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The Jena Experiment is a DFG-funded Research Unit (FOR 5000) that builds on a long history of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research (FOR 456; FOR 1451). Despite broad consensus of the positive BEF relationship, the underlying ecological and evolutionary mechanisms have not been well understood. The Jena Experiment aims at filling this gap of knowledge by applying novel experimental and analytical approaches in one of the longest-running biodiversity experiments in the world (running since 2002). The central aim of the Research Unit is to uncover the mechanisms that determine BEF relationships in the short- and in the long-term.

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1 Student helper position (m/w/d; 11h/week) March 29, 2021 7:26am - The working group Experimental Interaction Ecology (EIE) offers a position for a student helper to…
New publication from Strecker et al. in Ecology and Evolution: Incorporation of mineral nitrogen into the soil food web as affected by plant community composition March 25, 2021 1:54pm - Although nitrogen (N) deposition is increasing globally, N availability still limits many organisms, such as…
Student helper position (m/w/d; 19h/week, 6 months) March 23, 2021 3:10pm - The Experimental Ecology group in iDiv, offers a position for a student helper to assist…
New publication from Guimarães‐Steinicke et al. in Journal of Ecology: Biodiversity facets affect community surface temperature via 3D canopy structure in grassland communities March 15, 2021 9:42am - Canopy structure is an important driver of the energy budget of grassland ecosystem and is,…
Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) gesucht February 22, 2021 4:43pm - Wir suchen ab April 2021 eine Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) für die regelmäßige Probenahme von Bodenwasser…
New publication from Marr et al. in Scientific Data: LC-MS based plant metabolic profiles of thirteen grassland species grown in diverse neighbourhoods February 12, 2021 8:32am - Plot and species overview In plants, secondary metabolite profiles provide a unique opportunity to explore…

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