TER News

  • New Paper in Scientific Reports: Global patterns of phosphatase activity in natural soils (by O. Margalef et al.)


    Soil phosphatase levels strongly control the biotic pathways of phosphorus (P), an essential element for life, which is often limiting in terrestrial ecosystems. We investigated the in uence of climatic and soil traits on phosphatase activity in terrestrial systems using metadata analysis ...

  • The ForHot 2017 Workshop


    "Joint Ecosystem Assessment on the Effects of Natural Soil Warming on Subarctic Grasslands and Forests”

    13-15 March 2017

    University of Vienna, Austria



  • 2016 Outstanding Poster and PICO Award


    Werner Mayerhofer (TER) and Marlies Dietrich (DOME) have received the 2016 Outstanding Poster and PICO Award of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) for their presentation 'Visualizing carbon and nitrogen transfer in the tripartite symbiosis of Fagus sylvatica, ectomycorrhizal fungi and soil ...

  • Dr. Alexander Tveit


    Dr. Alexander Tveit (Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø) has been awarded a grant from the Research Council for his project ’Time & Energy: Fundamental microbial mechanisms that control CH4 dynamics in a warming Arctic’. 
    Within this project Alexander will ...

  • New paper in Journal of Ecology: Drought history affects grassland plant and microbial carbon turnover during and after a subsequent drought event


    Watch Lucia Fuchslueger, former PhD student at TER, presenting her recent paper ‘Drought history affects grassland plant and microbial carbon turnover during and after a subsequent drought event’  published in the September issue of Journal of Ecology in a YouTube video.


  • First Soil Ecology Workshop at DMES


    Students and scientists of the DMES who are working in the field of soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry met on May 20th for the first DMES Soil Ecology Workshop. This workshop was also the kick-off meeting for the new Soil ...

  • Summer Research Experience @ TER


    Three positions are available for Masters students during the summer 2016, that will provide a unique opportunity to participate in one of the research projects and become member of the scientific team at TER.
    Interested students should apply for ...

  • MSc. Judith Braun



    Judith Braun successfully defended her Master thesis entitled „Getting to the bottom of 15N Isotope Pool Dilution technique - Gross N Mineralization revisited".
    Excellent, Judith!


  • Field course in Costa Rica February 2016


    Wolfgang Wanek, Andreas Richter and Christina Kaiser just returned from a field course in Costa Rica, where they studied soils, plants and ants together with Veronika Meyer and Werner Huber (Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research) ...

  • New article on Microbial Carbon Use Efficiency

    First study to use incorporation of 18O - H2O into DNA to estimate microbial growth and carbon use efficiency.
    Microbial carbon use efficiency and biomass turnover times depending on soil