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2020 (first half of the year 2020)

 

 

12 June, 2020. publication co-authored by EarthShape PhD student L. v.d. Brink: Genetic characterization of an endangered Chilean endemic species,  Prosopis burkartii Muñoz, reveals its hybrids parentage

 

30 May, 2020. publication co-authored by EarthShape PhD student L. v.d. Brink: Phylogenetic relationships of plant species from the flowering desert of the Atacama Region

 

29 May, 2020. PhD Thesis defence: Sebastian Kock, EarthShape phase I, project 7, University of Heidelberg

15 May, 2020. podcast: F. von Blanckenburg - Auf ein akademisches Viertel: Folge 13

11-13 May, 2020. annual meeting of full consortium EARTHSHAPE (online)

11 May, 2020. publication: F. Najera et al. (2020) Effects of drying/rewetting on soil aggregate dynamics and implications for organic matter turnover

04-08 May, 2020. congress: EarthShape @ #ShareEGU: "EarthShape" Session - chat online & ES movie presentation by F. von Blanckenburg & K. Übernickel

04-06 May, 2020. students' workshop: ES phase II - 2nd workshop: Softskills - online

20 April, 2020. publication: D. Scherler & W. Schwanghart Drainage divide networks - Part 1: Identification and ordering in digital elevation models

20 April, 2020. publication: J.J. Lembrechts et al. (ES co-authors: K. Tielbörger, L. van den Brink, M.Y. Baader, R. Canessa, T. Scholten) SoilTemp: A global database of near-surface temperature

20 March, 2020. publication: J. Starke et al. (2020) Latitudinal effect of vegetation on erosion rates identified along western South America

19 March, 2020. ES movie presentation and outreach talk for local community Quebrada de Talca: K. Übernickel - cancelled due to COVID19 outbreak, instead: meeting with representative only at 21.03.20, in La Serena, Chile

11 March – 07 April, 2020. university outreach: J. Boy leading students’ excursion “SHARE-X” in Chile, visiting all 4 EarthShape research sites & explaining the EarthShape research concept during field work (due to COVID-19 end of excursion 18 March), Soil Science Institute of Leibnitz Universität Hannover, realized in Chile

02 March, 2020. ES movie presentation and outreach talk for local community: K. Übernickel & DEEP ES team La Campana, Las Palmas community, near Olmué, Chile

08 February - 19 March, 2020. DEEP EarthShape drilling III & IV in Chile

04 February, 2020. publication: M. Spohn et al. (2020) Phosporus solubilization in the rhizosphere in two saprolites with contrasting phosphorus fractions

03 February, 2020. publication: S. Kock et al. (2020) Multi-Centennial-Scale Variations of South American Summer Monsoon Intensity in the Southern Central Andes (24-27°S) During the Late Holocene

27 January, 2020. publication: E. Brucker et al. (2020) Release of phosphorus and silicon from minerals by soil microorganisms pdepends on the availability of organic carbon

27 January, 2020. PhD Thesis defence: Manuel Schmid, EarthShape phase I, project 2, University of Tübingen

23 January, 2020. publication: J. A. Senn et al. (2020) A new concept for estimating the influence of vegetation on throughfall kinetic energy using aerial laser scanning

20 January, 2020. EarthShape movies accesible on central German registry (Referenzbibliothek) (TIB AV Portal)

10 January, 2020. article: Atacama: Verborgenes Leben im Wüstenkies at SCINEXX das wissensmagazin

09 January, 2020. press communication: Mikroorganismen prägen ganze Landschaften at Hochschulkommunikation Technische Universität Kaiserslauter; follow up article: Entdecker unterstützt Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschule Kaiserslautern

 

2019

26 December, 2019. article: Comunidades biológicas de suelo descubiertas en Atacama podrían ser utilizadas para la colonización extraterrestre, El diario de Atacama, Chile

26 December, 2019. article: Descubren nuevas comunidades biológicas para colonizar planetas, El diario de Atacama, Chile

26 December, 2019. article: Organismos descubiertos en el desierto de Atacama podrían servir para colonizar otros planetas, cooperativa, Chile

26 December, 2019. TV: Descubren microorganismos en Pan de Azúcar que podrían sobrevivir en otros planetas , 24 horas, Chile

