Seminar in Plant Ecology

A joint seminar of the Plant Ecology and Plant Evolutionary Ecology groups. The seminar takes place in the "Besprechungsraum" (room 36, ground floor) of "Auf der Morgenstelle 3" on Fridays starting at 13:30 until 14:30.

If you want to sign up or make a change to the programme, please contact Niek Scheepens.


Date Seminar
20 Oct

Javier Morente - Disentangling local adaptation and genetic drift in marginal populations of a Mediterranean mountain plant.

Robert Rauschkolb - Does ex situ cultivation of rare plant species in botanical gardens lead to loss of adaptation to the wild?

27 Oct

Anna Kirschbaum - Evolution of plant phenotypic plasticity in response to grassland management


Allen Kandjai - Reseeding Anthephora pubescens and Brachiaria nigropedata as a restoration measure at the Waterberg, central Namibia; impacts of rainfall, soil properties and nutrients

03 Nov

Ellie Gibson-Forty - Reproduction in the desert, is it limited by pollinators? A gradient-approach in Israel


Maike Domogalla - Response of grassland plants to extreme drought

10 Nov No Seminar - Meeting StEvE
17 Nov Free slot
24 Nov

Sirona Hillenbrand - Associative learning in Arabidopsis thaliana: can the light induced stomatal opening be coupled with a gravitational stimulus?


Anubhav Mohiley - Chemical defense and chemical warfare are two sides of the same coin

01 Dec

Franziska M. Willems - Tracking (long-term) phenological changes: mining herbaria and roaming the forests


Free slot (short)
08 Dec

Maxi Herberich - Density-dependent dynamics in plant communities deviate from simple rules due to age structure, multiple species and abiotic stress


Free slot (short)


15 Dec

Miriam Heck - Thermonastic reactions in Rhododendron – intensity in different species and influence of leaf herbivory


Jannik Kohl - The effects of inbreeding and hybridization on seed germination in two closely related Campanula species in the European Alps

22 Dec Rüdiger Hampp - Vitality of lichens of different light climates in the Atlantic Rain Forest

29 Dec

No Seminar - Winter holidays
05 Jan No Seminar - Winter holidays
12 Jan

Luzia Tiggeman - Establishing multispectral imaging techniques to monitor vegetation characteristics at HBT


Free slot (short)

19 Jan Jan Ruppert - TBA
26 Jan

Eva Weber - The influence of cultivation of wild flowers on their stress tolerance


Free slot (short)

2 Feb Free slot
9 Feb

Bence Gaspar - Large-scale patterns of epigenetic diversity in natural populations of Plantago lanceolata


Nicola Lechner - Drought impacts on herbaceous plants: Separating resistance and resilience mechanisms

16 Feb

EXTRA SEMINAR: Mark Bilton - Bilton goes biltong: the search for elephants



Seminars from previous semesters