Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity

Welcome to the Group "Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity"

Functional biodiversity research of plants studies the characteristics and the changes in plant functional traits along environmental gradients as well as the effects of species richness and species identitiy on ecosystem functioning and -services.

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Leipzig Floodplain Forest

18.02.2019

on-site visit

Article in the Leipziger Volkszeitung - LVZ (german)

During an on-site visit in the Leipzig Floodplain Forest, Prof. Dr. Christian...

PhD award for Bettina Ohse

31.01.2019

award

PhD award for Bettina Ohse

News Portal University Leipzig

News Portal iDiv, yDiv

Our former PhD student Bettina Ohse received one of the...

Leipzig Canopy Crane: fieldwork 2019 has started

30.01.2019

fieldwork

iDiv: Leipzig Canopy Crane

Despite the currently still very cold temperatures, field work at the Leipzig Canopy Crane has already begun....

Science Cinema

29.01.2019

Science Cinema

Movie „Das Geheime Leben der Bäume“ and subsequent discussion with Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth and other scientists. event note(german) ...

Revitalisation along the Mulde River successfully implemented!

22.01.2019

fieldwork

Project "Wilde Mulde" - natural river banks completed

The restoration of a stone embankment along a cut-off bank of 150 m length is...

BES Meeting 2018

19.12.2018

conferences

Annual Meeting of the British Ecological Society (BES) 2018

more informations about the meeting, 16nd - 19nd December 2018

Kathryn...

iDiv: Canopy Crane workshop

17.12.2018

workshop

iDiv: Canopy Crane workshop

The aim of the Leipzig Canopy Crane (LCC) workshop 2018 was to strengthening the development of...

Annual iDiv Conference - Award for Florian Schnabel

12.12.2018

award

Annual iDiv Conference

iDiv Annual Conference, 11nd - 12nd December 2018

Florian Schnabel, our new PhD student, was awarded the prize for the...

Annual iDiv conference - poster Karl Andraczek et al.

11.12.2018

Conferences

Annual iDiv Conference

iDiv Annual Conference, am 11. und 12. Dezember 2018

The poster of Karl Andraczek et al. was discussed with...

Wilde Mulde: UN Decade on Biodiversity award

29.11.2018

award

UN Decade on Biodiversity award for the projekt "Wilde Mulde"

The joint project of researchers and nature conservationists "Wilde Mulde" is...

iDiv: sRoot workshop

26.10.2018

workshop

iDiv: sRoot Workshop, 22nd-23nd October 2018

Members of our working group participated in the sRoot workshop:

 

sROOT: root trait...

Lebendige Luppe: UN Decade on Biodiversity award

25.05.2018

award

UN-Dekade-Preis für das Projekt "Lebendige Luppe"

The joint project "Lebendige Luppe" of the cities Leipzig & Schkeuditz, the NGO NABU...

International Conference BES Ecology Across Borders: Joint Annual Meeting 2017

14.12.2017

BES, Gfö, NECOV and EEF Joint Annual Meeting: Ecology across borders from 11. to 14. Dec 2017

Hongmei Chen, Claudia Guimaraes-Steinicke and...

ZDF Broadcast Terra X with Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth

07.06.2017

Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth participated at the ZDF Program Terra X about the topic: Forests are the largest freshwater reservoir in the world.

ZDF...

MDR Broadcast with Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth

07.06.2017

On the 22th May 2017, Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth participated in a MDR-Rundfunk broadcast discussion about the economic viability and the conservation...

Ecotron Inauguration

29.05.2017

On the 17th of May 2017, our working group attended the official launch of the IDiv Ecotron in Bad Lauchstädt.

The IDiv Ecotron Inauguration 17th...

Module Vegetation Ecology and Plant Geography

29.05.2017

Botanical excursions

Module Vegetation Ecology and Plant Geography

On the 12th of May 2017, PD Dr. Alexandra Weigelt went to Porphyrkuppen region...

Botanical excursions

29.05.2017

Botanical excursions

Module Vegetation Ecology and Plant Geography

On the 19th of May 2017, PD Dr. Alexandra Weigelt and Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth...

International Conference on Forests

17.05.2017

2017

Conferences

2nd International Conference on Forests from 26. to 29. April 2017

Bettina Ohse from our working group participated in the...

AG Retreat

14.03.2017

AG Retreat March 2017

From 20.3. to 24.3.2017 our working group will be in a retreat in Kohren-Sahlis. In this week, our group will not be available...

last modified: 28.01.2019

Contact

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Phone: +49-341-97-38590
Fax: +49-341-97-38549

Systematic Botany and
Functional Biodiversity Lab
University of Leipzig
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig

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Recent Publications

Dr. Katie Barry et al.: The future of complementarity: Detangling causes from consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Article

Dr. van der Plas et al.: Towards the development of general rules describing landscape heterogeneity-multifunctionality relationships. Journal of Applied Ecology Article

Penone et al.: Specialisation and diversity of multiple trophic groups are promoted by different forest features. Ecology Letters Article