A grand conference in a wonderful city with so many exciting talks and valuable exchanges!
Our PhD students Ruth Pickert and Peter Kriegel had the chance to present exciting results in a talk. On top of that Sophia Hochrein and Oliver Mitesser gave detailed insight into their work during the poster sessions.
We had a wonderful time at our first BETA-FOR workshop!
The first BETA-FOR workshop was a great opportunity for all members to get to know each other, introduce projects and exchange experiences about the recently completed field season. Special impulses were given by the Mercator Fellows with exciting presentations on statistical methods of biodiversity analyses and impressive research data on multidiversity and multifunctionality of forests.
Dr. Mari-Liis Viljur will support the team of the Field Station Fabrikschleichach for the next 3 years. After completing her dissertation "Local and landscape effects on butterfly assemblages in managed forests" 2019 at the University of Tartu (Estonia), she will do research now on different species groups on decaying dead wood. We warmly welcome you: Tere tulemast!
The fieldstation Fabrikschleichach welcomed Prof. Anne Chao and Prof. Chun-Huo Chiu as guests at the station. The internationally renowned statisticians from Taiwan were informed about the current projects of the fieldstation. Together with the station team, they visited different experiments in the university forest and in the Nationalpark Bavarian Forest. The scientific cooperation between the participating institutes will be increased by fruitful discussions.
Dr. Alexandro B. Leverkus, Universidad de Alcala (Madrid), is from 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2020 guest at the fieldstation Fabrikschleichach (Zoologie III), by the Alexander-von-Humboldt research fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. Leverkus does research on the topic “Forest disturbances in the Anthropocene: Unravelling ecological interactions between wildfire and (salvage) logging”.
Prof. Dr. Jörg müller is the new head of the Field Staion Fabrikschleichach since may 2016. He will establish a new research focus on the biodiversity of temperate forest ecosystems in close collaboration with the Bavarian Forest National Park.