Environmental Physiology and Functional Ecology
Soils, Plants and Ecosystems


Applied research for reclamation of post-mining sites in Lower LusatiaPhysiological activity of biocrusts at post-mining sites in Lower LusatiaEcological functions of biocrustsEvapotranspiration in AgroLandscapesInfluence of climate on vegetationPlant functional ecologyEcophysiological adapation of plants in extreme ecosystemsResearch in the South African drylandsEcosystem development and ecosystem services of post-mining-sitesEnvironmental physiology of agroforestry systems


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It is crucial to understand the ecological functions of soil, plants and climate for sustainable production systems and  the development reclaimed ecosystems.

Our research objectives is to integrate environmental physiological processes of plants and soils into ecosystem research.

Particular emphasis is put on interactions between plants and their environment, on plant performances, based on ecophysiological processes and soil-plant-atmosphere interactions in water and nutrient limited ecosystems.


Dr. Maik Veste

CEBra - Centre for Energy Technology Brandenburg e.V., Cottbus

Lecturer at the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Botany, Stuttgart

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