Werner Borkenapl. Professor Dr.

Werner Borken

Phone: +49(0)921/55-5741
Fax: +49(0)921/55-5799
Room: Dr.-HF-Str., C 1
e-Mail: werner.borken(at)uni-bayreuth.de

University of Bayreuth, Soil Ecology
Dr.-Hans-Frisch-Straße 1-3
D 95448 Bayreuth


Department of Soil Ecology

Research Areas in BayCEER:

Forest soils

  • Experiments on drought stress and soil warming
  • Soil respiration
  • Gross N turnover
  • Long-term trends in soil solution
  • Morphology and turnover of fine roots
  • Response of beech saplings to drought stress

Coarse woody debris

  • Release of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen
  • Potential as carbon sink in managed and unmanaged forests


  • Experiments on water table drawdown and flooding
  • Carbon and nitrogen turnover
  • Solutes in pore water

Isotopes (14C, 13C, 15N)

>> Publications
>> Projects
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BayCEER Colloquium:
Th. 2017-12-21
Silicon in biogeochemistry
Th. 2018-01-11
Biodiversity conservation under complex socio-ecological settings - the Colombian case
Th. 2018-01-18
Effects of climate change on plants and ecosystem functioning of managed temperate grasslands
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Su. 2018-01-07
Stärk´ anlaufen: Winterspaziergang im ÖBG
Su. 2018-01-07
Musikalischer Jahresbeginn mit den Rockin´ Dinos
Weather research site
Luftdruck (356m): 976.5 hPa
Lufttemperatur: 1.6 °C
Niederschlag: 0.7 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 17m): 9.0 km/h
Wind (Max.): 18.0 km/h
Windrichtung: W