Ongoing projects

  • 2017-ongoing  "Applied research for reclamation of post-mining sites in the Lusatian lignite mining district“
  • 2016 - 2018 "Development of biocrusts on temperate sand dunes and post-mining sites and their application in restoration ecology“ with University of Hohenheim, Institut of Botany (Prof. Küppers) (Geschwister-Staude-Stiftung, Universität Hohenheim)
  • 2014 - 2018  "AgroSolarSystems - An integrated Agro-Forestry-Energy approach to land use“ with University of Stellenbosch, Department of Forestry and Wood Science (PI), DLC - Dr. Littmann Consulting (NRF -  National Research Foundation South Africa)

Finished projects

  • 2016 - 2017  "AgriWaterSystems  - Optimization of irrigation and evapotranspiration in agriculture in the Western Cape, South Africa“ in cooperation with University of Stellenbosch, Department of Forestry and Wood Science, South Africa (Dr. B. du Troit) (BMEL - BLE)
  • 2016   "Ecophysiology of Robinia pseudoacacia on reclaimed post-mining sites“ (with Prof Freese, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) (ANFOREK VI - Vattenfall)
  • 2013-2017  "Modelling photosynthesis and carbon fluxes of poplar and black locust in an agroforestry system in Brandenburg“ with Prof. Küppers, University of Hohenheim (University of Hohenheim)
  • 2014   DAAD Research Fellowship "Ecophysiology of fast-growing trees" University of Stellenbosch, Department of Forestry and Wood Science, South Africa (Dr. B. du Troit)
  • 2011-2013  "BioSida - Cultivation of Sida as a new crop for bioenergy and recultivation of degraded landscapes." (AiF - Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie) (with Prof Freese, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
  • 2010-2013  COST Action FA 0901 "Putting Halophytes to Work . From Genes to Ecosystems." (7.FP EU)
  • 2010-2013  "ELKE - Development of extensive land use systems for the production of renewable resources as a possible mitigation and compensation measure“, WP Plant water relations and water use efficiency. 
    (with Anna Ślązak, Christian Böhm, Dirk Freese (PI), BTU Cottbus) (FNR) 
  • 2010-2013  "Production ecology and ecophysiology of Igniscum - a new bioenergy plant"
    (Conpower Rohstoffe GmbH, Oldenburg)
  • 2013  "Salt tolerance and ecophysiology of the Giant reed and its use for bioenergy production", 
    (EU COST Action FA0901) 
  • 2012  "Development of an automatic minirhizotron system“  with Umweltanalytische Produkte GmbH, Cottbus
    (Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Land Brandenburg) 
  • 2011 - 2012  "Sustainable production of fast-growing trees in drylands: integration of ecophysiological methods into growth modelling“ with Bejing Forestry University, China (Prof. Gao)  and University of Hohenheim (Prof. Küppers)  (BMELV - Bundesministerium für Enährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz)
  • 2011   DAAD Fellowship “Functions of biological soil crusts in the Negev“,  Hebrew University, Physical Geography, Israel (Prof A. Yair)
  • 2010 DAAD Fellowship "Biological Soil Crusts“ University of Stellenbosch, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, South Africa (Prof. K. Esler)
  • 2008  ZiF - Working group "Climate change and its implication for ecosystem dynamics and functioning“ , Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Universität Bielefeld
  • 2007 - 2010  Research associate SFB/TRR 38 " Initial Ecosystem Development at an artificial water catchment - Central Monitoring", BTU Cottbus (Prof. Hüttl, Prof Schaaf PI)
  • 2007 - 2008  "Photosynthesis and physiological activity of European beech genotypes"  with Plant Genetics Institute, National Research Council, Florence, Italy. (STSM grant - EU COST E52)
  • 2006-2010   Design of sustainable shelterbelts in northern China, with University of Hohenheim (Prof. Küppers) and Beijing Forestry University (J. Gao) (BMBF - Ministry of Science and Education)
  • 2006 - 2007  "Ecophysiology of Nothofagus and other tree species under climate change in Chile" with the University of Valdivia, Chile (Prof. C. Ramirez)  (BMBF - Ministry of Education and Research and CONICYT, Chile)
  • 2006  Workshop "Biodiversity and its role for ecosystem functioning and services in drylands“ in Urumqi,  with Bejing Forestry University (DFG- Deutsch-Chinesisches Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung) (with Prof Beyschlag, Bielefeld)
  • 2005   ZiF - Working group „Gradients in drylands - linking pattern and processes and their consequences for biodiversity“ , Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Universität Bielefeld, with Prof. C. Wissel, UFZ (ZiF and UFZ)
  • 2004 - 2007  Research associate DFG-Project "Ecophysiology of bipolar lichens from the martime Antarctic“  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Prof. Frahm (PI), University of Bonn
  • 2004-2005  "Water use of trees in Inner Mongolia, China“ in cooperation with Beijing Forestry University (Prof. Gao) (German Federal Ministry for Agriculture)
  • 2001 - 2004  Research associate „Biodiversity and Ecology of South African Succulents“, University of Hamburg
  • 2001-2003  "Spatial variability of water availability in Southern Morocco“ as part of the IMPETUS-Project University of Bonn and Cologne (BMBF - Federal Ministry of Science and Education)
  • 2000  "Combating Desertification in China“ with Beijing Forestry University (Prof. Sun) (BMELV - Bundesministerium für Enährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz)
  • 2000  "Study on Combating Desertification in Central Asia“ (GTZ - Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit)
  • 1996 - 2000  "Optimization of water use of crops under irrigation in arid regions“ 
     University of Bielefeld (Prof. Breckle,PI),  Tel Aviv University (Prof. Waisel), Arava Agricultural Research StationYotvata (Dr. Shani) ; Environmental Consultants (M. Abu-Taleb),  Amman; Aswan University, Egypt (Prof. I. Springuel) (BMBF - Federal Ministry of Science and Education) 
  • 1994 - 1995  "Sustainable land-use in the arid and semi-arid Middle East“ (workshop and international cooperations)
    (with Prof Breckle, University of Bielefeld) (BMBF)
  • 1994 - 2000   Nizzana II - „Ecosystem processes in desert sand dunes of the NW Negev“ (BMBF) (with Prof Breckle, University of Bielefeld)
  • 1992 - 1994  Research associate Nizzana I - „Halophytes in desert sand dunes of Nizzana“ (BMBF) (with Prof Breckle, University of Bielefeld)
  • 1990 - 1991  Researcher "Ecophysiology of Welwitschia mirabilis and parasites in the Namib“ (with Prof. von Willert, Prof. M. Popp, PI, DFG)
  • 1990 - 1991 DAAD grant „Ecophysiology of succulent of the Western Cape, South Africa“, visiting scientist University of Stellenbosch
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