Curriculum Vitae – Dr. Petra Werner

cpelliptica_freiSince 2009 freelancing with:

  • Diatoms as Bio-indicators – determining the water quality of lakes and rivers using diatom assemblages.
  • Biology translations – translating biological manuscripts (German/English).


2012 Diploma in “Specialized Journalism” (Fachjournalistin)
from the Freien Journalistenschule, Berlin, Germany

2009 Diploma in Translation (Engl./German)
from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London

2006-2009 Research and Teaching Associate
at Osnabrück University, Germany. Research topics in the field of limnology

2005 Research Associate  
at Rostock University, Germany, and as a visiting scientist at the Leibnitz-Institute of  Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) Berlin, Germany. Project: „A multi-proxy paleolimnological reconstruction of trophic state reference conditions for stratified carbonate-rich lakes in Northern Germany.”

2004/2005 Post-doc  
at Brunel University in London, Great Britain. Research topic: “Possibility to use diatoms, 210Pb and 137Cs as paleolimnological indicators of earthquakes in Lake Sapanca (Turkey)“.

1999-2003 Doctoral Position  
at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Research topic: „Reconstructing trophic state changes for shallow and deep lakes in a limestone region of Ontario, Canada, using paleolimnological indicators”.

1997/1998 Student Field, Laboratory and Conference Organizing Assistant
Participated in several limnological projects for the IGB Berlin and the University Greifswald, Germany.

1992-1997 Diploma in Biology (~Master equivalent)  
at Free University Berlin (FU), Germany. Diploma thesis was completed at the IGB, Berlin, Germany. Thesis title: “Algal assemblages and chlorophyll a concentrations from silt, sand and stone substrates of a lowland river (Müggelspree, southeast of Berlin).” (In German).

1994/1995 International Student  
as an Undergraduate at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.