Welcome to 

the Tree Ecophysiology and Ecosystem group 

at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Our major scientific interests are the exchange of carbon, mineral nutrients and water, and energy between soil, plants and atmosphere in managed tree ecosystems. We aim to provide basic knowledge to develop more sustainable production systems. We pay special attention to the aspects of tree physiology affecting resource use efficiency (nutrients and water), or improving carbon storage.

To achieve our goals we integrate several techniques: micrometeorology, ecophysiological methods, stable isotopes, tree biometry, modeling.


Our new publication on the management of abiotic stress in horticultural crops is now out. Find out more here.

Our new publication on the use of biochar as soil amendment is now out. Find out more here