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Erik Daber

Telefon: +49 (0)761 203 54076


Professur für Ökosystemphysiologie

Institut für Forstwissenschaften

Fakultät für Umwelt und natürliche Ressourcen


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Georges-Köhler-Allee 053 / 054

79110 Freiburg




Research Interests

I am a PhD candidate in environmental sciences at the chair of ecosystem physiology, university of Freiburg. I am mainly interested in wether and how plants can mediate external stressors through adjustments in carbon distribution towards different metabolic processes. As part of the Biosphere 2 Water, Atmosphere, and Life Dynamics (B2WALD) project I started my PhD with investigating carbon partitioning towards CO2 and VOC emissions in a controlled tropical ecosystem - specifically in leaves and roots - under drought stress.

PTR-MS-TOF, ecosystem physiology, plant ecophysiology, stable isotope ecology, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, ecosystem fluxes, flux partitioning, tropical ecosystems.



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  • Honeker, L. K., Hildebrand, G. A., Fudyma, J. D., Daber, L. E., Hoyt, D., Flowers, S. E., ... & Tfaily, M. M. (2022). Elucidating Drought-Tolerance Mechanisms in Plant Roots through 1H NMR Metabolomics in Parallel with MALDI-MS, and NanoSIMS Imaging Techniques. Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Werner, C., Meredith, L. K., Ladd, S. N., Ingrisch, J., Kübert, A., van Haren, J., ...Daber, L. E.,... & Williams, J. (2021). Ecosystem fluxes during drought and recovery in an experimental forest. Science, 374(6574), 1514-1518.
  • Ladd, S. N., Nelson, D. B., Bamberger, I., Daber, L. E., Kreuzwieser, J., Kahmen, A., & Werner, C. (2021). Metabolic exchange between pathways for isoprenoid synthesis and implications for biosynthetic hydrogen isotope fractionation. New Phytologist, 231(5), 1708-1719.
  • Poppinga, S., Daber, L.E., Westermeier, A.S. et al. Biomechanical analysis of prey capture in the carnivorous Southern bladderwort (Utricularia australis). Sci Rep 7, 1776 (2017).