Dr. Sandra Kleine

Scientific staff


Soldmannstraße 15
17489 Greifswald
Ph.: +49 3834 420 4158


Research Focus

Research Focus

  • Planning & approval as well as establishment and plant cultivation of paludicultures
  • Standardisation of production methods and determination of yield potential for different locations and paludicultures
  • Needs-based exchange between projects in the Paludi network on issues relating to the planning, establishment, cultivation, harvesting and monitoring of paludicultures
Current projects

Current projects

PaludiZentrale: “Central coordination of the model and demonstration projects for Peat soil protection including the use of renewable resources from paludiculture“ (BMEL, 2023-2033)

Professional Background

Professional Background

Since 2024

Scientific staff in the project PaludiZentrale at the University of Greifswald

2021 - 2024

Employee at the Ministry for Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas and the Environment, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the Competence Centre Eco Papers

2019 - 2021

Employee of the City of Geldern as Head of the Environment, Climate, Mobility and Sustainability Department


PhD ‚Dr. rer. nat.‘ at the University of Bielefeld

2010 - 2014

Scientific staff at the Chair of Chemical Ecology at the University of Bielefeld 

2004 - 2010

Study Bachelor Environmental Sciences and Master Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of Bielefeld



Eilers, E.J., Kleine, S., Eckert, S., Waldherr, S. and Müller, C., 2021. Flower production, headspace volatiles, pollen nutrients, and florivory in Tanacetum vulgare chemotypes. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, p.611877.


Kleine, S., Weissinger, L. and Müller, C., 2017. Impact of drought on plant populations of native and invasive origins. Oecologia, 183, pp.9-20.


Kleine, S. and Müller, C., 2014. Drought stress and leaf herbivory affect root terpenoid concentrations and growth of Tanacetum vulgare. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 40, pp.1115-1125.


Kleine, S. and Müller, C., 2013. Differences in shoot and root terpenoid profiles and plant responses to fertilization in Tanacetum vulgare. Phytochemistry, 96, pp.123-131.


Kleine, S. and Müller, C., 2011. Intraspecific plant chemical diversity and its relation to herbivory. Oecologia, 166, pp.175-186.

Kabouw, P., Kos, M., Kleine, S., Vockenhuber, E.A., Van Loon, J.J.A., van der Putten, W.H., Van Dam, N.M. and Biere, A., 2011. Effects of soil organisms on aboveground multitrophic interactions are consistent between plant genotypes mediating the interaction. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 139(3), pp.197-206.