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Campus erleben: Ökologie und Umweltforschung

Beim Erlebnis- und Mitmachtag auf dem Uni-Campus am Samstag, 1. Juli 2017, wird das Gelände der Universität Bayreuth wieder zum großen Experimentierfeld für alle. Auch Ökologie und Umweltforschung sind mit von der Partie: Erfahren Sie im Gebäude "NW I" mehr über Plankton für die Weltraumforschung, die Selbstverteidigung von Wasserflöhen, den bedrohlichen Dornenkronenseestern und Mikroplastik in unserer Umwelt! Lassen Sie sich durch den Ökologisch-Botanischen Garten und über unseren "Green Campus" führen! Infos und Programm unter...


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http://www.greencampus.uni-bayreuth.de/de/index.html

Green Campus Touren

Im Sommersemester bietet das Green Campus Team der Universität Bayreuth jeden zweiten Mittwoch in der Mittagszeit halbstündige Touren über den Campus an. Start ist jeweils um 12:15 Uhr vor der Cafeteria, die Themen reichen von Ernährung & Umwelt (31.5.) über Kleidung (14.6.) und Papierverbrauch (28.6.) bis hin zum Essbaren Campus (12.7.), der Fairtrade University (26.7.) bis zu Mobilität und Carsharing (9.8.).


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guests
http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/people/carolyn.oldham

International fellow Prof. Carolyn Oldham in Bayreuth

From June 5 to 29 June, Prof. Carolyn Oldham of the University of Western Australia (UWA) will stay at the Chair of Hydrology. Prof. Oldham received an International Senior Fellowship Awards from the University of Bayreuth in 2016. In Bayreuth, she will pass on experiences from her work as a delegate of the UWA in the Athena Swan model project in Australia in the Round Table Gender Equality on 7 June, and talk about her experiences in East Timor in a discussion with the "Technik ohne Grenzen" group on 13 June. She will report on her research in the Guest Lecture "Urban Hydrology" on 13 and 29 June - the lecture is designed for students from Geoecology and Environmental Chemistry, and open to everyone who is interested. Furthermore, the planning of joint teaching and research activities with scientists from BayCEER is on her agenda.


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Conferences
http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/cladocera2017

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. Deadline for submitting contributions is June 30th 2017.


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http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/geomorph2017/

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. Deadline for submitting contributions is July 24th 2017.


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Research
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03566-3

Tropical viruses: coming soon to Europe?

The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers from the Chair of Biogeography at the University of Bayreuth and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm analyze in a study in Scientific Reports how climate change is facilitating the spread of the virus. If it only progresses moderately – as scientists are currently observing – the risk of infection will continue to increase in many regions of the world through the end of the 21st century. If climate change continues unchecked, the virus could even spread to southern Europe and the United States.


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http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6339/742

Risky in the tropics

In a recent study in Science, an international team of scientists tested the hypothesis that biotic interaction strength increases toward the equator, using a global experiment with model caterpillars to measure predation risk. Across an 11,660-kilometer latitudinal gradient spanning six continents, they found increasing predation toward the equator and toward lower elevations, driven by arthropod predators. Anita Weissflog, Plant Ecology at the University of Bayreuth, contributed to this study with caterpillar experiments that she conducted in Panama as part of her Master thesis in the UTB Master program 'Biodiversity and Ecology'.


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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-02699-9

Urban nitrogen oxide emissions underestimated

Nitrogen oxide pollution is emerging as a primary environmental concern across Europe. In a recent study a team of scientists led by Prof. Thomas Karl, University of Innsbruck, and including the Atmospheric Chemistry group of the University of Bayreuth, reports simultaneous eddy covariance flux measurements of NOx, CO2, CO and non methane volatile organic in Innsbruck. The authors suggest an appreciable underestimation of the traffic related atmospheric NOx input in Europe.


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http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/de/universitaet/presse/pressemitteilungen/2017/036-malediven/

Bayreuther Studierende forschen auf den Malediven zu Plastikmüll

Selbst ein entlegenes Atoll bleibt von der Verschmutzung der Meere durch Plastikmüll nicht verschont. Studierende des Masterstudiengangs "Molekulare Ökologie" und Wissenschaftler des Lehrstuhls für Tierökologie I der Uni Bayreuth haben auf einer Insel im Indischen Ozean angespülte Plastikreste analysiert und herausgefunden, dass deren Anteil auch abseits der Zivilisation erheblich ist und zudem je nach Ort und Zeitpunkt stark schwankt.


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BayCEER Colloquium:
Th. 2017-06-29
Microbial cycling of organic matter and trace gases in a changing ocean
Geographisches Kolloquium:
Tu. 2017-06-27
Die Weichselvereisung in Nordost-Deutschland und West-Polen
Green Campus Tour:
We. 2017-06-28
GCT Papierverbrauch
Guest Lecture "Topics in Urban Hydrology":
Th. 2017-06-29
The Impact of Groundwater - surface water interactions on the hydrology, dissolved organic carbon cycling and nutrient pathways in urban wetlands
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
We. 2017-06-28
Von Ananas bis Zitrone: Tropische Früchte
Weather research site
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Lufttemperatur: 19.4 °C
Niederschlag: 0.0 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 17m): 6.7 km/h
Wind (Max.): 15.5 km/h
Windrichtung: SW
Globalstrahlung: 261 W/m²
Lufttemperatur: 16.4 °C
Niederschlag: 0.0 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 32m): 13.6 km/h
Wind (Max.): 32.7 km/h