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Dr. Boris Rewald

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Research interests

I am a botanist studying plant ecophysiology: water and nutrient uptake under salinity and drought, plasticity of architecture, morphology and physiology under competition and stress, and plant and ecosystem carbon fluxes (with an emphasis on root systems and specialized root segments w/o mycorrhiza). I develop and advertise advanced approaches and methodologies which could enhance knowledge of "the hidden half".  

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Curriculum vitae


2015  Venia docendi (Priv.-Doz.)  “Ecophysiology of plants”.  University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.

2014 Submitted / defended state doctoral thesis (Habilitationsschrift), titled “Root system functioning – External factors, internal heterogeneity, and methodological difficulties”. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria. 

2004 - 2008 PhD study at the Department of Plant Ecology, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Degree obtained: Dr. rer. nat.
Thesis title: Impact of climate change-induced drought on tree root hydraulic properties and competition belowground.

2000 - 2003 Study of biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
Degree obtained: Diplom Biologe
Thesis title: Konkurrenz zwischen vier verschiedenen Baumarten in einem Eichenmischbestand im Mitteldeutschen Trockengebiet ("Competition between four different tree species in a mixed oak forest in the Central German dryland").

1998 - 2000 Study of biology, geography (for lectureship Sek. II) and environmental law (certificate) at the University of Kassel, Germany.


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Current address

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Rewald

Forest Ecology, Dept. of Forest and Soil Sciences,
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU),
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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