Paula Prucker, M.Sc.

Research Department Life Science Systems
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

Room:  1.2.EG.7
Phone: +49 (0) 8161 71-4236
Email:   paula.prucker[at]






Research interests
  • Biodiversity Sciences
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Climate Change Adaptation


The objective of my PhD is to understand how climate change affects the interaction of pollinators and cultivated plants in agricultural landscapes, and how the yield of entomophilous crops can be secured in a changing climate. Therefore, I will study the effect on temperature and drought on pollination success and thus yield of Bavarian crops, and which factors (i.e. pollinator diversity and abundance, attractiveness of flowers) explain these effects. Combinations of wild and cultivated plants, flowering mixtures for fallows and climate change-adapted varieties of cultivated plants will be tested regarding their effect on pollinator diversity and abundance and the crops’ fruit set. Based on the findings, climate change adaptation strategies will be developed. The FruKlimaBest project will include 3 fieldwork seasons in Upper Bavaria and Frankonia. It is part of the BayKlimaFit II project network and is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection.


Curriculum Vitae

from 06/2021

PhD student Professorship for Plant-Insect-Interactions and Chair of Restoration Ecology, Technical University of Munich



10/2019 - 06/2021

M.Sc. Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning, Technical University of Munich



Master Thesis at the Chair of Restoration Ecology:
How does climate change affect root trait characteristics of wildflower patches? A comparison of four species mixtures




Student assistant at the Institute for Plant Protection, Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL), Freising



08/2017 – 01/2018

Placement student at Middlemarch Environmental Ltd., Coventry (UK)



10/2015 – 09/2019

B.Sc. Landscape architecture and landscape planning, Technical University of Munich, area of specialisation: landscape planning



Bachelor Thesis at the Chair for Terrestrial Ecology:
Insecticide application for the control of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar): Effects on the local bat fauna in Franconian oak forests