Graduate School HIGRADE

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Profile of HIGRADE participants

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Name: Alrun Siebenkäs (Germany)

Department Community Ecology

Research topic

Effects of plant diversity and resource availability on the plasticity of plant functional traits, plant species interactions and productivity


At UFZ since

April 2011


How did you learn about the UFZ?

Scientific Assistants/Interns, BEF China Project


Why did you come to the UFZ?

Because there was a job offer for this PhD Thesis


What do you like about the city you live in?

That Halle is not too big, the Saale/Peißnitz, the Botanical Garden


How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

I like the working environment and the people very much, although we are working in very close quarters in Halle



Photography, Volleyball, Reading


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News & Events

HIGRADE Welcome Meeting for new PhDs:

14 April 2015, 2 p.m., seminar room 220, building 1.0, UFZ Leipzig

HIGRADE Spring Conference: 29 April 2015, UFZ Leipzig more info

HIGRADE CareerCafé: 30 April 2015, UFZ Leipzig more info

PhD Retreat "DocDays":  4-5 Nov 2015, Colditz

HIGRADE Fall Conference: 17 Nov 2015, UFZ Leipzig

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