After intensive preparations this week, today we started, within the frame of a joint FWF-DFG project with Mirco Migliavacca, a mesocosm experiment in which we aim to study the interactive effects of drought and canopy structure on the top-of-canopy sun-induced fluorescence. To this end, Javier Pacheco-Labrador joined with a FLOX-TOGO instrument for SIF measurements across the replicated plots on a planophile (clover) and erectophile (grass) canopy. These episodic measurements will be accompanied by a suite of additional measurements including active chlorophyll fluorescence, environmental conditions, leaf area, leaf angle distribution, leaf ingredients, etc. FormerMSCA fellow in our group, Karolina Sakowska, also joined for the day to help out, exchange data and discuss ongoing works!
This and the last week, Kadmiel Maseyk (Open University, UK) was visiting the group in order to prepare the 2nd COS workshop and discuss science and potential joint projects revolving around COS, SIF and grassland response to climate change. His stay was generously funded through a BrittInn fellowship. The picture shows Kadmiel (leftmost) and part of the group (from left to right: Katharina, Kathi, Karolina and Georg) preparing for the nightly downhill sledge after hiking up to Rumeralm.
We’ve received notice that Kadmiel Maseyk from Open University will be granted a BrittInn fellowship which will allow him to conduct a research stay at the Biomet group in February 2019!
Tomorrow Monday, Kadmiel Maseyk (Open University, UK) will be giving a presentation in the Institute Seminar series on “Shedding light on the dark reactions of photosynthesis: lessons from new approaches to large scale analysis”. Today, we got on the mountain bikes and went for a ride.
The group at lunch time with Kadmiel (3rd on right).
Kadmiel and Georg prepared for the ride down with Pfeishütte in background.