Dr. Eva Malecore

Post Doc

Plant Ecology/Botanical Garden

Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern

I am a biologist working on different aspects of plant ecology since my Master studies. My interest broadly includes plant ecology, multi-trophic interactions, alien plant species and pollination biology.

At the Botanical Garden in Bern I will work on ex-situ plant conservation, addressing the risks and the relevance of different factors for plant performance in ex-situ culture. I will further work together with relevant actors both within and outside academia, in order to implement the findings of my research.

During my PhD at the University of Konstanz in Germany I explored Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis, including different aspects of a plant’s life and multi-trophic interactions. My focus was on how the success of an introduced plant depends on its phylogenetic relatedness to the native community. During my Masters in South Africa I worked in Ndumo Game Reserve and in the Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg on alien plant clearings and arthropod communities.

I also organize a yearly workshop about R and statistics in Africa.

2020 Manuscript submitted for publication.
Malecore E, van Kleunen M: Effect of competition from native on alien species in a multi-trophic setting. Published on Preprints, doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0132.v1

2020 Manuscript submitted for publication.
Malecore E, Berthelot S, van Kleunen M, Razanajatovo M: Reciprocal heterospecific pollen interference among alien and native species. Published on Preprints, doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0110.v1

2018 Journal Of Ecology
Malecore E, Dawson W, Kempel A,  Müller G, van Kleunen M: Non-linear effects of phylogenetic distance on early-stage establishment of experimentally introduced plants in grassland communities. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13059