iDiv Flexpool

Funded projects 2016

Doctoral research projects:

  • How and where does nature matter for human well-being, and for whom? PI: Katrin Böhning-Gaese, BiK-F
  • Testing ecologcial theories with microbial communities. PI: Kirsten Küsel, FSU
  • Rapid evolution of RNA as a driver on insect pollinator decline. PI: Robert Paxton, MLU
  • Boosting Biodiversity with performing Eco- and Meta-Metabolomics for plant communities – Introducing an integrative analytical and bioinformatics approach. PI: Dierk Scheel, IPB
  • Soil microbial community assessment with portable mid-infrared and visible to near-infrared spectroscopy. PI: Michael Vohland, UL
  • Hot- und Coolspots der Biodiversität in Leipzig - welches Innovationspotenzial hat Citizen Science für die Vermittlung von Biodiversitätsbewusstsein und die Stärkung von Wissenschafts-, Medien- und demokratischen Kompetenzen in der schulischen Bildung? PI: Jörg Zabel, UL

Postdoctoral research projects:

  • Global patterns in plant diversity across facets, biomes and scales: a new assessment provided by the sPlot vegetation database. PI: Helge Bruelheide, MLU
  • How trees adapt to changing abiotic and biotic pressure during their long life? Using the endogenous rhythmic growth trait of oak trees to disentangle interplays between morphological, genetic and defence-metabolic plasticity. PI: François Buscot, UFZ
  • Evaluating the socio-economic cost and effectivness of conservation interventions in European and African protected areas. PI: Hjalmar Kühl, MPI-EA
  • Observing effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning across time, space, and wavelength: oBEF-Across. PI: Miguel Mahecha, MPI-BGC
  • All-in-one Multiplex-Sequencing. PI: Manja Marz, FSU
  • IPBES and its performance as reflexive, inter- and transdisciplinary interface for biodiversity research and policy. PI: Carsten Neßhöver, UFZ
  • Beyond the growth-survival trade-off: A global analysis of demographic diversity and trade-offs in species-rich forests. PI: Nadja Rüger, iDiv
  • Toward a unifying perspective on land use change impacts on the biodiversity during the Holocene. PI: Ralf Seppelt, UFZ
  • Separating Environmental Changes and their effects on commUnity tRaits in European butterflies. PI: Josef Settele, UFZ
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