June 2013: biomet in the press
Following a press release prepared by Gabriele Rampl (Scinews), reports on our research on mountain grasslands and in particular about our recent paper on the effects of changes in snow melt on mountain grassland carbon dioxide source/sink strength have appeared in several newspapers (WienerZeitung, Standardonline, Salzburger Nachrichten) and media (ipoint of the University of Innsbruck, ORFonScience, Innovationsreport, APAScience, zukunft forschung).
March 2013: Teaching stomatal conductance
Within the TeefürPUK project we have today hosted a class from the Reithmanngymnasium in order to introduce the pupils into leaf gas exchange. Georg discussed with the pupils the basics of leaf CO2 and water vapour exchange and in particular strategies of plants involved in the regulation of stomatal conductance. Then pupils could get a hands-on experience with the Decagon porometers measuring stomatal conductance on a reference group of plants, drought-stressed plants and plants kept in the dark (simulating nighttime). Finally, results obtained by the pupils were discussed and related to the importance of stomatal conductance in regulating the water cycle and near-surface climate and the implications of changing environmental conditions.
March 2013: StartClim 2011 wrap-up
StartClim 2011, to which we, together with Stefan Mayr from the Institute of Botany, contributed a project component on the response of transpiration of Austrian tree species to drought has been officially closed this week with a press release (APA1, APA2, APA3).
December 2012: Eduard Wallnöfer Anerkennungspreis 2012
Albin and Georg received the Eduard Wallnöfer Anerkennungspreis 2012 for their project GrassClim Next Generation – see the corresponding press release:
April 2012: biomet on TV
Stefanie Hörbst and Felix Spielmann did measurements as part of a course at the University of Innsbruck comparing air temperatures in urban and rural environments. They had the opportunity to explain their work to a wider audience during their appearance in the Tirol Heute weather forecast! Here’s a video and some pictures:
October 2010: Kickoff GrassClim, Rotholz
September 2010: Press Reactions
A list of links to reports about the publication in nature geoscience, “Contrasting response of European forest and grassland energy exchange to heatwaves“.
August 2010: VOC project in the press
Multiple newspapers have reported on our VOC project. Here are some of the links (in german):
Juli 2010: biomet on the radio
Radio broadcast (german): „Wiesen als Klimafaktor: Innsbrucker Forscher messen organische Spurengase der Alpen-Wiesen“ [ currently offline ]
October 2008: Anton-Auer-Hauptschule Telfs
September 2008: The Purpose of Fluxnet
September 2008: Sparkling Science
Results of this project will be online again soon!