|Thursday 26th September 2013|
|9.00-9.15||C. Wirth: Welcome to the Participants “Philosophy of iDiv”|
|9.15-9.30||C. Wilhelm: Why this topic in iDiv?|
|9.30-10.15||C. Büchel: Evolution and Function of light harvesting proteins|
|10.15-11.00||R. Goss: Biodiversity of Light protection|
|11.30-12.15||A. Falciatore: Biodiversity and Evolution of Photoreceptors|
|14.15-15.00||P. Kroth: Evolution and Function of Carbon Assimilation|
|16.15-17.00||C. Yang: Photosynthetic mechanisms in extreme environments|
|17:00-17.45||P. Gresshoff: Biodiversity of N-Fixation|
|17.45- 18.30||Round table|
|Friday 27th of September|
|9.00-9.45||F. Buscot: Biodiversity of Mykorrhiza|
|9.45-10.30||S. Maberly: Explaning biodiversity dynamics in Lakes|
|11.45-12.30||G. Pohnert: Infochemicals as regulators of biotic interaction and biodiversity in plankton communities|
|13.30-14.15||J. Carnicer: Elemental stoichiometry as driver for Biodiversity|
|15.00-15.45||R. Sage: System flaws create opportunities for diversification: A Case Study with Beer, Rubisco and Photorespiration|
|15.45-16.30||J. Ludwig-Müller: Bacteria and Fungi controlling plant growth: balance between benefit and pathogen|
|17.45-19.30||Summary of the Workshop|
|20.00 – open end||Dinner in the LVZ Hall Leipzig|
All speakers have 45 min inclusive discussion. The talk should not extend 35 mins
Each Round table is guided by a moderator and by a rapporteur. They will be asked in advance and will get special guidelines.
The community of the participants will be divided into two groups: (a) physiologists and (b) ecologists. Each participant can select between these two options. After two presentations the community will be divided in two subgroups with more or less equal distribution of physiologists and ecologist. Each subgroup will discuss the presentation separately and summarizing the results of the discussion in one power-point chart.
Guiding questions are:
- Is the process presented a driver for biodiversity?
- How can we prove it?
- Which molecule or measureable parameter could be used to target the process presented (as a new functional trait)?
- How can we track the evolutionary pathway in the living organism?
These charts will be presented simultaneously in a plenum discussion. Points of consensus and of controversy will be noted for the summary of the workshop.
In the past biodiversity was restricted to organismic research with special attention to plant or animal taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology, whereas physiology was focussed on molecular processes studied in model organisms. Organismic research was merely descriptive, whereas physiology is mainly oriented to describe molecular mechanisms which underlay changes in plant performance.
This gap became the most obvious by the methodologies: organismic work was concentrated on species description, sampling and subsequent statistic analysis, whereas physiology uses biochemical, biophysical and molecular and transgenic methods to analyse the functions of genes involved in physiological regulation. The recent approach to use traits to describe biodiversity on a functional level means that physiology becomes an integrative part for biodiversity understanding.
It is the aim of this workshop to bring together molecular physiologists and functional ecologists to explore the present day knowledge for its potential to bridge organismic and molecular sciences.