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Prof. Dr. Christiane Werner

Telefon: +49 (0)761 203 8301

Email: c.werner@cep.uni-freiburg.de

 

Professur für Ökosystemphysiologie

Institut für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften

Fakultät für Umwelt und natürliche Ressourcen

 

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Georges-Köhler-Allee 053 / 054

79110 Freiburg

Germany

 

Current scientific projects

SFB 1537 ECOSENSE

ERC Project VOCO2

 

Links

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Research interest

As a plant ecophysiologist by training I am interested in plant and ecosystem responses to climate change, investigating processes from molecular to ecosystem scale with experimental lab and field work. Core areas of interest are: plant ecophysiology and ecosystem functioning, stress ecophysiology, adaptations to climate change, stable isotope ecology, primary and secondary metabolism, VOC, photoinhibition, respiration, photosynthesis and water relations, ecosystem-atmosphere exchange, ecohydrology, Mediterranean, invasive species, plant and ecosystem interactions, competition, global change

 

University Education and Professional Experience

2015 - present

Full Professor of Ecosystem Physiology, University Freiburg (W3)

2012 - 2015

Full Professor of AgroEcosystem Research, University Bayreuth (W2)

2004-2012

Junior Professor of Ecophysiological Plant Ecology, University Bielefeld (W1)

2003 - present

Head of the stable isotope laboratory

2001

Scientific assistant, University Bielefeld

2000-2001

Post-doc in the European project NETCARB, Lisbon, Portugal

1998-2000

Research assistant in Ecological Restoration, University of Lisbon

1996-2000

PhD, University of Bielefeld, Germany “Evaluation of structural and functional adaptations of Mediterranean macchia species to drought stress with emphasis on the effects of photoinhibition on whole-plant carbon gain – a modelling approach”  (summa cum laude)

1992

ERASMUS student at the University of Lisbon

1995

Graduation (Diploma) of Biology, University of Cologne "Water relations and photosynthesis on cork- oak with special reference to the effect of bark-stripping"

 

Grants, Awards and Prizes

2015

ERC consolidator grantee

2013

Wilhelm Pfeffer Prize for best-Paper of the German Botanical Society (DBG) for Rascher et al. 2012, Ecol Letters

2000 - 2001

Post-doc grant of the EC-Network Project NETCARB Network for Ecophysiology in Closing Terrestrial CARbon Budget) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal

2000

Best “Dissertation 2000”, Award, Lippisch-Westf. Universitätsgesellschaft

2009

Karl Peter Grotemeyer-Prize, award for outstanding achievements and personal engagement in teaching

2006

Support for committed female scientist; University of Bielefeld

 

 

Academic Services and Synergistic Activities

  • Editor in Chief Plant Biology (since 2021)
  • Editorial board Funct. Plant Ecol since 2011, Scientific Data since 2015, Tree Physiol (2003),
  • Review panel for the German (DFG), Austrian (FWF), Swiss (SNF), France (ASF), US (NSF), Israel (ISF) and Portuguese (FCT) national science foundation’s and reviewed papers for over 15 years in 30 scientific journals
  • Since 2017 – Member of the scientific board of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPI Geoscience Jena)
  • co-organization of conference, summer schools and symposia, convener at AGU
  • Jury member of the Habfast-Association of the German Association for Stable Isotope Research
  • Mentor for young female scientists within the dual-career program (TANDEMplus etc.)
  • mentoring ERASMUS students (Portugal, Greece)

 

Selected Publications

Werner C., Meredith L.K., Ladd S.N., Ingrisch J., Kübert A., van Haren J., Bahn M., Bailey K., Bamberger I., Beyer M., Blomdahl D., Byron J., Daber E., Deleeuw J., Dippold M.A., Fudyma J., Gil-Loaiza J., Honeker L.K., Hu J., Huang J., Klüpfel T., Krechmer J., Kreuzwieser J., Kühnhammer K., Lehmann M.M., Meeran K., Misztal P.K., Ng W.-R., Pfannerstill E., Pugliese G., Purser G., Roscioli J., Shi L., Tfaily M., Williams J. (2021). Ecosystem fluxes during drought and recovery in an experimental forest. Science, 374: 15141518. DOI: 10.1126/science.abj6789 

open access link available here

Werner Christiane, Lukas Fasbender, Katarzyna M. Romek, Ana Maria Yáñez-Serrano, Jürgen Kreuzwieser (2020). Heat waves change plant carbon allocation among primary and secondary metabolism altering CO2 assimilation, respiration, and VOC emissions. Front. Plant Sci., 11. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.01242.

