M.Sc. Sandra Kammann

Research Interests

  • Biological soil crusts of sand dunes
  • Biogeochemical P-cycle
  • Biodiversity of microbial communities in soil crusts

Current project

P-Campus: gene expression in the biogeochemical phosphor cycle in biological soil custs of sand dunes along the Baltic Sea



Kammann, S., Hortua, D.A.S., Kominoski, J.S., Fett, T.-M. and Gillis, L.G. (2022), Understanding how nutrient limitation and plant traits influence carbon in mangrove-seagrass coastal ecosystems. Limnol Oceanogr, 67: S89-S103. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.12215

Kammann S, Schiefelbein U, Dolnik C, Mikhailyuk T, Demchenko E, Karsten U, Glaser K. Successional Development of the Phototrophic Community in Biological Soil Crusts on Coastal and Inland Dunes. Biology. 2023; 12(1):58. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology12010058


Professional Experience      
  Research assistant Botanical exercises in biodiversity and microscopy University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2019 PhD Student Thesis: "P-cycling in biological soil custs of sand dunes" Applied Ecology & Phycology, University of Rostock
2018 M.Sc. Thesis: "Beeinflussung von funktionellen Merkmalen von Seegraswiesen und Mangroven auf die Kohlenstoffspeicherung im Sediment" University of Bochum in cooperation with the Leibniz centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen
2016-2018 Master studies Biodiversity University of Bochum in cooperation with the University of Duisburg-Essen
2016 B.Sc. Thesis: "Untersuchungen zur Konkurrenz von Elodea nuttallii, Corbicula spec. und Phytoplankton" University of Duisburg-Essen in cooperation with the Ruhrverband Essen
2013-2016 Bachelor studies Biology University of Duisburg-Essen
Stays abroad      
2018 Data collection for M.Sc. thesis Within the project “Exploring present and future carbon dynaemics in connected mangrove and sagrass beds” (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG) Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research in cooperation with Florida International University
2017 Internship COBIGA- Biological Corridor La Gamba, Costa Rica Tropical Station La Gamba of the University of Vienna


Sandra Kammann
University of Rostock
Institute for Biological Sciences
Applied Ecology and Phycology
Albert-Einstein-Straße 3
D-18059 Rostock
Tel. +49 381 498 6093
Fax. +49 381 498 6072

Sandra Kammann