New publications at the ILÖK
- Ehrnsperger, L., Klemm, O. (2022): Air pollution in an urban street canyon: Novel insights from highly resolved traffic information and meteorology. Atmospheric Environment X 13, 100151. doi: 10.1016/j.aeaoa.2022.100151
- Schaller, C., Hofer, B., Klemm, O. (2022): Greenhouse gas exchange of a NW German peatland, 18 years after rewetting. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. doi: 10.1029/2020JG005960
- Klemm, O., Ahrens, A., Arnswald, M., Bethke, R., Berger,D.F., Blankenhaus, K., Blauth, L., Breuer, B., Buchholz, S., Burek, F., Ehrnsperger, L., Funken, S., Henninger, E., Hohl, J., Jöllenbeck, N., Kirgasser, P., Kuhls, M., Paas, B., Roters, L.A., Schaller, C., Schlüter, H. (2022): The Impact of Traffic and Meteorology on Urban Particle Mass and Particle Number Concentrations: Student-Led Studies Using Mobile Measurements before, during, and after the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns. Atmosphere 13, 62. doi: 10.3390/atmos13010062
- Muskus, A. M., Miltner, A., Hamer, U., Nowak, K. M. (2022): Microbial community composition and glyphosate degraders of two soils under the influence of temperature, total organic carbon and pH. Environmental Pollution 297:118790. doi.: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118790
- Kwon T, Shibata H, Kepfer-Rojas S, et al., Hamer U et al. (2021) Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.678480.
- Hollens-Kuhr, H., van der Niet, T., Cozien, R., & Kuhlmann, M. (2021): Pollinator Community Predicts Trait Matching between Oil-Producing Flowers and a Guild of Oil-Collecting Bees. The American Naturalist, doi: 10.1086/717050
- Lezama Valdes, L.-M.; Katurji, M.; Meyer, H. (2021): A Machine Learning Based Downscaling Approach to Produce High Spatio-Temporal Resolution Land Surface Temperature of the Antarctic Dry Valleys from MODIS Data. Remote Sensing, 13: 4673. doi: 10.3390/rs13224673
- Lehmann, J.R.K.; Prior, M.D.; de Paula, L.F.A.; Azevedo, L.; Porembski, S.; Buttschardt, T.K. and Solar, R. (2021): Using drone imagery to upscale estimates of water capacity in tank bromeliads on steep neotropical inselbergs. Austral Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aec.13113
- Heim, W.; Chan, S.; Hölzel, N.; Ktitorov, P.; Mischenko, A.; Kamp, J. (2021): East Asian buntings: ongoing illegal trade and encouraging conservation responses. Conservation Science and Practice 3: e405. doi: 10.1111/csp2.405
- Yong, DL.; Heim, W.; Chowdhury, SU.; Choi, CY.; Ktitorov, P.; Kulikova, O.; Kondratiev, A.; Round, PD.; Allen, D.; Trainor, CR.; Gibson, L.; Szabo, JK. (2021): The state of migratory landbirds in the East Asian Flyway: distributions, threats, and conservation needs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 613172. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.613172
Looking back: 49th annual conference of the GfÖ in Münster
From 9th to 13th September the ILÖK hosted the 49th annual conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ) in the premises of the Fürstenberghaus. With 689 participants from 25 countries, the conference was one of the best attended GfÖ conferences in the past decades. In eight parallel sessions 380 talks and 180 posters were presented. According to the theme of the conference, many sessions dealt with topical environmental policy issues, such as urban air hygiene, climate change, the decline of insect populations and agricultural policy. The German-language sessions of the "Praktikertag" proved to be a demanded forum for exchange between researchers and practitioners of nature conservation and environmental protection. The conference ended with a conference dinner followed by a club night at the music club Jovel, excursions to the Emsaue and Rieselfelder Münster as well as to the ILÖK's restoration projects in limestone quarries of the Teutoburg Forest and peat extraction sites near Vechta.
25 years Institute of Landscape Ecology
This year, the ILÖK celebrates its 25th anniversary. On this occasion the institute had invited on 10.09.2019 in the context of the annual conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ) in Münster to a small celebration, attended by more than 80 former and active institute members. Also present were the two founding fathers of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Schreiber and Prof. Dr. Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier, whose untiring efforts over many years have largely led to the founding of the Institute. After greetings of the dean of the department Prof. Dr. Harald Strauss and of the former AStA chairman and ILÖK graduate Dr. Josef Tumbrinck (today sub-department head nature conservation in the BMU), the managing director of the institute Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert Hölzel gave a brief overview of the development of the Institute since its foundation [PDF download] [non-accessible] [de] in 1994. The evening ended with a lively exchange and a friendly get-together of the guests.