Postcards from the Field

Innsbruck Ecology and Biodiversity scientists share their fieldwork ...

 

End of September 2017

Greetings from Kühtai and Penser Joch!


No matter how cold it is we are still collecting ants,

Patrick

Research Group Molecular Ecology

 



30 August 2017

Postcard from Gran Paradiso

Lake and Glacier Research Group

  


25 August 2017

Grüße aus dem Matschertal!

Gemeinsam mit unseren wissenschaftlichen Gästen Dr. Sandra Lavorel und Dr. Karl Grigulis (LECA Grenoble) sind wir im LTSER Gebiet Matschertal unterwegs.

Unter Führung von Georg Niedrist (Eurac.research, Institut für Alpine Umwelt) haben wir die auf 2700m gelegene Klimastation besucht und die Kulinarik auf der Oberetteshütte analysiert. Während Sandra und Karl dabei „plant traits“ genauer unter die Lupe genommen haben, konnten wir uns vor Ort ein Bild von den Kraftwerksprojekten am Saldurbach und am Upibach für unser Agent Based Model zur Wassernutzung im Matschertal machen.

Liebe Grüße und bis bald,

Georg und Lisa

Research Group Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology

 


1 August 2017

Grüße von der Alm:

Wenn die Luft vor Hitze steht,
und die Mücken lästig stechen,
wird bei den Ökologen die Alm gemäht,
und StudentInnen dürfen rechen.

Durchtrennt wurde nicht ein einziges Kabel,
weder von Sense, Rechen, noch von Gabel. 

Fleißig waren viele Hände,
drum hat die Mahd auch nun ein Ende.
Weh tun uns die Füße,
und schicken von der Kaserstattalm – schöne Grüße.

Mario und Herbert

Research Group Plant, Soil and Ecosystem Processes

 


 

29 July 2017

Hi Magdalena

bin derzeit in Berlin bei einer Messkampagne gemeinsam mit Fred Meier von der TU Berlin.

Dabei geht’s um Messungen der Mikrometeorologie in der Stadt Berlin um Validierungsdaten für ein Stadtklima- und Schadstoffmodell zu erhalten. Mit von der Partie – unsere Thermokamera und der Ökobot.

Gruß

Albin

Biometeorology group

 


Postcard from Kaunertal

 

26 July 2017

 

Assessing the heterogeneity in chemical properties and biological responses of glacial meltwaters in different catchments.

Here the Weißsee in Kaunertal.

 

Regards from Benjamin Pauly (Master student)

 

Lake and Glacier Research Group

 


Postcard from Matsch (South Tyrol)

21 July 2017

Dear all,

just launched the snowbed-project in the sampling area Matsch, South Tyrol, which will continue at the Furka in Switzerland and finally in the National Parc Hohe Tauern.

Greetings from the Oberettes hut,

Julia, Michael, Alex, Eva, Andreas and Laura

Research Group Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology

 


Postcard from National Park Hohe Tauern

20 July 2017

Greetings from the Central Alps!

Sampling micro-catchments in Easttyrol, Carinthia and Salzburg. After long hikes, ready to measure nutrients and water chemistry for longterm ecological research - implementing the just launched project!

Cheers,

Leo, Manuel, Brigitte & Ines

River and Conservation Research Group

 


Postcard from Svalbard

20 July 2017

Greetings from the Arctic.

We spent the last weeks carrying air samplers on glaciers around NyAlesund (Svalbard, 79°N). Once the deep melting slush was gone, we had amazing days and took a big bag full of samples to assess aerial microbial biodiversity and abundance. What a great place to work !

best wishes
Nora

Lake and Glacier Research Group



Postcard from Chile

19 July 2017

 

Sampling in one of the highest lakes in the world, Lago Chungará (4517 m a.s.l.), Chile…

Hard work is the motto of sampling in this type of lake with very strong winds, low oxygen to breath and cold temperatures.

Anyway, happy that at the end everything went well and I got my DNA samples for assessing the microbial diversity, despite getting wet and frozen

Cheers

Pablo Aguilar

Lake and Glacier Research Group



Postcard Rotmoos Gletschertor

18 July 2017

Greetings from the glacier,

 

we are on an excursion with 15 ecologists studying hydrology, chemistry and biology of glacial streams in the inner Oetz Valley.

 

We have been searching for the glacier mouth, and found it eventually, but not on the spot it was last year.  

 

Roland and Leo

Lake and Glacier Research Group
River and Conservation Research Group

 


Postcard from Aosta

Biometeorology group

 


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13 July 2017

Hi Magdalena,

We are currently preparing our pulse-labeling experiment on the ClimGrass field site in Raumberg-Gumpenstein. Additionaly we perform various measurements to display carbon dynamics on species-, canopy- and ecosystem levels.

On the "postcard" attached, you can see our Master students Lena and Lisa performing measurements of light-dependencies of photosynthetic rates on species level. On a ClimGrass-field plot, using a LiCor LI6400 device.

 

Cheers,

David

The ClimGrass experiment
Research Group Plant, Soil and Ecosystem Processes