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Our next seminars

07.11.

Niek Scheepens

Universität Tübingen

"Plant responses to increasingly variable climates"

Joint seminar

Grosser Hörsaal

PENC

14.11.

Maud Bernard-Verdier

FU Berlin

"Plant invasions across a landscape: impacts on native plant diversity and the functional structure of plant communities"

Joint seminar

Am Mühlenberg, Gruppe Jeltsch

PENC

21.11.

Tabaea Mettler Altmann

CEPLAS Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Laboratory, Düsseldorf

"Omics-studies to tackle central metabolism of green algae"

Joint seminar

Kleiner Hörsaal

Systemökologie

28.11.

Ewald Weber

Biodiv

"Botanic gardens as a source of invasive species - a horizon scanning approach"

Internal seminar

Biodiv

5.12.

Hedwig Tietze

Biodiv

“Invasionsbiologie und Klimawandel an der brasilianischen Küste: Keimung und Etablierung des invasiven Strandmandelbaums Terminalia catappa durch "Facilitation" mit dem einheimischen Gehölz Dalbergia ecastaphyllum

Internal seminar

Biodiv

12.12.

Tina Heger

Biodiv

"Does past competition affect invasiveness? - Genetic differentiation and maternal effects in the invasive annual Erodium cicutarium"

Joint seminar

Grosser Hörsaal

Biodiv

9.01.

Conrad Schittko

Biodiv

"Plant-soil interactions in urban environments"

Joint seminar

Grosser Hörsaal

Biodiv

16.01

Catrin Westphal

Georg-August-University Göttingen

"Biotic homogenization: interacting effects of landscape heterogeneity and land use intensification"

Joint seminar

Grosser Hörsaal

Biodiv

23.01

Maxi Tomowski

Biodiv

TBA

Internal seminar

Biodiv

30.01

 

 

 

Biodiv

6.02

Frenze Geiger

Biodiv

"Comparison of non-destructive biomass estimation methods for selected macrophytes in kettle holes"

Internal seminar

Biodiv

 

 

 

Our working group in the field

We are not only talking but also active in the species conservation. For several years we take care of a meadow near Potsdam where the naturally growing plants are in danger of extiction because of the invasion of Soligago canadensis. Read more...(in german)

 

 

 

 

 

In the nature-Artikel "Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on multitrophic interactions in a biodiversity experiment" the international research team, including Tanja Rottstock and Dr. Volker Kummer, present latest results from their research. They found a bottom-up effect of plant biodiversity on the upper levels of the food web in an artificial grassland ecosystem.

 

 

The "Annual conference of the Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft" was held in Potsdam from 2nd to 5th of June 2011. It was  hosted by our working group in cooperation with the Botanical Garden. Several talks and excursions following the topic "flora and vegetation in Brandenburg" took place on that weekend. 

 

 

From 18th to 29th of october 2010 the 10th conference of parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in Nagoya, Japan. In the center of this years negotiations stood the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), that controls the access to genetic ressources, the drafting of a new strategic plan, and the definition of new biodiversity goals. Other topics were biodiversity and climate change and invasive species.


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Universität Potsdam

Biodiversitätsforschung/ Spezielle Botanik

Maria Thrun

Maulbeerallee 2a

14469 Potsdam

 

Telefon: +49-(331)-977-1920

Fax: +49-(331)-977-1977

 

Email: mthrun[at]uni-potsdam.de

Universität Potsdam, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Biochemie und Biologie