Adaptation Processes to Extreme Environments

Research activities focus on adaptations of plants to alpine environments and survival strategies at the margins of plant life from molecular, cellular, organismic up to the population level. In a variety of disciplines various, often interdisciplinary projects are conducted within the frame of this topic.

Development and life history adaptation
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Development and life history adaptation
Functional adaptations to environmental stress: Drought, excessive irradiation, frost, heat, calcification stress, temperature and winter stress Functional adaptations to environmental stress
CITREE - City Trees Citizen Science
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CITREE - City Trees Citizen Science
Woody Woodpecker – Wood anatomical analyses of conifers at the alpine timberline
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Woody Woodpecker – Wood anatomical analyses of conifers at the alpine timberline

Alpine Seed Conservation and Research Network

The Network focuses on seed collection, germination and survival of species along an elevation gradient, effects of provenances in Saxifraga species and germination dynamics

David and Claudia Harding Foundation