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2022 | News from our group

on our christmas party

Dezember 2022: Our Christmas Party

Our group had a wonderful party to end the year.

November 2022: Researching Human-Wildlife Conflict in Namibia

Team of Future Rural Africa project establishes a research partnership with colleagues from Uni. of Namibia on human-wildlife conflict in Zambezi Region.

November 2022: Understanding tipping points in savannas

UP News reports on the NamTip project and its relevance.

September 2022: Biodiversity Research Group contributes to Tropentag 2022

Members of our working group presented their research at Tropentag 2022.

September 2022: Progressive step made, by completing vegetation data collection in Ghana

Data collection along different climate gradients and land-use types in Ghana.

August 2022: Question time at our Pflanze Klimakultur! Model climate bed

The project team of Pflanze KlimaKultur! and our workgroup welcomes citizen scientists in the Botanical Garden Potsdam.

Prof. Anja Linstädter interviewed by ARD Television

July 2022: Research in the news

Head of working group Prof. Linstädter is interviewed by ARD television

Student Excursion at Linde Research Station

June 2022: Student Excursion to Wildflower Experiment at Linde Research Station

Vegetation ecologists take part in agricultural wildflower experiment.

Our newest PhD Candidates

May 2022: Our newest PhD candidates

Our working group extends a sunny welcome to our 3 newest PhD candidates

Greenhouse Gas

May 2022: Our greenhouse gas measurement equipment finally arrived in Niger

A major step for our new GreenGaDe project focusing on greenhouse gas emissions in West Africa

Teaser Prof. Linstädter Interview with Deutschland Funk

May 2022: Interview - Why deserts are growing worldwide

Interview at Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Prof. Anja Linstädter warns of threat to livelihoods from advancing desertification.

The Botanical Garden on the University of Potsdam

May 2022: Research Activities in the Botanical Garden

UP’s news magazine Portal features research activities in the Botanical Garden.

Research in Future Rural Africa

April 2022: Research continued in Future Rural Africa

After a long pause data collection in Namibia can be finalized at last.

March 2022: Starting 2nd Phase of CRC Future Rural Africa

Exploratory trip to Zambia promises interesting cross-border comparisons.

January 2022: Job Openings at our Group

Our working group is hiring two new Doctoral researchers / PhD students

Eine Studentin und ein Student stehen in Haus 28 in Golm auf einer Treppe und unterhalten sich.

January 2022: Job Openings at our Group

Our working group is hiring student staff and lab assistants.

2021 | News from our group 

November 2021: Promising start of GreenGaDe, cross-continental collaborative project in West Africa

More than 40 participants from project partner institutes and invited stakeholders attended the kick-off workshop.

zwei historische Gebäude am Neuen Palais hinter verschneiten Wiesen

December 2021/January 2022: Secretary Information Update

Please note the new office hours and the 2G-Rules.

Future Rural Africa Research

November 2021: Future Rural Africa goes into 2nd funding phase

The Collaborative Research Center Future Rural Africa has been granted another four years of funding by DFG.

Blick aus einem halbrunden Säulengang auf ein historisches Nebengebäude des Neuen Palais

November 2021: About Saturday Excursions

Note! Important!: For the Saturday Excursions contact the lectures, please! They can add you to the excursions lists.

our new workgroup members on their first working day

April 2021: Warm, yet socially distant welcome of our newest members

Our working group welcomed three new members on their first day of work, with a tour of the facilities and a joint lunch.

House Maulbeerallee 1

April 2021: Saturday Excursions Moved

Because of renewed inquiries: the Excursions moved to a later time.

News Teaser for Sallnet: scientists at work in South Africa

February 2021: Grasses, Forbs or Shrubs: What do cattle eat in a dry savanna?

International research team investigates seasonal diet dynamics of cattle in a South African savanna.

News Teaser for Saturday Excursions

October 2021: Saturday Excursions

There are new appointments for Saturday Excursions (see it under "Teaching")

research project landscape

February 2021: New research project on Climate-Smart Landscapes in Africa

Researchers from our group will study the impact of land-use change on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon stocks in West Africa’s agricultural landscapes.

grass is changed

February 2021: Changed by the wind

Roots of grassland plants are modulated by wind intensity, with consequences for plant-soil-feedbacks.

2020 | News from our group

Secretary Information

Secretary Information

for secretary informations contact: Jennifer Kaminski (biodiversity@uni-potsdam.de)

The working group welcomes Prof. Anja Linstädter on her first working day.

September 2020: First working day of new professor

Working group welcomes Prof. Dr. Anja Linstädter with a small celebration.