PhysioDiv - Biodiversity meets Physiology – Physiology meets Biodiversity

First meeting: 26.-27.09.2013

Christian Wilhelm

iDiv member:
François Buscot

Project summary:
In the past biodiversity was restricted to organismic research with special attention to plant or animal taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology, whereas physiology was focussed on molecular processes studied in model organisms. Organismic research was merely descriptive whereas physiology was oriented to mechanisms. It is the aim of this workshop to bring together molecular physiologists and functional ecologists to explore the present day knowledge for its potential to bridge organismic and molecular sciences for a deeper understanding of functional biodiversity. (see here)

Christian Wilhelm, Leipzig University; Claudia Büchel, University of Frankfurt; Peter Kroth, University of Konstanz; Angela Falciatore, University of Konstanz; Peter Hegemann, Humboldt University Berlin; Reimund Goss, Leipzig University; Chunhong Yang, Chinese Academy of Science Beijing; Peter Gresshoff, Brisbane University; Francois Buscot, UFZ Leipzig/Halle; Helmut Hillebrandt, University of Osnabrück; Penuelas, University of Barcelona; Erika Edwards, University of California; Georg Pohnert, University of Jena; Jutta Müller-Ludwig, Technical University Dresden

Meeting report


Büchel, C. (2015). Evolution and function of light harvesting proteins. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 62-75.

Buscot, F. (2015). Implication of evolution and diversity in arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal symbioses. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 55-61.

Carnicer, J., Sardans, J., Stefanescu, C., Ubach, A., Bartrons, M., Asensio, D. et al. (2015). Global biodiversity, stoichiometry and ecosystem function responses to human-induced C–N–P imbalances. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 82-91.

Dong, L., Tu, W., Liu, K., Sun, R., Liu, C., Wang, K. et al. (2015). The PsbS protein plays important roles in photosystem II supercomplex remodeling under elevated light conditions. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 33-41.

Fortunato, A.E., Annunziata, R., Jaubert, M., Bouly, J.-P. & Falciatore, A. (2015). Dealing with light: The widespread and multitasking cryptochrome/photolyase family in photosynthetic organisms. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 42-54.

Goss, R. & Lepetit, B. (2015). Biodiversity of NPQ. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 13-32.

Gresshoff, P.M., Hayashi, S., Biswas, B., Mirzaei, S., Indrasumunar, A., Reid, D. et al. (2015). The value of biodiversity in legume symbiotic nitrogen fixation and nodulation for biofuel and food production. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 128-136.

Kroth, P.G. (2015). The biodiversity of carbon assimilation. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 76-81.

Ludwig-Müller, J. (2015). Bacteria and fungi controlling plant growth by manipulating auxin: Balance between development and defense. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 4-12.

Maberly, S.C., Berthelot, S.A., Stott, A.W. & Gontero, B. (2015). Adaptation by macrophytes to inorganic carbon down a river with naturally variable concentrations of CO2. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 120-127.

Mausz, M.A. & Pohnert, G. (2015). Phenotypic diversity of diploid and haploid Emiliania huxleyi cells and of cells in different growth phases revealed by comparative metabolomics. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 137-148.

Quaas, T., Berteotti, S., Ballottari, M., Flieger, K., Bassi, R., Wilhelm, C. et al. (2015). Non-photochemical quenching and xanthophyll cycle activities in six green algal species suggest mechanistic differences in the process of excess energy dissipation. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 92-103.

Sage, R.F. & Stata, M. (2015). Photosynthetic diversity meets biodiversity: The C4 plant example. Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 104-119.

Wilhelm, C. & Wirth, C. (2015). Physiodiversity – New tools allow physiologist to embrace biodiversity and reconstruct the evolution of ‘physiologies’? Journal of Plant Physiology, 172, 1-3.

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