Projects - Experimental Plant Ecology


Paludiculture in pratice: Integration – Management – Cultivation

Funding: Fachagentur für nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR), Projektträger des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL)

Duration: 2019 -

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Automatic Mesocosm Facility


The river Memel at Dokudovo, Belarus

Paludiculture for nutrient retention

Funded by: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programm 2014 - 2020

Project duration: 2019 -

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Bud dormancy under climate warming

Warming-induced changes in bud dormancy and their effects on leaf phenology in common European tree species.

Funding: DFG

Project duration: 2018 - 2021

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Understanding turnover and exchange of matter in wetlands to foster better land management, climate adaptation and protection of water bodies (Joint research project).

Funded by: Programme for Excellence in Research Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

Project duration: 2017-2021

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Restoration and prognosis of peat formation in fens - linking diversity in plant functional traits to soil biological and biogeochemical processes (Joint research project).

Funded by: DFG (ERA-Net BiodivERsA)

Project duration: 2017-2020

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Baltic Coastal System Analysis and Status Evaluation(Joint research project).

Funded by: BMBF

Project duration: 2016 - 2019

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Potentials and limits of phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation in Fagus sylvatica (Project A6 in DFG Research Training Group 2010 “RESPONSE”: Biological RESPONSEs to Novel and Changing Environments). 

Funded by: DFG

Project duration: 2015-2019

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Snow in temperate forests

The ecological and biogeochemical importance of snow cover for temperate forest ecosystems (Gradient Field Experiment combined with climate chamber experiments).

Funded by: DFG

Project duration: 2016-2018

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International Drought Experiment

Contributing one site of coastal heathlands on Hiddensee to the International Drought Experiment (IDE) within Drought-Net (a global network to assess terrestrial ecosystem sensitivity to drought) with field scale drought and snow-removal experiments.

Project duration: 2015-2018

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Effects of extreme weather events (drought, heavy rain, freeze-thaw cycles) and biodiversity on ecosystem function

Funded by: DFG, State of Bavaria, Oberfrankenstiftung

Project duration: 2005-ongoing

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