Available topics for master theses
We always welcome master students in our lab. Our successful students are awarded the “Master of Science in Plant Science”. Research topics for master theses are typically associated with a running research project and involve active research in the field, the greenhouse and in our laboratories. A selection of currently available topics for master theses can be found below. For a detailed description of available master topics see links below.
Plant and ecosystem water relations in a changing environment
- Does low root zone temperature lead to drought stress in tree seedlings? (supervision by Günter Hoch)
- The effect of local drought in terminal branches of mature trees induced by partial branch cutting (supervision by Günter Hoch)
- Alpine grassland under experimental drought (several topics, supervision by Erika Hiltrunner)
Ecophysiological and biogeochemical principles of intercropping
- Do mycorrhizal fungi facilitate the co-existence of grasses and herbs in pastures by mediating the competition for nutrients? (supervision by Ansgar Kahmen)
Carbon balance and the limitation of plant growth
Is the growth reduction in defoliated trees under hormonal control? (supervision by Günter Hoch)
Further topics are available upon request.