17 December, 2019. article: Forscher der Universitäten Rostock, Kaiserslautern, München und Marburg entdecken neue Lebensgemeinschaft in der Atacama - Wüste at Pressemitteilungen Universität Rostock, Germany

10 December, 2019. article: A newly found Atacama Desert soil community survives on sips of fog, Science News

07 December, 2019. article: Die Haut der Erde at Tageszeitung Berliner Tagesspiegel, Germany

21-25 November, 2019. Public interaction during field work: field site Las Palmas community by DEEP EarthShape project 13, near La Campana, Chile

13 November, 2019. publication: P. Jung et al. (2019) Desert Breath - How fog promotes a novel type of soil biocenosis, forming the coastal Atacama Desert's living skin

12 November, 2019. article: Wie das Leben die Erdkruste verändert at Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

11 November, 2019. article: Erdgeschichte in getanzten Bildern: Geoforscher drehen Film in Chile at Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

07 November, 2019. publication: L.W. Lehnert et al. (2020) A new high spatial resolution low stratus/fog retrieval for the Atacama Desert

06 November, 2019. DEEP ES drilling starts near Pan de Azúcar, Chile

October, 2019. EARTHSHAPE movies in English, Spanish and German are available on Youtube

14 October, 2019. EARTHSHAPE movie "The skin of the Earth" Presentation at Café Haag, Tübingen, Germany

09 October, 2019. EARTHSHAPE movie "The skin of the Earth" Premier at GFZ, Potsdam, Germany

08 October, 2019. article: Announcement of Freie Universität Berlin: „Die Haut der Erde – Wo Leben auf Steine trifft” EARTHSHAPE movie Premier at GFZ, Potsdam, Germany

30 September, 2019. article: Neue Flechtenart in der Atacama Wüste entdeckt: Junger Forscher ist nun auf der Suche nach weiteren Projekten, Rhein Zeitung, Germany

13 September, 2019. public: Educación Ambiental by R. Godoy, school of Vegas Blancas (near Nahuelbuta), Chile

05-09 August, 2019. students' workshop: ES phase II - 1st workshop:  Introduction to Statistic, Tübingen, Germany

04 August, 2019. publication: P. Jung et al. (2019) Water availability shapes edaphic and lithic cyanobacterial communities in the Atacama Desert

22 July, 2019. article: Wie Flechten an den trockensten Orten der Erde gedeihen, Der Standard, Germany

22 July, 2019. publication: S. Mutz & T. E. Ehlers (2019) Detection and explanation of spatiotemporal patterns in Late Cenozoic paleoclimate change relevant to Earth surface processes

17 July, 2019. press communication (2019) Atacama Desert: Some lichens can meet their need for water from air humidity, text from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, on page of Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw), deutscher Text hier , Germany

14 July, 2019. capacitación: Vivero Imperial CONAF by P. Aguilera & R. Godoy, Chile

05 July, 2019. publication: P. Jung et al. (2019) Ecophysiology and phylogeny of new terricolous and epiphytic chlorolichens in a fog oasis of the Atacama Desert

23 June, 2019. radio: live interview at Freies Radio Wüste Welle with L. van den Brink, EarthShape phase I, project 11, University of Tübingen, Germany

01 June, 2019. publication: S. Kock et al. (2019) Geomorphodynamics as recorded in a high-Andean cushion peatland of teh western Chilean Central Andes (27°S) during the last 1800 cal. yr BP

24 Mai, 2019. PhD Thesis defence: Patrick Jung, EarthShape phase I, project 5, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

03 Mai, 2019. publication: E. Brucker & M. Spohn (2019) Formation of soil phosphorus fractions along a climate and vegetation gradient in the Coastal Cordillera of Chile

02 Mai, 2019. publication: R. van Dongen et al. (2019) Cosmogenic 10Be in river sediment: where grain size matters and why

29 April, 2019. publication: I. Dal Bo et al. (2019) Geophysical imaging of regolith in landscapes along a climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean coastal cordillera

09 April, 2019. public talk: K. Übernickel "EarthShape - How Biota changes the Earth's surface" (announcement), Universidad de La Serena, La Serena, Chile

07-12 April, 2019. congress: EarthShape @ EGU, Vienna, Austria

21 March, 2019. article: In der endlosen Weite dem Leben auf der Spur, Uni Spectrum, Kaiserslautern, Germany

08 March, 2019. article: Realizan primera aproximación de la diversidad microalgal de los ecosistemas terrestres de la región at announcements of UACh, Chile

