Biogeography and Dendro Sciences (Bräuning)

In the biogeography and dendro sciences working group we deal with all aspects of dendro sciences. Our research focuses internationally on Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.

Dendrolab – the Dendro Lab  offers a variety of options for the preparation of wood samples, measurement of ring width and analyses of wood-anatomical parameters.

Isotope Lab – Scientific key aspects of our research are highly resolved reconstructions of climate using tree rings and lake sediments. Moreover, analyses of stable isotopes are employed for dealing with plant-physiological and environmental questions with regards to element cycles, food webs and oceanography.

Please find suggestions for 1st state exam-, bachelor- and master theses here:

Prof. Dr. Achim Bräuning

PD Dr. Christoph Mayr

PD Dr. Jussi Grießinger (in German only)

  • Biogeographical aspects of climatic stress resilience of mountain forests of the central Himalaya - Institutspartnerschaft Tribhuvan University, Nepal

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022
    Funding source: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • Anwendung stabiler Isotope in Jahrringen

    (Third Party Funds Group – Sub project)

    Overall project: Klimarekonstruktion aus und Gefährdungsevaluation von Nothofagus-Wäldern im Kontext von Megadroughts und rezenter Waldbranddynamik in Chile
    Term: August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2022
    Funding source: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • YunForest: Wachstum und physiologische Reaktionen von Wäldern auf Klimaänderungen entlang latitudinaler und altitudinaler Gradienten in Südwest-China (Provinz Yunnan)

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022
    Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)
  • "Talking Trees": Schnittstelle von Klimadynamik, Dendroökologie und Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

    (Third Party Funds Group – Overall project)

    Term: May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2023
    Funding source: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst (ab 10/2013)
    URL: https://www.bayklif.de/verbundprojekte/baytreenet/