July 26th 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Jonas Kuppler! Jonas successfully defended his PhD-thesis at the University of Düsseldorf!
New Project funded by the Land Salzburg:
Mycobiont – photobiont – bacteria interactions in saxicolous crustose lichens as sensitive bio indicators in context of climate change (together with Ulrike Ruprecht)
Start: July 2016
Congratulations to Jonas, who received the “NaWi Science Day 2016 Young Investigator Award”
„Blühendes Österreich“ published an article about our work on floral scents and their effect on the maintenance of biodiversity in ecosystems.
Kick-off meeting for the new project funded by FWF: Functional responses of plant communities and plant-pollinator interactions to altitudinal gradients and climate change
from left to right: Jonas Kuppler | Elisabeth Preundler | Hannah Huber | Andreas LaFollette | Lisa Ohler | Berry Maletzky | Robert R. Junker | Martin Lechleitner
„Die Presse“ published an article about our work on floral scents and their effect on the maintenance of biodiversity in ecosystems.
New Project funded by FWF:
Functional responses of plant communities and plant-pollinator interactions to altitudinal gradients and climate change
Start: May 2016
On September 19, 2014 we received the funding by the Glockner-Öko-Fonds at the Eberhard Stüber research station (Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse)
Photo courtesy of Roman Türk
Research project at the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse – started May 2014
Lisa Wiesmann | Anne-Amélie C. Larue | Robert R. Junker
At the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria, we study the functional diversity of plant communities along an altitudinal gradient.
The project is funded by the “Glockner-Öko-Fonds”.
Field trip to Greece April 2014
On the island Lesbos, Greece, we study the effect of visual and olfactory salience of flowers on bee behavior in the Mediterranean ecosystem.
Cooperation partners: Aphrodite Kantsa, Theodora Petanidou, Nico Blüthgen and Christoph Stenftenagel.
The project is funded by the DAAD.
Field trip to Hawaii November 2013 – May 2014
Robin Gottlieb | Jonas Kuppler | Maren Höfers | Robert R. Junker
In Hawaii, we worked on different projects focusing on the effects of invasive species on local ecosystems and the ecology and evolution of endemic species:
1.) Phenotypic adaptations of the endemic tree Metrosideros polymorpha on invasive flower visitors.
2.) Structure and distribution of bacterial communities colonizing flowers and leaves of Metrosideros polymorpha
3.) Niche sizes and overlap of endemic and invasive insects and their competition potential for floral resources
4.) Distribution of invasive ants along an elevational and environmental gradient
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