Lab Alumni


  • Anna Bazle (LA-Student) "Einfluss von Saisonalität und Trockenstress auf Nanopartikel im Xylemsaft von Corylus avellana"
  • Manon Alexandra Peuker (BSc-Student) "Variation in intervessel pit membrane porosity across woody angiosperm species"
  • Nora Deuter (BSc-Student) "Porosität von Tüpfelmembrane in zwei kontrastierenden Angiospermenarten"
  • Sandra Schiele (LA-student) "Ultrastrukturen von Tüpfelmembranen in Xylem sowie Oberflächenstoffe von Nanopartikeln im Xylemsaft"
  • Pia Burkhardt (MSc-student) "Differences in axial and ray parenchyma fractions and their functional significance in the secondary xylem of 35 temperate, subtropical and tropical angiosperm tree species"
  • Vanessa Wiesmann (LA-student) "Nanopartikel in Corylus avellana und der Einfluss von chemischen und physikalischen Faktoren auf die Nanopartikel"


  • Pauline Bouche (PhD-student): "Cavitation ressitance and the functional anatomy of bordered pits in xylem of conifers: from the inter-specific to the within tree variability"
  • Sarah Christmann (BSc-student) "Wann ist eine Pflanze wirklich tot? Trockenstressexperiment mit der holzigen Art Corylus avellana L. und der krautigen Gattung Mentha L."
  • Jakob Gerber (BSc-student) "Beneficial effects of aluminium on the growth of a tropical plant (Coccocypselum herbaceum" 
  • Nadine Buchsteiner (BSc-student) "Localisation of aluminum in the tissue of different Symplocos species"


  • Katharina Babucke (BSc student) " that you grow big and strong!"
    Do bigger plants have more stable stalks - and how do different plants build stronger stalks?
  • Sven Boras (MSc student) "Aluminium accumulation in Symplocos trees from a tropical mountain forrest in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia"
  • Marion Feifel (MSc) "The lethal water potenial of five European forest tree species based on photosynthesis"
  • Dr. Zoreh Karimi Lenji (PhD student): "Phylogeny and Evolution of the Betulaceae as Inferred from Comparative Anatomy of Intervessel Pits, Plant Morphology and Ecological trends"
  • Dr. Alexander Scholz (PhD student): “How water availability shapes xylem anatomy in plant species”


  • Pia Burkhardt (BSc student): “Effects of aluminium concentration and pH on the growth of Camellia sinensis (Theaceae)”,
  • Dr. Aude Tixier (PhD student): “Physique et biologiemoleculaire de la vulnerabilité du xylème à la cavitation”


  • Marco Schmitt (LA student): “Structure and function of pit membranes in 6 Acerspecies”
  • Sandra Kopp (Diploma student): “Effect of drought strees and fertilization on the hydraulic architecture of Helianthus annuus


  • Sven Boras (BSc-student): “Arsenic accumulation in ferns”
  • Annika Lange (Diploma student): “Hydraulic architecture of petioles and leaves in 9 tropical fern species of Mexico”


  • Anke Stein (PhD-student): December 2009-December 2010.


Long term visitors

  • Ass. Prof. Mustapha Gorai (University of Gabes, Tunisia): Sept- December 2015
  • Dr. Lenka Plavcoa, Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, April 2013 - March 2015 (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, the Czech Republic and Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Dr. Stephanie Stuart (University of Western Sydney, Australia): June 2013 - September 2014
  • Dr. Brendan Choat (University of Western Sydney, Australia): June 2013 - September 2014
  • Vesna Kandic (University of Belgrad, Serbia): September 2014
  • Neda Anicic (University of Belgrad, Serbia): September 2014
  • Dr. Fenghui Yuan (Chinese Academy of Sciences): April-June 2014
  • Dr. Sabine Rosner (University of Vienna, BOKU, Austria): April-May 2014
  • Milena Cambronero (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 Rodriguez (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 Rodriguez (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): several visits between 2009 and 2012

Short term visitors

  • Dr. Brodribb, Tim (University of Tasmania),
  • Dr. Burkhardt, Jürgen (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Dr. Cao, Kunfang (China),
  • 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)