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Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research



Grundwasserquellen auf der Spur

Ein Messplattform schwimmt aktuell auf dem Steißlinger See: Zusammen mit dem Institut für Seenforschung in Baden-Württemberg untersucht Catharina Keim vom Lehrstuhl für Hydrologie der Uni Bayreuth den Grundwasserzustrom in den See. Noch bis Ende August 2017 wird hier Wasser aus zehn Meter Tiefe hochgepumpt und auf den Indikator Radon analysiert, um so den Einfluss des Grundwassers auf das See-Ökosystem abschätzen zu können. Mehr dazu im Logbucheintrag des Verbundprojekts ‚SEEZEICHEN‘:


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:


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.


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.


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.


Thioarsenate Toxicity and Tolerance

Thioarsenates form from arsenite under sulfate-reducing conditions, e.g., in rice paddy soils, and are structural analogues of arsenate. Even though rice is one of the most important sources of human arsenic intake, nothing is published about uptake, toxicity, or tolerance of thioarsenates in plants. Experiments of researchers from Environmental Geochemistry and Plant Physiology at the University of Bayreuth using the model system Arabidopsis thaliana show that thiolated arsenic species have to be taken into account.

Upcoming ...

Fr. 2017-09-08
Führung: Mit tausend Schritten durch die Erdgeschichte: Gesteine im ÖBG
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Su. 2017-08-20
Der ÖBG zum Kennenlernen: Allgemeine Gartenführung
Su. 2017-09-03
Führung: Der Süden im Norden: Pflanzen für Orangerien und Wintergärten
Su. 2017-09-17
Führung: Der ÖBG zum Kennenlernen: Allgemeine Gartenführung
Mo. 2017-09-18
Abstract Submission Deadline BayCEER Workshop 2017
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