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What are the genetic underpinnings of plant adaptation to global environmental change?

CRC TRR 341 Plant Ecological Genetics

Ecosystems worldwide are threatened by anthropogenic degradation, fragmentation, and climate change. Plants are part of almost all food webs and critical for the functioning of ecosystems. Thus, their ability to adapt to environmental changes is crucial. The scientists of TRR 341 endeavour to identify the genetic variation underlying survival and reproduction in plants growing under altered resource availability, abiotic stress and plant-plant competition pressures by using state-of-the-art genetic technologies with a combination of field studies and controlled environmental manipulations. TRR 341 is a transregional project funded by the DFG which enables experts in the fields of Plant Sciences, Ecology and Genetics from the University of Cologne (UoC), the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), the University of Potsdam (UP), the Philipps University Marburg (PUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) to work together.

The role of the RRZK in TRR 341

Experiments within TRR 341 will yield a plethora of scientific data that needs to be stored, findable, accessible, shared and (inter)connected. For this purpose the RRZK will host a research data platform where the data obtained by plant research projects like TRR 341 and CEPLAS projects can be stored and managed according to the FAIR-data principles. To facilitate this process the RRZK will employ the tools and standards developed by DataPlant, which enables scientists to handle their data in form of RDOs (Research Data Objects), more specifically an ARC (Annotated Research Context) structure. Data in the form of an ARC can be shared via the DataHub. Additionally, metadata and project progress can be tracked, published and assigned a DOI. Furthermore, we will offer research-data management-training (in collaboration with C3RDM  and Ceplas) and data stewarship to the different projects of TRR 341.

Researchers of the RRZK participating in CRC TRR 341

Monica Valencia-Schneider

Eik Dahms

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