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 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!
Our colleagues at the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen have an opening for a PostDoc position in our joint project “Effect of climate extremes on grapevine production in SouthTyrol: early detection of abiotic stress and consequences on wine quality”. Apply here.
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!