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Institute of

LV Rural Studies

Dr. rer. nat. Elke Brandes

Elke Brandes

Institute of Rural Studies

Bundesallee 64
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 5255
+49 531 596 5599


Work and research focus

  • Microplastics in agriculture
  • Water conservation
  • Environmental impacts of agriculture
  • Multifunctional agricultural landscapes


Publications at Thünen Institute

Further publications

Additional informations

  • since 07/2017
    Scientist, Thünen-Institut für Lebensverhältnisse in ländlichen Räumen
  • 2013-2017
    Postdoctoral researcher and project coordinator, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (USA)
  • 2009-2012
    Senior Clinical Research Associate, Monitoring & Communication GdbR, Freiburg
  • 2007-2009
    Clinical Research Associate, AKP GmbH, Freiburg
  • 2003-2006
    PhD student, Institute of Forest Botany and Tree Physiology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Dissertation: The water and nitrogen balance in trees on dry stands
  • 2003
    Scientific assistant, Botanical Institute, University of Bielefeld, Estación Científica San Francisco, Equador
  • 2002
    MSc equivalent (Diplom) in Biology, Thesis: Contribution to the quantification of Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphat Carboxylase-Oxygenase for photosynthesis models, Institute of Plant Ecology, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

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