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PhD students

Bárbara Díez Rodríguez

Bárbara is working on the subproject “Natural DNA methylation variation in clonal and outcrossing European Populus nigra populations” in EpiDiverse since April 2018. In spring 2018, we planted a common garden with accession of the clonal P. nigra italica from all over Europa, that we will epi-genotype and phenotype in the next years.

Sarina Thiel

Sarina is working on the DFG funded project on “Vertical stratification of plant-animal interactions and their impact on pollination and seed dispersal within a single Neotropical plant species” since June 2018. Collection of field data will take place at the Estacíon Bíologica Quebrada Blanco in the Peruvian Amazon from August – December 2018 and 2019.

Jill Sekely

Jill investigates local adaptation of Nothofagus pumilio along a the latitudinal gradient in the Andes in Argentina. She started her PhD in January 2019 and is jointly supervised by Lars Opgenoorth and myself. The project is carried out in collaboration with collegues from INTA Bariloche and is funded by the DFG. Field work takes place from January – April 2019 and 2020.

Current BSc and MSc students

Jan Lukas Vornhagen

Vertical stratification of pollen dispersal distances in the neotropical liana species Marcgravia longifolia

Lena Lerbs

Consistency of bud burst timing in Lombardy poplar

Jan Philipp Kappner

Gene flow distance in Southern beech (Nothofagus pumilio)

Jaqueline Bienhaus

Bud burst of beech seedlings from contrasting habitats

Narges Lieker

Nectar production and pollination in the neotropical liana species Marcgravia longifolia

Sven Wulle

Bud set in clonal black poplars collected along a European gradient

Past BSc and MSc students (since 2018)

Jana Kroszewski (MSc, 2019)

Vertical stratification of seed dispersal by neotropcial frugivorous bats

Phillip Kaldewey (BSc, 2019)

Bud burst in clonal black poplars collected along a European gradient

Jan Lukas Vornhagen (BSc, 2018)

Bud burst of beech seedlings after differing drought stress experience from the previous year

Malika Gottstein (MSc, 2018)

Pollination and seed dispersal by bats in in the neotropical liana species Marcgravia longifolia

Cristina Garciagodoy (MSc, 2018)

Helge Meischner (MSc, 2018)

Variation of fruit traits along a vertical gradient in a neotripical liana species
Reaction of Fagus sylvatica seedlings from contrasting sites in a drought stress experiment

Johannes Lambertz (BSc, 2018)

Variation of specific leaf area across the distribution range of Norway spruce (Picea abies)

Collaboration partners

  • Veronica Arana (INTA Bariloche, Argentina)
  • Camilla Avanzi (University of Parma, Italy)
  • Oliver Bossdorf (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Maximiliano Estravis Barcala (INTA Bariloche, Argentina)
  • Bruno Fady (INRA Avignon, France)
  • Tiziana Gelmi (German Primate Centre, Göttingen, Germany)
  • Eckhard Heymann (German Primate Centre, Göttingen, Germany)
  • Robert Junker (Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany)
  • Sascha Liepelt (Philipps University Marburg, Germany)
  • Paula Marchelli (INTA Bariloche, Argentina)
  • Lars Opgenoorth (Philipps University Marburg, Germany)
  • Andrea Piotti (National Research Council, Italy)
  • Stefan Rensing (Philipps University Marburg, Germany)
  • Ivan Scotti (INRA Avignon, France)
  • Marco Tschapka (University of Ulm, Germany)
  • Koen Verhoeven (NIOO, Netherlands)
  • Anna Vogeler (University of Ulm, Germany)
  • Melanie Zacharias (Universität Greifswald, Germany)

Dr. Katrin Heer
+49 6421 2823374