TER News

  • Writing Science Workshop by Professor Josh Schimel


    Members of the Soil Ecology Research Group @ DMES were privileged to attend a Writing Science Workshop by Professor Josh Schimel, University of California Santa Barbara, held at the Department for Microbiology and Ecosystem Science on April 16th 2018. The ...

  • Können Mikroben unser Klima retten? (in German only)


    Landwirtschaftlich genutzte Böden mit Kohlenstoff anzureichern könnte helfen die CO2 Konzentration in der Atmosphäre zu verringern. Wie das funktionieren kann und was Mikroben damit zu tun haben, erklärt Jörg Schnecker vom Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science in seinem Blogbeitrag ...

  • TER retreat at the Kahlenberg


    TER - the Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research met at the Kahlenberg in the Vienna Woods for a one-day retreat on Monday February 26, 2018. Scientific presentations by MSc and PhD students as well as PostDocs and group leaders gave on ...

  • New Paper in Environmental Research Letters: Amino acid production exceeds plant nitrogen demand in Siberian tundra


    Arctic plant productivity is often limited by low soil N availability. This has been attributed to slow breakdown of N-containing polymers in litter and soil organic matter (SOM) into smaller, available units, and to shallow plant rooting constrained by permafrost ...

  • Congratulations - MSc Stefan Gorka


    Congratulations to Stefan Gorka, who successfully defended his Master thesis "Carbon and nitrogen exchange between plant roots, ectomycorrhizal fungi and soil bacteria in the mycorrhizosphere of Fagus sylvatica“ on Thursday 21 December 2017! Excellent, Stefan.

  • SEACUE: New FWF Project for Jörg Schnecker


    Jörg Schnecker has recently received funding for a new project called "SEACUE - Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial carbon sequestration" from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). 

    Congratulations Jörg!

  • SINA 2017


    SINA 15th Stable Isotope Network Austria Meeting - 24th-25th of Nov, 2017

    The 15th Stable Isotope Network Austria (SINA) Meeting is organized by the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science and the Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna.

    Stable isotope ...

  • New Paper in Ecology Letters: Optimal metabolic regulation along resource stoichiometry gradients


    Most heterotrophic organisms feed on substrates that are poor in nutrients compared to their
    demand, leading to elemental imbalances that may constrain their growth and function. Flexible
    carbon (C)-use efficiency (CUE, C used for growth over C taken ...

  • David & Daniel

    DD - Day for Daniel & David


    Congratulations to Daniel Wasner and David Zezula, who successfully defended their Master thesis on ecological and physiological aspects of the phosphorus cycle on Friday 28 July! Excellent, David & Daniel!

  • NUNATARYUK – A new EU - Horizon 2020 project


    A new Horizon 2020 project has been granted to a large European consortium for researching into “Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast”. Andreas Richter will have a key role in Work Package 1 – Terrestrial Permafrost.

    Congratulations, Andreas!