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
Upcoming ...

BayCEER Colloquium:
Th. 2018-04-12
Diversity and impact of invasive crayfish and crayfish plague: from Czechia to continental scale
Th. 2018-04-19
A new experiment to unravel the Impact of Biodiversity and Climate Variability on the functioning of grasslands
Th. 2018-04-26
Anticipating biome shifts
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Su. 2018-04-01
April, April! Auch Pflanzen täuschen
Su. 2018-04-15
Führung: Der ÖBG zum Kennenlernen: Allgemeine Gartenführung
Weather research site
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Lufttemperatur: -2.0 °C
Niederschlag: 0.0 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 32m): 7.7 km/h
Wind (Max.): 17.9 km/h