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Rankings & Awards

German Environmental Award for Kai Frobel

The conservationists Inge Sielmann, Dr. Kai Frobel and Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger as well as the entrepreneurs Bernhard and Johannes Oswald are being awarded the 2017 German Environmental Prize by the German Federal Environmental Foundation. Dr. Kai Frobel studied geoecology at the University of Bayreuth and is contributing to the training of students as a lecturer in biogeography. The award honors the committed work of the conservationists on the first and largest pan-German conservation project, the “Green Belt”.


Strasburger-Preis für Severin Irl

Dr. Severin Irl erhält den diesjährigen Eduard Strasburger-Preis der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft. Er hat in Bayreuth Geoökologie studiert, 2014 in der Störungsökologie promoviert und forscht heute am Lehrstuhl für Biogeografie.Der alle zwei Jahre verliehene Strasburger-Preis würdigt hervorragende Leistungen von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern aus dem Gesamtbereich der Botanik. Er ist mit 2500 € dotiert und wird von Springer Spektrum gestiftet. Die Verleihung findet am 19. September auf der Botanikertagung in Kiel statt.


Science Journalism: Prize for Barbara Glaser

The first prize in the science journalism competition at science.lu was given to Barbara Glaser for her article on thermal images in flood management. She studied geoecology at the University of Bayreuth and wrote her master thesis at the Chair of Hydrology in cooperation with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), where she is now working in the Catchment and Eco-hydrology Group. uShe will earn her doctorate at the University of Bayreuth and is supervised by Dr. Luisa Hopp / UBT and Dr. Julian Klaus / LIST.


Meadow orchids: Exploiting mycorrhizas in broad daylight

In a study in the Journal of Ecology researchers from the BayCEER Laboratory of Isotope Biogeochemistry investigate the nutritional mode of meadow orchids using stable isotope natural abundances. They find that partial mycoheterotrophy plays a far greater role in rhizoctonia‐associated orchids growing in full light conditions than previously assumed and demonstrate that partial mycoheterotrophy is a trophic continuum between the extreme endpoints of autotrophy and full mycoheterotrophy, ranging from marginal to pronounced.


11th Symposium on Cladocera

The triannual meeting of international experts on the biology of cladocerans - also known as water fleas - will take place from 24-29 September, 2017, in the castle Plassenburg in Kulmbach. Topics include ecology, evolutionary biology and diversity of Cladocera, thereby stressing their use as model organisms.


Bayreuther Klimaschutzsymposium 2017

Das Bayreuther Klimaschutzsymposium 2017 läd ein zu inspirierenden Fachvorträgen, Podiumsdiskussionen und Workshops zum klimaverträglichen Leben: 5. Oktober, von 9-17 Uhr am Campus der Universität (NW III). Aus dem BayCEER wirken mit Prof. Christian Laforsch mit einem Vortrag zu Mikroplastik in Flüssen und Seen sowie PD Dr. Gregor Aas mit einer Führung zum "Wald im Klimawandel" im Ökologisch-Botanischen Garten. Anmeldung und Programm:


4th Central European Geomorphology Conference

"From surface to core – and back. A geodynamic view on Earth’s surface" is the guiding theme for the Central European Geomorphology Conference taking place at the University of Bayreuth from 9-13 October, 2017. Programme and registration:


BayCEER Workshop 2017

At the BayCEER Workshop 2017 on October 12 before the start of the lecture period, junior and senior scientists from over 20 disciplines in ecology end environmental research will present their work. Poster and oral contributions are welcome, deadline for submission is September 18. Preliminary program and registration:


New Heisenberg Professorship for Experimental Biogeochemistry

In August, Dr. Martin Obst was appointed to the DFG Heisenberg Professorship for Experimental Biogeochemistry. His research and teaching focusses on the small scale heterogeneity of soils, sediments and biofilms. He analyzes unexplained chemical processes with innovative techniques - from confocal laser microscopy in his own laboratory to X-ray microscopy at the Canadian synchrotron in Saskatoon - on a scale of 1/1000 millimeters. The aim is to understand interactions between carbon, iron and sulfur cycles in the environment.

Upcoming ...

Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Su. 2017-09-24
Konzert: Matinee im Garten mit dem Blockflötenensemble der Städtischen Musikschule Bayreuth
Su. 2017-10-01
Herberge für Specht & Co.: Die Streuobstwiese
Su. 2017-10-15
Der ÖBG zum Kennenlernen: Allgemeine Gartenführung
Th. 2017-10-05
Bayreuther Klimaschutzsymposium 2017
Th. 2017-10-12
BayCEER Workshop 2017
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