P-Campus Lecture Series WS 2020/21

FORTNIGHTLY | THURSDAYS | 3.00 PM

In the winter semester 2020/2021, the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research organizes a lecture series with interesting topics in the field of phosphorus research again. The presentations are expected to take place on Thursdays at 3.00 pm. They are organized as webinar via the DFN system and are accessible for anyone after registration. The presentations will be given in German, the slides of the presentation are expected to be in English. Questions to the lecturer may be in German or English.
A list of all set presentations incl. registration can be found below. Please register at least 1 day in advance of the presentation date. You receive the access data afterwards. If there are less than 3 registrations we reserve the right to cancel the presentation. In such a case, you will be informed in time.
Please make sure that your speakers and (if applicable) your microphone are connected to DFN during the presentation (must be activated in the browser bar). If you have any questions about this please contact Maxi Hoche (maxi.hoche@io-warnemuende.de). If you have any subject-specific questions concerning the presentations please contact Dana Zimmer (dana.zimmer@io-warnemuende.de). We are looking forward to active participation and exciting discussions.

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Presentations

15.10.2020 - Electron microscopy in phosphorus research: Methods of elemental analysis and ultrastructural investigation

Course Description
Next to the structural characterization, electron microscopy allows the identification and mapping of the elemental composition in sample materials with high precision. Energy dispersive X-ray  spectroscopy (EDX) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) are widely applied in electron microscopy to deduce information on the sample composition, e.g. on the presence and distribution of phosphorus, by interactions with the incident beam electrons. The seminar will introduce the background and potential of these analytical methods in scanning- and transmission electron microscopy (SEM / TEM) on biological samples as well as in material science applications. Requirements for sample preparation will be discussed along with examples of such analyses from recent research projects and future perspectives for analytical electron microscopy using high resolution TEM.

Date/Time
15.10.2020 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
PD Dr. sc. nat. Marcus Frank (Rostock University Medical Center, Medical Biology and Electron Microscopy Centre)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation Fee
free of charge

29.10.2020 - Ad- and desorption of phosphate – Phosphate transformation processes in soil

Course Description
Phosphate (P) is one of the three main nutrients in plant cultivation and enters the soil mainly in the form of mineral fertilizers from rock phosphates or also organic fertilizer e.g. as liquid manure or fermentation residues. After fertilization, the P solubility and thus the proportion of P available to plants decreases relatively quickly, which over time can lead to regional P accumulation in soils. For a sustainable P management, it is therefore necessary to better understand the dynamics of P transformation processes in the soil-plant system. The complexity of P-transformation processes in soils (sorption/desorption, fixation, diffusion) complicates both the determination of all influencing factors in their entirety and the selective analytical separation of the individual processes. Pedogenic Al and Fe (hydr)oxide have an important influence on the adsorption and desorption processes of P in soil. In this lecture, current research findings on the interactions between phosphate and pedogenic oxides will be presented.

Date/Time
29.10.2020 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
apl. Prof. Dr. Dirk Freese (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

 
There is no presentation planned for the first weeks in November, since the P-Campus symposium will take place on 16/17 November. The lecture series will be continued afterwards.

26.11.2020 - Application examples of spectrometric/spectroscopic methods in P speciation: 31P-NMR and P-XANES

Course Description
TBA


Date/Time
26.11.2020 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Peter Leinweber (University of Rostock)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

10.12.2020 - Soil biology and P mobilization

Course Description
TBA


Date/Time
10.12.2020 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
apl. Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Christel Baum (University of Rostock)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

14.01.2021 - Land Use Governance and Phosphorus Governance: An Overall View

Course Description
TBA


Date/Time
14.01.2021 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Dr. Felix Ekardt (Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy and University of Rostock)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

28.01.2021 - Plasma and glyphosate

Course Description
TBA


Date/Time
28.01.2021 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Dr. Volker Brüser (Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

11.02.2021 - Soil microbiome

Course Description
TBA


Date/Time
11.02.2021 / 2:00 pm - ca. 3:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Dr. rer. nat. Stefanie Schulz (Helmholtz Zentrum München)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

25.02.2021 - Regulatory and economic instruments for sustainable phosphorus management

Course Description
The presentation starts with an introduction on the key aspects of sustainable P management. Based on that, the relevant legal acts for P management are analysed, including fertilizer law, organic farming legislation and the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU. It is shown that existing legislation includes some important starting points but fails to achieve sustainable P management due to structural governance problems like enforcement deficits as well as rebound and shifting effects. To tackle these typical obstacles of command-and-control law, economic instruments such as taxes and cap-and-trade schemes are proposed.

Subsequently, economic instruments are subjected to an impact analysis for a broad range of possible instruments regulating various P-related parameters: (1) P fertilizers, P additives, P surpluses and P losses or (2) the input and output factors of animal husbandry or (3) more comprehensive parameters such as greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, and land use. The most promising instruments are picked out. Towards the end of the presentation, a combination of instruments is recommended to achieve a sustainable P management with its manifold aspects.


Date/Time
25.02.2021 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Dr. agr. Beatrice Garske, M.Sc., LL.M. oec. (Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy and University of Rostock)

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

11.03.2021 - P metabolism

Course Description
TBA


Date/Time
11.03.2021 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Dr. troph. Michael Oster (Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN))

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration

25.03.2021 - Potato diversity and phosphorus efficiency

Course Description

P efficiency mechanisms, intra-specific variability of potato and importance of wild relatives

The Gross Luesewitz Potato Collections (GLKS) collect, preserve and study plant genetic resources of cultivated and wild potatoes. With more than 6000 accessions, the GLKS is the second largest potato collection within the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR). The potato genetic resources differ in regard to several characteristics such as tuber shape and color, disease resistance or ingredients. Consequently, a high variability in terms of nutrient use efficiency can be expected as well. In particular old varieties or landraces from the Andes can provide a considerable (diversity) potential. This seminar introduces the importance of an adequate P supply of potato for tuber yield and quality, deals with P efficiency mechanisms and their variability in potato and gives an outlook on the role of potato wild relatives for improving P efficiency.

Date/Time
25.03.2021 / 3:00 pm - ca. 4:30 pm (incl. questions)

Lecturer
Dr. Silvia Bachmann-Pfabe (Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK))

Language
German / slides of the presentation will be in English

Participation fee
free of charge

Registration