14 March, 2019. article: EarthShape: Deutsch-Chilenisches Forschungsprojekt geht in die 2. Phase, GFZ Potsdam, Germany

06-09 March, 2019. EARTHSHAPE at II International Symposium: Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in South America, Bariloche, Argentina

04-15 March, 2019. EarthShape Phase II Kick-off meeting (group picture) with over 80 participants, Olmué, Chile

February, 2019 instalation permanent poster: Lichen Diversity of the National Park Pan de Azúcar, by P. Jung, L. van den Brink et al., National Park Pan de Azúcar, Chile

17 February, 2019. publication: S. Kock et al. (2019) Late Holocene environmental changes reconstructed from stable isotope and geochemical records from a cushion-plant peatland in the Chilean Central Andes (27°)

25 February to 01 March, 2019. University course: Molecular analysis of terrestrial and freshwater cyanobacterial/algal communities in pristine temperate rainforest, Southern Chile, T. Friedl & J. Nimptsch et al., Valdivia, Chile

30 January, 2019. publication: E. Samolov et al. (2019) Usual alga from unusual habitats: Biodiversity of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceace, Streptophyta) from the phylogenetic superclade G isolated from biological soil crusts.

17-18 January, 2019. preparation course: DeepEarthShape Drilling in Chile, GFZ, Potsdam, Germany

07 January, 2019. publication: S. Stock et al. (2019) Environmental drivers and stoichiometric constraints on enzyme activities in soils from rhizosphere to continental scale.

01 January, 2019. EarthShape Phase II begins

 

2018

 

2018. Creation of library: by L. van den Brink of all scientific studies conducted at this park, including all EarthShape papers. In future updated once per year at National Park Pan de Azúcar, Chile

10 December, 2018. EARTHSHAPE co-coordinator F. von Blanckenburg becomes AGU fellow 2018

09 to 12 October, 2018. EARTHSHAPE final workshop Phase I, Quedlinburg, Germany

10 October, 2018. publication: K. Baumann et al. (2018) Biological soil crusts along a climatic gradient in Chile: Richness and imprints of phototrophic microorganisms in phosphorus biochemical cycling.

08 October, 2018. publication: M. Schmid et al. (2018) Effect of changing vegetation and precipitation on denudation - Part 2: Predicted landscape response to transient climate and vegetation cover over millenial to million-year timescales.

08 October, 2018. publication: C. Werner et al. (2018) Effect of changing vegetation and precipitation on denudation - Part 1: Predicted vegetation composition and cover over the last 21 thousand years along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile.

06 October 2018. article: Forschen über (Fach-)Grenzen hinweg, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Germany

21 August, 2018. poster: Influye la lluvia en la descomposición de la hojarasca? by R. Canessa & L. van den Brink @ Segundo Seminario de Ciencias en Áreas Protegidas del Estado en la Región de Atacama, Copiapó, Chile; article: Universidad de Atacama

05-06 July 2018. DFG panel meeting for Phase II starting 2019, Tübingen, Germany

19 June, 2018. publication: R. A. Oeser et al. (2018) Chemistry and microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera.

18 June, 2018. talk in secondary school: L. van den Brink presenting as part of presentation about the National Park Pan de Azúcar at Diego Portales school in Chañaral, Chile

07 June, 2018. publication: L. W. Lehnert et al. (2018) Estimating Net Photosynthesis of Biological Soil Crusts in the Atacama Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

May, 2018. Outreach: Preparation of EarthShape Booklet “What is EarthShape?” by PhD students & K. Übernickel & L. Paulino, English and Spanish Version – distributed in EarthShape sites National Parks in Chile, available as download

26 May, 2018. publication: M. Spohn & Sierra C. A. (2018): How long do elements cycle in terrestrial ecosystems?

27 April, 2018. outreach: Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar: L. van den Brink explaining the influence of climate on the vegetation during excursion “Cultiva tu identidad”, program INJUV del Ministerio de Desarollo Social y Familia, Chile

 

19-20 April 2018. public talks: by R. Godoy, C. Marin and L. Paulino at local comunities in Vegas Blancas (Escuela Juan Ferriere C.,  Vegas Blanca, Nahuelbuta) & Angol (Centro Cultural, municipalidad Angol) , Chile

16 April 2018. Interview: with EarthShape published at CEAZA and newspaper El Dia , Chile

09 April, 2018 article: P. Jung et al. 2018: Uncovering the Earth's skin. Journal of Sketching Science

08 to 13 April, 2018. congress: EarthShape @ EGU 2018, Vienna, Austria

6 April, 2018. publication: S. Mutz, T.A. Ehlers, M. Werner, G. Lohmann, C. Stepanek, J. Li (2018): Estimates of late Cenozoic climate change relevant to Earth surface processes in tectonically active orogens.

