A fundamental understanding of tree responses to environmental cues is necessary to address climate change impacts. Forests critically influence the Earth's climate and cycle large quantities of carbon and water, yet trees are increasingly at risk through an amplification of extreme climatic events.
We address tree and forest resilience to climate change and extreme climatic events, in particular heat and drought stress. Our research provides process knowledge to predict and guide the potential of forests in mitigating climate change. We combine controlled experiments, observational studies and ecosystem modelling approaches. We teach undergraduate and graduate students in process-based ecological research, as well as provide knowledge transfer into schools and society.
We are recruiting a new colleague to contribute to our research in the field of forest functioning in climate change.Get more information
During our group retreat, we planned research ideas for the coming year and defined our team values.
New publication out in Forestry showing canopy mortality increased tenfold during summer droughts 2018-2020 in LuxembourgTo the full article
In addition to our research work, we also play excellent soccer and won this year's championship at the IMK-IFU!