Frenck Georg PhD

Georg Frenck University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology

Research Group: Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology

Sternwartestraße 15     (Room 102)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51626
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Scientific Interests

Short versus long-term responses of plant physiology, populations and ecosystems to environmental and climate change

Phenotypic correlations and determinants of growth dynamics

Reproductive fitness in annuals

Scaling plant eco-physiology, functioning and performance

Experimental and statistical methodology in ecological sciences

Functional implications of genetic diversity

Education / Research Experience

  • 2001 – 2007

Studies in Biology, University of Leipzig, Germany

Specialisation in Terrestrial Ecology, Plant Physiology, Environmental Microbiology & Physical Geography

  • 2007 – 2010

Graduate Assistant, PhD-Student in the project: Evolutionary consequences of simulated environmental change (with Hans Brix, Teis N. Mikkelsen & Rikke B. Jørgensen)

Ecosystems programme, Biosystems Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark – DTU, Denmark

Plant Biology, Department for Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

Funded by the International School of Biodiversity Sciences – ISOBIS, Denmark


  • 2011 – 2014

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: The evolutionary origins of agriculture and eco-physiology of grasses (with Glynis Jones, Colin Osborne & Mark Rees)

Department for Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


  • since May 2014

Post-Doctoral Researcher: ClimAgro -Valorization of agriculture for water supply in the context of climate change (with Ulrike Tappeiner, UIBK & Erich Tasser, EURAC- Bozen)
Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Austria


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