Lab Alumni



PhD students

Ya Zhang: “The functional morphology of interconduit pit membranes in fresh and dehydrated xylem tissue of angiosperm species”, 2018.
Marco Schmitt: “Aluminium accumulation in tropical and temperate plants: ecological, physiological and evolutionary aspects”, 2016.
Shan Li: “Predicting angiosperm tree mortality based on embolism resistance, cambium vitality and intervessel pit membrane thickness”, March 2013-July 2016.
Hugh Morris: “The structure and function of ray and axial parenchyma in woody seed plants”, July 2013-May 2017.
Matthias Klepsch: „The ultrastructure and chemical composition of pit membranes in vascular plants“, January 2011-Juni 2016.
Pauline Bouche: „Cavitation resistance and the functional role of bordered pits in xylem of conifers: from inter-specific to within tree variability“, 2015.
Zohreh Karimi: „Systematic, evolutionary and functional anatomy of wood and leaves in Betulaceae“, Mai 2011-July 2014.
Alexander Scholz: “How water availability shapes xylem anatomy in plant species”, December 2009-February 2014.
Aude Tixier: “Physique et biologie moleculaire de la vulnerabilité du xylème à la cavitation”, 2010-2013.
David Rabaey: “Micromorphological study of pits in tracherary elements of woody angiosperms”, 2012 (Leuven).
Jean-Baptiste Lamy: “Evolutionary quantitative genetics of wood-related traits (wood density and resistance to cavitation)”, 2011 (Bordeaux).

MSc students

Rebecca Thom: “The micromorphology and ultrastructure of bordered pits and pit membranes in Acer pseudoplatanus”, May 2016-January 2017.
Pia Burkhardt: „Differences in axial and ray parenchyma fractions and their functional significance in the secondary xylem of 35 temperate, subtropical and tropical angiosperm tree species“, September 2015-February 2016.
Marion Feifel: “The letal water potential of five European forest tree species based on phototsynthesis”, 2014.
Sandra Kopp: “Effect of drought strees and fertilization on the hydraulic architecture of Helianthus annuus”, June 2011-March 2012.
Annika Lange: “Hydraulic architecture of petioles and leaves in 9 tropical fern species of Mexico”, February-November 2011.

BSc students

Laura Böe: "Eignet sich Eucommia ulmoides als Stadtbaum?" October 2017-February 2018.
Simon Keck: "Genlisea: Wie funktioniert ihr Fanmechanismus?" , April-August 2017.
Toni Melzer: “Radiales und axiales Parenchyma ls Richtwerte für Trockenstress bei Fagus sylvatica L. und Quercus robur“, April-October 2016.
Nora Deuter: „Porosität von Tüpfelmembrane in zwei kontrastierenden Angiospermenarten“, April-August 2016.
Manon Peuker: “Variation in intervessel pit membrane porosity across woody angiosperm species”, April-August 2016.
Sarah Christmann: „Wann ist eine Pflanze wirklich tot? Trockenstressexperiment mit der holzigen Art Corylus avellana L. und der krautigen Gattung Mentha L.“, April-July 2015.
Nadine Buchsteiner: „Ein Vergleich der Lokalisation von Aluminium in vegetativem Gewebe bei tropischen und temperaten Symplocos arten“, October 2014-January 2015.
Jacob Gerber: „Testing beneficial effects of aluminium on the growth of Coccocypselum herbaceum (tropical hyperaccumulating plant of the family Rubiaceae)", 2015.
Katharina Babucke: „… so that you grow up big and strong!“ How plants balance the need to grow strong and the need to grow tall”, May-November 2014.
Sven Boras: “Aluminium accumulation in Symplocos trees from a tropical mountain forest in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia”, January-August 2014.
Pia Burkhardt: “Effects of aluminium concentration and pH on the growth of Camellia sinensis (Theaceae)”, May –July 2013.
Sven Boras: “Arsenic accumulation in ferns”, 2011.

