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Melanie Tietje


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Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin

Melanie Tietje

  • PhD student in the research group of PD Dr. Mark-Oliver Rödel
  • Member of the representation of doctoral students
  • Fellow in the Fellow Program Open Science

In my PhD thesis I am interested in the extinction risk of amphibian species and the different traits that are influencing extinction risk. My main interest is on the synthesis of paleontology and biology. I am working with both palaeontological and neontological data from certain databases and the literature. Questions arising from this include the way in which certain traits influence the extinction risk of a taxon, as well as the applicability of insights we learn from the fossil record about extinctions on current conservation biology tasks.


I became a fellow in the fellow program open science in September 2016, since then I am exploring certain aspects of open science like community feedback in data analysis and publication. You can see parts of my work on the project webpage.

Publications (Selection)

Tietje, M. & Kiessling, W. (2013), Predicting extinction from fossil trajectories of geographical ranges in benthic marine molluscs. Journal of Biogeography, 40: 790–799. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12030

Melanie Tietje