Camilo Chiang wins prize in Ocean Optics competition

Camilo Chiang, a PhD student in the PPE group, placed 5th in a global competition sponsored by Ocean Optics. Camilo produced a video to demonstrate how he uses Ocean Optics equipment in his daily work. His prize includes an Ocean Optics…

PPE group participates in National Future Day "Zukunftstag"

On November 8th Svenja Förster and Dan Nelson from the stable isotope lab led a group of students from 5th to 7th class around the labs in the botanical institute. The goal of National Future Day is to promote open career and life planning…

Open PhD Position in Global Change Ecology

The Physiological Plant Ecology group is looking for a PhD student in Globarl Change ecology (supervision by Prof. Ansgar Kahmen) start in February 2019.
Jochem Baan

Jochem Baan joins the PPE group as a new PhD student

We are pleased to welcome Jochem Baan to the PPE group. Jochem comes to our group after obtaining his MSc degree from the University of Amsterdam. He will work in the ERC project HYDROCARB and will investigate the biochemical mechanisms…
New paper published by Nadine Brinkmann

New paper published by Nadine Brinkmann in Plant Biology on tree water uptake depth

In this paper Nadine reports data from a three-year study in which she has investigated the soil water uptake depth for different mature temperate tree species. With this study, Nadine shows that different tree species have similar soil…
Claudia Hahn PhD

Congratulations to Claudia Hahn on her PhD defense

Claudia Hahn successfully defended her PhD on October 18th

Open PhD Position in Alpine Plant Ecology

The Physiological Plant Ecology (PPE) group at the University of Basel, Switzerland is looking for a PhD Student in Alpine Plant Ecology (supervision by Erika Hiltbrunner, start in February 2019).
Publication by Lars Dietrich in Scientific Reports

New publication by Lars Dietrich in Scientific Reports

In this new paper Lars Dietrich shows that mature trees can maintain their water relations with 50% of their conducting tissue destroyed. With this work, Lars contributes important new data that will help with the the interpretation of…

Open PhD Position in Physiological Tree Ecology

The PPE group is looking for a motivated PhD student to start a doctorate in Physiological Tree Ecology (supvervised by Günter Hoch) in February 2019.
Devesh Singh PhD defense

Congratulations to Devesh Singh on his PhD defense

Devesh Singh successfully defended his PhD on October 4th

SNF projects by Erika Hiltbrunner and Günter Hoch receive funding

Congratulations to both Erika and Günter for each receiving funding for four year SNF projects.
Students in the 2018 Block Course in Plant Biology

The 2018 Block Course in Plant Biology begins

On Monday the 17.9. we started with the 2018 Block Course in Plant Biology. We were able to welcome 25 undergraduate students in our labs that we will teach the basic principles of physiological plant ecology and stable isotope ecology over…
GfÖ annual meeting in Vienna

The PPE team presented several new results at the GfÖ annual meeting in Vienna

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland took place in Vienna during the week of September 10th.

Anja Schmutz passes her Master's exam

Congratulations to Anja Schmutz in passing her Master's exam on Friday September 7th.
Meisha Holloway-Phillips

Meisha Holloway-Phillips joined our team as Postdoc

We warmly welcome Meisha Holloway-Phillips as a new postdoc in our team. Meisha will work on hydrogen isotopes in plant organic compounds in the context of the ERC project HYDROCARB. Specifically she will address biochemical, physiological…