The Geoecology Group aims at understanding ecosystem functioning across scales and time. More specifically, our research aims at identifying physical, chemical and biological parameters that control ecosystem carbon turnover on the landscape scale. We pay particular attention to vegetation and soils, as they are proxies for present and past ecosystem conditions. To achieve this, our research employs methods from soil science, ecophysiology and micrometeorology in a geography context. At present most of our projects focus on peatland carbon cycling at various field sites in Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Sweden.

News

Aktuelles
 

A newspaper article about the use of peat and the important role of peatlands as carbon sinks in Austria with the participation of Raphael Müller from...

Event
 

The Long Term Wetland Ecosystem Research (LTWER) Core Facility was officially opened on September 19 with numerous guests. In beautiful weather, there...

Andreas Maier
Forschung
 

A new publication from the working group geoecology dealing with root exudates and decomposition of peat

Raphael Müller
Event
 

For 19th of September 2022 the Working Group Geoecology invites decision makers, experts from science and practice as well as other interested parties...

News
 

The new Core Facility "Long Term Wetland Ecosystem Research" investigates ecosystem functions of peatlands and wetlands. The focus is on the carbon...

Lehre
 

The field trip "Peatlands in the Landscape Mosaic" took place this summer in the Waldviertel. Students gained exciting insights into the world of bogs...

Raphael Müller