Benjamin Leroy

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology

Department of Ecology and Ecosystemmanagement
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

Room:  1.2.2.3
Phone: +49.8161.71.2490
Fax:     +49.8161.71.4427
E-mail: benjamin.leroy[at]tum.de

Curriculum vitae

12/2015- present PhD student at the Chair of Terrestrial Ecology, TU München. Topic: Non-target effects of insecticide application on community structure of forest arthropods.
09/2011- 11/2014 Engineering degree in Agriculture, Food technology and Environmental Sciences at the Institut Supérieur d'Agriculture et d'agroalimentaire Rhône-Alpes (ISARA-Lyon).
03/2014- 09/2014 M.Sc. thesis at the chair group Farming Systems Ecology, dept. Plant Sciences, Wageningen University Research (WUR). Title: "Spatial and temporal implications of HIPV-mediated patch searching behaviour of Cotesia glomerata in the field." Supervisors: Dr. F. J. J. A. Bianchi (WUR), Dr. A. Wezel (ISARA-Lyon).
09/2011- 10/2013 M.Sc. Master Organic Agriculture, WUR. Specialization in Agroecology.
02/2013- 09/2013 M.Sc. thesis at the chair group Farming Systems Ecology, dept. Plant Sciences, WUR. Title: "Suitability of first-year sown flower fields for enhancing natural enemy-mediated pest-control services " Supervisors: Dr. F. J. J. A. Bianchi (WUR), Dr. A. Wezel, Dr. A. Ferrer (ISARA-Lyon).
09/2008- 09/2011 B.Sc Agriculture, Food technology and Environmental Sciences, ISARA-Lyon.

Research interest

  • Community ecology and population dynamics
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Impacts of anthropogenic management on biodiversity and associated ecosystem services

Project

  • Future-oriented risk management for biotic pest events in forests to ensure sustainable forest management

Publications

2014

Wezel, A., B. Oertli, V. Rosset, F. Arthaud, B. Leroy, R. Smith, S. Angelibert, G. Bornette, D. Vallod and J. Robin. 2014. Biodiversity patterns of nutrient-rich fish ponds and implications for conservation. Limnology 15:213-223.