LA students

Tabea Matei: ‘The ultrastructure and function of intervessel pit membranes in angiosperm species”, October 2017-May 2018.
Anna Bazle: “Einfluss von Saisonalität und Trockenstress auf Nanopartikel im Xylemsaft von Corylus avellana”, April-September 2016.
Cora Carmesin: „Über den Fangmechanismus karnivorer Reusenfallen am Beispiel von Genlisea hispidula“, 2017.
Sandra Schiele: „Ultrastrukturen von Tüpfelmembranen in Xylem sowie Oberflächenstoffe von Nanopartikeln im Xylemsaft“, October 2015-February 2016.
Vanessa Wiesmann: „Nanopartikel in Corylus avellana und der Einfluss vonchemischen und physikalischen Faktoren auf die Nanopartikel“, October 2015-February 2016.
Marco Schmitt: “Structure and function of pit membranes in 6 Acer species”, 2012

Long term research visitors

  • Thais Oya (Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu, Brazil): April - June 2018
  • Sebastien Levionnois (CNRS, Kourou, France): June - July 2018
  • Dr. Scott McAdam (Purdue University, USA): April - August 2018
  • Dr. Min Wu (Yulin Normal University, P.R. China): March 2018 - March 2019
  • Dr. Luciano Pereira (Campinas, Brazil): February - March; September 2018
  • Dewen Qin (Guangxi University, P.R. China): July 2016 - Juni 2017
  • Dr. Christine Scoffoni (UCLA, USA): March - June 2017
  • Dr. Jochen Schenk (Fullerton State University, USA): June - July 2016; March 2017
  • Dr. Martyna Kotowska (Göttingen University, Germany): April - December 2016
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Mustapha Gorai (University of Gabes, Tunisia): Sept- December 2015
  • Dr. Radek Jupa (Brno University, Czech Republic): February - March 2015
  • Dr. Lenka Plavcová, (University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic): April 2013 - 2015
  • Dr. Brendan Choat (University Western Sydney, Australia): October 2011 - January 2012; June 2013 - August 2014
  • Dr. Stefanie Stuart (NSF, postdoc): October 2011 - January 2012; June 2013 - August 2014
  • Dr. Fenghui Yuan (Chinese Academy of Sciences): April - June 2014
  • Dr. Sabine Rosner (University of Vienna, BOKU, Austria): April - May 2014
  • Milena Cambronero Quesada (University of San Jose, Costa Rica): April - August 2014
  • Dr. Dragana Rancic (University of Belgrade, Serbia): December 2013
  • Ilinka Pecinar (University of Belgrade, Serbia): December 2013
  • Andrea Rodríguez (University of San Jose, Costa Rica): April - August 2013
  • Sutthiratana Khaopakro (Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand): August-November 2012
  • Carole Beaudry (University of Ottawa, Canada): June - July 2012
  • Adriana Rodríguez (University of San Jose, Costa Rica): April - August 2012
  • Hildrun Vetter (University of Bonn, Germany): March 2012
  • Federica Dimasi (University of Trieste, Italy): September - October 2011
  • Jean-Baptiste Lamy (University of Bordeaux, France): October 2009 - January 2010
  • David Rabaey (K.U.Leuven, Belgium): 2009 - 2012

Short term visitors

  • Dr. Brodribb, Tim (University of Tasmania),
  • Dr. Burkhardt, Jürgen (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Dr. Cao, Kunfang (China)
  • Dr. Cardoso, Amanda (Purdue University, USA)
  • Dr. Delzon, Sylvain (University of Bordeaux, France)
  • Dr. Fonti, Patrick (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switserland)
  • Dr. Glosser, Vit (Masaryk University, Czeck Republic),
  • Dr. Hacke, Uwe (University of Edmonton, Canada),
  • Dr. Lens, Frederic (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands),
  • Dr. Mayr, Stefan (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Dr. Schenk, Jochen (Fullerton State University, USA)
  • Dr. Schuldt, Bernhard (Göttingen University, Germany)
  • Dr. Steppe, Kathy (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Dr. Tyree, Mel (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Dr. Zieminska, Kasia (Macquarie University, Australia)