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The Jena Experiment is a DFG-funded Research Unit (FOR 5000) that builds on a long history of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research (FOR 456; FOR 1451). Despite broad consensus of the positive BEF relationship, the underlying ecological and evolutionary mechanisms have not been well understood. The Jena Experiment aims at filling this gap of knowledge by applying novel experimental and analytical approaches in one of the longest-running biodiversity experiments in the world (running since 2002). The central aim of the Research Unit is to uncover the mechanisms that determine BEF relationships in the short- and in the long-term.

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Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) gesucht February 22, 2021 4:43pm - Wir suchen ab April 2021 eine Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) für die regelmäßige Probenahme von Bodenwasser…
Student helper position (m/w/d; 19h/week) February 22, 2021 10:11am - The Wirth-Weigelt Working Group, of the University of Leipzig, offers a position for a student…
One Student Helper Position February 12, 2021 11:11am - To support our research activities in the DFG funded project “Plant trait variation and evolution…
New publication from Marr et al. in Scientific Data: LC-MS based plant metabolic profiles of thirteen grassland species grown in diverse neighbourhoods February 12, 2021 8:32am - Plot and species overview In plants, secondary metabolite profiles provide a unique opportunity to explore…
Studentische Hilfskraft für Mai 2021 gesucht February 3, 2021 1:57pm - Wir suchen studentische Hilfskräfte für die Entnahme und Bearbeitung von Wurzelproben auf der Versuchsfläche des…
New publication from Venjakob et al. in Journal of Insects: Inter-Individual Nectar Chemistry Changes of Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis December 16, 2020 12:58pm - Nectar is crucial to maintain plant-pollinator mutualism. Nectar quality (nutritional composition) can vary strongly between…

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