Research interests

  • Chemical ecology
  • Floral traits
  • Plant-pollinator interactions
  • Pollination

Scientific projects

Thesis title: Optimizing flower plantings to increase wild bee diversity and pollination efficiency in agricultural landscapes

My PhD project is divided in two parts: (a) getting a deeper understanding of the bee-plant-interactions on the BienABest wildflower plantings and (b) estimating the effect of bee communities on seed production of several wildflowers.

The project is funded by a scholarship of the German Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt,


Heuel KC, Ayasse M and Burger H (2024). Bee-diverse habitats positively affect seed set in wild plant species. Front. Ecol. Evol. 12:1343885.


M.Sc. Kim Heuel  
Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
D-89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)731 50 30614
Fax +49 (0)731 50 22683
Office: M25 4306/4307