M.Sc. Markus Bauer

Chair of Restoration Ecology

TUM School of Life Sciences
Technische Universität München
Emil-Ramann-Str. 6
85354 Freising

Phone: +49 8161 71 4141
E-Mail: markus1.bauer[at]tum.de

Curriculum vitae

since 2021  PhD student, Chair of Restoration Ecology, TUM School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany
since 2019  Research assistant, TUM Chair of Restoration Ecology
2016–2018 M.Sc. Environmental Planning and Engineering Ecology, Technical University Munich; Master thesis: Monitoring of the Garchinger Heide. Vegetation ecological studies of a reference ecosystem under changed environmental conditions over 34 years
2014–2015 Research internship or excursions (Namibia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Nicaragua)
2013–2013 Internships at the Nature Conservation Agency Munich (2 months) and landscape planning office 'peb', Dachau (3 months); student assistant of TUM Chairs of Restoration Ecology and for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management
2012–2016 B.Sc. Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning, Technical University of Munich; Bachelor thesis: Development of the riparian vegetation of River Inn after revitalisation
2011–2012 Apprenticeship to landscape gardener, MGM Landschaft, Hebertshausen
2011 Academic high school diploma (Abitur), Gymnasium Markt Indersdorf


Integration of flood protection and biodiversity restoration – Potential of novel dike greening

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes Kollmann

In the case of dike relocations in the context of new flood protection concepts, the question arises to what extent the development of erosion-resistant vegetation can be combined with the promotion of biodiversity. Nutrient-poor dike grasslands can be developed to threatened habitat types and strengthen the habitat network. Suitable substrate-seed mix combinations can generate synergy effects between nature conservation and hydraulic engineering.

The variability of grassland is a further issue. On permanent plots, it has already been observed that vegetation fluctuates between high and low value from year to year without taking a directional development. The variability of the corresponding vegetation needs to be better understood because it affects resilience of grasslands and challenges their evaluation.

To investigate, vegetation surveys will be conducted on newly constructed dikes (2018 and 2021) and on permanent monitoring plots of existing dikes up to 70 years old.

The project is funded by a grant of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU).

Selected Publications

Google Scholar

Bauer M, Huber J, Kollmann J (2023) Beta diversity of restored river dike grasslands is strongly influenced by uncontrolled spatio-temporal variability. – EcoEvoRxiv. https://doi.org/10.32942/X2959J

Teixeira, LH, Bauer M, Moosner M, Kollmann J (2023). River dike grasslands can reconcile biodiversity and different ecosystem services to provide multifunctionality. – Basic and Applied Ecology 66, 22–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2022.12.001

Bauer M & Albrecht H (2018) Vegetation monitoring in a 100-year-old calcareous grassland reserve in Germany. – Basic and Applied Ecology 42, 15-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2019.11.003

Other activities

  • Secretary of the Alumni-Club Landschaft TUM (since 2020)
  • Reviewer for Applied Vegetation Science, Journal of Vegetation Science and Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics