15.01.2015 | sDiv

Decisions for third sDiv call

Following our third sDiv call, we received many proposals of very high scientific quality. After discussion of the internal reviews, the sDiv Committee decided to fund nine international workshops and two individual Postdoc projects:

International workshops:

"Quantifying biodiversity change through time (sChange)”

main applicants: Sarah R. Supp  (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Maria Dornelas (University of St Andrews)

 

"Towards understanding the causes and consequences of epigenetic diversity (sEpiDiv)”

main applicants: Katrin Heer and Lars Opgenoorth (both University of Marburg)

 

"Scaling shrub expansion from site to biome Manuscript finalization working group" (sTUNDRA II)"

main applicants: Isla H. Myers-Smith (University of Edinburgh) and Anne Bjorkman (iDiv)

 

"Global Changes in Marine Plankton Diversity and Productivity (sMarD)"

main applicants: Aleksandra M. Lewandowska (University of Oldenburg) and Boris Worm (Dalhousie University)

 

"Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems in Open Systems (sCAFE)"

main applicants: S.K. Morgan Ernest (Utah State University) and Mathew Leibold (University of Texas at Austin)

 

"Synthesis on Pollen Limitation and Terrestrial biodiversity (sPlat)"

main applicants: Tiffany Knight (Washington University, iDiv), Tia-Lynn Ashman (University of Pittsburgh) and Janette Steets (Oklahoma State University)

 

"Linking ecological stoichiometry with environmentdiversityproductivity relationships in grasslands (sToichNutNet)"

main applicants: Elizabeth Borer (University of Minnesota) and Anne Ebeling (University of Jena)

 

"Expanding Neo-Chessonian coexistence theory towards a stochastic theory for species rich communities (sNiche)"

main applicants: Thorsten Wiegand (UFZ) and Stan W. Harpole (iDiv)

 

"Functional Information: its potential for quantifying biodiversity and its relation to ecosystem functioning. Function, Information and Biodiversity (sFIND)"

main applicants: Keith Farnsworth (Queen’s University Belfast) and Ivo Große (University of Halle/ Saale)

 

 

Individual Postdoc projects:

 

"Drivers of plant diversity across spatiotemporal scales: integrating ecological, evolutionary and environmental processes”

Postdoc: Juliano Sarmento Cabral (University of Göttingen)

 

"Assessing extinction: Crossover of geometrical, macroecological and Bayesian perspectives”

Postdoc: Petr Keil (Charles University in Prague)

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