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Head of Research Group

Dr. Nadine Rühr

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Plant Ecophysiology

We study the vulnerability of plants and ecosystems to extreme climate events, and aim to increase understanding of fundamental plant physiological processes related to carbon and water cycling. Specifically, we are interested on how trees respond to heat and drought stress, including post-stress recovery.

We expose plants to a range of realistic stress scenarios under controlled experiment conditions and integrate measurements from the cellular to the plant level including metabolites, volatile organic compounds, hydraulic properties, growth and carbon-water relations.

We upscale experimental results with state-of-the-art process models to predict ecosystem responses under global change scenarios.


People
Name Phone Email
+49 8821 183 230 nadine ruehrSPAM∂kit edu
+49 8821 183 195 ines bambergerSPAM∂kit edu
+49 8821 183 215 benjamin biramiSPAM∂kit edu
+49 8821 183 213 andreas gastSPAM∂kit edu
+49 8821 183 196 marielle gattmannSPAM∂kit edu
+49 8821 183 187 romy rehschuhSPAM∂kit edu

The Plant Ecophysiology Group receives funding by the Emmy Noether-Programm of the German Science Foundation.