enzyklopädie der Holzgewächse Handbuch und Atlas der Dendrologie. Roloff, Andreas etal. (eds.), Wiley-VCH Weinheim.
      Säumel, I. & Kowarik, I. (in review): Morphological plasticity in leaf traits of invasive tree species as a response to temperature.
      Kotsyuk, I. Hölscher M., Lenkereit C., Weber, F., Kowarik I., Säumel, I. (in review) How healthy is urban horticulture in high traffic areas? Heavy metal concentration in vegetable crops from plantings within Inner city neighbourhoods in Berlin, Germany.
      Säumel, I. & Kowarik, I. (in review): Temperature induced plasticity in biomass allocation and growth of invasive tree species.
      Säumel, I. & Kowarik, I. (in review). Divergent effects of temperature on architecture and stem growth of invasive tree species. 

     

     

Awards / Distinctions / Scholarships

  • 2018 Poster Award for Huber, B., Hausleiter, A., Dinies, M., Säumel, I. & Pham, T.L.H. „ The archaeology of odours. Chemical evidence of ancient aromatics at the oasis of Tayma, NW Arabia“ 11th International Congress on the Archeology of Ancient Near East ICAANE, Munich.

  • 2012 Peter Dornier Stiftung, Lindau Research Fellowship
  • 2012 Freunde der TU Berlin e.V. Research Fellowship
  • 2009 Reisestipendium der Peter Dornier Stiftung, Lindau
  • 2009 Reisestipendium der Freunde der TU Berlin e.V.
  • 2009 DAAD Stipendium für Forschungsaufenthalt in China
  • 2007 Tiburtius- Anerkennungspreis für Dissertation der Berliner Hochschulen
  • 2007-2008 Förderung durch den Europäischen Sozialfonds (ESF) für Weiterbildung "Online Lehre Lernen" und "Globales Projektmanagement"
  • 2002-2004 DFG- Promotionsstipendium im GRK 780/1 Stadtökologie"
  • 2000 Stipendium für Forschungsaufenthalt auf Kuba des Amts für Internationale Angelegenheiten der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin und der Universität Havanna
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    Distictions:

    • 2008 Ausgewählte Teilnehmerin am hochschulübergreifenden ProFiL-Programm zur Führungskräfteentwicklung in der Wissenschaft der Technischen Universität Berlin, der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und der Freien Universität Berlin (ProFiL - Professionalisierung für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre.

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