Prof. dr. Ivan Janssens
Coordinator, Co-supervision of ESR2 and ESR5
World-leading researcher on the ecosystem carbon cycle, and among the most highly-cited researchers in ecology. co-founder of the ForHot site.
Prof. dr. Erik Verbruggen
Supervision of ESR1, Co-supervision of ESR4, ESR8 and ESR13
The complicated role soil microbiota play in the ecosystem carbon cycle Microbial community analysis and next-generation sequencing.
Dr. Joke Van den Berge
Prof. dr. Josep Peñuelas
Supervision of ESR8, Co-supervision of ESR1, ESR3 and ESR5
Studies (i) ecosystem response to climate change (ii) nutrient impacts on ecosystem functioning, (ii) plant-soil interactions, (iii) plant ecophysiology and stoichiometry.
Dr. Iolanda Filella
Co-supervision of ESR7 and ESR10
Prof. dr. Ivika Ostonen
Supervision of ESR3, Co-supervision of ESR8 and ESR12
Focuses is on belowground carbon and nutrient cycling of terrestrial ecosystems, root foraging strategies driven by relationships between roots and their associated bacteria, archaea and mycorrhizae in ecosystem adaptation to environmental change.
Dr. Marika Truu
Co-supervision of ESR3
Prof. Andreas Richter
Supervision of ESR4, Co-supervision of ESR8 and ESR13
Focuses on understanding how plants and soil microorganisms respond to their abiotic and biotic environment. Field and Lab work.
Dr. Christina Kaiser
Supervision of ESR4
Focuses on understanding how plants and soil microorganisms respond to their abiotic and biotic environment. Mathematical modelling.
Prof. Ulrike Felt
Supervision of ESR15
focuses on shifting research cultures as well as governance, democracy and public participation. She also leads an interfaculty research platform “Responsible research and innovation in academic practice”.
Dr. Boris Rewald
Supervision of ESR12, Co-supervision of ESR3
Is Scientific Advisor and has 15 years’ experience in plant science.
Co-supervision of ESR12
M. Sc. Tryggvi Stefansson
Supervision of ESR10, Co-supervision of ESR7 and ESR14
Is a remote sensing specialist and has extensive experience on using drones for ecological research.
Prof. Dr. Bjarni D. Sigurdsson
Supervision of ESR7, Co-supervision of ESR6 and ESR10
Focuses on terrestrial ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycling. He is the coordinator of the international FORHOT (www.forhot.is) project.
Dr. Peter Lootens
Supervision of ESR2, Co-supervision of ESR7
Expert in ecophysiology and plant and crop phenotyping in field trials using image analysis and close remote sensing using drones.
Caroline De Tender
Co-supervision of ESR2
Expert in microbial community screening using -omics technologies, with a specific focus on terrestrial and marine environments
Co-supervision of ESR2
Co-supervision of ESR1
Co-supervision of ESR15
Prof. Dr. Per Gundersen
Supervision of ESR6, Co-supervision of ESR9 and ESR11
Expert nitrogen cycling and nitrate leaching in natural ecosystems under environmental change.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Steenberg Larsen
Supervision of ESR6, Co-supervision of ESR5
Expert in ecosystem carbon dynamics, flux measurements and instrumentation.
Prof. Dr. Michael Bahn
Supervision of ESR5, Co-supervision of ESR6
Expert on effects of global changes on grassland biogeochemistry with a particular emphasis on trace gas fluxes, carbon cycle processes and their interactions with the water and nitrogen cycles.
Prof. Tim Verdonck
Supervision of ESR13 and ESR14, Co-supervision of ESR8 and ESR10
Expert in distributed artificial intelligence and network management.
Prof. Maarten Weyn
Supervision of ESR9, Co-supervision of ESR11
Expert in ultra-low power sensor communication and embedded systems, sub 1-Ghz communication, sensor processing and localization.
Dr. Poul Larssen
Supervision of ESR11, Co-supervision of ESR9
Expert in innovation of novel sampling devices.
Co-supervision of ESR14
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No 813114.