Curriculum Vitae                              

Dr. Petra Werner  



Freelancing since 2009


- Bio-translations

- Diatoms as bio-indicators


2009 Diploma in Translation

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.”


Translating since 2005

German limnological manuscripts into English for international journals.


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.