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  • 2016 Outstanding Poster and PICO Award

    22.11.16
    People

    Werner Mayerhofer (TER) and Marlies Dietrich (DOME) have received the 2016 Outstanding Poster and PICO Award of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) for their presentation 'Visualizing carbon and nitrogen transfer in the tripartite symbiosis of Fagus sylvatica, ectomycorrhizal fungi and soil ...

  • Dr. Alexander Tveit

    11.10.16
    People

    Dr. Alexander Tveit (Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø) has been awarded a grant from the Research Council for his project ’Time & Energy: Fundamental microbial mechanisms that control CH4 dynamics in a warming Arctic’. 
    Within this project Alexander will ...

  • New paper in Journal of Ecology: Drought history affects grassland plant and microbial carbon turnover during and after a subsequent drought event

    26.09.16
    Publication

    Watch Lucia Fuchslueger, former PhD student at TER, presenting her recent paper ‘Drought history affects grassland plant and microbial carbon turnover during and after a subsequent drought event’  published in the September issue of Journal of Ecology in a YouTube video.

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  • First Soil Ecology Workshop at DMES

    14.06.16
    Event

    Students and scientists of the DMES who are working in the field of soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry met on May 20th for the first DMES Soil Ecology Workshop. This workshop was also the kick-off meeting for the new Soil ...

  • Summer Research Experience @ TER

    19.05.16
    News

    Three positions are available for Masters students during the summer 2016, that will provide a unique opportunity to participate in one of the research projects and become member of the scientific team at TER.
    Interested students should apply for ...

  • MSc. Judith Braun

    26.04.16
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    Congratulations!

    Judith Braun successfully defended her Master thesis entitled „Getting to the bottom of 15N Isotope Pool Dilution technique - Gross N Mineralization revisited".
    Excellent, Judith!

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  • Field course in Costa Rica February 2016

    07.03.16
    News

    Wolfgang Wanek, Andreas Richter and Christina Kaiser just returned from a field course in Costa Rica, where they studied soils, plants and ants together with Veronika Meyer and Werner Huber (Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research) ...

  • New article on Microbial Carbon Use Efficiency

    15.02.16
    Publication
    First study to use incorporation of 18O - H2O into DNA to estimate microbial growth and carbon use efficiency.
     
    Microbial carbon use efficiency and biomass turnover times depending on soil
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  • MSc. Karoline Klaus

    28.01.16
    People

    Congratulations!

    Karoline Klaus successfully defended her Master thesis entitled „A novel approach to measure microbial carbon use efficiency by estimating growth from 18O incorporation into DNA". Excellent, Karo!

  • Social microbes

    New article in Nature Communications

    05.12.15
    Publication

    Social dynamics within decomposer communities lead to nitrogen retention and organic matter build-up in soils,
    C. Kaiser, O. Franklin, A. Richter & U. Dieckmann, Nature Communications 6: 8960