New paper by Devesh Singh on hydraulic lift published in Plant and Soil

This work shows how a common mycorrhizal network can facilitate the transfer of hydraulically lifted water from a deep-rooted pigeon pea to shallow-rooted finger millet under drought conditions.

PPE hosts GfÖ Workshop to assess the impact of the 2018 drought on European forests

The 2018 heat wave and drought in central Europe was one of the most extreme climatic events in central Europe since instrumental climate records exist. Initiated by the Arbeitskreis Ökosystemforschung of the GfÖ...

Corinne Bloch passes her master exam

Congratulations to Corinne for passing her master's exam in Plant Sciences on May 27!
Las Cañadas group

2019 Botanical Field Trip to Tenerife

From May 11th to May 18th Juri, Günter and Ansgar took 12 students to the island of Tenerife to study the flora of this spectacular island. The students explored physiological adaptations of plants to an extremely high diversity of...
Marie-Louise Schärer passes her Master's exam

Marie-Louise Schärer passes her Master's exam

Congratulations to Marie-Louise Schärer for successfully passing her master’s exam on April 30th. 
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Jurriaan de Vos receives new SNF project funding

PRO-Alp - Plant reproduction of the alpine zone: disentangling ecological drivers of trait evolution

PPE members presenting at EGU

Several members of the PPE group have presentations at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna (7-12 April, 2019).

Open PhD position in plant phylogenetics and evolution

Dr. Jurriaan de Vos is looking for a motivated candidate to start in July 2019.

New team photos!

Due to the great weather and availability of all the 27 (!) team members of the Physiological Plant Ecology group we were able to take a new team photo in front of the historical Viktoriahaus in the Botanical Garden.
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Rope training at the Hölstein crane site

On April 29th 2019, members of the PPE group participated in a one-day rope training at the crane facility at Hölstein. Sebastian Wolf (ETH Zürich) instructed the technical and scientific PPE members working at our crane site in basic...
Gymnasium Laufen

Gymnasium Laufen visits PPE crane site

On March 28th 2019, we welcomed final grade students from the Gymnasium Laufen (BL) for an excursion to our field site at Hölstein. The students were introduced to the ongoing research activities at the crane site and enjoyed the...
Sibylle Lustenberger passes her Master's exam

Sibylle Lustenberger passes her Master's exam

Congratulations to Sibylle Lustenberger in passing her Master's exam on Thursday March 28th.
Basel Botany Snow Day 2019

Botany Snow Day 2019

The annual Basel Botany snow day took place on Wednesday, March 13th at Pizol. Many members of the group were able to join, and we experienced the full range of winter weather, from cloud, to sun, to fresh snow. Santiago was the star of the...

New paper by Marc-Andre Cormier explaining metabolic effects in plants on hydrogen isotopes in lipids and cellulose appeared on the cover of Oecologia

In this paper, Marc-Andre compares the hydrogen isotope composition of lipids and cellulose in heterotrophic plants and compares these to their autotrophic hosts or reference plants. In general he finds that both compounds are...
Leonie Schoenbeck PhD defense

Congratulations to Leonie Schoenbeck on her PhD defense

Leonie Schoenbeck successfully defended her PhD on February 28th