BEF China. Photo: UFZ

Group: Environmental Genomics


Head: Dr. Tesfaye Wubet   ( Email , Web )
Scientists
  • Ali Nawaz
Technicians
  • Melanie Günther

Projects

  • GCEF - soil microbiomes along land use and simulated drought senario.
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)

  • Oak PhytOmeter - Oak PhytOmeter rhizosphere and phyllosphere microbial communities.
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)

  • Changes in grassland soil microbial communities along land use gradients.
    In the frame of the UFZ - TERENO research platform.
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)

  • Impact of Juncus effusus genotypes on the rhizosphere and endosphere microbial community.
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet and Dr. Stefan Michalski)

  • Soil fungal diversity and community composition of grassland and forest ecosystems along land use gradients in three German Biodiversity Exploratories.
    DFG Priority program SPP1374/3 - Biodiversity Exploratories - Core project 9
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)
  • Interplay between the soil microbiomes with tree species richness and species identity in subtropical forests of China.
    DFG Research Unit FOR 891/3 - BEF China phase III
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)
  • Towards functional microbial biodiversity research.
    DFG Collaborative Research Center (CRC) AquaDiva - SFB 1076
    (Prof. Dr. François Buscot and Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)
  • Rhizosphere microbiomes of Multiparent Advanced Generation Inter - Cross (MAGIC) lines of Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Leibniz Association funding
    (Prof. Dr. François Buscot and Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)

  • Soil fungi as link between plant derived carbon and soil food webs (Funlink).
    DFG Research Unit FOR 918/2 - Carbon flow in belowground food webs assessed by isotope tracers
    (Dr. Tesfaye Wubet, Dr. Dirk Krüger, Prof. Dr. François Buscot)

  • Interplay of soil microbial and mycorrhiza fungal diversity with vegetation successional stage, plant diversity levels and phosphorus availability in subtropical forests of China.
    DFG Research Unit FOR 891/2 - BEF China phase II
    (Prof. Dr. François Buscot and Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)
  • Soil fungal diversity and community structure of grassland and forest ecosystems along land use gradients in three German Exploratories.
    DFG Priority program SPP1374/2 - Biodiversity Exploratories - Core project 11
    (Prof. Dr. François Buscot and Dr. Tesfaye Wubet)


Cooperations

  • Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Scholten and Dr. Peter Kühn, University of Tübingen
  • Prof. Dr. Liang Dong Guo and Prof. Dr. Keping Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer, University of Leipzig, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann, Leibniz Institute DSMZ - German type collection for microorganisms and cell cultures, Braunschweig
  • Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küssel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Prof. Dr. Douglas Godbold, University of Natural resources and Life sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Genene Tefera and Dereje Tufa, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Ethiopia

Publications