Fieldwork

B01

Interactions of Forest Structure and Plant Functional Biodiversity as Drivers of Water, Organic Matter, and Nutrient Fluxes
Fieldwork
Image: Michalzik group

Project B01 will disentangle variations among and within different types of forest stands that relate the fluxes in water, organic matter, and nutrients at the Critical Zone surface to the taxonomic and functional diversity of the vegetation. Natural spatio-temporal gradients of forest structure will be used to study the relationships between phenological and structural aspects of tree canopies, understory vegetation, and root biomass in a response-effect-trait framework. Results from limestone (Hainich CZE) and sandstone (SESO) settings will be compared for synthesis.

Project Leaders

Beate Michalzik Beate Michalzik Image: Beate Michalzik

Prof. Dr. Beate Michalzik

Professorship of Soil Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 948820
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Christine Römermann Christine Römermann Image: Christine Römermann

Prof. Dr. Christine Römermann

Professorship of Plant Biodiversity de
Friedrich Schiller University
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949985
e-mail




Mercator Fellow

Luitgard Schwendenmann Luitgard Schwendenmann Image: Elise Manahan

Dr. Luitgard Schwendenmann

Associate Professor

School of Environment, Faculty of Science
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0)9923 4301
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Luitgard Schwendenmann will investigate the effects of spatiotemporal variations in canopy structure on plant water uptake patterns of herbaceous and woody species using water stable isotopes.

Staff

Karin Potthast Karin Potthast Image: Alexander Tischer

Dr. Karin Potthast
(Parental leave)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Professorship of Soil Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 948827
e-mail

Kerstin Näthe Kerstin Näthe Image: Kerstin Näthe

Dr. Kerstin Näthe

Postdoctoral Researcher

Professorship of Soil Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 948818
e-mail

 

Till Deilmann Till Deilmann Image: Till Deilmann

Till J. Deilmann

Doctoral Researcher

Professorship of Plant Biodiversity de
Friedrich Schiller University
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949262
e-mail

Alexander Tischer Alexander Tischer Image: Alexander Tischer

Dr. Alexander Tischer

Associated Researcher

Professorship of Soil Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 948806
e-mail

Marie-Cécile Gruselle Marie-Cécile Gruselle Image: Marie-Cécile Gruselle

Dr. Marie-Cécile Gruselle

Associated Researcher

Professorship of Soil Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 948827
e-mail

Markus Bernhardt-Römermann Markus Bernhardt-Römermann Image: Jürgen Scheere

Apl. Prof. Dr. Markus Bernhardt-Römermann

Associated Researcher

Head of the group Vegetation Ecology de
Institute for Ecology and Evolution
Friedrich Schiller University
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949435
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Tim Kotulla Tim Kotulla Image: Tim Kotulla

Tim Kotulla

Technical Assistant

Professorship of Soil Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 948818

and

Professorship of Plant Biodiversity de
Friedrich Schiller University
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949256


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