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Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research


Rankings & Awards

GfÖ dissertation award 2017 for Andreas Schweiger

Andreas Schweiger received this years‘ dissertation award of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ) for his thesis on the long-term ecological effects of historic acidification on plant communities of spring fens in the lower mountain ranges around Bayreuth, which he conducted at the Department of Biogeography. The award ceremony took place at the the Joint Annual Meeting of the GfÖ, British Ecological Society, the Ecological Society of the Netherlands and the European Ecological Federation in Ghent, Belgium. Andreas Schweiger is currently working at the Chair of Plant Ecology on ecological legacies, temporal lags and disequilibrium dynamics in ecosystems.


Ernst-Bresslau-Gastprofessur für Konrad Dettner

Die Ernst-Bresslau-Gastprofessur des Institut für Zoologie der Universität zu Köln geht im akademische Jahr 2017/18 an Prof. Konrad Dettner, Tierökologe von der Universität Bayreuth. Mit der 2016 eingerichteten Gastprofessur würdigt das Institut herausragende Wissenschaftler und erinnert an seinen Institutsgründer Prof. Dr. Ernst Bresslau.


Photo exhibition SPACED in Brussels

Europe´s latest generation of satellites are opening up a frontier of possibilities to observe the natural environment from above. Through stunning photos, satellite imagery and stories, the exhibion SPACED in the European Parliament invites visitors to explore how protected area managers and scientists are working together in the EU project ECOPOTENTIAL combining 47 institutions from all over Europe. Co-coordinator is Prof. Carl Beierkuhnlein, University of Bayreuth.

In Memoriam

Memorial tree

In the orchard of the Ecological-Botanical Garden an apple tree was planted in honor of Dr. Sebastian Arnhold. Students and lecturers of the Master programme Global Change Ecology came together to commemorate a dedicated and inspiring tutor and colleague. Within the professorhip of Ecological Services he investigated the linkages between global markets and policies, local land use and management decisions, and their regional ecological consequences. He was one of the leading authors of the IPBES-report on "Land Degradation Processes“. Sebastian Arnhold died in November 2017 aged 35 years.

Upcoming ...

BayCEER Colloquium:
Th. 2018-01-18
Effects of climate change on plants and ecosystem functioning of managed temperate grasslands
Expert discussion:
Mo. 2018-01-22
Round table discussion "Scientific Coordination"
Inaugural Lecture:
We. 2018-01-24
Die kleinen Geheimnisse im Untergrund des Fichtelgebirges
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Su. 2018-01-21
Leibniz, die Welt und wir: Ausstellungsrundgang mit Monika Stock
Su. 2018-01-21
Landschaften und Kulturen entlang der Seidenstraße in Westchina, Vortrag von Dr. Andreas von Heßberg
Weather research site
Luftdruck (356m): 950.1 hPa
Lufttemperatur: 4.3 °C
Niederschlag: 11.3 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 17m): 18.6 km/h
Wind (Max.): 43.9 km/h
Windrichtung: W

Globalstrahlung: 32 W/m²
Lufttemperatur: 1.3 °C
Niederschlag: 15.6 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 32m): 19.8 km/h
Wind (Max.): 47.7 km/h