Completed Projects. Graphic: Regina Stoltenburg/UFZ

Abgeschlossene Forschungsprojekte

» Biodiversity Experiments

Funding: DFG | different project phases
Web: Biodiversity Exploratories   Biodiversity Exploratories

  • MicroSYSteM (contributing project)

    "Microbial Data Synthesis and Meta-analysis for the Biodiversity Exploratories"

    Project term: 2014 - 2017 (forth phase)
    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot
    Web: MicroSYSteM

  • BLD-FFD-HZG (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"

    Project term: 2014 - 2017 (forth phase)
    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Björn Hoppe
    Web: BLD-FFD-HZG

  • Funwood  and  Funwood II (contributing projects)

    "The effect of forest management intensity on the diversity of wood-decaying fungi and dead wood decomposition"

    Project term: 2009 - 2013 (Funwood), 2011 - 2014 (Funwood II)
    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Dirk Krüger, Björn Hoppe , Witoon Purahong
    Web: Funwood II

  • FuPerS (contributing project)

    "Fungal perioxidases in soils: functional and taxonomic diversity and enzymatic activities under varying land use regimes in German biodiversity exploratories"

    Project term: 2008 - 2011
    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Dirk Krüger, Danuta Kapturska

    Web: FuPerS

Funding: DFG | Project term:2014 - 2017 AquaDiva
Web: AquaDiva

Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1076 “AquaDiva – Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere” of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and three non-university research institutes in Jena or Leipzig

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2014 - 2016 (third phase) BEF China
Web: BEF China  

DFG Research Group "The role of tree and shrub diversity for production, erosion conrtol, element cycling, and species conservation in Chinese subtropical forest ecosystems" (FOR 891)

BEF China - a joint Chinese-German-Swiss research project

Funding: DFG | Project term: since 2002 The Jena Experiment
Web: The Jena Experiment

The Jena Experiment - Exploring mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

  • Contributing project:

    “Diversity and functions of arbuscular mycorrhizal and soil fungi with oxidative potential in grasslands with different levels of plant diversity”

    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot
    Web: project description

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

Funding: iDiv – Flexpool (DFG) | Web: iDiv-Flexpool   Logo-iDiv

  •  Flexpool project

    “Oak Clone DF 159 helps to depict the natural history of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis and the answer of the multitrophic interactome on trees to changing field conditions.”

    Project term: 2014 - 2016
    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Sylvie Herrmann , Dr. Mika Tarkka , Dr. Marie-Lara Bouffaud

  • Flexpool project

    “Cross comparing molecular and physiological regulation in ectomycorrhizal interactions of different fungi with oak trees: a way to understand biodiversity emergence in symbioses.”

    Project term: 2013
    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Sylvie Herrmann

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2010 - 2013 (2018) TrophinOak
Web: TrophinOak

  • RootPatho – EM (contributing project)

    "Gene regulation and C and N fluxes during the endogenous rhythmic growth of oaks interacting with mycorrhizal as well as root pathogenic biotrophs"

    Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Sylvie Herrmann

  • LeafPatho – MHB (contributing project)

    "Physiological and molecular responses of the oak Quercus robur L. to powdery mildew Microsphaera alphitoides and to Mycorrhiza Helper Bacterium Streptomyces AcH 505"

    Contact: Dr. Mika Tarkka

» Further projects

Funding: BLE / BMEL | Project term: 2013 - 2017 CARBOWERT

CARBOWERT - Hydrothermal carbonization of materials from the sanitation sector, and the sustainable reuse of their conversion products in terms of the biochar concept

A joint project of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Dept. UBZ, BOOEK, TUCHEM), Deutsches BiomasseForschungsZentrum (DBFZ), TerraNova Energy GmbH, Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, and the Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects (IAsP) affiliated to Berlin Humboldt University.

  • Contributing project

    "Long-term effects of hydrothermal carbonized biosolids (HTCB) in soils from sewage sludge: effects on soil microbial biomass, potential for carbon sequestration and mitigation of trace gas emissions"

    Contact: Dr. Elke Schulz

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2008 - 2012 (FunLink I), 2012 - 2016 (FunLink II)
Web: FunLink   FunLink

DFG Research Group „Carbon flow on belowground food webs assessed by isotope tracers“ (FOR 918)


Funding: Leibniz Gemeinschaft | Project term: 2011 - 2014

Work Package: Impact of Root Exudation on Microbial Community Dynamics

Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot , Dr. Tesfaye Wubet , Carla Porges
Web: IPB Rhizo

Funding: BMBF (0313285H) | Project term: 2005 - 2010

Funding: DFG | Project term: 2005 - 2009

Cooperation: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Bodenkunde (IFBK); Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Bodenkunde und Standortslehre, Fachgebiet Bodenbiologie

Contact: Prof. Dr. François Buscot
Web: project description

Funding: BMBF | Project tem: 2000 - 2010 

DIVA - The relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Grassland Ecosystems

A collaborative research effort of the Friedrich-Schiller-University and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry both in Jena, with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Halle and the University of Leipzig.