Projects. Graphic: Regina Stoltenburg/UFZ

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte

» Biodiversity Experiments

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2017 - 2020 (fifth phase)
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  • BLD-FFD-HZG II (contributing project)

    "BELongDead - Fungal Functional Diversity - Halle/Zittau/Grafenau (BLD-FFD-HZG). Fungal and     bacterial structural diversity and the expression and diversity of wood decay relevant genes in coarse     woody debris"

    Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Julia Moll , Dr. Björn Hoppe

Funding: BiodivERsA | Project term: 2017 - 2019
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BiodivERsA - the network programming and funding research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories. It is an ERA-NET Co-fund, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

European Joint Call 2015-2016 – funded project:

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2020 - 2023  The Jena Experiment
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Biotic interactions, community assembly, and eco-evolutionary dynamics as drivers of long-term biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships

» Oak – an important forest tree: physiology, traits, biotic/abiotic interactions, adaption under a changing environment

Funding: iDiv – Flexpool (DFG) | Project term: 2017 - 2019  Logo-iDiv
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Funding: DAAD | Project term: 2017 - 2019  Logo-DAAD

» GCEF – Global Change Experimental Facility: exploring ecosystem processes under climate and land use-specific changes

Funding: DBU (20015/391 | Project term: 2016 - 2019 Logo-DBU
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  • Project in frame of the DBU Doctoral Scholarship Programme

    "Increasing the stress resistance of agricultural ecosystems through plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) using winter wheat (Triticum L.) production as a case study."

    Contact: Claudia Breitkreuz , Dr. Mika Tarkka , Dr. Thomas Reitz
    Platform: Logo-GCEF GCEF

Funding: Ministry of Higher Education Egypt | Project term: 2017 - 2021 Ministry of Higher Education Egypt
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» Biological Data / Bioinformatics

Funding: iDiv (DFG) | Project term: 2017 - 2020 Logo-iDiv
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  • Joint project at UFZ/Soil ecology and iDiv/Bioinformatics Unit (BIU)

    “Developing and adaption of bioinformatics analysis pipelines for metagenome and metatranscriptome data of highly diverse (micro)organisms communities. Performing bioinformatics and multivariate statistics. Providing guidance and training.”

    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Anna Heintz-Buschart

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2013 - 2015 (GFBio), 2015 - 2018 (GFBio II) GFBio
Web : GFBio

GFBio – a sustainable, service oriented, national data infrastructure facilitating data sharing for biological and environmental research

Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Anna Heintz-Buschart , Christina Weißbecker

» Further Projects

Funding: DFG (TA 290/5-1) | Project term: 2018 - 2021 (first phase)
Web: SPP - Rhizosphere  

Biodiversity Exploratories The Rhizosphere Priority Program aims at the identification of patterns in space and time in the volume of the soil affected by living roots, the rhizosphere. Its major goal is the explanation of the mechanisms behind and feedback processes between the soil, soil microorganisms and the plants during rhizosphere establishment. The overall hypothesis of the Priority Program is that resilience emerges from self-organized spatiotemporal pattern formation in the rhizosphere.

  • contributing project P8 - Rootgenes

    “Spatial and temporal analysis of maize root gene expression patterns as a tool to elucidate how the maize interacts with rhizosphere microbiome”

    Contact:  Minh Ganther , Dr. Mika Tarkka