Schuldt Bernhard, Allan Buras, Matthias Arend, Yann Vitasse, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Alexander Damm, Mana Gharun, Thorsten E. E. Grams, Markus Hauck, Peter Hajek, Henrik Hartmann, Erika Hilbrunner, Günter Hoch, Meisha Holloway-Phillips, Christian Körner, Elena Larysch, Torben Lübbe, Daniel B. Nelson, Anja Rammig, Andreas Rigling, Laura Rose, Nadine K. Ruehr, Katja Schumann, Frank Weiser, Christiane Werner, Thomas Wohlgemuth, Christian S. Zang, Ansgar Kahmen (2020) A first assessment of the impact of the extreme 2018 summer drought on Central European forests. Basic and Appl Ecology. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2020.04.003

Dubbert Maren, Werner Christiane (2019). Water fluxes mediated by vegetation: Emerging insights at the soil and atmosphere interfaces. New Phytologist, 221: 1754–1763. doi: 10.1111/nph.15547

Craine, J. M., A. J. Elmore, L. Wang, J. Aranibar, M. Bauters, P. Boeckx, B. E. Crowley, M. A. Dawes, S. Delzon, A. Fajardo, Y. Fang, L. Fujiyoshi, A. Gray, et.al., C. Werner, X. Xu, Y. Yang, G. Yu, and K. Zmudczyńska-Skarbek (2018). Isotopic evidence for oligotrophication of terrestrial ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:1735. doi 10.1038/s41559-018-0694-0

Große-Stoltenberg, André; Hellmann, Christine; Thiele, Jan; Werner, Christiane; Oldeland, Jens (2018). Early detection of GPP-related regime shifts after plant invasion by integrating imaging spectroscopy with airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment, 209: 780–792. doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.038

Hellmann, Christine, André Große-Stoltenberg, Jan Thiele, Jens Oldeland, Christiane Werner (2017). Heterogeneous environments shape invader impacts: integrating environmental, structural and functional effects by isoscapes and remote sensing. Scientific Reports 7(1): 4118. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04480-4

Caldeira M, Lecomte X., David T., Pinto J.G., Bugalho M.M., Werner C. (2015) Synergistic effects of plant invasion and extreme drought reduce ecosystem functioning and resilience. Scientific Reports Nature Publishing Group, 5:15110.

Rascher K.G., Hellmann C., Máguas C., Werner C. (2012) Community scale 15N isoscapes: tracing the spatial impact of an exotic N2-fixing invader. Ecology Letters, 15: 484–491. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01761.x

Werner C., H. Schnyder, M. Cuntz, F., C. Keitel, M. J. Zeeman, T. E. Dawson, F.-W. Badeck, E. Brugnoli, J. Ghashghaie, T.E.E. Grams, Z. Kayler, M. Lakatos, X. Lee, C. Máguas, J. Ogée, K.G. Rascher. R. Siegwolf, S. Unger, J. Welker, L. Wingate, A. Gessler (2012) Progress and challenges in using stable isotopes to trace plant carbon and water relations across scales. Biogeosciences, 9: 3083-3111.

Werner C. & Gessler A. (2011) Diel variations in the carbon isotope composition of respired CO2 and associated carbon sources: a review of dynamics and mechanisms. Biogeosciences 8, 2437–2459. doi:10.5194/bg-8-2437-2011

Unger S., Máguas C., Pereira J.S., David T.S. & Werner C. (2010) The influence of precipitation pulses on soil respiration – Assessing the “Birch Effect” by stable carbon isotopes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 1800-1810. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.06.01