27 March, 2018 blog: EarthShape @ Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

13-15 March, 2018. Outreach: L. van den Brink during Guanaco Monitoring presentation of the EarthShape project research concept to officials from varying institutions, National Park Pan de Azúcar, Chile

08 - 29 March, 2018 university outreach: J. Boy leading students’ excursion “SHARE-X” in Chile, visiting all 4 EarthShape research sites & explaining the EarthShape research concept during field work, Soil Science Institute of Leibnitz Universität Hannover, realized in Chile

02 March, 2018 article: newspaper El Mercurio, Chile

March, 2018. publication: M. SchallerT.A. Ehlers, K.A.H. Lang, M. Schmid, J.P. Fuentes-Espoz (2018): Addressing the contribution of climate and vegetation cover on hillslope denudation, Chilean Coastal Cordillera (26°-38°).

28 February – 02 March, 2018. Outreach: L. van den Brink during Penguin Monitoring presentation of the EarthShape project research concept to officials from varying institutions, Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt, Isla Chañaral, Chile

22 February, 2018. publication: I. Djukic et al. (ES co-authors: K. Tielbörger, L. van den Brink, M.Y. Baader, R. Canessa, S. Seitz, T. Scholten) (2018): Early stage litter decomposition across biomes.

21 to 24 February, 2018. symposium: Leopoldina “Earth surface shaping by biotic processes”, (Leopoldina Jahrbuch Auszug), Halle, Germany

21 February, 2018. Outreach: L. van den Brink during Bird Monitoring presentation of the EarthShape project research concept to officials from varying institutions, National Park Pan de Azúcar, Chile

15 February, 2018. public talk: M. Spohn "Element cycling - An ecophysiological perspective", Tupper, Smithsonian, Panama

13-14 February, 24 March, 27-29 March 2018. Outreach to students: L. van den Brink during excursion of students (practical period): installation of camera traps & use of GPS devices & presentation of the EarthShape project research concept, National Park Pan de Azúcar, Chile

30 January – 02 February, 2018. Outreach: L. van den Brink during Bird Monitoring presentation of the EarthShape project research concept to officials from varying institutions, National Park Nevado Tres Cruces, Chile

January, 2018. publication: L. W. Lehnert, B. Thies, K. Trachte, S. Achilles, P. Osses, K. Baumann, J. Schmidt, E. Samolov, P. Jung, P. Leinweber, U. Karsten, B. Büdel, J. Bendix (2017): A Case Study on Fog/Low Stratus Occurrence at Las Lomitas, Atacama Desert (Chile) as a Water Source for Biological Soil Crusts.

 

2017

 

2017. book chapter: S. Liebner & D. Wagner: Geomikrobiologie: Werkzeug in der Erdsystemforschung. Geomicrobiology: A Tool for Earth System Research. - In: Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum(Ed.), Fokus: Erde: von der Erdvermessung zum System Erde = Focus: Earth, Deutscher Kunstverlag, pp. 228-233.- (chapter mentioning EarthShape research)

December, 2017. publication: C. Marín, Godoy R., Valenzuela E., Schloter M., Wubet T., Boy J., Gschwendtner S. (2017): Functional land-use change effects on soil fungal communities in Chilean temperate rainforests. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

28-29 November, 2017. Outreach: L. van den Brink during Penguin Monitoring presentation of the EarthShape project research concept to officials from varying institutions, Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt, Isla Chañaral, Chile

03 November, 2017. call for proposal for the 2nd phase of EARTHSHAPE

16 October, 2017. Interview of Leandro Paulino at Fundación Chile Hace Ciencia, Chile

October, 2017. publication: A. M. Fiore-Donno, C. Rixen, M. Rippin, K. Glaser, E. Samolov, U. Karsten, B. Becker, M. Bonkowski (2017): New barcoded primers for efficient retrieval of cercozoan sequences in high-throughput environmental diversity surveys, with emphasis on worldwide biological soil crusts. Molecular Ecology Resources

