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Participating Institutions and Responsible Researchers

Universität Potsdam

Project lead:

Prof. Dr. Florian Jeltsch & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niels Blaum
Plant Ecology & Nature Conservation
Email: jeltschuni-potsdamde
Email: blaumuni-potsdamde


Dr. Dirk Lohmann & Dr. Katja Geissler
Plant Ecology & Nature Conservation
Phone.: +49 (0)331 977 4811
Web: www.OPTIMASS.org

University of Namibia

Project lead:

Dr. Heike Wanke
Geology Department
Phone.: +264 61 206 3839
Email: hwankeunamna

Namibia University of Science and Technology

Dr. Morgan L. Hauptfleisch
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences
Phone: +264 61 207 2339 
Email: mhauptfleischnustna


Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Britta Tietjen
Institute of Biology
Biodiversity& Ecological Modelling
Phone: +49 (0)30 838 53158
Email: britta.tietjenfu-berlinde

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Plant Ecology
Phone:+49 (0)7071 29 74246

Institut für Sozial-ökologische Forschung Frankfurt

Dr. Stefan Liehr
Water Resources and Land Use
Phone: +49 (0)69 707 69 19 36
Email: liehrisoede