University of Innsbruck

Student paper awards 2022 

Amplifying effects of recurrent drought on the dynamics of tree growth and water use in a subalpine forest

Widespread greening suggests increased dry-season plant water availability in the Rio Santa valley, Peruvian Andes

Photophysiological investigations of the temperature stress responses of Zygnema spp (Zygnematophyceae) from subpolar and polar habitats (Iceland, Svalbard)

Previous Science Flash contributions: 

Competition-free gaps are essential for the germination and recruitment of alpine species along an elevation gradient in the European Alps

Recruitment Traits Could Influence Species’ Geographical Range: A Case Study in the Genus Saxifraga L.

DP ABGC Student Paper Award 2021

DP ABGC Student Paper Award 2020

The multifunctionality of mountain landscapes

Pros and cons of using a standard protocol to test germination of Alpine species

Agent-Based Modelling of a Coupled Water Demand and Supply System

Wolbachia megadiversity: 99% of these microorganismic manipulators unknown

DP ABGC Student Paper Awards 2019

Benthic Diatom Communities in an Alpine River Impacted by Waste Water Treatment Effluents as Revealed Using DNA Metabarcoding

The microbiome of plants: R. glacialis and its rhizobiome along a high-alpine altitudinal gradient

Lots of ‘junk’ in the genome of a small aquatic invertebrate

A dataset for future monitoring of climate change effects in Alpine streams 

Forest fires: How surviving trees can suffer from heat injuries


Guidelines for Science Flash contributions

Submissions to the Science Flash must include:

  • Title (short and attractive for a wider audience)
  • Short abstract of your publication as the main body of your contribution, which summarizes the main findings of your study in a way that is also accessible to scientists from other fields and non-scientists.
  • 1 figure that will be included in the Science Flash contribution (any size; can also be a composite of more figures). Please include a short figure caption.
  • 1 catching figure that will be displayed at the main page (can be your main figure or a part of it; without captions). Please consider that this figure will be displayed as a small image at the main page (above the link to the Science Flash section) and details/text will not be legible due to the small size. This figure must have a size of 1800 x 1080 px (or equivalent ratio), to ensure that the image will be displayed correctly.
  • Information about the publication (Authors, year, title, journal, DOI/weblink)

Please submit your contribution as a Word file (Title, body, figure caption) and image files (jpg, png,…) to and

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