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Benjamin Birami

Benjamin Birami

PhD Student
group: Plant-Atmosphere Interactions
room: 192
phone: +49 8821 183 215
fax: +49 8821 735 73
benjamin biramiSPAM∂kit edu

Research Interests

  • Physiological plant response on future climate conditions
  • long and short-term stress response
  • primary and secondary plant metabolism
  • Sink-Source-Interactions: Plant performance when environmental stress on photosynthetically activ organs is increasing and carbon/water dynamics are limiting sink supply
  • Combined heat- and drought as trigger for stress response in Aleppo Pine (pinus halepensis)
  • Tools: simulation of future climate conditions in greenhouse growth chambers
  • gas exchange measurements - CO2 , H2O, BVOC
  • central carbon metabolism measurements
  • ROS metabolism measurements



  • CliFF: Climate feedbacks and benefits of semi-arid forests,funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)


CliFF Cooperations

  • Weizmann Institute of Israel, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Dan Yakir`s Lab, Eco-Physiology Group


PhD Cooperations

Prof. Dr. Heinz Rennenberg, UNI Freiburg - Institut für Forstwissenschaften
Professur für Baumphysiologie
Georges-Köhler Allee, Geb. 53/54
79085 Freiburg
T: 0761-203-8301
F: 0761-203-8302
E-Mail: heinz rennenbergSPAM∂ctp uni-freiburg de

Prof. Dr. Arnd G. Heyer, University of Stuttgart
Institute of Biomaterials and biomolecular Systems
Dept. of Plant Biotechnology Pfaffenwaldring 57
70569 Stuttgart
T: +49 711 685 65050
F: +49 711 685 65096



since 10/2015 PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology-Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Germany - research group: Plant Atmosphere Interactions
  Thesis title: "Carbon status and water dynamics feed-backs on stress response in Pinus halepensis seedlings under predicted heat, drought, and future CO2 conditions"



Annual GfÖ Meeting, Heat and drought:                                                 "Stress and recovery responses of Aleppo pine seedlings"


2014: Diploma in Technical Biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany - Department of Plant Biotechnology Thesis: "Sink-Source-Interactions: Change of shoot-to-root phloem transport as a function of carbohydrate status of source leaves in Arabidopsis thaliana" Project thesis: "The subcellular hexose allocation and its effect on respiration in Arabidopsis thaliana"