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.

Keywords: carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, water fluxes, mineral nutrition, roots, rhizodeposition, below ground exchanges, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, ectomycorrhizal fungi, stable isotopes.


Microlezioni (Rai Südtirol Radio) : “Intensificazione sostenibile in agricoltura”, ospite: prof. Massimo Tagliavini

series of lectures @unibz with dr. Omar García-Tejera (02.apr.2019)

VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops

International workshop on “Isotope-based studies of water partitioning and plant-soil  interactions in forested and agricultural environments”