09 to 13 October, 2017. second EARTHSHAPE students Workshop, Potsdam, Germany

25 September, 2017. public talk: L. van den Brink about EarthShape and project 11, phase I, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

August, 2017. publication: C.G. Bueno, C. Marín, P. Silva-Flores, P. Aguilera, R. Godoy (2017): Think globally, research locally: emerging opportunities for mycorrhizal research in South America. New Phytologist 215: 1306-1309

28 July, 2017. outreach: Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar: L. van den Brink explaining the influence of climate on the vegetation during excursion “Vive tus parques”, program INJUV del Ministerio de Desarollo Social y Familia, Chile 

 

15-17 July, 2017. Outreach: L. van den Brink during Guanaco Monitoring presentation of the EarthShape project research concept to officials from varying institutions, National Park Pan de Azúcar, Chile

 

13 July, 2017. Workshop: by L. van den Brink for CONAF rangers Pan de Azúcar: How to use a GPS device (capacitación), Chile

 

02 July, 2017. Workshop: by L. van den Brink for CONAF rangers La Campana: How to use a GPS device (capacitación), Chile

 

23 to 28 April, 2017. EARTHSHAPE @ EGU, Vienna, Austria

 

28 to 31 March, 2017. EARTHSHAPE Workshop, Tübingen, Germany

 

06 to 09 March, 2017. EARTHSHAPE at Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in the Southern Cone of South America, Chile

 

01 January, 2017. Image at effzett Magazin Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany

 

 

2016

 

December, 2016. article: in Jahresschrift der Heidelberger Geographischen Gesellschaft (HGG), Germany

 

19 December, 2016. Blog Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany

 

28 November to 2 December, 2016. EARTHSHAPE at Congreso Latinoamericano IUFRO de Ecología del Paisaje, Chile

 

15 November, 2016. talks: by group of EarthShapers (K. Übernickel, L. Paulino, R. Canessa & L. van den Brink & others to CONAF rangers of NP La Campana, presenting a variety of EarthShape projects and the ES weatherstation data, Chile

 

31 October, 2016. talks: by R. Canessa & L. van den Brink to CONAF rangers of NP Pan de Azúcar, presenting the EarthShape phase I projects number 1 and 11, Chile

 

12 October, 2016. article: . Universidad Austral de Chile

 

27 to 30 September, 2016. 1st EARTHSHAPE Students workshop, Tübingen, Germany

2nd half of 2016. interview & article: GFZ Journal , Germany

18 July, 2016. article: attempto online  , Tübingen, Germany

22 June, 2016. posters at “Primer Seminario de Ciencias en Áreas Protegidas del Estado en la Región de Atacama", Copiapó, Chile by R. Canessa & L. van den Brink, Title: ¿Cómo afectan los atributos de las plantas y el clima los procesos del carbono orgánico del suelo en la Cordillera de la Costa de Chile?; articles: UdeAtacama & CONAF

24 March, 2016. article: Las Ultimas Noticias , Chile

 

22 March, 2016. article: 24 Horas, Chile

 

23 February to 12 March, 2016. EARTHSHAPE Kick-off Meeting in Olmué, Chile with groups of participants visiting National Parks Nahuelbuta, La Campana, Pan de Azúcar and private Reserve Santa Gracia, Chile

 

03 March, 2016. article: GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam

 

25 February, 2016. article: Conaf, Chile

 

19 January, 2016. article: Ostsee-Zeitung, Germany

 

19 January, 2016. article: NNN Schwerin, Germany

19 February, 2016. article: Diario La Region, Chile

21 to 31 January, 2016.  Soil pit site selection trip, Chile

 

31 August, 2015.  17 new PhD positions are now available

 

29 July, 2015 coordination meeting: all EarthShape participants, Frankfurt, Germany

 

16-17 June, 2015 Funding decision made by DFG, Germany

 

End of January, 2015. first deadline for EarthShape proposals, Germany

 

30-31 October, 2014 kickoff meeting Fall, GFZ Potsdam, Germany

01 April, 2014. article:  idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft , Germany

March 2014. The EarthShape proposal is approved by the DFG senate for ~10.2M Euros support over 6 years, Germany