Environmental Physiology and Functional Ecology
Soils, Plants and Ecosystems

Ecological functions of biocrustsPhysiological activity of biocrusts at post-mining sites in Lower LusatiaEcophysiological adapation of plants in extreme ecosystemsInfluence of climate on vegetationPlant functional ecologyApplied research for reclamation of post-mining sites in Lower LusatiaReclaimed post-mining site in Welzow Süd, Lower LusatiaEvapotranspiration in AgroLandscapesResearch in the South African drylandsEnvironmental physiology of agroforestry systems


It is crucial to understand the ecological functions of soil, plants and climate for sustainable production systems and  the development reclaimed ecosystems.

Our research objectives is to integrate environmental physiological processes of plants and soils into ecosystem research.

Particular emphasis is put on interactions between plants and their environment, on plant performances, based on ecophysiological processes and soil-plant-atmosphere interactions in water and nutrient limited ecosystems.

Dr. Maik Veste

CEBra - Centre for Energy Technology Brandenburg e.V., Cottbus

Lecturer at the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Botany, Stuttgart

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