Researchers, Research Groups and Institutes
RESPECT - DFG Research Group (RU 2730), Marburg, Germany
Interdisciplinary and multinational group of researchers aims to unveil how two major ecosystem functions are affected by ongoing and future environmental changes through alterations in response and effect traits of relevant biota in the mountain rain forest in South Ecuador. Environmental changes in biodiversity hotspot ecosystems of South Ecuador: RESPonse and feedback effECTs (RESPECT) is the title of the consortium funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).
Plant Biotechnology: Professor Dr. Ralf Reski, Chair of Plant Biotechnology, Freiburg, Germany
The biologist combines basic and applied research to uncover genetic functions in mosses and make use of their potential to reduce climate change or produce drugs to treat orphan diseases.
Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Monitoring and Research in South Ecuador (MRp|SE)
The German-Ecuadorian joint venture between more than 80 scientists analyses the impacts of global change on processes, functions and services of three megadiverse and sensitive ecosystems in Ecuador. The researchers who are funded by the German Research Foundation DFG and the Ecuadorian partner SENESCYT also invent a novel biological system to monitor ecosystem functions in the sense of an early warning system.
EU Research Consortium MOSSclone, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The researchers and small enterprises from the MOSSclone Research Consortium invent and test a novel technology to monitor air quality using mosses. The FP7 project is located within the Eco-Innovation! line and was provided with 3.5 Million Euros.
DFG Research Group 816 (RU), Marburg, Germany
International, interdisciplinary group of researchers funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG): The more than 100 scientists analyze one of the most diverse forest ecosystems in the world and work to find sustainable uses to halt overexploitation.
Phycology & applied ecology: Professor Dr. Ulf Karsten, Rostock, Germany
The researcher analyses the strategies of algae and cyanobacteria who adapted to extreme habitats. He elicits this from organisms living in harsh places such as the Arctic or the unstable Mangoves.
Mycorrhiza Researcher: Dr. Ingrid Kottke, apl. Professorin i. R., Tübingen, Germany
The biologist analyses symbioses between fungi and orchids and between other plants and mycorrhizas.
Institute for African Studies (IAS), Bayreuth, Germany
In IAS about 100 people from sciences and humanities do research in and about Africa
DFG Research Unit FOR 402, Bayreuth, Germany
International, interdisciplinary group of scientists analyses how the biodiverse tropical mountain rainforests of Ecuador are functioning as an ecosystem
Collabroative research Center SFB-FK 560, Bayreuth, Germany
"Lokales Handeln in Afrika im Kontext globaler Einflüsse"; funded by the DFG
Several scientists and researchers who asked me not to mention their names here.