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Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr.rer.nat. Boris Rewald

Institute of Forest Ecology
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
boris.rewald(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-91219

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ORCID: 0000-0001-8098-0616

Curr. Vitae

2018 - Deputy, Institute of Forest Ecology, BOKU
2017 - Professor (Associate) at the Institute of Forest Ecology, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
2016 - 2017 Professor (Assistant) at the Institute of Forest Ecology, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
2015 - 2017 Privatdozent at the Institute of Forest Ecology, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
2014 - State doctorate (Habilitation) in the field "Ecophysiology of plants", University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2012 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate & Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Forest Ecology, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
2009 - 2011 Postdoctoral fellow at the French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel.
2008 - 2009 SSA Dryland Research-Fellow at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel AND PostDoc at the Albrecht-von-Haller Institute of Plant Sciences, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany.
2008 - PhD graduation (Dr. rer.nat.), Faculty for Biology, University Göttingen, Germany.
2006 - 2006 SSA Dryland Research-Fellow at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel.
2004 - 2008 PhD study at the Department of Plant Ecology and Ecosystem Research, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute of Plant Sciences, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany. Thesis title: Impact of climate change-induced drought on tree root hydraulic properties and competition belowground.
2000 - 2003 Study for Diploma in Biology (Botany, Genetics, Nature Conservation), University Göttingen, Germany.
1998 - 2000 Prediploma Biology, University of Kassel, Germany.

Statistik Austria, science classification

geobotany; plant ecology; ecological system research; plant anatomy; plant physiology; plant morphology; Plant nutrition and plant fertilization; irrigation; special cultures; Machine learning; Botany; Geobotany; Mycology; Ecosystem research; Plant anatomy; Plant morphology; Plant ecology; Plant physiology; Irrigation management; Plant nutrition; Plant breeding; Forest ecology; Soil erosion; Soil science; Agroecology;

Expertise

Root ecology; Root physiology; Plant-plant competition; Drought; Salinity; tree physiology; Plant ecophysiology; Mycorrhiza; Root ecology; Rhizosphere research; Phenotyping; Ecology of Agricultural Ecosystems;

Awards

2019 Auszeichnung für die hervorragende Betreuung von "Talente Praktika für Schülerinnen und Schüler 2018", Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Österreich
2016 Förderungspreis der Stiftung "120 Jahre Universität für Bodenkultur", Österreich
2009 Postdoktorats Stipendium (2 Jahre), Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation (BCSC), Israel
2004 Doktorats Stipendium (3 Jahre), Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw), Deutschland
1999 BundesUmweltWettbewerb 1998/1999, Deutschland. 3. Preis zusammen mit G.F. Bertram

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2017 - Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network (APPN)
advisory board member
2017 - Mentoring Program / University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
mentor
2014 - European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO)
member
2011 - International Society of Root Research (ISRR)
founder member
2011 - Israeli Society of Plant Sciences (ISPS)
member
2005 -2008 Study Committee, Faculty of Biology, Georg-August University Göttingen
elected member
2003 -2008 Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg-August University Göttingen
member of the managing board
2003 - Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GfÖ)
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2018 -2020 Plant and Soil: Section Editor
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2018 -2019 Frontiers in Plant Science: Woody Plants and Forest Ecosystems in a Complex World
Guest Editor (special issue)
2014 - Frontiers in Plant Science:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2014 -2018 Plant and Soil: Consulting Editor
Editorial Board Member
2012 -2014 Frontiers in Plant Science: Ecophysiology of root systems-environment interactions
Guest Editor (special issue)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2017 - Austrian Journal of Forest Sciences
2016 - New Phytologist
2015 - Journal of Plant Ecology
2014 - BioEnergy Research
2014 - Trees-Structure and Function
2014 - Biomass & Bioenergy
2014 - Mycorrhiza
2014 - African journal of agricultural research
2014 - South African Journal of Botany
2013 - Frontiers in Plant Science
2013 - PLoS One
2013 - SYSTEMATICS AND BIODIVERSITY
2012 - Weed Science
2012 - Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
2012 - Canadian Journal of Forest Research
2011 - Plant Biosystems
2011 - Tree Physiology
2011 - Journal of Experimental Botany
2011 - Plant and Soil
2011 - Plant Ecology
2010 -2010 Photosynthetica
2009 - Plant Ecology & Diversity
2009 -2009 Journal of Arid Environments
2009 - Environmental and Experimental Botany
2009 -2009 Flora

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2018 - Europäische Kommission - European Union
2018 - Biotechnology and Biological Siences Research Council (BBSRC) - United Kingdom
2017 - French National Research Agency (ANR) - France
2017 - Estonian Research Council - Estonia
2014 - Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD), USA - Israel - Multinational
2014 - Tschechisches Ministerium für Bildung, Jugend und Sport - Czech Republic
2011 - State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI; COST - Switzerland - Switzerland

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2019 3rd APPN Meeting "Field Phenotyping and Remote Sensing"
member of the organisation committee
2018 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland - "Ecology - meeting the scientific challenges of a complex world" Session: Forest disturbance, land use change and plant-soil interactions
Chair (session)
2018 2nd APPN & EPPN2020 Meeting featuring Root Phenotyping Technologies & Hands-on Workshop on Hyperspectral Root Phenotyping
member of the organisation committee
2018 ISRR-10 - Exposing the hidden half. Root Research at the Forefront of Science, Student Ambassador Pre-meeting workshop; Session "Axial and radial hydraulic properties of roots - Theoretical overview and hands-on measurements"
Chair (session)
2018 ISRR-10 - Exposing the hidden half. Root Research at the Forefront of Science, International Symposium, Session "Fine roots"
Chair (session)
2017 Advances in Breeding and Agronomy for Improving Sustainability and Quality of Grain Legume Crops
member of the organisation committee
2017 International conference on "Advances in grain legume breeding, cultivation and uses for a more competitive value-chain" Sep 28-29 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia.
scientific member of the advisory board
2017 International Conference on Grain Legume Cultivation and Use - Translating Legume Research into End-Users Reality
Chair (session)
2014 COST-Action FP1305 "BioLink: Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests"
member of the organisation committee
2012 42nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Session: Structure, function and adaptive plasticity: Roots and rhizosphere under abiotic stress and competition
Chair (session)
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