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November 2019: DFG-Forschungsgruppe DASIM in Phase II gestartet

Landwirtschaftlich genutzte Böden sind die wichtigste Quelle für anthropogene Lachgasemissionen. Hauptziel der von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Forschungsgruppe DASIM ist es, Denitrifizierung auf verschiedenen Skalen und in Reaktion auf unterschiedliche Bedingungen vorherzusagen. In unserem Teilprojekt wurden dazu in der ersten Projektphase von drei Jahren verschiedene Isotopenmethoden, mit denen Lachgasquellen im Boden unterschieden werden können, verglichen und dann angewendet, um räumlich distinkte Produktion von Lachgas (‚hot spots‘) in Inkubationsversuchen zu untersuchen. Im Rahmen der zweiten Phase II des DASIM Projekts sollen nun erstmals Markierungsversuche auf ungestörten Grünlandflächen durchgeführt werden und dadurch Effekte durch Pflanzeninteraktionen und natürliche Bodenbeschaffenheit integriert werden.

 

September 2019: Rewetting of peatlands - International conference at the University of Rostock

Photo: T. Rahr/University of Rostock

From 10 to 13 September 2019, more than 150 scientists from Germany and abroad will discuss the rewetting of drained peatlands at the international "WETSCAPES Conference" at the University of Rostock. Complete press release (in German) here.

 

May 2019: New project started on the influence of microplastics on grassland stocks

The occurrence and effects of microplastics are among the highly topical, anthropogenically caused environmental problems. Reliable information on the quantities and dynamics of plastic fragments is not yet sufficiently available and is the subject of current research projects. There is a particular lack of well-founded knowledge on the effects of microplastics in agriculture and in particular on grassland stocks. For this reason, M.Sc. Hanna Schmidt's doctoral thesis will investigate the concrete influences that microplastics can have on different types of grassland.

The simulation of microplastics is carried out by microfragments of different polymers, which are first examined in germ and vessel experiments with different plant species.

 

May 2018: WETSCAPES presents itself at the campaign "Europe in my region"

WETSCAPES was chosen as project to be presented at the campaign "Europe in my region. Firstly, Prof. Nicole Wrage-Mönnig represented Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at the launch event in Hanover, the "Pitch your Project-Award". Furthermore, WETSCAPES was introduced at the MV-Day at Pentecost in Rostock. Many interested people came to us at the "Neuen Markt". Children got magnifying cups for their own research. More information about this campaign and pictures here.

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Winter semester 2017/18: Interdisciplinary lecture series „AgriCoast - Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung in küstennahen Agrarlandschaften“ at the University of Rostock

Time: 15.15 - 16.45 pm; Site: Lecture hall JLW8-HSL, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 8, 18059 Rostock

23-Oct-2017: Moore – die nasse Notwendigkeit der Nachhaltigkeit, Prof. Dr. Hans Joosten, University of Greifswald, Institute for Botany and Landscape Ecology, more information about the presentation

06-Nov-2017: WETSCAPES – Vom Verstehen zur nachhaltigen Nutzung unserer Moore, Prof. Dr. Nicole Wrage-Mönnig, University of Rostock, Chair of Grassland and Fodder Sciences, more information about the presentation

20-Nov-2017: Biodiversität & Stabilität - Sind diversere Ökosysteme stabiler gegenüber Umweltänderungen? Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kreyling, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute for Botany and Landscape Ecology, DFG-Heisenberg Professorship for Experimental Plant Ecology

18-Dec-2017: Nutzung von Fernerkundungsmethoden zur Charakterisierung von Moorstandorten, Dr. Erik Borg, DLR/DFD Nationales Bodensegment Neustrelit, more information about the presentation

 

July 2017: Move of the chair

The chair of Grassland and Fodder Sciences moved to new offices. Since the staff was spread across different buildings of the faculty campus for a long time, now, we moved to common premises in the OKI (Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 2). Please note that some telephone numbers have changed. Please send the post to our postal adress J.-v.-Liebig-Weg 6 further on.

May 2017: Dem Klimakiller im Moor auf der Spur

Article in the Ostseezeitung of 20-May-2017

April 2017: WETSCAPES launched

Since march, nearly all positions could be filled and it has started off. In this joint project of the universities of Greifswald and Rostock, we develop the scientific basics for a sustainable management of fen peatlands and coastal sites, particular degraded and later rewetted areas. The project WETSCAPES, of which the speaker is Prof. Nicole Wrage-Mönnig, is funded within the excellent research programme of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with 5 millions Euro over a period of 4 years with means of the European Social Fund.

 

More information here.