"I conduct my research on biodiversity and the ecosystem services of forests and forest landscapes in the tropics, particularly in East Africa and Europe. I am interested in understanding how environmental factors – e.g., climate change – and human uses affect the distribution of individual plant species, biodiversity patterns and the functions and services of forest ecosystems. Through my research, I want to help to develop strategies for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of species and ecosystems."
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Professor Christine Schmitt conducts multi-scale research on the biodiversity and ecosystem services of forests and forest landscapes while taking into account current environmental changes and societal needs to support the conservation and use of species and natural resources. Her geographical focus is East Africa and Europe.