Clara Leistenschneider, MSc

PhD candidate Environmental sciences

Programm MGU
Universität Basel
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel
+41 61 207 04 11

Research interests

  • Occurrence and distribution of microplastics in the Southern Ocean
  • Research at MSE

Current collaborations

  • Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Et hätt noch immer joot jejange.

§3 of the Cologne Constitution

Professional experience

04/2014 – 02/2018
Master of Science in Biological Sciences (specialization in Evolution and Ecology) at the University of Cologne
Master’s thesis: Microplastic Densities in The River Rhine – Temporal Variability and Effects of Environmental Variables
03/2016 – 06/2016
Research Assistant – Zoological Institute, University of Cologne
04/2015 – 06/2015
Internship – Large Marine Vertebrate Project Philippines, Cebu
01/2014 – 02/2014
Internship – Ecological Field Station Rees, University of Cologne
10/2013 – 03/2014
Erasmus Mundus, Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
University of Algarve, Portugal
10/2009 – 04/2013
Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Cologne
Bachelor’s thesis: Digestive Tract Content Analysis of Early Juvenile Bighead Gobies in the Lower Rhine
07/2012 – 10/2012
Internship – “LECAR”- Reef Systems Ecology and Conservation Lab
Institute of Marine Sciences, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
03/2008 – 04/2008
Internship – Ecological Station for reforestation “Jatun Sacha”, San Cristóbal, Galapagos

Further, I gained additional experiences in the social sector while working in an office for legal care and supervision and as a volunteer in a cooperative project in the elementary school “Centro Educacional Comunidade São João” in Petrópolis, Brazil.

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