Song-Wei Wang joins the PPE group as a new PhD student



We are pleased to welcome Song-Wei Wang to the PPE group. Song-Wei comes to our group after obtaining his MSc degree from the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he worked on phenology and leaf maturation in evergreen oaks from the dry to the cold range limits in the Eastern Himalaya. After this he received financial support from the Chinese Scholarship Council to study in Basel. Here in Basel he will work with Professor Ansgar Kahmen to explore the link between hydraulic failure and thresholds for lethal tissue dehydration in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality.