Experimental Plant Ecology
Welcome to the webpage of the DFG Heisenberg Professorship of Experimental Plant Ecology headed by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kreyling!
Our research focuses on the response of ecosystems to Global Change by experiments across spatial scales (laboratory trials in controlled climate chambers, pot experiments, mesocosm experiments, field scale manipulation experiments, gradient experiments, field observations), mainly in three interrelated fields:
- Winter ecology (and climatic change in winter).
- The importance of extreme weather events and interacting climate drivers for temperate vegetation.
- The role of plant diversity for ecosystem functioning, with diversity acting at different levels, ranging from genetic diversity to species- and functional diversity and spatial diversity on the landscape level.