Category: Projects

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New projects

We’re delighted to announce that we have received notice that two of our submitted projects will receive funding. The first one goes to Lorenz Hänchen, who received funding for the project “EARLY – Early drought stress detection in Alpine Grassland Ecosystems” by the Forschungszentrum Berglandwirtschaft of the University of Innsbruck. The second one goes to Martin Rutzinger (Department of Geography), Magnus Bremer (LaserData) and Georg for the project “BeatTheBeetle – Early detection of spruce bark beetle in Austria using remote sensing”, funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

New project funded

We have received the fantastic news today that a joint project with the University of Bolzano (Massimo Tagliavini, Leonardo Montagnani, Damiano Zanotelli) and Eurac Research (Claudia Notarnicola, Mariapina Castelli, Alice Crespi and Georg Niedrist) entitled “A monitoring system for carbon fluxes in South Tyrolean ecosystems” will be funded within the Research Südtirol/Alto Adige 2022 call.

New FWF project funded

We have received the wonderful pre-Xmas news that our project “Longterm carbon and water balance of a coniferous forest” submitted to the Austrian National Science Fund (FWF) will be funded for the coming four years!

The funding will allow us to shift gears with respect to long-term measurements at the FAIR site, which we initiated back in 2021, and at the same time tackle some of the current problems in forest-atmosphere carbon and water exchange.

New grant to Lorenz Hänchen

PhD student Lorenz Hänchen will receive a grant from the Tyrolean Young Scientist 2023 program in order to work on making the photochemical reflectance index (PRI) a more reliable proxy for non-photochemical quenching.

Congratulations to Lorenz for this achievement!

Preparations for grapevine experiments

greenhouse budburst 05 06.04.21

Preparations for the factorial heat x drought experiment in the climate chambers of the TerraXCube in Bozen/Bolzano within the frame of a project funded by the province of South Tyrol are on the way.

Project partners from Laimburg have already prepared experimental plants and the first batch of these is already going into budburst as the picure by Amy Kadison shows. Looking forward to the experiment in July/August!