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A1 Changes of water and carbon fluxes in mountain wet and dry forests under environmental changes - observations, area-wide remote sensing and LSMAtmo.


  • Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte (PI)
    Katja Trachte
    Atmospheric Processes
    Burger Chaussee 2
    Campus Nord, LG 4/3
    Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
    03044 Cottbus
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Bendix (PI)
    Jörg Bendix
    Faculty of Geography
    Deutschhausstraße 10
    Philipps University of Marburg
    Laboratory for Climatology and Remote Sensing
    35032 Marburg

    +49 06421/2824266

A2 From field scale eco-hydrological process understanding to landscape scale water fluxes.


  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Breuer (PI)
    Lutz Breuer
    Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26
    Institute for Landscape Ecology and Resources Management
    Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
    35392 Gießen
  • Dr. David Windhorst (PI)
    David Windhorst
    35390 Gießen

A3 Nutrient supply as driver of biomass production and associated ecosystem water fluxes along a land-use and climate gradient


  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wilcke (PI)
    Wolfgang Wilcke
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Institute of Geography and Geoecology
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe

    +49 (0)721/60841621
  • Dipl. Geogr. Andre Velescu (PostDoc)
    Andre Velescu
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Arbeitsgruppe Geomorphologie und Bodenkunde
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe
  • Mr. Tobias Fabian (Diploma student)
    Tobias Fabian
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe
  • Ing. Jimmy Alexander Villalta (Technician)
    Jimmy Alexander Villalta
    Estación Cientifica San Francisco
    Loja
  • Mr. Pablo Armando Alvarez Figueroa (PhD student)
    Pablo Armando Alvarez Figueroa
    Institute of Geography and Geoecology
    Reinhard-Paumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe
  • Mrs. Maria Federer (Trainee)
    Maria Federer
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    76131 Karlsruhe

A4 Plant functional trait diversity, biotic interactions and ecosystem processes in nutrient- versus water-limited tropical mountain forests.



A5 Innovative scenarios of land-use change - simulating shifts in land allocation under climate change at landscape and ecosystem scales.


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Knoke (PI)
    Thomas Knoke
    Center of Life and Food Science Weihenstephan
    Institute of Forest Management
    Technische Universität München
    Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
    85354 Freising

    +49-(0)8161-71-4700

B1 Linking tree above- and belowground traits across gradients of elevation and climate in highly diverse tropical montane forests.



B2 Tree physiological and structural properties as response and effect traits of biotic-atmospheric interactions in natural and anthropogenic eco-systems in South Ecuador.


  • Prof. Dr. Achim Bräuning (PI)
    Achim Bräuning
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Institute of Geography
    Wetterkreuz 15
    91058 Erlangen

    ++49 (0)9131 85 29372
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Erwin Beck (PI)
    Erwin Beck
    Universitätsstr. 30
    Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geoscience
    University of Bayreuth
    95440 Bayreuth

B3 Trait-dependent effects of abiotic and biotic filters on plant regeneration in mountain dry forest and mountain rain forest.



B4 How abiotic drivers and trait diversity shape herbivory and other biotic processes with consequences for ecosystem functions across mountain ecosystems.



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