Overview of subprojects


A1 Effects of nutrient manipulation (NUMEX) on the performance of tree species and the suitability of tree species as indicators for changing ecosystem properties



A2 TRENCH (Tree-Ring Environmental Network for Climate Change Monitoring): Developing a tree-based indicator system for environmental change impacts on forest ecosystems in southern Ecuador.



A3 The soil animal community as indicator of changes in the structure and functioning of Andean ecosystems with altitude and nutrient input.


  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu (PI)
    Stefan Scheu
    Untere Karspüle 2
    University of Göttingen
    J.F.B. Institute of Zoology and Anthropology
    37073 Göttingen

    +49 (0)551 3925445
  • Dr. Franca Marian (PhD student)
    Franca Marian
    37073 Göttingen

    +49 (0) 551 3925469

A4 Responses of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to nutrient additions in Southern Ecuador.



A7 The fate of phosphorus in forest and treeline ecosystems in Ecuador.



B2 Pasture rehabilitation on, and management of degraded areas in the Andes of South Ecuador.


  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Erwin Beck (PI)
    Erwin Beck
    Universitätsstr. 30
    Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geoscience
    University of Bayreuth
    95440 Bayreuth

B3 Improvement of forest management key strategies: a contribution to conservation and sustainable land use



B5 Balancing regulating and provisioning ecosystem services: Comprehensive land-use concepts for effective conservation.



C2 Remote sensing as surrogate for phylodiversity and functional processes along land use and elevation gradients.



C3 Development and validation of functional indicators for avian seed dispersal.



C4 Maintenance of biodiversity through mutualistic networks between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plants: robustness against human disturbance and climate change



C5 Water consumption and carbon capture by trees of an evergreen and a dry forest in the Andes of South Ecuador as functional indicators of slow environmental changes.



C6 Development of area-wide functional indicators using remotely sensed data.



C7 Quantification functional hydro-biogeochemical indicators in Ecuadorian ecosystems and their reaction on global change.



C9 Towards a Guideline for Digital Soil Mapping in Ecuador.



C12 Climate indicators on the local scale for past, present and future, and platform data management.


  • 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
  • Frau Birgit Kühne-Bialozyt (Administration)
    Birgit Kühne-Bialozyt
    AG Bendix
    Faculty of Geography
    Deutschhausstr. 12
    35032 Marburg

    +49 6421 28 26 543
  • Dipl. Inf.(FH) Maik Dobbermann (Technician)
    Maik Dobbermann
    Laboratory for Climatology and Remote Sensing
    Faculty of Geography
    Deutschhausstr. 12
    Philipps University of Marburg
    35032 Marburg
  • Dr. Felix Matt (PI)
    Felix Matt
    35032 Marburg
  • 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

X1 Cooperative project 1



X2 A6. Response of element cycles in a tropical mountain rain forest to environmental and land-use change


  • Dr. Sophia Leimer (PostDoc)
    Sophia Leimer
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe

    +49 721 608 41618
  • Dr. Moritz Bigalke (PostDoc)
    Moritz Bigalke
    Geographic Institute
    Hallerstrasse 12
    3012 Bern
  • 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


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