On Friday, Michaela, Albin and Georg attended the kick-off workshop of the project “Effect of climate extremes on grapevine production in South Tyrol: early detection of abiotic stress and consequences for vine quality” funded by the province of Südtirol/Alto Adige. During the course of the workshop the three project teams from Free University of Bolzano, Laimburg and University of Innsbruck visited the TerraXCube in Bolzano, where a factorial heat-drought experiment will be conducted, the EC tower at the field site near Plantaditsch, discussed the mid-term planning for 2021 and had an excellent joint lunch in the Felsenkeller at Laimburg.
Today Albin and Georg attended the presentation of the successful projects of the 2019 Research Südtirol/Alto Adige call in Bozen/Bolzano (http://www.provinz.bz.it/news/de/news.asp?news_action=4&news_article_id=643217). Proud and grateful to be amongst the 20 funded projects and looking forward to collaborate with UniBz (Massimo Tagliavini et al.) and Laimburg (Barbara Raifer and Florian Haas) in this project!
Within the frame of the project AgroClimHuaraz, we are offering a MSc thesis topic investigating phenological changes in the seasonal development of agricultural crops along a precipitation gradient in the area of Huaraz in the Peruvian Andes. The candidate is expected to use Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) satellite timeseries of the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to diagnose changes in the phenological development and to relate these to changes in the amount and timing of precipitation during the wet season as derived from reanalysis products. See here for further details.
Kitz F., Spielmann F.M., Hammerle A., Kolle O., Migliavacca M., Moreno G., Ibrom A., Krasnov D., Noe S.M., Wohlfahrt G. (2020) Soil COS exchange: a comparison of three European ecosystems. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1029/2019GB006202.